Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime of Winter 2016 [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Following their poll revealing the top ten most enjoyable anime in fall 2015, Akiba-Souken held a poll to discover which new anime from the upcoming winter 2016 season Japan is most excited about.
  • The poll was held from December 9 to December 23, and received 1,622 votes in total.
  • Are you as pumped for these anime as the Japanese public is? Check out the results below to find out!

Top 10 - Top 6

10. Prince of Stride: Alternative / 53 votes

9. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu / 61 votes

8. Koukaku no Pandora / 70 votes

7. Boke dake ga Inai Machi/ 77 votes

6. Durarara!!x2 Ketsu / 81 votes

Top 5 - Top 1

5. Dagashi Kashi

Dagashi Kashi

99 votes


Shikada Kokonotsu's father owns a rural sweets shop, and his plan is for Kokonotsu to take it over one day. However, Kokonotsu wants to be a manga author instead! One day in summer, the cute but weird girl Shidare Hotaru, from the famous sweets company, comes to pay a visit. Apparently, Kokonotsu's father is famous and she wants him to join her family's company. However, he will only agree if she can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business!

(Source: MangaHelpers)

4. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season

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109 votes


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?

(Source: FUNimation)

3. Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

ao no kanata no four rhythm

135 votes


In a world where flying is as simple as riding a bicycle, there is a popular sport called "Flying Circus."

The protagonist once had a bright future ahead of him in that field of sports but due to an overwhelming defeat in addition to a certain other reason, he has left that field. However, he meets the transfer student Kurashina Asuka and regains his passion as he teaches her how to fly.

With his situation changed, he participates once again in the Flying Circus. Just how high will he be able to fly this time with Asuka at his side?

This is a love story about the two who met while soaring in the skies, and the friends surrounding them.

(Source: VNDB)

2. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season

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179 votes


Second season of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime.

Although her name means "snow white," Shirayuki is a cheerful, red-haired girl living in the country of Tanbarun who works diligently as an apothecary at her herbal shop. Her life changes drastically when she is noticed by the silly prince of Tanbarun, Prince Raji, who then tries to force her to become his concubine. Unwilling to give up her freedom, Shirayuki cuts her long red hair and escapes into the forest, where she is rescued from Raji by Zen Wistalia, the second prince of a neighboring country, and his two aides. Hoping to repay her debt to the trio someday, Shirayuki sets her sights on pursuing a career as the court herbalist in Zen's country, Clarines.

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime depicts Shirayuki's journey toward a new life at the royal palace of Clarines, as well as Zen's endeavor to become a prince worthy of his title. As loyal friendships are forged and deadly enemies formed, Shirayuki and Zen slowly learn to support each other as they walk their own paths.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

1. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season

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271 votes


Second season of the Gate anime. Adapts Enryuu-hen, and Douran-hen arcs.

In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the "Gate," suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno.

The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the "Gate." To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the "Special Region" at the other side of the Gate.

Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography.

Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States, China, and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan.

A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown world—to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world.

(Source: Baka-Tsuki)

Source: Akiba-Souken

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There's lots of fantasy and action anime on this list! Bring it on

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I thought Prince of Stride would be higher on the list, it's basically Free! but with running!

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