I´m not all that excited for the Fall season.
Don´t get me wrong though, I´m just saying that there are very few shows that I´m blindly hyped for, maybe it´s the lack of sequels I´m interested in or maybe it´s because the Fall season doesn´t too many outlandish premises to stand out with just a preview and a promo poster alone. Unlike the Summer season which has bishie overload, the Fall season seems to go back to the usual anime visual-novel-light-novel-kyoani-harem-bishonen trash route that we all love or love to hate. I´m not complaining, though, because while there aren´t too many shows that stand out just yet, I feel like the Fall season will give us some unexpected surprises.
1. Psycho Pass Season 2.
It has pretty animation, badass characters, pretty people and lots of action. If you know me, you know I love thrillers with an edge of gore. If there is anything I could change about Psycho Pass, I would cut down the amount of characters mainly because I was left unsatisfied with the lack of attention they got, even if I liked them.
Thankfully, Psycho-Pass 2 is out to change this -hopefully- and I expect it will give the show the closure it deserves (either this or the movie) even without Gen Urobuchi on board.
2. Kuroshitsuji: Book Of Murder.
Kuroshitsuji : Book Of Circus was absolutely amazing, Hell, I´d say it´s objectively in the top 5 anime of the entire season. I cried, I laughed and was overal simply amazed by the quality of the series now that A1 wasn´t dicking around with original content, and assuming that they´re gonna continue this way, I am very excited for Kuroshitsuji: Book Of Murder.
Book Of Murder is actually the last arc I have read of the Kuroshitsuji manga, and it´s pretty good although less outlandish and emotional that Book Of Circus.
3. Orenchi No Furo Jijou
I have had my say about this in my season preview post, but despite my negativity, I am very excited to see this for all the superficial reasons you´d expect. I mean, pretty boys sharing a bathtub? Sign me the fuck up.
Regardless of all that, I hope that it won´t try to plot all too hard, if you know what I mean. Shows like these are best when they just just talk about nonsense for 13 episodes straight. Kind of like Bakemonogatari and, to an extent, Meganebu. But we aren´t talking about Meganebu right now.
4. Shingeki No Bahamut Genesis.
People seem to be wary about this solely because it´s based on a card game. Personally I think this is ridiculous, because ´based on´ can mean a lot of things. It can mean that it´s based on the world of the card game, rather than kids playing cards.
It´s also MAPPA, which is shaping up to be an amazing studio that doesn´t rely on shitty harem light novel adaptations. But eh, who knows what will happen in the future.
My reason for putting this show up here is because of the badass-ness of the trailer. I mean, yo, have you seen that animation? the horses on rooftops? the dragons? I don´t know about you, man, but I feel like this and Garo are gonna slay everything else on the chart.
5. Donten Ni Warau.
I have read a bit of Donten Ni Warau in the past and, honestly, I thought it was pretty neat. With that said, I think that Donten Ni Warau is either gonna be the surprise of the season or will end up in a pit of shame for all of eternity.
Like I said, I have only read a bit of it, and, looking at the poster, one could say that it´s pretty boy reverse-harem trash. Except that it´s not.
I really, really hope that this will turn out good, because there´s nothing better than a well-done action drama with pretty boys.
6. Fate Stay Night.
Everyone knows about Fate, man, so this being here shouldn´t be a surprise.
I am 4 episodes away of finishing Fate Zero and honestly, I think it´s pretty good. Nothing overwhelmingly amazing and I won´t call it the best anime of all time either – because it´s not – but I´ll admit that it´s a fun, sometimes touching and creepy balls-of-the-walls well-animated battle royale that deserves the hype it gets for these reasons. So yeah, I´m anticipating more of it.
7. Amagi Brilliant Park.
I wouldn´t call myself Kyoani-biased. I love Free!, think Kyoukai No Kanata is as mediocre as mediocre can get and I also think Chuunibyo is bullshit. Then again, I have an affinity for both K-on and Fullmetal Panic Fumoffu, even though I feel indifferent about Hyouka.
Hopefully Amagi Brilliant Park will be good, or atleast entertaining, although when I googled it to look for images, I only found the bare ass of one of the lady protagonist. Oh boy.
If there´s one thing we can guarante it´s that it´s gonna be well-animated. So eh.