Which anime comes to your mind when you think of the Summer season? The distinctive seasons in Japan have a strong influence on the country's culture and anime is no exception. A Japanese otaku content website specializing in location inspirations of anime series in Seichi Junrei Map recently conducted an online survey for Japanese otaku between the ages of 19-49 to find out what anime is strongly associated with the Summer season in their minds. 333 effective answers ultimately decided the Top 30 ranking.
#1 Summer Wars
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#2 Grave of the Fireflies
Image via Wikipedia
#3 My Neighbor Totoro
image via Amazon
#5 Ookiku Frikabutte (Big Windup!)
#6 Higurashi When They Cry
#9 Squid Girl
#11 Neon Genesis Evangelion
#14 Non Non Biyori
#17 Natsuiro kiseki
#23 Tamayura, Tsuritama and Onegai☆Teacher
#26 Tamako Market
#29 Seto No Hanayome
What do you think of the results? Is there any other anime that makes you think of Summer in your region? The website that took the suvey, Seichi Junrei Map lets you visit many location inspirations from various anime from the comfort of your own home. Give it a try!
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