Fall 2019 Anime Preview

Every season, I make a list of anime I am going to watch. Unfortunately, due to getting lost on the way of life, I never really end up watching even a quarter of what I intend to. I’m making a post about all the anime I want to watch or at least am passively interested in for Fall 2019 to keep myself accountable.

PROMARE

The debut film from Studio Trigger. Basically what if Kamina from TTGL were a firefighter. I already have my tickets to go see this in theaters next week and I couldn’t be more excited.

BEASTARS

The basic concept of a world with anthropomorphized animal-people broken up into carnivores and herbivores that somehow coexist peacefully is very interesting. Don’t know where this will go but willing to give it a shot.

Assassin’s Pride

The series takes place in a world where only those from noble families have the mana to be able to fight against monsters. Kufa is a noble born to a duke’s family who is sent to tutor a young woman named Merida. If it turns out that Merida has no talent with mana, Kufa is secretly instructed to assassinate her.

This looks pretty and the fighting looks cool. It may end up being mediocre but I’ll give it an episode or two. I think it may end up just like all those other shows where the teacher with the mysterious past ends up bonding with the student with no talent.

Cautious Hero

An overpowered main character who is still so cautious that he’ll go out even against a slime? This is basically me in any RPG. You never know when that lowly slime ends up being overpowered itself.

Kabukicho Sherlock

The East Side of Shinjuku Ward … In the center of this chaotic neighborhood, the neon-lit Kabukicho district is expanding. Where light shines, there are also deep shadows. The curtain rises on this night stage where bizarre murders occurred! Is this suspense? No, comedy? An indistinguishable drama is about to begin….

I’m a sucker for crime/mystery comedies with unique and memorable characters, whether it’s an anime, game series like Yakuza, etc. This looks exactly up my alley.

Ahiru no Sora

Sports anime were never my thing. Growing up we had Spanish dubbed Kuroko’s basketball and a lot of folks my age loved it. I never got into it much and I think it turned me off sports anime in general. Lately I’ve been getting back into sports anime though. MIX was surprisingly endearing even though it’s about baseball, which I was never really into even though I spent a year in Little Leagues. Also, Hinomaru sumo is amazing.

“But Ed, why not list Hoshiai no Sora as well?”

Because aside from Monica Puig, I don’t really care about tennis.

Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo

Question: What would you do, if a girl you’re interested in would confess to you? On top of that, what if there was another girl as well? A cool upperclassman adored by the whole school and your cheerful, energetic childhood friend. I bet you would be over the moon. Thing is, what if there was an unexpected problem about the contents of that confession?

With a quirky little setup like that, they’ve definitely captured the dumb romance comedy buff in me.\

No Guns Life

The guy has a gun for a head. Not sure why you think I wouldn’t watch this.

Babylon

The suspense story centers around Zen Seizaki, a prosecutor with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors’ Office. While investigating illegal acts by a certain pharmaceutical company, Seizaki stumbles across a conspiracy over an election for an autonomous “new zone”established in western Tokyo.

High level conspiracy? Again, tickles the amateur detective bone in me.

pet.

The psychic suspense story revolves around people who possess the ability to infiltrate people’s minds and manipulate memories. Their powers have been used in the underworld for covering up incidents, assassinations, and other deeds. These powers can not only destroy other people’s spirits, but also corrupt the users’ own hearts at the same time. The users had to protect their fragile and insecure hearts, as if chained to each other. They are called “pets” out of fear and despising.

The setup makes it sounds like a mix of two of my favorite games, Persona 5 and Remember Me.

Haatage! Kemono michi

A crazy strong wrestler is summoned to a fantasy world to defeat the beasts overtaking it…only to fall in love with them and start a little pet shop. This just sounds too adorable not too watch.

Mugen no Juunin

Yet another adaptation of Blade of the Immortal? Sure, why not.

Keishicho Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyoaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka: Tokunana

Set in a different Tokyo on a different world than ours, the story follows Tokunana, a unit of assembled misfits in the Metropolitan Police Department. Tokunana battles against “Nine” — an organization commiting crimes in their zealous worship of the dragons that once roamed the world.

Give me all your crime stories, Japan. Preferably with a tinge of urban fantasy.