With the fall 2019 season kicking off it’s time for anime fans to get into some new anime. The final anime season of 2019 is filled with a plethora of new titles and sequels. There are new characters and new stories to be explored as well as some familiar faces.
This list brings you the 10 best new anime that are on Funimation this fall. Not every show is being broadcast on Funimation, so be sure to check out what else is airing. While there are anime continuing into the fall from summer, this list focuses on the new titles.
10 Stars Align
Starting off the list is Stars Align. The anime is a sports-drama following Maki Katsuragi and Toma Shinjou, two boys in their high school tennis club. The club isn’t as successful as the boys want it to be and is on the verge of closing. The tennis club is Maki’s pride and joy, and he wants to enter a tennis competition during the summer. Toma is less passionate but helps Maki for an incentive. Stars Align is projected to run for 12 episodes.
9 Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit
Special Crime Investigation Unit is an action-police anime. The story is set in a world where supernatural entities lived alongside humanity. The dragon species has all but died out with very few left. The ones that have survived now resemble humans. A terrorist group called Nine wants to harness the dragons’ power to take over the world.
Fighting against Nine are seven individuals known as Special 7. The members of this force have irregular human abilities and must solve cases to take down Nine. Special Crime Investigation Unit is projected to run for 12 episodes.
8 Kono Oto Tomare! 2: Sounds of Life
Sounds of Life is back with another season this fall. The music-drama anime follows the Koto club and their antics. Now that the club is more than just Takezo Kurata, more antics are sure to happen in season two.
The second season features the return of characters such as Takezou, Chika Kudou, Satowa Houzuki, and Hiro Kurusu, as well as the addition of some new faces. If you need to catch up on the first season of Sounds of Life, it is 13 episodes and is available on Funimation.
7 Granblue Fantasy: The Animation 2
Granblue Fantasy is also back for a second season this fall. The adventure-fantasy anime sets in a world in the sky. Following Gran and his pet lizard Vyrn, they explore the island Zinkenstill where they live. Along their journey, they meet Lyria, a girl running away from the military.
Gran helps Lyria escape as the two venture into the sky together trying to learn more about Gran’s father’s letter. If you need to catch up on the first season of Granblue Fantasy, it is 13 episodes.
6 Case File nº221: Kabukicho
The Sherlock Holmes-esque anime, Case File nº221: Kabukicho is a mystery-drama anime. The show follows detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner John H. Watson. After a murder happens at the East Shinjuku ward, the detectives are on the case.
This murder mystery is a series of comedy tide with seriousness. Case File nº221: Kabukicho is an original series not being adapted from any source material. The series is projected to run for 24 episodes and will continue into the winter 2020 season.
5 Azur Lane
The ever so popular mobile game Azur Lane has received an anime adaptation this fall. The action-military anime follows shipgirls forming the army known as Azur Lane as they fight on the sea against Siren.
Each time Azur Lane fights a new enemy, it’s a new battle and a new story is told. The Azur Lane mobile game is free to play, and the anime is projected to run for 12 episodes.
4 No Guns Life
No Guns Life is an action-sci-fi anime. The story follows Juuzou Inui on his quest to find out how he became a cyborg. Cyborg soldiers are the latest soldiers being released after the war. They have a gun for a head, and a new body. However, cyborg soldiers don’t have recollections of their previous lives. After hearing of a kidnapping that hits close to home for Juuzou, he accepts the case. Searching for the missing child, Juuzou also looks for clues to answer who he is. No Guns Life is projected to run for 12 episodes.
3 We Never Learn 2: Bokuben
We Never Learn is back for a second season of its recent success in spring 2019. The romcom-harem anime follows Nariyuki Yuiga on his quest to get into college. However, if he wants to receive a scholarship from his headmaster, he must tutor three students.
While tutoring, he gets attached to each girl and even meets more along the way. Now with his own harem, Nariyuki has many more responsibilities than just getting into college. If you need to catch up on the first season of We Never Learn, it is 13 episodes and available on Funimation. The second season is projected to run for 13 episodes, as well.
2 Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia is an adaptation of the Seventh Holy Grail War in the fate franchise. The Absolute Frontline is in a war against the Demonic Beasts Babylonia Singularity. Fans of the Fate franchise should be excited for this new title, as it features familiar faces such as Gilgamesh, Ishtar, and more. Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia is projected to run for 21 episodes and continue into the winter 2020 season.
1 My Hero Academia 4
The return of the My Hero Academia series. The action-shonen superhero adventure is back with its fourth season. Being an immensely popular series, anime fans are ready for the newest season. Everyone's favorite green-haired boy Izuku Midoriya, known as Deku, is back to take on his more adventures at UA Academy to become the number one hero.
Fresh off the events of the League of Villains, new adventures kick-off for the superhero prodigies. If you need to catch up on the first three seasons of My Hero Academia, they are all available on Funimation. The fourth season is projected to run for 25 episodes and will continue into the winter 2020 season.