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10 Summer 2021 Anime to look Forward To!

Summer came around a lot faster than I thought it would. I haven’t even made a dent in the anime I was looking forward to in the spring season (post here). But looking back on that list. Spring was a great season with a mix of really good new releases and really good continuations of beloved series. Unfortunately, I don’t think that can be said for this Summer season. There’s some interesting stuff here, but as to while I left off some anime on the Spring list. I could barely get to 10 here. Nevertheless, there’s some anime here that really look interesting. But this season is looking pretty weak compared to what we got in Spring and what we’re seemingly about to get in Autumn and Winter.

#10 – D_Cide Traumerei the Animation

Type: TV – Studio: SANZIGEN – First Episode Air Date: July 10th – Genres: ActionAdventureDramaMagicFantasy

“The stage is Shibuya.

When Ryuuhei Oda was in elementary school, he admired his kind older brother. Ryuuhei, who witnessed the mysterious death of his brother, is now a cheerful high schooler who doesn’t let the lurking nightmare surrounding faze him. One day, while kickboxing, he’s bitten by a mysterious creature named Tris and has an unusual dream.

He confronts his twisted desires as rumored “Drops” fly through the streets. What does he see beyond that?” – MAL Synopsis

#9 – Night Head 2041

Type: TV – Studio: Shirogumi – First Episode Air Date: July 15th – Genres: Sci-FiMysteryPsychologicalSupernaturalDrama

“The story follows the Kirihara brothers who from a young age were incarcerated in a secure scientific facility due to their supernatural powers, having escaped after the barrier that was preventing them malfunctions. The story also follows the Kuroki brothers who are trying to chase the Kirihara brothers.” – MAL

#8 – Scarlet Nexus

Type: TV – Studio: Sunrise – First Episode Air Date: June 18th – Genres: ActionSci-FiSuper Power

“Solar calendar year 2020: grotesque organisms called Others have begun eating people. To take down this new enemy, the Other Suppression Force is formed. Saved by this elite team as a child, psychokinetic Yuito withstands the training to enlist. On the other hand, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane’s dreams tell her strange things, dragging the two into an unavoidable fate.” – MAL Synopsis

#7 – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2

Type: TV – Studio: 8bit – First Episode Air Date: July 6th – Genres: ActionAdventureComedyDemonsMagicFantasy

Second half of Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season.

#6 – The Honor Student at Magic High School

Type: TV – Studio: Connect – First Episode Air Date: July 3rd – Genres: Sci-FiMagicFantasy

“A century has passed since magic—true magic, the stuff of legends—has returned to the world. It is spring, the season of new beginnings, and a new class of students is about to begin their studies at the First National Magic University Affiliated High School, nickname: First High.

A manga spin-off of the immensely popular light novel series Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School), Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei (The Honor Student at Magic High School) follows the events of the original series as seen through the eyes of Miyuki Shiba, Tatsuya’s sister. The life of an honor student comes with a lot of expectations…and unexpected hidden feelings?!” – MAL Synopsis

#5 – The Detective Is Already Dead

Type: TV – Studio: ENGI – First Episode Air Date: July 4th – Genres: MysteryComedyDramaRomance

“Kimizuka Kimihiko is a crisis-magnet. From getting caught up in a crime scene to accidentally witnessing a drug deal, trouble seems to find him around every corner. So it is no surprise when his rather mundane flight suddenly enters a state of emergency with a dire need of a detective onboard. Unfortunately, his attempt at avoiding trouble is foiled by a beautiful girl with silver hair who goes by the codename Siesta. Declaring herself a detective, she unceremoniously drags Kimizuka into the case as her assistant.

That incident spelled the beginning of an adventure around the globe that went beyond his wildest imagination. Putting their lives on the line, the two took down criminal organizations, prevented disasters, and saved thousands. But the curtain closed to their epic journey with Siesta’s untimely death three years later.

Resolving to live an ordinary high school life this time, Kimizuka spends a year maintaining a low profile. However, as fate would have it, a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Siesta comes crashing into his life, threatening to throw his peaceful days into disarray.” – MAL Synopsis

#4 – The Case Study of Vanitas

Type: TV – Studio: Bones – First Episode Air Date: July 3rd – Genres: HistoricalSupernaturalVampireFantasyShounen

“There once lived a vampire known as Vanitas, hated by his own kind for being born under a blue full moon, as most arise on the night of a crimson one. Afraid and alone, he created the “Book of Vanitas,” a cursed grimoire that would one day take his vengeance on all vampires; this is how the story goes at least.

Vanitas no Carte follows Noé, a young man travelling aboard an airship in 19th century Paris with one goal in mind: to find the Book of Vanitas. A sudden vampire attack leads him to meet the enigmatic Vanitas, a doctor who specializes in vampires and, much to Noé’s surprise, a completely ordinary human. The mysterious doctor has inherited both the name and the infamous text from the Vanitas of legend, using the grimoire to heal his patients. But behind his kind demeanor lies something a bit more sinister…” – MAL Synopsis

#3 – Peach Boy Riverside

Type: TV – Studio: Asahi Production – First Episode Air Date: July 1st – Genres: FantasyShounen

“Saltorine Aldike, or Sari, is a bright, cheerful princess who wants to go on an adventure because she is bored of her tiny little castle in the countryside. One day, a hoard of vicious demons known as “Oni” come knocking on her doorstep, threatening the lives of everyone in the Kingdom. Thankfully, they are saved by a lone traveler named Kibitsu Mikoto who slays these monsters with a mysterious “Peach Eye.” Shocked by the dangers of the outside world, Sari decides to set off on a journey of her own. Little did she know that she would set in motion a chain of events that will come to determine the fate of this magical world.” – MAL Synopsis

#2 – Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

Type: TV – Studio: TMS EntertainmentQuebico – First Episode Air Date: July 8th – Genres: ActionSci-FiHorror

“Leon S. Kennedy teams up with Claire Redfield to investigate a zombie outbreak.”

#1 – Sonny Boy

Type: TV – Studio: Madhouse – First Episode Air Date: June 19th – Genres: Sci-FiSuper Power

“Empty classrooms, boring days. It was supposed to be a normal summer vacation just like any other. Suddenly, the school begins to drift through another dimension, and 36 boys and girls are left there, awakening to their supernatural abilities. Amidst the whirlpool of questions that come to mind one after another, survival in a supernatural world begins.” – MAL Synopsis


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