The Summer 2021 Season of anime hasn’t been bad, but it also hasn’t been amazing. With the anime now winding up and as I start catching up on some binge watches of shows I wasn’t watching weekly, I do start thinking about the next anime season. So what anime look interesting from the Fall 2021 Season line up?
The sequels of the Fall 2021 season.
As with all anime seasons, there’s a number of sequel seasons coming out, and there’s very little surprise in that a number of these are very popular in lists such as LiveChart and MAL given they’ve already got an established audience. So which sequels will I end up watching?
As it turns out, not many. Largely because a lot of the shows with sequels are ones I haven’t followed earlier seasons of such as Date a Live (I did watch season one and part of season 2 but let it go).
I will be watching the second season of Jobless Reincarnation though I haven’t decided if I’ll watch it episodically or just binge once it is done. I kind of enjoyed season one as there were some solid moments in it, but equally there were parts that rubbed me the wrong way so while I am happy to see more of this journey I’m not sure weekly watching would be the best option.
The other sequel I will watch is 86 2nd Season. Though, I haven’t yet finished season one so this is definitely on my list to do a binge watch of once it is done.
Anime likely to be on my watch list.
A curious thing about the Fall 2021 season are the sheer number of anime based on light novels or manga I’ve read some of in the last year or two. Which makes me curious to try them though I also don’t want a line up of only isekai stories as that could get a little tedious if there isn’t variety in my watch list.
The first of these is the ridiculously long titled ‘Shin no Nakama ja Nai to Yuusha no Party wo Oidasareta node, Henkyou de Slow Life suru Koto ni Shimashita‘ which definitely subscribes to the belief that your entire plot line should be present in your title: Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside. That said for a laid back slice of life story, I didn’t mind reading this one so I’m kind of keen to at least give the anime a go even if I end up leaving it for a binge watch.
Another anime I’m keen to see because I’m pretty sure I read part of the manga is Saihate no Paladin, and to be honest the story sounds pretty interesting. Besides, the promotional image on MAL just taps in to my sense of adventure (at least in stories – I’m not that adventurous in real life) and I really just want to watch it.
And while I’m not sure if it counts as isekai or not, I am curious about Platinum End. While battle royales are not usually my preferred type of story and death matches can become tedious, there’s enough going on in the Teaser PV that I’m at least intrigued and that the original creator is the same as for Death Note, that most definitely got my attention.
Something a bit different on my probably watch list is Visual Prison, and I will admit I was drawn to this one because the it is from A-1 Pictures and it has a supernatural and vampire genre tag. Seriously, I have to at least check it out. I don’t have much more information on it other than that and it is apparently an anime original so I’m keen to see how it ends up. This one I will probably watch episodically, provided it actually ends up released somewhere I can watch it as at the moment I can’t find out where it will be airing.
Another anime that grabbed my attention because of the supernatural genre, this one with a shounen ai tag thrown in as well is Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru. Seriously, a guy who can see spirits and a strong exorcist with poor social skills… This sounds like it is exactly my kind of anime even if it doesn’t end up being very good. Plus, one of the main voice actors is Nobunaga Shimazaki who has an voiced some really amazing characters from a huge range of anime so fingers crossed.
I’m also really interested in a Sci-Fi anime, Deep Insanity: The Lost Child though as of yet have no idea where I’ll be able to watch it (or even if I will be able to). The PV isn’t giving much away but it looks great and I’m intrigued. I really hope this one comes out somewhere I can watch.
For something a little lighter, because I do need at least one comedy in my list each season, I’m probably looking at Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. It looks like a fairly standard school comedy and interestingly enough, I don’t think I’ve reviewed an anime by OLM before. Which is a little weird.
Less likely anime but I might give them a try if others don’t work out.
There’s Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru which I have definitely read the first volume of the light novel of. But that said, I never bothered to get the second volume. It was one of those stories that was easy to read but equally easy to forget. I didn’t dislike reading it by any means, but I’m not sure feeling particularly excited by the thought of an anime adaptation (though maybe the story will work better as an anime).
I’m a little bit curious about Tesla Note though also kind of worried given the visuals don’t look amazing and the plot looks like it will get ridiculous fast. Actually it kind reminds me of this seasons D_Cide Traumerei the Animation which I didn’t even manage 3 episodes of so couldn’t even write about it for my Watch or Drop posts.
Mieruko-Chan is another one that looks kind of fun as a horror/comedy but it isn’t exactly high on my priority list. Still, I’ll probably give it a go particularly if one of the anime I’m thinking I’ll watch ends up being inaccessible or turns out to be a dud.
There’s probably a bunch of other anime I’ll end up at least trying the first episode of but for now I those are the titles that have caught my eye.
I’d love to know which anime you will be watching from the Fall 2021 season – be sure to share in the comments.
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