Welcome to the guide! Feel free to comment on things you are interested in. I don't think we will make discussion threads on them considering most are released in Japan and are not localized or legally simulcast outside of Japan.
All summaries are from Anime News Network, Wikipedia, or MyAnimeList.
Chain Chronicle Movie Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen Studios: None Release Date: Dec 3, 2016 Source: ?
Plot: Set in the land of Yuguto, the people thought that the land they live is the size of the world, but it’s actually divided into several areas, each with a respective king. Even though there were small wars among areas, the kings had roundtable meetings to maintain peace and balance. It was until a dark group of dark monsters appeared...
Fleet Girls Collection KanColle Movie Sequence Alias: KanColle Movie, Kankore Movie, Kan Colle Movie Genres: Action, Military, School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life Studios: None Release Date: Nov 26, 2016 Source: Game
I wait for the moment that you love me. Alias: Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Studios: Qualia Animation Release Date: Dec 17, 2016 Source: Music
Plot: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai: Renai Series (music and animation series featuring seiyuus) created by HoneyWorks.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Recap I Alias: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Soushuuhen 1 Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror Studios: None Release Date: Dec 31, 2016 Source: Original
Plot: Compilation film of the first half of the TV series.
Kagerou Daze: In a Day's Genres: Comedy, Magic, Romance, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Supernatural Studios: None Release Date: Nov 4, 2016 Source: Music
Plot: Shintarou Kisaragi—a NEET who shut himself inside his room for 2 years—has been living his life normally until he met a cyber girl named Ene, who appeared in his computer screen when someone anonymously sent him a mysterious e-mail one year ago. One day, Ene had been messing with Shintaro's PC, which causes him have to go to the outside world for first time in two years.
Pop in Q Alias: Poppin Q, file(N):project PQ Genres: Fantasy, Music Studios: Toei Animation Release Date: Dec 23, 2016 Source: Original
Plot: The story begins the day before the graduation ceremony. Five middle school girls each are preoccupied with their real everyday lives. These girls meet each other in a fantasy world after being sent there through a sudden occurrence. There, they learn about the impending crisis that this world is facing. The way to avert this crisis is for the five to collaborate and bring their five hearts together as one through dance.
However, the five cannot come to love the world, and cannot tell their true feelings to one another, so their hearts are unable to unite. The time limit is fast approaching. Can the dance of the five girls save the world? And will they be able to graduate?
Zegapain ADP Alias: Zegapain Adaptation Genres: Action, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi Studios: None Release Date: Oct 15, 2016 Source: Original
Plot: Animation studio Sunrise has announced at AnimeJapan 2016 that its 2006 mecha anime series Zegapain will be re-edited into a movie titled Zegapain ADP. The movie will also include new scenes not present in the TV anime.
Armed Blue: Gunvolt Alias: Azure Striker Gunvolt Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Super Power Studios: LandQ studios Release Date: Dec ?, 2016 Source: Game Episode Count: ?
Plot: In the near future, there are people with special power called Sevens. It seems like the country has maintained peace by a company called Sumeragi Group, but they are the one who captured the people with the special power by force and did inhumane experiments. Gunvolt, the main character who has the power of Sevens, used to be in Feather, a resistant group who fought against the Sumeragi Group. The story begins with meeting the heroine, Sian.
Bikini Warriors OVA Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Parody Studios: ? Release Date: Dec 7, 2016 Source: Other Episode Count: 2
Plot: New OVAs slated for release in Fall 2016. The OVAs will include two new characters, Crelic and Kunoichi.
The first episode will focus on Hunter and Valkyrie, who were guest characters in the television anime, as well as two new characters: Cleric (voiced by Aimi Tanaka) and Kunoichi (Yumi Hara). Hunter and Valkyrie meet Cleric and think she will join them as their healer, but something is strange about her. Then they are attacked by Kunoichi, who seeks legendary bikini armor.
The second episode will focus on Fighter's party after they have overcome hardships, spoken with god, and earned the legendary bikini armor. However, the armor is invisible to idiots.
"Eiyuu" Kaitai Alias: "Heroes" Dismissed Genres: Fantasy, Super Power Studios: Zexcs Release Date: Nov 23, 2016 Source: Light novel Episode Count: 1
Plot: Uro Yamada and a 17-year old girl named Karon both work as part of the "Hero Retirement and Return to Everyday Life Assistance Agency," which takes heroes from another world back to Earth and helps them reintegrate into everyday life.
Karon, a former hero herself, works under Uro as they tackle cases, and also lives with him, with Uro constantly failing to rein in Karon's hero-like behavior even as he tries to ingrain the behavior of common people into her.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Alias: DanMachi OVA, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka OVA Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance Studios: J.C. Staff Release Date: Dec 7, 2016 Source: Light Novel Episode Count: ?
Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai Alias: Zaregoto Series Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural Studios: Shaft Release Date: Oct 26, 2016 to May 24, 2017 Source: Novel Episode Count: 8
Plot: The story revolves around the protagonist "I" and the murders and mysteries he encounters. He tries in vain to stay out of the story, but instead he always gets dragged into the center of everything. Even though it seems that he contributes a lot, he always finds out that whatever he did was meaningless in the end.
Monster Musume OVA Alias: Everyday Life with Monster Girls OVA Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, Seinen Studios: ? Release Date: Nov 12, 2016 Source: Manga Episode Count: 1
Plot: Bundled with the 11th compiled volume of the manga.
The OAD adapted the manga's chapter 17 from the fourth volume, where Miia, Cerea, Mero, and Kurusu go to the gym's pool.
Please tell me! GALKO-chan OVA Alias: Oshiete! Galko-chan OVA Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life Studios: ? Release Date: Dec 22, 2016 Source: Digital Manga Episode Count: 1
Plot: Bundled with fourth manga volume.
Strike the Blood II Genres: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, School, Shounen, Supernatural, Vampire Studios: Silver Link. Release Date: Nov 23, 2016 to Apr 26, 2017 Source: Light Novel Episode Count: 8
Trick or Alice Genres: Fantasy Studios: An DerCen Release Date: Dec 22, 2016 to ? Source: Visual novel Episode Count: ?
Plot: On the night of her birthday, Minase Arisa is inexplicably thrown into a Wonderland much like the one from Lewis Carroll's classic, a strange fairytale-like place that keeps repeating the same day over and over again. What's more, its inhabitants—each bearing an uncanny resemblance to someone whom Arisa knows in real life—insist that she is, in fact, their "Alice."
Will Arisa be able to get away? Or will she choose...
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU OVA Alias: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku: Kitto, Onnanoko wa Osatou to Spice to Suteki na Nanika de Dekiteiru Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Studios: None Release Date: Oct 27, 2016 Source: Light Novel Episode Count: 1
Plot: Bundled with 5bp's Yahari Game Demo Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku game for the PlayStation Vita. It adapts a story focusing on Iroha Isshiki from volume 10.5 of the original light novel.
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