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Summer Anime Preview, Pt 3
[[Part 1]] [[Part 2]] D.Gray-man Hallow Release date: Jul 5, 2016 at 1:35am JST Production: TMS Entertainment Source material: Manga Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen Episodes: 13 Summary: Darkness is moving in, and young exorcist Allen Walker is humanity’s greatest hope against the wicked forces conspiring to bring civilization to its knees. Akuma – cruel spirits born of tragedy and lost souls – lurk in every shadow, willing and eager to do the bidding of their leader, the dread Millennium Earl. With an eye cursed to see evil in its truest form and blessed with an arm to slay soul-devouring demons, Allen stands ready to confront the gathering evil. Should he fail, Innocence will be lost forever. The war to decide the fate of mankind has begun – and the carnage will be endless. (Source: Funimation) Taboo-Tattoo タブー・タトゥー Release date: Jul 5, 2016 at 2:05am JST Production: J.C.Staff Source material: Manga Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural, Super Power Episodes: ??? Summary: 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? (Source: MU) Rotten Boys' High School Life 腐男子高校生活, Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu Release date: Jul 5, 2016 at 10:55pm JST Production: EMT² Source material: Digital manga, SHORT! Genre: Comedy, School, Shoujo, Slice of Llife Episodes: ??? X 5 min Summary: The comedy depicts the daily life of Sakaguchi, a high school boy and also a "fudanshi" who loves boys-love stories. Fudanshi is a wordplay on fujoshi (literally, "rotten girls") — the slang for women who love boys-love/yaoi stories. (Source: Anime News Network) Cheer Boys!! チア男子!!, Cheer Danshi!! Release date: Jul 5, 2016 at 11:00pm JST Production: Brains Base Source material: Novel Genre: School, Sports Episodes: ??? Summary: The story revolves around the "slightly odd and cute" members of a cheerleading squad at a men's university. (Source: Anime News Network) Servamp SERVAMP -サーヴァンプ- Release date: Jul 5, 2016 at 11:00pm JST Production: Brains Base Source material: Manga Genre: Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampire Episodes: ??? Summary: 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. (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment) Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia 魔装学園H×H, Masou Gakuen HxH Release date: Jul 6, 2016 at 12:30am JST Production: Production IMS Source material: Light Novel Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School Episodes: ??? Summary: The story centers around Kizuna Hida, who visits the strategic defense academy Ataraxia at his big sister's request. "There, he encounters Aine Chidorigafuchi, a girl piloting the magical armor Zerosu. Aine suddenly pulls off her clothes before Kizuna's eyes. 'Don't look, you pervert—' 'No, you're the one!?' However, a communique about a serious mission arrives from Kizuna's sister. The mission — to rub Aina's chest!? Actually, Kizuna has the power to level up a girl through indecent acts. With a battle against another world, the future depends on this power." (Source: Anime News Network) Scared Rider Xechs スカーレッドライダーゼクス Release date: Jul 6, 2016 at 1:35am JST Production: Satelight Source material: Otome Game Genre: Sci-Fi Episodes: ??? Summary: A world of godless people was being menaced by Nightfly O'Note, a mysterious alien invader from a crimson world via the crimson barrier Scared. To counter the Nightfly O'Note's threat, the humans establish the LAG defense agency at the Ryūkyū Islands. The anti-Nightfly O'Note fighting unit Scared Rider valiantly stood against the threat, but was completely wiped out five times. And so, the sixth and latest unit, Scared Rider Xechs, was assembled from five young men. However, at nearly the same time that SRX was formed, the Nightfly O'Note invasion stopped suddenly. Without the enemy they were supposed to fight, the SRX members spend their restless days dealing with ordinary life. The SRX members establish the musical band Odd-l's to deal with their low spirits and restlessness. Meanwhile, a young woman is assigned to LAG as their instructor and commander. A new life begins for the young woman and the SRX. (Source: Anime News Network) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ 3rei!! Release date: Jul 6, 2016 at 11:00pm JST Production: Silver Link Source material: Manga Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic Episodes: ??? Summary: Fourth season of "Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya". Tsukiuta. The Animation ツキウタ。THE ANIMATION Release date: Jul 6, 2016 at 11:00pm JST Production: Studio Pierrot Source material: Drama CD Genre: Fantasy, Music Episodes: ??? Summary: Tsukiuta has two versions — a male version and a female version. The male version centers around the Tokyo idol unit Six Gravity (composed of characters representing December to May) and the sibling rival unit Procellarum (composed of idols born in Western Japan and representing June to November). Unlike the male version which is set in modern Japan, the female version is set on another world. The people of this world live in a separate dimension from people of Earth. However, they manage and guide the spiritual energy of Earth people, thus converting it into life energy and maintaining a relationship of co-existence and co-prosperity between the two worlds. The women of this world are known by many on Earth as "goddesses." The six characters (representing December to May) are students at a school that gathers talented individuals striving to become goddesses. (Source: Anime News Network) Ozmafia!! オズマフィア Release date: Jul 7, 2016 at 12:00am JST Production: Creators in Pack Source material: Otome Game Genre: Fantasy, Harem, Historical, Romance, Shoujo Episodes: ??? Summary: Fūka is a girl who has lost her memories. While wandering the unfamiliar town she finds herself in, she realizes that she is being chased by someone. One of the mafia syndicates in town called the Oz Family saves her after she runs away in fear. In this town where friendship and conflict are two sides of the same coin, whose hand will Fūka take? And why does she have no memories...? ...Is the story of the original OZMAFIA!!, but since it doesn't fit into the format, it's been turned into a school story. Having transferred into Oz Academy, Scarlet finds himself already in trouble. The three boys who save him in his time of need are named Caramia, Kyrie, and Axel. (Source: official website via Anime News Network) Part 4 will be up by Thursday!!! Follow this collection for more Summer Anime news & updates!
Summer Anime Preview, Pt 1
The long awaited card(s) are coming!!! I've been meaning to write up these things for a while now, but because I'm easily distracted I've been doing other things instead XD **note: this list does NOT include anime that are continuing from spring such as Re:Zero or Jojo4!! The Morose Mononokean (不機嫌なモノノケ庵, Fukigen na Mononokean) Release date: Jun 28, 2016 at 11:30pm JST Production: Pierrot Plus Source material: Manga Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural Episodes: ??? Summary: Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a "mononoke" attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tearoom - Mononokean - for help. A series of mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean, who guides mononoke to pass on to the next world. (Source: Baka-Updates) Berserk (2016) (ベルセルク) Release date: Jul 1, 2016 at 10:30pm JST Production: Jul 1, 2016 at 10:30pm JST Source material: Manga Genre: Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Horror, Military, Supernatural Episodes: ??? Summary: Anime project that 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. (Source: Anime News Network) Momokuri (TV) (ももくり) Release date: Jul 1, 2016 at 10:30pm JST Production: Satelight Source material: Digital Manga Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life Episodes: 13 Summary: The story revolves around Yuki Kurihara, a girl who has finally been granted her wish of dating her crush Momo. At first glance, she just looks like a normal but very cute girl. However, she is in fact a maniac over Momo, taking notes of his activities and never missing the chance to see him in a cute moment. Momo, on the other hand, is inexperienced in love, and just wants to make Yuki happy. (Source: Anime News Network) ReLIFE (リライフ) Release date: Jul 2, 2016 at 12:00am JST Production: TMS Entertainment Source material: Digital Manga Genre: Romance, School, Slice of Life Episodes: 13 Summary: Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to share his troubles he hits rock bottom a strange man named Ryo Yoake appears. Yoake invites Kaizaki to join a societal rehabilitation program for NEETs called ReLife. This program uses a mysterious drug to make him look younger, and sends him back to high school for a year... (Source: Crunchyroll) Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate (食戟のソーマ 弍ノ皿) Release date: Jul 2, 2016 at 10:00pm JST Production: J.C.Staff Source material: Manga Genre: Ecchi, School, Shounen Episodes: ??? Summary: Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive? (Source: MyAnimeList) Love Live! Sunshine!! ラブライブ!サンシャイン!! Release date: Jul 2, 2016 at 10:30pm JST Production: Sunrise Source material: Original Genre: Music, School, Slice of Life Episodes: ??? Summary: Love Live! Sunshine!! follows the nine-member school idol group Aqours (pronounced "aqua") at Uranohoshi Girls' Academy in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Chika Takami, who is a fan of the Otonokizaka Academy's μ's school idol group, similarly forms Aqours in order to save her school from being closed down. (Source: MyAnimeList News) First Love Monster 初恋モンスター Release date: Jul 2, 2016 at 11:00pm JST Production: Studio Deen Source material: Manga Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo Episodes: ??? Summary: When fifteen-year-old Kaho Nikaidou leaves her sheltered home to start life anew in a Tokyo high school dormitory, the last thing she expects is to nearly get hit by a truck! Saved in the nick of time by a handsome stranger, Kaho falls head over heels for him and, after finally tracking him down, boldly confesses her feelings. Turns out Kaho’s mystery savior, Kanade, is the son of Kaho’s new landlord! The handsome object of Kaho’s affection agrees to go out with her, but her newfound bliss is short-lived when it turns out that her new boyfriend…is a fifth-grader?! (Source: Yen Press) B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious VIDEO MIRROR: B-PROJECT 鼓動*アンビシャス Release date: Jul 3, 2016 at 12:30am JST Production: A-1 Pictures Source material: Original Genre: Music Episodes: ??? Summary: The 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. (Source: Anime News Network) Days VIDEO MIRROR: Release date: Jul 3, 2016 at 2:58am JST Production: MAPPA Source material: Manga Genre: School, Shounen, Sports Episodes: ??? Summary: The story centers on two boys who were never meant to meet: Tsukushi Tsukamoto, who has no special skills but secretly hides a passionate heart, and Jin Kazama, an isolated soccer genius. On a stormy night, the two meet, and that meeting creates a whirlwind in the world of high school soccer. (Source: Anime News Network) Onara Gorou おなら吾郎 Release date: July 2, 2016 JST Production: ILCA Source material: Original Genre: Comedy Episodes: ??? x 5 mins (SHORT!) Summary: Onara Gorou follows the everyday life of Gorou, the "most admirable of farts," as he solves problems in ways that only a fart can. (Source: Anime News Network) Part 2 will be up on Saturday :) Follow THIS SUMMER 2016 anime collection to get allllll the updates ;)
Spring Anime Preview, Pt 2!
[[Check out pt 1 here]] Continuing the brief intros of upcoming anime!! Rewrite リライト Release date: July 2, 2016 JST Production: 8bit Source material: Visual Novel Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Romance Episodes: ??? Summary: Kazamatsuri, a modern, well-developed city renowned for its burgeoning greenery and rich Japanese culture, is home to Kotarou Tennouji, a high schooler least privy to the place's shared values. Content to fill his pockets with frivolity, the proud and nosey boy whiles away his time pestering the self-proclaimed delinquent Haruhiko, and indulging in his amorous feelings toward the oddball Kotori. Equipped with the superhuman ability to permanently rewrite any part of his body to multiply his strength or speed, Kotarou is naturally drawn to the supernatural. One special meeting with the lone member and president of the Occult Research Club, the "Witch" Akane Senri, leads to Kotarou reviving the Occult Club by recruiting Kotori and three other members: the clumsy transfer student Chihaya, the strict class representative Lucia, and the unassuming Shizuru. As Kotarou unveils hidden secrets of each member of the Occult Club through their shared adventures, he will inevitably encounter a fate that only he might be able to rewrite. (Source: MAL) The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance アルスラーン戦記 風塵乱舞, Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu Release date: Jul 3, 2016 at 5:00pm JST Production: Felix FilmLIDEN FILMS Source material: Manga Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural Episodes: 8 Summary: N/A Second season of Arslan Senki. Tales of Zestiria the X テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス, Release date: Jul 3, 2016 at 11:00pm JST Production: ufotable Source material: Game Genre: Fantasy Episodes: ??? Summary: Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the “seraphim” (tenzoku), 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 imbedded 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. (Source: official English website) Orange Release date: Jul 4, 2016 at 12:00am JST Production: Telecom Animation Film Source material: Manga Genre: School, Sci-Fi Episodes: ??? Summary: 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 informs her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. What is Naho to make of the letter's contents and its cryptic warning? (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment) The Disaster of Psi Kusuo Saiki VIDEO MIRROR: 斉木楠雄のΨ難, Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan (TV) Release date: Jul 4, 2016 at 7:05am JST Production: EGG FIRMJ.C.Staff Source material: Manga Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Supernatural Episodes: ??? Summary: 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. (Source: MyAnimeList) Puzzle & Dragons Cross パズドラクロス Release date: Jul 4, 2016 at 6:25pm JST Production: Studio Pierrot Source material: Game Genre: Fantasy, Game Episodes: ??? Summary: Anime adaptation of GungHo Online Entertainment's 3DS game of the same name. The game is set on “Dorogoza Island,” an island naturally rich in “Drop” energy. Here, players can give the five drop energy attributes (fire, water, wood, light, and darkness) to friendly monsters and engage in puzzle battles against enemy monsters. Bananya ばなにゃ Release date: Jul 4, 2016 at 8:55pm JST Production: GatheringTMS Entertainment Source material: Original Genre: Comedy Episodes: ??? Summary: The series is based on a line of merchandise that features cats encased in banana peels. New Game! Release date: Jul 4, 2016 at 10:30pm JST Production: Doga Kobo Source material: 4-koma Manga Genre: Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life Episodes: ??? Summary: Meet Aoba Suzukaze, a fresh high-school graduate easily mistaken for a middle school student who joins the game company that produced her favorite game as a 3D artist, and her cute antics as she gets her way through work and deals with her rather wacky co-workers. Show by Rock!! Short!! VIDEO MIRROR: SHOW BY ROCK!! しょ~と!! Release date: Jul 5, 2016 at 1:00am JST Production: Bones Source material: Game Genre: Comedy, Music Episodes: ??? Summary: N/A. Probably shorts based on the show! Sweetness and Lightning 甘々と稲妻 Release date: Jul 5, 2016 at 1:05am JST Production: TMS Entertainment Source material: Manga Genre: Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life Episodes: 12 Summary: Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures. With those three cooks in the kitchen, it's no wonder this dinner table drama is so delicious. (Source: Kodansha Comics) Until next time, adios! Part 3 will be up on Monday or Tuesday!