Ten Spring Season 2018 Anime Recommendations

Ten Summer Season 2018 Anime Recommendations

The Summer season starts in Japan. The shrill cries of cicadas can be heard singing their songs of summer on sunny days. Summer days bring new warmth, and a new season of anime also fills the hearts of awaiting anime fanatiks. We have a list of recommendations, new anime as well as the return of old favourites to share. Itadakimasu.

Angels of Death (Satsuriku no Tenshi)

Genre: Adventure Horror Psychological 

Release Date: Jul 6, 2018

Anime House: J.C.Staff

Based on: Game

Teen girl Rachel wakes up and finds herself trapped in the basement of an abandoned building. She has no memory of where she is and how she came to be there and finds herself wandering the basement, trying to get clues and to find a way out. Then she meets Zach, a man wrapped in bandages, wielding a grim reaper’s sickle. He is also clueless about his presence there. Together they develop a strange bond and work together to find a way out.

Angolmois – Genkou Kassenki

Genre: Action Drama Historical

Release Date: Jul 11, 2018

Anime House: NAZ

Based on: Manga

It is based on a historical seinen manga by Nanahiko Takagi and is about a small band of samurai facing off against a vast amount of foreign warriors during the Mongol invasion of Japan in 1274 ACE.

Cells at Work! (Hataraku Saibou)

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: Jul 8, 2018

Anime House: David Production

Based on: Manga

This anime explore the daily lives of cells within the human body. The anime’s tagline – “This is your story. A story inside your body.”

As the average human body contains trillions of cells, each with its own function, some fighting allergies, some helping you heal when you scrape a knee or something and so forth it will be interesting to see how the anime will express the happenings of the human body.

Dragon Ball Heroes

Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Martial Arts Super Power

Release Date: July 1, 2018

Anime House: Toei Animation

Based on: Game

The Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission is the fifth instalment in the Dragon Ball franchise, and the anime is mainly promotional; for the Dragon Ball Heroes video game and will cover the Prison Planet Saga Arc of the game.

The story is explained as follows: “Trunks returns from the future to train with Goku and Vegeta. However, he abruptly vanishes. The mystery man “Fu” suddenly appears, telling them Trunks has been locked up on the “Prison Planet”, a mysterious facility in an unknown location between universes. The group searches for the Dragon Balls to free Trunks, but an unending super battle awaits them! Will Goku and the others manage to rescue Trunks and escape the Prison Planet?”

FLCL Progressive

Genre:  Action Comedy Mecha Sci-Fi

Release Date:  Jun 3, 2018

Anime House: Production I.G

Based on: Original

 

In the sequel anime series, many years went by since Noata and Haruhara Haruko’s adventure. The new series tells the tale of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ida and two otherworldly beings Jinyu and Haruha Raharu, all trying to unlock their hidden potential. Also in the anime is a very familiar Vespa Scooter…

Grand Blue

Genre: Comedy Slice of Life

Release Date:  Jul 14, 2018

Anime House: Zero-G

Based on: Manga

College student Kitahara Iori starts a new life in Izu City. He moves into his uncle’s diving store ‘Grand Blue’ and finds his life suddenly filled with beautiful women andmen that loves diving and drinking alcohol. Will he have the perfect college life or will his new life be filled with crazy misadventures?

ISLAND

Genre: Drama Sci-Fi

Release Date: Jul 1, 2018

Anime House: feel.

Based on: Visual Novel

The anime’s setting is Urashima, an island cut off from the mainland thanks to the actions of its ruling families as well as a mysterious contagion. A young man named Setsuna washes up on the island shore, claiming that he has no memories except for his name and that he was sent from the future to save all of Urashima. He gains the help of the daughters of the three ruling families and together they try to unravel all the island’s mysteries.

Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes

Genre: Mystery

Release Date: Jul 10, 2018

Anime House: Seven

Based on: Novel

High school student Mashiro Aoi accidently runs into Yagashira Kiyotaka. Son of the owner of an antique shop in Kyoto’s Teramachi Sanjou shopping district and becomes a part-time worker at the shop. Kiyotaka, known as the ‘Holmes at Teramachi Sanjou’ and Aoi solve odd cases brought to them by the shop’s clients.

Phantom in the Twilight

Genre: Fantasy Slice of Life

Release Date: Jul 10, 2018

Anime House: LIDEN FILMS

Based on:  Original

In London there is a mysterious café, ‘Café Forbidden’, that is only open for business at night. Our main character is a girl that is in London to study abroad. It is her fate to meet the handsome men who works at the mysterious café which is a place where the boundaries between the human and shadow world intertwines.

Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger

Genre: Action Historical Horror Supernatural

Release Date: Jul 12, 2018

Anime House: P.A. Works

Based on: Original

In 1930 a strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo Station. They are called the Jaegers and they are vampire hunters. One of them is Yuliy, a werewolf whose whole home village was destroyed by vampires. Yuliy and his fellow Jaegers engage in a deadly battle over amystrious holy relic only known as The Arc of Sirius.

Honourable Mentions

Attack on Titan Season 3 (Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3)

Genre: Action Drama Fantasy Super Power

Release Date: Jul 23, 2018

Anime House: Wit Studio

Based on: Manga

Will Eren, Levi and friends finally uncover all the secrets and defeat the Titans? Will the walls finally fall and usher in the end of humanity? Season 3 may hold all the answers we have been waiting for!

Yami Shibai 6th Season

Genre: Horror Supernatural

Release Date: Jul 7, 2018

Anime House: ILCA

Based on: Folk Tales

Grab your crucifix or your teddy bear, whatever makes you feel… safe, because anime’s most popular urban legend anthology is back to serve you a demented dish of scary. Folk tales have never been this graphic, this creepy. Are you brave enough to sit and listen to Yami Shibai horror stories? Itadakimasu!!!

Anime that AnimeFanatika watched last season

The past spring season gave us quite lot of great anime series. As usual, The AF team had difficulty to each choose their top five anime series for the past spring season.

Takeshi – Spring Season Summary

Best Series

  1. Isekai Izakaya – Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
  2. Caligula
  3. Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
  4. Megalo Box
  5. Sword Art Online Alternative – Gun Gale Online

Special Mentions

Boku No Hero Academia Season 3 (Just keeps getting better and better)

Darling in the FranXX (Two thumbs up for plot twist)

Gegege no Kitarou (Interesting storyline)

Baka

Souten no Ken Re-Genesis (Did not enjoy the anime style, those necks)

Ookami – Spring Season Summary

Best Series

  1. Isekai Izakaya – Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu
  2. Devil’s Line
  3. Hinamatsuri
  4. Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori
  5. Sword Art Online Alternative – Gun Gale Online

Special Mentions

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi (I am a sucker for Yokai anime)

Persona 5 (Love the animation style)

Black Clover (because Asta is fun, even with that irritating voice lol)

Baka

Souten no Ken Re-Genesis (ugliest anime style in ages, sorry)