Time sure flies! After the spectacular list of shows aired this summer (which exceeded expectations for many of us), comes another interesting lineup for fall. Returning shows, as well as new series will soon be available on your TV screens (or monitor screens, for the most part). We’ll leave the speculations and reactions for you guys to decide, but you can take a quick preview of each upcoming show! Click on “Show” to read more information about the series and watch promotional videos! If in case the YouTube embedded videos wouldn’t display for the first time, just hit refresh and it should load all of them properly after.

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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Ace of Diamond”] Ace of Diamond
Studio: Madhouse / Production I.G.
Official Website: http://diaace.com/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from MAL):
The story follows Eijun Sawamura, a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan’s storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio ~Ars Nova~”]
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
~Ars Nova~
Studio: Sanzigen
Official Site: http://www.aokihagane.com/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from MAL):
In the story, a Fleet of Fog loaded with super weapons suddenly appear all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no longer travel the seas. 17 years after the devastating naval war, Chihaya Gunzou and his friends somehow commandeer a Fleet of Fog submarine and rename it I-401. Together with Iona, they take on the Fleet of Fog.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”BLAZBLUE ALTER MEMORY”]
BLAZBLUE ALTER MEMORY

Studio: TeamKG / Hoods Entertainment
Official Site: http://blazblue-am.jp/
Adapted from: Video Game
Synopsis (from MAL):
The story is set in December of 2199, when the streets are full of anticipation for the end of the year and the start of the new one. Amid the celebrations, word spreads that Ragna the Bloodedge, an SS-class rebel with the highest ever bounty on his head, has appeared in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. The apparent aim of Ragna or the “Grim Reaper” is the destruction of the system controlling the world. To collect the bounty, a motley array of unrivaled fighters converge on Kagutsuchi.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”COPPELION”]
COPPELION

Studio: 
GoHands
Official Site: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/coppelion/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from MAL):
In 2016, a meltdown of a nuclear power plant creates a big catastrophe in Tokyo. 20 years later, the city has become a ghost town due to the high levels of radiation. From that area a distress signal is received. The Self Defense forces dispatch three girls from the special unit Coppelion to search for survivors. But why aren’t they wearing any protection against radiation?
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”DIABOLIK LOVERS”]
DIABOLIK
LOVERS
Studio: Zexcs
Official Site: http://anime-dialover.com/
Adapted From: Manga
Synopsis (from MAL):
Komori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school—a night school for entertainers and celebrities—due to her father’s work. There are rumours that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.
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[spoiler intro=”Sequel” title=”Freezing Vibration”]
Freezing Vibration

Studio: ACGT
Official Site: http://freezing.tv/
Adapted from: Manhwa
Synopsis (from MAL):
Set in a slightly futuristic world where Earth has been invaded and is at war with aliens from another dimension called the Nova, the story follows the adventures of a Japanese boy named Kazuya Aoi who enrolls for training at a special school for genetically modified girls called Pandoras who battle the aliens, and their male partners, called Limiters, who use a special power called “freezing” to limit their opponent’s mobility. The protagonist makes the acquaintance of an unusual older girl named Satellizer el Bridget who appears to be the most powerful Pandora in her class, but has not yet chosen a male partner to be her Limiter, and in spite of the warnings of all his friends, he decides to be her Limiter.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Galilei Donna”]
Galilei Donna

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Official Site: http://www.galileidonna.tv/
Adapted from: Original series
Synopsis (from MAL):
The story is about three moons in the form of three of Italian astronomer Galileo’s female descendants who are on international wanted lists.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Gingitsune”]
Gingitsune
Studio:
Diomedea
Official Site: http://gingitsune.net/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from MAL):
Gintaro is a fox spirit that has been protecting the small Inari temple since the Edo era. Saeki Makoto’s family possesses the power to see the gods’ agent, but the ability is limited to one living relative at a time. When Makoto’s mother passed away while she was still young, Makoto inherited the ability as the sole remaining family member. With the help of fox spirit’s power, Makoto and Gintaro help the people of their community, in spite of their many differences.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Golden Time”]
Golden Time

Studio: J.C. Staff
Official Site: http://golden-time.jp/
Adapted from: Light Novel
Synopsis (from MAL):
Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations”, was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Gundam Build Fighters”]
Gundam Build Fighters

Studio: Sunrise
Official Site: http://gundam-bf.net/
Adapted from: Original series
Synopsis (from MAL):
The story is set in the near future when GunPla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become popular worldwide in the “Second GunPla Boom.” Sei Iori, a first-year middle-school student and the only son of a model shop owner, is talented at building GunPla, but inexperienced in the GunPla Battles. He encounters a mysterious boy named Reiji, who happens to be an accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the GunPla Battle world championships.
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[spoiler intro=”Sequel” title=”Hajime no Ippo Rising”]
Hajime no Ippo Rising

Studio: Madhouse / Mappa
Official Site: http://www.ntv.co.jp/ippo/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis:
The third sequel of Hajime no Ippo anime series. The once-bullied Makunochi Ippo has become one of the strongest boxers in Japan after seasons of vigorous and challenging training sessions and matches. He, along with his friends and opponents in boxing return for more jam-packed battles.[/spoiler]

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[spoiler intro=”Sequel” title=”IS: Infinite Stratos 2″]
IS <Infinite Stratos> 2

Studio: 8bit
Official Site: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is2/
Adapted from: Light Novel
Synopsis:
A fresh new season for Infinite Stratos, with returning main characters Orimura Ichika (the only male student pilot of IS Academy) and his circle of friends (or harem): childhood friends Shinonome Houki & Huang Lingyin, Britain’s Cecilia Alcott, France’s Charlotte Dunois and Germany’s Laura Bodewig. New characters will also appear in the series, the student council president Sarashiki Tatenashi and her sister, Kanzashi.

In the IS universe, the world’s most powerful human-controlled weapon was invented by a Japanese scientist — called the Infinite Stratos. Each unit was distributed among the world’s most powerful countries to avoid conflict. Since the IS can only be piloted by women, it was a major shock when the world found out that the high school student Ichika has the ability to control one, thus, becoming the talk of everyone, and the center of attention of almost the entire IS Academy.
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[spoiler intro=”Sequel” title=”Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season”]
Kakumeiki Valvrave 2nd Season
Studio: Sunrise
Official Site: http://www.valvrave.com/
Adapted from: Original series
First Season’s Synopsis (from MAL):
True Calendar (T.C.) 71—a new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of “Dyson Sphere”, a city in space.

The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements. The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintains its peace through economic prosperity.

Within the JIOR’s Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77″—until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion!

But the whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Kill la Kill”]
Kill la Kill

Studio: Trigger
Official Website: http://www.kill-la-kill.jp/
Adapted from: Original series
Synopsis (from MAL):
The story is set on a high school that the student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin rules by force. Wielding a giant Basami scissors sword, the wandering transfer student Ryuuko Matoi brings about upheaval on the campus. Ryuuko searches for the mysterious figure who caused her father’s death, but confronting her are the student council’s “four divine kings.” Fortunately, Ryuuko is aided by a talking sailor uniform who tells her, “Wear me. When I am worn by you, this power will become manifest.”
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[spoiler intro=”Sequel” title=”Kuroko no Basuke 2″]
Kuroko no Basuke 2

Studio: Production I. G.
Official Site: http://www.kurobas.com/
Adapted from: Manga
Synopsis (from MAL):
The second season for Kuroko no Basuke anime series. The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The miracle generation”. There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Kyoukai no Kanata”]
Kyoukai no Kanata

Studio: Kyoto Animation
Official Site: http://anime-kyokai.com/
Adapted from: Light Novel
Synopsis (from MAL):
The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Kyousou Giga”]
Kyousou Giga

Studio: Toei Animation
Official Site: http://www.kyousougiga-tv.com/
Adapted from: Original series
Synopsis (from MAL):
It’s Kyoto, and yet it is not.

A microcosm of peculiar origins, “Mirror Kyoto”.

A small incident causes a young girl, Koto, to wander into this world.

She runs into a mysterious monk, gets chased around by a tech-obsessed girl, and heartily enjoys her chaotic and colorful new life, but meanwhile, out of sight, a certain plan is being set into motion…

In this mysterious city where spirits and humans have been thrown together, the festivities are about to begin!
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Little Busters! ~Refrain~”]
Little Busters! ~Refrain~
Studio: J.C. Staff
Official Site: http://www.litbus-anime.com/
Adapted from: Visual Novel
Synopsis:
The story for the second season still follows the lives of five childhood friends who named their group “Little Busters.” Naoe Riki, who was tasked by their leader, Natsume Kyousuke to find more members for their baseball team, meets new friends as he did, then later on helped each of them overcome their personal issues, one by one. The sequel will cover the remaining character routes, Kurugaya and Rin, while heading towards the Refrain (or true) route. The question at the beginning of the first season still remains — what is the secret of their world?
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[spoiler intro=”New Series” title=”Log Horizon”] Log Horizon
Studio: Satelight
Official Site: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/loghorizon/
Adapted from: Light Novel
Synopsis (from MAL):
The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.
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