Summer is gone and Fall is here and with that comes the Fall TV line up that we have all been anticipating since our favorite TV shows ended their seasons several months back. Well, in Japan, the Anime TV schedule is looking to be packed with lots of new shows to choose from. Unfortunately, I don’t live in Japan so I have to rely on Internet Streaming and Crunchyroll if I want to watch an Anime that hasn’t been localized. But dammit I’m an anime addict! So here are my top 5 most anticipated Anime shows of Fall 2013!
#5 Golden Time
I was actually introduced to this upcoming series by a friend of mine on Facebook. So the main character is a guy that is right out of high school and is looking to start college. Once he’s there, he gets lost and meets a fellow student, named Mitsuo, with which they hit it off instantly. Only our hero then runs into a bit of a complication, one ofMitsuo’s childhood friends is also there. When they were children, the Mitsuo and this girl had promised to marry each other when they grew up.
So, why am I anticipating this? Pure curiosity and because I promised a friend. This anime is going to have a supernatural twist to it which should put an interesting spin on a cliche anime plotline. This series begins on October 3, 2013 and runs for about 12 episodes.
#4 Unbreakable Machine Doll
I read about this upcoming anime from and news site and read the synopsis for it. So, the main character, whose name is Raishin Akabane, is a student puppeteer from Japan. He goes to Europe to study Machinart and brings along his automoton named Yaya. In this world an Automoton is a living machine that is powered by magic circuits. While there, he and Yaya enter a tournament of the top 100 students and their automota to determine who is the greatest puppeteer.
I am anticipating this series because I am a fan of tournament style anime, if done right, they can be quite entertaining. Also the thought of puppeteers in anime is really intriguing to me. I was a fan Angelic Layer which also was a doll tournament anime and manga. This series does have a manga, which I may check out as well. This series will premiere on October 7th.
#3 I couldn’t become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job.
Ah the long winded Japanese Anime title. If there’s one thing that I respect the Japanese for, its that they are not afraid of long titles. So, as this title clearly explains, this series is about a guy named Raul who wanted to become hero when he grew up but just could not make the cut. So, therefore he decided to just get a job at an electronics store. Of course once there he runs into the Demon King’s daughter who is trying to apply for a part time job there.
I’m always up for a comedy when the mood is right, not only that but I’m also curious as to how they are going to develop this demon story line. I’m not all that concerned about realism in this anime because let’s face it, who in their right mind would try to become a super hero when they grew up in a realistic universe. This will air on October 4th.
#2 Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! (Wanna be the strongest in the world!)
Much like the last two, I discovered this one while reading through an anime news website. So the story goes like this, a group of pop princesses or idols or whatever you want to call them, are attacked by a female pro wrestler during a TV program. One of them gets injured and the other vows revenge on the wrestler. So, said pop idol, whose name is Sakura, decides to become a pro wrestler in hopes that she can avenge her best friend.
This little piece of work combines two of my favorite things: Anime and Pro Wrestling. I’m curious to know how the anime plans to handle the wrestling matches and actions scenes. My eye is going to be watching this one closely to see if it’s any good, or if it’s just another excuse to have boob close-ups. It will air on October 6th.
#1 Infinite Stratos 2
This is the one that I have been anticipating the most. The second season of Infinite Stratos. The story basically goes like this, IS is a mechanical exoskeleton weapon that is used in warefare. The catch is that only females have been able to pilot them. That is, until Ichika Orimura came around as the first ever male with the ability to properly pilot an IS. Together with his harem of female classmates, they train to master the IS system.
I saw the first season of this series, and while I’m not really a big fan of the harem genre, due my finding them boring and cliched, this one actually worked for me. For one, Ichika is not a total bumbling idiot like most male protagonists are in this genre. He has his moments, but for the most part he comes off as cool. The female characters were also very well developed and given a good amount of screen time to care about them. Heck, my favorite girl in this anime is Charlotte. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this season of Infinite Stratos fares. It is set to premiere on October 3rd.
And these are my top 5 most anticipated anime shows this season.