Anime Summer Season 2016 TV Guide: Air Dates, Trailers & Where to Watch

on June 23, 2016 by

Anime Summer Season 2016 TV Guide: Air Dates, Trailers & Where to Watch

Mm, can you smell that summer air? No, not the smell of nature. The smell of your room and your computer as you watch some sweet, sweet, anime.  Here’s a simple and easy collection of information of what anime to watch out for in the anime summer season 2016! And where to watch it legally (as of writing!).

 

Full-Length

91Days

Shuka | Kaburaki, Hiro | Drama | Original | Jul 9, 2016

During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town.

 

The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his family in a mafia dispute there.

 

One day, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious sender, prompting him to return to Lawless for revenge. He then infiltrates the Vanetti family, the ones responsible for his family’s murder, and sets about befriending the don’s son, Nero, to set his vengeance in motion.

 

Killing brings more killing, and revenge spawns more revenge. How will the 91-day story of these men guided by a tragic fate end? (Source: Crunchyroll)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Active Raid 2 (Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari 2nd)

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Production IMS | Mecha, Police, Sci-Fi | Original | Jul 12, 2016
Set in a futuristic Tokyo, Active Raid tells the story of “The Eighth,” a rash and careless unit of power-armored police called the “5th Special Public Security Section’s Mobile Assault Division.” After the Third Quicksand Disaster sinks Tokyo into a quagmire, the city’s reconstruction efforts are carried out using high-output, reinforced exoskeletons called Willwears. But they can also be misused, and to combat the crimes involving them, the National Police Agency establishes at its Kichioji Branch the Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit, AKA Unit 8. (Source: Crunchyroll)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Amanchu!

J.C.Staff | Satou, Junichi/Kasai, Kenichi | Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life | Manga | Jul 8, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Ange Vierge

Silver Link | Tamura, Masafumi | Takayama, Katsuhiko | Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, School | Card game/Manga | Jul 10, 2016

The story of the card game follows what happens when “Hairō” 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. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

B-PROJECT: Kodou*Ambitious

A-1 Pictures | Suganuma, Eiji | Music | Original | Jul 2, 2016

The story follows Tsubaki, a new hire in the A&R department of the major recording company Gandala Music. Tsubaki is immediately assigned to oversee the idol unit “B-PROJECT,” which is made up of three idol groups: Kitakore, Thrive, and MooNs. This is Tsubaki’s first job, and she gets involved in various incidents and accidents as she deals with this group of young men who each have their own differing personalities. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

BATTERY

Zero-G | Mochizuki, Tomomi | Mochizuki, Tomomi | Drama, Slice of Life, Sports | Light Novel | Jul 15, 2016

Meet Takumi Harada – not even in junior high and he’s the best pitcher in the region, although he’s frustrated and ready to give up, because he can’t find a catcher who is good enough to keep up with how he pitches in this backwater town his family has just moved to. Then along comes a kid named Gou Nagakura… (Source: Manga Updates)

 

Berserk (2016)

Millepensee | Itagaki, Shin | Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Military, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural | Manga | Jul 1, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Cheer Boys (Cheer Danshi!!)

Brain’s Base | Yoshimura, Ai | School, Sports | Novel | Jul 5, 2016

The story revolves around the “slightly odd and cute” members of a cheerleading squad at a men’s university. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!)

Studio Comet | Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life | Original | Jul 8, 2016

Season two of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! Why should girls get to have all the fun? These magical boys are here to save the world from the loveless… at least that’s what the pink wombat who gives them their magical powers wants them to do. (Source: My Anime List)

 

D.Gray-man HALLOW

TMS Entertainment | Ashino, Yoshiharu | Yokote, Michiko/Yamashita, Kenichi | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Super Power | Manga | Jul 5, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

DANGANRONPA 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai-Hen

Lerche | Kishi, Seiji | Higashide, Yuichiro/Kodachi, Ukyou | Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological | Original Addition to Video Game | Jul 11, 2016

The anime is the conclusion of the “Hope’s Peak Academy” series’ original story.

 

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. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

DANGANRONPA 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Zetsubou-hen

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Lerche | Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological | Original Addition to Video Game | Jul 14, 2016

The prequel to the 2012 PSP game, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.

 

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. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

DAYS

MAPPA | Uda, Kounosuke | N/A | School, Shounen, Sports | Manga | Jul 3, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!

Silver Link | Oonuma, Shin/Jinbo, Masato/Takahashi, Ken | Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life | Manga | Jul 6, 2016

Fourth season of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya series. Illyasviel von Einzbern is a normal schoolgirl in Japan. She lives with her overachieving nice guy older brother Shirou Emiya and her two maids, her parents are perpetually out of the country, and she has fanciful dreams of using magic to make her dreams of love with Shirou come true. Enter fierce rivals Rin Tohsaka and Luviagelita Edelfelt, two Magi who have been sent to Japan by Zelretch the Wizard Marshall, Master of Parallel Worlds, with the powerful sentient Kaleidosticks to collect the mysterious Class Cards and clean up their mess. After getting fed up with their constant infighting, one Kaleidostick, Magical Ruby, senses Illya’s fleeting dream of magic and leaves Rin for her, tricking her into becoming a magical girl. Now Illya is being forced by Rin to collect the dangerous Class Cards in her place. But perhaps more dangerous still are Illya’s own mysteries that may have unknowingly attracted Ruby to her. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate (Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara)

J.C.Staff | Ecchi, School, Shounen | Manga | Jul 2, 2016

Second Season. Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive? (Source: My Anime List)

 

Fukigen na Mononokean

Pierrot Plus | Iwanaga, Akira | Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural | Manga | Jun 28, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Handa-kun

Diomedea | Koyama, Yoshitaka | Hirami, Miharu | Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life | Manga | Jul 8, 2016

In Handa-kun, Seishuu Handa is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and given the utmost respect, but Handa-kun himself is under the mistaken impression that the deference and attention he receives from the other students is actually bullying. Handa just wants to live a quiet life, but hilarity ensues as one character after another challenges his position as the school idol, and somehow comes away as a fan all while Handa is horrified and clueless. Set six years prior to the events of Barakamon. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Hatsukoi Monster

Studio Deen | Inagaki, Takayuki | N/A | Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo | Manga | Jul 2, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Hitori no Shita: the outcast

Emon | Action, Super Power, Supernatural | Web manga | Jul 9, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia (Masou Gakuen HxH)

Production IMS | Furukawa, Hiroyuki | Yamada, Yasunori | Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, Sci-Fi | Light novel | Jul 6, 2016

Hida Kizuna possesses the HHG (Heart Hybrid Gear) ability, but it is not strong enough to make him particularly important. His older sister calls him to transfer to a strategic defense school, where many of the students (many of which are large-breasted girls) use their HHG abilities to fight invaders from another world while wearing extremely skimpy pilot outfits. Kizuna’s fighting ability doesn’t measure up, but his sister has another plan; getting the girls to have erotic experiences with Kizuna, so that it will allow them to replenish their energy or power-up. It looks like his new school life is going to be full of embarrassment! (Source: Manga Helpers)

 

Kono Bijutsu-bu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Feel | Oikawa, Kei | Arakawa, Naruhisa | Comedy, Romance, School | Manga | Jul 8, 2016

The manga focuses on an art club in a certain middle school, and its 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. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

Love Live! Sunshine!!

Sunrise | Sakai, Kazuo | N/A | Music, School, Slice of Life | Original | Jul 2, 2016

Love Live! Sunshine!! follows the nine-member school idol group Aqours (pronounced “aqua”) at Uranohoshi Girls’ Academy in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Chika Takami, who is a fan of the Otonokizaka Academy’s μ’s school idol group, similarly forms Aqours in order to save her school from being closed down. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls

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Bouncy | Ishidate, Koutarou | Magic | Original | Jul 7, 2016

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? (Source: My Anime List)

 

Mob Psycho 100

Bones | Tachikawa, Yuzuru | Action, Comedy, Psychological, School, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural | Web manga | Jul 12, 2016

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. (Source: Manga Helpers)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Alderamin on the Sky (Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin)

Madhouse | Ichimura, Tetsuo | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Light novel | Jul 9, 2016

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! (Source: Baka-Tsuki)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

NEW GAME!

Doga Kobo | Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki | Comedy, Seinen, Slice of Life | 4-koma manga | Jul 4, 2016

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. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

Orange

Telecom Animation Film | Hamasaki, Hiroshi | Kakihara, Yuuko | School, Sci-Fi | Manga | Jul 4, 2016

Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn’t take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter informs her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. What is Naho to make of the letter’s contents and its cryptic warning? (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

PUZZLE & DRAGONS X

Studio Pierrot | Fantasy, Shounen | Game | Jul 4, 2016

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. (Source: Live Chart)

 

Qualidea Code

A-1 Pictures | Kawamura, Kenichi | Watari, Wataru/Tachibana, Koushi/Sagara, Sou | Action, Magic, Supernatural | Original | Jul 10, 2016

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. (Source: Official Website)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll | Daisuki

 

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars

Actas | Tosaka, Shin | Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi | Original | Jul 7, 2016

Sisters Yui and Rena live a peaceful life in the kingdom of Enastoria, but they become involved in a vortex of destiny when a giant robot attacks Enastoria. (Source: My Anime List)

 

ReLIFE

TMS Entertainment | Kosaka, Satoru | Romance, School, Slice of Life | Web manga | N/A

The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a 27-year-old jobless man, who fails at every job interview he had after quitting his last company. His life changes after he met Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offered him a drug that can change his appearance to 17-years-old and to become a subject in an experiment for one year. Thus, he begins his life as a high school student once more.

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Rewrite

8bit | Tanaka, Motoki | Aoshima, Takashi/Takahashi, Tatsuya | Action, Comedy, Romance, School | Visual novel | Jul 2, 2016

Kazamatsuri, a modern, well-developed city renowned for its burgeoning greenery and rich Japanese culture, is home to Kotarou Tennouji, a high schooler least privy to the place’s shared values. Content to fill his pockets with frivolity, the proud and nosey boy whiles away his time pestering the self-proclaimed delinquent Haruhiko, and indulging in his amorous feelings toward the oddball Kotori.

 

Equipped with the superhuman ability to permanently rewrite any part of his body to multiply his strength or speed, Kotarou is naturally drawn to the supernatural. One special meeting with the lone member and president of the Occult Research Club, the “Witch” Akane Senri, leads to Kotarou reviving the Occult Club by recruiting Kotori and three other members: the clumsy transfer student Chihaya, the strict class representative Lucia, and the unassuming Shizuru. As Kotarou unveils hidden secrets of each member of the Occult Club through their shared adventures, he will inevitably encounter a fate that only he might be able to rewrite. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan (TV)

J.C.Staff | Sakurai, Hiroaki | Comedy, School, Shounen, Supernatural | Manga | Jul 4, 2016

Saiki Kusuo has a wide array of superpowers at his command, including telepathy and telekinesis. This might sound awesome, but, in Kusuo’s experience, superpowers are not all they’re cracked up to be. He tries to live a normal life, despite his annoying abilities. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Scared Rider XechS

Satelight | Komori, Hideto | Kumagai, Jun/Fukushima, Naohiro | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shoujo | Game | Jul 6, 2016

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. (Source: My Anine List)

 

Servamp

Brain’s Base | Nakano, Hideaki | Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampire | Manga | Jul 5, 2016

The story revolves around a 16-year-old boy (15 at the beginning of the story) named Mahiru Shirota who likes simple things and dislikes difficult things. One day, he picks up a stray black cat he finds in the middle of the road and gives it the name Kuro (which literally translates into “black”). From this moment on, a contract between the servamp Sleepy Ash and Mahiru is formed, and Mahiru is pulled into the Servamp war between the seven deadly Servamps and their eighth sibling Tsubaki. (Source: My Anime List)

 

Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)

TMS Entertainment | Iwasaki, Tarou | Comedy, Slice of Life | Manga | Jul 5, 2016

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. (Source: Manga Helpers)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Taboo Tattoo

J.C.Staff | Watanabe, Takashi | Sekijima, Mayori/Ootake, Masamitsu | Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Mystery, Super Power, Supernatural | Manga | Jul 5, 2016

Seigi, a martial arts trained middle schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom. Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time? (Source: MU)

 

Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Tales of Zestiria the X

ufotable | Sotozaki, Haruo | Fantasy | Game | Jul 3, 2016

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. (Source: Official Website)

 

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Fuujin Ranbu (Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu)

LIDENFILMS | Abe, Noriyuki | Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural | Manga | Jul 3, 2016

Second season of Arslan Senki. The year is 320. Under the rule of the belligerent king Andragoras III, the prosperous kingdom of Pars is at war with the neighboring empire, Lusitania. Though different from his father in many aspects, the kind young prince Arslan sets out to prove his valor on the battlefield for the very first time. However, when the king is betrayed by one of his most trusted officials, the Parsian army is decimated and the capital city of Ecbatana is sieged. With the army in shambles and the Lusitanians out for his head, Arslan is forced to go on the run. With a respected general by his side, the loyal Daryun, Arslan soon sets off on a journey in search of allies that will help him take back his home.

 

However, the enemies that the prince faces are far from limited to just those occupying his kingdom. Armies of other kingdoms stand ready to conquer Ecbatana. Moreover, the mastermind behind Lusitania’s victory, an enigmatic man hiding behind a silver mask, poses a dangerous threat to Arslan and his company as he possesses a secret that could jeopardize Arslan’s right to succession.

 

With the odds stacked against him, Arslan must find the strength and courage to overcome these obstacles and allies who will help him fight in the journey that will help prepare him for the day he becomes king. (Source: My Anime List)

 

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

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Wao World | Yamasaki, Osamu | Adventure, Sci-Fi | Novel | Jul 9, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

TSUKIUTA. THE ANIMATION

Studio Pierrot | Kawasaki, Itsurou | Harada, Sayaka | Music | Music | Jul 6, 2016

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. (Source: My Anime List)

 

TV Shorts

Bananya

Gathering | Yatate, Kyou | Yatate, Kyou/Mita, Jun/Takata, Masahiro | Comedy | Original | Jul 4, 2016 | 5 mins

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. (Source: TMS Entertainment)

 

FUDANSHI KOUKOU SEIKATSU

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EMT² | Tokoro, Toshikatsu | Comedy, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life | Manga | Jul 5, 2016 | 5 mins

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. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

Gra-P & Rodeo 2nd Season

Pie in The Sky | Comedy, Music | Original | Jul 1, 2016 | 2 mins

The 2nd Season of Grap-P & Rodeo. Rodeo is a normal high school boy who aims to be like GRANRODEO. Gra-P, a self-proclaimed music producer who comes from the future, tries to help him.

 

Onara Gorou

ILCA | Taniguchi, Takashi | Comedy | Original | Jul 3, 2016

Onara Gorou follows the everyday life of Gorou, the “most admirable of farts,” as he solves problems in ways that only a fart can. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

OZMAFIA!!

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Creators in Pack | Hirasawa, Hisayoshi | Fantasy, Harem, Historical, Romance, Shoujo | Visual novel | Jul 7, 2016 | 5 mins

Fūka is a girl who has lost her memories. While wandering the unfamiliar town she finds herself in, she realizes that she is being chased by someone. One of the mafia syndicates in town called the Oz Family saves her after she runs away in fear. In this town where friendship and conflict are two sides of the same coin, whose hand will Fūka take? And why does she have no memories…?
…Is the story of the original OZMAFIA!!, but since it doesn’t fit into the format, it’s been turned into a school story. Having transferred into Oz Academy, Scarlet finds himself already in trouble. The three boys who save him in his time of need are named Caramia, Kyrie, and Axel. (Source: Anime News Network)

 

SHOW BY ROCK!! Short!!

Bones | Ikezoe, Takahiro | Comedy, Music | Game | Jul 5, 2016

Cyan Hijirikawa always regards herself as nothing but an ordinary girl living in a mediocre world. Little did she know that an eminent power resides deep within herself—the power to defeat evil with her magical music! (Source: My Anime List)

 

 

Spring 2016 Season Carry-Overs

– CoCO & NiCO

– ENDRIDE

– Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!)

– JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai)

– KUROMUKURO

– Kyoukai no RINNE 2

– Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

 

View the Season in delicious chart form on AniChart, where you can mark and share your own picks of the season. Check out Oscar’s selections and Natalie’s selections!

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