Top 10 must-watch anime of Fall Season 2021+Movies

The Summer anime season is slowly coming to an end, but don’t despair as a very stacked Fall season is just around the corner. So let’s dive in and see Master’s must-watch anime list for Fall Season 2021.

Table of Content:

1. Demon Slayer 2nd Season

Demon Slayer Season 2 Poster
  • Name: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Ufotable
  • Genres: Action, Historical, Shounen

Demon Slayer’s 2nd Season picks up where Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train left off. The show is scheduled for sometime in 2021, while many reports point to October as the airing month. Anime will cover The Red Light District arc.

Official Synopsis:

Tanjiro and his friends accompany the Hashira Tengen Uzui to an entertainment district where Tengen’s female ninja agents were gathering information on a demon before they suddenly disappeared. In order to investigate, Tanjiro and the others disguise themselves as women to sneak in!

Demon Slayer Season 2 Trailer

2. 86:Eighty Six 2nd Season

86-Eighty Six Second Season Poster
  • Name: Eighty Six 2nd Season
  • Source: Light Novel
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Genres: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mecha

What originally should have been the second cour of season 1 now is regarded as season 2. Season 1 ended with Shin being in a very desperate situation, while Lena has finally decided to change something. The show has not yet received its final air date, but the first episode should premiere sometime in October

Official Synopsis:

“According to the Republic of San Magnolia, their ongoing war against the Giadian Empire has no casualties—however, that is mere propaganda. While the silver-haired Alba of the Republic’s eighty-five sectors live safely behind protective walls, those of different appearances are interned in a secret eighty-sixth faction. Known within the military as the Eighty-Six, they are forced to fight against the Empire’s autonomous Legion under the command of the Republican “Handlers.”

Vladilena Milizé is assigned to the Spearhead squadron to replace their previous Handler. Shunned by her peers for being a fellow Eighty-Six supporter, she continues to fight against their inhumane discrimination. Shinei Nouzen is the captain of the Spearhead squadron. Infamous for being the sole survivor of every squadron he’s been in, he insists on shouldering the names and wishes of his fallen comrades. When the fates of these young souls from two different worlds collide, will it ignite the spark that lights their path to salvation, or will they burn themselves in the flames of despair?”

What happened to Shin? Will Lena be able to make a difference? We are set for a great season 2, full of epic moments and emotional roller coasters.

86-Eighty Six Season 2 Trailer

3. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation – Part II

Mushoku no Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 poster
  • Name: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation – Part II
  • Source: Light Novel
  • Studio: Studio Bind
  • Genres: Drama, Magic, Ecchi, Fantasy, Isekai

Originally series was planned to continue in Summer, but for many reasons, it got delayed. However, Rudeus and his friends are set to return on October the 4th. Hopefully, the quality will stay the same as in season 1. If that is to happen, we are in for a ride!

Official Synopsis:

“Despite being bullied, scorned, and oppressed all of his life, a thirty-four-year-old shut-in still found the resolve to attempt something heroic—only for it to end in a tragic accident. But in a twist of fate, he awakens in another world as Rudeus Greyrat, starting life again as a baby born to two loving parents.

Preserving his memories and knowledge from his previous life, Rudeus quickly adapts to his new environment. With the mind of a grown adult, he starts to display magical talent that exceeds all expectations, honing his skill with the help of a mage named Roxy Migurdia. Rudeus learns swordplay from his father, Paul, and meets Sylphiette, a girl his age who quickly becomes his closest friend.

As Rudeus’ second chance at life begins, he tries to make the most of his new opportunity while conquering his traumatic past. And perhaps, one day, he may find the one thing he could not find in his old world—love.”

Mushoku Tensei Season 2 Trailer

4. Komi Can’t Communicate

Komi Can't Communicate Poster
  • Name: Komi Can’t Communicate
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: OLM
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shounen

Komi Can’t Communicate is finally getting its TV adaptation. One of the most anticipated shows is confirmed to air on October the 6th.

Official Synopsis:

“The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation. Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! With the whole student body keeping their distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach. Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. He lives to blend in with the background. All that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof, she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!”

Komi Can’t Communicate Trailer

5. The Faraway Paladin

The Faraway Paladin Poster
  • Name: The Faraway Paladin
  • Source: Light Novel
  • Studio: Children’s Playground Entertainment
  • Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Another new adaptation is coming to our screens in October.(October the 9th)

Official Synopsis:

In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?” Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin.

The Faraway Paladin Trailer

6. Takt Op. Destiny

Takt Op. Destiny Poster
  • Name: Takt Op. Destiny
  • Source: Original
  • Studio: Madhouse, MAPPA
  • Genres: Action, Music, Fantasy

Original series created by MAPPA in co-production with MADHOUSE!. Announced for October, with the exact airing date being October the 6th.

Official Synopsis:

One day, a black meteorite fell on the world, and the world completely changed. The meteorite produced grotesque monsters called D2, which started running rampant. D2 very quickly banned all music, which was the one thing able to overcome them. But there were some people who resisted the D2. They are young women who hold the power of music, the “Musicart.” These young women hold “scores” that are able to defeat the monsters. And there are also people who lead these women, the Conductor.

Takt Op. Destiny Trailer

7. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat Poster
  • Name: The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat
  • Source: Light Novel
  • Studio: SILVER LINK., Studio Palette
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy

Another highly anticipated anime, created by author who created Redo of Healer. Set to air in October, without exact air date of the first episode.

Official Synopsis:

The greatest assassin on Earth knew only how to live as a tool for his employers—until they stopped letting him live. Reborn by the grace of a goddess into a world of swords and sorcery, he’s offered a chance to do things differently this time around, but there’s a catch…He has to eliminate a super-powerful hero who will bring about the end of the world unless he is stopped. Now known as Lugh Tuatha Dé, the master assassin certainly has his hands full, particularly because of all the beautiful girls who constantly surround him. Lugh may have been an incomparable killer, but how will he fare against foes with powerful magic?

The World’s Best Assasin Trailer

8. Blue Period

Blue Period Poster
  • Name: Blue Period
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Seven Arcs
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Seinen

Blue Period seems like a lot of fun. I did not personally read source material as I wanted to follow anime exclusively. It should debut in October but the final air date is still not revealed.

Official Synopsis:

“Yatora Yaguchi excels in school and is well-liked by his peers, but inside he’s a high school boy grappling with emptiness and frustration. That is, until one day when he finds himself fascinated by a painting. The painting’s impact drives Yatora to throw himself into the harsh and beautiful world of art.”

Blue Period Trailer

9. Platinum End

Platinum End Poster
  • Name: Platinum End
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Signal.MD
  • Genres: Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Shounen

From the creators of Death Note [Takeshi Obata (Art) & Tsugumi Ohba (Story)] comes another Psychological Fantasy series, “Platinum End”. I can’t wait for it to be released. The first episode should air on October the 8th. 

The only doubt I have is that studio behind it is the same studio that animated Mars Red (aired this summer) which I dropped. Hopefully, they will do a better job this time around.

Official Synopsis:

“Mirai Kakehashi is a young student fed up with a life of abuse from his uncle and aunt who raised him since his parents’ death, but is saved by a Guardian Angel called Nasse after attempting to commit suicide. Upon learning from Nasse that his foster parents were responsible for the deaths of his father and mother, Mirai uses the powers she bestowed him in order to confront them and enact justice. However, Mirai’s ordeals are just beginning as Nasse soon after informs him that God will retire in 999 days and thirteen candidates to replace him were selected including Mirai himself. To make matters worse, not only can Mirai not refuse to take part in the contest to decide the next God, but among the other candidates there are those capable of anything to win, including killing all the Competitors as soon as possible.”

Platinum End Trailer

10. Mieruko-chan

Mieruko chan poster
  • Name: Mieruko-chan
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: Passione
  • Genres: Comedy, Horror, Supernatural

I am looking forward to this one. The premise is super interesting, and you don’t usually see Horror-Comedies. The first episode should air on October the 3rd.

Official Synopsis:

“One day, Miko suddenly started seeing grotesque beings that others couldn’t. Her response was not to run, not to face them, but to do everything she could to completely ignore them! Can she keep a straight face and continue her day-to-day life while surrounded by horrifying monsters?”

Mieruko-chan Trailer


I found only two movies worth watching this season (at least for me).

1. Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Poster
  • Name: Jujutsu Kaisen 0
  • Source: Manga
  • Studio: MAPPA
  • Genres:  Action, Supernatural, Shounen

The story takes place a one year before Itadori’s time, focusing on his upperclassmens at Jujutsu High–Maki, Panda, Toge and Yuta Okkotsu (Main Character). 

Official Synopsis:

Yuuta Okkotsu is haunted. Ever since his childhood friend Rika died in a traffic accident, her ghost has stuck with him. But her spirit does not appear as the sweet girl Yuuta once knew. Instead, she manifests as a monstrous and powerful entity who fiercely protects him. Unable to control Rika’s violent behavior, Yuuta is helpless to stop the bloodshed that follows from her brutal vengeance. As a result, when apprehended by “Jujutsu” sorcerers—the secret guardians of the world, trained to combat forces like Rika—Yuuta wishes to be completely isolated so that no one else can get hurt.

Yet his apprehender, the master sorcerer Satoru Gojou, has different plans for him: he will join Jujutsu High School and learn to control Rika in order to help people. Now a first-year at this school, Yuuta starts to learn Jujutsu arts and combat malignant beings. Alongside his new classmates Maki Zenin, a Jujutsu weapons expert; Toge Inumaki, a spellcaster who uses his words as weapons; and Panda, a seemingly walking and talking panda bear, Yuuta begins to find his place in the world and, for once, to feel comfortable with his abilities. However, as his training progresses, Yuuta comes to learn that the dangers of the Jujutsu world go far beyond that of wicked spirits.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Trailer

2. Summer Ghost

Summer Ghost Movie Poster
  • Name: Summer Ghost
  • Source: Original
  • Studio: Flat Studio
  • Genres: Drama, Supernatural, Mystery

This movie could honestly be a hidden gem of the upcoming season. Nothing too fancy happening, just a casual slice-of-life show, with a mediocre studio behind the film (IMO), but something seems oddly good about it. I guess we will need to wait and see. Oh, the premier is set for November the 12th.

Official Synopsis:

“Have you heard of Summer Ghosts?” Tomoya, Aoi, and Ryo are high school students who met through the Internet. The urban legend of the Summer Ghost is that it is a ghost of a young woman who appears when fireworks are lit. Tomoya is unable to step out into the life he wants. Aoi is unable to find her place in the world. Ryo’s bright future is suddenly closed to him. Each of them has their own reasons for meeting the Summer Ghost. On a summer night when life and death intersect, where will each of their thoughts go to?”

Official Trailer for Sumer Ghost Movie

With this, my to-watch list for the upcoming season is concluded.

Those are the shows I will be watching and covering on my blog. For complete Fall 2021 season list, click here

What will you watch? What show are you most excited about? Share your answers in the comments down below!

6 thoughts on “Top 10 must-watch anime of Fall Season 2021+Movies

  1. Well you saved me some time with this post surely hahaha
    I am really looking forward to watching Platinum End. Mars Red was OK in my books, so I guess they won’t screw Platinum End that much (hopefully 🤞🤞)

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