Super Seisyun Brothers
9.14.2013
Comedy, Slice of Life
AIC Plus+

This is a slice of life comedy about a pair of older sisters and younger brothers… At first glance it doesn’t do much for me, but I don’t know, it kind of grew on me as I wrote this preview. Shoujo comedies aren’t terribly common without them having some kind of romantic element to them, so I So I kind of wonder how this will turn out. In the end it’ll be all about whether or not it can make me laugh. I plan on checking it out and I’ll give it a few episodes if the first one amuses me. I always love a good comedy.

Diabolik Lovers
9.16.2013
Romance, Supernatural
Zexcs

Take Uta no Prince Sama 2000%, make it darker in design and turn all the good looking boys into vampires and out would come Diabolik Lovers. While that comparison is mostly of humorous nature and the otome games are developed by different studios, the female lead Komori Yui, much like Nanami Haruka from 2000%, has eyes that really stand out with a light pink and a noticeable pattern.

Coppelion
10.2.2013
Action, Scifi
GoHands

Coppelion has been an anime series I’ve been familiar with since Fall 2011, so this series has been stewing for a little while now and is set to air from GoHands, the same team that worked on “K” last year, and that’s where my interest lies most in this manga-to-anime adaptation. Nobody can deny that K had rock-solid animation and that’s what I see from the preview and expect from Coppelion. While K was a clean & futuristic city, Coppelion’s is post-apocalyptic as 90% of Japan’s population was decimated by a tragedy (would explain why the anime was delayed, actually) and in spots vegetation seems to have taken over buildings and such. The series also appears to approach the story from a military viewpoint with biologically engineered schoolgirls that fight to save what’s left of Tokyo. It only has to be fun and good-looking to keep me entertained, which I’m sure GoHands can do at least that much for me.

Kyousogiga
10.2.2013
Fantasy, Action
Toei Animation

Kyousogiga is almost like a minor league ball player working up the ranks. It started with an ONA in 2011 which was animated well enough, but the video quality of most ONAs are never really good; then it got a 5-episode OVA series last August and now we’ve made it to this point where it’s being aired as a full-fledged, 13-episode TV series. Perhaps it’s time to see the real potential of this series from a visual standpoint. To get an idea of the story, think Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Kill la Kill
10.3.2013
Action, Suspense
Trigger

This Fall season is going to be big, but this show is definitely one to keep an eye on. With the creative team from Gurren Lagan working together, it’s easily one of my most anticipated shows of the season, even if there’s no galaxy sized robots in sight. The plot summary of “a girl transferring in and fighting the evil student council to learn the circumstances of her father’s death, all while being aided by a talking sailor uniform” seems like the kind of craziness this group of minds would come up with, and already what animation I’ve seen for it looks damn great. I can’t wait to see it.

Kyoukai no Kanata
10.3.2013
Fantasy, Supernatural
Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation has made a business of animating Light Novels and they are at it again. This is a supernatural fantasy series about a Half-Human Half-Youmi boy who is invulnerable due to his fast healing abilities and a girl who has been shunned by others due to her power to manipulate blood. Not only does it look to have a big romantic element to it, it screams awesome action scenes. KyotoAni hasn’t done very many action series, but when they mix action into shows like Chu2Koi and Haruhi, they do it pretty damn well.. I’d even consider them one of the best, if not the best, in the industry. This series hits high on my list of awesome new anime for the fall.

Nagi no Asukara
10.3.2013
Fantasy, Drama
P.A. Works

PA Works has produced some good anime and when I read about this one, I must admit I was a bit intrigued. This series is about two childhood friends who encounter people who live in a village under the sea and befriend them. I don’t think Arthur Curry is going show up, but it does sound like a solid anime. I tend to like PA Works anime because of their strong leading characters, but in this anime main character looks a bit annoying because she is described as a “cry baby.” I hope that the more fantastical elements of the story shine and there is great character development because of it. If it can accomplish that, then I’ll get over any annoyances the main character has.

  • Animeblue

    General thoughts on Autumn 2013:

    Looking over this year lineup, I gotta say there surely lot action series this season which is no surprise considering how successful SOA and AOT was.On that note I’ll probably only be watching about five of them if the action animation isn’t to my likely.

    Somewhat one-liners:

    Coppelion:
    Studio GoHands latest project is going be the adaptation of Tomonori Inoue‘s manga “Coppelion” and Shingo Suzuki going to be directing it with both Susumu Kudo and Hiromitsu Kanazawa help eh…. Well that certainly got me somewhat excited since I enjoyed both, K and Mardock Scramble. Although their colour palette is getting rather annoying. Guess working out of basement will do that

    Nagi no Asukara:

    I don’t really know how to feel about Asukara, its certainly have potential, but on the other hand the last few P.A. Works drove me into such boredom that I don’t think I can take anymore.

    Outbreak Company:
    Sounds like another Campione!, so at this point I’ll pass.

    Golden Time:

    Despite its somewhat cliché atmosphere, I’m really exciting about the series as it’s another Takemiya Yuyuko’s work and it’s another series compose by Shimo Fumihiko(Air, Kanon, Clannad (and After Story) and Kokoro Connect). Someone who know how to do a good drama.

    Infinite Stratos 2:

    Might drop it a few episodes in, only in it because the first season didn’t really do it for me

    Strike the Blood:

    As Steev said it sounds promising,but when its comes to action, Sliver Link hasn’t been that impressive , so I going to watch an episode or two before making my final judgement.

    got his wish;

    Freezing Vibration/Magi 2:

    Will probably watch yet will constantly bitch about because I’m not a fan of watching animated rape. BTW Steev the ending of Magi S1 was fillerish

    Yusibue:

    I’m going to watch this because Tetsuya Takeuchi and the off chance of me find it to be entertaining

    Hajime no Ippo Rising/Ace of Diamond/Kuroku no Basuke 2/Yowamushi Pedal:

    Free! with more ……. but still fujosh bait 🙂

    BlazBlue Alter Memory:

    All I’ll say it that its better have Hironori Tanaka

    White Album 2:

    WTF Seiya Numata ? my anticipation just double

    Galilei Donna:
    I’m more interested in Yasuomi Umetsu’s real show, Wizard Barristers, but Galilei Donna going to be an good appetizer

    Samurai Flamenco:
    Takahiro Omori with the creator of Read or Die as an series composer ? I don’t know how it going to turn out, but I guarantee going to like it either way.

    Pupa:

    As Steev said hopefully the production values isn’t too shabby since everything else looks promising

    Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road:

    Incoming another great FX animation show by Kinema Citrus ?

    Kill la Kill/Kyokai no Kanata/Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~/Kyousogiga:

    Since you guys already know how l feel about these series. I won’t say much just, Kyousogiga/Kill la Kill/Kyokai no Kanata/Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ are very strong contenders for the best anime of the year 😀

    BTW Amuro don’t forgot about Kyousogiga and upcoming annual NARUTO Shippuden sakuga episodes that will be appearing this season :)Also Magi and Samurai Flamenco will some bits of sakuga action.

    Animeblue