With the fall anime season upon us, there is a slew of new anime shows starting up, over 40+ new shows in fact, so I’m here to help highlight some of the biggest and best the anime industry have to offer this fall. This list will feature beloved shows making a return, newcomers looking to make their mark and everything else in between from the weird to the wicked. So here’s Cooglife’s 5 Anime shows to watch this fall, let’s get started!
My Hero Academia (Season 4)
Let’s start with the biggest most anticipated show of the fall, that right Deku and his classmates are back for the 4th season of My Hero Academia. This season will pick up with the members of Class 1-A looking to start their internships with professional heroes. Going off of advice given to him by Grand Torino, Deku decides to intern with All Might’s former side kick. Season 3 ended with the introduction of UA’s Big 3: Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki and Nejire Hado and also a new villain by the name of Overhaul. It’s going to be interesting to see how these four new characters will be integrated into the series. Unfortunately, if things go the way they have in other seasons, the first episode will be a filler/recap episode to catch returning viewers and new comers to the series up with events of the previous season. Judging from the trailers this season will dive even darker than previous seasons, which leads to the question… Will All Might still be alive by seasons end? With his powers gone and a target on his back, will the symbol of peace continue to guide Deku on his journey to be the greatest hero the world has ever seen.
Quick Show Plot: Think anime MCU, in a world of heroes one boy (Deku) tries to become a hero even greater than his hero All Might (basically Superman) .
Premiere Date: October 12
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu
Food Wars! The Fourth Plate
Last season saw a major change at Totsuku Culinary Academy, with the headmaster being over thrown and Azami Nakiri taking control of the academy and forcing his totalitarian rule of precise by the book cooking. The season saw Soma and his classmates band together and fight for their right to stay in the academy. However, this season Soma and his friends go on the offensive and try to take control of the ruling student body in hopes of reinstating the former headmaster and restoring peace and individuality back to their beloved academy.
Quick Show Plot: Think Iron Chef but in high school, a young boy named Soma Yukihira goes to a cooking school to learn to be the best chef in the world.
Premiere Date: October 11
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
Making its return after a 5 year hiatus, season 3 of the futuristic cyberpunk cop series is sure to delight its devoted fan base. Little is known about the upcoming series so far but what we do know is that the new season will focus on two new rookies, Arata Shindo and Kei Mikhail Ignatov. With Akane Tsunemori (the protagonist of the first two seasons ) becoming the head of Unit One at the end of the second season, it still remains unclear how much the new series will focus on her storyline.
Quick Show Plot: Think Minorty report meets Blade Runner. A special of unit of law enforcement try to deal with criminals before they commit major crimes.
Premiere Date: October 24, 2019
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime
While this may not technically be a fall release, the show being about firefighters battling fires and death. The show runners decided it best to delay the release schedule due to the fire at Kyoto Animations which took the life of 33 individuals at the hands of an arsonist early this July. Fire Force follows rookie fire soldier Shinra Kusakabe as he joins Company 8 an elite unit of fire fighters who battle fires with powers and religious prayer. However, the twist in this series is that the fires aren’t just normal fire but people who spontaneously combust and become Infernals (Demon like monsters with fire powers).
Quick Show Plot: Think Anime Backdraft with heavy religious undertones. Shinra Kusakabe is a pyrokinetic firefighter who hopes to become the best and also solve a mystery of his past.
Premiere Date: July 5
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation
No Guns Life
A show about a soldier who wakes up only to find that his head has been replaced with a revolver might sound insane but this is the plot for Madhouse’s newest anime adaptation. Madhouse famous for other anime such as Death Note and One Punch Man are bringing the gritty cyberpunk world of NO Guns Life to reality.
Quick Show Plot: Think Frank Miller’s Sin City meets Blade Runner. Private detective with a gun for a head….nuff said!
Premiere Date: October 10
Where to Watch: Funimation
Featured image is My Hero Academia anime: produced by Bones