My Anime Watchlist For Summer 2018

Summer’s here and the time is right for watching another season of anime.  The Spring was loaded with so many fantastic series that I didn’t have enough time to watch them all.  Its going to be difficult to follow up with another batch of fantastic anime.  From the look of things, the summer is somewhat of a letdown.  Things could only go downhill.  That said there’s still several anime that appear to be worth watching.  Time for yet another anime season preview.  No sequels will be covered, only completely new series.  Here is the anime I have my eye on this summer.

Back Street Girls

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  • Studio: J.C. Staff
  • Episodes: n/a

Three yakuza grunts have screwed up yet another job.  The boss gives them two options, take their own lives or get a sex change and become pop idols.  Ummm excuse me?  Could you run that by me again?  Obviously, they chose the latter option.  They must now learn to adjust to their new lives as female idols.  What a bizarre concept you can only find in anime.  The premise has me intrigued.  I can see great comedy potential in it.  Seems like something straight out of Gintama.

BANANA FISH

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  • Studio: MAPPA
  • Episodes: 24

BANANA FISH is a yaoi manga from the 1980s taking place in the world of organized crime.  MAPPA will be bringing us an anime adaptation updated for the present day.  It seems to be about mind control and the mafia.  Series director Hiroko Utsumi has only previously directed Free! and has many staff credits at Kyoto Animation.  That’s quite a dramatic jump.   I have little experience with yaoi and the rapey aspects might be a put off for me.  I’ll give it a shot because it seems like an interesting crime drama.

Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro

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  • Studio: diomedea
  • Episodes: 12

This anime follows Chio Miyamo as she makes her way to school.  She will face many obstacles as she tries to get to class on time, such as biker gangs and nature’s call.  Now here’s something you could only find in anime.  This looks like it could be something like Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto.  I found Sakamoto boring after a few episodes as it felt too repetitive.  Hopefully, Chio-chan doesn’t follow in his footsteps.

Grand Blue

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  • Studio: Zero-G
  • Episodes: 12

Hey, a slice of life series not taking place in high school.  That automatically puts it on my watchlist.  College life is rarely touched upon in anime so it’s refreshing when it does happen.  Grand Blue follows Kitahara Iori as he begins college in a city by the ocean.  He will be living in his uncle’s titular diving shop.  Sexy women in bikinis and alcohol await Iori.  The focus on water is perfect for potentially beautiful art.

Hanebado!

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  • Studio: LINDENFILMS
  • Episodes: 13

I can’t say I’ve ever heard of an anime focused on badminton.  Tachibana Kentarou is the coach of a struggling high school girls badminton team.  He discovers a very talented girl and decides to recruit her.  It seems like your typical high school sports anime but with an opportunity for fanservice.  Based on the previews, it doesn’t seem to be going in the ecchi direction (even if there is jiggle physics).

Harukana Receive

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  • Studio: C2C
  • Episodes: 12

Here’s another sports anime, but with beach volleyball.  I can say for certain this will have fanservice.  Obviously, the girls will be in swimsuits, providing plenty of opportunities of Gainaxing breasts.  Yes please!

Hataraku Saibou

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  • Studio: David Productions
  • Episodes: 13

This is an anime about the personification of human biology, specifically the various cells.  I knew I had to watch this after seeing the adorable platelets.  Cuteness overload!  Its cute and educational.  What more could you want?

Island

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  • Studio: feel.
  • Episodes: 12

The isolated island of Urashima is in decline.  The fate of the island lies in the three daughters of the three great families.  Things change when a mysterious young man washes ashore.  He and the three girls will be tied to the future of the island.  Its hard to tell the direction this series will take based on the description.  Studio feel provides quality anime and the girls look cute.

Jashin-chan Dropkick

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  • Studio: Nomad
  • Episodes: n/a

An insane gothic Lolita girl named Yurine summons a demon snake girl.  Now the two must live together until the titular Jashin can be sent back to hell.  Get ready for crazy hijinks.  Jashin-chan sounds similar Binbougami Ga! with a supernatural being and a human living together and hate each other’s guts.

Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes

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  • Studio: Seven
  • Episodes: n/a

The sly son of Kyoto shop owner and a cute high school girl solve mysteries together.  We don’t get many mystery anime, so I’ll be watching it.

Lord of Vermillion

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  • Studio: Asread
  • Episodes: 12

A sound rings out in Tokyo in the year of 2030.  Anyone who hears it loses consciousness.  Those who awaken from the slumber gain a mysterious power over blood.  The premise sounds like Blood Blockade Battlefront with powers based around blood.  The art style makes its look like its going to be an edgelord version of it.

Satsuriku no Tenshi

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  • Studio: J.C. Staff
  • Episodes: 16

A 13-year-old girl named Rachel awakens in an abandoned building with no memories.  She wanders around and meets a bandaged man who wields a sickle.  They strike a deal to work together and escape the building.  The art style looks unique and the premise seems like it will be interesting.  I’ll give it a go.

Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger

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  • Studio: P.A. Works
  • Episodes: 12

Vampire hunters carrying musical instruments called Jaegers arrive in 1930s Tokyo.  Yuliy is a werewolf whose village was destroyed by vampires.  He joins the Jaegers on a hunt for the Arc of Sirius.  The Jaegers and the vampires will do battle over the magical item.  Tenrou sounds rather Hellsing-like.  The historical setting and the mystical being have me interested.

Tsukumogami Kashimasu

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  • Studio: Telecom Animation Film
  • Episodes: n/a

In Edo period Japan, a brother and sister run a shop that rents items to the locals.  Mixed in with these objects are ones that have turned into spirits called tsukumogami.  Getting some Spirited Away vibes from this, with a place where spirits gather.

Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san

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  • Studio: Xebec
  • Episodes: 12

Fuyuzora Kogarashi can see the spirits of the dead.  He has recently become homeless and is now looking for housing.  He begins his life at the Yuragi-sou boarding house.  A girl died here many years ago and is allegedly haunting, making it a cheap place to stay.  The other residents of Yuragi-sou all happen to be sexy women, including the ghost haunting the place.  Sexy hijinks ensue.


And there you have it.  This season certainly isn’t as loaded as the Spring, but there seems to be a few shows worth watching.  Now begins my almost always impossible task of keeping up with seasonal anime.  I still must finish watching anime form the Winter and Spring seasons.

 

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