Winter 2017 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

Chiruran: Nibun no Ichi
MAL | AniList

Adaptation of the spin off manga, Chiruran: Nibun no Ichi. It follows the everyday lives of the members of the Shinsengumi, who are depicted in SD form. (Source: AniList)

In 1912, a young woman tracks down the elderly Nagakura Shinpachi, determined to hear the true story of the Demon of the Shinsengumi, the Vice Commander Hijikata Toshizou. Hijikata’s story begins in 1859, when he is a violent young man that is honing his sword skills while peddling his family’s medicine. Soon, in his quest to find stronger people to fight, Hijikata starts to come into contact with others who will eventually be his comrades in the Shinsengumi. The first one to make an impression on the brash young man is Kondo Isami, who proves to be a better fighter than Hijikata. (Source: MangaHelpers)

Jan 10, 2017 | LandQ studios | Manga | Action, Historical
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Choboraunyopomi Gekijou Dai San Maku Ai Mai Mii: Surgical Friends
MAL | AniList

Third season of Ai Mai Mii.

The story follows girls in a manga club —Ai, Mai, Mii, and Ponoka-sempai—who might be fighting evil invaders threatening Earth, facing off against rivals in tournaments, and dealing with other absurd situations when they are not drawing manga. (Source: ANN)

Jan 3, 2017 | Seven | 4-koma Manga | Slice of Life
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Chou Shounen Tanteidan Neo
MAL | AniList

The series will follow the descendant of Kobayashi from Edogawa Ranpo’s series of detective novels. (Source: MAL)

Jan 2, 2017 | DLE | Novel | Mystery
Streaming:

Forest Fairy Five (Mori no Yousei: Kinoko no Musume)
MAL | AniList

A beautiful nation, prospering since ancient times, Japan is now known as the Anime Kingdom. There are more than just humans living there; animes truly do exist in Japan. Past the Fairy Ring, to the world of fairies, live anime-chans. There’s a Fairy Ring in your town, too. Here. And there. Even in Harajuku. Maybe even in the Ashigara mountains. By some chance, we’ll open that door. And we might get to meet the anime-chans. This is the land where you get to meet anime-chans. (Source: Crunchyroll)

Jan 6, 2017 | ?? | Picture book | Fantasy, Music
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Inazma Delivery
MAL | AniList

Inazma Delivery is set in the town of Babiden City, where everything runs on electricity. Hemingway is an earnest young man who works at the delivery company Inazma, which promises to deliver any package to its proper destination. One day, an extraterrestrial lost child in a shark costume named Bytheway appears and asks to be delivered to its home planet, and soon Hemingway and Bytheway are embroiled in all sorts of adventures. (Source: MAL)

Dec 9, 2016 | Kanaban Graphics | Original | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Streaming:

Kochinpa! Dainiki
MAL | AniList

The second season of KochinPa!

Anime adaptation of pachinko and slot machine parlor Island’s “Aira Project” commercials. It follows three mascot characters: Aira, Hana, and Shima. (Source: MAL)

Dec 6, 2016 | ?? | Other | Comedy
Streaming:

Nananin no Ayakashi: Chimi Chimi Mouryou!! Gendai Monogatari
MAL | AniList

The anime will be a slapstick comedy that follows seven spirits that come to the modern world. (Source: ANN)

Dec 5, 2016 | DLE | Original | Comedy, Supernatural
Streaming:

Nyanko Days
MAL | AniList

The four-panel manga follows a shy girl named Tomoko who comes home from school and is greeted by her three (personified) cats. (Source: ANN)

Jan 8, 2017 | EMT² | 4-koma Manga | Slice of Life, Comedy
Streaming: Crunchyroll

One Room
MAL | AniList

Series of shorts that will tell stories of “three sisters raised in your (one) room.”

Jan 11, 2017 | TYPHOON GRAPHICS | Original |
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Piace: Watashi no Italian (Piacevole! My Italian Cooking)
MAL | AniList

High schooler Morina Nanase starts work at Trattoria Festa, an Italian restaurant filled with various and sundry quirky characters…and where through its unique cuisine, she will begin to mature as a person. (Source: Crunchyroll)

Jan 11, 2017 | Zero-G | Web Manga | Slice of Life, Comedy
Streaming: Crunchyroll

Sentai Hero Sukiyaki Force
MAL | AniList

The anime will be a “surreal comedy” that emphasizes Gunma prefecture’s self-sufficiency in ingredients for sukiyaki. The story centers around the titular Sukiyaki Force, created by Professor Warishita, who fight against the forces of Kiraida, who have come to Gunma and threaten to destroy the world. (Source: ANN)

Jan 9, 2017 | Studio 4°C | Original | Comedy
Streaming:

Yami Shibai 4th Season
MAL | AniList

The fourth season of Yami Shibai.

A picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based off the rumors, and urban legends throughout the history of Japan. (Source: Crunchyroll)

Jan 16, 2017 | ILCA | Original | Dementia, Horror, Supernatural
Streaming: Crunchyroll

 


OVA & ONAs

Fate/Grand Order: First Order
MAL | AniList

The story is set in the year 2015, during the final era over which magic still held a strong influence. The humanity survival and security organization Chaldea was established to observe the world that can only be seen by magic and the world that can only be measured by science; as well as to prevent the final extinction of humanity.

Thanks to the efforts of many researchers, the path of human history has been ensured for 100 years into the future. However, without warning, the realm of the future that was under constant observation by Chaldea vanished. The extinction of humanity in 2017 was observed—no, confirmed.

The apparent cause of the extinction was in the Japanese city of Fuyuki in 2004. In that city, there was an “unobservable realm” which had never existed until now.

Chaldea issued the Grand Order for a “Holy Grail Expedition,” to investigate, uncover, and possibly destroy the singularity that apparently will cause the extinction of humanity. (Source: ANN, MAL Edited)

Dec 31, 2016 | Lay-duce | Game | Action, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy
Streaming: Crunchyroll, Daisuki

Granblue Fantasy The Animation
MAL | AniList

This is a world of the skies, where many islands drift in the sky. A boy named Gran and a talking winged lizard named Vyrn lived in Zinkenstill, an island which yields mysteries. One day, they come across a girl named Lyria. Lyria had escaped from the Erste Empire, a military government that is trying to rule over this world using powerful military prowess. In order to escape from the Empire, Gran and Lyria head out into the vast skies, holding the letter Gran’s father left behind – which said, “I will be waiting at Estalucia, Island of Stars”. (Source: Aniplex of America)

Jan 21, 2017 | A-1 Pictures | Game | Fantasy
Streaming: Crunchyroll

*Crunchyroll have announced that Granblue Fantasy The Animation will begin streaming on their service starting January 21st, 2017. We have listed the entry here due to the fact that MAL and AniList both have the series schedule for Spring 2017 and upon further research, it appears that a special is expected to air prior to the series itself. With this in mind and very few details from Crunchyroll, it will remain here until further notice.

Koro-sensei Quest!
MAL | AniList

Get ready for a strange but fun-filled adventure with your favorite group of assassins. The killer class is back but this time they’ve got…magic?! In this brand new spin-off series, follow the chibis of Class 3-E as they learn swordsmanship and sorcery at Kunugigaoka Magic School. Their mission? Defeat the evil Demon King Koro Sensei and face the trials and perils of their magical school! (Source: Crunchyroll)

Dec 23, 2016 | Lerche | Manga | Comedy, Magic, Shounen
Streaming: Crunchyroll

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