Monday, 25 January 2016

You Should Be Watching : Anime Spotlight : Most Promising NEW Anime of Winter 2016

If you want it or not 2016 is in Full swing, and with it the Winter 2016 anime season. And what a season it is so far. So many good new shows, unlike last year. And some must watch sequels. Below is the most promising new shows for the Winter 2016 Anime season. I left out sequels form this list, as GATE s2. Akagami no Shirayukihime 2, and Durarara x2 are just too good.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Synopsis : When Haruhito awakens, he's in the dark. He doesn't know where he is, why he is here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a game-like world called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.
Thoughts : So far Hai to Gensou no Grimgar has me hooked with it's fights and mystery, there characters themselves are a bit boring for the most part, but the show has promise. Hopefully it doesn't fall flat in the end.

Dimension W

Synopsis : In the year 2071, the world's energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors - "coils" - that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

In this world, unofficial "illegal" coils harness powers that the police can't hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyouma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.
Thoughts : From it's cool opening to it's great characters, tons of action and a very interesting premise Dimension W has me hooked. Also any show that puts so much detail into cars is worth it ;)

Dagashi Kashi

Synopsis : Shikada You owns a rural sweets shop, and his plan is for his son Kokonotsu to take it over one day, but Kokonotsu wants to be a manga author instead. One day, the heir to the well-known sweets maker Shidare Company, the cute but weird Shidare Hotaru, pays them a visit. Apparently, You is famous, and she wants him to join her father's company, but he will agree only if she can convince Kokonotsu to inherit the shop and continue the family business.
Thoughts : Dagashi Kashi is an unrealistic light hearted silly anime which doesn't take itself seriously, and that's exactly what makes it so great to watch. If it will keep people interested till the end is another matter though.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Synopsis : Fujinuma Satoru is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Hinazuki Kayo.
Thoughts : Boku dake ga Inai Machi, also known as ERASED, is a dark mature anime which reminds us that time is precious, but gives the viewer hope in seeing one person able to possibly fix everything that went wrong in his life. It has it's cute side, but ERASED is a very serious show.

Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari
Synopsis : Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section's 3rd Mobile Assault Division — popularly called "The Eighth" — who don powered armor "Willware" exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.
Thoughts : I won't lie, the big appeal in Active Raid for me is how it reminds me of the classic Police anime of 90s. Other than that, it's a fun filled action show with a fair bit of comedy and a big cast of cute females.

Which Anime are you looking forward to most each week this season? Let me know in the comment section!