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It’s summer. It’s hot. Who the hell wants to go outside? Let’s stay inside and watch some anime.

Below are the summer season’s shows. Which ones are you watching?


Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

Studio: Diomedéa

Genre: Action, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: High school girls turn into “local heroines” to help the local fruit-growing industry.


Aho-Girl

Studio: Diomedéa

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A serious student is driven bananas by an awkward schoolgirl who gets terrible grades.

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Altair: A Record of Battles

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Action, Drama

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Amazon 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man does want he can to prevent war and help his country.

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Battle Girl High School: Battle Girl Project

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Action, Battle, School

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Hidive (outside US), AnimeLab (AUS/NZ)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls are the last line of defense against mysterious invaders that threaten to destroy Earth.

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A Centaur’s Life

Studio: Emon

Genre: Fantasy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows the life of a nice schoolgirl centaur and all her supernatural buddies.

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Chronos Ruler

Studio: Project No.9

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: It’s a fight against the clock as Chronos Rulers battle time-eating demons.

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Classroom of the Elite

Studio: Lerche

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Romance

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: The life of a student in a special class for lower level students changes after meeting two female students.

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Clean Freak! Aoyama kun

Studio: Studio Hibari

Genre: Sports, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows the adventures of a school soccer star who does not want to get dirty.

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Convenience Store Boy Friends

Studio: Studio Pierrot, Pierrot Plus

Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: Students hang out at a convenience store and fall in love.

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Dive!!

Studio: Zero-G

Genre: Sports

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Amazon 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man works hard to become an Olympic diver.

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Dream Festival Second Season

Studio: BN Pictures

Genre: Idol, Music

Premiere Date: August 23

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school student joins a boy band talent agency, hoping to make his idol dreams real.

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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A student moves into an apartment that’s filled with all sorts of monsters and spirits.

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Fastest Finger First

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre: School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A student joins his high school’s quiz club.


Fate/Apocrypha

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Netflix 

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two opposing groups of mages and magi face off in a world parallel to that of Fate/stay night.

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Fox Spirit Matchmaker

Studio: Haoliners

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A Chinese animated series in which humans and immortal foxes fall in love.

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Gamers!

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Studio: Pine Jam

Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 13

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A lonely student joins his school’s video game club, which is run by a beautiful girl.

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Hajimete no Gal

Studio: Naz

Genre: Ecchi, School

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A high school student asks a “gyaru” to go out with him, kicking off a series of saucy and silly hijinks.

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Hell Girl Season 4

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 14

Where to Watch: Amazon, Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: In this anime, people get revenge by sending others to hell.

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Here Comes The Three Angels (Tenshi no 3P!)

Studio: Project No.9

Genre: Music

Premiere Date: July 10

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Three young girls seek the help of a high school student for their band.

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Hina Logic From Luck & Logic

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, School

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A Luck & Logic spinoff in which schoolgirls learn to harness special powers.

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Hitorijime My Hero

Studio: Encourage Films

Genre: Boys Love, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 8

Where to Watch: Amazon, Hidive (outside US)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A bullied high school student finds himself saved by and increasingly interested in his cool teacher.

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Ikemen Sengoku

Studio: TMS Jinni’s

Genre: Comedy, History, Short Anime

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A student is transported back in time to the Warring States Period, which is different than he had learned.

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In Another World With My Smartphone

Studio: Production Reed

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A boy comes back to life in another world in which he has special powers and a smartphone.

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The Irresponsible Galaxy Tylor

[Image: Dreamcreation]

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Studio: Seven

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short Form

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man accidentally meets a frozen young women who can decide the fate of the universe.

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Kaito x Ansa

Studio: Tengu Kobou

Genre: Sci-Fi, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two dudes have five hours to figure out how to save a city from disappearing.

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Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Drama, School, Psychological

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Netflix Japan

What It’s About in One Sentence: At an elite private school, students learn the fine art of gambling and reading a room.

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Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu

Studio: Ufotable

Genre: Action, History

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Amazon, Crunchyroll, Hulu, AnimeLab (AUS/NZ)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two swords come to life as handsome samurai dudes in order to stop revisionist history.

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Knight’s & Magic

Studio: 8-bit

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Mecha, Giant Robot, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: An otaku is reincarnated in a world where knights use huge robots to battle demons.

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Lights of Clione

Studio: Drop

Genre: Drama, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Amazon 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A bullied girl goes missing until one day her friends get a mysterious email.

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Love and Lies

Studio: Kinema Liden Films

Genre: Drama, Romance, School

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Amazon, Hidive (outside US)

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime is set in a future in which the government assigns marriage partners when teens turn 16.

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Made In Abyss

Studio: Kinema Citrus

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Robot

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Amazon, Hidive (outside US)

What It’s About in One Sentence: A girl who dreams of becoming a cave explorer like her mother befriends a robot boy and goes on adventures.

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Mahojin Guru Guru: Magical Circle

Studio: Production I.G

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Inspired by JRPGs, this anime follows the adventures of hero Nike and witch apprentice Kukuri.

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Marvel Future Avengers

Studio: Madhouse

Genre: Action, Superhero, Sci-Fi, Shonen

Premiere Date: July 22

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: It’s the Avengers, but all anime-y and featuring anime kids.

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Netsuzou Trap: NTR

Studio: Creators in Pack

Genre: Romance, School, Slice of life

Premiere Date: July 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two longtime friends seem to become more than that.

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New Game!!

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season about a recent high school grad who gets a job at a game company.

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Nora, Princess, and Stray Cat

[Image: Nora]

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Studio: DMM.futureworks

Genre: Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: After a mysterious beautiful girl kisses him, a school boy finds himself with the ability to turn into a cat.

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Pikotaro no Lullaby Lullaby

Studio: DLC

Genre: Fairytale, Short Anime

Premiere Date: July 17

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: Pikotaro dreams about famous fairytales.


Princess Principal

Studio: Studio 3Hz | Actas

Genre: Historical, Mystery, Spy

Premiere Date: July 9

Where to Watch: Amazon, Hidive (outside US), AnimeLab (AUS/NZ)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Girls in 19th century London live double lives as spies.

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The Reflection

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Action, Superhero

Premiere Date: July 22

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A mysterious event gives some people good powers and other folks nefarious ones.

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Restaurant To Another World

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Fantasy, History, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: A restaurant gets unexpected visitors from various times in history and different realms.

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Robomasters: The Animated Series

Studio: Dandelion | Gonzo

Genre: Robots, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: Summer TBA

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows a group of college students as they get ready to prepare in a battle bot-type tournament.

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Saiyuki Reload Blast

Studio: Platinum Vision

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: The Saiyuki adventurers continue their journey, battling monsters along the way.

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Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ

Studio: Satelight

Genre: Action, Idols, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: The latest season in the Symphogear franchise, which centers around musical battle girls.

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Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita.

Studio: Magic Bus

Genre: Ecchi, Romance, Short Anime

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Currently Not Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: A college student falls in love with, as the title says, “a brute in a skirt.”

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Tsuredure Children

Studio: NAS

Genre: Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: Students have a hard time saying “I love you.”


Vatican Miracle Examiner

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Mystery

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Amazon, Hidive (outside US), AnimeLab (AUS/NZ)

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two priests work for a Vatican organization called the Seat of the Saints that investigates alleged miracles.

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Welcome To The Ballroom

Studio: Production I.G

Genre: Dancing, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Amazon 

What It’s About in One Sentence: The life of a man with no dreams changes forever when he discovers the world of competitive ballroom dancing.

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Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 5

[Image: TV Tokyo]

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Studio: ILCA

Genre: Horror, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: More ghost stories and urban legends come to life in Yamishibai’s fifth season.

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18if

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Adventure, Magic, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation 

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man meets a mysterious girl in his dreams and has a series of curious adventures.