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Your Complete Fall 2015 Anime Guide

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The leaves are turning red and you know what that means? New anime—54 of them to be exact. So let’s take a look at them one by one so you can see which pique your interest.

[*Note: Series ordered by premier date.]


Diabolik Lovers More, Blood

Genre: Reverse Harem, Romance, Vampires
Premier Date: September 24, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of a short-form anime that follows a young woman and the beautiful vampire men lining up to suck her blood.

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Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Children’s
Premier Date: October 1, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young girl befriends a group of cute fledgling gods who want to be of use to humans.

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Lupin III: L’avventura Italiana

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The world’s greatest thief and his friends return to take Italy by storm.

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Lance N’ Masques

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Set in the 21st century, when a young chivalrous knight finds a six-year-old girl living all alone, he and his friends move into the mansion to look after her.

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Young Black Jack

Genre: Medical Drama
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the prequel to one of Japan’s most famous anime and follows the genius vagabond doctor in his early years as a medical student.

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Miss Monochrome The Animation 3

Genre: Idol, Music
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on singer/voice actress Horie Yui’s virtual avatar, this is the third season of a short-form anime following the titular Miss Monochrome—a virtual girl with a pet Roomba—as she strives to become a top idol.

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Hacka Doll The Animation

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime shows the inner workings of the “Hacka Doll” app as personified by three anime girls.

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Kagewani

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When mysterious monsters start to appear, it’s up to one scientist to uncover what’s really going on in this short-form anime.

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Heavy Object

Genre: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the story of a mecha pilot in training and the apprentice mechanic she befriends.

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Noragami Aragoto

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about a god who is willing to take on any job for just five yen and a human girl whose spirit has the bad habit of leaving her body.

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K Return of Kings

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Hulu, Neon Alley, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about a boy caught up in the power struggles of seven superpowered “kings” and the followers they share their powers with.

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Fafner Exodus: Season 2 (Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus Part 2)

Genre: Mecha
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season of an anime that follows a group of children who pilot giant robots against giant invading aliens.

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Lovely Muuuuuuuco! (Itoshi no Muco)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime about an Akita dog and his glassblower owner.

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The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Season 2 (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 2)

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season (overall) of an anime about a young man who appears to be a fool on the surface but is actually a genius detective.

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The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In the aftermath of a meteor storm colliding with the earth, new technologies emerge that give rise to superpowered humans.

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Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Hulu, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a magical knight high school, the worst student in school and the best student enter into a duel where the loser must be obedient to the winner for life.

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Owarimonogatari

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki
What It’s About in One Sentence: The fourth season of the Monogatari series once again follows a high school boy that helps people plagued by supernatural curses and creatures.

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When an amnesic man is attacked by an insect creature, he is saved by a girl with animal ears.

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Kowabon

Genre: Horror
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence:This is a short-form anime that uses rotoscoping animation to tell ghost stories for the digital age.

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Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Ever think Attack on Titan would be better as a comedy following middle school-aged chibi characters? Me neither.

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Haikyuu!! Second Season

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about the boys on a school volleyball team.

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Peeping Life TV: Season 1??

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime features the everyday lives of heroes and villains from classic anime studios Tezuka Production and Tatsunoko Production.

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans)

Genre: Mecha
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Hulu, Gundam.info, Daisuki, Crunchyroll, Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: One hundred years after a war between Earth and Mars, a group of child soldiers are assigned to protect a Martian princess who plans to secure independence from Earth for her nation.

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Hakone (Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan)

Genre: Comedy, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A hot springs spirit awakens after many years and is forced to work with a high school boy to try to regain her powers.

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Ameiro Cocoa: Rainy Color e Youkoso

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of a short-form anime that focuses on a cafe and its various pretty boy guests.

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Komori-san Can’t Decline (Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Being unable to say “no” to people’s requests has given a high school girl abnormal strength in this short-form anime.

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Comet Lucifer

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: One day, a boy finds a mysterious girl in the depths of a crystal mine—an encounter that is but the start of his adventure.

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Concrete Revolutio (Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou)

Genre: Superhero
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Daisuki, Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a world full of superpowered people, it is up to the Superhuman Bureau to find and protect them.

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One-Punch Man

Genre: Superhero, Comedy
Premier Date: October 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Daisuki, Hulu, Neon Alley, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: One young superhero has a problem: He is so strong that he can defeat any enemy in just one punch.

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Bottom Biting Bug Season 4 (Oshiri Kajiri Mushi 4)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the fourth 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.

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Starmyu (High School Star Musical)

Genre: Music, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime centers around a group of high school boys in a prestigious music school.

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JK Meshi!

Genre: Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is a short-form anime about three high school girls and their love of cooking.

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Teekyu Season 6

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the sixth season of a short-form anime about the crazy lives of the girls in a high school tennis club.

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Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime about six identical sextuplets.

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Yuru Yuri Season 3 (Yuru Yuri San Hai!)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime following a group of cute girls doing cute things in their Amusement Club.

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Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A (Hidan no Aria AA)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This spin-off to Aria the Scarlet Ammo follows one of the lowest ranked girls in a mercenary school teaming up with her idol—the school’s best student.

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DD Fist of the North Star II + Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor (DD Hokuto no Ken 2: Ichigo Aji+)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Ever thought that classic post-apocalyptic fighting anime Fist of the North Star would be better as a comedy?

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Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young girl finds her place in a group with four boys who solve mysteries.

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Dance With Devils

Genre: Reverse Harem, Romance, Fantasy
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school girl finds that some of her attractive male classmates are demons—demons intent on wooing her.

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Shomin Sample (Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets-Sareta Ken)

Genre: Harem, Romance
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: When a prestigious all-girls high school finds that more and more of its graduates are having problems coping in the world after graduation, they kidnap a boy and enroll him in the hope that his presence will ease the girls into a world with men around.

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Magical Somera-chan (Fushigi na Somera-chan)

Genre: Comedy, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 8, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: In this short-form anime, a NEET girl with magic powers causes problems for her sister and friend.

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Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 8, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school boy has a beautiful girlfriend in her mid-twenties—who has a strange obsession with bones.

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Anti-Magic Academy 35th Test Platoon (Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai)

Genre: Fantasy, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 8, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a school where students are trained to fight magical threats, the worst class in the school struggles to prove their worth.

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The Perfect Insider (Subete ga F ni Naru)

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 9, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A member of a research lab team and the daughter of his mentor stumble upon a corpse that sets them on the trail of a serial killer.

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Garo: Crimson Moon (Garo: Guren no Tsuki)

Genre: Japanese Superhero, Dark Fantasy
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime, the newest chapter in the GARO franchise, follows an iteration of the transforming superhero in feudal Japan.

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The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst (Shinmai Maou no Testament BURST)

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a Japanese boy who suddenly finds himself with two new stepsisters—a demon lord and a succubus, respectively—with him as their master.

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Is the Order a Rabbit? Season 2 (Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka??)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a girl who frequents the same cafe every day and the various other girls she meets there.

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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Season 2 (Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen Hen)

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime where, after a virus wipes out most of mankind, demonic weapon-wielding humans battle vampires in the ruins of the old world.

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Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

Genre: Yuri, Fantasy, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: When two girls kiss, one turns into a sword the other can use in battle.

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Monster Strike

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime (based on the wildly popular Japanese mobile game of the same name) follows an amnesic boy who has monsters that fly out of his cell phone to battle.

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World Trigger Second Season (World Trigger: Toubousha Hen)

Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 11, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
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 continue to fight back in the second season of this anime.

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Brave Beats

Genre: Fantasy, Children’s, Music
Premier Date: October 11, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Banished from his home dimension, a robot must gather stones from across our world to get his groove back—literally.

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Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Gears Crisis Hen

Genre: Card Battle
Premier Date: October 11, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki
What It’s About in One Sentence: The seventh season of the Cardfight!! anime and a direct sequel to the last season.

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Ketsuekigata-kun! Season 3

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 13, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of a short-form anime starring faceless people that each represent the stereotypical personality traits for each blood type.

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Anime De Training EX (Ani Tore! EX)

Genre: Comedy, Sports
Premier Date: October 13, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: In this short-form anime, five girls aiming to be idols do exercises with you.

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