Your Fall 2017 Anime Guide [Update]

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Feel that chill in the air? It’s no longer summer, so let’s welcome autumn the best way possible: by watching new anime.

Below are the fall 2017 anime shows and where to watch them. Have a look and hit us up in the comments, telling us which ones you plan to watch and which ones you plan to skip.

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Update October 9 - 7:00am: More simulcasts added.

The Ancient Magus Bride

Studio: Wit Studio

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A mysterious warlock is engaged to a young slave girl with life-draining magical abilities.


Anime-Gataris

Studio: Wao World

Genre: School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A schoolgirl who falls in love after joining her school’s anime club tries to keep the school from disbanding it.

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Black Clover

Studio: Studio Pierrot

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Shounen

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub), Hulu

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two boys—one with uncontrollable magic and the other with anti-magic—try to become the king of wizards.

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Blend S

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows the crazy antics of a cafe staffed with anime archetypes like tsundere, imouto, oneesan, idol, and sadist.

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Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (Kekkai Sensen & Beyond)

Studio: Bones

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: What was once New York is now a haven for monsters and the crime fighters who battle them.

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Cardfight!! Vanguard G Z

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Studio: Team Koitabashi

Genre: Battle, School

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows the continuing adventures of high school students who battle with cards.

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Children of the Whales

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Netflix (Japan)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A boy from an island that floats on sand meets a mysterious girl who changes his life forever.

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ClassicaLoid Season 2

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures

Genre: Comedy, Music

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: HIDIVE

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about classical composers with names like “Beethoven” and “Mozart” who show up in modern Japan, wielding special powers and wearing funny clothes.

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Code: Realize − Guardian of Rebirth

Studio: M.S.C.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A girl who burns anything she touches escapes capture thanks to a master thief and goes on adventures.

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Dies Irae

Studio: ACGT

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Psychological

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A school boy’s horrible nightmares are nothing compared to when he crosses paths with a group of sorcerers resurrected by Nazis.

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Dream Festival! R

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures

Genre: Idol, Music

Premiere Date: October 6 (Japanese TV)

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The latest season of Dream Festival brings more dreamy boy bands for your viewing pleasure.

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Dynamic Chord

Studio: Studio Pierrot, Studio Pierrot+

Genre: Idol, Music

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: HIDIVE

What It’s About in One Sentence: A “real” look at the lives of young rocker studs.

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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life 2nd Cour

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 22

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: The continuation of an anime about a student who moves into an apartment that’s filled with all sorts of monsters and spirits.

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Evil or Live

Studio: Haoliners Animation League

Genre: Drama, Psychological

Premiere Date: October 10

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man is sent to an internet-addiction rehab center that’s more like a sadistic prison.

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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Third Plate

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The students at an elite cooking school are back for another helping.

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Garo: Vanishing Line

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Action, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: A man and a woman join forces to figure out a plot hatched against their city, with the only clue being the words “El Dorado.”

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Gintama Porori Arc

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures

Genre: Action, Chanbara, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The latest Gintama scenes brings gags from the manga to life.

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Girls’ Last Tour

Studio: White Fox

Genre: Adventure, Military

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: After the apocalypse, two girls look for food as they try to survive.

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Himouto! Umaru-chan R

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: At school, Umaru is a beautiful ace student, but at home, she’s a junk-food-eating loafer.

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Hozuki’s Coolheadedness Season 2

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Comedy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October

Where to Watch: HIDIVE

What It’s About in One Sentence: Hozuki has a tough job: He works for the King Enma, the ruler of Buddhist hell.

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The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Theater Season 2

Studio: Gathering

Genre: Slice of life, Idol, Music

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The daily life of idols continues in the second season of The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Gekijou.

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The Idolmaster Side M

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Comedy, Idol, Music

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: These idols come from all walks of life, whether they are a former lawyer, a former pilot, or even a former surgeon!

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Infini-T Force

Studio: Tatsunoko Production

Genre: Superhero

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Tubi TV, VIZ

What It’s About in One Sentence: Some of Japan’s most famous superheroes answer a young woman’s call to save others.

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Inuyashiki

Studio: MAPPA

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 12

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: A mysterious explosion turns an old man into a powerful machine and a young man into a murderer.

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Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

Studio: Graphinica

Genre: Action, Drama, Horror

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Twelve combatants representing the Chinese zodiac calendar duke it out in a tournament held every twelve years.

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Just Because!

Studio: Pine Jam

Genre: Drama, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: The lives of high school students get somewhat complicated with the arrival of a transfer student.

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King’s Game: The Animation

Studio: Seven

Genre: Horror, Suspense, School

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: High schoolers get mysterious text messages that they must follow or risk death.

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Kino’s Journey: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Kino and her talking motorcycle travel across the beautiful yet potentially dangerous countryside.

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Konohana Kitan

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Fox-girl Yuzu gets a new job at a local hot springs, and as she learns the ropes, she befriends the other fox-girls who work there.

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Land of the Lustrous

Studio: Orange

Genre: Action, Fantasy, School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: Anthropomorphized jewel people live in a jewel country that must defend itself from the moon people.

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Love is Like a Cocktail (Osake Wa Fuufu Ni Natte Kara)

Studio: Creators in Pack

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A married couple gets closer thanks to the effects of alcohol.

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Love Kome: We Love Rice 2nd Season

Studio: Encourage Films

Genre: School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about different rice varieties reborn as school boys who try to become the most popular grain at their school, overtaking their rival, bread.

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Second Season

Studio: Sunrise

Genre: Idol, Music, School

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about schoolgirls trying to make their idol group dreams real.

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March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2

Studio: Shaft

Genre: Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 14

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The continuations of the story about a friendship between a depressed 17-year-old pro Japanese chess prodigy and a neighborhood family.

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My Girlfriend Is A Shobitch

Studio: Diomedéa | Studio Blanc

Genre: Ecchi, Romance, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 11

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: A schoolboy confesses his feelings to a schoolgirl who, he learns, is a perv.

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Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji

Studio: Seven

Genre: Ecchi, Romance, School

Premiere Date: October 1

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: While looking for a marriage partner, a teacher meets someone who looks familiar—one of her students in disguise!

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Onyankopon

Studio: Asmik Ace | Kyotoma

Genre: Comedy

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Onyankopon helps schoolgirls with their problems by using the power of song and dance.

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Oretacha Youkai Ningen

Studio: DLE

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A short anime that follows the saucy nightlife adventures of youkai.

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Mr. Osomatsu Season 2

Studio: Studio Pierrot

Genre: Comedy

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: The sextuplet Matsuno brothers are back for more zany antics.

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Rainy Cocoa Season 3

Studio: Team Amekon

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: Rainy Color café is struggling, but maybe a shiba inu with a nose for good coffee can turn things around.

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Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Studio: Signal.MD

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: The virtual life of an online role-play game playing 30-year-old collides with her real world one.

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Sengoku Night Blood

Studio: Typhoon Graphics

Genre: Chanbara, Fantasy, Historical, Romance

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: Handsome werewolves and vampires duke it out for supremacy in this fantasy anime.

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A Sister’s All You Need

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Comedy

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A brilliant novelist is obsessed with the idea of having a sister.

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Taisho Mebiusline Chicchaisan

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Studio: Studio A-Cat

Genre: Boys’ Love, Historical, Short Anime

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A college student realizes he’s turned into a tiny version of himself after arriving in Tokyo.

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Time Bokan 24 Season 2

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Studio: Tatsunoko Production

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Shonen

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of the classic anime series Time Bokan update, in which adventurers time travel in bug-shaped vehicles.

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Tsukipro The Animation

Studio: Pra Anime

Genre: Idol, Music

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A production company turns handsome boys into superstars.

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Two Car: Racing Sidecar

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls race to win in an anime centered around the world of sidecar racing.

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UQ Holder!

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Harem, Magic, Sci-Fi, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: After being saved by a vampire and turned into one, a young boy joins a secret society of immortals and learns more about his own supernatural heritage.

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Urahara

Studio: Shirogumi, Inc. and EMT²

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation (dub)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls defend Harajuku from aliens out to steal their subculture.

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Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou

Studio: Millepensee

Genre: Idol, Music, School

Premiere Date: October 9

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Another idol group from Sendai gives it their all in their quest for superstardom.

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We Have Always Been 10cm Apart

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Studio: Lay-duce

Genre: Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: November 24

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: High school students fall in love in this six episode-long anime.

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero Season 2

Studio: Studio Gokumi

Genre: School, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Anime Strike

What It’s About in One Sentence: The next season of an anime about the adventures of five girls in their middle school’s “Hero Club.”

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