The Official AniTAY Fall 2019 Sequel Guide

Fall has come, the days are getting shorter and a little colder, and that delicious feeling that little by little, the year is coming to an end, that journey of 365 days and we are now, in the second half. So let us keep watching the new animes!

Now this season is filled with sequel, we were actually surprised by the big quantity of them. We have some highly expected new seasons like My Hero Academia, and some unexpected spinoffs like SUper Shiro, plus some doze off adorability with Bananya!

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Talking about our new lord Bananya. This time around we have decided to call our inner cat, because if a cute cat can live inside a banana, surely somewhere there is a cat living inside...A human being… Oh! The adorable horror! Err… Let’s forget that though and just think about what kind of Bananya something an anime has… So let’s go

Reminder: Were to watch sections are not on this article since most of the time, the service providers announce what series they will bring just a few days before the premiere.


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Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: Gonzo

Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi

About the Series: ARKS are a group of people in the galaxy who use their abilities in order to repel the Darkers, horrible beings who wants to consume everything. These are the different stories of the members of this group.

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Hype Meter: Phantasy Star and its many iterations are classics in the sci-fi genre. There are stirrings that Bananya is also considering delving into the sci-fi genre with Bananya Troyard set to be the main character. Oh god, that doesn’t bode well, does it?

Time to Catch Up: 5 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (Optional)

Premiere Date: October 7, 2019

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Super Shiro

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: Science SARU

Genre(s): Comedy, Slice of Life

About the Series: The Nohara family is a typical japanese family. While the eldest Son, Shin-Chan has his adventures, the family ́s dog, Shiro has his own curious stories to follow!

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Hype Meter: Good bois, puppers, doggos; call them what you will, but any anime about dogs deserves a Bananya to match: the Good Boinanya!

Time to Catch Up: Unaccountable number of hours (Crayon Shin-Chan has aired since 1993)

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What You Need to Watch: Crayon Shin-Chan (Recommended)

Premiere Date: October 13, 2019

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Kaiju Step Wandabada

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Spinoff

Studio: Tsubaraya Productions

Genre(s): Comedy, Monsters

About the Series: Ultraman, in his long story, has fought and defeated countless monsters. Now, these monsters are back, but they are not evil! Rather, they are friendly and just want to have fun and enjoy their time with friends!

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Hype Meter: Giant monsters? Oh my! Wait.. I see another monster on the horizon… it’s the Bananyazilla! Run!

Time to Catch Up: 16 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Ultraman 1966 (Recommended)

Premiere Date :September 27, 2019

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Shin Chuuka Ichiban!

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Production I.G.

Genre(s): Cooking, action, adventure

About the Series: The Qing Dinasty was a turbulent time in China. During such times, being a chef serious and dangerous business. Here,different masters of the cuisine face offin violent showdowns in order to become the bestchef in the whole land!

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Our hero Mao has passed the Ghuangzhou Special Chef trials; sadly, his journey is far from over since a secret society of cooks has started to make its move!

Hype Meter: A show about cooking that isn’t Food Wars!? Consider me intrigued. I think I’ll call on Chef Bananya to help me hype up this one!

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Time to Catch Up:20 hours approx

What You Need to Watch: Chuuka Ichiban! (Required)

Premiere Date: October 11, 2019

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Bananya: Fushigi na Nakamatachi

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre(s): Comedy, Slice of Life, Fruits, Cats

About the Series: Bananya, cats that live inside bananas… They are just cute, so enjoy them!

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Hype Meter: Here it is folks: the one, the only, the OG Bananya. Who else is more fitting for this series than the legendary Bananya himself?

Time to Catch Up: 40 minutes

What You Need to Watch: Bananya (recommended)

Premiere Date: October 1, 2019

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Zoids: Wild ZERO

Preview Author: Raitzeno

Type: Prequel

Studio: Oriental Light & Magic

Genre(s): Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi

About the Series: Twelve years after the previous Zoids series, Zoids: Wild was the beginning of a massive new media push, including an anime, new toys, and a video game on the Nintendo Switch.

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Zoids: Wild presents a new take on the Zoids universe, with the titular animal-shaped robots being a race of metallic lifeforms from across the Milky Way. Historically, the Zoids warped to Earth in an attempt in an attempt to survive, but their arrival caused a planetary cataclysm that ripped continents apart and forever changed the world. The first series, set hundreds of years later, told the story of Arashi and the Wild Liger, a boy and his robot lion buddy on their quest to stop the Death Metal Empire.

Zoids: Wild ZERO chronicles the Zoids’ first arrival on the planet in the 21st century, and the subsequent upheaval that their unannounced, disastrous arrival has caused.

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Hype Meter: A bold reimagining of a classic series has me thinking that we need a Bananya to match. Thus, I present Bananya: Wild, a metallic Bananya from across the Milky Way, come to Earth to save us all.

Time to Catch Up: 22 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Zoids: Wild (51 episodes, semi-optional)

Premiere Date: October 4, 2019

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Granblue Fantasy: The Animation Season 2

Preview Author: Raitzeno

Type: Sequel

Studio: MAPPA

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy

About the Series: In the Phantagrande Skydom, an enormous aerial archipelago, the Erste Empire’s pursuit of power is slowly building to a cataclysm. Standing against the Empire and the coming disaster are Lyria, a bright and cheerful escapee from the empire, Katalina, her guardian knight, and Gran, a young boy who sacrificed himself for Lyria and now shares her fate. With the help of the airship pilot Rackam, the budding mage Io, and the enigmatic Rosetta, this newly established crew of skyfarers brings the fight to new islands.

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Based on the mobile RPG of the same name, Granblue Fantasy: The Animation covered the first four major islands encountered in the main story. Just from what’s on the cover, Season 2 will reach at least three more islands. They will also discover some of the secrets of the Primal Beasts, the great and terrible guardian spirits embodying various concepts and forces of nature.

Hype Meter: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear of Granblue Fantasy? Is it the waifus? The gameplay? The nuanced world? No, it’s the gacha baby! And Bananyacha is here to take all your money in exchange for virtual money. Spend it all, you dirty people, you know you want that variant skin.

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Time to Catch Up: 5 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Granblue Fantasy: The Animation (14 episodes, 7 hours approx.

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Premiere Date: October 4, 2019

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Aikatsu on Parade!

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures

Genre(s): Music, School, Slice of Life

About the Series: Raki Kiseki has just been transferred to Star Harmony Academy with the hopes of becoming an idol. hen she uses her pass, something weird happens: lots of doors appear in front of her and she meets Aikatsu idols she has never known before! Now, she will make a premium dress and perform it on stage!

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Hype Meter: Another idol show! Star Harmony Academy is about to get a new student in Bananyidol, the newest up-and-coming star of the stage .

Time to Catch Up: 30 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Aikatsu Friends!, Aikatsu Friends! Kagayaki no Jewel (both recommended)

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Premiere Date: October 5, 2019

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Z/X: Code Reunion

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Passione

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Fantasy, School

About the Series: In the near future, the world is invaded by horrible creatures coming from the “5 Black Points”. These beings come from alternative realities and their objective is to destroy various worlds in order to converge their realities in one singular future! For that, the Earth has chosen 5 teenagers in order to defend our planet! They will use a card system called Z/X where they will summon heroes and monsters in order to prevent this calamity!

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Hype Meter: Card battle shows are a dime a dozen nowadays. But, there’s something that sets this one apart: the special Super Ultra Rare Bananya Card! Only five are known to exist in the world, and pulling one grants one unlimited bananas and unmatched power.

Time to Catch Up: 5 hours approx

What You Need to Watch: Z/X: Ignition (required)

Premiere Date: October 8, 2019

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High Score Girl II

Preview Author: Edmundton

Type: Sequel

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, Drama

About the Series: High Score Girl centers on arcade gamer Haruo Yaguchi and his quest to defeat his rival Akira Ono, a rich heiress whose sole means of entertainment is the arcade games they both excel at. After having his confidence shattered by losing to Ono, Haruo will stop at nothing until he can prove that he is the best. What follows is a story of growing up and growing closer amid the arcade gaming scene of the 90’s as both kids realize their rivalry is also their most important connection.

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Hype Meter: Hi Score Girl is all about that arcade life. Rumour has it that this new season prominently features a new game: Super Bananya Time! It’s like Burger Time, but you build Bananyas instead of burgers. I know, super high-concept stuff.

Time to Catch Up: 6 hours approx

What You Need to Watch: High Score Girl and High Score Girl: Extra Stage

Premiere Date: October 2019

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Fairy Gone 2nd Season

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: P.A. Works

Genre(s): Action, Fantasy

About the Series: Dorothea is an organization that investigates fairy related crimes. hese crimes are done by Fairy soldiers, people who, in the midst of the war, used supernatural beings as a weapons. Now some of them became police officers, but others became terrorists, trying to get their own sense of justice.

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Hype Meter: Dark and brooding, Fairy Gone’s return marks the return of a legendary entity: the Bananya Fairy. Despite the name, this creature is not to be trifled with.

Time to Catch Up: 5 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: Fairy Gone (required)

Premiere Date: October 2019

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Boku no Hero Academia 4th Season

Preview Author: TheMamaLuigi

Type: Sequel

Studio: Bones

Genre(s): Shounen, Action, School, Comedy

About the Series: Deku’s quest to become the number one hero continues in Boku no Hero Academia’s fourth season! Following the major status quo changes in season three, Deku, Bakugou, Todoroki, and the rest of Class 1a adapt to their new normal while continuing their hero training. With Bones at the helm once again, expect stratospherically hype moments mixed with genuine heart and plenty of comedy! Go beyond! Plus ultra!

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Hype Meter: The shounen giant returns! And along with it comes the Mighty Bananya! Super strong, very handsome, and, fittingly, tastes a little too much like hair.

Time to Catch Up: 25 hours approx. (3 seasons, 63 episodes)

27 hours approx (3 season + movie +OVA)

What You Need to Watch: Boku no Hero Academia Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 (required)

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Boku no Hero Academia the Movie 1: Futari no Hero (Two Heroes) (optional)

Boku no Hero Academia: Training of the Dead OVA (optional)

Premiere Date: October 12, 2019

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Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai 2 (We Never Learn Season 2)

Preview Author: TheMamaLuigi

Type: Sequel

Studio: Studio Silver

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance, School, Harem

About the Series: Fumino Furuhashi and Rizu Ogata want to major in science and literature in university, respectively. There’s just one problem: they’re terrible at the subjects they want to study! Nariyuki Yuiga is tasked with tutoring the girls in order to receive a prestigious scholarship. Add in Uruka Takemoto, a star athlete but hopeless academic and childhood friend of Nariyuki, alongside an ever-growing harem of quirky and beautiful girls, and our protagonist soon finds himself in over his head. The hilarious and heartfelt romantic adventures continue in BokuBen’s second season!

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Hype Meter: More BokuBen equals more rom com antics. One of Nariyuki’s new love interests this season is none other than Bananyadere, a tsundere Bananya who’s about to shake up the love scene!

Time to Catch Up: 5 hours approx. (1 season, 13 episodes)

5.5 hours approx. (1 season + OVA)

What You Need to Watch: Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai (required)

Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai OVA (optional)

Premiere Date: October 2019

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Please Take My Brother Away

Preview Author: ShadowHaken

Type: Sequel

Studio: Tencent Penguin Pictures

Genre(s): Comedy, Slice of life

About the Series: Mao is your average middle school girl: she is energetic, sociable and good at sports. Still, her dream life has one flaw… her big brother and his weird behaviour!

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Hype Meter: A weird older brother and his little sister could make for some… questionable circumstances. Funnily enough, a similar situation exists in the Bananya world between Bananyamouto and her brother Bananyonii-chan. That’s right, two Bananyas for the price of one!

Time to Catch Up: 2 hours approx.

What You Need to Watch: 2 seasons of Please Take My Brother Away (recommended)

Premiere Date: October 7, 2019

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Shokugeki no Souma: Shin no Sara

Preview Author: Stínolez

Type: Sequel

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre(s): Ecchi, School, Shounen

About the Series: Yukihira Souma grewup with his dad running a family diner. One day, his dad decides to close the diner and travel the world, sending Souma to an elite culinary school in the process. Only the best of the best are allowed to graduate from this academy, making it a highly competitive environment. Souma doesn’t have the techniques every student there has, but with his experience running real restaurant and his resilience he decides not to lose to anybody and become the academy’s number one. This fourth season will continue and resolve the cliffhanger which was the ending of the third season.

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HYPE METRE: More food and more girls getting way too much pleasure from that food; oh Food Wars, what would we do without you? I think if Foodie Bananya eats some of Souma’s food, their peel falls off! How lewd...

Time to Catch Up: 27 hours approx. (3 seasons composed of 61 chapters + 5 chapters OVA)

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What You Need to Watch: Shokugeki no Souma (required), Shokugeki no Souma OVA (optional), Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (required), Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara OVA (optional), Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (required), Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - Kyokuseiryou no Erina (optional), Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - Tootsuki Ressha-hen (required)

Premiere Date: October 12, 2019

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Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia)

Preview Author: Doctorkev

Type: Mobile Game Adaptation/Spinoff

Studio: Cloverworks

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Historical

About the Series: The latest animated addition to the world-swallowing Fate franchise, this was produced in response to a survey conducted by Aniplex in January 2018 where they asked fans which Singularity (section) of the mobile game Fate/Grand Order (FGO) would be best adapted into anime form. 7th Singularity Babylonia won first place to become a TV anime, while 6th Singularity Camelot won second place and will be released later as a duology of theatrical films. From a story consistency point of view it makes little sense to release episode 7 before episode 6, but this is Fate: inscrutability mixes with flashy visuals, ripped dudes and cute girls firing magical projectiles at one another.

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FGO already saw an adaptation of its opening chapter in the form of 2016’s Fate/Grand Order: First Order, available to stream on Crunchyroll. It provides most of the information anyone needs to know to enjoy what follows, though as usual with Fate, most deep lore references will fly over the head of anyone not obsessed with the franchise and TYPE-MOON-verse. Episode 0 of the Babylonia TV series is already available to stream on both Crunchyroll and Funimation.

FGO follows the exploits of Ritsuka Fujimaru, mankind’s only surviving mage who must fight to reverse “The Incineration of Humanity” by sort-of-time-travelling to pocket universes that contain sections of history essential to “The Foundation of Humanity” where causality has gone astray due to the machinations of “Demon God Pillars”. Only by fighting repeated “Grail Wars”, commanding an army of “Servants” (heroes of antiquity with awesome powers summoned back from the grave) can he hope to kill the bad guys and restore human history to normal. It’s honestly not as complicated as it sounds.

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Animated by Cloverworks, the studio that produced The Promised Neverland, Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and Darling in the Franxx, this promises at the very least to be entertaining, colourful and flashy.

Hype Meter: Fate Grand/Order, also known as Fate Grand/BigGoddamnPileofMoney, receives the adaptation we were all waiting for. Sitting off to the side, however, is none other than Fate Grand/Bananya counting his stacks on stacks of money. Spread some of that cash around please!

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Time to Catch Up: Fate/Grand Order: First Order: 74 minutes, Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia: episode 0 Initium Iter: 27 minutes. For completists/masochists: Fate/Stay Night (Studio DEEN): 24 episodes, Fate/Zero: 25 episodes, plus multitudes of other Fate shows that honestly aren’t that relevant.

Premiere Date: October 5th, 2019

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Psycho-Pass 3

Preview Author: DilKokoro

Type: “Original” Story (Based off manga)

Studio: Production I.G.

Genre: Cyberpunk, Crime Thriller, Action, Ultra-violent

About the Series: Following up from its divisive second season in2014 and a 2015 film, the Psycho-Pass franchise will have a new installment this season. Production I.G. is at the helm for this project that has had many details kept secret leading into the slated October release. Even more remarkably, at the time of this being written (early September), there has been zero trailers or even key visuals teased for the project. The only details we know are that Naoyoshi Shiotani will return to the helm to direct and that the original manga creator, Akira Amano, will be in charge of character design for the anime. Additionally, the series will feature two new inspectors traversing through this cyberpunk law enforcement crime thriller. Time will tell if this will be the best kept secret heading into the season or if it will be a messy ride.

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Hype Meter: Psycho-Pass, a classic, somewhat edgy series deserves a fitting Bananya. Enter: Psycho-Bananya, the newest member of the series’ law enforcement division. But watch out, he tends to fly off the handle when things get too ripe.

Time to Catch Up: None? Appears to be original story, however both seasons and the film would take roughly 21-23 hours (22 episodes of the first season, 11 for the second, and the film). Both seasons and film can be streamed via Funimation.

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What You Need to Watch: Psycho-Pass, Psycho-Pass 2, Psycho-Pass: The Movie

Premiere Date: Slated for October, 2019

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods (Season 3ish)

Preview Author: Ishamael

Type: Sequel

Studio: Studio DEEN

Genre(s): Shonen, Fantasy

About the Series: The Seven Deadly Sins are a group of the most powerful magic knights in the Kingdom of Liones. Following being falsely accused of treason, the Sins vanished until they were assembled by the Princess of Liones Elizabeth where they managed to free the Kingdom from a demonic hold. However, quickly after their victory The Ten Commandments, the most powerful of the Demon Race, rose up and broke Leones appart. Facing this new and far greater threat, the Sins continue their fight to protect the Kingdom and their friends.

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While the first seasons of Sins was really well-received and became an instant hit for Netflix, the second season was not quite as well-received largely due to it not having a proper conclusion. Wrath of the Gods will continue directly from the end of season two, where hopefully a proper conclusion will finally be offered up.

Hype Meter: The Seven Deadly Sins is actually an incorrect title, as there are eight sins. And what is that eighth? None other than Weebananya, corrupting online forums and conventions alike with their “hot takes” and dakimakuras. Melodias will have his work cut out for him trying to defeat this sin.

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Time to Catch Up: 48 Episodes over two seasons (approximately 22 hours).

What You Need to Watch: The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Ten Commandments. Optional: The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War Special

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Premiere Date: October 9th, 2019 (Please note this series is licensed by Netflix and will likely not premier until mid-2020 at the earliest due to Netflix’s policies)

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Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise

Preview Author: Ishamael

Type: Sequel

Studio: Sunrise

Genre(s): Mecha, Shonen, Sci-Fi, Video Games

About the Series: Continuing the Build subseries, Re:Rise is a direct sequel to 2018's Gundam Build Divers and is meant to celebrate the series 40th anniversary. Set two years after the events of the first season, the anime will introduce an entirely new cast of characters who will battle in the Gunpla Battle Nexus Online, a virtual MMO with many secrets.

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Being part of the Build subseries, Gundam Re:Rise exists largely to sell model kits. If you are looking for an emotionally charged, high-stakes adventure like Iron Blooded Orphans, you are out of luck. However, if you are content with a fun, low-stakes, beautifully animated production from the granddaddy of mecha anime, Build Divers: Re:Rise might be a good use of your time.

Hype Meter: Everyone knows Gundam, everyone knows someone who builds Gundam. But does everyone know Bananyadam and the Bananyapla kits? Well, folks, time to buy more shelves for your collection!

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Time to Catch Up: 25 Episodes (approximately 12 hours).

What You Need to Watch: Gundam Build Divers

Premiere Date: October 10th, 2019

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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld

Preview Author: RedStripe118

Type: Sequel

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Isekai

About the Series: The Sword Art Online series stopped being about gamer hero Kirito’s time inside the titular VRMMORPG Sword Art Online a long time ago. SAO has made the plunge into several other games in the years since, including the flight-centric fantasy MMORPG ALfheim Online (Sword Art Online, second arc), the science fiction shooter Gun Gale Online (Sword Art Online II), and even a pre-Accel World flirtation with augmented reality via the social action AR game Ordinal Scale (Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale).

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The latest entry in the Sword Art Online anime parthenon began in Fall 2018 with Sword Art Online: Alicization, an adaptation of the highly-acclaimed light novel arc of the same name. Easily dwarfing everything that came before in length and ambition, Alicization is notable for ratcheting up SAO’s sci-fi zaniness to truly absurd levels—introducing concepts like the human soul, a time-dilating virtual reality device that functions by interfacing with said soul rather than the brain, the creation of AI entities by making copies of a newborn baby’s soul, and the creation of a virtual world where a bunch of these AI people can run amok—for the sake of telling a full-on isekai story.

It all kicks off after a fight with a perpetrator of the Gun Gale Online-based Death Gun incident (covered in Sword Art Online II) leaves Kirito fatally poisoned. Upon regaining consciousness, he finds himself stranded in a fantasy-world simulation known as the Underworld. Without an obvious way to log back out or otherwise contact the real world, he does the only thing he reasonably can given the circumstances: Inhabit and explore this new reality in the hopes of figuring out a way to escape.

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The upcoming Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld is the continuation of this story arc, picking up right after Alicization’s mid-season finale. In the aftermath of their struggle against a major foe, former-enemy-turned-ally Alice finds Kirito seemingly reduced to a cataconic state after the Underworld simulation undergoes a major disruption. His fate is now in her hands.

Hype Meter: Bananya-kun, god to us all, commands you to watch SAO and its sequel series. Disobedience means dying in the game and dying for real.

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Time to Catch Up: 23 hours at minimum, up to 28.5 hours in total

What You Need to Watch: Sword Art Online, 1st arc of Sword Art Online II (episodes 1 - 14), and Sword Art Online: Alicization are all mandatory; interlude and 2nd arcs of Sword Art Online II (episodes 15 - 24) and Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale are optional but recommended

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Premiere Date: October 2019

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Chihayafuru Season 3

Preview Author: Gugsy

Type: Sequel

Studio: Madhouse

Genre(s): Drama, Sports, Romance

About the Series: Chihaya Ayase is a young girl when she is introduced to the game of karuta by a fellow classmate Arata Wataya. Karuta is a competitive card game involving 100 different poems that requires both speed and precision, and Chihaya and a third classmate Taichi Mashima fall in love with it. Unfortunately, Arata has to move away, but the three share a bond and desire to be the best karuta players possible. Years later, it is now high school and Chihaya and Taichi form a club to compete against other high schools in Japan. They come to not only compete against these other schools, but come up against some of the greatest players in the world, Arata quickly becoming one of them.

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Hype Meter: An underwatched show amidst the seasonal dump of isekai and shounen, Chihayafuru survives due to its rabid and passionate fanbase. Notable former Vine star and current YouTube celebrity and voice actor BananyaZD is among those leading the charge in getting more people to watch this instant classic!

Time to Catch Up: 19 hours

What You Need to Watch: Chihayafuru Season 1 (25 episodes), Chihayafuru Season 2 (25 episodes)

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Premiere Date: October 23, 2019

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Radiant Season 2

Author:Requiem

Studio: Lerche

Genre(s): Shounen, Action, French

Type: Sequel

About the Series:

Based on a French manga, Radiant takes place in a world that lives in constant fear of the Nemesis: strange creatures that fall from the sky that destroy and contaminate the land. Those who are touched by the Nemesis and survive become “infected,” able to wield magic called “Fantasia”. These infected are called sorcerers, and despite their ability to destroy Nemesis, they are feared by people and frequently hunted by the military order called the Inquisition. Seth is a young sorcerer with a great ambition: not to just fight the Nemesis, but to find their source, the legendary Radiant, and destroy it forever. Thus, we follow young Seth and his friends and allies in his journey to Radiant!

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Season 1 was a bit of a slow burn, but by the 2nd half rolled along well and found several hardcore adherents in the AniTAY community. Season 2 appears to be more of the same, with more exploration of Seth’s past and a lot more time spent with the Inquisition. Previews hint at some spectacular action scenes, so don’t sleep on this one.

Hype Meter: Ahhh oui oui, Radiant continues to rock the shounen world both through being an adaptation of a French manga and just being a damn solid show! Monsieur Bananya humbly requests that you give the show a shot, and maybe enjoy some escargot on the side.

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Time To Catch Up: roughly 8 hours

What You Need to Watch: Radiant season 1 (21 episodes)

Premiere Date: October 2nd, 2019

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Kono oto Tomare Season 2

Written by: Requiem

Studio: Platinum Vision

Genre(s): Drama, School Clubs, Obscure Musical Instruments

Type: Sequel

About the Series:

Takezo loves his school’s club for playing the koto (a traditional Japanese stringed instrument played sitting down) as he had forged strong friendships with his Senpai. But when all the other members graduate, he is left alone to try and keep the club going. So he is filled with both hope and terror when legendary delinquent Chika Kudo barges in and demands to join the club. So begins the tale of Tokise High’s koto club, as these two unlikely friends are joined by a motley crew - including a koto playing prodigy, a social schemer, and a trio of idiots - who all have nothing in common..except they all want to play together. Does this journey end at Nationals? Stay tuned.

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Kono oto Tomare, aka Sounds of Life, is another entry into the time-honored genre of school club shows and is one of the finest recent examples of the form. In truth, this is less a true Season 2 and more the second half of the story from Season 1, as the last episode ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Season 2 promises to have more concert storylines, more focus on the side characters - especially the ones from other schools - and maybe even some development of the hanging romantic tensions. What we can definitely expect is more outstanding koto music, and that’s worth the price of admission alone.

Hype Meter: Another underwatched show in 2019, Kono Oto Tomare deserves more love than its recieved. Kono Oto Bananya, too, deserves more attention for his musical skill and his ability to get into club antics at any time!

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Time to Catch Up: roughly 6 hours

What You Need to Watch: Season 1, (13 episodes)

Premiere Date: October 6, 2019


Special thanks to Gugsy,Ishamael, TheMamaLuigi, Edmunton,Raitzeno, Redstripe,Requiem, DilKokoro and to Stinolez for both his writing and the header;to TheMamaLuigi for editing, you guys are amazing and this thing couldn´t be made without all of you! Also a huge thanks to the whole AniTAY community and you the reader for getting to this part of the article! Happy Summer!

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