October 2015 New Anime Guide

Had to say that we had a wonderful Summer and the list was great even after dumping half of the series I started earlier this Summer and finally ended up with just a handful of which I had enough time to enjoy. The process was a pleasure and don’t have to watch something I don’t want to.

For the coming new season, we have some that attracted our attentions, though a bit less than the previous season. There are few sequel to previous series like Owari no Seraph (終わりのセラフ), Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? (ご注文はうさぎですか??) and so forth. And surprisingly, I even see Hidan no Aria (緋弾のアリアAA) in the list and guess there are just some so many gaps that they had to fill up and even a series of such quality.

Lance

Lance / ランス・アンド・マスクス

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 2, 2015

Yōtarō Hanafusa is a young man who is part of the last remaining order of knights in the 21st century, “Knights of the World.” As he fights as the mysterious Knight Lancer, he must hide his identity behind a mask. One day he meets a girl named Makio Kidōin, and when finding that she lives alone, decides to watch over her.

Heavy Object

Heavy Object / ヘヴィーオブジェクト (24EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2015

Objects are powerful, massive weapons that change the course of warfare and are manned by Elite Object pilots. An odd Elite girl named Milinda meets Quenser, a student who aims to become a Object mechanic, with the soldier-in-training Heivia on a snowy battlefield.

Noragami Aragoto

Noragami Aragoto / ノラガミ ARAGOTO (12EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2015

In the second season of Noragami the main focus is on Bishamon, god of combat. She has many shinki due to her being unable to abandon spirits attacked by Ayakashi. She has a large group of shinki with her as leader, causing her trouble as she sometimes cannot tend to all of them properly, especially when one of them gets sick or is in pain. She has a strong hate for Yato, as a dark past binds the two of them. How will the horrifying events dated hundreds of years ago in combination with current evil happenings affect Yato and Yukine?

K: Return of Kings

K: Return of Kings (13EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2015

Set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we’re familiar with, K follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a psychic war between seven kings. Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island.

Soukyuu no Fafner

Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – Exodus 2nd Season / 蒼穹のファフナー EXODUS (13EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2015

Tatsumiyajima is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island’s young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturbed. Or so they have been taught… but the truth is different. The fate of mankind is on the line, and Tatsumiyajima is the last line of defense against a hostile and incomprehensible enemy. At the center of it all, fighting for Humanity’s continued existence, is the giant robot Fafner, the dragon that guards this final treasure of mankind. Fafner Exodus will be set 2 years after the first attacks of the festums.

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk / 学戦都市アスタリスク

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2015

Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century.

Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana (the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides.

This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella).

The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festivals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk. Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.

Burning souls race…

The curtain rises on this school battle spectacle!

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry / 落第騎士の英雄譚《キャバルリィ》

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2015

The “school sword action” story revolves around Magic Knights, modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the “Failed Knight” or “Worst One” who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the “Number One” student. In this duel, “the loser must be obedient for life.”

Owarimonogatari

Owarimonogatari / 終物語 (12EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2015

Anime adaptation of the “Ōgi Formula,” “Sodachi Riddle,” and “Sodachi Lost” chapters from the first novel, as well as the “Shinobu Mail” chapter from the second novel of Owarimonogatari.

Utawarerumono

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen / うたわれるもの 偽りの仮面 (25EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2015

When I came to, I realized I was standing in the middle of a vast, snowy plain I knew nothing of. I didn’t know how I got there. And to add to that, I couldn’t remember anything, not even my name. I stood there, dumbfounded at my absurd situation. But then, as if to spite me further, a gigantic monster suddenly appeared, a insect-like creature that began to bear down on me. I tried desperately to run, but it cornered me into a hopeless situation. It was then that the girl appeared. Her name was Kuon. It was this beautiful girl, who bore an animal’s ears and tail, that saved my life.

Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans

Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans / 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2015

300 years after the Calamity War’s end.

The powers which ruled the Earth Sphere have been overthrown, giving way to new rulers of a new world, exhausted of battle. Meanwhile, far away on Mars, the sparks which threaten to ignite a new war have been struck…

Our protagonist Mikazuki Augus, a member of the private security firm Chryse Guard Security (CGS), takes on a mission as bodyguard of Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a young girl who agitates for Chryse’s independence from Earth. However, when the elite Gjallarhorn unit, charged with suppressing revolutionaries, raids CGS, its higher-ups deliberately use Mikazuki and the other boys as a decoy to cover their own retreat. Orga Itsuka, leader of the boys’ squad, takes this abandonment by the adults as motivation to launch a full-fledged coup d’état. With orders from Orga to hold back Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki sorties in Calamity War-era scrap that CGS had been using as a generator—the Gundam Barbatos…

Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan

Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan / 温泉幼精ハコネちゃん (13EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2015

After many years of dormant rest, the hot springs fairy Hakone-chan awakens in modern-day Japan. However, while she slept, she took on the appearance of a young girl. She decides to cooperate with the locals whilst trying to regain her powers with the help of high school boy Touya.

Comet Lucifer

Comet Lucifer / コメット・ルシファー

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2015

The story takes place on the planet Gift, where precious crystals called Giftjium are buried in the earth. A young man named Sōgo lives in Garden Indigo, a prosperous mining town. Sōgo’s hobby is to collect rare crystals. One day, he gets wrapped up in a riot caused by his classmates Kaon, Roman, and Otto, and he loses his way until he finds a lake deep under the ground’s mining ruins. There, he meets a mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes that gaze straight ahead. The story follows the adventure of what happens after this meeting.

Concrete Revolutio

Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou / コンクリート・レボルティオ~超人幻想~

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2015

The stage is set in “another Japan” as a banquet of diverse superhumans unfolds…

In an imaginary “age of gods” about 20 years after the war, Japan has grown and developed by leaps and bounds. What if all the superhumans ever written about in fictional stories existed at the same time? Superhumans who came into existence through different circumstances, and who are special in different ways — Titans from outer space, lifeforms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations, and the list goes on. One segment of these superhumans makes no secret of their existence and has gained popularity in society. Others cloak their identities and fight in secrecy.

There are enemies of superhumans as well, organizations that operate in the shadows.

The Japanese government has taken many measures to secure peace and order.

One is the establishment of an organization under the Ministry of Health and Welfare — the Overpopulation Research Laboratory, a.k.a. the Superhuman Bureau.

Their mission is to identify and approach suerhumans, then oversee and safeguard them. One member of the Superhuman Bureau, Jiro Hitoyoshi, is protagonist of this series.

One Punch Man

One Punch Man / ワンパンマン

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 5, 2015

In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams “AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn’t have your average problem… He’s actually a superhero that’s looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!

Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!

Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! / ゆるゆり さん☆ハイ!

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 6, 2015

Third season of “Yuru Yuri”.

Right after starting middle school, Akari Akaza joins the Amusement Club which is composed solely by her two childhood friends, Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. Chinatsu Yoshikawa, Akaza’s classmate, becomes a member after finding out about the dissolution of the Tea Club. The Amusement Club, situated at the tea room facility since the Tea Club disbanded, has no clear purpose, being free for the girls to do whatever they want.

Hidan no Aria AA

Hidan no Aria AA / 緋弾のアリアAA

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 6, 2015

The story revolves around Akari Mamiya (played by Ayane Sakura), a first-year E-rank student at Tokyo Butei High School who aims to become a Butei and idolizes her S-rank upperclassman Aria H. Kanzaki (Rie Kugimiya). The high school has an “Amica” system where one upperclassman is paired with one underclassmen for training, and the story follows Akari as she strives to get Aria to become her Amica.

Shomin Sample

Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken/ 俺がお嬢様学校に『庶民サンプル』としてゲッツされた件

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 7, 2015

In a hidden school surrounded by mountains, young ladies of good families are taught everything a high class lady needs to know. They are also completely cut off from the outside world, keeping them sheltered and innocent. However, a problem has come up recently– more and more graduates are failing to cope with the modern world after graduation. To deal with this problem, they’ve decided to kidnap a male commoner student, and enroll him as a student. They hope that this will be a gentle way to introduce the girls to the outside world.

Kagurazaka Kimito is chosen for this dubious honor, mostly because he seems utterly average. However, the school leaders also seem to have concluded he’s a homosexual with a muscle fetish. When Kimito hears that the alternative may be castration (to protect the girls’ purity), he eagerly plays along with this misconception. Now he’ll just have to survive the attention of many high class young ladies that are completely out of touch with the world!

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru / 櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 8, 2015

The novel series revolves around Shōtarō Tatewaki and Sakurako Kujyō. Shōtarō is a normal high school student with a serious demeanor who likes to show off his girlfriend Sakurako. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves “beautiful bones.” The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.

Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai

Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai / 対魔導学園35試験小隊

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 8, 2015

“AntiMagic Academy,” a training facility for Inquisitors of Heretics who crack down on the dwindling threat posed by magic users.

However, Takeru cannot use guns at all and can only fight with a sword. As a result, he is relegated to the 35th Test Platoon, the motley “small fry platoon” for poor students. One day, Ōka Ōtori, the ultra-elite pistol master who already has her qualifications for witch-hunts, joins the platoon.

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider / すべてがFになる THE PERFECT INSIDER

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 9, 2015

The story of the original novel revolves around Souhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. On a vacation held for the lab, he meets Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, who joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. After meeting each other, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.

Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst

Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst / 新妹魔王の契約者 BURST

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 10, 2015

Second cour.

The “rather risque battle action” story centers around Basara Tōjō, a first-year high school student who is flustered by a sudden question by his eccentric father, “Hey, didn’t you used to say you wanted a little sister?” Plus, his father announces that he is getting remarried. His father brings over two beautiful step-sisters, but then embarks on an overseas trip. However, the two sisters Mio and Maria Naruse are actually a novice devil and succubus.

Basara almost ends up forming a dangerous servant and master contract with them, but due to an error, the contract becomes reversed, and Basara becomes the master instead. To add to things, erotic situations continuously start to happen in Basara’s life. However, it turns out Mio is having her life targeted by other monsters and heroes. And so, the “desire/action” tale of the strongest contracter begins.

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??

Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? / ご注文はうさぎですか??

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 10, 2015

Second season of “Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?”.

Cocoa arrives at the cafe Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that cafe. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino, a tough and soldier-esque girl named Lize, a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiyo, and the ordinary but dignified Sharo.

Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen

Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen / 終わりのセラフ 名古屋決戦編 (12EPS)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 10, 2015

Yuichiro has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle. But Mikaela was turned into a vampire…

To save the “family”, and to protect his fellow members, Yuichiro needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear.

Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth. That in one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya.

The noble extermination mission is about to open fire!

Valkyrie Drive

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 10, 2015

The “beautiful girl sexy battle action” anime is set on five artificial islands. Mamori is a “mermaid” transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn’t stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.

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