ByEderlyn Peralta, writer at Creators.co
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A good anime to me doesn't have to consist of famous directors or voice actors, nor is it about the reputation of the animation studio. A good anime to me is one that can capture the audience's attention, emotionally and aesthetically, (as well as having a little eye candy). As the weather gets colder and as the nights get longer, here are five Fall 2016 anime recommendations that you can watch while drinking that pumpkin spice latte.

5. Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

© Doga Kobo
© Doga Kobo

The Rundown:

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru takes place in the year 2205. A group of "historical revisionists" are rewriting the past in order to change the course of history. The Saniwa are in charge of preserving history and have the ability to imbue life into objects, and the most powerful one is Touken Danshi. The story focuses on their joyful lives.

Why I'm Interested?

What attracted me to this anime is the art. The characters are drawn so cutely, and you can tell from the voice acting that there's some femininity within these male characters, which I found interesting. From the preview, I can already see that this anime is going to be a fun one to watch. This anime has this Teen Titans Go! feel to it, so if you like that cartoon check this anime out.

4. Fune Wo Amu (The Great Passage)

The Rundown:

A publishing company is creating a new dictionary entitled The Great Passage. Kouhei Araki, a veteran editor at the dictionary department who is about to retire, hires Mitsuya Majime, a former sales department employee from the publisher, Genbu Shobo. Mitsuya isn't a social butterfly, but he does his best to become a great editor, and alongside to help him is an extroverted man, Masashi Nishioka.

Why I'm Interested?

As a bibliophile and a lover of languages, Fune wo Amu is definitely an anime aimed towards people like myself. If you are curious about the lives of publishing company employees and wonder about the amount of stress and effort it takes to publish a book, this is an anime you should check out.

3. Udon No Kuni No Kiniro Kemari (Poko's Udon World)

The Rundown:

While visiting his family's udon shop in the Kagawa Prefecture, Souta Tawara discovers a young boy, Poko, and his secret. Souta decides to take care of Poko and so he quits his job as a web designer in Tokyo. The story centers on their daily life adventures as Poko learns more about Kagawa, also known as the "Udon Kingdom."

Why I'm Interested?

This looks like a feel-good anime that is similar to Barakamon and Sweetness & Lightning. Just from the mood and the character antics in the preview, you can already tell that this anime will make you feel cheery and go "Aww, how cute!"

2. Magic-Kyun! Renaissance

© Sunrise
© Sunrise

The Rundown:

Ohana Aigasaki transfers to Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where students who spark passion in their Magic Arts are known as Artistas and are able to enter show business.

Ohana is tasked to help plan the school's Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. At school, Ohana has the opportunity to spend time with six boys that dream of becoming entertainers in the future. These guys help Ohana make the festival a success and also aim to be chosen as the school's Artista Prince alongside Ohana as the Princess.

Why I'm Interested?

If you don't like reverse harems or the shoujo genre, then this isn't an anime for you. And yes, one can already guessed the likely storyline formula within this anime: each episode will focus on one certain guy, and in the end, she will most likely not pick a guy. However, just because you may know how the plot will play out, doesn't mean it isn't a good anime to look forward to. I think this anime will come across between a fantasy musical with elements of Uta no Prince-sama and Dance with Devils. Furthermore, the animation seems very enchanting and beautiful to watch.

1. Watashi Ga Motete Dousunda (Boys, Please Kiss Him Instead Of Me)

The Rundown:

Kae Serinuma is a second year high school student and a fujoshi that secretly ships her classmates. When her favorite anime character dies, she becomes so stressed out that she rapidly loses weight. As a result, she becomes a pretty girl that attracts the attention of some of her male classmates.

Why I'm Interested?

I've read a couple of chapters of this manga and I thought it was pretty entertaining and quirky. The female protagonist is hilarious but also strange with all her fujoshi fantasies. My only issue with this storyline though, is that I didn't like how the female protagonist becomes beautiful after she undergoes a physical transformation, with her weight loss being the primary focus of her newfound attractiveness. In my opinion, it's pretty shallow for guys to take notice of a girl because she loses weight. Yet, there are complications with this way of thinking because her former appearance isn't the only thing that may cause a lack of self-confidence. Her fujoshi lifestyle may also lead others to feel that she's a bit too weird from the norm. Then again, it's better to be unique and extraordinary as oppose to being part of the crowd.

Those are the anime I'm looking forward to this fall! My list consists of bishounen and feel-good moments among friends and family. What are you looking forward to this fall anime season? Let me know in the comments!

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