Fall 2016 Anime MEGAGUIDE: Anime You Should Watch
The world famous Fall 2016 Anime Megaguide is here! It feels like just yesterday that we were basking in the summer sun. Now, the days are shorter. The nights are colder. And this Diva can’t wait to make huge pots of chicken curry and dive into all this fall anime…but this Deadly Diva may need to crowdfund her chicken because there are over seventy shows in the list below. Seventy!
And before any asks about Dragonball Super, yes this Deadly Diva knows that it now has a Western simulcasts being at about Episode 60. However, it is not a new series. So it was not included in this guide.
FALL 2016 Anime MEGAGUIDE
ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR
The Story: Grief after the death of a favorite character causes an overweight girl to slim down. Now she has to deal with an onslaught of male attention…but she would rather see them make out with each other.
The Story: At a private school for Magic Arts, a transfer student plans the summer cultural festival along with six handsome young men.
SWEET, SWEET FANTASY & SCI-FI BABY
Ajin 2nd Cour
The Story: We continue the story of a high school student who discovers that he is a non-human immortal that is hunted in the name of science. Why is there no Western simulcast?
The Story: Kiitaro is a young boy with a strong sixth sense that attracts all manner of yokai.
Luger Code 1951
The Story: The assignment seemed easy enough — crack an encrypted werewolf code. However, the codebreaker realizes that he is going to need to capture a werewolf to make this happen. As awesome as this sounds, there is no Western simulcast.
The Story: A junior high school student, and part-time shrine maiden, wants to live a normal life. However, she finds herself taking on the role of a god.
The Story: In a world where humans and monsters exist, there are hunters and there are riders. Riders seek a peaceful coexistence with monsters and Ryūto wants to be the greatest rider of all time.
The Story: This is the fifth installment of the series about a young man who can see yokai and the book of yokai friends left to him by his grandmother.
The Story: Nine people connected through an occult-themed blog find themselves at the center of a potentially world-altering event.
The Story: A high school student who hates history wakes from a reoccurring dream to find himself thoroughly ensconced in ancient Chinese history.
The Story: This is an updating of the classic time travel series. Did I mention the bug-shaped vehicles? Have I swayed you yet?
The Story: This anime follows samurai swords that come to life to protect history from being rewritten.
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.
The Story: BBK/BRNK is back for a second season to follow Azuma as he wields his Bubuki.
The Story: A human/vampire hybrid finds himself at the center mystery dating back to when vampires were first created.
The Story: In a world happiness is determined by test results, those who cheat and those who study are locked in a seemingly never ending battle.
The Story: Near-death, a samurai is sent to a magical world where famous warriors fight to the death.
The Story: In an alternate universe that feels like Europe during WWII, Izetta is the story of a young witch who becomes a country’s last line of defense against invading forces.
Pokémon Sun and Moon
The Story: New friends and new Pokémon await our favorite trainer in Alola.
The Story: Friends find their paths diverge after leaving an orphanage, only to find each other again in a martial arts ring.
DON’T BE SUCH A DRAMA KING
The Story: A publishing company’s search for a successor leads a veteran editor to an unlikely duo.
The Story: A 17-year-old shogi prodigy develops a friendship with a neighborhood family.
THESE SLICE(S) OF LIFE ARE SO DARN TASTY
12-sai: Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki (Age 12: A Little Heart-Pounding 2nd Cour)
The Story: This is the second season following Hanabi as she makes the transition from child to adult. Unfortunately, there is no Western simulcast.
The Story: It was love at first bike when Ami sees someone riding a folding bike.
Neko no Dayan Fushigi Gekijyou
The Story: This is another series about the adventures of Dayan the Cat and other animals. As cute as this is, there isn’t a Western simulcast.
The Story: A girl makes new friends, and new games, after she joins her school’s indie game club.
Ame-iro Cocoa in Hawaii (Rainy Cocoa in in Hawaii)
The Story: The Rainy Color cafe opens a new location in Hawaii. Yet, there is no a Western simulcast.
The Story: Sound! Euphonium is back with the school orchestra practicing as hard as ever.
The Story: This is the 8th season of a short-form anime about a high school girl’s tennis club.
The Story: A big city web designer quits his job to live in Kagawa Prefecture and finds a young boy with quite the secret.
THIS IDOL HAS A SONG TO SING
The Story: Learn the joys of training with five idol candidates.
The Story: All idols dream of singing on the Dream Festival stage. So a rookie idol works hard, hoping to make his debut dreams real.
The Story: Determined not to live a mundane life, a university student joins a seiyu agency where she learns that success will not come easy.
The Story: 2035 finds the world thoroughly ensconced in virtual reality where idols now perform for worldwide audiences who never leave home. To meet the demand for new idols, girls compete in a virtual reality idol league. You will have to do your Googles because there isn’t a Western simulcast.
The Story: We are four seasons into an anime based on a dating sim where the young men are training to be idols.
OH, OOOH, OOOOOH, OOOOOOH…MAGICAL GIRLS
What’s the Story: In an alternate version of Europe during World War II, teenage girls are the first line of defense against invading forces.
What’s the Story: Two girls search for a wish-granting crystal in a parallel dimension.
The Story: The second season of the anime about a reluctant magical girl.
The Story: After a game turns ordinary girls into magical girls, they find themselves battling to survive when it’s announced the number of magical girls will be cut in half.
COMEDY & COMEDY ADJACENT
The Story: A group of students visit a house rumored to be haunted and find themselves at the mercy of a blue monster in this short form anime.
The Story: So the Earth is facing extinction by asteroid and its saving grace is three girls posing as idol who work at an arcade.
The Story: Classicaloids with names like “Beethoven” and “Mozart” wield musical based powers in an increasingly tumultuous world.
The Story: What’s a high school anime without a group of pretty young men? Well this short-form anime follows the lives of some very handsome students drawn in an interesting way.
Glass no Kamen (Glass Mask) 3D
The Story: Glass no Kamen is getting a short-form 3D anime to commemorate the manga’s 40th anniversary. Unfortunately for fans of this beloved series, there isn’t a Western simulcast.
The Story: This short form anime focuses on a group of girls running an armored vehicle customization ship in the desert…without a Western simulcast.
The Story: On a screw shaped island, people engage in “VocabBattles,” contests where “VocabBots” place screws on their heads and try to come up with the best jokes.
The Story: In this short anime, Ultramankaiju are portrayed as cute anime girls.
The Story: This anime follows Chi, a playful kitten, as she lives her life with her loving family.
The Story: It’s hard to be well-read when you don’t want to read books.
The Story: This is the fourth season of the anime following a thief who can steal anything in the world.
The Story: This is the second season about the intersection of academic life, school antics, and married life.
The Story: Four eccentric men are locked up in a high security prison.
The Story: A young ninja girl with dreams of the Warring States era, meets the legendary samurai, Oda Nobunaga.
The Story: This short-form anime follows the Earthly adventures of aliens that happen to look like box-shaped cats.
Pepepepen-giin (Pepepen Diet Member)
The Story: Imagine how lovely elections would be if all politicians were like Pepepepen-giin and only able to say “pepe.” What isn’t lovely is that there isn’t a Western simulcast.
PJ Berri no Mogumogu Munyamunya
What It’s About in One Sentence: PaRappa the Rapper is back in this short form anime without a Western simulcast.
The Story: This short-form anime recounts stories of samurai and various creatures.
The Story: This is the latest in the adventures of a rock group comprised of a cat girl, a bunny girl and a sheep girl.
Tama and Friends: Uchi no Tama Shirimasenka?
The Story: Lovers of cute cats and dogs would love this…if there were a Western simulcast.
The Story: A single father gets sucked down a toilet and becomes a hero charged with saving the world.
What It’s About in One Sentence: Familial financial difficulties lead a high school student to take a job at a diner where no one is quite normal.
SO…THIS IS THE MECHA SECTION
The Story: More Gundam… Yay!!
HMMM… THERE ARE MYSTERIES AFOOT
The Story: This the second season of the anime about Atushi who saved a man from committing suicide and then ended up joining a supernatural detective agency.
The Story: Imagine being trapped in a conference room at work. Now imagine you can’t leave until you solve a puzzle.
The Story: A boy who cannot die joins The Boys Detectives Club and they take on their era’s greatest villain.
ARE YOU UP FOR A GAME?
The Story: A high school student joins his school’s rugby team and learns the meaning of friendship and teamwork.
The Story: This is the latest in the long-running card battle anime series Cardfight.
Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters
The Story: It was only a matter of time. Apparently, folks are playing a smartphone app called Appmon. Real subtle Digimon. Real subtle. There isn’t a Western simulcast.
The Story: The third season of the Haikyuu volleyball anime.
The Story: Keiji is a sport where women battle each other using their breasts and butt. Yeah… Can anyone say fanservice?
The Story: Fate hangs in the balance when two girls engage in card battles.
The Story: Reeling from their champion’s loss, a girls’ ping-pong team has been in turmoil. What better time for transfer student Koyori to show up?
The Story: This is the latest in the Tiger Mask series, featuring two wrestlers who take up the mantle of Tiger Mask and Tiger the Dark.
The Story: After a crushing defeat, a Japanese skater name Yuri shakes off thoughts of retirement to compete against a Russian skater…named Yuri. .
Are there any new fall series that you are excited about? Let us know in the comments below!