Shonen genre and figures have tended to dominate the anime landscape. However, this summer – whether it be a suspense thriller to an overly moe title – we will see a myriad of powerful female protagonists take the stage in what should be one of Crunchyroll’s biggest lineups to date!
First up on deck is YuruYuri, which is about four students who decide to occupy the room of defunct tea ceremony club, dubbing it the ‘Amusement Club.’ While the Student Council does its best to eliminate this club, their endless energy, happiness and comedy will keep audiences smiling all season long!
We’ve covered the laughs and action. Now let’s get to the story-intensive anime that will exercise your mind to ensure that it doesn’t get lazy over the summer. If you like STEINS;GATE and Gosick, then you are bound to like The Mystic Archives of Dantalian. This anime focuses on Hugh as he inherits a musty old mansion, along with the entire book collection contained within, from his grandfather - a bibliomaniac who once traded half his lands in exchange for a copy of a rare book. The only condition was that he also inherit the "Archives of Dantalian."
If that’s not enough to intrigue you and capture your interest with gusto, then I don’t know what will. Wait. How about actually watching it? Okay, THAT will capture you interest. If not, you better check your pulse.
At first there was nothing. Suddenly there was a gaggle of titles featuring numbers this season.
Feels like we’re in some kind of crazy, numerically out-of-sync countdown. Regardless, these three titles will definitely be gunning for the number one position this season as the most highly sought after title.
Without further ado, let’s get acquainted with the titles starting with:
R-15: At a school full of geniuses from varying fields of study, Taketo Akutagawa has a special – albeit different – genius as well: writing harem novels. Now amongst the other geniuses, he aims win the interclass competition and be recognized as the world’s greatest harem writer!
Meanwhile, a fiendish Dark Stone creature suddenly appears in this peaceful town in the Kanto region. Only Alma’s power of Sacred Seven can fight against it. But Alma just lets his power run amuck and things begin to get worse. Ruri raised her gemstone in order to release his true abilities, “My Soul…I give to you.” With Ruri’s wishes engraved in it, will Alma be able to defeat the Dark Stone?
No. 6. is set to air every Thursdays at 10:00 am PST for premium members in US and Canada only.
There can only be one number one best anime this season. Which one of these titles do you think will make it, or will they even make it at all? Let us know what you think will be the #1 best new title this season.
Going home for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenage man help Rin come out of her shell? And won't this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi's love life?!
Everything about this title screams light, enjoyable comedy. From the choice of vibrant colors to the curvatures in the general character design, Nekogami is set to bring a smile across your face when you watch it!
Finally, one of Crunchyroll’s old school anime titles makes its triumphant return like a cat on nine lives. Natsume Yujincho, after quite a long hiatus, returns to Crunchyroll for its third season. For those that missed the first two seasons and somehow did not read the manga, Natsume Yujincho centers around Natsume Takashi who 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.
Like Natsume’s guardian cat figure, Nyanko-sensei, this series will transform from this quiet, purring series into a monstrous behemoth of a title that will soar through the proverbial skies of the anime world this season.
Ichigo, who was swept away by the Cleaner inside the Precipice World, has safely returned to the World of the Living to everyone’s delight. Meanwhile in the Soul Society, the Reigai are revealed to be Mod Souls created by Kageroza.
Alma Tandoji, seventeen, keeps others at a distance due to a past incident. One night, Ruri Aiba appears at his door. She pleads with Alma to battle against the Dark Stone, creatures that can only be defeated by the power of the Sacred Seven within Alma.
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