Well met! NumbArms here. You may refer to me as “ Narm ”. With our world still plagued by a virus-of-unspecified-origin, it is a necessity for us to stay indoors and keep our sanity levels stable and ourselves intact.
And what better way to numb the pains of daily living with our daily dose of anime. So here are some of the recent anime news and potential views for the month of April brought to you by yours truly :
1. The World Ends With You: The Animation
Based on an action role-playing game of the same name, also known as Subarashiki Kono Sekai ( It’s a Wonderful World ) in Japan, developed by Square Enix and Jupiter for the Nintendo DS back on July 2007.
An anime adaptation of it was teased back on the 25th of June 2020, then later officially announced on the 3rd of July 2020. Slated for 12 episodes and premiered worldwide on the 10th of April 2021 through Funimation. A joint production between Square Enix, DOMERICA, and Shin-Ei Animation, it features urban fantasy themes with a sorta battle royale kind of plot.
If you are a fan of games like the Persona or Kingdom Hearts series, then I guess it would be worth a gander.
2. Combatants Will Be Dispatched! Gets Animated
From the same Creator that brought us Konosuba, Natsume Akatsuki, comes another form of EVIL. Combatants Will Be Dispatched! ( Sentoin, Hakenshimasu! ) started out as a light novel with six volumes published sometime on November 2017.
Its anime adaptation produced by Kadokawa and animated by J.C. Staff, aired on the 4th of April this year, slated for 12 episodes, with its second episode already released last April 11.
Featuring Sci-Fi, Fantasy themes, colorful characters and a plot that you can barely take seriously, and a very familiar kind of comedy for those that already watched or read Konosuba or any other well written slapstick anime.
3. Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, Please don’t bully me, Nagatoro
What started out as 774’s ( Nanashi’s ) collection of safe-for-work webcomics on this person’s Pixiv on 2011, now getting an anime adaptation under Telecom Animation Film Studios, with King Records as the Producers.
Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san is a Slice of Life, Ecchi, Romantic, Comedy that revolves around the school lives of Hayase Nagotoro, the titular tanned sadodere of the anime, and her nerdy Art Club member senpai that she teases around, Naoto Hachiouji.
The anime recently aired last 11th of April 2021, and is slated for 12 episodes. If you are fond of titles like Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! or any other school-centric romcoms, then it is a potential worthy watch.
4. Yasuke on Netflix
Loosely based on actual historical accounts about a Black Samurai Warrior from a distant land of Africa, who served Oda Nobunaga as his loyal retainer during the 1500s.
Featuring Jun Soejima to voice the titular character, Yasuke (kun), and Takehiro Hira as Oda Nobunaga. Expect fantasy elements on a Sengoku era Japan and bloody SA-MOO-RAH action.
5. Getter Robo Arc Anime Cast and Staff Reveal
For you old school super robot fans out there, the main cast and production staff for the Getter Robo Arc anime has finally been revealed on their official website.
Getter Robo Arc is being animated by Studio Bee Media under the direction of Jun Kawagoe, and is expected to air within July this year.
Anyway, the main cast and staff listings are as follows :
Cast (Character – Voice Actor)
- Shou Kamui – Arimaro Mukaino
- Baku Yamagishi – Kazuhiro Sunseki
- Takuma Nagare – Yuuma Uchida
- Jin Hayato – Naoya Uchida
Staff ( Work – Name )
- Series Composition, Script – Tadashi Hayakawa
- Character Design – Hideyuki Motohashi
- Prop Design, Mechanical Design – Gouichi Iwahata, Yasuhiro Moriki, Noritaka Suzuki
- Art Setting – Katsuhisa Takiguchi
- Music – Yoshichika Kuriyama, Shiho Terada
- Planning – Dynamic Planning
- Character Concept – Kazumi Hoshi
- Robot Concept Design – Toshiyuki Horii
- Art Director – Daisuke Negishi
- CG Director, CG Design – Yuuichi Gotou
- Sound Director – Tooru Nakano
- Music Production – Lantis
6. This Healer’s A Handful TV Anime Announcement
Kadokawa Publishing just made an official website, announcing an anime adaptation for Kono Healer, Mendokusai on the works. Authored by Tannen ni Hakou, It is a manga following the adventures of Karla, a sarcastic dark (or tanned) Elf Cleric specialized on the art of insults more than her healing, and her partner Alvin, a greenhorn adventurer who is the consistent recipient of her insults.
Further details such as cast and staffing for the anime are yet to be disclosed on a later date.
7. Demon Slayer Film Scored A Crit!
Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train has sold tickets worth a total of 39.6 Billion Yen, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away’s record of 31.68 billion yen, making it the new top grossing film of all-time in Japan.
In the recent Japan Character Award 2021 ceremony held in Tokyo on the 14th of April, it was awarded the Grand Prix, and also the Character License Award alongside Disney’s Twisted Wonderland and Jujutsu Kaisen.
8. Gundam Goes Live. . . ACTION!
Netflix announced on their twitter that Legendary Pictures and Sunrise are working on a Hollywood Live -Action movie based on the Gundam series. With Brian K. Vaughan (writer of comic books such as Saga, Y: The Last Man, and Ex Machina) as the script writer, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (director of Kong: Skull Island) as director. Further details such as story and casting are yet to be revealed soon.
9. Sakura Wars Part II Manga Continues After 3 Years
Ikku Masa’s Sakura Taisen first got published on the 26th of June 2002 and ran until the 26th of December 2008 with 9 volumes. Its sequel, Sakura Taisen: Mangaban Dainibu, got published on the 20th of June 2009 and stopped at the seventh volume sometime on July 2018.
After a 3 year hiatus, finally got its eighth and ninth volumes listed at Kodansha, both scheduled to be released on the 17th of June this year. The exploits of the women (and Ensign) of the Imperial Defense Force in a steampunk 1920s fantasy Japan continues.
10. Way of the Househusband Part 2 Confirmed
Five 17-minute episodes not enough for you? Then we are in luck! In a special livestream program for the Way of the Househusband ( Gokushufudou ) announced its second part on the works.
Expect more daily life shenanigans with our dear legendary Ex-Yakuza, “Immortal Tatsu” and company.
With all that was stated above, hopefully, this list of ten would add more anime/manga to your to-do list, stoking the flames that warm the soul despite in the midst of these trying times. For more articles like this, feel free to tap into our website on, or follow and hit us up on our social media.
As always, have fun, stay safe, and get your WEEB ON!