Today we are going to talk about Anime movies that fans can go watch in the theatres once it’s safe in 2021 to do that!! As we know, 2020 let us all down in every way it could. For films and entertainment also, fans had a big hard time with theatres shut because of pandemic concerns, shooting delays, and all connected reasons.
So we are looking at 2021 with hope, at least as far as our entertainment is concerned. Anime fans have much to be excited about and be hopeful about many original films and updates to classic anime, which they can enjoy the coming year. Some of 2021’s anime movie line-up might be about high-flying adventures, magical girls, Olympic-level feats of sports, and a grand finale decades in the making.
Earwig and the Witch
This is a forthcoming Japanese animation film, directed by Gorō Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It is based on Diana Wynne Jones’ novel of the same title. The series starring Shinobu Terajima, Etsushi Toyokawa, Gaku Hamada, and Kokor Hirasawa. It was scheduled to air on NHK on December 30, 2020, and the English release will one of the first of 2021.
The story is set in England in the 1990s when Earwig takes an extraordinary duet from her orphanage, who grew up without knowing she was a witch’s daughter.
With awesome animation looks, it aims to capture the enchanting magic of Ghibli’s 2D films. It’s possible that this is the second-to-last film for the makers.
The current one going on for Ghibli’s production is How Do You Live? And this seems to be Hayao Miyazaki’s final film.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
It is a 2012 Japanese animated science fiction action film, written and mainly directed by Hideaki Anno. This is the third in four films published on the basis of the original anime Neon Genesis Evangelion in the Rebuilding of the Evangelion tetralogy. It was produced and co-distributed by Studio Khara of Anno and released on November 17, 2012, in Japanese theaters.
It will be followed by the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, scheduled for release on January 23, 2021, after being delayed from a June 27, 2020 release date due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and Hideaki Anno directing Shin Godzilla.
Neon Genesis Evangelion has always been one of the biggest anime titles of all time, so it’s needless to wonder over the eventful release of the film. It is also expected to arouse controversy as Evangelion always does. Still, it is expected to deliver what fans have been waiting for.
Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie
Sailor Moon Eternal, 1992 Japanese series that is focused on the manga written by Naoko Takeuchi of almost the same title. Directed by Junichi Sato (Season 1), Kunihiko Ikuhara (R – SuperS), and Takuya Igarashi. It has been an all-time loved anime for fans. Fans waited for its return after it finished adapting the third arc of the manga, for it to do the same for the final two.
The cause of interest and excitement in the project is to see how the fans didn’t love the fourth arc of the original anime Sailor Moon SuperS for being very different from the manga which inspired it. The return of Kazuko Tadano, the character designer of Sailor Moon R: The Movie, to redesign the Sailor Guardians is also a point of interest.
Sailor Moon Eternal: Part 1 is expected to release in January 2021, while Sailor Moon: Eternal: Part 2 in February 2021. No American release date could be known.
Not much could be known about BELLE till now, except the concept art and a detail of its world. It will happen in U, an online universe where over five billion people gather for interactions.
The concept of art is not only the only fantastic thing about it, but also Memory Hosoda is the main person and talent who has stirred interest. He is a director of great acclaim of Japanese anime who has the experience of directing classics like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and the Academy-Award nominated Mirai.
BELLE pertains to his preferred theme of internet sci-fi, as demonstrated in Digimon and Summer Wars. It is expected to get a Japanese release in Summer 2021.
My Hero Academia
It is a manga series of Japanese superheroes written and presented by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has brought happiness for its fans by not only announcing the fifth season but also the release of its third film.
There isn’t much information is scarce about the film as of now, except the announcement of the film with a teaser image which says “He will meet the Three Musketeers,” with the words over a picture of Bakugo, Midoriya, and Todoroki.
The same staff is expected to handle the film who were behind the prior two films and series, with manga creator Kohei Horikoshi heading. It’s a must-watch for the fans; the third film is about to release in Japan in Summer 2021.
The story of the anime concerns how a unique boy covered fully with garments, and his friendship with a blind biwa player gradually makes them set out on a business project and gaining knowledge about each other. In spite of their circumstances, they learn important pieces of stuff.
This is the latest film from Masaaki Yuasa, the man behind films like Devilman Crybaby, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken, and Japan Sinks 2020.
So fans are waiting to see if Inu-Oh can deliver even half of the beauty and unorthodox style that informed in his previous anime productions. Inu-Oh is to get released sometime in 2021.
Yuri!!! On Ice: The Movie: Ice Adolescence
Yuri!!! A Japanese sports anime TV series about figure skating is On Ice. This anime produced by MAPPA and the series was directed and written by Sayo Yamamoto with original stories by Mitsurō Kubo under Jun Shishido’s chief direction.
Fans are waiting for more even before the ending of 2016’s Yuri!!! On Ice, and they excited fans when a prequel film was announced about the life of young Victor Nikiforov.
Nothing much has been revealed about the film, except a teaser poster and a teaser trailer. Fans were crazy when they came to know that the film was to be directed by Sayo Yamamoto, the one behind both the original Yuri!!! Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, On Ice as well as Michiko & Hatchin.
No official release date has been known as it has been from 2019 to 2020. Fans expect to watch the film directly in 2021. Watch out for more!!