In case you missed the announcements, here are some great anime series to check out this month.
As students head back to school and the fall season makes a comeback, some great anime series are making their grand return not only on Crunchyroll but also on Disney+ and Netflix. September is usually a transitional time to mark the end of summer shows and set up the primetime fall season series in October. However, some of the shows on the list are bleeding into the spooky October season, as some of them have taken a hiatus. Despite the individual cases, this anime season has action-packed, emotionally driven anime series to entertain you. Here is a list of some anime to enjoy in September 2023!
1. Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
Back from a little hiatus and preparing for season 2’s third arc, the Shibuya Incident arc, the rest of this season will be a game changer. Fans of MAPPA’s Jujutsu Kaisen anime have a lot in store, from big battles to life-threatening circumstances. Yuji and his friends and mentors like Satoru Gojo will have to take on the strongest curses yet from Seguru Geto, Mahito and Jogo. Some new threats join the fray as some familiar faces return. The reason this arc is expected to go crazy is because the lines between good and evil become a little blurred, depending on perspectives.
2. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Arc
Bleach has withstood the test of time for anime series of all time. It used to be part of the big three biggest animes in Shonen Jump, back when it was Bleach, One Piece and Naruto. From its humble beginnings back in 2004 to its current return to modern form now with this newest arc, it never fails to slap in terms of action and lore. Yes, it may have had some setbacks with fillers in the past, but the Thousand-Year Blood War arc definitely does not pull any punches or add anything close to fillers.
3. Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
Zom 100 is a nice remix anime, blending genres of horror with comedy—making it a refreshing one compared to the more action-oriented series on this list. This series has its fair share of action, brutality and hordes of zombies, but it has a lot of emotion and a protagonist who is endearing. For those unacquainted with the general premise, Akira Tendo is a young 24-year-old man who worked for a very exploitative startup company. That all changed when the zombie apocalypse suddenly occurred one morning, which also meant Akira was free from work obligations and able to do things he could not do before society was interrupted by flesh-eating mobs.
4. Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander The Dungeon
Another less action-heavy anime for this season is Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander The Dungeon. It follows a young vending machine enthusiast/fan/otaku who suddenly dies and gets reborn in a fantasy world as a vending machine. Now, before you go thinking that the isekai genre has probably been outdone so many times now, this one has a slightly different charm. It takes a different approach to a fantasy character levelling up their skills and getting stronger, similar to popular animes like Sword Art Online or Rising of the Shield Hero. Also, it is a strangely educational lesson on the various types of vending machines throughout history.
5. One Piece Live-Action Series
This one may not be anime or even animated, but it is based on one of the best-selling mangas and biggest animes around: the One Piece live-action series. A lot of skepticism from anime lovers has been floating around on this one because of Netflix’s failure to deliver a good Hollywood adaptation of the beloved anime Cowboy Bebop most recently. However, this one promised a great cast, stunningly designed sets and stuck to the storyline almost exactly as it played out in the anime. The great part is that the original creator of One Piece Eiichiro Oda was a part of the whole production process, ensuring the whole project did not stray too far from his classical tales of the Romance Dawn arc.