OG’s Winter 2016 Anime Picks

UPDATE: Pandora and Garokawa were added to the “Must Watch”section.

Note to self: Wait until the 3rd week of the 3rd month of a season before posting seasonal picks.

Picks are based on this chart.

Must Watch

Pandora of the Crimson Shell

Koukaku no Pandora/Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn.

January 8th Premiere. Like Akuma no Riddle it will get an early preview, in Pandora’s case a 50 minute theater special. I was aware this show was coming. Didn’t expect it so soon but hey, WE GOT SOMETHING! Heard from reliable sources that it’s worth the nation’s time.

Plot Summary:

In an age when large-scale natural disasters frequently happen all over the world, when cyborgs and autonomous robots are beginning to appear on the market in technologically advanced nations and major world powers compete for technology and resources, the divide between rich and poor grows and the future for the poor looks bleak. In this transitional stage, everyone wanders around in a self-indulgent daze and the way out isn’t clear… This is the story of how two cybernetically enhanced girls meet.



Garokawa Restore The World

Garokawa Restore The World.

This is interesting. Just when I thought we wouldn’t get any subbed movies, lo and behold Crunchyroll drops the bombshell of this one getting subbed early on their site, once again showing I goofed up by posting my picks too early.

Watch both trailers by clicking here.

According to the Crunchyroll forum post, the movie will be uploaded for premium members January 16th while residents in the San Francisco Bay area will get to attend an early screening on January 9th.

Mahou Shoujo Mouiidesukara

Mahou Shoujo Mouiidesukara. It’s a magical girl show. That’s all I’ve got for this one.

Oshiete Gyaruko-chan

Oshiete! Gyaruko-chan. I think it’s a naughty Girls Club show. Sounds fun. Hopefully it won’t be revealed as a “short” before its premiere, though it may have material for me to write stuff…

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R. I saw the old Komugi-chan years ago and to be honest I was not impressed…more like I was annoyed. I don’t have high hopes for this latest entry. Again we’ll have to wait and see.

The only non-female centered (het-harems and rom-coms excluded) shows that caught my interest are Ajin, Dimension W and Phantasy Star Online 2 TV…maybe Bubuki Buranki but I dunno what that one’s about. Could this mean OG will FINALLY go to his HUGE backlog? I still plan on going to my backlog.

Again I jumped the gun. Oops.

The Milky Holmes and WIXOSS movies will take a while to get subbed so I hope the Girls Und Panzer movie gets subbed sometime this Winter.

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46 Responses to OG’s Winter 2016 Anime Picks

  1. devenluca says:

    I’m just sad at all of the stuff we’re getting this Winter. Last winter was so good with Saekano and Koufuku Graffti.


  2. thecorneredpage says:

    An unfortunate lack of yuri this Christmas. 😦


  3. ramenshojo says:

    This winter is looking dire. But at least we had a good run this summer.
    I am looking forward to the movies you mentioned, especially Wixoss. In the meantime looks like I can finally get started on my backlog.


  4. themarrowbook says:

    It looks like there’s no successor to GochiUsa or Yuru Yuri.
    The fact that we’ll be cut off from the chain of Slice-of-Life anime which has run through this year depresses me so hard.

    I might as well die from the lack of moe girls SoL……


  5. The Otaku Judge says:

    Wheeee it’s snowing. I am looking forward to the Wixoss and Girl Und Panzer movies.


  6. CorruptedPurity says:

    Wow, it really is a sad season…
    Only thing I am looking foward to is WIXOSS
    Meh, should be fine, still have like 3 seasons of yuru yuri to rewatch until the next season.
    Ajin looks pretty cool though for my non-yuri dosage.
    Past few seasons were great, YrYr, GG were favorites of mine. But there are other awesome ones; Hidan no aria, is the order a rabbit?, Sore ga Seiyuu.
    So not much of a surprise if for next season, they toned down a bit on the yuri front, just kinda disappointing. Do i have the right to be disappointed or am I being pessimistic here?


    • OG-Man says:

      It happens. We had two great years of yuri and Girls Club goodness but all good things come to an end. In this case, a streak. There will be some promising shows coming in 2016, just not during Winter time.

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  7. cirno9fan says:

    Keep in mind that that’s not a finalized list. There’s still plenty of time for new announcements.


  8. Hanneman says:

    I’ll probably have to skip any show that’s airing this season, there’s nothing i’m particularly looking forward to. Maybe that’s a good thing, so i can finish the summer and fall shows i did not complete (shit, i havent even finished Non Non Biyori Repeat!). But i do expect to come back regularly as i did before, there are a lot of new posts on some cool subjects and new VNs i need to play. Also, goddamit, i need to get back to watching Yuru Yuri and GochiUsa!


  9. OG-Man says:

    All this means is I won’t have much to cover this season unless a couple more shows of interest for the site are announced before Winter comes. It also means my other blog will get more content.


  10. mirrorpurple says:

    Is Oshiete! Gyaruko-chan a parody of Haiyore! Nyaruko???? SO MUCH PARODY TITLES NOWADAYS


  11. Pancakecreme says:

    Looks like the poster up above is right. The list is not done yet. There is a another show just announced, that will be airing this Winter 2016 season. Yuri forums are talking about it now, cause this one is slated to have some yuri.



    • OG-Man says:

      Oh I talked about that one already. Didn’t expect it to premiere this Winter but yeah. Something to look forward to this season.


  12. CorruptedPurity says:

    Ahh… there is a light at the end of the tunnel after all.

    The synopsis gave me a yuri kuma arashi kinda feel. Just more robots instead of bears. Hope has been restored


  13. MarkS00N says:

    The news on Koukaku no Pandora was such a bliss!
    Now the winter felt a bit warmer…
    It’s like the producer see the winter chart and said, “Where is all the yuri!? What is an anime season without yuri!!? Oh, I have one… Release teh yuri!!!”

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  14. makotachi says:

    No new KyoAni show? 😛 Hope this barren winter season treats you well though.


  15. Mh, don’t really have any confidence in Pandora. Like, at all.
    Garakowa looks pretty promising though, even if it won’t turn out to have any yuri in it. It’s gonna be a really pretty anime with awesome direction, at least.


  16. chikorita157 says:

    I’m surprised that you don’t have Musaigen no Phantom World on your list considering that it’s a Kyoto Animation show. (probably because the air date was announced after the preview was made)

    From the looks of it, Winter is kind of meh (only have about 2-3 shows in mind0, although it’s probably a good time to finish that backlog.


    • OG-Man says:

      If it had yurirific side-characters I may check it out sooner.
      Exactly what I have planned. The backlog and my other blog have been needing a lookie for a long time.


  17. yurimylove says:

    I get what everyone’s saying about backlogs… but one season’s not enough to finish my backlog, more like just making a small dent out of it XD

    Liked by 1 person

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