What Will I Watch? Fall 2016 Anime Season


The Fall 2016 Anime Season is just beyond the horizon and as I did last season, I thought it would be fun to make this list to inform you on what series I am most looking forward to. As for now these are the only series that I will be watching from this upcoming anime season, however I will consider watching a few others considering how well it is received by others. This list includes: All Out!!!, Luger Code 1954, Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Occultic;Nine, Shuumatsu no Izetta, Touken Ranbu Hanamaru, and Trickster. In addition, due to the large amounts of sequels this season, I plan to watch the following in the future but not while it is airing… this list includes the following series: Haikyuu Season 3, MSG Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2, Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 5, Sound! Euphonium Season 2, and www.Working!!. If you by the off chance that you feel as if I have missed something, then feel free to mention it in the comments down below.

Be sure to check back in a few weeks when I release my first impressions post on the Summer Season.

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

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Anime Title: A Silent Voice
Production Studio: KyoAni
Time Length: N/A
Release Date: September 16, 2016
Source Material: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shounen
Description: “Ishida Shouya bullies a deaf girl, Nishimiya Shouko, to the point that she transfers to another school. As a result, he is ostracized and bullied himself with no friends to speak of and no plans for the future.

This is the story of his path to redemption.”


Anime Title: Classicaloid
Production Studio: Sunrise
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 8, 2016 (Saturday)
Source Material: Anime Original
Genres: Comedy, Music
Description: “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?”


Anime Title: Drifters
Production Studio: Hoods Drifters Studio
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 7, 2016 (Friday)
Source Material: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Historical, Seinen
Description: “Shimazu Toyohisa, while involved in the Battle of Sekigahara, manages to mortally wound Ii Naomasa, but is critically wounded in the process. As he walks from the field wounded 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.

This world contains both native humans and a number of fantastical races, including elves, dwarves, and hobbits. However, the world is at war, with the humans waging a losing war against another group of great warriors, the Ends, who wish to take over the world and kill all the Drifters. Under the Ends’ command are many terrible creatures, including dragons, which they use to destroy everything in their wake. At the start of the series, the Ends’ army has control of the northern part of the continent and is currently trying to invade the south through a pivotal fortress at the northernmost tip of a nation called Carneades. Meanwhile, the Octobrist Organization, a group of human magicians native to this world, attempt to bring together the many individual Drifters to save their world from the brutal Ends.”


Anime Title: GANTZ:O
Production Studio: Digital Frontier
Time Length: N/A
Release Date: October 13, 2016
Source Material: Manga
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Seinen
Description: “The 3DCG film will cover the manga’s Osaka Arc.”


Anime Title: Flip Flappers
Production Studio: 3Hz
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 6, 2016 (Thursday)
Source Material: Anime Original
Genres: Magic, Sci-fi
Description: “Papika and Cocona, the heroines of the story, 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.”


Anime Title: In This Corner Of The World *Highly Anticipated*
Production Studio: MAPPA
Time Length: N/A
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Source Material: Manga
Genres: Drama, Historical, Seinen
Description: “Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.”


Anime Title: Lostorage Incited WIXOSS
Production Studio: J.C. Staff
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 7, 2016 (Friday)
Source Material: Anime Original
Genres: Game, Psychological
Description: “A new WIXOSS television series set to air Autumn 2016.”


Anime Title: Magical Girl Raising Project
Production Studio: Lerche
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 1, 2016 (Saturday)
Source Material: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural, Thriller
Description: “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.”


Anime Title: March Comes in Like a Lion
Production Studio: Shaft
Episode Count: 22 eps.
Air Date: October 8, 2016 (Saturday)
Source Material: Manga
Genres: Drama, Game, Seinen, Slice of Life
Description: “Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he’s yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate.

Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too close to the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home.

This is the story of Rei’s triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.”


Anime Title: Planetarian: Man of the Stars
Production Studio: David Production
Time Length: N/A
Release Date: September 2, 2016
Source Material: Visual Novel
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-fi
Description: “The film adapts a side story of the Planetarian visual novel.”


Anime Title: Poco’s Udon World
Production Studio: Liden Films
Episode Count: 12 eps.
Air Date: October 8, 2016 (Saturday)
Source Material: Manga
Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life, Seinen
Description: “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.”


Anime Title: The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Man Who Waits For Stars
Production Studio: Wit Studio
Episode Count: 3 eps. (OVA)
Source Material: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, Supernatural, Shounen
Description: “Three-part OVA chronicling a story taking place before Chise meets the Magus.

Chise Hatori has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again.”


Anime Title: The Great Passage
Production Studio: Zexcs
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 13, 2016 (Thursday)
Source Material: Novel
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Description: “The publication of a new dictionary titled The Great Passage progresses. Mitsuya Majime, originally from publisher Genbu Shobo’s sales department, has been recruited by Kouhei Araki, a veteran editor of the dictionary department who is looking to retire soon. The dictionary department is known internally as the “money-eating insect,” but Mitsuya uses his perseverance and attachment to the words in order to become a great editor. Mitsuya, who has poor social skills, finds himself working with another man named Masashi Nishioka, who is able to express himself better.”


Anime Title: The Numbers
Production Studio: Satelight
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 4, 2016 (Tuesday)
Source Material: Digital Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama
Description: “The series focuses on Jyugo, Uno, Nico, and Rock, four young prisoners at a unique prison where inmates are divided into groups and assigned numbers. They comprise group 13 and, despite the circumstances, take every opportunity to have fun, much to the chagrin of their guard Hajime. However, Jyugo’s leisurely life is upset when he learns there is more to his past than he remembers…”


Anime Title: Your Name.
Production Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Time Length: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
Release Date: August 26, 2016
Source Material: Anime Original
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Sci-fi
Description: “The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the countryside, wants to live in the city because she is tired of life in the country. Then, there’s Taki. He’s a high school student living in Tokyo with his friends while working as a part-timer at an Italian restaurant. He also has a strong interest in fine arts involving architecture. One day, Mitsuha dreams of herself as a young man. On the other hand, Taki also has a dream where he is a female student attending high school in the countryside. What’s the secret behind their dreams?”


Anime Title: Yuri!!! on Ice
Production Studio: MAPPA
Episode Count: N/A
Air Date: October 5, 2016 (Wednesday)
Source Material: Anime Original
Genres: Sports
Description: “The story revolves around Yuuri Katsuki, who carried all of Japan’s hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. With those mixed feelings swirling inside him, he confines himself inside his parents house. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him, and along with him is Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Grand Prix series.”


Anime Title: Zaregoto Series
Production Studio: Shaft
Episode Count: 10 eps. (OVA)
Source Material: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural
Description: “It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.

On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.”


 

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m not too keen on CG stuff, but I’ll probably check out Gantz as I liked the original anime and the manga.

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    1. Just watch the trailer… The cgi of the movie looks absolutely incredible

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  2. KimmieKawaii says:

    March Comes in Like a Lion and Your Name sounds really good. Do you know if these will be simulcast on Crunchyroll?

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    1. Your Name can only be viewed illegally atm, but I believe Funimation owns the license.

      March Comes in Like a Lion has not been revealed for either CR or Funimation.

      … Btw, I recommend you keep an eye out for “In this corner of the world” which I believe will be something incredible. Same goes for Zaregoto.

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      1. KimmieKawaii says:

        Great! CR doesn’t have their fall list up yet but I’ll jot them down for when they do. Thanks so much for the info!

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