Top 5 Winter Anime 2016

2016 has just begun and you know what else is new? Winter season 2016 is here and with it comes a unique set of anime to watch!

We want to take the time and highlight five shows that have just started airing and that promise to bring you great entertainment for the weeks to come. 2015 was a great year for anime with lots of new and definitely unique shows. 2016 is still standing at its early beginnings, but the first shows of the year already look promising.

Check these shows out when you have the time and let us know what you think of them. Enjoy!

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd seasonAssassination Classroom 2nd Season (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season)

You all know and love it and now hit show Assassination Classroom gets a second season!

Class 3E enters their second semester and have to face new enemies and new problems. Their mission is still the same: kill their alien teacher who blew up the moon and threatens to do the same to planet earth. Assassination Classroom is a crazy story that never fails to put a smile on your face. The storyline might be a little bit exaggerated, but that’s what we love about anime, right? If you haven’t watched it yet, you still have time to get into the show just in time for the second season.

Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (Hai to Gensou no Grimgar)Hai to gensou no grimgar

School stories are always fun to watch, but some of you might be looking for something with more action and fighting scenes. I have just the right show for you: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.

It’s an adventure stories that is set in the fantastic world of Grimgar. Our hero finds himself thrown into this universe without any recollection of his past life or how he got there. He is not the only one; everyone around him only seems to be able to remember their own names as well. Together they embark on an adventure that is unlike anything they have experienced before. How will their story end?

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season (Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd season)

Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd seasonAssassination classroom isn’t the only show that gets a sequel: popular romance show Snow White with the Red Hair continues the story of Shirayuki and Zen.

For those of you that don’t know, this anime is set in a fictive kingdom called Tanbarun and revolves around Shirayuki, a red-haired girl working at a herb shop. She is a kind-hearted girl that doesn’t want any trouble, but when she gets noticed by prince Raji who wants her as his concubine, she has to leave everything behind and flee from home. On her journey, she meets prince Zen of the neighboring country and together they try to overcome their obstacles.

The second season continues their story right where it left off, so fans of the series certainly won’t be disappointed!

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo

Dagashi Kashidagashi kashi

Next up is a recommendation we have specially picked for fans of Oyatsu: Dagashi Kashi is a new anime that revolves around everyday life in a candy store.

We have already introduced you to the world of Dagashi some time ago on this blog, but now you can also experience it in anime form. Shikada Kokonotsu is a guy who dreams of becoming a famous manga artist. However, his dad wants him to take over the family business and run a rural candy store once he retires. On top of that, a famous sweets company is interested in the skills of his father, but he will only leave if Kokonotsu agrees to abandon his dream. How will he decide?

Genres: Comedy, Shounen

ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)Boku dake ga inai machi

Last but not least we have a highly anticipated show for all fans of the dark and unknown.

Manga author Satoru Fujinuma has a special ability: he can travel back in time to prevent crimes and deaths from happening. It is his duty to make things right so that no innocent lives are lost. But his already challenging life takes one more turn when he gets framed for a crime he didn’t commit. He gets sent back in time once again and finds himself in grade school, months before one of his classmates went missing. Can he prevent one more terrible incident?

Genres: Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural


This sums up our sneak peek into the new anime season. Of course, there are a lot more shows to come that will certainly be able to get a huge fanbase in next to no time. I am optimistic for the state of anime in 2016 and cannot wait to watch all the new shows out there.

What are your most anticipated anime and which of our recommendations will you check out? Let us know in the comment section down below.

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