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Your Fall 2020 Anime Guide

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It’s October. Things have been tough. We should take a break. We should watch anime.

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Have a look below at what anime are airing during this fall’s season. Are there any you’re especially into? Let us know in the comments.


Adachi and Shimamura

Studio: Tezuka Productions

Genre: Drama, Girls’ Love, School, Slice of Life, Romance

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Two schoolgirls develop feelings for each other.

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Akudama Drive

Studio: Studio Pierrot

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A futuristic Osaka is overrun with criminals called Akudama.


Anime Kapibara-san

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation | L’esprit

Genre: Comedy, Short Anime

Premiere Date: October 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: A short-form anime about Capybara.


Assault Lily

Studio: Shaft

Genre: Action, Magic, Military

Premiere Date: October 1

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Magical anime girls wield enormous blades to protect us all.

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Attack on Titan: The Final Season

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Military

Premiere Date: December 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Here it is, after all that waiting, Attack on Titan’s final season.

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A3! Season Autumn and Winter

Studio: P.A.WORKS | Studio 3Hz

Genre: Drama, Idols, Music Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 12

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A young actress rebuilds a stage troupe filled with beautiful anime boys.

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By the Grace of the Gods

Studio: Maho Film

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A man dies and is reborn in a magical world where he goes on adventures and has good fun.

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The Day I Became A God

Studio: P.A. Works

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 10

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A student’s life changes forever when he meets a purple-haired girl who tells him the world is ending in thirty days.

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Dogeza de Tanondemita

Studio: Adonero

Genre: Ecchi

Premiere Date: October 14

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: In this anime, a guy bows before girls and asks to see their underwear.

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Dragon’s Dogma

Studio: Sublimation

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: September 17

Where to Watch: Netflix

What It’s About In One Sentence: In this adaptation of the Capcom game, the protagonist hunts down a dragon that destroyed his village.

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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: This is a reboot of the 1992 Dragon Quest anime.

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Dropout Idol Fruit Tart

Studio: Feel

Genre: Comedy, Idols, Music

Premiere Date: October 12

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Failed idols get together to try to finally find success.

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D4DJ First Mix

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Studio: Sanzigen

Genre: Music

Premiere Date: October 30

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: High school girls take a turn as DJs.


Eagle Talon: Golden Spell

Studio: DLE

Genre: Comedy

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: In this comedy anime, the villains are the humorous protagonists trying to take over the world.

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Eternity: Shinya no Nurekoi Channel

Studio: Seven

Genre: Drama, Ecchi, Romance

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: This steamy adult-aimed anime is packed with anime men and women getting all hot and bothered.

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Fushigi Dagashiya: Zenitendou

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Mystery

Premiere Date: September 8

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: A mysterious candy store sells sweets that can make people’s lives better...or much worse.

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Golden Kamuy Season 3

Studio: Geno Studio

Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Military

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: The third season about the former soldier who became a miner to provide for his best friend’s widow, until one day when he hears about a trove of hidden gold.

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Grand Blues!

Studio: DMM.futureworks, W-Toon Studio

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: This anime is a cuted-up version of Grandblue Fantasy, the popular RPG.

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The Gymnastics Samurai

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Drama, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: October 10

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: An aging gymnast gives it one last shot.


Haikyuu!! Season 4, 2nd Cour

Studio: Production I.G

Genre: Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: The fourth season of the volleyball anime Haikyuu!! continues.

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Hallelujah: Fated Choice

Studio: Yokohama Anime Lab

Genre: Adventure, Supernatural

Premiere Date: September 28

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: This is an interactive Monster Strike anime in which viewers get to select one of two choices for a different ending.

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Higurashi: When They Cry - New

Studio: Passione

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Psychological

Premiere Date: October 1

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A school boy moves to a new town where something terrifying is lurking under the surface.

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Hypnosis Mic - Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Drama, Music

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Beautiful anime boys face off in rap battles.


Idolish 7: Second Beat!

Studio: Troyca

Genre: Idols, Music

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: The idols from Idolish 7 are back for another season of boy band anime stylings.

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Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Action, Drama

Premiere Date: October 6

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A fruit vendor gets caught up in the Tokyo underworld.

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I’m Standing on a Million Lives

Studio: Maho Film

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: A high schooler and his buddies find themselves in a fantasy world where they are forced to go on quests to stay alive.

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The Irregular at Magic High School

Studio: Eight Bit

Genre: Action, School, Magic

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Set in an alternate universe where magic is genetic, students attend a magic high school.

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Hidive

What It’s About In One Sentence: The third season of an anime about a love-hungry young adventurer who befriends a goddess and joins her adventure-seeking crew.

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Is The Order A Rabbit? Bloom

Studio: Encourage Films

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 10

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Hidive

What It’s About In One Sentence: Anime girls work at a maid café and hijinks ensue.

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Iwakakeru! Sport Climbing Girls

Studio: WIT Studio | Studio Massket

Genre: Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: School girls do their best in the world of competitive rock climbing.

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Jujutsu Kaisen

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Action, Drama, Magic, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: An athletic high school student picks the occult club over a sports team.

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Kaeru no Pickles

Studio: Sunny Gapen

Genre: Music, Short Anime

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: Here’s a short-form anime about cute frogs.


King’s Raid: Successors of the Will

Studio: OLM | Sunrise Beyond

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: After a long period of peace, a knight finds himself battling menacing demons.

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear

Studio: EMT Squared

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A girl who spends all her time inside playing games finds herself transported inside of one.

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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club

Studio: Sunrise

Genre: Idols, Music, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Members of a high school idol club do their best to keep their group going.

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Maesetsu! Opening Act

Studio: Studio Gokumi | AXsiZ

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: This anime is about four girls with big dreams.


Magatsu Wahrheit Zuerst

Studio: Yokohama Anime Lab

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 13

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Young people try to make their way in an Imperial city with looming predictions of an impending disaster.

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Moriarty the Patriot

Studio: Production I.G

Genre: Drama, Crime, Psychological

Premiere Date: October 11

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: This anime follows William James Moriarty, who would become Sherlock Holmes’ arch-rival.

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Mr. Osomatsu Season 3

Studio: Studio Pierrot

Genre: Comedy

Premiere Date: October 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: The zany anime about the Osomatsu sextuplets returns for a third season.

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Noblesse

Studio: Production I

Genre: Action, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: After an 820-year slumber, a noble with special powers finds himself in a different and modern world.

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One Room 3rd Season

Studio: Zero-G

Genre: Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: With you as the protagonist, the lives of three anime girls unfold in your room.

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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A knight finds himself smitten with a witch, with each belonging to rival, warring factions.

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Ookami-san wa Taberaretai

Studio: Peakhunt

Genre: Ecchi

Premiere Date: September

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: A teacher develops a relationship with a schoolgirl after he stops someone from stealing her skirt.

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Otona Nya Koi No Shikata Ga Wakarane

Studio: Ether Kitten

Genre: Drama, Ecchi, Romance

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: A woman’s lackluster love life changes when she attends a dating party and meets a handsome dude.

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Please Take My Brother Away! 4

Studio: Imagineer | Fanworks

Genre: Drama, School, Short Anime, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It’s About In One Sentence: Two siblings seem to fight endlessly, but little sis knows that her big brother will always be there for her.

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Rail Romanesque

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Studio: Saetta

Genre: Comedy, Short form, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: In an alternative universe Japan, high school students organize a railroad festival to help revive the countryside.

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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 5

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A bored, kidnapped princess is just trying to get some sleep in a demon’s castle.

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Strike Witches Road to Berlin

Studio: David Production

Genre: Action, Comedy, Military

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: The latest season of Strike Witches, an anime in which girls fly around and shoot guns during an alternative universe World War II.

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Talentless Nana

Studio: Bridge

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October 4

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: This anime follows Nana and a group of high school students with special abilities.

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That Is The Bottleneck

Studio: TIA | Studio Aqua

Genre: Short anime, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: This anime follows the lives of convenience store employees.

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Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You

Studio: Seven Arcs

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: A young man hopes to marry a young woman who saved his life.

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Tsukiuta. The Animation 2

Studio: Studio Pierrot Plus

Genre: Idol, Music

Premiere Date: October 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: The second season of an anime that follows the lives and struggles of Japanese boy band members.

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Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina


Studio: C2C

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: The story of a witch on a journey across the world.

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Warlords of Sigrdrifa

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Military

Premiere Date: October 3

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: A great pilot arrives from Europe to help save Japan from forces that threaten the whole Earth.

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With A Dog And A Cat, Every Day Is Fun

Studio: Team Till Dawn

Genre: Comedy, Short Anime, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: October 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About In One Sentence: This short-form anime follows the daily adventures of an owner and her two pets.

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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

Studio: Sunrise

Genre: Adventure, Supernatural

Premiere Date: October

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About In One Sentence: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is a sequel to the classic anime Inuyasha.

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Eds note: This article was originally published on October 8. It has since been updated.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Is it just me, or is this season really...lacking? I’m not seeing anything that makes me excited.