Summer 2014 Anime Menu

It is Summer in Japan and we celebrate with them by giving you a menu of some of the anime being released in Japan. There are some nice titles here and we at AnimeFanatika can’t wait to see them all.

Rail Wars

 Rail Wars

Set on an alternative Earth where Japan never privatized its national railways it tells the tale of Naohito Takayama, a school student with a dream to work for the Japanese National Railways. He becomes a member at the Railways Security force and is forced to deal with weird co-workers and privatization extremists and that is just the tip of the iceberg!

This anime sounds like your’ poison? Then look at this preview: http://goo.gl/GL7E0J

Sword Art Online II

One of the most anticipated anime sequels. Following the storyline from the Elfheim Arc we meet are teleported into the Gun Gale Online Arc of the story where our hero Kirito investigate the link between in-game deaths that coincide with real-life deaths. We are in for a treat as we meet new characters and are updated to what happened to some of the others we have come to love.

Have a look at the preview to ease your eagerness: http://goo.gl/HlLh8p

Glasslip

Glasslip

17-year old, Touko Fukami lives in a quiet small sea town with a big dream of becoming a glass artisan, yes a glass artisan. It is a slice-of-life anime that seems eccentric and maybe not what you might want to watch, but before you jump to such a conclusion, look at the preview… It looks good: http://goo.gl/UJnG3c

Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

Into Dark Fantasy/Action? It seems the anime gods caters for you this season with Akame ga Kill! Akame is a girl that was bought, brainwashed and raised by the Empire to be an assassin and after the boy Tatsumi meats her, he vows to stand up to the horrible Empire. It is a world of were you live and die by the sword and death is as common as a bird in the sky.

Look at the preview here: http://goo.gl/stV51R

 Tokyo ESP

Rinka is a poor girl growing up with her father in Tokyo. As she returns from school one day, she chases a ‘flying penguin’ to the top of New Tokyo Tower and suddenly fish flies in the air in front of her! One of these fish passes through her and thus gives her abilities beyond normal, such as intangibility (The power to slip through solid objects). Sounds sugoi ne?

Here look at the preview: http://goo.gl/nJnea9

* Please note that our Tokyo ESP picture is from the manga ~ Ookami

Zankyō no Terror (Terror in Resonance)

Zankyō no Terror (Terror in Resonance)

Another anime set on an alternate Earth, Zankyō no Terror. Tokyo has been decimated by a terrorist attack and the only clue is a rather weird video uploaded to the internet. Paranoia ensues amongst the public and the police have their hands full. The criminals responsible for this are two boys that call themselves ‘Sphinx’ and that terrorist attack? Why it was just the beginning.

Even a glimpse of this small trailer video might make you want to watch this: http://goo.gl/zj24gF

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Another dark fantasy this one about Ken Kaneki, a college bookworm that meets a girl at a cafe and becomes close friends with her, not knowing that she is a ghoul and that humans flesh are a ghoul’s primary food source! When a part of her gets transplanted into Kaneki, he becomes a ghoul himself and trapped into a dark sinister secret world where it’s rules are eat or be eaten.

Here is a preview of Tokyo Ghoul, and it looks awesome: http://goo.gl/Nrcra8

Love Stage

Love Stage!!

It is a boy meets boy anime in the yaoi anime genre (yaoi anime means it is anime with homosexual content). Izumi Sena is born into a family of celebrities. He himself is just a college nerd that loves the manga ‘Magical Girl Lala L’ulu and dreams of becoming a manga artist, but one day as he is filming a commercial where he have to wear a dress, another actor falls in love with him. When Izumi manage to tell the actor, Ryoma Ichijo, that he is a man, it does not change a thing a and Izumi is stuck with a man that is in love with him.

If you like yaoi anime, try this one out. Here is a preview just for you. Enjoy! http://goo.gl/8oFyg9

AO Haru Ride

 AO Haru Ride 

Yoshioka Futaba was always treated differently, at junior high, because she is cute. She decides to reinvent herself now that she is in high school, by being as unladylike as possible, but meeting her junior high crush puts a damper on her plans, especially when she finds out those feelings towards him were his towards her as well. And her world is turned upside down because of it.

See a preview here: http://goo.gl/T2MwuY

Free! Eternal Summer

Free! Eternal Summer

This one is for the ladies! The second season of Free! Returns for a second lap in the swimming pool. It is a sports anime full of fan service for the ladies and if you enjoyed season one you will surely enjoy Free! Eternal Summer.

Swim with us through this preview: http://goo.gl/YLPNiV

Himegoto

Himegoto

This anime is about a boy, Hime Arikawa with a huge debt that is saved by the girls of his high school council after being chased by scary yakuza debt collectors. They decide to help him for a price – As the student council’s dog he must spend his high school life in women’s clothing. He has no choice but to ‘man-up and cross-dress or else. This sounds hilarious.

Here is a preview… http://goo.gl/WyN0ho

Momo Kyun Sword

Based a famous Japanese folklore tale, Momo Kyun Sword is a tale of a girl born from a giant peach and her ogre- slaying adventures with her and her animal friends which includes the dog god Inugami, the monkey god Sarugami and the pheasant god Kijigami.

Interesting! Look at this preview: http://goo.gl/TQK7lZ

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal

As a 20th anniversary reboot of this classic anime, there are already a lot of talk about it in the anime scene. This new instalment will follow the manga more closely. It features Usagi Tsukino, a teen girl that transforms into Sailor Moon and fights with her friends to save the Earth from annihilation. It is bound to be awesome, just like the original. 

Let’s have a look at the preview, shall we? http://goo.gl/9Cs5l8

Bakumatsu Rock

Bakumatsu Rock

Ready for a mix of rock and roll in an alternate history of Japan? Then this anime might just be the one for you. It is set in the Bakumatsu era at the end of the Shogun rule over Japan (19th century). The Tokugawa Shoganate is using Heaven’s Song to brainwash the citizens of Japan and to rule the country. Rock and Roll freedom fighters take up their musical abilities and battle for freedom.

Let’s take a peek at these rockers! http://goo.gl/4c9N1M