Winter 2016 Anime List

It’s a new season of Anime and I am sooo excited.

Prince of Stride: Alternative

The series is about an extreme form of sport known as “Stride.” It involves 6 players on a team that runs relay races in towns. The story takes place at Honan Academy where first year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai try to recruit members for their “Stride” club. They request Riku Yagami to join with the help of Takeru and Nana. Their goal is to compete and win the “End of Summer,” a top competition hosted in Japan alongside other schools.

Episodes: 12
Aired: Jan 5, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)

Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei

Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division, popularly called “The Eighth,” who don powered armor “Willwear” exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.

Assistant inspector Asami Kazari is assigned to The Eighth with the task of assessing the unit’s status and reporting it to her superiors. But her true goal is to rehabilitate this sloppy, haphazard, justice-less group.

English: Active Raid: Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit
Japanese: アクティヴレイド -機動強襲室第八係-
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jan 7, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:00 (JST)

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu

Buntarou doesn’t know what he wants to do in the future. He does not have any kind of dream that he wants to pursue, so currently he just spends his days hanging around with his friends. One day, his classmate Sayuki asks him if he wants to help with development of a gal game. She says that she had become interested in his help after she read one his works intended for the drama club.

Buntarou doesn’t know anything about gal games, but Sayuki claims that she has the ability to make it a success. Can they make the game, and will it be a success like she claims it will be? This is the story of youths taking a daring step into the unknown…

English: Girls Beyond the Wasteland
Synonyms: The girls who aim for the wildlands, Girls beyond the youth KOYA
Japanese: 少女たちは荒野を目指す
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 7, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru

Haruta and Chika are members of their high school wind instrument club that is on the verge of being shut down. The two are childhood friends, and they spend their days practicing hard while also trying to recruit new members. When a certain incident happens within their school, they work together to solve it.

English: Haruta & Chika
Japanese: ハルチカ ~ハルタとチカは青春する~
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 7, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Norn9: Norn+Nonet

The story takes place a little in the future. Guided by one particular song, young elementary school student Suzuhara Sorata, from the Heisei Era, is warped through a time skip to an unfamiliar place that looks much like the towns from the Meiji or Taishou period from his textbooks. In this world, he meets three young ladies and nine young men and joins them on a journey aboard the mysterious Norn ship, a giant globe that floats in midair.

Synonyms: Norn 9 Norun+Nonet, Norn 9 Norun+Nonetto
Japanese: NORN9 ノルン+ノネット
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 7, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Dagashi Kashi

Shikada Kokonotsu’s father owns a rural sweets shop, and his plan is for Kokonotsu to take it over one day. However, Kokonotsu wants to be a manga author instead! One day in summer, the cute but weird girl Shidare Hotaru, from the famous sweets company, comes to pay a visit. Apparently, Kokonotsu’s father is famous and she wants him to join her family’s company. However, he will only agree if she can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business!

Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Oshiete! Galko-chan

Follow the daily school life of Gyaruko-chan, Otako, and Ojyo in this series of comedic short stories. Gyaruko-chan has a tendency to speak rudely, but she’s basically friends with everyone. Otako is the quiet loner of the class, but she is good friends with Gyaruko-chan. Ojyo speaks her mind freely and naturally.

English: Please tell me! GALKO-chan
Synonyms: Oshiete! Gyaruko-chan
Japanese: おしえて! ギャル子ちゃん
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Bubuki Buranki

When Azuma Ikki returns to Japan after 10 years, he gets assaulted by a group of armed men and becomes their prisoner. Kogane Asabuki, a childhood friend, saves him with a weapon on her right hand known as Bubuki; a weapon with its own mind. Azuma Ikki, who is a Bubuki user himself, learns about the existence of Bubuki and goes on a journey alongside the companions he has found, in an attempt to find and revive Oumai, a Buranki (titan) who sleeps underground.

Japanese: ブブキ・ブランキ
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 9, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Dimension W

In the year 2072, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors—”coils”—that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

Japanese: ディメンション ダブリュー
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 10, 2016 to Mar, 2016
Broadcast: Unknown

Nijiiro Days

The series details the lives of four main characters named Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. They spend their days trying to have fun by finishing their studies and debating about romance. Natsuki, one of the main characters, has a crush on a girl named Anna at school, while others often get involved in their relationship.

English: Rainbow Days
Japanese: 虹色デイズ
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 10, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Why are we here? Why are we doing this?

Before Haruhiro had realized what happened, he was surrounded by darkness. Why was he here? Where was here? Even now, he still didn’t know. Those around him were the same as him, no one remembered anything other than their own names. And when they emerged from the darkness, the world that awaited them seemed like something out of a video game.

In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with the others, learns fighting skills, and as a soldier in the reserve force, takes his first steps into the world of Grimgar. What awaits him there, he doesn’t know…

This the story of an adventure born from the ashes.

Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:30 (JST)

Schwarzesmarken

Schwarzesmarken is a spin-off of the Muv-Luv Alternative series, but the events takes place in 1983.

The East German Army 666th TSF Squadron “Schwarzesmarken” (Black Marks) are a special-forces unit tasked with assaulting BETA forces through unconventional tactics; specifically, they target Lux and Magnus Lux to deny the BETA the advantage of ranged firepower. Their orders are given the topmost priority, such that it is common practice for the 666th to ignore allied distress calls that will result in deviation from their original mission, even if only for a short moment.

The 666th Squadron mostly operates MiG-21s, with their squadron commander Irisdena Bernhard piloting an MiG-21PF.

Japanese: シュヴァルツェスマーケン
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

English: Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Japanese: 最弱無敗の神装機竜《バハムート》
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Ketsuekigata-kun! 4

Japanese: 血液型くん! 4
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 12, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season

English: Snow White with the Red Hair
Synonyms: Akagami no Shirayukihime 2nd Season
Japanese: 赤髪の白雪姫

Episodes: Unknown

Aired: Jan 12, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Unknown

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

In a world where flying is as simple as riding a bicycle, there is a popular sport called “Flying Circus.”

The protagonist once had a bright future ahead of him in that field of sports but due to an overwhelming defeat in addition to a certain other reason, he has left that field. However, he meets the transfer student Kurashina Asuka and regains his passion as he teaches her how to fly.

With his situation changed, he participates once again in the Flying Circus. Just how high will he be able to fly this time with Asuka at his side?

This is a love story about the two who met while soaring in the skies, and the friends surrounding them.

English: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
Synonyms: Aokana
Japanese: 蒼の彼方のフォーリズム
Episodes: Unknown
Aired: Jan 12, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)

Ajin

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…

Episodes: 13
Aired: Jan 16, 2016 to ?
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)

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