Summer is over, and it’s time to go back to the routine, but fear not: there’s some brand new anime to accompany you during these months! The Fall Anime Season is packed with long-awaited sequels, as well as a few new thought-provoking series.
As usual, we are taking a look at the most interesting series this season has to offer. Don’t forget to let us know your picks in the poll below, as well as in the comment section!
An original series, and apparently one of the very few romance anime from this season. While most high school romances take place in the beginning of the year (with all that entails: Christmas parties, Valentines, etc.), Just Because! is set at the end of the school year, right before graduation. The PV looks good enough. It’s safe to say that its main themes will be coming of age, friendship, and of course, taking chances in love.
Not much is known from Vanishing Line, but its PV is reason enough to put it on this list (that and the fact that it’s by studio MAPPA!). The story of Vanishing Line is set in Russell City, where an omen threatens to shake its world. The only keyword? “El Dorado.” Sword and Sophie, who both lost their younger siblings, will have to work together to find out the meaning behind that keyword. Expect mystery, action, and cool chasing scenes!
Here’s an interesting one. Black Clover has been one of the most popular shonen manga in recent years, so it’s quite strange that it hadn’t gotten an anime adaptation until now. Shueisha wants it to be “the next Naruto.” In fact, readers claim you’ll enjoy it if you’re a fan of classic action shounen. Be patient with if you decide to give it a try, though – it takes a while for the story to take off.
Also from studio MAPPA. This original series has Inuyashiki Ichirou, a 58-year-old man, as its main character. Inuyashiki looks quite old for his age, and he also happens to have recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer, so his life is pretty depressing. Fortunately for him, everything changes after a particular incident in the night sky. Judging by the premise, this would seem like a pretty generic story, but its genre tags suggest there’s something more interesting beneath the surface.
Kino no Tabi adapts a very beloved on-going novel from 2000. It follows the tale of a girl (Kino), her anthropomorphic bike (Hermes), and the road ahead. Believe me – it’s way more exciting, interesting, and inspiring than it sounds. The story’s motto is “the world is not beautiful, therefore it is.” In case you’re interested in this one, know that there’s already an older adaptation from 2003.
The sixtuplets are back! Osomatsu-san took the entire anime community by surprise in 2015 when it became one of the biggest selling anime in the 2000s. Presented as a remake of the original Osomatsu-kun, Osomatsu-san follows the sixtuplets now in their young adulthood. Among their problems, the frustration of not being able to make a living out of being a NEET, and their inability to get girls. A definite candidate for a comedy of the year.
This one is more unexpected, considering the second season did not sell that well. Fortunately for us, the Food Wars! Manga is still highly successful, so Souma and co. are back. This third season will bring more exciting cooking matches, foodgasms, and funny moments. It will also feature new character Rindou.
Another unexpected sequel. Bloodline Battlefront received critical acclaim and was considered by many to be one of the most interesting and original series of 2015. However, many viewers disconnected from the story after the finale took three months to air. The fact that the anime was also a bit confusing and hard to follow did not help either. Hopefully, that shouldn’t happen this time around. We recommend binge-watching the first season before Season 2 comes out (we will be posting a SHO-FILE in the upcoming weeks!).
The most adorable anime meme from 2015 is back. Himouto! Umaru-chan R will continue adapting the manga, which means more of the same. There’s barely any plot, just more adorableness, comedy, and day to day shenanigans.