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15 Must-See Fall 2019 Anime

This fall anime line up is hotter than ever.

It's that time of year that every anime fan is looking forward to, the fall anime line up. Anime studios release their top content during this season, and like past years this autumn is not to miss. From new heroes and villains duking it out to adorable new characters, these upcoming months are going to be hotter than ever. Here are 15 anime to watch this fall 2019 anime season 

Psycho-Pass 3

  • Premiere date: October 24
  • Studio: Production I.G
  • Genre(s): Action, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Finally, after 4 years, Psycho-Pass returns with a sequel, Psycho-Pass 3. While few details have been released about the new season, we do know that Naoyoshi Shiotani (Blood-C: The Last Dark) will return to the director's chair. Also, two new characters will join the psychological thriller, Arata Shindo and Kei Mikhail Ignatov, both inspectors. The original manga creator, Akira Amano, is returning as the character designer.

Psycho-Pass premiered in 2012 with the second season ending in December 2014. The first season received critical acclaim while the shortened second season had a mixed reception.

Recently, Psycho-Pass made a return with a trilogy project, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System, which wrapped in March 2019. As of yet, there's no release date for season three, but the series will air in Japan sometime in October. 

Val × Love

  • Premiere date: October 5
  • Studio: Hoods Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, School, Shounen, Supernatural

Did you ever have to flirt to save the world? Well me neither. But humanity's faith lies in the seduction skills of lonely high schooler, Takuma Akutsu. But his solitary changes when nine Valkyrie sisters come crashing into his life! They need Akutsu's help in raising their abilities to fight off demons threatening humanity. And how will this young man do that, exactly? By gettin' intimate with them! Say goodbye to the single life.

Takashi Naoya (Real Girl) is taking the helm at Hoods Entertainment (Drifters) with Tatsuya Takahashi (The [email protected]) supervising the series' scripts. Also, Kiyoshi Tateishi – best known for being the animation director for Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie – will be the series' character designer.  

Watch on October 5 how love can save the world!

Food Wars! Season 4

  • Premiere date: October 12
  • Studio: J.C.Staff
  • Genre(s): Ecchi, School, Shounen

The high stakes food challenges return this fall season and we can't wait to taste those amazing dishes. The new season dubbed The Fourth Plate will be picking up right where the third season ended. Soma and the remaining rebels against the and he Elite Ten Council under the Azami administration. And based on the visuals the second bout is going to be even more intense – and tasty – than the one before.

 Yoshitomo Yonetani (Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-) is returning to direct the anime at J.C.Staff (A Certain Magical Index). Coming along is Shogo Yasukawa (Strike the Blood) who will oversee the script, and Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman.) is returning as character designer. Who will win the Regiments de Cuisine? We have to wait and see when Food Wars! The Fourth Plate comes out this October

Assassins Pride

  • Premiere date: October 10
  • Studio: EMT²
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Seinen

Based on the manga of the same name, Assassins Pride, takes place in a fictional world where only aristocrats have a power called mana to fight monsters. Kūfa Vampir, a noble is sent to tutor a young woman named Melida Angel. If it turns out that Melida has no mana, Kūfa must kill her. Although her skills are limited, Kūfa bets his pride, not as an assassin and not as a tutor that she will unlock her true potential. But will Melida trust her would-be assassin?

Kazuya Aiura (episode director Doreiku The Animation) will direct the anime adaptation at EMT2 (Love Tyrant). In charge of the script is B Project's Deko Akao and Maho Yoshikawa (Yona of the Dawn) is taking the lead as both character designer and chief animation director.

See how blades will clash and heroines when Assassins Pride airs this fall.

Radiant Season 2

  • Premiere date: October 2
  • Studio: Lerche
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

The second season of Radiant will return on October 2 with 21 episodes.

The series follows Seth, an aspiring wizard that survived after coming into contact with a Nemesis, creatures that contaminate all they touch. Now, he wants to find a way to permanently destroy these monsters in order to keep his village safe. Seth and his friends set out to find the place they come from, Radiant, and destroy it. But a lot of hardships await the young man. Will he be able to complete his journey?

The cast and staff will return for the second season. Anime studio Lerche (Re:␣Hamatora)will produce the anime with Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom) taking the lead. Accompanying him is Makoto Uezu (School Days) who will be in charge of the script.

Beastars

  • Premiere date: October 10
  • Studio: Orange
  • Genre(s): Drama, Psychological, Shounen, Slice of Life

Based on the manga of the same name, Beastars takes place in a fictional world where anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores roam the land. The series follows Legoshi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he's very kind. Even so, the other animals fear Legoshi and even despise him, something he has learned to live with. But when an herbivore student gets killed and eaten all suspicion fall on the carnivore students, especially Legoshi!

Shinichi Matsumi (episode director Land of the Lustrous) is directing the anime at studio Orange (Dimension W). Other staff members include Nanami Higuchi (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace) who is writing the scripts and Nao Ootsu (sub-character designer Banana Fish) is designing the characters.

Beastars will be released worldwide on Netflix on October 8

Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

  • Premiere date: October 5
  • Studio: CloverWorks
  • Genre(s): Action, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural

Fate fans can rejoice another adaptation is heading our way this fall. This time around, humanity is in danger of extinction. The cause is due to "Singularities," realms that are hidden from the human eye. However, these Singularities happen to appear in various eras of history. Now another has appeared but not without its dangers. Demonic creatures have brought chaos and havoc, spreading their malignance across the world. Humanity must make a stand or perish.

Anime studio CloverWorks (DARLING in the FRANXX,) will be producing the series, with Toshifumi Akai taking the director's chair. Joining the staff as the character designer is Tomoaki Takase (Occultic;Nine). Taking the lead on composing the music are Keita Haga (Fate/stay night) and Ryo Kawasaki (Fate/Grand Order: First Order).

Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia will air on October 5.

Blade of the Immortal: Immortal

  • Premiere date: October 10
  • Studio: LIDEN FILMS
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Historical, Samurai, Supernatural

Another adaptation – and possible sequel- of Blade of the Immortal is set to air this October. The series follows an immortal swordsman called Manji, who has grown tired of living with all the pain he has caused. Consequently, he devises a plan to gain his mortality: kill one hundred men for each good one he has killed. The witch that cursed Manji accepts his proposal and now the immortal swordsman sets out to kill 1000 evil men.

On his journey, he meets  Rin, a young girl, who seeks vengeance on a sword school for killing her family. Together, they set out to complete their missions. However, this' easier said than done.

LIDEN FILMS (Initial D Legend 1: Awakening) will be handling the animation with Shingo Ogiso (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) designing the characters. In charge of leading the series is Shigurui Death Frenzy's director Hiroshi Hamasaki and overseeing the script is Makoto Fukami (Berserk 2016/2017).

My Hero Academia Season 4

  • Premiere date: October 12
  • Studio: Bones
  • Genre(s): Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power

Adding to an exciting fall lineup is the superhero series, My Hero Academia. The new season covers the manga's Hero Intern arc that began in the 14th volume. With All Might out of the picture, all kinds of villains are coming out of the woodwork. But not only that, it seems that they are also fighting each other. Shigaraki of the League of Villains squares off with Overhaul of the yakuza, vying for total control of the shadows. Meanwhile, Midoriya, All Might's protégé gets wrapped up in another internship. But this time around there's some competition in the name of upperclassman, Mirio Togata, a.k.a. Lemillion.

The new season will see Kenji Nagasaki as its chief director with director Masahiro Mukai (episode director Blood Blockade Battlefront) joining him at studio Bones. Taking the lead on the script and series composition is Yousuke Kuroda who is best known for his work on Goblin Slayer and Jormungand. Returning to design this season's characters is Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk).

Watch how heroes and villains duke it out on October 12.

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld

  • Premiere date: October 13
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance

The MMORP adventure continues in the second part of Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld. Part two will see Alice and Kirito trying to save Underworld from the Dark Territory and forces in the real world. But will everything go according to plan or are there unforeseeable forces getting their way?

Manabu Ono (Hellsing) is returning to direct the second half at anime studio A-1 Pictures (Aldnoah.Zero). Furthermore, Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale animation directors Gou Suzuki and Tomoya Nishiguchi are joining the team of Shingo Adachi, Tomoya Nishiguchi and Yumiko Yamamoto to work on the character designs.

The second half, War of Underworld, will be returning this fall 2019 anime season.

Pet

  • Premiere date: October
  • Studio: Geno Studio
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural

This year's fall anime lineup also has something for mystery fans — Pet centers around a group of people who can infiltrate people's mind and manipulate their memories. However, in the wrong hands it can lead to disastrous results. Criminals use Pet to cover up their crimes and other mischievous activities. But using these psychic powers comes at great danger for the user, like destroying their spirit and corrupting their hearts. 

Takahiro Ōmori (Hell Girl) is set to direct the anime at Geno Studio (Genocidal Organ) for Twin Engine (Dororo). In charge of the script is Sadayuki Murai (Cowboy Bebop) and Ranjō Miyake taking credit as the series' original creator. Amazon will stream the anime worldwide in October.

No Guns Life

  • Premiere date: October 11
  • Studio: Madhouse
  • Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen

In the fictional world of No Guns Life, the number of soldier casualties have severely dropped thanks to cybernetics. The series follows ex-soldier Inui Juuzou who was turned into a cyborg and now has no memory of his past.  

Juuzou and other discharged cyborgs are known as "Extended." Juuzou had his body transformed and his head replaced with a giant gun! But despite this, he manages to make a living as a "Resolver," taking on cases involving only cyborgs. 

One day, an Extended shows up in Juuzou's office with a kidnapped child asking the former soldier for help. However, this case isn't going to be easy, especially with street punks and megacorporation doing after they can to get the kidnapped child. 

Madhouse is set to produce the sci-fi anime with Naoyuki Itou (Overlord) directing it. Taking the lead in bringing the story life is Yukie Sugawara (Sword Art Online) who will oversee the script. Joining the staff as a character designer is Gungrave's Masanori Shino. 

Babylon

  • Premiere date: October 7
  • Studio: REVOROOT
  • Genre(s): Thriller

Babylon centers around Zen Seizaki, a public prosecutor who is investigating a case of illegal clinical research related to a drug company and a university. However, this leads him to something much bigger and sinister. Does Seizaki have the necessary to break this case wide open or will this mysterious enemy or enemies continue with their plan?

Babylon will have three separate arcs titled "One Drop of Poison," "The Chosen Death," and "Twisted World." The thriller anime will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. REVOROOT (FLCL Alternative) is producing the anime, and Twin Engine (Vinland Saga) is also credited for production.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of The Gods

  • Premiere date: October 9
  • Studio: Studio Deen
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen, Supernatural

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of The Gods is set to air this fall 2019. The new season will see Studio DEEN producing shounen anime instead of A-1 Pictures. On top of that, an entire new main staff will be in charge of bringing the series to life.

Susumu Nishizawa (Hikaru's Go) will be directing the series with Rintarou Ikeda (Magical Sempai) composing the script. Set to return is the leading voice cast, with them reprising their roles. While Wrath of The Gods will air this October fans outside of Japan will have to wait a bit longer to see it on Netflix. 

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Stellar War Part 1

  • Premiere date: September 27
  • Studio: Production I.G
  • Genre(s): Action, Drama, Military, Sci-Fi, Space

The sequel to The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis airs this fall as a trilogy. The first part will follow the Alliance's invasion of the Empire at the end of the first season.

Shunsuke Tada (episode director Prince of Tennis) is in charge of bringing the first half to life at anime studio Production I.G. (Eden of the East). Noboru Takagi (Golden Kamuy) will take the lead in composing the movies' scripts. Joining them are Yoko Kikuchi (Umineko – When They Cry), Iwao Teraoka (guest character design Angel Links), and Katsura Tsushima (assistant animation director Kuroko's Basketball) who are designing the characters with Takayuki Goto (Blood-C) serving as chief animation director.

For those unfamiliar with The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, the series follows Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wen-li, two young men rising in power on the opposite sides of an interstellar conflict war. The series first aired between 1988 to 1997 and has several video game, manga, and OVA adaptations.

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Stellar War Part 1 will hit Japanese theaters on September 27.

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