It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness. It was the Spring Autumn of hope, it was the Winter of despair. Or rather, it was the Autumn 2015 anime season, it was the Winter 2016 anime season. Never have I seen such a stark, significant contrast in the types and content of anime between consecutive seasons, but we’re following up arguably the best anime season in recent memory with quite possibly the worst. If you haven’t checked, now might be a good time to see why I am so crestfallen with the anime airing this winter.
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Action, Active Raid, Ajin: Demi-Human, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, Analysis, Animation, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Art, Battle Athletes Victory, Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, Bubuki Buranki, Characters, Comedy, Dagashi Kashi, Dimension W, Divine Gate, Durarara!!, Ecchi, Entertainment, Fairy Tail, For Fun, Gate: Jietai Kanochi Nite, Grisaia no Kajitsu, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Haruchika, Ketsuekigata-kun, Kono Danshi, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Syukufuku o!, Koukaku no Pandora, Koyomimonogatari, Luck and Logic, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara, Mahou Tsukai Precure!, Mecha, Monogatari Series, Muv-Luv, Myriad Colors Phantom World, Mystery, Nijiiro Days, Norn9: Norn+Nonette, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan, Observations, Ooya-san wa Shishunki!, Opinions, Oshiete! Galko-chan, Perspective, Phantasy Star Online 2 the Animation, Popotan, Prince of Stride Alternative, QUALITY, Reikenzan, Romance, Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut, School, Schwarzesmarken, Season Preview, Sekko Boys, Setting, Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, Soul Taker, Spice and Wolf, Story, Storytelling, Tari Tari, Teekyuu, Themes, Unpredictable, Writing
The way most people realize that it’s the beginning of autumn is that the days begin to grow shorter, the air begins to feel cooler, and the trees transition into a palette of warm yellows, oranges and reds. But for me, the only way I realize that it’s the beginning of autumn is when the autumn anime season begins! And yes, with the start of the Autumn 2015 anime season this week, it’s time again to look ahead to this new season of anime and project, speculate, and guesstimate which anime we should watch.
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Action, Adaptations, Adventure, Ai Mai Mi, Alternative Timelines, Ame-iro Cocoa, Analysis, Animation, Art, BD/DVD, Bikini Warriors, Black Jack, Characters, Comedy, Comet Lucifer, Concrete Revolutio, Dance with Devils, Danna ga Nani wo Itteru ka Wakaranai Ken, Diabolik Lovers, Ecchi, Fantasy, Fighting, Food, Fushigi na Somera-chan, Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Garo: Honoo no Koukin, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?, Hacka Doll The Animation, Haikyuu!!, Heavy Object, Hidan no Aria, Hokuto no Ken, Itoshi no Muco, JK Meshi!, K, Kagewani, Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama, Ketsuekigata-kun, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!, Koukou Hoshi Kageki, Kowabon, Lance N' Masques, Light Novel, Lupin III, Mecha, Miss Monochrome, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Monogatari Series, Monster Strike, Mystery, Noragami, Observations, One Punch Man, Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan, Opinions, Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Gets Sareta Ken, Osomatsu-san, OVA, Owari no Seraph, Owarimonogatari, Peeping Life, Perspective, Pokemon, Positives, Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, Romance, Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, School, Season Preview, Sequel, Setting, Shingeki no Kyojin, Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou, Shinmai Maou no Testament, Slice of Life, Soukyuu no Fafner – Dead Aggressor, Story, Storytelling, Subete ga F ni Naru, Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai, Tantei Team KZ, Teekyuu, Themes, Utawarerumono, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, Writing, Yami Shibai, Yuru Yuri