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Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime of Spring 2016

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Are you ready for yet another great season of anime?! As always, it feels like there are too many can’t-miss series. But thanks to the help of Goo Ranking and Tokyo Otaku Mode, we bring you the complete list of the Top 10 most anticipated series for the Spring 2016 season!

10. Joker Game

Produced by Production I.G, Joker Game takes place in the autumn of 1937 and follows an elite group of spies in training for insertion into other countries. This intense spy mystery will have you constantly doubting whom to trust!

9. Magi: Sinbad no Bouken

Acting as a prologue to the Magi series, Magi: Sinbad no Bouken is produced by Lay-duce, and follows Sinbad’s childhood as he challenges the Dungeon “Baal” and starts his own journey.

8. Bakuon!!

Wouldn’t high school be a lot more fun if you had a motorcycle? After seeing a fellow student drive to school on one, Hane Sakura joins her school’s motorcycle club in this TMS Entertainment adaptation!

7. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless)

Take a break with Tanaka, a listless student who just wants to rest! After all, life doesn’t have to be an epic shounen adventure to be fun! This adaptation of the popular web manga series comes from Silver Link.

6. Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo means “literary master” or “great writer,” and in this anime adaptation of Bungo Stray Dogs by Bones, some of the most famous real-life authors, including Agatha Christie, Dan Brown and Kenji Miyazawa, find themselves with supernatural powers and use them to solve mysteries!

5. Macross Δ (Macross Delta)

Produced by Studio Nue and Satelight, Macross Δ takes place in 2067. Walküre, a talented idol group, and Delta Squadron, a team of Valkyrie pilots, attempt to fight against the mysterious “Var Syndrome,” a disease that makes its victims extremely violent.

4. Ushio & Tora: Third Cour

The second half of the series Ushio and Tora, this action comedy features the always hilarious and conflicting friendship between Ushio Aotsuki, the wielder of the Beast Spear, and yokai Tora as they battle against other monsters!

3. Sailor Moon Crystal: Death Busters Arc

The third season of the Sailor Moon reboot series, Sailor Moon Crystal, features Sailor Scouts Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Pluto, our pretty guardians who take on the Death Busters!

2. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

Produced by David Production, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable is the third season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and covers part four of the manga. It’s set in 1999, and follows Jotaro Kujo as he tries to track down Josuke Higashikata.

1. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto (Sakamoto Desu Ga?)

Finally, taking the top spot for the most highly anticipated anime of Spring 2016 is Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto. In case you somehow haven’t heard of the flawless and brilliant Sakamoto, he’s well-known for being the coolest and most perfect person in his school. Enjoy him in this hilarious slice-of-life adaptation from Studio Deen!

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