Summer 2016 MEGAGUIDE: Anime You Should Watch
A few years ago a certain Deadly Diva was trapped in her home for a week. Ok, not exactly a week. It was a work week because Mother Nature was in her feelings. Why? I don’t know. Maybe Father Time forgot to call. Maybe Baby New Year was colic. All this Deadly Diva knows is that THREE feet of snow was dumped on her. Ever since then, this Diva has vowed to not complain about the weather. However, it is hot outside and is there any better way to beat the heat than to watch some brand new anime? (Psst… The answer is no.)
COMEDY & COMEDY ADJACENT
The Story: When Futaba moves from Tokyo to a small seaside town, she develops a friendship with the energetic Hikari based on their love of scuba diving.
The Story: This short-form anime where cute kittens hide in bananas is an animated play on words — “banana” and “nya,” the Japanese word for “meow.”
The Story: Saiki is just like any other high school student, except that he has psychic powers. For years, he’s lived under the radar – until high school.
The Story: Make sure you bring your appetite as we indulge in the second season of this anime set at an elite cooking school.
The Story: Here’s the story of a boy named Sakaguchi who loves reading yaoi manga.
Genre: Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural
The Story: When a high school student is unable to pay his exorcism bill, he ends up working for the exorcist to satisfy the debt.
The Story: Who would have thought that in 2016, this Deadly Diva would be telling you fine people about a talking fart who gives polite explanations on how people pass gas.
The Story: Imagine getting to re-do high school and get it right, or at least better than the first time. After taking an experimental drug, an unemployed 27-year-old is given that chance. If you have a premium Crunchyroll account, you can binge on the entire series.
The Story: This is a short-form anime featuring the characters and bands from the original Show By Rock!! anime.
The Story: What is a girl to do when she joins her school’s fine arts club but can’t manage to do anything arts-related?
LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.
The Story: After a young womanizer takes a military service exam, he becomes a great commander.
The Story: The Black Swordman Guts has returned and he is still on the path of revenge.
The Story: Allen Walker is back and working for the Black Order to protect mankind from Millennium Earl and his Akuma.
The Story: This is the latest season of the anime following a prince’s attempts to take back his kingdom.
The Story: Life was rather normal for a college student until he was attacked by, and subsequently saved from, zombies.
The Story: There is quite of bit of fan service in this series where humanity is fighting against better equipped alien invaders. And oddly enough, the female fighters get a power up through erotic experiences. This may not be suitable for younger viewers. You have been warned.
The Story: After receiving his just reward (read: a tattoo) for saving a homeless man from thugs, a junior high student discovers he now has “special” powers.
ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR
The Story: Picture this: you are saved from certain death by a tall, handsome stranger. You swoon and swear that you are going to ride off into the sunset together. Now imagine finding out he’s only in the fifth grade.
The Story: This re-telling of The Wizard of Oz centers around an amnesiac girl navigating an Oz in the midst of a mafia war.
SWEET, SWEET FANTASY & SCI-FI BABY
The Story: Teenage girls find themselves imbued with special powers to protect their home worlds from a common enemy.
The Story: A middle school student with psychic powers tries to keep his emotional state under control lest he explode…literally.
The Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the human race is nearly eradicated, a scavenger finds and befriends a robot girl.
The Story: To protect Japan from invaders known as the Unknowns, a team of kids, recently woken from their decades’ long sleep, take up the defense of Tokyo Bay.
The Story: A high school boy investigates supernatural happenings with friends who have interests in the occult.
The Story: When the Red World attacks the Blue Word, a 17-year-old girl takes charge of the combat unit charges with protecting the Red World.
The Story: Servamps are servant vampires. When a high school student finds a cat that just so happens to be a servamp, the surreal becomes real.
The Story: A young man with the ability to see spiritual beings when he pulls a sword from a stone a la Arthur Pendragon and becomes a “Shepherd.”
Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi (The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War)
The Story: This is a four-episode addition to the Nanatsu no Taizai franchise where the peace that was achieved looks to be short-lived. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a Western simulcast.
The Story: A young girl is on a noble mission to travel though time to meet eight of the world finest scientific minds.
THIS IDOL HAS A SONG TO SING
The Story: Here’s the story of a newly hired A&R coordinator whose first assignment is to manage an idol supergroup.
The Story: A group of high school girls are chasing their dream of becoming the next school idol group.
The Story: Tsukiuta follows the lives of two rival idol groups who live in the same dorm.
THESE SLICE(S) OF LIFE ARE SO DARN TASTY
The Story: Gimme a C! C! They got your C! They got your C! I’m not spelling out the rest. All you need to know is this series is about an all-male cheer team.
The Story: A handsome teen calligrapher is beloved at his school, but seems to think that no one likes him.
The Story: A new graduate gets a job at a game company where his favorite childhood game was made.
The Story: A 26-year-old sends a letter to her 16-year-old self in order to avert a tragedy.
The Story: A widowed teacher and his daughter bond while taking cooking lessons.
OH, OOOH, OOOOOH, OOOOOOH…MAGICAL GIRLS
The Story: This is another season of our favorite magical boys being cute and saving the world.
The Story: This is the fourth installment of an anime that follows magical girls who end up in another dimension.
The Story: Everyone wants to be famous and these three friends are willing to put in the work. They turned themselves into a magical girl anime and are trying to get it broadcasted.
SO…THIS IS THE MECHA SECTION
The Story: This is the second season of an anime chronicling mecha wielding police.
The Story: After a giant robot attacks, the lives of two sisters are irrevocably changed. Please note: The official website for Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars original television announced the anime will cease broadcast and streaming after its fourth episode (airing on July 28) and will launch again in September.
HMMM… THERE ARE MYSTERIES AFOOT
The Story: Suspected of treason and facing death, a young man must find the real traitor if he hopes to survive.
The Story: During Prohibition, the mafia rules and illegal liquor flows freely. When a man’s family is killed as a result of a mafia dispute, he infiltrates the mafia to take his revenge.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME?
The Story: Everything changes for a rather unremarkable student when his joins his school’s soccer team.
The Story: Based on the mobile RPG of the same name, this series follows kids as they battle each other with monsters.
Are there any new series that you are excited about? Let us know in the comments below!