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Top 10 Must-See Anime Releasing In October 2021

Anime has soared in popularity over the last decade, going from something of a niche market.

It has an intensely dedicated but often overlooked fanbase, and is a worldwide phenomenon claiming fans from across the globe.

October 2021 is set to be an exciting month with:

  • several old favorites dropping fresh seasons.
  • many new series releasing for the first time.
  • Netflix bringing out two new movies from their biggest franchises as well as their first weekly anime series.

This guide is a quick rundown of not-to-be-missed releases that’ll be hitting screens in October.


10. Takt Op. Destiny

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Taking place in America in the year 2047, Takt Op. Destiny tells of the world as we know it following the impact of a meteorite that spawned grotesque monsters called D2.

Running rampant and causing widespread havoc, D2 are weak only to music, which they swiftly ban.

However, there are many young women who hold the power of music, the Musicart, and Conductors who lead them, fighting back.

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9. The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat

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An elderly man who was renowned throughout his life as the world’s greatest assassin is finally about to retire. But…

The plane he’s on gets sabotaged, and even his skills as a master assassin can’t save him.

Due to his skills he is reawakened from death by a goddess seeking his aid in saving a world of swords and magic.

He is reincarnated as Lugh, heir to the House of Tuatha Dé.


8. Mieruko-chan

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Miko is an ordinary high school student until she starts seeing monsters all around throughout her day.

Rather than losing her mind, she chooses to ignore the monsters and ghosts. She then just gets on with her regular school life.


7. Ranking of Kings

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Based on a manga by Sosuke Toka, Ranking of Kings follows a young, deaf prince, Bojji. His citizens are skeptical of his capability as a ruler due to his handicap.

Bojji’s fate changes when he meets a shadow mage known as Kage, who helps him grow beyond and overcome the obstacles in his life.


6. The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light

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Releasing on the 1st of October, The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light is a new feature-length Netflix movie based on the The Seven Deadly Sins manga.

The series is by Nakaba Suzuki.

Protagonist Melodias and his accomplices spring back to their roles as saviors of the world.

The motivation is down to a powerful magical alliance that threatens both the post-Holy war peace that they fought so hard for, and ultimately the fate of the world.


5. Banished from the Hero’s Party

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A brand new series premiering in October, Banished from the Hero’s Party. It follows protagonist Red, once a member of a powerful and esteemed group called the Hero’s Party.

He’s expelled by his comrade before deciding to change direction in his life and move to the countryside to open up an apothecary.


4. Platinum End

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Mirai Kakehashi is a young student living in an abusive family following the death of his parents.

On the evening of his middle school graduation, he attempts suicide, but he is saved by a guardian angel called Nasse.

This guardian angel bestows upon him special powers and the chance to become the new God.


3. Megaton Musashi

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A cross-media project themed around mechs and action, Megaton Musashi is set after an alien invasion.

With over nine-tenths of the planet’s population eradicated, the remaining populace are herded into a shelter, where their minds are wiped and their lives monitored.

Three young heroes are chosen to pilot the titular mech against the invading aliens.

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2. 86 (2nd Season)

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Focused on an ongoing war between the neighboring countries of the Giadian Empire and The Republic of San Magnolia, the general public is under the belief that the war is being fought with mindless machines.

In truth, the Juggernauts are operated by human pilots known as 86’s.


1. Blue Period

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A Netflix original set to be their first effort at a weekly-release anime, Blue Period revolves around Yatora Yaguchi, a popular and smart high schooler.

He’s struggling with boredom and emptiness at the effortless comfort of his life. He stumbles upon a newfound passion for painting.

Throwing himself completely into his new fascination, he discovers there are more than a few hurdles in his path toward building a life around art.



Get your schedule cleared and your streaming subscriptions renewed because there’s about to be a whole lot of fresh anime for you to sink your teeth into this fall!


Other anime:

  • Komi San Can’t Communicate.
  • Sword Art Online Progressive.


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