It’s getting steadily hotter here in Tokyo, but that only gives us more excuses to stay inside and enjoy this summer’s awesome anime lineup!
The season may have already started, but here’s a chance to check through and see if there are any titles you missed. Be sure to take a peek at the trailers too, courtesy of the folks over at Tudukimi (an anime trailer marathon that happens every season!).
Any anime with confirmed overseas debuts will have the available platform listed in brackets, but otherwise, we’ll have to be patient just a little longer!
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
July 22 (Netflix)
After meeting one bright, sunny day, a shy boy who expresses himself through haiku and a bubbly but self-conscious girl share a brief, magical summer.
The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
Once respected as the Demon Realm’s second greatest authority, the Demon King’s aide, Jahy, ruled her subjects with fear. But when a magical girl attacks and destroys a mystic gem containing massive power, the Demon Realm is destroyed.
Although she survives, Jahy has lost almost all of her powers and finds herself stranded in the human world with a childlike appearance. In order to gather more mystic gems so that she can permanently restore both her original form and the Demon Realm, Jahy will have to adjust to her new life and deal with everyday problems that she has never experienced before. From working to pay for living expenses to arguing with her landlord whenever her rent is late, the great Jahy will not be discouraged!
Deku and his friends go international after being sent to the far-off country of Oseon, where he is framed for murder and becomes one of the world’s most wanted criminals. Forced to go on the run, our heroes must also face a two-hour time limit set by a mysterious organization hell-bent on eradicating Quirks.
Kiniro Mosaic: Thank You!!
Now in their final year of high school, Shinobu, Alice and their friends head off to Nara and Kyoto for a school trip. However, it’s not all fun and games; as third-year students, they must choose a path to follow before graduation.
Thwarting a hijacking with the beautiful, silver-haired detective, Siesta, transforms Kimihiko’s young life. Their success kicks off years of crime-solving and confronting syndicates around the world—until Siesta dies. Left with questions, Kimihiko moves on. But now, a new case may open healed wounds as it connects to an assassin, a world conspiracy, and his dead partner!
12-year-old Nagumi Koshi is left homeless and penniless after his house burns down and his father disappears. His fortune changes when he is taken in by a girl named Minerva, who asks him to become the “dorm mother” of her university’s Goddess’ Dorm. Thus, he begins his new life surrounded by beautiful yet unique older girls.
D_Cide Traumerei the Animation
Ryuhei Oda is a high school boy who is strangely unaffected by the mysterious death of his older brother when he was in elementary school. Spending his days kickboxing, Ryuhei begins to have odd dreams after he is bitten by a mysterious creature named Tris.
July 30 (Japanese dub release)
Xiao-Bai, a white snake demon, is sent on a mission to assassinate the Emperor’s Taoist advisor, who has been killing snakes en masse in order to achieve immortality and curry the Emperor’s favor. Xiao-Bai, however, is attacked by the advisor’s lackeys before she can reach him and is subsequently defeated. Luckily, the demonic hairpin she was granted by the Snake Mother is able to save her life at the cost of her memories.
Xiao-Bai awakens in the Snake-catcher village, unaware that she is actually a demon or that she is surrounded by her sworn enemies. She meets Xu Xuan, the man who saved her, and is charmed by him. The two set out on a journey to discover who Xiao-Bai is, and learn the secret of her demonic hairpin. The pair is pursued by Xiao-Qing, Xiao-Bai’s sister, who has sworn to the Snake Mother to retrieve Xiao-Bai within three days or die trying. As Taoists, demons, and humans collide, a tale of forbidden romance unfolds.
BanG Dream! FILM LIVE 2nd Stage
The second anime live film in Bushiroad’s popular BanG Dream franchise. This time, Poppin’Party, Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia, and Hello, Happy World! will be joined by Morfonica and RAISE A SUILEN as they strive towards a “2nd stage.”
BanG Dream! Episode of Roselia Ⅱ: Song I am.
In Japanese theaters now
The first installment of a two-part story that follows Roselia’s formation and journey through several live performances and practices, as the band makes its way towards its ultimate goal of being on stage at the Future World FES.