Winter 2016

Schwarzesmarken

ixtl
12 episodes · Anime Complet Schwarzesmarken, Schwarzes Marken, シュヴァルツェスマーケン
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The year is 1983. The Cold War is in full effect, and humanity is under attack. Strange aliens, given the name "BETA," have descended to Earth with the goal of destroying all life. Soldiers have been tasked with piloting large combat suits called Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) to repel the alien invaders, but the front line is slowly being pushed back towards the surviving cities. Schwarzesmarken follows the story of Second Lieutenant Theodor Eberbach and the other members of the 666th TSF squadron, a ruthless unit that values a mission's completion over human life. Stationed in East Germany and led by war hero Captain Irisdina Bernhard, the unit specializes in counterassault attacks on laser-class BETA. But the 666th squadron finds itself with more enemies than just the alien forces when optimistic rookie Katia Waldheim joins the squadron, drawing the attention of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

Lerche
12 episodes · Anime Complet Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut, Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, 最弱無敗の神装機竜《バハムート》
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Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier, accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory's bathing area, sees the kingdom's new princess Lisesharte naked, incurring her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he's known as the "undefeated weakest" Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights. (Source: ANN)

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

A-1 Pictures
12 episodes · Anime Complet Grimgal of Ashes and Fantasies, Hai to Gensou no Grimgal, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions, 灰と幻想のグリムガル
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Fear, survival, instinct. Thrown into a foreign land with nothing but hazy memories and the knowledge of their name, they can feel only these three emotions resonating deep within their souls. A group of strangers is given no other choice than to accept the only paying job in this game-like world—the role of a soldier in the Reserve Army—and eliminate anything that threatens the peace in their new world, Grimgar. When all of the stronger candidates join together, those left behind must create a party together to survive: Manato, a charismatic leader and priest; Haruhiro, a nervous thief; Yume, a cheerful hunter; Shihoru, a shy mage; Moguzo, a kind warrior; and Ranta, a rowdy dark knight. Despite its resemblance to one, this is no game—there are no redos or respawns; it is kill or be killed. It is now up to this ragtag group of unlikely fighters to survive together in a world where life and death are separated only by a fine line. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Part 2

A-1 Pictures
12 episodes · Anime Complet Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season, Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There! Fire Dragon Arc, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri - Enryuu-hen, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Part 2, GATE Part 2, GATE(ゲート)自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 第2クール
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Several months have passed since the infamous Ginza Incident, with tensions between the Empire and JSDF escalating in the vast and mysterious "Special Region" over peace negotiations. The greed and curiosity of the global powers have also begun to grow, as reports about the technological limitations of the magical realm's archaic civilizations come to light. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Youji Itami and his merry band of female admirers struggle to navigate the complex political intrigue that plagues the Empire's court. Despite her best efforts, Princess Piña Co Lada faces difficulties attempting to convince her father that the JSDF has no intention of conquering their kingdom. Pressured from both sides of the Gate, Itami must consider even more drastic measures to fulfill his mission. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Norn9: Norn+Nonet

Kinema Citrus
12 episodes · Anime Complet Norn 9 Norun+Nonet, Norn 9 Norun+Nonetto, Norn9: Norn+Nonet, Norn9, NORN9 ノルン+ノネット
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In a futuristic era, "The World" is a peace-bringing entity. Though no one knows its location, it has watched over Earth for so long that war has become merely a fable. The airship Norn's task is to deliver nine ability users to The World. After collecting the last person, Norn takes off. Included onboard are eight men and three women—Koharu, who has finally escaped her loneliness and detests her destructive power; Mikoto Kuga, born to a noble family, who uses her barrier skill to protect the Norn and those it carries; and Nanami Shiranui, whose ability only brings pain, and who wishes to die for a past sin she has committed. While en route, suspicions arise amongst the passengers when they realize there are too many people onboard. As they try to determine who has snuck aboard, the ship is attacked by an unknown assailant aiming to stop the Norn's progress at all costs. From this chaos arises questions: why were they granted powers, and what must they do once they reach The World? [Written by MAL Rewrite]