Winter 2016 Anime Releases

Anime Release Schedule and Preview – Winter 2016

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Below is a list of anime series that will be premiering over the Winter 2016 season – basically whatever starts in January. This preview is a work in progress and I will be adding more series over the course of the next two weeks, as well as PVs and starting dates.

Currently, 32 upcoming series have been listed.

I’ll add that I’m a little uncertain about Fairy Tail Zero, since there’s a lack of info about that particular series.

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Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei

Active RaidGenre: Sci-fi, Mecha
Studio: Production IMS
Airing Date: January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: In the near future, a part of Tokyo descends into a quagmire – leading to a rise in violent crime. In order to combat this, enforcers in powered armour – known as Willware – are sent into the area, and the series follows the Eighth Unit of the Fifth Special Public Security Section’s Third Mobile Assault Division — commonly referred to as The Eighth – as they go about their daily work.

Videos: PV 1, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Akagami no Shirayuki-hime – 2nd Season

Akagami no Shirayuki-himeGenre: Romance, Drama
Studio: Bones
Airing Date: 11 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Continuing on from the first season, the story follows Shirayuki as she builds a life for herself as a herbalist at the royal castle in Clarines.

Videos: PV
More info: MAL

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Ajin

Ajin: Demi HumanGenre: Adventure, Mystery, Horror
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Airing Date: 16 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Ajin – they are humans who cannot die. First appearing in Africa, they are gradually discovered more often amongst the rest of human society. They are still rare, however, which means that shadowy government agencies who want to acquire an Ajin for experimentation purposes are prepared to pay a lot of money for their capture. And for Nagai Kei, it means that his life will change drastically.

Videos: PV 1 / PV 2
More info: MAL

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Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

Ao no Kanata no Four RhythmGenre: Romance, Sci-fi
Studio: Gonzo
Airing Date: 11 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The discovery of anti-gravitons had led to the development of anti-graviton shoes that let people freely fly the skies. This, in turn, led to a sporting event known as ‘Flying Circus’. The protagonist had once had a bright future in the sport, but had left the sport after suffering an overwhelming defeat. He meets Kurashina Haruka, and in teaching her how to fly properly, rediscovers his passion for the sport.

Videos: PV, CM
More info: MAL

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Assassination Classroom (Season 2)

Assassination ClassroomAlso Known as: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Genre:
 Comedy
Studio: DAX Production
Airing Date: 8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: They’re the worst class in the school, and they’ve been given the task of assassinating their alien teacher, who himself has said that he’s going to destroy the planet. Problem is, he’s damn near unkillable, and secondly, he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had.

Videos: CM, PV
More info: MAL

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Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Boku dake ga Inai MachiAlso Known as: The Town Where Only I Am Missing
Genre:
 Supernatural, Mystery
Studio: A1 Pictures
Airing Date: 8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Struggling manga author Fujinuma Satoru has the supernatural ability to travel back in time to prevent accidents and catastrophes. After an accident that claims his mother’s life, he sends himself back in time, but finds himself back in elementary school, just prior to the disappearance of fellow classmate Hinazuki Kayo. He now sets out to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

Videos: CM, PV, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Bubuki Buranki

Bubuki BurankiGenre: Supernatural, Action
Studio: Sanzigen
Airing Date: 9 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Returning to Japan after 10 years, Kazuki Azuma finds himself attacked by armed strangers. He is saved by his childhood friend – Asabuki Kogane – wielding the Bubuki that had become part of her right hand.

Videos: CMPV
More info: MAL

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Dagashi Kashi

Dagashi KashiGenre: Comedy
Studio: Feel
Airing Date: 8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The story follows Kokonotsu, who doesn’t want to take over his father’s rural candy store. In the summer, however, the store is visited by Hotaru, who wants the store to join family’s sweets company – Kokonotsu’s father agrees, on the condition that she can persuade Kokonotsu to take over the store.

Videos: PV 1, CM, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Dimension W

Dimension WGenre: Sci-fi, Drama
Studio: Studio 3Hz
Airing Date: 10 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: In 2071, the world’s energy problems had been solved by a series of cross-dimensional coils that draw energy from another dimension – Dimension W. But there are also illegal coils that harness powers the police can’t combat, and it falls Kyoma and his coil android partner, Mira, to deal with them.

Videos: PV 1.5PV 2
More info: MAL

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Divine Gate

Divine GateGenre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Airing Date: 8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: When the Divine Gate opened, the world was thrown into chaos as it connected the living world with the heavens and the underworld. Peace is eventually restored, and the Divine Gate becomes an urban legend. But the World Council has selected a group of boys and girls to aim for the gate, and whichever of them manages to reach the gate will have the power to remake the world.

Videos: PV
More info: MAL

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Fairy Tail Zero

Fairy Tail ZeroGenre: Fantasy
Studio: A1 Pictures
Airing Date: 9 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The story of the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.

Videos: None yet
More info:

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Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There! Fire Dragon Arc

Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There! Fire Dragon ArcGenre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Studio: A1 Pictures
Airing Date: 9 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The Japanese force that have ventured through the gate that appeared in Tokyo have made contact with the locals, but now a fire dragon they encountered before is stirring up trouble, and a group of dark elves sends a request for help.

Videos: CM, PV
More info: MAL

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

GrimgarGenre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Studio: A1 Pictures
Airing Date: 11 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: When Haruhiro awakens he finds himself enveloped in darkness, with no idea of how he got there – around him are other people in the same situation. When they emerge from the darkness they find themselves in a “game-like world” called Grimgar and must learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.

Videos: PV 1, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru

HaruchikaGenre: Mystery, Romance
Studio: PA Works
Airing Date: 7 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Haruta and Chika are members of their school’s wind instrument club, which is on the verge of shutting down. They’re working hard to try and recruit new members and keep the club going,

Videos: PV 1, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku oGenre: Fantasy, Adventure
Studio: Studio DEEN
Airing Date: 14 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Satou Kazuma is a hikikomori, until the day his life ends in a traffic accident. It doesn’t end, however, because he wakes up to a beautiful girl introducing herself as a goddess, and offering him another chance in an alternate world. Off he goes, and his first task is the subjugation of the demon king.

Videos: PV 1, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Luck and Logic

luck and logicGenre: Fantasy, Adventure
Studio: Doga Kobo
Airing Date: 9 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Following their loss in a war in the heavens, a bunch of gods looking for a safe haven invaded the human world. Here, they are faced by Logicalists from a special force, who have the ability to enter a trance with Godesses from a different world, and so have a fighting chance. Yoshichika, a human, meets the goddess Athena, who has the Logic that he lacks.

Videos: PV 1, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara.

I've had enough of being a magical girlAlso known as: I’ve Had Enough of Being a Magical Girl
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural
Studio: FMF, Pine Jam
Airing Date: 12 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Hanami Yuzuka is approached by a strange creature who tells her that she has the makings of a magical girl. Despite her reluctance, she is transformed, but it turns out her magical girl outfit is a swimsuit.

Videos: CM
More info: MAL

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Musaigen no Phantom World

Myriad Colors Phantom WorldAlso known as: Myriad Colors Phantom World
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Airing Date: 7 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: In the near future, ghosts and monsters make regular appearances, and they are known as phantoms. Ichijou Haruhiko is a first-year high-school student with special abilities that allows him to fight phantoms, along with other fellow students. But for the most part, they still have a normal school life, until a certain incident reveals the truth about the world they live in.

Videos: PV 1, PV 2
More info: MAL

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Nijiiro Days

Nijiiro DaysGenre: Comedy
Studio: Production Reed
Airing Date: 10 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The story follows a group of four friends in high school; they aren’t in any clubs, and they spend their days having fun. One member of their group has an unrequited crush, and his friends go out of their way to meddle in the relationship.

Videos: PV
More info: MAL

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Norn9: Norn + Nonette

Norn9Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Studio: Kinema Citrus
Airing Date: 7 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Suzuhara Sorata, an elementary school student, is warped through time to an unfamiliar place that resembles towns from the Meiji era that he’s seen in his textbooks. There, he meets a group – 3 young ladies and 9 young men – and joins them on their mysterious Norn ship.

Videos: PV
More info: MAL

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Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R

Nurse Witch KomugiGenre: Adventure, Comedy
Studio: Tatsunoko Production
Airing Date: 10 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Komugi is an energetic middle-school student who works as an idol, like one of her classmates. Unfortunately, unlike her classmate, Komugi isn’t very popular. One day, she comes across a mysterious injured creature, and gives it treatment. The creature rewards Komugi with magical powers – now a Magical Nurse, Komugi has to battle mysterious masked forces.

Videos: CM
More info: MAL

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Ooya-san wa Shishunki!

Ooya-san wa ShushinkiGenre: Comedy
Studio: Seven Arcs
Airing Date: January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The protagonist of the series has just moved into a new apartment after finding employment for the first time. He meets his landlord – she cleans and cooks, and sometimes has the personality of a grandmother, but she’s actually a fairly normal middle-school student.

Videos:
More info: MAL

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Oshiete! Gyaruko-chan

Oshiete Gyaruko-chanGenre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Studio: Feel
Airing Date:  8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The series follows the daily life of high-schooler Gyaruko and her friends. Gyaruko is an exuberant girl who has a tendency to speak her mind, which turns out to not always be the best idea.

Videos: PV
More info: MAL

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Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn

Koukaku no PandoraAlso known as: Koukaku no Pandora: Ghost Urn
Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi
Studio: Studio Gokumi
Airing Date: 8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Cybernetically enhanced Nene moves to the island of Cenancle to live with her aunt, and meets the inventor Uzal, and her companion Clarion. Nene is happy to make new friends, but when a powerful terrorist threatens the island, Uzal claims that the only way to save it is for Nene to team up with Clarion and use powers she never knew she had.

Videos: CM
More info: MAL

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Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation

Phantasy Star Online 2 The AnimationGenre: Sci-fi
Studio: Telecom Animation Film
Airing Date: 8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The series will have a completely original story and will follow PSO2 players.

Videos: PV 1PV 2
More info: MAL

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Prince of Stride Alternative

Prince of StrideGenre: Sport
Studio: Madhouse
Airing Date: 5 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Stride – it’s a sport that involves a team of six people who run relay races through towns. Hounan Academy’s Stride club has closed down, but Nana and Takeru are trying to revive the club, with the aim of competing in ‘End of Summer’ – a national competition.

Videos: PV
More info: MAL

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Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage

ReikenzanGenre: Comedy, Fantasy
Studio: Studio DEEN
Airing Date: 9 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: A falling comet will bring about a great calamity, and in order to choose a child fated by the falling comet, the Reiken clan is once again searching for disciples. The protagonist decides to take the exam, starting a journey that may lead to him becoming a legendary sage.

Videos:
More info: MAL

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Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

Undefeated Bahamut ChronicleAlso Known as: Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Genre:
 Fantasy, Action, Romance
Studio: Lerche
Airing Date: 11 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Lux is a former prince of Arcadia, a country that saw its ruling family overthrown in an earlier rebellion. When he accidentally stumbles on the new princess in the bath, he is challenged to a drag-ride duel. However, Lux – once known as the strongest Drag-Knight – has never been defeated despite his unwillingness to actually attack, and after the duel ends up attending the all-female Drag-Knight academy with the princess.

Videos: PV, PV2
More info: MAL

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Schwarzesmarken

SchwarzesmarkenGenre: Action, Sci-Fi
Studio: Sanzigen, Liden Films
Airing Date: 11 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: A spin-off of the Muv-Luv series, events in Schwarzesmarken take place 18 years before the events recorded in Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. It follows the 666th TSF, a special forces squadron tasked with battling BETA forces.

Videos: PV 1PV 2
More info: MAL

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Sekkou Boys

Sekkou BoysGenre: Comedy
Studio: Liden Films
Airing Date: 8 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Sekkou Boys is the story of a unit four plaster busts who are trying to make it big in the world of modern idols. he four members are soldier saint George, the amorous god of war Mars, the multitalent with a beautiful skin Hermes, and celebrity pioneer Medici.

Videos: PV 1
More info: MAL

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Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo MezasuGenre: Romance
Studio: Project No 9
Airing Date: 7 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Buntarou has no real dreams for the future, and spends his days hanging out with his friends. Until he gets approached by his classmate Sayuki, who wants him to help her group to develop a visual novel after seeing some scripts he wrote for the drama club.

Videos: PV, CM
More info: MAL

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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo ShinjuuGenre: Drama
Studio: Studio DEEN
Airing Date: 9 January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: The series follows Yotarou, a mature man recently released from prison who starts a new life in rakugo (comedic storytelling).

Videos: PV 1PV 2
More info: MAL

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Yami Shibai

Yami ShibaiGenre: Supernatural, Horror
Studio: ICLA
Airing Date: January 2016
Official Website
Synopsis: Yami Shibai is a collection of shorts covering urban legends and ghost stories from around Japan.

Videos: CM 2
More info: MAL

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