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Many thanks to Oki for her assistance of preparing the post and making the banner!

Summer Season 2015 Notice

Eva: Due to my health condition, I will be going on Semi-Hiatus for the Summer Season. During this period I will be skipping out on the Summer shows and focus solely on the On-Going coverages that continue into the summer: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V and Go! Princess Precure! Hopefully I will be able to make a full enough recovery to return for the Fall Season.

Berry: I have a little announcement to make myself. During the middle of July to the middle of August, I won’t be here as I will be out of the country. Probably in the week of July 15th to four weeks later I won’t have any internet access, so that means you won’t see me at all posting. I won’t be gone for good in the summer, just for awhile. However, it’d be best if I didn’t take too many shows this season. I’ll still be doing the joint-coverages of Ore Monogatari and Kyoukai no Rinne, but Oki and Hideki will handle the weeks I’m gone. I’ll be back in full gear for the Fall season.

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:RESOURCES:
Anichart, ANN, CR, MAL

:Summer 2015 Excluded Titles:
Kaijuu Sakaba Kanpai!, Teekyuu 5, Wooser no Sono Higurashi: Mugen-hen

:On-Going Spring Titles:
Arslan Senki, Baby Steps 2, Denpa Kyoushi, Kyoukai no Rinne, Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu, Ninja Slayer,
Ore Monogatari, Shokugeki no Souma


Last Updated: June 8st,  2015


 

Akagami no Shira-Akagami no Shirayuki Himeyuki-hime 

Animation Company: BONES
Website: http://www.clarineskingdom.com/
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Shoujo
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The story of the original manga revolves around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman who has red hair, which is very rare in her country. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I’m not overly excited, but I’ll try this out for Hayami Saori.

Oki: See this is the kind of show that could be good but I’m not completely sold on it? It seems almost too cutesy, but that might be good? Might give it a look but no promises here. The PV itself seems kind of bland.

Sidekick: I think I read a couple of chapters of the manga back when it first came out years ago. Looks like it could be a lot of fun, and BONES has a more than decent reputation when it comes to solid adaptations. Fingers crossed it’s good!

MidnightDevont: The animation looks beautiful but it really doesn’t look like my cup of tea, i’ll read the reviews and then maybe double back to it. However, covering is a NO. f

Berry: I was extremely happy with the last historical shoujo with a red-haired heroine, and this show looks so beautiful. I expect a lot of political and medical talk, and that really catches my interest. Probably out of all the shows this season, this is the one I’m most looking forward to.

Hideki: It sounds AMAZINGLY not interesting. Like….REALLY not interesting. Besides, I saw Dr. Quinn back in the 90’s. It was boring THEN.

Possible Bloggers:
Sidekick, Berry


 

Aoharu x KikanjuuAoharu x Kikanjuu Resize

Animation Company: Brains Base
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/aoharu/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Shounen
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The manga follows high school student Hotaru Tachibana, a girl disguised as a boy. Through strange circumstances she finds herself drawn into the world of survival games by a host, Masamune Matsuoka. The two form a team with ero-manga artist Tohru Yukimura and aim to be the be the best in Japan.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: It’s Brains Base, but it’s also not really my sort of thing.

Oki: Normally I do research into shows to try and understand their premise . .. But I genuinely can’t understand what the fuck this show is trying to say it is? I genuinely have no idea. I mean. What?

Sidekick: Ero-manga artist? Cross-dressing? Survival games? Sounds like a real recipe for disaster.

MidnightDevont: So wait, there’s a trap, and a survival gameshow and Ero-manga….What now? I see a train wreck.

Berry: I’m curious as to why she’s dressing up as a boy. The survival game part caught my interest, so I’ll at least give it a watch just to see what the hell is happening.

Hideki: Oh my god. I am SO tired of “Girls/boys hidden as boys/girls in schools”  animes. I do not like traps and never will. (only exception being I My Me Strawberry Eggs)

 


 

Aquarion LogosAquarion Logos Resize

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://aqlogos.com/
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mecha
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: A new anime in the Aquarion series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I’ve never done Aquarion before. I might get round to watching EVOL this summer… actually, who am I kidding, of course I won’t.

Oki: I can always be persuaded to mecha but for some reason Aquarion has never been my kind of mecha.

Sidekick: GEEZ, THOSE CHARACTER DESIGNS ARE UGLY AS HELL. Thank god for the upcoming Aquarion EVOL OVA. That’s the only Aquarion series worth watching, as far as I’m concerned. EVERYONE ELSE GET TO WATCHING EVOL

MidnightDevont: Didn’t watch any of the other Aquarion series, didn’t care to watch them. Pass, pass and pass.

Berry: Never watched this series, mecha isn’t my thing.

Hideki: I have never trusted Aquarion…and I never will. I can never forgive them…for the death of my boy. (Stark Trek VI ref FTW)

 


 

Bikini WarriorsBikini Warriors (TV-Short) 

Animation Company: Feel
Website: http://bikiniwarriors.com/
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: Set in a an RPG-style world with swords and magic where adventurers form a party to challenge the demon king’s right to rule, adventurers all have beautiful breasts, enormous breasts, and bikini armor!!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I’m not feeling it, Feel. I can’t believe otaku fanservice pandering is what you’ve been reduced to after adapting something as deep as Oregairu. It’s like how Fire Emblem if will be having a face-rubbing minigame.

Oki: I’m kind of losing my shit at how ridiculous this is. I mean I love boobies and watching ridiculous shows but if I watch this it will really be to laugh my ass off at how stupid the premise is.

Sidekick: Literally truth in advertising, I see

MidnightDevont: ….I’m not sure if  I should be laughing or crying at how absolutely OUT there this show is. Also, that girl on the poster. What is her boob doing? It’s like they drew it mid-bounce and it just looks kinda awkward…i’m gonna nope away from this.

Berry: Look…just LOOK at those girls. Breasts can’t bounce like that. They just can’t. That’s not how physics works. I almost failed physics, but I just know that’s not how it works. Also, YOU CAN’T GO INTO BATTLE IN JUST A BIKINI. YOU’LL DIE. THE ONLY ONE WEARING ARMOR IS THE BLONDE BUT IT’S ONLY HER ARMS. THIS IS JUST. SO. STUPID.

Hideki: This reminds me too much of Vanadis….and we all know how well THAT ended…..

 


 

Chaos Dragon: Se-Chaos Dragonkiryuu Sen’eki

Animation Company: Silver Link
Website: http://chaosdragon.red/
Genre: Fantasy
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The story takes place in the sparkling era year 3015, where the great nations Donatia and Kōran divide the world in a cold war as they fight for supremacy. In the middle of this standoff is island country Nil Kamui, which has lost its independence.

Chaos Dragon is based on the role-playing fiction project Red Dragon, a story which was created by five notable character designers: Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no Kyoukai), Iduki Kougyoku (Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou), Ryohgo Narita (Durarara!!), and Simadoriru (member of the Stripe Pattern doujin circle). The results of their tabletop role-playing game sessions over six days created material for a seven-volume light novel series.
Trailer: PV 1| PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Vantage: It honestly doesn’t look at good to me. Urobuchi, Nasu and Narita are big names, but I feel like recent anime projects have tried to hype themselves up by advertising themselves with a high-profile name, and thus letting fans down when their expectations fall short. A character designer doesn’t make a show.

Oki: This one is tough because the premise sounds good, it looks action packed, but the animation actually looks really bad. If you watch the PV many fight scenes just seem poorly animated! I don’t think I can handle that…but all the big names..shit.

Sidekick: I don’t trust game adaptations, and I sure as hell don’t trust Silver Link.

MidnightDevont: I think I might want to just take a first look at this one and make a decision, I don’t hate it, but i’m not sold on it either. Probably not gonna blog it unless the first episode blows my socks off.

Berry: I really don’t like the designs or the style. I’ll only check it out if other people say it’s good.

Hideki: I….will…see episode one…maybe?

Possible Bloggers: 

Oki

 


 

CharlotteCharlotte

Animation Company: P.A. Works
Website: http://charlotte-anime.jp/
Genre: School, Super Power
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The story centers around the special abilities that occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yuu Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: P.A. Works. I am not covering another P.A. Works show that airs in a summer season and involves the supernatural. I have to admit I’ve been following the announcements for Charlotte for some time, and I was very excited up until the point when they revealed the plot. I will still watch this, and I did think Shirobako was good, but my allegiance with regards to the ‘higher-quality’ anime studios lies very firmly with KyoAni these days.

Oki: The art looks incredibly beautiful but the premise needs to really get a grip. On one side of the coin there are those boring ‘one super special guy’ animes and then there’s the ‘super special ability users’ and the one guy who can just exist as he always has and that’s its own brand of super annoying special characters. I don’t know if I can get passed that.

Sidekick: UGH NO, GOD

MidnightDevont: I feel like Savage and I reviewed this exact same series, like I started reading the summary and was like “wait, did my prayers for a season 2 get answered?” but no, it’s just the same idea. I might give it a shot to watch, there is a glasses guy standing in the background…that’s enough for me to at least give it a shot.

Berry: The animation and music is wonderful, but I said the same damn thing about Glasslip and you all saw how that went. I lost faith in P.A. Works after that, but then Shirobako happened so now I’ll give this a chance.

Hideki: Wow. That description was a whole lotta NOTHING.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Classroom☆Crisis Classroom Crisis

Animation Company: Lay-duce
Website: http://www.classroomcrisis.com/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: A romantic comedy set in a near-futuristic world about the troubles and tribulations of high schoolers on salary. With aims to one day reach out into the stars, humanity has colonized all the planets of the solar system. This story of young high school hopefuls is set in Fourth Tokyo in a Japanese Martian prefecture. Iris Shirasaki is a third year student/aspiring test pilot. Mizuki Sera is her peer/mechanic and Mizuki’s brother Kaito is their homeroom teacher and the young director of the program developing their talents.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: It has a cool title?

Oki: I fell asleep reading this summary.

Sidekick: I don’t know how a series can be set in FUCKING OUTER SPACE and still sound this boring

MidnightDevont: -yawns and sleeps on Oki’s shoulder- …..zzzz….no…thank…you…

Berry: Okay it’s cool that the girl wants to be a pilot, and it’s cool they’re in space….but this sounds boring.

Hideki: What’s the word i’m looking for? Oh yeah. No.

 


 

Danchigai (TV-Short)Danchigai

Animation Company: Creators in Pack TOKYO
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/danchigai/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, School
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The original manga follows the everyday lives of five siblings, four sisters and one brother, who share a multi-unit apartment.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: This looks cute! I tend to watch a short or two every season, just because they’re easy to get through.

Oki: I hate cutesy moe x_x

Sidekick: I dunno, may be cute. It’s only a short so no harm in trying it out. The character designs are rather bland though.

MidnightDevont: First off, it’s a short which means it’s gonna be like what, 4/5 minutes? I had enough of that with Orenchi, I still need to double back and take a look at Rainy Cocoa. Soo, no thank you.

Berry: No thanks.

Hideki: I’m still watching Punch Line. I’m good.

 


 

Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/dragon_s/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The first new Dragon Ball TV series story since Dragonball GT. The story is set a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu, when the Earth has become peaceful once again.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I have something to confess: I’ve never properly watched Dragonball. I’ve only ever seen the odd episode here and there, but I’m sure its long-time fans must be excited.

Oki: I called dibs on this. But to be honest, it’s gonna be hella long, so I’ll back off from keeping a shotgun as long as someone will promise to share it with me. Hell, it’s gonna be long enough.

Sidekick: Never liked Dragonball as a kid, but good for the fans I guess?

MidnightDevont: THE HYPE IS REAL, DBZ IS COMING BACK BABY AND AKIRA TORIYAMA IS ON THE STORY WRITING BOARD SO WE WON’T HAVE ANOTHER GT! Okay seriously though, i’ve heard some rumors that the characters from Battle of the Gods will be in this, and let’s be totally fair. Funimation is totally gonna do a simuldub for this, if they didn’t i might die of a heart attack ala Goku in the Future Trunks movie. My only issues covering this will be I really, really can’t stand Goku’s japanese voice…can I cover the simuldub? lol, seriously though, i’d love to joint with Oki for this.

Berry: YES YES YES YES. YES. I’M GONNA WATCH THE FUCK OUT OF THIS. I’M SO EXCITED.

Hideki: If it doesn’t involve Raditz, I don’t care. Pass.

Possible Bloggers:
Oki, MidnightDevont


 

Durarara!!x2 Ten Durararax2

Animation Company: Studio Shuka
Website: http://www.durarara.com/
Genre: Action, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: Second cours of the second Durarara season.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I actually didn’t enjoy the second season as much as I did the first, for some reason. It was still fine, and ballpoint pen was a cool scene, but a lot of the… spark wasn’t there for me. I wonder if this cour can change that.

Oki: This one belongs to Midnight.

Sidekick: DRRR just isn’t my kind of anime. It’s something I would’ve enjoyed maybe a year or two ago, but it just can’t hold my attention now. I feel like it just doesn’t really do much with its kickass premise and characters. Not terrible though, except on a production standpoint.

MidnightDevont: Called dibs on this during the first part of it, going to keep calling dibs as long as it airs. I love this series and it’s one of the few non-funimation titles to be simuldubbed so WHOO, even Viz knows where the hype is at.

Berry: Haha I never wound up watching the second season. Durarara lost its charm for me, sorry. Shizuo and Celty are still the best.

Hideki: I HAVE NEVER CARED ABOUT DURARARA. OH MY GOD. STOP!

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Fate/kaleid liner Fate_KaleidPrisma Illya 2wei Herz! (Season 3)

Animation Company: Silver Link
Website: http://anime.prisma-illya.jp/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: This will adapt the second half of the 2wei manga.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: This is mine by default. It’s time for Gil-kun, everybody! I’m still not sure why they didn’t adapt 2wei all in one go, but the one thing that’s changed between last year and this year is that I’m now fully up-to-date with the manga for 3rei. It’s truly a phenomenal ride and worthy of the Fate brand that backs it – don’t judge this book by its cover.

Oki: Once I knew what the hell this was it was a very cute addition to Fate, but it also feels like lies cause I know no one is really this happy.

Sidekick: The first season (the 2 episodes I watched anyway) was really gross, I’m sorry.

MidnightDevont: While I love Fate, I have yet to get around to watching the magical girl spin off. Which apparently isn’t as happy as it looks, so i’ll have to get to it someday. However, today is not that day.

Berry: I barely got into Fate now, but like seriously was this necessary? They’re seriously milking this series.

Hideki: Didn’t see…what the hell is this anyway?

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

Gakkou GurashiGakkou Gurashi

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://gakkougurashi.com/
Genre: Mystery, Horror, School, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Seinen
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The story revolves around four girls who decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Rumi, the center of the group Rurii, who brings everyone together, and Megu, the spacey school adviser. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: Hey, what gives? What did you put that last sentence in for? I was all excited about cute girls doing cute things! I don’t want the zombies to be there, what are you doing?!

Oki: Is. . .is this a moe zombie show? I give up.

Sidekick: There’s only one absolutely ridiculous anime that actually matters this season, and it’s definitely not this (PSSSSST PRISON SCHOOL GUYS).

MidnightDevont: Wait….Wait….Wait…WHAT? NO, okay, i will cover this, JUST to see how absolutely rediculous it is! I don’t usually bite on moe shows, but i actually, have to see this! I need to see how they do this. I like, want this to air right now, so i can see. What they do with it, because, WHAT?

Berry: *looks at the description* Zombies. *looks at art* Moe girls? MOE ZOMBIES?????? What the fuck? Oh god please let the dog in the promotional art live.

Hideki: I hate zombies. Go fuck yourself show.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Gangsta: AnimationGangsta Project

Animation Company: Manglobe
Website:  http://gangsta-project.com/
Genre: Action, Drama, Seinen
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: It kinda reminds me of Kekkai Sensen, which took me four episodes before I admitted it was really cool. This has got the whole snazzy, Western feel to it as well – but I’m not interested in covering it.

Oki: First thing I genuinely look at and go OOH THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING I’D WATCH! The Animation is kind of weird but I’ll give it a shot.

Sidekick: NICE. FINALLY SOMETHING COOL. Sounds a bit like Black Lagoon which I loved the hell out of, so hopefully this is just as, if not even better. I’ve also heard a ton of good things about the source material, so huzzah. Hopefully we’ll get a dub though?

MidnightDevont: Huh, it seems pretty cool looking but at least for now i’m  gonna pass on it. I might double back and watch it later, but not now.

Berry: I’ve heard a lot of great things about the manga too, and the animation looks great. I’m always drawn to the shows that have more Western influences so this one looks like it’ll be fun. Plus, MAFIAS!

Hideki: Ah! Mafia show! Burn it with fire!

Possible Bloggers:
Oki, Sidekick 


 

Gatchaman Crowds InsightGatchaman Crowds Insight

Animation Company: Tatsunoko Productions
Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/GC_insight/
Genre: Sci-fi
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: We want to know about ourselves: About the fact there is no “society” in our “country”. About “society” and “people” living in different worlds. Feeling and reason. What is crucial is “thinking,” not “worrying”. Modern people are too “fast” — we breath shallow and quick. “We” are terrible at being slow and deep.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I haven’t first season.

Oki: Don’t really know enough about Gatchaman crowds or feel interested in the summary.

Sidekick: Really didn’t enjoy the first season. CROWDS was just too goddamn preachy about its messages, and going by the synopsis Insight will probably be more of the same. Kenji Nakamura is a cool director though – his work is always visually interesting, at least.

MidnightDevont: What is going on in that preview?! There was a first season?! Who am I, where am I? AAAAAHHH!

Berry: GATCHAMAAAAAAAN~ I enjoyed the first season a lot, so I’m super excited about this season. I also can’t wait to see Hajime’s :> face again. New characters and new craziness, I feel like a kid when I watch this show! By the way, it feels like I’m always taking sequels that no one ever wants. (*checks off WIXOSS, Log Horizon, and Jojo*) Tsk tsk tsk.

Hideki: What the? I didn’t even understand the summary.

Possible Bloggers:
Berry


 

Gate: Jieitai Kan-ochiGate- Jieitai Kanochinite, Kaku Tatakaeri

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://gate-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The military fantasy series begins when a gate appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident. The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (a replacement for Japan’s military) to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Youji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon’s rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: Mushoku Tensei anime adaptation when?

Oki: I am really not sure what to think of this series. No really. The PV and the art style really sell yeah this has a lot of military. . .but do you fucking see these cutesy girls? What does this mean? What show is this? What am I supposed to believe in anymore?

Sidekick: This sounds like the next SAO/Mahouka. Count me out.

MidnightDevont: I’ve just never been much for military anime…no thank you.

Berry: This is just so strange. The two genres clash badly. You got military on one hand, and then straight up fantasy in the other. So a tank shooting missiles at a dragon with mages and elf girls? It’s just so weird, how does that even fit?

Hideki: This could be awesome, or it could be horrible. I’ll see episode one to find out…but not sure about blogging. but I shall make this one my random shot in the dark show of the season.

Possible Bloggers
Hideki


 

God EaterGod Eater 

Animation Company: Ufotable
Website: http://anime.godeater.jp/
Genre: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Supernatural, Military
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The Far East, 2071. The domain of the mad gods. In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “aragami”. In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction. One single ray of hope remains for humanity. Following the development of “God Arcs”—living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells—their wielders are organized into an elite force. In a world ravaged by mad gods, these “God Eaters” fight a desperate war…
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: It’s finally airing! God Eater is pretty much the only show I’m interested in this season that I didn’t know anything about before. I would be glad to share it with Oki!

Oki: Okay so before Vantage and I were like, hell yea lets cover this even though the summary is generic and we have no idea if it was good! Hell the only relevant artwork wasn’t even good. But I stand by this now, if I could cover one show alone it would be this one. I’m sticking by what I said and sharing this show with Vantage, but if it weren’t for the good faith we both put in I’d consider taking it LOL.

Sidekick: God Eater’s a fun game franchise, but the story’s just kinda there. Don’t really like Ufotable either.

MidnightDevont: I do love Ufotable but I feel as if Vantage and Oki got this.

Berry: I’ll at least check it out, but I feel it’s not my thing.

Hideki: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Possible Bloggers:
Oki, Vantage


 

Himouto! Umaru-Himouto Umaru_Chanchan

Animation Company: Dogakobo
Website: http://umaru-ani.me/
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: An anime adaptation of Himouto! Umaru-chan manga. The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru, Taihei’s little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, “Himouto” (beautiful little sister) has a certain secret.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I will probably try this out, but cannot blog this.

Oki: This looks adorable but if you don’t know adorable to me translates to wow I am so sleepy.

Sidekick: Dogakobo’s a good studio, and they’ve got great staff for this series. Umaru-chan also looks adorable. Pretty sure it’ll bring the laughs. Wouldn’t blog it though.

MidnightDevont: Did I go into a sugar coma, or is that the preview image? Either way, NO.

Berry: I’ll pass.

Hideki: Ummm….mayyybeee?

 


 

Jitsu wa Watashi waJitsu wa Watashi wa

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://jitsuwata.tv/
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, School, Shounen
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The romantic comedy centers around Asahi Kuromine, who has a crush on a cute girl named Yōko Shiragami. Shiragami just happens to be a vampire. Asahi cannot keep a secret, but he is determined to keep Shiragami’s secret anyways.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: What did they do to the art style!? It’s so… tame compared to the manga! It’s good though, I will definitely be watching this. Not blogging though.

Oki: Like I’ve said before, it looks adorable! And I have no idea how long I can handle adorable before I’m sleeping.

Sidekick: One thing more overdone than aliens in anime is vampires, I swear.

MidnightDevont: This sounds like Savage’s thing more then mine, if he says it’s good. I’ll watch it, till then….onto the next show.

Berry: I hate the art style so no.

Hideki: So…..they made Karin again?

 


 

Joukamachi no DandelionJoukamachi no Dandelion

Animation Company: Production IMS
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/dande/
Genre: Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: In the manga’s story, the everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. The story focuses on Akane, the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I… what is this, exactly?

Oki: Now here is the thing, it is way too cute, but. . .but it also says seinen and. . . I really like the premise? No, I know but.. come on!

Sidekick: Even the promo art looks boring as hell.

MidnightDevont: So….it’s anime reality TV? Yeah, no.

Berry: This looks like it’ll be cute and funny. I’ll give it a watch!

Hideki: I’ve seen enough reality shows. Thanks.

 


 

Junjou Romantica 3Junjou Romantica 3

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: http://suzukisan.info/
Genre: Drama, Romance, Shounen Ai
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The third season of Junjou Romantica.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: asdfghjkl

Oki: I think I heard the sound of Midnight frothing at the mouth.

Sidekick: Us fujoshi are always kinda thirsty for new entries into the genre, but at this point I’m so goddamn tired of Shungiku Nakamura. Go watch the upcoming Doukyuusei film instead guys, that one is where the excellent staff and source material is.

MidnightDevont: AND THE HYPE IS REAL, it’s not a Sekaiichi Hatsukoi season 3, but IT’LL DO. JUNJOU SEASON 3 IS HERE AT LAST, MORE NOWAKI, MORE USAGI, MORE MISAKI! More gay boys, oh wait, if we’re getting a season 3, does that mean we’re going to get the drama between Misaki and the writer of the Kan?! I am just gonna sit here and squirm until episode 1 comes out!

Berry: ……No.

Hideki: (vomits in mouth a little)

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Kangoku GakuenKankoku Gakuen Prison School

Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: http://prison-anime.com/
Genre: Ecchi, School, Seinen
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo…once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I’ve read the first couple of chapters of this! It looks really good!

Oki: Did the creators of this anime just think, man, what is one of the most highly hot button nearly hentai concepts we can think of so we can then tantalize innocent anime reviewers to watch it? Well it won’t be me I tell you, there won’t be a single indulgence into this perversion even to laugh my ass off. Perverts.

Sidekick: Guys, Prison School is really hilarious. I really, really liked the parts of the manga I read. It’s also got Mizushima (OF SHIROBAKO, LITERALLY ONE THE VERY BEST IN ABSURD COMEDY) in the director’s seat, so depending on how the manga’s spectacular art gets adapted for the anime (I’m a little doubtful so far but we’ll see) we’re gonna be getting the second coming of Cromartie High School and maybe a little DMC (except a LOT raunchier). Aside from GANGSTA this is the only other series I’m really, really excited about. Also, how on EARTH did this get green-lit for an anime? How is this going to air on national television without being like 80% censored, since this is basically a H-manga? LET’S FIND OUT

MidnightDevont: This show looks….what…who…what, when….I’ll just, nope away from this.

Berry: Okay okay…holy shit. Okay. Listen. I’ve seen the manga all over my dashboard on Tumblr. I don’t know what the hell it’s about. All I know is that there’s an abundance of dick, ass, and titties. I straight up thought this was from some hentai or something. But apparently it’s an actual manga series. So I’m just sitting here like WHAT THE FUCK MAN. OKAY. FINE. WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT. BUT THEN I SAW IT WAS GREEN-LIT FOR AN ANIME AND I’M LIKE WHAT?! From the shit I’ve seen they’re going to have to censor 90% of the show because IT’S SO GRAPHIC. IT’S BORDERLINE HENTAI. PORN. ASS. AND. TITTIES. WHAT?! I’m soooooo curious to see why this series is so popular because people honestly think it’s funny because it’s actually a comedy too (what?!), but this show is soooo not for me. This is the exact opposite of what I watch. It’s just…I just….I DON’T KNOW.

Hideki: I…i’m not sure why this is a THING. It’s not going to be a thing i’m going to WATCH so…yeah…no thanks.

Possible Bloggers:
Oki, Sidekick


 

Kuusen MadoushiKuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan

Animation Company: Diomedea
Website: http://ku-sen.jp/
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magic, School
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The story is set in a world where humanity, driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects, now live in aerial floating cities. Thus wizards — aerial combat mages who fight the insects with magical powers — came into being. Kanata Age (Eiji) is a young man who lives on the floating wizard academy city of “Misutogan.” He was once celebrated as the “Black Master Swordsman,” the elite ace of the S128 special team. However, he is now despised as the “traitor of the special team.” One day, he is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team that has suffered 10 consecutive defeats. E601 has three girls — Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel — with one or two peculiar quirks.
Trailer: PV 1| PV 2 | PV

Team Impression

Vantage: You know when a beaker of liquid is saturated, and whatever you’re trying to dissolve into it doesn’t dissolve any more? You get ‘stuff’ that eventually settles at the bottom of the beaker and piles up. If the beaker of liquid is the anime industry, this is that ‘stuff’.

Oki: Literally as I researched this anime I was thinking ‘there is nothing interesting or appealing about this show to me in the slightest.’ Now that I have said that it will be amazing.

Sidekick: “Black Master Swordsman” SOUNDS FAMILIAR

MidnightDevont: I watched a small show about a retired military guy leading a all girls team, it was a small OVA called Meltylancer. Which while i like it, is not the best received anime ever, and this is just….yeah no.

Berry: Evil insects? *looks at Terra Formars* Uh…nah. Besides, the rest sounds generic as hell.

Hideki: (tastes mouth) mm. tastes like genericness!

 


 

Makura no Danshi Makura no Danshi

Animation Company: Feel
Website: http://makuranodanshi.com/
Genre: Shoujo
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The anime promises a “new and novel ‘sleeping side-by-side’ experience entirely in the first-person perspective” to “heal tired hearts.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: This reminds me of an ANN news article I once read about imouto alarm clocks.

Oki: I have no idea what this premise is or what it’s doing.

Sidekick: JUST LET US GIRLS GO TO SLEEP, GEEZ

MidnightDevont: Okay, what is this premise? Like, who thought this was a good idea? Who was sitting in a production room and said, “You know what we need!? sleeping next to hot guys the anime.” WHO!?

Berry: I DON’T KNOW WHY THIS IS MAKING ME LAUGH SO MUCH.

Hideki: I..I just…. (rubs temple)

 


 

Million Doll Million Doll

Animation Company: Asahi Production
Website: http://milliondoll.com/
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice Of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The original manga revolves around Suuko, an idol-loving hikikomori who has one ability: to make any idol popular through the power of blogging. She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio and tries to make her sell more, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryuusan and the underground idol Mariko.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: Right.

Oki: Sounds cute but naw

Sidekick: No. 

MidnightDevont: Hmmmm, it sounds and looks cute…but nah.

Berry: Make an idol popular through the power of blogging? This isn’t Love Live, but….this sounds sweet. I’ll check it out.

Hideki: I’m really running at a loss of funny things to say about these premises. Um…pffff. so…no thanks?

 


 

Miss Monochrome Miss Monochrome S2Season 2 (TV-Short)

Animation Company: LiDENFILMS
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/miss_monochrome_anime
Genre: Music, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: Second season of Miss Monochrome
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I think I tried the first episode. Was it something to do with a vacuum cleaner?

Oki: I KNOW NOTHING OF MISS MONOCHROME

Sidekick: I’ve heard pretty decent things about season 1 but I’m probably going to skip this regardless. Doesn’t look like something I’d enjoy.

MidnightDevont: Season 2!? HAHAHAHAHA look at that, it’s a season 1 i didn’t watch.

Berry: What the hell is this?

Hideki: I didn’t even know there was a season one of this and/or what it’s about.

 


 

Monster Musume Monster Musume no Iru Nichijouno Iru Nichijou

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-IfYF_oesk
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, Seinen
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: Monsters: they’re real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood – not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,” these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying. When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: Monster Musume… oh, this. I remember reading this a couple of years ago. I swear I remember it as porn, for some reason. It has an anime adaptation now?! Why do I get the feeling that this is going to have a high ranking on the season BD pre-orders…

Oki: Wow. Uhm. Wow.

Sidekick: Every time I think mankind has reached its creative peak, Monmusu will remind me that I’m an unimaginative lump of poop

MidnightDevont: WHY IS THERE SO MUCH BORDERLINE PORN THIS UPCOMING SEASON? THERE ARE NIPPLES IN THE PV, AND A CONDOM. WHAT IS THIS!?

Berry: I HATE THESE SHOWS. NO. NO. NO. PLEASE STOP MAKING THESE SHOWS.

Hideki: Hahahaha. Know what. You know what? I want this one. It looks too fucked up not too. I’m going to have a field day with this.

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki


 

Non Non BiyoriNon Non Biyori Repeat Repeat 

Animation Company: Silver Link
Website: http://www.nonnontv.com/
Genre: Comedy, Seinen, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: Second season of Non Non Biyori.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: NYANPASU. I revere Non Non Biyori. I worship it even more than Kiniro Mosaic. It is a gold standard for iyashikei anime, and I am really looking forward to reliving the magic that was the first season.

Also, Ren-chon is my hero.

Oki: Diiiiidn’t see Season 1, so.

Sidekick: I have heard excellent things about season 1. Will give it a shot if I liked the first season.

MidnightDevont: Season 2 of a thing I didn’t watch, nope.

Berry: This looks cute. I might actually watch this series when I’m super bored. Maybe.

Hideki: Oh boy! the second season of a show i didn’t see the first season of!

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

OverlordOverlord

Animation Company: Madhouse Studios
Website: http://overlord-anime.com/
Genre: Fantasy Game
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The story takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: Legendary Moonlight Sculptor anime adaptation when?

Oki: It’s finally happened. We’ve come so far into the pretend real world online trope of Sword art fame that now we’re in the ‘evil territory’ and actually you know fucking what? Awesome. Let’s do it. Evil fucking online world.

Sidekick: Honestly, I don’t think Japan or anyone else needs more toxic, delusional power fantasies like these. We don’t need to glorify the gam3rlyfe any further. 

MidnightDevont: Huh, this actually sounds really cool. This is the first online world concept I’ve liked in a really long time so I actually do want to take a look at this.

Berry: Okay so the main dude is gonna be the villian?! That’s actually really cool and a nice twist. Plus, Madhouse is doing this and I love them.

Hideki: THIS is how you do an MMO anime that’s not dot hack.

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki, MidnightDevont


 

Ranpo Kitan: GameRanpo Kitan of Laplace

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://www.rampokitan.com/
Genre: Horror
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: An anime inspired by late author Edogawa Ranpo’s works.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: If people say it’s good, I might check it out.

Oki: The music and the concept sound really good but this is really so generic I have no idea!

Sidekick: I’ll check out the first episode, but as of now I’m drawing a blank.

MidnightDevont: I don’t know what to say about this, the animation looks super pretty. The music is pretty, there’s just no real information on it so I can’t say like, i’d be interested in the plot. I’ll check it out.

Berry: This is a horror, bring it on.

Hideki: Awesome….description?

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


 

Rokka no Yuusha Rokka no Yuusha

Animation Company: Passione
Website: http://rokka-anime.jp/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: When the Majin awoke from the depths of darkness, the deity of fate chose six heroes and bequeathed them with the power to save the world. Adoretto, a boy who proclaims himself the strongest on Earth, was selected among the Rokka no Yuusha (Heroes of the Six Flowers), and he goes to the rendezvous point — but seven have gathered there. The heroes suspect that someone among the seven is the enemy, and the initial suspicion falls on Adoretto.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I am a fan of neither the character designs nor the staggeringly jarring use of CG, but the plot looks okay and that’s more than can be said of a lot of stuff this season.

Oki: Hello cliche

Sidekick: Nope.

MidnightDevont: I started reading the summery, I stopped…because no.

Berry: I’m not too crazy about the designs of the heroes, but man I LOVE the setting. It’s so gorgeous! The buildings in the back look like ancient Aztec or Mayan temples, but like I said the heroes’ design is weird and doesn’t really match that. But I’ll check it out.

Hideki: Hmm….i think i actually had an aneurism from the sheer genericness

 


 

Senki Zesshou SymSenki Zesshou Symphogear GXphogear GX (Season 3)

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://www.symphogear-gx.com/
Genre: Action, Music, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The third season of Senki Zesshou Symphogear.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I’ve actually watched the first two seasons, and will probably watch this as well. I suspect it’s because of Mizuki Nana and Yuuki Aoi. But why are the girls not all dead? Given all the ‘risks’ they take in saving the world, I swear they should have died a couple dozen times over by now.

Oki: Nawww

Sidekick: Good for the fans. I hear most people love how terrible this is (I’m not kidding)

MidnightDevont: I haven’t heard of the first 2 seasons.

Berry: Haven’t planned on seeing this and I never will.

Hideki: Oh boy. Another third season.

 


 

Shimoneta to IuShimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsuna Sekai

Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: http://www.shimoseka.com/
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, School
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The novel’s story is set 16 years after the “Law for Public Order and Morals in Healthy Child-Raising” banned coarse language in the country. Tanukichi Okuma enrolls in the country’s leading elite public morals school and is soon invited into the Anti-Societal Organization (SOX) by its founder, Ayame Kajou. As a member blackmailed into joining by Ayame, Tanukichi ends up taking part in obscene acts of terrorism against the talented student council president Anna (for whom Tanukichi has a crush).
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: And… written by Ikuhara Kunihiko! No, who am I kidding. He wouldn’t make it this blatant.

Oki: This looks ridiculously hilarious but I don’t trust myself on comedies…I’ll give it a shot.

Sidekick: This isn’t Prison School so no (also LOL Vantage)

MidnightDevont: I just…no, not with this one. I can cover some comedies but this does not look like my cup of tea.

Berry: This looks stupid as hell.

Hideki: I will board the skipping train for this one. whoo whoo! all aboard! As long as that train isn’t in train. Because FUCK space trains.

Possible Bloggers:
Oki


 

Sore ga Seiyuu!Sore ga Seiyuu

Animation Company: Gonzo
Website: http://soregaseiyu.com/
Genre: Comedy
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The original four-panel manga centers on Futaba Ichinose, Ichigo Moesaki, and Rin Kohana, three rookie voice actresses. The manga features small but humorous observations of the voice actor industry. Hajimemashite launched the manga at the winter Comiket event in 2011, and the duo have released new issues at Comiket events since then.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: It looks cute! And I’ve got nothing against Gonzo, so it can’t hurt to try this out.

Oki: Moe voice acting show….there are at least three people on this blog better suited to cover it than I.

Sidekick: There’s already Shirobako so the rest of these kinds of series can stop trying. It also looks like something that came out in the early 2000s, those colors are hideous.

MidnightDevont: This show sounds super cute. It focuses more strongly on voice acting then the other parts of the industry which is something that Shirobako and a lot of other anime shows neglect.

Berry: Look at you, trying to be Shirobako. Who the hell do you think you are? On a serious note, I’m very much interested in the voice acting industry, but I feel like this show won’t take it seriously. Even so I’ll check it out just to see.

Hideki: I got burned from Shirobako. I…I can’t do it again.

Possible Bloggers:
MidnightDevont


Suzakinishi The AnimationSuzakinishi: The Animation

Animation Company: Feel
Website: N/A
Genre: Comedy
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: An anime based off the radio program 「SuzakiNishi」, starring voice actresses Aya Suzaki and Asuka Nishi, will premiere in July. Studio feel will be behind the project.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I like some of the characters they’ve played, but not enough to care about an anime based off a radio program they’ve done.

Oki: I don’t know anything about the drama so I can’t bring myself to care.

Sidekick: What’s the point?

MidnightDevont: I just, the show description is okay but there is no PV or animation for me to make any judgements. I also know nothing about the drama…i’m gonna go with a bowl of nope.

Berry: I…..?????? I don’t know man.

Hideki: At least it’s descriptive.

Possible Bloggers:

 


 

The IDOLM@ASTERTHE iDOLMASTER Cinderella Girls 2nd Season Cinderella Girls Part 2

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://imas-cinderella.com/
Genre: Comedy, Music, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The second season of THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls.
Trailer: PV 1 |  PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: It’s true that the second half of the original iM@S was way stronger than the first. But it’s also true that I have hardly anything I’m interested in this season. I guess I’ll finish what I started?

Oki: No thanks too boring.

Sidekick: Never got into the original im@s, which I hear is actually better than Cinderella Girls.

MidnightDevont: Nope, nope and nope!

Berry: You’re not Love Live.

Hideki: I’m getting the strangest sense of deja vu…like this was already a thing.

Possible Bloggers:
Vantage


 

To LOVE-RuTo LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd Darkness 2nd

Animation Company: Xebec
Website: http://www.j-toloveru.com/
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: A second season of To LOVE-Ru Darkness announced at Jump Festa 2015.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I have to watch this series at some point.

Oki: Never seen the first season..or anything of this show.

Sidekick: At least High School DxD is funny. I’d watch that instead.

MidnightDevont: I’ve heard of To Love Ru but i haven’t seen it in the least.

Berry: NOPE

Hideki: Never saw to love ru to begin with…so…..yeah….

 


 

Ushio to ToraUshio to Tora

Animation Company: MAPPA
Website: http://ushitora.tv/
Genre: Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: A new anime adaptation of the manga “Ushio to Tora.”
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I have no idea what this is.

Oki: I’ll pass.

Sidekick: I’ve heard quite a bit about this so I’ll definitely do a first impressions at least. Not sure I’d commit to possible blogging though.

MidnightDevont: No thank you.

Berry: It looks cool so I’ll give it a watch.

Hideki: I have to say, I was actually a big fan of the original Ushio and Tora Anime. I mean…it was a little dark, but I liked it quite a bit. I’m actually excited for this. Yeah. Count me in.

Possible Bloggers:
Hideki


 

Venus Project -ClimaxVenus Project: Climax

Animation Company: Nomad
Website: http://vproject.jp/anime/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: July 12th 2015
Summary: (*Six Anime Episodes + Six Live Action Variety Episodes) Venus Project tells the story of idols living in Japan in the near future. In this world, data devices and video technology have been progressing to new heights, and people are abuzz about a new form of entertainment — Formula Venus. In Formula Venus or “F-V,” the chosen top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all their experience gained.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I know I’m not the biggest fan of iM@S Cinderella Girls, but even that has to be better than this.

Oki: I hate idols 8I

Sidekick: It sounds really bland.

MidnightDevont: Hmmmm…I just, can’t imagine this being a good show.

Berry: WHERE. IS. LOVE. LIVE?!

Hideki: (shakes head) 6 episodes of…what? No. No thank you.

 


 

Working!!! (Season 3)Working!!!

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.wagnaria.com/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The cast of the anime of Karino Takatsu’s Working!! manga announced on Sunday that production on a third season has been green-lit. The announcement was made at the Working!! & Servant × Service Summer Festa crossover event.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I have to see the first two seasons, they’re apparently good.

Oki: Didn’t even see the other seasons!

Sidekick: Seems like it could be fun, but I haven’t even seen the first season.

MidnightDevont: I watched the beginning of season 1, however, I did not finish it. So i would be totally lost if i got into season 3.

Berry: I heard this show is good but I haven’t seen it yet.

Hideki: Oh boy! No!

 


 

Okusama ga SeitoOkusama Kaichou! (TV-Short)

Animation Company: Seven
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/okusama/
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The story begins with Izumi Hayato running to be student body president. But when a beautiful girl swings in promising the liberalization of love while flinging condoms into the audience, he ends up losing to her and becoming the vice president. At the student council meeting, the newly-elected president invites herself over to Izumi’s house, where she promptly announces she is to become Izumi’s wife thanks to an agreement – facilitated by alcohol – made between their parents when they were only 3.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: A drunken consent is still consent. Will watch this, don’t judge.

Oki: I’m not into this but I’ll give the premise some props: that their parents drunkenly made the agreement amuses me.

Sidekick: It’s ok, I don’t need this in my life.

MidnightDevont: I just…I might need to be drunk to watch this, and I don’t get drunk. So no.

Berry: What the fuck

Hideki: He doesn’t win the election? Thanks for the spoiler warning description-senpai! Welp, no need to watch it i guess.

 


 

Wakaba*Girlwakaba girl (TV-Short)

Animation Company: Nexus
Website: N/A
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: The manga’s story centers around the activities of Wakaba Kohashi, “a slightly out-of-tune super” daughter of a well-to-do family, and her friends. Wakaba (literally, “young leaves”) looks like an elegant rich daughter, but she admires the trendy “gyaru” fashion subculture. There is also the pure, innocent, fairy-tale-like Moeko. Mao is capricious and behaves in her own way. Nao used to be an athletic type of girl, but now loves the boys-love genre.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: I know this is a short, but it also came from Manga Time Kirara and that’s enough to have me interested.

Oki:  I hateee this kind of show.

Sidekick: Looks like the second coming of Kiniro Mosaic except without the gaijins

MidnightDevont: …..shoot me now.

Berry: …..Man I can’t think of anything clever right now. NO.

Hideki: I wonder how many ounces of antifreeze i’d have to drink…..

 


 

Wakako-zakewakako zake (TV-Short) 

Animation Company: Office DCI
Website: http://www.wakakozake.jp/
Genre: Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2015
Summary: Murasaki Wakako, who is 26 years old, loves going out alone to enjoy eating and drinking, especially when something unpleasant happens at work. This manga follows Wakako through many solitary outings, where she enjoys different combinations of food and drink!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Vantage: Sawashiro? I’ll watch it.

Oki: Sounds funny but I don’t like shorts.

Sidekick: It could be fun! And iirc Miyuki Sawashiro is voicing the lead?

MidnightDevont: This animation might give me nightmares.

Berry: HER FACE AND EYES ARE SCARING ME

Hideki: (sighs) I’ll give it a shot. But I swear to god if they pull a Danna ga on me….

Possible Bloggers:
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Overall Thoughts

Vantage: This season feels so empty. I’ve been here for years, and this is the first time I’ve come to the end of a season preview thinking like that. It might just be because what they’ve got is not really my sort of thing, but to me it honestly feels like Non Non Biyori is going to single-handedly carry the entire season to Fall – a burden which it’s more than capable of bearing, thankfully. I guess God Eater and Jitsu wa Watashi wa are things to look forward to as well, and I’ve heard good things about Prison SchoolCharlotte is to be approached with the utmost caution after the disgusting travesty that was Glasslip. As for blogging, I’ll be taking up Prisma Illya and Cinderella Girls again, as well as sharing God Eater with Oki. I think I can make time to do Non Non Biyori as well – it’s usually a policy of mine to never blog iyashikei out of a lack of time and a lack of things to write, but the former is easily solved if I’m only blogging so few shows. Weekly Ren-chon worship will make up for the latter.

Oki: This season looks to have a few shining gems in the rough. I mean if the plot can make up for the lackluster animation, Chaos Dragon has a lot of big names that might end up with it being good. I’m taking more risks and covering funnier shows but how can I help it with all the nudity? I’m a pervert. Leave me alone. I feel like a lot of things can go wrong but with Dragon Ball Super and God Eater I think my life will be complete!

Sidekick: Geez, this season is sparse as heck. Lots of sequels for anime I’ve never seen unfortunately. The only ones I’m legitimately excited for are Akagami No Shirayukihime, GANGSTA and Prison School (!!!). Good thing I picked this season to blog, with my self-imposed maximum of covering only 2 series this season. At least there’s Baby Steps 2 carrying over into the summer.

MidnightDevont: There is a lot of moe and porn and season 2’s this season. Which overall leads to a pretty slow season, I am hype for Junjou season 3. SUPER HYPE, for DBZ and the continuation of Durarara. I am also super looking forward to Gakkou Gurashi and Overlord. Otherwise there’s just not a lot of things I’m feeling, I’ve signed up to check out a few things but these are the only two I am excited for. I do hope that some of the other shows I signed up for end up showing promise. Well, at least I’ll be fairly happy with my yaoi and gangsters if nothing else!

Berry: I kinda agree with everyone else, this season is a bit empty. I’m not taking many shows because of my semi-hiatus, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem since there’s hardly anything that really interests me. The only ones I really want are Akagami no Shirayukihime and Gatchaman Crowds Insight. Other shows like Gangsta, Overlord, and Joukamachi no Dandelion are interesting me, while others are boring as hell. And of course DBZ!!!! But yeah, I’m gonna check out some shows, but most aren’t screaming at me. People are really going to have to convince me with some of these.

Hideki: Some of these shows look pretty good! I actually haven’t thought about Ushio and Tora for a while so that’s going to be a lot of fun, and the monster girl show, come on. That is going to be a BLAST. I think i’m going to enjoy the hell out of that show. There’s a few like the girl working short and the otaku dragon fight that might be interesting, but they could also be bad. Something I do have to say is that this is a very diverse season which is nice. I’m looking forward to this season. Hopefully it rocks!

Eva: Okay so I can’t particpate in this season, but I’ll at least share my two cents of which ones I will be keeping my eye out for to watch this summer! Hands down, Akagami no Shirayukihime, Gatchaman Crowds insight are the two I am most excited for. I am actually glad Akagami did not get an adaption earlier on since it now has more than enough material to work with. And with BONES on the wheel, I trust they will handle the adaption well. On the otherhand, while the others have shown little to no interest, the ones I am most curious about are: Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite (fantasy and military? This is my jam! – If done right), Overlord, Rokka no Yuusha, Aquarion Logos (we will see how this goes considering the wackjob adventure of EVOL – I am still not over the ultimate revleation that had me flipping tables). Unfortunately I won’t be able to participate in the joint coverage of IM@S: Cinderella Girls, so here’s to hoping it will have a drastic improvement for Vantage who plans to stick it through. MAKE IT WORTH IT IMAS: CINDERELLA GIRLS!

SUMMER ANIME 2015 PREVIEW

Eva

My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

21 thoughts on “SUMMER ANIME 2015 PREVIEW

  • June 7, 2015 at 23:06
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    Lots of stuff that makes me say “what the hell is this?!” this season. Also astonished that Monster Musume is getting an anime, given that the (barely) not-hentai manga grew from a series of porn shorts the author drew.

    I am in for a few things, though. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (I still don’t know why they cut 2wei in half in the first place), Non Non Biyori (NYANPASU!), and Symphogear. YES I HAPPEN TO LIKE SYMPHOGEAR. Is there a problem? >:(

  • June 8, 2015 at 01:31
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    For those unfamiliar with Gatchaman Crowds:
    Crowds is a heavily reimagined reboot of the 1970s Gatchaman sentai franchise, commissioned to celebrate the then-50th anniversary of its owners, Tatsunoko, in 2013. Director Nakamura Kenji, known for his creative quirkiness and out-of-the-box ideas, chose to downplay the traditional superhero elements in favour of a pseudo-commentary on online social media and people power as the true drivers of modern-day heroism, over the traditional superhero team group.

  • June 8, 2015 at 02:22
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    I’m going to be on a limited schedule as usual. The only things I’m watching for sure are Fate Kaleid and Gakkou Gurashi. Might pick up one or two more along the way as well if I hear good things about them.

    • June 8, 2015 at 04:04
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      The name Gate bugged me a little and I finally remembered: it’s a light novel that I heard some good things about in the past but never bothered to check it out. I might add it to the list.

  • June 8, 2015 at 08:20
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    Okay. First of all to Eva, is your health problem serious or not? If yes I hope you get well soon. And just because I didn’t comment in your PreCure review doesn’t mean I stopped following PreCure, OK? I still following it, and I think it’s about time the wheels are turning for the four princesses. Yes I said four and you will find out why in this week PreCure.

    Second, looks like there is not quite impressive anime selection. Is anyone here has a relative name Mami Tomoe by the way? If so, we must sacrifice her to Charlotte, otherwise the world will be destroyed forever, lol. Well, my corny joke aside is there anyone else watching Kanon, Air, or Clannad? If so they coincidentally created by the same writer as Charlotte, Jun Maeda. The studio they choose to animated these three? Kyoto Animation. If so probably Charlotte will full of tears(or sappy story to Jun Maeda hater), considering the infamy(involving death and supernatural thing) of these work could make grown man cry(or not). Oh for the fan, the works are called season trilogy iirc, because Kanon set in winter, Air set in summer, and Clannad set in spring. Also they started as Visual Novel and Season Trilogy Visual Novel already full translated in English. Go get them if you want. And for good comparison, I think Charlotte is continuation from Angel Beats iirc, also by same writer. If you find out the Charlotte music is good, the composer for Charlotte is also Jun Maeda.

    Third, even for man, I think for Bikini Warrior, the clothes are too much exposure, and the PV is more fitting for H-RPG, and by the way most woman in H-RPG that had quite good game play is dressed more modest than those four which is quite ironic. Especially one of the four illustrator is from Alice Soft, which is quite famous for Rance series H-RPG. If you want to check out Rance, beware of Rapist Protagonist, which may turn you off. And for the game with the MC whose goal is screw the girl all over the world, the girls is dressed more modest(Mostly with some exception, but not as open as Bikini Warriors). Oh I watch the PV and found out the girls job is instead slaying the monster, the monster should 200 times more powerful and instead kill the warrior, it did the job with some interesting slime, tentacle thing which not out of place in Hentai Anime. And another good example of H-RPG which the woman dressed modestly are Yumina the Ethereal and Utawarerumono. You may check these two in VNDB.

    Well sorry for wall of text. Guess I quite passionate to talk about Visual Novel here.

    PS By the way Eva, did you watch Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime? Not my question, but one from Live Journal.

    • June 8, 2015 at 13:04
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      I was diagnosed with Tendonitis back in early 2012 and back then I had to take a 9 months hiatus due to being unable to use my hands whatsoever. I was basically crippled during that period of time. So in order to prevent it from getting that bad again, I have to take necessary breaks in order to prevent myself from further injury. I can handle covering two shows with maximizing my hands off computer approach, as it seems to be working well so far in order to finish my Spring coverage.

      I have watched Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, but I haven’t completed it because stuff happened and it was put on-hold. I plan to finish watching it this summer. I know it’s a good show.

    • June 8, 2015 at 17:25
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      AKA: Don’t judge the book by it’s cover. (evil laughter in the background)

    • June 8, 2015 at 17:42
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      Even if not many people will watch the anime (which seems to be the case given the reactions here) I’m still going to sadistically enjoy each and every anime-only viewer reaction I can find :)

    • June 8, 2015 at 18:00
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      Yeah, but it is hard to talk about the ACTUAL content of Gakkou Gurashi, considering there are about half-a-dozen “jaw hitting the floor” plot twists in the first five chapters of the manga.

      Seriously, this is going to be one psychologically intense anime.

    • June 8, 2015 at 19:33
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      Updated the genre accordingly. Anyhow thank you for bringing it up.

  • June 8, 2015 at 17:57
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    FYI, AniChart’s description of Million Doll is hilariously inaccurate:

    “The original manga revolves around Suuko”
    actually, it is an ensemble manga featuring six main characters

    “an idol-loving hikikomori who has one ability: to make any idol popular through the power of blogging”
    that’s based on a VERY liberal translation of her monologue from the first chapter; it doesn’t correspond to the content of the series at all

    “She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio”
    Itorio is a corporate-sponsored idol unit, consisting of three farm girls

    “and tries to make her sell more, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryuusan and the underground idol Mariko.”
    actually, Ryuu is a 20-something salaryman who falls in love with the daughter of a prostitute, Mariko. Mariko works in a nightclub and dreams of escaping poverty by becoming an idol, only to meet with continual failure and disappointment.

    At least they got some of the names right.

  • June 8, 2015 at 18:04
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    Just a few things…

    [1] First and foremost, I’m glad you’ve found a way to stay active and deal with your health condition, Eva. Thank you in advance for covering DanMachi thoroughly and to the end :)

    [2] Vantage, I’m looking forward to seeing you cover a beloved iyashikei anime with Hello!! ‘Kin-iro Mosaic’ nearing its end! By the way, did YOU sneak Aria into this summer preview? :3

    [3] For some reason looking into Overlord made me consider the possibility that the sudden change in the game world… is actually someone’s attempt to help the main character???

    Is it possible that Momonga did have some great friends until he lost his parents and then shut himself away from the world? I had this vision where Momonga has conquered Yggdrasil and bonded with his underlings despite his evil facade, then the six of them reveal themselves to be his last and closest friends. They found out what happened to him eventually and all of them, grown and successful in various ways, decided to buy out the company and their game. Together they monitored his activity in the game, enhancing the experiences to be more life-like in order to touch his heart and bond with him, which gives the company great data for their next big game.

    Thus he leaves Yggdrasil with his best friends by his side to start his life again, eventually going on to work for the company on the next game and marrying that one girl whose avatar has the horns… It’s probably too crazy to be true, but… A virtual reality game being quietly shut down? An ordinary person having no friends? I’m so curious!

    [4] The link for the IDOLM@STER PV reads as: http://angryanimebitches.com/2015/06/summer-anime-2015-preview/%20https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDZiio6lom0 …It isn’t actually an issue since anyone who click on it will see the address and simple be able to delete the irrelevant part, but I know Eva likes to keep things in working order no matter what.

    • June 8, 2015 at 19:27
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      Thanks for notifying me of the broken link! It has been fixed.

    • June 8, 2015 at 20:45
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      If I’m able to, I hope to cover the second season to Gochiusa as well, whenever that airs. As amazing as Kiniro Mosaic is, when compared to the ‘big three’ recent iyashikei anime it actually comes in third behind Gochiusa and Non Non Biyori for me. And as for Aria – that wasn’t me! It was initially something we thought would air next season, and I guess that image of Akari was just bundled in with the rest when the preview banner was made.

      More information on it has popped up recently though: the new Aria won’t be a full-length TV series, and will instead be a series of three specials, bundled with the Blu-ray box release of each season. It’s fitting given how perfectly the third season ended, but it’s also a bit disappointing at the same time, as is the lengthy wait. But it’ll be so worth it given how gorgeous the cast’s adult designs are.

      • June 8, 2015 at 21:35
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        Wait, you mean I’ve got to buy the entire series again to see this? That’s a lot of money for just three new episodes… Why must they lock undine Ai-chan away from me so cruelly?!

        • June 9, 2015 at 09:54
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          I’m sure they’ll be floating around the internet easily enough, when the time comes. The bigger problem is waiting for that time to actually come – the first episode will be released with Animation in December (although it premieres at some event on 26 September) while the Origination box-set will only be available in June 2016 ;_; All details are here!

          Undine Ai-chan is cute, but I’m even more sad at being denied dekkai wavy-haired Alice. Look at how massive Maa-kun has grown though, holy crap.

          • June 9, 2015 at 18:12
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            Well yes, but I DO own the whole series. I WANT to own it all. Aria ranks up among my favorite anime of all time, having proven to be truly inimitable (a number of shows seem to have tried to imitate it, some of them quite good in their own right, but none of them have managed it). I WANT to own every bit of Aria that has been released. I also have shown this series to family, and we have rewatched it all the way through together at least once as well. What I’m not sure I want is to have to pay for the entire series all over again in order to properly own these last three episodes, no matter how good the episodes might be.

            I admit I was wondering what Alice had done to her hair. I’m not sure I’m a fan of wavy hair compared to the way she used to have it, but I’ll wait and see how it looks when I can get a better view.

            I do hope Alice has taught Maa-kun to stop biting Aria Shachou, because it’s entirely different for a kitten to do it compared to a cat that size.

            *reads the character bios and setup stuff for the OVA* ALL RIGHT, NEW SERIES SET IN THIS TIME PERIOD PLS! FUND IT!

            • June 10, 2015 at 20:38
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              That’s a nice sentiment! I don’t own Aria (yet), but it’s definitely the sort of thing I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase if presented with the opportunity. I do get what you mean though, since you’re essentially just after these three episodes – and going by Amazon.jp, Animation seems like it’ll cost a wince-inducing 21k yen. I guess it’d be easier to pay for this release if they’d remastered all the seasons or something.

              The wavy hair makes kouhai-chan look very mature and grown-up – I initially reacted with doubt as well, but I quickly grew to like it the more I stared at her. It feels like the most drastic change in appearance of the three, given that Akari is basically still Momiko (but now with an Alicia-san aura) and that Aika changes her hair all the time.

              So far, it’s probably best to treat Avvenire like an epilogue of sorts. But it’ll set a precedent, especially when none of us ever considered that more Aria after Origination would even be a thing, ever. And if they got Amano to invest effort into designing new Singles, then they might as well make full use of them, right? :D

  • June 9, 2015 at 19:38
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    So exciting for Woking!!, Junjou Romantica, and Makura no Danshi!

  • July 2, 2015 at 02:28
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    It’s gonna be an exciting summer this year! Can’t wait to watch Woking!!

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