Top 10 Anime from 2016

Shokugeki no Souma 2
© J.C.Staff, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Magic Capsule, Showgate

Did you enjoy watching anime in 2016? Let me tell you about my favorites of the recent year. Hopefully, I won’t have missed the best one’s. If I did, please tell me so!


Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 4 – Ashita

Tamayura 4 Ashita
© TYO Animations, Shochiku, flying DOG

Type: Movie (Sequel) – 1 episode

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life


Kimi no Na wa. / Your Name.

Kimi no na wa
© CoMix Wave Films, Kadokawa Shoten, Toho, Lawson HMV Entertainment, Amuse, East Japan Marketing & Communications

Type: Movie – 1 episode

Genres: Supernatural, Drama, Romance, School


Digimon Adventure tri. 2: Ketsui

Digimon Tri Ketsui
© Toei Animation, Bandai, Ai Addiction

Type: Movie (Sequel) – 1 episode

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama



Orange Anime
© Telecom Animation Film, TMS Entertainment, DAX Production, TOHO animation, ABC Animation

Type: TV Serie – 13 episodes

Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo


Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou / Haikyu!! 3rd Season

Haikyuu 3
© Production I.G, TOHO animation

Type: TV Serie (Sequel) – 10 episodes

Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, School, Shounen


Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume / Planetarian

Planetarian chiisana hoshi
© David Pruduction, Visual Art’s

Type: ONA – 5 episodes

Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama


Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu / Showa and Genroku Era Lover’s Suicide Through Rakugo

Shouwa Genroku
© Studio Deen, Starchild Records, DAX Production

Type: TV Serie – 13 episodes

Genres: Drama, Historical, Josei


Joker Game

Joker Game
© Production I.G, Frontier Works, Kadokawa Shoten, Movic, AT-X, Sony Music Communications, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, Sammy

Type: TV Serie – 12 episodes

Genres: Drama, Historical, Military


Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri on ice
© MAPPA, TV Asahi, Avex Pictures

Type: TV Serie – 12 episodes

Genres: Comedy, Sports


Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari / Poco’s Udon World

Udon no Kuni
© LIDENFILMS, VAP, Nippon Television Network Corporation, Nippon Television Music Corporation, Nishinippon Broadcasting Company, Dai Nippon Printing, Shinchosha Publishing

Type: TV Serie – 12 episodes

Genres: Slice of Life, Fantasy, Seinen


Honorable Mention: Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice -Movie by Kyoto Animation

Koe no Katachi / A Silent Voice Image
© Kyoto Animation, Shochiku, Pony Canyon, Kodansha, ABC Animation, Quaras

Due to the feedback from Japanese friends, ratings, nominations and the trailer of this movie I highly assume that this movie would have been on this list as well if I had seen it yet.

I’ll end this post with this words, so please tell me your favorites of 2016, too! I’m so curious! And don’t forget to watch the trailer for Koe no Katachi. 😉


Edit Summer 2017:  Another Honorable Mention 

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni / In This Corner of the World

© Genco, Animatsu Entertainment & MAPPA

Type: Movie – 1 episode

Genres: Historical, Drama

After highly anticipating this movie, I finally got the chance to watch Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni at the Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt. This one might become one of my alltime favorites and I absolutely needed to add such an outstanding movie to this list. I really hope you’ll be able to watch it soon, too! Btw, if you’re interested to watch it, it will be shown at the Fantoche Festival in September 2017 in Switzerland, too!

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