MAL Yearbook 2021

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  • Don't forget the masterpiece movies that also came out this year!

    FrostFever

  • To another year of great anime!

    CukieMunster

  • 2021: The year anime moved from being the thing that held me together against all odds to being the thing positively I lived for week after week.

    Plato-Senpai

  • "There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one`s life, one should not wish for another chance." —Saber

    AltriaRuler

  • Anime is the best medicine ever existed in my life!

    Aimideas

  • Year 2021 is a very memorable year for me for it's the first time that I've watched anime of the certain season. I've watched almost all anime of 2021 and even participated in FAL and for me, it's the year that I've enjoyed watching anime more than ever before!

    Mhar-sama

  • I hope my favourite anime and character will win

    MegumiAnemone

  • petition for white haired anime guys to stop attacking me, thank you

    hyewon

  • 304629 will always be a favorite :)

    MLain

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

    RandomUser048

  • If you spend your 2021 without watching 86, then you have a one miserable year.

    Raizu_Ji

  • Ex-Arm is the best, no doubt

    jaxiek

  • Anime: A piece of my heart.

    Seba3114

  • Last year was amazing ? for anime followers, and i wish it becomes more amazing this year -️

    Aniket1542

  • Please don't ban me for having the word tiddy in my name, please. Thank you for a great year!

    TeiraTiddy

  • I think this year has been an amazing year for anime. It's been a long while since we've had a year where everyone can find something to watch, where every season has something that someone might be into. I'm really excited to see where we can go from here!

    strydderXD

  • For everyone feeling lost or lonely in this world, don't be afraid to reach out and find yourself some anime buddies. Remember: “Being lonely is more painful then getting hurt.” – Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece). We're not alone on this planet!

    JValiente

  • Enjoy anime & manga while I still can. There will come a time that I cannot do this anymore.

    DC27

  • Fun can never be too much!

    adampk

  • Akhirnya tahun ini gua nonton wanpis sampe di arc Wano ?

    LuciferrKid

  • I hope i will be a better person next year!

    yokofu

  • An amazing anime year. Loved a lot of animes. I hope every year will have amazing anime like 2021 from now on.

    DARK_REPULSER_5

  • Now, we shall part 2021 :)

    Kaiyo_Shounen

  • Tatakaë Tatakaë

    Rahul563

  • 2021 was a year to behold for anime. The animators put their heart into their work like Vivy did with her singing. Give these overworked heroes a round of applause!

    DeliveryDiverge

  • Good year for anime

    Myhighlo

  • Since it's for 2021. All my actual votes go for Gintama movie 2021. 2022 will be sad year without Sorachi-sensei. :/

    kuik

  • I believed that Eastern animation could offer the pinnacle of direction, story-telling, and pure Sakuga art. I believed that it was misunderstood like A Silent Voice. Under-appreciated like Grave of the Fireflies. Then I watched Ex-Arm and now I don’t know what to think at all.

    Paperphoenix1907

  • Slowly mal evolve into something very nice. Hope this get great each year with more category spread on it and more great event coming along with expo. At least its need to reach 1 months long!

    Vvivvcv12

  • tatakae

    rinkazukaa

  • If anime was real it wouldn't be real

    cookiesforsanta

  • My mama always said 'life is like a game of Russian Roulette, you never know what you're gonna get'. That was the last thing she told me.

    random_savage

  • Yare yare daze

    Tefumeku

  • Where is MUSHOKU TENSEI! That's all I have to say

    Ashutok

  • This is my BANKAI

    Shadow_Killer783

  • In 2021, we learned from anime that adulthood sucks, dragons must also pay their taxes like good citizens, being undead does not have to stop you from being a good parent, former yakuza make great homemakers, and to never forget the tale of the Heike. A splendid year indeed!

    AnnaSartin

  • “What you consider normal often turns out to be what makes you, you.” —Ooba Mayu (Blue Period)

    Lopika

  • "I Wish I Could've Lived My Life Without Making Wrong Turns. But That's Impossible. [...] We Make Mistakes. And Little By Little, One Step At A Time, We Push Forward." Yuki Sohma Natsuki Takaya Fruits Basket

    duducomo

  • just because you are right does not mean you are correct

    Dylan58582

  • It saddens me that there are people out there who are oblivious to the joy that anime brings!!

    Anime_Emotion

  • Thank you 2021. Now, it is time to part. :)

    Kaiyo_Shounen

  • This year was better than last

    TheEpicMacbeth

  • This is so much better than crunchyroll awards where the judges are the ones whose votes really matter. Loving all the events MAL has been doing recently and can't wait to see MAL grow even more. (thanks for the badges, keep giving us more~)

    Legends_of_anime

  • Another year filled with yet more Isekais. I don't know whether I should be happy or be disappointed.

    UsamiMitsu

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

    OOOFFFED

  • "Yongara is freedom"

    Almenir

  • My anime list gets bigger every year.

    mistillyy

  • This was a good year.

    BLACK-RYO

  • Whatever you lose, you’ll find it again, but what you throw away you’ll never get it back

    KnightOfAstoria

  • Must protect bojji at all costs!!

    Aweebsince2k14

  • Vivy best anime 2021

    UnclearTurtle10

  • “Everyone has a side of themselves that they don’t want other people to see.” —Kyouko Hori

    Squidnugi

  • New seasons, new worlds to discover!

    naerbo

  • I hope there will be more events like this, because it's fun

    ZeroUser07

  • Learn, grow, enjoy and live your life-️??

    bosskeyx

  • "People die when they're killed"

    KaguraFireCosplay

  • Anime is a truly beautiful medium. Let us continue to enjoy it.

    Copyboy-13

  • I like Bojii~

    imorih

  • Keep on watching

    OzeNix

  • i’m watched so many good anime since i found MAL and i’ve made so many friends and had many discussions that was really interesting and cool!! so thank you MAL

    jen_731

  • I still need Horimiya season 2.

    Kevin_101

  • “People’s lives don’t end when they die, it ends when they lose faith.” – Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)

    Blank_Matter

  • Another great year for mainstream anime. If only I had watched and enjoyed any of them.

    RobbiRobb

  • "hey nana, do you remeber the first time we met? i believe in things like fate. so i think it was fate" —nana komatsu (hachiko)

    vivy666

  • The frog at the bottom of the well doesn't know the vastness of the sea, but it does know the blueness of the sky :)

    Hirano_Hisashi

  • Here’s to another amazing year for great anime to be on air, and I hope our MAL community will grow with greater bonds together!

    LastSpark

  • "Sekai wa zankoku da sore demo kimi wo aisu yo"

    GleefulViolin

  • idk what to say, but uh, there's just one thing i can say in here. keep living your life and don't ever forget that the "anime" is here for you.

    notshiro17

  • Subarashī

    UnknownSins

  • Amazing year

    RCDims

  • Me ? I read manga. Yeah yeah And I watch anime too, ofc. No I don't regret about the time invested in it. I'm happy with this Myanimelist ? Eeeeh it's a good site ! Let's say : It is in fact so useful. You can do many things on it ! Score , search, comment, review... Trully good

    Kadhel

  • This year was so lovable! Adorable and funny characters, relatable scenes, cool fights, cute couples-- what more could you want!!

    CurlyAnocas

  • We have an TITAN amount of anime to watch!

    Ren211

  • Without anime my life would be boring

    Yabooijohnny

  • The trailer for the new Kaguya-sama season was highkey better than most anime!

    S_c_a_r_l_e_t

  • The international community here on MAL is close and amazing, whether you bond over the same anime or manga taste; I think we can all agree that MAL gives us all the opportunity to share our passions. Kampai to more beautiful years :) PS. Love & Strength to those who need it

    Boku_no_pervert

  • Even there is thousand or millions people knows you, just remember that you only can trust yourself. So, please love yourself.

    Purara_17li

  • PRETTY BOY DETECTIVE CLUB IS THE GOAT

    UltramanLarry

  • GET THE JUICE

    InVaL_iDKore

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

    KAMIKAZE605

  • In reality the least interesting one is usually the correct one.

    Ninefive

  • Waking up to reality maybe hard, but when cute characters are there we ought to be in our dreams.

    ViRom

  • if you aren't literally on your hands and knees worshipping john as a member of the john fan club then what are you doing with your life?

    amagirinomikoto

  • “The worse I am at something, the better I feel when I work at it and learn how to do it.” – Rudeus Greyrat

    its_yorozuya

  • Covid hit us hard, but it gave us more time to watch anime so it wasn’t that bad.

    Tuwwster

  • 超見える!!!!

    JDO27

  • Baji (From Tokyo Revengers) is a real one.

    TinyGraape

  • Most of the anime that aired on 2021 are incredible boring but few are memorable . This is a good year for some legendary series. I have lot's of expectation anime that gonna airing on 2022 .

    AnimeXenjoyer

  • This year is awesome, I won't forget this things I have watched this year. I hope this next year will be also an exciting year.

    Yt_LapPlayz

  • Made many long reviews last year.

    short_reviews

  • yeah, good year

    Ryan_Myzt

  • And to 1000 episodes we finally arrive while still pursuing the One Piece, maybe we saw in 2021 the last big shounen that could hit a mark like that because of season format. History dears!

    Korixus

  • 決してあなたをあきらめるつもりはない決してあなたを失望させるつもりはない

    PokepalsPlayz

  • Be a man of culture!

    Arnav_S

  • If you'll please excuse me, I still have 10,000 episodes across 120 titles to finish before next year's releases. I must prepare.

    AtisutoMeru

  • All I gotta say, we truly live in a susiety. p.s: The manga was better

    KingVcg

  • 2021 was a great year for anime and lets hope 2022 is the same Also oddtaxi and fruits basket are best anime of 2021

    Choccygamez12

  • I was wondering why there's no single nomination for Love Live! Superstar!! and then I realize. That Liella! is always in my heart.

    MochizukiTomoya

  • Watch Link Click

    jokerariel

  • "Ex-Arm the best anime."

    sakamotoid

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.