It’s almost the end of 2018, but before we can celebrate the new year, we have to get through November. Luckily, this month also has some great anime to enjoy. From planets waging war against each other to giant monsters eating planets, this fall is all about the movies. So here are five anime to watch this November.
Godzilla: The Planet Eater
- Premiere date: November 9
- Studio: Polygon Pictures
- Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The final part of the Godzilla anime trilogy will head our way this November. The latest film will pick up after the events of the previous movie, where the humans discovered the aboriginal descendants of humankind, the Houtua tribe, living on the Godzilla-dominated Earth. With their help, the humans gain a new weapon, Mechagodzilla, to destroy the king of monsters.
But, an internal rift makes it difficult to bring down Godzilla. Not only that, Metphies, the commander of the priestly alien race Exif begins to attract a following. It seems the Exif secretly want Godzilla to take over the world. But little do they know, there’s an even bigger menace heading their way.
Clad in a golden light, the creature known as King Ghidorah descends on the planet. The Earth shakes once again as the human’s battle for their new home reaches even greater heights. Will humanity ever return to Earth or will Godzilla remain its ruler? Find out when Godzilla: The Planet Eater premieres this fall.
I’m Joybo (Season 2)
- Premiere date: November 9
- Studio: 2:10 Animation
- Genre(s): Drama, Music, Romance, Slice of Life
It’s not only Japanese animation making a debut this November, but also Chinese anime (or donghua). The second season of the romance drama I’m Joybo will continue to the tale of editor Jiang Xiaobai and his new work partner, writer Tong Li. The two believe this is the first time they’ve met, but they’re wrong. They’re actually long-lost childhood friends who have forgotten about each other.
A decade ago Jiang was in an accident that left him with amnesia. As a result, he lost all his memories of Tong. Fast forward back to the present, where the sparks between the two co-workers lead him to slowly remember everything. But an old friend stands in the way of his new love, looking to extinguish it before it starts. Will Tong have the opportunity to confess her feelings to her childhood crush or will another take her place?
Expect this new season to be an emotional rollercoaster ride with an amazing score that goes hand-in-hand with the anime’s many twists and turns.
Anemone: Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution
- Premiere date: November 10
- Studio: Bones
- Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi
The second part of the Eureka Seven film trilogy makes its debut this upcoming November. Fans were really excited when Studio Bones announced last year that the series would get a new anime adaptation. While the anime studio hasn’t revealed many details about the new film, we know that it will take place in Tokyo and will center around Anemone, a young girl who lost her father seven years before.
But don’t let her tragic past fool you. Along with her stuffed toy Gulliver and A.I. concierge Dominikids, she must defeat the seventh Eureka (Eureka Seven), which has killed millions of people. Even worse, the seventh Eureka also happens to be one of the biggest around.
If you’re not familiar with the anime series, Eureka Seven centers on a young man named Renton who dreams of joining the rebel group Gekkostate. And his life changes forever when Eureka, a member of Gekkostate crashes into his room.
Mobile Suit Gundam NT
- Premiere date: November 30
- Studio: Sunrise
- Genre(s): Action, Drama, Mecha, Military, Sci-Fi, Space
With Mobile Suit Gundam UC now on Netflix, fans have been getting a steady stream of Gundam shows — and there are many more to come. This November, fans will get to see the sequel to UC, Mobile Suit Gundam NT. The mecha movie takes place one year after the events of Laplace’s Box, in the year U.C. 0097. While the revelation acknowledged the existence of Newtypes and their rights, the world hasn’t changed.
Even the battle between the White Unicorn and the Black Lion was removed from public consciousness. However, things are going to pick up again when the RX-0 Unicorn 03, a missing mobile suit, makes its return — albeit, as the Phenex, an immortal golden bird.
Sunrise studio will produce the anime movie, and Shunichi Yoshizawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Gundam Reconguista in G, Psycho-Pass) will take the helm. The next chapter in the mecha series premieres this fall. So, don’t miss it!
- Premiere date: November 10
- Studio: Shaft
- Genre(s): Comedy, Mystery, Supernatural, Vampire
The Monogatari series isn’t quite over yet. This November, the last book of Final Season, Zoku Owarimonogatari will make its anime debut. The story follows Koyomi Araragi post-high school graduation. His life changes (again) when one morning he sees a different person in his own reflection. After touching the reflection, he gets transported to another dimension.
When he wakes up, he sees his younger sister, Karen. But she’s much shorter than she was before, even shorter than him. Even weirder, his older sister, Tsukihi, hasn’t noticed the height difference at all.
Beyond the familiar faces, the trailer also gives viewers a taste of the crazy new adventures awaiting young Araragi. And this won’t be the last that we see of him. There’s plenty more source material to adapt. Nisio Isin’s light novel and anime series have received critical acclaim, with many praising their colorful action scenes and heavy, immersive dialogue.