Winter Anime Season Preview: Keep An Eye On These Animes! (+POLL)


A new year is upon us and, as every year, so is the winter anime season. 2016 is looking like a pretty strong year for anime, and the winter season is already delivering some of that hype. Here are some of the most anticipated animes that you should be definitely checking out!


“Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected…”

Genres: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Episodes: 13
Release Date: January 16th

Assassination Classroom 2

The second season of Assassination Classroom

Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen
Studio: Lerche
Episodes: Unknown
Release Date: January 8th

Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi

“Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the accident is prevented. One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinazuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance”.

Genres: Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episodes: Unknown
Release Date: January 8th

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

Third and final cours of the second Durarara!! season.

Genres: Action, Mystery, Supernatural
Studio: Studio Shuka
Episodes: 12
Release Date: January 9th

Fairy Tail Zero

Anime adaptation of the Fairy Tail spinoff manga.

Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Shounen
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episodes: Unknown
Release Date: January 8th

Special mentionsAkagami no Shirayuki-hime Season 2, Gate: Jietai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Season 2, Ao no Kanata no Four Rythm, Bubuki Buranki, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Schwarzesmarken, Norn9: Norn + Nonet.

As always, I’m sure there will be hidden gems and revelations during this season. But for now, what are the animes from Winter Season you’re looking forward to the most? Let us know in the poll below!


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24-year-old TV journalist. I especialize in fangirling over TV shows and anime. Currently fighting for fan studies to be recognized as a valid academic field.

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