02 June 2014

Anime Picks - Summer 2014



The season of summer 2014 is upon us and that also means a new wave of exciting Anime titles being released to satiate the hunger of our eyes and brains! This season has a lot of promising Anime titles that will be worth our time watching and we have picked up to 10 titles from our usual source of information - AniChart.

The Anime titles as presented in this feature article are sorted by alphabetical and ascending order, not based on any known ranking systems nor personal or community preferences.

Screenshot: Home Page of AniChart - Summer Season

1. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
Dogakobo

DESCRIPTION
The romantic comedy story begins when high school student Sakura Chiyo confesses her feelings to her classmate Nozaki. Due to a misunderstanding, Nozaki thinks Sakura is just a fan of his shōjo manga work. Sakura has to convey her true feelings while her relationship with Nozaki develops.

(Source: ANN)

2. Hanamonogatari

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
Shaft

DESCRIPTION
The next part of the Monogatari Series, Hanamonogatari features Suruga Kanbaru and is set after Koyomi Araragi graduates from High School.

(Source: AniChart)

3. Himegoto

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
Asahi Production

DESCRIPTION
The story follows Hime Arikawa, a boy who is being chased down by scary people. However, he is rescued from danger by the girls in his school's student council — 18-Kin-san, President Unko, and Beru-sempai. The student council will assume Arikawa's debt under one condition: "As the student council's dog, you will spend your high school life in women's clothes."

(Source: AniChart)

4. Jinsei

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
Feel

DESCRIPTION
The story centers around Yūki Akamatsu, a boy who joins the staff of his school's second newspaper. The editor-in-chief Ayaka Nikaidō immediately assigns him to the life (jinsei) advice column. Three girls — the science representative Rino Endō, the liberal arts representative Fumi Kujō, and the physical education representative Ikumi Suzuki — answer requests from students about whatever is troubling them.

(Source: ANN)

5. Kantai Collection

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
Diomedea

DESCRIPTION
TV adaptation of the online browser card battle game with the voice cast from the game. The anime will have Fubuki as the main character, with the storyline based on her point of view.

(Source: AniChart)

6. Majimoji Rurumo

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
J.C. Staff

DESCRIPTION
Shibaki is a high-school boy whose only interest is girls. Except he's been branded as the most hentai boy at school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library about how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be the real thing. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant him a wish. Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take his soul.

(Source: jCafe24)

7. RAIL WARS!

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
TBA

DESCRIPTION
The "dream railway paradise entertainment" story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called "RJ" plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

(Source: ANN)

8. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
Silver Link

DESCRIPTION
Now that he enters his high school career, Satomi Koutaro begins his life living alone in an apartment that only costs him 5000 yen per month, an extremely cheap deal even for this small apartment. There’s a catch: the apartment is apparently haunted by a cute ghost that has driven its prior occupants away. Next thing he knows, not only is there a ghost trying to drive him out of his new home, but magical girls and other unique female characters turn this small apartment into a battleground of sorts.

(Source: AniChart)

9. Sword Art Online II

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
A-1 Pictures

DESCRIPTION
Sequel to Sword Art Online, featuring the next arc "Phantom Bullet".

(Source: AniChart)

10. Zankyou no Terror

Image Source: AniChart

STUDIO
MAPPA

DESCRIPTION
On a summer day … A massive terrorist bombing suddenly struck Tokyo. The culprits behind the act that woke up this complacent nation from its slumber, were just two boys. Now, the culprits known as "Sphinx" begin a grandiose game that encompasses all of Japan.

(Source: AniChart)

Anime Picks - Summer 2014 & You

Has any of the above-mentioned Anime titles tickled your fancies?

If your answer is a yes, you might want to add them into your Plan to Watch List.

However, if your answer is a no, you might want to head over to the AniChart website and browse through the full collection of Anime titles set to air in Summer 2014!

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