The rainy Sunday before Monday… how boring! Don’t worry, if you’re looking for some anime series to watch, we got you covered.
Check out our 7 Jaw-Dropping Anime to watch on a Lazy Sunday list!
7. March Comes in Like a Lion (3 Gatsu no Lion)
A deep ‘Slice of Life’ story that follows the story of a teenager, Rei Kiriyama, a high school student and Professional Shogi player (Japanese Checkers). Being a Shogi elite naturally comes with its pressures – Status and Ability – which puts a strain on young Rei’s life. Coupled together with his home experience as an adopted child, Rei moves out and into his own apartment to separate himself from all the pressure.
He lacks the ability to take care of himself, is a recluse at school and even during his Shogi gatherings. However, since arriving at Tokyo to his new apartment, he manages to meet Akari, Hinata and Momo Kawamoto, 3 sisters who live with their grumpy grandfather selling traditional Japanese sweets (Wagashi). The eldest sister Akari is determined to tackle Rei’s lonely, poor lifestyle with her warmness. Rei struggles mentally throughout his young life and goes through the process of learning how to understand his own emotions and interact with others. An Anime to watch on a lazy Sunday for those who enjoy reflecting before the start of the next week.
6. Dimension W
For all the conspiracy theory fans out there, this is great Anime to watch! Dimension W, is a 4th dimension that’s discovered by humans in the not too distant future! Dimension W is said to hold an infinite source of energy within it. Humans harness its power through a device known as a ‘Coil’ that links to and utilizes the free energy from the otherworldly dimension. By 2071, the New Tesla Energy corporation monopolizes the energy industry with its own coils.
This leads to a chain reaction of illegal production and underground Coil making. Kyouma Mabuchi, an ex-soldier and conspiracy theorist has always been cautious of the coil technology and still continues to use petroleum-based fuel for his car. Kyoma hunts down illegal coils for money, thus becoming known as a “Collector”. The story takes a turn when he meets Mira Yurizaki, an android with a connection to the father of all coils. Together they seek to understand the mysteries behind the Dimension W.
5. My Hero Academy (Boku no Hero Academia)
“DAIJYOUBU! WATASHI WA KITA!!” (DON’T WORRY, I’M HERE NOW!) The human race’s DNA is developing, with the emergence of “Quirks”, individualized superpowers developed within children. The emergence of Quirks increases throughout newborns. 80% of the world have acquires own Quirks which take the shape of elemental powers such as Fire, Ice, Rock or shapeshifting and other crazy abilities (Think X-Men).
Izuku Midoriya, is a child born without a Quirk, ironically, one of the most ambitious. He admires the heroes that use their Quirk powers for Good! Midoriya always believed that his Quirk would come through at some point and he would be able to train to become a Hero, like his idol ‘ALL MIGHT’, the strongest Hero in the world!
After a great show of braveness without a Quirk and an adverse situation shows Midoriya’s great courage and potential to become one of the greatest superheroes of all time. His hero ALL MIGHT decides to take him on as a protege and pass his Quirk down to him.
An Anime to watch if you’re looking for a good underdog story!
4. Your Name is… (Kimi no na wa)
This is an Anime Movie recommendation – a sitting on the edge of your seat, heartwarming and hilarious story. A Studio Ghibli production of a girl and boy, two high school students located across Japan, Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana. Perfectly normal except they keep swapping bodies!
Living out each other’s lives for just a day at a time before returning back to their own body the following day, it seems they’re both trying to figure out what’s going on!
After grasping the identity of each other, they realize that their body-swapping is linked to a mysterious event, involving a meteor shower over Mitsuha’s countryside city. As they try to connect further and piece the puzzle together, they begin not only to fall in love but to forget each other’s name and existence! – “Your name is…”
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3. Poko’s Udon World (Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari)
A cute title – “The decision to like the world of Udon?” but let’s just call it Poko’s Udon World.
The story follows a web designer working in Tokyo, Souta Tawara, who visits his family’s Udon shop in the Kagawa Prefecture. Souta decides to quit his job and take care of a boy named Poko. Souta and Poko continue on their daily adventures as Poko’s energetically navigates his way through Kagawa, “The Kingdom of Udon”.
Heartwarming and Belly Warming too! Who doesn’t like Udon!? An Anime to watch for all those who love seeing food-related shows.
2. All Out!!
Gotta love these, there’s literally an Anime for every Sport – All Out!! An anime about Rugby! A story of a particularly short high school student Kenji Gion. A tough young man who never backs down to a challenge. Inspired by watching his school club play the manly sport of Rugby, he decides to join. His friend, Iwashimizu, has a traumatic history in Rugby and sub-captain Hachiouji, look over Gion’s progress in the club.
Captain Sekizan, a pure powerhouse player rules with a strict hand. With a clash of personalities and performance levels, the team learns to collaborate in order to become the best Rugby team.
A story of a figure skater, Yuuri Katsuki, returning to Japan after a huge defeat at the Grand Prix Finale. Yuuri, 23 years of age, is now reconsidering his career, as his peak is fast coming to an end. Together with his love for Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlets) and a body that leans towards weight gain, the odds are against him.
However, a video of Yuuri copying a routine of five-time world champion, Victor Nikiforov, suddenly goes viral. Victor ends up in Yuuri’s life and offers to be his mentor. Yuuki, a big fan of Victor accepts the offer, kick-starting his journey back onto the world stage of figure skating. With strong competition on the scene, Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky will stop at nothing to win back victor’s tutelage.
A real competitive feel-good story and our number 1 pick recommendation for Anime to watch on a lazy Sunday. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed! For those on a nostalgia binge, check out our other anime show recommendation 9 Tearjerker anime shows moments.