FALL ANIME 2018 PREVIEW

RESOURCES
AniListANN, CR, MALMoeTron

ON-GOING TITLES
(Bolded: On-Going Coverage)
Baki: NEW GRAPPLER BAKI, BANANA FISH, Black Clover, Captain Tsubasa (2018), Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa
Hugtto! PrecureSatsuriku no TenshiShingeki no Kyojin 3Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS

Excluded FALL 2018 Titles
Himote House, Hoshi no Shima no Nyanko, Jingai-san no Yome,
Kira Kira Happy ★ Hirake! Cocotama, Thunderbolt Fantasy 2, Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu II

Seasonal Announcements!

As we mark our 8th Year Anniversary! We thought it would be nice to try revamping the Seasonal Preview’s presentation, and try something new. So here are a couple of important additions and changes you should be aware of!

SEASONAL PREVIEW CHANGES + ADDITIONS

  • New Font and Layout: Exclusively for the Seasonal Preview, I wanted to create a cleaner and more pragmatic layout. To do so I decided to experiment with the font choice and sizes, as sorting shows by source material.
  • Titles are sorted and compiled by Source Material: To help you get a better idea of the series’ original source/background, we will be sorting the titles by Source Material! (Manga, Novels, Games and Originals) No more confusion on what it’s based on!
  • Team’s Impression REVAMPED: After much discussion, we decided we wanted to try a different approach where the writers will only share their thoughts if they are interested in the show, or have something to say about it. This means there may be sections where there will be no reaction at all. The reason why we decided to try this out is because we all agreed comments like,“Pass,” “no thanks, “omg no” have little to no value in the preview. Our main objective is to help you learn more about our writers and their tastes. 
  • Air Dates (Premiere) will now be listed in JST
  • Simulcasts Premiere Time & Dates Added: This is a bit tricky because companies can be outrageously slow with announcing their lineups. But our objective is to be able to provide you the latest information of who has what title.
  • TV-SHORTS are Excluded

With all the changes and additions, we would appreciate it if you could give us feedback of what you think! Do you like it? Dislike it? Let us know in the comments below!

Readers Request: We were super thrilled to have received such an enthusiastic reception for the Readers Request, including the writers themselves! However due to real life time constraints, this will be an event that will only take place during the Summer season. Titles that have been submitted and not picked up yet are still on the list for anyone else on the team who wants to pick it up the next time we host the event. For the time being, submissions for Readers Request are to remain closed until further notice!

Writers on Hiatus: Aplus, Pandora, Tsuyoku


Source: MANGA

Anima Yell
アニマエール!
Animation Company: Doga Kobo
Source: 4-Koma Manga
Website: http://animayell.com/
Premieres: October 7, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sports, Comedy, School
Synopsis: Kohane Hatoya is a girl who loves to be helpful to others. After she moves from middle school to high school, she becomes fascinated with cheerleading, and she starts a cheerleading club at her high school. Joining Kohane in her cheerleading activities is the experienced Hizume and Kohane’s childhood friend Uki.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Since I am a sports lover, usually check out most sports shows, especially if it’s one we don’t usually see! I am excited to see what this one has in store since it looks really cute and I am totally in for some fluffy sports stories, so bring it on!

Berry: It looks cute. Don’t know if I’ll like it but I can give it a try even though cheerleading isn’t too interesting to me.

Fuzzy: This actually seems incredibly unique, and I’m always a big fan of sports anime that go after sports not typically covered by anime. It also looks absolutely adorable, but cheerleading isn’t my biggest fave! I’ll give it a glance though. 

MoonNyte: I love sport anime and although I’m not a fan of cheerleading and theres the fact I’m not sure if I see myself covering this, I for sure will check it out at least, cute girls and comedy? Sign me up!

Possible Bloggers: Eva, MoonNyte


Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama.
ベルゼブブ嬢のお気に召すまま。
Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Source: Manga
Website: https://beelmama.com/
Premieres: October 10, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Synopsis: Mullin lands his dream job with the demon king he’s always held in awe, but when his tenure begins, it turns out the demon king isn’t quite what he expected. Beelzebub is a hardworking female demon but her dedication to her job is only rivaled by her love for everything fluffy.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I read a bit of this manga, and I absolutely LOVE the pastel palette! It’s really cute, but just I know won’t be able to write about it. I will be watching though!

Oki: I don’t think I will be covering it but I have an absolute approval of this premise. I have to ask myself jokingly “Is…is this heresy?” but there is nothing I can think of that is more adorable than this show and its amazing color palettes. Do you think some people’s versions of hell would be this anime? Gosh, I think this show will be absolutely adorable.

Berry: THIS IS MY AESTHETIC! The pastel colors, the softness of it, it’s just so pleasing to me. I also love very fluffy things so I can relate to the main girl already.

Shadow: I was not expecting what was going on with the synopsis just by looking at the image. I may want to give it a looksie then since I’m always game for a good comedy.

MoonNyte: Can I just say I’m so digging the pastel colors? It’s so pleasing to the eyes, I love it! I have not read the manga yet but I will check this out for sure, it sounds interesting so far and I do love my romance, so I’m looking forward to see where this goes

Possible Bloggers: Shadow


Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.
抱かれたい男1位に脅されています。
Animation Company: CloverWorks
Source: Manga
Website: http://dakaretai-1st.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Synopsis: “I’ll make it so your body’s unable to forget mine.”
Saijou Takato’s 5 year reign as the ‘Most Huggable No. 1’ has been snatched. Stealing his thunder is the newbie actor with a 3-year debut, Azumaya! Towards the stuffy hostile Takato, Azumaya’s sincere sparkling smile starts to become effective. Even as Takato sets his alert level on MAX, Azumaya catches Takato in his shameful drunken state and uses it to blackmail him! In exchange for Azumaya’s silence, Azumaya states, “Please let me hold you…?! Embrace me, who was the Most Huggable No.1?” What the heck is he saying! Includes a large quantity of other high suspense erotic stories.

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Oki: While I’m not generally a yaoi fan, I can say for sure this is just a premise I sincerely love. I don’t think I will cover this because it is not my average genre, but I will be watching just to laugh at the ridiculous and sexy nature of this show. I love it.

MidnightDevont: Ever since laying my eyes on this title when I first skimmed the seasonal preview on Ani-chart, I knew. This, this is for me. I think I made it pretty clear when I covered Junjou Romantica that Yaoi is absolutely my genre. ‘High Suspense Erotic Stories’, i’m probably going to love this. 

Possible Bloggers: MidnightDevont


Fairy Tail (2018)
フェアリーテイル
Animation Company: A-1 Pictures & Bridge
Source: Manga
Website: http://www.fairytail-tv.com/
Premieres: October 7, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen
Synopsis: Final Season of Fairy Tail
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchryoll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: The final season is here! Although I fell behind a bit in the anime seasons, I have finished reading the manga, so I will probably be watching this for the sake of the feels. That being said, I can’t imagine this will be the last we see of Fairy tail, especially since the series just got an official sequel too. (Honestly I don’t know how to feel about it… It feels like a lot of manga series I love have been getting sequels lately…)

Fuzzy: Ahh, Fairy Tail, perhaps it’s been too long since I’ve given you a chance. Good to see that the music is still top notch! I might give it a look since I used to be a big fan of the manga, back in my anime infantile days, but I’m not too sure. 

MoonNyte: Oh snap, it’s here its finally here! I’m excited for it!, I followed the manga almost weekly for years and enjoyed it, that being said, I don’t see myself writing about it, I love this show, dont get me wrong, but I’ll be so focused on whats going on that I won’t be able to properly write about it, you’ll just get freak outs and incoherent sentences lol I will watch for sure though


Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san
ガイコツ書店員本田さん
Animation Company: DLE
Source: Web Manga
Website: http://gaikotsu-honda-anime.com/
Premieres: October 7, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural
Synopsis: The comedy manga’s story centers on a skeleton named Honda who works in a bookstore. Hilarity ensues daily in his work at the shop’s manga counter. 
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Oki: My main hesitation is the art style, I don’t know how it will translate! But I will definitely give it a first glance because of the ridiculously funny PV.

Fuzzy: The premise sounds hilarious and I can already see the wave of spooky skeleton memes that’ll pierce the internet, even if the show is only mediocre. I also love the From the New World music they put into the preview, maybe this’ll be a nice show to fill in the blanks with. 

Shadow: I’m a bit skeptical just judging from the art. It looks super American cartoony. But who knows, maybe it will be hilariously great. I’ll give it a try. Even if the animation is super stiff… But it’s monsters working at a bookstore. How much stranger can one show get?

Possible Bloggers: Oki


Gakuen BASARA
学園BASARA
Animation Company: Brain’s Base
Source: Manga
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/gakuen_basara/
Premieres: October 4, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Comedy, School
Synopsis: The Gakuen Basara school battle comedy parody reimagines the Warring States Era warriors of CAPCOM’s action game franchise as rival students in a modern high school. Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura battle to replace Toyotomi Hideyoshi as the next student council president.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Shadow: This looks and sounds super ridiculous but it also makes me curious to see how it goes. It also kind of reminds me of Hakuouki SSL since these were warriors characters. Sure, I’ll give it a go.

Possible Bloggers: Shadow


Golden Kamuy Season 2
ゴールデンカムイ 2
Animation Company: Geno Studio
Source: Manga
Website: http://kamuy-anime.com/
Premieres: October 8, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Synopsis: The second season of Golden Kamuy.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll, Funimation (Simuldubs)

TEAM IMPRESSION

Berry: I thought the first season started off really great but then got stale after awhile. Maybe it was just me because a lot of people seemed to like Golden Kamuy. I covered the first season and I generally liked it, but I’m not going to blog this season. However, I will be watching it! Gotta get more of that Sugimoto and Asirpa goodness~

Fuzzy: I’m really surprised this got a second season, I knew almost no one who stuck with it till the end. Then again, if Overlord can get three seasons, anything is possible. I’ll probably have to pass on this though. 

 


Gurazeni Season 2
グラゼニ 2
Animation Company: Studio DEEN
Source: Manga
Website: https://www.bs-sptv.com/gurazeni/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sports
Synopsis: The second season of Gurazeni.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

 

 

 

 

 


Hinomaru-Zumou
火ノ丸相撲
Animation Company: GONZO
Source: Manga
Website: http://hinomaru-zumou.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Sports
Synopsis: It is a divine ritual, a martial art, a combat sport—it’s sumo!! A “small” new student, Ushio Hinomaru, appears before the weak little sumo club of Oodachi High School! The words “big” and “heavy” are the rules to this sport, which does not fit this newbie any inch, but this guy goes and does what…!? Ushio and the small sumo club climbs its way to the top! The goal is Hinoshita Kaisan (A title for the highest rank in professional sumo, equivalent of Yokozuna)! A fired up high school sumo tale—no retakes allowed!!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I am not into sumo but I am still going to check it out, haha!

Oki: I am not going to watch this anime but I absolutely must comment: there are some ultimate end games of genres that happen when genres succeed. Sometimes they are ridiculous romance comedies where one of the greatest demons in hell is a beautiful girl obsessed with furry things, but I can say with genuine sincerity that this is what the sports genre created. Are all of you happy with yourselves? I must know if this turns out good or ultimately becomes an atrocity. 

Berry: Honestly I don’t know much of anything about sumo but I’m willing to check this anime out. If it’s a sports show, I’ll more than likely watch it.

Shadow: I’m always down for a good sports anime, but… I’m not sure how I feel about sumo lol. It’s hard to judge just how good this could possibly be from the pv, so I may give it a watch just to satiate my curiosity and if it’s worth to keep up with.

 


Hora, Mimi ga Mieteru yo!
ほら, 耳がみえてるよ!
Animation Company: SAMPLE
Source: Chinese Webcomic
Website:
Premieres: October 3, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Shounen Ai
Synopsis: The anime follows Daisū, a manga creator who grew up in an orphanage, and whose works do not sell very well. Daisū lives each lonely day in boredom, but one day he meets a young man named Myō who has cat ears, and his everyday life completely changes. Myō gets in trouble every day, but for the first time in his life, Daisū’s heart experiences “warmth.” The story follows their everyday comical life together while slowly unraveling the mystery of Myō.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: OH MY GAWD, IT’S SO CUTE!!!!!!!!! How could I not watch this?!

Berry: This looks cute as hell, this might just be one of those feel-good shows.

MidnightDevont: I said it once, i’ll say it again. I’m shounen AI trash. This also looks SUPER cute, i’m gonna at least do a first impression post on it and see if it’s got enough content per-episode to be worth covering full time. The issue is that many slice of life animes don’t have enough to talk about. I’m still really interested, also, cat ears and Shounen AI…I think Loveless is about to sue somebody. 

Possible Bloggers: MidnightDevont


JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze
ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 黄金の風
Animation Company: David Production
Source: Manga
Website: http://jojo-animation.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Supernatural, Mystery
Synopsis: The fifth story arc in the manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. It stars Giorno Giovanna. Giorno is determined to rise to the top of organized crime and become a head gangster in order to help people and make the world a better place. So he joins Passione, an organized crime group that employs many Stand users…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION:

Berry: Okay, so confession time. I read Part 5, and I didn’t like it. I forced myself to finish it and it was kinda torture. Maybe it was because I read through the kinda crappy translations, I don’t know but I just couldn’t get into Vento Aureo. However, I did tell myself that I would check out the anime so I can experience the story again and see if my opinion changes. Also, the animation this time looks amazing and I’m mostly excited to see my faves animated. I’m gonna go into this a little less excited than usual, but I’m just hoping that my opinion about Vento Aureo will change. Probably not the characters, but maybe other stuff about it. Oh, also I hope one day Stone Ocean is going to get an anime too. I have dibs on this since I’ve been covering Jojo but sometimes blogging about Jojo can be a little tough so I’m more than happy to share this with Midnight. It’s nice to have another Jojo fan in the blog! \ o /

MidnightDevont: I was really late into the Jojo fandom, like, I didn’t start to get into the show until Diamond Is Unbreakable was airing. Now i’m neck deep in and super hype, I know there are default coverage rights to this since Berry covered Diamond is Unbreakable and the previous parts before that. Still, if Berry is not interested in covering part 5 for whatever reasons. I am 100% on board for taking this up, if not, be sure I’ll be watching it every week. 

Possible Bloggers: MidnightDevont, Berry


Karakuri Circus
からくりサーカス
Animation Company: Studio VOLN
Source: Manga
Website: https://karakuri-anime.com/
Premieres: October 2018 (JST)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Synopsis: Masaru Saiga is a fifth-grade boy who aims to become a puppeteer. After Sadayoshi Saiga — the CEO of the giant home telephone maker Saiga and Masaru’s father — passes away, Masaru inherits 18 billion yen. Masaru is targeted for his wealth, and is saved by two people. Narumi Katō is a man who has studied Kung-Fu and has a weird illness called “Zonapha Syndrome,” and Shirogane is a silver-haired woman who controls the puppet “Arurukan” (Harlequin). Together, Masaru, Narumi, and Shirogane get thrown into various conspiracies by those who would try to steal Masaru’s fortune.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Amazon Prime Video

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Ooooooooh acrobats and action with mystery, and it looks wicked?! I will give this one a shot!

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet
寄宿学校のジュリエット
Animation Company: LIDEN FILMS
Source: Manga
Website: http://juliet-anime.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Synopsis: Grigio Academy Boarding School. The students that attend this school come from two countries, and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are leaders of rival dorms, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a secret from their dorm mates or else bad things will happen to them.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Amazon Prime Video

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I read this manga about 6 months ago! It’s a pretty funny spoof of Romeo and Juliet, but it gets repetitive so I quickly grew bored of it. But perhaps it might be bit more fun to watch as twelve episodes? Might as well give it a shot.

Berry: The poster makes it look like a harem but it looks like a cute show that could be fun. It’s always fun to see different takes on Romeo and Juliet because I just don’t like the original play at all.

Shadow: Nisekoi…? Jk, it looks interesting for the most part. I may want to give it a look since I’m always down to watch a fun romance.

Possible Bloggers:


Kitsune no Koe
狐狸の声
Animation Company: Yumeta Company
Source: *Manhua
Website: http://kitsune-no-koe.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Music
Synopsis: Hu Li is a poor but talented high school boy. He is a “ghost” singer/songwriter for the popular and narcissistic boy idol Kong Que, who is very handsome but can barely sing. Hu always wears a fox mask to hide his large facial scar caused by a traffic accident. He also uses a screen name “Mr. Fox” to publish his music online.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: It’s music, of course I am going to check this out! But man Idolish7 set the bar for me, so I am kind of nervous hahaha!

Possible Bloggers: Eva

 


Radiant
ラディアン
Animation Company: Lerche
Source: *French Comic
Website: http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/radiant/
Premieres: October 6, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Synopsis: Seth is a boy who seeks to become a great magician, and a group of witches who seek to travel to the Radiant. Radiant is a mythical land that spawns monsters called “Néméses” which fall to the world from the sky. While traveling, they are also hunted by The Inquisition.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I find it quite exciting how we are starting to see more and more adaptions of stories from outside of Japan. It makes me excited for what the future holds. I’m willing to check this out to see how it is! 

Fuzzy: I like the preview, and it sorta seems like it’ll fill the fantasy itch I’ve been feeling. Correction, adventurous and good fantasy itch, sorta like One Piece? I’ll give it a whirl. 

Shadow: I went to a panel for the screenwriter of this show (who also did screenwriting for my personal favorite, Assassination Classroom) at CRX so I actually want to give this a try. It looks like a typical shounen series, but maybe it’ll surprise me. I’m trusting you Lerche!

Possible Bloggers: Eva, Shadow, Fuzzy


Souten no Ken: REGENESIS (2nd Cour)
蒼天の拳REGENESIS 2
Animation Company: POLYGON PICTURES
Source: Manga
Website: http://www.souten-regenesis.com/
Premieres: October 1, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action
Synopsis: The second cour of Souten no Ken: REGENESIS.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

 

 

 

 

 


Tokyo Ghoul:re (2nd Cour)
東京喰種-トーキョーグール-:re
Animation Company: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Website: http://www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul/
Premieres: October 9, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural
Synopsis: The second cour of Tokyo Ghoul:re.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Funimation (Simuldubs)

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I should really get around and read manga, because I see it everywhere and all the time, and it looks so freaking good. I wonder if THAT is going to happen this season. You guys know what I am talking about, when it happened it was all I saw on Tumblr, LOLOLOLOL.
You lucky bastards. They better do that scene justice!!!!!!

Oki: I am definitely happy to sit in on this one and watch it! I love the confusing mess but delicious story this manga became before its ending, and I’m happy to take up the torch if need be!

Possible Bloggers: Oki


Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
となりの吸血鬼さん
Animation Company: Studio Gokumi & AXsiZ
Source: 4-koma Manga
Website: http://kyuketsukisan-anime.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Slice of Life
Synopsis: Due to a strange incident, Akari Amano is rescued by a vampire girl named Sophie Twilight, and Akari becomes interested in her.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I too really want to know why Amano was rescued by a vampire! It looks like it’s just the right about balance of cuteness, comedy and moe blob for me, so I will probably watch this.

 

 


Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!
うちのメイドがウザすぎる!
Animation Company: Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Website: http://uzamaid.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Shoujo Ai
Synopsis: Having lost her mother at a young age, Misha Takanashi, a second grader with Russian blood, now lives with her Japanese father. Tsubame Kamoi, formerly a Self‐Defense Force officer, comes to the Takanashi household as a housekeeper. This is a home comedy where Kamoi, a hardcore lolicon, attempts to get near Misha as she tries to fight against her.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Oki: I’m going to step out on this one while saying something important: I am tired of borderline pedophilia being seen as a ‘cute’ comedy trope? It’s absolutely disgusting. No thank you. If this was a male character we would be losing our minds! 

 


Yagate Kimi ni Naru
やがて君になる
Animation Company: TROYCA
Source: Manga
Website: http://yagakimi.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Shoujo Ai
Synopsis: Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she’s inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself, has her shoujo romance finally begun?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: HIDIVE

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: If this is going to be fluffy shougo-ai, then give it to me.

Berry: This looks so soft and lovely. I’ve never seen past shoujo-ais because they’ve all been trashy and problematic. But this just looks like a sweet romance and it’s caught my attention.

MidnightDevont: I’m also super into Shoujo AI. Once again though, this is a slice of life. So It’s one of those things where I’ll have to take a look at it and see how much I have to say. I’ll at least put myself down for a possible. 

Possible Bloggers: Eva, MidnightDevont, Berry


Source: NOVELS

Goblin Slayer 
ゴブリンスレイヤー
Animation Company: White Fox
Source: Light Novel
Website: http://ga.sbcr.jp/sp/goblin_slayer
Premieres: October 6,2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Synopsis: A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue–a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I have read a bit of the novel, but it’s not my taste. The first chapter or so (to my memory) is outright horrific and disturbing to read. That being said I would say this is probably the most hyped show of the season (or tied with SAO, it’s a hot title).

Berry: So this is one where I’ve seen lots of hype around and the PV (besides the weird boob part) made the show look awesome. The design of the Goblin Slayer is badass so I want to see what this show is about!

Fuzzy: I’m a huge fan of the manga although it releases only once a month. A definite must watch from me!

Possible Bloggers: Berry, Fuzzy


Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru
風が強く吹いている
Animation Company: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Website: http://kazetsuyo-anime.com/
Premieres: October 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sports
Synopsis: Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment “Chikuseisou” where he plans to team up with fellow residents to enter Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan. Kakeru soon finds out that all of the residents except for Haiji and himself are complete novices.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I am definitely interested in its premise and mature characters, (hurray for university students!) so I really want to give it a shot

Berry: Another sports anime, so another one to check out. I hope this is a better running anime than Prince of Stride.

Shadow: Anything made by Production IG has great potential, not to mention the main guy I see looks very Kageyama-like, so I’m willing to give it a looksie.

MoonNyte: For one second I thought this was a Haikyuu spin off because I saw Kageyama, but after reading the synopsis, I see that its just his twin brother from another universe lol. It’s sports so I’m already excited about this and the fact we get some mature characters in this is a niiiice bonus for me. I’ll give it a shot

Possible Bloggers: Eva, MoonNyte


Ore ga Suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Imouto ja Nai
俺が好きなのは妹だけど妹じゃない
Animation Company: NAZ
Source: Light Novel
Website: http://imo-imo.jp/
Premieres: October 10, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Synopsis: Suzuka Nagami is a beautiful third-year middle school student who has excellent grades and is the student council president. She wrote a novel about a little sister who dotes on her older brother, and the the novel wins a light novel award. After they discuss the matter, Yuu is the one who debuts as a proxy light novel author instead of Suzuka, under the pen name Chikai Towano.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Look I know it says romance, but I’m not feeling this one. I’ll watch the first episode anyways, but I’m not really expecting much. I’d be happy to see it prove me wrong though.

MoonNyte: I honestly am not feeling this one either, even though I love romance and am a sucker for it, not having a good feeling about it and I’m not sure why? It could be because of the novel the girl wrote? To me that novel sounded too typical and boring so that could have thrown me off, however I’ll give it an episode as well to see what happens. Like Eva, im hoping it proves me wrong because I have been horribly wrong before

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai
青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない
Animation Company: CloverWorks
Source: Light Novel
Website: http://ao-buta.com/
Premieres: October 4, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Romance
Synopsis: There’s a rumor about a mysterious phenomenon call “puberty syndrome.” For example, Sakuta Azusagawa is a high school student who suddenly sees a bunny girl appear in front of him. The girl is actually a girl named Mai Sakurajima, who is Sakuta’s upperclassman who is also a famous actress who has gone on hiatus from the entertainment industry. For some reason, the people around Mai cannot see her bunny-girl figure. Sakuta sets out to solve this mystery, and has he spends time with Mai, he learns her secret feelings. Other heroines who have “puberty syndrome” start to appear in front of Sakuta.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

 

 

 


Sword Art Online: Alicization (Season 3)
ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション
Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light Novel
Website: http://www.swordart-online.net/alicization/
Premieres: October 6, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Synopsis: The third season of Sword Art Online.
“Underworld” … the world that could outstrip even “SAO.”
Residents are NPCs who are just like humans.
Kirito wanders into and gets lost in “Underground.”
He and his new friends struggle to escape as they unravel the secrets of this new virtual world….

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Damn this is gorgeous. It looks like they kicked the quality up a notch! Also I have heard of many great things about this arc, so I am actually tempted to watch it! Maybe I’ll do a speed run with the books for this, I am more inclined to read the “updated” version since I heard it’s a lot better and more fleshed out, though i could just rewatch the anime (I watched Season 1 and a bit of S2 Gungale Online, wait did I finish that? I can’t remember, I’m pretttyyy sure I did…) Ah whatever, as long as I am up to date with what’s going on in the series, I will definitely consider covering this.

Oki: Look man I’m trash and I am here for this trash and if it turns out to be not good, I will just die for the animation. I’m in for this crap! 

MidnightDevont: This looks gorgeous honestly, the only thing really holding me back from wanting to take a look at this is the fact I haven’t watched season 2. Does anyone know if this can be watched without having seen season two of the show? I’ve also heard really great things about this arc and I genuinely enjoyed the first season [at least for the actual Sword Art part of it]. I’ll have to look more into this, but i’ll probably be checking it out at the very least. 

Fuzzy: As everyone has mentioned, this new season of SAO looks gorgeous! I’ve been an SAO hater just as much as I’ve loved it, and I’ll continue to do so until it ends. Definitely giving it a whirl! 

Shadow: As much as I’ve grown to detest Sword Art Online, I’ll give it a chance. People keep saying it’s the best part of the novel series, so guess I should watch to garner my own opinion of it.

MoonNyte: This looks so gorgeous! everyone said this already but it’s true! The quality looks amazing and I enjoyed the two previous seasons personally so I’m all for it. If it ends up crap I’ll still watch it, if nothing else but to enjoy the beautiful animation~

Possible Bloggers: Eva, Oki, Fuzzy, MoonNyte


Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
転生したらスライムだった件
Animation Company: 8-bit
Source: Light Novel
Website: http://www.ten-sura.com/
Premieres: October 1, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Synopsis: Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm…as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll, Funimation (Simuldubs)

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I am not a huge fan of the “reincarnation” trend, but this is one of the few series I have already read (at least the first volume, licensed by Yenpress) and enjoyed. The protagonist is actually quite funny. I don’t think I would be able to cover it, but I will definitely be watching!

…Wait what the heck? Nobody else is interested?!

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Toaru Majutsu no Index III (Season 3)
とある魔術の禁書目録III
Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Source: Novel
Website: http://toaru-project.com/
Premieres: October 5, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Synopsis: The third season of Toaru Majutsu no Index.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I think the joke here, is after all these years, I am further along with the novel than I am with the anime. I really should get around to watching it…. I don’t know why I put it off for so long. Hahaha… *sweats nervously*

Shadow: I haven’t even gotten through the first season. But if Misaka has a big role in this season, I may just take a look despite not finishing the last few seasons… Heh…

 


Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudou-bu
ツルネ-風舞高校弓道部-
Animation Company: Kyoto Animation
Source: Novel
Website: http://tsurune.com/
Premieres: October 14,2018 (JST)
Genre: Sport
Synopsis: Minato played Japanese archery in middle school, but after a certain incident, he ran away from the sport. In high school, Minato meets new friends, and together as part of their school’s archery club they aim to win the prefectural tournament.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I don’t know about you, but I am glad that it’s Kyoto Animation producing this series, it’s just the feeling I get. They always do a good job of capturing the mood. Oh yeah I am watching this, but I am not sure if I will cover this since sports shows can be a tricky for me.

Oki: I have given sports anime shit for years, I literally have been laughing about the sumo anime since I heard about it, but I am here for archery? Shit, I’m going to eat crow and put my name on this because archery is so good.

Berry: Same as Eva, I can’t write about sports anime but this also looks interesting. You know, I wish archery was more popular here in the West. If my school had an archery team, I would have joined in a heartbeat.

MoonNyte: Again its a sport so i’m already gonna watch it but, while I’m not sure if I’ll write about it, I’m definitely curious about it. Archery has always made me curious to at least learn the rules about it and the few times I saw it in anime, I was always fascinated by it. 

Possible Bloggers: Eva, Oki


Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc to Renkin no Kishi
ユリシーズ ジャンヌ・ダルクと錬金の騎士
Animation Company: SAMPLE
Source: Novel
Website: http://ulysses-anime.jp/
Premieres: October 7, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Synopsis: Story takes place in 15th-century France, during the Hundred Years’ War with England. Montmorency, the son of a noble, immerses himself in the study of magic and alchemy at a school for knights. However, after France’s defeat at Agincourt, the school is disbanded and Montmorency is forced to flee. While on the run he meets a miraculous village girl named Jeanne.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

 

 

Source: GAMES

Akanesasu Shoujo
あかねさす少女
Animation Company: Dandelion Animation Studio & Jūmonji
Source: MOBAGE
Website: http://akanesasushojo.com/
Premieres: October 1, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sci-Fic
Synopsis: A group of girls living in a small city gather to enact a ritual. They are the “Crystal Radio Research Society”. The sweet and cheery Asuka Tsuchimiya brought this group together with her friends from school. The ritual was merely an urban legend, but events coalesce and what started as play becomes much more… 
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: HIDIVE –  October 1, 11:30 UTC 

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: I definitely feel like I need to watch the first episode to properly get a grasp on what kind of show this is going to be. The premise is makes me curious, so hopefully it will be good!

Berry: I was about to write this off, but the second part of the PV gave me serious Yuki Yuna vibes. So this looks like it could be a good one if it takes a more serious turn!

Possible Bloggers:


Bakutsuri Bar Hunter
爆釣バーハンター
Animation Company: Toei Animation
Source: Videogame
Website: http://bbh.b-boys.jp/
Premieres: October 2018 (JST)
Genre: Kids, Adventure
Synopsis: Totta loves to fish. One day a bar soul named Potepen appears from the barcode on Totta’s bag of potato chips. Together, Totta and Potepen use a special “Bakutsuri” bar rod item to fish for other bar souls.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

 

 

 

 


BAKUMATSU
BAKUMATSU ~恋愛幕末カレシ 外伝~ 
Animation Company: Studio DEEN
Source: MOBAGE
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/BAKUMATSU/
Premieres: October 4, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sci-fic, Action, Adventure, Historical
Synopsis: In the original game’s story, the heroine is in Kyoto for sightseeing when she receives a mysterious pocket watch from a man. The heroine wears the watch and passes through a shrine’s torii gate, and she is transported to “another” Bakumatsu era 150 years ago during the final years of the Edo period. The heroine must then try to find a way back home to the present. *Look for more accurate summary for the adaption*
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Okay so this is a weird one. Initially when I first watched the PV, I wondered where the heroine was, so I decided to check the website… And apparently she doesn’t exist (unless it’s supposed to be the audience…which I am NOT a fan of). After looking into it some more, I learned that even though this is based off a romance MOBAGE, for some reason, they decided to deviate away from the romance. So unless they actually intend to focus on the characters and their stories, it pretty much killed my interest.

Shadow: I feel like I’m being way too picky with the art while watching these pv’s, but it bothers me that the sky is green. I don’t know why. The animation doesn’t look that great from that one fight they showcased and the designs of the characters look a tad boring. It looks like it’s supposed to be a harem type show, but the heroine doesn’t exist???

 


CONCEPTION
Animation Company: GONZO
Source: Video Game
Website: http://conception-anime.com/
Premieres: October 10 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Synopsis: Itsuki Yūge is a high school student who finds out on the day of his graduation ceremony that his cousin and childhood friend Mahiru is pregnant. Immediately afterward, Itsuki and Mahiru are taken to a magical world called Granvania, which is currently being invaded by monsters. The only people who can fight and exorcise the monsters are the “Star Children,” and the Star Children can only be produced by the 12 “Star Maidens.” In order to defeat the monsters and return to his own world, Itsuki must father the Star Children with the Maidens.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Honestly I’m shocked. This game is so old now… I never played the first one, but I have played the demo of second one and I couldn’t stop laughing by how ridiculous it was.

Shadow: I honestly couldn’t help go “WHAAAT?!” after reading the synopsis for this. This just sounds so bizarre and yet I’m oddly curious about it???


Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2
逆転裁判 ~その『真実』、異議あり!~ Season2
Animation Company: CloverWorks
Source: Video Game
Website: http://www.ytv.co.jp/animegyakuten/
Premieres: October 6, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Synopsis: The second season of Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll, Funimation (Simuldubs)

TEAM IMPRESSION

Oki: I feel very similarly to Midnight in that much of the American changes are what makes Ace Attorney such a beloved game. I couldn’t review the first season for very long when it was pure Japanese and I can’t really seem to do that. 

MidnightDevont: I love the Gyakuten Saiban games a lot, but as a American I am super used to the Americanized names and the puns surrounding them. I tried watching the first anime when it originally aired and even with the subtitles that went out of their way to use the American names it was just too strange for me. I heard there will be a simuldub for this, so I plan to marathon the dub and then watch that but unfortunately, simuldubs lag behind so I won’t be able to cover this. 

MoonNyte: I haven’t seen the first season all the way through it, to be honest I just watched my favorite cases from the game, and I feel like I’ll do the same on this season as well, I enjoy the game a lot, good humor, and the character freak outs are a good show in itself when caught in a lie but, will I watch? HECK YEAH I WILL! I can’t wait to see the cases involving the evil snake lady Dahlia Hawthorn, shes such an evil genius, I can’t wait!


Hangyaku-sei Million Arthur
叛逆性ミリオンアーサー
Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Source: MMORPG
Website: http://hangyakusei-anime.com/
Premieres: October 25, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Synopsis: Based on Square Enix’s massively multi-player online role-playing game.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Wow Square Enix’s games are getting a lot of adaptions as of the late… I’m curious to see what the storyline will be.

Fuzzy: I like the character designs, but the PV doesn’t really tell me much. I’ll give it a look, but definitely not blogging it. 

 

 


Inazuma Eleven: Orion no Kokuin
イナズマイレブン オリオンの刻印こくいん
Animation Company: OLM
Source: Video Game
Website:
Premieres: October 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sports
Synopsis: The Japanese national football team, “Inazuma Japan”, is finally unveiled! Among them, names like Asuto Inamori, Ryouhei Haizaki, Yuuma Nosaka. Elite players from different schools oppose each other. Joined again by a new teammate, Mitsuru Ichihoshi, who has played at a club abroad, the national team leaves Japan to fight the world. But what awaits them exceeds all their expectations: The plot of mysterious players “Orion Disciples”, betrayals, conflicts. The world junior football championship, FFI (Football Frontier International), is about to start.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

 

 

 


Ingress
イングレス
Animation Company: Craftar
Source: MOBAGE
Website: http://ingressanime.com/
Premieres: October 18, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Synopsis: This world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake, and you must choose a side. A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us. “The Enlightened” seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us. “The Resistance” struggle to defend, and protect what’s left of our humanity.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Netflix

TEAM IMPRESSION

MidnightDevont: Is anyone else getting some intense Psycho-Pass vibes from the promo art? Just me? Anyway, I kind of wish there was a PV. I’m pretty interested I might cover-….FRACKING NETFLIX! Cool, if nobody else covers it i’ll marathon it when Netflix puts it out and do a general review of the series. -screams internally at Netflix-

Fuzzy: Another Netflix show that sorta reminds me of B the Beginning, it looks interesting enough and I’m looking forward to watching it! Not too sure if it’s a hidden gem though, it sorta seems like it can easily bite off more than it can chew.

 


Ken En Ken: Aoki Kagayaki
軒轅剣 蒼き曜 
Animation Company: Studio DEEN
Source: Video Game
Website: http://xuanyuansword.net/index
Premieres: October 1, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic
Synopsis: A long-running RPG series developed by Taiwan’s DOMO Studio that is set in a magical and mystical version of ancient China, is being adapted into a TV anime
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll


Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo
メルクストーリア – 無気力少年と瓶の中の少女 –
Animation Company: Encourage Films
Source: MOBAGE
Website: http://mercstoria.happyelements.co.jp/
Premieres: October 2018 (JST)
Genre: Fantasy
Synopsis: Synopsis: The fantasy strategy role-playing game is set in a world where humans and monsters co-exist. In the main story, a boy apprentice “Yujutsushi”, with the power to heal those who clash, embarks on a journey to restore the memories of his friend Merc, a girl trapped in a bottle.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: TBA

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Oh gosh this looks so cuteeeeeeee!!!! Ah I don’t know if I’ll be able to write about it, but I will definitely take a look so see if it’s a contender!

Berry: Oh my god this looks so precious! It looks wholesome enough. Not sure if I’d be able to talk about it. I would probably gush about how cute it is over and over anyway.

Shadow: I may give this a watch since judging from the pv, it looks pretty fun and aesthetically pleasing visually.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Senran Kagura SHINOVI MASTER -Tokyo Youma-hen- (Season 2)
閃乱カグラ SHINOVI MASTER -東京妖魔篇-
Animation Company: TNK
Source: Video Game
Website: http://senran2.tv/
Premieres: October 12th, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi
Synopsis: The second season of Senran Kagura.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

 

 

 

 

 


Sora to Umi no Aida
ソラとウミのアイダ
Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Source: MOBAGE
Website: http://soraumi-anime.com/
Premieres: October 3, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Synopsis: In the future in Onomichi, Hiroshima fish disappear from the sea around the world and only whales live in the ocean. The Ministry of Fishery decides to set up giant experimental Universe Fish Tanks in space. The Onomichi Universe Fishery Union is established and begins to train space fishermen. Female fishermen are in demand due to the strengthening of an equal employment law for men and women. Six new female space fishermen are selected, and the story centers on supporting their growth.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Uhhhhhhhhh…. I’m not really sure how to react to the concept, but… the premise still kind of intrigues me????? This is a weird one.

Berry: I’m not sure about this one? It kind of looks interesting but the premise is so weird and I’m not too crazy about the character designs but I think this may be something I’ll check out.

Fuzzy: I am oddly intrigued by the idea of space fishing. I’ll take it!

Possible Bloggers: Fuzzy


Source: ORIGINAL

DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & Kirill
DOUBLE DECKER! ダグ&キリル
Animation Company: SAMPLE
Source: Original
Website: http://dabudeka.com/
Premieres: September 30, 2018 (JST)
Genre: In the city state of Lisvalletta, the citizens live peaceful lives by day while crime and illegal drugs permeate the area at night. A highly lethal drug “Anthem” has taken hold and the SEVEN-O Special Crime Investigation Unit is tasked with stopping it. Members of the unit operate in groups of two called the “Double Decker System.” Doug Billingham is a seasoned investigator, and joining him is Kirill Vrubel, whose abilities are mysterious and unknown.
Synopsis:
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll – 8am PST | Funimation (Simuldubs)

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Oooooohhh, it’s not the Tiger & Bunny sequel I had hoped for, but damn I love its universe, so even though we are with a set of new characters, as a Tiger & Bunny fan, I am definitely going to check this out! Unfortunately it slipped past my radar how Crunchyroll released the first episode on September 2nd, and I only found out about this on the 8th. I will take a look and if I like it, I’ll release my First Impression on September 30th since I didn’t catch it on time.

Oki: Someone said Tiger and Bunny so yeah, I’m here for that.

MidnightDevont: This sounds amazing. I also greatly enjoyed Tiger & Bunny, if it’s in the same universe I am most definitely interested in checking it out. The premise is super interesting, I am not 100% sure about covering it, but i’ll toss my name into the ring. 

Shadow: Oooooh! I didn’t realize this was set in the same world as T&B. I may have to take a look at it if that’s the case.

Possible Bloggers: Eva, MidnightDevont, Oki


Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara
色づく世界の明日から
Animation Company: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Website: http://iroduku.jp/
Premieres: October 6, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Magic
Synopsis: In Nagasaki, a descendant of mages, 17-year-old Hitomi lost her sense of color at a young age and grew up lacking emotion. Her grandmother Kohaku, a great mage, sends Hitomi to the past, to the year 2018. There, she spends time with a 17-year-old Kohaku and friends from club activities.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Amazon Prime Video

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: P.A. Works tend to be a hit or miss for me, but I really do hope this one will be a hit because the story sounds like something I would enjoy, so I would like to see where it goes! 

Berry: This show definitely caught my eye. The premise itself is interesting and made it sound like it’d be an emotional show, and the beauty of the PVs made it even better. P.A. Works originals can be hit or miss, but I have hope that this will be a good one.

MidnightDevont: This looks visually stunning! Oh my gosh, the key art is pretty, the pv is amazing. I love everything about this, the story is super cute sounding as well. I kind of really love magic and time travel. I adore just about everything in this, so i’ll check it out for sure! 

Shadow: I wasn’t sure about giving this a look at first, but after watching the PV, it looks absolutely gorgeous! The backgrounds, the effects, the animation, everything looks really stunning so far. So, I’ll give it a watch. Not sure if I’ll blog about it, but maybe. We’ll see.

Possible Bloggers: Eva, Shadow, MidnightDevont, Berry


RELEASE THE SPYCE
Animation Company: SAMPLE
Source: Original
Website: https://releasethespyce.jp/
Premieres: October 6, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, 
Synopsis: A lone high school girl named Momo attends a high school in the city of Sorasaki. Unbeknownst to everyone, Momo is an agent who works for the private intelligence agency Tsukikage, that protects the city and its people. Under the tutelage of her senior Yuki, and her other friends, they keep the peace in the city.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: HIDIVE

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Haha! When I first read the synopisis, the first thing that crossed my mind was Totally Spies! It  looks like something I would enjoy so I will give it a whirl! Also can we all take a moment to appreciate the editor of PV 1, it was so well put together!!!!

Berry: The outfits are stupid but it looks cool. Princess Principal was the only other spy show that I’ve seen and I liked it so I’d like to see how they handle this all-female spy show this time. Also, the music was awesome.

 


RErideD: Koku Koe no Derrida
RErideD-刻越えのデリダ-
Animation Company: Geek Toys
Source: Original
Website: http://rerided.com/
Premieres: October 3, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Sci-fic
Synopsis: In the year 2050, a young engineer named Derrida Yvain is famous thanks to his invention, “Autonomous Machine DZ”. However, Derrida and his co-worker Nathan discover a flaw in DZ and attempt to report it to their boss at Rebuild, a manufacturing company. Their observations are ignored and the next day, unknown forces attack them. Derrida escapes inside a cold sleep machine but doesn’t awaken for a whole decade. He awakens to find the world ravaged by a war fought by his inventions. He decides to seek out Nathan’s daughter Mage and protect her at all costs.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Crunchyroll – September 22nd, 2018: Saturdays, 7:30 a.m PDT | 10:30am EDT

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: The PV is quite exciting to watch, and I am intrigued! Count me in, I’ll give it a shot!

Oki: This entire premise sounds like my jam, I love the concept of time travel and the characters sound like they’ll be engaging. 

Fuzzy: I really like the premise and I’ll probably give it a try! The PV is quite nice too. Not sure why it reminds me of Steins; Gate. 

Shadow: Huh… the PV makes the series looking pretty interesting. I’ll probably give it a watch.

Possible Bloggers: Eva, Oki


SSSS.GRIDMAN
Animation Company: Studio Trigger
Source: Original
Website:
Premieres: October 6, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Mecha
Synopsis: Yuta Hibiki awakens with amnesia and the ability see things that others cannot. He first encounters a Gridman in the reflection of his friend Rikka Takarada’s computer and it tells him to “Remember his calling,” but Yuta doesn’t understand what this means. Later, in the distance, he sees an extremely large monster but it doesn’t move. It’s only when Yuta gets to school that the two sightings make sense: a monster attacks and the hero Yuta saw in the computer screen pulls him within the computer and transforms Yuta into a giant hero named Gridman.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Simulcast: Funimation (Simuldubs)

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Ooof, I don’t know man. After covering Darling in the Franxx, I kind of want to take a step back from TRIGGER for a bit. Yet the same time I am tempted to check it out… So even if I do like it, I’ll probably just pass up on throwing my name in the ring.

Oki: So I didn’t get to cover Darling in the Franxx and I am all here for mecha sci fi and Studio Trigger so yeah boy, my name is going down! 

MidnightDevont: I was going to step out the minute I saw ‘mecha’, but then I saw the Studio Trigger name attached to it and I went to myself “damn it.” quietly under my breathe, and placed my name under the possible bloggers.

Shadow: After watching Kiznaiver, I’ve become more open to watching Trigger stuff (even if I did drop Darling in the Franxx halfway oops) I’m wondering what they’ll bring for this new installment. This looks like a series I’d rather just watch and not blog about.

Possible Bloggers: MidnightDevont, Oki


Zombieland Saga
ゾンビランドサガ
Animation Company: MAPPA
Source: Original
Website: https://zombielandsaga.com/#index
Premieres: October 4, 2018 (JST)
Genre: Supernatural, Horror
Synopsis: The usual mornings. The usual music. The usual self. For seven girls, a peaceful life was all of a sudden destroyed. All at the hands of zombies, dead things that somehow remained moving. Now they step into a new world, whether they liked it or not. A “zombieworld” that represented both the best and the worst. The seven girls had only one wish: “We want to live.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 | EXTRA
Simulcast: Crunchyroll

TEAM IMPRESSION

Eva: Saving the best for last eh? And LOL this PV. I absolutely cannot handle zombies and horror, so I’m going to have to wait it out and see what becomes of this. It looks like it’s going to be comedy to some extent because it had me cracking up by the end of the PV. I also heard this isn’t going to be your typical zombie apocalypse, so there’s that too anticipate as well!

Oki: Zombies! I love Zombies! I love all zombie media and I’m trash, I loved Gakkou Gurashi and there is something amazingly cathartic about watching small anime ladies beat up zombies. You beat them up, my new waifus! 

Berry: I’m also not a fan of zombies but this also reminds me of Gakkou Gurashi. Even though Happy Sugar Life has seeped my life energy, I’m always up for a horror. Though I’m not sure what kind of tone this one will have. Horror, comedy, both? Who knows but the PV made it exciting!

MidnightDevont: This is another one I saw and the moment I saw it I knew, I had to watch it. I used to be horrified of zombies, then I watched High School of the Dead and it desensitized me somehow? It’s a weird thought process, but looking at this I remembered fondly the last time I saw cute girls and zombies on a seasonal preview and that’s when I discovered one of my all time favorite manga’s in School Live. I can’t say if this will be similar or completely different, i’m hyped for it either way. 

Shadow: Zombies are one of the monsters I’m most terrified of and considering I’m a baby when it comes to horror…

Possible Bloggers: MidnightDevont, Berry, Oki


Overall Thoughts

Eva: There are a handful of shows that caught my attention, but I am not particularly excited for any of them (except for maybe Double Decker, but I am being cautiously optimistic since I don’t want to set my expectations too high!). So I hope I will be able to encounter a hidden gems or two, those are always fun to cover! As for the titles that pipe my interest, Anima Yell, Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou and Kyuudou-bu and Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru, DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & KirillYagate Kimi ni Naru, Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara, and RErideD: Koku Koe no Derrida. Sword Art Online: Alicization is the potential wildcard pick of the season varying on how far I get with either the books or anime, which way I figure it best to catch up to the series with. But if can’t catchup or can’t get into it, I won’t cover it. The rest, are a bunch I will need to sift through to see if there’s something more than meets the eye. However this season I will be taking classes, so I may have to pass on the show like Double Decker!! because it might conflict with my schedule. I might only pick up one or two, since I am still covering Hugtto! Precure, and Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS.

Oki: MAN am I excited for next season. I wasn’t expecting to feel interested in Sword Art Online but the art was so captivating I can’t wait to at least check it out. Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san is one of the shows I feel uncertain about being a comedy while the other is Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudou-bu because I typically don’t watch sports, but everything else sounds like its right up my alley. I can’t believe I actually get to cover Tokyo Ghoul Re, Double Decker and RErideR look great, where SSSS Gridman and Zombieland Saga have me completely stoked because I am mecha and zombie trash! When was the last time I got the chance to check out so many great anime??? Not recently enough. Unfgh. I can’t wait for this season to start!

Berry: At first I had thought the Fall season looked boring. It’s not the best season but it’s looking better than I thought. Checking out the PVs really help thank goodness. Also I’m glad that there’s a lot of sports anime this season so that’s awesome. There are a bit that have caught my attention but the ones I want to really check out are Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo (of course), Yagate Kimi ni Naru, Goblin Slayer, Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara, and Zombieland Saga. Of course there can be shows that could be a surprise and might warrant at least a quick look like Akanesasu Shoujo, but I’ll see.

MidnightDevont: I always walk into this seasonal previews THINKING I have an idea of what I want to cover from looking at Ani-chart, then I go over everything and find three or four shows that I wasn’t expecting and then accidentally overload myself during the season. I’m going to try hard to avoid doing that this season, so even though I ended up tossing my name down for more then I originally intended I probably won’t pick them all up just for my own sanity. Though that being said, there is a ton i’m super hyped for and three shows I really don’t want to budge on the idea of covering.

I’ll be checking out Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu for sure! That is probably one of the shows I am most hyped for this season. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze is going to depend on Berry and where they stand on covering it, i’ll be watching for sure though! Lastly, the third top one i’m super hyped for is Zombieland Saga! DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & Kirill, Hora, Mimi ga Mieteru yo!, Yagate Kimi ni Naru, Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara and SSSS.GRIDMAN all fall a little lower on the priority list. I’ll also be continuing coverage of AoT season 3 into the next season, wrapping up Satsuriku no Tenshi, and still be covering Banana Fish. So sadly I won’t be able to pick up all the new shows I want to cover or i’d go mad, or my hands would fall off, whichever happened first..

Fuzzy: With the release of the Goblin Slayer anime, along with the long hyped Sword Art Online Alicization, the upcoming season doesn’t seem to disappoint at all. There’s an interesting selection of sports anime and an equally great group of comedy and romance. While I’ll definitely keep up with the mecha giant that is Trigger’s SSSS. Gridman, I’ll also be watching Zombieland Saga and RERideR. It’s definitely feeling like a strong season, and it’s a breath of fresh air from the drought I faced during this previous Summer. Also space fishing! How can a season be bad when there’s an anime about space fishing? Let’s go!

Shadow: After almost none of the summer season interested me, I was hoping fall would give me something to look forward to. While there aren’t very many flashy titles that get me super excited, there are a decent chunk that could be really interesting to watch and who knows, they could be hidden gems, which is always exciting. The ones I’m looking forward to checking out are: Radiant and Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara. I’m mildly curious about Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama and Gakuen BASARA, though I feel like those two are up in the air if they are actually good or worth the watch. SSSS.GRIDMAN could be really interesting because Trigger and I want to see if they can pick themselves up from the trainwreck that was Darling in the Franxx. There are actually a decent amount of titles I want to check out so I’m excited to see what this season of anime will bring.  

MoonNyteI finally came back from my long, unplanned hiatus. I didn’t think I’d be gone for so long though and I do apologize for that. That being said, I wasn’t surprised that sport anime like Anima Yell, Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudou-bu and Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru caught my attention, but I was pleasantly surprised that Fairy Tail (2018) is out this season, I completely forgot but I’m so not complaining! I’m excited to see certain battles animated! I’m so hyped for it, again I don’t see myself covering it, I will for sure watch though! Sword Art Online: Alicization is up there for me to watch this season too, the quality for it looks stunning, I have a good feeling about it and I have high hopes that it’ll be good! Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! season 2 also has me pumped, The game for this season so far is my favorite. I’m new to this series so I don’t know much yet but I enjoyed the game for it the most, my favorite cases are going to be animated and I can’t wait to see the snake that is Dahlia Hawthorn, like no joke her cases shocked me the most when it came to twists and such. In the end I’m not sure how many I’ll end up covering but this season looks very promising so far, lots of sports and lots of potential diamonds in the rough. I am looking forward to see how this season turns out, I have high hopes!

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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6 Responses

  1. Daniel says:

    @MidnightDevont I recommend to at least watch the GGO part (eps. 1-14) of SAO II before watching Alicization. There are a couple of relevant characters in the beginning of Alicization that are from the GGO arc.

    But yeah, I’m excited for Alicization. I hope the new director will do this arc justice. Being 4 cours is great length to develop the world rather than the rushed mess that is Aincrad.

    I do want to recommend Seishun Buta, since nobody had a reaction to it. I read the first novel, and it’s really good. It’s kind of like Monogatari without spoiling it. It’s also written by the same author as Sakurasou.

    • Eva says:

      Ohhhh it was written by the same author of Sakurasou?! I really enjoyed that series, so I’ll have to take a look at it after all! Thanks for the recommendation! ^ v ^ /

      • jsyschan says:

        I read the manga, and the story took a turn that I did not expect. I’ll be looking forward to it.

        If I may be so bold, I was kind of disappointed that you guys didn’t completely cover Sakurasou when it first came out. Sure, there were a lot of fanservice moments, but the story was amazing, especially what happened at the end.

        • Eva says:

          It’s too bad I had difficulty covering it back then, especially considering how amazing it turn out to be. But it happens. ; v ;||||

    • MidnightDevont says:

      Sweet. Thanks for the info! I’ll check out the GGO part of SAO II asap!

  2. Alexander Yu says:

    Seriously looking forward for the giant anime returning this season especially Fairy Tail, Tokyo Ghoul:re, and Sword Art Online. However, I also prepared myself to get addicted to Goblin Slayer and Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara.

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