Top 10 Anime 2016

The following is is OtakuNZ’s top 10 anime for 2016.


Days is an anime about two boys Tsukushi Tsukamoto a shy and clumsy teenager and Jin Kazama who is considered a Soccer genius. One day Jin met Tsukushi and they got dragged into the world of Soccer.

9Gate Season 2

Gate is an anime about a portal to a parallel world known as Gate with Youji Itami an SDF (self-defense force) officer as our main protagonist who is a big Otaku. The SDF have finally pushed back the invading forces of the parallel world and now are working on having peace but some in the kingdom do not trust Japan and dark forces are at work attempting to force Japan’s hand.


Orange is an anime about Naho Takamiya who receives a letter from herself 10 years in the future. As Naho reads the letter it recites exact events of the day. Naho from the future states that she has many regrets and wants the past Naho to make the right decision.

7Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is an anime about the youth of Hai to Gensou no Grimgar who don’t know where they are or remember anything before awakening up in an unknown building. The group of strangers is told to survive or make a living is to join the Reserve Army forces to keep the town safe from nearby monsters.

6Assassination Classroom Season 2

Assassination Classroom is an anime about a group of student who is assigned to kill their teacher which is an octopus because if they don’t their teacher will blow the whole world.


Kiznaiver is an anime about Katsuhira Agata a quiet and reserved teenage boy whose sense of pain has all but vanished. One day Kastsuhira and 5 other students get abducted and were forced to join the Kizuna System as official Kiznaivers.

4Food Wars Season 2

Food Wars is an anime about Yukihira Souma with a dream to become a full-time chef at his father’s restaurant. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle school his father closes the restaurant to cook in Europe. Yukihira then goes to the hardest cooking school to become a better chef.

3Haikyuu Season 3

Haikyuu is an anime about Shoyo Hinata who is a part of Karasuno High Volleyball team. The team is now in the finals against Shiratoriszwa who are the best team and Karasuno being the fallen powerhouse has finally risen.


Erased is an anime about Satoru Fujinuma. Whenever tragedy is about to happen Satoru finds himself sent back minutes before the accident happens. However, when he is accused of murdering someone close to him he is sent back to 1988. He realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and murder of his classmate.

1Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World

Re:Zero is an anime about a teenage boy called Natsuki Subaru who was teleported to a fantasy world where he was pinned down by thugs. Then a girl who looked like the witch of the fantasy world saved him who goes by the name of Stella later to discover that her real name was Emilia. After that event Subaru had the urge to save and help Emilia and when ever Subaru dies he comes back to life in a certain checkpoint before he dies.

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