Your Summer 2019 Anime Guide [Updated]

It’s summer. Nobody wants to go outside anymore. Everyone wants to stay inside and watch anime. But which shows will you watch?

Let’s have a look at what shows are airing this summer season. Let us know in the comments which ones interest you.

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Updated: 7/12/2019, 6:30 a.m. ET: The guide has been updated with more simulcast information.

Aggretsuko Season 2

Studio: Fanworks

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: June 14

Where to Watch: Netflix

What It’s About in One Sentence: Red panda Retsuko is back, ready to rage some more.

Are You Lost?

Studio: Ezo’la

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls wash up on a deserted island, where they inevitably make out and eat bugs to survive.

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Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Studio: ASREAD×WHITE FOX

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: July 8

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: High school students are transported to a fantasy world with new abilities.

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Astra Lost in Space

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: High school students, who really need to be more careful, get stranded in space after a futuristic field trip goes wrong.

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BEM

Studio: Landq Studio

Genre: Action, Horror, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 14

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: Humanoid monsters fight evil monsters and dream of becoming real humans.

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The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note

Studio: Troyca

Genre: Magic, Mystery, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: Mysteries and magic are afoot as the inheritance of an old castle is at stake.

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A Certain Scientific Accelerator

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Action, Fantasy, School, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A powerful psychic must and a young girl battle a sinister organization.

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Cop Craft

Studio: Millepensee

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: July 8

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: A hardboiled cop who’s allergic to cats naturally teams up with a sword-swinging girl from another world to fight crime.

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Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man finds himself transported to a fantasy in-game world with his hot mom.

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Dr. Stone

Studio: Toho Animation

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: July 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: In a world in which everyone has been turned into stone, young people try to use the power of science to bring back civilization and humanity.

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Ensemble Stars

Studio: David Production

Genre: Idol, Music

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Not Currently Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: Dreamy dudes strive to make their boy band dreams real.

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Fire Force

Studio: David Production

Genre: Action, Psychological, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: Humans are suddenly bursting into flames and it’s up to these supernatural firefighters to put them out.

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Given

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Music, Yaoi

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A guitarist and singer fall in love and try to pursue their rock’n’roll dreams.

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Granbelm

Studio: Nexus

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magical Girl, Schoolgirls

Premiere Date: July 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: Magic seems to have vanished from this world until a schoolgirl meets a mysterious young lady and rediscovers the power of magic.

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Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan

Studio: G-angle

Genre: Comedy, Food

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A fairy with a talking sack of fish eggs on her head eats delicious food.

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Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie?

Studio: Geek Toys with Seven

Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, School

Premiere Date: July 8

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: One day, a schoolboy gets a love letter with a pair of neatly folded panties from a prevery admirer.

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How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: Do you even lift, bro?

If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Studio: Maho Film

Genre: Drama, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young man finds a devil child in the forest but decides she’s cute enough to raise her as his own.

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Isekai Cheat Magician

Studio: Encourage Films

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: July 10

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: High school students are transported to a magical fantasy world where they do magical things and meet magical people.

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Premiere Date: July 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Hidive

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a love-hungry young adventurer who befriends a goddess and joins her adventure-seeking crew.

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Kengan Ashura

Studio: Larx Entertainment

Genre: Action, Fighting

Premiere Date: July 31, 2019

Where to Watch: Netflix 

What It’s About in One Sentence: Underground fighter Ashura is really good at serving up knuckle sandwiches.

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Kochoki

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Action, Drama,

Premiere Date: July 8

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows the adventures of a dreamy-looking teenage Oda Nobunaga.

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Machikado Mazoku (The Demon Girl Next Door)

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Comedy, Magical Girl

Premiere Date: July 11

Where to Watch: Hidive

What It’s About in One Sentence: A devil-girl has a hard time mustering the will to defeat a magical girl.

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Magical Sempai

Studio: Liden Films

Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, School

Premiere Date: July 2

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A student joins his school’s magic club, only to notice that his senpai suffers from stage fright.

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Maou-sama, Retry! (Demon Lord, Retry!)

Studio: Ekachi Eplika

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Premiere Date: July 3

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: A regular guy ends transported into a game where he’s known as a Demon Lord.

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O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Studio: Lay-duce

Genre: Drama, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 5

Where to Watch: Hidive

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls in a high school lit club come of age and start awkwardly getting interested in sex.

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The Ones Within

Studio: Silver Link.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Funimation

What It’s About in One Sentence: Popular livestreamers find themselves sucked inside a game where they must work together to reach 100 million views.

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Re:Stage! Dream Days

Studio: Yumeta Company, Graphinica

Genre: Comedy, Idols, Music, School

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Hidive

What It’s About in One Sentence: Schoolgirls try to make their idol dreams come true.

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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

Premiere Date: July 19

Where to Watch: Netflix

What It’s About in One Sentence: Saint Seiya has been remade for 2019.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV

Studio: Satelight

Genre: Action, Idols, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

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

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7 Seeds

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: June 28

Where to Watch: Netflix

What It’s About in One Sentence: After a meteors hit the Earth, cryonically preserved youth try to re-establish human life by running away from giant lizards and not getting stuck in huge venus fly traps.

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Starmyu (High School Star Musical) 3rd Season

Studio: C-Station

Genre: Music, School, Slice-of-Life

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime centers around a group of high school boys in a prestigious music school.

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Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 2 (Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san)

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Not Currently Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: The second season of a schoolgirl who teases a classmate whom she actually really likes.

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To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

Studio: Mappa

Genre: Action, Drama, Military

Premiere Date: July 1

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It’s About in One Sentence: A young woman who avenges the death of her father who was turned into a monstrous beast to help win a civil war.

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Try Nights

Screenshot: Official Site

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Drama, School, Sports

Premiere Date: Summer 2019

Where to Watch: Not Currently Announced

What It’s About in One Sentence: Two schoolboys share their passion for rugby.

Vinland Saga

Studio: Wit Studio

Genre: Action, Drama, Historical

Premiere Date: July 6

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime

What It’s About in One Sentence: Vikings slice people to bits on their way to a warm and fertile land known as Vinland.

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Wasteful Days Of High School Girls

Studio: Passione

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: July 5

Where to Watch: Hidive

What It’s About in One Sentence: This anime follows the adventures of schoolgirls who think they having the best years of their young lives.

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Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 7

Screenshot: Official Site

Studio: ILCA

Genre: Horror, Supernatural

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

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

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Yubisaki kara no Honki no Netsujou: Osananajimi wa Shouboushi

Studio: Studio Hokiboshi

Genre: Drama, Romance

Premiere Date: July 7

Where to Watch: Not Currently Available

What It’s About in One Sentence: When an apartment catches on fire, a hunky fireman rekindles an old flame.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.