Crunchyroll Announces Autumn 2021 Anime Simulcasts with 86 Season 2, Faraway Paladin, Muv-Luv Alternative, Platinum End, Takt Op.Destiny, World’s Finest Assassin & More

Streaming service Crunchyroll has revealed their big line-up of anime they will be simulcasting from the Autumn 2021 anime season. Many of these titles were announced prior to their official blog post, but there are five slots remaining at the time of this write-up.

Currently, each series will be available in Japanese audio with English subtitles for United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and as well as many territories outside Asia. Alongside the new anime shows, Crunchyroll’s US animated series High Guardian Spice will also be available after being announced back in 2018.

For the second batch of announcements, you can view them here. Both the recent write-up and this current write-up will be updated to include show page links and simulcast times when available.

UPDATE 8th October: World’s End Harem was originally planned to simulcast Friday 8th October, however it has been announced that the show will now be moved to January 2022 as part of the Winter line-up. Therefore, this write-up has been amended to reflect that change.

86 -EIGHTY SIX- Season 2

From 2nd Oct, New Episodes every Saturday at 5:30pm BST

Based on light novel series written by Asato Asato, and adapted into an anime by studio A-1 Pictures.

“Called “Juggernaut,” these are the unmanned combat drones developed by the Republic of San Magnolia in answer to the attacks by the autonomous unmanned drones of the neighboring Empire of Giad, the “Legion”. But they’re only unmanned in name. In reality, they are piloted by the Eighty-sixers—those considered to be less than human and treated as mere tools. Determined to achieve his own mysterious ends, Shin, the captain of Spearhead Squadron, which is comprised of Eighty-sixers, continues to fight a hopeless war on a battlefield where only death awaits him.”
Plot Synopsis via Crunchyroll

Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Original anime series set in the world of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, produced by studio Sola Digital Arts and directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama.

The Faraway Paladin (Saihate no Paladin)

From 9th Oct, New Episodes every Saturday at 3:30pm BST

Based on light novel series written by Kanata Yanagino, and adapted into an anime by studio Children’s Playground Entertainment.

“In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?” Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin. “I promised you. It’s gonna take a while, but I’ll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It’s the story of how we died, and it’s the reason you grew up here.””
Plot Synopsis via J-Novel Club

The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made (Shinka no Mi: Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei)

From 4th Oct, New Episodes every Monday at 5:30pm BST

Based on light novel series written by Miku, and adapted into an anime by studio Hotline.

“Seiichi Hiiragi is at the bottom of his school’s social pecking order, but he and his entire school are upended when everyone in the school is transported into another world. Seiichi finds himself alone and approached by a gorilla, who instead of attacking him, proposes to him. At the moment that Seiichi thinks that “I guess a gorilla is fine too,” they find the Fruit of Evolution, and when they eat it, their lives are suddenly changed once again.”
Plot Synopsis via Anime News Network


New Episodes every Sunday at 11:15pm BST

Based on doujinshi illustrations and manga series written by Yomu, and adapted into an anime by studio AtelierPontdarc. Simulcast has started, with new episodes available every Sunday at 11:15pm BST.

Muv-Luv Alternative

From 6th Oct, New Episodes every Wednesday at 5:25pm BST

Based on visual novel game developed by âge, and adapted into an anime by studios Yumeta Company and Graphinica.

The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window (Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru)

From 3rd Oct, New Episodes every Sunday at 2:30pm BST

Based on manga series written by Tomoko Yamashita, and adapted into an anime by studio Zero-G.

“Shy bookstore clerk Kosuke Mikado has the ability to see ghosts and spirits, an ability he wishes he didn’t have, since what he sees usually terrifies him. Rihito Hiyakawa, an exorcist whose supernatural powers are as strong as his social graces are weak, doesn’t seem to fear anything, mortal or otherwise. When this odd couple gets together to solve the bizarre cases that come their way, their work methods may not be entirely safe for work!”
Plot Synopsis via SuBLime

Platinum End

From 7th Oct, New Episodes every Thursday at 9:00pm BST

Based on manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba, and adapted into an anime by studio Signal.MD. The series will also simulcast on Funimation.

“As his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness. But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.”
Plot Synopsis via Viz Media

Restaurant to Another World Season 2 (Isekai Shokudou 2)

From 1st Oct, New Episodes every Friday at 6:30pm BST

Based on light novel series written by Junpei Inuzuka, and adapted into an anime by studio OLM.

“There is a certain restaurant in the first basement level of a multi-tenant building in one corner of a shopping street near the office district. The historical restaurant, marked by a sign with a picture of a cat, is called “Western Cuisine Nekoya.” This restaurant looks completely normal through the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests. During these hours, doors in various areas of a parallel world open to allow customers of many different races and cultures into the restaurant.”
Plot Synopsis via Crunchyroll


From 7th Oct, New Episodes every Thursday at 3:00pm BST

Original anime series produced by studio Satelight and directed by Jun’ichi Wada.

“In the distant future, humankind lives shoulder-to-shoulder in a cramped “Colony” divided by bedrock. Outside the colony extends a dangerous undeveloped area known as “The Labyrinth.” Those who risk their lives to explore the Labyrinth and mark undeveloped areas are known as “Markers.” Memempu is a young girl who wants to become a Marker, and Gagumber is a man who quit being a Marker. This rag-tag father and daughter team are about to take on the Labyrinth! “If there is no path, then dig one!””
Plot Synopsis via Crunchyroll

Takt Op.Destiny

From 5th Oct, New Episodes every Tuesday at 5:00pm BST

Original anime series produced by studios Madhouse and MAPPA, and directed by Yuuki Itoh.

Tawawa on Monday 2 (Getsuyoubi no Tawawa 2)

New Episodes every Sunday at 11:21pm BST

Based on doujinshi illustrations by Kiseki Himura, and adapted into an anime by studio Yokohama Animation Laboratory. Simulcast has started, with new episodes available every Sunday at 11:21pm BST.

The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat (Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru)

From 6th Oct, New Episodes every Wednesday at 3:30pm BST

Based on light novel series written by Rui Tsukiyo, and adapted into an anime by studios Silver Link and Studio Palette.

“The greatest assassin on Earth knew only how to live as a tool for his employers—until they stopped letting him live. Reborn by the grace of a goddess into a world of swords and sorcery, he’s offered a chance to do things differently this time around, but there’s a catch…He has to eliminate a super-powerful hero who will bring about the end of the world unless he is stopped. Now known as Lugh Tuatha Dé, the master assassin certainly has his hands full, particularly because of all the beautiful girls who constantly surround him. Lugh may have been an incomparable killer, but how will he fare against foes with powerful magic?”
Plot Synopsis via Yen Press

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: The Second Act (Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi – Ni no Shou)

From 2nd Oct, New Episodes every Saturday at 11:00am BST

Original anime series produced by studio Sunrise (and a sequel to Rumiko Takahashi’s InuYasha), and directed by Masakazu Hishida.

“Set in feudal Japan, half-demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Sota, and his family. Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a demon slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister.”
Plot Synopsis via Crunchyroll

Source: Crunchyroll


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