So, the new season already started a while ago but I wanted to at least watch the first episode of every show that I wanted to put onto this list.
This list essentially consists of three main sections, essentially:
- Sequels and Continuations of shows that I watched previously (“sequels”)
- Adaptations of source material that I have read (“adaptations”)
- Shows that just sounded interesting to me (“new shows”)
Hence, there will be an anchor here that you can use to skip to specific shows to hear my thoughts on them. Feel free to share your recommendations as well for shows to watch this season!
- New Shows
My Hero Academia Season 6
Boku no Hero Academia aka MHA is a shounen series by Horikoshi where about 80% of the world’s population have some sort of “quirk” (superpowers). The main character, “Deku” is one of the few people that want to be a hero without having a quirk himself… but then he acquires one and this is the story of how he becomes the greatest hero!
Season 6 is here and the War Arc is finally getting adapted, which is something that I’m looking forward to. The last season kind of messed up with the pacing and essentially took a lot of the mystery surrounding Hawks away from the viewer which was a lot better done in the manga… on top of that, they had a filler episode in there to promote a movie and they also changed the order of two arcs which upset a lot of people while also cutting content. Oh boy…
This season will have a lot of great fights in it. It’s a War. Of course, there will be great fights! Anyway, I’m excited… but I also hope that they don’t mess up this season as well… I’m also wondering how much they’ll adapt, actually. We’ll see!
Mob Psycho 100 Season 3
Mob Psycho 100 tells the story of a young boy that everyone calls “Mob” who has insanely strong psychic powers and who wants to live a normal life without relying on those. He struggles with typical youth problems, isn’t exactly popular, and for his part-time job, he exorcised evil spirits for barely any money.
Season 3 is finally here and after the events of the second season, a cult is starting to form around the giant broccoli that grew in the middle of Seasoning City. Meanwhile, Mob is thinking about what he wants to do in his future, all the while all sorts of strange things are happening.
What can I say? I read all of it already, so I’m quite hyped about the upcoming “Divine Tree” Arc. And given how the first two seasons have been adapted, I doubt that anything will go wrong with this one… hopefully.
Spy x Family Part 2
Spy x Family is a show about a foreign Spy that adopted an Esper and married an assassin, all for an incredibly important mission that can’t fail at all. The fun bit is that neither the Spy nor the Assassin know about each other’s “secret” – their daughter, however, can read thoughts and just finds it all incredibly exciting.
The second part of the first season finally introduces the fourth member of the family into the mix… Not sure if I can spoil that. Again, I’ve read the source material, so I’m naturally quite excited about this.
Right away, though, I’ll have to say that the music absolutely slaps, the comedic timing and the animation are superb as always and overall, the quality of the show still isn’t letting us down at all. The bar just keeps rising higher and higher! I hope they summarise a few of the more boring arcs a bit more, though.
To Your Eternity Season 2
Fumetsu no Anata e describes the story of an immortal being that begins its journey through the world to learn more life. Sadly, this journey is full of sorrow and death wherever Fushi goes.
Honestly, I absolutely adored the first season and then continued to read the manga… and I’ll have to say that the upcoming arcs will hit hard… but fans of the series should know that already, right?
I can’t really say much more here, though, given that I don’t want to take too much away… and also, the first episode hasn’t come out yet, so I couldn’t actually write anything about the score or anything here.
Chainsaw Man tells the story of a poor orphan named Denji who after making a contract with a dog-like devil named Pochita tries his hardest to pay off a debt his father owed to the yakuza before hanging himself. Naturally, Denji does whatever he can to not get sold off… in pieces… and due to a lot of turns of events, he ends up fusing with Pochita into the Chainsaw Devil before joining the Devil Hunters at Public Security.
Honestly, I’m way too fucking hyped for this. I loved the manga and can’t wait for the manga’s sequel that was announced at one point. Some of the fights were just incredible in the manga. The same goes for the story, the characters and just everything…
And well, now we can see it all in its animated, gory glory. The first episode is animated beautifully with all the amazing details in the background art and stuff – and a whole lot of great work done in all the panels that I – when I read the manga – already found incredibly beautiful and fan-fucking-tastic. And heck, there is CGI, yes, but it’s good CGI and not what Overlord does. Deal with it!
Mushikaburi-hime tells the story of Elianna Bernstein whose family is known for preferring books over three meals a day. One day, the crown prince proposed to her, offering her a deal that includes her becoming his fiancée in name to stop him from receiving marriage offers… and in return, she’d get to read as much as she wants.
Honestly, I absolutely loved the manga and really enjoyed the story a whole lot… but there are some aspects of it that I found less enjoyable… but the anime is based on the light novel, so there may be differences here that may iron out those parts that I didn’t like.
Regardless, the dialogues are fun and cute, the art style is adorable, and I’m looking forward to this season.
I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
In Akuyaku Reijou nanode Last Boss wo Kattemimashita, Irene’s engagement gets annulled publicly by the crown prince who leaves her for another woman. At this moment, her past memories return and she realises that she’s not only in an otome game that she got reincarnated into, but she’s also about to face an untimely death once the story wraps up. Hence, she’s now trying to get engaged to the Demon King to stop that from happening.
After I finished watching all of Otome Game no Hametsu Flag, I was looking for something similar to read and stumbled across this manga… and while it’s similar in premise, it actually tackles the plot in a different way entirely. Irene tries to charm the Demon King all the while trying to get back at the crown prince – and the story actually ends up only fifteen or so chapters…
Hence, I’m quite excited about this one’s adaptation as the first season will most likely wrap it all up in one go as well… although I’m a bit confused about how they’ll do it, given that the first few episodes already covered half the source material.
Reincarnated as a Sword
In Tensei shitara Ken Deshita, the main character finds himself reincarnated as a sword after he was hit by the almighty Isekai Truck. Now, he devotes himself to becoming a strong… sword… worthy of being wielded by a legendary hero… and then he saves the life of a young catgirl whose dream it is to evolve.
Again, it’s an Isekai… and I loved the manga… and I wanna read the light novel eventually… and I’m excited about this adaptation as it’s ridiculous but incredibly entertaining.
Hey, you’re a sword now. So,… slice or something. It’s honestly one of those shows where you start off with strong abilities… and then the main character just gets stronger and stronger… and Fran, the aforementioned catgirl, becomes incredibly strong just by wielding the titular sword.
Akiba Maid War
Akiba Maid Sensou is about maid cafés in 1999… The main character, Nagomi, just moved to Akiba to work at “Ton Tokoton”, a pig-themed maid café, as a live-in maid… and she wants to fulfill her dream of becoming a maid… Also, Yakuza. There’s like something here with guns and bloodshed and whatnot that is absolutely ridiculous.
Frankly, I started watching this because the synopsis of the show didn’t really give away much of its premise… and it’s a Slice of Life show… and I like Slice of Life… but something was amiss here as it has a content warning for violence…
Honestly, it’s amazing. Go watch it. Maid Wars!
Management of Novice Alchemist
Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei is a show about the young orphan Sarasa whose big dream is to become an Alchemist and sell potions just like her deceased parents did. After finally graduating from the alchemist academy, she sets out to run a shop in a village that is rather far away from the capital… only to find it being nothing short of a wreck.
Again, Slice of Life Fantasy show here… I’m a fan of shop sims – and shop keepers in anime are pretty cool, so I wanted to give this a watch.
The main issue that I’m sensing here is that this could very much turn into a “cute girls doing cute things” type of deal depending on how the story goes on… and if that’s really the case, I may just drop the show completely eventually. We’ll see!
Yuusha Party o Tsuihou Sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyou-shu no Nekomimi Shoujo to Deau’s English title is “The Beast Tamer Who Got Kicked Out From His Party Meets a Cat Girl From the Superior Race” and as always: The longer the title, the better the show. It literally says what the story is about. I’ll just call it Beast Tamer, though.
I don’t know why last season got two Tamer-themed anime and this season got yet another… and Black Summoner was actually good because it has good source material… and the other one had good source material, too, but they sort of butchered the anime adaptation… and this one is probably gonna be what I watch while turning my brain off.
The premise is that the Hero Party didn’t like the Beast Tamer, Rein, because he couldn’t do DPS… and thus, they kicked him out,… and now, he’s an adventurer and tames someone from a superior race, making him really strong in the process. But now the hero party will realise that he’s a lot stronger than they thought he was and they’ll regret how they treated him… It is that kinda show…
This is my trash watch this season.
I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills
Noumin Kanren no Skill bakka Agetetara Nazeka Tsuyoku Natta is another long-titled anime… and I technically have already read the manga partially but I stopped at some point to wait for more chapters and just never picked it up again. Whoops.
Anyway, the main character here basically is a farmer that maxed out all of his farming-related skills… and because of that, he’s now super strong.
This is my other trash watch this season. It’s just stuff to turn your brain off to.
Overall, this season is great. There are a few more shows that I’m a bit on the fence about that I may watch eventually but frankly, watching an episode each week of these here is already quite the task and even so, I may not watch every show here fully, especially once the new semester starts to completely kick in.
Do you have any recommendations?
What are you watching this season?
Let me know!
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I’ll recommend “Do It Yourself!!” and “Raven of the Inner Palace”.
“Do It Yourself” is a Cute Girls Doing Cute Things show, in this case DIY repairs, but the first episode was simply superb. Just sheer, unexpected quality.
“Raven of the Inner Palace” is semi-supernatural romance set in the Imperial Chinese court. I really like the setting, and there’s lots of intrigue abounding. It reminds me a lot of Sainkou Monogatari, which is one of my favourite anime.