Top 10 Returning Anime of 2016

Whether these anime have already returned in 2016 or they are still waiting to be released, let's take a look at what returning anime series will be the most hyped and anticipated of 2016. P.S. We will not be intimidated by any haters. Please try to keep all hate to yourselves and talk positive about these anime. Finally, only submit OFFICIAL RETURNING ANIME TITLES OF 2016. We don't want to disappoint people, now do we?

The Top Ten

1 Bleach Bleach

Dude come on you know there gonna bring it back I mean look at DBZ?

Want it back, love it very much, searching everyday for its return

Its it the best anime in the way they have done it so I would love this to come back because people that ar super big fans of bleach will agree with me

My all time favorite anime

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2 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, more.

It should come as no surprise that Attack on Titan is the most anticipated returning anime of 2016. With three long years of waiting, two god-awful live-action movies, a chibi spin-off, and hordes of spoilers from manga fans, anime fans should hope that the time Hajime Isayama and Production I.G. spent on Season 2 will be worth it. While I am a huge fan of Sword Art Online, I watched Attack on Titan before Sword Art Online, and I am awaiting both anime to return this year in 2016. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Dang it! Attack on Titan is getting delayed until January 2017! If anyone is seeing this comment, I sincerely apologize for this news. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Please come back already!

It’s - Undistinguished

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3 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". more.

Whether you love it or hate it, you can't deny Sword Art Online's popularity around the world. It has a dedicated following in Japan and is Aniplex's most profitable franchise (no wonder the haters say Sword Art Online is overrated. They might be jealous about the profitability of this anime.) With a new movie project in the works and Season 3 delayed to the summer of 2016, 2016 will not just be a big year for Attack on Titan fans, but also for Sword Art Online fans as well. As a fan of both anime, I welcome both anime series on their return this 2016. Now who's ready for Alicization? Whatever A-1 Pictures and Reki Kawahara gives us, you should be sure to have open arms and try not to set too high expectations if you don't want the hate to grow. Speaking of which, if you hate Sword Art Online, PLEASE TRY NOT TO HATE ON THE FANS. Just watch Attack on Titan or something else instead. Other than that, Sword Art Online fans will be ready to Link Start once again in 2016. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I should have known Sword Art Online would get delayed until 2017. I knew I shouldn't have put this on the list! I knew it! I sincerely apologize to any SAO fans who are now learning of this news. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

My first anime and so far its one of my top 20

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4 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

Other than Sword Art Online, Tokyo Ghoul is another anime series confirmed to have a Season 3 planned to be released somewhere in 2016. However, there have been rumors and even petitions of the new season being a reboot of the series, but whatever FUNimation and Studio Pierrot gives us, let's hope it's great for the fans. If you think there should be a reboot and that Madhouse Productions should bring justice to the anime, Google for that petition. If you are fine with the anime itself and feel it does not need a reboot, be my guest and Google for that petition instead. Whatever the case, Tokyo Ghoul is bound to have something new for its fans. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

After reading the manga I’m sure that it has to be a reboot to continue. - Undistinguished

5 Fairy Tail (Fairy Tail Zero)

Dude Fairy Tail is awesome and they need to come back it maybe just "stereotypical" -anime but it's the simplicity and the heart that was put into the anime that makes it special! And we need more of that!

Okay, so while it's technically just a prequel to Fairy Tail, Fairy Tail Zero is great for Fairy Tail fans and for people who think Fairy Tail is just a stereotypical action ecchi series. I'm not a big fan of Fairy Tail, but Fairy Tail Zero is currently streaming on Crunchyroll if anyone still hasn't watched it yet. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Fairy Tail is awesome anime.

Fairy tail is my favourite ï am waiting for it

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6 Digimon Adventure tri.

While Pokemon will be airing a 20th anniversary Super Bowl ad during the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, Digimon won't be missing out on 2016 as well. The second movie, Digimon Adventure tri. -Ketsui, will be coming out in March of 2016. Digimon is coming back once again. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Naruto: Shippuden - Itachi Shinden ~Hikari to Yami~

I'll admit it. Even if I'm not a Naruto fan, I still think the Naruto fans deserve to look forward to a new Naruto series dedicated to Itachi Uchiha. The T.V. adaptation will be based off a light novel that tells about his goal of how he wanted to become the Uchiha clan's first hokage. Believe it! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Itachi is supposed to be a badass. But you don't get to see it in the anime. Covering this point would be cool to see.

A movie starring the best character in Naruto! Definitely worth watching. - Goku02

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8 Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

Just watched this. It came as a surprise, that this fantastic ending to an amazing anime, isn't higher on the list.

From what I've heard, Durarara! looks to be an interesting anime series. Too bad another arc is already currently streaming on Crunchyroll, so people wanting to get into this anime should watch the previous seasons first before jumping into the third and final arc of the Durarara! x2 anime. Not to mention this new season will adapt the rest of the first Durarara! light novel series. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Berserk Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

Although I haven't seen Berserk yet, fans who have can look forward to the Black Swordsman Arc somewhere in 2016. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Honestly,I'm hyped up for this one the most! - Tia-Harribel

I am a huge fan of the manga sucked so bad dammit, Berserk (2016) destroyed my hopes. - Undistinguished

Good grief Berserk hasn't ended yet. - SelfDestruct

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10 Gate

Gate fans, you already know this anime is already streaming on Crunchyroll, so if you didn't know already, Gate is adapting the Fire Dragon Arc from the 3rd and 4th light novels, so it will be nice to see the Gate characters back in action. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 D. Gray-Man D. Gray-Man D.Gray-man (Japanese: ディー・グレイマン Hepburn: Dī Gureiman?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. Set in the 19th century, the series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of exorcists who make use of an ancient substance more.

I haven't seen D. Gray-Man yet, but for those who have, I bet they are satisfied with the Alma Karma Arc finally being adapted into the anime series after 8 long years. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I Love D.Gray-Man! I've been waiting for 8 years since it's 1st released and really glad that the first episode will be release on July 2016. I am very curious and excited to see their new animation and new seiyuu's.
Sooo excited to watch the Alma Karma Arc and see Allen in a new uniform, Lenalee with longer hair, the handsome and funny Lavi and the oh sooo cool Kanda!

12 Heaven's Lost Property Heaven's Lost Property

Heaven's Lost Property is the only one because of which I started to watch anime before that I never gave so attention to stuff like anime and I will love it forever, till now haven't watched any other anime don't know why but I love this one only its got everything a perfect anime should have. So please it's my request, not just my but from every die hard fan of this series. Is that this series should be continued even though what ever it would be we know that it will be awesome. #bringheavenslostpropertyback

Love this show to death Would love to see more of it. Ended on a poor note would like to see this fixed and to have another season so others can enjoy it like me.

Very good show. Would really like to see more of it. Simple charming and fun.

I have recently finished the Manga and the Anime (movies included). I would love to see a continuation of this series. My favorite anime by far!

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13 Boruto
14 Full Metal Panic Full Metal Panic

Love the mechs in this. Boner for the white haired girl.


15 Ranma 1/2 Ranma 1/2

Would love to see new Ranma 1/2, particularly Herb and Saffron arcs.

I liked this anime when I was a kid. But it never ended. Would love a final resolution.

Ha such a great atmosphere. Wish it would be redone with better writing.

This has to be done asap!

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16 Seven Deadly Sins Seven Deadly Sins

Not as good as the first season but still awesome. - Undistinguished

17 Assassination Classroom Assassination Classroom

Second season was amazing as the first one, ending was bittersweet, but I'd say it was the best way it could end.

It's just too good te be left without another season.


18 World Trigger
19 Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist is an anime series directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by A-1 Pictures, which adapts the Blue Exorcist manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato.

Love the series they are making a season 2 end of 2016 or 2017 it's in the works

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20 Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma

I hoped they would add more episodes. The manga has gone pretty far from where this one ended. - Undistinguished

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Top Remixes

1. Attack on Titan
2. Sword Art Online
3. Tokyo Ghoul
1. Bleach
2. Naruto: Shippuden - Itachi Shinden ~Hikari to Yami~
3. Attack on Titan
1. Berserk
2. Digimon Adventure tri.
3. Attack on Titan



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