As usual, I’ll be taking a look at the upcoming season of anime – in this case, the summer – and listing here which shows I want to watch.
I’ll try to include PVs and air dates wherever possible, though it’s worth noting that no streaming services have announced what they’ll be showing during the summer – at the time of writing, anyway.
You can see everything that is airing during the summer on AniChart.
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits
An anime about school girls trying to revitalise their home of Hinano City by putting on live action hero shows. Seems like it could be quite a fun concept.
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits is due to air on July 7th.
Battle Girl High School
An anime based on a game about schoolgirls who fight malevolent forces. It’s been done before, and it will probably be done again. I’ll still be checking it out regardless.
Battle Girl High School is due to air on July 3rd.
An anime about a centaur and her classmates, all of whom are supernatural beings. I checked out a few chapters of the manga, and found that to be pretty good.
Centaur’s Worries is due to air on July 9th.
Fate/Apocrypha is a light novel that is set in a parallel world to Fate/stay night, and it is getting an anime adaptation. Two factions fight for control of the Holy Grail, with each side summoning a team of seven Servants. The Grail itself summons a Servant, Ruler, to oversee the conflict.
Fate/Apocrypha is due to air on July 2nd.
Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic
I don’t know anything about From Luck & Logic, but Hina Logi looks to be the type of thing I’m interested in. Seems to be about a school where ‘Logicalists’ are trained in order to maintain world peace.
Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic is due to air on July 1st.
Made in Abyss
I’ll probably watch this one simply because its genres are tagged as adventure, fantasy and sci-fi. Those happen to be right up my street, so why not?
A girl named Ousu dreams of becoming a Cave Raider to explore the Abyss, and when she starts exploring she discovers a robot that resembles a human boy.
Made in Abyss is due to air on July 7th.
Netsuzou TRap is about two girls called Hotaru and Yuma who have passionate trysts with each other despite both having boyfriends.
I have it on good authority that this will be a “hot mess”, so I’m looking forward to that…
Netsuzou TRap is due to air on July 5th, with each episode being 10 minutes long.
The second season of NEW GAME!. I quite simply adore Aoba Suzukaze and her colleagues, and getting to see them hard at work developing more games is something I’m certainly excited about. Oh, and you can differentiate the two seasons of this anime by the number of exclamation marks in the title – one for the first season, two for the second.
NEW GAME!! is due to air on July 11th.
Being told an anime is set in London immediately piques my interest, and Princess Principal is one example of that. It focuses on five girls in 19th century London, who are undercover spies. As a bonus, it’s being produced by Studio 3Hz, the same people responsible for my personal favourite anime of 2016, FLIP FLAPPERS.
Princess Principal is due to air on July 9th.
The fourth season of Symphogear, and my most anticipated show of the summer. Hibiki and her fellow Gear wielders find themselves up against more alchemists in this season. I adore Symphogear with every fibre of my being, and if I was forced to only watch a single show this summer, it would certainly be this one.
Symphogear AXZ is due to air on July 1st.
I’ll also continue to watch Dragon Ball Super, KiraKira PreCure a la Mode, My Hero Academia Season 2, One Piece and Sakura Quest.
I may end up picking up other shows as well, but the stuff listed here is what I have a definite interest in.
As for what I will cover… well, Symphogear AXZ and NEW GAME!! are my most anticipated titles, so probably those. I’m also considering Princess Principal and Fate/Apocrypha as well.
My coverage of KiraKira PreCure a la Mode will continue as normal, and I’ll probably be making a few more Dragon Ball Super posts as the Tournament of Power will have officially started which means we’ll be seeing more from Caulifla and Kale.
As things stand, winter has been the best season of anime for me in 2017 so far. Summer looks to be worthy contender for that title, though. I certainly look forward to seeing what it has in store for us.