Finally October has approached. Have been waiting for while for the release of new series. Any comments about the previous season? Read our July 2010 New Anime Guide and Recommended Anime for more details. And about the Fall season, there are tons of great Anime around and of course there are some of them you may not want to miss. Check out the following list for more.
Iron Man / アイアンマン (12 episodes)
Iron Man is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character debuted in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963), and was created by writer-editor Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby.
YoU: Good movies I have watched and am pretty much expecting the Anime series to come out. You should not miss this one.
Snow: Marvel + Anime = recipe for awesomeness? I saw Iron Man 2 not too long ago and that movie really sucked but the anime looks really good. This kind of animation is what Marvel should’ve used. MadHouse <3
Sora no Otoshimono: Forte (2nd Season) / そらのおとしもの f (フォルテ) (12 episodes)
Tomoki Sakurai often encounters a strange girl in his dreams asking for his help, but he can’t remember her face when he wakes up. When an Unidentified Mysterious Animal (U.M.A.) falls out of the sky, his life of pacifism suddenly becomes complicated. The animal turns out to be an angel, Ikaros.
YoU: Quite different from Harem Anime of this kind, the plot is unique and the story is “attractive”. Fun to follow and it’s one of the must watch series.
MM! / えむえむっ！ (12 episodes)
The story centers the life of Taro Sado going through high school. He came to realize his masochist personality and attempts to conceal this from his crush. To fix it, he enrolled in his school’s “2nd Volunteer Club”.
YoU: Spotlight was given to this series way before October. Guess it could be one of the best of the season. It gives me a feeling of a similar kind to Seitokai Yakuindomo in the previous season.
Snow: The synopsis doesn’t give much away, if any at all. Guess I’ll have to watch and figure it out.
Bakuman. / バクマン。 (25 episodes)
Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. However, Moritaka is reluctant to pursue his dream as his uncle, once a mangaka with his own serializations, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status. With Akito’s help, Takagi gets another classmate and his school crush, Azuki Miho, who is an aspiring voice actress, to voice in the anime adaptation of their future manga once it is completed. However, Mashiro also proposes to Azuki, who surprisingly accepts only on the condition she will marry him when both of them have achieved their dreams. With a goal set before him, Mashiro begins a long and struggling path to become a famous mangaka.
YoU: One of the best among the season, it could be. Quite interesting plot and 25 episodes should be something we expect for. Good to follow.
Snow:Don’t miss out on this one folks, from what I’ve heard this is going to be a ride of your life, well.. maybe not but this will still be an awesome series( I do hope so). If I were to compare this to a series I know I’d say it’s somewhat in the direction of Honey and Clover, love that show! <3
Hakuouki Hekketsu-roku (2nd Season) / 薄桜鬼 碧血録 (12 episodes)
Based on Idea Factory’s romance adventure game: Yukimura Chizuru has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between an Oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debates on what to do with Chizuru when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor they are also looking for. The Shinsengumi then takes Chizuru along on their search after the missing doctor, from adventures to adventures.
YoU: Have watched the first season and am deem to follow even the first season didn’t give me too much thoughts into the series. Whatsoever, the character design is outstanding, good to the eyes.
Tegami Bachi Reverse (2nd Season) / テガミバチ REVERSE (13 episodes)
Apparently abandoned by his mother, orphan Lag Seeing is taken as a “letter” by “Letter Bee” Gauche Suede to a town where his aunt raises him. His affection and admiration for Gauche give Lag the ambition to become a Letter Bee himself, carrying mail through the dangerous wasteland between towns on his world. When he becomes a teenager, he makes the trip to the capital to take the examination to become a trainee Letter Bee. En route, he meets the strange, powerful girl-like creature Niche, who becomes his “dingo,” a Letter Bee’s travelling companion. Lag yearns to find his mother, and discover why she abandoned him, if she did.
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo / 心霊探偵八雲 (13 episodes)
In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university’s movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. At first Haruka is skeptical, but she comes to believe him when he conveys messages from her older sister, who died when she was a child. Together, they work to shed light on the terrifying events happening at their university. But this is only the prologue of what’s to come…
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls / 百花繚乱 サムライガールズ (12 episodes)
The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who rebels against his student council with the help of girls who’ve had the names of famous samurai heroes passed on to them.
Arakawa Under the Bridge × Bridge (2nd Season) / 荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ×ブリッジ (13 episodes)
In the dry riverbed of Arakawa River, undefeated elite Ichinomiya Kou (aka Rick) met the lovely homeless girl Nino, a self-declared Venusian. Their awkward love stirs up trouble among the other strange inhabitants of the riverbed.
Snow: I’ve seen season one and I’ve got to say, you really need to like this kind of humor if you want to make through the first 13 episodes. I moderately enjoyed season one and I’m looking forward to see more of Nino and Hoshii ( ORE NO T-SHIRT!) =D
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai / 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない (12 episodes)
Kyosuke Kosaka, a normal seventeen-year-old high school student, hasn’t gotten along with his younger sister, Kirino, in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyosuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever. One day, however, Kyosuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime entitled Hoshikuzu Witch Meruru (Stardust Witch Meruru), which had fallen into the entranceway of his house. To Kyosuke’s surprise, inside the case, an adult video game entitled Imoto to Koishiyo! (Love with Little Sister!) is hidden.
YoU: Have read a few novel way before the series was announced. Stopped half way and it seems to be something way out of my understanding. Guess the reason is it is a light novel.
Snow: Ugh, some echhi anime with underaged girls.. Might watch one or two episodes if they don’t take things too far. I usually refrain from watching series like Kiss x Sis, B gata H kei etc.. One episodes is enough to decide to continue or drop with these kinds of series.
Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto / STAR DRIVER 輝きのタクト (13 episodes)
On a cross-shaped island in the South, a mysterious and gigantic humanoid robot known as the “Cybuddy” is discovered sealed in the underground ruins for untold ages. A group known as the “Order of the Glittering Star Cross” attempts to remove the seal by abducting a girl named Wako Agemaki, who they dubbed the “shrine maiden” and is the key to activating the robot. A boy named Takuto Tsunashi arrives with his own Cybuddy named Tauburn to rescue Wako. Thus begins a struggle to unlock the secrets of the advanced technology and prevent disaster.
YoU: Have seen poster around on few magazines and it certainly attracts attentions from various sources. Good to have a robert series.
Yosuga no Sora / ヨスガノソラ (13 episodes)
Tragically orphaned by an automobile accident, the Kasugano twins travel to their grandparent’s countryside residence via railcar, hoping to reconstruct the shards of a shattered life. Future uncertain, Haruka Kasugano clings to memories of the past, hoping to find the strength he needs to safeguard his ailing sister. With a destiny irrevocably tied to that of another, Sora Kasugano clings to moments of the present, drawing comfort and security from the company of her brother. Two lonely souls so physically alike, yet spiritually divergent, unaware of the challenges these conflicting expectations will unveil in the days to come. (via Wikipedia)
YoU: Have read the Manga before and the plot is just…plain. The only thing I like is the illustration by my favorite illustrator Hiro Suzuhira (鈴平ひろ) and Takashi Hashimoto (橋本タカシ).
Snow:This looks pretty interesting, even though I’m suspecting this will be some twincest series ^^”. I’m a romance genre freak so I’m definitely picking this series, it does give the same vibes as Myself;Yourself but I did kind of like that show .. I think since it’s been quite a long time xD.
Otome Youkai Zakuro / おとめ妖怪 ざくろ (13 episodes)
In an alternate history of the Meiji era where humans and magical beings known as “younin” live side by side, half-younin girls team up with army lieutenants to fight younin wrongdoers.
Shinryaku! Ika Musume / 侵略！イカ娘 (13 episodes)
Squid Girl has come to the land from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity for its pollution of the ocean. Unfortunately she ruins the first house she uses as an invasion base and has to work to pay for repairs. Of course, she can’t overcome the Aizawa sisters who manage the house, so who knows whether she can subjugate humankind.
Motto To Love-Ru -Trouble- (2nd Season) / もっとTo LOVEる -とらぶる- (12 episodes)
The story is about Yuuki Rito, a high-school boy who cannot confess to the girl of his dreams, Sairenji Haruna. One day when coming home and sulking in the bath-tub a mysterious, nude girl, appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from the planet Deviluke, where she is the heir to the throne. Her father wants her to return to her home planet so she can marry one of the husband candidates, but she decides that she wants to marry Rito in order to stay on Earth.
YoU: Another Harem series. The Manga was chopped half way and am pretty happy to have it came back to the screen. The Manga does not tell us what the ending is and will never do. Hoping the Anime of the 2nd season could provide a few hints.
Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai / 神のみぞ知るセカイ (12 episodes)
Keima Katsuragi is an avid galge gamer known at his school as “Otamega” (a derogatory term combining the words Otaku and Megane) and on the internet a “The Capturing God.” One day he receives an e-mail offering him a contract to “capture” girls. He accepts thinking it’s a challenge and a demon from Hell named Elsee appears. She asks for his help in capturing runaway spirits that are hiding in “real” girls. He refuses stating he only like the girls from the game and she tells him that if he refuses then both of their heads will be cut off.
YoU: Another well-known series of the season. Gives me a similar feeling to Zero no Tsukaima (ゼロの使い魔).
Snow: This sounds interesting, some mix of comedy and romance, the first thought that pops up in my mind is that the story isn’t going to be that good. However a friend of mine is reading this manga and he said it’s one of the best he had ever read. It’s still on-going if I’m not mistaken. If I were to believe his words this might be either number 1 or 2 on my list with Index.
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes/ 探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ (12 episodes)
In the future world, people use ‘Toys’ that grant them superhuman abilities like ESP and telekinesis. This has led to a boom in both minor crimes and the need for Toy-using detectives to track down the offenders and bring them to justice. Opera Koyabashi runs the detective agency, Milky Holmes, staffed by four cheerful and energetic girls.
Togainu no Chi / 咎狗の血 (13 episodes)
Several years after the end of a war, the city of Toshima has fallen into decay and been taken over by the crime syndicate Viscio. There, the head of the syndicate, Il Rey, has convened the battle game “Igura.” Meanwhile, Akira, falsely accused of a crime, has made a deal to earn his pardon: go to Toshima, defeat Il Rey, and destroy the syndicate.
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru / それでも町は廻っている (12 episodes)
Seaside Maid Cafe in the Maruko Shopping District at first glance seems normal. But its three employees are rather odd: Hotori aspires to be a detective, Toshiko is a perfectionist, and Uki is an old woman with a fondness for maid outfits.
Snow:The picture reminds me of Welcome to the N.H.K, that’s all =p. Usually comedy shows aren’t a huge success, but maybe SHAFT can deliver a good one.
To Aru Majutsu no Index (2nd Season) / とある魔術の禁書目録 (13 episodes)
In a world where science clarifies supernatural powers. In a huge college that has power development in its curriculum. To a resident high school student, Kamijou Touma, a pure white sister appears. She calls herself “Index” and says that sorcerers are chasing her. Thus, Kamijou Touma enters the world of the occult.
YoU: Okay, another best of the month? But 13 episodes seem to be way from enough. Hoping it could extend to somehow 26. Must watch.
Snow: I really like season one, however the first season ended too abruptly and the series just demanded to have another season coming. Quite a shame that is has been put off till now while the showed Railgun in the spring season. Anyway, I’m pretty sure this is going to be one of the best shows for me this season. I just love Index and a bit of Kuroko doesn’t hurt ;)
Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku / FORTUNE ARTERIAL 赤い約束 (12 episodes)
After a childhood full of school transfers, Hasekura Kouhei’s parents finally send him to a traditionally-Christian boarding school so he won’t have to move with them. Finally free to have the calm and uninterrupted school life he’s always wanted, he instead find himself busy with a swarm of idiosyncratic friends.