My top 5 Anime of late 2015/2016
One Punch Man
This parody of heroes comedy was one of the more anticipated shows the fall of 2015, and it delivered. Following the exploits of the overpowered Saitama, a “hero for fun,” as well as his loyal student the cyborg Genos and a slew of other eccentric heroes and villains, One Punch Man finds a winning formula in its mix of humorous absurdity with action-packed sequences that will really get you fired up. In many ways, One Punch Man succeeds almost entirely on the strength of the love poured into it from everyone involved, from Murata’s detailed art in the manga to director Natsume Shingo and everyone else’s passionate work bringing that art to life. The only thing I have to complain about is that we only got twelve episodes. We can only hope that we’ll see another season of this incredibly fun show.
You can watch it on Daisuki.net
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Two of my favorite things are combined in this anime, battle shounen and cooking challenges. Following the story of Soma, a student at the highly competitive Totsuki Culinary Academy, this show never failed to entertain with its lively cast, Iron Chef-like epicurean competition, and, of course, its infamous reaction scenes. Shokugeki knows how to make the most of its ridiculous premise but also takes itself seriously when it counts—a quality that leads you to giggle over the renowned chefs transforming into magical girls one minute, and to worry very earnestly about a character’s fate in the next.
You can watch this anime on Crunchyroll.com and on Hulu
Concrete Revolutio is all over the place and I love it! This action-packed series about a hero filled future in Japan and it presses all the nostalgia buttons, like transforming robots, people morphing and shape-shifting, you’ll really enjoy watching this anime. You can watch it on Daisuki.net
Dagashi Kashi is cool slice-of-life anime about a teen named Kokonotsu who doesn’t want to inherit his family’s rural dagashi shop as his father wishes. A girl named Hotaru, who’s crazy about dagashi (snacks), appears at the store and repeatedly visits in order to convince him to take it over.
You can watch it Daisuki.net
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded orphans
The year is Post Disaster 323. More than 300 years after a great war between Earth and Outer colonies known as the “Calamity War”, Mars has been successfully terraformed and colonized by humans. However even with the technological advancements, the humans on Mars crave freedom against the government of Earth and seek to improve their livelihoods. This is really a good anime, it’s filled with a lot of action and is very true to the mech combat style of anime from back in the day with the original Gundam animes.