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Anime Season: Winter 2015-2016

Updated on March 3, 2016
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The New Anime Shows of Winter 2015-2016
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The Upcoming Anime Line-Up for Winter 2015-2016

Spring, summer, autumn, winter--the cycle of Japanese Animation seasons continue.

Got a soothing blast from the fresh wind of the spring shows? Did you get hazed by the hotness of the summer 2015 anime? Have you FALLen (*pun intended*) in love with the series representatives of fall 2015? Well, nothing's over yet because the cycle is infinite!

Next comes the winter 2015-2016 anime shows! They're ready, and they're prepped. To put you into a frozen state of perpetual glee and excitement, this season blizzards through with a bunch of anime akin to snow flakes. From there, it just rolls and snowballs into a gigantic avalanche!

That's too much over-exaggeration and use of winter-related metaphors, I guess. So here it comes--Anime Season: Winter 2015-2016! Get yourself ready for a Winte r2015-2016 anime snowball fight! Just be careful not to get some frostbites from over-excitement.

Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei
Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei

Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei

Genre: Mecha, Police, and Sci-Fi

Producer: Orange and Production IMS

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Tokyo is in the depths of a quagmire and crime is on the rise! Good thing, “The Eight” exists to fight crimes and prevent it from getting critical. With the “Willwear” exoskeletons ready for use, crime-doers beware!

Active Raid - Trailer

Ajin
Ajin

Ajin

Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Seinen, and Supernatural

Producer: Polygon Pictures

Air Date: January 16, 2016

Summary: Ajin are immortals, humans that can never die! The first ajin is believed to have appeared in a battlefield in Africa. The second, in another place. More and more are appearing within the wave of human society, and it’s still very difficult to identify them and define their existence. And so, a bountiful reward is set for whoever catches one. Kei Nagai is normal high school student. Or is he? What awaits him will surely change his life…forever! He is an Ajin!

Ajin - Trailer

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Season 2
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Season 2

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, and Shoujo

Producer: Bones

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: The second season of the Akagami no Shirayuki-hime series.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Season 2
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu Season 2

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season

Genre: Action, Comedy, School, and Shounen

Producer: DAX Production, Dentsu, Fuji TV, FUNimation Entertainment, and Lerche

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: The second season of the Ansatsu Kyoushitsu series.

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

Genre: Drama, Romance, School, and Sci-Fi

Producer: Gonzo

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: In a certain world far out there, flying is just as easy as riding a bicycle. And in that place, flying is integrated into a sport called “Flying Circus.”Hinata Masaya loves the sky. He loves flying and the “Flying Circus” too. Unfortunately, he gets beaten up miserably one day in the sport that he loves the most. Unable to get back up, he shies away as if never to return. One day, a transfer student named Kurashina Asuka shows up to ask for his guidance in flying. That moment, the spark which he thought was lost forever sparked again as if trying to bring him to the sky once again. Together with Asuka, love takes off to the sky up to new heights!

Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Genre: Psychological, Seinen, and Supernatural

Producer: A-1 Pictures

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Satoru Fujinuma is a manga author who has a peculiar ability. No, it has nothing to do with his line of work but an ability that only he has. It’s the uncanny ability of being forced to go back in time to prevent catastrophes and death. Rinse and repeat, he uses his power until the tragedy is sent off the course of history. One day, he stumbles upon a case which frames him as the perpetrator. All leads to the time he was still a grade-schooler and to the case of the mysterious disappearance of his classmate, Kayo Hinazuki.

Dagashi Kashi
Dagashi Kashi

Dagashi Kashi

Genre: Comedy and Shounen

Producer: BS-TBS, Feel, Pony Canyon, and TBS

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Having sweets shop family business and all, Shikada Kokonotsu is expected to inherit the business and carry it on to the future. Problem is, he wants to be a manga author! But when a cute but weird girl named Shidare Hotaru comes to offer a merger between the famous sweets shop and her own family’s company, she is met with one task—convince Kokonotsu to take over the shop and the deal is set!

Dimension W
Dimension W

Dimension W

Genre: Sci-Fi and Seinen

Producer: FUNimation Entertainment, Lantis, Orange, Square Enix, and Studio 3hz

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: It’s the year 2072 and the world has already seen the disappearance of energy problems. Now, the world can still in abundance of infinite energy from Dimension W, a dimension between the X, Y, and Z planes. But just as shortage of energy brings hundreds of problems, surplus of energy has its fair share of tribulations. There’s no need to worry though because repo man, Kyoma, and coil android, Mira, are there to fix any problem with coils and energy-abusers.

Dimension W - Trailer

Divine Gate
Divine Gate

Divine Gate

Genre: Action, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi

Producer: Studio Pierot

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Long ago, a gate known as the “Divine Gate” opened up to connect the world, the heaven, and the underworld. With such phenomenon happening, chaos spread with every conflicting goal and desire. Thus, the world council was formed, and peace was restored. Now, the “Divine Gate” exists only as a mere legend. It is now said that the one who reaches the gate, remakes the world!

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

Genre: Action, Mystery, and Supernatural

Producer: Aniplex of America and Studio Shuka

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: The 3rd and final cour of the Durarara!!x2 series.

Ganbare! Lulu Lolo Season 3
Ganbare! Lulu Lolo Season 3

Ganbare! Lulu Lolo Season 3

Genre: Kids and Slice-of-Life

Producer: Fanworks

Air Date: January 21, 2016

Summary: The third season of the Ganbare! Lulu Lolo series.

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – Enryuu-hen
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – Enryuu-hen

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – Enryuu-hen

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and Military

Producer: A-1 Pictures

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: The second season of the Gate: Jietai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri series.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, and Fantasy

Producer: A-1 Pictures

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Born from darkness, people emerge unknowing of things things that happened and things that will transpire. Haruhiro is one of them. He opens his eyes only to see darkness. And from that darkness, he steps into a world similar to a video game. Form parties, learn skills, fight baddies—this is the world of Grimgar—and it’s a total mystery!

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar - Trailer

HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru

HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru

Genre: Mystery, Romance, School, and Slice-of-Life

Producer: Glovision, Lantis, and P.A. Works

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Ever since they were children, Haruta and Chika were great friends. Now that they’re both in high school, they’re friendship is still as strong as ever. Both of them are in the wind instruments club and they’re mission is to save it from the brink of extinction, that is—being shut down!

HaruChika - Trailer

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, and Supernatural

Producer: Half H.P. Studio, Nippon Columbia, and Studio Deen

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Satou Kazuma is a hikikomori who extremely love games. He died. But, it doesn’t end there! He might have died of traffic accident but he wakes up to a beautiful goddess. The goddess asks a question: “Wanna go to another world? You can only take one thing with you.” Satou answers: “I’ll take you.” And so, Satou gets reincarnated into a new world where he starts life anew with the goddess and tries to defeat the Demon King.

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! - Trailer

Musaigen no Phantom World
Musaigen no Phantom World

Musaigen no Phantom World

Genre: Action, Fantasy, and Supernatural

Producer: Kyoto Animation

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: In a future where the beings we know as monsters and spirits are in full sight and manifestation, a boy named Haruhiko Ichijou leads a group of power-users to fight the supernatural beings, which are now collectively called “Phantoms.” As they go deeper into the case, they get closer and nearer to the truth about the world.

Nijiiro Days
Nijiiro Days

Nijiiro Days

Genre: Comedy, Shoujo, and Slice-of-Life

Producer: Production Reed

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, Tsuyoshi—these four high-school boys are all about fun as they live their days in school doing the usual stuff; studying, playing, goofing, and talking about girls. Natsuki has a crush on a girl named Anna. And the others? They support their friend Natsuki as they try to get involved in their relationship.

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R
Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R

Genre: Comedy, Magic, and Parody

Producer: Tatsunoko Production

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: A spin-off to the Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magikarte series, which portrays Komugi-chan and her rivals as they live through every day as students and magical girl idols with smiles of fun and happiness.

Prince of Stride: Alternative
Prince of Stride: Alternative

Prince of Stride: Alternative

Genre: Sports

Producer: Madhouse

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: This sports anime is about a particular extreme sport called “Stride.” In order to play, a team needs six players to run relay courses across towns. Honan Academy plays such sports and it is now up to high-school students, Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai, to form a team and compete in the “End of Summer” to win the rightful place for their efforts and ambitions.

Prince of Stride - Trailer

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

Genre: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, and Supernatural

Producer: Lerche and Orange

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: It all started when a former prince named Lux accidentally trespasses into a female bathroom where he witnesses a naked Lisesharte. Furious, princess Lisesharte challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel—a duel utilizing ancient weapons known as Drag-Rides. Being known as the “Weakest Undefeated”, Lux wouldn’t attack no matter what. Hence, after the duel, Lux joins the all-female academy that trains royals like Lisesharte to become excellent Drag-Knights.

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut - Trailer

Schwarzesmarken
Schwarzesmarken

Schwarzesmarken

Genre: Action, Drama, Mecha, Military, and Sci-Fi

Producer: ixtl, LIDENFILMS, and SANZIGEN

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: A spin-off to the Muv-Luv Alternative series but is set in the year 1983.

Sekkou Boys
Sekkou Boys

Sekkou Boys

Genre: Comedy and Music

Producer: LIDENFILMS

Air Date: January 8, 2016

Summary: Meet the four stone figures with quirky personalities; George the saint, Mars the god of war, Hermes the handsome one, and Medici extraordinaire celebrity! Having been gathered together by rookie manager, Miki Ishimoto, they shall enter the limelight as an idol unit called—the Sekkou Boys!

Sekkou Boys - Trailer

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu
Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu

Genre: School

Producer: Project No. 9

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: For high-school student Buntarou Houjou, the future seems dreary as he has no dreams, hopes, or plans. Good thing is—in the present—he has some friends to hangout with on his carefree days of high school. One day, a classmate by the name of Sayuki invites him to make a particular gal game. And thus begins, Bunyarou’s step into a new hobby—or probably—his true calling.

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Genre: Drama and Josei

Producer: Studio Deen

Air Date: January 2016

Summary: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu follows the story of an ex-convict man. Just released from prison, the man begins his life anew by becoming an apprentice to a certain comic storyteller whose rendition of “Shinigami” dazzled brilliantly before his eyes. From that day on, the man was graced with the name “Yotaro” and is now an apprentice to the great performer, Yamumo.

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu - Trailer

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      Cheeky Kid 18 months ago from Milky Way

      @Zero it's Divine Gate :D

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      Zero 18 months ago

      Hey what is the name of the anime from the first picture you see when you get on this page.

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