Tag: Fall 2022

DoubleSama’s Fall 2022 Watchlist

DoubleSama’s Fall 2022 Watchlist

Introduction to Fall 2022

There are a lot of anime airing during the fall 2022 season. How many? I don’t know. And I’m not going to count. But, I do know that I plan to watch 11 “new” anime airing during the season.

By “new” anime, I mean seasonal anime starting in October. Of course, I’m going to continue watching and reviewing Boruto each week. But, that’s a continuous anime, not a seasonal anime. So, don’t worry, there won’t be any more Boruto talk in this article.

Today, I want to go over the 11 fall anime I plan to watch. I’ll give a vague overview of each one (I know pretty much nothing about some of them). And, I’ll also give my initial impression of them. Then, at the end of the season when I do my reviews of the anime, we can laugh at how wrong my first impressions were.

Fall 2022 seasonal anime cover art collage
Fall 2022 seasonal anime

4-nin wa Sorezore Uso wo Tsuku

I’m going through these anime in alphabetical order (Japanese titles). So, 4-nin wa Sorezore Uso Wo Tsuku is first. At this moment, it doesn’t seem to have an official English title. But, “Four People and Their Respective Lies” is one translation.

Basically, there are four girls who each have a secret they keep from the others. One girl is an alien, who dresses like a WWII general, for some reason. Another is a ninja. The third is a psychic. And the final girl has the darkest secret of all — she cross-dresses as a boy.

Or, maybe she’s a boy who cross-dresses as a girl? Based on the trailer, I assume it’s the former. But, I don’t know.

Anyway, it’s a slice of life comedy series aimed at the shounen demographic. I don’t expect it to be anything too special. But, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be bad, either.

Akiba Maid War

Akiba Maid War has the potential to be a terrible anime. I haven’t watched the trailer, and I don’t think I will. I want to go into the series almost entirely blind. So, all I know is the general synopsis.

It’s about a girl who wants to be a cute maid (so far so good) and so she applies to work at a maid cafe known as the Pig Hut. I don’t know if that’s supposed to mean the maids who work there are ugly. But, the fact that people call this maid cafe the Pig Hut definitely piqued my interest.

The real name of the cafe is Ton Tokoton. That’s probably where the name Pig Hut comes from. But, I like to think there’s going to be some sort of twist.

Bocchi the Rock!

Bocchi the Rock! sounds like a cross between Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu and K-On! It’s about a girl named Hitori who has no friends, but who’s learning to play the guitar. She then joins a band and makes friends in the process.

I’m going to make a bold prediction and say that I’ll be rating this series as a 5/10 by the time it ends. It doesn’t seem like it’s going to be all that unique. But, I can’t always be reviewing good anime — that would get boring.

Oh, and the four main girls of the series don’t have particularly interesting designs. So, what’s going to make this series stand out? It’s music? Or maybe nothing.

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My Hero Academia Season 6

I can’t say I’m particularly looking forward to watching My Hero Academia Season 6. I’ve given most of the seasons pretty high scores so far. But, my primary enjoyment of the series comes from discussing the various quirks. I don’t care much about the plot — or at all about the main characters.

With that said, I plan to review new episodes of My Hero Academia on Saturdays throughout the fall season.

I don’t think there’s much else I need to say about MHA at this point. We all know what it is. If you’re a fan of the series, hopefully, you’ll come back for my episode reviews once they begin. It looks like the first episode airs tomorrow (October 1). But, that may be a recap episode, in which case there won’t be a review.

Chainsaw Man

Surprisingly, I know very little about Chainsaw Man. I know everyone has their own favorite girl. And I know the four options are Power, Makima, Kobeni, and Reze. So, based on that alone, I can safely assume it’s a harem rom-com like Rent-a-Girlfriend.

Okay, so I know it’s not actually a harem rom-com. It’s an action series. But, I’ve never seen or heard anyone talking about it in that way. They’re always only arguing over who the best girl is. And based on these arguments I’ve witnessed, I don’t know who my pick will be.

Power is a poor man’s Zero Two. Makima seems like she’ll dominate me. And I have no idea what the difference between Kobeni and Reze is. I think one of them wants to be dominated, which is cool. So I guess that means the other one must be the vanilla option.

I have pretty high expectations for this series because of the hype. Let’s see if it lives up to them. Oh, and I’ll be reviewing new episodes every Thursday.

Do It Yourself!!

Do It Yourself!! is a “cute girls doing cute things” slice of life comedy anime about girls doing DIY projects. I don’t know what the run time of the episodes is. But, it kind of sounds like a short to me. I’ll be a bit surprised if it’s a full-length series.

This is also another one that I’m not expecting much from. It’ll probably end up in the 4-6/10 range. And, you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that.

I also need to point out that the name of one of the girls is Juliet Queen Elizabeth VIII. Best girl already confirmed?

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To Your Eternity Season 2

To Your Eternity was one of my favorite anime from 2021. So, I have some pretty high expectations for To Your Eternity Season 2. But, I know nothing about what this season of the series is going to cover. And, since I’m going to be reviewing the episodes every Monday, I want to keep it that way.

In case you aren’t familiar, the series follows Fushi, an immortal being. Fushi has the ability to take on different forms. Specifically, he can take the form of living things that have left an impression on him.

Mob Psycho 100 III

I don’t really remember how Mob Psycho 100 II ended. I kind of feel like it ended at a decent stopping point. But, I’ll still gladly take more Mob content. Whatever Mob, Reigen, and Dimple get up to next, I’m sure it will be entertaining.

What’s a bit surprising to me about this season is how much competition Mob Psycho 100 III is going to have. If it came out last year, I’m sure a lot of people would have called it anime of the year. But, even if we only look at fall anime, it has some stiff competition this year.

Chainsaw Man is the obvious competitor. But, I think the next anime on this list is the dark horse that could take the crown.

Pui Pui Molcar: Driving School

My prediction for the best anime of the season — and the entire year — is Pui Pui Molcar: Driving School. This is a criminally underrated and underappreciated series. Pui Pui Molcar was my pick for the best anime of 2021. And I can’t wait for it to earn that title 2 years in a row.

For those who don’t know, Pui Pui Molcar is a stop-motion animated series with 2-minute episodes. It’s about molcars. What are molcars? I’m glad you asked. Molcars are guinea pigs that evolved to resemble cars.

I know the series might sound stupid. But, trust me. It has way more character than most other anime. And even though it uses stop-motion animation, the animation is surprisingly clean.

So far, we have 12 Pui Pui Molcar emotes/stickers in the DoubleSama Discord server. I’m looking forward to adding more from this new season. And, I even have a Molcar figure on the way, in case you were doubting my commitment to the series.

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Spy x Family Part 2

I’m going to say it, Spy x Family is overrated. I’m sure Spy x Family Part 2 is going to be good. But, I’m also pretty confident that it’s not going to be as good as people claim. Because of that, I’m not looking forward to this season of the series all that much.

Unfortunately (for me), I’m planning to review new Spy x Family episodes every Tuesday. I considered dropping it from my weekly review schedule. But, there’s not exactly another anime airing this season that I’d want to replace it with. So, I’m stuck with it.

However, I also know that it’s a popular series. I’m sure there will be some people who are glad I’m reviewing the episodes weekly. If that’s you, remember to like those reviews so I know they’re worth making.

Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura is one of the classics. The original series began airing back in 1981 and has 195 episodes. I planned to watch that (and I still might, eventually). But, now that this reboot is happening, I can hold off on watching the original.

While I haven’t seen the original series, I am familiar with it. And from what I remember, Lum, the female lead, was the first tsundere anime girl. That’s right, this is the series that started it all. We wouldn’t have tsundere queens like Asuka from Evangelion or Rin from Fate without Lum.

Also, if you’re familiar with To LOVE-Ru, you’ll probably notice some similarities. To LOVE-Ru is pretty much just a modern version of Urusei Yatsura. The whole situation with Rito and Lala is based on Ataru and Lum.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to watching this Urusei Yatsura reboot. And while I did consider adding it to my weekly review schedule, I didn’t want to commit to 46 episode reviews.

Conclusion

As always, I may end up adding other anime to my watch list as the series progresses. I’m not going to update this article if that happens. But, you’ll find out when I write reviews of the anime I watched at the end of the season.

What anime are you planning to watch this season? Are you watching any of the series I plan to watch? Let me know in the comments. And also let me know which anime you predict will be the best of the season.

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