I read this list that Kotaku had translated from the Japanese website Charapedia’s poll of their readers most anticipated anime of Winter 2015/16.
Further data break down can be found at either site above.
Since I wasn’t familiar with most of these, and there was no description/genre for each listed compiled that information here for other lax anime fans.
Slice of (school) life
Active Raid (Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit)
Power armor cops who fight crime in (a semi submerged?) Tokyo
Famous statues (marble, Roman etc) become idols.
Norn9: Norn + Nonette
Based on an otome (dating/romance game for girls) of the same name. The MC is an elementary student from the Heisei era (current time in Japan) who is transported to what seems to be different time periods in the past and goes on journey with a set of men and women… A crap ton of characters.
Myriad Colors Phantom World
Ghosts invade the world, highschool students fight them. Slice of life/fantasy.
Prince of Stride Alternative
Sports. Relay races between towns.
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Hikikomori who dies and is transported to another world by a goddess. Then problems occur? (sounds kinda like No Game No Life from that description). Comedy/fantasy.
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Released from prison, a man seeks to become a storyteller.
Worlds become connected and new powers become available to certain people. These people try to access the gate which connected worlds but is now only an urban legend. Action/Fantasy/SCi-fi
Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
Mystery at a school that needs to be solved by the wind instrument club. Mystery/romance/slice of life.
Fairy Tail Zero
Prequel to Fairy Tail. Creation of the mage guild
Oya-san wa Shishunki!
A fresh of the nest with his first job moves into a small apartment. The landlady seems to be both a middle school girl and an old maid. ??
Girls romance about 4 highschool boys.
Comedy about a candy shop owners son who doesn’t want to make candy. A famous sweets company wants his father’s to incorporate so a girl associated with it must convince the son to continue his father’s work. Comedy, slice of life.
Some people are immortal and regenerate immediately. The world governments have no idea why and have been capturing these “demi-humans” and studying them. Humanity fears them. Suddenly it turns out the MC is one of these and tries to figure out what is going on.
Snow White with the Red Hair Season 2
Continued fantasy romance about a girl with red hair who doesn’t want to be the prince’s concubine. Then some pharmaceutical adventures in another country.
Durarara continues. Just look up Durarara.
Gate (second part/season)
Continuation of the story about a gate to a fantasy world opens in Tokyo, and the military escapades of an otaku soldier.
Assassination Classroom Season 2
Continuation of an anime about a group of misfit kids at an elite school who are put in a secret program to kill the creature that blew up part of the moon. Twist: their teacher is that creature.