Here are the Top 5 Winter Anime that I enjoyed in 2016.
5: Nijjiro Days
This show follows four main characters, Natsuki, Keiichi, Tomoya and Tsuyoshi. This was a great anime. I was so focused on the romance in this show as it was so adorable. Out of everyone, Natsuki’s romance with Anna was my favourite it was so pure and sweet. The two characters were great. My favourite guy was Tomoya his realtionship with Mari was hilarious. It was nice to watch an anime focus on the boy’s side of romance. To hear their thoughts and discussions on girls made me like this anime and that’s why it’s at number 10. If you like romance, give this anime a try it won’t disappoint!
4: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
This is another trapped in a fantasy show. I thought I wasn’t going to like it because it’s so overdone but it was good. The characters in this show have to face the fact that death is a thing in this world, coming to terms with term is how these characters have to survive in this show. The problem I had with this show unfortunately was the slow pacing, every episode was so slow for me but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this show. The fight scenes were beautiful and the animation was lovely to look at.
3: Konsuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
Kazuma tries to save a girl from being run over but he dies and enters the afterlife. Somehow Kazuma decides to choose a fantasy world to live and takes the goddess, Aqua who saved his life with him. The comedy in this show was brilliant. I’m not normally a fan of fantasy anime but this one was great. Aqua is quite the character, she isn’t a smart character and that what made her interactions with Kazuma and other characters great. Kazuma is the straight man in this situation like Shinpachi from Gintama. His reactions to different situations was funny. I have to watch this show again as it was good.
Erased was another good one. It’s about Satoru Fujinuma a guy who has the power to rewind time for a few minutes. He ends up going back to the time when he was a 10-year-old boy. To prevent disasters from happening is what his ability is. This show was a great mix of mystery and supernatural, Satoru himself was a great character. His interactions with his classmates in the past was interesting as he had to hide the fact that he is actually a 29-year-old inside his 10 year old body. Satoru’s mum was a brillaint supporting character, I wish she had more screentime. Watch this show if you get the change. You might be able to see how great it is.
1: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinji
This was actually a Josei and I didn’t even know. The Rakugo stories were my favourite parts of this show. They were five minutes long and they showcased fine performances from different people. One man takes on many different roles and tells a story while he uses an object as many different props.The animation was lovely to look at and the voice acting was brilliant. This show was unique and now has a special place in my heart because it was so different. This show balanced life, love and the art of Rakugo in a beautiful way. There need to be more shows like this.
Let me know what your favourite Winter Anime of 2016 was in the comment section below.