I’m arguably a little late on this for the Summer 2018 season has already started, but it’s time for me to share my latest seasonal anime recommendations.
I’ve already spoken to a couple of people about this season and I have explicitly said that I won’t be watching this season’s anime as much as I have done this season or the season before. This is because I have a huge backlog that I want to get through without adding anything else to it for the time being. Despite this, I’ll still end up watching these shows at some point, just not as and when they’re airing.
So, what has caught my eye for this season?
Senjuushi – Action, Military
A battle between ancient guns and modern guns, set in a destroyed world after a nuclear war. People have little freedom and owning weapons is forbidden, but that doesn’t stop a secret resistance who are fighting against the Empire. They fight using ancient guns that were left as art pieces, when the Kijuushi appear as the souls of these ancient guns. The show depicts the story of the Kijuushi following them through laughter, pain, happiness and confusion. What do they fight for and just who should they protect?
Senjuushi will be available to stream on HIDIVE.
Harakuna Receive – Ecchi, Slice of Life, Sports
Haruka forms a beach volleyball pair with Kanata, who had formerly given up on beach volleyball due to her being insecure about her short height. Together, they aim for the junior tournament.
Harakuna Receive will be available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Banana Fish – Action, Adventure, Drama, Shoujo
Ash Lynx – beautiful by nature but he was nurtured into a ruthless killer. Brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of “Papa” Dino Golzine, Ash is now 17 years old and rebellious. A hideous secret that drove Ash’s brother mad in Vietnam has suddenly landed into Papa’s hands and it is now the completely wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a young photographer from Japan, to become Ash’s latest acquaintance.
Banana Fish will be available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Hataraku Saibou – Comedy, Shounen
This is an anime about you. It’s a show about your body. 37 trillion cells are at work every day within the world which is your body. Get to know the unsung heroes that are the red blood cells or the white blood cells and watch the drama that happens inside of you! It’s – quite oddly – a show you can relate to, for it’s the story of the cells in your body!
Hataraku Saibou will be available to stream on Crunchyroll.
Island – Drama, Sci-Fi
Urashima, an island far away from the mainland, has cut off all contact after the island’s great three families suffered misfortunes and succumbed to suspicion. Now, the island is on the decline and its fate is up to three girls of those great families, bounded and conflicted by old traditions. As a man washes ashore, claiming to be from the future and proceeds to start single-handedly changing the fate of the island.
Island will be available to stream on Crunchyroll.
High Score Girl – Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen
The year is 1991. Yaguchi Haruo isn’t popular – he’s not handsome or funny, he’s not nice or friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he’s good at video games. One day, at a local arcade, he plays against Oono Akira, a fellow classmate. In contrast, she is popular, smart, pretty and rich and absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. After losing to her 30 times in a row, Yaguchi soon discovers that he cannot beat her at any game and, although he can’t stop her from following him into every arcade he goes into and therefore beating him at every game, the two start to develop a strong friendship.
At the time of writing, there are currently no confirmed streams for High Score Girl.
So, there’s all the anime that I’ll be keeping an eye on for this season! Personally, I’m mostly hyped for High Score Girl as that’s been on my plan-to-watch for literally years now, but it does seem like an overall okay season! (Of course, opinions will change as the season gets into full swing!)
What are you going to be watching this season? Anything from this list or something completely different? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time!
– Amelia xo