What I Am Watching: Winter Anime Season

 Hey guys! Can you believe it is that time once again? Let's talk Winter 2021 anime, unlike previous seasons where I watched a large chunk of anime, I've kept it relatively simple for myself. I have only watched 5 (sometimes 6) anime for the entire season - I'll explain later why I say sometimes 6. Let's get right into it. 

Winter Anime

I'm going to be making this easy on myself and just automatically rank the anime right out of the gate. Only two of these shows are returning shows from previous seasons, the rest are brand new. 

6. 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team

This slice of life Volleyball anime was a hit or a miss. I have complete mixed feelings about this show. A lot of comparison to the alternative Volleyball anime Haikyuu could be drawn, but outside of the fact that they are both volleyball anime, the comparison ends there. The storyline is confusing and you are led through a rushed story that you should care about but are confused enough to be unsure who you should be backing. The sports anime aired simulcast on Funimation and can be viewed there. I think after checking out the light novel and rewatching the anime, maybe I will have a different opinion. One thing is for sure, I adore the opening credit and it is one of my favorites of the season. 

5. Project Scard: Scar on the Praeter

From the makers of K, GoHands has brought about another visually stunning tale about Scard holders who are essentially powerful humans who clash in battle. The story is interesting and I looked forward to each episode. It is hard to not draw comparison to K and while I think K is the superior series, this is definitely worth checking out. The series aired simulcast on Funimation and can be viewed there. 

4. Horimiya

I am shocked that I put this anime so low on the list. Admittedly the top 3 anime I watched...this show held no chance. However, I had been waiting for this series to be animated and it did not disappoint. I wish it had a better OP and ED, but most romantic series like this hardly ever get more than a generic op/ed. Am I bitter? A bit. It's probably why I have this series so low, because I cannot for the life of me care about the opening and ending credit. However, don't let that discourage you. The story of Hori-san and Miyamura-kun is the most wonderful because it is a simple love story. I'm sure long-time readers of KAC will remember when I first discovered the series. The series aired simulcast and simuldub on Funimation and can be viewed there. 

3. Jujutsu Kaisen

Continuing straight into the Winter anime season is this Shonen breakout. Probably one of the most popular series right now, I can see why. Hence the placement of this show within the top 3. Along with the new winter season comes the second opening credit which is just as awesome as the first, if not better in my opinion. And the new ending credit which just tugs at the heartstrings and lets you know that there is emotion behind this story as well. I love to see this story unfold and cannot wait for more. This series aired simulcast and simuldub on Crunchyroll and can be viewed there. 

2. Sk8 the Infinity

An unexpected favorite of mine. I became hooked after the first episode. I needed more instantly. This series about Reki and Langa, two high school boys, who share a love for skateboarding. The dynamic between the characters and the colorful nature of the animation are appealing. The storytelling is brilliant as well where you learn as the show goes on. Plus the OP is by far my favorite of the entire season. I wish this series never ended. This series aired simulcast and simuldub on Funimation and can be viewed there. 

1. Attack on Titan

With the fact that I first watched season one in 2013 or 2014, it should be no surprise that I am obsessed with the final season of Attack on Titan. The slow story building of the series that you witnessed at the end of season three and now at the beginning of season four which takes place canonically four years later. Of course, don't let the slow pace of the first set of episodes fool you, they are just establishing the new timeline for you. The episodes soon pick up quickly and you are thrust into a war that has been planned for YEARS. I can only applaud the story writing on this especially because of the morally gray situation you find yourself in as the viewer. It really makes you question right versus wrong and gets you thinking for sure. Serious applause. And of course, Attack on Titan wouldn't be anything without an amazing OP. This series simulcast on Crunchyroll and Funimation - the series simuldub was also aired on Funimation and can be viewed there. 

I cannot believe how dedicated to the season I have been. It's been a while since I fully watched shows from start to finish during an anime season in a while - like 2015/2016. I'm really happy to be back in the swing of things. I also cannot wait for the next season as we are getting My Hero Academia's long-awaited return. What would be your top list for the Winter Anime season? Did you watch different shows that you would recommend to me? Let me know. 

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Until next time, I'll see you all later! 

xx Kat



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