Ah, October. Crisp autumn breezes blowing through a myriad of red, orange, yellow and green leaves hanging off tree branches. Pumpkin spice flavouring on the tip of your tongue, filling your senses, and the rise and excitement for spookiness. The days grow progressively longer and we’re beginning to reach the end of 2017. Wowzers.
And you know what else?
If you follow Crunchyroll and other anime-related social media accounts as well as anime youtubers like me, you know that the Fall 2017 anime season has already begun, with new shows being aired this week.
Glancing at the ever trustworthy Anichart, I’ve noticed that a chunk of the anime airing are sequels to some popular series as well as some interesting manga I’ve taken notice of getting animated adaptations (cue in the happy cries of online otaku fandoms everywhere).
- Continuations of Anime We Love (Because They Know We’ll Continue To Bleed Money Over Them)
Most of the second seasons or succeeding seasons for some anime titles are on my “Definitely Need To Watch This” list:
Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Food Wars! The Third Plate) — I don’t think there’s a clear reason for me to not (want to) watch this preceding season of this popular funny and slightly raunchy shounen anime about food and cooking competitions in a high school setting. #FoodOrgasmsForDays
Sangatsu No Lion 2 (March Comes in Like a Lion 2) — Appealing for my love for slice-of-life and drama genre, I know that this second installment to the series will focus more on the relationships and ties between the characters. #FeelsWillBeFeltForSure
Kekkai Sensen & BEYOND (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond), Hoozuki No Reitetsu 2 (Cool-Headed Hoozuki 2) and Osomatsu-san 2 (Mr. Osomatsu 2) — To be perfectly honest about these three series, I feel like their first season was enough. The ending of Kekkai Sensen was rushed but oddly felt fitting as an ending for such a wild ride of a storyline that wasn’t episodic (and now that I think about it, was just really chaotic in its development). This new season may fill in the plot hole with Leonardo’s sister and what he can do to fix her situation. On the other hand, Hoozuki No Reitetsu and Osomatsu-san are purely comedic shows and if there are enough ideas generated for a non-episodic/one-shot collection of stories with a general plot, then why kill the machine if it functions well and makes money, right?
- Hype Train Highlights (The Ones Ads And People Have Never Shut Up About)
Mahoutsukai No Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride) — I was loving this series before the hype train and I know that sounds so a-typical of an otaku who read the manga before the announcement of the anime adaptation to the point that it can come across as some elitist comment, but man, I am so down for watching Chise and Elias coming alive on screen. #JustYaaasss
Juuni Taisen (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War) — When I first saw the trailer and understood the concept of this series, I was reminded of Etotama but this anime will be a whole lot more grittier as a battle royale competition between people representing the animals of the twelve Chinese zodiac. Also, the rap music video promo for this anime was hella sick and the character designs are so pretty.
Urahara — Not to be confused for a certain handsome green and white stripped hat and sandal wearing science man from a certain shounen anime, Urahara looks like it’ll be a fun colourful journey following three high schoolers defending Harajuku from alien invaders.
Black Clover — That one shounen anime you’ll know will be a big hit with the kids. I figure why not watch it and find out if that’s the case.
- From The Comic To Moving Images (Series I Kinda Picked Up And Then Never Read Again To A Certain Point And Now I Don’t Have To Because It Has An Anime)
Kujira No Kora Wa Sajou Ni Utau (Children of the Whales) — I remember picking up this series and being fascinated by the world the story was set in where we’re introduced to a post-apocalyptic realm and people live on floating islands above vast expanses of sand.
Houseki No Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) — Watching a show about androgynous yet feminine looking humanized crystals kicking butt? The idea is familiar, but the only thing is that this anime doesn’t have a hybrid human and gem lead character. The look of the anime compared to its OVA is the use of 3D animation which recently can work to enhance the storyline of a series or break it. In this case, I think it’s necessary to add it because of the action sequences in the story (from what I remember and from what was shown in the trailer). Also, the opening theme by YURiKA is a gem in and of itself.
- Ones I Found Looking at Anichart and Seem Cool, Cooler and Coolest
Inuyashiki (Last Hero Inuyashiki) — A story about a 58-year old getting killed in an accident and finding out that he’s no longer human after the incident? Sounds pretty fantastic.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls’ Last Tour) — In a post apocalyptic world, two young girls journey alone together as the last humans on earth. With its seemingly innocent look in its trailer, this will break my kokoro to pieces and be considered the new Made in Abyss of the season.
In the coming weeks, I hope to have time to watch all these shows and give my impressions in the form of a blog post or barfing all my feels on Twitter.
Who knows really.