The 10 Must Watch Anime Series of 2016… So Far

5. Haven’t You Hear? I’m Sakamoto

Sakamoto desu ga

Is there anyone cooler than Sakamoto? The answer of course is….NO. Don’t you dare utter such blasphemy.

Whether it’s getting the best of bullies, singing German opera, saving small animals from certain death, holding books in his hands as if they were a princess, or attracting females across the entire spectrum of ages, we follow the high school life of the Gary-est of Gary Stu’s as he nonchalantly gets the best of everyone around him.

With poses rivaling the best of the Jojo series, Sakamoto’s quick thinking and ability to stay cool under pressure no matter the situation makes this one a hilarious watch.

Watch It If… You like to laugh.

4.Konosuba

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Another, protagonist wakes up in a video game/alternate universe anime, Konosuba is short (only 10 episodes) and a joy to watch simply because it throws all semblance of seriousness out the window and focuses 100% on pure entertainment.

The essence of the story: A NEET dies, wakes up and retains his memories and is eventually accompanied by 3 troublesome girls (a chuunibyou, an airhead, and a masochist) that use magic in attempts to defeat the Demon King. The comedy is sometimes be hit or miss but the girls are cute and the show doesn’t take itself too seriously so neither did we and we ended up liking it.

Watch It If… You want to shut off your brain and watch cute girls cast spells.

3. Boku no Hero Academia

Boku no Hero Academia

Some call it the new Naruto. Others call it a generic shounen (is there really a difference?) Wherever you stand, it’s undeniable that this series is here to stay and will likely become a staple as we already got a second season announced. While it’s true it doesn’t deviate much from the standard shounen formula of a weak, sometimes very whiny protagonist who must and eventually does become stronger alongside a rival, we can’t help but enjoy watching it’s quality fight scenes and the peculiar cast of heroes and their quirks.

BTW All Might is GOAT character in this series.

Watch It If… You can’t get enough of superheroes, love the shounen genre.

2. Re:Zero

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Aahh… The premiere trapped in a fantasy world series that has aired this year, Re:Zero is still chugging along as we enter the summer season making it’s way to 26 episodes and we couldn’t be happier. It’s a show that manages to surprise you and continuously keep you at the edge of your seat with tense moments, a captivating story, and satisfying action as we follow our protagonist Subaru trying to adapt to this new world. The soundtrack is great the characters are great, come on just WATCH this is you haven’t already.

Oh and Emilia is a miracle of the universe, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Watch It If… You like these types of shows, you want to be entertained, you like watching GOOD anime.

1. ERASED

Boku dake ga Inai Machi

You knew this would be here right? ERASED tells a heartwarming story about believing in others and taking those leaps of faith we encounter in life while dealing with dark topics such as abductions and child abuse. The first 4 episodes especially are top-tier, and the show strings you along guessing who the real killer was (although we had our suspicions as early as episode 2) and then really takes things to overdrive for the finale.

While it still gets criticism from some folks (you can’t satisfy everyone right?) for the time traveling mechanics and the way they work (this isn’t Steins;Gate but it doesn’t have to be) and how the final two episodes were handled, we can confidently say that ERASED has been the best anime to air this year… so far.

Watch It If… You heavily sympathize with troubled childhoods, you want to see some real heartwarming moments.

There you have it. Ten must watch anime series from the winter and spring seasons of 2016. If you disagree with any of these choices square up and let us know on our FB page.