Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Anime 2016 Preview: Time to go Berserk!!!

Hello everyone! This is my preview for the upcoming Summer anime 2016 which begin this July! (Some of the series synopsis are taken from other sources)

Shokugeki no Souma Season 2: The continuation of the fast paced, delicious (Orgasam!) cooking anime as Souma and company began their first official Food Fight!

ReLIFE: Arata Kaizaki quit his first job after graduating from college and was down on his luck. But when a mysterious man offered him a chance to relive his school life, he took it and found himself back in his high school years...

Orange: Takamiya Naho received a strange letter claiming to be her older self from the future and warned her of what is fore coming in her life...

Taboo-Tattoo: When Akatsuki Seigi saved a man from street punks, he was granted a special tattoo inplanted on his palm which granted him supernatural powers.

Handa-kun: The Prequel to Bakamon which focus on Handa in his school years and how did he got the quirk personality in Bakamon.

Mob Psycho 100: Kageyama Shigeo is a powerful ESP user but want to lead a normal life however as his world is not normal with similar ESP users around, he is forced to use it and show the world how powerful he can be.

Nejimaki Seirei Senki-Tenkyou no Alderamin: The Katjvarna Empire is in a state of war with the Kioka Republic. Enter Ikata, who hated war but is a genius leader who will lead his men to battle...

Tales of Zestiria the X: Based on the Bandai-Namco RPG game of the same name.

Qualidea Code: The world is at war with the "Unknown" and a group of children who were awaken from their slumber were granted super powers to defeat the Unknown.

Servamp: When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Mahiru Shirota's path, the high school freshman's life will never be the same again. Kuro is no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru's personal philosophy is one of non-intervention, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient conflict between vampires and humans.

91 Days: In 1920, Avolio arrives to join the Vampiro family mafia undercover in order to seek revenge of killers who killed his parents and brother.

D.Gray-man Hallow: Allen Walker and his friends returned with a new series and new voice cast!

Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen -Mirai-hen and Zetsubou-hen: This two new series will run together as the surviving characters from the first two games tried to prevent the end of the world.

Masou Gakuen HxH: Kizuna Hida visits the strategic defense academy Ataraxia at his older sister's request. When he meet Aina Chidorigafuchi, a girl piloting the magical armor Zerosu. His older sister
instructed him to rub Aina's chest to grant her more power which he realised he hold the keys to save the world-One Pervert Act at a time!

Hitori no Shita-The Outcast: A collaboration between China and Japan anime studio about the war between humans and the undead.

Berserk 2016: After one prequel TV series and three movies which is also about the prequel, we finally begin the dark battles of Guts, the Dark Swordman as he began his quest to hunt his former friend, Griffith and the forces of Darkness.

Rewrite: Adapted from the popular PC game from KEY.

Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru: The story focuses on an art club in a certain middle school, and its members: Subaru Uchimaki who is a genius at drawing faces but only wants to draw the perfect 2D wife; Colette, a rich troublemaker who never stops making mischief; and the club president who sleeps through sessions and collects sleeping aids. Mizuki Usami is the only person in the club who wants to do art club-like activities, and constantly struggles to do so

Arslan Senki-Fuujin Ranbu: An eight part episodes on Arslan and his comrades to take back their kingdom.

Amaama to Inazuma: Having lost his wife, math teacher Kouhei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn't have a huge appetite to begin with but chance brings his little family and one of his students, Kotori Iida, together for homemade adventures.

New Game!: Aoba Suzukaze, a fresh high-school graduate easily mistaken for a middle school student who joins the game company that produced her favorite game as a 3D artist and her cute antics as she gets her way through work and deals with her wacky co-workers.

Fukigen na Mononokean: Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a "mononoke" attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tearoom, Mononokean for help.

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan: Saiki Kusuo has a wide array of superpowers at his command, including telepathy and telekinesis but want to lead a normal life.

Ange Vierge: Based on the popular card game of the same name.

Momokuri: Yuki Kurihara, a girl who has finally been granted her wish of dating her crush Momo. At first glance, she just looks like a normal but very cute girl. However, she is in fact a maniac over Momo, taking notes of his activities and never missing the chance to see him in a cute moment. Momo on the other hand, is inexperienced in love and just wants to make Yuki happy.

Days: Tsukushi Tsukamoto who has no special skills but secretly hides a passionate heart and Jin Kazama, an isolated soccer genius. On a stormy night, the two meet and that meeting creates a whirlwind in the world of high school soccer.

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars: 12 years ago in the country of Rimguard, a big incident left an unsolved mystery that has begun to fade from people's memories. Time passes, and sisters Yui and Rena are living peacefully in the Enastria Empire. However, one day, a large mecha attacks Enastria. it changed the two sisters' lives forever.

Battery: Harada Takumi who is not even in junior high and he’s the best pitcher in the region but couldn't find a catcher who is good enough to keep up with and he moved to a new town with his family. Then along comes a kid named Nagakura Gou…

Amanchu!: From the author of ARIA, come a story of three friends who enjoyed the ocean life and sports.

Scared Rider Xechs: A group of six men named Scared Rider Xechs battle an alien invasion from another world while still maintain as a rock band for their cover.

Love Live Sunshine!!: A spin off of the successful idol anime which focus on another school in a small town who was inspired by Muse to become school idols.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!!: The fourth chapter of the FSN spin off as Illya and her friends race against time to save Miyu from an alternative Earth where the Holy Grail War do exist.

Cheer Dansh!: The story revolves around the "slightly odd and cute" members of a cheerleading squad at a men's university.

Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu: The comedy depicts the daily life of Sakaguchi, a high school boy and also a "fudanshi" who loves boys-love stories.

Active Raid Season 2: 2nd Season of the power suits team named 5th Mobile Assualt Unit as they continued their battles against futuristic criminals.

Show by Rock!! Short!!: 2nd Season of the Sario inspired rock anime about the power of music and friendship.

Mahou Shoujo? Naria Girls: Urara, Hanabi, and Inaho are three girls who aim to become nationally-renowned characters by creating animation of themselves! They chose the magical girl theme to catch the attention of everyone from children to adults! Can they safely become popular characters in a one-cours magical girl anime?

Puzzle & Dragons Cross: Based on the 3DS game of the same name.

What am I looking for this Summer? As you can tell from the title of this post, Berserk is finally moving forward after more than ten years. When the first TV series came out years ago, I was expecting to see more of Guts but instead we were treated not one prequel but two prequels from the remake trilogy of movies that came out two or three years ago. Being a long time fan of the manga, (and wondering when the author is going to end it) fans are finally getting to see why Guts is one of the most hardcore anime characters of all time.

Of course, Shokugeki no Souma, Active Raid, Fate Kaleid and Show by Rock are shows that I am also anticipating. Love Live Sunshine looked a bit similar, seeing that the characters are near carbon copies of the original series but I will get a better opinion once the show air.

Handa Kun which I enjoyed Bakamon previously is also on my watch list, Masou Gakuen HxH looked similar to High School DxD in terms of tone and art style (But I am not complaining about it)

The rest of the shows as usual I will watch the first three episodes before deciding what is good or at least decent to watch. What are your anticipated shows for this summer? Until then, see you in July for the new shows!

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