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Fall 2016 Preview

by Snow
Sep 15, 2016 12:10 PM | 66 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of Fall 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).

October 1
Web Comic | Creators in Pack | Action, Supernatural, Vampire
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Shuumatsu no Izetta
Original | Ajia-Do | Action, Historical, Military
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Time Bokan 24
Original | Tatsunoko Production | Adventure, Comedy, Mecha
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Web Manga | A-1 Pictures | Comedy, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

October 2
Ao Oni The Animation
Game | Studio Deen | Horror
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin
Original | SANZIGEN | Action, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Chi's Sweet Home (2016)
Manga | Marza Animation Planet | Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
Light Novel | Lerche | Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Thriller
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Magic Kyun! Renaissance
Original | Sunrise | Magic, Music, Romance, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season
Original | Sunrise | Action, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On
Game | David Production | Fantasy
Announcement | Additional Videos

Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+!
Manga | Seven | Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Shounen
Announcement | Additional Videos

Show By Rock!! #
Game | Bones | Comedy, Music
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Ame-iro Cocoa in Hawaii
Digital Manga | - | Comedy, Slice of Life

Tiger Mask W
Manga | Toei Animation | Action, Drama, Shounen, Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star
Visual Novel | A-1 Pictures | Comedy, Harem, Music, Romance, Shoujo

ViVid Strike!
Original | Seven Arcs | -
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

October 3
3-Nen D-Gumi Glass no Kamen
Manga | DLE | Comedy, Parody, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

12-sai.: Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki 2nd Season
Manga | OLM | Romance, School, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Kaitou Joker 4th Season
Manga | - | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Shounen
Teaser | Additional Videos

Idol Memories
Original | Seven Arcs | Music
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Stella no Mahou
4-koma Manga | Silver Link. | Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
Game | Doga Kobo | Fantasy
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

October 4
Gakuen Handsome
Game | - | Comedy, Parody, School, Shounen Ai | 3 min.
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Nobunaga no Shinobi
4-koma Manga | TMS Entertainment | Comedy, Historical
Commercial | Additional Videos

Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Web Manga | Kinema Citrus | Sports
Announcement | Additional Videos

Soul Buster
Manhua | Studio Pierrot | Action, Samurai
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Soushin Shoujo Matoi
Original | White Fox | Magic, Supernatural
Promotional Videol | Additional Videos

Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori
Original | TMS Entertainment, Shin-Ei Animation | Mystery
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

October 5
Anitore! XX
Original | - | Comedy, Sports | 4 min.

Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls Galaxy
Original | - | Comedy

Cheating Craft
Original | - | Action

Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki
Web Manga | Creators in Pack | Comedy, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 2nd Season
Web Manga | Pine Jam | Comedy, Magic

Natsume Yuujinchou Go
Manga | Shuka | Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Teaser | Additional Videos

Original | Tengu Koubou | Game
Teaser | Additional Videos

Teekyuu 8
Manga | - | Comedy, Shounen, Sports | 2 min.

To Be Hero
Original | Haoliner Animation League | Comedy | 9 min.

October 6
Brave Witches
Original | Silver Link | Action, Ecchi, Magic, Military, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
Manga | Bones | Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Flip Flappers
Original | Studio 3Hz | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Hibike! Euphonium 2nd Season
Novel | Kyoto Animation | Drama, Music, School
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Manga | Xebec | Ecchi, Shounen, Sports
Teaser | Additional Videos

Yuri!!! on Ice
Original | MAPPA | Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

October 7

All Out!!
Manga | Madhouse, TMS Entertainment | School, Seinen, Sports
Teaser | Additional Videos

Bernard-jou Iwaku.
Manga | Creators in Pack | Comedy, School | 5 min.
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Manga | Hoods Drifters Studio | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Seinen
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Gi(a)rlish Number
Original | Diomedea | Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Web Manga | Satelight | Action, Comedy, Drama
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Watashi ga Motete Dousunda
Manga | Brain's Base | Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

October 8
3-gatsu no Lion
Manga | Shaft | Drama, Game, Seinen, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Ajin 2nd Season
Manga | Polygon Pictures | Action, Horror, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
Commercial | Additional Videos

Original | Sunrise | Comedy, Music
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
Manga | Production I.G | Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen, Sports
Teaser | Additional Videos

Long Riders!
Manga | Actas | Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life, Sports
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS
Card Game | J.C.Staff | Game, Psychological
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Light Novel | Original | Mystery, Sci-Fi
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

Sengoku Choujuu Giga
Original | - | Demons, Historical, Supernatural

October 9
Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari
Manga | LIDENFILMS | Fantasy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Promotional Video | Additional Videos

October 14

October 22
Luger Code 1951
Original | Studio Deen | Action, Fantasy
Announcement | Additional Videos

20 of 66 Comments Recent Comments

Wow there are so few new series and so many movie series sequels. Guess it's that time of the year to watch the shows that I haven't yet touched till those movies become available.

There are only three new series that I would probably give a chance
+ Occultic; Nine
+3-gatsu no Lion
+Girlish Number (written by Wataru Watari makes me wanna watch this but still skeptical if it would be good)

Sep 27, 2016 6:01 AM by DarkwindJR

If ALL OUT!! isn't AOTY I will be very upset. Don't disappoint me, Madhouse. I know you can do great things. We're finally getting a rugby anime, please don't fuck it up.

Other shit I'm watching:
-Touken Ranbu Hanamaru, if only because I see good stuff on Pixiv all the time and want in.
-Yuri!!! on Ice
-Haikyuu!! S3

And maybe Watashi ga Motete Dousun da and Magic Kyun! Renaissance if they're not completely terrible.

Sep 26, 2016 10:05 PM by Zazie122

This season looks promising, at least for me xD

Will watch:
* Watashi ga Motete Dousunda - I'm reading the manga and, if done right, it can be really funny to watch. And Senpai animated *-*
* Show by rock 2 - First season was nice and cute, why not. MOAR MUSIC FOR ME!
* Ao Oni - OF COURSE! Even if it is a parody lol
* Natsume Yuujinchou Go - Nyanko senseeeeeeeeeei *-*
* Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season - First season was nice.
* Hibike! Euphonium 2nd Season - OH YEAH! I loved the first season...please don't screw my Reika x Kumiko ship D:
* Ajin 2nd Season - I really enjoyed the first season.
* Haikyuu - <3 <3 <3 <3

Will try:
* Yuri!!on ice - The animations looks good and the music sounds amazing...why not.
* Trickster - GACKT OPENING!!!! O-O Sounds interesting, I like mysteries, let's see how it goes.
* Touken Ranbu - A lot of people told me about this game, so I'm going to check out this anime. Sounds interesting as well...lots of cute guys *-*
* Stella no Mahou - Sounds interesting since it is about making games.
* Magic Kyun! Renaissance - PRETTY! And I want to see how the art + magic theme is going to work.
* Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On - Love the games! I want to see the monsters animated and it seems cute and childish.
* Bernard-jou Iwaku. - Sounds interesting.
* 3-gatsu no Lion - Looks pretty *-* Someone recommended it to me, so I'm going to try it out.
* Fune wo Amu - Interesting o-o

Not really sure, but who knows:
* Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star - Watching for the lolz because the previous seasons were quite bad, but I got a good laugh from the cringe XD
* Soul Buster - Someone told me it is supposed to be REALLY GOOD, so why not.
* Bloodivores - The synopsis sounds nice...but it smells like trainwreck XD
* Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku - SMELLS LIKE TRAINWRECK! Apparently it's about a bunch of cute magic girls killing each other, so why not.
* Cheating Craft - Synopsis sounds interesting...

Sep 25, 2016 11:08 AM by taynis

looks like this season will be made up of sequels for me, mostly.
I'm excited af for a few (fucking haikyuu!! I'm so ready....), but mostly mad at my incessant need to complete shit even if it's putting me to sleep.
some say dedication, I say morbid curiosity and masochism.

anything else can wait a few weeks so I'll have a backlog to smash through and decide what's worth my time.

Tulicloure said:
Is nobody mentioning they're gonna watch Teekyuu S8 because that's already assumed by default, or what?

Sep 24, 2016 5:44 AM by Bird

Not much for me to watch this season. Oh well, leaves me more time to watch older series.

Will Watch

Drifters: Looks cool enough

Yuri!!! on Ice: I liked the last two series Sayo Yamamoto directed, so I have to at least check this one out.

The Great Passage: This one just seems odd. It's a story about a dictionary writer? Hmmm wonder how that will turn out.

Lostorage Wixoss: Curious, how will the story fare without Okada doing the series composition? I liked Infected, but didn't think much of Spread.

Gundam IBO season 2: Wonder what direction the story will take now.

Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2: I hate the completist in me.


JoJo Part 4: Because JoJo is the just gureto

Sep 23, 2016 10:27 PM by prtorpedo

Watching :
- Natsume Yuujinchou
- 3-Gatsu no Lion (watch it for umino chika, but honestly i don't think it will be as good as honey and clover)

might watch :
- Drifters
- Fune wo Amu
- Occultic;Nine

Sep 23, 2016 10:22 AM by Yasaburou-

Natsume's already the best anime of the season for merely existing. Not even Euphonium or 3-Gatsu no Lion will be able to compare.

Sep 23, 2016 9:36 AM by Mormegil

I will only watch Haikyuu. Not interested in teh rest

Sep 22, 2016 11:54 AM by Klad

Not sure if anime series the last few years have been sub-par or my tastes have changed dramatically; finding it hard to pick and choose even 1 must-watch among a couple dozen each season.

Nevertheless, the handful I'm interested in are: Occultic;Nine, Ajin 2nd Season, and potentially Trickster.

I'll keep an eye out on anime blogs to see what everyone's niche picks are and possibly jump on the hype train.

Sep 22, 2016 11:50 AM by Eidea

Honestly, there's nothing really outstanding this season. Just a few potentially good shows, but nothing out there that everyone's talking about. Time to sift through the crap.

Definitely watching:
-Hibike Euphonium S2- loved the first season. Watching S2 is only natural for me.
-Sangatsu no Lion- Looks like a potential AOTS in my god. It's nice to see Shaft making something potentially good again.
-Bungou Stray Dogs S2- Gotta finish what I started. The story is picking up from here on out.

Might Watch:
Fune wo Amu- Could be the dark horse of the season. We'll see what everyone else thinks of it.
Drifters- Looks likes its trying too hard to be AoT, but hey, it could be great. There's definitely some hype for it.

Will Wait for Other People's Reactions:
-Yuri on Ice!!!- I like MAPPA. I like them a lot. But unless this show gives Free or Haikyuu a run for their money, I'm not watching it.
-Shuumatsu no Izetta- While the idea of a 1940s war story with a witch who rides a gun as a broom is pretty neat, the whole thing is so ridiculous. Plus you have the guy who wrote the script for Guilty Crown on board. It'll take a miracle to make this a good show. Maybe it'll be a so bad its good kinda scenario.

Fai said:
- ViVid Strike! - Nanoha as a show fell so damn low :( I miss StrikerS and other good seasons. This is the CLASSIC case of the author having absolutely no clue what made his show good and "going back to the roots" in such a way that makes it lose all that was good.

It really is true. Unfortunately, we're probably never gonna get something like StrikerS from him again. Damn, I miss classic Nanoha.

Sep 19, 2016 8:29 PM by NanoZero

Looking forward to Haikyuu 3rd Season and Drifters, and I'll try few others as well.

Sep 19, 2016 8:23 AM by bZZ

Rolling my lucky dice here but definitely interested in watching:

Bloodivores - might look terrible, and the Manhua I read wasn't actually very good but maybe it will be worth watching?

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season - definitely going to be epic.

Natsume Yuujinchou Go - another amazing season without doubt.

Drifters - I enjoyed the OVA

Ajin 2nd Season - probably be worth a crack.

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari - interested in watching this.

Luger Code 1951 - hopes and doubts for this.

Star Wars Rebels season 3..... Surely everyone is watching this!

Was hopeful for some mecha... Well more mecha than just Gundam.

Sep 19, 2016 1:52 AM by Choostopher

My watchlist:

- Keijo
- Brave Witches

This season is somewhat a bit lackluster compared previous seasons

Sep 18, 2016 6:38 AM by SaltyShoebill

Fingers crossed that Tiger Mask W won't be shit.

Sep 17, 2016 12:16 PM by Demonarion

I hope that Drifters will save that season.

Sep 17, 2016 7:17 AM by Hochmut

Flip Flappers(looks cool)
Vivid Strike(Because Digibro)
Show by Rock season 2(I hope it's good the PV showed nothing of season 2)
Iron Blooded Orphans season 2(I'll watch this after I finish watching the first season toonami)
Classilod(looks creative as fuck)
Yuri on Ice(Looks good and I hope it isn't softcore gay porn.)

A lot of the original shows look droppable. Also only adaptions I am checking out is All Out and Drifters. The other stuff looks like a dumpster fire.

Sep 17, 2016 7:02 AM by MasterHavik


Stella no Mahou (Because of the director)
Natsume Yuujinchou Go (Just Amazing)
Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou vs Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou (Let's do this)

Should be a great watch :

Classicaloid (Love the cast)
www.Working!!(if it's half as good as the last Working Anime)
Hibike! Euphonium 2 (Loved the first season)
All Out (I hope it's better than what i expect)
3-gatsu no Lion (Heard good things, expecting good things.)
Keijo (Just for the troll of it.)

I don't know if i would watch till the end, but surely will try them :

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
Yuri!!! on Ice
Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari
Fune wo Amu


I will probably try all of them. or at least the ones that looks watchable.

Sep 16, 2016 9:15 PM by hgeronimo

ClassicaLoid - tsunku from Hello Project/Momusu doing the music for Bach?? lol

Watashi ga Motete Dousunda - The manga didn't really live up to its potential imo, and I wasn't planning on watching this but.... Serinuma sounded waaay cuter than I imagined plus seeing all the guys animated *o* Hopefully the anime will make it better than the manga, I felt like the manga didn't really have much plot development.

Nanbaka - A whole lot of flashy-looking characters *o* Still no clue what this is about, it just looks like a gag series. I saw Kimeru in the cast, didn't know he did voice acting :O Also Hosoya in the cast<3

Shuumatsu no Izetta - Ohhh looks like one of the girls is a witch of some sort?? Looks like a solid cast too

Yuri on Ice - AHHHHH I think this is the one I'm most hyped about -- the music, the figure skating, the animation looks great!!! I CAN'T WAIT

Other stuff that looks interesting - Touken Ranbu, Trickster (Gackt OP!), All Out (interesting looking charas), Magic Kyun (looks cheesy but I'll probably love it anyway. I like the music already), Drifters, Mahoiku (not digging the moe art style but the story looks good)

Sep 16, 2016 7:58 PM by removed-user

Looks guuud ;')
WOOOOOO Tourabu Hype!!

Sep 16, 2016 3:27 PM by stronyy

Besides sequels, i'm anticipating these.

- Yuri on Ice
- Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
- 3-gatsu no Lion
- Trickster (actually looks like it's gonna be good, no Ranpo Kitan please)

Sep 16, 2016 2:16 PM by Smudy

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