Your Complete Fall 2013 Anime GuideS

As we continue through October, we have come to the end of the summer season and are beginning the fall one. But with 49 new anime in the pipeline, how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs about each to see which of them catches your interest.

[*Note: Series are grouped loosely by genre]

Beyond the Boundary (Kyoukai no Kanata)

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 2, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A sophomore boy with a healing factor befriends a girl who can blood-bend.

Nagi no Asukara

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Premier Date: October 3, 2013
Where to Watch: Cruchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A boy who lives on land befriends four kids who live at the bottom of the ocean.

Kyousougiga

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 2, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young girl and her two brothers find themselves trapped in a fantasy world filled with yokkai as they hunt for an atypical rabbit that holds the key to them returning home.

Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The adventures of a shrine maiden and a fox spirit acting as go-betweens for humans and the gods.

Tokyo Ravens

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 8, 2013
Where to Watch: Funimation (Not yet added)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Despite coming from a family of mystics, this high schooler has been living a normal life—until the day his childhood friend shows up and pulls him into the mystical world hidden within our own.

Unbreakable Machine Doll (Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai)

Genre: Fantasy, Action
Premier Date: October 7, 2013
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: In an alternate 20th century where scientists were able to create magic living doll weapons, a boy and his doll must fight his classmates to become the king of his school.

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Action
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Four superpowered teens police a town that is home to both humans and demons.

Strike the Blood

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Action
Premier Date: October 4, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: An apprentice shaman hunts the world's strongest vampire in modern Japan.

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic

Genre: Arabian Fantasy, Action
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, Hulu
What It’s About in One Sentence: The sequel to last fall’s Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, this anime continues the One Thousand and One Nights-inspired adventures of Alibaba and Aladdin in their Arabian fantasy world.

Walkure Romanze

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: After having to quit his own knight training because of an injury, a young man decides to become an assistant to a maiden knight in training instead.

I Couldn’t Become A Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided To Get A Job (Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Premier Date: October 4, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A former hero-in-training (former because the Demon King has already been defeated) finds himself working at a magic shop alongside the deceased Demon King's daughter.

Outbreak Company

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Premier Date: October 3, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Transported to a fantasy world, a young otaku becomes a “moé missionary,” spreading his love of moé throughout this strange new land.

Miss Monochrome: The Animation

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 2, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on singer/voice actress Horie Yui’s virtual avatar, this micro-anime follows the titular Miss Monochrome—a virtual girl with a pet roomba—as she strives to become a top idol.

Bottom Biting Bug (Season 2)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: September 30, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of a gag-based comedy about a young bug who goes to “biting school” so he can inherit his family’s “biting shop” business.

[Note: Video above is from its first season]

Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 10, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The best hitman in Japan prides himself on being able to complete any assignment—even if that assignment is homework or housecleaning.

Voice Actor Force Voice Storm 7

Genre: Super Hero, Comedy
Premier Date: October 5, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is a motion comic about seven voice actors who, using the powers of their voices, battle mysterious people that feed on “moé.”

Samurai Flamenco

Genre: Comedy, Super Hero
Premier Date: October 10, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Wakanim (UK)
What It’s About in One Sentence: A man decides to become a super hero all on his own despite having no super powers or special technology.

Super Seisyun Brothers

Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Premier Date: September 13, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is a comedy about an eccentric older sister and younger brother pair who become friends with another eccentric older sister and younger brother pair.

Your Complete Fall 2013 Anime Guide

Teekyu 3

Genre: Comedy,School Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of a micro-anime (each episode is about 2 minutes long) about the crazy lives of a high school girls tennis club.

Tesagure! Bukatsumono

Genre: School Life
Premier Date: October 5, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is a CG anime about four girls and their afterschool club activities.

Meganebu

Genre: School Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Five bespectacled boys in a rural high school join a club for those who have a passion for glasses.

Little Busters ~Refrain~

Genre: School Life, Comedy
Premier Date: October 5, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime based on a visual novel about a group of five childhood friends enjoying high school life—though there is more to what's going on than meets the eye.

Non Non Biyori

Genre: School Life, Comedy
Premier Date: October 7, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young girl moves from Tokyo out to the countryside and finds herself in a combined elementary/middle school that only has five students in all.

My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy (Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Lovecome o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru )

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Premier Date: October 9, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows a high school boy who is occasionally presented with multiple-choice quizzes in his head that will alter reality based on his answers.

Golden Time

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Premier Date: October 3, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man manages to get into one of Japan's top law schools only to find his childhood friend (read: stalker) has gotten into the college as well.

White Album 2

Genre: Romance
Premier Date: October 5, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on a visual novel, this anime is a love triangle romance centering around the members of a college “light music club.”

Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal

Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Premier Date: September 16, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: After moving all alone to a new town, a girl with supernatural powers finds herself going to an elite high school that is only open at night—and living with six vampire brothers.

BlazBlue Alter Memory

Genre: Sci-Fi
Premier Date: October 8, 2013
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: When the man with the world's biggest bounty on his head surfaces, the strongest fighters in the world converge on this location to take him down and collect the bounty.

Coppelion

Genre: Sci-fi, Post Apocalyptic
Premier Date: October 2, 2013
Where to Watch: Hulu, Viz Anime, Madman (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Three girls, immune to radiation, are sent into the dead, radioactive ruins of Tokyo on a special mission.

Gaist Crusher

Genre: Sci-Fi, Monster Hunting
Premier Date: October 2, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on the Capcom-made 3DS game of the same name, this anime follows a group of young men hunting down metallic monsters in the near future.

Tamagotchi Miracle Friends

Genre: Sci-fi
Premier Date: September 5, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Two alien sisters—who dream of being fashion designers—are accidentally transported through time and must collect eight mysterious Tamagotchis to return to their own time.

Saikyo Ginga Ultimate Zero: Battle Spirits

Genre: Sci-Fi, Card Battle
Premier Date: September 22, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on the popular collectible card game, this anime follows a young man battling for rare cards all across space alongside his talking animal sidekick (that farts a lot).

IS (Infinite Stratos) 2

Genre: Sci-Fi
Premier Date: October 3, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about the only male pilot of an Infinite Stratos exoskeleton suit.

Freezing Vibration

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Premier Date: October 4, 2013
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of the anime Freezing where, in the future, earth has been invaded by aliens and it's up to a group of genetically engineered girls and their male partners to fight back against the alien menace.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel (Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova)

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Premier Date: October 7, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a world where humanity has been driven from the seas by an unknown, AI controlled, technologically advanced fleet, a boy and his friends commandeer one of the ships and take to the seas.

Valvrave the Liberator 2nd Season

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mecha
Premier Date: October 10, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, Hulu
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about space vampires, body swapping, and giant robots.

Gundam Build Fighters

Genre: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Premier Date: October 7, 2013
Where to Watch: Gundam.info
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a world where you can build your own custom Gundam model and then pilot it in a VR game, two middle school boys strive to become the best builders and fighters in the world.

Log Horizon

Genre: Sword Art Online
Premier Date: October 5, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When 30,000 people are trapped inside a MMORPG, two real world friends and an assassin companion struggle to live in their new reality.

Galilei Donna

Genre: Action
Premier Date: October 10, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Three sisters, descendants of Galileo, find themselves on the international most wanted list.

Kill La Kill

Genre: Magical Girl, Action, Comedy
Premier Date: October 3, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, Hulu, Aniplex, Madman (AU), Wakanim (UK)
What It’s About in One Sentence: From the team that brought you Gurren Lagann comes a completely over-the-top magical girl anime where a wandering transfer student hunting her father's killer comes to a school ruled by a tyrannical student council president.

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! - Rising - (Hajime no Ippo Rising)

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 5, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season of an anime following the career of one young boxer and his friends.

Kuroko’s Basketball 2

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 5, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a high school basketball team on the road to becoming the best.

Ace of the Diamond

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: An ace pitcher joins a high school baseball team and together they strive for the national championship.

Yowapeda: Yowamushi Pedal

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 7, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young otaku wanting to join the (recently disbanded) anime club at his school finds himself joining the cycling club instead.

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! (Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!)

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: One day a popular idol suddenly decides to become a professional wrestler.

Aikatsu! 2

Genre: Idol
Premier Date: October 3, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on a collectible card game, this is the second season of an anime about a school where girls train to become pop idols.

Phi Brain: Puzzle of God (Season 3)

Genre: Mystery, Action
Premier Date: October 6, 2013
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime about a high schooler who uses his amazing ability to solve puzzles to battle against a secret organization.

Pokémon XY

Genre: Monster Catching
Premier Date: October 17, 2013
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: With the release of a new game comes the corresponding anime about a boy who captures wild animals and forces them to fight for his sadistic pleasure against other captured animals.

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