What Will I Watch?: Spring 2016 Anime Season

The Spring 2016 Anime Season is coming just beyond the horizon and I am making this list to inform you on what series I am most looking forward to. Keep in mind that they are NOT the only shows that I will be watching next season. But if you feel as if I missed something, then feel free to mention it down in the comments.

If anyone is wondering I plan to continue making these seasonal anticipated lists as I continue to be a blogger. Just be sure to keep an eye out for my Winter 2016 Final Thoughts post along with my wide range of reviews of shows from that season.

Now that I have stated all of that, let’s get on with the list.

Note: This list will be updated as more information is released on each series.

Anime Title: Ace Attorney: The “Truth,” Objection!
Production Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: Saturday
Source: Visual Novel
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Police
Description: “Based on the hit Capcom game series, this anime follows the lives of new defense attorney Naruhodou Ryuuichi, his mentor Ayasato Chihiro and her spirit medium sister Mayoi as they work with colorful characters such as Detective Itonokogiri Keisuke to save Ryuuichi’s clients from a guilty verdict.”

Anime Title: Bungou Stray Dogs
Production Studio: Studio Bones
Episode Count: 24 (Split-Cour)
Air Date: Wednesday
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Supernatural, Seinen
Description: “Nakajima Atsushi was kicked out of his orphanage, and now he has no place to go and no food. While he is standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, he rescues a man whimsically attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and he and his partner Kunikida are members of a very special detective agency. They have supernatural powers and deal with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. They’re tracking down a tiger that has appeared in the area recently, around the time Atsushi came to the area. The tiger seems to have a connection to Atsushi, and by the time the case is solved, it is clear that Atsushi’s future will involve much more of Dazai and the rest of the detectives!”

Anime Title: Flying Witch
Production Studio: J.C. Staff
Episode Count: 12
Air Date: Saturday
Source: Manga
Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Shounen
“Aomori, Japan. In a land blessed by nature’s bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, 15 years old, is a professional witch. She left Yokohama with Chito, her black cat, to live in the house of her relatives in Aomori. This is where she begins to train as a witch.

Even though Makoto’s powers are still limited to just flying through the sky, she and her second cousins Kei and Chinatsu surely make the most out of each and every day.”

Anime Title: Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
Production Studio: Studio Deen
Episode Count: 13
Air Date: Thursday
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen
Description: “First year high school student Sakamoto isn’t just cool, he’s the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone’s attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There’s even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto! No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class!”

Anime Title: Joker Game
Production Studio: Production I.G
Episode Count: 12
Air Date: Tuesday
Source: Novel
Genres: Mystery
Description: “The original novel is set in 1937, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yūki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the “D Agency,” an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit’s performance. D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yūki establishes D Agency’s tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: “Don’t kill, don’t get killed, don’t get captured.” With this, Yūki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.”

Anime Title: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Production Studio: Wit Studio
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: Thursday
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Description: “The “steampunk survival action” story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as “Kabane.” Only armored locomotives known as “Hayajiro” go between the stations.”

Anime Title: Kiznaiver
Production Studio: Trigger
Episode Count: 12
Air Date: Saturday
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi
Description: “The story takes place in a fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City. One day, Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his.

The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. The story is set in this town where Katsuhira and the others live.”

Anime Title: Mayoiga
Production Studio: Diomedea
Episode Count: 12
Air Date: Friday
Source: Original
Genres: Drama
Description: “30 young men and women who have come together on a shady bus tour. The tour’s destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles … or so it is rumored, like an urban legend.

“In despair over the real world … wanting to escape the tedious daily life … wanting to restart your life from scratch …”

The bus heads deep into the mountains, carrying 30 people each with their own expectations and wounds in their hearts…

And so, the place these 30 arrived at, was an uninhabited village with the lingering faint scents of life, even though it is falling apart.

What is the truth of Nanakimura facing the 30? You can’t miss even one episode!”

Anime Title: My Hero Academia
Production Studio: Studio Bones
Episode Count: 13… please have a Season 2 or be dual-cour… please
Air Date: Sunday
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen
Description: “People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated “Hero Academies” in the country: Yueiko. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?”

Anime Title: Ushio to Tora (TV) 2nd Season (Review of Season 1)
Production Studio: Studio MAPPA
Episode Count: 13
Air date: Friday
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Shounen
Description: “Third and final cour.

Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?”



15 Comments Add yours

  1. josefcd904 says:

    I haven’t really looked yet, been meaning too, Jojo Part 4 and Twin Star Exorcists are what I am looking forward to the most.

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    1. I’m not a fan of Jojo, so I will be passing on that. But as for Twin Star Exorcists, I gunna give it the 3 ep rule. But I have extremely low expectations.

      Seeing Pierrot working on a project in the same realm of Tokyo Ghoul, is very frightening.

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      1. josefcd904 says:

        I read the manga for Twin Star, I rather enjoy it. But I can tell they are going to go original for ending or they are going to have stretch/force a lot of things because of the manga.

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  2. Leap250 says:

    If I had to say, out of the initial Spring lineup I’m probably most hyped for Bungou Stray Dogs, with Mayoiga being a close second.

    As for shows you didn’t mention, well, I’d personally keep an eye out for Re:Zero.

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    1. Boku no Hero Academia and Joker Game are my Top 2 for next season.

      As for Re: Zero, I will try the first few episodes. But I’m not expecting much from the series.

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      1. Leap250 says:

        Joker Game looks pretty solid yeah (being a Production I.G feature helps). Been hearing a lot of good things from Boku no Hero Academia too (though I’m still on the fence on that one).

        Re:Zero doesn’t look to be anything special I agree (at least nothing that sets it apart from other LN adapts of the same vein). Kinda chose it as a wild card kinda thing xD

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      2. Mayoiga is my wildcard anime of the season


  3. Matthew says:

    These new anime are looking god. I will probably watch them later but I am looking forward to My Hero Academia, JoJo Part 4 and Kiznaiver. I heard from Kausus from Otaku Gamer Zone that Kiznaiver was made by the studios from Kill la Kill and I enjoyed that anime. If My Hero Academia does well, I wonder if it will beat One-Punch Man.

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  4. You missed anime of the season/year


    1. If you are alluding to Jojo. I will not be watching it.


  5. Jen says:

    Those are exactly the ones I’m looking forward to checking out. Joker Game especially. I wish more anime were set in the 1930’s-40’s. I was fortunate enough to watch Rakugo right after finishing Baccano! and if Joker Game is good I’ll be set for another season! (And if it has a great jazz soundtrack I will be in euphoric bliss.)

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    1. Glad to hear. I also checked out Re:Zero and that series was surprisingly better than I thought it would be.

      Also in the Summer 2016 season, there will be an anime set in the Prohibition Era called “91 Days”. So if by any chance Joker Game is not good, we always have that show to hopefully be great just like how Rakugo was past season.

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      1. Reticent says:

        Oh, I’ll have to give it a shot. And that is wonderful news! It looks like an intriguing revenge story, with nice music and animation to boot (judging by the PV alone).

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  6. holysus says:

    the zombie one and joker game both sound really good, and I hadn’t really heard of them recently browsing through. as for ones not included I think Re:Zero is gonna turn out really well as well as Sousei no onmyouji

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    1. I have seen Re:Zero and you will be able to see my thoughts on it when i make my first impressions post.

      For Twinstar… It’s just not my type of series. Also an 20ish chapter manga just can never be turned into 50 eps… That is just impossible.


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