Every anime season is filled with a large variety of shows aimed at different types of viewers. While a lot of anime are shounen (teenage boys), there are works aimed towards adults.
Here are this season’s seinen and josei anime, which are for viewers looking for more mature themes, graphic violence, or human drama.
Genre: Fantasy / Shoujo Ai / Slice of Life
Premiere: October 4
Quick Pitch: In a village inhabited by youkai, there is a hot spring inn operated by fox spirits. Yuzu has always lived in the mountains, and she has become a new employee at the inn. While Yuzu is oblivious and clumsy, she tries her best to get along with her co-workers.
2Land of the Lustrous (Houseki no Kuni)
Studio: Orange CG
Genre: Action / Science Fantasy / Slice of Life
Premiere: October 7
Quick Pitch: Beings called houseki (crystal people) fight against the tsukijin (moon people), who want to harvest the houseki for decoration. Phos is a weak houseki, but she wishes to defend her people from future attacks. While Phos is considered useless on the battlefield, manager Kongo requests that she work on a natural history magazine.
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life
Premiere: October 8
Quick Pitch: High school girl Maika has trouble finding a part-time job because of how scary she looks while smiling. However, she is scouted to join a café where the waitresses are given traits, like tsundere or younger sister. Maika must work as a sadist and adopt this persona for her job.
Genre: Science Fiction
Premiere: October 13
Quick Pitch: Inuyashiki is an elderly-looking man who receives a mechanical body after an extraterrestrial explosion. He uses his newfound powers to save people from illness and crime. However, a teenager was also exposed to the explosion, but he uses his powers to kill innocents for amusement. One day, these two people will cross paths and meet their fates.
5March Comes in Like a Lion 2nd Season (3-Gatsu no Lion 2nd Season)
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Sports
Premiere: October 14
Quick Pitch: Rei is a 17-year-old professional shogi player who lives on his own. Rei has an estranged relationship with his adoptive family and doesn’t have many friends, but he feels the need to attend a high school. He’s been facing a losing streak and has failed to surpass the 5th Dan rank. However, his relationship with the Kawamoto family and his peers may help him rediscover his passion for shogi.
6Girls’ Last Tour (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou)
Studio: White Fox
Genre: Adventure / Science Fiction / Slice of Life
Quick Pitch: Chito and Yuuri are the survivors of an unknown apocalyptic event. They wander the ruins of the world on their beloved Kettenkrad. Their days may seem hopeless, but there will always be sunshine if they stay together.
7Hozuki’s Coolheadedness 2nd Season (Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season)
Studio: Studio Deen
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Supernatural
Quick Pitch: The series is a dark-comedy that centers around an oni named Hozuki, who is calm and sadistic while managing any issues that occur in hell.
8Himouto! Umaru-chan R
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life
Quick Pitch: Umaru Doma is a high school girl who is perfect in every way…until she gets home from school and succumbs to her otaku tendencies. Since she is a master at social situations, everyone but her older brother is unaware of Umaru’s true self.
9Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Alcohol is for Married Couples)
Studio: Creators in Pack
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Slice of Life
Quick Pitch: Chisato is a reserved, but an excellent assistant manager in her company. However, Chisato has a secret that only her husband knows and that is she enjoys drinking alcohol.
10My Girlfriend is ShoBitch (Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken)
Genre: Comedy / Ecchi / Romance
Quick Pitch: Haruka Shinozaki is an ordinary high school boy. He gathers every ounce of courage and confesses his feelings to the beautiful and diligent class representative Akiho Kohsaka. To everyone’s surprise, Akiho accepts to date Haruka. She approaches their relationship with great intensity, despite having no previous experience, which makes Akiho uncharacteristically sexual.
11My Marriage Interview Partner is a Student, Strong, and a Problem Child. (Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyokina, Mondaiji.)
Genre: Ecchi / Romance / Slice of Life
Premiere: October 2
Quick Pitch: The forbidden love story is about a problem child named Shuuji Kuga and his teacher Nana Saigawa.
Are you planning on watching any seinen or josei anime this fall?