A new season of anime rapidly approaches and unlike the current season (which I wasn’t particularly enthused about but turned out pretty okay) I’m very hyped about most of the new (and some returning) shows that the Summer 2019 Anime Season promises! So let’s get down to business with my watch list!
Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon II (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka II)
What they say: “Second season of Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka.”
What I say: The first season was seriously great but left the overarching story unresolved so I’m glad we’re finally getting a continuation of said story. Plus getting to see more of Hestia makes me a very happy individual!
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou)
What they say: “Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They’re treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku’s wet dream quickly turns into Hajime’s nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime’s job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith’s level of strength?”
What I say: I’m not sold on some aspects of the premise but it’s an isekai (which I love, don’t @ me) and plus the idea of an entire class being ‘isekai’d’ has a lot of promise which will hopefully get explored.
Isekai Cheat Magician
What they say: “Nishimura Taichi and his friend Rin are transported into a fantasy world. While in their previous world, Taichi is a normal person who just has higher than average reflexes, both he and Rin gain high levels of physical and magical ability, and begin their new life as magicians.”
What I say: Another Isekai with some cute girls. Sometimes that’s all you need–or all I need…
Fire Force (Enen no Shouboutai)
What they say: “Terror has paralyzed the clockwork metropolis of Tokyo! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment’s notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. The team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?”
What I say: Perhaps not a series I would otherwise be interested in but I don’t know, something about magical fire-fighters seems appealing to me–plus it’s been a while since I’ve watched a good action shonen that’s not about “heroes” fighting “villains” so this might be good?
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? (Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaasan wa Suki Desu ka?)
What they say: “Masato thought he was part of a random survey, but when he gets involved in a secret government scheme, he winds up trapped in the game world. Even more surprising—his mother’s there, too!”
What I say: Aside from having an amusing (and very long) title the art/character designs from the source material light novel is done from Pochi Iida, who I love and so there’s at least a part of me hoping the anime adapation is as good-looking (and sexy) as their works!
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 2
What they say: “Second season of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san.”
What I say: I was somewhat surprised when this show received a second season announcement–not that isn’t deserving of a continuation–it’s absolutely adorable and occasionally laugh out loud funny. But I wondered how much value there is in watching ‘more of the same’ of a series that stuck pretty close to a formula for much of its first season? But like that’s stopped me from enjoying a second season of a Slice of Life show before… I’ll eat this up and ask for seconds (or thirds in this case)!
Will You Please Like Hentai If It’s Cute? (Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasu ka?)
What they say: “Once upon a time, Cinderella left her panties in a boy’s locker…wait, what?! Keiki Kiryu receives a mysterious love letter, that has no name, but includes a pair of white undies. Curious to find this panty-leaving-Cinderella, his investigation leads him to discover that every candidate is…a total pervert! Surrounded by perversion he still has one important question to answer: who’s the perfect fit?”
What I say: I mean the title of the anime and the synopsis seem little to do with each other, but I see the words “hentai” and “panties” and “perversion” and well, I’m there! Also female perverts are the best. #justsayin’
What they say: “Akira Ouno is a regular guy who works at a company that manages an online game. He often plays the game as his character “Maou” (Dark Lord). But one day, when he logs on, he is whisked into the game’s fantasy world as his character. There, he meets a one-legged girl, and begins his adventures alongside her. But as he is a powerful “Dark Lord,” various nations and holy maidens journey to defeat him, and he stirs up trouble everywhere he goes.”
What I say: One of the girls on the poster looks like a blonde version of Rem from ”Re:Zero’–that’s literally the only reason this show caught my attention.
If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord (Uchi no Ko no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai.)
What they say: “Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who’s made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who’s almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father.”
What I say: Sometimes a premise is just too adorable to pass-up…
Magical Sempai (Tejina-senpai)
What they say: “”I encountered her… a cute, but ‘weird’ sempai!” Magic-loving but stage-fright-addled, this sempai comes with a failure rate of 100%—but you can’t take your eyes off her! The off-color, magical gag manga that’s caused an uproar all over Japan is finally here! Here’s to non-athletic hobbies!”
What I say: It may be a shorter anime, but it’s an ecchi so its automatically on the list! Also here’s hoping for some ‘Arrested Development’ style crossover memes since this a series about magicians!
How Many Kilograms Are The Dumbbells You Lift? (Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?)
What they say: “”Hibiki … Are you fat again?”
A friend’s cruel words which cut like a knife into the heart of Hibiki Sakura, a high school girl who loves to eat. Hibiki decided to go on a diet to be absolutely thin by summer vacation, but she cannot keep exercising right alone. That’s when Hibiki found herself before a training gym! Upon joining the gym, Hibiki meets her beautiful and charismatic student council president Akemi Souryuuin and steps into the intense yet enjoyable world of weight-training.”
What I say: Ordinarily something to do with weight training and gym’s world make my eyes glaze over in absolute boredom, but the potential for tanned genki tomboys is sky high with this series and if you’ve been following my ‘Waifu’ lists over the previous seasons you’ll know that’s my “thing” recently. Gimme!
Are You Lost? (Sounan Desu ka?)
What they say: “Because of a plane crash…starting today, we’re spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There’s nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high school girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We’re actually doing pretty well! [Volume One Includes:] How to eat cicadas, how to build traps, a simple allergy test, how to eat hermit crabs, etc.”
What I say: Sadly yet another ecchi relegated to “short” anime format, but beyond the obvious appeal of anime that’s literally entirely a beach episode, there’s something undeniably interesting about desert island/survival stories.
What they say: “15 years ago, an unknown hyperspace gate opened over the Pacific. Beyond this gate lies Reto Semaani, a strange alternate world where fairies and demons live.
San Teresa City — a city where over two million immigrants live from both worlds. As a result, there are the haves and the have-nots. Here is the world’s newest “city of dreams.” But in the shadow of the chaos, crime is rampant: drugs, prostitution, and weapon trafficking. The detectives who stand up to these heinous crimes are in the San Teresa City Police. When the detective Kei Matoba and the alternate-world knight Tirana — two individuals who differ in gender, personality, and even world of origin — meet, an incident erupts. Two worlds. Two justices. From this, the curtain rises on a buddy police action story!”
What I say: I’ve known about this series for a little while and been hyped about it since I’ve seen the poster–I’m already dubbing it “Cops and Loli’s” even though I’m well aware it’ll be more than just the surface level. Here’s hoping it lives up to its potential!
Maidens Of The Savage Season (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.)
What they say: “The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, “What’s one thing you want to do before you die?” One of the girls blurts out, “Sex.” Little do they know, the whirlwind unleashed by that word pushes each of these girls, with different backgrounds and personalities, onto their own clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths toward adulthood.”
What I say: The premise is at least passingly reminiscent to one of the best comedies of last year ‘Asobi Asobase’ except with a bit more of an adult/serious edge, I know next to nothing about this series beyond the sypnosis and the poster but I’m excited for this one!
Wasteful Days Of High School Girls (Joshikousei no Mudazukai)
What they say: “One day out of boredom, Tanaka decided to give her classmates nicknames based on their quirks. Her friend Sakuchi became “Ota” for her nerdy interests, and her other friend Saginomiya became “Robo” because of her expressionless personality. In retaliation, her friends decided to name Tanaka “Baka.” These are the ridiculous days of three high school friends claiming (or not) the height of their youth.”
What I say: High school girl comedy series, that’s all I need out of anime these days…
What they say: “Ritsuka played guitar but has lost interest in the instrument. One day, he meets Mafuyu, who is holding a broken guitar. Ritsuka unwillingly starts teaching Mafuyu the guitar, but when he hears Mafuyu’s voice, things suddenly begin to change for Ritsuka.”
What I say: I make the irlwaifu watch a lot of ecchi shows so the least I can do is watch a BL once and a while–and at least this one seems kinda interesting (maybe? hopefully!)
What they say: “Awakening her dormant abilities as a devil one day, Yuuko Yoshida aka Shadow Mistress Yuuko, is entrusted with the mission to defeat the Light clan’s shrine maiden, a magical girl, by her ancestor Lilith. Yuuko meets magical girl Momo Chiyoda through her classmate Anri Sada, and challenges her to a duel, but loses quickly due to her lack of strength.
Since then, Yuuko has struggled with her role as a devil and her duel with Momo, and borrowed help from her regularly. However, by a strange coincidence, Yuuko also weakens Momo by taking away her power to cooperate in protecting the peace of Tama city.”
What I say: That’s a lot of plot synopsis for a show not many people know even exists or all that much about it. All I know is the girls are cute as heck and I want me some magical girls! Check and check.
And that’s my watch list for Summer 2019–though in addition to these titles I’ll be watching the second cours of two continuing shows, those being ‘YU-NO’ and ‘Fruits Basket’. All in all I’m excited to see these shows and hope they live up to their promise! Let me know what shows you’re interested in in the comments below and thanks for reading!
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