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A new season is almost upon us, and as usual, it brings with it a whole bunch of new anime to replace those which have or will soon be ending. Here's what's coming up!

(These series are all due to air in the first few weeks of October. If you're looking for something to watch between now and then, maybe check last season's preview thread for some ideas!)


Actors: Songs Connection


Genre: Music, School
Animation Studio: Drive
Japanese Airdate: Oct 6, 2019
Director: Yamasaki Osamu (Itazura na Kiss, Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan)


(Original post by Summary:)
Private Tenshou Gakuen is the seventh of ten school districts circled within a 130-meter tall wall with restricted entry and egress aside from officials. The academy is fully autonomous by the government but to strive for independence, the school allows students to engage in club activities after school, which comes with a strangely unique system. Each club is ranked according to its overall accumulated points gathered from various club activities and school events. Points can also be received by winning at the school's periodic Tenshou Gakuen Singing Contest, where many students compete. The members in the clubs work hard to win the contest for their goal.
Exceptionally weird school synopsis aside, seems like your usual high school club / idol series, going by the key image and trailer. A passable start to the season, if not really my kind of show.


Africa no Salaryman


Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Animation Studio: HOTZIPANG
Japanese Airdate: Oct 7, 2019
Director: Tatamitani Tetsuya


(Original post by Summary:)
The comedy follows a lion, toucan, and lizard as they live the lives of office workers in a capitalist society in Japan, while also dealing with their unique situations as animals living beyond the savanna and the food chain.
The first of this season's anthropomorphic animal shows. New studio, new director... hard to imagine this not having short length episodes like the 2017 web series. Could be a good laugh.


Ahiru no Sora


Genre: Sports, Drama
Animation Studio: Diomedea
Japanese Airdate: Oct 2, 2019
Director: Tamaki Shingo (Aho Girl)


(Original post by Summary:)
A stout, weak, yet highly passionate Sora Kurumatani enters Kuzuryuu High School with hopes that he'll fulfill his mother's wishes to dominate his first high school tournament. However, the basketball club—turned den for delinquents—does anything but play basketball! Its club members, Momoharu Hanazono, a skilled blocker who can do power jumps but is horrible at shooting, and his twin brother Chiaki, a talented point guard, has also lost interest in the sport. With just one game overwhelmed with adrenaline rush and excitement, and Sora's pure love for the game, the youth's burning out spirit for basketball rekindles.
If an isekai series came along with a synopsis this generic, I'd likely write it off instantly... there are only so many ways you can start a school sports club anime, I guess, and I usually enjoy them. :p:


Assassins Pride


Genre: School, Fantasy
Animation Studio: EMT Squared
Japanese Airdate: Oct 10, 2019
Director: Aiura Kazuya


(Original post by Summary:)
The series takes place in a world where only those from noble families have the mana to be able to fight against monsters. Kufa is a noble born to a duke's family who is sent to tutor a young woman named Merida. If it turns out that Merida has no talent with mana, Kufa is secretly instructed to assassinate her.
School tutors seem to be yet another recent trend in anime, though this one's certainly darker than most... in both premise and animation style. Doesn't strike me as a must-see, though.


Azur Lane


Genre: Action, Military
Animation Studio: Bibury Animation Studios
Japanese Airdate: Oct 3, 2019
Director: Tenshou


(Original post by Summary:)
Grotesque, strong enemy called Siren has suddenly appeared from the sea. In order to fight against them, a group of army Azure Lane has formed. They were successful in stopping the attack from Siren for a moment using warships, the different ideals from the people who formed it has shown. The story is about girls fight the strong enemies that they never face while dealing with the trouble in each camp.
Apologies for the synopsis, that's honestly the best I could find across several websites! :laugh: The game this is based on is supposedly a huge deal right now... seems very similar in theme to Kantai Collection.


Babylon


Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Animation Studio: Revoroot
Japanese Airdate: Oct 7, 2019
Director: Suzuki Kiyotaka (Imarine Project, Infini-T Force)


(Original post by Summary:)
Seizaki Zen is a prosecutor with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office. While investigating illegal acts by a certain pharmaceutical company, Seizaki stumbles across a conspiracy over an election for an autonomous "new zone" established in western Tokyo.
The first Autumn series to really capture my interest! Prosecutors, pharmaceuticals, elections and conspiracy – all a welcome break from high school and / or fantasy world shenanigans.


Beastars


Genre: Slice of Life, Psychological
Animation Studio: Orange
Japanese Airdate: Oct 10, 2019
Director: Matsumi Shin`ichi


(Original post by Summary:)
In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescences of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness.

The main character is Regoshi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly.
Just when I though anime had covered every possible scenario in a high school setting, this comes along. Trailer looks great (note that the animation is 3D, mind) – I'll almost certainly pick this up.


Boku no Hero Academia 4th Season


Genre: Action, Super Power
Animation Studio: Bones
Japanese Airdate: Oct 12, 2019
Director: Mukai Masahiro (Choujigen Game Neptune The Animation, Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori)


(Original post by Summary:)
The fourth season of Boku no Hero Academia.
The first sequel of the season... might as well start with the big one! :laugh: I've made it this far, and it seems to get better with each continuation, so of course I'll pick it up.


Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai 2


Genre: Comedy, Romance
Animation Studio: Arvo Animation, Silver
Japanese Airdate: Oct 6, 2019
Director: Iwasaki Yoshiaki (Love Hina, Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari)


(Original post by Summary:)
Second season of Boku-tachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai.
Sequel #2 – I didn't watch the first series though, so will be skipping this. Cute character designs, but high school rom-coms aren't really my thing.


Chihayafuru 3


Genre: Sports, Drama
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Japanese Airdate: Oct 23, 2019
Director: Asaka Morio (Cardcaptor Sakura, Ore Monogatari!!)


(Original post by Summary:)
Third season of Chihayafuru.
SIX YEARS have passed since series 2. And to me, it feels longer than that! I loved this franchise, and look forward to getting into it again – hopefully I remember enough about the characters!


Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!


Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Animation Studio: Project No.9
Japanese Airdate: Oct 3, 2019
Director: Yanagi Shinsuke (Momo Kyun Sword, Tenshi no 3P!)


(Original post by Summary:)
Seven high school students that got caught in an airplane accident wake up, in a middle age like fantasy different world where magic and beast-man (juujin) exist. But they do not panic at their current situation!? They build a nuclear plant in a world without electricity, they control the economy of a large city in a short work's trip, and finally for their benefactor's sake who are suffering from the misgovernment, they declare war on the evil nobles. So... none of them is a normal high school student, each of them are super human high school students that stand at the top of politics, economics, science and medicine! This is a story of a dream team that possess earth's greatest wisdom and technology, that without any self-restraining bring a revolution to a different world with over-technology!
Stupidly long-named LN adaptation, check. Super high-schoolers, check. Isekai, check. Experienced director of borderline porn, check. Does also have cat people, though, so maybe? :p:


Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy


Genre: Comedy, School
Animation Studio: Studio Deen
Japanese Airdate: Oct 4, 2019
Director: Ichikawa Kazuya (Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun, Bakugan: Battle Planet)


(Original post by Summary:)
Mizuki Hijiri, is a high school girl who just transferred schools. At her new school, she has a fateful encounter with boys suffering from chuunibyou (adolescent delusions of grandeur). There is Noda who dreams of becoming a hero, the tragically handsome otaku Takashima who only likes 2D girls, Nakamura the supposedly "reincarnated" angel or devil (he can't decide which), and the self-professed string-puller Tsukumo.
This has the potential to be hilarious, or cringeworthy, or possibly both at once. Worth a look, the director has helmed some good comedy series in the past.


Fairy Gone 2nd Season


Genre: Action, Fantasy
Animation Studio: P.A. Works
Japanese Airdate: Oct 7, 2019
Director: :iiam:


(Original post by Summary:)
Second season of Fairy Gone.
I did end up watching the first series of this... style over substance, lots of wasted potential. Doubt I'll bother with this sequel unless Autumn's new offerings are surprisingly bad.


Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia


Genre: Action, Fantasy
Animation Studio: CloverWorks
Japanese Airdate: Oct 5, 2019
Director: Akai Toshifumi (Shelter.)


(Original post by Summary:)
2017 A.D. The last era in which Magecraft still existed. Society was created by human hands, but Mages grasped the truth of the world. Magecraft is comprised of techniques from past humans that cannot be explained by science, while science encompasses the techniques of future humans that Magecraft cannot achieve. Researchers and scholars of both Magecraft and science have been gathered to maintain human civilization under the Chaldea Security Organization. But calculations then proved the extinction of humanity in 2019.

The cause of this is "realms that cannot be observed" that suddenly appeared in various eras of history, called "Singularities". Fujimaru Ritsuka, the one Master remaining in Chaldea, has been intervening within these Singularites, alongside the Demi-Servant Mash Kyrielight. He has been attending to the forbidden rituals to resolve or destroy the Singularities: the "Grand Order".

A seventh Singularity has been discovered—in ancient Mesopotamia in the year 2655 B.C. The land of Uruk, governed by the wise King Gilgamesh after his return from a journey seeking immortality, was grand and prosperous until three goddesses and countless Demonic Beasts appeared. These enemies have brought Uruk to the brink of destruction. With a "Rayshift"—a method of time travel to the past—Fujimaru and Mash arrive in the lands of Uruk to encounter the fortress city of Uruk and the Absolute Demonic Front, fighting back the fearsome attack of the Demonic Beasts. There, the people who live their lives to the fullest despite facing a major threat, continue to fight for their future. Deities and Demonic Beasts make their assault, and mankind stands up against it... It is the destined era where humans and gods part ways.

Fujimaru and Mash, the pair who have raced through six previous Singularites, embark on their final battle.
As a casual, anime-only Fate/ fan, the many recent spin-offs and alternate versions are making my head spin. Some characters I know, others look like characters I know, but aren't. Eh, maybe?


Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2


Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Animation Studio: MAPPA
Japanese Airdate: Oct 5, 2019
Director: Umemoto Yui (Cardfight!! Vanguard G, Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Girs Crisis Hen)


(Original post by Summary:)
Second season of Granblue Fantasy The Animation.
Another case where I did watch the first series, but wasn't blown away by it. GORGEOUS animation and character designs, meh plot and pacing, if memory serves. We'll see.


Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise


Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Animation Studio: Sunrise, Asatsu DK
Japanese Airdate: Oct 10, 2019
Director: Watada Shin`ya (Gundam Build Fighters Try, Gekijouban Aikatsu Stars!)


(Original post by Summary:)
New Gundam Rebuild Divers series to stream via Official Gundam Channel.
Didn't watch the first series, so won't be watching this one as it airs. Despite the animal ears. Lots of sequels this Autumn, and we're not even half-way through yet!


Hataage! Kemono Michi


Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Animation Studio: ENGI
Japanese Airdate: Oct 2, 2019
Director: Miura Kazuya (Dramatical Murder)


(Original post by Summary:)
Professional wrestler and animal lover Shibata Genzo is suddenly summoned to another world. Greeted by a princess, she requests to get rid of the evil beasts roaming in this world. Outraged that he was asked to kill monsters, Genzo German suplexes the princess. Unable to get back to Earth, he decides to live a peaceful life and manage a "monster" pet shop.
What's this? An isekai series that I really want to watch!? Ah, same author as KonoSuba. Assuming it has the same style of comedy, this makes my list. Yet more juujin and kemonomimi~


High Score Girl II


Genre: Comedy, Romance
Animation Studio: J.C.Staff
Japanese Airdate: Oct 26, 2019
Director: Yamakawa Yoshiki (Hatsukoi Limited, Little Busters!)


(Original post by Summary:)
Second season of High Score Girl.
YES! A sequel for one of my favourite shows of last year, one that really hit the 90s gaming nostalgia. I'll have to find time to watch those OVA episodes first, though...


Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen


Genre: Slice of Life, Fantasy
Animation Studio: Ajia-Do
Japanese Airdate: Oct 3, 2019
Director: Hongou Mitsuru (Megami Kouhosei, Tenkai Knight)


(Original post by Summary:)
Motosu Urano, a book-loving college student who just got her Librarian certification and was supposed to enter the job of her dreams after graduation, was killed during a massive earthquake crushing her underneath a pile of her own massive collection of books.

Wishing for reincarnation in order to read even more, she got reincarnated to a world with a low literacy level and very few books, limited only to the nobility of the world. As she reincarnated as 5-year-old daughter of a lowly soldier, Maine, no matter how much she wants to read, there is no way there are any books around. If there are no books then what do you do? You make them yourself of course... What her goal is, to become a librarian no matter what, and to live a life surrounded by books. For starters she begins from making them.
Making books in a fantasy world... fair play to this season's isekai offerings, they do feel like they're breathing new energy into the tired genre, rather than just retreading old ground. A maybe.


Hoshiai no Sora


Genre: Slice of Life, Sports
Animation Studio: 8bit
Japanese Airdate: Oct 11, 2019
Director: Akane Kazuki (Tenkuu no Escaflowne , Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e)


(Original post by Summary:)
The teen adolescence story revolves around the coming-of-age of boys in a junior high school's soft tennis club, which is on the verge of shutting down. Touma Shinjou asks Maki Katsuragi to join the team for his vaunted abilities, and mentions a summer competition. Katsuragi asks for money in return for joining the team.
Aside from the nice, soft animation style, nothing about this stood out to me until I noticed the director. :zomg: Might be a bit slow for my tastes though, if the trailer is anything to go by.


Houkago Saikoro Club


Genre: Comedy, School
Animation Studio: LIDENFILMS
Japanese Airdate: Oct 3, 2019
Director: Imaizumi Ken`ichi (Katekyou Hitman Reborn! , Gokukoku no Brynhildr)


(Original post by Summary:)
A story about girls playing board games after school!

Kyoto in Spring. Aya is a high school girl who's just moved to a new town. Miki is her shy classmate, and her first friend. One day after school Aya and Miki follow the committee president Midori to a speciality board games store. The Dice Club!! Without thinking they try out a German board game together.

These girls, who are searching for fun, soon fall into the exciting world of games!
Board games! Something I've always been really interested in, but living in the middle of nowhere, not a hobby I've been able to pursue. I'm curious about this one.
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Kabukichou Sherlock


Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Animation Studio: Production I.G
Japanese Airdate: Oct 12, 2019
Director: Yoshimura Ai (Dance with Devils, Cheer Danshi!!)


(Original post by Summary:)
Shinjuku ward east side... The center of the street with most chaos, There's a Kabukicho with full of neon lights. When the light is stronger, the shadow is deeper. The story begins when certain bizarre murder happens one night! Suspense? Or Comedy? Drama that cannot identify begins!
I'll be honest, the trailer seemed 100% suspense, drama and mystery... and I'd be fine with a more serious detective show. Hopefully the supposed comedy side will also be to my tastes!


Kandagawa Jet Girls


Genre: Action, Sports
Animation Studio: TNK
Japanese Airdate: Oct 8, 2019
Director: Kaneko Hiraku (Seikon no Qwaser, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid)


(Original post by Summary:)
The project centers on girls who compete in jet ski races.
I'll admit, I was expecting anthropomorphic planes from the title. :laugh: Another sports series, but looking at the director, key visual and trailer, expect high fanservice from this one.


Keishichou Tokumubu Tokushu Kyouakuhan Taisakushítsu Dainanaka: Tokunana


Genre: Action, Police
Animation Studio: :iiam:
Japanese Airdate: Oct 6, 2019
Director: Kosaka Harume (Kaze no Shoujo Emily, Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou)


(Original post by Summary:)
A long time ago dragons ruled a world of elves, dwarves, vampires, homunculi, and humans. In the present dragons have all but disappeared, so the ones left chose to live together, and their appearance came to resemble that of humans. The year 2x19 in Tokyo is mostly a time of peace, but a group called the Nine cause chaos in their quest to obtain the dragons' powers and change the world. The police form a unit consisting of various experts to fight against Nine; the Special Crime Investigation Unit - Special 7 (Tokunana). These individuals have abilities that surpass the average human, to the extent that there are rumors of rebellion against them. A rookie, Seiji Nanatsuki, enters the unit. While teased by other members with colorful personalities, he sets out to solve cases involving Nine with his bright mind and straightforward thinking. Will he be able to find justice in the most grueling circumstances?
Generic synopsis, but the trailer has style... strange that they've announced pretty much the entire staff, but not the animation studio(s)! Another maybe, depends on how good the action scenes are.


Kono Oto Tomare! 2nd Season


Genre: Music, Drama
Animation Studio: Platinum Vision
Japanese Airdate: Oct 6, 2019
Director: :iiam:


(Original post by Summary:)
Second season of Kono Oto Tomare!
Another sequel to a show I didn't watch first time around... in fact, I'd forgotten this show existed, despite the fact it only aired this Spring. Trailer makes it look very good, to be fair.


Shinchou Yuusha: Kono Yuusha ga Ore Tueee Kuse ni Shinchou Sugiru


Genre: Action, Fantasy
Animation Studio: White Fox
Japanese Airdate: Oct 2, 2019
Director: Sakoi Masayuki (Strawberry Panic, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online)


(Original post by Summary:)
Goddess Listarte, the savior of the super hard-mode world Gairbrunde, summons a hero to her aid. The hero, Seiya Ryuuguuin, holds the cheat-rank status, but he is ridiculously cautious. For instance, he would buy three sets of armor: one to wear, a spare, and a spare for the spare. Beyond keeping an absurd amount of item stock, he remains in his room for muscle training till he reaches the max level and fights slimes at full power just to stay on the safe side.
This one feels too close to the usual, generic, overdone isekai LN adaptations for my liking. An overly-cautious protagonist doesn't strike me as that funny. :dontknow:


Mairimashíta! Iruma-kun


Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Animation Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures
Japanese Airdate: Oct 5, 2019
Director: Moriwaki Makoto (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Idol Time PriPara)


(Original post by Summary:)
Suzuki Iruma has just been abandoned and sold to a demon by his irresponsible parents! Surprisingly, the next thing he knows he's living with the demon who has adopted him as his new grandson, and has been transferred into a school in the demon world where his new "demon" grandfather works as the principal. Thus begins the cowardly Iruma-kun's extraordinary school life among the otherworldly as he faces his true self, takes on challenges, and rises to become someone great...
This looks alright, but with a confirmed episode count of 23, I'll probably give it a pass – I usually only watch 1 or 2 multi-season shows at one time these days, and I prioritize plot over comedy.


Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin


Genre: Action, Fantasy
Animation Studio: Studio Deen
Japanese Airdate: Oct 9, 2019
Director: Nishizawa Susumu (Hikaru no Go, Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku)


(Original post by Summary:)
The third season of Nanatsu no Taizai.
3rd in AniChart's most anticipated series rankings. I watched S1, and enjoyed large parts of it, but found MC Meliodas highly irritating. Skipped S2 as a result, and will do the same here.


No Guns Life


Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Japanese Airdate: Oct 11, 2019
Director: Itou Naoyuki (Overlord, Overlord II)


(Original post by Summary:)
Ex-soldier Juuzou Inui has one question—who turned him into a cyborg and erased his memories?

After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun! With no memory of his previous life—or who replaced his head and why—Inui now scratches out a living in the dark streets of the city as a Resolver, taking on cases involving the Extended.

When a fellow Extended showed up in Inui's office—on the run from the Security Bureau with a kidnapped child in tow and asking for help—Inui should have just thrown the guy out. But Inui's loyalty to a brother Extended makes him take the job. Keeping the child safe won't be easy, since everyone seems to want to grab him, from street punks to the megacorporation Berühren, who have sent out a special agent that knows exactly how to deal with the Extended...
Hard-boiled detective show featuring a main character whose head is a gun? With Madhouse providing the animation? I think this makes my list!


Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo


Genre: Comedy, Romance
Animation Studio: Barnum Studio, Connect
Japanese Airdate: Oct 3, 2019
Director: Akitaya Noriaki (Bakuman., Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san)


(Original post by Summary:)
Kisaragi Amatsuyu is invited out alone by the cool beauty upperclassman Cosmos and his childhood friend Himawari. Expecting to hear their confessions, he triumphantly goes to meet each of them in turn. But Cosmos and Himawari both instead confess to Amatsuyu that they like his friend. Amatsuyu fights this lonely battle, but there is another girl who is looking at him. She is a gloomy girl with glasses and braids. Amatsuyu finds that he hates her, because she's always turning her sharp tongue only on him and finding enjoyment in his troubles. But it turns out that she's the only one who actually does like him.
The premise doesn't sound that original, but the trailer was great – fantastic comedy and reaction faces. No surprise from an experienced comedy director. Another maybe.


Pet


Genre: Mystery, Psychological
Animation Studio: Geno Studio
Japanese Airdate: Oct, 2019
Director: Oomori Takahiro (Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala, Baccano!)


(Original post by Summary:)
The psychic suspense story revolves around people who possess the ability to infiltrate people's minds and manipulate memories. Their powers have been used in the underworld for covering up incidents, assassinations, and other deeds. These powers can not only destroy other people's spirits, but also corrupt the users' own hearts at the same time. The users had to protect their fragile and insecure hearts, as if chained to each other. They are called "pets" out of fear and despising.
Would have liked to see some of the actual animation in the trailer... without that, this remains another 'maybe', though the premise is interesting. Good director, too.


Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle


Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Animation Studio: Gonzo
Japanese Airdate: Oct 7, 2019
Director: Tachibana Masaki (.hack//Quantum, Princess Principal)


(Original post by Summary:)
A TV anime adaptation of episode 1-3 out of 5 the total episodes from the Phantasy Star Online 2 game. Some anime-original content will be created as well.
This is apparently an actual adaptation of the PSO2 story, and is unrelated to the 2016 series (which just featured characters playing the game). Meh, I prefer non-game-like fantasy worlds.


Psycho-Pass 3


Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Animation Studio: Production I.G
Japanese Airdate: Oct, 2019
Director: Shiotani Naoyoshi (Psycho-Pass, Psycho-Pass 2)


(Original post by Summary:)
Third season of Psycho-Pass.
S1 is one of my Top 50 anime series of all time, and I didn't dislike S2 as much as a lot of people either. Will definitely be watching this one.


Radiant 2nd Season


Genre: Action, Adventure
Animation Studio: Lerche
Japanese Airdate: Oct 2, 2019
Director: Kishi Seiji (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashíta, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace)


(Original post by Summary:)
Second season of Radiant.
I didn't watch the first series, so won't be watching this either. Maybe one day, I will watch all the anime. But that day is not today.


Rifle Is Beautiful


Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Animation Studio: Studio 3Hz
Japanese Airdate: Oct 13, 2019
Director: Takahashi Masanori (Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de, Gekijouban Ta ga Tame no Alchemist)


(Original post by Summary:)
Kokura Hikari is a first-year high school girl who loves rifle shooting. She entered Chidori High School because it had a shooting club, but finds that the club had been disbanded. She had only one day to find enough members to reform the club, but luckily was able to find three other first-year girls who she had met at a competition in middle school.

Thus begins the daily activities of the Chidori High Shooting Club.
I was surprised to see that Doga Kobo weren't producing this, seems very much their kind of thing. Sounds okay, if nothing special, rifles not being especially of interest to me.


Shin Chuuka Ichiban!


Genre: Comedy, Food
Animation Studio: Production I.G, Nihon Ad Systems
Japanese Airdate: Oct 12, 2019
Director: Kawasaki Itsurou (Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan, Fukigen na Mononokean: Tsuzuki)


(Original post by Summary:)
After passing the Guangzhou Special Chef Trials, Mao decided to travel around China, to learn more about the unique preparation of food. Upon his return, he will learn that the real battle has only just begun. The Underground Cooking Society has already begun to move...
A new adaptation of a 90s franchise – does seem to be a direct sequel to the 1997 anime, which I haven't watched. Food anime don't do much for me, apart from make me hungry.


Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara


Genre: Ecchi, Food
Animation Studio: J.C.Staff
Japanese Airdate: Oct 12, 2019
Director: Yonetani Yoshítomo (Vatican Kiseki Chousakan, Betterman)


(Original post by Summary:)
Fourth season of Shokugeki no Souma.
Speaking of cooking anime, here's the bigger of the genre's Autumn offerings... I stopped watching after S2, as it got a bit repetitive.


Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth


Genre: Mystery, Romance
Animation Studio: M.S.C
Japanese Airdate: Oct 7, 2019
Director: Yamamoto Hideyo (Strike the Blood, Code:Realize - Sousei no Himegimi)


(Original post by Summary:)
The heroine is a new officer works under the Narcotics Control Department of the Ministry of Health, a.k.a Matori. Narcotic medicines don't work on her, and the story begins with her just entering the department and starting work with other officers.
Hot guy harem show with a genuinely intriguing and different plot. Another one for my huge pile of 'maybes'!


Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld


Genre: Action, Fantasy
Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
Japanese Airdate: Oct 13, 2019
Director: Ono Manabu (Saki, Mayoi Neko Overrun!)


(Original post by Summary:)
Second part of Sword Art Online: Alicization.
And here's Autumn's 2nd most anticipated series. I only watched the original Sword Art Online, which I found quite bad. :blow: Lovely soundtrack, though, and that also goes for this trailer.


Val x Love


Genre: Supernatural, Ecchi
Animation Studio: Hoods Entertainment
Japanese Airdate: Oct 2019
Director: Naoya Takashi (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, 3D Kanojo: Real Girl)


(Original post by Summary:)
High-schooler Akutsu Takuma has learned to accept his lonely lot in life and is content surrounded by his studies, but when the god Odin taps him to save the world alongside nine Valkyries fueled by intimacy, Takuma can say good-bye to his solitary existence!
Nah, I'm not really in the mood for a Hoods Entertainment series whose characters are fueled by intimacy. Will give this one a miss.


Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!


Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Animation Studio: Project No.9
Japanese Airdate: Oct 7, 2019
Director: Oota Masahiko (Sabagebu!, Gabriel Dropout)


(Original post by Summary:)
When the eldest daughter of the Ascham household, Adele, turned ten, she remembered everything from her past life when she was hit with a strong headache. She was Kurihara Misato in her previous life, who died when she was 18 trying to help a little girl, consequently followed by an encounter with God. During their meeting, she pleaded to lead an average life with average skills. After all, her somewhat capable self has been burdened with all the expectations brought up to her. However, things don't just go quite as planned as she has to be careful not upping to the S-ranks accidentally if she wishes to maintain her desired average life.
Nope, having the high school age protagonist who gets killed by a truck and reincarnated in a fantasy world be female is not enough to make your premise original.


Z/X: Code Reunion


Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Animation Studio: Passione
Japanese Airdate: Oct 8, 2019
Director: Sueda Yoshifumi (Rail Wars!, High School DxD Hero)


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:tumble:
...yep, none of the sites where I get my information from know what this is about, despite the trailer! It's not the first Z/X anime, but whether it's a direct sequel or all-new, I won't try and guess.


Zoids Wild Zero


Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Animation Studio: OLM
Japanese Airdate: Oct 4, 2019
Director: Kato Takao (Pandora Hearts, Upotte!!)


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Sequel of Zoids Wild.
And finally – didn't watch Zoids Wild, so won't watch this. :p: I do have a great fondness for the franchise, but Zoids series tend to be on the longer side.




All the info has been sourced from AniChart, AniDB, Youtube and MAL. If you think I've missed any upcoming full-length TV anime off this list, let me know and I'll look into them.
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Picked up:

Hataage! Kemono Michi

Beastars

Babylon

Boku no Hero Academia S4

No Guns Life

Chihayafuru 3

Psycho-Pass 3

High Score Girl II


Dropped:

Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia

Houkago Saikoro Club

Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo

Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku You desu!

Rifle Is Beautiful

Kabukichou Sherlock
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Here we go again! and I am sooo sure I will not test one of them you list here, because I give my private life so much priority. :rolleyes:
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Signed up for Autumn's Anime-Planet challenge, listing the eight shows above! :yay:

https://www.anime-planet.com/users/A...nime-challenge
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After all Babylon sounds like my taste of animes. I will reserve it in my mind and maybe watch it later on.
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The first few new episodes are out! However, I'm busy packing for a long weekend away, and have a long working week ahead of me when I get back, so my own initial thoughts will be quite late this time around. :sadnod: Feel free to share your own thoughts on what you've watched / what you're looking forward to seeing, though! :blow:
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The first few new episodes are out! However, I'm busy packing for a long weekend away, and have a long working week ahead of me when I get back, so my own initial thoughts will be quite late this time around. :sadnod: Feel free to share your own thoughts on what you've watched / what you're looking forward to seeing, though! :blow:
Which few episodes are out? what an anime are you talking about? there are so many!
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Which few episodes are out? what an anime are you talking about? there are so many!
As a rough list, all the ones here which have average scores, since Anime-Planet won't let people rate a series before the first episode has aired. I say 'rough' because there are niche exceptions like Zoids Wild Zero, which has begun airing but has zero people watching it at the time of writing.
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A week late, but here we go:

Hataage! Kemono Michi


An isekai series, very similar in premise to all the others: a guy from our world (Japan specifically) is summoned to a fantasy land by a princess, in order to save the realm from monsters. However, this time the MC is a pro wrestling animal lover, who suplexes the princess and runs off to befriend the monsters. I'm not expecting much from the plot, but I'm a fan of the creator's earlier work (KonoSuba), and the plot was always thin in that, too - it's the comedy I'll be watching this for. Seeing a half-naked pro wrestler tackle beastmen and cerberus was amusing, his new companions are an odd bunch (looking forward to meeting the ant person!), and the 'villains' were fun too. Lovely character designs. Picked up!
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More wolfboys:

Beastars


Cherryton Academy is a school for anthropomorphic animals - both carnivores and herbivores. In order for this arrangement to work, eating classmates is a big no-no... and yet, this is exactly what happens in the opening scene, with Tem the Alpaca literally falling prey to an unknown carnivore. Life goes on for the rest of the school, but with a new sense of unease and distrust. Our protagonists are Haru, a bunny girl who is ostracized by the rest of the class for being too cute and popular with the boys, and Legosi, a scary-looking but timid and misunderstood wolf. Interesting, dramatic setting, decent characters who already stand out from each other, and the 3D animation isn't bad - picked up~
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The first three episodes aired at once, but as usual, this post is based on the first ep alone, to better compare it with other first eps.

Babylon


Genuinely good detective mystery anime are hard to find - this one is at least off to a good start! Our protagonist is a public prosecutor, working on a false advertising case involving a big pharmaceutical company. Among the piles of documents related to this case, he finds one which clearly stands out - glued together with blood and hair, with the letter F scrawled repeatedly all over it. Further investigation leads them to a dead body, and a potential link to the lead candidate in an upcoming mayoral election. This episode raised a whole lot of questions, and I look forward to seeing where the investigation goes from there. Music was fantastic; animation, fairly average, but I like the muted colour palette. Picked up!
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My first sequel of the season:

Boku no Hero Academia S4


Not much to say about this, really - blatant reintroductory filler episode, reminding us of all class 1-A's students and their quirks, recapping last season's main points, and offering small glimpses of what's to come this season (especially in the opening and ending theme, huge focus on a one-horned girl in both). It was watchable enough, but added nothing to the story, which you wouldn't want filler to do anyway. Still, I am of course happy to have Boku no Hero Academia back in my watching list, and have no doubt in my mind that the next episode will be far better. Obviously picked up.
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Hardboiled neo-noir:

No Guns Life


No Guns Life is set in a world where many people have parts of their bodies augmented (or Extended, as they are called). For most, these changes are only minor; in our protagonist's case, he has a giant revolver for a head, a relic from a time of war when 'Over-Extending' was legal. He now makes a living taking on any case involving other Extended. In this first ep, his latest client is a huge Extended accused of kidnapping a young boy from an orphanage - the client insists that he is innocent, and the orphanage are the real bad guys. I love the dark setting and colour scheme, and the character designs are fantastic, as are the personalities that go with them, so this also makes my list.
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Three spaces remain in my lineup, and while the three sequels I've got penciled into those slots should prove hard to beat, none of them are due to air for another 10 days or so. :bebored: In the meantime, I'll be giving other Autumn anime a chance to win me over. First up:

Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia


Last season's Fate spin-off (Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files) was absolutely dire, and yet I find myself drawn to the franchise once again...This time, humanity is facing destruction, and the only way to prevent it is to send Master / Servant duos from the present back to various 'Singularities' in the past, correcting any bad stuff going on there. Protagonists Fujimaru Ritsuka and Mash Kyrielight find themselves thrown into the Mesopotamia of 2600 BC. Once there, they fight lion monsters, argue with a goddess, and meet Enkidu from the epic of Gilgamesh. Break-neck pacing, boring dialogue, dubious character animation (though the backgrounds looked superb) - this did nothing for me, easily dropped.
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Board game time: :dice:

Houkago Saikoro Club


One day, shy main character Miki is dragged along by a new transfer student to explore places that neither of them have been before. After initial panic (understandable, I'd feel the same in that situation!), she starts to enjoy their expedition, and the two become friends. Their adventure then takes an equally new and exciting direction, as they stumble across their class president's place of work, an analogue game shop. Board games are of interest to me, and all the ones featured here are real; Marrakesh looked fun to play. All cast members so far are likable (and that Kyoto accent :coma: ). Good animation and music. Sadly, not original enough to force anything else out of my list, so dropped.
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One of the season's most highly rated non-sequels:

Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo


This opened with all the most tired school romcom tropes, rubbing in how ordinary male lead Joro is, and introducing his childhood friend + the school council president as a blatant love triangle, with him seemingly ignorant of their feelings. Fortunately, this generic intro was building up to a punchline: both girls are actually interested in his best friend Sun, and want Joro to help them win his affections. And it turns out that behind the facade, Joro is also a jerk who has been manipulating both girls for years in hopes of a perfect high school romance. Finally, there's the school librarian, who has been stalking Joro, knows all his secrets, and is in love with that dark side. The concept isn't terrible, but the fanservice is, and since the main characters are horrible (whether by design or not), I feel no strong desire to see where their love lives lead. Dropped.
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And another light novel adaptation:

Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku You desu!


Our main characters are seven extraordinary high school kids. One is literally the Prime Minister of Japan, one is an inventor who fixes satellites in space, one a miracle doctor, one a financial genius, one is a magician (as in stage magic, illusions, the kind where you can make your head appear to come off and float around your enemies, apparently), and there's also a samurai and a ninja journalist for good measure. They get transported to a generic fantasy land, and have already managed to get their smartphones working there, despite the lack of network infrastructure. They also have a mini nuclear reactor, and won over the native beastfolk with the gift of mayonnaise. Nope, this show is trash. They're too perfect. Watch last season's Dr Stone instead, for a more believable take on a kid genius looking to re-invent modern civilization.
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Anime-Planet's lowest rated series of the season:

Rifle Is Beautiful


Hikari enrolls in a school specifically to join their beam rifle shooting club, only to find that said club has just shut down due to lack of interest. In any other school club anime, this would mean dedicating a whole episode or more to gathering members, but this (albeit done to death) potential drama was short-lived, as they assembled the necessary four members within 7 minutes. A very cliche cast: Hikari is energetic but has no sense of direction, Izumi is the kind and supportive childhood friend, Erika is a redhead tsundere, and Yukio has short blue hair and lacks visible emotions. Beam rifle shooting only featured briefly, the focus being on character introduction, but the OP and ED sequences suggest they'll face other clubs in later eps. Attempts at comedy were made, but I didn't laugh much. This was bland, inoffensive but unexciting. Dropped.
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Something more relevant to my interests:

Kabukichou Sherlock


Pipecat is a hostess bar in Shinjuku ward's East Side, but the venue is also home to a number of skilled (if eccentric) detectives - none more so than Sherlock Holmes! A client approaches the detectives with a case seemingly connected to the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper, so Sherlock and two others compete to try and solve the mystery, and scoop the big reward. Sherlock is accompanied throughout the episode by John Watson, a man who wants to hire the famous detective, but instead gets roped into assisting him with this current case. A modern spin on the classic detective mysteries whose characters it borrows, featuring plenty of style. Some of jokes made me cringe, but the full on rakugo reveal won me back over.

I'm going to give this a shot; something will have to go eventually, as I want to keep my watching list to 8 new shows maximum, but I'll leave that decision until after those late sequels air.
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