Top Ten Fall 2016 Anime Recommendations

Top Ten Fall 2016 Anime Recommendations

Some great new anime this Fall

It is Fall Season in Japan. Everywhere the colours of summer fade into a new beautiful bouquet of autumn yellows, browns and reds. Fall has it’s own beauty to fall in love with and same with anime. New series start for us to fawn over, and our minds will surely be blown away. Here is a list of fall recommendations from AnimeFanatika, we also list continuing series, new seasons of past series and a few honourable mentions. Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!

Anime Recommendations

Ao Oni - The Animation -

Ao Oni – The Animation –

Ao Oni – The Animation –

Genre: Horror, Comedy
Release Date: October 3, 2016
Anime House: Studio Deen
Based on: Game
Preview: Ao Oni -The Animation –

Picture this. Four friends Takurou, Takeshi, Mika and Hiroshi visit a mansion that is set apart from the village, and thus rumoured to have ghosts. A mysterious creature, an Oni, stalks them. Will they all be able to solve the puzzles and clues in the mansion to escape alive? Or will they fall into oblivion’s trap?

Bloodivores

Bloodivores

Bloodivores

Genre: Action, Supernatural
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Anime House: Creators in Pack
Based on: Digital Manhua
Preview: Not available

When insomnia struck the population and force people to stay awake for more than a week, the victims of the affliction started to go mad. A cure was found, with a rather peculiar side effect – The patients turned into vampires. The rest of humanity went to war with the vampires but some of the vampires managed to survive. Mi Liu is the offspring of a human and a vampire and also the ringleader in a bank robbery. He gets caught and ends up at a special correction facility of the National Defense Agency, which was created to monitor vampires. He gets involved in a maelstrom of mysteries and oh did we mention the strange monsters?

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Genre: Action, Fantasy
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Anime House: Toei Animation
Based on: Game
Preview: Not Available

The new anime series is called Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters and according to the Dengeki Online website the key to the anime plot are smartphone apps, something that almost every smartphone user make use off. Hiding inside these apps are AI life forms called ‘app monsters’ or ‘appmon’ for short, all with the ability to think and act.

Drifters

Drifters

Drifters

Genre: Fantasy, Historical
Release Date: October 7, 2016
Anime House: Hoods Drifters Studio
Based on: Manga
Preview: Drifters 

Drifters will be an action/fantasy series with historical elements and centres on the samurai Shimazu Tokohisa (a real historical figure) that finds himself transported magically to an alternate reality after he died at the Battle of Sekigahara. He meets up with other historical figures like Joan of Arc and so on, of course, there will be battles! Just think, a world filled with magic, elves and dragons and a great war where figures from Earth’s histories are let loose in battle! Exciting, isn’t it?

Luger Code 1951

Luger Code 1951

Luger Code 1951

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural
Release Date: October 22, 2016
Anime House: Studio Deen
Based on: Original
Preview: Luger Code 1951

The anime’s plot focuses on a young linguistic genius-slash-university-professor named Testa who is introduced by his senior, Sergeant Rossa to the Allied Cryptanalysis Department. His task: to decode the enemy werewolves’ code that they are using to encrypt their radio transmissions with. Testa is having a hell of a time, since the only sound the transmission produces is the howling of a wolf. Finding no luck he decides to capture a werewolf for a better cryptanalysis, and that is how he meets female werewolf Yonaga.

Nanbaka

Nanbaka

Nanbaka

Genre: Crime, Comedy
Release Date: October 5, 2016
Anime House: Satelight
Based on: Digital Manga
Preview: Nanbaka

The manga tells the tale of four prisoners: Jugo, a man on extended jail time because he tried to break out of jail; Uno, a man who likes to play around with women; Rokku, fist-happy fighter; and Niko, an anime fanatik. And then there is their warden Hajime. The anime promises to be a high-tension action comedy.

Occultic;Nine

Occultic;Nine

Occultic;Nine

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 9, 2016
Anime House: A-1 Pictures
Based on: Light Novel
Preview: Occultic;Nine

It is the story about nine idiosyncratic individuals, linked by an occult blog run by year high school student Yūta Gamon. Disturbances that happen around these nine eventually lead to a something big and unimaginable that may warp what is considered common sense in our world.

Soul Buster

Soul Buster

Soul Buster

Genre: Historical, Fantasy
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Anime House: Studio Pierrot
Based on: Novel
Preview: Soul Buster

Shon Shin breaks a seal in his dream, causing the whole historic Sangokushi era to be erased. He finds himself travelling back in time to the Sangkushi timeline and gets involved it. This anime is based on a Chinese manhua (Manga), which is based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong.

Time Bokan 24

Time Bokan 24

Time Bokan 24

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Anime House: Tatsunoko
Based on: Original
Preview: Time Bokan 24

In the anime, Tokio, a junior high student living in our present is suddenly drafted as a member of the 24th century’s Space-Time Administration Bureau. He learns that history according to the textbook are lies, in fact, some of the interesting facts he learns are that the legendary beauty Cleopatra actually consists of a comic duo named Cleo and Patra and that the mythic Momotaro is actually more ogre-ish than the ogres. Tokio and his companion Calen will use the 24 Bokan Mecha, which can transform, to search out the True History of the world. Of course, that is if they can thwart the evil trio Akudama, who is hell-bent on reaching a goal of their own.

Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice

Genre: Sports
Release Date: October 6, 2016
Anime House: Mappa
Based on: Original
Preview: Yuri!!! on Ice

Carrying all of Japan’s hopes and dreams to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, Yuuri Katsuki suffers a crushing defeat. Returning home, he feels torn and contemplates retirement from ice-skating. But then an encounter with Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky makes the three take up a new challenge. Will they skate their blades to glory? We will have to see.

Continuing series

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin

Genre: Mecha, Fantasy
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Anime House: Sanzigen
Based on: Original
Preview: Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin

The original anime started off showing us a little Azuma Kazuki living happily with his parents and sister in a paradise, then there was an attack and he ‘fell’ to Japan. Ten years later he finds himself attacked and captured by strangers but is saved by his childhood friend Kogane Asabuki and the Bubuki that happens to be her ‘right hand’.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2

Genre: Supernatural, Mystery
Release Date: October 6, 2016
Anime House: Bones
Based on: Manga
Preview: Bungou Stray Dogs Season 2

In Bungou Stray Dogs we meet Nakajima Atsushi, just kicked out of his orphanage, standing by a river, on the brink of starvation, rescues a man who is attempting suicide. That man is Dazai Osamu, and Danzi is a member of a special detective agency that deals with cases that are too dangerous for the police or the military. And it seems members of that Detective agency has super powers!!!!

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season

Genre: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 2, 2016
Anime House: Sunrise
Based on: Original
Preview: Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season

In the first season, the anime was set 300 years after a great Earth/Mars conflict, the Calamity Wars. Cordelia went on a journey to Earth to ask for the independence of Mars’ City Chryse. Escorting her were two members of a private security company Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. A group named Gjallahorn attacked them and Orga saw this as a way to rebel against CGS and started a coup. Now season two will bring new conflicts and trails for our heroes to conquer.

Honorable Mentions

Show By Rock!!#

Show By Rock!!#

Two series to also be on the lookout for is Show By Rock!!#, an anime about music and Nyanbo!, which is an original comedy anime.

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