15 June 2016

Anime Picks - Summer 2016

Image: Screenshot of the AniChart Website (Summer 2016)

We have arrived at the season of Summer 2016 and it is that time of the year again for us to take a look at new Anime releases by the awesome animation studios in Japan! The Anime titles mentioned in this feature article are all personally hand-picked by our staff and separated into two different categories: The New Entrants and The Sequels.


The New Entrants

Love Live! Sunshine!!

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Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture. A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”! As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true... All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory! Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!

(Source: Official Website)





Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume

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It is thirty years after the failure of the Space Colonization Program. Humanity is nearly extinct. A perpetual and deadly Rain falls on the Earth. Men known as "Junkers" plunder goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization. One such Junker sneaks alone into the most dangerous of all ruins -- a "Sarcophagus City".

In the center of this dead city, he discovers a pre-War planetarium. And as he enters he is greeted by Hoshino Yumemi, a companion robot. Without a single shred of doubt, she assumes he is the first customer she's had in 30 years. She attempts to show him the stars at once, but the planetarium projector is broken. Unable to make heads or tails of her conversation, he ends up agreeing to try and repair the projector ...

(Source: Steam)





QUALIDEA CODE

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The anime takes place in a world where humans are continuing to fight a war against an enemy called UNKNOWN. UNKNOWN invaded several decades ago, and children entered a cold sleep to escape the invasion. When the children awoke, they found themselves with supernatural powers. The children set up defense cities in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba in order to protect the country from the UNKNOWN, who appear through the Tokyo Bay Gate.

(Source: ANN)





TABOO TATTOO

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The manga which this will be based off follows Justice Akazuka (nickname Seigi), a young man who is good at martial arts. Seigi rescues a homeless old man on the street one day from some thugs, and the man gives Seigi an object that imprints a tattoo on his palm. However, it is not an ordinary tattoo, but a special weapon that gives Seigi supernatural powers such as warping space-time. Seigi then meets a female American agent named Ijii, whose duty is to recover the tattoos. Seigi decides to help her and gets wrapped up in a cross-national conspiracy.

(Source: ANN)





Tales of Zestiria the X

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Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the seraphim, spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says “long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim" and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace.

One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword embedded in a rock and ends up becoming a Shepherd, one who casts away calamity from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense—

And thus, the Shepherd embarks on a journey with his companions.

(Source: Official Website)


The Sequels

D.Gray-man HALLOW

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It is announced at the Jump Festa 2016 event that a new TV anime adaptation of Katsura Hoshino's dark fantasy action manga series D.Gray-man is in the works for a 2016 premiere.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Allen Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the beings known as Akuma; mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of "Innocence", a gift given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl's ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.

(Source: AniChart / AniList)





DANGANRONPA 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Mirai-Hen

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The anime is the conclusion of the "Hope's Peak Academy" series' original story and will air in 2016.

Being just a normal student without a special talent, Makoto Naegi wins a lottery to attend the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy where only the top prodigies attend. However, instead of this being the beginning of a wonderful high school life, it's a ticket to despair, because the only way to graduate from Hope's Peak Academy is to kill one of your fellow students or be one of their victims.

(Source: AniChart / ANN)


Round-up: Anime Picks - Summer 2016

Image: Screenshot of the AniChart Website (Summer 2016)

What do you think about the Anime titles that we have personally hand-picked?
Should the titles happen to be not quite the cup of tea for you, head over to the AniChart website to see the full line-up!

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