25+ Anime Airing December 2021: Here’s What To Expect!

Upcoming Anime Released December 2021 Heres A Quick Breakdown 1
Written by Theo J Ellis

Anime Winter 2022 is pretty much starting now. December is where it begins.

For this month there’s quite a bit of:

  • Anime shows.
  • Anime movies.
  • OVA’S.

And things of that nature up until the 30th/31st of December.

I’ll focus on these anime for this month alone.


December 2021 anime to start watching:


1. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stone Ocean (December 1st)

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Stone Ocean 2021

“After an accident while on a drive with her sweetheart, Jolyne Cujoh falls into a trap and is sentenced to fifteen years at the state-run maximum-security correctional facility Green Dolphin Street Prison—AKA “the Aquarium.” On the verge of despair, she receives a pendant from her father that causes a mysterious power to awaken inside of her.”

Jojo fans are already going mental about this. In fact I seen it trending on Twitter the other day.

It’s one of the main highlights of anime airing this month.


2. ARIA The BENEDIZIONE (December 2nd)


“Brand-new film revolving around the members of Himeya with an original story written and illustrated by Kozue Amano specifically for the movie.”

Aria The Animation is one of the most underappreciated slice of life’s there is. It’s relaxing to a fault, and chilled beyond belief.

It’s a fictional world based on Venice in Italy.

With the characters each serving under a different company, this movie focuses on the Himeya company. But of course has features from other companies and their characters.

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3. Hula Fulla Dance (December 2nd)

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“Hiwa Natsunagi is a high school student living in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.

Worried about what to do with her life after graduation, she spots a poster for Spa Resort Hawaiians the “Hawaii of Tohoku” the place where her sister Mari used to work and applies to their new dancer (hula girl) campaign on a whim.”

This anime is being done by BN Pictures, and is purely a music type of anime.

Basically girls doing girl things. With some nice visuals.


4. Mazica Party Compilation Movie (December 2nd)

Mazica Party Compilation Movie visuals

“Film compiling the Mazica Party TV anime.”

Not much is known about this anime so far. But it will be in the game/magic and fantasy genre.


5. Meitantei Conan: Keisatsu Gakkou-hen – Wild Police Story (Dec 4th)

Meitantei Conan Keisatsu Gakkou hen Wild Police Story

“Story taking place seven years in the past when 22-year-old Rei Furuya and friends attend the Metropolitan Police Academy.”

It’s good to see a police series in anime because it’s probably the most obscure genre there is.

Quite a few anime in the genre are great, and this is a potential addition.


6. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen (December 5th)

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“Tanjiro and his friends accompany the Hashira Tengen Uzui to an entertainment district where Tengen’s female ninja agents were gathering information on a demon before they suddenly disappeared. In order to investigate, Tanjiro and the others disguise themselves as women to sneak in! As they close in on their target, the demon reaches out for the courtesans of the district!”

This new Demon Slayer already has a different approach to what we’ve seen with MUGEN train or season 1.

Disguise is part of the plot, and that’s gonna evolve into violence down the line probably. And who knows what that should make the plot worthwhile.


7. Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan (December 6th)

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“The story centers on a cat named Maru, adopted by a girl named Anna from a shelter in Matsuyama city. Loved and well fed by the family, Maru gets rounder and fatter every day, spending most of his day sitting by the window and looking at the garden outside.”

The image does the synopsis justice. A silly anime about a cat getting fatter as it continues to be spoiled.

This will focus on the cat in particular and possibly from the cat’s perspective. Similar to She And Her Cat.

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8. Oshiri Tantei Movie 3: Sufure-to no Himitsu (December 7th)

Oshiri Tantei Movie 3 Sufure to no Himitsu visual

Not much has been shared yet, but it’s predominantly a kids show in the fantasy/mystery genre.


9. Sayonara, Tyrano (December 9th)

Sayonara Tyranno visual

“Sayonara, Tyranno sees the adventure and love story between a male tyrannosaurus that looks aggressive but does not make a kill and a female pteranodon.”

Tezuka Productions is behind this kids anime series. 


10. GANBARE DOUKI CHAN Special (December 12th)


“Extra episode included in the Blu-ray release of GANBARE DOUKI CHAN.”

This is a follow up of a series from 2016.


11. Getsuyoubi no Tawawa 2 Special (December 12th)

Getsuyoubi no Tawawa 2 Special visual

“Extra episode included in the Blu-ray release of Tawawa on Monday 2.


12. BanG Dream! Movie: Episode of Roselia II – Song I am. (Dec 14th)

BanG Dream Movie Episode of Roselia II Song I am.

“After overcoming numerous tribulations, the members of Roselia promised to appear on FUTURE WORLD FES.
It is now Autumn…

Through writing the lyrics of “Promise,” Lisa has matured.”

BanG Dream is a music series and has gained a big following over the years. Aesthetically it’s different.

This is a new addition for the fandom.


13. BanG Dream! Movie: Episode of Roselia I – Yakusoku (Dec 14th)

BanG Dream Movie Episode of Roselia I Yakusoku visual

“To reach the stage of “FES.“, Yukina Minato decides to form a band. Each holding their own convictions, the members of the band come together.”

This is a separate addition to Song I Am.

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14. Sidonia no Kishi Movie: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi (Dec 14th)

Sidonia no Kishi Movie Ai Tsumugu Hoshi visual

“After the Earth was destroyed by mysterious alien lifeforms known as the Gauna, surviving remnants of the human race escaped to space in the enormous generation ship Sidonia.”

Polygon Pictures is behind this anime series. It’s unique as far as genres go.

  • Mecha.
  • Sci-FI.
  • Action.
  • Seinen.
  • Space.

It’s adapted from a manga.


15. Aggressive Retsuko Season 4 (December 16th)

Aggressive Retsuko Season 4

“Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.”

Aggrestuko is anime done differently. It’s different by design and I feel like most avoid it for that reason.

With a strong fanbase though the anime is back with more material with realistic and relatable elements of the MC’S life.


16. Fate/Grand Order -Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot- Paladin; Agateram (Dec 21st)

Fate Grand Order Shinsei Entaku Ryouiki Camelot Paladin Agateram

The FATE series continues to pump out content for Fate Grand Order, and this one’s coming later in the month.


17. Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight Movie (December 21st)

Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight Movie movie

“”Starlight” – it’s a distant star, long ago, and in the far future. Two girls, who were struck by the light of the stage in this play, exchanged their destinies.”

This is a continuation of the series but in movie form with new highlights and story.


18. Girls und Panzer: Saishuushou 3 (December 23rd)

Girls und Panzer Saishuushou 3 visual

This is the third film in a 6 part series of Girls Und Panzer, a military series with light comedy and school characters.


19. Girls und Panzer: Saishuushou 3 OVA: Daikon War! (Dec 23rd)

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“One day at Oarai Girls High School, the five members of the Anglerfish Team are looking for a student named Jane, who belongs to the Agriculture Department, to deliver some documents of the Student Council. After unfamiliar horse riding, they finally arrive at the Agriculture Department building, where they meet Jane, who seems to be ready for battle with a gun in her hand.”

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20. Gundam G no Reconguista III: Uchuu kara no Isan (Dec 23rd)

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“At Sankt Porto, the spaceships of the Amerian Army suddenly come under attack. The space colony nation of Towasanga has begun its “Reconguista” operation, whose goal is a return to Earth.”

Another action/mecha series. SUNRISE is the studio behind it. A studio also known for Code Geass.


21. JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 the Movie (December 23rd)

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“Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses.”

The original Jujutsu Kaisen focuses on YUJI but Yuta is the new focus for this movie.

There will be familiar faces throughout the anime.

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22. BanG Dream! Movie: Poppin’ Dream! (December 31st)

BanG Dream Movie Poppin Dream visual

“Poppin’Party, Roselia, and RAISE A SUILEN, who held their Budokan live concert successfully. A mysterious woman appears in front of Kasumi and the others, who have still basked in the afterglow of standing on the stage of their dreams.”

More BanG Dream for anime fans who are locked into the franchise.


23. Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo -Rail Zeppelin Grace Note- Tokubetsu-hen (Dec 31st)

Lord El Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo Rail Zeppelin Grace Note Tokubetsu hen

This is a follow series from TYPE MOON. The studio doing the anime is TROYCA.


24. Sorairo Utility (December 31st)

Sorairo Utility anime

An anime about golfing, and girls who play golf. Basically cute girls doing cute things in the context of Golf.

You can see it as K-On but in a sporty genre.

The studio behind it is a NEW studio called Yostar Pictures. 


25. Tabi Hani (December TBA)

Tabi Hani anime 2021

“Story following Akari and Nagi as they travel throughout Japan.”

And to wrap things up, this ONA anime (original net animation) is a slice of life series. One that will be relaxed similar to Non Non Biyori.

The studio is Studio HB, and this will be their first anime series they’ve produced. It’s set for December 2021, but no official date just yet.


Sources: LiveChart

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