Spring 2016 Anime Based on Light Novels

(pictured: Hundred)

(pictured: Hundred)

Here are the anime based on light novels that will be airing in Japan this season (with links to their English simulcasts — I will update as more are potentially announced). What shows are you going to watch this spring?

  • And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online? (Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?) — Funimation
  • The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) Season 2 — Crunchyroll
  • Hundred — Crunchyroll
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 (Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096) — Crunchyroll
  • Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World (Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) — Crunchyroll

And based on a novel:

For a general chart on spring anime, visit AniChart.net.

Reminder: The light novels for The Asterisk War and Re:Zero have been licensed by Yen On. The first volume of Re:Zero will release July 19th, while the first volume of The Asterisk War will release August 23rd.

And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online? (Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?)
After Hideki Nishimura confesses to a girl online, he is shocked when she turns out to be a boy. Traumatized, he swears to never trust any “girl” players. That is, until one confesses to him! Ako Tamaki is a beautiful loner who has trouble differentiating between what’s reality and the online world she spends so much of her time in. Can Hideki and his guild friends help fix socially inept Ako?

The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) Season 2
Long, long ago, an epic catastrophe, known as Invertia, caused a complete change in the world’s power balance. In the years following this disaster, a group known as the Integrated Enterprise Foundation rose to power. In addition to this massive change, a new breed of humans born with amazing physical skills known as Genestella also emerged and joined the ranks of humanity. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk follows the story of Ayato Amagiri, a student who has just transferred into one of the six most elite schools for Genestella students in the world—Seidoukan Academy—where students learn to control their powers and duel against each other in entertainment battles known as festas. Unfortunately, Ayato gets off to a rough start. When trying to return a lost handkerchief to a female classmate, he accidentally sees her changing which leads to her challenging him to a duel. What most people don’t realize however, is that Ayato has no real interest in festas and instead has an alternative motive for joining this prestigious school. What is Ayato’s big secret? Will he be able to keep up his act when surrounded by some of the greatest Genestella in the world?

Hundred
“Hundred”—that is the only weapon that can oppose the mysterious life form “Savage” from visiting the earth. The protagonist, Kisaragi Hayato, aims to become a Martial Arts Master using this Hundred. He managed to get into the battleship university Little Garden. However— “I wanted to see you, Hayato!!!” “H-How do you know my name?” Around the roommate, Emil Crossford, who somehow knows him well (?), Hayato gets an uneasy feeling. What’s more, just after the entrance ceremony, he gets asked for a duel by the campus’ strongest martial arts master “Queen” Claire Harvey…!?

Joker Game
Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the “D Agency.” The organization is established by Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki from the Imperial Japanese Army. His ideals lead him to recruit people beyond military academy graduates and personnel, while training them to become skilled agents in arts of manipulation. These agents would become a specialized team to conduct operations. One such antihero agent, under the name Jirou Gamou, goes on a harrowing mission to uncover secret documents titled “Black Notes,” while battling forces from within and without his own ranks.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 (Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096)
U.C. 0096… The manufacturing colony Industrial 7, which is still under construction, floats at Lagrange point 1. A youth named Banagher Links, who grew up without knowing his father, meets a mysterious girl who has stowed away on a ship bound for Industrial 7. As the white mobile suit Unicorn undergoes repeated tests and becomes the subject of diverse speculations, the hands of time begin to move. Banagher does not yet know that he has been caught up in the conflict surrounding Laplace’s Box. What is Laplace’s Box? What secret does it contain? The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.

Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World (Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with her to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death” and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

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