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I am sure some of you have been wondering what the anime lineup is for the summer season...Well, there is no need to look anywhere else but here in Anime Otaku! Here you will see the whole list of the mainstream anime. Enjoy!



Ikkitousen Great Guardians
Alternative title:
一騎当千 Great Guardians



Preparing for the battles to come, tournaments and to fight against new opponents from over the world, Hakufu is working to have enough money to make her dream true. But she doesn't consider that new allies and enemies will come to scene, and also being a weak leader to the eyes of her companions. A sister also appears. She doesn't even know her mom's past so better to star from the local stuff before attempting to go worldwide.

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: 06.11.2008 to ?
Producers: ARMS, GENCO
Genres: action, comedy, supernatural
Themes: Bishoujo, Ecchi, Historical, Hot Girls, Martial arts, School war
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
Fansubbers: RoD Anime FanSub, Nightshade-yesy, Chihiro
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
Number of Episodes: 13


Telepathy Shoujo Ran
Alternative title:
テレパシー少女 蘭 (Japanese)



Ran is a bright and energetic first-grader in junior high school who possesses supernatual abilities. Together with Midori (her friend who also has supernatural powers) and Rui, the threesome are constantly embroiled in mysterious circumstances. Ran is troubled by her powers because it seems to spark off the ill intentions of people in contact with her. However, with the support of her family and peers, Ran learns to deal with her 'other' side and accepts who she is. The threesome also learn how to team up as a whole and solve these mysterious events.

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: 06.21.2008 to ?
Producers: TMS Entertainment
Genres: School, Fantasy, Mystery
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: BakaWolf-m.3.3.w

Chocolate Underground

Video Link: http://www.crunchyroll.com/media-381478/Chocolate-Underground-ONA-Episode-1.html

Adapted from the children's novel Bootleg by the British author Alex Shearer, story centers on two 13-year-old boys who live in a country that has banned chocolate and mandated fruits and vegetables for daily consumption. The boys discover a stash of cocoa and sugar and decide to run a bootleg chocolate factory, in complete defiance of the government run by the oppressive Good for You Party. Their misadventures eventually sparks a revolution in the country.

Type: ONA
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: 06.12.08 to ?
Producers: Production I.G, Trans Arts
Genres: No genres have been added yet.
Duration: 5 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: AnimesPLUS, DATS.US


UltraViolet: Code 044
Alternate Title:
ウルトラヴァイオレット:Code044



Main character "044" is a female warrior who is genetically engineered with high combat skills and ordered by the government to annihilate a vampire army.

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.01.08 to ?
Producers: Madhouse Studios, Tezuka Production, Ltd, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: Ramen-Subs

Slayers REVOLUTION
Alternate Title:
スレイヤーズ REVOLUTION



The May issue (released on March 19) of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine has announced the official title of the upcoming fourth anime television series in the Slayers fantasy comedy franchise: Slayers Revolution. The announcement also hinted tongue-in-cheek, but not stated, that the character Xellos will be the main character instead of the popular female lead Lina. A major announcement will be made in Dragon Magazine's July issue, which goes on sale on May 20. (Dragon Magazine has moved to a bimonthly schedule starting this month.) Dragon Magazine published Hajime Kanzaka's original light novels that started the franchise

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.02.08 to ?
Producers: J.C. Staff
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: Static Subs-Eclipse; InuYasha 4Ever Fansubs

Antique Bakery
Alternate Titles:
Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique
西洋骨董洋菓子店 ~アンティーク~



A high school crush, a world-class pastry chef, a former middle-weight boxing champion...and a whole lot of cake!
Ono has come a long way since the agonizing day in high school when he confessed his love to handsome Tachibana. Now, some 14 years later Ono, a world-class pastry chef and gay playboy has it all. No man can resist Ono's charms (or his cooking skills!) but he has just found a new position under a man named Tachibana. Can this be the only man who resisted his charms, and if so, will the man who once snubbed the "magically gay" Ono get his just desserts? And how in the heck did a former middleweight boxing champion wind up as Ono's cake boy? (Source: DMP)

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2008 to ?
Producers: Nippon Animation, Shirogumi Inc., SynergySP, Fuji TV
Genres: Shounen Ai, Shoujo, Comedy
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: gg; Yoroshiku; Formula


Hidamari Sketch x365
ひだまりスケッチx 365



A continuation of the everyday lives of the resident of Hidamari Apartment.

From Prequel: Yuno has just begun school where she always wanted, Yamabuki High School.
She moves out and into an apartment by herself in a complex called Hidamari-so, which is right in front of the school. There, she meets a classmate, Miyako, and a senior student, Hiro. Yuno`s days become hectic as she begins meeting the strange artists that live in her complex. Although she`s not used to her new life style, she begins to actualize her dream while being with these gentle friends.
Source: AnimeNfo

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.03.08 to ?
Producers: SHAFT
Genres: Slice of Life
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: Spoon-Subs

Strike Witches
Alternate Title:
ストライクウィッチーズ(2008)



The story takes place on an alternate Earth in a time period equivalent to our late 1930’s and 40’s. In order to repel an invasion by mysterious bent on conquering Earth, the various superpowers have combined forces to develop a weapon system consisting of a melding of technology and magic that allows the human body to merge with technological components.

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.03.08 to ?
Producers: Gonzo
Genres: magic, science fiction
Themes: MilitaryDuration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: Gonzo; The~Genkz; StrikeS


Tetsuwan Birdy - DECODE
Alternate Title:
鉄腕バーディー (2008)



Based on a shounen manga by Yuuki Masami, serialised in Shounen Sunday.

Tsutomu Senkawa is an average high school kid who is busy studying for his senior entrance exams. Tsutomu goes out for some fresh air, after a hard day's work studying for a big test, when he runs into a guy fleeing from a pretty young lady. The pursued man is actually an interplanetary criminal on the run from a Federation agent called Birdy Cephon Altera. Caught in the midst of this chase, Tsutomu gets thrown by the man at Birdy, which kills Tsutomu. Fortunately for Tsutomu, there is a way to keep him alive, although it comes at the price of discarding his body. He ends up merged into Birdy's body.

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.05.08 to ?
Producers: A-1 Pictures Inc., Aniplex
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Fansubbers: AoShen; EMiNA; Infinite-Zero


Natsume Yuujin-chou
Alternate Title:
夏目友人帳



Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him. Containing the names of these spirits, a binding contract was formed between the spirits and the owner of the book. Now, Natsume is determined to free the spirits and dissolve the contracts. With the help of a spirit cat, his days are filled trying to return the names to these spirits. (from ANN)

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.07.08 to ?
Producers: Brains Base, NAS
Genres: Fantasy, Supernatrual
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: ainex; BSS


Mission-E



Takes place 5 years after Code-E ended. With main lead being the girl who walked the dog in Code-E. But the old characters are there too.
From Prequel: Chinami Ebihara is girl with a strange ability to generate electromagnetic waves when her emotions run high. However, since this 'ability' affects anything electrical, it resulted in her having to transfer from school to school when she was younger. As Chinami, now 18 years of age, transfers to a new school, she once again affects the electronic devices in the school, but this time, when another student, Kotaro Kannagi, sees her do this, he becomes obsessed in studying her "TYPE-E" ability. (Source: ANN)

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.07.08 to ?
Producers: Studio DEEN
Genres: Sci-Fi, School, Comedy, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: Out of Mana


Blade of the Immortal/
Alternate Title:
無限の住人



Manji is an amoral swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other then those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji's proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin's family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge. (from ANN)

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.13.08 to ?
Producers: Bee Train, Kodansha
Genres: Supernatural, Samurai, Historical, Adventure, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: N/A

Koihime†Musou

Alternate Title:
恋姫†無双



Adaptation of the BaseSon eroge.
Koihime†Musō re-imagines the classic Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms in action/love comedy form with a nearly all-female cast. The game itself featured upwards of 30 female characters.

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.08.2008 to ?
Producers: Dogakobo
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers; N/A


Sekirei
Alternate Title:
セキレイ



Sekirei are 108 beautiful girls of unknown origin, who together with their Ashikabi (human partners), must battle with one another in order to determine who will ascend and claim the "prize". What is the larger purpose of this event? What are the plans of the event's overseer, the same individual who found these Sekirei and introduced them into society?

Enter Sasashi Minato, 19 years old and approaching his 2nd year as a ronin. He is about to give it all up and return home, when quite literally, Musubi falls into/onto his life. An extremely well endowed, energetic, simple and sweet girl in a short miko outfit. Suddenly he finds himself as an Ashikabi, living with a girl for the first time in his life. And this is just the start of his new crazy life, which at most times is more then the poor Minato can handle.

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing

Aired: 07.02.08 to ?
Producers: Seven Arcs
Genres: Super Power, Harem, Ecchi, Comedy, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: N/A


Zero no Tsukaima ~Miyoshi Hime no Rondo~
Alternate Title:
ゼロの使い魔~三美姫(プリンセッセ)の輪舞(ロンド)~





Third season of Zero no Tsukaima coming 2008-07-06.

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.06.08 to ?
Producers: J.C. Staff
Genres: Romance, Magic, Fantasy, Ecchi, Comedy, Adventure, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Ryoko's Case File
Alternate Title:
Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo
薬師寺涼子の怪奇事件簿



Based on a series of light novels written by Tanaka Yoshiki and illustrated by Kakinouchi Narumi.
The story revolves around Ryouko Yakushiji, a 27-year-old multilingual investigator that graduated from Tokyo University's elite Department of Law, and the bizarre cases she faces while working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. Yakushiji not only has to deal with supernatural beings in her line of work, but also her rival Yukiko Muromachi, another equally talented and beautiful police investigator. (from AniDB)


Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~Natsu no Sora~
Alternate Title:
魔法遣いに大切なこと ~夏のソラ~



Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.05.08 to 07.28.08
Producers: Starchild Records
Genres: Mystery
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: N/A


Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Alternative Title:
乃木坂春香の秘密



In the story, Yūto Ayase is an ordinary boy in an private high school with the usual cliques. Haruka, the school's most unattainable girl, is so idolized in the school for both her beauty and smarts that her classmates nickname her Nuit Étoile (The Silver Star of the Night) and Lumière du Clavier (The Shining Princess on the Piano). However, in the school's library, Yūto stumbles across her and her darkest secret — she is a diehard fan of anime, manga, and otaku culture. (From ANN)

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.10.08 to ?
Producers: Studio Barcelona, Geneon Entertainment
Genres: Romance, Comedy
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: N/A

World Destruction
Alternate Title:
ワールド・デストラクション



Spinoff based on the Nintendo DS RPG game by SEGA, coming out in July.
In a world where humans serve as livestock for the ruling beastman, and where sand fills the roles of water and fire. Kyrie is recruited by the "World Destruction Committee" to assist in putting an end to their world. Kyrie alone holds the power needed to do it. (from AniDB)

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Airing
Aired: 07.07.08 to 09.30.08
Producers: Production I.G
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: None
Fansubbers: N/A

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Well what can I say? Thanxxx a lot nee!! It was very useful..I'm watching sekirei XD
Arigatou'!!!!! I'll come here to look at the new anime more times
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