Summer is Coming and So Are the Titans! : New Summer Anime Worth Watching
The 2018 summer anime season will begins from July.
From popular sequels to summery diving and beach volley ball shows, along with an anime adaptation of one legendary shoujo manga and more, here’s an anime recommendation list from Tokyo Girls’ Update’s editorial staff!
Attack on Titan Season 3
This TV anime series is based the original manga by Hajime Isayama, serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. The first season was broadcast in April 2013, with a second in April 2017. In the second season, Eren, the main protagonist, uncovered the secret of the wall that surrounds his world, and the secrets guarded by the Titans slowly began to unravel. Closing the final episode of the season, Eren went head to head with the Titan that first devoured his mother.
Synopsis: Attending university, main protagonist Iori Kitano takes the opportunity to move into his uncle’s diving shop in Izu. Things happen, and he ends up joining his university’s diving club, Peek a Boo. Surrounded by a bunch of rough-looking guys, he earns the scorn of his cute cousin, and his adolescent campus life starts heading in a strange direction.
The anime is based off of author Kanji Inoue and illustrator Kimitake Yoshioka’s nude youth diving manga, currently serialized in good!afternoon. It’s a gag comedy that features a cast of unique characters who love booze, diving, and getting naked. One of its charms is that it features a showcase of cute girls, including heroine Chisa Kotegawa.
Ash, an extremely good looking and a formidable fighter, teams up with Japanese Eiji Okumura to pursue the mystery behind the phrase “banana fish”. Serialized from 1985 to 1994 in Bessatsu Shoujo Comics, this legendary shoujo manga still has a large following more than 20 years later.
The anime boasts a staff comprised of big names, such as Free! director Hiroko Utsumi, character design by Akemi Hayashi, and anime production by Yuri!!! on ICE’s MAPPA.
Cells at Work!
This anime is based on the original manga by Akane Shimizu, serialized in Monthly Shonen Sirius. Where all kinds of things, like railroads and swords, have already been turned into anthropomorphized characters, this work anthropomorphizes cells in the human body. It comically illustrates how the body fights against bacteria and how it functions when faced with conditions like heat stroke, allergies, and more. Kana Hanazawa voices the main protagonist, a red blood cell, with a cast of other popular voice actors including Tomoaki Maeno, Daisuke Ono, and Kikuko Inoue.
Serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward, this anime is based on the original work by Nyoijizai. It’s a story about adolescence through the challenge of beach volleyball, where the sweat and passions of schoolgirls shine on the midsummer, sunlit beaches of Okinawa.
Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san
Due to his feminine-looking face, a troubled Aki Shiina, who everyone treats as a girl, decides to set out for Tokyo and begin living by himself at the start of junior high school, in an effort to make himself more manly. However in the student dormitory, called Sunohara-sou, where he lives, he’s constantly coddled by an older caretaker and the other older female residents living there. Will Aki be able to mature into someone more manly?
The anime is based on the original, four-panel manga by Nekoume, originally serialized in Manga 4-Koma Palette. It’s a age difference straight shota love comedy about a junior high school student named Aki Shiina, who wishes to be more masculine, all the while living with his teasing caretaker, Ayaka Sunohara, as well as her sisters, all of them older residents who fawn over him.
Shoujo Kageki Revue☆Starlight
A new, full sensory live animation work that links both anime and musicals.
Nine stage girls aiming to sit in the top star seat, aiming to become stage actresses, take the stage, depicting the struggle of trying to scramble to become a star.
Both the anime and musical are led by the same voice acting cast, with past musical performances in September of 2017. Momoyo Koyama, Suzuko Mimori, and more make up the Starlight Kukugumi unit formed from the nine-member cast.
Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Official site: https://revuestarlight.com/
Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/revuestarlight
Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Youtube Official Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpcs9GP_NIBxzDfNTWolNPw/
Translated by Jamie Koide
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