MAL Yearbook 2021

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  • It be chaotic. It be wholesome. It be heart wrecking but it be a good year for anime.

    RandomUser048

  • Nothing burns like the cold

    DreamYC

  • I'm too lazy to come up with something creative, so just let this be my yearbook quote I guess

    IrrelevantGuy

  • 1. "I will never give up untill my wish comes true" —ASTA 2. "This is the time you push past your limit" —Yami Sukehiro

    MARKfeni

  • "People die when they're killed"

    Swampire016

  • This year was better than last

    TheEpicMacbeth

  • 2021 was a very dry season for anime. 2022 is already looking good though, so here's to a great anime year in 2022!

    OrbitalForce

  • This year was so good anime made it mainstream again and I’m so happy that a lot of truly beautiful and amazing show made it to screens this year so thank you

    Dazaikunbsd

  • Money, jobs, and best pals will come and go, family is forever.

    FenrirMythEU

  • #2021 The Anime Year for generations to come, had everything from Attack on Titan to Ex Arm, from Komi san to To your Eternity. Glad I watched so many shows this year, but at the same time sad that I skipped so many gems( will definitely watch them).

    Ironaditya

  • That's absurd, the perfect plan that I hatched using the collected demonite to control the company from both the front and behind the scenes to become a winner NEET across worlds...! But no...This can't be right, this is no way to die!

    Dj-Nash0

  • The lockdown wasn't so boring

    Sch4n

  • Since I've gotten into anime, I don't watch as much hentai as I thought I would. Anime does it for me just fine ;)

    p1sh

  • Just started anime yes

    Erlho

  • Man... This year was a great one for anime and I watched a shit ton of it

    Debrup_07

  • Hope you enjoy your year and spend time with the family!!!!!!!!

    superbusters654

  • "If God closes a door, you can climb through the window."

    Daruchev___2923

  • Never a boring day with good animes around-

    Fuwamoja

  • "Give up on your dreams and die." —Levi Ackerman

    Indigo_123

  • "Hey bitches and bros and non-binary hoes" —Adam, SK8 the Infinity

    morenq

  • I've seen enough, I hope next year will surprise me !!!

    prima_rd

  • A bad year for me but anime and manga helped me get through it like a train passing through a thunderstorm .

    RyuzakiKen99

  • 2021 anime is weird.

    AswdPlayz

  • Oh gosh, some of my nominated category were there! Must protect, hell yeah! Alright, folks, the yearbook concept is great. Thanks for this great idea. Reminds me much to my graduation book. Its sure can be more great if this can be a yearly tradition. Mal expo here i come!

    badabass

  • All these anime having part 1 and part 2 lately, meanwhile I'm still waiting for Covid 19 part 2 ?

    RealCraziCow

  • 10 years ago, it started with Naruto. 10 years later, I met One Piece. Once again, I fell in love with you again, Anime

    Zonigiri

  • Wait anime year of 2021 already ending ?!?!

    Roan_Ronaldo

  • Religion, ideology, resources, land, spite, love or just because… No matter how pathetic the reason, it’s enough to start war. War will never cease to exist… reasons can be thought up after the fact… Human nature pursues strife

    MysticShade

  • Mr. Worldwide to Infinity

    salivabench

  • Demon Slayer Entertainment Arc Episode 10 for Episode of the Year :)

    SkillSwap

  • The year that raised anime benchmarks!

    xyzhritwik

  • Maximum Effort

    WorstEdition

  • Tooru Honda best girl

    Asdq_11

  • ANIME IS LOVE AND ANIME IS LIFE!!!!

    TheAn1meGen1us

  • The year was full of smiles and laughs (and some sad) feelings with all the shows that aired. I really enjoyed watching so many shows that made me smile.

    Sparkheart

  • Thank you MyAnimeList team for your hard work during 2021. Stay healthy and safe so that starting from 2022 you can be faster in approving a manga.

    labradorescence

  • The Greatest joy tht i've never felt....

    SAHILxTANJIRO

  • If you're gonna walk on ice, you might as well dance.

    LeilaBargo

  • "People said the world ending in 2012 was fake, but has anyone felt alive since then?"

    DeonX

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR WEEBS bring on the rumbling xoxo

    BenSpeirs

  • always do your best, even if you accumulate defeats, know that you will accumulate a lot of victory by learning from your failures!

    ArkyEvxs

  • Unbelievable

    BRUHLAS

  • I don’t mean to brag or anything but when it comes to being the worst, I’m at the top.

    IsaiahLikesRem

  • I hope my favourite anime and character will win

    MegumiAnemone

  • WHAT A GREAT YEAR FOR NEW ANIME FANS AND SEASONED VETERANS!!! hope to see more like this in the future!!! :)

    Aninoob1234

  • declaring war against of the sci-fi series around the world!!

    greysetting

  • Watching anime is a lot of fun. But what's more fun is to be able to share our anime discussions & cute anime screenshots moment together with my myanimelist friend & DIscord friend. My enjoyment for cute anime will never end!

    Cocoa_Hoto

  • Covid = Online Class = Watch Anime = No Study = Bad Grades = Drop Out = Get A Job = Earn Money = Got Rich = Watch More Anime

    Jx1126

  • "People die when they're killed"

    KaguraFireCosplay

  • yes, I'm a WEEB w - tatakae tatakae e - Shinji get in the robot e - mappa please give us YOI movie already b - help

    yukyuuu

  • Thank you My Anime List team for always adding new content to the site and for these events developed in the year 2021, I had a lot of fun participating in them, I really felt part of the community and I was very happy to have had the opportunity to do this all in 2021 :) -hugrim

    hugrim

  • Komi-san the most overrated anime ever. Manga might be good but the anime just not it chief. Fight me. Ogiwara Sayu best girl! Horimiya and Higehiro best animes of 2021 hands down.

    nightmarelegend

  • "Eat the soil, Yoo Joonghyuk." Yoo Jooghyuk started to silently eat the soil.

    humantwig

  • “Everyone starts from zero. If you mess up, just try it. Figure out why, and try again.” Miyamura Izumi from Horimiya

    YukiTakashi

  • ex-arm clears all of your favorites

    UltrqInstinct

  • “Don’t give up, there’s no shame in falling down! True shame is to not stand up again!” ~ Shintaro Midorima (Kuroko No Basket)

    Ekhan175

  • "To ask is a moment's shame. Not to, lifelong. "

    OOOFFFED

  • "........" said Komi-san. I am also speechless. I have nothing to say. But let's do our best to connect with people. I am also bad at it.

    therefore-I-AM

  • To another year of great anime . KANPAI !!

    Riesho

  • Have you touched some grass today?

    4esthetics

  • “Takemitchy, listen this whole time, there’s been poop stuck in your hair” —Mikey, Tokyo Revengers

    Grizzly69er

  • Odd Taxi = AotY - Watch it!!

    PixelPenguin

  • Found my freedom! Eren could never

    Celineeekh

  • I will continue to bury myself more with anime.

    Jafet_Alfaro

  • Mushoku Tensei is anime of the year. If Arcane was an anime, then Mushoku Tensei and Arcane is anime of the year.

    Touch_Me-sama

  • When life gives you lemons, squize them in the eyes of your enemies -Nicole Watterson

    Vitzu

  • justice can be cruel

    hooman_matt

  • Seasons are great, if you keep track of it.

    ItsEmina

  • A great year for anime released, but a sad one because of all the legends that passed away. Here's in remembrance of all those legends, May their souls rest in peace.

    StrawhatAJ

  • stay sexy and dont get murdered

    cxttqn

  • I started watching anime in August 2021 But man i enjoyed watching romance ! I hope 2022 will be way better

    MuNameIsDavit

  • This anime year was incredible but I hope next year we will look at this one and go: "man that was a bad year for anime compared to this".

    BunicuMarin

  • "There's no such thing as a useless effort."

    Snow_Leopard123

  • 2021 was great, hope we can have lots more fun with coming anime in 2022!

    WoughtFighter

  • The community behind the anime is like icing on the cake; irreplaceable and comes in all sorts to enjoy!

    Treeky_

  • It’s all just a blur.

    Megge06

  • Ai shite shimatta zenbu zenbu

    MiguelCoelho

  • “I just wanted to make it clear there were people here. And make sure I don’t forget.” – Fushi

    qweaenr

  • "I am the cutest no doubt!!"

    aruuuimi

  • 2021 is the Year of the Slime.

    Shockwaeve

  • tatakae tatakae

    bahiisbored

  • You might be Useless to everyone else...So at least be Useful to yourself

    Sisconnkid

  • I love all the anime and I really like to have one to myself... Give us more of this!

    Iruken

  • What a year, Ex-Arm set a new standard for trash Anime.

    DarkLeafNinja

  • fruits basket is a masterpieace??

    laviih_agb

  • One of the best year for anime fans-

    Golden_Name

  • "Give up on your dreams and die." —Levi Ackerman

    whoisalorachan

  • The past makes you wanna die out of regret, and the future makes you depressed out of anxiety, so by elimination present is likely the happiest time.

    Barry_Allen_14

  • The year sucked but rocked. I watched anime till I drop. I think I'm dead but alive. I could become the definition of contradiction.

    raychanliyue05

  • 2021 might've been tough but at least we all got something in common that keeps us bonded and that is Anime! Assuring us that there is always something to look forward to.

    Alphyx

  • I love this year

    Pandoraa

  • "Where’s my smile and my will to live? Gone" —Uramichi Oniisan

    Morpeeko

  • 2021 was a great year for anime, and these selections were among the best.

    lgght-249

  • Pride is admirable, but if pride is taken too far it becomes bitter arrogance.

    C_Par

  • "People die when they're killed"

    thenthukpa

  • Every anime i watch, make me ready for tomorrow's life

    SainBlank

  • With so many anime that, instead of pandering to trendy stuff, were more like passion projects, 2021 made me feel "Anime is getting good again". Oddtaxi, Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi, Sonny Boy and Heike Monogatari made the year much more enjoyable.

    Brottoy

  • “Everyone starts from zero. If you mess up, just try it. Figure out why, and try again.” —Miyamura Izumi "Memories can be painful. They can be a terrible burden. Sometimes, being able to forget is a... blessing. Eternity is a long time to collect bad memories." —Pyra

    Dgddgfg

  • I really appreciate the idea of putting up a lot of the obscure shows that came out in the categories unlike most of the anime based award shows held recently, it really goes to show that the nominees were being selected based on the genuine enjoyment they offered and that's it.

    Kazou-nozumu689

  • Vivy the best anime don’t @ me

    PapiVamp

What is the MAL Yearbook?

MAL Yearbook is a new annual project where MyAnimeList members can reflect on the past year of anime and share what they enjoyed most. Using categories selected from the community and winners decided by you, we will create a special digital MAL Yearbook that we can enjoy in future years. Leave us your 2021 yearbook comment and vote for the nominations you think best fit those category titles.

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