SUMMER 2015 MEGAGUIDE: Anime You Should Watch
Summer means different things to different people. Summer means new anime to this Deadly Diva. How much new anime? Forty-seven news series’ worth of new anime — beautiful, shiny, brand spanking new series for summer 2015.
Where does a FanBro start? You start with this list. We are only a few weeks into the summer season, so there is plenty of time to get caught up with these titles. Check them out and let us know what you’re watching. This Deadly Diva will be watching quite a few of these. And you’ll which ones if you just pay attention.
COMEDY & COMEDY ADJACENT
Okusama ga Seito Kaichou! (My Wife is the Student Council President)
What’s the Story: After losing the student council election to a beautiful girl that ran on a platform of sexual liberation, Hayato Izumi finds out that his parents have betrothed him to the very girl that defeated him. Be careful with this one. You’ve seen the description.
Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machinegun)
What’s the Story: High school student Hotaru Tachibana, a girl disguised as a boy, is drawn into a survival game with a host club worker and an ero-manga artist.
Joukamachi no Dandelion (Castle Town Dandelion)
What’s the Story: Big Brother meets American Idol as nine royal siblings, who just so happen to have superpowers, vie for to be the heir to their father’s throne.
What’s the Story: Forget everything you thought you knew about world history as you watch this anime featuring the anthropomorphic personifications of world’s nations. Italy may be this Deadly Diva’s favorite.
Wooser no Sono Higurashi: Mugen-hen (Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Phantasmagoric Arc)
What’s the Story: I don’t know much, but this seems to be the third installment of an anime about a cute yet evil creature.
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri (GATE)
What’s the Story: Based on a novel series by Takumi Yanai, this anime follows Yoji Itami as he travels through a portal to a fantasy world that opened in Tokyo.
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist)
What’s the Story: This is a world where profanity is illegal. So of course there is an organization that engages in terrorism via obscenity.
What’s the Story: In a future on Mars where interplanetary space travel is possible, members of the A-TEC class in the Kirishina Corp. academy try to balance being with high school students and engineering rockets.
Q Transformers 2
What’s the Story: Dust off your nostalgia with the second season of this anime based on the 1986 Transformers Nintendo game. In honor of all those that have blown on cartridges to get them to play, I would love to give you a link to the Western simulcast. Alas, this Deadly Diva cannot.
What’s the Story: This is the third season of an anime following the unusual employees working at a Japanese family restaurant.
Kaijuu Sakaba Kanpai!
What’s the Story: Ever wonder what Ultraman monsters do after hours? Well this anime answers that question – they drink. I’d love to share a simulcast link, but as you can see I don’t have one right now.
SuzakiNishi: The Animation
What’s the Story: Voice actresses Aya Suzaki and Asuka Nishi have a radio show called “SuzakiNishi” which is the basis for this anime. Why oh why is there not a simulcast of this?
What’s the Story: When a prestigious all-girls school, has finally become co-ed, Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. However, when the boys get caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison and forced endure manual labor, whips, and chains.
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.
What’s the Story: Durarara! Is back for a third season. This is the third season of Durarara!, an anime that tells the tale of several supernatural people living in Tokyo and their various interactions.
What’s the Story: In a city overrun by crime and corruption, Worick and Nicolas don’t mind getting their hands a little dirty. The director of Ergo Proxy and Witch Hunter Robin collaborated with the studio behind Samurai Champloo, so this promises to be quite the ride.
Gatchaman Crowds Insight
What’s the Story: This is the second season of one of the best anime of 2013 which follows a team of transforming heroes battling alien threats who are led by one of the best female characters in recent anime.
Dragon Ball Super
What’s the Story: Set 6 months or so after the end of Dragon Ball Z, this new series follows Goku, his friends, and his family as new threats come to Earth…again. The Deadly Diva has no link to share because there does not seem to be western simulcast for this one.
ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR
Junjo Romantica 3
What’s the Story: This anime follows the relationships of three boys love couples. (Yes that means what you think it means. If you are unsure about what boys love means, phone a friend.) As we can tell by the title, this is third season.
Makura no Danshi
What’s the Story: Told entirely in first person, this anime features 12 different types of boys and they will show viewers a different Soine (sleeping together/bed-sharing) situation. This sounds interesting and this Deadly Diva is a bit sad that there isn’t a simulcast link.
SWEET, SWEET FANTASY & SCI-FI BABY
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki (Chaos Dragon)
What’s the Story: Nii Kamui, a small island nation who finds itself caught in the middle of a never-ending war between two more powerful nations, loses its independence after the Red Dragon, its resident god, goes out of control. Desperation leads a small group of heroes on a quest to bring peace back to the world.
Ushio to Tora (Ushio and Tora)
What’s the Story: What do you do if you find a sealed monster in your basement? If you are Ushio Aotsuki, you release it to help you fight all the demons that seem to be converging around you.
What’s the Story: In a world where a select few develop superpowers at puberty, Yū Otosaka hopes to use his power to live an easy going high school life. However, he is forced to transfer to Hoshinoumi Academy where he must help students who have trouble controlling their abilities.
Rokka no Yuusha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)
What’s the Story: According to legend, when times are at their darkest, the god of fate will summon six heroes to save the world. However, when the time comes to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God, seven heroes have gathered.
To Love-Ru: Trouble – Darkness 2nd
What’s the Story: In classic harem fashion, the sixth installment of this series follows high school student Rito Yūki, the alien princess Lala Satalin Deviluke who falls in love with him, and the out of this word hijinks that happen around them.
What’s the Story: In this retelling of Snow White, Shirayuki sports dazzling red locks, resourceful intelligence (she’s a pharmacist) and a strong will that will not allow her to be the concubine of her kingdom’s prince.
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Everyday Life with Monster Girls)
What’s the Story: The government has been keeping a secret – mythical creatures like centaurs and lamias are real. These mythical creatures are being integrated into human society through a cultural exchange program. Because of this program, a clueless teenage boy finds himself living with several beautiful creatures.
Jitsu wa Watashi wa (Actually, I Am…)
What’s the Story: Imagine this – You see your crush unfurling a large pair of wings from her back. Now imagine that keeping that a secret will ensure that your crush will be able to stay at your school. Let’s also add in the fact you can barely hold water, much less a secret. How well would you do?
What’s the Story: When Yggdrasil, a popular online game shuts down one day, Momonga decides to not log out. He is transformed into a skeleton wizard (Skeletor much) who strives to take over the new world the game has become.
What’s the Story: All you need to know about this series is in the title. Seriously. Look at the title.
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (Sky Wizards Academy)
What’s the Story: A world where magical armored insects have invaded – sounds like the Deadly Diva’s worst nightmare. Luckily this manga has a school of wizards is created to fight them.
What’s the Story: This is the story a group of girls who decide to stay over at school as final survivors in a zombie attack. Somehow finals don’t seem so crucial in these circumstances. How I wish there was a link to a simulcast.
What’s the Story: If are a fan of the game of the same name, then you may enjoy this anime that follows an organization that hunts Aragami, monsters with a voracious appetite, in a post-apocalyptic future. This Deadly Diva wants to know why is it always a post-apocalyptic future.
THIS IDOL HAS A SONG TO SING
Miss Monochrome 2
What’s the Story: The second season of this anime continues to follow Miss Monochrome—a virtual girl with a pet Roomba—as she strives to become a top idol.
Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX (Symphogear GX)
What’s the Story: All you need to know is there are magical girls singing songs and fighting aliens… And this Deadly Diva seems to be without a link.
What’s the Story: Behind every great name is a blogger spreading the word. This is the story of one such blogger.
The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2
What’s the Story: This is the second season of the anime that follows a producer tasked with leading and training prospective pop idols to stardom.
VENUS PROJECT: Climax
What’s the Story: Based on a PS Vita game, this series top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all their experience gained. Since the premiere date is in August, this Deadly Diva is hopeful that a simulcast link will surface.
THESE SLICE(S) OF LIFE ARE SO DARN TASTY
What’s the Story: Here’s the story of Wakaba Kohashi, a rich girl with an affinity for Japanese “gyaru” fashion, and her three friends.
What’s the Story: This is a series that speaks to me in the most basic way. Wakako is a 26-year-old born with a taste for sake. She wanders from bar to bar, drinking alone, trying to find the place she belongs. That is why this Deadly Diva is saddened by the lack of a Western simulcast.
Teekyu Season 5
What’s the Story: This short-form anime is five seasons deep in the stories of girls in the Kameido High tennis club.
Sore ga Seiyuu! (Seiyu’s Life)
What’s the Story: What would anime be without the voice actors? I’ll tell you what it would be – a silent movie that hopefully has a good soundtrack. If you are a voice actor fan, you may enjoy this anime about three young voice actresses at work.
What’s the Story: Appearances are most definitely deceiving with Umaru Doma, who seems to have it all together at school, but at home she is the personification of a hot mess. Simulcast link? Apparently someone thinks we don’t need a simulcast link.
What’s the Story: What do you do with four rowdy sisters? If you are anything like Haruki, you roll with it and enjoy life.
Non Non Biyori Repeat
What’s the Story: Hotaru Ichijo, a fifth grader from Tokyo, moves to the village of Asahigaoka, a place lacking the many of the conveniences she is used to has to adjust to countryside life with her new friends.
OH, OOOH, OOOOOH, OOOOOOH…MAGICAL GIRLS
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!
What’s the Story: This is the third adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama’s Fate that re-imagines the characters of Fate/Stay Night as magical girls.
SO…THIS IS THE MECHA SECTION
What’s the Story: To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Aquarion is back with a new series with new characters and new adventures.
HMMM… THERE ARE MYSTERIES AFOOT
Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
What’s the Story: Apparently a middle school is the hot spot for murders. So genius detective Akechi comes to investigate, enlisting a student to be his assistant.