In the Winter Anime Season 2016, the year starts strong with some intriguing series and new characters. After a big slump in the past years, it seems production will be steady during the next seasons.
Before 2015 hits the bucket, in a near future, there is an imaginary world, where humans are able to call ghosts or monsters to appear. In Musaigen no Phantom World, Haruhiko Ichijou, is attending Hosea Academy where he meets along with his upperclassman Mai Kawakami, Reina Izumi and Minase Koito Minase fight these phantoms in solitude.
Meanwhile, in Fairy Tail Zero we will find Mavis Vermilion, one of the leaders of the Fairy Tail guild, in a different setup. In Sirius Island, Mavis is a servant mistreated by her master and his daughter, Zera. Mavis stays strong and always looking for the bright side, waiting for fairies to visit her, she faces several issues. After an attack, Mavis and Zera will escape together.
In a different time, we meet Chika Homura and Haruta Kamijou with their own issues. In Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru, these girls are in despair, because their loved wind instrument club is about to shut down if they can’t find more recruits. Both girls will have to do something amazing to achieve their goal.
Next comes Active Raid, where we will follow the adventures of Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division. They use exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime. And inspector Asami Kazari is assigned to assess the unit’s status.