a taste of summer!
It is summer season in Japan. At night all over Japan, fireflies bring a romantic ambiance to the summer nights, by day the beauty of the sunflower fields brings its own type of magic and soon it will be mountain climbing season and the daring and brave will climb Mount Fuji. A new season of anime is upon us as well and we pause to take a look at some of the anime that will start this Japanese summer. We also look at what spring anime the AnimeFanatika team enjoyed.
Our recommendations for the coming season
Altair: A Record of Battles (Shoukoku no Altair)
Altair: A Record of Battles centres around a young Pasha called Mahmut who wants to keep the peace in a world on the very edge of war. Can he play the dark game of politics and still ensure peace for all?
Chronos Ruler (Jikan no Shihaisha)
Imagine there is a group of super-powered guardians that is protecting the timeline from the interference of demons that devour time as well as misguided humans. You see, when humans try to change the past, they unknowingly summon demons that eat time. It is up to the ‘Rulers’, the heroes of the Chronos Ruler anime to harness the power of the elements to stop both the humans and the demons.
The Mizuki Diving Club (MDC) is on a very thin rope as it is having huge financial problems. The new club coach tries to keep the club open by persuading the club’s parent company to give the club a chance. Only one condition is set: The club must send one of its members to the next year’s Olympics as part of Japan’s Olympic Team!!! Nothing says summer more loudly than swimming pools and tanning lotions.
A Romantic comedy that plays off at a video Gamer School Club. Expect misunderstandings, awkward scenes of teen romance and hilarity abounds as a gamer-loner finds true love or is that loves?
In a parallel world where the setting is similar yet different than Fate/Stay Night, the story is different and we meet more servants and characters and even different incarnations of them.
Hitorjime My Hero
A spin-off of Memeco’s earlier work Hitorjime Boyfriend, the anime’s story line deals with the growing bonds between an incompetent delinquent and a high school teacher that sucks at math but is a great fighter. Details on the cast and crew are scarce for the moment but we will follow up as soon as more information comes to light.
At Hyakkaou Private Academy the curriculum is all but normal. The sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy instead of doing athletics or getting book smart dwell in a learning curriculum that is dark. They play games on people’s feelings and emotions, and learn how to read people and not in a nice way… Then Yumeko Jabami enrols and she plans to teach these arrogant children lessons that will put them in their place.
Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss is set in a world where the whole world was explored except for a massive bottomless chasm named The Abyss, a place filled with relics and artefacts. Our hero is Rico, a 12-year-old orphan with a dream to become as famous an explorer like her late mother. One fateful day she meets Regu, a strange robot boy who may just be the one who helps her reach her dream…
Marvel Future Avengers
The Avengers have saved three kids saved from the fiendish Hydra organisation. It so happens that these kids DNA were tampered with and the Avengers decide to train and guide these kids: Makoto, Adi and Chloe into ‘future Avengers’.
Vatican Miracle Examiner (Vatican Kiseki Chousakan)
Vatican Miracle Examiner will tell the story of two priests Josef, a scientist and Robert Nicholas who is an expert in ancient manuscripts as well as a cryptanalyst that investigate alleged miracles for the Seats of Saints of the Roman Catholic Church.
Other anime that caught the eye are The Reflection, which promises to be Super Hero/Mystery anime from the Studio Deen anime house and then there is Yami Shibai’s fifth season from anime house ILCA that will terrorise us with Urban as well as folk legends from Japan.
Anime the AnimeFanatika team watched last season
Last season oozed super sugoi anime. The AF team had difficulty to choose their top five anime series for the past spring season.