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Hopefully, everyone enjoyed this Summer's ecchi and harem series, we certainly had a riveting time with Rewrite, and Masou Gakuen HxH was just...was just great y'know. But moving swiftly on, it's time for the Fall 2016 anime previews and if anything, there's even more in the way of delicious fanservice coming our way this season. We've got animal girls, naughty student council presidents and...ping pong? Yeah, sexy ping pong, good stuff. As always we've also got some interesting sequels coming out, one of which came as quite a surprise, alongside more brand new series.
Now it's about time we moved on to the new series themselves, so read on for Honey's preview of the new ecchi and harem anime for fall 2016.
6. Anitore! XX
- Episodes: ?
- Aired: October 2016 to ?
The sequel to the Anitore! EX series of shorts, Anitore! XX once again aims to provide cute girls for you to exercise with, in the form of Asami Hoshi and friends. With each episode sitting at 4 minutes in length, the girls of Anitore! XX go through various exercises that you can do at home, with the aim of keeping fit, and improving their chests! Not sure how the chest thing is relevant to the viewers but we're hardly going to argue. Alternatively, of course, you can simply sit and enjoy watching the girls exercise, in fact, this is without a doubt the main draw of the series.
A similar idea to the exercise with an anime character smartphone apps that recently popped up, while we can't vouch for Anitore! XX's fat busting ability, we can guarantee that if it's anything like its predecessor then it's a wonderful source of fan service. While not really an ecchi show, the onslaught of short shorts, loose tops, and gratuitous camera angles will not leave you wanting, along with a host of cute girls, including a fanged tsundere, sweet-talking lady, and a deluded fallen angel. So if you're after some quick but delicious fan service without the commitment of an actual storyline, then this is the show for you.
Unfortunately, there is no trailer for Anitore! XX out yet, but check out the video for its prequel, Anitore! EX, below to get an idea of what it's all about!
Anitore! EX Official Trailer
5. Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku (Kaijuu Girls: Ultraman Kaijuu Personification Project)
- Episodes: ?
- Aired: September 2016 - ?
So here's a spin-off of Ultraman no one ever expected. With the planet now enjoying a more peaceful period, the monsters previously defeated by Ultraman have been reborn into the world as cute girls! Yes, Kaijuu Girls literally takes the Kaijuu monsters from the live-action Ultraman series and transforms them into cute, chibi monster girls. Although we can't be sure quite what the series will involve yet, you can probably expect comedy and slice-of-life antics, along with plenty of cute girls doing cute things.
Another short series for the list, if you enjoy shows like last season's Onigiri then we'd highly recommend giving Kaijuu Girls a try. Although we don't know how much fan service might be in the series, we'd recommend fans of Monster Musume pick this up too, just for the rare glimpse of pretty, anime monster girls. Be sure to check out the trailer below for a look at some of the cuties that will be arriving, and with artists from Nitroplus and pixiv behind the character designs, we can almost guarantee that at the very least, Kaijuu Girls is gonna be hella pretty.
Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku Official PV
4. Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume (Ping Pong Girl)
- Episodes: ?
- Aired: October 2016 - ?
The world of middle school ping pong is a mess after the fall of their previous champion. So now is the perfect opportunity for Koyori Tsumujikaze, a transfer student at Suzumegahara Middle School, to smash her way to the top. Along with a team of other cute ping pong playing girls of course. Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume or the easier to pronounce Ping Pong Girl is the next big thing for cute girls playing sports.
With a pretty ecchi manga to draw from, we can hope for plenty of fanservice from Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume, with small, tight bloomers, gallons of sweat, and girls who enjoy ping pong a little bit too much. The PV suggests that they're going in a more cutesy, moe direction with the anime, but much like similar series such as Ro-Kyu-Bu, there's no doubt that they'll still keep most of the fanservice. One interesting point to note is that the director Yasuhiro Irie also directed Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, so whether his previous success will rub off on Ping Pong Girl, only time will tell.
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume Official PV
3. Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki 4th Season (Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki 4th Season)
- Episodes: 4
- Aired: November 2016 - August 2017
Now here's blast from the past, more than 10 years after it's last episode aired, Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki is back for a fourth season, with several voices from previous series reprising their roles. The series focuses on Tenchi Masaki, an ordinary boy who is also the heir to his family's shrine. Accidently, he manages to release a "demon" from its 700 years of captivity in a mountain shrine, only the so-called "demon" turns out to be space pirate Ryoko Hakubi. As you would expect, this is the perfect time for more alien girls to show up, as Tenchi learns more about who he really is and acquires a harem of beautiful girls in the process.
Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki is up there with Ah! My Goddess and Love Hina as one of the original harem series about, so you can guarantee an authentic harem experience. If you enjoyed either of those classics or newer series like To Love-Ru or Date A Live, you'll likely find something to love in Tenchi Muyou. It'll be very interesting to see how much of an update the art and animation gets, given that the previous entries to the series are starting to look a bit dated now. Judging from the visuals released so far, though, AIC are doing a great job of upping the quality without losing the retro look the series has. As an OVA, Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki's episodes are going to be seriously spaced out, but we think that just gives you more time to catch up on the previous three seasons!
Whilst there isn't a trailer out for the new season yet, be sure to keep an eye on Honey's front page for more Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki news!
2. Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+! (My Wife is the Student Council President 2nd Season)
- Episodes: ?
- Aired: October 2016 - ?
Another sequel for the list, Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+! continues the story of student council president wannabe Hayato Izumi and his wife to be Ui Wakana. After Ui beat him to the presidency by handing out condoms to all the students, Hayato was forced to accept his position as the student council vice president instead. To add salt to the wound, the cute and crazy girl then turned up at his apartment, announcing that she was not only his fiancee but would be living with him from now on. As adorable as Ui is, though, it's all a bit much for Hayato, with not just her but a few other girls getting him into only the lewdest of situations.
Well if you were sad to see Summer's Masou Gakuen HxH go, then here's your replacement. The previous season of Okusama ga Seitokaichou! has some of the raunchiest ecchi about, which is no surprise considering the studio Seven has actually made some pretty decent hentai before. Along with the borderline hentai came a super cute harem of girls that will not leave you wanting, so we can likely expect the same quality ecchi harem package from this sequel. There's no word on the duration of the series yet, but with the prequel being short at around 10 minutes per episode, expect the new series to follow a similar line. So if you're a fan of seriously ecchi series like Kiss X Sis or Shimoneta, we'd highly recommend checking out Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+!.
Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+! Official PV
1. Keijo!!!!!!!! (Hip Whip Girl)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2016 - ?
Yes, that is eight exclamation marks, which is exactly how excited you should be about this show. Keijo follows talented gymnast Nozomi Kaminashi, who has turned her eyes away from gymnastics and instead towards the gambling sport of Keijo, with hopes of earning riches for her poor family. In Keijo, girls battle with their butts and breasts to knock each other off of small platforms in the water with big bucks at stake. Now training along with the other students at Seto City Keijo Training School, will Nozomi have what it takes to whip hips alongside the pros?
From Xebec, the studio that brought us Love Hina, To Love-Ru, and Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, comes yet another fan service filled series, and if the current trailer is anything to go by it'll leave no ecchi fan disappointed. With not a male character in sight bar the cheering audience, it's cute girls all the way down, and fingers crossed we can bet on some yuri action as well. There aren't a whole lot of sports ecchi anime out as of yet, but with Keijo!!!!!!!! and the ping pongers of Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume on the way, hopefully, it's a genre which sees some success in the coming Fall season.
Keijo!!!!!!!! Official PV
Well, it looks like reverse harems are out, and shorts and sports are in this Fall. We hope the fujoshi aren't too disappointed, but for the rest of us lovers of cute girls, it's looking to be a really solid season. If we were to pick only a couple, we'd say be sure to check out Keijo!!!!!!!! and Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume as their mangas are excellent, so we can expect some awesome adaptations.
So which series are you looking forward to most this season? Thrilled to see more Tenchi Muyou, or looking forward to the return of the very ecchi Okusama ga Seitokaichou? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so why not leave us a comment down below!