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Anime 1st episodes 2021: Sh
Including: Shabake, Shadows House: season 1, Shadowverse, Shaman King, Sharedol, Shiawase Nara Niku wo Morou! The Animation, Shichigahama de Mitsuketa, Shidoukan Day After The Animation, Shikizakura, The New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs. Rikkai: Game of Future, Shishunki no Obenkyou, Show By Rock!! Stars!!, Showtime! Uta no Onee-san Datte Shitai: seasons 1-2
Medium: TV, series
Year: 2021
Series: << Anime 1st episodes 2021 >>
Keywords: Shadows House, Show by Rock, anime, hentai, boobs, SF, fantasy, rubbish
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 13 first episodes
Website category: Anime 2021
Review date: 5 November 2023
Listed under "A": Attack on Titan: The Final Season, aka. Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season (16 episodes, 23 minutes), plus five-minute Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season Specials
Listed under "A": The Aquatope on White Sand (which I quite enjoyed), aka. Shiroi Suna no Aquatope, plus a mini-anime Shiroi Suna no Aquatope Mini
Listed under "B": Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, aka. Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita (13 episodes, 23 minutes) Far away from the reaches of demons and war, near the borderland of Zoltan, D-Rank adventurer Red lives a normal existence. Through perseverance and hard work, his dream of starting his own apothecary and peaceful life in the countryside finally came true. Abruptly, Red gets a live-in partner and assistant named Rit, the princess of Duchy Loggervia and an adventurer herself, who gives everything up to join him.
Listed under "B": Burning Kabaddi, aka. Shakunetsu Kabaddi (12 episodes, 23 minutes) Tatsuya Yoigoshi, a once nationally recognized soccer player, is now a first-year student at Noukin High School. Due to his developed hatred for sports, he has abandoned his previous aspirations to become a famous livestreamer on the internet. One day, Souma Azemichi, a first-year on the kabaddi team, seeks to recruit Yoigoshi and spontaneously interrupts his livestream.
Listed under "C": Cooking Master Boy, aka. Shin Chuuka Ichiban! 2nd Season (12 episodes, 24 minutes) Sequel of Shin Chuuka Ichiban.
Listed under "D": The Duke of Death and His Maid, aka. Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid (12 episodes, 24 minutes) As the elegant, frail flower petals wither away into lifeless ashes, the young duke is tragically reminded of the despicable power forced upon him: the ability to kill anything he touches. Scorned by his family, he is sent away to live in near isolation. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone, as the manor's staff (his dutiful butler Rob and the flirtatious maid Alice) keep him company and make his life less miserable.
Listed under "F": The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made, aka. Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei (12 episodes, 23 minutes) One day, a man claiming to be a god suddenly hacks a certain school's intercoms, ordering all of its students to team up and prepare to be transported to another world. There, they will be given special skills in the hopes that they become that world's heroes and defeat the Demon King that ravages the land.
Listed under "R": Record of Ragnarok, aka. Shuumatsu no Walkure (12 episodes, 24 minutes), plus a mini-anime Shuumatsu no Walkure Mini Anime. The gods of the world, from Greek to Norse to Hindu mythology, gather every one thousand years to make one important decision: whether or not to wipe out mankind. Repulsed by humanity's selfishness, the council unanimously votes to destroy all humans. But before the decree is enacted, Brunhilde, one of the 13 Valkyries of Valhalla, interrupts the meeting to give mankind a chance at survival.
Listed under "W": World's End Harem, aka. Shuumatsu no Harem
Reviewed in 2019: Shishunki Sex (hentai) 7 June 2019 (4 episodes, 16 minutes)
Couldn't find it: Shiawase Haitatsu Taneko. The story centers around a cat who answers people's wishes and delivers happiness. ("Tane" and "neko" are the Japanese words for "seed" and "cat," respectively.)
It's Chinese: Shaonian Ge Xing: Feng Hua Xue Yue Pian Part 1 (16 episodes, 18 minutes)
It's Chinese: Shanhe Jian Xin, aka. Thousand Autumns (16 episodes, 28 minutes) After being defeated by the leader of the Beimu clan, Mount Xuandu's chief disciple Shen Qiao falls off a cliff and nearly dies from his injuries. Unfortunately, the ruthless Cleansing Moon sect leader Yan Wushi, known for his cunning and skills, chances upon him and comes up with a sinister plan: turn the benevolent disciple into a vengeful cultivator who could one day become a worthy rival.
It's Chinese: Shanshen Yu Xiaozao, aka. God of Mountains and Jujube (18 episodes, 13 minutes)
It's Chinese: Shenyi Jiu Xiaojie, aka. Great Doctor Miss Nine (60 episodes, 11 minutes)
It's Chinese: Shiguang Dailiren, aka. Link Click, and its mini-anime Shiguang Zhaoxiangguan de Richang, aka. Link Click: The Daily Life in Lightime
It's Chinese: Shijian Qiutu, aka. Time Prisoner (12 episodes, 14 minutes)
It's Chinese: Shi Ye Miao Yin (11 episodes, 23 minutes)
It's Chinese: Shi Yi Chang An: Mingyue Jishi You Er, aka. Memory of Chang'an 2nd Season
It's Chinese: Shouji Li de Huanxiong Xiao Zhen, aka. Raccoon Town in the Phone (26 episodes, 6 minutes) This is a story about a group of cute little animals that live in human cell phones and work hard to keep cell phones functioning properly so that people can maintain communication with others, keep in contact with the world, and gain a sense of happiness. The raccoon town in the cell phone is like a miniature human society, where there are various institutions and systems such as police stations, hospitals, entertainment venues, restaurants, air transport, public transport, etc., and of course, there is culture and festivals as well.
It's Chinese: Shouxi Yu Ling Shi 2 (60 episodes, 11 minutes) Second season of Shouxi Yu Ling Shi.
It's Chinese: Shu Shan Qi Xian Lu, aka. Legend of Sho (20 episodes, 20 minutes)
Couldn't be bothered: Shaman King (2021): Funbari Onsen Hanjouki (10 episodes, 2 minutes) Mini Anime of Shaman King (2021) uploaded to official YouTube Channel.
Couldn't find it: Shinkai no Survival! based on Kagaku Manga Surivival learning manga.
It's a movie: Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Movie (120 minutes), which is a sequel, not a compilation movie, and I absolutely must watch it.
Sha bake
3 minutes 17 seconds
Official description: special produced to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shabake novel series.
The original novels are a samurai-era period drama, but with lots of youkai, spirits, etc. This is supposed to be a "greatest hits" style compilation of the novels' best scenes, but to be honest it looked pretty generic to me. Nothing wrong with it, but equally nothing that shouted "YOU MUST WATCH THIS!" It's okay, though.
Shadow House
Shadows House: season 1
Episodes: 13 x 23 minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: weird silhouette people
I've since finished it and... it's one of the shows of the year. Cool, sinister and memorable. Season 2's equally strong.
That was very weird. Definitely watching this.
Kate is a silhouette girl. She's black in a way that's got nothing to do with ethnicity, although that said it's easy to read undertones into this show's class-conscious Victorian/Edwardian setting. She looks like a girl-shaped hole in the air. We can see her clothes, her furniture, etc. but nothing of Kate herself inside her silhouette. Also, negative emotions make her emit soot. When she's properly upset, she blasts it out like a chimney.
Emiliko (although she's unnamed until Kate eventually names her late in the episode) is Kate's "Living Doll". She's a servant, but also the face that Kate doesn't have. So far, it's unclear what this means. Will they go outside together? That doesn't happen here, with pretty much the entire episode happening in the girls' rooms. (Kate's room is elegant and immaculate. Emiliko lives in servant's quarters.)
So far, the girls are still just getting to know each other... but this looks fascinating. Emiliko is excitable, modest and easily delighted. She's very likeable, but also uneducated and a bit of an idiot (which aren't the same thing). Kate is intelligent, calm and chilly, but also pretty nice to Emiliko. (She forgives breakages as if they're nothing, for instance, and never seems to get angry.) I'm looking forward to this, and to its second season the following year.
Shadow verse
Episode 39 of 48
24 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: trading card anime
Shadowverse is a digital collectible card game from Cygames, available for iOS, Android, macOS and Windows. It also has a children's anime, but... yeah, well. It's a 48-episode series of game adverts, basically.
This (randomly chosen) episode starts with our 14-year-old heroine working as an idol. It feels like a dream! It's no dream! As it happens, though, it was actually a dream and she wakes up in a forest with an elf shooting arrows at a snake.
Extraordinarily, the rest of the episode then goes on something even duller than idols... a TRADING CARD GAME BATTLE!!!
Shaman  King
Shaman King
Season 1 of this reboot series
Episodes: 52 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: shounen anime
The original manga ran for six years (1998-2004) and got a 64-episode anime adaptation in 2001-02. This isn't a sequel, but just another adaptation. (This time they'll know how the series ends!)
It is, though, a bit silly. Children of wildly different sizes are in the same class at school, with Manta (who looks about six) having classmates who appear to be of high school age. One of them is hot and has boobs. Another is huge, looks like a thug and goes around with his shirt hanging open. Then there's the gang of graveyard toughs led by Ryunosuke Umemiya, with a foot-long pompadour hairstyle and a 1970s disco king outfit with collars you could use for paragliding.
The episode starts with people in a hospital room getting ready to kill a baby when it's born. They lose the magical energy blast fight. Yes, against the baby. (And the Spirit of Fire that's protecting it.)
The show's about shamans who can communicate with the dead. There's a ghost samurai who long ago was ordered to kill his friend, which is a surprisingly good level of emotional content. The episode's okay, actually... but that's partly because the show hasn't yet found its shounen fight formula. It will.
Share dol
2 minutes 53 seconds
Official description: The time is the Edo period Kansei year. Under the "Kansei Reforms" by Roujuu Sadanobu Matsudaira, the people's entertainment was severely cracked down. Everyday life is somewhat stuffy, like a bird trapped in a basket.
It's on YouTube.
It starts with Edo era samurai... but "one man tries to change the era." By wearing an idol T-shirt. (I approve. Idols are better than samurai, although a perfect world would contain neither. Also, the bathetic reveal is amusing.)
After that introduction, the rest is a music video. This is fine.
Shiawase Nara Niku wo Morou
Shiawase Nara Niku wo Morou! The Animation
Episodes: 1 x 13 minutes
One-line summary: hentai
A girl decides to go on a diet. It's her boyfriend's fault for being such a good cook! Well, maybe he can help her fitness and massage regime!
This is hentai, so I think you can guess where this goes... but it's a good-natured, happy episode and quite fun to watch. Chie and Rie are a likeable couple and there's even a body-positive message. "Personally, I love you with your big body. And then, I think we could give birth to a healthy baby."
Shichigahama de Mitsuke ta
Shichigahama de Mitsuketa
Episodes: 1 x 20 minutes
One-line summary: one-off episode about earthquake disaster and reconstruction
A girl called Yayoi has just moved to the town of Shichigahama and she's not very good at tsunami evacuation practice. Her new friends all explain that 50 cm might not sound like much, but it's a big deal.
Then a ten-metre tsunami arrives.
It's quite good, for what it is. The plot's simple, obviously, but the characters work.
Shidoukan Day After
Shidoukan Day After The Animation
Episodes: 2 x 17 minutes
One-line description: hentai
Kamikado Misato's a professional athlete of international standard, but who has a bit of an attitude.
"You're in good condition as always, Misato," says her trainer.
"Would you stop stating the obvious? And please stop calling me by my first name. It's gross."
"S-sorry, I'll make sure not to do that."
She walks on him masturbating while sniffing her used underwear. She even sees him ejaculating. Amazingly, it turns out that he has a magic voice that can make her believe anything. (Just her? All people? It's unclear.) I'm sure you can see where this is going.
It's unpleasant. We're supposed to sympathise with the trainer because Misato's abrasive, but... uh, no.
Shikiza kura
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: CGI tokusatsu
Bad CGI models. I look at them and I don't care. They can't act. Their facial expressions look like Barbie dolls and they do spooky weightless ghost running.
Otherwise, the show's an anime homage to tokusatsu, i.e. Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, etc. The action scenes are lovingly animated. A shrine maiden vapourises monsters in a boy's fantasy-world dream, then later the monsters invade reality. There's a class trip to Nagoya City Museum. An unintelligent girl needs help with directions. Nope, sorry, don't care. I wasn't particularly into this genre to begin with.
prince of tennis
The New Prince of Tennis: Hyoutei vs. Rikkai: Game of Future
Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama: Hyoutei vs. Rikkai: Game of Future
Very short OVA series
Episodes: 2 x 48 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: tennis
University students play tennis. Some of them have a bit of an attitude, e.g. "you will grovel before me."
The episode really is just a big match. If you like tennis, you might enjoy this.
Shishunki no Obenkyo
Shishunki no Obenkyou
Episodes: 2 x 16 minutes
One-line summary: hentai
The problem with this one is the characters' ages... but this first episode also happens to be light and charming.
Kasuga is fascinated by boys. She's excited by the fact that her classroom contains 16 penises and 32 testicles. "I want to see what a boy looks like down there!" One day, her friend Kobayashi unwisely makes a bet. Whoever scores more on their next school test can give the other an order! Kasuga jumps on this opportunity, studies like crazy and ends up scoring 100%. Mind you, Kobayashi does too, so they agree that they can both issue one order.
Kobayashi requests one of Kasuga's erasers. She's a bit bemused, but complies.
Kasuga orders Kobayashi to get his dick out. He's gobsmacked and refuses, but relents when she starts crying and saying she hates him. The episode's rather nice... but I'd still suggest avoiding it, because they're both a bit young.
Show By Rock Mashumairesh
Show By Rock!! Stars!!
Season 4
Episodes: 12 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: I'm expecting it to be bad, but yes
One-line summary: animal girls in idol groups
I've since finished it and... Jesus wept. Never let this show's production staff near the anime industry again.
If I'd seen this show in 2017, you couldn't have kept me off it. Seasons 1-2 of Show by Rock!! are magnificent.
Unfortunately, though, I've just watched Show by Rock!! Mashumairesh!!, i.e. Season 3 from 2020, so I'm bracing myself for mediocrity. I think this 4th season is a team-up of all characters so far, although so far the boy bands haven't appeared. Mashumairesh!! (sigh) get more screen time than Plasmagica (who are underwhelming). Ruhuyu overuses her catchphrases and becomes annoying. The irresponsible driving contest and egg-president can piss off. I wanted to throw the episode against a wall when we meet the cops who can't find any evidence of a GIGANTIC FLYING MONSTER CHASING OUR HEROES THROUGH THE CITY. Are they blind? Is this a ghost town? Jesus wept.
Theoretically, I'm encouraged by the return of Takahiro Ikezoe (director) and Touko Machida (writer) from Seasons 1-2... but the evidence of ep.1 isn't good. I'll watch the season, of course. It's Show by Rock!!. But I've parked my expectations in the basement.
Showtime Uta no Oneesan Datte Shitai
Showtime! Uta no Onee-san Datte Shitai
Season 1
Episodes: 8 x 6 minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: hentai
I've since finished it and... it's perfectly okay, although it runs out of steam in season 2.
Sitting together at a family restaurant are a widower (Shouji), his tiny daughter (Kana) and a drunken woman (Minami) who's trying to go incognito by wearing a hat. It's a busy time of day and the restaurant had no free tables. The best they could offer was a table that only had one person sitting there already.
Shouji brought Kana here to see a stage performance by "Uta no Onee-san", a children's entertainer. Unfortunately, it got cancelled. Kana loves "Uta no Onee-san", who means a lot to her at a difficult time... and hearing that story will mean a lot to Minami. All this I enjoyed. The cast are very likeable.
...but this is hentai, so Minami goes back to Shouji and Kana's hotel room and... well, you can guess. At least they keep their hands off each other until Kana's asleep in bed, though. The episode's first half is charming and the hentai scene is inoffensive, but the transition's a bit abrupt. Nonetheless, I'll keep going. (The series even has a second season.)