Here are the anime based on light novels that will be airing in Japan this season (with links to their English simulcasts — I will update as more are potentially announced). What shows are you going to watch this fall?
- AntiMagic Academy 35th Test Platoon — Crunchyroll
- The Asterisk War — Crunchyroll
- Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation — Crunchyroll
- Chivalry of a Failed Knight — Hulu
- Heavy Object — Funimation
- Lance ‘N Masques — Crunchyroll
- Owarimonogatari — Crunchyroll
- Shomin Sample — Funimation
- Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note — Crunchyroll
- The Testament of Sister New Devil (season 2) — Crunchyroll
For a general chart on fall anime, visit AniChart.net.
AntiMagic Academy 35th Test Platoon (Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai)
The 35th Test Platoon of Antimagic academy, they’re one of squads enrolled at academy specializing in raising the witch hunters, whose job is to find, neutralize any magical threats! Unfortunately they’re a group of failures nicknamed “Small Fry Platoon,” a platoon formed from bunch of self-centered people who can’t cooperate and have personality problems. Will they manage to overcome their weaknesses and shine as the strongest platoon?
The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)
Invertia… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides. This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation. The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas, is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk.
Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)
Shoutarou Tatewaki, a high schooler living in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, meets Sakurako Kujou, a bone-loving ojou-san who has an ability to analyze specimen. Because of meeting her, he has to accompany her to various cases.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)
The “school sword action” story revolves around Magic Knights, modern magic-users who fight with weapons converted from their souls. Ikki Kurogane goes to a school for these Magic Knights, but he is the “Failed Knight” or “Worst One” who is failing because he has no magical skills. However, one day, he is challenged to a duel by Stella, a foreign princess and the “Number One” student. In this duel, “the loser must be obedient for life.”
Detective Team Kazs’ Case Notes (Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note)
Aya Tachibana is a sixth-grader who frets and obsesses over friends, family, grades, and more. One day, she joins the “Tantei Team KZ” with four very idiosyncratic boys she met at cram school. There is the glib and attention-grabbing leader Kazuomi Wakatake, the mysterious “expert of personal relationships” Takakazu Kuroki, the smart and stoic math genius Kazunori Uesugi, and the sweet-hearted Kazuhiko Kozuka who is good at social matters and science. Aya finds her place among them as the “language expert.” “Tantei Team KZ” gets involved in modern-day cases, and even if they bicker from time to time, they collaborate by pooling each of their talents and skills to solve these cases.
Qwenthur came to the Alaskan military base to study Objects, the new weapons that have completely revolutionized war as we know it—battles are fought by soldiers controlling Objects far away from harm; however, when he starts to get close to Object pilot Milinda, will he discover the grim truth behind Heavy Objects?
Lance ‘N Masques
Yotaro Hanafusa is a descendent of the “Knights of the World.” With the Knight’s Code of Chivalry hammered into him since childhood, Yotaro cannot stop himself from saving damsels in distress. He wears a mask, and is known on the street as “Knight Lancer” but he has always kept his identity a secret. While on an outing, Yotaro saves a 6-year-old girl, Makio Kidoin, the only child of a powerful business tycoon. When Yotaro discovers that Makio leads a lonely life in a huge estate, he resolves to protect her. He and his friends disguise themselves as lodgers and move into her mansion.
The “final season” arc of the Monogatari series. The anime will cover the “Ougi Formula,” “Sodachi Riddle,” and “Sodachi Lost” chapters from the first novel, as well as the “Shinobu Mail” chapter from the second novel.
Syomin Sample (Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken)
In a hidden school surrounded by mountains, young ladies of good families are taught everything a high class lady needs to know. They are also completely cut off from the outside world, keeping them sheltered and innocent; however, a problem has come up recently—more and more graduates are failing to cope with the modern world after graduation. To deal with this problem, they’ve decided to kidnap a male commoner student, and enroll him as a student. They hope that this will be a gentle way to introduce the girls to the outside world. Kagurazaka Kimito is chosen for this dubious honor, mostly because he seems utterly average; however, the school leaders also seem to have concluded he’s a homosexual with a muscle fetish. When Kimito hears that the alternative may be castration (to protect the girls’ purity), he eagerly plays along with this misconception. Now he’ll just have to survive the attention of many high class young ladies that are completely out of touch with the world!
The Testament of Sister New Devil: Burst (Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst)
Basara Toujo is a high school student whose father has suddenly just remarried. His father then departs overseas leaving Basara with two new beautiful step-sisters. Little does he know, his new sisters, Mio and Maria are actually the new Demon Lord and a succubus!? Almost trapped into a life of servitude, Basara forms a reverse contract by accident and ends up becoming Mio’s master! Hijinks ensue as Basara finds himself in one ecchi situation after another. However, Mio’s life is in danger as she is pursued by demons and heroes!
Bonus — This will be an adaptation of a novel rather than a light novel:
The Perfect Insider — Crunchyroll (no link yet)
The Perfect Insider (Subete ga F ni Naru)
The story of the original novel revolves around Souhei Saikawa, a member of the Saikawa Research Lab. On a vacation held for the lab, he meets Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, who joins the group on their vacation despite not being a part of the lab. After meeting each other, the two end up finding a corpse. The two work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.