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Your Complete Spring 2016 Anime Guide

You can feel it. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and spring is in the air. Oh, and there’s a new season of anime. Here’s a look at what to watch and where to watch it.

As we do year after year and season after season, here is Kotaku’s latest anime guide, the Spring 2016 edition. Have a look at the shows below, which are in alphabetical order, and suss out which ones strike your interest.

In case you missed it, here is our guide from the past winter.

What It’s About in One Sentence: The massively popular Capcom franchise makes the leap to anime, with a series based on the Phoenix Wright games.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young girl makes the transition from child to adult.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What’s It About in One Sentence: Girls at an idol academy work to make their idol dreams reality.

What’s It About in One Sentence: After being burned once by a guy online pretending to be a woman, the anime’s protagonist meets a new lady in an online game and tries to help her overcome her real world issues.

What’s It About in One Sentence: A group of unhappy students try to find happiness at school.

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime set against the aftermath of a meteor storm colliding with the Earth during which new technologies emerge that give rise to superpowered humans.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What’s It About in One Sentence: The eighth season of the Battle Spirits anime follows an all-new cast of characters in a world where card game duels rule.

What’s It About in One Sentence: A schoolgirl develops an interest in motorcycles and joins her school’s motorcycle club.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What’s It About in One Sentence: Kids battle each other with spinning tops.

What It’s About in One Sentence: A boy uses his superpowers to take over Japan and save his sister.

What It’s About in One Sentence: In this short form anime, three girls, working at an arcade, dream of becoming idols, but find that their destiny is to protect the Earth.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: The adorable adventures of forest critters.

What’s It About in One Sentence: An orphan’s life is changed forever after he stops a man from committing suicide, only to find out the man runs a supernatural detective agency, which he then joins.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two cats train daily to be princesses in this short-form anime.

What’s It About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime set in a world full of superpowered people, where it is up to the Superhuman Bureau to find and protect them.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: It’s Duel Masters, but with a talking hamster.

What’s It About in One Sentence: A 15-year-old boy finds a mysterious crystal at his father’s company and is transported to another world underneath the Earth’s surface.

What It’s About in One Sentence: A 15-year-old witch moves to rural Aomori Prefecture to live with relatives.

What It’s About in One Sentence: The last entry in the Buddyfight series, an anime in which kids battle with monster pals.

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls dream of joining the Blue Mermaids, a task force that keeps Japan’s seas safe.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What’s It About in One Sentence: A young woman comes to Kyoto to look for her father and befriends a group of guys who aid her search.

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, The Anime Network

What It’s About in One Sentence: Loved and loathed by classmates, Sakamoto is the coolest guy at school and able to get out of any jam he finds himself in.

What’s It About in One Sentence: While a “Hundred” is a weapon that can be used to fight a menacing alien lifeform, this anime is set in a school where students train to do battle.

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Viz Media

What It’s About in One Sentence: Josuke Higashikata and his group are tracking down Stand Users in 1999 in a town called Morioh.

What’s It About in One Sentence: Set before the outbreak of World War II, Joker Game follows an agent who must navigate the tricky world of a covert Japanese agency as he tries to uncover secret documents.

What It’s About in One Sentence: As monster-like zombies called “kabane” encroach, a young boy has created a weapon he thinks can defeat them.

What It’s About in One Sentence: Panic starts in this short-form anime when creepy stuff starts happening on an airplane and continues throughout the rest of the episodes.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: A boy and his robot dog try to stop foes with cards and gizmos.

What It’s About in One Sentence: Kiznaivers are connected through the Kizuna System, which allows them to share each other’s wounds as well as the pain.

What’s It About in One Sentence: A young Shinto shrine maiden’s best friend is a talking bear.

What’s It About in One Sentence: A samurai awakes in the modern day, when mecha duke it out with swords.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What’s It About in One Sentence: A young man joins a group of skilled Valkyrie pilots who fight to save the galaxy, paired with an idol group whose way of dealing with a strange, new virus is belting out some killer pop tunes.

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Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: Set in the world of Magi, this anime follows Sinbad’s origins.

What’s It About in One Sentence: Thirty young people ready to throw away their old lives and start anew immigrate on a bus tour to a mysterious, life-changing town.

What’s It About in One Sentence: In this recut of the Gundam Unicorn film series, a boy’s life changes from a regular kid going to school in a space colony after a chance encounter with a girl and a new Gundam.

What’s It About in One Sentence: In a world where superpowers are the norm, one middle schooler is bullied for not having them until one day, when the greatest hero of them all gives a superpower to the boy, who then enrolls in a superhero academy.

What’s It About in One Sentence: The third season of this anime continues to follow a thief who can steal anything in the world, almost like magic.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: Japanese historical figures get re-imagined as cats.

Where to Watch: The Anime Network

What’s It About in One Sentence: Set in ancient Japan, Onigiri, a pun on “rice ball” that means “demon decapitator,” follows the fight against the evil wrought by the malevolent Kamikui.

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls find happiness—and hopefully, peace—through love of bread.

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Viz Media, AnimeLab (AUS)

What’s It About in One Sentence: The third season of the latest iteration of the iconic anime, Sailor Moon, that follows the adventures of schoolgirls as they save the Earth and fight evil.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: The third season of an anime about an elementary school girl who grasps her chance to become an idol and enters a world of fashion, dance, and music.

Where to Watch: No Western Simulcast Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: Girls are turned jumbo-sized and battle it out in this short-form anime—and by “short” I mean thirty-second episodes.

What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school student finds himself transported to a strange world after a late night trip to his local convenience store.

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, The Anime Network, AnimeLab (AUS)

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime that tells the story of a high school girl who can see spirits (though she’d rather not) and the boy in her class whose job it is to usher spirits to the other side for reincarnation.

What It’s About in One Sentence: Three schoolgirls with very different personalities become unlikely friends.

What’s It About in One Sentence: A 16-year-old boy sets out to avenge his parents’ death.

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows the adventures of a little boy and his pet seal.

What It’s About in One Sentence: After his mother dies, a young boy is taken in by his uncle who turns him into a boy maid.

What’s It About in One Sentence: Hailing from a family of exorcists, Rokuro would rather be anything else, but lives up to his potential after the appearance of a new rival.

What It’s About in One Sentence: Middle-school student Luluco’s normal life in the Milky Way changes with the arrival of a handsome transfer student from deep space.

What’s It About in One Sentence: The relationship between Haru and his young adopted brother strengthens when the boy suddenly returns to Haru’s life five years later.

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, The Anime Network, AnimeLab (AUS)

What It’s About in One Sentence: School boy Tanaka-kun doesn’t ever seem to try his hardest.

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Viz Media

What It’s About in One Sentence: Humankind and the humanoid cockroaches continue to duke it out on Mars, with the explorers from Earth undergoing an experimental “bug procedure” to help them in their fight.

What It’s About in One Sentence: Agetarou discovers he prefers being a D.J. to working at his family’s tonkatsu restaurant, but realizes that there’s not much difference between the two.

What It’s About in One Sentence: A short-form anime that follows the crazy lives of tennis-playing schoolgirls who are the official rivals of the tennis-playing schoolgirls in long-running short-form anime Teekyu.

What It’s About in One Sentence: The latest entry in the anime about a young boy who frees the monster that have been trapped in his basement for generations to fight spirits going bonkers.

What It’s About in One Sentence: A schoolboy’s secret life as an erotic manga artist is discovered by a schoolgirl classmate, and he tries to keep his double life hidden at school.

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