Our Top Four Autumn Anime Picks

Autumn is here, and the temperature is dropping. Stay inside. Drink some warm tea. Watch our remarkably good picks for this season's anime.

Re:Creators

Re:Creators

Genre: Magical realism

Studio: Troyca

Where to Watch: Currently unavailable in Australia

Plot: Re:Creators is an anime that asks, "What if anime was real?" An everyday otaku is sucked into the world of his favourite anime through his tablet. But when he returns to the real world, he brings the anime heroine with him. There, she finds other fictional heroes from various games and anime and, with them, decides to confront her creator. Why would people dream up worlds where there's so much conflict?

Why watch it? It's a well-directed, easy-to-watch anime with moments of humour and high-adrenaline action.

The Anonymous Noise

Genre: Shoujo

Studio: Brain's Base

Where to Watch: Currently unavailable in Australia

Plot: The Anonymous Noise follows a girl, Nino, who always loved to sing. As a child, she had two musical collaborators, Momo and Yuzu, but after she parted from both, found her own footing as a choir vocalist. We meet her in high school, where she decides to join "band club", a sort of punk act that inspires her to find a more raw voice. There, she re-encounters Momo and Yuzu. And, of course, they both have complicated feelings toward her.

Why Watch It? To be frank, I like this because I love Nana so much. It doesn't have nearly the same depth or believability, but I want to know where the story goes and the music is killer. It has this cool Japanese prog/punk thing going on.

Sakura Quest

Genre: Comedy

Studio: PA Works

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Plot: Sakura Quest is about a flaky, impulsive girl who fails to find work in Tokyo. She's from a small town and, because she absolutely despises their slow culture, stubbornly refuses to leave the city. But one day, when she's essentially run out of money, she receives a job offer to act as the small town Manoyama's "Queen". She takes it. It turns out that the townspeople had mistaken her for someone else, but she sticks around to be their Queen — whatever that means.

Why Watch It? There's a lot of buzz around this one. Sakura Quest's characters are just phenomenally likable and well-written. It also doesn't shy away from depicting the tedium of small-town life while also depicting it with empathy and humour.

Kado: The Right Answer

Genre: Sci-fi

Studio: Toei

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Plot: In Kado: The Right Answer, a government official is taking off on an aeroplane when an enormous, psychedelic cube descends from the sky and absorbs the plane. The passengers are fine; but the world they enter is very, very strange. There, a mysterious man appears, who after he absorbs information off the government official's phone, learns to communicate with the passengers. He says that he will keep them safe. And intervene in Japan's governmental business. Meanwhile, the country's top physicists are trying to figure out what the hell happened.

Why Watch It? I really do not know where this is going. Any I have not yet decided whether the CG animation is bad or actually very cool. But I am very, very intrigued by the story's unanswered questions.

Honorable mentions: Grimoire of Zero, Tsukigakirei


Comments

    FYI, Both re:creators and anonymous noise are available on "anime strike" for Amazon prime members in Australia.

      Well, Anime Strike technically hasn't launched in Australia I believe.

      Re:Creators is available on the Australian Amazon Prime Video service (bizarrely Anonymous Noise is not).

    Kado's zero episode held a lot of promise... episodes 1 & 2, sadly have already fallen into the sci-fi tropes that I am concerned it wont have legs despite the character development that zero presented.

    Attack on Titan - Season 2
    Boruto - the next generation of Naruto. (spin off)
    My Hero Acadamia - Season 2

    Also, in case anyone doesn't yet know, Attack on Titan season 2 is also airing as well as the 2nd season of My Hero Academia. To this list I'd also add Granblue Fantasy and SukaSuka, which is the short name for Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? which is just slightly ridiculous for a name. But Tamarau Yamadas "Always in my heart" and "Scarborough Fair" covers just make that anime absolutely magical for me, beautiful pieces of music.

      Watched the first episode of GranBlue fantasy and found it disgustingly generic, poorly voiced and badly animated. Could not recommend at all

    Re:Creators sounds interesting

      Interesting so far, with some good action and some decent comedy

    Kado has me hooked with it's interesting premise. Here's hoping they can pull it off

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