Anime Network Fall 2016 Simulcasts


First up is Matoi the Sacred Slayer which Anime Network will stream Tuesdays starting October 4 @ 7:30 AM PT in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Central America, and South America. An original anime written by Yousuke Kuroda, animated by White Fox and directed by Masayuki Sakoi Sentai Filmworks describes the series as:

The year 2016 — In Tenman Shrine in Kamagaya City, Matoi Sumeragi was a 2nd year middle school student working a part-time job as a shrine maiden. Separated at a very young age with her mother, she has been entrusted for a long time with her paternal grandparents, and three months ago she finally started living together with her father Shingo. Because of such conditions, Matoi had been looking up to an ordinary, calm lifestyle.

Matoi’s close friend and coworker Yuma Kusanagi was the candidate for the next shrine maiden, being born into the family of the Tenman Shrine’s shrinemaster. She finds out that the family has conducted “exorcism” to rid evil spirits for generations, and attempts the “ritual of divine possession”, a ritual connected to “exorcism”, together with Matoi.

After school, the two of them head to the shrine as usual, but there they find a devastated shrine and Yuma’s parents wounded and collapsed. Furthermore, there was a man there with somewhat of an aura of insanity, who was a suspect for a mysterious case that Shingo, who is a detective, was trying to crack. Yuma suddenly conducts a “ritual of divine possession” in order to hold the thrashing man back, but it wasn’t Yuma that changes happened to…

What was given a girl who was seeking an ordinary, normal life was the power to wield a god and rid evil spirits!? Matoi Sumeragi will earnestly work at exorcist activities in order to regain those calm days where nothing gets in her way!


Next up is Flip Flappers which is an original anime directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama at Studio 3Hz. Anime Network will stream the show Thursdays starting October 6 @ 6 AM PT in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa. Sentai Filmworks describes the series as:

Cocona is a model honor student, cautious and slow to embrace new opportunities. This makes life complicated when a mysterious girl named Papika suddenly appears, fearlessly searching for a wish-granting crystal called the “Shard of Mimi.” When fates collide and they’re given the ability to transform into powerful fairy-like beings, where will the dangerous journey into “Pure Illusion” take them?


Continuing on we have ClassicaLoid which will stream Saturdays starting October 8 @ 3 AM PT in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Turkey, Central America and South America. The original anime written by Shuu Matsubara and directed by Yoichi Fujita at Sunrise is described by Sentai Filmworks as:

Kanae’s got a two oddball houseguests in her beloved grandmother’s mansion: Moz and Beetho-san. However, these guys, with their crazy antics and supernatural musical powers, claim to be Classicaloid versions of maestros Mozart and Beethoven! Their powerful “mujik” arrangements evoke more than just emotions: they can make the stars fall, spirits dance, or even summon… giant robots? Friend or foe, Kanae is stuck with them, even as more classicaloids begin to invade her life. Will their presence usher in a new musical renaissance in her sleepy town, or will their explosive euphonics cut the standing ovation short?


Last up is Girlish Number which will stream Wednesdays starting October 12 @ 10 AM PT in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Latin America. This is yet another original anime, this time written by Wataru Watari and directed by Shouta Ibata at Diomedea. Sentai Filmworks describes the series as:

College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose’s mind, she’s poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there’s more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.

Anime Network will also stream Utano☆Princesama Legend Star with the same streaming details as Crunchyroll.

Written by: Conor

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