Winter 2016 Anime Season Preview [TV Shorts]

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With there being so many TV shorts this season we felt it necessary and deserving of its own preview, so here you can find all of the TV shorts following the same format as the main anime preview again with links to any simulcasts that are available for said series.

KetsuekigataKetsuekigata-kun! 4
Air Date: Jan 12, 2016
Studio: Zexcs
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy
Simulcast:
Synopsis: The anime adapted from the manga remake version of the Korean webtoon “A Simple Thinking about Bloodtypes” involving the faceless and nameless characters of four different blood types to discuss about popular anthropomorphized blood types (the stereotypes about the blood types) in Japan and Korea. (Source: ANN)

Kono DanshiKono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.
Air Date: Feb 5, 2016
Studio:
Episodes: 4
Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Shounen Ai
Simulcast:
Synopsis: Chiharu Kashima is the captain of the Wizard Bureau’s Crisis Countermeasures Division. One day, he meets a friendly man named Toyohi Utsumi at the bar he frequents. Soon after the meeting, Utsumi confesses, “I’ve fallen in love with Kashima-san.” Kashima is taken aback, but the two soon begin to spend more time together. (Source: MAL News)

Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara.
Air Date: Jan 12, 2016
Studio: Pine Jam
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy, Magic
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Yuzuka Hanami is approached by a mysterious creature that tells her she has the makings of becoming a magical girl. However, Yuzuka’s magical form has her wearing a swimsuit. (Source: MAL News)

Nijiiro DaysNijiiro Days (Rainbow Days)
Air Date: Jan 10, 2016
Studio: Production Reed
Episodes: 26
Genre: Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Simulcast:
Synopsis: The series details the lives of four main characters named Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. They spend their days trying to have fun by finishing their studies and debating about romance. Natsuki, one of the main characters, has a crush on a girl named Anna at school, while others often get involved in their relationship. (Source: MAL News)

Ojisan to MarshmallowOjisan to Marshmallow
Air Date: Jan 8, 2016
Studio: Creators in Pack TOKYO
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The series is about a man named Kusaka who has a fascination for marshmallows. Kusaka gets involved in a relationship with an office lady named Wakabayashi, and the story focuses on their relationship in the workplace. (Source: MAL News)

Ooyasan wa Shishunki!Ooyasan wa Shishunki! (Landlord is in Puberty!)
Air Date: Jan 10, 2016
Studio: Seven Arcs
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The story follows a boy who has gained an independent life. After moving into his rented apartment, he meets his landlord. The landlord has the physique of a little girl, and she does the cooking and housework while attending middle school with her friends.

Oshiete! Galko-chanOshiete! Galko-chan (Please tell me! GALKO-chan)
Air Date: Jan 8, 2016
Studio: Feel
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: The manga follows the everyday lives of three high school girls who are close friends: Galko, Otako, and Ojou. Galko is a slightly foul-mouthed but good-natured girl who is popular in her class. Her hobby is film appreciation. Otako is a girl who sits in the corner of the classroom, but for some reason is good friends with Galko. Ojou is an airheaded girl who often talks with Galko and Otako.

Each of the girls’ names refers to their type. Galko is a pun on gyaru or gal, which is a term used to describe a type of street fashion where women in their teens and 20s bleach their hair and wear highly decorated nails and a lot of makeup. Otako is a pun on otaku, and Ojou refers to a girl who is a daughter of a high-class family. (Source: ANN)

Sekkou BoysSekkou Boys
Air Date: Jan 8, 2016
Studio: LIDENFILMS
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy, Music
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Four gypsum images with quirky personalities are part of an idol unit produced by a rookie female manager. The four members are soldier saint George, the amorous god of war Mars, the multitalent with a beautiful skin Hermes, and celebrity pioneer Medici. (Source: MAL News)

Sushi PoliceSushi Police
Air Date: Jan 7, 2016
Studio:
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy, Police
Simulcast:
Synopsis: With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner, there’s also a worldwide sushi boom!
But what to do with all the bastardized sushi out there?
The Japanese government’s urgent response is to team up with other ruling powers around the world to establish the World Food-culture Conservation Organization (WFCO) to protect and promote authentic local cuisine. And so the WFCO deploys its 9th Division to oversee Japanese cuisine abroad. The 9th Division, a.k.a. Sushi Police, is notorious for their aggressive conduct and they hassle anyone serving unauthentic Japanese food in the U.S., Russia, France, China, etc. They will resort to any means necessary to eliminate bad sushi. Soon they are despised by restaurant proprietors around the world. (Source: Official website)

9bb4bfff9c611bb365a87c4b34176dd21452118832_fullTabi Machi Late Show
Air Date: Jan 8, 2016
Studio:
Episodes: 4
Genre: Drama
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Comix Wave Films is producing four episodes with the theme of “goodbyes and journeys,” entitled “Recipe,” “Transistor Smartphone,” “Summer Festival,” and “Clover”, as part of the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block broadcast in Japan. (Source: Crunchyroll)

TeekyuuTeekyuu 7
Air Date: Jan 11, 2016
Studio: Millepensee
Episodes:
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Sports
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Teekyuu is based on a sports comedy manga of the same name featuring four high school girls who belong to a tennis club. Although the amount of tennis they play is questionable.

Yami ShibaiYami Shibai 3rd Season
Air Date: Jan 11, 2016
Studio: ILCA
Episodes:
Genre: Dementia, Horror, Supernatural
Simulcast: Crunchyroll
Synopsis: Yamishibai is a picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based off rumors and urban legends throughout the history of Japan. (Source: Crunchyroll)

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