Fall has come so that means that we are nearing the end of the year. But this year has been another good year for anime and for its last spurt of the year we’re in for some treat, hopefully it’s not a trick though.

This season has a lot of anticipated sequels of some old and new anime. UQ Holder is making its anime debut and it’s the sequel of the Negima anime, hopefully it will follow the manga faithfully this time as opposed to the 1st two Negima anime. Then we have the 3rd season of everyone’s favorite cooking anime, Shoukogeki no Souma, then a new season for the monster infested New York anime with Kekkai Sensen & Beyond, and a ton more other sequels.

We also seem to have a reboot of an old anime with Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World.  Then we have some interesting sleepers that could prove to be worth our time with Ousama Game The Animation, Evil or Live, and a few more within the preview. We’ve also got ourselves a new shounen series with Black Clover so only time will tell if this is gonna be worth our while.

The format will be different this season compared to before to make things more concise. It will start with a personal but brief understanding of its premise and what the writer’s take on it will be going forward.

Disclaimers:

Disclaimer 1: Everything written here is the writer’s subjective 1st impressions of each show and does not reflect how they’ll turn out in the end or in how it progresses.

Disclaimer 2: This preview will be done by 2 writers and will point out whatever take they have on each show.

Disclaimer 3: This list does not hold every anime airing this season since we only have picked those that show potential to recommend to the greater audience as well as lacking the manpower to do everything and we stray away from those that look too concentrated on a specific target audience like those for children.

________________________________________Kekkai Sensen & Beyond

Studio: Bones
Genres: Action, Super Power, Supernatural, Vampire, Fantasy
Premiere Date: October 8, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

Blood Blockade Battlefront or Kekkai Sensen is back and I personally can’t wait to see more of this supernatural madhouse. The 1st season ended on a high note especially with a nearly one hour episode to top it off so expectations are high on what the new season will bring. Get ready for some wild adventures in New York and the demons and other monsters that live there since explosions and conflicts are a staple to everyday life in the city. Although I’m personally just gonna wait for the english dub of this due to the setting and I found the dub of last season to be a really good one.

Expectations Level: Very High
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________UQ Holder!: Mahou Sensei Negima! 2

Studio: J.C. Staff
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
Premiere Date: October 3, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

This is it! The sequel to Mahou Sensei Negima which is my 2nd favortie manga of all time is finally getting animated! UQ Holder follows Negi Springfield’s grandson, Touta Konoha. We’re now in the future where magic has finally been revealed and Touta is looking to realize his many dreams and meet new friends along the way. I have read the manga up to a certain point last year and this is guaranteed to have some of the best action scenes for those shounen fans. It would be wise to read the Mahou Sensei Negima manga though since you will get confused by who some characters are. Don’t watch the 2 anime adaptations of Negima because they diverged and was only an arc or two long. You need to read the manga as it was worth more than a hundred episodes if it ever got animated. This is personally the anime I have the highest expectations throughout the whole Fall season, plus immortals….

Expectations Level: Very High
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Himouto! Umaru-chan R

Studio: Doga Kobo
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Seinen
Premiere Date: October 8, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

Umaru-chan is back! This was a surprise announcement but I welcome this new season a lot since I love seeing the antics of Umaru-chan and how her brother Taihei has to deal with them. This is a Slice of Life and comedy anime so just sit back and enjoy yourself as you watch Umaru-chan go from prim and proper in the public’s eye to Cola addicted gaming Otaku in her brother’s eye.

Expectations Level: Moderate
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Dies Irae

Studio: A.C.G.T.
Genres: Action, Super Power, Magic
Premiere Date: October 7, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

So Nazis managed to summon 13 Lance Warriors in the past and we’re now in modern day Japan seeing a kid in the hospital. Kind of a weird synopsis but anime has shown weirder. So all I can expect from this anime is some superpowered individuals probably going for a battle royal in a city which makes this just like the Fate Series. Hopefully we get to see some Nazis though. An interesting note for this anime is that it has a confirm 18 episodes which is extremely rare in anime and the only other one I have seen with this odd episode count would be Kokoro Connect.

Expectations Level: Moderate
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Ousama Game The Animation

Studio: Seven
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Drama, School
Premiere Date: October 5, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

This was bound to happen eventually, having an anime about playing the King’s game. The King’s game is a popular group dating game in Japan as far as my knowledge is concern and it involves picking numbers usually in popsicle sticks and whoever gets the King’s stick gets to order the numbers around to do whatever they want. Though in this case it seems that the King’s game is a setup for a murder thriller much like Danganronpa. This will definitely be interesting enough to keep on the radar so let’s all hope this can keep us on the edge of our seats just like any good thrilling show.

Expectations Level: Low
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series

Studio: Lerche
Genres: Action, Adventure, Slice of Life
Premiere Date: October 6, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

So this is a bit odd since this will probably be a remake of the 2003 hit anime of the same name minus “The Animated Series” in the title. Basically a girl named Kino is travelling the world with her motorcycle named Hermes and it is a journey of self-discovery and finding out about universal truths. Though I never got around to watching the original anime, this will be a good chance for me to get into it so let’s all hope that this adaptation will be as if not even more successful than the 1st one.

Expectations Level: High
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10 Centi Datta.

Studio: Lay-duce
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Premiere Date: November 25, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

A TV series based on HoneyWorks’ Confession Executive Committee Love Series!? I’m sold. I love watching and listening to HoneyWorks’ music videos especially if it’s the love committee series. The series already has 2 movie adaptations that aired last year and now we’re getting a TV series so I can’t help but get really excited. It’s just a shame it’s only confirmed for 6 episodes  but I’m still excited regardless. We’ll get to see couples and some love triangles or squares or even pentagons along the way so don’t go expecting any real plot or Shoujo level romance. This is just about how these kids go on to confess their love, become a couple, and what happens afterwards. There will also definitely be some music involved considering its origins.

Expectations Level: Very High
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season

Studio: Studio Deen
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Fantasy, Seinen
Premiere Date: October 8, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

The ever cool-headed Hoozuki is back and is ready to fix the dysfunctional system of hell again. Hoozuki is the chief deputy to the King of Hell, Lord Enma and he spends his days negotiating and micromanaging hell. The anime has a lot of east Asian mythological characters like those from Japanese legends and even features some characters from the Judeo-Christian hell since Hoozuki goes there to do business sometimes. It’s a dark humour anime which is sure to give us some laughs after 3 years of absence.

Expectations Level: Moderate
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Sengoku Night Blood

Studio: TYPHOON GRAPHICS
Genres: Historical, Romance, Fantasy
Premiere Date: October 3, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

So a girl in an alternate world is caught in a war between soldiers who can turn into vampires and “manwolves” because she has a special bloodline that has very special powers. And this will all eventually be about ruling the world in the long run… talk about generic but I do love me some historical anime so this might still be worth checking out. Though I am hesitant since the studio TYPHOON GRAPHICS is a very new studio that made their debut this year and their other works seem to be about Rooms. So we’ll see how they go about animating an action oriented anime.

Expectations Level: Very Low
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

________________________________________Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

Studio: White Fox
Genres: Slice of Life, Adventure
Premiere Date: October 6, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList

So civilization has just died and 2 girls are still living and breathing so they decide to go out and travel the world while looking for their next meal and some gas to survive. This is an interesting premise and this is definitely worth keeping an eye out since this has so much potential to show us a few things about the world, humanity and themselves. This probably has the same tone as Kino’s Journey so you fans might want to keep this under your radar since this might be a sleeper hit.

Expectations Level: Moderate
Preview By: Jett Vincent Sia

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Black Clover

Studio: Studio Pierrot
Genres: Action, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
Bromance. That’s what this anime is about, pure and simple. With magic to kick butt, we’re introduced to a tale of bash brotherhood—a tale about two orphans bonding together and competing for the goal of becoming the best. Not exactly the most original plot I’ve ever heard, but it at least deserves a shot.

Expectations Level: Low
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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3-Gatsu No Lion Season 2

Studio: Shaft
Genres: Game, Slice of Life, Drama, Seinen
Premiere Date: Oct 14, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
An anime about the Japanese version of chess. Not exactly the most exciting premise, but the characters are what sold it to the audience for the first season. 3-Gatsu presents how even the most talented of people can be flawed. And that’s interesting.

Expectations Level: High
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Shokugeki No Souma: San no Sara

Studio: J.C.Staff
Genres: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Premiere Date: Oct 4, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
This series is infamous for its fetish for food. An anime that revolves around chefs trying to make fools out of each other by besting the other with the most erotic quality of eating material anyone has ever seen is enough to make my everyday diet feel lacking. And boobs. Of course there’d be buxom women here.

Expectations Level: Very High
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Osomatsu-san 2

Studio: Studio Pierrot
Genres: Comedy, Parody
Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
An anime whose main characters seriously remind me of NobitaNobi from Doreamon, Osomatsu-san is about six identical siblings with completely different personalities and despite being twenty, they’re completely jobless. Their hijinks revolve around trying to improve their social standing, from finding a job to picking up women. This anime is great to laugh at with characters that we can in no way relate to.

Expectations Level: High
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Evil or Live

Studio: Haoliners Animation League
Genres: Horror
Premiere Date: Oct 11, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
As someone who accesses the net frequently, I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I’m an addict. Well, that’s what Evil or Live is about, “net addiction” and the people who “suffer” them. More than half of the world suffers from this condition to an extent. Taken to a correctional facility that’s little nothing more than a prison, what’s a boy to do to survive?

Expectations Level: Moderate
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Ku Pao Ying Xiong

Studio: No Information
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic
Premiere Date: Sep 2, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
A Chinese anime coming this Fall about chibi girls with blades doing parkour. It may not be your typical anime, but what else could you want? You got a pretty damn interesting premise here already.

Expectations Level: Moderate
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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YuukiYuunawaYuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou

Studio: Studio Gokumi
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life
Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
Another entry into the magical girl genre. This stylish anime with an overly long name too long to memorize is about elementary school girls assigned to fight Vertex, a mysterious enemy attacking a god-tree attacking Shikoku, the only place on Earth still habitable by human beings. This really reminds me of a more serious and darker version of PrismaIllya.

Expectations Level: High
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou

Studio: Millepensee
Genres: Drama, Music
Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
A show about a bunch of cute girls. Not sure what it’s about though since there’s not much information on the net has been passed around, but we get these beautiful young women wearing different outfits enough to make me wanna watch this alone in my room when it releases.

Expectations Level: Very Low
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Code: Realize: Sousei no Himegime

Studio: M.S.C
Genres: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
Another for the ladies. If you’re into cute bishounen pretty boys, then this is the anime for you. The story revolves around Cardia, an amnesiac young woman with a deadly poison residing in her body and as a result is outcasted by others. She meets Arsene Lupin one fateful night and he takes her to London to learn more about her lost memories.

Expectations Level: Low
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Dynamic Chord

Studio: Studio Pierrot, Pierrot Plus
Genres: Music
Premiere Date: Oct 6, 2017
Information Links: MyAnimeList
I’m going to be honest: I have no idea why I placed this on this list. Oh well, we needed something for the ladies. Dynamic Chord is an anime about soulless pretty boys who sold their soul to a music company to play in a rock band so they can get laid every night. Okay, that’s not exactly the premise but unless they suddenly start growing tits because of some freak experiment mid-show, I’m not really interested.

Expectations Level: Very Low
Preview By: Jarren Navarrete

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Overall Sum of Things :

The end-of-the year anime this year is shrouded with more mystery than we had anticipated but hopefully things will look bright at the end. So let us close this year with the last bit of anime until next year’s powerful lineup make its way.