Top Ten Winter 2016 Anime Recommendations

Top Ten Winter 2016 Anime Recommendations

What’s new this Winter?

It is Winter Season in Japan. In some places it will snow and the world will transform into a beautiful snowy white landscape. Ice spikes will hang from trees and off rooftops. Winter has a certain charm and beauty to it and some countries are lucky to experience snow. Just like every snowflake is unique and different, so is every anime series something different. Come and browse and see what is in store for you in the next anime season you may like. Hungry for anime? Itadakimasu!!

Akiba's Trip: The Animation

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Supernatural
Release Date: Jan 4, 2017
Anime House: Gonzo
Based on: Game
Preview: Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

The anime is based on a game. In the game the player must fight vampires by tearing off their clothing to expose them to sunlight.

All Out!!

All Out!!

All Out!!

Genre: School, Sports
Release Date: January 2017
Anime House: Madhouse x TMS Entertainment
Based on: Manga
Preview: ALL OUT!!

ALL OUT!! is a manga about Kenji Gion, a short high school student that on his first day at Kanagawa Prefectural High School happens to meet the tall Sumiaki Iwasshimizu during a rugby game. They become fast friends and soon join the schools rugby club. The manga deals with their story.

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, School
Release Date: Jan 8, 2017
Anime House: A-1 Pictures
Based on: Manga
Preview: Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Demi-humans walk the earth and a young man becomes obsessed with them. He finds his dream job as a teacher at a high-school for Demi Girls. But will he be able to hande a class which includes a rambunctious vampire, a shy headless girl and a succabus each with their teenage as well as supernatural problems?

Gabriel Dropout

Gabriel Dropout

Gabriel Dropout

Genre: Comedy, School, Supernatural
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Anime House: Doga Kobo
Based on: Manga
Preview: Gabriel Dropout

Gabriel Dropout is a comedy anime that follows Gabriel White, top graduate at the angel school that went to down earth to attend a human school in the pursuit of knowledge, but then gets addicted to a web game, and becomes reluctant to leave her apartment. She becomes a good for nothing angel (datenshi).

Granblue Fantasy The Animation

Granblue Fantasy The Animation

Granblue Fantasy The Animation

Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: January 2017
Anime House: A-1 Pictures
Based on: Game
Preview: Granblue Fantasy The Animation

Cygames announced at a live-stream event called Cygames Next 2016 that their smartphone game Granblue Fantasy is to be adapted into an anime titled Granblue Fantasy The Animation. Granblue Fantasy The Animation’s director is Yuuki Itoh (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) at A-1 Pictures. Other staff members includes Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect) on Character design, music of the anime are composed by music giants Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy games I-XI) and Tsutomu Narita (Final Fantasy XIV composer and arranger). No synopsis for the anime is available yet.

Kemono Friends

Kemono Friends

Kemono Friends

Genre: Action, Fantasy
Release Date: January 11, 2017
Anime House: Yaoyorozu
Based on: Game
Preview: Kemono Friends

The anime takes place in Japari Park, which is a gigantic zoo. Thanks to the mysterious ‘sand star’ substance animals are transformed human-shaped creatures called Animal Girls. One day a lost child wanders into the park and starts a grand adventure to return home, joined in the quest by a group of Animal Girls.

Kuzu no Honkai

Kuzu no Honkai

Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish)

Genre: Drama, Romance, School
Release Date: Jan 13, 2017
Anime House: Lerche
Based on: Manga
Preview: Kuzu no Honkai

The anime will tell the tale of Hanabi and Mugi, a seemingly perfect couple but they actually share a secret know one knows about. What it is and how dark or diabolical that secret is we will all have to discover in January.

Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, School, Magic
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Anime House: Trigger
Based on: Original
Preview: Little Witch Academia

The anime is about Akko Kagari, an ordinary girl that joins a renowned witch academy, Luna Nova Academy, inspired by a magic show when she was smaller she have a dream to be a ‘cool’ witch, like the performer she saw. One day she and her class go onto a labyrinth underneath the Tower of Luna Nova, and one of her classmates unleashes an ancient sealed dragon by mistake. Akko tries to stop the beast but…

Nobunaga no Shinobi

Nobunaga no Shinobi

Nobunaga no Shinobi

Genre: Comedy, Historical
Release Date: January 2017
Anime House: TMS Entertainment
Based on: 4-koma Manga
Preview: Nobunaga no Shinobi

A young female ninja named Chidori dreams of helping warlord Oda Nobunaga to achieve his goals.

Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo ‘Shōnen Tantei-dan’ Yori

Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo ‘Shōnen Tantei-dan’ Yori

Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo ‘Shōnen Tantei-dan’ Yori

Genre: Mystery
Release Date: January 2017
Anime House: Shin-Ei Entertainment x TMS Entertainment
Based on: Original
Preview: Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo ‘Shōnen Tantei-dan’ Yori

It is the 2030s. A boys detective club meets up under a mysterious detective named Kogorō Akechi. Using their unique skills they solve cases both big and small. One day club member Kensuke Hanazaki meets a boy, Yoshio Kobayashi. It seems that Kobayashi is unable to die to effects by a ‘unidentifiable mist’ and he yearns for death and does not like contact with other people. Interested in this enigmatic boy Hanzaki invites him to join the detectives club..

Honorable Mention

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Anime House: TMS Entertainment
Based on: Manga
Preview: Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

The series is set after the two previous seasons and the movie that followed in August 2015 and continues the story after the third-year students have graduated. It is all about road bicycle racing. The original story stated with a boy and his bulky city bicycle meeting a cyclist and being pulled into the world of high school bicycle racing.