My Winter 2016 Watchlist

October 20, 2016

Hello guys, I'm back and this is just going to be a pretty quick post to give you an idea on which shows from the winter 2016 line up am I going to catch up within this month.

As you all probably have known, Winter 2016 is ALREADY DONE a few months back on March and we are currently on the last season of this year which is Fall 2016 which started this month and will end on December later this year. Because of that, I can say that I'm so way behind on my winter anime.

I've only finished two shows from the Winter 2016 lineup and those are Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) and Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash). I know those two shows aren't enough to make my "Top Anime Shows of 2016" post before this year ends much more substantial and that is why I'm going to catch up on some other Winter 2016 shows during this fall as quickly as possible.

Take note, I won't be watching A LOT since I'm also catching up with with my remaining leftover shows from Spring and Summer + I haven't even started yet on my Fall animes except for Bungou Stray Dogs' 2nd Season.

And with that, I present you the list of shows that I'm going to watch that are from winter 2016 earlier this year.

I'm going to be ranking them starting from the shows that I'm most interested to watch and will end on the show that I find the least interesting to watch

Let us now start up with!

One of the few Winter 2016 anime shows that I have put on-hold. I'm going to try my best to get back to it as soon as I can.

"Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to take to the stage of Rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is a story set in both the past and present, depicting the art of Rakugo, the relationships it creates, and the lives and hearts of those dedicated to keeping the unique form of storytelling alive."

Another one of the shows that I've started but was on-hold after watching the first scenes in the first episode. 

In the near future, humans have discovered a fourth dimension, Dimension W, and a supposedly infinite source of energy within. In order to harness this profound new energy, mankind develops advanced "coils," devices that link to and use the power of Dimension W. However, by year 2071, the New Tesla Energy corporation has monopolized the energy industry with coils, soon leading to the illegal distribution of unofficial coils that begin flooding the markets. Kyouma Mabuchi is an ex-soldier who is wary of all coil-based technology to the extent that he still drives a gas-powered car. Kyouma is a "Collector," individuals with the sole duty of hunting down illegal coils in exchange for money. What started out as just any other mission is turned on its head when he bumps in Mira Yurizaki, an android with a connection to the "father" of coils. When a series of strange events begin to take place, these two unlikely allies band together to uncover the mysteries of Dimension W.

3) AJIN (M.A.L SCORE = 7.78)
 "Mysterious immortal humans known as "Ajin" first appeared 17 years ago in Africa. Upon their discovery, they were labeled as a threat to mankind, as they might use their powers for evil and were incapable of being destroyed. Since then, whenever an Ajin is found within society, they are to be arrested and taken into custody immediately. Studying hard to become a doctor, Kei Nagai is a high schooler who knows very little about Ajin, only having seen them appear in the news every now and then. Students are taught that these creatures are not considered to be human, but Kei doesn't pay much attention in class. As a result, his perilously little grasp on this subject proves to be completely irrelevant when he survives an accident that was supposed to claim his life, signaling his rebirth as an Ajin and the start of his days of torment. However, as he finds himself alone on the run from the entire world, Kei soon realizes that more of his species may be a lot closer than he thinks."
You see, according to HoneyFeed, the guy with the blonde hair is an LGBT character! So yeah.

 Chika Homura begins her high school career with a goal: to develop a "cute girl" persona. After quitting the volleyball team despite her all-star status, Chika decides to join her school's underrated Wind Instrument Club and play the flute, believing it to be the most delicate and feminine instrument. For the first time in nine years, Chika reunites with her childhood friend and total opposite, Haruta Kamijou. Unfortunately for Chika, Haruta is not fooled by her efforts to become more endearing. But this does not deter Chika, and she develops a crush on the band instructor, Shinjirou Kusakabe—but so does Haruta! However, Chika's high school life just won't go according to plan, as mysteries begin appearing around her and her friends. The club members must work together to solve the mysteries plaguing the school, all while trying to find more members to compete in musical competitions. 

5) Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows (M.A.L SCORE = 7.75)
 For the longest time, it's just been the two of them. "Kanojo" and her cat Daru are inseparable, having grown up together. Now a junior in college, Tomoka—her roommate of a year and a half—moves out of their shared apartment, and in order to keep her living space, Kanojo must find a job. Day by day, Daru watches her continued efforts from a cat's-eye view, eagerly awaiting his owner's return. When she gets back, once again, it's just she and her cat. Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows is a charming short series about the bond between a pet and his owner.

6) Prince of Stride: Alternative (M.A.L SCORE = 7.04)
The series is about an extreme form of sport known as "Stride." It involves 6 players on a team that runs relay races in towns. The story takes place at Honan Academy where first year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai try to recruit members for their "Stride" club. They request Riku Yagami to join with the help of Takeru and Nana. Their goal is to compete and win the "End of Summer," a top competition hosted in Japan alongside other schools.

7) Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage (M.A.L SCORE = 7.19)
Twelve years ago in Kyuushu, an epic event occurred in which a falling comet brought upon an unknown calamity to the world. At the same time as this natural phenomenon, a baby boy named Ouriku whose soul was touched by this mysterious entity was born, oblivious to his inevitable destiny. In present day, almost nobody remembers this great star event. However, a powerful family of the Reiken clan have decided to conduct an entrance examination at the God's assembly. Their goal is to find the most talented and powerful disciples, fit to work as sages. Ouriku decides to take this exam, unaware of the special powers he possesses. Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage is the story of Ouriku and his journey to becoming a powerful sage.

Out in the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi, a small business selling traditional Japanese candy. However, despite his father's pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business. However, this may start to change with the arrival of the eccentric Hotaru Shidare. Hotaru is in search of Kokonotsu's father, with the goal of bringing him back to work for her family's company, Shidare Corporation, a world famous sweets manufacturer. Although the senior Shikada initially refuses, he states that he will change his mind on one condition: if Hotaru can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family shop. And so begins Hotaru's mission to enlighten the boy on the true joy of delicious and nostalgic dagashi!

9) Luck and Logic (M.A.L SCORE = 6.23)
This show's OP theme sounds so goood.

In the year L.C. 922, mankind faces an unprecedented crisis. Following the conclusion of a hundred-year war on the mythical world of Tetraheaven, the losing Majins sought a safe haven and invaded the human world Septpia. The government is forced to fight by employing Logicalists belonging to ALCA, a special police that protects the streets from foreigners of another world. Logicalists are given a special power that allows them to enter a trance with Goddesses from the other world. One day, Yoshichika Tsurugi, a civilian who is lacking "Logic" and lives peacefully with his family, meets the beautiful goddess Athena while helping people escape from a Majin attack. She wields the "Logic" that Yoshichika should have lost. This leads Yoshichika to an unexpected destiny with Athena. The future of the world depends on the "Luck" and "Logic" and these Logicalists.

This show's OP is good as well! The thing that's probably gonna put me off is if it's too much ecchi. According to it's M.A.L profile, it isn't labeled as ecchi though.

 Phantoms: supernatural entities such as ghosts or youkai that, until recently, were thought to be superstition. However, when a virus that infects the brain spreads throughout society, people's perception of the world changes as the mythical beings are revealed to have been living alongside humanity the entire time. This virus has also affected those of the next generation significantly, allowing them to develop special abilities that they can use to fight against dangerous phantoms. Haruhiko Ichijou and Mai Kawakami are two of those that were granted such power as Haruhiko wields the ability to summon and seal phantoms through drawings while Mai imbues the power of the elements into martial arts. Together, along with the friendly phantom Ruru, they form Team E of Hosea Academy which is dedicated to dealing with these often mischievous beings. In a world where the real and surreal intertwine, Musaigen no Phantom World follows the adventures of a group of friends as they handle the everyday troubles caused by phantoms.

11) KonoSuba (M.A.L SCORE = 8.03)
This show is actually highly rated in MyAnimeList. For some reason though it's in one of the shows that I'm the least interested in, I hope that my opinion of mine turns around when I watch this!

After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student and recluse Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She provides the NEET with two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer's dream—a real fantasy world! Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing villages. But before he goes, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake—Aqua is completely useless! Unfortunately, their troubles don't end here; it turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must first work to pay for their living expenses. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!

So now that I've got that done! I have 3 questions!

1. Am I missing out on other Winter 2016 shows? Do you have other recommendations? (Except for sequels)
 2. Is KonoSuba really worth watching?
3. What do you think on the winter watchlist? Any opinions?

That's it for now and thank you so much for reading this pretty quick post! I'll see you next time!

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