With the summer season on the edge of starting, it’s time to look at the ten anime I’ll be keeping an eye on throughout the following season.
(Of course, these might not be to everyone’s taste,
but I’d like to think that I have included a variety in this list.)
91Days – Drama, Thriller
91Days takes place in a town called Lawless, a place where the black market thrives, particularly on sales of liquor. After some time away, the protagonist, Avilio returns and receives a letter from a mysterious sender. Seeking revenge on the murder of his family, which occurred as a part of a mafia dispute, he begins to infiltrate the Vanetti family – the one family responsible for their murder. Killing brings more killing and revenge spawns more revenge. How will this 91-day story end?
Airs on July 9th. Rated R-17+. Number of episodes unknown.
Amaama to Inazuma – Comedy, Slice of Life
Since his wife’s death, Kouhei Inuzuka has been bringing up his little daughter by himself. Not being able to cook well, the two of them have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. One day, he ends up at a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Often being alone, Kotori does her best to feed them both on that night and the three of them begin to meet and cook food together.
Airs on July 5th. Rating unknown. 12 episodes.
Cheer Danshi!! – School, Sports, Tournament
The story envolves around members of a cheerleading squad at a men’s university.
(No synopsis really has much more detail than that, but it sounds interesting, right?)
Airs on July 5th. Rating unknown. Number of episodes unknown.
DAYS – School, Shounen, Sports, Tournament
A soccer genius meets quite the ordinary boy one stormy night and drags him into the world of high-school soccer.
Airs July 3rd. Rating Unknown. Number of episodes unknown.
Love Live! Sunshine!! – Music, School, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama
The spin-off of the popular Love Live! anime, Love Live! Sunshine!! is set in Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura. A small school, it is the school of nine teenage girls who are driven by one seriously big dream: to become the next school idols!
Airs July 2nd. Rating PG-13. Number of episodes unknown.
Momokuri – Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Yuki Kurihara has finally been granted her wish to date her crush, Momo. She looks like a normal, but very cute, girl, however she is actually a maniac over Momo to the extent where she takes note of his activities. On the other hand, Momo is simply in love with Yuki and simply wants to make her happy.
Airs July 1st. Originally aired December – February. Rating PG-13. 26 episodes.
Orange – Drama, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Shoujo
One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself ten years in the future. As she reads it, she discovers the letter recites the exact events that happened that day, including the transfer of a new student in her class called Kakeru Naruse. Future Naho repetitively states that she has had many regrets and wants Present Naho to fix these by making the right decisions – especially regarding Kakeru. Shockingly, Naho also discovers that in ten years time Kakeru will no longer be with them…
Airs July 4th. Rating PG-13. Number of episodes unknown.
ReLIFE – Romance, School, Slice of Life
27 years old and jobless, Kaizaki Arata fails every job interview he goes to after quitting his last company. His life changes when he meets Yoake Ryou from the ReLIFE Research Institute, who offers him a drug that can change his appearance back to being his 17 year old self, allowing him to become a subject in an experiment for a year. Thus, his high school life is to begin all over again…
Airs July 1st. Rating unknown. 13 episodes.
Kimi no Na wa. – Drama, Romance, School, Supernatural
A comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years. Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the countryside, wants to live in the city because she is bored of the rural life. Then, there’s Taki. He’s a high school student living in Tokyo with his friends, working part-time at an Italian restaurant. One day, Mitsuha dreams of herself as being a young man. On the other hand, Taki also dreams where he is a female student attending high school in the countryside. What is the secret behind their dreams?
Airs August 26th. Rating unknown. Duration unknown.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV – Action
Set in the story of Final Fantasy XV, Kingsglaive has been produced as an introduction to the world of Final Fantasy for newcomers, telling the story of Noctis’ father, King Regis, and childhood friend Lunafreya as Noctis sets out on a road trip with friends.
Airs July 9th in Japan. Airs August 19th in USA. Rating PG-13. Duration 1hr 50mins.
So, that’s everything that I’m keeping an eye on this summer season.
What are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below!