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Yes, I know the season technically started yesterday. I’m sorry that I’m late.


Green (YES) = Definitely watching
Yellow (MAYBE) = Interested, maybe if I have some free time.
Others = No Opinion

 

TOP PICKS (Non-sequels only; read left -> right, top -> bottom):

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ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
The kingdom of Dowa, which is subdivided into 13 states, is celebrating its monarch’s 99th birthday. These 13 states have many agencies that are controlled by the giant organization known as ACCA. Within ACCA, Jean Otis is the second-in-command of the inspection agency. His agency has ten people placed in each of the 13 states, with a central office in the capital city. They keep track of all the activities of ACCA across the kingdom, and keep data on each state’s ACCA office flowing toward the central office. Jean also often has business trips from the capital to the other districts to check on the situation and personnel there.

Trailer:

Streaming:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-05/crunchyroll-funimation-to-stream-interviews-with-monster-girls-acca-fuuka-chaos-child-anime/.110684

Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas
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. 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.

Trailer:

Watch it on Crunchyroll:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/chain-chronicle-the-light-of-haecceitas-

Chaos;Child
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.”

Trailer:

Streaming on Crunchyroll:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-05/crunchyroll-funimation-to-stream-interviews-with-monster-girls-acca-fuuka-chaos-child-anime/.110684

Interviews with Monster Girls (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
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?!

Trailer:

Streaming on Crunchyroll:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-05/crunchyroll-funimation-to-stream-interviews-with-monster-girls-acca-fuuka-chaos-child-anime/.11068

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
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!

Trailer:

Watch it on Crunchyroll:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/miss-kobayashis-dragon-maid

Hand Shakers
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.”

“They, the receivers of the Revelation of Babel. They, the challengers to God.
They, who inevitably throw themselves into battle with their partners. What does God want from them?
And did they want powers exceeding that of Gods? The chosen ones, their souls linked,
join hand and hand for the Ziggurat where the fighting shall ensue.”

Trailer:

Watch it on Crunchyroll:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/hand-shakers

Little Witch Academia (TV)
Akko Kagariis an ordinary girl who joins the renowned witch academy for witch girls, Luna Nova Academy. When she was younger, she went to Magical Festa, a magic show hosted by a witch named Shiny Chariot. Akko was so mesmerized and inspired by Shiny Chariot’s performance that she dreamed to someday be a “cool” witch like her. This young and impressionable Akko takes Shiny Chariot’s words as her own motto: “Never forget, a believing heart is your magic.“

Trailer:

Will be streamed on Netflix.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-07-04/netflix-to-stream-little-witch-academia-tv-anime-series/.103938

Masamune-kun’s Revenge
“I’ve returned to this town for revenge!” Eight years ago, Makabe Masamune, a weak and chubby boy, was harshly rejected by the beautiful Adagaki Aki. Now, he’s lost a ton of weight, changed his name, and returned as a handsome teenage boy… all to make the “Brutal Princess” Aki fall in love with him so that he can reject her just as harshly as she did.

Trailer:

Watch it on Crunchyroll:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/masamune-kuns-revenge

Scum’s Wish
Seventeen-year-old Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don’t know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless crushes on someone else, and they are only dating each other to soothe their loneliness. Mugi is in love with Akane Minagawa, a young teacher who used to be his home tutor. Hanabi is also in love with a teacher, a young man who has been a family friend since she was little. In each other, they find a place where they can grieve for the ones they cannot have, and they share physical intimacy driven by loneliness. Will things stay like this for them forever?

Trailer:

Saga of Tanya the Evil
It is June of the year CE 1923. A young girl with blond hair and blue eyes, Tanya Degurechaff, has entered the final curriculum of the Imperial Military Academy and is training at the third patrol line in the northern military district, the Norden Theater, as part of her service to the force. Her training, the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have gone off without a hitch… but things took an unexpected turn.

Trailer:

Watch it on Crunchyroll:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/saga-of-tanya-the-evil

 

Special mentions for sequels:

Konosuba S2, Shouwa Genroku S2, and Reikenzan S2!

Konosuba S2 Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXKrF64Rc4Q

 

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