Things kick off right where we left things with Miranjo declaring her desire to bring the kingdom to ruin. Dorshe and Hiling are shocked over this bold admission. Dorshe takes a moment to reflect on this sudden outburst and then begins to ponder whether it was Miranjo who brought down Bosse’s wife. He does not have long to reflect as the fiends guarding Miranjo come to bounce! He gives them a good wallop!
The Autumn season was on the whole stronger than summer as while not many shows were truly outstanding many were very enjoyable especially if it is a genre you dig into. This season was especially good in the horror department as we got two good ones with Mieruko-chan and Tricornered Window. Beyond that there is the highly anticipated anime of Jobless Reincarnation part 2 and 86 that for the most part largely delivered on their promises. Whilst the second part of Jobless Reincarnation is not on the same level as its predecessor, it was very good watch and if you liked the first part I would recommend watching it. It is certainly the best isekai of the season. 86 part 2 was a vast improvement over season one but due to production issues the final episodes have been postponed until the early part of 2022. My final review for that will come later so stay tuned.
What I will say is that arguably the best show of the season was...
Episodes: 20 Original airing dates: 1st August 2021 – 19th December 2021 Studio: SILVER LINK Genre: Comedy, supernatural Recommended audience: Those will like childish comedy antics and cute girls Trailer:
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated! which also goes by the name Jaha-sama wa Kujikenai is a supernatural comedy series that was first released in the summer 2021 season and is another SILIVER LINK works.
In a dark realm far away lies a demon by the name of Jahy who is second in command of the entire realm! Ruling others with an iron fist and domineering personality her world comes crashing down when a mysterious magical girl comes along and smashes the big mana crystal that keeps the...
After a 5-minute recap for the entire series we finally get back to speed with Hiling looking nervously at the castle on the horizon that holds Daida. Will she be able to save him from the ambush that has befallen him?
Meanwhile, Bojji and Kage, who are companied by Desha’s small force, are closer to the action trying to make haste in catching this gang of dangerous criminals that are currently holding Daida hostage. Kage drops the question we are probably all thinking about and that is who is motivating these unknown criminals to act in unison in bringing down Daida? Who would want to bring down the...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 2nd October 2021 – 18th December 2021 Studio: OLM Genre: Gourmet, fantasy, slice-of-life Prequel: Restaurant To Another World Recommended audience: Food lovers primarily and those for all things fantasy! Trailer:
Restaurant To Another World 2 also known as Isekai Shokudou 2 is a slice-of-life/fantasy series featuring lots of succulent delights! The second season was released in the autumn 2021 season and unlike season one where the studio was SILVER LINK this one is an OLM work. The prequel to this series originally aired in the summer 2017. If you wish to see my review of season one then check out the link below:
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 6th October 2021 – 22nd December 2021 Studio: SILVER LINK & Studio Palette Genre: Isekai/action/drama Recommended audience: Isekai fans or admirers of beautiful women! Trailer:
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat otherwise known as Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru is an action based isekai series that was released in the autumn 2021 season. In terms of animation this series is a collaboration effort between SILVER LINK and Studio Palette.
In this isekai our main character, as the name implies, was the world’s greatest assassin in his former life. Dedicated and loyal to his...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 4th October 2021 – 20th December 2021 Studio: Arvo Animation Genre: Sci-fi/historic and romance Recommended audience: Lovers of space anime with an affinity for romance. MONSTA RECOMMENDATION!!! Trailer:
Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut also going by the title Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu is a historic/sci-fi romantic anime which is an Avro Animation works and was released in the autumn 2021 season.
The series has got a whacky premise that blends real-life elements with some fantastic twists. The series takes place in the Cold War space race era where the...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 9th October 2021 – 3rd January 2022 Studio: Children’s Playground Entertainment Genre: Isekai/adventure Recommended audience: Lovers of character/driven adventure series Trailer:
The Faraway Paladin also known as Saihate no Paladin is an isekai/adventures series that was released in the autumn 2021 season and is a Children’s Playground Entertainment works. It has been confirmed that a second season will be released although the date has not been finalised at of the time of this writing.
Faraway Paladin follows the life of William Gracefeel Maryblood who is reborn into a new world where he is raised by three undead creatures named Mary, Blood and Augustus...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 2nd October 2021 – 18th December 2021 Studio: Studio Gokumi Genre: Slice-of-life/darkish magical girl series Prequels: Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Washio Chapter, Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero, Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Mankai Chapter Recommended audience: Fans of the magical girl genre Trailer:
Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Mankai Chapter also known as Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Mankai no Shou is a dark magical series. The Mankai Chapter is the latest season in the Yuuki Yuuna franchise coming out in the autumn 2021 season. Check out the links below to see my reviews for the previous seasons:
Chronological order of Yuuki Yuuna series:
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 3rd October 2021 – 19th December 2021 Studio: Zero-G Genre: Supernatural/mystery/horror/yaoi Recommended audience: Fans of mysteries or physiological thrillers who have no aversions to boy love. Trailer:
The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window also known as Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru is a supernatural/mystery with powerful yaoi undertones. The anime was released in the autumn 2021 with Zero-G as the studio behind the animation. The story centres on Mikado Kousuke who has the ability to see spirits for as long as he can remember. Petrified of what he witnesses, he hides and attempts to suppresses his abilities using a pair of glasses. That is until one day when he makes a fateful encounter with Rihita...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 9th October 2021 – 25th December 2021 Studio: SynergySP Genre: Romance/historic/comedy Recommended audience: Fans of romantic tales or cute waifus Trailer:
Taishou Otome Otogibanashi is a historic romantic story produced by SynergySP and released in the autumn 2021 season. Events take place 100 years ago and centres on a young man named Tamahiko Shima who is the son to an affluent family. Although materially rich, he lacks the love and warmth from his family so when he gets in an accident where his mum dies and he loses the ability to use his dominant hand he is orchestrated and becomes an outcast to the family.
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 6th October 2021 – 22th December 2021 Studio: Madhouse/MAPPA Genre: Action/fantasy/romance Recommended audience: Those who like character driven action with a touch of romance. Trailer:
Takt Op. Destiny is an action/fantasy series with a touch of romance that was released in the Autumn 2021 season. In an alternate world there are monsters named D2 that have ravaged the land and left the United States of America in a state of chaos. Impervious to normal weapons the only means of destroying these D2 are by using musicarts which are women that attack using the power of music. These musicarts are controlled by conductors who direct their actions during battle.
Enter Takt Asahina who has become an unwitting conductor...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 7th October 2021 – 23th December 2021 Studio: OLM Genre: Comedy/slice-of-life/romance Recommended audience: Fans of the manga and those that get a kick out of cringeworthy moments! Trailer:
Komi Can’t Communicate otherwise known as Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu is a slice-of-life, comedy series with a subtle dose of romance that released in the autumn 2021 season. The series centres around Shoko Komi who is the bright star of her class which everyone admires for her dazzling beauty. Unbeknownst to all is that Komi suffers from crippling social anxiety and is incapable of speaking!
Despite this communicate problem, Komi manages to maintain her popularity and keeps her big secret...
The Hero Chapter is the immediate sequel to the original Yuuki Yuuna and is perhaps the strongest season yet (I have not seen the Mankai chapter yet so that doesn't count in my reckoning). This season is largely story driven with the slice-of-life/comedy elements taking a back seat. The major plus in Hero Chapter is we get a more satisfactory ending that offers closure to the show. To get the most out this series I would recommend watching all the prequels though.
Episodes: 6 Original airing dates: 25th November 2017 – 6th January 2018 Studio: Studio Gokumi Genre: Slice-of-life/darkish magical girl series Prequels: Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Washio Chapter, Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero Sequel: Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero: The Mankai Chapter Recommended audience: Fans...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 7th October 2021 – 23th December 2021 Studio: Satelight Genre: Sci-fi/adventure Recommended audience: People who like adventure stories and like strong headed lolis Trailer:
Sakugan sometimes known as Sacks&Guns is a sci-fi/adventure anime that was released in the autumn 2021 season. The story of Sakugan takes place in a world where everyone lives in an underground labyrinth which holds various colonies. In one of these colonies lies a girl named Memempu who yearns to leave her colony after dreaming of a fantastic land that was not bound by bedrock. Knowing the dangers that await people leaving the colony her father; Gagumber goes against his better judgement to join Memempu in her adventures in...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 10th October 2021 – 26th December 2021 Studio: Doga Kobo Genre: Romantic/comedy and slice-of-life Recommended audience: Fans of slice-of-life shows primarily. Romantic lovers may also dig this Trailer:
Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi also known as My Senpai is Annoying is a rom-com/slice-of-life series that was released on the autumn 2021 season. My Senpai is Annoying takes place in an office where Futaba Igarashi is starting her second year at the job. Insecure about her childlike stature Futaba is determined to get others to treat her like a competent adult. But when her senpai, Harumi Takeda teases and treats her like a kid she gets irritated with his behaviour. However, as time passes, she realises he is a person...
Episodes: 12 Original airing dates: 3rd October 2021 – 19th December 2021 Studio: Passione Genre: Horror/comedy Recommended audience: People who like light hearted horror shows with a pinch of character drama Trailer:
Mieruko-chan is a horror/comedy series that came out in the autumn 2021 season. The story centres on Miko Yotsuya who has a special ability to see supernatural spirits around her. Scared witless by these abominations, Miko tries her best to pretend they are not there so as to prevent her best friend; Hana Yurikawa from freaking out. It takes all her strength to maintain this calm façade and it is only a matter of time before either Hana, her pupils or worst of the all; the spirits find out! Will she be able to...
The episode starts of with a flashback of Daida’s childhood showing his relationship with Boijj and his parents. Whilst he was initially close to his elder brother, Bojji’s limitations soon become obvious. It is this apparent weakness that led to Hiling encouraging Daida to act as his protector. This type of encouragement naturally bolsters his ego and with the mirror complementing his abilities at every opportunity it is not long before Daida sees...
Thoughts: With the second episode the new season really starts in earnest as we see Tanjirou, Zenitsu and Inosuke hit it off in the “entertainment district” aka the red light distract. The episode starts heavy in comedy so I imagine opinions will be mixed here. I know lots of people who watch Demon Slayer have said less than stellar things about the comedy skits this series dishes out so the first half could make for difficult viewing depending on your tastes...
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