Funimation has some pretty nice anime coming for in for their Fall 2021 season. Especially in the fantasy department.

Funimation Fall 2021 Anime header.
Great, now if only most of your world wasn’t behind a paywall.

Funimation officially announces their anime lineup for the Fall 2021 season on their website’s blog. Funnily enough, fantasy shows dominate this fall’s lineup, although not entirely. We also have a new idol anime, a new historical romance anime, and even a new horror comedy anime. The list is pretty expansive this season, which should hopefully attract even more fans.

But enough about that. Let’s get onto what Funimation has for us this Fall:

New to Funimation Fall 2021

The Heike Story:

Japanese history anime buffs, man your battlestations!

A young orphan named Biwa is taken in by the powerful Taira Clan—also known as the Heike—after their leader witnesses her extraordinary psychic abilities. Unfortunately, what she predicts is a future of bloodshed, violence, and civil war. Inspired by the 12th-century epic tale Heike Monogatari. (Simulcast began September 15)

Selection Project:

Not a lot of official trailers for this anime.

A group of nine determined girls enter the 7th Annual “Selection Project,” a television show where they’ll audition to become idols… and pursue their dreams! (Simulcast begins October 1)


Horror-comedies are the best horror stories. Especially when it’s in anime form.

She can see dead people…she just chooses to ignore them. That’s Miko’s plan, anyway, with horrifying (and sometimes hilarious) results. (Simulcast begins October 3)

The Vampire Dies in No Time:

Definitely getting Gin Tama vibes from this anime.

Legendary vampire hunter Ronaldo finds an unlikely (and unwilling) ally in Draluc, the world’s weakest vampire who turns to dust at the slightest attack. Together they’re in for more hilarious misadventures than you can shake a stake at, including enemy vampires, axe-wielding editors, and other pains in the neck. (Simulcast begins October 4)

Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside:

Oh wow, what a relaxing-looking fantasy anime.

The series follows protagonist Red, who is kicked out of his adventuring party. He soon finds a brighter future in a small town with a cute girl named Rit, because hey, sometimes living well is the best revenge. (Simulcast begins October 6)

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale:

Because the best romance anime are the historical ones.

Shima Tamahiko has been exiled to the country because of his disability, but the sudden arrival of an arranged bride upends his lonely life. (Simulcast begins October 8)

Ranking of Kings:

Studio Ghibli, eat your heart out!

The story follows Bojji, a deaf prince who lacks power and sword-wielding ability. He’s also the heir to the throne and has high hopes for his future. After finding a friend in the shadow Kage, Bojji sets off on his grand adventure to become the greatest king the world has ever seen. (Simulcast begins October 14)

Rumble Garanndoll:

I…what? What is this anime even?

Conquered by alternate-world invaders, Japan has become a shadow of what it once was. Manga, anime, idols, and more are censored by these parallel universe overlords… or so it seems. In the less-than-legal stores of Akihabara, Hosomichi joins a group of female freedom fighters made up of pilots and otakus. (Simulcast begins this fall)

Returning to Funimation Fall 2021

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act:

Inuyasha: The Next Generation looks like it’s kicking into high gear.

Long-lost twins Towa and Setsuna reunite after ten years to discover that they are the half-demon daughters of the great demon Sesshomaru. (Simulcast begins October 2)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2nd cour:

I thought the 1st volume of the manga was kind of meh, but it must turn out better later on, if the anime is so popular.

A 34-year-old underachiever gets run over by a truck, but his story isn’t over. Reincarnated as an infant, he’ll embark on an epic adventure. (Simulcast begins October 3) 

Continuing From Summer 2021

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2:

If you want English dub, go to Funimation, but if you want subs, go to Crunchyroll.

With Rimuru and the Jura Tempest Federation recovering from dark events that unfolded, will they punish the Demon Lord Clayman? Tune in to find out. (SimulDub™ is ongoing)

One Piece:

Ah, so that’s what Yamato looks like in color.

Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth—the Legendary One Piece! (Simulcast and Dub ongoing)

Obey Me!:

This anime has its own website?

Lucifer, Satan, and the other five princes of hell: how will these brothers handle everyday lives at their demon academy? (Simulcast is ongoing)

Scarlet Nexus:

The anime of the video game.

Saved by the Other Suppression Force as a child, psychokinetic Yuito enlists in this elite team formed to fight Earth’s enemy. Meanwhile, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane’s strange dreams drag the two into an unavoidable fate. (Simulcast and SimulDub™ are ongoing)


Funimation has a whole bunch of new anime titles coming to us this Fall in 2021. The list of anime has a pretty wide range of genres. A lot of them are fantasy series, but we also have oddballs that are in the horror-comedy and historical genres too. If you want to know more, then tune in to Funimation this Fall to find out more about these shows.

Source: Funimation Blog