The heat of Summer has already gone, the colors of Autumn are unfolding, shades of blue, red, and yellow, as well as the brown, tan, faded green in the sky. Fall is finally here. So let’s go, let’s splash the season with some variety, variety of colorful trendy anime titles in this cliff of summer.
- English: The Girl Who Can See Them
- Release Date: October 3, 2021
- Studio: Passione
- Genre: Horror comedy
Written and illustrated by Tomoki Izumi and serialized in Kadokawa’s ComicWalker website since November 2018, Mieruko-chan is a crazy horror comedy for you to chill around this fall. It got a cute design, but the author has an interesting balance, with occasional dark and sinking feelings and comedy. So you won’t be bored.
Story: One day, Miko suddenly started seeing grotesque beings that others couldn’t. Her response was not to run, not to face them, but to do everything she can to completely ignore them! Can she keep a straight face and continue her day-to-day life while surrounded by horrifying monsters?
11. Takt Op. Destiny
- English: Takt Op. Destiny
- Release Date: October 6, 2021
- Studio: Mappa, Madhouse
- Genre: Action, Music, Fantasy
It’s not the 2000s anymore, it’s 2021 where even the likes of original works can give you the same hype and quality as other manga adaptations especially when studios like Madhouse and MAPPA collaborating to create something new.
So get ready for some Takt Op. Destiny this fall and also expect some good music as well. Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary, Dororo, Shadowverse, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) is handling the music composition.
Story: The musical composition formed a dwelling power in the girl. A legendary opera, a magnificent composition created in the past. A new life—”Musicart”—imbued with the score.
An ephemeral, beautiful, and fateful tale of girls fighting with the power of musical scores in a world where music has been forgotten. They just aim for the delight that lies beyond. Takt Op. connects music to tomorrow.
(Source: MAL News)
10. Shūmatsu no Harem
- English: World’s End Harem
- Release Date: October 2021
- Studio: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
- Genre: Sci-Fi, Harem, Ecchi, Shounen
Vinous and delicate alongside a sweet, buttery flavor with a sexy, pleasantly spicy taste.
Shūmatsu no Hārem by LINK and Kotaro Shōno has graced our ‘ Top 12 New Fall 2021’ chart with her presence at last. Cultural stuff here. You will still watch it even I say ‘no.’ So let’s say no more about this, shall we? See you again at the promised place.
Story: The time is near future-Tokyo, Japan in 2040. Reito, a young man suffering from an intractable disease, vows to reunite with his childhood friend Erisa and decides to “cold sleep” to cure her illness. When he wakes up five years later, the world was undergoing a major transformation. The MK (Male Killer) virus kills 99.9% of men on the planet. The ground was a super harem with 5 billion women for every 5 men.
9. Taishou Otome Otogibanashi
- English: Taisho Otome Fairy Tale
- Release Date: October 9, 2021
- Studio: SynergySP
- Genre: Historical, Romance
If you would like to get to know a true, original piece of the earth away from all this action fiction hype, this show is just right for you. It is a work that is easy to understand and makes you feel for something that modern people lack. Recommended gem when you are tired of all these same old settings and just want to squeeze something new out of it.
Story: The setting is the Taisho Era. Tamahiko, a young man who disappointed his parents after losing the use of his right hand in an accident, is forced to move out of his home under the guise of rehabilitation. Resentful of everything in life, he becomes withdrawn and pessimistic when one day a woman named Yuzuki knocks on his door. She claims she has been sent there by his father to be his bride.
(Source: Pony Canon)
8. Platinum End
- English: Platinum End
- Release Date: October 8, 2021
- Studio: Signal. MD
- Genre: Dark Fantasy
Another cause for rejoicing this fall is that Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata the magic duo is back with us again. After Death Note and Bakuman, finally, Platinum End is also entering the big screen. Get ready for some quality stuff.
It’s also worth mentioning Takeshi Obata will start a new manga series titled “Shoha Shoten” in the upcoming Jump SQ issue 11/2021. This time Obata is collaborating with writer Asakura Akinari (Flagger no Houteishiki) to work on the story which will be about two boys dabbling into the comedy industry. So be sure to keep an eye on that.
Story: As his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness. But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.
(Source: Viz Media)
7. World Trigger 3rd Season
- English: World Trigger 3rd Season
- Release Date: October 9, 2021
- Studio: Toei Animation
- Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure
I put World Trigger 2nd Season in our 15 New Winter 2021 Animes You Should Be Watching Right Now list and I am putting it again in our fall 2021 list. I think it deserves much more attention and credit than it is getting in this shounen era.
Just go watch it. It’s a pure shounen.
Story: One day, a gate to another world suddenly opens in Mikado City. Aliens invincible to Earth’s weapons, called “Neighbors”, start coming over. Earth’s only line of defense is a mysterious group called the “Border” who are armed with weapons called “Triggers”.
Four years later, the city has recovered from initial attacks, and citizens of Mikado City have started to get use to the Neighbor’s attacks. Yuma Kuga, a transfer student, and his classmate Osamu Mikumo find themselves fighting a Neighbor that suddenly appears. Osamu, who is actually a Border agent, activates his Trigger but is unable to defeat it. This leaves Yuma to activate his own Trigger and defeat the alien. Yuma reveals that he is not part of Border and is actually a Neighbor who has transferred from the other side.
6. 86: Eighty-Six 2nd Season
- English: 86: Eighty-Six 2nd Season
- Release Date: Oct 2021
- Studio: A-1 Pictures
- Genre: Action, Military
86 was one of the best anime I watched this year. It was great. To be honest, I never thought I would find a random anime that could impress me so much this season but I’m glad it did. It’s by no means a ‘S’ tier anime or something like that but it has something of a unique feel attached to it. A feel of emptiness, a feel of being free, a feel of being trapped, a feel of depression, and finally a feel of loneliness that truly sit right with the moment I watched it.And the music!! Oh boy!! I should have known it was Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto (the same duo who handled the composition of the Attack on Titan The Final Season) who did the composition for the show. They should really deserve a mention. The OSTs were synchronized so well with the show’s momentum that it gave the show’s feel an extra boost.
Story: Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools.
Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-Sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him.
5. Saihate no Paladin
- English: The Faraway Paladin
- Release Date: October 9, 2021
- Studio: Children’s Playground Entertainment
- Genre: Fantasy
Another Shōsetsuka ni Narō, another fantasy but trust me it’s different. It’s incarnated but everything about is almost different from other works you’ve seen from the same publishing house.
If you like adventure, if you like the concept of an overwhelming worldview and have a fascination for the stories that go on with the efforts of the surroundings and the hero then you definitely need to add this to your fall 2021 watch list. It’s gonna be amazing for sure. Although it’s a bit concerning considering the fact Children’s Playground Entertainment is handling series but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Hoping for the best.
Story: In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?” Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin. “I promised you. It’s gonna take a while, but I’ll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It’s the story of how we died, and it’s the reason you grew up here.”
(Source: J-Novel Club)
4. Rupan Sansei Paato Shikkusu
- English: Lupin the Third Part 6
- Release Date: October 10, 2021
- Studio: TMS Entertainment
- Genre: Action, Comedy
It has been almost six decades and Lupin’s popularity hasn’t gone down a least. In a survey conducted by Tokyo Polytechnic University in 2010, 42.6% Males in Their Twenties, 44% Males in Their Thirties, 46% Males in Their Forties, 45% Females in Their Twenties, and finally 36% Females in Their Thirties named Lupin III franchise as a part of ‘Cool Japan.’ In addition, when Tsutaya, Japan’s largest video rental chain, published their first-ever list of ‘top anime series of all time ’, where 200,000 people of multiple age groups participated in and voted for their favorite anime, Lupin III came out in second.
Even though we, the people in the international community can’t feel a thing about Lupin III as a whole, in Japan it’s one of the cultural highlights of the calendar. Every season is like a festival among the fans. So I think it’s about time we take part in that too by making Lupin the Third Part 6 a massive hit from our end.
Story: Gentleman thief Lupin III is back and ready for his next caper— unless legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has anything to say about it! When Holmes’ longtime partner, Dr. Watson, is murdered, none other than Lupin tops the suspects list. With Holmes fast closing in, Lupin must prove his innocence and bring a shadowy organization called The Raven to heel if he wants to live to steal another day.
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
3. Komi-san wa Komyushō desu
- English: Komi Can’t Communicate
- Release Date: October 7, 2021
- Studio: OLM
- Genre: Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life
Remember that 2020 Anime Japan Poll where 180,000 manga fans voted for Their Most Wanted Anime Adaptation ?!
It was Komi-san that came out first in the ranking over Chainsaw Man, The Way of the Househusband, SPY×FAMILY, and other top-tier titles. So the hype is quite high this time. Hope everything goes well especially the script division. Deko Akao has been working on a lot of projects this year. Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Higehiro, The Case Study of Vanitas, The Detective is Already Dead, The Dungeon of Black Company, and last but not least Komi Can’t Communicate – 6 in a row..arghh .. let’s hope for the best.
Story: Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!
(Source: VIZ media)
2. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu Part 2
- English: Jobless Reincarnation: I Will Seriously Try If I Go to Another World
- Release Date: October 4, 2021
- Studio: Studio Bind
- Genre: Isekai, Fantasy
White Fox and Egg Firm collaboration were successful. Studio Bind did the job extremely well and I want to pay tribute again to all those who have been responsible for that by putting it in no 2 in our Top 12 most anticipated anime of Fall 2021 this time.
Story: Kicked out by his family and wandering the streets, an unemployed 34-year-old shut-in thinks he’s hit rock-bottom—just as he’s hit and killed by a speeding truck! Awakening to find himself reborn as an infant in a world of swords and sorcery, but with the memories of his first life intact, Rudeus Greyrat is determined not to repeat his past mistakes. He’s going to make the most of this reincarnation as he sets off on the adventure of a second lifetime!
(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
1. Blue Period
- English: Blue Period
- Release Date: October 2021
- Studio: Seven Arcs
- Genres: Coming-of-age
The bond between parents and children, the bond between seniors and juniors, the difficulty of taking the entrance exam for the University of the Arts, the special atmosphere of the preparatory school, the characteristics of masterpieces.
Blue Period is finally here. I’ve been waiting for ages to get it in animated format and now it’s really happening and what’s more Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden, Yowamushi Pedal, Bakuman, K-On!, A Silent Voice, Girls and Panzer, Non-Non Biyori) handling the scripts this time.
Don’t ruin it Seven Arcs. I’m counting on you!
Story: The studious Yatora leaves a dry life of study and good manners behind for a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling…
(Source: Kodansha USA)
Here you go our top 12 list of fall. Pretty excited about it I must say, comment about your most anticipated anime coming this fall and stay tuned for more updates!