Summer 2017 Anime Releases Rundownon June 16, 2017 by Holly Williams
The summer 2017 anime season is only a few weeks away, and it’s looking like it’ll be pretty good! There’s a lot of interesting titles in the lineup, with such a range of genres that there’s bound to be something for everyone! Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up in July!
Part of the 18 franchise, alongside the “mysterious puzzle RPG” mobile game.
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits
A group of girls become ‘local action heroines’ to bring back vibrancy and excitement to the city they live in.
High school girl Yoshiko is genuinely stupid, and it’s up to her childhood friend to put up with her ridiculous behaviour and keep her out of trouble!
Ballroom e Youkoso
After a professional dancer rescues him from a group of delinquents, Tatara gets sucked into the world of ballroom dancing. Having finally found something he can be passionate about, Tatara strives to improve so he can compete as a professional and be accepted by his peers and rivals.
Battle Girl High School: Battle Girl Project
Based on the role-playing game. In the year 2045, alien invaders have contaminated the Earth and contained humanity. Shinjugamine Girls Academy trains ordinary girls to fight against the invaders and protect the world!
Centaur no Nayami
The ordinary everyday life of a centaur girl and her school friends who are other supernatural creatures.
Clione no Akari
Minori is a sickly girl who is often bullied. Two months after she stops coming to school due to being admitted to hospital, two classmates who were concerned about her receive a mysterious message telling them about a summer festival happening in the next town over…
The Mizuki Diving Club is on the verge of closing down, but will be allowed to stay open if they can get a member to compete as part of Japan’s Olympic team next year.
Enmusubi no Youko-chan
In a world where yokai and humans live together and can fall in love, humans may be reborn after death but will have no memory of their previous life. However, some yokai can revive these memories, so a service is created which helps yokai restore the memories of their loved one.
Set in a parallel world to Fate/stay night, where the Greater Grail mysteriously disappeared from Fuyuki after the Third Holy Grail War. In the city of Trifas, two factions will fight for the control of the Grail, each of them possessing their own team of seven Servants: the Black Faction whose members are part of Yggdmillennia, protecting the Grail, and the Red Faction whose members were sent by the Mage’s Association, trying to take the Grail back.
Keita Amano is a lonely boy who loves to play games. When the beautiful head of the games club asks him if he would like to join, Keita’s boring life becomes a chaotic blend of girls, games, misunderstandings, and fun!
Hajimete no Gal
Junichi’s having no luck getting a girlfriend, so his friends force him into confessing to Yame Yukana to break the status quo! To his surprise, she agrees to go out with him, kickstarting a string of ‘firsts’ in Junichi’s life.
Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic
An original spin-off story separate from Luck & Logic, focusing on cute girls and transformation. Liones is a princess from a small country who enters a school that specialises in training the Logicalists that maintain world peace. So begins her lively everyday life in Class S, surrounded by unique classmates.
Hitorijime My Hero
A story following Kensuke’s brother, Kousuke, from Hitorijime Boyfriend, and the delinquent boy who falls in love with him.
The restaurant Youshoku no Nekoya has been open for fifty years and has satisfied many customers. It also connects to another world. Every Saturday, the restaurant is closed to the public to allow special visitors from the other world to come and enjoy the delicious dishes.
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni
After God accidentally kills him, Touya is allowed to be reborn and is granted one wish as an apology! He wishes to keep his smartphone, which ends up giving him power rivaling that of kings when he wakes up in a fantasy world!
Jikan no Shihaisha
When people wish they could turn back time, time-eating demons are born! It’s up to the Chronos Rulers to fight these demons in time-manipulation battles!
At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the children of the wealthiest families compete through gambling to determine their ranking. The winners will live like kings, but the losers will be made to suffer!
Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu
Based on the game where players collect swords embodied as handsome men. Historical revisionists are sent from the future to change the course of history, putting the fate of the world at stake! Spirits of swords brought to life are sent to stop them and protect the real history.
Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun
Aoyama is a star football player, but he absolutely hates getting dirty!
Knight’s & Magic
A genius programmer and mech otaku is reborn in a fantasy world, where huge mechs called Silhouette Knights!
Koi to Uso
To control the declining birthrate, the government assigns everyone a scientifically compatible marriage partner at the age of 16. But Yukari Nejima loves someone else, and now he must choose between the girl he loves, and his government-chosen partner.
The story follows six high school students who are connected by the convenience store, where they talk about their lives and the girls they end up liking.
Made in Abyss
The enormous system of caves known as the Abyss is filled with strange creatures and ancient relics. The bold adventurers who traverse its depths are known as Cave Raiders. Riko dreams of becoming a Cave Raider like her mother and exploring the Abyss. While she is exploring one day, she stumbles across a robot who looks like a human boy.
Mahoujin Guru Guru
A new adaptation of a comedy anime parodying RPGs. Nike is a young boy forced by his parents to embark on a heroic quest. Along the way, he teams up with an apprentice witch, and together they journey to defeat an evil king.
The Pan Galaxy Republic has declined, scattering the people. Banjou lives out his life in the peaceful side of the world, until he finds a mysterious girl in a broken spaceship. It turns out she’s the key to the fate of the universe, and there are bad guys after her! Now the two must overcome hardships on a quest to rejuvenate the Galaxy Republic in this irresponsible space comedy!
Nana Maru San Batsu
As soon as he entered high school, Shiki was dragged into joining the mysterious Quiz Club! How will he fare in the world of competitive quizzes?
When Yuma gets her first boyfriend, she asks her childhood friend Hotaru for advice. But what starts out as ‘practice’ quickly escalates, and the two girls find themselves in a secret relationship behind their boyfriends’ backs.
Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart
Based on the visual novel. Walking through the park one day, Nora finds a girl named Patricia who is a queen of Hell seeking to destroy all life on Earth! However, she is too weak from appearing on Earth for the first time, and he ends up taking care of her. Now she wants Nora to tell her about the mysteries of life!
Pikotaro no Lullaby Lullaby
Three-minute improv episodes in the style of fairy tales from the wonderful mind of Pikotaro, who also voices every character.
19th Century London, and a wall separates the east and west of the Kingdom of Albion. Five girls enrolled in Queen’s Mayfair School undertake spy work, complete with disguises, infiltration, and car chases!
Shoukoku no Altair
Türkiye is under the threat of war from the Empire, and it is Mahmut’s goal to keep the peace. So he is drawn into a world of history and politics, with the country at stake.
Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita
Kominami Shizuka is struggling to adapt to city life, when she meets cool big sister type Kirishima Ryou. Much to her surprise, Ryou attempts to seduce Shizuka, and turns out to also be a crossdressing man.
Tenshi no 3P!
Kyou Nukui’s hobby is making songs using vocal synthesis software. When he follows up on a message from a fan asking to meet him, he’s surprised to find three elementary school girls waiting there who want him be the produce for their band!
After the Reflection, people all over the world started developing super powers. Some become heroes, others become villains. But what caused the Reflection, and why did it happen?
A collection of stories depicting young love in a high school.
Vatican Kiseki Chousakan
A duo travel the land to investigate the authenticity of alleged miracles and uncover the secrets behind them.
Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou
After losing his parents and encountering various mishaps looking for a place to live, Inuba Yushi finally moves in to a nice old building. Things are looking up for him, but it turns out there are a lot of supernatural creatures living there too! Can he find a way to live together with his strange neighbours?
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
Kodo Ikusei High School is a prestigious school which offers its students lots of freedom and great success. Ayanokouji Kiyotaka didn’t do so well on the entrance exam though, and finds himself in D class with the other ‘inferior’ students! After meeting two girls in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.
Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi – fourth season of Jigoku Shoujo
Kaito x Ansa – second season of Nazotokine
Musashino! – sequel to Urawa no Usagi-chan
New Game! second season
Owarimonogatari second season
Saiyuuki Reload Blast – sequel to Saiyuki Reload
Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ – fourth series of Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Teekyuu 9 – ninth season of Teekyuu
Yami Shibai fifth season
There are a lot of interesting summer 2017 anime series to check out! It’s going to be tricky deciding what to keep up with! Which series have made it on to your watch list?