From the third My Hero Academia movie to How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord and beyond!
This weekend was filled with pretty much nothing but big news from Anime Japan 2021, and unless you were keeping your eyes glued to your screen, you might have missed out on a few key items. With the dust still settling, we decided to round it all up in one handy list, with news pieces separated into a small handful of categories for your convenience.
See what went down at this year's big event, and let us know which announcements had you surprised, delighted, or downright flummoxed.
Some of the biggest stories had to do with dates and other announcements regarding hotly-anticipated projects. The whole weekend was sandwiched between JUJUTSU KAISEN and Black Clover movie news, and here's what went down in between both.
- Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night Anime Film Premieres in Japan in Autumn 2021
- Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop Anime Film to Finally Release on July 22
- My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes Mission Reveals August 6 Release in 1st Trailer
- World Trigger Season 3 TV Anime to Air in October 2021
- Mahouka Spin-Off The Honor at Magic High School TV Anime Reveals July 2021 Broadcast
New and Updated Projects
A few projects were announced for the first time, while others were updated with new details. Here's an overview of what came out over the weekend.
- Original TV Anime Visual Prison Combines Vampires With Visual Kei
- New ETOTAMA Web Anime & Audio Drama Hit ABEMA in May of 2021
- Uta no Prince-sama New Concert Film "Maji LOVE ST☆RISH TOURS" Coming in 2022
- MUTEKING THE Dancing HERO TV Anime Goes Full Disco in Fall 2021
- Blue Reflection Ray TV Anime to Spread Hope Over 2 Cours
- DEEMO THE MOVIE Reveals Full Name in New Trailer for CG Anime Film
- Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S TV Anime Re-Enlists Fhaná for Opening Theme
- The Case Study of Vanitas Sinks Its Fangs Into a TV Anime
From a bunch of reels out of Netflix to new promos for some of the biggest upcoming shows, Anime Japan 2021 had no shortage of footage to go around.
- Netflix Comes in Hot With Anime Announcements at AnimeJapan 2021
- The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Posts Teaser PV with English Narration
- Record of Ragnarok Anime Releases Brand New Trailer
- Rom-Com Koikimo TV Anime Previews ED Ahead of April 5 Broadcast
- Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- Anime Reveals 2nd PV Ahead of April 3 Debut
- How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2 TV Anime Previews OP in New Trailer
- 86 EIGHTY SIX TV Anime Releases a Blast of a New Trailer
- TV Anime The Vampire Dies in No Time Teaser PV Announces October 2021 Premiere
- Fate/Grand Order: Camelot Paladin; Agateram Summons New Trailer and Visual Ahead of Anime Film Release
- The Duke of Death and His Maid 1st PV Confirms Its July 2021 Premiere
- Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA Licht Film Teaser Trailer Foreshadows The Beginning of A New Battle
- Original TV Anime Back Arrow TV Anime Gets New Visual and Trailer For 2nd Half
- SSSS.DYNAZENON Reveals New Promo and Visual at Anime Japan
- Three-Way Relationship TV Anime Series Girlfriend, Girlfriend Reveals 1st Trailer and July Broadcast
- Harem TV Anime Megami-ryou no Ryoubo-kun Gets 1st NSFW Trailer
- Historical Romance TV Anime Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi Receives New Visual and Trailer
- Meet the Nine Idol Candidates in SELECTION PROJECT TV Anime Trailer
- Final Evangelion Film Shares a Pair of 90 Second Clips
- NisiOisin's Pretty Boy Detective Club Anime Reveals New Promo, Visual
You want key visuals? Buddy, Anime Japan had 'em up comin' out of its ears. Here are all the KVs we covered that weren't attached to news about a trailer.
- I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level! Gets New Key Visual Ahead of April Premiere
- Kumoko and Humans Feature in New So I’m a Spider, So What? TV Anime Key Visual
- Fairy Ranmaru TV Anime Releases Striking New Visual
- 3rd Key Visual for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 TV Anime Unveiled
- Girls are Hockey Idols in PRIDE OF ORANGE TV Anime Visual
- Nemo and Faria Get Their Own Seven Knights Revolution Visuals
- Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Anime Shares Beary Nice Visual
- My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission Anime Film Goes Plus Ultra in 1st Poster
- Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day TV Anime Gets Aged up Key Visual for 10th Anniversary Project
- Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Visual Hypes Continuing Anime
- Gil and a Pair of Jeannes Join Fate/Grand Carnival's Ever-Growing Key Visual
- Fruits Basket: The Final Season Gets 12 Ending Illustrations From Manga Author
If you're wondering which manga series fans currently want to be adapted into an anime the most, look no further than this year's poll out of Anime Japan.
Some interesting collaborations made themselves known, as well:
- Battle Athletes Victory ReSTART! Kicks off with Women's Soccer Collaboration
- Go on an Onsen Adventure During Golden Kamuy's Latest Collaboration
Until next year, AJ!