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Katy’s Potential Winter 2016 Anime Watch List

New Year, New Season, New Series!


Hey everyone! Happy 2016! With a new year comes a new season and I have the lowdown on what shows I plan to watch this Winter 2016 Anime Season.

 

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2

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

Studio: Bones
Genre: Drama, FantasyHistorical, RomanceShoujo
Synopsis: Second season of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime. Shirayuki is a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman with red hair, a color that is considered very rare. When she is proposed to and chased after by the prince of her country, she cuts her hair and runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.
Why is it on my Watchlist? I am already deeply committed to this series after watching the first season of the anime back in the Summer of 2015. The storyline continues where season one left off and if you watched last season, you know it left you hungry for more after ONE particular scene. *wink*  I can go on and on about why I love this series so much or you can have a look at the review Laurelin did.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=95&v=WJqgDeKoWEU

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genre: MysteryPsychologicalSeinenSupernaturalThriller
Synopsis: Satoru Fujinuma is a 29 year old manga artist struggling to make a name for himself following his debut. But, that was not the only thing in his life that Satoru was feeling frustrated about… He has a unique 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. (Source: MAL News)

Why is it on my Watchlist? Call me a sucker but I’ve been on a psychological thriller kick on and off the past few years. I think it started after watching Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and just went downhill from there. Last season, I watched both Perfect Insider and Beautiful Bones so it would make sense I would give this one a try.

 

Norn9: Norn + Nonet

Norn9: Norn + Nonet

Studio: Kinema Pictures
Genre: Romance, SchoolShoujo
Synopsis: The story takes place in the near future. Guided by a particular song, young elementary school student Suzuhara Sorata, from the Heisei Era, is warped through a time skip to an unfamiliar place that looks much like the towns from the Meiji or Taishou period from his textbooks. In this world, he meets three young ladies and nine young men and joins them on a journey aboard the mysterious Norn ship, a giant globe that floats in midair.

Why is it on my Watchlist? While I’ve grown rather weary of reverse harem, or harems in general, I alway seem to find myself giving at least ONE harem themed anime a try. From what I gathered, the anime is an Otome game adaptation.  Also, from what I’ve read on discussion boards, this isn’t your typical reverse harem. It’s possibly three heroines who have three possible love interests each? I’ll bite.

 

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu (Girls Beyond the Wasteland)

Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu (Girls Beyond the Wasteland)

Studio: Project No. 9
Genre: School
Synopsis: In the story, Buntarou is a student who wants to be something, but doesn’t know what. One day his female classmate Sayuki announces she is working on a bishoujo game. Sayuki scouted him because he wrote a good script for drama club, but Buntarou doesn’t know anything about bishoujo games.

Why is it on my Watchlist? When reading the synopsis, I got the sinking feeling that it would be similar to something along the lines of either Welcome to NHK or Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Since it depicts several females and only one male, I have a sad feeling it will be harem themed, but I’m staying hopeful!

 

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Studio: Studio Deen
Genre: Drama, Josei
Synopsis: The first story revolves around a mature prisoner who was released on good behavior during Japan’s Showa Genroku era (1960s to early 1970s). He is called Yotarou by others, a term that means an “anti-hero” or a “dim-witted man.” When he returns to society, he starts a new life in rakugo (comic storytelling). Touched by Yakumo’s role as the “grim reaper,” he asks the master to take him in as an apprentice. (Source: ANN)

Why is it on my Watchlist? I think this show will be going against the current that most anime typically go. Not very often have I seen anime in the “josei” genre. A serious anime wouldn’t be a bad thing to have in my repertoire.

 

Sekkou Boys

Sekkou Boys

Studio: LIDENFILMS
Genre: Comedy, Music
Synopsis: Sekkou Boys is a unit of four stone figures — the military saint and group leader Saint Giorgio, history’s original celebrity Medici, the strikingly handsome and multi-talented Hermes, and the god of war Mars who is earnest about love — who become idiosyncratic idols. The story depicts their efforts to make it in the entertainment world with their female manager Miki Ishimoto, who just graduated from college. (Source: ANN)

Why is it on my Watchlist? Well… the PV just looks so ridiculous that I have to watch at least ONE episode of this show. I guess to balance out the serious anime, I’m throwing this one into the mix. I think it’s mostly out of curiosity.


 

What shows are you watching this season? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

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Katy Castillo

Owner & Editor-in-Chief of Yatta-Tachi! Hispanic. Puro 956. Queer AF. Femme. She/Her. You can find me discussing anime/manga, yelling about the importance of accessibility / inclusiveness / diversity, UX/Visual Design, and stress baking/cooking on Twitter and Instagram.

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