Summer 2021 was an underrated season, with a lot of watched anime being ones that I did not intend on seeing in the beginning. Fall looks even more packed, with highly anticipated adaptations and sequels. These are the ones I’m looking forward to.
The Big Items
Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero Season 3
Finally, after years of waiting, season 3 is here for us Yuuki Yuuna fans. I compare it to Madoka Magica, and for damn good reason, as it it just as tragic yet more heartwarming (as there are actually wins for our heroines). Season 2 finished very definitively, so I’m very curious as to where they will take the story in season 3. Either way, this is a must watch for myself.
Mushoku Tensei Cour 2
The isekai everyone and their mothers and fathers are hype about, it’s only going to get even crazier in the second half of this season. From what I could tell, the 1st cour was actually the chill and relaxing part of this series, and now it’s going to be going steam ahead with the adventure aspect. Rudy ain’t no little kid no more, and is going to become a full fledged overpowered protagonist in his own right, as he should.
86 Cour 2
Good old war, sci-fi mecha anime gets its second cour this fall, and the 1st cour was already fantastic leaving on a cliffhanger. It looks like we got a time skip judging from the poster? And spoiler not spoiler, the characters didn’t actually die lol.
The Art Club has a Problem’s spiritual successor except this is a much more (serious?, mature?, I don’t know) take on a high school art club. The art looks amazing (no pun intended) and it looks like a breath of fresh air with an anime that’s not a CGCDT doing artsy stuff.
A Madhouse x Mappa collaboration, it’s an anime original so I have no idea what to expect. It looks to be sci-fi dystopian themed anime, with characters using the power of music to fight aliens. Really sounds like the Macross series, but it’s made by Mappa and Madhouse and the character design looks really appealing. I’ll probably give this a try, by studio clout alone.
Finally, the adaptation of the horror manga with the MC being able to see the freakiest spirits in existence, but is unable to acknowledge their existence or they will eviscerate her guts. I wouldn’t even call it horror because the characters’ reactions are just comedic, despite the abominations looking actually quite grotesque. It’s more of an episodic style format based on the manga, but there does seem to be a overarching plot forming of why the main character has the abilities she has.
Healing the Soul Anime
Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi
Doga Kobo back at it again with another highly anticipated anime, translated as My Annoying Senpai at Work. The MC is a green haired petite office lady, fresher than the prince of bell air at her job, with an extremely helpful (and muscular) senpai who she just can’t seem to handle. It follows the antics of their everyday office life, as she realizes that her true feelings maybe that she starts to see him more as a senpai and possibly something more. Green haired waifus are a rarity.
When I first saw this poster and PV, it instantly gave me Made in Abyss vibes for better or worse. At the very least, it looks to be much more lighthearted adventure instead of the gore fiesta Made in Abyss was. The world setting is that of an underground world, where a daughter and father seek to find the truth of their world or die trying. A simple premise, but damn if I’m not intrigued by another adventure style anime set in an underground setting. I’m exhausted with adventure anime set in a fantasy realm every time, let’s get some adventure anime in truly exotic worlds and not the cookie cutter castles and dragons thing.
Taishou Otome Otogibanashi
I have heard only great things about this manga, as one of the best romance, comedy slice of life mangas. Another unique thing is it is set in the early 1900s, so essentially a historical romance. I’m not a big fan of historical set anime, but the premise and art style really hooked me in. The main character is a broke boi, aspiring to be a teacher, and is cast aside by his family into the countryside. Until one day, a bride appears on his doorstep, claiming to be sent by family to be his wife. A little unrealistic, but hey cute love stories always start with coincidences.
Puraore! Pride of Orange
By the studio of Journey of Elaina and Hitoribocchi, comes their next CGDCT anime, an anime about ice hockey. Yes, ice hockey. This is certainly a first, and their poster being that of the artist of Bang Dream instantly caught my attention. There’s been a CGDCT anime for every sport, hobby, and star in the sky, but ice hockey hasn’t been touched yet so let’s buckle in and enjoy the ride.
Doga Kobo’s second work this Fall, and an idol anime at that. That is the best combination I’ve ever heard of. It is a mobile game media work, so I’m tempering expectations just a wee smidge.
World’s End Harem
You know why you’re here. I know why I’m here. We all know what we’re here for. Redo of Healer’s spiritual successor is here. A world where all males have died from a mysterious disease, and only 5 males remain. Our MC is one of them, and he is on a quest to find his crush and save his chastity. Oh boy, it’s a trainwreck but I read the entire manga shamelessly and am looking forward to it on the big screen.
That’s it for the Fall Anime 2021 to look out for. Lot of stuff to sift through, and stuff to look forward to.