Arts & Entertainment

Which fall seasonal anime should you watch?

With many new shows, sequels and even movies coming out in the fall season; there are only so many that can take the spotlight

Fall seasonal anime is just around the corner and it is jam-packed with shows that have the chance to become the anime of the year, but which of them are worth checking out?

Photo courtesy of Eight Bit | “Blue Lock” series cover art

“Blue Lock”:

“Blue Lock” is a new sports anime that doesn’t follow the normal trope of being a school sports club. Instead, it takes young players from all across Japan and puts them in a jail-like environment where they compete against each other to become a striker on the Japanese national team. The Blue Lock institution was built in order to house and train promising soccer players in hopes that Japan will perform better in the national league. Ego, the coordinator of the Blue Lock facility will stop at nothing to make Japan the leading country in the world of soccer. If these types of sports shows interest you, “Blue Lock” is set to be released on October 9 and will be available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Photo courtesy of MAPPA | Screenshot from the show “Chainsaw Man”

“Chainsaw Man”:

As one of the most anticipated anime since being teased back in June of 2021, “Chainsaw Man” is one show to add to your watchlist. The story follows the main character, Denji, and his devil pet named Pochita. In this story, Denji wants a normal life like every other person his age but because of the crippling debt he inherited from his late father, that dream of his seems impossible. If you are interested in seeing how this story unfolds, “Chainsaw Man” is set to be released on October 11 and will be available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Photo courtesy of Toei Company | “One Piece Film: RED” promotional film poster

“One Piece Film: RED”: 

The newest movie added to the collection for “One Piece” is one fans of the series should not miss out on. Shanks, a character that does not get much screen time but everyone loves, makes his appearance in the movie as one of the main focuses. “One Piece Film: RED” will follow the Strawhat Pirates as they meet with the popular singer, Uta who happens to be Shanks’ daughter, and Luffy’s childhood friend. This movie was released in Japan on August 6, but  is now going international; The United States and Canada being the last to get hold of it. If you are interested in seeing the latest movie, “One Piece Film: RED” is set to release on November 4, and will be available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Photo courtesy of Wit Studio and CloverWorks | Promotional poster for “SPY x FAMILY”

“SPY x FAMILY Part 2”: 

The first season of “SPY x FAMILY” aired back in April of this year and has gained so much traction in the anime community that the second part of the show is now being released just six months later. The main plot of the story follows this family as they try to attain their different goals while trying to keep their secret hidden, all while appearing to be a normal family to everyone else. The family we follow don’t know of each other’s secrets, except for the daughter Anya Forger. With the power of telepathy, she is able to read the minds of people around her, so she learned the hidden identities of her adoptive parents. Her father is a spy and her mother is an assassin. If you are interested in watching the sequel, “SPY x FAMILY Part 2” is set to be released on October 1 and will be available to stream on Crunchyroll.

Overall, the fall season has much to offer for anime fans with big names like “One Piece,” as well as new seasons of beloved shows like “SPY x FAMILY.” Although it is a great season for people who are already invested in anime, it also has some new shows that can be welcoming to people who are new to the genre.