SUMMER TIME! SUMMER TIME! SUMMER TIME! WE WANT SUMMER TIME.
Huh? Summer doesn’t officially start till June 21st? You don’t say! Summertime actually starts before summer anime season buuut that doesn’t stop everyone from getting hyped for the new upcoming shows. It looks like we still have about 30+ days to go (give or take depending on the series), but I figured now would be a good time to go over what shows I’ll be watching for the season. This years summer season is quite small to previous years! I was quite surprised to see how modest the lineup was compared to 2016 and 2017, but as I always like to say, “Beggars can’t be choosers.”
Today’s list will include the newest editions of the season. I will already be watching Attack on Titan Season 3, Overlord Season 3, and Free! -Dive to the Future-. My leftovers include Boku no Hero Academia Season 3, Persona 5, and Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi. As for the rest I am hoping to find some hidden gems this summer! So far, 2018 has been a KILLER year for anime and I feel like we will end the year on a high note. Fall season usually doesn’t disappoint either!
If you have seen my previous post on upcoming anime series then you already know how today’s post will work. If you are new to my blog then you better sit back and buckle up! It’s going to be a bumpy ride! Not really…today’s post will consist of me stating the title of the anime, a preview trailer, and a synopsis underneath. Pretty easy peasy if I do say so myself. Lets get into these upcoming summer anime series then! 😀
1. Satsuriku no Tenshi
“13-year old Rachel awakens to find herself trapped in the basement of an abandoned building. Without any memories, or even a clue as to where she could be, she wanders the building, lost and dizzy. In her search, she comes across a man covered in bandages. He introduces himself as Zack and he wields a grim-reaper like sickle.
A strange bond is struck between them, strengthened by strange, crazy promises…
These two, trapped in this strange building, don’t know why fate has placed them there. But they will work together desperately to find a way out…”
2. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
“In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <> activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That’s when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!”
“Urashima, an island far from the mainland. The people who live there lead carefree lives. But five years ago, the island’s three great families suffered a series of misfortunes, and succumbed to suspicion. The people of the island cut off all contact with the mainland, and began a slow decline. The key to saving the island lies in three girls who belong to the three families. But they are bound by old traditions, and are conflicted. On that island, a lone man washes ashore. The man claims to be from the future, and he begins a solitary struggle to change the island’s fate.”
4. Happy Sugar Life
“High-schooler Matsuzaka Satou has a reputation for being easy, but one day her lifestyle of sleeping with one boy after another comes to an end. It happens when she meets the child Shio, for whom she is convinced she feels true love for the first time. Satou may seem sweet and innocent, but there is nothing she won’t do to protect their life together, including committing murder. But from where did she acquire the little girl, and how long can their “Happy Sugar Life” together last?”
5. Jashin-chan Dropkick
“Jashin-chan Dropkick is a violent slapstic comedy about a delusional gothic lolita, Yurine, who summons a demon girl with the tail of a cobra, Jashin-chan.
They’ll have to live together until Yurine finds a way to send Jashin-chan back to hell, or until Jyashin-chan kills Yurine.”
6. Sirius the Jaeger
“Imperial Capital, 1930.
A strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo station.
They are called the “Jaegers”, who came to hunt vampires.
Amongst them, there stood a young man with striking serenity and unusual aura.
His name is Yuliy, a werewolf whose home village was destroyed by vampires.
Yuliy and the Jaegers engage in deadly battle over a mysterious holy arc only known as “The Arc of Sirius”.
What truth awaits them at the end…?
With eternal affinity and spiral of conspiracy entwine, the highly anticipated action-thriller anime begins!”
7. Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki
“The traditional historical epic adventure centers around a samurai defending Japan against the first Mongol invasion of 1274.”
8. Tsukumogami Kashimasu
“The manga is set during the Edo period, in the Fukagawa ward of old Edo (present-day Tokyo). Because the area is prone to fire and flooding, residents rent everyday items like pots, futons, and clothing from shops instead of purchasing them, so as not to impede them when they flee. Obeni and Seiji, an older sister and younger brother, run one such rental shop called Izumoya. However, mixed in with their inventory are tsukumogami, objects that have turned into spirits after a hundred years of existence. The siblings sometimes lend these sentient items to customers. Both Obeni and Seiji can see and talk to these spirits, and other tsukumogami often come to the store after hearing of the famed siblings.”
9. Zoids Wild
This season of Zoids does not have a synopsis yet 😦
“Tachibana Kentarou is a high school badminton coach who has a lot more enthusiasm than some of the members of his very small team. One day, he meets the quiet-voiced student Hanesaki Ayano, who is effortlessly physically capable and experienced in badminton. He tries to recruit her, but she seems to have no interest in the sport at all. Due to a series of circumstances, she eventually ends up joining the team. Coach Tachibana is determined that with her on board, they’ll be champions!”
Other series I will be watching but don’t have visual trailers:
“Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of “Papa” Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash’s older brother mad in Vietnam has suddenly fallen into Papa’s insatiably ambitious hands–and it’s exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx’s acquaintance…”
Lord of Vermillion
“The anime takes place in Tokyo in 2030. In a suburban area, suddenly a high-frequency resonant sound is heard, and at the same time a red mist shrouds the area. Anyone who hears the sound, be it human or animal, loses consciousness. The government estimates that it might be an unidentified virus, and fearful of an epidemic, blockades Tokyo and moves its base to Osaka. However, six days after the incident, those who lost consciousness from the sound awaken for no apparent reason. Those blockaded in Tokyo slowly start to get the city functioning again, but after that day strange incidents start to occur at the blockade border. Those who have awakened a hidden blood power arise, are drawn to one another, and must face a cruel fate.”
Anime I want to watch but I’m still unsure about:
Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san
“Fuyuzora Kogarashi has spirit abilities, and has been possessed by ghosts since he was a kid. This has caused a lot of trouble in his life, but now he has learned to fight back against the evil spirits! Unfortunately, he’s now also very poor, homeless, and hoping for a happier, more normal, high school life. In his search for housing, he’s introduced to a very cheap boarding house called Yuragi-sou, which was formerly a popular hot springs inn. It’s so cheap because the house is haunted by the spirit of a high school student whose corpse was found there.
Kogarashi doesn’t think this is going to be a problem for him, and the rest of the house’s tenants appear to be sexy women. While relaxing in the hot springs, though, he finds there is an issue with his ghost-banishing plan; Yuragi-sou’s ghost is a 16-year-old girl named Yuna, who lives in his room. Kogarashi has no desire to hurt a ghost girl, and instead he ends up agreeing to help her to figure out her unfinished business. That way, she can move onto the afterlife before turning evil and falling into hell. Once it is clear that he is fine with Yuna, the other tenants reveal their own supernatural secrets–his life in Yuragi-sou is going to be far from ordinary!”
“The story takes place in Okinawa, where Haruka forms a beach volleyball pair with Kanata. Kanata, who couldn’t handle the pressure put on her by her short height, had given up on beach volleyball already, but is convinced by Haruka to step back on the sand once again and aim for the junior tournament.”
Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes
“The “light, antique mystery” series revolves around a “spiteful,” handsome Kyoto boy and a high school girl. The story is set at an antique shop in Kyoto’s Teramachi Sanjou shopping district. High school girl Aoi Mashiro unexpectedly runs into Kiyotaka Yagashira, the son of the shop’s owner, and ends up working part-time at the shop. Kiyotaka is called the “Holmes at Teramachi Sanjou,” and he and Aoi solve odd cases brought to them by various clients.”
And we made it to the finish line! Yippee! My watch list is super duper tiny compared to Winter and Spring. I am grateful for the break though! I don’t have to have the world’s longest list all the time. Sometimes I just need to pick and choose which shows I think will be good and which ones look like crap. Plus it saves me time from dropping shows later down the line. So the big question is what will you be watching for summer season? Which shows are you DYING to see? Let me know all of your thoughts, feelings, and comments in the comment section below my pandas! Thank you for joining me on this glorious hump day. I’ll see you guys soon ❤
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