The summer anime season starts very soon, so I thought I would make a list of the shows I’m planning on watching! I will probably do a first impression blog and a season round up later on in the coming months, so stay tuned! All of the below descriptions were taken from Hummingbird.com.
Starts on 6/6/2016. Based on an illustration book by Naka Fukamachi. The anime offers heartwarming peeks at the lives of close couples and families.
Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
Starts on 6/30/16. Second season of Shokugeki no Souma. (Otherwise known as Food Wars!)
Starts 6/30/16. The first 2016 issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine announced that a new anime adaptation project of Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga has been green-lit. NBC Universal will unveil the anime’s first promotional video at its winter Comiket booth, which will run from December 29-31.
Miura comments in the magazine that the anime project will depict Guts in his “Black Swordsman” appearance, which is only revealed in parts of the manga that go beyond any previously animated Berserk story, and is only briefly hinted at in the first and last episode of the 1997 television anime series.
Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
Starts on 6/30/16. At war with the adjacent Kioka Republic, the Katjvarna Empire.
In that region, due to certain circumstances, there was a certain youth unwillingly preparing to take the High Grade Military Officer Exam. His name, Ikta. Disliker of war, lazy, admirer of women.
No one predicted that that kind of Ikta would later on become a soldier referred to even as a great commander…
He who survived a world embroiled in war with his superior genius, Ikta. Illustrating his dynamic, dramatic life, a splendid fantasy military history, the curtain is raised at last!
Starts on 6/30/16. When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Mahiru Shirota’s path, the high school freshman’s life will never be the same again. Kuro is, in fact, no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru’s personal philosophy is one of non-intervention, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient, altogether surreal conflict between vampires and humans.
Starts on 6/30/16. Meet Harada Takumi – not even in junior high and he’s the best pitcher in the region, although he’s frustrated and ready to give up, because he can’t find a catcher who is good enough to keep up with how he pitches in this backwater town his family has just moved to. Then along comes a kid named Nagakura Gou…
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei – bu LOVE! LOVE!
Starts 6/30/16. Second season of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
The series is about two boys named Tsukushi and Jin. Tsukushi is a boy with no special talent or traits while Jin is considered a soccer genius. On one stormy night, Jin meets Tsukushi, and they get dragged into the world of soccer.
Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei 2nd Season
Starts 6/30/16. et in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division, popularly called “The Eighth,” who don powered armor “Willwear” exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.
Starts 6/30/16. The story of the card game follows what happens when “Hairou” portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious “Exceed” powers are awakened in teen-aged girls. An academy for these so-called “Progress” girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.
Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars
Starts 6/30/16. Sisters Yui and Rena live a peaceful life in the kingdom of Enastoria, but they become involved in a vortex of destiny when a giant robot attacks Enastoria.
Scared Rider Xechs
Starts 6/30/16. The Blue World, which symbolizes reason, is under constant attack by the creatures called the Nightfly O’Note originating from the Red World, symbolizing instinct. Akira Asagi, the 17-year-old protagonist who is a researcher at Blue World, is nominated to lead the war at Ryuukyuu LAG, a proud defense facility on the islands of Ishigaki and Iriomote. She meets the sixth combat unit “IS,” which was formed four years after a fierce battle that annihilated the fifth unit. Akari must lead these six riders, also called the Scared Rider Xechs, to fight against the other world while at the same time deepening the relationship among them.
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu
Starts 6/30/16. Sakaguchi is a high school boy and also a “fudanshi” who loves boys-love stories. He hangs out with his friends, a fujoshi named Rumi, his gay friend Yuujirou, fellow fudanshi Daigo, and his “normal” friend Nakamura.
B-Project: Kodou Ambitious
Starts 6/30/16. The anime’s story follows Tsubaki, a new hire in the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. Tsubaki is immediately assigned to oversee the idol unit “B-PROJECT,” which is made up of three idol groups: Kitakore, Thrive, and MooNs. This is Tsubaki’s first job, and she gets involved in various incidents and accidents as she deals with this group of young men who each have their own differing personalities.
Tsukiuta: The Animation
Starts 6/30/16. n the anime series, the members of Six Gravity and Procellarum are all living in the same dorm building. Hajime Mutsuki and Haru Yayoi, the oldest members of Six Gravity, are first year university students. Each episode of the series will feature a different main character.
Starts 7/1/16. The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a 27-year-old jobless man, who fails at every job interview he had after quitting his last company. His life changes after he met Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offered him a drug that can change his appearance to 17-years-old and to become a subject in an experiment for one year. Thus, he begins his life as a high school student once more.
Starts 7/1/16. Nikaido Kaho is a daughter of a rich family and her whole life everyone’s been nice to her. When moving to her new high school dormitory, she almost gets hit by a truck but is saved by a boy. It’s love at first sight for Kaho but when asking him his name, he tells her she’s weird. Kaho is shocked since it’s the first time anyone’s ever said mean things to her. Soon enough, she finds out that the boy who saved her lives in the same dormitory and so she bravely confesses her love. The boy says his name is Kanade and agrees to go out with her. Unfortunately, the following day Kaho finds out that her first boyfriend is a 5th grader.
Tales of Zesteria the X
Starts 7/2/16. Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the seraphim, spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says “long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim” and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace.
One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword embedded in a rock and ends up becoming a Shepherd, one who casts away calamity from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense—
And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.
Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu
Starts 7/2/16. Second season of Arslan Senki (TV).
Starts 7/3/16. Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn’t take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru’s as well.
Starts 7/3/16. Follow Aoba Suzukaze, a fresh high school graduate that is easily mistaken as a middle school student, as she joins the game company that produced her favorite game as a 3D artist, and her cute antics in this story told through 4koma.
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan (TV)
Starts 7/3/16. Saiki Kusuo has a wide array of superpowers at his command, including telepathy and telekinesis. This might sound awesome, but, in Kusuo’s experience, superpowers are not all they’re cracked up to be. He tries to live a normal life, despite his annoying abilities
D. Gray Man Hallow
Starts 7/4/16. Shueisha revealed at the Jump Festa 2016 event in Chiba that Katsura Hoshino’s D.Gray-man manga is getting a new TV anime adaptation that will premiere in 2016.
Amaama to Inazuma
Starts 7/4/16. Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife’s death. He’s no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of events lead him one evening to a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Her mother isn’t there, but Kotori does her best to feed them both. It turns out Kotori is often alone since her parents are divorced and her mother is frequently not around. The three of them begin to meet and cook tasty food together.
Starts 7/4/16. The story revolves around the “slightly odd and cute” members of a cheerleading squad at a men’s university
Starts 7/4/16. Seigi, a martial arts trained middle schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom.
Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?
Starts 7/7/16. Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15-year-old girl who lives near the ocean and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There’s also a 16-year-old classmate, Futaba, who gets dragged along in Hikari’s maelstrom as soon as they meet at school. Most of the manga so far details the relationship between the two girls, which quickly seems to move into romantic two girl friendship-territory
Starts 7/7/16. Set six years prior to the events of “Barakamon”, detailing the life of Seishuu Handa as a high school student—and a very interesting life it is.
In Handa-kun, Seishuu Handa is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and given the utmost respect, but Handa-kun himself is under the mistaken impression that the deference and attention he receives from the other students is actually bullying. Handa just wants to live a quiet life, but hilarity ensues as one character after another challenges his position as the school idol, and somehow comes away as a fan all while Handa is horrified and clueless.
Starts 7/7/16. An action packed stop-motion anime co-produced by Japan and Taiwan
Hitori no Shita: The Outcast
Starts 7/8/16. One day, Zhang Chulan is attacked by zombies in a graveyard. In the midst of that situation, he saves the life of a girl, throwing the kitchen knife in his hand in order to kill the enemies. The girl tells Chulan, who is relieved, to face his hardships head on and leaves. However, Chulan later sees that girl again at his university. From that moment, Zhang Chulan’s destiny begins to move. There will be strangers with special powers appearing one by one, with battles involving those abilities. Each episode will bring a new mystery to light.
Starts 7/8/16. His name is Nero, the man who will someday become a mafia boss. He is also the target of revenge by Avilio, whose family was murdered. In order to carry out his revenge, Avilio will have to kill his friend.
Starts 7/9/16. The story takes place in a world where people continue their war against the “unknown”—the enemy of humanity. Children who have been evacuated to a cold sleep facility during the invasion by the “unknown” several decades ago wake up from their slumber and learn that their bodies developed some supernatural forces. In order to protect the country from the “unknown” emerging from the Tokyo bay gate, the boys and girls wage battles in the defense the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba.
Mob Psycho 100
Starts 7/11/16. Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. “Mob”) is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic “mentor” (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai-hen
Starts 7/10/16. Taking place immediately after the events of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the story focuses on Makoto Naegi and his friends Kyoko Kirigiri, Yasuhiro Hagakure and Aoi Asahina and serves as a conclusion to the storyline of Hope’s Peak Academy, the elite school that played host to the evil Monokuma’s “killing school life”. The story will also introduce several new characters.
Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi
Starts on 8/27/16. Four-part original story by mangaka Nakaba Suzuki.
That’s it! Like I said, keep an eye out for my first impressions/ round ups/ reviews!! Thanks for reading.