2016 – what to expect the year ahead

2016 – what to expect the year ahead

Anime for 2016 and more

It is 2016 and as with every New Year, 2016 brings hopes, wishes and promises. We look ahead at what anime awaits us this year as well as we share some AnimeFanatika news as well.

Upcoming anime series

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

In the 2016 winter season, which starts in January, there are a few anime that we look forward too. There is the second season of Assassination Classroom and who know we may see the students kill their alien school teacher this year, It is sure to as hilarious and fun as the first season. The second season of Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri is also on the list for anime we look forward too. This season of the Army versus Fantasy scenario will cover the light novel’s Flaming Dragon Arc. Will the army triumph or will the fantasy monsters end them?

Dimension W is another anime we can’t wait to see. It is a sci-fi setting where an android and a repo man forms a reluctant partnership to fight powers harnessed from another dimension. The romantics are looking forward to the second season of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime. Will the relationship between Shirayuki and Prince Zen survive or will the beautiful herbalist drown under the political intrigues of life at court?

We give special mention of the anime Macross Δ, which will have a preview special episode in winter and a series in spring. According to rumours, the anime will take place in 2067 and follows in the footsteps of SDF which plays off in 2012, Macross Plus, playing off in 2040, Macross 7, which takes place in 2045 and Frontier which takes place in 2059. Not much is known about the upcoming series, but we can’t wait to see the next era in the saga unfold.



Spring season also will bring us exciting new anime like Naruto Shippuuden: Itachi Shinden-hen ~Hikari to Yami~ which centers around the past life of Itachi, the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha. We can’t wait to learn more of Itachi and it will be a nice companion series to the Naruto franchise. The return of the God Eater anime also makes for big excitement, as we will see more of the God Eaters war against the ‘mad gods’.

Bungou Stray Dogs is a supernatural mystery series we look forward to as well, and we can’t wait for the detective agency to take on cases too dangerous for the police and army. Then there is the second season of Terra Formars, which is called Terra Formars: Revenge. Will the bio-engineered warriors make an end to those pesky humanoid mutant cockroaches? We can’t wait to see! Mayoigo is another anime on the 2016 –To Watch’ list, which deals with a bus that is heading deep into the mountains carrying 30 people to a utopia, or is it towards damnation? Can the promise of a Utopia be too good to be true?

Another series to look forward to later in the year is the return of D.Gray-man, where we can find out more about the exorcist and their continuous battles against the Akuma. Another anime we can’t wait to see is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, which is made by the same team responsible for Attack on Titan. This new steampunk anime will deal with the world full of zombies, and places called Stations where the last of mankind dwells.

AnimeFanatika news

AnimeFanatika is looking forward to a very exciting 2016 with many plans and goals up our sleeve including the expansion of the monthly anime day which has turned out to be a huge success, our next anime day is the 16th of January. For more information, please go view the event on Facebook or Meetup.com. Later this year we will be introducing somebody very special, Tsu-chan! She will be joining us as our official mascot, keep an eye open for the announcement.

With great anticipation, our online shop will be ready in the next few months where you can hunt down anime merchandise. We will be working constantly over the next year to expand the store and add more products for our Fanatiks. We are also working feverishly to finish our new monthly newsletter and as soon as the newsletter is completed, please sign up for monthly news and other super sugoi content. It will be a great way to keep up to date with what has happened on the AnimeFanatika Site and the anime world. When the online store is completed we will also be sending out specials via the newsletter.

Here are a few preview videos to give you and idea of what to expect in anime in the next few months. Please follow the links:

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season – http://bit.ly/Akagami-no-Shirayuki-hime-2nd-Season-Pv2

Assassination Classroom Season 2 – http://bit.ly/Assassination-Classroom-commercial

Dimension W – http://bit.ly/Dimension-W-Pv2

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri season 2 – http://bit.ly/Gate-teaser

D.Gray-man – http://bit.ly/D-Gray-man-2016-pv

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – http://bit.ly/Kabaneri-of-the-Iron-Fortress-trailer

For any suggestions, opinions or requests please mail us at bentobox@animefanatika.co.za