Every season has a handful of leftovers, and some of the Fall's more popular anime will carry over into the Winter. Current fans have plenty to cheer about, while binge watchers will have to wait a little longer for these anime.
Genre: Drama / Game / Slice of Life
Quick pitch: Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old shogi player. Rei lives on his own, due to a combination of his earnings and his strained relationship with his adoptive family. Once expected to be the best shogi player in Japan, Rei's career has entered a slump due to the emotional strain he has with his family and fellow high school classmates.
Studio: Madhouse / TMS Entertainment
Quick pitch: Kenji Gion joins the Kanagawa High School Rugby Club. While Kenji is small, his gutsy attitude leads him to join the club. There, he learns that the team is filled with different personalities and capabilities, but they don't always function as a team.
Genre: Comedy / Music
Quick pitch: Kanae and Sousuke live in a small town that is trying to become a music epicenter. One day, androids called "Classicaloids" appear, looking like Beethoven and Mozart. When they play music, things like giant robots and shooting stars appear. Soon, the small town becomes home to numerous Classicaloids.
Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
Studio: Toei Animation
Quick Pitch: Inside of smartphone apps live unknown creatures called Appmon. These creatures live in the World Wide Web, but Leviathan has taken control over their home. Haru and Gatchmon team up to restore balance and to defeat Leviathan.
Quick pitch: Season 2 continues the struggles faced by Tekkadan as they are caught in a conflict between Gjallarhorn and Martian revolutionaries. Flags will be raised.
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Quick pitch: Chidori is a young ninja, and she has dreams of serving under Oda Nobunaga's command. It's adorable with surprisingly satisfying episodes.
Genre: Comedy / Historical
Quick Pitch: Every day life of Sengoku period warriors are told using animals. There is a comedy bent to the historical stories.
Genre: Action / Drama / Sports
Studio: Toei Animation
Quick pitch: A revival of the classic Tiger Mask series from 1969. Naoto Azuma and Takuma Fujii are two young wrestlers from the Jipang Pro Wrestling team. When they are crushed by the Global Wrestling Monopoly team, they embark on a quest for revenge, each becoming a different type of Tiger Mask.
Studio: Shin-Ei Animation / TMS Entertainment
Quick pitch: Set in 2030, a detective agency known as The Boys' Detective Team solves crimes large and small. Detective Kogorou Akechi meets an odd boy named Yoshio Kobayashi, who has an undying body. This leads to a larger mystery related to "The Fiend with Twenty Faces."
Are you going to continue or pick up these Fall 2016 left overs?
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry. Feel free to connect with him on GoBoiano Social.