Upcoming Shows for the Fall Anime Season 2021 

Are there any good anime shows coming out in Fall 2021? Let’s take a look at what’s on offer for fans of established franchises and original series alike.

The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat 

[世界最高の暗殺者、異世界貴族に転生する] 

The Goddess from The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat fall anime trailer.
The Goddess from The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat fall anime trailer.

An interesting premise surrounding a great assassin that is reborn into another world – where killing actually runs in his blood.  

The trailer is pretty vague on details, but the show is adapted from a warmly received light novel. 

It’s also by the same author as Redo of Healer – so take that how you will. 

Side note: why are anime titles so long nowadays? I know it’s notorious with light novels, but does it really have to carry over for an anime? 

Platinum End 

[プラチナエンド] 

Angel Nasse saves Kakehashi Mirai after his suicide attempt. Platinum End fall anime trailer.
Angel Nasse saves Kakehashi Mirai after his suicide attempt. Platinum End fall anime trailer.

Platinum End is an adaptation to a manga series from the same author as Death Note.  

I remember reading the manga when it first came out, and then losing interest over the somewhat uneventful and generic plot.  

Granted, I didn’t give it a chance. Or even get past 10 chapters. Maybe the anime will be different?

Blue Period 

[ブルーピリオド]

Yaguchi Yatora making beautiful art in the Blue Period fall anime trailer.
Yaguchi Yatora making beautiful art in the Blue Period fall anime trailer.

There’s a Japanese-only trailer available at the time of writing this, but I think I found at least the first anime I will be reviewing in fall.  

Blue Period seems to revolve around former delinquent student Yaguchi Yatora and his daily interactions with people at a cram school, and then later art school. 

Seeing as how I actually went to art school (my department studied Cinema) and I recently wrote a blog post titled ‘the blue period’ I feel like this is a must watch. At the very least, I will be doing a first impressions review for this show. 

I genuinely want to know more. The nostalgia thinking about my own art school experience during college alone has already hooked me in. 

There appears to be a manga as well, but I’d like to go into this one blind. 

Ousama Ranking 

[王様ランキング]

Honestly, there were better screencaps I could have taken, but the big-nosed character reminds me of Annie from AoT and she has an interesting voice. Daida from Ousama Ranking fall anime trailer.
Honestly, there were better screencaps I could have taken, but the big-nosed character reminds me of Annie from AoT, and she has an interesting voice. Daida from Ousama Ranking fall anime trailer.

Oddly enough, at first glance this looks like a simple retelling of a medieval kiddie story. What caught my attention was Wit being the animation studio. 

I watched the trailer (which again is currently just Japanese) and can’t help but feel like this may have an amazing core plot, despite the somewhat off-putting stylized animation.  

The little prince protagonist also makes friends with a shadow, which reminds me of Netflix’s Disenchanted. So, I may check an episode or two out for that reason alone. 

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale 

[大正オトメ御伽話 ]

Yuzu from the Taisho Otome Fairy Tale anime adaptation trailer.
Yuzu from the Taisho Otome Fairy Tale anime adaptation trailer.

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale is a romance set in 1920s Japan.  

The characters appear to be wholesome, and there may be scenes in a taisho era classroom judging by a few shots from the trailer.

I can see the appeal for the series, but given the somewhat dramatic synopsis (about a boy being essentially disowned due to an injury and turning bitter) coupled with the cutesy imagery – this might be one I skip after watching the series premiere.  

There also appears to be a manga series, for those that are interested. 

Muv-Luv Alternative 

The girl on the left has Mikasa Ackerman's hair, while the girl on the right has her eyes. (Does anybody else see it?) Muv Luv Alternative anime adaptation trailer.
The girl on the left has Mikasa Ackerman’s hair, while the girl on the right has her eyes. (Does anybody else see it?) Muv Luv Alternative anime adaptation trailer.

You know what? In all honesty, I might just check this out because Isayama was allegedly inspired to create Attack on Titan based on playing the Muv-Luv video game series.  

I want to see what all of the hype was surrounding this, and the exploration of parallel worlds. 

Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD

[ディープインサニティ ザ・ロストチャイルド]

Shigure Daniel Kai reaches the Antartic Front in Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD anime trailer.
Shigure Daniel Kai reaches the Antartic Front in Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD anime trailer.

Just judging by the plot synopsis alone this seems interesting, but if we’re going by the trailer – I have no clue what’s going on.  

A lot of credits rolling, and little footage concerning the plot.

Either way, it seems to be an anime series about morality, as a man finds himself in Antarctica amongst those searching for treasures of a new world, while he himself is quiet on what his heart truly desires… 

A lot of people have likened this to Made in Abyss, which I haven’t seen but have since added to my watchlist. 

Highly Anticipated Anime Series Set to Premiere in Winter 2022 

Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 2 

[進撃の巨人 The Final Season]

Sad Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan the Final Season
Sad Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan the Final Season

The much-anticipated Attack on Titan anime series finale, although in all honestly many manga readers (including myself) have mixed feelings on the adaptation.

Especially if AoT indeed isn’t an anime-only original ending. 

Either way, lots of action will be animated and the series will go out with a bang; whether the bang is you clapping your hands together in delight because you got what you wanted, or you’re bashing your skull against the computer screen because you wasted 10+ years of your life on utter garbage. 

Check out my past reviews for this series ☺:  

Season 3            Season 4 Pt 1 

Upcoming Animated Series to Watch on Netflix in Fall 2021 – Winter 2022 

Maya and the Three 

Main Character Maya from the Netflix animated series Maya and the Three
Main Character Maya from the Netflix animated series Maya and the Three

Wow, am I going to have a field day with this one. 

Taking place in Mesoamerica, a Princess named Maya is about to be coronated but wants to instead be an Eagle Warrior.

Then there’s this odd scene of men heckling Maya in a fight pit while she is about to face an opponent – despite warriors, rulers, and chiefs traditionally being respected women in pre-colonial American histories. 

Not to mention the (now rare) pure black jaguars that are indigenous to America are with Maya in the trailer thumbnail on YouTube. 

Jaguar Warriors from Maya and the Three on the left, Tepeyollotl the Aztec God from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis (abt. 1550) on the right. Tepeyollotl is a God whose name means "Heart of the Mountain", and is associated with earthquakes and other seismic activity. According to the Codex Telleriano-Remensis Tepeyollotl is also known as "Tepeolotlec". Tepeolotlec is a name derived from the apperance of earthly lands after great floods, while the literal translation is 'dirt sacrifices' pertaining to the rituals surrounding this deity. This god is also associated with the Feast to the Jaguar, Jaguar Warriors, and is recognized as 'Lord of Beasts'. In pre-columbian American culture the pure black Jaguar was associated with strength, and in some legends its roar was a symbol of life that "awakens in the mountains....a survival of the flood" activities in the area.
Jaguar Warriors from Maya and the Three on the left, Tepeyollotl the Aztec God from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis (abt. 1550) on the right.

Tepeyollotl is a God whose name means “Heart of the Mountain”, and is associated with earthquakes and other seismic activity.

According to the Codex Telleriano-Remensis Tepeyollotl is also known as “Tepeolotlec”. Tepeolotlec is a name derived from the apperance of earthly lands after great floods, while the literal translation is ‘dirt sacrifices’ pertaining to the rituals surrounding this deity.

This god is also associated with the Feast to the Jaguar, Jaguar Warriors, and is recognized as ‘Lord of Beasts’. In pre-columbian American culture the pure black Jaguar was associated with strength, and in some legends its roar was a symbol of life that “awakens in the mountains….a survival of the flood” activities in the area.

Basically, I just saw every single book on the Americas and Maya civilizations I have on screen in this show’s artwork, and really want to talk more about Maya and the Three in the fall when it premieres. 

Inside Job  

Coming from the creators of hit tv series Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch and Shion Takeuchi team up once more to bring a Netflix animated original series that explores the “deep state” and those tasked with protecting its secrets. 

Honorary Mentions

Kyoukai Senki 

[境界戦機]

A not-so-distant future where Japan has lost its sovereignty, and youth fight using mecha against an oppressive foreign government.

The premise reminds me of Code Geass, but I’m sure Kyoukai Senki has its own unique story to tell. 

Visual Prison 

[ヴィジュアルプリズン] 

A boy sneaks out to attend a concern and ends up turning into some sort of vampire. Interesting premise and nice character designs (despite giving me Tokyo Ghoul vibes). 

SELECTION PROJECT 

Seems to be a cute little series about a sickly girl getting the courage to pursue her dream of being an idol. The music in one of the alternate trailers was very nice, as well. 

Cowboy Bebop 

[カウボーイビバップ]

The live action adaptation to beloved anime series of the same name directed by the infamous Shinichirō Watanabe.  

A(n) (alleged) must watch for fans of the original series. 

The Verdict

Overall, the line up for fall anime isn’t too impressive.  

I know it’s too early to judge, but maybe we were spoiled these past anime seasons with so many great originals, and adaptations of beloved series. 

Either way, I’ll most likely be checking out Blue Period and Deep Insanity: The Lost Child

What anime shows will you be watching this fall? Is it something I missed? 

Little prince Boji and Kage hanging out. From the Ousama Ranking anime trailer!
Little prince Boji and Kage hanging out. From the Ousama Ranking anime trailer!

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I write in my personal time and I haven't published much at all. I don't know if that qualifies me as a writer or not, but I'd like to change that. I have a deep passion for travel, cinema and (mainly) East Asian things, but I plan on writing various things to keep it spicy. Let's prosper together ~ よろしくおねがいします。

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