Top Summer 2021 Anime Recommendations

Sizzling Summer Anime

It may be winter where you are but sizzling summer anime will warm you right up. Yes, the summer season anime is almost upon us. There is something for everyone: Fantasy anime like D Cide Traumerei and Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi, Supernatural anime such as Deatte 5-byou de Battle, Isekai such as Meikyuu Black Company, Mecha such as Megaton-kyuu Musashi and much much more. There is also some anime returning this month like the horror anthology Yami Shibai’s ninth season. Enjoy the warmth of the summer through anime. Itadakimasu.

Summer Recommendations

D Cide Traumerei

Genre: Drama Fantasy Magic

Release Date: July 2021

Anime House: SANZIGEN 

Based on: Media Mix Project 

The story plays off in Shibuya. High-schooler Ryuuhei Oda is a talented kickboxer, but it does help him when he is Tris, a strange creature that causes his perception of reality to shift to weirdness. This anime is part of an upcoming mixed media project which also includes a companion mobile game. According to word on the net it has a slight Cthulu Mythos atmosphere and theme, so we can expect some strange entities and unspeakable ancient entities.

Deatte 5-byou de Battle

Genre: Action Supernatural Superpower 

Release Date: Jul 13, 2021 

Anime House: SynergySP x VEGA entertainment

Based on: Digital Manga 

It may have felt like an ordinary morning at first but high-schooler Akira Shiroyanagi finds himself being dragged into a battlefield by a mysterious girl who calls herself Mion. He is being told that participants are “erased from the family register, involved in an experiment, and gained certain powers.” That means the ouside world believes he and the other participants are believed to be dead. Akira decides to win this ‘experiment’ with his newfound abilities and to crush the organization.

Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi

Genre: Action Adventure Fantasy

Release Date: Jul 23, 2021

Anime House: MAPPA 

Based on: Manga 

In the old days, Gods appeared when humanity needed them the most when the world was on the verge of destruction due to the workings of demons. They sealed the demons away. After 800 years that only became legends and campfire tales. But now these demons are reviving Hayato, a descendant of those ‘Gods’ that has only known a world of peace, and the rest of the generation is now forced to face the darkness of the ancient past to save their futures.

Megaton-kyuu Musashi

Genre: Mecha Sci-Fi

Release Date: TBA

Anime House: Studio TBA

Based on: Media Mix Project 

The Mecha anime genre did not receive a lot of love for a few years, not a lot of new series to feed the mecha fanatik’s appetite. Luckily for us ‘mecha-heads’ Megaton-kyuu Musashi may be the pick me up we need in the genre. It takes place sometime after 90% of humanity has been wiped from the Earth after an invasion. A world where now survivors live in a shelter where their lives are monitored and memories of the invasion erased. Three teenagers from the shelter are chosen to pilot three machines that combine to form the Musashi robot, made out of a material named Megatronium alloy. This is their story.

Meikyuu Black Company

Genre: Comedy Fantasy Isekai

Release Date: Jul 9, 2021

Anime House: SILVER LINK

Based on: Manga 

Kinji Ninomiya, a NEET who through real-estate investment, funded himself a penthouse lifestyle without ever having to work. This life of leisure changes when a portal suddenly transports him to a fantasy world where he quickly ends up enslaved to a mining company extracting crystals from a dungeon. Kinji’s about to really learn the meaning of hard work! He has to use his wits to get out of enslavement and reimagine his quality of life.

Night Head 2041

Genre: Mystery Psychological Sci-Fi Supernatural

Release Date: July 2021

Anime House: SHIROGUMI 

Based on: Other

Night Head 2041 is based on the 1992 Japanese live-action television drama series Night Head. It tells the tale of the Kirihara brothers who were from a young age incarcerated at a secure scientific facility due to their supernatural abilities. They escaped after the barrier which held them locked up malfunctions. The story also tells the tale of the  Kuroki brother who is chasing after the Kirihara brothers.

Peach Boy Riverside

Genre: Action Adventure Fantasy

Release Date: Jul 1, 2021

Anime House: ASAHI Production 

Based on: Manga 

Saltherine Aldarake, princess of the Kingdom of Aldarake, yearns for a life of adventure, a dangerous yearning as the land is full of dangerous creatures roaming the countryside while humanity cowers behind safe walls. One day a demon problem presents itself but a lone traveller Kibitsu Mikoto save the day, who slays the monsters with the mysterious ‘Peach Eye’. This only sparks her dream of adventuring and she decides to journey out herself .following the steps of the mysterious, charismatic, terrifying boy she met that day…

Scarlet Nexus

Genre: Action Fantasy Supernatural

Release Date: Jul 1, 2021

Anime House: Sunrise 

Based on: Game 

The Scarlet Nexus anime is set in an alternate 2020 where humanity has discovered a psionic hormone in the brain that grants superhuman abilities. As the substance is discovered, grotesque organisms known as Others begin falling from the sky and they love human flesh. To eradicate this threat to humanity the Other Suppression Force is formed. Two people, psychokinetic Yuito and prodigy Kasane are drawn into an unavoidable fate. This is their story.

Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid

Genre: Comedy Drama Romance

Release Date: Jul 4, 2021

Anime House: J.C.Staff 

Based on: Manga

Bocchan, a young nobleman, cursed as a child by a witch with the unwanted ability to kill every living thing he touches. Bocchan was forced to move away from his family to spend his days in solitude in a large mountain deep in a forest. At least he is not alone, her has Rob, his butler and Alice, his maid at his side. Alice loves to tease him and as his relationship with her grows, stronger grows his dream to break free from the infernal and deadly curse that binds him. What supernatural cure can he find to free him from this darkness?

Vanitas no Carte

Genre: Historical Supernatural Fantasy

Release Date: Jul 3, 2021

Anime House: Bones

Based on: Manga

Noé, a young man travelling aboard an airship in 19th century Paris in search of an ancient tome called the Book of Vanitas. The book was written by a vampire called Vanitas, a vampire that is hated by his own kind because he was born under a blue moon, whereas most vampires are born under a crimson moon. Alone and afraid he created the Book of Vanitas, a cursed grimoire that can end all vampires. What could Noé want with this accursed book and who is the human doctor named Vanitas that he meets after a strange incident…

Honourable Mentions

100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru 2nd Season

Known as ‘I’m standing on 1,000,000 lives’ in the dub version. It is the second season and we wonder if the apocalypse is going to hit the earth this time or will our ‘frequently isekai’d party’ find a way to save two worlds.

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2

Yes, that slime isekai is back with the second part of season 2 and we wonder what will happen next to our hero, his friends and underlings.

Yami Shibai 9th Season

Time to visit the creepy corners of anime again as the Yami Shibai horror anthology returns to give us chills… muahahahahaha

What did the AnimeFantatika staff watch last season?

2021 Spring Roundup Takeshi

Anime I enjoyed this season

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.

Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? (So glad a friend finally convinced me to watch this series)

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!

Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita

Godzilla S.P

Odd Taxi (Weird but Sugoi)

Kyuukyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yori mo Kusoge Dattara (Enjoying this anime but it is a fine line)

Baka

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (Did not like the storyline at all)


2021 Summer Roundup Ookami

Fumetsu no Anata e (Very beautiful emotional series) 

Kyuukyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yori mo Kusoge Dattara (Dark but funny) 

Mashiro no Oto (Loved the music and the characters)

Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita 

Shadows House 

Honourable Mention

Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? (very addictive anime, the spider is so funny and cute)