Autumn 2015 Anime Season Preview

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Welcome to the Autumn 2015 season preview, here to help you decide what to watch this season and with so many series coming out each season it can be a daunting task. To help you even further we will be giving links to any simulcast that a series may have and will keep them updated throughout the season. You can also find our writers thoughts on select series that they are interested in and their expectation level.

This is by no means a complete list of every series airing this season, shows geared towards young children have been omitted as have OVAs and Movies. We have deemed it necessary for TV shorts to have their own season preview which will be available tomorrow.

76231Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Gears Crisis-hen
Air Date: Oct 11, 2015 to ?
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Episodes: ?
Simulcast: Crunchyroll / Daisuki
Synopsis: Second season of Cardfight!! Vanguard G series.

Our thoughts: If you haven’t seen any Cardfight!! Vanguard before then this new series is probably not for you, however only the previous series of Cardfight!! Vanguard G is essential viewing and can be found at the Crunchyroll link above or at the official Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube channel where you can watch all the series in English dub. ~ Nick

76111Comet Lucifer
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to ?
Studio: 8bit
Episodes: ?
Simulcast: Viewster
Synopsis: Gift, a world covered in glittering blue crystals called gifdium. Sougo Amagi is a boy who lives in the town of Garden Indigo, which has prospered from the mining of these crystals. Sougo, whose hobby is collecting rare crystals, one day becomes involved in a dispute between classmates Kaon, Roman, and Otto. He wanders deep into the ruins of a mine and discovers an underground lake. There, Sougo meets a mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes. Who is this girl, and what will their meeting bring? The door to an adventure opens with their newly formed bond. (Source: MAL News)

Our thoughts: From the key images alone I’m getting a lot of Eureka Seven vibes from this series that in itself makes it a must watch for me, as an original anime it’s hard to gauge whether it’s going to be good or not but that’s a gamble you take and you never know it may just blow us away. ~ Nick

The first episode is already available, and is a fairly average premiere episode. That said, towards the end, it did enough to really spark my interest in the series and I’ll be watching it for at least another few episodes before making my decision on whether to drop it or not. ~ Jordan

76143Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to Dec 27, 2015
Studio: Bones
Episodes: 13
Simulcast: Daisuki
Synopsis: The stage is set in “another Japan” as a banquet of diverse superhumans unfolds…
In an imaginary “age of gods” about 20 years after the war, Japan has grown and developed by leaps and bounds. What if all the superhumans ever written about in fictional stories existed at the same time? Superhumans who came into existence through different circumstances, and who are special in different ways — Titans from outer space, lifeforms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations, and the list goes on. One segment of these superhumans makes no secret of their existence and has gained popularity in society. Others cloak their identities and fight in secrecy.
There are enemies of superhumans as well, organizations that operate in the shadows.
The Japanese government has taken many measures to secure peace and order.
One is the establishment of an organization under the Ministry of Health and Welfare — the Overpopulation Research Laboratory, a.k.a. the Superhuman Bureau.
Their mission is to identify and approach superhumans, then oversee and safeguard them. One member of the Superhuman Bureau, Jiro Hitoyoshi, is protagonist of this series. (Source: Official website)

Our thoughts: There’s no doubt this series is going to be over-the-top and it sounds great, problem is series like this can be very hit and miss, they either become regarded as a holy grail of anime or fall flat on their face. I can only hope it isn’t the latter but only time will tell, based on the synopsis alone it’s placed rather high on my watch list. ~ Nick

The synopsis of this series really intrigued me, despite my hesitations caused by the art style on the poster. Thankfully, having now watched the first episode, I’m sure this is going to be one of the series I find myself wishing to own on blu-ray in 12 weeks time. ~ Jordan

75640Dance with Devils
Air Date: Oct 7, 2015 to ?
Studio: Brains Base
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Animax UK
Synopsis: “Daß ich erkenne, was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält, schau’ alle Wirkenskraft und Samen, und thu’ nicht mehr in Worten kramen.”
“That I realize what keeps the world together at heart, look at all effectualness and seeds and don’t rummage in words anymore.”

At a street that looks nostalgic, in Shikou Village.
Ritsuka Tachibana, a second year high schooler who attends Shikou Gakuen.
She spends a peaceful school life with her mother Maria, but the balance will collapse one day—.
Is that a person or a devil?
This is a story of a girl who is being loved and charmed by beautiful devils. (Source: MAL News)

ddhokuto2DD Hokuto no Ken 2: Ichigo Aji+
Air Date: Oct 7, 2015 to ?
Studio:
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The wraparound band on the sixth volume of Kajio’s DD Hokuto no Ken (DD Fist of the North Star) manga spinoff of Buronson and Tetsuo Hara’s Fist of the North Star manga is revealed the manga is getting a new television anime adaptation in October.

76034Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Air Date: Oct 3, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Crunchyroll / Daisuki
Synopsis: The Academy City on the water, Rikka (otherwise known as Asterisk) is the world’s largest stage for the integrated battle entertainment, “Star Wars Festival.” The young boys and girls of the “Starpulse Generation” belonging to the six academies made their wishes with Shining Armaments in their hands, vying for supremacy—Amagiri Ayato is one of them.

Ayato arrived at Rikka at the invitation of the Student Council President of the Seidoukan Academy, Claudia, and right after that he incurred the wrath of the “Petalblaze Witch” Julis, and ended up having to duel her.

The greatest academy battle entertainment, begins here! (Source: jCafe24)

Our thoughts: I’m in two minds about this series, it’s sounds interesting but a little samey at the same time, readers of the original light novel may feel differently but going in blind leaves me with a sense of doubt. Hopefully I’m proven wrong about my gut feeling and being split-cour it at least shouldn’t feel rushed. ~ Nick

We seem to get a couple of series with this general theme each cour. With past shows such as Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance and Seiken Tsukai no World Break I always aim to ensure each season’s offerings of this generic show make it into the list of series I give a try. They tend to be enjoyable anyway. ~ Jordan

76029Garo: Guren no Tsuki
Air Date: Oct 10, 2015 to ?
Studio: MAPPA
Episodes:
Simulcast:
Synopsis:

76265Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
Air Date: Oct 10, 2015 to ?
Studio: White Fox
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis:

Kokoa is still living and working at cafe Rabbit House. This anime follows her and the friends she has made throughout their time working in the cafe.

Our thoughts: The first season is one of the best “Cute girls doing cute things” anime I’ve seen in the last couple years, so this sequel series looks to be one of the highlights of the Fall season. I look forward to another three months of watching Kokoa and her friends. ~ Jordan

76026Haikyuu!! 2
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to ?
Studio: Production I.G
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The second season of Haikyuu!!

After losing against Aoba Jousai, the whole Karasuno team feels at a loss. Especially Kageyama and Hinata, who seem to be the most devastated about the defeat. However, the team soon cheers up when a chance for them to go to Tokyo appears. During their training camp there, Karasuno will meet new formidable opponents.

Our thoughts: Being a huge fan of the manga and the first season this is very high on my list, Production I.G have done a brilliant job with the first season and who ever knew volleyball could be so interesting. ~ Nick

75940Heavy Object
Air Date: Oct 3, 2015 to ?
Studio: J.C. Staff
Episodes:
Simulcast: Animax UK
Synopsis: Qwenthur came to the Alaskan military base to study Objects, the new weapons that have completely revolutionized war as we know it—battles are fought by soldiers controlling Objects far away from harm; however, when he starts to get close to Object pilot Milinda, will he discover the grim truth behind Heavy Objects?

Our thoughts: Based on a light novel series from the author of A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun expectation for this series are rather high, coupled with the fact it’s about mecha and I’m sold. J.C. Staff are a concern for me though as I find their adaptation very hit and miss A Certain Magical Index being one such victim in my eyes. ~ Nick

I’m mostly trying this season due to it being the series displacing GATE until January. Additionally, I was a fan of J.C. Staff’s shows from the summer season, and having not watched A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun, I have not yet been burned by the studio. The first episode was rather slow with exposition aplenty, but I intend to stick with it; of course, if Yen Press ever pick up the light novel for an English release, I’ll give it a read. ~ Jordan

75799Hidan no Aria AA
Air Date: Oct 6, 2015 to ?
Studio: Dogakobo
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Animax UK
Synopsis: A young girl idolizes the world-renowned S-ranked butei Kanzaki H. Aria and plans to follow in her footsteps; however, her test grades turn out as only an E-rank! All is not lost, however, as Aria agrees to give her some pointers. Can Aria help this newcomer become a first-rate butei?

 

75765High School Star Musical
Air Date: Oct 6, 2015 to ?
Studio: C-Station
Episodes: 12
Simulcast:
Synopsis: The story involves a group of high school students at Ayana Academy, a school with music as its main focus. A trio of students are called Hanasakura-kai, designating the most talented from the music department. To get in, individuals must enter through a Star Frame class.

The series tells the story of Yuuta Hoshiya, Tooru Nayuki, Kaito Tsukikage, Shou Tengeiji, and Shuu Kuga as they aim for a position in the musical department after being spotted by Ootori, one of the Hanasakura-kai members. (Source: MAL News)

76355Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji
Air Date: Oct 7, 2015 to ?
Studio:
Episodes: 12
Simulcast:
Synopsis: Serving as a spinoff gag manga of the original Hokuto no Ken series, the story is a parody of Fist of the North Star by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. It consists of page-long gags centered mainly around Souther, both within his final battle with Kenshiro and inserting himself into other parts of the series where he doesn’t belong. One recurring gag involves the kid with a turban repeatedly stabbing Souther in the leg every time he climbs the pyramid’s staircase, and another involves Rei suddenly transforming into Souther in his iconic moments. (Source: Hokuto no Ken Wikia)

76198K: Return of Kings
Air Date: Oct 3, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015
Studio: GoHands
Episodes: 13
Simulcast: Viewster
Synopsis: In modern Japan, where history has strangely overlapped with reality. There, seven “Kings” with great superpowers existed. Along with their clansman to whom they shared their own power with, the kings each formed clans. Order bound by blue, red flames that cause chaos, irregularities that shine in white, and reforms branched off into green. The Kings, each with their own abilities, now…

With “jungle” once again jumping back into action, the fates of the various Kings are brought together.

Our thoughts: While I do intend to watch this at some point, it won’t be as a simulcast. Being set after the movie, I’ll be waiting for All The Anime to release that so I can pick both it and the first season up before watching this series. ~ Jordan

75726Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns
Air Date: Oct 3, 2015 to ?
Studio: Toei Animation
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Hajime Kindaichi once again becomes embroiled in solving baffling cases and deciphering puzzling crimes that would confound the most seasoned of detectives. Whether it’s a gruesome murder and shady circumstances surrounding the Japanese board game Go; a perplexing and macabre case involving a mysterious character, “Rosenkreutz,” and blue roses; or blood curdling crimes associated with an urban legend at a winter ski resort – Hajime is out to crack them all! (Source: YTV)

Our thoughts: Another show from this season that I want to watch, though not as a simulcast. This anime will be waiting until I’ve had chance to watch the earlier series that have already aired at an indeterminate point in the future. ~ Jordan

76465Lance N’ Masques
Air Date: Oct 2, 2015 to ?
Studio: Studio Gokumi
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: This battle action series revolves around Youtarou, a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, called “Knights of the World.” As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mask. (Source: TBS)

 

75949Lupin III – L’avventura Italiana
Air Date: Oct 2, 2015 to ?
Studio: Telecom Animation Film
Episodes: 24
Simulcast:
Synopsis: Lupin will be starring as the main character in this upcoming series set to take place in Italy and San Marino.

Reflecting its setting, the anime will debut in Italy before airing in Japan. Lupin III fans will note that the titular thief now has a blue coat, following his earlier appearances in green (first series and some OVAs), red (the second series as well as most films and television specials) or pink (third series). (Source: Crunchyroll)

Our thoughts: Lupin III has such a long history that it may be daunting to those who are interested, I, myself have only seen The Castle of Cagliostro but apparently part of the charm of Lupin III is that you can jump in wherever you like and still find it enjoyable. ~ Nick

Having recently experienced Lupin III through the Detective Conan crossover special and movie, I’m looking forward to watching this new series as it airs. Of course, I’ll be attempting to make my way through that vast backlog of Lupin III content alongside it. ~ Jordan

75879Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to ?
Studio: Sunrise
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll / Daisuki / Gundam.info
Synopsis: 300 years after the Calamity War’s end.

The powers which ruled the Earth Sphere have been overthrown, giving way to new rulers of a new world, exhausted of battle. Meanwhile, far away on Mars, the sparks which threaten to ignite a new war have been struck…

Our protagonist Mikazuki Augus, a member of the private security firm Chryse Guard Security (CGS), takes on a mission as bodyguard of Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a young girl who agitates for Chryse’s independence from Earth. However, when the elite Gjallarhorn unit, charged with suppressing revolutionaries, raids CGS, its higher-ups deliberately use Mikazuki and the other boys as a decoy to cover their own retreat. Orga Itsuka, leader of the boys’ squad, takes this abandonment by the adults as motivation to launch a full-fledged coup d’état. With orders from Orga to hold back Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki sorties in Calamity War-era scrap that CGS had been using as a generator—the Gundam Barbatos… (Source: Gundam.info)

Our thoughts: If it’s Gundam I’m watching it, for newcomers to the Gundam universe Iron-Blooded Orphans is a standalone series so no previous experience with the franchise is needed. The fact that the director and series composer have had little to no experience working on a Gundam series actually excites me, I’m looking forward to what fresh ideas they may bring to the table. ~ Nick

With All The Anime bringing us the original Mobile Suit Gundam on blu-ray later this year, I need to get immersed in this big franchise; as a standalone series, this simulcast is perfect for me. Hopefully by the end of the year, I’ll be a big fan of Gundam and all it has to offer. ~ Jordan

75627Noragami Aragoto
Air Date: Oct 3, 2015 to ?
Studio: Bones
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Animax UK
Synopsis: In the second season of Noragami the main focus is on Bishamon, god of combat. She has many shinki due to her being unable to abandon spirits attacked by Ayakashi. She has a large group of shinki with her as leader, causing her trouble as she sometimes cannot tend to all of them properly, especially when one of them gets sick or is in pain. She has a strong hate for Yato, as a dark past binds the two of them. How will the horrifying events dated hundreds of years ago in combination with current evil happenings affect Yato and Yukine?

Our thoughts: I jumped at the chance to review the first season of Noragami last month, knowing the second season was coming; I thoroughly enjoyed the first season and look forward to watching this weekly, rather than over three days. ~ Jordan

76049One Punch Man
Air Date: Sep 6, 2015 to ?
Studio: Madhouse Studios
Episodes:
Simulcast: Animax UK / Daisuki
Synopsis: In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams “AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn’t have your average problem… He’s actually a superhero that’s looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge! (Source: VIZ Media)

Our thoughts: Having followed the manga while it still maintained a rather cult popularity with the announcement for the anime it has exploded into a hype train, one that I’m rather worried of the fall out. Whatever happens I’m going to enjoy it for what it is a superhero parody series that doesn’t take itself to seriously and will no doubt be a fun ride. ~ Nick

This is one of the most hyped shows of the season; thusly, I’ll be watching it mostly to see if it can live up to the expectations everybody has. The first episode was enough to hook me on the series, and I’ll probably give the manga a shot at some point as well.~ Jordan

75408Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets-Sareta Ken
Air Date: Oct 7, 2015 to ?
Studio: Silver Link
Episodes:
Simulcast: Animax UK
Synopsis: In a hidden school surrounded by mountains, young ladies of good families are taught everything a high class lady needs to know. They are also completely cut off from the outside world, keeping them sheltered and innocent; however, a problem has come up recently—more and more graduates are failing to cope with the modern world after graduation. To deal with this problem, they’ve decided to kidnap a male commoner student, and enroll him as a student. They hope that this will be a gentle way to introduce the girls to the outside world.

Kagurazaka Kimito is chosen for this dubious honor, mostly because he seems utterly average; however, the school leaders also seem to have concluded he’s a homosexual with a muscle fetish. When Kimito hears that the alternative may be castration (to protect the girls’ purity), he eagerly plays along with this misconception. Now he’ll just have to survive the attention of many high class young ladies that are completely out of touch with the world! (Source: MangaHelpers)

Our thoughts: I’m not even going to attempt any real justification for this one. If an anime shows up on anichart.net with both romance and school listed in its genres, it’s a safe bet I’ll be trying it. I’m a big fan of school romance anime, something about the young love is incredibly heartwarming. This anime also has comedy listed, so I’m expecting it to be one of my favourites of the season by the end. ~ Jordan

76084Osomatsu-san
Air Date: Oct 6, 2015 to ?
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: A wacky comedy about identical sextuplets.

 

 

76146Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
Air Date: Oct 10, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015
Studio: Wit Studio
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Viewster
Synopsis: Yuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle. But Mikaela was turned into a vampire… To save the “family,” and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear.

Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth. That in one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya. The noble extermination mission is about to open fire! (Source: Official website)

Our thoughts: While I only really watched the first series for the impressive background art at first, the plot quickly grew on me. The finale episode of the last season had me begging for a second season, so the renewal was gladly welcomed. I can’t wait to watch this sequel series, and I hope All The Anime get a blu-ray of both seasons out at some point. ~ Jordan

76436Owarimonogatari
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to Dec 20, 2015
Studio: Shaft
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: CrunchyrollDaisuki
Synopsis:

Our thoughts: The monogatari series continues with an actual series this time albeit it a one-cour offering, fans of the series will no doubt be eagerly awaiting this entry and I’m sure it will continue the high level of quality that has come before it. ~ Nick

76469Peeping Life TV: Season 1??
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to ?
Studio: CoMix Wave
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis:

 

 

75747Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Air Date: Oct 3, 2015 to ?
Studio: Silver Link
Episodes: 12
Simulcast:
Synopsis: The “school sword action” story revolves around Magic Knights, modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the “Failed Knight” or “Worst One” who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the “Number One” student. In this duel, “the loser must be obedient for life.” (Source: ANN)

Our Thoughts: We seem to get a couple of series with this general theme each cour. With past shows such as Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance and Seiken Tsukai no World Break I always aim to ensure each season’s offerings of this generic show make it into the list of series I give a try. They tend to be enjoyable anyway. ~ Jordan

76116Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
Air Date: Oct 8, 2015 to ?
Studio: TROYCA
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Shoutarou Tatewaki, a high schooler living in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, meets Sakurako Kujou, a bone-loving ojou-san who has an ability to analyze specimen. Because of meeting her, he has to accompany her to various cases. (Source: MAL News)

Our thoughts: I don’t know what but there’s just something pulling me in with this series, I do like a good mystery series but it feels like more. The production staff and studio don’t have much experience to their name which is a concern but I’m feeling optimistic with this one. ~ Nick

76046Shin Atashin’chi
Air Date: Oct 6, 2015 to ?
Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Outrageous misadventures of an almost normal family with a housewife, her husband, and their two kids Yuusuke and Mikan. Wacky humor about this weird family’s daily life. (Source: AniDB)

 

75467Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to ?
Studio: Production I.G
Episodes:
Simulcast: Animax UK
Synopsis: The school comedy story is set in a junior high school and centers on the original manga’s characters such as Eren and Mikasa as they battle with Titans. The spin-off incorporates gags while using Shingeki no Kyojin‘s story and notable scenes as its basis.

Our thoughts: As a spin-off to the hugely popular Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) series the hype level are already through the roof, while it may not appeal to all AoT fans it will certainly help bridge the gap between the the first season and the eagerly awaited second season. ~ Nick

I rather enjoyed Shingeki no Kyojin when I finally got round to watching it upon its UK blu-ray release, and have been craving more of the anime since then. While this isn’t the season two I’m anticipating, it looks set to please me with its blending of characters I love and tropes I’ve become accustomed to over the years. ~ Jordan

76476Shinmai Maou no Testament BURST
Air Date: Oct 10, 2015 to ?
Studio: Production IMS
Episodes: 10
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Second season of Shinmai Maou no Testament series.

Our thoughts: The first season was good. The OVA disappointed, but I’m hoping the second series manages to be as enjoyable as the first season. Also it seems this is our 10+1 anime for the fall season, and I always try to watch those anyway. ~ Jordan

76197Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – Exodus 2nd Season
Air Date: Oct 3, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015
Studio: Xebec Zwei
Episodes: 13
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Continuation of Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – Exodus.

 

 

76071Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider
Air Date: Oct 9, 2015 to ?
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The story of the original novel revolves around Souhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. On a vacation held for the lab, he meets Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, who joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. After meeting each other, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case. (Source: ANN)

Our thoughts: Another mystery series thankfully as there’s a severe lack of these recently, and it’s part of the noitaminA lineup which is something I always check and add those series to my watch list without fail. ~ Nick

76211Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai
Air Date: Oct 8, 2015 to ?
Studio: Silver Link
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The 35th Test Platoon of Antimagic academy, they’re one of squads enrolled at academy specializing in raising the witch hunters, whose job is to find, neutralize any magical threats!

Unfortunately they’re a group of failures nicknamed “Small Fry Platoon,” a platoon formed from bunch of self-centered people who can’t cooperate and have personality problems.

Will they manage to overcome their weaknesses and shine as the strongest platoon? (Source: Baka-Tsuki)

75968Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
Air Date: Oct 4, 2015 to ?
Studio: White Fox
Episodes: 25
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: When I came to, I realized I was standing in the middle of a vast, snowy plain I knew nothing of. I didn’t know how I got there. And to add to that, I couldn’t remember anything, not even my name. I stood there, dumbfounded at my absurd situation. But then, as if to spite me further, a gigantic monster suddenly appeared, a insect-like creature that began to bear down on me. I tried desperately to run, but it cornered me into a hopeless situation. It was then that the girl appeared. Her name was Kuon. It was this beautiful girl, who bore an animal’s ears and tail, that saved my life. (Source: ANN)

Our thoughts: Fray insisted that this anime needs to be watched. Having now watched the first episode, I’m inclined to agree. I rather enjoyed epsode 1 and will be sticking with it; I should probably find time for the original Utawarerumono series at some point as well. ~ Jordan

75528Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
Air Date: Oct 10, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015
Studio: Arms
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Animax UK
Synopsis: The “beautiful girl sexy battle action” anime is set on five artificial islands. Mamori is a “mermaid” transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn’t stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies. (Source: ANN)

76207World Trigger: Toubousha Hen
Air Date: Oct 11, 2015 to ?
Studio:
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis:

 

 

76125Young Black Jack
Air Date: Oct 2, 2015 to ?
Studio: Tezuka Productions
Episodes: 12
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The year is 1968, and the world is swept up in the Vietnam War and student protests. In this time of turmoil, a mysterious young man with white and black hair and a scar on his face is enrolled in medical school. His genius skills with a surgical knife achieve many a medical miracle and are getting noticed. This hero origin story reveals how this young man earned his medical degree and the name of Black Jack. (Source: TBS)

Our thoughts: I’ve never watched Black Jack, but the summary for this anime intrigued me enough to try the first episode. Upon doing so, I already find myself wanting to go and watch/read Black Jack to see what I’ve been missing out on. I’ll stick with this, and I anticipate it being one of my favourites of the season. ~ Jordan

76001Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!
Air Date: Oct 6, 2015 to ?
Studio: TYO Animations
Episodes:
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis:

Our thoughts: It’s more Yuru Yuri. That kind of says it all. Anime of the season. ~ Jordan

 

 

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