BRIAN’S ANIME CLUB! FALL 2015

by Glenn Kremp on November 7, 2015
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THE BEST ANIME OF FALL 2015

Brian gives us his best picks for Anime this Fall:

Diabolik Lovers More, Blood

Genre: Reverse Harem, Romance, Vampires
Premier Date: September 24, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of a short-form anime that follows a young woman and the beautiful vampire men lining up to suck her blood.


Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Children’s
Premier Date: October 1, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young girl befriends a group of cute fledgling gods who want to be of use to humans.


Lupin III: L’avventura Italiana

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: The world’s greatest thief and his friends return to take Italy by storm.


Lance N’ Masques

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Set in the 21st century, when a young chivalrous knight finds a six-year-old girl living all alone, he and his friends move into the mansion to look after her.


Young Black Jack

Genre: Medical Drama
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the prequel to one of Japan’s most famous anime and follows the genius vagabond doctor in his early years as a medical student.


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Miss Monochrome The Animation 3

Genre: Idol, Music
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Based on singer/voice actress Horie Yui’s virtual avatar, this is the third season of a short-form anime following the titular Miss Monochrome—a virtual girl with a pet Roomba—as she strives to become a top idol.


Hacka Doll The Animation

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime shows the inner workings of the “Hacka Doll” app as personified by three anime girls.


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Kagewani

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 2, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When mysterious monsters start to appear, it’s up to one scientist to uncover what’s really going on in this short-form anime.


Heavy Object

Genre: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: FunimationAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the story of a mecha pilot in training and the apprentice mechanic she befriends.


Noragami Aragoto

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about a god who is willing to take on any job for just five yen and a human girl whose spirit has the bad habit of leaving her body.


K Return of Kings

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Hulu, Neon Alley, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about a boy caught up in the power struggles of seven superpowered “kings” and the followers they share their powers with.


Fafner Exodus: Season 2 (Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – Exodus Part 2)

Genre: Mecha
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season of an anime that follows a group of children who pilot giant robots against giant invading aliens.


Lovely Muuuuuuuco! (Itoshi no Muco)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime about an Akita dog and his glassblower owner.


The File of Young Kindaichi Returns Season 2 (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns 2)

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season (overall) of an anime about a young man who appears to be a fool on the surface but is actually a genius detective.


The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In the aftermath of a meteor storm colliding with the earth, new technologies emerge that give rise to superpowered humans.


Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Hulu, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a magical knight high school, the worst student in school and the best student enter into a duel where the loser must be obedient to the winner for life.


Owarimonogatari

Genre: Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Daisuki
What It’s About in One Sentence: The fourth season of the Monogatari series once again follows a high school boy that helps people plagued by supernatural curses and creatures.


Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: When an amnesic man is attacked by an insect creature, he is saved by a girl with animal ears.


Kowabon

Genre: Horror
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence:This is a short-form anime that uses rotoscoping animation to tell ghost stories for the digital age.


Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: Ever think Attack on Titan would be better as a comedy following middle school-aged chibi characters? Me neither.


Haikyuu!! Second Season

Genre: Sports
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime about the boys on a school volleyball team.


Peeping Life TV: Season 1??

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 3, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime features the everyday lives of heroes and villains from classic anime studios Tezuka Production and Tatsunoko Production.


Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans)

Genre: Mecha
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Hulu, Gundam.info, Daisuki, Crunchyroll, Funimation,AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: One hundred years after a war between Earth and Mars, a group of child soldiers are assigned to protect a Martian princess who plans to secure independence from Earth for her nation.


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Hakone (Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan)

Genre: Comedy, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A hot springs spirit awakens after many years and is forced to work with a high school boy to try to regain her powers.


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Ameiro Cocoa: Rainy Color e Youkoso

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of a short-form anime that focuses on a cafe and its various pretty boy guests.


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Komori-san Can’t Decline (Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Being unable to say “no” to people’s requests has given a high school girl abnormal strength in this short-form anime.


Comet Lucifer

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: One day, a boy finds a mysterious girl in the depths of a crystal mine—an encounter that is but the start of his adventure.


Concrete Revolutio (Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou)

Genre: Superhero
Premier Date: October 4, 2015
Where to Watch: Daisuki, Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a world full of superpowered people, it is up to the Superhuman Bureau to find and protect them.


One-Punch Man

Genre: Superhero, Comedy
Premier Date: October 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Daisuki, Hulu, Neon AlleyAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: One young superhero has a problem: He is so strong that he can defeat any enemy in just one punch.


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Bottom Biting Bug Season 4 (Oshiri Kajiri Mushi 4)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 5, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the fourth season of a short-form, gag-based comedy about a young bug who goes to “biting school” so he can inherit his family’s “biting shop” business.


Starmyu (High School Star Musical)

Genre: Music, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime centers around a group of high school boys in a prestigious music school.


JK Meshi!

Genre: Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is a short-form anime about three high school girls and their love of cooking.


Teekyu Season 6

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the sixth season of a short-form anime about the crazy lives of the girls in a high school tennis club.


Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime about six identical sextuplets.


Yuru Yuri Season 3 (Yuru Yuri San Hai!)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: CrunchyrollAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of an anime following a group of cute girls doing cute things in their Amusement Club.


Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A (Hidan no Aria AA)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 6, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This spin-off to Aria the Scarlet Ammo follows one of the lowest ranked girls in a mercenary school teaming up with her idol—the school’s best student.


DD Fist of the North Star II + Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor (DD Hokuto no Ken 2: Ichigo Aji+)

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Ever thought that classic post-apocalyptic fighting anime Fist of the North Star would be better as a comedy?


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Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A young girl finds her place in a group with four boys who solve mysteries.


Dance With Devils

Genre: Reverse Harem, Romance, Fantasy
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: FunimationAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school girl finds that some of her attractive male classmates are demons—demons intent on wooing her.


Shomin Sample (Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets-Sareta Ken)

Genre: Harem, Romance
Premier Date: October 7, 2015
Where to Watch: FunimationAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: When a prestigious all-girls high school finds that more and more of its graduates are having problems coping in the world after graduation, they kidnap a boy and enroll him in the hope that his presence will ease the girls into a world with men around.


Magical Somera-chan (Fushigi na Somera-chan)

Genre: Comedy, Modern Fantasy
Premier Date: October 8, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: In this short-form anime, a NEET girl with magic powers causes problems for her sister and friend.


Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 8, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school boy has a beautiful girlfriend in her mid-twenties—who has a strange obsession with bones.


Anti-Magic Academy 35th Test Platoon (Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai)

Genre: Fantasy, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 8, 2015
Where to Watch: CrunchyrollAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: In a school where students are trained to fight magical threats, the worst class in the school struggles to prove their worth.


The Perfect Insider (Subete ga F ni Naru)

Genre: Mystery
Premier Date: October 9, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: A member of a research lab team and the daughter of his mentor stumble upon a corpse that sets them on the trail of a serial killer.


Garo: Crimson Moon (Garo: Guren no Tsuki)

Genre: Japanese Superhero, Dark Fantasy
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: FunimationAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime, the newest chapter in the GAROfranchise, follows an iteration of the transforming superhero in feudal Japan.


The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst (Shinmai Maou no Testament BURST)

Genre: Modern Fantasy, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: CrunchyrollAnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a Japanese boy who suddenly finds himself with two new stepsisters—a demon lord and a succubus, respectively—with him as their master.


Is the Order a Rabbit? Season 2 (Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka??)

Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a girl who frequents the same cafe every day and the various other girls she meets there.


Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Season 2 (Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen Hen)

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the second season of an anime where, after a virus wipes out most of mankind, demonic weapon-wielding humans battle vampires in the ruins of the old world.


 

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

Genre: Yuri, Fantasy, Ecchi
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: Funimation, AnimeLab (AU)
What It’s About in One Sentence: When two girls kiss, one turns into a sword the other can use in battle.


Monster Strike

Genre: Fantasy
Premier Date: October 10, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This short-form anime (based on the wildly popular Japanese mobile game of the same name) follows an amnesic boy who has monsters that fly out of his cell phone to battle.


World Trigger Second Season (World Trigger: Toubousha Hen)

Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Premier Date: October 11, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: When gigantic interdimensional creatures break through into our world, it’s up to a team of warriors armed with alien weaponry to continue to fight back in the second season of this anime.


Brave Beats

Genre: Fantasy, Children’s, Music
Premier Date: October 11, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: Banished from his home dimension, a robot must gather stones from across our world to get his groove back—literally.


Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Gears Crisis Hen

Genre: Card Battle
Premier Date: October 11, 2015
Where to Watch: CrunchyrollDaisuki
What It’s About in One Sentence: The seventh season of the Cardfight!! anime and a direct sequel to the last season.


Ketsuekigata-kun! Season 3

Genre: Comedy
Premier Date: October 13, 2015
Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced
What It’s About in One Sentence: This is the third season of a short-form anime starring faceless people that each represent the stereotypical personality traits for each blood type.


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Anime De Training EX (Ani Tore! EX)

Genre: Comedy, Sports
Premier Date: October 13, 2015
Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
What It’s About in One Sentence: In this short-form anime, five girls aiming to be idols do exercises with you.

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