Confused about where to go this weekend? Better to spend time at home with family. Accompanying your relaxing time with your family doesn’t feel right without the presence of exciting spectacles.
Anime or animated series from Japan can be one of the shows that you can enjoy with the whole family.
The storyline is light, but still intriguing, guaranteed to make your weekend more exciting.
1. Latest Anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie is currently airing on the CGV Indonesia cinema network. But, for those of you who are still afraid to come to the cinema, you can watch the serial version on Viu starting in January 2021.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba tells the story of Tanjiro’s journey to becoming a demon slayer to avenge his family who was killed by man-eating demons.
Tanjiro and his younger brother, Nezuko, became family members who survived the deadly attack. But during his efforts, Nezuko slowly began to turn into a devil due to being contaminated with demon blood. Even so, Tanjiro and Nezuko remain determined to become demon slayers for revenge.
In its first season, this anime will also present the story of the beginning of Tanjiro’s journey to take revenge with two other demon slayers, namely Zenitsu and Inosuke who have different backgrounds.
Apart from the excitement of Tanjiro’s storyline in slaughtering demons, this anime also presents a variety of extraordinary battle scenes. All the battles in this anime have choreography that is not only fresh but also stunning.
With cool image quality, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba received a prestigious award from the Tokyo Anime Awards 2020 for the best animation category. This anime also received a high enough rating from MyAnimelist, which is 8.6 / 10.
2. Attack on Titan: The Final Season
This anime series is one of the freshest shows awaited by anime lovers around the world. Entering its fourth season, this fantasy drama anime will still tell the story of Eren Yeager’s journey, the main character, to avenge his parents.
Since the first season, Eren is told as a person who hates the Titans because they have killed his mother. Eren then joined the Titan hunting squad called the Survey Corps to seek revenge.
However, the storyline of this anime is not as simple as a matter of revenge. In it, there are so many mysteries and plot twists that will surprise the audience. This anime also includes elements of political conspiracy so that the storyline is even more interesting.
The achievements made by this anime are also no joke, Bela. In the manga version, Attack on Titan was awarded the Kodasha Manga Award 2011 in the Shonen category and the Yomiuri Shimbun’s Sugoi Japan Awards 2015 for the category of favorite manga.
3. Fairy Tail
Still about action and adventure genre anime content, in January 2021, you can also watch Fairy Tail on the Viu platform. The series, which started its first season in 2009, tells the journey of the main character named Lucy, a 17-year-old girl.
At a young age, Lucy had the ambition to become the most powerful witch in the world. He then joined Fairy Tail, the most powerful magician association that was highly respected. This is where Lucy’s journey gets even more exciting because she meets other key characters, such as Natsu, Happy, Gray, and Ezra.
Not only realizing the dream of becoming the most powerful witch, Lucy and Fairy Tail’s journey also presents an exciting adventure story that is also filled with elements of friendship and love. More than just a meeting, Fairy Tail becomes a new family for Lucy.
The last two seasons that will air on Viu will tell the journey of Lucy, Natsu, and Happy in reforming Fairy Tail, which had to be disbanded. They would then face off against the all-powerful Alvarez Empire.
This anime series also received a prestigious award from the BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award 2016 for the category of Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Television Series / OVA. In addition, this anime was awarded the Best Female Vocal Performance In Anime Television Series / OVA in a Supporting Role from the BTVA Anime Dub Television / OVA Voice Acting Award 2015.
4. Latest Anime Detective Conan
Not only the latest anime but in January 2021 it will also be enlivened by old anime through the Detective Conan series. This anime will certainly invite you to reminisce with the anime weekend atmosphere.
It’s no secret that this anime will tell the journey of Shinichi Kudo, the main character who is a talented teenage detective. However, he had to be trapped in the body of a 7-year-old child due to being poisoned during an investigation.
Shinichi then disguised his identity as Conan Edogawa and lived with his little friend Ran Mouri and his father, Kogoro Mouri, who works as a private detective. With all his limitations, Conan continues to do detective duties to uncover the crime of the group that poisoned him.
Detective Conan has become a global anime icon and is known as one of the longest-running series in Japan. This anime has also received a Shogakukan Manga Award kr-46 in 2001 for the Shonen category.
5. Latest Anime One Punch Man
One Punch Man not only presents a story of adventure and exciting action but also has a distinctive comedy touch that can make the audience laugh.
The first and second seasons of this anime center on Saitama, the main character who dreams of becoming a superhero. To make his dream come true, he trained and strengthened himself for 3 years and finally managed to have super strength, despite losing all the hair he had.
Saitama became so strong, even too strong that no enemy could defeat him. With just one hit, he could beat anyone. Silly, this becomes a new conflict in the life of Saitama, who feels bored of always winning against his enemies.
This unusual storyline earned One Punch Man various awards, one of which was nominated for best manga at the 2014 Manga Taishō Awards. At the 2015 Eisner Award, this anime was also nominated for best manga.
6. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Unlike the previous anime titles, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime originated from a fantasy light novel in Japan written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah.
The novel originally appeared online in 2013 via the Shosetsuka ni Naro website before being published by Micro Magazine in 2014. The manga version of the novel was released in 2018 for its first season and continues into the second season in January 2021.
This anime tells the story of the journey of Satoru Mikami, an office employee in general who lives in Tokyo. Her ordinary life changes when she is badly injured by an attack by an unknown person which causes her to lose consciousness.
After regaining consciousness, Satoru realized he had reincarnated into a slime! Her life becomes very complicated because not only does she change, she no longer lives in Tokyo but a new world that she completely doesn’t recognize.
In his new life, he also acquired unexpected superhuman abilities and changed his name to Rimuru Tempest In its second season, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will tell the continuation of Rimuru Tempest’s adventures in a new world. Rimuru will fight to solve the mystery about the destruction of the city he has built with the monsters, his new friends in another world.
The unique story also made That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime received various awards, one of which was by winning an award at the 2018 Bookwalker Award. Previously, the light novel version of this series also received a similar award from the 2017 edition of the Bookwalker Award.
7. Cells at Work!
Cells at Work! arguably one of the most out-of-the-box anime content. If other anime tells of fantasy, fiction, and human adventures, this series tells about the life of cells in the human body! The storyline of this anime depicts the struggle of the trillions of cells in the body to ensure human health every day.
Of the trillions of cells in the human body, Cell at Work! will focus on two main cells, namely red blood cells named AE3803 and white blood cells named U-1146.
As a very educational anime, Cell at Work! made it into the list of best anime for male readers from Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Guidebook 2016.
Some world health practitioners also praised this anime for being able to describe how cells work in an interesting and educational story.
There are so many, right, the latest exciting anime in 2021 that can accompany you this weekend. Which one are you most impatient with watching?