With the excellent Summer 2016 anime season wrapped up on my end (more on that later) and the Fall 2016 season starting soon, here’s a look at the anime I am most looking forward to. For those that don’t know me, keep in mind that my tastes are a fair bit different from the norm and skew towards certain types of shows, which is why you’ll see certain shows here and not others. There are a bunch of other shows I will be trying, (and I’ll get to Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 5 once I finish seasons 3 and 4, so don’t expect that here). These are just the shows that I will most likely be following without needing to test the waters out first.
12. Long Riders – While I still need to finish Yowamushi Pedal(I’m halfway through the second season), that show has definitely gotten me more interested in bicycling. So naturally, a show that combines that with my perennial favorite show type, the cute-girls-doing-cute-things show, is guaranteed to catch my attention. Granted, we already had cute girls messing around on two wheels with Bakuon earlier this year, but that show ended up being more of a gag comedy, and I’m hoping this show leans more towards either sports cycling or slice-of-life.
11. SHOW BY ROCK!!# – The first season of this show was quite a wild ride: a musical-themed romp with fun characters and a story that had some light character-drama balanced by a whole lot of crazy power-of-rock battles against musical demons. It’s a lot of fun, and I’m hoping to see more of Plasmagica, Shingancrimsonz, and the various other musical groups from the original mobile game.