The Fall 2019 anime season has a great lineup of shows and is arguably the most anticipated season of the year (at least for me). You have sequels to mainstream anime like My Hero Academia, Sword Art Online, and Seven Deadly Sins. There are also promising new shows like The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious and No Guns Life that we’ll give our first impressions on.
Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead
1. My Hero Academia: Fourth Season
During the third season of My Hero Academia, most of the students have obtained their provisional hero license. The fourth season will likely focus on the upcoming hero work studies where students will get more hands-on experience from being employed by professional hero agencies. However, the league of villains has also steadily increased their strength with new members joining. It’s setting up to be another action packed season that you can’t afford to miss.
2. The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
This is another isekai anime we’ll probably add to our best isekai list by the end of the season. Why? I like the characterization and dynamic relationship between the Goddess who summons the hero and the hero himself.
The first episode starts from the perspective of the heroine, Goddess Ristarte. She lives in a society where Gods and Goddesses are competing against themselves by counting how many lower worlds they can save with a chosen hero. However, they cannot choose which world to save. Unfortunately, Ristarte was assigned to save a s-class difficulty world. Her quirky behavior is revealed after she comes home, which is somewhat similar to the behavior of Aqua from Konosuba.
Once the hero Seiya is summoned and interacts with Ristarte, it’s clear at this point that the main focus of the anime will be their abnormal relationship and the cautious steps they take to save the s-class difficulty world.
3. Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods
Seven Deadly Sins is one of the most entertaining shounen anime series in recent years. It has great characters, setting, and soundtrack that a high quality anime should have.
The first episode of Wrath of the Gods continues where the second season ended. The citizens of Liones are reconstructing the city after the war. Meliodas and a few members of the team start liberating nearby towns overtaken by demons. Basically, it’s building up to another clash with the ten commandments in a dramatic way.
4. Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld
SAO War of the Underworld is the sequel to the original series that started in the Fall 2018 anime season. The events will take place six months after the brutal battle Kirito, Eugeo, and Alice have fought against the administrator. Not surprisingly, it will probably take a couple episodes for the action to pick up during the recovery stage. Once the armies of the dark territory are introduced, we’ll get larger scale battles and learn more information about the virtual world.
5. No Guns Life
The cyberpunk world of No Guns Life reminds me of old school anime like Texhnolyze. It has a hard-boiled detective as a protagonist, but with a slight twist. He has amnesia and a gun for a face, which will occasionally be used for comedic scenes (like how he falls into the water and worries about his face rusting).
After watching the first episode, I predict No Guns Life will be episodic like other detective anime with a larger underlying story-line where the protagonist slowly gets closer to the truth about his past. It’s a nice change of pace from the other shows on this list so I recommend giving it a chance.