Summer is finally over and now it's time for some pleasantly cool weather. Not that you'll want to go outside and enjoy it with 50 new anime in the pipeline. But how do you know which ones to watch? Check out the trailers and brief blurbs to see which of them catches your interest.

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[*Note: Series are grouped loosely by genre.]


Psycho-Pass (Season 2)

Genre: Mystery, Cyberpunk, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 10, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of a futuristic crime drama anime set in a world where your mental state can be measured and you can be arrested or killed on the spot if you are deemed mentally unstable.


Parasyte -the maxim- (Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu)

Genre: Action, Horror
Premier Date: October 9, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When an alien parasite takes over a 17-year-old boy's hand, they form a symbiotic relationship and battle the other parasites who only seek to use humans as a food source.


Terraformars

Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Ultraviolence
Premier Date: September 27, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The human race attempts to take back the face of Mars from the genetically-altered cockroaches they used to try to terraform the planet.


Gundam Reconguista in G

Genre: Mecha, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 3, 2014
Where to Watch: All of the Anime (UK), Madman (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Long after the time of the original Gundam series, a high school boy manages to capture a Gundam from a space pirate when it attacks the space elevator his class is traveling on—but stranger still is the fact that the Gundam accepts him as its new pilot.


Gundam Build Fighters Try

Genre: Mecha
Premier Date: October 8, 2014
Where to Watch: Gundam.info
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime set in a world where you can build your own custom Gundam model and then pilot it in a VR game.


CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon (Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo)

Genre: Mecha, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Premier Date: October 5, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Instead of inheriting the throne, a princess is forced to ride a giant mecha and hunt dragons from another dimension because she is one of the few humans unable to use magic.


World Trigger

Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 5, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When gigantic interdimensional creatures break through into our world, it's up to a team of warriors armed with alien weaponry to fight back.


Karen Senki

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Premier Date: September 27, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A short-form anime where androids have taken over the world and are culling the human population—but a small group of humans are fighting back.


Selector Spread WIXOSS

Genre: Card Battle, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 4, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime is the second season of Selector Infected WIXOSS and follows a group of girls playing a popular trading card game where, if you win enough, your greatest wish will be granted—though there is always a dark price.


Cardfight!! Vanguard G

Genre: Card Battle
Premier Date: October 26, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The sixth season of the Cardfight!! anime, taking place three years after the last season.


Narihero www

Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 7, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime follows three sisters living in space.


Log Horizon (Season 2)

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 3, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The continuing adventures of a group of people trapped in a video game's fantasy world and their attempt to build a new society there.


Garo: Honoo no Kokuin

Genre: Action, Horror
Premier Date: October 4, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: When the king grows ill and the king's advisor seizes power, the prince heads off on a search to find descendants of the mystical Gold Knights to help him retake the kingdom.


Lord Marksman and Vanadis (Madan no Ou to Vanadis)

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: After his country is invaded by a female warlord, a young archer fights the warlord and fails—only to end up as her servant afterward.


Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Genre: Fighting, Romance
Premier Date: October 5, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Hulu
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on the visual novel Fate/Stay Night, this anime follows that game's second route through the story, thus focusing on Rin instead of Saber.


Akatsuki no Yona

Genre: Fantasy, Action
Premier Date: October 7, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: After the man she loves kills her father, the king, to take the throne for himself, a princess finds herself on the run, with her loyal bodyguard as her only companion.


Nanatsu no Taizai: The Seven Deadly Sins

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 5, 2014
Where to Watch: Netflix (Eventually)
What It’s About in One Sentence: After the Holy Knights stage a coup d'état and kill the king, the princess escapes to find a group of previously defeated evil knights—the “Seven Deadly Sins”—and gets them to aid her in retaking the kingdom.


Chaika — The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle (Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle)

Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Premier Date: October 9, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about two former soldiers and a young female magician hunting for the various parts of the deceased evil emperor's corpse.


Rage of Bahamut Genesis (Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis)

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Premier Date: October 6, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: The gods and daemons each have half a key to the prison of a monster capable of destroying the world—until the day a human woman steals the gods' half of the key, that is.


Sanzoku no Musume Ronja

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Premier Date: October 11, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This new anime by the acclaimed Studio Ghibli is about the young daughter of a bandit chief and her adventures in the woods.


Mushishi (Season 2 Part 2)

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 11, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The continuation of the second season of an anime about a man who helps people that are being troubled by supernatural beings.


Laughing Under the Clouds (Donten ni Warau)

Genre: Action, Historical Fiction
Premier Date: October 4, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: In the early Meiji Era in Japan, three boys transport criminals to an island prison in the middle of a lake.


Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru

Genre: School Life, Fantasy
Premier Date: October 11, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime is about the adventures of five girls in their middle school's “Hero Club.”


Celestial Method (Sora no Method)

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 5, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A group of young people in a town where a giant disk fills the sky begin to unravel the mystery of the disk and their connection to it.


Gugure! Kokkuri-san

Genre: Comedy, Modern Japanese Fantasy
Premier Date: October 6, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: After a little girl summons a ghost, the ghost decides that he feels sorry for her and decides to protect her instead of haunting her.


Orenchi no Furo Jijo

Genre: Comedy, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 6, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is a short-form anime about a high school boy who lives alone—until the day a merman moves into his bathtub, that is.


When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de)

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Comedy
Premier Date: October 7, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A group of high school kids (and an elementary schooler) all received super powers; but as no villains appeared for them to battle, they've simply continued living their normal everyday lives.


Trinity Seven

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 8, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: After a mysterious event causes worldwide destruction killing many, a boy enrolls in a magic academy to try to bring back his cousin.


Hi-sCool! Seha Girls

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 8, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A short-form anime about the anthropomorphic personifications of the Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive attending school at the SeHaGaga Academy.


Shirobako

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 9, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the story of five girls working in the anime industry and the everyday problems they encounter.


Gonna Be the Twin-Tails!! (Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu.)

Genre: Action, Comedy
Premier Date: October 10, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: A boy with a “twin-tail” hairstyle fetish finds he can turn into a superpowered twin-tail girl after his encounter with a girl from another world.


Denki-Gai (Denki-Gai no Honya-san)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Premier Date: October 2, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A shy boy starts working at a manga store where his fellow employees all have their quirks—to say the least.


I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying (Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Premier Date: October 3, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime follows the misadventures of a normal young woman and her hopelessly otaku husband.


Amagi Brilliant Park

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Premier Date: October 7, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: A self-proclaimed genius high school boy is tasked with attracting 100,000 visitors in the next two weeks to an amusement park or else the park will be forced to close.


Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Premier Date: October 5, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When a high school girl who has pretended to have a boyfriend for years is caught in her lie, she enlists a boy at her school to stand in as her boyfriend—only to find out he is a total sadist who treats her like a dog.


Ai Tenchi Muyo!

Genre: Harem, Comedy
Premier Date: October 6, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: In this short-form version of an anime classic, Tenchi must go undercover as a teacher at an all-girls school to save the world.


Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai

Genre: Harem, Romance, School Life
Premier Date: October 9, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school boy (and library club member) who enjoys nothing more than reading alone in his high school's gigantic library finds more and more girls being “shepherded” into his club.


In Search of the Lost Future (Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete)

Genre: Romance
Premier Date: October 4, 2014
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: As a high school astronomy club gets ready for the culture festival, there start to be more and more reports about mysterious incidents happening in the soon-to-be-closed club building.


The Fruit of Grisaia (Grisaia no Kajitsu)

Genre: Romance
Premier Date: October 5, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime is about an all-girls academy, which is more prison than school, that gets its first male student.


Bonjour: Koiaji Patisserie

Genre: Romance
Premier Date: October 11, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime follows a girl in a confectionery school and the various charming men she encounters.


Girlfriend (Beta)

Genre: Romance
Premier Date: October 11, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: An anime based on an iOS/Android dating game set in a high school where you can choose to date five different girls.


Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)

Genre: Music, Romance
Premier Date: October 10, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Hulu, Aniplex Channel
What It’s About in One Sentence: After his mother passed away, a young piano prodigy had a mental breakdown and was forced to give up playing—until years later, when a young violinist comes crashing into his life.


Tribe Cool Crew

Genre: Dance
Premier Date: September 28, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A middle school boy who loves to dance and a girl who has been practicing dancing in secret meet and learn more about the joys of dancing together.


Aikatsu! (Season 3)

Genre: Idol
Premier Date: October 2, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on a collectible card game, this is the third season of an anime about a school where girls train to become pop idols.


Ganbare! Lulu Lolo (Season 2)

Genre: Children's
Premier Date: September 25, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of a short-form anime about twin bear sisters who continuously try out new jobs and give their all even if they fail.


Fuusen Inu Tinny

Genre: Children's
Premier Date: September 25, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on a picture book series, this anime follows a dog who flies around in a balloon.


Magic Kaito 1412

Genre: Mystery, Action
Premier Date: October 4, 2014
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: In this spin-off of Detective Conan (Case Closed), a normal teenager takes up the mantle of the world famous Phantom Thief after his father, the previous Phantom Thief, is murdered.


Bottom Biting Bug (Season 3)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 6, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of a short-form gag-based comedy about a young bug who goes to “biting school” so he can inherit his family’s “biting shop” business.


Joker (Kaitou Joker)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Premier Date: October 6, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows a thief who can steal anything in the world—almost like magic.


Yowapeda (Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road)

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 7, 2014
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a young otaku who wanted to join the (recently disbanded) anime club at his school and found himself joining the cycling club instead.


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