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Fall 2016 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans 2
17:00 MBS (10/2)
12-Sai. Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki
19:30 MX (10/3)
Nobunaga no Shinobi
21:55 MX (10/4)
Hibike! Euphonium 2
24:00 MX (10/5)
Flip Flappers
21:00 AT-X (10/6)
23:00 MX (10/7)
17:30 NHK (10/8)
22:00 MX (10/2)
Stella no Mahou
22:30 AT-X (10/3)
Soushin Shoujo Matoi
23:00 MX (10/4)
Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season
25:05 MX (10/5)
23:30 MX (10/6)
Lostorage incited WIXOSS
24:30 BS11 (10/7)
Long Riders!
21:00 AT-X (10/8)
Magic-kyun! Renaisssance
22:30 MX (10/2)
TRICKSTER -Edogawa Ranpo “Shounen Tanteidan” Yori-
25:05 MX (10/3)
Natsume Yuujinchou Go
25:35 TX (10/4)
Brave Witches
25:35 MX (10/5)
24:00 MX (10/6)
Haikyuu!! Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou
25:55 TBS (10/7)
21:00 MX (10/8)
Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru
24:00 MX (10/2)
Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume
25:35 TX (10/3)
27:00 MBS (10/4)
Yuri!!! on ICE
26:21 EX (10/5)
Fune wo Amu
24:55 CX (10/13)
Ajin 2nd Season
26:25 TBS (10/7)
Bubuki Buranki ・Hoshi no Kyojin
21:30 AT-X (10/1)
Idol Memories
24:30 MX (10/2)
Watashi ga Motete Dou Sunda
25:58 TBS (10/6)
Shuumatsu no Izetta
23:00 AT-X (10/1)
Girlish Number
26:28 TBS (10/6)
3-gatsu no Lion
23:00 NHK (10/8)
23:30 MX (10/1)
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
24:00 AT-X (10/1)
24:00 MX (10/8)
ViVid Strike!
24:30 MX (10/1)
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Legend Star
25:00 MX (10/1)
Sengoku Choujuu Giga
25:42 KBC (10/8)
Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari
25:55 ntv (10/8)
Tiger Mask W
26:45 EX (10/1)
Legend: 2 2 0 1
0 2 3 3 Not covering

Now that every show has aired several episodes—and then a couple more, while I took my sweet time putting the post together—it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Fall 2016 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with multiple episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them blow up in our faces? Probably. But this is what we’re going with.

In staff news, you’ll notice that I, Stilts, the person who is writing this post, is not blogging this season. (Zephyr neither, but that’s not news. Also, he smells.) What the crap is going on, you ask! (Stop yelling.) Well, as I mentioned on the couple of shows I did intro, I’ve been dealing with four jobs as of late, and I badly needed to limit it to only three. I would have preferred RC not be the one I had to step away from, but since it neither pays the bills or underpins my entire self-esteem (must . . . write . . . books . . . FASTER!), it was the natural choice. Plus, exhaustion was making me rather moody, which doesn’t make for great blogging.

So, that’s why. But fear not, for I shall not be gone long! (Or fear well, if you don’t like me. Haters gonna hate, etc.) How can I say that with such confidence? Because KonoSuba is back next season. Duh. Like I’m gonna miss a chance to write about that.

In show news, Zephyr and me stepping back for the season has left us with fewer shows covered than I would prefer, though our new kouhai Pancakes (Pan-chan, as I call him—not to be confused with Pa-kun, who is Australian instead of Canadian, and therefore equally deserving of ridicule) is picking up the slack nicely, so kudos. Now don’t get cocky, kid, or I’ll feed you to the sharks.

Note to self: get sharks.

Anywho, that’s all I’ve got for now. Maybe we’ll end up picking up another writer soon-ish, or maybe not, though either way that’s an issue for future us to deal with. For now, all that remains is to enjoy a bunch of anime together, and possibly some pie. Or ice cream? I think I have ice cream. Ice cream it is! (And anime.)


  • 10/28: Thanks to a little help from his friend (and our newest kouhai), Enzonon will have time for another series after all. Ajin 2nd Season is receiving coverage!
October 26, 2016 at 10:38 pm
  • October 26, 2016 at 10:47 pmdxana

    Only one show I am watching this season getting cover. I finding myself more remove from this site. My like differ from what writers here are covering.

    • October 26, 2016 at 10:53 pmSeph

      Experiencing the same exact thing. And I haven’t even started on that one show yet. ^_^;

  • October 26, 2016 at 11:21 pmAmi

    I’m surprised no one is covering Haikyuu?

    • October 26, 2016 at 11:44 pmyoloalchemist

      It did turn out as I feared. And it was supposed to be an epic season as well. Now where the hell am I gonna let out all my excitement? Why did you this to us Samu :’(

      • October 27, 2016 at 9:43 amSamu

        Sorry! If I had the time I could have covered up to 6 blog-worthy shows. Sadly I don’t have that time and had to go with the rest of the top anime this season.

      • October 28, 2016 at 9:57 pmGuardian Enzo

        If you’re looking for a place to vent your excitement, I am covering Haikyuu over at LiA. Just throwing it out there…

    • October 26, 2016 at 11:51 pmlahlah

      Ditto.That and Gundam. Hurrah for Drifters though!

      • October 27, 2016 at 12:16 amPancakes

        If Gundam didn’t fall on the weekend I likely would’ve covered it. The political machinations are looking amazing in it this season. Who knows, might still get picked up come the new year :P

  • October 26, 2016 at 11:22 pmigniteous

    Yuri on Ice has to be my favorite so far but I enjoy Iron Blooded Orphans as well.

    • October 28, 2016 at 3:31 amOsy

      Well, at least Samu said that he’ll cover IBO S2 eventually. Likely after the series ended ;)

  • October 27, 2016 at 12:12 amxxvan

    Man I’m sad no one hasn’t looked at Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume.

    It’s really great and fun.

  • October 27, 2016 at 12:34 amVRAVE

    Truly unfortunate that Iron Blooded Orphans won’t be covered… one of the few posts I looked forward to each week.

  • October 27, 2016 at 2:24 amdrunkenveggie

    Huh, this season is looking like it’s getting some rather sparse coverage :o
    No Working, no Natsume, no Haikyuu?
    What’s the world coming to?

  • October 27, 2016 at 2:53 aminfo600

    *Sees Gundam:IBO not being covered*

    *Sheds manly tears*

    OTOH, I’m not that surprised with the lack of coverage this cour, dat Saturday stack.
    (…and other priorities taking over RC. Also, Jig disappeared).

    • October 27, 2016 at 6:14 amNishizawa Mihashi

      Not to mention that Zanibas has blasted off into space too…

  • October 27, 2016 at 3:13 amonceagain

    Samu covering all the series I’m watching for this season, all my uptoves to you!

    • October 27, 2016 at 9:45 amSamu

      What can I say, I like to blog the best shows!

  • October 27, 2016 at 4:07 amJeffers

    i praise takaii for his decision to cover stella no mahou… great decision! just watched episode 4 and i could say this show is a hidden gem. story is very light and fluffy, and tamaki’s effort to get better is kawaii not to mention that good story plot pacing. stella no mahou is a good medicine to counter that dark anime, mahou shoujo ikusei keikaku that is also airing for this season.

    on the other hand, i was surprised that none of soushin shoujo matoi, natsume yuujichou, vivid strike and girlish number are covered despite showing good plot development in the past 3 or 4 episodes. but oh well…

  • October 27, 2016 at 4:55 amjohn

    Isn’t this like 6 weeks late? Could have waited 6 more and posted a winter one xD

    • October 27, 2016 at 9:49 amSamu

      The schedule always gets posted at the end of the first month now in order for us to make the correct decisions with our blogging picks and not wing it based on preconceptions and shows that don’t live up to their premieres.

      • October 27, 2016 at 11:04 amjohn

        ah i see, you’re doing the 3 episode rule

  • October 27, 2016 at 6:19 amNishizawa Mihashi

    I just realized that this is the ONLY anime season since my full dedication to animu seasons in 2011 where I end up watching only ONE show. ONE. ONE!!!


    I dunno, but that only makes me wanna strip mine gold and silver to fund my animu creations. This simply can’t be happening, it must be a dream! It HAS to be!


    • October 27, 2016 at 9:47 amSamu

      What is that one show? I think all/most the shows getting weekly coverage are for a reason. Taste is subject in the end, but we do try to cover the good stuff each season. I can confidently recommend my three shows this season if you want excellent drama, high quality animation, and shows worth further discussion.

    • October 27, 2016 at 2:45 pmNishizawa Mihashi

      Eh it’s ok Samu, I’m just bummed out that I’m only watchin one lad. I seem to be gettin a hunger for adventure and action lately in passive entertainment no? Something along the lines of Drifters yeah? Perhaps when the cold winds come bearin down on us there might be somethin like that.

      Anyway, I think I’ll travel back in time a bit to watch some older shows. Good day to you sir.

  • October 27, 2016 at 1:04 pmsithstormjedi

    Im on a different boat, im watching a lot of series but i really want to read some reviews/reactions of a few certain series especially Vivid strike. Last week’s episode was rather brutal: a flashback memory of an innocent little girl transforming into a curb-stomping, skull crushing whirlwind of hurt because school bullying is evil. Or Girlish number because well its got that cynicism.

    Other than that, i can see why many shows aren’t really bloggable or reviewable other than: “well this happened”

    • October 27, 2016 at 7:29 pmStilts

      Stop naming shows I probably would have blogged if I weren’t drowning under work and lack of sleep. It makes me feel guilty ;_;

      • October 27, 2016 at 9:26 pmsithstormjedi

        My bad, i didnt mean to make you feel guilty about it.

        Maybe you can do a recap with your opinions about whatever series once your workload has lessen?

  • October 27, 2016 at 3:06 pmsealouse

    Looks like you got most of the shows I care about. I’m satisfied.

  • October 27, 2016 at 5:15 pmRin

    Enzo covering Poco’s Udon World! Yes yes yes, thank you!

    • October 28, 2016 at 9:55 pmGuardian Enzo

      Doumo. Quite possibly my favorite of the season so far.

  • October 27, 2016 at 5:59 pmPurpleBomber

    I think this is the first time there’s been no coverage for anything I’m watching in a season. I guess when 3 of my 4 shows are sequels/continuations/spinoffs (Gundam, Haikyuu, Working) it’s certainly possible, but oh well. Time to start hyping winter 2017!

  • October 27, 2016 at 6:52 pmChromeNova

    Half of the shows I’m watching are getting blogged, so niceee, I’ll probably make time to check out the other blog worthy choices here. I would have loved coverage on Girlish Number and Haikyuu, the former because the show brings up a lot of interesting topics and it’s refreshing to have a cynical MC with a pretty terrible personality as the lead, whereas Haikyuu is just super Hype. Particularly glad to see Yuri on Ice get blogged since I think the show’s doing wonders for me, ice skating premise with charming characters that all get good character development, and isn’t afraid to embrace sexuality or feminism in males, which is cool to see.

  • October 28, 2016 at 12:10 amRamenhead

    Well it’s a bit of a bummer that Haikyuu isn’t being blogged, but the 10-episode match should straight up be binged anyway. Try to get to it in the latter stages to somehow fuel the hype and intensity further. Haha. I swear the animation has gotten sharper yet. And that damn OP is fire. “Let there be light!”
    This fall is turning out to be really good, up till now.
    High rec: 3-gatsu no Lion, Fune wo Amu, Yuri on Ice.
    Drifters is fun and can’t wait to see how and who all will appear.
    Shorts this season are no joke either. Nobunaga no Shinobi (<3 this), To Be Hero (hilarious, very review-worthy), Sengoku Choujuu Giga (so good yet already forgotten), plus Bernard-jou always has something to offer and just might get you to read something.
    If you add sequels, HQ 3, Hibike 2, Ajin 2. Fall is rolling and how.

  • October 28, 2016 at 2:04 amPyon

    It’s been some time since I’ve followed airing shows, but now looking at this schedule I know I couldn’t decide better.
    Great to see that 5 out of 7 shows I am watching are being blogged. Still I am devastated with no coverage for Haikyuu, damn, just damn. Although I can understand Samu who is already blogging three other excellent series. But why no one else :(?
    Anyways, this fall feels really good, especially comparing to not so good summer. Hope to enjoy it as much as possible with RandomC crew.

  • October 28, 2016 at 11:52 amSherrisLok

    I was hoping for Watashi ga Motete Dou Sunda

  • October 28, 2016 at 2:45 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    i understand it takes a bit of time to alot the slots of whos covering what.
    but it would be nice if the “schedule” of what show airs when is put in the top right soon after the new seasons preview drops. it really comes in handy to have immediate access to this sort of TV guide. thanks

  • October 28, 2016 at 10:05 pmKintaro_Oe

    Summer 2016 blogging schedule you say? We going back in time? ;)

    • October 29, 2016 at 1:58 amichigo

      Yes, I noticed this too:

      This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2016 blogging schedule.

      If you were tired after writing this post, it’s okay, Stilts! You’re an awesome person.

    • November 6, 2016 at 1:18 amStilts

      I’m just glad someone else fixed it for me, or exhausted-Stilts did it at some point and I already forgot. So tired ;_;

  • October 29, 2016 at 2:00 amichigo

    For any Natsume Yuujinchou fans, Enzo is covering Go on his personal anime blog.

  • October 29, 2016 at 9:03 amlegwkio

    Haikyuu though. This is the best season yet…

  • October 29, 2016 at 8:46 pmjeffyplaysandwatchs

    I’m glad Samu is covering three of the five anime I’m watching this season, but I’m saddened to the fact that Haikyuu!! and Nanbaka are not getting covered.

    • October 30, 2016 at 1:44 pmSamu

      Looks like you’re watching the best shows then ;)

  • October 29, 2016 at 8:58 pmNoS Anime

    I’m not exactly sure how Randomc does things but if you don’t seem to be having anyone covering a show, can someone be given a chance to do so?

    • November 6, 2016 at 1:39 amStilts

      Yay, it’s time to link to my favorite comment about new writers again! Heeeeere it is.

      To add to that, we have a unique issue this season. Since this isn’t a social media platform, and we deliberately and purposefully choose who we let write for RandomC in the hopes that we’ll get someone who will do a good job, will post on time, won’t embarrass us, etc (though we don’t always succeed *gives Takkun the side eye*), we have to spend time soliciting applications, reading applications, coming to a decision, etc. Given that I’m the one who does the lion’s share of that work, and I’m unable to blog because I’m so busy/consistently exhausted, giving myself an involved side project during my season off doesn’t seem like a good idea. And given that the others who are generally involved in the process are, if not as busy, certainly busier than usual, and we’ve got a bit of a resource issue. That resource is recruiter time.

      That’s why we generally keep a second name in mind after a recruiting round, which is what led to Samu and Pancakes. We’re out of those from the last round, though, so if we want someone else, we’d have to do the whole process over again. Which, given that we just brought on Pancakes, sounds EXHAUSTING.

      We very well might recruit again soon. It’s been a while since we did, and if coverage isn’t back up to preferred levels next season, that’ll be a sign that it needs doing. For now, though, I’m just tired man, so we’re gonna weather this season and see where we are next. Thanks for your understanding.

  • October 30, 2016 at 11:32 amAzure

    Is there any chance of someone covering Occultic;Nine?

  • January 10, 2017 at 6:41 amPhoenix Actual

    I’m actually a little surprised that no one ended up picking up Brave Witches for the season, as the anime featured quite a bit to talk about. With this in mind, here is a complete discussion of the entire season for all interested parties.