Autumn 2016 Anime Season Preview [TV Shorts/OVA & ONAs]

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With there being so many anime shorts each season we felt it necessary and deserving of its own preview, so here you can find all of the anime shorts following the same format as the main anime preview again, with links to any simulcasts that are available for said series. We’ve also decided to add a new section for OVA and ONA’s that Crunchyroll, or other services, are streaming along with this season.


Shorts

3-Nen D-Gumi Glass no Kamen

 Oct 3, 2016 | DLE | Manga | Comedy, Parody, School

Streaming:

Ame-iro Cocoa in Hawaii
Rainy Cocoa 3

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 Oct 2, 2016 | EMT Squared | Digital Manga | Comedy, Slice of Life

Streaming: Funimation?

Anitore! XX
Anime de Training! XX

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 Oct 5, 2016 | Rising Force | Original | Comedy, Sports

Streaming: Crunchyroll

I watched season 1 of this, so I’ll be sticking with it, mostly for MyAnimeList purposes. – Jordan

Ao Oni The Animation

 Oct 2, 2016 | Studio Deen | Game | Horror

Streaming: Crunchyroll

The first episode of this was surprisingly good, though the bar for shorts is set much lower in my eyes. – Jordan

Bernard-jou Iwaku.
Miss Bernard said.

 Oct 7, 2016 | Creators in Pack | Manga | Comedy, School

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls Galaxy
Crane Game Girls 2

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 Oct 5, 2016 | Kyotoma | Original | Comedy

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Season 1 was enjoyable, so I’ll be watching season 2 as well. – Jordan

Cheating Craft

 Oct 5, 2016 | BLADE | Novel | Action, School

Streaming: Crunchyroll

For a short I was surprised at the quality of animation shown in the PV that alone makes it tempting to pick up. The premise also sounds rather interesting and being one of the longer shorts out there, episode lasting around 10 minutes, hopefully you could see some decent story developments. – Nick

Chi’s Sweet Home (2016)

 Oct 2, 2016 | Marza Animation Planet | Manga | Slice of Life

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

I never got round to watching the original Chi’s Sweet Home anime as it’s not on Crunchyroll UK, but I’ll definitely be watching this, especially since I have Prime anyway. – Jordan

Gakuen Handsome

 Oct 4, 2016 | Team YokkyuFuman | Game | Comedy, Parody, School, Shounen Ai

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Hagane Orchestra

 Oct 10, 2016 | Fanworks | Game | Adventure, Comedy

Streaming:

Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki
Young Kiitarou and His Youkai Picture Diary

 Oct 5, 2016 | Creators in Pack | Web Manga | Comedy, Supernatural

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 2nd Season
I’ve Had Enough of Being a Magical Girl Season 2

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 Oct 5, 2016 | Pine Jam | Web Manga | Comedy, Magic

Streaming: Crunchyroll

I watched season 1 and it was pretty humorous, so I look forward to this season. – Jordan

Nazotokine

 Oct 5, 2016 | Tengu Koubou | Original | Game

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Nobunaga no Shinobi

 Oct 4, 2016 | TMS Entertainment | 4-koma Manga | Comedy, Historical

Streaming: Crunchyroll

The first episode was nothing special, but it’s a short on Crunchyroll, so I may as well watch it. – Jordan

Nyanbo!

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 Sept 27, 2016 | Shirogumi | Manga | Comedy

Streaming: Crunchyroll

I feel that Nyanbo will be nothing but cute and heartwarming, so if you’re looking for an escape from all your simulcasts each week then this will probably be the show to unwind with. – Nick

A Yotsuba&! spinoff about cats? That is exactly what I want out of an anime. – Jordan

Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+!
My Wife is the Student Council President 2nd Season

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 Oct 2, 2016 | Seven | Manga | Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Shounen

Streaming: Crunchyroll

It’s a great little ecchi anime, and Crunchyroll even have it uncensored. – Jordan

Sengoku Choujuu Giga
Sengoku Wildlife Caricatures

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 Oct 8, 2016 | ILCA | Original | Demons, Historical, Supernatural

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Soul Buster

 Oct 4, 2016 | Studio Pierrot | Other | Action, Samurai

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Teekyuu 8

 Oct 5, 2016 | Millepensee | Manga | Comedy, Shounen, Sports

Streaming: Crunchyroll

I caught up over the summer, so I’ll be watching this for sure. – Jordan

To Be Hero

 Oct 5, 2016 | Emon | Original | Comedy

Streaming: Crunchyroll

I really hope that this short is picked up by a streaming service as the premise is totally random and I really want to watch it. – Nick

Yasamura Yasashi no Yasashii Sekai

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 Oct 2, 2016 | DLE | Original | Comedy

Streaming:


 OVA & ONA

Dream Festival!

 Sep 23, 2016 | Bandai Namco Pictures | Original | Music

Streaming: Crunchyroll

Kaiju Girls
Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku

 Sep 27, 2016 | Studio PuYUKAI | Original | Comedy, Fantasy, Parody

Streaming: Crunchyroll

This is adorable, it’s definitely one to watch. – Jordan

The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito

 Sep 10, 2016 to Sep 9, 2017 | Wit Studio | Manga | Fantasy, Magic

Streaming: Crunchyroll

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