Best 10 Adventure TV Anime Of 2016 You Need to Watch

They’re the best Anime that 2016 has to offer! We counts down the best anime to come out this year, including the likes of Flip Flappers, Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin, D.Gray-man Hallow, and more!

10: Flip Flappers

English: Flip Flappers
Japanese: フリップフラッパーズ
MAL Score: 7.67
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Cocona is an average middle schooler living with her grandmother. And she who has yet to decide a goal to strive for, soon met a strange girl named Papika who invites her to an organization called Flip Flap.

Dragged along by the energetic stranger, Cocona finds herself in the world of Pure Illusion—a bizarre alternate dimension—helping Papika look for crystal shards. Upon completing their mission, Papika and Cocona are sent to yet another world in Pure Illusion. As a dangerous creature besets them, the girls use their crystals to transform into magical girls: Cocona into Pure Blade, and Papika into Pure Barrier. But as they try to defeat the creature before them, three others with powers from a rival organization enter the fray and slay the creature, taking with them a fragment left behind from its body. Afterward, the girls realize that to stand a chance against their rivals and the creatures in Pure Illusion, they must learn to work together and synchronize their feelings in order to transform more effectively.

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9: Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin

English: Alderamin on the Sky
Japanese: ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン
MAL Score: 7.69
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Ikta Solork is a carefree young man who only wants two things in life: a woman on his arm and a place to nap. Unfortunately, his peaceful life is destroyed when war breaks out between the Katjvarna Empire and the neighboring Republic of Kioka. Ikta and his childhood friend, Yatorishino Igsem, join the army as military officers, where they meet the infantryman Matthew Tetojirichi, the sniper Torway Remion, and the medic Haroma Becker on a boat heading for the military exam site.

However, after a rogue storm sinks their vessel, the five of them end up in enemy territory near a military outpost. There, they discover that the heir to the Katjvarnan throne, Princess Chamille Kitora Katjvanmaninik, has been taken hostage. The five are able to rescue her, and as a reward, each one of them is granted the title of Imperial Knight—one of the highest honors a soldier can receive. It seems that Ikta will have to put his dream of tranquility on hold, as he must now become the hero he never wanted to be.

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8: D.Gray-man Hallow

English: D.Gray-man HALLOW
Japanese: ディー グレイマン ハロー
MAL Score: 7.73
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Despite the recent Akuma attack, the members of the Black Order are in high spirits as they set about moving to a new base. Immediately upon his arrival, however, Allen Walker is suddenly called by the Central Agency and has his arm forcefully sealed by the Order. He is then led to a surprising meeting with his master, General Cross Marian, who reveals staggering secrets surrounding the enigmatic 14th Noah.

A phantom thief incident, the arrival of a mysterious group of Exorcists, the death of an important comrade, and an all-out battle against the Noah Family—just what does this mean for Allen, Yuu Kanda, and the rest of the Order? This is but the beginning of a series of strange, seemingly unconnected events that lead to something far greater.

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7: Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season

English: GATE
Japanese: GATE(ゲート)自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり 第2クール
MAL Score: 7.74
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Several months have passed since the infamous Ginza Incident, with tensions between the Empire and JSDF escalating in the vast and mysterious “Special Region” over peace negotiations. The greed and curiosity of the global powers have also begun to grow, as reports about the technological limitations of the magical realm’s archaic civilizations come to light.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Youji Itami and his merry band of female admirers struggle to navigate the complex political intrigue that plagues the Empire’s court. Despite her best efforts, Princess Pi?a Co Lada faces difficulties attempting to convince her father that the JSDF has no intention of conquering their kingdom. Pressured from both sides of the Gate, Itami must consider even more drastic measures to fulfill his mission.

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6: Magi: Sinbad no Bouken (TV)

English: Magi: Adventure of Sinbad
Japanese: マギ シンドバッドの冒険
MAL Score: 7.87
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

In the small, impoverished Tison Village of the Parthevia Empire, a boy, Sinbad, is born to the jaded ex-soldier Badr and his kind-hearted wife Esra. His birth creates a radiant surge throughout the rukh, a declaration of a singularity to those who stand at the pinnacle of magical might: the “Child of Destiny” is here. Despite his country being plagued by economic instability and the repercussions of war, Sinbad leads a cheerful life—until a stranger’s arrival shatters his peaceful world, and tragedy soon befalls him.

Years later, mysterious edifices called “dungeons” have been erected all over the world. Rumored to contain great power and treasures, these dungeons piqued the interest of adventurers and armies alike; though to this day, none have returned therefrom. Sinbad, now 14, has grown into a charming and talented young boy. Inspired by the shocking events of his childhood and by his father’s words, he yearns to begin exploring the world beyond his village. As though orchestrated by fate, Sinbad meets an enigmatic traveler named Yunan. Stirred by Sinbad’s story and ambitions, Yunan directs him to a dungeon which he claims holds the power Sinbad needs to achieve his goals—the “power of a king.”

Magi: Sinbad no Bouken tells the epic saga of Sinbad’s early life as he travels the world, honing his skill and influence, while gathering allies and power to become the High King of the Seven Seas.

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5: Lupin III (2015)

English: Lupin the Third
Japanese: ルパン三世
MAL Score: 7.92
Type: TV
Episodes: 24

Synopsis

Lupin is the main character in this series which takes place in Italy and San Marino.

Reflecting its setting, the anime debuted in Italy before it aired in Japan. Lupin III fans will note that the titular thief now dons a blue coat, following his earlier appearances in green (first series and some OVAs), red (the second series as well as most films and television specials) and pink (third series).

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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4: Ushio to Tora (TV) 2nd Season

English: Ushio & Tora
Japanese: うしおととら
MAL Score: 7.92
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Continuation of Ushio to Tora TV series.

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3: Drifters

English: Drifters
Japanese: DRIFTERS
MAL Score: 7.92
Type: TV
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

At the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Toyohisa Shimazu is the rearguard for his retreating troops, and is critically wounded when he suddenly finds himself in a modern, gleaming white hallway. Faced with only a stoic man named Murasaki and hundreds of doors on both sides, Toyohisa is pulled into the nearest door and into a world completely unlike his own.

The strange land is populated by all manner of fantastical creatures, as well as warriors from different eras of Toyohisa’s world who were thought to be dead. Quickly befriending the infamous warlord Nobunaga Oda and the ancient archer Yoichi Suketaka Nasu, Toyohisa learns of the political unrest tearing through the continent. Furthermore, they have been summoned as “Drifters” to fight against the “Ends,” people who are responsible for the creation of the Orte Empire and are trying to annihilate the Drifters. As the Ends grow more powerful, so does the Empire’s persecution of elves and other demihumans. It is up to Toyohisa and his group of unconventional heroes to battle in a brand-new world war to help the Empire’s subjects, while protecting the land to claim for themselves and challenging the Ends.

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2: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

English: KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
Japanese: この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!
MAL Score: 8.14
Type: TV
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student and recluse Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She provides the NEET with two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer’s dream—a real fantasy world! Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing villages. But before he goes, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake—Aqua is completely useless!

Unfortunately, their troubles don’t end here; it turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must first work to pay for their living expenses. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!

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1: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 4: Diamond wa Kudakenai

English: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ダイヤモンドは砕けない
MAL Score: 8.50
Type: TV
Episodes: 39

Synopsis

The year is 1999. Morioh, a normally quiet and peaceful town, has recently become a hotbed of strange activity. Joutarou Kuujou, now a marine biologist, heads to the mysterious town to meet Jousuke Higashikata. While the two may seem like strangers at first, Jousuke is actually the illegitimate child of Joutarou’s grandfather, Joseph Joestar. When they meet, Joutarou realizes that he may have more in common with Jousuke than just a blood relation.

Along with the mild-mannered Kouichi Hirose and the boisterous Okuyasu Nijimura, the group dedicates themselves to investigating recent disappearances and other suspicious occurrences within Morioh. Aided by the power of Stands, the four men will encounter danger at every street corner, as it is up to them to unravel the town’s secrets, before another occurs.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 4: Diamond wa Kudakenai
2. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
3. Lupin III (2015)
4. Ushio to Tora (TV) 2nd Season
5. Drifters
6. Magi: Sinbad no Bouken (TV)
7. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season
8. D.Gray-man Hallow
9. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
10. Flip Flappers

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