UPDATE (9th Oct): Blade of the Immortal Amazon page now added! Psycho-Pass 3 joins Amazon Prime line-up, see below.
As the Summer 2019 anime season is coming to a close, the Autumn 2019 anime season is now approaching within the next few weeks. While Crunchyroll and Funimation have a large amount of anime to offer, Amazon on the other has a couple of shows on their list for their simulcast slate.
These three shows will be streaming exclusively through Amazon Prime Video in Japanese audio with English subtitles and will be available to territories that have access to the service itself.
Coming from the Twin Engine partnership is an adaptation of Mado Nozaki’s novel series. Babylon will be animated by studio Revoroot with Kiyotaka Suzuki directing the adaptation and Yutaka Yamada composing the music.
The first three episodes are available to watch starting Sunday 6th October, with new episodes appearing weekly.
Zen Seizaki is a prosecutor with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors’ Office. While investigating illegal acts by a certain pharmaceutical company, Seizaki stumbles across a conspiracy over an election for an autonomous “new zone” established in western Tokyo.
Blade of the Immortal -IMMORTAL-
(Mugen no Juunin: Immortal)
A brand new anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga series. Blade of the Immortal -IMMORTAL- will be animated by studio LIDENFILMS with Hiroshi Hamasaki directing, Makoto Fukami writing the anime adaptation, and Eiko Ishibashi composing the music.
The first two episodes are available to watch starting Wednesday 9th October, with new episodes appearing weekly. The anime will be streaming as an ‘Amazon Original’ series.
About Blade of the Immortal:
Manji is a crass, violent samurai with a special ability: he cannot die. Cursed with immortality by the nun Yobikuni as punishment for his ruthless deeds, he has grown weary of his ageless life. The only way to lift the curse is to slay 1,000 evil men. So Manji wanders Japan, shedding the blood of the wicked on his quest to finally die.
Also coming from the Twin Engine partnership is an adaptation of Ranjō Miyake’s manga series. Pet will be animated by Geno Studio with Takahiro Omori directing and Sadayuki Murai writing the anime adaptation. The anime will begin airing this October.
There are people who possess the ability to infiltrate people’s minds and manipulate memories. Their powers have been used in the underworld for covering up incidents, assassinations, and other deeds. These powers can not only destroy other people’s spirits, but also corrupt the users’ own hearts at the same time. The users had to protect their fragile and insecure hearts, as if chained to each other. They are called “pets” out of fear and despising.
A late addition to this line-up is the third anime season of PSYCHO-PASS. This series is airing in Japan as part of the NoitaminA programming block however it seems the series will be exclusive to Amazon Prime overseas as well. PSYCHO-PASS 3 will be animated by Production I.G with Naoyoshi Shiotani returning as director and Akira Amano returning as character designer. The anime will begin airing on Friday 25th October with a total of 8 episodes, each 1 hour in length.
In terms of returning simulcasts, VINLAND SAGA from WIT Studio will continue with its second cour throughout this Autumn with new episodes every Sunday. MAN WITH A MISSION will provide the opening song ‘Dark Crow’ for its second cour.
Sources: Pony Canyon, Twin Engine, ANN (for plot synopsises)