Spring 2016 Anime


This season is hitting on all cylinders, with JoJo: Diamond is Unbreakable, Phoenix Wright anime, My Hero Academia, and a new Trigger series, Kiznaiver.


Ushio & Tora: Season 2

Studio - MAPPA, Studio VOLN


Studio - Diomedea

30 young men and women come together on a shady bus tour. The tour’s destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world’s obstacles, or so it was rumored, like an urban legend.

Space Patrol Luluco

Studio - Trigger

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS8foVyxkoM

Ogikubo is the name of the specially designated area in space in the Milky Way where Earthlings and aliens can live together. Luluco is a female middle school student who lives with her father, and no matter where she is, Luluco is a common, “super normal” girl. As she is living her normal life, one day the mysterious transfer student ΑΩ Nova abruptly appears before her. That meeting will change Luluco’s fate.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Studio - David Production

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLZP_z2PxCw

It’s the year 1999, 11 years after Jotaro Kujo’s desperate fight against Dio in Egypt. Jotaro meets with Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of his grandfather Joseph Joestar. He discovers that Josuke also has the same “Stand” power and that a new threat is surfacing in Morioh City.

Kagewani: Season 2

Studio - Tomovies


Ace Attorney

Studio - A-1 Pictures

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wINxs769CE


Studio - Brain’s Base

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2sePr0s5k

Endra is an unknown world beneath the surface of Earth itself. It is another world, where the giant Adamas shines above and seven-colored bands drift across the skies. One day, Shun Asanaga — an ordinary yet positive and bright 15-year-old middle school boy who lived in the “Land Above” — discovered a mysterious crystal at his scientific businessman father’s company, and the moment he touched the crystal, he was transported to Endra. He meets the recently captured 16-year-old Prince Emilio, who strongly despises the current King Deruzain and was imprisoned after seeking vengeance against the current monarch.

The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water: Season 2

Studio - A-1 Pictures

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5tJg0Ktqn0

Less than a century ago a meteor collided with the planet’s surface and the resulting disaster caused the next generation of humanity to develop a wide variety of amazing abilities. In the center of the meteor’s crater lies Rikka, a system of six academies known as the Asterisk. Ayato Amagiri enters the Asterisk as a transfer student hoping to compete in a special battle event known as the Festa. However, he quickly finds himself on the bad side of one of the strongest fighters around—the beautiful but fiery Julis-Alexa von Riessfeld. To stand against her he’ll have to rely on his own sword-wielding ability, but when the tables turn, will they be able to team up to take down the competition?

Future Card Buddyfight DDD: Season 3

Studio - Bushiroad

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBN6JwC_wZM


Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear

Studio - EMT Squared, Kinema Citrus

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiqZUdyrwBk

Machi is a middle school student who serves as a shrine maiden (miko) at a Shinto shrine enshrining a bear (kuma) in the recesses of a certain mountain in Japan’s northern Tōhoku region. Machi’s guardian is a talking bear named Natsu, and one day Machi says to Natsu, “I want to go to a school in the city.” The worrywart Natsu then gives Machi — who is ignorant in the ways of the world — a set of trials that she must pass in order to be able to survive in the city.

My Hero Academia

Studio - BONES

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhqVltWDqFA

Mankind has developed superpowers known as “Quirks” with 80% of the population having some kind of superpower. These new abilities see the rise of both superheroes and villains. A prestigious school known as the The Hero Academy trains superpowered hopefuls into the heroes the world needs.
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he’s part the 20% without a Quirk. Unwilling to give up his dream, he plans to take the exam and be accepted into a high school for budding heroes. Through a series of serendipitous events, he catches the eye of the greatest hero, All Might, who agrees to train him.

Concrete Revolutio Chojin Genso The Last Song: Season 2

Studio - BONES

What if superhumans were real? Even better, what if every fabled superhuman existed at the same time, in the same place? Titans from outer space, life forms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations. In another Japan, it’s not just a question of “what if”—it’s a reality. Some of the superhumans choose to keep their identities a secret, while others bask in their superhuman fame. Jiro Hitoyoshi, member of the Superhuman Bureau, keeps track of their doings.

Mobile Suit Gundam UC RE:0096

Studio - Sunrise, Bandai Visual, Kadokawa Shoten

PV - http://dai.ly/x3ykp29

The anime adapts Harutoshi Fukui’s original Mobile Suit Gundam UC novel series, which is mainly set in the year Universal Century 0096, 16 years after the events of the One Year War depicted in the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime, and three years after the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack anime film. In a renewed conflict between the Earth Federation and Neo Zeon remnants, the Vist Foundation has a potentially devastating secret from the founding of the Federation a century before.



Studio - TMS Entertainment

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9o-gz6lpYU

Hane Sakura is a high school student who looks a little bit like an airhead. On the way to her all-female high school one day, she is worn-out climbing a hilly road with a bicycle, but she sees a girl named Onsa Amano who is riding a motorcycle. Sakura immediately becomes interested in motorcycles, and she and Onsa join the motorcycle club at the school. Then, Sakura sets out to get her license.

Sailor Moon Crystal: Season 3

Studio - Toei Animation

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z5EKYcjOVM

The third season will focus on the Death Busters arc. The new season will assemble all 10 Senshi — specifically, the popular outer Senshi such as Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Saturn will join Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Moon, and the others. The new season will adapt the arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga.

Beyblade Burst

Studio - Oriental Light and Magic

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VipMWO76P40

Bart Aoi is a hot-blooded kid who loves to attack and wields a Beyblade named Valkyrie. His close friend Shu Kurenai is an elite Blader who is a genius but still puts in a lot of effort, and wields the Beyblade named Spriggan.

Mysterious Joker: Season 3

Studio - Shin-Ei Animation

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aSZABXQBA0

The video previews the show’s returning characters, and introduces a new rival character: Phoenix, a Southern Cross messenger who can manipulate flames. He is a mysterious boy who suddenly appears in front of Joker. Phoenix attacks Joker as Joker is trying to find the mysterious creature Hosshii, but his true intentions are unknown.

Seisen Cerberus: Ryukoku no Fatalite

Studio - Bridge

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ZmndmoBf4

On a continent ruled by sword and magic called Kunaaan, there are three kingdoms with a fragile power balance that could spell disaster and war at any moment. Another power, the evil dragon Daganzord, also resides on the continent, and no one is powerful enough to stop him from spreading destruction and charred land in his wake. Bairo and Kismitete, and a party of wizards attempted to seal the dragon, but were foiled. This event was known thereafter as the Balbagoa Tragedy. Bairo and Kismitete’s son Hiiro is saved by Giiru, and Hiiro swears to avenge his parents’ deaths and trains himself with the sword. When Hiiro turns 16, he sets out on a journey to slay the dragon, and Giruu accompanies him, having no choice. Along the way, they meet many types of people, and gain companions on their journey.

Pan de Peace!

Studio - Asahi Production

Minami is an air-headed girl who is starting high school and who loves eating bread for breakfast. Baked goods bring happiness everyday to her and her classmates —the reliable Yu, the pastry-baking Fuyumi, and the independent Noa.

12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki

Studio - Oriental Light and Magic

Hanabi is a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends.


Studio - Production IMS

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_qEn6yYoo

Hundred is the only weapon that can counter the mysterious Savage life form attacking Earth. To become a Slayer who wields this Hundred, Hayato Kisaragi successfully enrolls in the marine academy city ship Little Garden. However he feels a strange yet familiar sense of incongruity towards Emil Crossford, his roommate who somehow knows him from somewhere. On top of that, as soon as he enters the school, he is challenged to a duel by the “Queen” and the school’s most powerful Slayer, Claire Harvey.


Joker Game

Studio - Production I.G

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm9MVyCTyUU

In 1937, before World War II begins in earnest. Lieutenant Colonel Yuki of the Imperial Japanese Army forms the “D Agency,” an army intelligence outfit under his command and tutelage. Army General Staff attaches Lieutenant Sakuma to observe the unit’s performance. D Agency casts a wide net to find agents beyond Japanese military personnel, and Yuki establishes D Agency’s tenets, which go against IJA doctrine: “Don’t kill, don’t get killed, don’t get captured.” With this, Yuki trains a team of operatives who conduct missions against domestic and foreign powers.

PriPara: Season 2

Studio - Tatsunoko Production, Dongwoo Animation

Hakuoki: Otogisoshi

Studio - DLE Inc.

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6dMCxY2JnU

The story of the game franchise and its anime adaptations center around the historical Shinsengumi samurai group in Kyoto during the 19th century.


Super Lovers

Studio - Studio DEEN

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qyNNf03HaM

A high school boy named Haru and his mother are living overseas. His mother orders him to take care of and “civilize” his adoptive brother Ren, a wild young boy who dislikes talking with other people. While their relationship is adversarial at first, they grow closer as they begin to understand one another.

Bungo Stray Dogs

Studio - BONES

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGsohezPRXU

After young man Atsushi Nakajima saves a man from his wish of suicide, he and his friends join the “Arms Detective Company,” a league of literary figures that also harness special powers.

Battle Spirits Double Drive

Studio - Bandai Namco Pictures

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pARqM9sN8mc

Shunta Mogami loves the Battle Spirits game. One day he is transported by a light from a Battle Spirits card to Spirits World, the origin of all Battle Spirits. He meets a girl named Eto, who claims to have summoned him to Spirits World in order to prevent its destruction at the hands of the revived Evil God-King, who once plotted the destruction of Spirits World before being defeated and sealed away. Together with the confident, green-deck-wielding Yoku Albatrosa, who also came from another world, Shunta sets out to find the twelve God-Kings whose power originally sealed the Evil God-King.


Studio - Pierrot Plus

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UUyUR1SvZM

Onigiri thrusts its players into mystical Japan, a land filled with mythical creatures of Japanese legend. Starting as a lone Oni, players fight against the malevolent influence of the Kamikui as their miasma spreads over the land. 8 NPCS, each with their own distinct personality and skills, ally themselves with the player to help build a legend, and quell the evil that has arisen. As you grow stronger together, so do the bonds binding you to each other.

Twin Star Exorcists

Studio - Pierrot

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADksJ9cRWG0

Rokuro is from a family of exorcists who remove the evil Kegare, but his real dream is to be a singer, a soccer player, or anything other than an exorcist. When another exorcist name Benio arrives, Rokura is suddenly inflamed with competitive spirit and decides to put his natural knack to good use. Their rivalry gets more complicated when they both learn they are the destined “Twin Star Exorcists,” two ultimate fighters fated to marry and create the prophesied child who will eliminate all the Kegare in the world.



Studio - P.A. Works

PV - http://dai.ly/x3r0cqq

During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Mt. Tate International Senior High School, including the institute head’s daughter, Yukina Shirahane. In the summer of 2016, a lone samurai once again awakens.

Shonen Maid

Studio - 8 Bit

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR5mnSbXNQM

Chihiro Komiya is an energetic elementary school student who was living with his mom. Chihiro is very good at doing housework and chores, and his mother’s motto is “No work, no food.” After his mother suddenly dies, a man named Madoka Taketori who claims to be his uncle shows up, and asks Chihiro to come live with him. Chihiro initially refuses, but when seeing the horribly dirty state of Madoka’s rich home, he decides to start cleaning it. Then Madoka makes another offer to Chihiro: that he comes to live with him, but in exchange Chihiro will do the housework. Chihiro accepts this deal, but suddenly finds himself in a maid uniform.

Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko ja nai to Omotta? (And you Thought there is Never a Girl Online?)

Studio - Project No.9

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iMzdyYRPrk

Hideki Nishimura confessed to a person he thought was a girl online, only for that person to turn out to be a boy. He keeps this “black history” secret and swears to never to trust a “girl” online again. However, one day a girl online confesses to him, and it turns out she’s actually a beautiful girl named Ako Tamaki. Ako cannot tell the difference between the online world and reality, and she is a loner who has trouble communicating. Hideki and his friends from his guild decide to work together to “correct” her.

Aikatsu Star!

Studio - Bandai Namco Pictures

PV - http://dai.ly/x3y9s1z

Yume Nijino aims to become a top idol, and she enrolls in the Yotsusei Gakuen (Four Stars Academy). This academy has a special group called the S4, who are the top four active idols in the school. Yume and the other first-year students aim to become a part of the S4.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Studio - Wit Studio

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NljBw9RtOx4

On the island country Hinomoto, humans hide themselves in fortresses called “stations” against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as “Kabane.” Only armored locomotives known as “Hayajiro” go between the stations.


Sakamoto desu ga?

Studio - Studio DEEN

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc2JV9n741U

Sakamoto, a gopher to his upperclassmen in middle school, is suddenly accepted as the coolest guy in high school, with everything he does thought of as art.


Flying Witch

Studio - J.C. Staff

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnlVcyUvUD8

15-year-old Makoto Kowata is a witch. Accompanied by her black cat Chito, the somewhat aimless girl moved from Yokohama to live with her second cousin in Aomori in verdant northern Japan.


Studio - Trigger

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfEaH2sxgJI

The fictional Japanese city named Sugomori City is built on reclaimed land. But as the years go by, the city’s population is decreasing. One day, Sonosaki tells her classmate Katsuhira: “You have been selected to be a Kiznaiver.” The Kizuna System, which allows Katsuhira to share his wounds, connects him to the classmates whose lives and personalities completely differ from his. The Kizuna System is an incomplete system for the implementation of world peace that connects people through wounds. All those who are connected to this system are called Kiznaivers. When one Kiznaiver is wounded, the system divides and transmits the wound among the other Kiznaivers.

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge


PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0U83wtmk28

The youth comedy manga follows the ever-listless Tanaka and his taciturn classmate Ohta, who can’t leave Tanaka alone.


Studio - Production IMS

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5tJg0Ktqn0

Childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China want to become Blue Mermaids, a new female force established to protect the remaining coastal towns after many countries have sank into the sea. Together with others who shared their dream, they enrolled in Yokosuka’s Marine High School.

RIN-NE 2: Season 2

Studio - NHK

Rinne and Sakura’s wacky shinigami adventures continue, with the young shinigami trying to scrape together any money possible to survive. Their daily lives get more complicated with the appearance of Renge, a shinigami-in-training turned damashigami who is in love with Kain.


Tonkatsu DJ Age-taro

Studio - Studio DEEN

Agetaro Katsumata is a stupid but honest guy whose family has run a tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet) restaurant for three generations. He’s also a beginner club DJ.



PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5Pd5mawWs

Tennogofune Academy’s is a home for students with “negative karma,” otherwise known as misfortune. The school’s class 1-7 has collected students burdened with negative karma. Hibari finds her first day of school ends in bad luck. Hanako noticeably suffers from poor health. Together, the two unlucky high school students might find their school life will become a “blessing.”

Sansha Sanyo

Studio - Doga Kobo

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n05BcEGbxI0

Futaba Odagiri is incredibly energetic but is also a glutton. Teru Hayama looks like an angel but she is really a demonic class president. Yōko Nishikawa is the daughter of family that used to be a member of the upper class, but after her father’s company went bankrupt, they became poor. All three high school girls have the kanji for “leaf” in their name but could not be any different from one another.


Wagamama High Spec

Studio - AXsiZ

PV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKdUD004dQk

Koki Narumi is a high school student who also draws a manga serialized in a weekly magazine. Because the manga he draws is a risqué romantic comedy, he keeps this fact a secret from everyone around him, with his younger sister Toa and his best friend Mihiro being the only ones who know. But one day, as the student council president Kaoruko Rokuonji is searching for male members for the student council, she finds out that Koki is the manga’s author. Koki joins the student council in exchange for Kaoruko not revealing his secret. However, the vice president, Ashe R. Sakuragi, strongly opposes him joining, and in the midst of all this, various requests and troubles of students begin to pile up.


Studio - Millepensee


Magi: Sinbad no Boken

Studio - Lay-duce

PV - http://dai.ly/x3uuv0v

The manga is a spinoff of Ohtaka’s Magi manga. It takes place 30 years before the events of Magi and focuses on Sinbad’s journey to become king.


No madhouse this season, bummer.


No Ufotable either. Life is suffering.


But we got three BONES shows! Two of which I’m excited for, My Hero Academia and Bungo Stray Dogs.



Ushio & Tora: Season 2
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
Ace Attorney
My Hero Academia
Bungo Stray Dogs


Mobile Suit Gundam UC RE:0096
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Joker Game


more anime nice


I’m caught up with Hai to Gensou no Grimgar. It’s on episode 11. The party behaves more like an MMO party than most other MMO anime. They go into detail of each new ability a party member has learned, and strategies of how the party should initialize their attacks. Most of the series revolves around making end’s meet in an unforgiving world, by fighting mobs, and getting money, and other loot from them. They are now in the mine, and shit’s about to go down.


i think i’ll try flying witch


You’re a flying witch.


Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress’ director was the Attack on Titan director, so it has potential.





New FLCL anime?


don’t believe it


Can’t help but feel they chose something similar to AoT.



Nevermind, Ufotable is doing the FSN Heaven’s Feel trilogy.

@MidnightTrain Ufotable with a movie’s budget…you’re gonna need new pants.


Pretty pumped! I don’t know jack about the Heaven’s Feel story.


its the sakura focused route instead of rin or saber

since its a movie maybe they can accurately portray her slutness


New season starts tomorrow! Starting off with Ushio & Tora S2 and JoJo Part 4! :smiley:


Welcome Back, Mr. Kujo


Melon bread. Get it?