Anime of The Month, January 2016
Anime of The Month | January 2016
Anime?. Yes anime! Its 2016 and we are just a few days into entering another month. Last year saw a good number of awesome interesting anime pop up from all kinds of production studios and gracing us with nothing but joy and pure bliss of entertainment.
To know what anime rocked in 2015 you can check out the previous article
Many of you have heard about anime from all kinds of places and friends who trend into the activity of drowning themselves into endless hours of TV and and basically several lists of anime.
This month as we usually do every other month, we are going to look at those anime you should definitely be watching this year.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability which forces him to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until it is prevented.
Musaigen no Phantom World
In the near future, spirits and monsters are in full sight. A boy leads a group of people with special abilities as they plot against a massive organization that takes advantage of a certain incident and eventually know the truth about their world in the process.
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season
Second season of the Gate anime. Adapts Enryuu-hen, and Douran-hen arcs.
When a portal from another world appears in Ginza, Tokyo, a legion of soldiers and monsters emerge to attack the city.
Thanks to their far more advanced weaponry and tactics, the Japan Self-Defense Forces easily repels the enemy, passes through the gate and establish a forward base of operations to force the Roman-styled empire of the other world to open peace negotiations.
Durarara x2 Ketsu
Genre: Action, Suspense
In Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.
Mikado Ryuugamine has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo.
Genre: Science fiction, Action
In the year 2072, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductorsthat 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 Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.
Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) 2nd Season
Genre: Action, Supernatural, Comedy
Class 3E is about to begin their second semester! And while some things have changed, the class assignment is still the same: kill their teacher before the end of the year!
Easier said than done since Koro-sensei has made it clear he won’t go down without a fight.
Will these students be able to take down the tentacled monster that moves at Mach 20 before he can destroy the world?
Genre: Action, Supernatural, Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society.
Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one.
In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected.
Genre: Action, Science Fiction,Fantasy
When the Divine Gate opened, the living world, the heavens, and the underworld became connected, ushering an era of chaos where desires and conflict intersect.
To restore order, the World Council is formed. As peace is restored, the Divine Gate becomes an urban legend.
In that world, boys and girls deemed fit by the World Council are gathered. They are ones who aim to reach the gate for their personal objectives. Those who reach the gate can remake the world.
Genre: Action, Mecha, Drama, Military, Science Fiction
Schwarzesmarken is a spin-off of the Muv-Luv Alternative series, but the events takes place in 1983.
The East German Army 666th TSF Squadron “Schwarzesmarken” (Black Marks) are a special-forces unit tasked with assaulting BETA forces through unconventional tactics; specifically, they target Lux and Magnus Lux to deny the BETA the advantage of ranged firepower.
The 666th Squadron mostly operates MiG-21s, with their squadron commander Irisdena Bernhard piloting a MiG-21PF.
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Shirayuki is a normal herbalist citizen in the kingdom of Tanburn with one unique feature: her beautiful red hair.
Her mother died and her father is a former noble cast away from Tanburn.
Due to her unusual hair color, her grandparents were always watchful over what she did and raised her to handle things by herself, but it has made her cautious about attracted attention in new surroundings.
Author: Allan Bangirana
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre who is passionate about tech, games, entertainment and lifestyle news. He enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.