After a relatively mild summer, fall 2021 will be filled with exciting anime, both new and ongoing, from Heike to JoJo.
After a relatively mild summer, fall 2021 looks like it will be filled with hot anime series, with both brand new shows and a continuum of fan-favorite movies. As always, certain highly anticipated titles will disappoint and great anime can come out without the heightened hype, but either way, the following 12 anime stand out. especially when entering the new anime season. These are anime that anime fans will definitely want to keep an eye on.
The Heike Story
The Heike Story begins well into the rest of the fall; two episodes had premiered prior to this writing. However, when it comes to the biggest anime series of the season, it’s impossible not to mention this series. Director Naoko Yamada (K-on!, A Silent Voice) and studio Saru (Weeping Devil, Star Wars: Visions) teamed up for this Artful adaptation of one of Japan’s great historical epic poems , focuses on a human who can see the future living through the Genpei War.
New episodes of The Heike Story premiere every Wednesday on Funimation.
Komi Can’t Communicate
Some of the best news for anime fans this fall is that Netflix is finally starting to release new anime episodes just a week or two after each episode premieres in Japan. Komi Can’t Communicate, a comedy anime about a completely average high school boy helping his beautiful but socially awkward classmate make 100 friends, is one of the first shows Netflix is working on. try my new release model. Tomohito Oda’s manga is one of the most requested series for an anime adaptation.
Komi Can’t Communicate premieres in Japan on October 7, and on Netflix worldwide on October 21.
Blue Period, based on Tsubasa Yamaguchi’s award-winning manga, tells the story of a smart but aimless thug who finds a purpose when he joins his high school’s art club. The series’ character-based drama is combined with detailed information on art techniques and processes, so this “entertaining” anime will most likely inspire viewers to hold their own pencils. or paint brush.
Blue Period premieres in Japan on October 2 and on Netflix worldwide on October 9.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus
Blade Runner: Black Lotus is sure to attract attention from viewers outside of the anime fandom even if it’s controversial within the fandom itself. This attention is due to its connection to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner and the all-celebrity voice cast led by Jessica Henwick of The Matrix Resurrections. The controversy is due to its CG animation, which has had mixed reactions. Hopefully the story and action will be strong enough to clear any doubts about the show’s visual style.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami channel and stream on Crunchyroll this fall.
Shonen Jump’s big new adaptation in the fall of 2021 is a darker-than-usual adaptation. Platinum End comes from the thoughts of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the creators of Death Note, and promises a similar mix of mind games, murder, and the supernatural. The story follows an abused teenage boy who is empowered by an angel to avenge his adoptive parents – and is also chosen as one of 13 possible candidates to replace God.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act
Demon princess twins Towa and Setsuna and bounty hunter Moroha are back for more adventures in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act. The promos for the new season highlight the main characters of the original Inuyasha, who were mostly absent from the first installment of this next-gen sequel, so upcoming storylines could be in the works. efforts to increase the fan’s nostalgic experience.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act premieres October 2 on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.
Lupin the 3: Part V
Anime favorite thief has been busy in recent years. Lupine the 3: Part V came out only 3 years ago in 2018, which is just 3 years after Part IV in 2015. Lupine the 3: Part 6 moves the action to the UK, with Lupine III becoming the leading suspect. of Sherlock Holmes in the murder of Dr. James Watson. Made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Lupine III anime , the new series will feature many guest writers including Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii .
The sci-fi/mechanical anime SAKUGAN previewed the first episode at Crunchyroll Expo this past summer, and it’s off to a promising start. The story of a genius girl and her protective father on a quest through an underground maze, has the potential to get emotional, but the first episode shows the ability to keep the action going. fun and entertaining even as the story turns dark. If the anime continues to build on this prologue, this could be one of the fall’s dormant hits.
Ranking of Kings
At the very least, Ranking of Kings looks like it’s going to be one of the most lovable new anime of the season. This fantasy comedy by Wit Studio, based on the web comic by Sosuke Toka, is about a deaf prince named Bojji who befriends a shadowy creature named Kage on his quest to become king. Channel noitamineA doesn’t have the best year in 2021, but this glamorous-looking Ghibli-esque series could end the year on a high.
Madhouse and MAPPA, two major animation studios both founded by Masao Maruyama, are collaborating with takt op.Destiny, the first anime in a new multimedia series. Set in a dystopian future where alien monsters forbid music, several girls with their “Musicart” and “Maestro” powers have become resistance fighters. The story can easily get complicated, but if the animation and music are impressive, this has the potential to become a fall anime highlight.
Demon Slayer Part 2
Demon Slayer Season 2 is by far the most widely anticipated anime of fall 2021 – the status will only increase due to the long wait for new episodes to really begin in earnest. Technically, the new season kicks off October 10, but the first seven episodes are simply an extended spin-off of the record-breaking series Mugen Train. The new storyline, The Entertainment District Arc, starts with Episode 8 and will most likely start airing in late November, avoiding any delays.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
Last but not least, another highly anticipated anime series coming out much later than the others, it almost probably makes more sense to consider JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean as part of the anime season. winter 2021 since the first batch of episodes premiered in December. Anime adaptation of the sixth season of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga follows the first female JoJo, Jolyne Cujoh, who must escape from prison after being charged with murder by the DIO. Her strange adventure must be well worth the wait.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean will release episodes on Netflix in monthly installments starting in December.