Hulu Announces Fall 2016 Anime Simulcasts

This includes Sentai Filmworks' titles for the season, Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, and the continuing Naruto Shippuden and One Piece

Streaming service Hulu has announced its fall 2016 anime simulcast line-up, which includes Sentai Filmworks' titles for the season, Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, and the continuing Naruto Shippuden and One Piece

 

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS - SEASON 2
There was once a great conflict known as the "Calamity War." Roughly 300 years have passed since the end of this war. The Earth Sphere had lost its previous governing structure, and a new world was created under new systems of government. While a temporary peace had arrived, the seeds of a new conflict were being sown in the Mars Sphere, far away from Earth. Our hero, a boy named Mikazuki Augus, belongs to a private security company called Chryse Guard Security (CGS). The company accepts a mission to escort Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a girl who seeks to liberate the Martian city of Chryse from the rule of one of Earth’s major powers. However, the military organization Gjallarhorn attacks CGS in order to nip this rebellion in the bud. CGS begins an evacuation, using Mikazuki and the other children as decoys. Orga Itsuka, the leader of the boys, decides to take this opportunity to rise up in revolt and launch a coup d’etat against the adults who have been oppressing them. He gives Mikazuki the task of repulsing Gjallarhorn, and Mikazuki enters battle using the Gundam Barbatos, a mobile suit from the Calamity War era which has been serving as CGS’s power source.

(New Episodes Streaming Sundays, Complete Season 1 Streaming Now)

 


MATOI THE SACRED SLAYER - SERIES PREMIERE
Matoi Sumeragi works as a part-time shrine maiden at her friend Yuma’s family shrine. While Yuma is next in line to become the shrine maiden, Matoi is content to pursue a normal life. Unfortunately, “normal life” comes to a crashing halt when she and Yuma find the shrine damaged and Yuma’s parents wounded. Things only escalate as Yuma’s “Divine Possession” ritual aims for, not Yuma, but Matoi, imbuing her with the powers of a god in a fight against evil spirits.

(Series Premiere Tuesday, October 4, New Episodes Streaming Tuesdays)

 


UTANO PRINCE SAMA LEGEND STAR - SEASON ONE

The competition continues as the stars and heavens collide to determine who will open for the Triple S International sporting event. As QUARTET NIGHT and STARISH finish their last act, HEAVENS hijacks the competition, putting the other groups into a flurry of confusion. With a three-way tie, QUARTET NIGHT suggests an idea which propels these three groups to aim for a new stage, leaving HEAVENS with a need for revenge.

(New Episodes Streaming Saturdays)

 

FLIP FLAPPERS - SERIES PREMIERE

Cautious Cocona’s world is turned upside down with the sudden appearance of a fearless, though troublesome, girl named Papika. When these two girls meet, their adventures in a different dimension called “Pure Illusion” begin. Together, they go searching for mysterious crystals called “Shards of Mimi,” powerful items which are said to be able to grant any wish. However, in pursuit of these crystals, obstacles arise, and the shards shine enabling them to transform into fairy-like beings.

(Series Premiere Thursday, October 6, New Episodes Streaming Thursdays)

 

CLASSICALOID - SERIES PREMIERE
Music can recall memories, inspire action, soothe fevered minds and… summon robots? For the remixed classical maestros, or “classicaloids”, a unique “mujik” is their sword and shield with explosive notes that do way more than rouse emotions. Moz and Beetho-san, who claim the names of timeless composers Mozart and Beethoven, are only the overture to the wacky concerto ready to awaken an unsuspecting modern town. What could go wrong?

(Series Premiere Saturday, October 8, New Episodes Streaming Saturdays)

 


GIRLISH NUMBER - SERIES PREMIERE
No one wants to get stuck in a boring profession, so when college student Chitose Karasuma storms into a voice acting training facility, she thinks that her future is poised for awesomeness. However, this bad-mannered beauty is in for more than she bargained for as she gets accepted into the talent agency “Number One Produce.” Together with her coworkers, including a girl with a Kansai accent and a cunning airhead, Chitose charges into the competitive world of professional voice acting.

(Series Premiere Wednesday, October 12, New Episodes Streaming Wednesdays)

 


NARUTO SHIPPUDEN - NEW EPISODES
The Village Hidden in the Leaves is home to the stealthiest ninja in the land. But twelve years earlier, a fearsome Nine-tailed Fox terrorized the village before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy. Now that boy, Naruto, has grown up to become a hyperactive ninja-in-training who's more interested in pranks than schoolwork...but Naruto is determined to become the greatest ninja ever!

(New Episodes Streaming Now)

 


ONE PIECE - NEW EPISODES

(New Episodes Streaming Now)

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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