It’s a big day for anime, folks. Fall is here and with it comes a lot of new seasons for the biggest anime titles. I haven’t been following shows as closely as I did back then so here’s a quick list of the upcoming anime sequels for fall 2019 and my tangentially relevant—and possibly incorrect—commentary about them.
Boku No Hero Academia, Season 4
I’ve stopped watching BNHA after the first season since I follow the manga pretty closely but for those who don’t, the new season will—I think—be doing the Overhaul/Eri arc which is one of the really good arcs, in my opinion. Season 4 will be introducing new heroes and villains so there’s really a lot to look forward to. Be ready for more heart-stopping action and have some tissues ready because there will be tears.
Sword Art Online – Alicization
Can you believe that SAO is still alive? I absolutely loved the Gun Gale Online arc of the second season and never really got past anything Alfheim-related. You have to give Kirito and Friends credit, though. They kind of springboarded the stuck-in-an-MMORPG genre and now we’re bombarded with tons of it. Personally, I would choose Log Horizon over SAO any day but to each their own, I suppose.
Psycho Pass, Season 3
It’s been a rough road for Psycho Pass with new seasons coming far between. Truthfully, I’ve forgotten most of what happened during the second season. However, it still stands true that the overall concept of Psycho Pass provides great discussion material for topics like morality and ethics, playing God, who deserves justice, etc. You know, all that heavy stuff.
Nanatsu no Taizai, Season 3
The Seven Deadly Sins—an anime I have never even seen but know enough about through sibling osmosis. Basically, it’s Romeo and Juliet but with demons and infinitely larger stakes. My sister highly recommends just reading the manga because the animation quality declines in the anime.
Shokugeki no Souma, Season 4
I’ve finished reading the manga for this so there really is no need for me to follow the show. I can tell you, though, that this arc is about to be a doozy as Erina and the gang go up against the Central Gourmet Organization which basically aims to centralize cooking, stripping chefs of their artistic freedom. Great commentary on institutionalized learning, now that I think about it.
Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
Okay, listen. The Fate franchise is my sister’s turf. She eats Fate for breakfast. So, imagine her surprise when I told her Grand Order is becoming a series. Shielder has been served as a bunch of movies up until now so I guess they’re finally giving Shielder what she’s due. Honestly, keeping up with the Fate franchise is a chore because there’s so much media to consume. I honestly believe Fate is the only thing that’s keeping TYPE MOON alive at this point.
And there you have it, kids. Go forth and satisfy the anime fan in you.