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Summer 2016 Preview

by Snow
Jun 15, 2016 2:30 PM | 92 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of Summer 2016 titles with an accompanying promotional video (PV), TV ad (CM), or trailer. This post will be updated to include a PV, CM, or trailer for titles that are missing one, leading up to the start of the season. Titles that already have a video embedded will instead have their newly released videos added to the video tab in the respective entries. For convenience, the video tab can be accessed via the additional videos link next to the embedded video. If a title is missing a video, feel free to post it in this thread.

• Series are sorted by airing date of the first episode. Kids' series are not listed.
• One video of each anime has been selected and embedded under the accompany spoiler for an easy overview (except if the sources are not from YouTube).

June 26

June 28
Fukigen na Mononokean
Manga | Pierrot Plus | Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 1
Berserk (2016)
Manga | Millepensee, GEMBA | Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Military, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 2
B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious
Music | A-1 Pictures | Music
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Hatsukoi Monster
Manga | Studio Deen | Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Love Live! Sunshine!!
Original | Sunrise | Music, School, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


ReLIFE
Web Manga | TMS Entertainment | Romance, School, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Rewrite
Visual Novel | 8bit | Action, Comedy, Romance, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
Sequel | J.C.Staff | Ecchi, School, Shounen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 3
Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu
Sequel | LIDENFILMS | Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Days (TV)
Manga | MAPPA | School, Shounen, Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Tales of Zestiria the X
Game | ufotable | Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 4
New Game!
4-koma Manga | Doga Kobo | Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Orange
Manga | Telecom Animation Film | School, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Puzzle & Dragons Cross
Game | Studio Pierrot | Game
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan (TV)
Manga | J.C.Staff, Egg Firm | Comedy, School, Shounen, Supernatural | 5 min.
Commercial | Additional Videos


July 5
Amaama to Inazuma
Manga | TMS Entertainment | Comedy, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Cheer Danshi!!
Novel | Brain's Base | School, Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


D.Gray-man Hallow
Sequel | TMS Entertainment | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Super Power
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu
Manga | EMT² | Comedy, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life | 5 min.
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Servamp
Manga | Brain's Base, Platinum Vision | Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampire
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Show By Rock!! Short!!
Game | Bones | Comedy, Music | 5 min.




Taboo Tattoo
Manga | J.C.Staff | Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Mystery, Super Power, Supernatural
PV | Additional Videos


July 6
Masou Gakuen HxH
Light Novel | Production IMS | Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Scared Rider Xechs
Visual Novel | Satelight | Adventure, Harem, Romance, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Tsukiuta. The Animation
Music | Studio Pierrot | Music
PV | Additional Videos


July 7
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!
Sequel | Silver Link. | Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls
Original | Bouncy | Magic




Ozmafia!!
Visual Novel | Creators in Pack | Fantasy, Harem, Historical, Romance, Shoujo | 5 min.




Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars
Original | Actas | Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 8
Amanchu!
Manga | J.C.Staff | Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!
Sequel | Studio Comet | Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Handa-kun
Manga | Diomedea | Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
Manga | feel. | Comedy, Romance, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 9

July 10
Ange Vierge
Card Game | Silver Link. | Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


Qualidea Code
Original | A-1 Pictures | Action, Magic, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 11

July 12
Mob Psycho 100
Web Manga | Bones | Action, Comedy, Psychological, School, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 14
Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-hen
Sequel | Lerche | Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


July 15
Battery
Novel | Zero-G | Drama, Slice of Life, Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos


August 28
Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi
Manga | A-1 Pictures | Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
| Additional Videos

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What an awful season. Literally only one decent show and thats Mob Psycho. No wonder people are saying anime is going downhill.

Jul 5, 2016 3:46 AM by MrKai23

Fai said:

- Hitori no Shita: The Outcast - A chinese manhwa adaptation being broadcast in japan. Fuck yes I will watch it. One more step towards breaking down the outdated anime stereotype.



then just read more webcomic/webtoon. you'll get all you want there.

Jul 2, 2016 9:55 PM by TomDay

The TV version of Momokuri wasn't included on this list. I think it started on July 1st.

Jul 2, 2016 9:17 PM by Jonesy974

Really dissapoined for this anime sequel:
1.Shokugeki no Souma (2015) - 24 eps > Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara -13 eps ONLY
2.Arslan Senki (TV) (2015) - 25 eps > Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu - 8 eps ONLY
3.Nanatsu no Taizai (2014) - 24 eps > Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi - 4 eps ONLY

Jun 29, 2016 10:34 AM by MrBluebear

Well, this season looks promising, but I can't say if it will be good. I was busy so I couldn't watch anime and follow the news in anime community, so I am not that well-awared of this upcoming anime, so most of them I am gonna try not knowing what to expect.

I am hyped up for:

- Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
- 91 Days
- Mob Psycho 100
- Orange


I am gonna try these series:

- Re:LIFE
- Rewrite
- Arslan Senki S2 (I actually didn't watch first season, but I'm gonna catch up)
- Tales of Zestiria X
- Handa-kun
- Berserk (2016)
- Battery
- Days
- Fukigen na Mononokean
- Amanchu
- D.Gray-man Hallow (also didn't watch s1)
- Nanatsu no Taizai (I am kinda disappointed that they didn't actually make season 2, but whatever, more Nanatsu no Taizai content xD)

Jun 27, 2016 2:30 PM by sensei69

I have my eyes on a few big ones (or at least they look promising to me) :D I think Shokugeki no Soma 2, ReLife and Orange are worth checking out :)

Jun 27, 2016 2:26 AM by ShanaFlame

Can't really choose for myself though.

Will be watching :
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! - (Really looking forward for 3rei, especially this op shirou.)
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin - (No particular reason, already read a little bit of its manga.)

Might be watching :
91 Days - (Another mystery eh.)
Berserk - (Seems like this one got positive feedback.)
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! - (Nice romcom here.)
Orange - (No reason, really.)
ReLIFE - (Already read the manga, and it was good. Might watch for time-killing reason)
Rewrite - (Hype? Never play any VN though, will try.)
Tales of Zestiria the X - (Damn ufotable. I hope the story won't be disappointing.)
Qualidea Code - (Watari sensei here.)

Jun 27, 2016 12:33 AM by Raphene

Murasa22 said:
Burger-Meister said:
Rewrite worries me a bit. From what I heard, this VN is extremely fucking long. If this is only 12-13 episodes, I'll expect some Charlotte-tier trainwreck-ery (can't find a better term sorry). Oh well, I hope it'll at least look pretty.


It won't be.

Key's CEO already said that it will be longer than Little Busters (which had 39 episodes without counting the ovas):
https://twitter.com/vavasyatyou/status/726474866782674944

And the first episode will be 1 hour long.


He only said that "it will be a little bit long" he didn't compare Rewrite's length to LB's length, we've talked about this many times...

Jun 23, 2016 12:51 PM by zaydgh123

For now, Arslan Senki, Souma, D.Gray-man, Q code and Amaama are a definitely must watch in my list. Will check the others later.

Jun 22, 2016 8:48 AM by dolly94

Murasa22 said:
Burger-Meister said:
Rewrite worries me a bit. From what I heard, this VN is extremely fucking long. If this is only 12-13 episodes, I'll expect some Charlotte-tier trainwreck-ery (can't find a better term sorry). Oh well, I hope it'll at least look pretty.


It won't be.

Key's CEO already said that it will be longer than Little Busters (which had 39 episodes without counting the ovas):
https://twitter.com/vavasyatyou/status/726474866782674944

And the first episode will be 1 hour long.


Phew....... My expectations for that went up a bit.

Jun 22, 2016 7:52 AM by Burger-Meister

Burger-Meister said:
Rewrite worries me a bit. From what I heard, this VN is extremely fucking long. If this is only 12-13 episodes, I'll expect some Charlotte-tier trainwreck-ery (can't find a better term sorry). Oh well, I hope it'll at least look pretty.


It won't be.

Key's CEO already said that it will be longer than Little Busters (which had 39 episodes without counting the ovas):
https://twitter.com/vavasyatyou/status/726474866782674944

And the first episode will be 1 hour long.

Jun 22, 2016 6:19 AM by Murasa22

I'll be giving quite a few things a chance this season.

In terms of sequels/spinoffs/prequels, there's Handa-kun, Shokugeki no Souma, Arslan Senki, and Active Raid. 2 being related to shows I've given a 10, and one of my "guilty pleasures" of Winter coming back (Koukaku no Pandora season 2 never). Should be fun.

My most hyped new show is New Game. Cute girls making video games? Count me in! (Especially with Dogakobo involved (who really have like 3 duds but in contrast several very delightful slice of life/comedy titles)) I know people are hyping Amanchu as the Slice of Life of the season, but if this turns out right, it could be the best slice of life of the entire year for me. (Natsume Yuujinchou season 5 excluded (I really should start work on watching the other 3 seasons of that show))

Rewrite worries me a bit. From what I heard, this VN is extremely fucking long. If this is only 12-13 episodes, I'll expect some Charlotte-tier trainwreck-ery (can't find a better term sorry). Oh well, I hope it'll at least look pretty.

Kono Bijitsu or whatever its called (the one about the art club) must at least fulfill one promise. Meet my expectations as a comedic series. Dagashi Kashi in that regard was rather underwhelming to say the least. The only reason I'm bringing this is up is because Feel is working on this.

Servamp only appeals to me because it's a shoujo without any real romance, at least from the looks of it. Should be nice fluff material if nothing else.

Mob Psycho 100 looks to be one of the greats of the season if executed properly. It has all the makings of a thrill-ride in my eyes.

Momokuri looks like a sweet romance. Don't expect nothing amazing from it, but should be decent at least.

Madhouse makes another anime this year, and it looks to be nothing to write home about. I'll give a shot regardless.

Orange looks cute enough.

Qualidea Code is yet another Owari no Seraph/God Eater/Kabaneri/Attack on Titan-esque show. Not likely to enjoy it much, but some of the staff does stand out. (I believe this is the show the author of Oregairu of all things will have a part in)

Regalia is a mecha anime. In terms of recent mechas, the highest rated one on my list (Active Raid I think has that tag on it but it's not even close to mecha in my eyes) is Bubuki Buranki which I gave a 6. Yeah..... It has cute girls at least.

Taboo Tatto has a neat premise, but this could be a trainwreck if put into the wrong hands.

Tales of Zestria should at least look really pretty. Might be a good time waster, but in terms of story and characters it'll likely be a 5/10 show at best.

Time Travel Shoujo is interesting in being an educational series (and likely not going to have any weird shit like with Bakuon or Dagashi Kashi), but chances are this won't get any remotely good subs available to it.

ReLife has a great premise. I hope it builds on that. Heard the manga is good so that at least should be a good sign. TMS Entertainment animated one of my favorite shows from last season (Bakuon) in addition to a surprisingly good harem (Jitsu wa Watashi wa). Should be one of my favorites this season.

Naria Girls looks to be a nice time-waster. Likely to be a short though.

Hatsukoi Monster has an admittedly interesting, albeit kind of creepy in hindsight, premise. That's all I need to say about it.

Battery's a light novel adaptation about Sports which you never really see. Should be really interesting.

Binan Kokou is also a sequel, but I sort of question why it got a sequel to begin with (wasn't even announced as split-cour like Active Raid either). Either way, season 1 was decent at least so this shouldn't be too bad.

91Days looks extremely fucking interesting. I know I used that term a lot, but this contains several elements not seen in many anime nowadays. Could be great, could be mediocre at best. Who knows?

Amaama is another TMS show that looks to be really cute if nothing else.

Amanchu is what's being hyped as the slice-of-life of the season, but upon first glance doesn't look TOO amazing. But who knows, I could be wrong.

Saiki looks weird, but could be really fun.

DAYS is a sports anime with MAPPA's name on it. MAPPA's a studio that likes to try things not often seen nowadays. (They brought an obscure 90's shounen back from the dead for fucks sake; And had a show about a guy who destroys the earth when he gets horny or something like that)

Ange Vierge has cute girls. That's the only reason I'm bothering with this.

There will be a few I pass on. (That one with the talking fart for sure; And quite a few bishie crapfests that I don't care much for) But overall, its a nice line-up to say the least.

Jun 21, 2016 8:15 PM by Burger-Meister

Woah, there are a LOT of shows this season.

Will Be Watching:
-Amanchu! (HYPE)
-Orange (the manga is so good! I hope this anime does it justice.)
-Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan (5 minutes a week won't hurt. I feel bad for the fans, though. They've been played.)
-Mob Psycho 100 (I heard this was better than OPM, plus that PV made it look so epic.)
-Love Live Sunshine!! (even if it's looking like Love Live! season one repeated.)

Might Watch:
-ReLIFE (This looks like the comedy version of ERASED.)
-Danganrompa (I haven't touched danganrompa in years, so I'm on the fence.)
-Handa-Kun (the manga is hilarious and if the anime is done right, it could be the best comedy of the year.)

Jun 21, 2016 5:49 PM by NanoZero

Jeeze, this looks like quite the lineup for summer. I'm super excited.

Jun 21, 2016 5:31 PM by GoldenOne

On top of my list is Shougeki no Soma season 2. The first series was awesome! Give me lots of excitement!

Jun 21, 2016 3:46 PM by SuperiorNoodles

The shows I am looking forward to the most are:
Orange, Tales of Zestiria the X and Mob Psycho 100

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for Rewrite as well.

Jun 21, 2016 9:47 AM by fullmetal212

Holy shit I didn't realize that Handa-kun was airing this summer.

Jun 20, 2016 12:16 PM by TheDeadApostle

HYPE!
Fukigen na Mononokean
ReLIFE
Days
Orange
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan - 5min episodes? ^^;
Cheer Danshi!!
D.Gray-man Hallow - need to finish prequel first ^^;;
Handa-kun
Mob Psycho 100
Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito OVA

WILL TRY:
Berserk
Hatsukoi Monster
Amaama to Inazuma
Servamp
91 Days
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
Hitori no Shita: The Outcast
Rewrite
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
Battery

Jun 20, 2016 10:25 AM by nehnehneji

WILL WATCH (continuations of anime I watched are included):

  • Amaama to Inazuma (Usagi Drop/Barakamon meets Koufuku Graffiti/Souma. So this will be quite good.)
  • Amanchu! (Because more JC Staff-produced lighthearted slice of life comedy is a nice thing.)
  • Arslan Senki Season 2 (Even though it's 8 episodes, it's still quite good.)
  • Battery (Let's hope noitaminA doesn't disappoint with this one, because Kabaneri, Bokumachi, and their recent anime were quite disappointing.)
  • D.Gray-man Hallow (Even though this one has 13 episodes while the previous one had a huge 103, I just hope that it doesn't rush things too much and that it doesn't suck in quality.)
  • Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! (More serious and has less comedy than the previous three seasons, so that's why it's going to be good. And also there will be more yuri.)
  • Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! (Has the same feel as Nozaki-kun, especially since the main girl has the same voice as Sakura Chiyo.)
  • Love Live!! Sunshine!! (I hope Aqours is just as good as Muse)
  • Mob Psycho 100 (From the creator of OPM, so that's why it's screams HYPE)
  • Momokuri (TV broadcast, subs for the ONA are too slow and low quality so I dropped it)
  • Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi
  • New Game! (Because more Dogakobo-produced cute girls doing cute things anime is a nice thing. Also, it has Shirobako vibes so it'll be quite enjoyable.)
  • Orange (I heard the manga's pretty good, so this will be good as well)
  • Rewrite (another adaptation of a Key Visual Arts VN, will probably be darker and more tearjerking than their previous works, despite having "comedy" as one of its genres)
  • Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan (Imagine if Sakamoto had supernatural powers, so this is quite good.)
  • Shokugeki no Souma Season 2 (Because more food porn is delicious.)
  • Show By Rock!! Short!! (Might as well watch this because S2 might come soon with no specific date yet.)



Will give a try (or maybe drop or put on-hold some if it didn't turn out to be good):

  • 91 Days
  • Bananya
  • Berserk (2016 series) (I hope someone does not complain about the CG and instead focus on the blood and the badass swordfights.)
  • Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu Love! Love!
  • Danganronpa 3 (both Future and Despair arcs)
  • Days
  • Fukigen na Mononokean (Good supernatural anime, but I'm concerned it probably will be fujoshi-pandering)
  • Handa-kun (Even though it won't be as good as Barakamon, it's still good to watch.)
  • Masou Gakuen HxH (I hope it doesn't turn out disappointing and mediocre like your typical high school battle action anime.)
  • Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin (I have mixed feelings for this, but I hope it'll be good as the show progresses. And also, Madhouse has lost its way.)
  • Qualidea Code (I have mixed feelings for this, but I hope it'll be good as the show progresses.)
  • Planetarian (Another Key Visual Arts VN adaptation. I hope this one does not suck.)
  • Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars (Cute girls riding in mechas sure look nice, though.)
  • ReLIFE (Looks similar to Orange to me, but it won't be that good because it'll have some comedy.)
  • Taboo Tattoo (Another battle action anime that would either be a good thing or a bad thing.)


WILL PASS:

  • Ange Vierge (Typical mobile game adaptation crap, but the girls there are quite cute.)
  • B Project (Fujoshi-pandering "male idols" anime)
  • Cheer Danshi (Fujoshi-pandering "cheerleading" anime)
  • Fudanshi (Quite okay, but not my cup of tea, Also, it's a short)
  • Hatsukoi Monster (Fujoshi-pandering "shoujo romance" anime)
  • Hitori no Shita (This one is co-produced by China, so expect cheap animation and mediocre plot.)
  • Mahou Shoujo Naria Girls (This one could be as bad as JK Meshi or Crane Game)
  • Ozmafia!! (Fujoshi-pandering "male idols" anime)
  • RS Keikaku
  • Scared Rider Xechs (Fujoshi-pandering "sci-fi mecha" anime)
  • Servamp (Fujoshi-pandering "vampire" anime)
  • Tales of Zestiria (Ufotable has lost its way, and their adaptation of God Eater was quite meh. Also, any anime adapted by Ufo that isn't Fate/Kara no Kyoukai are mediocre at best.)
  • Time Travel Shoujo (Good premise, but airs on the mornings so it's targeted towards kids)
  • Tsukiuta (Fujoshi-pandering "male idols" anime)


Will continue to watch:

  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • Kuromukuro
  • Macross Delta
  • Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (because there is another cour of Subaru suffering again and again. Also, the twin blue and red hair colored maids (Ram and Rem) are cute and badass.)


Will still watch, but I feel like dropping/putting it on-hold:

  • Sousei no Onmyouji (How did this Studio Pierrot bullsh*t of a manga adaptation got 50 eps when better shounen series like BNHA and D.GM Hallow got 13?!? Also, the action, comedy, and drama scenes look dull to me and Rokuro acts like a jerk a lot.)

Jun 20, 2016 9:56 AM by Markdoka

Alright lets do this shit

Will Watch
Berserk:- The manga is a masterpiece, if this anime turns out to be a good adaptation then I might be able to withstand the terrible visuals.

Love Live! Sunshine!! :- More unbelievably stupid and hilarious drama about cute girls wanting to dance for creepy fat otakus!!!, I liked the first love live so I will watch this

ReLIFE :- More hilarious drama, so far so good.

Rewrite :- Best VN I've ever read, I hope and pray that the anime will be good

Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara :- its soma, do I need to say more??

Tales of Zestiria the X :- Mikleo best grill.

New Game! :- Heard some good stuff about it, its Dogakobo so we will have a first episode with amazing animation.

Orange :- I love Hiroshi Hamazaki's directing style and I've heard good stuff about the manga.

Cheer Danshi!! :- it looks good, the dancing is so well animated and it doesn't seem to have any yaoi vibes.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! :- read the manga, my favorite part is obviously 3rei, can't wait for the anime, also judging from the BD listing it will have 12 eps for its first season so I'm hyped.

Amanchu! :- the PV's atmosphere is great and it looks comfy

Battery :- Noitamina/Aniplex, Horou Musuko's character designer, judging from the PV, this show will focus more on the character interactions than baseball itself.

Mob Psycho 100 :- Death Parade's director, Yoshimichi Kameda, Kenji Kawai, thats all I need


Will try

Days (TV) :- it seems like the type of show that will get boring after 3 eps but I might be wrong

Amaama to Inazuma :- it looks nice but I hate energetic kids so I might not like it that much

Servamp: Aoharu x Kikanjuu's director, that show had some good intense moments and great visuals, this show might be at least a good time waster.

Taboo Tattoo: it might be a cool mindless action series. so I will give it a try

Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! :- looks pretty adorable, I just hope that it won't get boring after the first two episodes

Qualidea Code :- it looks like shit, it will be shit, but I might be wrong, the director of it is a former Madhouse director (he is from the pre-2011 good Madhouse) and he helped with the Hajime no Ippo Anime so this might be a little bit decent.



This summer seems like a pretty okay season with couple of promising series.

Jun 18, 2016 7:02 AM by zaydgh123