Summer Preview Banner 2016

:RESOURCES:
Anichart, ANN, CR, LiveChart, MAL

:Excluded Titles:
Gra-P & Rodeo, Onara Gorou 


91 days91 Days

Animation Company: Shuka
Website: http://91days.family/
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: During the Prohibition era, in the Lawless district the law has no power, the mafia rule the streets, and the illegally made liquor flows freely. At one time Avilio lived in this district, but after a mafia dispute ended in the murder of his family, he went into hiding. Later, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious person that ignites his passion for revenge and leads him to return to Lawless. There, he infiltrates the Vanetti family and gets close to Nero.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Watched the trailer, yeah I don’t think this is for me. ^^;|||

Vantage: It looks rather edgy. I also know nothing about Shuka. Maybe if I’m bored? 

Berry: This looks cool, it catches my interest.

Nikolita: I was initially interested in this, but after reading the summary, I changed my mind. 

Charibo: Eh, this looks like my type of show!

Oki: This looks to be an interesting one. Shuka is fairly new but did some in between work on Terror in Resonance as well as producing the Durarara later seasons. With the little we know thus far and the very interesting premise + PV, it looks like it might be a good show. The PV reminds me of Gankutsuou and for that reason I might take a look at some episodes.



Active Raid S2Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari S2

Animation Company: Production IMS
Website: http://activeraid.net/
Genre: Mecha, Police, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Second season of Active Raid
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I watched four episodes, and that was it.

Vantage: Haven’t seen the first season. 

Berry: I watched like…half of the first episode of the first season and stopped lol.

Nikolita: Still haven’t ever seen Active Raid.

Charibo: I never cared about Active Raid and I don’t plan to start now.

Oki: This anime really did not interest me at all, so I’d really rather not cover it.




Amaama to InazumaAmaama to Inazuma

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://www.amaama.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife’s death. He’s no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of events lead him one evening to a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Her mother isn’t there, but Kotori does her best to feed them both. It turns out Kotori is often alone since her parents are divorced and her mother is frequently not around. The three of them begin to meet and cook tasty food together.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *v* Ooh this pretty and story just makes me heart melt! I am looking forward to this one!

Vantage: I’ve heard a lot of good things about the manga, apparently it’s been very well-received. Tsumugi also reminds me of Naru. She’ll be the Naru that Handa-kun won’t be able to give us. 

Berry: THIS LOOKS SO SWEET!! It looks like a wholesome, sweet, innocent show that will make me smile every week and fill my heart with joy, like Barakamon did. You don’t see much shows about single fathers. Definitely want this!

Nikolita: I’m getting a bit of an Usagi Drop vibe from this, but not enough that I want to watch this series.

Charibo: Will the girl in the back be able to stuff that long sandwich in her mouth? It needs a lot of skill to do such thing…

Oki: Oh my goodness the daughter has such an adorable voice, comedy is not my style but it looks like it will be a really cute show.

Possible Bloggers
Berry

 


Amanchu!Amanchu!

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://amanchu-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15-year-old girl who lives near the ocean and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There’s also a 16-year-old classmate, Futaba, who gets dragged along in Hikari’s maelstrom as soon as they meet at school. Most of the manga so far details the relationship between the two girls, which quickly seems to move into romantic two girl friendship-territory.
(*Episode 1 will be previewed during the Aria × Amanchu! event at Harmony Hall Zama Big Hall in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 12, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on July 8, 2016.)

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It looks cute, but at the same time some of the expressions freak me out! Haha!

Vantage: I’ve been waiting so, so long for this. I almost cried when I first learned about the anime announcement. I actually did cry when I watched Dotty and Pikari come to life in the PV. It’s been 8 years since Aria ended, after all. We might not get to enjoy any new Aria ever again after Avvenire ends, but as its spiritual successor I’m hoping that Amano imparted some of her magic into Amanchu! as well. I have only the highest of expectations for this. 

Berry: Why do they have weird faces? Probably going to check it out.

Nikolita: Looks cute. I might pick it up if no one else wants it. 

Charibo: Cute girls, not my thing sorry.

Oki: It definitely looks cute, but it also doesn’t seem like my territory at all.

Possible Bloggers
Vantage

 


Ange ViergeAnge Vierge

Animation Company:  SILVER LINK.
Website: http://ange-vierge-anime.com/
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, School
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The story of the card game follows what happens when “Hairou” portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious “Exceed” powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called “Progress” girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: …  I don’t think I’m feeling this one.

Vantage: Silver Link, we both know you have a certain important spin-off to be focusing on, right? 

Berry: No thanks.

Nikolita: Maaaaaybe?

Charibo: Neh

Oki: It’s definitely not looking to be my cup of tea.



Heroic Legend of Arslan 2nd SeasonArslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu

Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: http://www.arslan.jp/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 3, 2016
Summary: Second season of Arslan Senki. (*Only 8 Episodes long)
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Welp, haven’t watched this series yet.

Vantage: I enjoyed the first season, I’ll definitely continue watching Daryun protect his precious denka. And I’m looking forward to the Eir Aoi OP. Not interested in blogging it though. 

Berry: Why only 8 episodes????? This is not the second season I wanted. There’s still more story to tell. ;___;

Nikolita: I dropped the first season after a few episodes, and would want to finish it before I started this, so pass. 

Charibo: I like historical animes. But I haven’t watched the first season yet, sorry.

Oki: It’s surprising that it will be so short! I haven’t seen the first part however, so I can’t contribute much.



BananyaBananya [TV-Short]

Animation Company: Gathering
Website: http://www.bananya-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Bananya is a mysterious cat who hides inside a banana. Bananya lives undercover inside a real banana, and no-one has ever seen the part covered by banana skin… When nobody is around, Bananya secretly plays and creates mischief. Bananya likes to play and eat sweet things. Bananya’s dream is to become a stylish chocolate banana.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … It’s so cute… But it doesn’t interest me enough to want to watch it.

Vantage: Bana… nya?

Berry: I don’t know what to say.

Nikolita: OMGSOCUTE

Charibo: Who came up with this idea? WHY THE HELL IS YUKI KAIJI DUBBING A CAT IN A BANANA? So many unanswered questions… Trying to review this thing is a personal challenge. Will  be able to write enough words about a bananya who wants to become a “stylish chocolate banana”.

Oki: I. .. I love food animals. . . I actually genuinely love food animals and collect them. I feel like I might have to watch this show and then buy all its merchandise. . .

Possible Bloggers
Charibo, Oki

 


BatteryBattery

Animation Company: Zero-G
Website: http://battery-anime.com/
Genre: Sport
Airing Date: July 15, 2016
Summary: Takumi Harada moves to a mountain town in Okayama prefecture during the spring break before he enters middle school due to his father’s job transfer. Takumi is a pitcher, and after the moves he loses faith in his own talent, when suddenly his classmate Kō Nagakura appears in front of him. Kō has a strong desire to form a “battery” (a combination of a pitcher and catcher) with Takumi.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I tried baseball animes over and over again, I could never get into them. Maybe baseball just isn’t my thing….
Yet despite saying that, I know I will at the very least watch the premiere.

Vantage: I’ve come to enjoy an uncomfortably wide variety of sports anime in recent years, as loathe as I am to admit it. I’ll give the first couple of episodes a go.

Berry: I have to confess, that baseball is a sport that I’m a fan of and love watching and going to the stadium, but funnily enough I haven’t seen a baseball anime yet. This show seems more laidback but it should still be fun to watch.

Nikolita: Sports anime, so pass.

Charibo: It reminds me of Ookiku Fukirabete way too much. I don’t know… maybe? I mean, I like sports anime but this looks more like a slice of life/ drama than some thrilling baseball matches, which is not really what I’m looking for.

Oki: I do not like sports at all, sorry. ):



Beserk (2016)Berserk (2016)

Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: http://berserk-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Military, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces that pursue him and his woman, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength, skill, and sword, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity. Berserk is a dark and brooding story of outrageous swordplay and ominous fate, in the theme of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: … I… I never watched Berserk. It was too scary for me.  I mean, while I was putting this together, the website’s trailer spooked me with the voice in the trailer alone! It made me jump!

Vantage: I’ve never seen Berserk, but I’ve heard about the suffering. It’s got quite the reputation.

Berry: I’ve heard some things about Berserk and it’s not the type of show I’d watch. I don’t think I’d be able to handle it. I don’t care if it’s a classic, PASS!!!!

Nikolita: IT’S FINALLY ALMOST JULY BERSERK’S ALMOST STARTING GUYS!! Congratulations, I will finally shut up about shotgunning this series. ;D

Charibo: I’m not the biggest fan of Berserk on earth but since I’ve watched the first season why not watching the second one? I just hope Griffith dies. 

Oki: I do believe this is shotgunned, but I’ll watch just to be horrifically mauled with fear and sadness! Yay!

Possible Bloggers
Nikolita

 


Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE! (S2)

Animation Company: Studio Comet
Website: http://boueibu.com/
Genre: Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Second season of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Nah, I’m going to pass this one. The first season was okay, but I got bored of it real fast.

Vantage: I remember this. It made enough money for a second season? 

Berry: I was thinking of covering this but nah. I’ll watch this because I thought the first season was funny.

Nikolita: It looks cute, but I haven’t seen the first season. 

Charibo: I like this one.

Oki: I love magical girls but the magical boy show this is didn’t really. . .do it right. IT’s funny. It’s not played for the genuine concept of a magical boy show. Because of that I’m not interested.



B-ProjectB-Project: Kodou*Ambitious

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://bpro-anime.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: July 2, 2016
Summary: Tsubaki is 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.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *THROWS UP GLOWSTICK* SIGN ME UP!!!!! I wanna see how different and how similar this show is going to be to Utapri. And since Utapri S3 was a train-wreck , I’m sure there are many looking for an alternative musical. Will there be romance?

Vantage: It’s like this was made just for Eva. 

Berry: You see the guy in the very front, on the right? I haven’t even seen this show yet but he’s already my fave.

Nikolita: I still sit on the fence with idol shows. Pass. 

Charibo: Yes, Yes, and YES again. 

Oki: I just can’t really enjoy shows only about singing pretty guys. But I mean, food animals tho. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva


Cheer Danshi!!Cheer Danshi!!

Animation Company: Brain’s Base
Website: http://www.cheer-boys.com/
Genre:  School, Sports
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The story revolves around the “slightly odd and cute” members of a cheerleading squad at a men’s university.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: The synopsis and key visual is not very encouraging, but watching the PV shows this is definitely different sport series, so it’s worth to take a look!!!

Vantage: Why do I have doubts about the amount of actual cheerleading that’ll be taking place? 

Berry: You know, when I first heard of this show, I was hyped. It looks great, but a cheerleading anime would have been a great opportunity to make a good female sports anime. Because there are none. PLEASE, I’M BEGGING YOU JAPAN. MAKE A FEMALE SPORTS ANIME WITH NO GROSS COMEDY AND FANSERVICE. NOT LIKE BAKUON. LIKE HAIKYUU, BUT GIRLS. PLEASE.

Nikolita: No interest, pass.

Charibo: Sports anime is hell man. Once you’ve enterded this shadow realm you cannot escape. I cannot be the only hyped for this one right?! COME ON! CHEERLEADING BOYS! THAT’S AMAZING!

Oki: It’s a sports series so I gotta say a big ‘probably not’.

Possible Bloggers
Charibo

 


Danganronpa 3 The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-henDanganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai Hen

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://www.nbcuni.co.jp/anime/danganronpa3/
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological
Airing Date: July 11, 2016

Summary: The world was close to being destroyed by Ultimate Despair, who caused “The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History.” In order to save this world from the event’s chaos, the Future Foundation was formed. Although the organization continues its activities to restore the world, Makoto Naegi is under suspicion of treason due to him shielding a Remnant of Despair. The Future Foundation members had gathered together to decide on his punishment, but they all end up getting trapped inside the place they were meeting by Monokuma, who demands that they begin the “Final Killing.” They have strange bangles put on their wrists, and are given tranquilizers when a certain time arrives. To make things worse, there apparently is a real traitor amongst their ranks who is coming to kill the members of the Future Foundation. In this game where class trials don’t exist, the only way to get rid of the traitor is to find him and kill him off. Naegi is forced to face the ultimate death game, where it’s kill or be killed. The tale of despair in which hope kills hope begins.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Welp I don’t play or watch this series.

Vantage: What happened to Danganronpa 2? I’ve only seen the adaptation of the first game, and I think they only joined the Future Foundation at the very end of that, so I’m rather lost. 

Berry: I’m going to be honest and say that I’ve lost interest in Danganronpa over the years. I’ll think about if I want to watch this.

Nikolita: Holy shit. I might actually watch this.

Charibo: Well, this is confusing. I won’t review the show but I’ll watch it.

Oki: I am interested because Danganronpa. . .but I have not played or seen any of it! So only if no one else is interested.




Danganronpa 3 The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Zetsubou-henDanganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Zetsubou-hen

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://www.nbcuni.co.jp/anime/danganronpa3/
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological
Airing Date: July 14 2016
Summary: Hope’s Peak Academy is a special school, recognized by the government, that was established in order to gather and nurture top-class students who excel in various fields. This school has two courses: The main course, and the preparatory course. Anyone with the money can enter the preparatory course, even if they don’t have any special skills. The 77th class of the main course is filled with students who not only have unique abilities, but unique personalities as well. However, the students learned that “Talent isn’t the most important thing in life; it’s to involve yourself with people and make yourself a better person while making memories.” However, little did they know that a mysterious project and discrimination of the courses were happening right under their noses. Hajime Hinata, a boy from the preparatory class who craves for an ability. The fateful meeting he has drives the future of the school into an unimaginable direction. This is the story of what happened up until the “The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History.” This is a story of hope that ends in despair.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I got nothing.

Vantage: Wait what, another one?!

Berry: I saw the art for this and it was ugly as hell. I’ll only watch this if someone fucking punches Komaeda’s face.

Nikolita: Pass. 

Charibo: I’ll watch this just for the love of Komaeda.

Oki: Ditto to the above.



DaysDays

Animation Company:  MAPPA
Website: http://days-project.jp/
Genre: School, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The series is about two boys named Tsukushi and Jin. Tsukushi is a boy with no special talent or traits while Jin is considered a soccer genius. On one stormy night, Jin meets Tsukushi, and they get dragged into the world of soccer.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: SOCCER, BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LAST SEEN YOU!

Vantage: Are these all sports manga adaptations? Is this some sort of summer craze? 

Berry: Soccer is another sport that I fucking love to watch, and again I haven’t seen a soccer anime. What’s wrong with me?!?! Will definitely watch this!

Nikolita: Cute art style, but still not a sports anime fan.

Charibo: My football knowledge is what I’ve learned from Captain Tsubasa back in the days. But I’m sure they are going to explain the rules again so why not.

Oki: I am not a sports fan but they are all pretty!



D.Gray-man HallowD.Gray-man Hallow

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://dgrayman-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Super Power
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Toward the end of the 19th century, Allen Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the beings known as Akuma; mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of “Innocence,” a gift given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.
(*Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening at Shinjuku Wald 9 on June 27, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin in July 2016.)

Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: Wow, I remember first watching the series ten years ago. My memory is fuzzy, but I definitely should rewatch it!!!!

Vantage: I’ve never had the pleasure of being acquainted with this series. 

Berry: Never seen D.Gray Man so pass. But I plan to.

Nikolita: I have no interest in this series, although Charibo’s love for it might convince me to give it a try. One day.  >>

Charibo: Wait… Is this… A SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTGUUUUUUUUNN. SELL MY SOUL TO SATAN D.GRAY MAN IS BAAACK. My body is ready for the SIN FOR THE PAIIIN . AAAAH I LOOOOOOVE D.GRAY MAN!! The only sad thing is that it will only be 13 episodes. So I guess the show will stop after Alma’s Arc, which means no Neah… That’s quite a shame…

Oki: I used to love this show! It’s definitely something I’ll take a look at.

Possible Bloggers
Charibo

 


Fate:kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! (S4)

Animation Company: Silver Link.
Website: http://anime.prisma-illya.jp/3rei/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Fourth season of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya series.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Whoops I still haven’t finished Season 2. I am so behind!!!!!

Vantage: Time really flies, huh? It’ll be the fourth summer in a row that I’ll spend blogging Prisma Illya. I haven’t forgotten Herz, I still hold a grudge over that. But all the signs indicate that Silver Link have decided to stop messing around – the character designs have apparently changed to resemble ufotable’s, and the promo material implies that we’ll actually get onto the bulk of 3rei’s material. Maybe even onto stuff like this. All aboard for Heaven’s Feel, let the suffering begin! 

Berry: Don’t care.

Nikolita: Still continues to be a pass, I haven’t seen anything from this series. 

Charibo: I haven’t watched the previous seasons and probably never will.

Oki: I can’t review it because I’m very behind, but magical fate girls~

Possible Bloggers
Vantage

 


Fudanshi Koukou SeikatsuFudanshi Koukou Seikatsu

Animation Company: DAX Production
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/fudanshi/index
Genre: Comedy, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 5, 2016
Summary: Sakaguchi is a high school boy and also a “fudanshi” who loves boys-love stories. He hangs out with his friends, a fujoshi named Rumi, his gay friend Yuujirou, fellow fudanshi Daigo, and his “normal” friend Nakamura.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Well the premise is cool, but this one doesn’t really draw me in.

Vantage: I feel like this would work better as a short.

Berry: It’s a guy that loves reading BL. LOVE THIS!

Nikolita: I think I might watch this. Art style’s not too bad.

Charibo: What… Why… hum… I’ll watch it.

Oki: I kind of love this premise? Do two people fall in love because of boys love? Does a straight couple happen because of this?!




Fukigen na MononokeanFukigen na Mononokean

Animation Company: Pierrot Plus
Website: http://mononokean.tv/
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the “Mononokean” for help. This is a tale involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I’M SOLD, IT IS SO CUTE! It’s comedy but, but… I’ll see if I can do this.

Vantage: Is Pierrot Plus a low-budget subsidiary of Studio Pierrot or something? 

Berry: Look at the youkai. It’s fuzzy! This looks cute, will watch.

Nikolita: Anytime I hear “youkai” I think of Inuyasha, and then my brain screams at me to pass on it. A little unfair? Yes but oh well.

Charibo: The animation looks a bit shitty but heh, I’ll give you a chance to redeem for Divine Gate studio Pierrot, don’t waste it. Also, I’d rather watch Natsume as a “youkai” anime. Good thing season 5 is coming soon.

Oki: I like it. . .but comedy. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva

 


Handa-kunHanda-kun

Animation Company: Diomedea
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/handaanime/
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Handsome teenage calligrapher Sei Handa is worshiped by all his classmates as an aloof superstar–too bad Sei’s inherent negativity and neurotic personality make him believe that everyone actually hates him.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I don’t know how I feel about this one, I’ll have to watch the premiere to find out.

Vantage: I know I’m going to die a little inside each time I remember that Naru isn’t even born yet during the events of Handa-kun. I’ll still watch it, though. 

Berry: Speaking of Barakamon, this is not it! But it’s close! Not the second season we wanted but this seems just as great because I love Handa and it’s the same type of comedy so I’m all in!

Nikolita: Pass. 

Charibo: I loved Barakamon, so why not checking out Handa’s past? But the animation looks just… ewww…

Oki: I. . .I’m torn. Wouldn’t this be something I should cover as a direct opposite to Sakamoto? I feel like I have to watch a little.

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Hatsukoi MonsterHatsukoi Monster

Animation Company: Studio Deen
Website: http://hatsukoimonster.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Nikaido Kaho is a daughter of a rich family and her whole life everyone’s been nice to her. When moving to her new high school dormitory, she almost gets hit by a truck but is saved by a boy. It’s love at first sight for Kaho but when asking him his name, he tells her she’s weird. Kaho is shocked since it’s the first time anyone’s ever said mean things to her. Soon enough, she finds out that the boy who saved her lives in the same dormitory and so she bravely confesses her love. The boy says his name is Kanade and agrees to go out with her. Unfortunately, the following day Kaho finds out that her first boyfriend is a 5th grader.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I came across this manga a while back and I lost interest real fast.

Vantage: Imagine if the genders were reversed. We’d be heading straight into Kodomo no Jikan territory and there’d be an immediate outcry. If only it weren’t shoujo I might have given it a go. It’s DEEN after all. Don’t you love how DEEN has now become a reason to watch something? 

Berry: Ew.

Nikolita: Am I the only one completely creeped out by this premise? High schooler dating an elementary school kid? Ick.

Charibo: Why?

Oki: I.. .  he’s so beautiful BUT SO YOUNG I JUST CAN’T WATCH IT!



Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Animation Company: feel.
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/konobi/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen
Airing Date: July 7, 2016
Summary: An art club in a certain middle school has the following members: Subaru Uchimaki, who is a genius at drawing faces, but only wants to draw the perfect 2D wife; Colette, a rich troublemaker who never stops making mischief; and the club president, who sleeps through sessions and collects sleeping aids. Mizuki Usami is the only person in the club who wants to do art club-like activities, and constantly struggles to do so.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: There is a part of me hoping this one will be fun, so I will check out the premiere.
*STARES* You’re right Berry, he really does look like Nagisa from Free!

Vantage: I probably won’t end up blogging this, but the character designs look extremely comfy for some reason. Main girl is a qt. 

Berry: Why the fuck does the kid that’s painting a cat girl look like Nagisa from Free!?

Nikolita: No interest at all.

Charibo: Not interested. 

Oki: It’s. . . it’s a show about art things..and art ideas…and waifus…God…I have to…check..it..out. . .

Possible Bloggers
Vantage, Oki


Love Live! Sunshine!!Love Live! Sunshine!!

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/uranohoshi/
Genre: Music, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2, 2016
Summary: Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture.A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”! As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true… All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory! Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I’m sorry, I’m just not that into the Love Live! franchise :(

Vantage: As a μ’s purist, my entire self is in fundamental opposition to the existence of Aquors. I’m not even all that fond of their two singles so far, although I admit it might just be the bias talking. I will watch this because Ruby is kind of cute and because it’ll be interesting to monitor sales (especially after the Nitta Emi scandal) but I’m reserving judgement for now. Would an A-RISE cameo be too much to hope for? 

Berry: If you know me, when I’m not talking about Jojo, I’m talking about Love Live. I’ll admit that when Aquors was announced I wasn’t thrilled since I’m so attached to the Muse girls. But I’m slowly opening up to them and I’m guessing who my best girl might be from this group. I’m going to keep an open mind about Love Live! Sunshine!! and give them a fair chance and have fun watching this. I just hope that it’ll be good. But none of these girls will ever be the next Nico Yazawa, my love. ( ˘ ³˘)♥

Nikolita: Still a pass on idol shows.

Charibo: I couldn’t care less about Love Live. GIVE ME ENSTARS!

Oki: I cannot with the loli!

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Masou Gakuen HxHMasou Gakuen Hybrid x Heart

Animation Company: Production IMS
Website: http://www.masou-hh.com/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Kizuna Hida visits the strategic defense academy Ataraxia at his big sister’s request. There, he encounters Aine Chidorigafuchi, a girl piloting the magical armor Zerosu. A communique about a serious mission arrives from Kizuna’s sister. The mission is to rub Aina’s chest. Kizuna has the power to level up a girl through indecent acts. With a battle against another world, the future depends on this power.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: It lost me the second they said the girls have to be powered up via indecent acts.

Vantage: I was hoping for something more along the lines of DxD or Shinmai Maou, because this just looks like a school battle harem with the lewdness dialled up to breaking point. I’ll still watch it though. As you might have guessed by now. 

Berry: NOOOOOO

Nikolita: Not the kind of ecchi I want, pass!

Charibo: The more I look at those trailers, the more my faith in humanity is fading away. 

Oki: I just can’t with these show premises anymore.

Possible Bloggers
Vantage


Mob Psycho 100Mob Psycho 100

Animation Company: BONES
Website: http://mobpsycho100.com/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Psychological, School, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. “Mob”) is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic “mentor” (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Nah, I don’t think this is for me.

Vantage: This has spawned from the author of One Slap Chap, and no doubt this fact will end up plastered all over every single bit of its advertising material. No harm giving it a go, it’ll probably end up being quite good. 

Berry: It’s by the same guy that wrote One Punch Man sooooo….I’ll think about covering it?

Nikolita: Big fat noooo from me.

Charibo: It’s by the author of One punch man right? It won’t kill me to check this one out…

Oki: It looks interesting but also like . . . I could suffer immensely from watching it.



Nanatsu no Taizai Seisen no Shirushi S2Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi (S2)

Animation Company:  A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.7-taizai.net/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: August 28th 2016
Summary: Second Season of Nanatsu no Taizai (*4 Episodes Long)
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Never bothered watching this series, and I am still not interested.

Vantage: I fell out of touch with the manga a year or so ago. I wonder why this is just 4 episodes? 

Berry: I heard this was good, but I haven’t seen it yet.

Nikolita: Haven’t seen the first season. 

Charibo: A second season with only 4 episodes? eeeeh… ok… I’m going watch it though.

Oki: I unfortunately have not finished watching the first season yet!



Nejimaki Seirei Senki Tenkyou no AlderaminNejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin

Animation Company: Madhouse
Website: http://alderamin.net/
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Airing Date: July 8, 2016
Summary: At war with the adjacent Kioka Republic, the Katjvarna Empire. In that region, due to certain circumstances, there was a certain youth unwillingly preparing to take the High Grade Military Officer Exam. His name, Ikta. Disliker of war, lazy, admirer of women. No one predicted that that kind of Ikta would later on become a soldier referred to even as a great commander… He who survived a world embroiled in war with his superior genius, Ikta. Illustrating his dynamic, dramatic life, a splendid fantasy military history, the curtain is raised at last!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Another one where I don’t now how I feel. I will watch the premiere to find out, but I’m not holding my breath.

Vantage: I love this sort of premise, I’ll be paying close attention to this. Madhouse is a huge plus. 

Berry: This looks…boring.

Nikolita: It sounds so generic but goddamn that’s a pretty poster. *0*

Charibo: MMMnnnh… I don’t knoooow… 3 episode rule I guess…

Oki: It’s funny but the PV actually makes it seem even more generic than the premise does!



New Game!New Game

Animation Company: Doga Kobo
Website: http://newgame-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Like the others I am torn about this one too. I doubt I would want to cover it, but I fear I will quickly grow bored of it.

Vantage: I can’t take game creation shows any more. I just can’t. Each one tries so hard to make itself seem fresh and new, yet they end up being the same old thing over and over. The best iteration so far has probably been Saekano

Berry: Same as Nikolita said, but just from looking at the PV, it’s going to be the type of show I hate. So I’ll skip this one out.

Nikolita: I’m torn because I think it’d be neat to watch a series about girls in a typically male-dominated industry, but it all depends on which way they take the series. I’ll give it a watch for sure.

Charibo: I don’t do cute girls. No pun intended. 

Oki: I am torn because I hate comedy but this seems interesting!



OrangeOrange

Animation Company: Telecom Animation Film
Website: http://orange-anime.com/
Genre: School, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse. The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What’s more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: *Stocks up on tissues boxes* I will be bawling my eyes out while watching this because the manga because I cried while reading it too. (Only read this a few months ago actually!)

Vantage: A boy falls in love with a girl. Unable to confess This looks amazing, it’s like the synopsis of a Shinkai film. I’m sure DRAMA will ensue as the two begin to question the NATURE of LOVE. I’m sure there’ll be many tears. And salt. Maybe even salty tears. Oh wait. 

Berry: Everyone’s freaking out about this and crying so I’m scared to watch this. But I will!! Give me all the good shoujos.

Nikolita: Next to Berserk this is the series I’ve been most interested in covering. I haven’t read the manga though.

Charibo: Eh, I don’t really understand all the hype about the manga. It wasn’t that amazing in my opinion, but maybe it’s because I don’t really like romance shoujou mangas…

Oki: I. . .I think this looks really sad and beautiful and I might watch it because of that. . .

Possible Bloggers
Nikolita, Oki


Ozmafia!!Ozmafia!! [TV-Short]

Animation Company: Creators in Pack
Website: http://anime.ozmafia.com/
Genre: Fantasy, Harem, Historical, Romance, Shoujo
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The anime will feature an original story from the game on which it is based. 
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Not a fan of TV-Shorts and chibi adaptions of Otome Games, skipping this one!

Vantage: What even is this?

Berry: Nope.

Nikolita: What I know about the series is from Charibo’s reviews, so as cute as they look as chibis, it’s not enough for me.

Charibo: I played the game and I’m reviewing it but thanks no, no chibi for me.

Oki: I don’t wanna!~



Puzzle & Dragons CrossPuzzle & Dragons Cross

Animation Company: Studio Pierrot
Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pad-x/
Genre: Game
Airing Date: July 4, 2016
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.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I hear the game is super popular, never played it though.

Vantage: I know a lot of people who play this mobage. I’ve never dared touch it though, I’d be insane to try after having escaped idol hell alive. 

Berry: I actually have one of the Puzzles & Dragons games but I haven’t played it much. Now that it’ll be summer I have a chance.

Nikolita: Oh look, another generic monster/card-based show that’s created to sell shit to kids. No thanks!

Charibo: Come at me and try to tell me that the sole purpose of this show isn’t to sell goodies!

Oki: It’s popular, it’s big, but not into the premise!



Qualidea CodeQualidea Code

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://qualidea.jp/staffcast/
Genre: Action, Magic, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The story takes place in a world where people continue their war against the “unknown”—the enemy of humanity. Children who have been evacuated to a cold sleep facility during the invasion by the “unknown” several decades ago wake up from their slumber and learn that their bodies developed some supernatural forces. In order to protect the country from the “unknown” emerging from the Tokyo bay gate, the boys and girls wage battles in the defense the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Sorry but is it just me, or does the key visual remind anyone of Train Wars? Sounds cool, I’ll take a look.

Vantage: I like the premise. Looks a little cheap for A-1 (in fact, my first guess would have been Silver Link because everything about this screams SL) but oh well. 

Berry: Not interested.

Nikolita: One of the handful I was interested in this season.

Charibo: Another harem? no thanks.

Oki: Eh I’m not really of a mind to review this kind of series.

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Nikolita


Regalia The Three Sacred StarsRegalia: The Three Sacred Stars

Animation Company: Actas
Website: http://regalia-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 7, 2016
Summary: 12 years ago, in the country of Rimguard, a big incident left an unsolved mystery that has begun to fade from people’s memories. Time passes, and sisters Yui and Rena are living peacefully in the Enastria Empire. However, one day, a large mecha attacks Enastria. This day marks the turning point when the two girls get caught in the vortex of fate.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Action Mecha and female leads? You bet I am interested!

Vantage: So this is basically Comet Lucifer except with a predominantly female cast? 

Berry: Not into mecha I can’t stress that enough.

Nikolita: Too much mecha for me I think.

Charibo: I swear to god, I’ve seen this show before… maybe last season or the season before… I don’t know anymore maybe because all those show are pretty much the same…

Oki: It’s action mecha. . .and female leads….hngh. . . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva


ReLIFEReLIFE

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://relife-anime.com/
Genre: Romance, School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Arata Kaizaki is an unemployed, single 27-year-old who has just been cut off from his parents’ financial support. Unable to find a job due to him leaving his previous employer within three months, he is stuck. One night after drinking with a high school friend, Arata meets Ryō Yoake, a man who offers Arata pills to turn him back into a 17-year old so he can redo his life. After agreeing to the experiment, Arata joins a high school class, and meets Chizuru Hishiro, a socially-awkward silent beauty who yearns to have friends. Through connecting with her and other classmates, Arata must find what he lacks to live a happy life in the real world within a one-year time limit.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Hmmmm…. I want to see how this turns out.

Vantage: Wow, this actually got an anime? I’ve read a couple of the manga chapters back when it was first scanlated a couple of… years ago? One year ago? Something like that. It was interesting, if a little slow-paced. Not up for blogging it though. 

Berry: This looks pretty interesting. Sure!

Nikolita: Ha, what Charibo said. Except that I won’t be watching this.

Charibo: Am I the only one thinking about the movie 17 years again? You know, the crappy movie with Zack Efron? Because both concepts are pretty similar… Anyway, I’ll watch it

Oki: I am really interested in the concept. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Oki


RewriteRewrite

Animation Company: 8bit
Website: http://www.rewrite-anime.tv/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, School
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: Rewrite is set in the fictional city Kazamatsuri, where treeplanting and afforestation have caused the city to become overgrown with trees and flowers in much the same way that other cities are filled by buildings. However, while most of the city appears to be rural, there are many traditional city elements as well. While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia. Tennouji Kotarou lives here. He’s a high school student who has the ability to rewrite his own body; he can become stronger and faster at any time he chooses. He investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I wonder if 8bit will be able to prove Vantage wrong.

Vantage: This was a mistake. A part of me died inside when I saw how cheap the animation looked. I said this shouldn’t have been a thing! I told you so! Rewrite doesn’t deserve this. Did Key fall out with Kyoani or something? It’s apparently not even going to adapt any of the five character routes (let alone Moon or Terra) but instead a sixth anime-only route telling the story of ‘that girl’. By which they probably mean Nishikujou Kagari. It feels like a total cop-out of doing a proper adaptation, and even a remix of Philosophyz or the one-hour special that’s been announced won’t be enough to save it. Pick a god and pray, because we’re looking at damage control from the very outset. 

Berry: Those girls need to go the fuck back to kindergarten because they look 5 years old. Yuck!

Nikolita: I’m curious what Vantage will think of this series.

Charibo: Heh, I don’t care.

Oki: I can’t say I’m really interested at all.

Possible Bloggers
Vantage


Saiki Kusuo no Ψ NanSaiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://www.saikikusuo.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 2016
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.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: No thanks.

Vantage: So J.C. Staff practically gave all their budget to Amanchu, right? Good. 

Berry: Doesn’t look like I’d like it.

Nikolita: Meeeh, not a huge fan of the art style.

Charibo: He looks like he’s dead inside. I can relate to that.

Oki: It sounds like it could be really dumb and annoying, or funny. I might check it out, but probably won’t review it.



Scared Rider XechsScared Rider Xechs

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://scared-rider-xechs.jp/pr/
Genre: Adventure, Harem, Romance, Sci-Fi
Airing Date: July 5, 2016
Summary: The Blue World, which symbolizes reason, is under constant attack by the creatures called the Nightfly O’Note originating from the Red World, symbolizing instinct. Akira Asagi, the 17-year-old protagonist who is a researcher at Blue World, is nominated to lead the war at Ryuukyuu LAG, a proud defense facility on the islands of Ishigaki and Iriomote. She meets the sixth combat unit “IS,” which was formed four years after a fierce battle that annihilated the fifth unit. Akari must lead these six riders, also called the Scared Rider Xechs, to fight against the other world while at the same time deepening the relationship among them.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: This is supposed to be based off an Otome Game…. but eh the promo videos and the summary isn’t drawing me in that much…… OH WHAT THE HELL, LET’S GIVE IT A GO! AND GOD DAMN IT, THERE BETTER BE LEGITMATE ROMANCE. I HATE IT WHEN THEY PUT IN ROMANCE AND THERE’S NO ACTUAL ROMANCE/CANON ENDING!!!!!

Vantage: I’m scared.

Berry: Oh shit I thought it said “sacred” but it’s actually scared lmao. The PVs didn’t do anything to help me get interested in it so I think I might just pass.

Nikolita: Errr…. “Scared Rider”?

Charibo: The scars that Prince of Stride left on my body are still healing so my doctor told me to avoid such  shitty looking Harem shows.

Oki: I..scared rider? Who goes under that name?!

Possible Bloggers
Eva


ServampServamp

Animation Company: Brain’s Base
Website: http://www.servamp.jp/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampire
Airing Date: July 2016
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.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Team Impression

Eva: Honestly, I’m quite sick of vampires, but it doesn’t sound bad. Maybe it’s better to put on my Plan to Watch list to marathon in the future?

Vantage: If not for the synopsis and Brain’s Base, I would have totally thought this was a joke with a title like ‘Servamp’. 

Berry: This looks cool! Also, cute cat.

Nikolita: Vampires? Nope nope nope.

Charibo: I’ve read the beginning of the manga, it’s kinda fun. 

Oki: I have had enough vampires thank you!

Possible Bloggers
Charibo


Shokugeki no Souma S2Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara (S2)

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://shokugekinosoma.com/
Genre: Ecchi, School, Shounen
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: The second season of Shokugeki no Souma.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Haven’t watched the first season.

Vantage: I’ll continue blogging this. The PV indicates we’ll be getting up to the Stagiaire arc at least, which will be cool. A Rindou cameo would make the entire show. 

Berry: Haha, nah.

Nikolita: I like ecchi, but haven’t seen the first season.

Charibo: I usually despise ecchi with all my heart, but I can watch shokugeki no soma. Maybe because there’s also hot guys in it…

Oki: IT’S FOOD WAAARS YEAAAH!!!

Possible Bloggers
Vantage

 


how by Rock!! Short!!Show by Rock!! Short!! (S2) [TV-Short]

Animation Company: BONES
Website: http://showbyrock-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, Music
Airing Date: July 4, 2016
Summary: A short anime of Show By Rock!!
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: I liked Show by Rock! but I still have no interests in TV-Shorts.

Vantage: I vaguely remember this.

Berry: Not the second season, but this will help me tide over! <3

Nikolita: Too cute.

Charibo: Makes me want to puke sugar.

Oki: I think we all know my feelings on comedy, music, and lolis.

Possible Bloggers
Berry

 


Taboo-TattooTaboo-Tattoo

Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://tabootattoo-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Mystery, Super Power, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 4, 2016
Summary: Justice Akazuka (nickname Seigi) is a young man who is good at martial arts. Seigi rescues a homeless old man on the street one day from some thugs, and the man gives Seigi an object that imprints a tattoo on his palm. However, it is not an ordinary tattoo, but a special weapon that gives Seigi supernatural powers such as warping space-time. Seigi then meets a female American agent named Easy, whose duty is to recover the tattoos. Seigi decides to help her and gets wrapped up in a cross-national conspiracy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Sounds like fun, I’ll take a look. I wont’ lie though, when I first saw the key visual I was like, “MAGICAL INDEX?!”

Vantage: This made me immediately think of Index. I’ll watch this!

Berry: Hmmmmmmmm……………..maybe?

Nikolita: Curious premise, but interesting. Bonus points for trying. I might give this a watch.

Charibo: Taboo Tatoo? lol… Hell no. 

Oki: It could be amazing…it could suck. But conspiracy with magical protagonist? Potential. . .

Possible Bloggers
Eva


Tales of Zestiria the XTales of Zestiria the X

Animation Company: ufotable
Website: http://toz-thex-anime.tales-ch.jp/
Genre: Fantasy
Airing Date: July 3, 2016
Summary: Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the seraphim, spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says “long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim” and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace. One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword embedded in a rock and ends up becoming a Shepherd, one who casts away calamity from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense—
And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 2
Note: *Episodes 1–4 will be previewed at a screening at Cinema Mediage on June 25, 2016. Regular broadcasting will begin on July 3, 2016.

Team Impression

Eva: YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I CAN’T EVEN PLAY THE GAME BECAUSE MY SISTER TOOK THE PLAYSTATION 3 WITH HER, DAMN IT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! I hope it’s good.

Vantage: I hope this ends up being produced smoothly. Forget about doing well, just airing on time would be nice. That’s the least ufotable need to do in order to recover some of their reputation after their huge embarrassment with God Eater this time last year.

Berry: I’ve never played any of the Tales of games so I don’t think so.

Nikolita: Definitely want to watch this.

Charibo: I know nothing about the Tales Series, but this pous looked so nice that I watched an entire playthrough of the game. Shame on me. Also, MIKLEOOOOOOOOO is like, one of my top animu baes, No way I’ll pass on this one *^*

Oki: I don’t believe in video game anime. *hides ace attorney*

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Charibo


Time Travel Shoujo Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachiTime Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi

Animation Company: WAO World
Website: http://mariwaka.com/
Genre: Adventure
Airing Date: July 9, 2016
Summary: Time Travel Shoujo is based on a 1983 book titled Jishaku to Denki no Hatsumei Hakken Monogatari by Japanese educator Kiyonobu Itakura. It is part of the Hatsumei Hakken Monogatari Zenshuu series which describes the story of various scientific discoveries and inventions throughout history. The 1983 book focuses on discoveries related to magnetism and electricity.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: While I love history but I can see myself becoming bored with this one.

Vantage: I might actually watch this if I have the time. 

Berry: So she’s time traveling? This sounds pretty educational.

Nikolita: No thanks.

Charibo:  Hah. Are we going to see the animu versions of Edison, Tesla, Curie, Ampère and co ? Science isn’t my forte but it sounds pretty interesting.  Also, I’m always in when it comes to cultural vulgarization. If I can learn things in a playful way, then why not? 

Oki: I don’t think I want in on this but I appreciate the effort.



Tsukiuta. The AnimationTsukiuta. The Animation

Animation Company: Pierrot
Website: http://www.tsukiani.com/
Genre: Music
Airing Date: July 2016
Summary: In the anime series, the members of Six Gravity and Procellarum are all living in the same dorm building. Hajime Mutsuki and Haru Yayoi, the oldest members of Six Gravity, are first year university students. Each episode of the series will feature a different main character.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Eh….. I’m not a huge fan of these “Exclusive Character” episode format. I’m probably going to pass on this one, though I might take a look at it just to see if the music is good.

Vantage: So many bishies. Too many bishies. 

Berry: The character designs suck, plus one episode for each guy doesn’t sound like there’ll be any plot, so no.

Nikolita: No interest, so pass.

Charibo: Same as my senpais above.

Oki: I like bishies and all but usually one bishie with one cute girl.



RS KeikakuRS Keikaku -Rebirth Storage-

Animation Company:
Website: http://rsproject.jp/
Genre: Mecha
Airing Date: June 26, 2016
Summary: In a parallel world that resembles modern Japan, alien lifeforms known as “Muttsu” (Trick) fell from the sky in 2025 and wiped out many cities. Nine years later, pilot Yuzuru Midō, and her assistant, Rin Sagami, use a mecha made out of an enemy’s remains discovered in Japan. However, battle causes memory loss for the pilot, and they must unravel the mystery as to why.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: It’s mecha, you know it’s like an obligation for me to check out!

Vantage: I’ve never seen such jarring and soul-crushing use of CG before in my life. Holy shit. 

Berry: It actually sounds pretty cool but it’s mecha, so….I don’t know.

Nikolita: The last couple sentences of the summary catch my attention, but I don’t think I could get over all the mecha. Interesting concept though!

Charibo:  I read Mecha, I’m out

Oki: Oh hell yeah, the art style seems so solid and I love the premise!!!

Possible Bloggers
Eva, Oki


Hitori no Shita The OutcastHitori no Shita: The Outcast

Animation Company: Emon Animation Company
Website: http://www.hitorinoshita.com/
Genre: Action, Super Power, Supernatural
Airing Date: July 9, 2016
Summary: One day, Zhang Chulan is attacked by zombies in a graveyard. In the midst of that situation, he saves the life of a girl, throwing the kitchen knife in his hand in order to kill the enemies. The girl tells Chulan, who is relieved, to face his hardships head on and leaves. However, Chulan later sees that girl again at his university. From that moment, Zhang Chulan’s destiny begins to move. There will be strangers with special powers appearing one by one, with battles involving those abilities. Each episode will bring a new mystery to light.
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2
(Note: Tokyo MX will air a special “episode 0” on July 2, and Tokyo MX1 will premiere the first episode on July 9 at 9:00 p.m.)

Team Impression

Eva: Eh this sounds pretty darn generic. I don’t think this one is for me.

Vantage: An episodic mystery anime? When was the last time something like that ended up being good? Dantalian no Shoka

Berry: It’s interesting to see that more Chinese works are being adapted into anime. I actually want to check this out but I heard the last Chinese show, Reikenzan, had trouble getting subs so I hope the same doesn’t happen to this.

Nikolita: Ack, I don’t think so. 

Charibo: Gnnnnn….noooo… not for me.

Oki: It sounds good but..is it?

Possible Bloggers
Berry


Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆GirlsMahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls

Animation Company: Bouncy
Website: http://www.nariagirls.com/
Genre: Magic
Airing Date: July 7, 2016
Summary: Urara, Hanabi, and Inaho are three girls who aim to become nationally-renowned characters by creating animation of themselves! They chose the magical girl theme to catch the attention of everyone from children to adults! Can they safely become popular characters in a one-cours magical girl anime?
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2

Team Impression

Eva: Hahaha, well this should be an interesting one. I wonder how it will turn out?

Vantage: I don’t think these girls seem to understand that, in the vast majority of situations, the phrase ‘one-cour magical girl anime’ is a complete oxymoron. 

Berry: This looks cute but I read that the people behind this are going to use some experimental animation technology so that always worries me because it could go wrong. And it usually does.

Nikolita: *facepalm*

Charibo: I don’t really like magical girls…

Oki: I like magical girls and this anime premise doesn’t seem completely terrible, but I’ll have to watch it before giving anymore input.

 


Overall Thoughts

Eva: It goes without saying I have been on the backburner for the past two seasons due to the lack of shows catching my interest. Intially I wasn’t sure if the Summer was going to have much either, but I am glad to have been prooven wrong. This season has nice a mix along with a handful of expected big hits (Berserk 2016, D.Gray-man Hallow, Orange, Love Live! Sunshine!! ), so you will likely to find at least a show or two that should pipe your interest. But perhaps the biggest standout is in fact the amount of bishonen, my goodness- summer eyecandy much? As of right now the current shows I am most interested in possibly covering are: B-Project: Kodou*Ambitious (this is like a mandatory thing for me, how could I possibly pass this?), Fukigen na Mononokean, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars and RS Keikaku -Rebirth Storage- (MECHAAAA, you know I love my Mecha series), Taboo-Tattoo, and Tales of Zestiria the X! I’m not sure how Tales of Zestiria the X will turn out, but pray Ufotable is better prepared this time. They have been a hot mess lately with their production delays. The rest, Qualidea Code, ReLIFE, Scared Rider Xechs, Orange, D.Gray-man Hallow and Amaama to Inazuma I look forward to watching! That being said, I hope (as long as my schedule allows it) to be able to pick up three new titles. *•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

Vantage: It’s a little weird that I’m going into the season knowing exactly what I’m going to blog, no more and no less: AmanchuRewrite, Prisma Illya and Shokugeki no Soma. I’ve done three of those four before, and Amanchu is practically my unborn love child with Aria. The heavyweights this season are likely to be Orange and Berserk, and I can see Mob Psycho 100 and Love Live! Sunshine entering the spotlight by virtue of the sheer numbers in the mainstream and idol otaku fanbases respectively. ReLIFE will probably do quite well, as will Amaama to Inazuma. It’ll be a good summer, and I’ll also have Re:Zero, otherwise known as suffering incarnate, to tide me over. I wonder whether I’ll despair more from Re:Zero or Rewrite

Berry: Hmm, I actually counted the shows that I want to watch and it’s actually quite a bit, but most of them are me just checking if the shows will be good or not. This season isn’t screaming at me like others have but I don’t think it’ll be so bad. There’s actually some really exciting shows. I’m really looking forward to Amaama to Inazuma and Handa-kun, even though I just learned that for the latter Diomedea is working on it and that worries me a little. I’m also looking forward to Love Live! Sunshine!!. I just realized that half of the shows I want are idol/music shows, and the other half are comedy/slice of life. So it should be a pretty relaxing summer…with Jojo on the side. c:

Nikolita:  BERSERK BERSERK BERSERK  Three guesses what I am the most excited for. Not too much caught my eye this season, but the ones I was interested in are shows that I feel have a lot of potential. I can virutally guarantee that I’m not continuing with Endride into its second cour, so I’m looking forward to starting a new season with all new shows. ^_^v

Charibo: This season is sweating bishounen. I don’t know if it’s because of the global warming or my exceptionally high estrogen rate but this summer is going to be hot. Of course, the show that I’m the most excited about is D.Gray Man, I can’t wait to cry over it and to be in pain watching the Alma Arc. Also, Tales of Zestria which can a be a strong title if ufotable can provide us the same animation quality as thy put in the OVA. Then Cheer Danshi because I maintain that  cheerboys are a blessing. Oh yeah! I also want to try covering that banana cat show, just to see if this show is going to be as empty as my soul, meaningless like my life.
But overall this season looks promising to me, even if I won’t review them, I’m going to watch a lot of titles, so yeah, I’m pretty hyped!

Oki: I really love some of the show ideas, I love mecha and seeing there are actually female mecha shows make me very happy. I also love how fucking miserable and sad all the shows seem! I feel like I’m going to cry over everything and feel miserable about my life! There’s so much stuff to cover I’m not even sure where to start and if I should catch up on dangan for reviews. In any case, I’m excited to share a bunch of stuff. I.. . I hate to say this because it’s not meant to be an insult to the other shows, but I’m really freaking excited for the Banana cat show okay? I just. . .I love food animals. . .

SUMMER ANIME PREVIEW 2016

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.

10 thoughts on “SUMMER ANIME PREVIEW 2016

  • June 15, 2016 at 08:01
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    I’ve taken a break from anime over spring, but if I don’t fumble my finals I may watch a lot of these. Except Ange Vierge, Battle Girls High School adaptation when?

  • June 15, 2016 at 14:26
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    I am watching Amanchu. You should also be watching Amanchu. If it lives up to its creator and its predecessor, Amanchu will heal your soul in ways you didn’t even realize you needed until you suddenly found yourself feeling so much better after watching it.

    By the reverse token I’m not even going to touch Prisma Illya 3Rei, because I haven’t forgiven Silver Link for completely screwing up the finale for the previous season. There is no way to start this one properly without retconning that mess. Simply seeing it would infuriate me, and I’d probably have to go watch Amanchu again to regain my peace of mind.

    • June 16, 2016 at 10:25
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      One of my worries is that I’ll end up comparing it too much to Aria. Some comparison is of course inevitable, but I’m having to tell myself things like how Sakamoto Maaya and GONTITI are already wonderful for the OP and OST, even though they’re not Makino Yui or Choro Club. And I’m already hearing Akira-san in Katori-sensei.

      I was also worried about it being produced by J.C. Staff until I saw PV2. It looks beautiful. In retrospect, their work on Flying Witch this season and Sato Junichi’s involvement should have already been reassuring. Literally no one is better suited to directing Amanchu than he is.

      As for Prisma Illya:

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  • June 16, 2016 at 09:10
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    Long time no comment here, so I’ll try my best here for my comment.

    Amamaa to Inazuma – A dad, his student, and his daughter? Quite interesting I guess, although it was slice of life though. Let’s see it later.

    Amanchu – The big breast design was quite no good to me. For the premise, maybe it’s revolving about GL or yuri here in scuba. Let’s see it later too, although from Wanderer comment here maybe it’s like Kinmoza or Gochiusa.

    Ange Vierge – The premise remind me of Duel Savior VN, and both of the work had girls who had lesson to save the world. Although in here maybe it’s more magical girl like (Oh, and hopefully no man although looks like from the premise it’s not).

    Berserk – The manga was quite dark, that’s all I could think.

    Binan Koukou – Magical boy with frilly costume? Okay whatever.

    Dangan Ronpa – Okay, it’s kinda interesting strategy. Because at least it will allow us to seeing the full story of Dangan Ronpa without waiting for long time. I mean if both of the anime was released as the game, it will definitely take a long time for fans to finally know the full story of Dangan Ronpa (Also as far as I knew, for the game to be translated either by fan or official will take quite a long time). Hopefully this time they managed to give satisfying conclusion to Dangan Ronpa, and if Vantage here want to knew Dangan Ronpa 2 ending, i would suggest just searching the spoiler for it (I’d like to give it, but it will be long one here).

    Fate Ilya – Well, let’s see how Silver Link connect the Herz ending to the manga story. I knew this is not ordinary magical girl anime of course, and I’m interested who is the new voice for Sapphire (Well, as we knew the Sapphire seiyuu was passed away).

    Love Live Sunshine – Love Live was quite popular from what I gather, and looks like they decided to make the sequel to get more money. Let’s see it later. Speaking about Nitta Emi scandal, to be honest didn’t care much about scandal here instead I’ll said it here that Nitta Emi also had some role in eroge, along with her fellow seiyuu at Love Live, Nanjou Yoshino. And from what I gather, if Nitta Emi here using her real name for voicing eroge, let’s said it could gather uproar equal to her recent scandal. Just want to said it here.

    Nanatsu no Taizai – The title mean 7 Deadly Sins. Okay, this anime was managed to be in top 10 in term of Japanese TV rating few times there. But what kind of the story they’ll offer if they only made 4 episodes? Will they air the rest later or not (I mean the continuation from 4 episodes) I wonder.

    Regalia – Interesting premise, maybe they’ll make it like Symphogear for the situation. But if I recall in regard of mecha and woman lead there’s also infamous Cross Ange. Hope it’ll be not as infaous as Cross Ange here I suppose.

    Rewrite – Instead of looking at the anime, how about I told Vantage here that KEY made the new version of Rewrite called Rewrite+ which supposedly improved the scenario for any people who disatisfied with Rewrite here and it was also translated right now. Well, I think I’m satisfied with Rewrite since the transaltion progress will take long time here (Oh, and the translating team for Rewrite+ was same people back at Amaterasu).

    Time Travel – Not interested, but to Charibo here, maybe you better play Gahkthun if you willing to see H-Scenes here. Oh, and I bring this up because we had handsome 72 years old Tesla there, and here’s VNDB address for Gahkthun.

    https://vndb.org/v11033#main

    Naria Girls – Will this be short anime (Only 5 minutes each episode) or regular one? Let’s see it later.

    Well, that’s all for my comment this time.

    • June 16, 2016 at 10:40
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      Amanchu doesn’t revolve around yuri, it’s kind of a misleading synopsis. It’s iyashikei like Kinmoza and Gochiusa, although I’m sure you know from both of those that iyashikei and yuri aren’t exactly mutually exclusive.

      I didn’t know Nanjou did eroge (now I have to find out more, you know… for science). It’s definitely not an uncommon thing for seiyuu to do at all, if only as a way to make ends meet while pursuing their intended main career or otherwise. Kadowaki Mai is an easy example (Hoshimemo, Monobeno, Koichoco etc). I don’t think the uproar from voicing eroge would be anywhere near that of an AV scandal though, especially in wota culture (which, let’s face it, is practically what the LL fanbase has become). Not going to comment on Nitta Emi, that incident has been argued to death everywhere.

      As for Rewrite+, its existence now explains why a Rewrite anime is happening. Which is a little saddening – it implies the anime is nothing more than promotional fodder for Rewrite+. I might play it once it gets translated, but as you said I’m also fairly satisfied with the current game as it is. I hear there’ll be more CG and character designs though (for side characters like Inoue) so that’ll be interesting.

      • June 23, 2016 at 01:26
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        i disagre with you about few points about rerwite for example i think they can short a bit the common route and do the heroine routes since the common route in the VN was too long and i mean too long. i dont know where you seen that they wont cover the heroine route or that will be cg but it just rumors

  • June 17, 2016 at 00:39
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    IIRC the 4 ep Nanatsu’s an anime original story written by the source mangaka.
    The previous season used up about 13 volumes of manga, so it’s possible they want to wait until the manga finishes/nears the end of its latest arc before doing another official season, instead of catching up and having to do an anime original ending.
    The 7th Sin’s been introduced already, completing the gang.

    Arslan’s 8 episodes may likely be to conclude the 1st arc of the novel series, ending in vol 7. The author says the 16th volume will be the final installment, although he wants to finish writing the installment of another novel series of his first. That said, there once was a 8 year hiatus between one set of volumes, and 6 years for another, so we could expect a long wait.

    Hatsukoi Monster and Servamp’s mangakas used to draw BL/yaoi manga, so at least the cute/hot guys quotient is guaranteed.

  • June 28, 2016 at 09:20
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    I’ve just finished reading 3rei and I’m so hyped for the anime. I find the path Shirou takes here really interesting, in the fact that he calls him a “champion of justice”, which makes Shirou “evil”. I probably wouldn’t be able to take Shirou’s path, because I believe in Kiritsugu’s sense of justice, which is more pragmatic.

    • June 28, 2016 at 19:33
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      I am too! I’m cautiously optimistic, it’s even going to be a 12-episode cour this time. Have you seen the latest PV that went up this morning? It has lots of Erika and Kirei and delicious Kuro in twintails. ChouCho doing the OP again makes me feel so nostalgic too. And it’s good to hear from you, by the way – been a while since you last commented!

      https://youtu.be/CU4Zr8NSwEY

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      • July 1, 2016 at 00:19
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        I’m now even more excited after seeing the PV. It looks like this season won’t disappoint. The question is where the season will end, so I can understand your caution. Yeah it definitely does reminds me of starlog.

        Yeah I’ve been pretty busy with classes. I love programming, but it’s a lot of work.

        I’ve been lurking every now and then though. I read some of your reviews on Asterisk. I was somewhat debating whether to watch it because you stated Asterisk was the best adaptation out of the 3 school battle harem wars but MAL reviews kept saying it was so cliched. And in a way, it was. In terms of clichedness, it was kind of like watching Infinite Stratos a second time. But I ended up watching it anyways and I think it was worth watching.

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