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    Winter '16-'17 + Streaming News

    Sources: Anichart, ANN, MAL, FansubDB, LiveChart, Moonphase

    Streaming Guide: Current & Future / Previous

    Key: Show Title [Basic Info][R1 Licensor][Streaming Sites]

    Streaming Sites Code
    A = Amazon ANO = Anime Network Online CR = Crunchyroll
    D = Daisuki F = FUNimation H = Hulu
    N = Netflix V = Viewster Y = Youtube

    TV Show / ONA Line-up

    December 16

    December 30
    • 6HP (Six Hearts Princess) [Poncotan; ? eps; Official Website]

    January 4
    • Akiba's Trip: The Animation [GONZO; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]

    January 5
    • Masamune-kun no Revenge [Silver Link; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel [J.C. Staff; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Seiren [Studio Gokumi / AXsiZ; 12 eps] [?] [CR]
    • Urara Meirochou [J.C. Staff; ? eps] [Sentai Filmworks] [A, ANO]

    January 6
    • Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen (2nd Season) [A-1 Pictures; ? eps] [Aniplex of America] [CR, D]
    • Fuuka [Diomedea; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu [J.C. Staff / ACTG; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen [Studio Deen; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Youjo Senki [NUT; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]

    January 7
    • Chain Chronicle: Hekuseitasu no Hikari [Telecom Animation Film / Graphinica; 12 eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Demi-chan wa Kataritai [A-1 Pictures; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku (2nd Season) [Studio DEEN; ? eps; Official Website]
    • Spiritpact [Emon; ? eps] [?] [CR]

    January 8
    • elDLIVE [Studio Pierrot; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Gintama. (2017) [BN Pictures; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Idol Jihen [Studio VOLN / MAPPA; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Little Witch Academia (TV) [Studio Trigger; ? eps (split 2-cour)] [?] [N]
    • Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season [ufotable; 12 eps] [?] [D, F]

    January 9
    • Gabriel DropOut [Doga Kobo; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Onihei [Studio M2; ? eps] [?] [A]
    • Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation (3rd Season) [TMS Entertainment; ? eps] [?] [CR]

    January 10
    • ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka [Madhouse; ? eps] Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Hand Shakers [GoHands; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Kemono Friends [Yaoyorozu; ? eps] [?] [CR]

    January 11
    • ChäoS;Child [Silver Link; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon [Kyoto Animation; ? eps] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (2nd Season) [Studio Deen; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • World of Super Sand Box: Being the Reality [?; ? eps; Official Website]

    January 12
    • Kuzu no Honkai [Lerche; ? eps] [?] [A]
    • Marginal#4 Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang [J.C.Staff; ? eps] [?] [CR]
    • Super Lovers (2nd Season) [Studio Deen; ? eps] [?] [CR]

    January 14
    • Rewrite: Moon-hen / Terra-hen [8bit; ? eps] [Aniplex of America] [CR]

    January 21
    • BanG Dream! [ISSEN / Xebec; ? eps] [Sentai Filmworks] [ANO]

    February 4
    Last edited by tigeress02; January 14th, 2017, 09:17 AM.
    Upcoming Anime DVD/BD Releases: 2018
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    TV Special & Short Form TV Series

    December 4
    • Nananin no Ayakashi: Chimi Chimi Mouryou!! Gendai Monogatari [DLE; ? eps (5 mins); Official Website]

    December 5

    December 9
    • Detective Conan Episode "One": Chiisakunatta Meitantei [TMS/V1 Studio; 1 eps (TV Special); Official Website]

    December 12
    • Osomatsu-san: Ouma de Kobanashi [Studio Pierrot; 1 ep (TV Special)] [?] [CR]

    December 22
    • Koro-sensei Q! [Lerche; ? eps;] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]

    December 23
    • Jewelpet! Mahou no Kuni kara Kita Okyakusama! [Studio Deen; 1 ep (TV Special); Official Website]

    December 25
    • Gravity Daze The Animation: Overture [Studio Khara; 1 ep (TV Special); Official Website]

    December 30
    • Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Fun Fun Pearly Night - Ken to Janet no Okurimono [J.C. Staff; 1 eps (TV Special); Official Website]

    December 31
    • Fate/Grand Order: First Order [Lay-duce; 1 ep (74 min TV Special)] [Aniplex of America] [CR, D]

    January 2

    January 3
    • Ai Mai Mi ~Surgical Friends~ (Season 3) [Seven; ? eps (5 mins)] [?] [CR]

    January 8
    • Nyanko Days [EMT Squared; ? eps (? mins)] [?] [CR]

    January 9
    • Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka [LandQ Studio; ? eps (? mins)] [?] [CR]
    • Sentai Heroes Sukiyaki Force: Gunma no Heiwa o Negau Season [Studio 4°C; ? eps (3 mins); Official Website]

    January 11
    • One Room [Typhoon Graphics; ? eps (? mins)] [?] [CR]
    • Piace: Watashi no Italian [Zero-G; ? eps (? mins)] [?] [CR]

    January 15
    • Yami Shibai 4th Season [ILCA; ? eps (? mins)] [?] [CR]

    January 21
    • Granblue Fantasy: Zankutinzeru-hen [A-1 Pictures; ? eps (TV Special)] [Aniplex of America] [CR, D]

    January 23

    February 18


    • Trick or Alice [An DerCen; Trailer]


    Theatrical Releases

    • Chain Chronicle: Hekuseitasu no Hikari Chapter 1 [Graphinica / Telecom Animation Film; Trailer] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Cyborg 009: Call of Justice Part 2 and 3 [OLM / Signal.MD; Trailer]
    • Kagerou Daze: In a Days [?; Trailer]
    • Koutetsujou no Kabaneri: Tsudou Hikari (Film 1) [Wit Studio; Trailer]
    • Kuroko no Basuke Winter Cup Soushuu-hen: Tobira no Mukou [Production I.G]
    • Monster Strike The Movie: Hajimari no Basho e [LIDEN FILMS; Trailer]
    • Pop in Q [Toei Animation; Trailer]
    • Snack World, The: Hitogirai no Renny (short) [?]
    • Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai [Qualia Animation; Trailer]
    • Yo-kai Watch Movie 3: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibouken da Nyan! [OLM; Trailer]

    • Chain Chronicle: Hekuseitasu no Hikari Chapter 2 [Graphinica / Telecom Animation Film] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen [Shaft; Trailer]
    • Koutetsujou no Kabaneri: Moeru Inochi (Film 2) [Wit Studio]
    • Kuroshitsuji Movie: Book of the Atlantic [A-1 Pictures; Trailer]

    • Chain Chronicle: Hekuseitasu no Hikari Chapter 3 [Graphinica / Telecom Animation Film] [Crunchyroll / Funimation] [CR, F]
    • Digimon Adventure tri. 4: Soushitsu [Toei Animation]
    • Genocidal Organ [Geno Studio; Trailer]
    • Lupin the IIIrd: Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon [Telecom Animation Film; Trailer]
    • Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito Part 2 [Wit Studio; Trailer]
    • Overlord: Fushisha no Ou (Film 1) [Madhouse]
    • Sword Art Online Movie ~Ordinal Scale~ [A-1 Pictures; Trailer]
    • Trinity Seven Movie: Yuukyuu Toshokan to Renkinjutsu Shoujo [Seven Arcs Pictures; Trailer]
    • Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi [?]

    Last edited by tigeress02; February 4th, 2017, 08:49 AM.
    Upcoming Anime DVD/BD Releases: 2018
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      Information on the first round of titles.

      ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka [Trailer]
      From the creator of House of Five Leaves and Ristorante Paradiso.

      The manga is set in a world separated into 13 wards, with each ward having an observation division controlled by the organization known as "ACCA." The story centers on Jean, known as the craftiest member of ACCA.
      In the psycho-suspense story, after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Tokyo's Shibuya ward on November 6, 2009, a black fire spreads and causes mass panic on the day of the earthquake. The sudden disaster that becomes known as the "Shibuya Earthquake" kills 3,851 people and injures 30,927 more.

      The game is set in a reconstructed Shibuya district in October 2015. A string of mysterious deaths occurs in Shibuya amidst the reconstruction. People begin to take notice as the strange events start on the same day that chaos broke out in Shibuya with a certain incident five years earlier. The events are called the "Return of the New Generation Madness."
      From the creator of Katekyo Hitman Reborn!.

      "Mumbling" Chuta Kokonose doesn't have many friends. In fact, the only conversations he has anymore are with voices inside his head. Little does he know that this voice doesn't mean he's crazy. It just means he has an alien living inside his body!
      Granblue Fantasy the Animation [Trailer]
      Adaptation of the Granblue Fantasy smartphone game.

      From the game website:
      There exists a world in which islands of all shapes and sizes float in a sea of clouds. This is a world forsaken by the gods.

      A long time ago, beings known as the Astrals attempted to seize control of this world with their overwhelming power. However, the citizens of the skies, the Skydwellers, successfully resisted. The world once again entered a time of peace.

      Presently, our hero is about to embark on a journey after receiving a letter from his missing father. Accompanying him is Vyrn, a rather peculiar family member who happens to be a winged lizard. Despite Vyrn's objections, our hero prepares to leave his home of Zinkenstill when the mysterious island is suddenly engulfed in flames.

      The fleet of the burgeoning Erste Empire wreaks havoc from the skies above.

      Amidst the chaos, a chance encounter with a mysterious girl named Lyria awakens the fallen dragon of the stars, who unleashes a roar of revival.
      Hand Shakers [Trailer]
      The anime takes place in Osaka in "AD20XX," and revolves around the Hand Shakers — partners who can summon "Nimrodes," weapons born from their deep psyche by joining hands. In order to grant the pair's wish, the Hand Shakers compete with and fight other Hand Shaker pairs. The top pair will then meet and challenge "God."
      Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2nd Season
      Natsume Akatsuki's light novel series centers around Kazuma Sat, a hikikomori (shut-in) die-hard fan of games, anime, and manga. A traffic accident brings his disappointingly brief life to an end … or it should have, but he wakes up and sees a beautiful girl who introduces herself as a goddess. "Hey, I have some good news — would you like to go to an alternate world? You may only bring one thing you like with you."

      He responds, "…So, I'll bring you." With that, he is transported to another world and his great adventure subjugating the demon king begins … but first the hard work of finding food, clothing, and shelter begins. Kazuma wants to live in peace, but the goddess raises one problem after another, and then the demon king's army has its eyes set on him.
      Kuzu no Honkai (Scum's Wish) [Trailer]
      Hanabi and Mugi are a super sweet, seemingly perfect couple. Their peers envy them and their impenetrable facade. What they don't know is that Hanabi and Mugi have a not-so-pure secret.
      Marginal#4 Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang [Trailer]
      Adaptation of Rejet's otome game Marginal#4.

      "I want to see the shooting stars that fall onto the stage."

      That's the dream of the manager of the agency. These four individualistic new idols were grouped for this purpose. Named "MARGINAL #4", they aim to debut as in idol group.

      Wild and self-assured, the confident Kirihara Atom has talent but is hard to handle. Even though he looks feminine and gentle, Aiba Rui leaves a somewhat a cold impression. Twins that are splitting images of each other, but exude differing auras. Nomura L is showy, very confident, and is the younger twin. In contrast, Nomura R acts like he's hiding behind his younger brother's shadow.

      Then there's MARGINAL #4's seniors, "LAGRANGE POINT". Though stoic with goals to reach the top, Mikishima Shy is a little proud. On one hand, Himuro Kira is cheerful and good at taking care of others, but on the other, he has a crude side to him.

      Those two as well, were grouped together with the same goal of "showering stars" and aim for the big stage.

      The one who holds the key to allow them to truly shine is their manager and protagonist, Kataoka Yue. How will she guide the scattered individuals of the group?
      Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
      The anime's first story revolves around a mature prisoner who was released on good behavior during Japan's Showa Genroku era (1960s to early 1970s). He is called Yotar by others, a term that means an "anti-hero" or a "dim-witted man." When he returns to society, he starts a new life in rakugo (comic storytelling). Touched by Yakumo's role as the "grim reaper," he asks the master to take him in as an apprentice.
      Super Lovers 2nd Season
      Fooled into coming overseas by news of his mother's imminent death, high school student Kaido Haru encounters a boy who insists that he's his brother. Haru does his best to raise feral and obstinate Ren, but there seems to be a secret behind Ren's birth. On top of that, just when Ren begins to warm up to Haru, tragedy strikes. Five years later, Haru reunites with Ren, all grown up in Tokyo, but...
      Urara Meirochou
      This is Meiro-machi (Labyrinth Town), the town of fortune-telling. In town, there is a fortune-telling shop called Urara, where girls aspiring to be fortune-tellers come from all over the country. Chiya, who was raised in the mountains, comes to the town with a purpose, but what is it exactly? There, she meets Kon who is always serious, Koume who loves all things western, and the shy Nono. Their fun days of living together as apprentice fortune-tellers are about to begin.
      Yowamushi Pedal 3rd Season [Trailer]
      Should pick up the manga's story where the previous season left off.

      Sakamichi Onada is a wimpy high school freshman who loves anime. He initially wants to enter the anime club, but winds up joining the cycling club after meeting two classmates who are already famous cyclists. He undertakes the grueling training to compete in races, and discovers his own hidden talent in cycling.


      Chain Chronicle: Hekuseitasu no Hikari [Trailer]
      Adaptation of the Chain Chronicle smartphone game.

      Set in the land of Yuguto, the people thought that the land they live is the size of the world, but it’s actually divided into several areas, each with a respective king. Even though there were small wars among areas, the kings had roundtable meetings to maintain pace and balance. It was until a dark group of dark monsters appeared...

      The anime will have three "chapters," which screen in a two-week limited engagement for each chapter. The first debuts on December 3, the second on January 14, and the third on February 11. The television anime series will then air later.
      Kagerou Daze: In a Days [Trailer]
      Shintarou Kisaragi—a NEET who shut himself inside his room for 2 years—has been living his life normally until he met a cyber girl named Ene, who appeared in his computer screen when someone anonymously sent him a mysterious e-mail one year ago. One day, Ene had been messing with Shintarou's PC, which causes him have to go to the outside world for first time in two years.
      Kuroshitsuji Movie: Book of the Atlantic [Trailer]
      A film adaptation of the manga's Luxury Liner arc.

      Whispers turn into screaming headlines in Earl Ciel Phantomhive's morning paper as word of the dead being resurrected takes society by storm. But when the unsavoury details of the business reach Ciel's ear, he and his superlative butler, Sebastian, book themselves on a luxury liner to look into these alleged miracles and the "Aurora Society" conducting them. As the waters lap and crash all around the vessel, mysterious individuals gather under the banner of the "Phoenix." Ciel and Sebastian may be one step closer to the truth, but have they sealed their fates by conducting an investigation on what could easily become a floating coffin...?
      Pop in Q [Trailer]
      The story begins the day before the graduation ceremony. Five middle school girls each are preoccupied with their real everyday lives. These girls meet each other in a fantasy world after being sent there through a sudden occurrence. There, they learn about the impending crisis that this world is facing. The way to avert this crisis is for the five to collaborate and bring their five hearts together as one through dance.

      However, the five cannot come to love the world, and cannot tell their true feelings to one another, so their hearts are unable to unite. The time limit is fast approaching. Can the dance of the five girls save the world? And will they be able to graduate?
      Last edited by tigeress02; November 26th, 2016, 08:35 AM.
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        Here for Show Rakugo's second season!

        Though being a fan of K, I might check out Hand Shakers to see what its like
        Master Nutmeg guide us. Master Nutmeg protect us. Master Nutmeg teach us.
        In your light we thrive. In your wisdom we are humbled. We live only to serve you. Our lives are yours.


          Added to the list:

          Akiba's Trip: The Animation
          The Akiba's Trip games take place in a reproduction of Tokyo's Akihabara district, where the player must fight vampires by tearing off their clothes and exposing them to the sunlight.
          Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen [Trailer]

          Chiruran: Shinsengumi Chinkon-ka
          In 1912, a young woman tracks down the elderly Nagakura Shinpachi, determined to hear the true story of the Demon of the Shinsengumi, the Vice Commander Hijikata Toshizou. Hijikata's story begins in 1859, when he is a violent young man that is honing his sword skills while peddling his family's medicine. Soon, in his quest to find stronger people to fight, Hijikata starts to come into contact with others who will eventually be his comrades in the Shinsengumi. The first one to make an impression on the brash young man is Kondo Isami, who proves to be a better fighter than Hijikata...
          Chou Shounen Tanteidan NEO [Trailer]
          The series follows the grandson of Kobayashi, a character in Edogawa Ranpo's Detective Boys series.
          Little Witch Academia (TV) [Trailer]
          Will be streamed on Netflix. The new series will be a 30-minute television series with director Yoh Yoshinari returning.
          Masamune-kun no Revenge
          As an overweight child, Makabe Masamune was mercilessly teased and bullied by one particular girl, Adagaki Aki. Determined to one day exact his revenge upon her, Makabe begins a rigorous regimen of self-improvement and personal transformation.

          Years later, Masamune re-emerges as a new man. Handsome, popular, with perfect grades and good at sports, Masamune-kun transfers to Aki's school, and is unrecognizable to her. Now, Masamune-kun is ready to confront the girl who bullied him so many years ago and humiliate her at last. But will revenge be as sweet as he thought?
          Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-Bu
          The story begins with Hiromi Maiharu, a girl who moved from Nagasaki to Kamakura. She begins her new life in Kamakura and her first day in high school by bicycling to her school, but she has not ridden a bicycle since she was young. On the way to the ceremony for the first day, she meets Tomoe Akitsuki, and Tomoe helps her train to be better at bicycling.
          Rewrite 2nd Season: Moon-Hen / Terra-Hen [Trailer]

          Ryuu no Haisha
          Two-part TV special inspired by the Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition short "The Dragon Dentist."
          Last edited by tigeress02; October 8th, 2016, 09:29 AM.
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            Big update to the OP.

            BanG Dream! [Trailer]
            A next generation Girls Band Project which links characters with real live performances!
            BanG Dream! is a media mix project featuring animation music videos, comics, song releases, and many more. What's more, the voice cast for the characters of BanG Dream! will also hold real live performances as the Girls Band, “Poppin'Party”.
            Ch Shnen Tantei-dan NEO [Trailer]
            A television anime remake of Edogawa Ranpo's Shnen Tantei-dan (The Boy Detectives Club) novels will premiere on the Tokyo MX channel next January. The anime studio DLE (Eagle Talon) is collaborating with the publisher Poplar for the Ch Shnen Tantei-dan NEO (The Ultra Boy Detectives Club NEO) anime shorts that tell brand-new original stories.

            Shnen Tantei-dan (The Boy Detectives Club) is the title of both the 1937 novel by renowned Japanese mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo (Rampo Edogawa), and the title of a series of Edogawa novels. (The aforementioned titular novel is actually the second in the series; the first was 1936's The Fiend With Twenty Faces.) The character of Yoshio Kobayashi appears in many of the novels as the young leader of the club. Kobayashi is the top apprentice of Kogor Akechi — Japan's greatest detective and another character created by Edogawa.
            Demi-chan wa Kataritai [Trailer]
            Monsters of legend walk among us, going by the name “demi-humans.” Ever since he's discovered the “demis,” one young man has become obsessed with them. So when he gets a job as a teacher at a high school for demi-girls, it's a dream come true! But these demis, who include a rambunctious vampire, a bashful headless girl, and a succubus, have all the problems normal teenagers have, on top of their supernatural conditions. How to handle a classroom full of them?!
            Fuuka [Trailer]
            The story centers on a young man named Y Haruna who has just switched schools. He's a bit shy, and he's constantly glued to his smartphone so he can check Twitter. He meets a girl named Fka Akitsuki, who doesn't even have a cell phone, is free-spirited, and naturally fascinates others. Y recently has been getting back in touch via Twitter with his childhood friend Koyuki Hinashi, who is now a popular singer. One day Y invites Fka to one of Koyuki's concerts, and there the three meet for the first time. The story follows the love triangle between a love that started through electronics, and a love that didn't start through electronics.
            Gabriel DropOut [Trailer]
            The comedy follows Gabriel White, who graduated at the top of the class at angel school and attends a human school on earth in pursuit of knowledge, but then gets engrossed in a web game and decides it's too much trouble to go anywhere. She becomes a good-for-nothing angel, or "datenshi."
            Idol Jihen
            idols stand up against a corrupt government as "idol Diet members," and then work to bring back the smiles of the Japanese people through song and dance. The idol Diet members belong to seven different political parties, including the Heroine Party, the SOS Party, the Subculture New Party, the Bishjo Party, the Wakaba Party, the Starlight Party, and the Sanrai Party.
            Kemono Friends [Trailer]
            The anime's story takes place in Japari Park, a "gigantic integrated zoo." In the zoo, due to the mysterious "sand star" substance, the animals start turning into human-shaped creatures called Animal Girls. Japari Park is a place where many people visit and have fun at, but one day a lost child wanders into the park. The lost child starts a journey to return, but because so many Animal Girls join in on the quest it becomes an unexpected grand adventure.
            Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
            Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi's normal life is about to go off the deep end!
            Nyanko Days
            The four-panel manga follows a shy girl named Tomoko who comes home from school and is greeted by her three (personified) cats.
            The historical novel series depicts Heiz Hasegawa, who metes justice on wrongdoers and supervises the crackdown on arsonists and robbers in Japan's Edo period (1603-1868).
            Piace: Watashi no Italian [Trailer]
            High schooler Morina Nanase starts work at Trattoria Festa, an Italian restaurant filled with various and sundry quirky characters...and where through its unique cuisine, she will begin to mature as a person.
            Reikenzan: Eichi e no Shikaku (Season 2) [Trailer]
            The anime is based on Guo Wang Bi Xia's (lit. His Majesty the King) popular Chinese online novel and comic titled Cong Qian You Zuo Ling Jian Shan (lit: There Was a Spiritual Sword Mountain). The online novel launched in August 2013, and Zhuhua and Junxiaomo's online comic launched in August 2014....

            In the anime's story, a comet falling will bring about a great calamity, and in order to choose a child fated by the falling comet, the family of the "Reiken" clan with a long storied history is once again resuming its entrance examination process to find disciples. The protagonist riku (Lu Wang in the original novel), who possesses a special soul that is only available once in a thousand years, decides to take the exam, and he starts down the path toward becoming an exceptional sage.
            Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel [Trailer]
            The game is set in Gorykan Academy, a new private senior/junior high school for girls with a vast downtown campus. This highly popular school has "another face" — a secret hidden side. It organizes and trains the special unit Fifth Force to protect the world from invisble supernatural entities known as "Oburi" that are devouring the world. A team of five trained with powers against the Oburi is to be chosen from the student body to perform missions. A new team leader has been appointed to assenble the five students.
            Seiren [Trailer 1, 2]

            Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil [Trailer]
            The novel series centers on a young girl who fights on the frontlines in war. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and nearly transparent white skin, and she flies through the air and mercilessly strikes down her opponents. Her name is Tanya Degurechov, and she speaks with a young girl's lisp and commands the army. Tanya used to be one of Japan's elite office workers, but because of a wrathful god, was reborn as a little girl. Tanya prioritizes optimization and career advancement above all, and she will become the most dangerous entity among the Imperial Army's mages.
            Last edited by tigeress02; November 18th, 2016, 01:06 AM.
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              Updated the first and second post. Roughly half the TV shows have their premiere dates/times announced.


              ACCA: 13th Ward Observation Department
              Akiba's Trip
              Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
              Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas
              Masamune-kun's Revenge
              Scum's Wish
              Seiren 1, 2, 3
              Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

              Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi (Part 1 of 7-part film project)
              Genocidal Organ

              Upcoming Anime DVD/BD Releases: 2018
              My Website ~ DVDProfiler ~ FilmAF


                Aniplex of America

                SANTA MONICA, CA (December 6, 2016) – Aniplex of America Inc. announced today that the nationwide release of the highly anticipated feature film Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- will take place on March 9, 2017. Details on theater locations and tickets for the nationwide release will be announced at a later date on the official homepage ( Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- will be distributed by ELEVEN ARTS in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.

                BanG Dream!
                Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga 1 / 2 / 3
                Demi-chan wa Kataritai
                Idol Incidents
                Little Witch Academia TV
                Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
                Piace: Watashi no Italian
                Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2
                Yowamushi Pedal Season 3

                Fate/Grand Order (TV Special)
                The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star Part 2

                Chain Chronicle Movie 2
                Cyborg 009 Call of Justice 1 / 2 / 3
                Lupin the IIIrd: Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon
                Monster Strike The Movie
                Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o
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                  Sentai Filmworks

                  No surprise that Sentai got this as it looks to be a TBS show, but it is quite the early announcement. There doesn't even seem to be a trailer up for it yet.

                  Urara Meirocho
                  HOUSTON, DECEMBER 12, 2016 – Fortune telling is the name of the game in Sentai Filmworks’ newest license: Urara Meirocho. This supernatural comedy follows four girls in their quest to become fortune tellers (uranaishi).

                  Girls from all over the country come to live in Meiro-cho for one reason: to train to become the top uranaishi – the Urara. One day, a 15-year-old girl named Chiya enters the gates, but she has another, secret reason for wanting to become an uranaishi. Together with three very different girls, Kon, Koume, and Nono, Chiya gets started as a fortune teller’s apprentice.

                  The series is based off the original four-panel manga by Harikamo, with character design for the anime by Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Non Non Biyori). Youhei Suzuki (SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Don’t Exist, Hentai Prince and Stony Cat) will direct with series composition by Deko Akao (Flying Witch, Noragami, Snow White with Red Hair).

                  Urara Meirocho is scheduled for a January 5, 2017 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.


                  They just added the Osomatsu TV special for premium members.

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                    Now if any series needs a second season....its Osomatsu
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                      Sentai Filmworks

                      Another early announcement from Sentai.

                      BanG Dream! [Trailer]
                      Sentai Filmworks Rocks Out With the Girls’ Band Project, “BanG Dream!”

                      HOUSTON, DECEMBER 13, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of BanG Dream! The anime is part of an exciting mixed-media project featuring live performances by the popular girls’ band, Poppin’ Party, and includes the group’s three hit singles, “Yes! BanG_Dream!”, “STAR BEAT! ~Hoshi no Kodou~”, and “Hashirihajimeta bakari no kimini”.

                      When she was a child, Kasumi Toyama (played by Poppin’ Party’s lead singer, Aimi) felt a heart-pounding thrill every time she gazed at the stars, and she’s been looking without success for something that could inspire the same feeling ever since. One day, she comes across a star-shaped guitar in a rundown pawnshop and, for the first time, discovers the thrill she’s been searching for. Kasumi becomes determined to form an all-girl band, and her search leads her to four like-minded souls: Saya, Arisa, Rimi, and Tae (all brought to life by the members of Poppin’ Party). Does this band have what it takes to make their dreams of stardom come true?

                      The series was directed by Atsushi Otsuki (To Love-Ru, Wagnaria!!2), with series composition by Yuniko Ayana (Hello!! KINMOZA, The IDOLM@ASTER Cinderella Girls, FLIP FLAPPERS). All music was produced by Noriyasu Agematsu of Elements Garden (Utano Princesama Legend Star, Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha, Symphogear).

                      BanG Dream! is scheduled for a January 2017 broadcast in Japan. It will soon be available on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.


                      A while back, Little Witch Academia's TV series was announced as a Netflix title. As of right now, it appears to be a split-cour show. While it will be a simulcast for Netflix in Japan, I'm to assume we'll get it sometime after the season ends.

                      And to add it here as well, Netflix also has the Cyborg 009: Call of Justice films. Though, instead of showing the three films, it will be broken up into 12 episodes.

                      Amazon Prime Video

                      Assuming Amazon's deal with Fuji TV is still in place, Winter season's noitaminA title is Kuzu no Honkai (Scum's Wish). Hopefully, it's availability is wider than Fune wo Amu's (The Great Passage) from Fall season (so far, UK only). Could they be doing what Netflix does and dump all the episodes out at one time? If that's not the case, then what was the point of paying that large sum of money to exclusively stream these shows?
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                        Crunchyroll / Funimation

                        Looks like they have both the theatrical and TV versions of it.

                        Chain Chronicle -The Light of Haecceitas- [7 minute Preview (no subs)]
                        Are you ready for our first big announcement for the winter simulcasts?? This time, we're going to share the great news with our friend Funimation here.

                        Starting from tomorrow Friday 12/16, 11:00am PST, we'll be launching the theatrical version for the first four episodes of Chain Chronicle - The Light of Haecceitas -!! The series will be available for premium users worldwide excluding Asia. We'll upload four new episodes every month.

                        Starting from Saturday 1/7, the TV broadcast version of Chain Chronicle will be available for both free and premium users worldwide excluding Asia, followed by one new episode per week. Launch times will be announced at a later date.

                        We are also super excited to announce that our friends at Funimation will be producing and streaming the simuldub for Chain Chronicle, so be sure to check out their site for more details, and check out the English dubbed version!


                        This is the story of the Chain Chronicle, a book that describes everything that happens in the world.

                        The citizens of the remote continent of Yggd once thought that there was nothing beyond their continent. The continent was divided into several regions, each with its own king. Though there were small skirmishes amongst them, a lord, chosen by the kings in conference, always maintained balance -- until the evil Black Army arrived.

                        "All will be engulfed in black."

                        The Volunteer Army, led by Yuri, was no match for the Black Army. During the fighting, the Lord of Black captures half of the Chain Chronicle, as well as the capital. During their retreat, Yuri and the Volunteer Army encounter a boy fighting the Black Army all by himself.

                        So begins the story of the Chain Chronicle, of the Volunteer Army's and Black Army's battles for the fate of the world, and of friendship.
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                          Originally posted by tigeress02 View Post
                          Sentai Filmworks

                          Another early announcement from Sentai.

                          BanG Dream! [Trailer]

                          Well, I'm sold! BanG Dream looks like fun!
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                            Crunchyroll / Funimation

                            Koro Sensei Quest! [Trailer]
                            Hark! New anime announcement time! Koro Sensei Quest! – a new series based on the Assassination Classroom spin-off manga of the same name by Jo Aoto and Kizuku Watanabe – is coming soon to Crunchyroll (and Funimation to boot).

                            About Koro Sensei Quest!

                            Get ready for a strange but fun-filled adventure with your favorite group of assassins. The killer class is back but this time they’ve got…magic?! In this brand new spin-off series, follow the chibis of Class 3-E as they learn swordsmanship and sorcery at Kunugigaoka Magic School. Their mission? Defeat the evil Demon King Koro Sensei and face the trials and perils of their magical school!
                            Class is back in session for your favorite Assassination Classroom characters, Koro Sensei Quest! is airing on Thursdays at 8:40AM PST in the following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa and is also available for Premium Members in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Netherlands.


                            Ai Mai Mi Season 3
                            ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka 1 / 2 / 3
                            Akiba's Trip
                            Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga 1 / 2
                            Demi-chan wa Kataritai
                            Digimon Adventure tri. 4
                            Gabriel Dropout
                            Gintama 1 / 2
                            Hand Shakers
                            Kemono Friends
                            Kuzu no Honkai
                            Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu
                            Nanbaka Season 2
                            One Room
                            Reikenzan Season 2
                            Rewrite Season 2
                            Urara Meirochō
                            Yōjo Senki 1 / 2

                            Genocidal Organ
                            Popin Q 1 / 2
                            Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o
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                              Crunchyroll / Funimation

                              Next batch of shows to transfer over to CR.

                              A Certain Magical Index II
                              A Certain Scientific Railgun S
                              Black Butler: Book of Circus
                              Is This a Zombie?

                              Edit: Don't think it's worth another post, but via the second PV, we learned that Granblue Fantasy has been delayed to Spring season.
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