What’s New in Anime. Presented at Anime Banzai 2016


What’s New in Anime. Presented at Anime Banzai 2016

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Panelists: John Fragglepuss Evans, Brittany Evans, Lindsay Starke, Alec Unsicker


We had a wonderful time at Anime Banzai this year. It’s always nice to make it back to the convention that started it all for us. It was four years ago that we first presented a panel at Banzai with just Breanne, Lindsay, and I. We added Brittany to the panel crew soon after and Alec has now presented twice with us. It’s been a blast to talk about something we love so much in front of an audience. Thank you to everyone that has attended our panels over the years, we’ve loved presenting in the past and look forward to the future! Here’s a summary of the anime covered at the panel:


Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto


Sakamoto is overwhelmingly cool and stylish in everything he does. He had the entire school’s attention from day one. crunchyroll.com


Re: Zero -Starting Life in Another World-


Suburu is out of his element as he awakes in an unfamiliar world with no more than the clothes on his back. crunchyroll.com


Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou


The love of tonkatsu and music combine forces in this tasty anime! crunchyroll.com


The Lost Village


A group of individuals board a bus to fulfill their wish to leave society in search of a mysterious utopian village called Nanakimura. crunchyroll.com




Arata, a 27-year old with few prospects, is given the opportunity to turn back into his 17-year-old body and redo his high school experience. crunchyroll.com


New Game


Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins the game development company she’s been aspiring to work at since she was a little girl. crunchyroll.com


Magical Girl Raising Project


A game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands to become a “magical girl”, but there’s a twist! crunchyroll.com




Daisuke has to get a job to support his irresponsible family. He starts working at a restaurant where each employee is quirkier than the last! crunchyroll.com


Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress


A virus appears, turning humans into Kabane (Zombies with glowing hearts protected by steel cages). Amazing Steam Punk Adventure on TRAINS! amazon.com


Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear


A young shrine maiden has spent her life in the rural mountains with Natsu, her talking guardian bear. Now she wants to attend high school in the big city. funimation.com


Aggressive Retsuko


Retsuko, a 25-year old red panda works in an accounting department. To let off steam after long days at work she goes to karaoke by herself and sings death metal. youtube.com


Big Order


10 years ago a child wished for the destruction of the world. Now a group of people have the ability to have wishes granted. They are “Order User.” crunchyroll.com


The Morose Mononokean


Ashiya has spent the first seven days of school stuck in the infirmary because of a yokai attached to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the “Mononokean” for help. crunchyroll.com




One day Mahiru Shirota picks up a stray black cat and from that moment on he is pulled into a war between the seven deadly servamp and their eighth sibling. funimation.com


Twin Star Exorcists


A pair of young and talented exorcists, according to a prophecy, are destined to marry and have a child that will be the ultimate exorcist. crunchyroll.com




After being mortally wounded in battle Toyohisa is sent to another world to be part of a group known as “Drifters” fighting in a war between humans, elves, dwarves, and hobbits. crunchyroll.com




A group of high school students are chosen without their knowledge to be a part of an experimental program to create bonds between people by forcing them to share each other’s pain. crunchyroll.com


Flying Witch


Makoto, a young witch, moves in with her relatives as part of her training. They are introduced to the customs and peculiarities of witchcraft. crunchyroll.com


Space Patrol LuLuco


Middle school student LuLuco’s father, a member of Space Patrol, is accidentally frozen and she must take his place to be able to pay the fees of reviving him. crunchyroll.com


91 days


Set during Prohibition, we follow a man named Avilio as he seeks revenge for the death of his family by the hands of the Vanetti organized crime family. crunchyroll.com


Mob Psycho 100


An average middle school boy called Mob is a powerful Esper working part time at an exorcism office. With every challenge he meets his power threatens to spill over its bounds. crunchyroll.com


This Art Club Has A Problem


Mizuki tries to do well in her school’s Art Club, but she seems to be the only person focusing on her art. One student is obsessed with drawing his Waifu, while another simply sleeps all day. crunchyroll.com


My Hero Academia


A normal boy in a world of super powers aspires to become the greatest hero of all time. With a tear jerking backstory and a hilarious mentor, he will have to use all his wit and strength to keep up with his peers. hulu.com


The Joker Game


In the wake of World War I, D agency is formed to keep tabs on the enemies of Japan.  Eight elite spies have trained to their limit, both mentally and physically, to infiltrate other countries. crunchyroll.com




A first year in high school who has never done anything athletic in his entire life subs in for one soccer game and discovers he sucks at it. Despite this he decides he wants to join the soccer team with his friend. crunchyroll.com


All Out


On his first day in Kanagawa Prefectural High School, Kenji meets Sumiaki during a game of rugby. They a friendship and Kenji joins the rugby club. crunchyroll.com




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