I can’t believe that the Fall 2021 anime season is already upon us. Summer 2021 was an okay season. There was a lot to be excited about, but as I last posted, I fell off the train for most of them. But, that’s okay. They all can’t be winners.
Crunchyroll just announced their new anime titles for this fall. I’m not too impressed so far. Out of the lineup, these are the ones that I am interested in:
The Faraway Paladin
Synopsis from MyAnimeList:
In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?” Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin.
This one interests me quite a bit. I do enjoy a good “questy” anime. It sounds like we will follow the protagonist on his journey which will probably be fraught with danger. I’m going to say he is probably overpowered or, at the very least, strong due to his raising by the undead. I’m interested to see where this one will go.
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
Synopsis from MyAnimeList:
The greatest assassin on Earth knew only how to live as a tool for his employers—until they stopped letting him live. Reborn by the grace of a goddess into a world of swords and sorcery, he’s offered a chance to do things differently this time around, but there’s a catch…He has to eliminate a super-powerful hero who will bring about the end of the world unless he is stopped. Now known as Lugh Tuatha Dé, the master assassin certainly has his hands full, particularly because of all the beautiful girls who constantly surround him. Lugh may have been an incomparable killer, but how will he fare against foes with powerful magic?
I do love a good isekai and this seems to fit the bill. I think we can expect an overpowered protagonist and a harem situation. I hope that this one is filled with some humor as well.
Restaurant to Another World 2
I did watch the first season and enjoyed it. This show revolved around a supernatural restaurant and the patrons that are allowed to visit it. I’d imagine the format will not be very different and just feature new patrons. I did enjoy how the show revolved around food, so I am looking forward to this one.
Out of all the anime debuting on Crunchyroll, I struggled to find these three. There was a lot of mech and magical girl anime which I am not a fan of. That being said, Rugjen and I do give a lot of them a one-episode test. I’ll let you know if any others catch my eye.
The new season has technically already begun with the release of the show, Ganbare Doukichan. This show is a series of shorts about the every day lives of three co-workers. We did watch the first episode and found it filled with fan service, so if that is not your thing, you’ll want to skip this one.
Most of the shows seem to begin the first week of October.