Welcome to the Fall 2016 Anime Guide! Please share your thoughts on what shows you would watching this fall.
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Age 12 Season 2 Alias: 12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki Genres: Romance, School, Shoujo Studio: Oriental Light and Magic Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: The story begins with Hanahi, a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends. The manga depicts a 12-year-old girl’s innocent worries and first love.
Ajin Season 2 Alias: Ajin: Demi-Human Genres: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural Studio: Polygon Pictures Premiere Date: Oct 8, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected...
All Out!! Genre: School, Seinen, Sports Studios: Madhouse, TMS Entertainment Premiere Date: October 8 2016 Episode Count: 25 Adaptation: Manga
Plot: In rugby, there is no ace striker, there is no number four batter, so who is the star of the team? The story begins at school entrance ceremony of Kanagawa High School where Kenji Gion, a small but gutsy go-getter joins the rugby club. He joins with his classmate, Iwashimizu, who has a complicated past and sub-captain Hachiouji, who always takes good care of his Club members. Lastly, there is Captain Sekizan, who has overwhelming powers but keeps his cards close to his chest. With such differences in both personality and physical performance, the team must learn to work and grow together so they can become the best.
Anime de Training! XX Alias: Anitore! XX Genres: Sports, Ecchi, Microseries Studio: Rising Force Premiere Date: October 5, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original Anime Series Streaming: Crunchyroll,
Plot: The anime follows five girls who are aiming to become idols as they do different exercise routines such as push-ups, situps, dance, yoga, stretching, tai chi, and more.
Ao Oni The Animation Genre: Horror Studios: Studio Deen Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Game
Plot: A mansion away from the village, which no one lives, is rumored to have a ghost appearing. Hiroshi visits the mansion with his classmates Takurou, Takeshi, and Mika, and gets attacked by a mysterious creature named Ao Oni. Will they be able to get out of the mansion while solving various puzzles, or... will they become crazy and just live in this mansion with an Ao Oni like that?! The daring lives of the four being played by Ao Oni starts now.
Bloodivores Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Vampires Studios: Creators in Pack, Emon Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: 12 Adaptation: Manhua
Plot: 60 years ago, a strange case of insomnia struck the population, forcing them to stay awake for more than a full week. The victims, completely sleep deprived, all went mad. To cure this illness, a new medicine was produced, but the side effects turned the patients into vampires. Humanity went to war against this new species and triumphed, but some of the vampires managed to survive. Born from a Human and a Vampire, the main character Mi Liu, “The Child of Hope”, is to represent the new hope that will connect the two species. Ringleader of a bank robbery, Mi Liu is arrested and transferred to a special prison of the National Defense Agency that monitors Vampires. Trying to break free with Anji, Mi Liu is attacked by strange monsters and he finds out that the prison location corresponds to the birthplace of Vampires, the old capital “Blue Town." Why are Vampires trapped in Blue Town? What are those strange monsters attacking them? Our heroes must fight to solve those mysteries.
Brave Witches Genres: Action, Ecchi, Magic, Sci-Fi, Military Studio: Silver Link. Premiere Date: Oct 6, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: In September 1944, allied forces led by the 501st Joint Fighter Wing "Strike Witches" successfully eliminate the Neuroi threat from the skies of the Republic of Gallia, thus ensuring the security of western Europe. Taking advantage of this victory, allied forces begin a full-fledged push toward central and eastern Europe. From a base in Petersburg in the Empire of Orussia, the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing "Brave Witches," upon whom mankind has placed its hopes, flies with courage in the cold skies of eastern Europe.
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 Genres: Action, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural Studio: BONES Premiere Date: October 6, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: The "battle action" story centers around a league of literary figures with supernatural powers. For example, in real life, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa wrote acclaimed stories that inspired Akira Kurosawa's Rashōmon film and the Aoi Bungaku Series anime's Jigoku Hen (Hell Screen) arc. In Bungō Stray Dogs, he has the power to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, these writers solve mysteries as part of the "Armed Detective Agency."
Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Next Genres: Action, Game, Shounen Studio: ? Premiere Date: October 2, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: Following the conclusion of the previous Cardfight!! Vanguard G Stride Gate arc, members of Team TRY3, Chrono Shindou, Shion Kiba and Tokoha Anjou will be moving forward to their respective high schools. Each member will be forming their own team in a bid to decide their own future. The three protagonists are set to clash as rivals in the upcoming large-scale tournament titled U20 Championship.
Cheating Craft Genres: ? Studio: Emon Premiere Date: October 5, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: Academic achievement determines a person's worth. This is the story of a world where people have been sorted since childhood by exams, and only those who excel obtain happiness. But no one who doesn't excel at studying will just accept a life of misery. In this story, L (Learning) Types – who prioritize study – and C (Cheating) Types – those who choose not to study to pass – will battle and team up in tests. C Type protagonist Mumei, and L Type heroine Kōi, star in a flashy and thrilling battle story to pass tests!
Chi's Sweet Home (2016) Genres: Slice of Life Studio: ? Premiere Date: October ?, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: The combined 22nd and 23rd issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine, which will go on sale on April 28, has announced a new 3D CG anime of Kanata Konami's slice-of-life manga Chi's Sweet Home. It is scheduled to air in Fall 2016.
ClassicaLoid Genres: Music, Comedy Studio: Sunrise Premiere Date: October 8, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: In a rural town undergoing revival through music, high school students Kanae and Sousuke meet none other than Beethoven and Mozart! Calling themselves "ClassicaLoids," this mysterious duo creates a strange power through the "music" they play.
One night, stars fall from the sky and gigantic robots appear, causing trouble every single day! Bach, Chopin, Schubert also appear as ClassicaLoids. What is the mystery behind the powers they possess? Are they humanity's friend or foe?
Crane Game Girls Season 2 Beautiful Girl Play Unit Crane Game Girls, Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls Genres: Comedy Studio: Kyotoma Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The story centers on three girls: Mirai, Ayaka, and Kyōko. The three are the only ones who can save Earth from being destroyed by a group of asteroids. They are hired by Sayo, the representative of a shadowy organization, and the organization starts work on turning them into an idol group. While the trio are more than prepared to be idols, they are instead taken into an arcade.
Dream Festival! Genres: Music Studio: Bandai Premiere Date: September 23, 2016, Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The Dream Festival is the stage that all idols dream of singing on, with their professional debut on the line. In order to get there, idols work their hardest every day to perfect their performance... and the key to coming out on top is the Dream Festival Cards sent by fans to their favorite idols. Receiving these Cards makes the idols who make it to the stage shine even brighter. Now head to the Dream Festival with your Dream Festival Card in hand for the idol you love most!
Drifters Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Seinen Studios: Hoods Drifters Studio Premier Date: Oct 7, 2016 Episode Count: Unknown Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Shimazu Toyohisa, whilst involved at the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field broken and bleeding, Toyohisa finds himself transported to a corridor of doors, where a bespectacled man at a desk waits for him. This man, Murasaki, sends Toyohisa into the nearest door where he wakes up in another world. There, Toyohisa meets other great warriors like him who have been transported as well, to be part of a group known as "Drifters."
Flip Flapper Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi Studio: Studio 3Hz Premiere Date: October 6, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: Papika and Cocona hold the keys to open the door. When the two girls meet, their adventures in a different time and different overlapping dimension called "Pure Illusion" begin. Many things in Pure Illusion will stand in the girls' way on their search for the mysterious crystal called the "Shard of Mimi," an item that is said to grant any wish. However, when the girls find themselves in danger, the Shard of Mimi shines, and they are able to transform.
Gakuen Handsome Genres: Comedy, Parody, School, Shounen Ai Studio: ? Premiere Date: October 4, 2016 Episode Count: 12 Adaptation: Game Streaming: ,
Plot: The school love story is set at Baramon High School, a private boys' school for the prefecture's most elite. The protagonist is a seventeen year old boy who transfers into the school and meets various major players on campus, such as the outlaw teacher, the soccer captain, and a childhood friend whom the protagonist has not seen for seven years. The school presents opportunities for friendship, love and conflict, and changes are now bound to happen in the main character's life.
Gi(a)rlish Number Genre: Slice Of Life Studios: Diomedea Premier Date: Oct 7, 2016 Episode Count: Unknown Adaptation: Original
Plot: The series follows Chitose Karasuma, a university student who aims to become a voice actress (seiyuu). The stage event listing further indicates that it focuses on the profession of idol seiyuu.
Haikyuu!! Season 3 Alias: Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou Genres: Sports, Comedy, School, Shonen, Drama Studio: Production I.G. Premiere Date: October 7, 2016 Episode Count: 10 Adaptation: Manga Series
Plot: Ever since Shoyo saw a short-statured volleyball pro dominate in a National Championship, he’s been determined to become the next big thing in High School Volleyball. Unfortunately, he’s barely played the game. The only time he was able to play in junior high, his team was defeated in their first and only match against a team lead by up-and-coming setter Tobio. Now in high school, Shoyo finally has a chance to join a real team. The catch is: he must learn to play on a team with his old nemesis.
Idol Memories Genres: Music, Idols Studio: Seven Arcs Premiere Date: October 3, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The story of Idol Memories is set in the near future, where live idol music performances in virtual reality have become commonplace. Against this backdrop, a pair of rival idol groups compete for the coveted "tiara", which represents the number one spot in the "Idol League".
Plot: Fourth season in the Kaitou Joker anime series. "Welcome to night to shine!" Phantom thief joker! We do not only steal! Audacity! Coming and go most unexpectedly! We cause miracle splendidly [miracle maker]! With Hachi of fellow for treasure to the whole world! Well, show is the start!
Keijo!!!!!!!! Alias: Hip Whip Girl Genres: Ecchi, Shounen, Sports Studio: Xebec Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: 12 Adaptation: Manga Streaming: ,
Plot: "Keijo" is a popular gambling sport where contestants stand on platforms floating on the water and must use their butts and chests to fight against each other to push each other off the platform. Nozomi Kaminashi, a high school student, aims to join the sport after she graduates. Nozomi was raised in a poor family and hopes to make lots of money by playing Keijo. She grew up training in gymnastics, and she has good balance and flexibility. After high school, Nozomi joins a training boarding school and enters the world of Keijo.
Kiss Him, Not Me! Alias: Watashi ga Motete Dousunda Genres & Themes: Shoujo, Reverse Harem, Comedy, Drama Producers: Brains Base Release Date: October 2016 Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Kae Serinuma is what you'd call a "fujoshi." When she sees boys getting along with each other, she loves to indulge in wild fantasies! One day her favorite anime character dies and the shock causes her to lose a ton of weight. Then four hot guys at school ask her out, but that isn't exciting to her at all — she'd rather see them date each other!
Long Riders! Genres: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life, Sports Studio: Actas Premiere Date: October 8, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: Ami Kurata, a first-year university student who has no athletic ability, suddenly falls in love with a folding bicycle after seeing it in front of a train station. Inspired by her newfound love, she starts saving up to buy a bicycle and to learn cycling.
Luger Code 1951 Genres: Action, Fantasy Studio: Studio Deen Premiere Date: October 22, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The story follows a young genius university professor who is able to learn any language. He is asked to decipher a code used in wireless communication: the Luger Code, developed by werewolves, enemies to mankind. Startled to find that he cannot decipher the code and desperate to study it, the professor embarks on a journey to capture a living werewolf to aid him.
Plot: Endō's novels are set in a world where a social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a "magical girl" — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more "magical candy" than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them.
Magic Kyun! Renaissance Alias: Maji Kyun! Renaissance Genres: Magic, Music, Romance, School Studio: Sunrise Premiere Date: October 2, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Ohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.
Ohana is placed on the planning committee for the school's yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future. Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Ohana as the school's Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.
A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!
Plot: Second season of Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara.
March Comes in like a Lion Alias: 3-gatsu no Lion, Sangatsu no Lion, 3gatsu no Lio Genres: Drama, Game, Slice of Life, Seinen Studio: Shaft Premiere Date: October 8, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: The protagonist is Rei, a 17-year-old shogi player. He lives by himself, not having a family, and does not go to school and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Momo and Hinata, and who also keep a numerous number of cats.
Matoi the Sacred Slayer Alias: Soushin Shoujo Matoi Genres: Magic, Supernatural Studio: White Fox Premiere Date: October 4, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: Matoi Sumeragi, a second-year junior high school student, works part-time as a shrine maiden at Tenman Shrine in the city of Kamaya. Her close friend Yuma Kusanagi is part of the family of the shrine's chief priest, and is a candidate to be the successor shrine maiden. One day, Matoi and Yuma walk from the school to the shrine as usual, but when they arrive, they are greeted by the shrine's now damaged grounds, and Yuma's parents have both collapsed from their wounds. Matoi's father Shingo, a police detective, launches an investigation, and he comes upon a man who does not seem entirely sane, his only witness. When he holds down the man, Yuma begins the ritual of Divine Possession. Something strange then happens, not with Yuma, but with Matoi. Matoi Sumeragi, who had only wanted a normal, peaceful life, takes the role of a god, and gains the power to banish evil spirits.
Miss Bernard said. Alias: Bernard-jou Iwaku. Genres: Comedy, School Studio: Creators in Pack Premiere Date: October 8, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga Streaming: ,
Plot: The story centers around a lazy girl's love for famous literary works along with her bookworm friends. Sawako "Miss Bernard" Machida wants to be well-versed in literature but she doesn't actually read those books! Encounter various prominent works including the Bible, The Tale of the Heike, The Great Passage, Fermat's Last Theorem and more that she hasn't read.
Plot: Based on Capcom’s hit franchise, Monster Hunter, an exciting new anime comes from the creative minds behind Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. In a world where people and monsters are at odds, some learn to coexist. Known as Riders, they awaken the powers of monsters and live alongside them in secrecy. Now, one young boy journeys to find his own companion and become the world’s greatest Rider.
Plot: The story begins with Izumi Hayato running to be student body president. But when a beautiful girl swings in promising the liberalization of love while flinging condoms into the audience, he ends up losing to her and becoming the vice president. At the student council meeting, the newly-elected president invites herself over to Izumi's house, where she promptly announces she is to become Izumi's wife thanks to an agreement – facilitated by alcohol – made between their parents when they were only 3.
Nobunaga no Shinobi Genre: Comedy, Historical Studios: TMS Entertainment Premiere Date: Fall 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Chidori is a little ninja girl living in Japan's Warring States Period. One day, Oda Nobunaga rescued her from drowning in a river. Since that day, Chidori knew she wanted to serve Nobunaga. Five years later, she and Sukezou (who likes her) head out from their ninja village, determined to serve Oda Nobunaga!
Nyanbo! Genre: Comedy Studios: Shirogumi Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: NHK announced that "Nyanbo," a cat version of the "Danbo" cardboard robot character within Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga, is inspiring a television anime that will premiere on NHK-E TV in October.
Occultic;Nine Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi Studios: A-1 Pictures Premier Date: Oct 8, 2016 Episode Count: Unknown Adaptation: Light Novel
Plot: The "paranormal science" story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by the "Chōjō Kagaku Kirikiri Basara" occult summary blog run by 17-year-old second-year high school student Yūta Gamon. Little incongruities that occur around these nine eventually lead to a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what is considered common sense in this world.
One Lesson One Fight Genres: Action Studio: ? Premiere Date: Fall 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: No information available.
Poco's Udon World Alias: Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari Genres: Fantasy, Seinen, Slice of Life Studio: LIDENFILMS Premiere Date: October 9, 2016 Episode Count: 12 Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Souta Tawara is a web designer working in Tokyo. When he visits his family's Udon place in his hometown Kagawa Prefecture, he discovers a young boy. Upon confronting the boy, Souta soon learns his secret and decides to quit his job in order to take care of the boy, Poko. The daily adventures of the two slowly enfold as Poco energetically navigates his way through Kagawa, the "Udon Kingdom," along with Souta.
Pokemon Generations Genres: Action, Adventure, Monsters Studio: The Pokemon Company, Premiere Date: September 16th, 2016 Episode Count: 18 Adaptation: Video Games (Alternate Re-Tellings) Streaming: YouTube
Plot: Pokémon Generations looks back at each generation of the Pokémon video game series, diving into the stories of the games more deeply and getting to know characters and Pokémon better. Visit each region, from Kanto to Kalos, to relive the world of Pokémon like never before!
Rainy Cocoa Season 3 Alias: Ame-iro Cocoa 3 Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life Studio: ? Premiere Date: October ?, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Digital Manga
Plot: The third season. No other plot information is available.
Scorching Ping Pong Girls Alias: Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume Genres: Sports, Tournament, Studio: Kinema Citrus Premiere Date: October ?, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: The manga follows middle school students Koyori Tsumuzikaze and Agari Kamiya as they enter the world of girls' middle school ping pong.
Sengoku Choujuu Giga Genre: Demons, Historical, Supernatural Studio: ? Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The history, either daily life or life stories of Sengoku warriors, is described using animals. We invite popular young actors and unique casts to voice out those Sengoku warriors while joking about them. An anime that teases Japan's history and Sengoku warriors; that's "Sengoku Choujuu Giga."
Show By Rock!! # Genres: Comedy, Music Studio: Bones Premiere Date: October 2, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Game
Plot: Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets Chuchu (a pun off of the sound that rabbits make) the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree (from "Retriever"), and an alien sheep (?) girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named "Plasmagica," and aim for the top of the world.
However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they'll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY's music industry... Maybe?
Shuumatsu no Izetta Alias: Izetta, The Last Witch, Izetta, Die Letzte Hexe Genres: Action, Historical, Military Studio: Ajia-Do Premiere Date: October 1, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: In the anime's story, In 1939, the imperialist nation of Germania launched a sudden invasion of its neighboring countries. This conflagration engulfed all of Europe in one fell swoop, and the era was dragged into the maelstrom of war. Then in 1940, Germania set its sights on Elystadt, a tiny principality blessed with breathtaking greenery and water in the Alps.
Soul Buster Genre: Action, Samurai Studio: Pierrot Premiere Date: October 6, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: Soul Buster is about a boy named Son Shin who lives in the present time. He breaks a seal in his dream and erases the past known as the Sangokushi period. Without knowing why, he travels back in time and gets involved with the Sangokushi timeline.
Tawawa on Monday Alias: Getsuyoubi no Tawawa Genres: Slice of Life Studio: Pine Jam Premiere Date: October 10, 2016 Episode Count: 12 Adaptation: Kiseki Himura's Illustrations Streaming: Niconico,
Plot: The anime follows a salaryman who has a chance meeting with a girl named Ai on the train. They begin to meet every Monday on the train, with the man serving as her bodyguard on the crowded commute while they chat.
Teekyu Season 8 Genres and Themes: Comedy, Sports Producer: Millepensee, DAX Production, Earth Star Entertainment, Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Eighth season of the Teekyuu anime series.
Tenchi Muyou Season 4 Genres: Harem, ? Studio: AIC Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original, Streaming: ,
The Ancient Magus' Bride Alias: Mahoutsukai no Yome Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Shounen, Slice of Life Studio: Wit Studio Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2016 to Sep 9, 2017 Episode Count: 3 Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife. She moves on with her new and peaceful life, slowly but surely, until one day, when she finds a Japanese picture book among the many sent to her from London by Angelica. It is a fateful book that discovered her in her younger years, when she was still troubled and lonely. This piece is a prequel to Chise’s encounter with the Thorn Sorcerer.
The Great Passage Alias: Fune wo Amu or lit. To Compile A Ship Genres: ? Studio: Zexcs Premiere Date: October 13, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Novel
Plot: The series follows the employees at the Genbu Shobō publishing company. Araki, who is a veteran editor for the dictionary department, is looking for a successor now that he's approaching retirement age. After Majime Mitsuya — a salesman who's a poor talker — meets Masashi Nishioka — Araki's coworker who is sociable and frivolous — Araki overhears their conversation and decides to recruit Majime into the department. The story follows "the awkward humans" Majime and Masashi as they work together to compile a medium-sized Japanese dictionary titled "The Great Passage" (Daitokai).
Tiger Mask W Genres: Action, Drama, Shounen, Sports Studio: Shuka Premiere Date: October 1, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Two young wrestlers face each other in a recently revived underground wrestling organization, the Tiger's Lair, which destroyed the wrestling dojo they grew up in. One took over the training facilities of Naoto Date at the foot of Mount Fuji, as well as the mask he left behind. The other dared to enter the Tiger's Lair and won a fierce competition, receiving a jet-black tiger mask. One tiger walks the path of light, while the other walks the path of shadows. Neither one knows the other's face. On the ring, they are natural enemies, but they have the same purpose—destroy the Tiger's Lair!
TO BE HERO Genres: ? Studio: Emon Premiere Date: October 5, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The protagonist, Old Man, is very attractive but a terrible slob, a failure as a father, and works as a toilet seat designer. He is divorced from his wife, and lives with his daughter, Min-chan, who is both very smart and athletic.
One day, as he was taking a dump, he was sucked into his toilet and given the important job of becoming a hero to save the world! He ends up having to give up his good looks for a chubby frame in exchange.
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Genre: Fantasy, Studios: Doga Kobo Premiere Date: October 2016 Episode Count: 12 Adaptation: Game
Plot: The year is 2205. The "historical revisionists" have begun attacks on the past in their plot to change history. The Saniwa, who have been charged with protecting history, can imbue life into objects. Strongest among these are the Touken Danshi. The story centers around their cheerful lives.
Plot: The time period is the 2030s. Before the mysterious detective Kogorou Akechi, the Boys' Detective Team is assembled. Their actions have led to the resolution of various small and large incidents. One day, team member Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi, who has an undying body because of an "unidentified fog," wishes his own death and refuses contact with others. Hanasaki takes an interest in Kobayashi and invites him to join the Boys' Detective Team. The encounter eventually leads them to the connection between the criminal nicknamed the "Fiend with Twenty Faces" and Kogorou Akechi. The fate of the two begins to move...
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Season 4 Alias: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star Genres: Comedy, Harem, Music, Romance, Shoujo Studio: A-1 Pictures Premiere Date: October 2, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Visual Novel
Plot: 4th Season of the anime series. No plot is available.
ViVid Strike! Genres: ? Studio: Seven Arcs Premiere Date: October 2, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The tagline of the anime is "Thou shalt not be afraid, I am with you."
WWW.Working!! Alias: WWW.Wagnaria!! Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life Studio: A-1 Pictures Premiere Date: October 1, 2016, Sept. 4 (Iino Hall special Screening) Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Web Manga
Plot: Daisuke Higashida is a serious first-year student at Higashizaka High School. He lives a peaceful everyday life even though he is not satisfied with the family who doesn't laugh at all and makes him tired. However, his father's company goes bankrupt one day, and he can no longer afford allowances, cellphone bills, and commuter tickets. When his father orders him to take up a part-time job, Daisuke decides to work at a nearby family restaurant in order to avoid traveling 15 kilometers to school by bicycle.
Plot: The horror comedy "that's not scary at all" revolves around Kiitarō, a boy with a strong sixth sense who is always surrounded by demons. He gets talked to by Yuki Onna (snow women), gets his bath licked by Akaname (licking demons), and lives with the Zashikiwarashi Suzu, whom he just can't come to dislike.
Yuri!!! on Ice Genres: Sports Studio: Mappa Premiere Date: October 6, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Original
Plot: The story of Yuri on Ice follows Yuri Katsuki, who is thinking of retiring from figure skating after his defeat at the Grand Prix Finals. When an auspicious encounter puts Katsuki in contact with both Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky, the three decide to challenge the Grand Prix series together...
Girl Friend Note Alias: (Girl Friend (♪) Genres: ? Studio: ? Premiere Date: October 22, 2016 (First Episode lasts until Nov. 22) Episode Count: 3 Adaptation: 3D rhythm game Streaming: Youtube,
Plot: In the anime's story, the group "nonet" ends up working on a play with the group "Ōtori" from the Ōtori Song Academy. The play is Cinderella, but with a special twist. Momoko Asahina will play Cinerella, Miyabi Kunishiro will play the prince, and Kokomi Shiina will play an unexpected role.
Continuing From Last Season: Summer 2016
Days Genres: School, Shounen, Sports Studio: MAPPA Premiere Date: July 3, 2016, Episode Count: 24 Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Days centers around Tsukushi and Jin, a pair of high school students who become unlikely friends. Jin is a soccer prodigy while Tsukushi is talentless at sports but harbors a passionate heart. Together they learn and grow as they navigate the world of high school club sports.
Puzzle & Dragons Cross Genres: Game Studio: Studio Pierrot Premier Date: July 4, 2016 Adaptation: Game
Plot: From the studio Pierrot, that brought you Kingdom and Tokyo Ghoul comes a series based off of the hit game Puzzle & Dragons. Dorogoza Island is rich in “Drop Energy” that players can use on friendly monsters. Once strong enough, they can face enemies in puzzle wars. Winners reap rewards, but what happens to the losers? Only the brave can take on these monstrous challenges!
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Alias: Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, School Studio: Egg Firm, J.C.Staff Premiere Date: July 4, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: Saiki Kusuo, an otherwise normal teenager, has various super-powers, telepathy and telekinesis included. This should have been cool, but through experience, Saiki comes to realize that having powers while trying to lead an ordinary life is a bad mix.
Plot: The son of a world famous mystery writer, Shinichi Kudo, has achieved his own notoriety by assisting the local police as a student detective. He has always been able to solve the most difficult of criminal cases using his wits and power of reason.
Genres and Themes: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts Producers: Sunrise, TV Tokyo, Aniplex Release Date: July 5, 2015 Streaming: Crunchyroll, Daisuki,
Plot: With Majin Boo defeated, peace returns to Earth. Son Goku is a radish farmer. His family and friends live peaceful lives. However, a new threat appears in the form of Beerus who is the God of Destruction (破壊神ビルス Hakaishin Birusu). Considered the most terrifying being in the entire universe, Beerus is eager to fight the legendary warrior seen in a prophecy known as the Super Saiyan God (超サイヤ人ゴッド Sūpā Saiya-jin Goddo). The series retells the events from the last two Dragon Ball Z films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection 'F', before proceeding to an original story about the exploration of alternate universes.
Plot: It's the year 1999, 11 years after Jotaro Kujo's desperate fight against Dio in Egypt. Jotaro meets with Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of his grandfather Joseph Joestar. He discovers that Josuke also has the same "Stand" power and that a new threat is surfacing in Morioh City.
Season: Fall 1999 Genres & Themes: Action, Adventure, Shonen, Drama, Comedy Producers: Toei Animation Streaming: Crunchyroll, FUNimation, HULU,
Plot: Monkey D. Luffy embarks on his quest to find the legendary treasure "One Piece" and become the Pirate King, along with his crew: the swordsman Zoro, a former pirate-hunter who specializes in three sword techniques; Nami, a manipulative female thief and navigator; Usopp, an excellent sniper and a habitual liar; and Sanji, the suave, womanizing chef with the deadly kicks. Combines comedy with moments of very character-driven drama.
Pokémon the Series: XYZ Producer: OLM Type: Adaptation of Video Games Genres & Themes: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Plot: Pokémon The Series: XY is the seventeenth overall season and the first season of the Pokémon XY series. It features Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as they venture into the Kalos region to make new friends, catch new Pokémon, and make new rivals along the way to compete in the Kalos League and learning about the secrets of Mega Evolution.
Twin Star Exorcists Alias: Sousei no Onmyouji Genres: Action, Fantasy, Shonen, Supernatural Studio: Pierrot Premiere Date: April ?, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga
Plot: In the series, beings from the dark realm of Magano creep into our world and can only be expelled by talented exorcists. Rokuro is from a family of exorcists, but after a terrible disaster, he’d rather be a singer, a soccer player or anything else! He’s forced to own up to his incredible potential by the arrival of Benio, an exorcist who’s more than his match and stirs his competitive spirit. When neither can top the other in supernatural combat, they earn the title of “Twin Star Exorcists” – two supreme fighters fated to marry and birth the ultimate spiritual warrior. Will these rivals fall in love? The fate of two worlds. Preview
First, I have to add the shows with a 2nd cour or higher as we have discussion threads on them already.
Age 12 Season 2 Ajin Season 2 Anitore! XX Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls 2nd Season Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou Hibike! Euphonium 2nd Season Kaitou Joker 4th Season Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 2nd Season Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+! Show By Rock!! # Teekyuu 8 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star WWW.Working/WWW.Wagnaria
I'm think I'm done for today. Let me go over what we have left.
3-gatsu no Lion 3-Nen D-Gumi Glass no Kamen (Won't add discussion thread since our demographics aren't a target for it) All Out!! Ao Oni The Animation Bernard-jou Iwaku. Bloodivores Chi's Sweet Home (2016) Drifters Gakuen Handsome Gi(a)rlish Number Idol Memories Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki Long Riders! Lostorage Incited WIXOSS - Shoot I forgot we had more sequel shows. Though, this one seems to be a separate story Luger Code 1951 Magic Kyun! Renaissance Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On - Not our demographic. Nanbaka Natsume Yuujinchou Go Nazotokine Nobunaga no Shinobi Nyanbo! - Not our demographic. Occultic;Nine One Lesson One Fight Sengoku Choujuu Giga Soul Buster Stella no Mahou Tiger Mask W Time Bokan 24 Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari ViVid Strike! Yasamura Yasashi no Yasashii Sekai - Not our demographic.
Post by Old Man Dream on Sept 4, 2016 14:12:07 GMT
Among the titles getting my interest for the upcoming season...
Drifters Izetta, The Last Witch Luger Code 1951 March Comes In Like a Lion Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 The Numbers The Great Passage Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5
Maybe also the fourth Tenchi Muyo OVA series, but I'm holding off on seeing that until the entire series is released. Otherwise as usual, there is a good chance I won't watch all these titles next season or there might be something that strikes my interest that I didn't expect. Will see when the season starts.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
Post by Old Man Dream on Sept 4, 2016 14:17:51 GMT
I've unstickied the Summer 2016 season stuff from this forum with the season winding down. You can still comment on titles in it. It just won't be permanently stickied with the Fall 2016 season coming close.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
All Out!! - I'm not good with sports. I'll do it. Bubuki Buranki Bungo Stray Dogs Drifters Haikyu Season 3 Kiss Him, Not Me! Iron Blooded Gundam Occultic;Nine Tenchi Muyo - Not sure if it will airs Tiger Mask
I'm surprised there was another brand new anime announcement for the fall season at this point in time.
The official YouTube channel for Hanbit's upcoming semi-real time strategy battle RPG for smartphone, Hagane Orchestra, today posted a 70-second PV for its TV anime adaptation to premiere on Tokyo MX at 25:00 on October 9 (JST). The five-minute short anime series's prime object is to promote the game and its sytem, and it will run for 12 episodes. The game, that will feature the same voice actors with the anime, is also scheduled to start its service for iOS and Android at around the same time.
Masahiko Ohta, best known for his directorial works for Yuruyuri and Himouto! Umaru-chan, is attached to direct, alongside series composition writer Takashi Aoshima (Sabagebu!, Re-kan!) and character designer/chief animation director Takaharu Ohkuma (Mitsudomoe, Kotoura-san). Fanworks (Yawaraka Sensha, Gigant Shooter Tsukasa) works on anime production.
Post by Caffeinated Master Menos on Sept 13, 2016 18:53:30 GMT
Things that I will try out and see if they stick to me as I record my first impressions for Absolute Destiny Whatever:
Bloodivores Brave Witches ClassicaLoid Keijo!!!!!!!!/Hip Whip Girl Kiss Him, Not Me! Magical Girl Raising Project Magic-Kyun Renaissance March Comes in Like a Lion Nobunaga no Shinobi Show By Rock Season 2 Sound! Euphonium Season 2 The Numbers Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
This is definitely a long ass workload, but I'll deliver my first impressions on all of these and post them in ADW when I'm done with 'em while posting the short summary version on this very thread.
Current Situation: I am back, and so are a few favorite franchises.
Sounds like a good idea. I don't have a personal blog. I used to try to do an impressions blog back in the old site like how you, DocHaus, and others did. I did them to promote the discussion threads, but didn't do them because it was too much work plus I was already commenting on said discussion threads.
Hmm, what show will be our most anticipated in regards to only our community, Anime Vice? (Besides Iron Blooded Gundam and Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2)
We have a lot of Hellsing fans. I'm not sure how good Drifters would be. I can't reply on hype since that makes expectations too high and usually shows don't meet expectations like ERASED, Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, and past shows.
Keijo might be a hit since we have a lot of ecchi fans, but Hybrid x Heart did garner attention but all those guys didn't comment back on later episodes. We just lose them all like Valkyrie Drive Mermaid and Bikini Warriors. It's a pattern with our ecchi fans. Only a few stay.
This season seems to be weaker than the summer season.
As long as you have something worth watching, you have something to keep you busy this season. I seen so many people get burnt out.
Kinda thought about this. Anime burn out is easyer to have I think than say network tv burn out. Anime requires a litle more time investment finding an reading subtitles for the most part. Then it gets worse if your only into it for a certain gene or type of anime an then finding what you like becomes even more of a chore.
Few months ago ran across some one saying they stopped watching anime because the last show they watched was bad. They only watched shonen shows an did not even know their was other genes of anime. Told them its like they just told me they stopped reading books or movies cause they saw or read a bad one.
Now I think other than slice of life most anime genes are on my posible view list for the most part. Just this season not alot jumps out at me like other seasons. I have been behind on anime for various reasons but its not cause I dont want to watch anime. Heck when the phones an internet was down for me few weeks ago I watched both seasons of ghost in the shell .. tho dubbed.
When I make my watch list for this season it will be small. Fairly sure now its not do to burn out just not alot here that captures my imagination.
"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." — Robert E. Howard, The Tower of the Elephant (1933)
Old Man Dream: For the Pixar films from the poll I did up to yesterday, I'll be watching A Bug's Life first.
Jan 10, 2021 3:35:28 GMT
Taka: I'll be back later tonight. Hopefully, my internet will get better and stay stable. It's randomly disconnecting.
Jan 11, 2021 0:32:01 GMT
Old Man Dream: Something I hate doing when I had initially promised, but having second thoughts on the Pixar movie viewing I promised. Four months going through the retrospective has me itching to want to dabble back into older anime titles again.
Jan 12, 2021 1:28:38 GMT
Old Man Dream: Yeah, sorry guys. But I'm reneging on this. Been immersed enough in Disney the past four months and want to get back deep into things with anime. Maybe down the line, I'll do a Pixar retrospective if I have enough a case of anime burnout. But back to anime
Jan 12, 2021 1:43:22 GMT
Taka: Ok, my involvement with the Index Collab has finally concluded. Thank you and hopefully, we get more new members joining the site.
Jan 13, 2021 2:44:44 GMT
Taka: I was going to work on the simulcast guide. Getting internet problems again.
Jan 14, 2021 3:28:10 GMT
Taka: I'm not sure when to do the seasonal derby for Winter 2021 since Netflix or other companies might pop up a new anime.
Jan 16, 2021 1:47:06 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess even with Weathering with You, Shinkai's still dabbling into his typical storytelling involving long-distance relationships, at least when it comes to Hina and Hodaka's circumstances. Only about an hour into the film thus far.
Jan 16, 2021 15:40:36 GMT
Old Man Dream: Hmmmmm.... And can't believe I'm saying this with my indifference for both: Your Name > Weathering With You.
Jan 16, 2021 18:32:40 GMT
Old Man Dream: Done with the film. Think there's enough with this where I can put a review together. Expect something up sometime later today.
Jan 16, 2021 19:19:02 GMT
Taka: Planning to watch Weathering with You. I don't remember if I watched all of the older Shinkai films. There is a shift from the sad romance to happier romance if I'm not mistaken.
Jan 16, 2021 23:09:22 GMT
Taka: Watching the Maleficent live action movie.
Jan 20, 2021 5:05:31 GMT