Fall 2018

The Top Ten Anime Recommendations for Fall 2018

Konnichiwa Minna. It is fall season in Japan. Everywhere leaves turn from green into brown and red  and starts falling to the ground and birds starts to migrate to warmer climates, the days get cooler but for the anime community a new season means new anime to fall in love with. Let’s look at some of the new anime the fall season has to offer! We are YOUR monthly source of anime news, Itadakimasu!

Recommendations

As Miss Beelzebub Likes It. (Beelzebub-jyou no Oki ni Mesumama.)

Genre: Comedy Fantasy
Release Date: October 11, 2018
Anime House: LIDEN FILMS
Based on: Manga

Yen Press synopsizes the series: “Beelzebub–the formidable right hand of Satan–commands fear and respect throughout Pandemonium. What her underlings don’t realize, though, is that she’s an airhead with a love for all that is fluffy and adorable! The only thing she might enjoy more is teasing her new attendant, Mullin, who is learning that serving Beelzebub is both heaven and hell…”

A Certain Magical Index III (Toaru Majutsu no Index III)

Genre: Action Sci-Fi Super Power
Release Date: October 05, 2018
Anime House: J.C.Staff
Based on: Light Novel

The anime, based on a light novel series, plays off in Academy City, Japan where most of the city’s students have psychic abilities and are called espers. One such individual is Touma Kamijou, who in season one took it upon himself to protect a young girl who is Index Librorum Prohibitorum. She has memorized the entire forbidden grimoires, and was hunted by a sinister organization. The anime is filled with action, amazing supernatural abilities and memorable characters.

Goblin Slayer

Genre: Action Fantasy
Release Date: October 7, 2018
Anime House: White Fox
Based on: Light Novel

A new adventuring party, formed by a priestess, almost immediately find themselves in dire distress. Lucky for them they are rescued by the Goblin Slayer, a man who dedicated his life to wipe the Goblin kind off permanently, by any means necessary. As rumours of his feats spread life becomes more… interesting…

Hinomaru Zumou

Genre: Martial Arts Sports
Release Date: October 05, 2018
Anime House: Gonzo
Based on: Manga

A ‘small’ new student, Ushio Hinomaru joins the little weak sumo club of Oodachi High School. Even if’big’ and ‘heavy’ are the usual rules of the sport and Ushio does not exactly fit that criteria the little guy works hard to put the sumo club on top. Their ultimate goal is Hinoshita Kaisan (a title for the highest rank in professional sumo, equivalent of Yokozuna)! Will they reach their goal?

Ingress the Animation

Genre: Action Mystery Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 18, 2018
Anime House: Craftar
Based on: Game

Since Makoto was little he had a strange uncontrollable power that enabled him to read the memories of objects he touched. Now, hiding his ability, he works as a special agent in the police force. One day, investigating an explosion at a lab responsible for researching a mysterious substance called ‘XM” he sees a mysterious memory, from the ring of the sole survivor of the explosion, Sarah! This is just the beginning as Makoto gets swallowed into a massive conspiracy.

Karakuri Circus

Genre: Adventure Mystery
Release Date: October 2018
Anime House: Studio VOLN
Based on: Manga

Fifth-grader Masaru Saiga dreams of becoming a puppeteer and after his father’s death he inherits 18 billion yen. He is targeted for his wealth but two people save him. One is Narumi Katō, a student of Kung-Fu who happens to suffer from a bizarre illness named “Zonapha Syndrome, the other a silver-haired puppeteer. Together this trio gets thrown into various conspiracies by various forces that wants to lay their greedy hands on Masaru’s Fortune.

Sora to Umi no Aida

Genre: Adventure Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 04, 2018
Anime House: TMS Entertainment
Based on: Game

Set in a bleak future Sora to Umi no Aida takes place in an era of our world where all the fish disappeared from the Earth’s oceans, and only whales are now the ocean’s inhabitants. In the hope to better the situation. The Ministry of Fishery experiments by putting up Universe Fish Tanks in space. Space fishermen are trained by the newly formed Onomichi Universe Fishery Union, and female fishermen are high in demand due to the strengthening of an equal employment law for all genders. Our story follows six female fishermen, their growth and their journeys.

SSSS.Gridman

Genre: Action Mecha Sci-Fi
Release Date: Oct 7, 2018
Anime House: Trigger
Based on: Original

Yuta Hibiki, woke up not just with amnesia, but also the ability to see what others cannot. Then he happens to see a Gridman’s reflection in his friend’s computer! What is more interesting is that it tells him to “Remember his calling!” and Yuta finds this confusing. Yuta finally starts to understand when, at school, he is pulled into a computer and transformed into a giant hero named Gridman!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken)

Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Drama Fantasy
Release Date: October 02, 2018
Anime House: 8bit
Based on: Light Novel

It tells the story of Satoru Mikami, a thirty seven year old mundane man in a dead end job that dies after a robbery gone badly. He gets a second chance in life by being reincarnated as, we kid you not, a low-level slime in a fantasy world. (Some people really have weird karma!). He has to deal with his new oozing existence by being a monster, and like a rock thrown into a pond, his life will cause ripples that will change that fantasy world forever.

Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san

Genre: Comedy Slice of Life Supernatural
Release Date: October 05, 2018
Anime House: Studio Gokumi  x AXsiZ
Based on: 4-koma Manga

High school girl Amano is saved from a strange incident by a vampire girl named Sophie Twilight, and has been interested in her ever since. Akari arrives at her house, uninvited and the two starts living together. Even if Sophie is a vampire, she never attacks humans, but rater purchases blood by mail order and lives quite the modern life.

Honourable Mentions

Castlevania

The Castlevania animated series’ first season was just a kick start to introduce us all to the plight of Vlad Dracula Tepe’s victims and to make us familiar with Trevor Belmont. This new season will be double the action and teeth marks and stakes are definitely high. It will be eight episodes, doubling the episodes of first season, and rumour has it there is already a third season in the works, so do not put your stakes and crucifixes away!

Fairy Tail (2018)

It is said that this is the last season of Fairy Tail, but is it? In the world of anime we know that series thought over can return in new ways such as Naruto and Hunter x Hunter, We will have to see but luckily for now we get to watch Natsu, Lucy and their friends on new adventures again.

Gyakuten Saiban: Sono "Shinjitsu", Igi Ari! Season 2

The second season will be titled Gyakuten Saiban ~ Sono “Shinjitsu,” Igiari! ~ Season 2 (Ace Attorney ~To That “Truth,” Objection! ~ Season 2). Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) is a series of visual novel adventure games. The game involves players playing as defense attorney Phoenix Wright. Each game consists of two segments, trial and investigation, where players will have to try and examine all the clues, witnesses and come up with a conclusion. The first 24-episode anime series, premiered in April 2016 and covered the first two games in the series

Sword Art Online: Alicization

The original Sword Art Online started the anime part of franchise off in December 2015, followed by Sword Art Online II two years later. Then followed The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime movie, in February 2017, had teased that “SAO will return.”

It is based on Reki Kawahara’s light novel series’ forth arc which ran from its 9th to 18th volumes. That whole “Alicization Arc.” will be covered in the new series.

Anime that AnimeFanatika watched last season

Takeshi – Summer 2018 Summary

Best Series
1. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu (A bit ecchi but great story and funny as hell)
2. Hataraku Saibou (You feel sorry for hurting yourself after watching this anime lol)
3. Happy Sugar Life (Weird and twisted. I like it)
4. Harukana Receive (Bikinis and beaches. Need we say more)
5. Jashin-chan Dropkick (Funny as hell)
6. Satsuriku no Tenshi (Creepy as hell, worth watching)

Honourable Mentions
Gegege no Kitarou S2
Yami Shibai S6 (Never fails to scare the pants off a person)
Overlord III (Much better than the other 2 seasons)

Baka
Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa (Terrible animation style and story)
Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria (Did not enjoy the story with no many other anime doing this same story so much better)

Ookami – Summer 2018 Summary

Best Series
1. Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes (I like anime that teaches me more
about Japanese Culture)
2. Phantom in the Twilight (a tasteful urban fantasy that is quite addictive)
3. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu (I really like the core group, the main character is hilarious)
4. Yami Shibai S6 (This anime series never fails to deliver a good scare)
5. Satsuriku no Tenshi (The word creepy is too limited to describe this supernatural thriller)

Honourable Mentions
1. Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san (Kawaii ghost girl!!!!)

Baka
Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria (This anime is not as
entertaining as I hoped it would be, It is very disappointing)
Planet WIth (I was very dissapointed with the Mecha designs)