Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!

Welcome to Spring 2016!

Welcome to Spring 2016! - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
2-3 episodes in and looking good already. Of course these shows can always crash and burn despite promising start, but let's see how it looks so far!

Captions by lukeatlook, the (flow)chart guy

Boku no Hero Academia

Boku no Hero Academia - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
A rare occurrence of American-styled superheroes in anime. The closest thing to One Punch Man we have. Not only is the source material a smash hit, the studio adapting it (BONES - known from FMA and Noragami) seems to be doing a really great job at it.

Basically anime X-Men: Evolution. I've read the manga and trust me, it only gets better with time. And they're going to make some breaks, so there shouldn't be any fillers.

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Attack on Titan, except bettter.

I think all you need to get hooked is "Steampunk zombie apocalypse".

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
The art style of Kabaneri reminds me of all the good '80s-'90s classics. A little bit inconsistent between scenes at times, but makes a really good impression.

I mean, even if this nearly literal hype train turns into a trainwreck, at least it's going to look epic. But the characters seem way less bland than in AoT... so far.

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Life in a Different World from Zero)

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Life in a Different World from Zero) - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Your usual "trapped in a fantasy world" cliche... except LOLNOPE, this isn't a regular wish-fullfillment show, nah. Sure it has a harem cast structure, but so does Steins;Gate.

Re:Zero is a cross between Konosuba, Grimgar, Erased, and Steins;Gate. Or Edge of Tomorrow (All You Need Is Kill). It's definitely worth a shot if you like fantasy, and ESPECIALLY if your'e tired of the cliche types of fantasy.

Re:Zero

Re:Zero - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
It's not a battle shounen, but when action breaks out, it's really impressive. And they don't stop to talk during fights.

It's hard to categorize this show, since it's neither drama nor thriller, so let's just call it "fantasy adventure with a twist".

Kiznaiver

Kiznaiver - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Studio Trigger is at it again! This time they've paired with Mari Okada (Toradora, True Tears, Zetsuen no Tempest, Ano Hana, WIXOSS), so you can expect... well, Heaven or Hell.

Kiznaiver

Kiznaiver - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
The premise is odd but simple: a group of random teenagers gets connected by their wounds, sharing all pain one of them would endure between the group.

Seems like an artsy edgy Trigger version of Kokoro Connect (forced drama the anime). Should be fun.

Kiznaiver

Kiznaiver - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
I mean, it can go either way, but at least the OP is baller. Really neat song, sounds very much like a-ha's Take On Me.

If you're not sure if you have time for this one, wait a few episodes and check the reviews by then.

Joker Game

Joker Game - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Some really solid seinen. This is a spy thriller within a military, late '30s setting. Definitely a rare treat.

Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Urban fantasy like Yozakura Quartet with mystery added in (detective agency). If that rings your bell, hop in.

I mean, if this season wasn't so PACKED already, this would be an okay-ish popular show.

Flying Witch

Flying Witch - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
This is one of the shows that is yet to develop its characters (I mean, even slice of life needs some script), but the MC is pretty damn likeable.

Flying Witch

Flying Witch - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
If you need some comfy slice of life, here it is. It's slow, but nice. Looks good, feels good.

Mayoiga (The Lost Village)

Mayoiga (The Lost Village) - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
30 annoying kids/young adults get on a bus to a mysterious hidden village. Judging by the posters, we're in for some cast cuts.

Hunger Games? Lord of the Flies? We're yet to see.

Kuma Miko

Kuma Miko - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Pedobear the anime. There are some jokes that might make people uncomfortable, but overall a very funny SoL/comedy show. The pedobear part is mostly a joke and in lesser amount than you'd expect, but still more than some could stomach.

Kuma Miko

Kuma Miko - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
It's a story of a country girl who wants to live in a big city, but has no clue how.

Also hands down the best ED of the season.

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless)

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless) - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
SoL comedy about a guy who took laziness to another level. Way less edgy or artsy than Oregairu or Hyuoka, and made for the broader audience. Nice and comfy.

Sakamoto desu ga?

Sakamoto desu ga? - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Basically the SoL equivalent of One Punch Man. Guy who is so absurdly cool it's ridiculous. Based DEEN keeps redeeming themselves.

THERE'S ALSO A NEW SEASON OF JOJO

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And a prequel to Magi, Sindbad no Bokuen. Also Macross Delta and Gundam Thunderbolt.

I kept this album mostly about new stuff.

Spring 2016 seasonal anime

Spring 2016 seasonal anime - Spring 2016 Seasonal Anime!
Presentation and personal assessment of the new anime from Spring 2016. It can lose accuracy with time as every show can get worse later on (remember Charlotte? or Erased?), but this is how it looks so far.

More charts: http://imgur.com/a/UYySK
The Flowchart: http://imgur.com/a/tgaZg