Welcome to Part 1 of the October installment of GGA’s monthly anime roundup, where we give you a detailed list of what anime is coming your way. Fall has finally arrived, bringing some hot new anime releases to enjoy on chilly nights inside.

October is the start of the fall anime season, so this list is massive and had to be broken into two parts. This first half will cover everything coming out on the most popular streaming services such as Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu and HIDIVE. Let’s get into everything coming out in the first week of October. 

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MF Ghost – October 1

In the future, self-driving cars are widely used in Japan, and public roadways are used for auto racing. In such an era, a race called MFG has become popular around the globe. Participants are invited to race with their fastest cars. One such participant, a British racing school graduate, Kanata Rivington, returns to Japan to achieve his goal.

MF Ghost will drift onto Crunchyroll on October 1. 

Berserk of Gluttony – October 1

Fate, a castle guard in a world where one’s skills are everything, has acquired a skill called “Gluttony” that does nothing but make him hungry, leaving him with a miserable life. But one day, he defeats bandits infiltrating the castle, and his world changes. Thus begins the story of how a young man once ridiculed as talentless climbed from the lowest stratum of life to the top.

Berserk of Gluttony will stream on Crunchyroll starting October 1. 

Shangri-La Frontier – October 1

Second-year high school student Rakuro Hizutome loves nothing more than finding so-called “trash games” and beating the crap out of them. When he decides to change things up by playing a new, “god-tier” VR game known as Shangri-La Frontier (aka SLF). 

Shangri-La Frontier will boot up on Crunchyroll starting October 1. 

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The Family Circumstances of the Irregular Witch – October 1

Alyssa, a witch who lives alone in the woods, finds a human baby one day. Despite her bewilderment, she names the child Viola and decides to raise her. Sixteen years later, Viola has grown far more than Alyssa ever imagined.

The Family Circumstances of the Irregular Witch will brew up a sweet comedy on Crunchyroll on October 1.

Shy – October 2

The sudden widespread appearance of “Heroes,” people with supernatural powers who wish only for peace, has drastically transformed the world. In a world where the Heroes of each country work to maintain this newfound peace, the one protecting Japan is a young girl named Shy, who is, well, cripplingly shy. I can already tell the music for this series is going to be first-rate. 

Shy will save us all from the terror of boredom when it begins streaming on Crunchyroll on October 2. 

I’m in Love with the Villainess – October 2

The world turns upside down when a corporate drone wakes up as Rae Taylor, the heroine in her favorite otome game, “Revolution.” Rae is elated at the opportunity to court Claire François, the game’s villainess and the object of her affection. Armed with her knowledge of the game and events to come, Rae sets out to make Claire fall for her. But how will the villainess take Rae’s romantic advances?

I’m in Love with the Villainess will premiere on Crunchyroll starting October 2.

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A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life – October 2

In a virtual world where players are free to challenge monsters with all their strength or go on adventures at their own pace, Taichi chooses to master the most worthless skills the game has to offer. Sometimes, he’ll make overly complicated potions or food that tastes much better than it has any reason to. And sometimes, he’ll hunt monsters with crazy, hand-made weapons.

A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life will power up on Crunchyroll starting October 2. 

The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent (Season 2) – October 3

After years as a workaholic, Sei’s dream of a life of leisure has finally come true. She’s summoned to a magical kingdom, where she crafts lifesaving potions and becomes the most valued citizen. But will her love of research hurt her chances with Albert?

We correctly predict that the second season of The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent will stream on Crunchyroll starting October 3. 

KamiErabi GOD.app – October 4

In the virtual world, you can be anyone. For Miracle, her dream is to be a famous virtual artist. Miracle attends ADEN Academy, learning new talents to prepare her for her big debut. Although she’s a bit of a klutz, she’s determined to follow in the footsteps of her idol: the legendary VTuber, Kizuna AI. With dedication and the help of her friends, her dream just might come true.

KamiErabi GOD.app will come to Crunchyroll on Ocotber 4. 

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16bit Sensation: Another Layer – October 4

The year: 1992. The college student: Meiko Uehara. The part-time job: computer store clerk. Or so she thought. While exploring the store’s second floor, Meiko finds “Alcohol Soft,” an adult PC game developer. She replaces an artist in a twist of fate. Out of her element and with an approaching deadline, Meiko races to complete the game and prove herself. The fate of her career depends on it.

16bit Sensation: Another Layer will simulcast on Crunchyroll on October 4. 

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Season 2 – Cour 2) – October 5

Chise was able to accept Elias and herself, if not necessarily everything about her situation. After Cartaphilus fell back into a slumber that would not last forever, Chise was able to go back to her regular life. Then, she receives an invitation from a mutual aid organization for mages called the College. Under the British Library exists a secret society of mages. Encounters and interactions with people are about to open some new doors. This is a story about saving yourself to save another.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Season 2 – Cour 2) will return to Crunchyroll on October 5. 

UNDER NINJA – October 5

Ninjas still exist in Japan today. They number around 200,000. The ninja organization NIN (National Intelligence of NINJA) is not controlled by the civilian government, with its elite members performing assassinations and sabotage in secret. There is an organization that opposes NIN: UN (Under Ninja). Ninja versus ninja: What lies waiting at the end of this shadowy feud?

UNDER NINJA will sneak onto Crunchyroll starting October 5. 

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The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season 3) – October 6

Learning that other nations are enduring the Calamity Waves, Naofumi vows to fight. But before he can begin, word comes that the massive Spirit Tortoise is free. Left unchecked, this rampaging monster could destroy the world. He assembles companions Raphtalia and Filo and a few new allies, one of which reveals scary news — this was no accident. Someone deliberately unleashed the legendary beast.

The third season of The Rising of the Shield Hero will return to Crunchyroll starting October 6. 


“I’m not saving the world. I just kill goblins.” Rumor has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who’s just become a new adventurer has formed her first party. The man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer. 

GOBLIN SLAYER II will be on Crunchyroll starting October 6. WARNING: The trailer below contains graphic and disturbing images. 

The Kingdoms of Ruin – October 6

Witches once blessed the human race with wisdom and peace. The Redia Empire’s “Gear Expansion” brought about a culture of science that far surpassed magic, and witches were viewed as enemies impeding the progress of civilization. Thus began the witch hunts. One human named Adonis, raised by a witch named Chloe, swears revenge against the human race that took his beloved mentor from him. What salvation can be found at the end of
a bloodbath fueled by utter despair? 

The Kingdoms of Ruin will invade Crunchyroll on October 6. WARNING: The trailer below contains graphic and disturbing images. 

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Girlfriend, Girlfriend (Season 2) – October 6

After their hot springs trip, Naoya continues his relationships with both Saki and Nagisa. Bringing along Milika (who kissed Naoya) and Shino (who secretly has romantic feelings for Naoya), they embark on a summer vacation full of romance with a fireworks festival, camping and Okinawa. Milika’s younger sister Risa also appears, making the romance in this neo-standard rom-com heat up even more. A Season 2 filled with summer and swimsuits is
about to begin.

Season 2 of Girlfriend, Girlfriend will return to Crunchyroll on October 6.

HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima PLUS – October 6

Legendary rap group The Dirty Dawg could have taken Japan by storm, but then they broke up. Now, each member fights in one of the four rival groups. Battles for turf are fought with rap and the Hypnosis Mic, a microphone that can affect the human spirit.

HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima PLUS will simulcast on Crunchyroll on October 6

Three years into her life as a shut-in, vampire Terakomari Gandesblood awakens to find she’s been appointed Commander in the Mulnite Imperial Army. The thing is, her new unit consists solely of belligerent ruffians who revolt against their superiors at the slightest hint of weakness. Although Komari hails from a line of vampires as powerful as they are prestigious, her refusal to drink blood has made her the picture of mediocrity — scrawny, uncoordinated and inept at magic. 

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A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special – October 7

In a land dominated by the formidable Shadow Worlds, most of humanity has been destroyed. To rescue their planet from impending doom, six brave heroes fight a perilous battle … and fail. But there’s a glimpse of hope when Desir, one of the last mages, is suddenly sent back in time 13 years. Now armed with knowledge of the grim future, can he alter the course of history and save the world?

A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special will come to Crunchyroll on October 7. 

Tearmoon Empire – October 7

Twenty-year-old Princess Mia of the Tearmoon Empire, often scorned as the “selfish princess,” was executed by guillotine in a rebellion. Next thing she knew, she awoke in her own 12-year-old body, with the blood-stained diary that she kept before she was beheaded sitting next to her pillow. Given a second chance at life, Mia decides to rebuild the empire.

Tearmoon Empire will take over Crunchyroll on October 7.

The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountains – October 7

Two years had passed since he left the City of the Dead, and Will was 17 by count. As a lord, he developed the “Torch Port,” a river port of light, and gradually, people’s activities and smiles returned to “Beast Woods.” However, out-of-season flowers bloom profusely, and an abnormality is discovered in the forest.

The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountains will be on Crunchyroll starting October 7. 

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My New Boss is Goofy – October 7

After his power-harassing boss broke his spirit and his health, Momose leaves his job to work at a new job in sales at an advertising agency. However, on the very first day, Momose cannot move due to a stomachache caused by his past traumas. 

My New Boss is Goofy will stream on Crunchyroll starting October 7. 

Butareba -The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig – October 7

I am a dull otaku who lost consciousness after eating raw pork liver. When I awoke, it seemed I had been reincarnated into another world, but I had also become a pig. As I was rolling around in a pigsty covered in mud, Jess, a kind, angelic, beautiful girl, came to my rescue. Now, in Mesteria, a world run by swords and magic, a pig and a mind-reading beauty set off on their lovey-dovey fantasy adventure.

Butareba -The Story of a Man Turned into a Pig will muddy up Crunchyroll on October 7. 

I Shall Survive Using Potions! – October 7

Nagase Kaoru, a 22-year-old office lady, suddenly finds herself reincarnated in another world. To help her survive in this new world, a being that amounts to its god gives Kaoru a younger body and the ability to make insanely overpowered potions. The reincarnated Kaoru must use her knowledge and cheat to survive.

I Shall Survive Using Potions! will brew something new on Crunchyroll starting October 7. 

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Protocol: Rain – October 7

A group of high schoolers will try to save the local esports cafe with their pro-gaming skills.

Protocol: Rain will simulcast on Crunchyroll starting October 7. 

Phew! Were you able to keep up with all of that? Be sure to read the second half of the October Anime Roundup list to keep up-to-date on everything released during this packed fall anime season.

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