Anime Spotlight Summer 2013 - The List

by Bamboo Dong, Jul 11th 2013


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Title: Brothers Conflict
Starts: Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30 PM JST on AT-X
Studio: Brains Base
Genre: Romance
Website: http://www.bc-anime.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Adapted from Sylph's romance novel project of the same name, it tells the story of a girl who suddenly moves in with her 13 stepbrothers after her father remarries.

Title: Danganronpa The Animation
Starts: Friday, July 5 at 1:35 AM JST on MST
Studio: Lerche
Genre: Action, Mystery, Psychological
Website: http://www.geneonuniversal.jp/rondorobe/anime/danganronpa/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Danganronpa follows a group of high school students who are locked inside a school and told that the only way to escape is to kill another student without getting caught. After each murder, the students must hold a trial to discover who the killer is.

Title: Dog & Scissors
Starts: Tuesday, July 2 at 1:00 AM JST on Tokyo MX
Studio: Gonzo
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Website: http://inuhasa.jp/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

High school boy Kazuhito Harumi is obsessed with reading. One day, he is killed during a robbery, but is brought back to life as a dog. His new owner is the sadistic novelist Kirihime Natsuno, who uses scissors to abuse Kazuhito.

Title: Fantasista Doll
Starts: Sunday, July 7 at 3:28 AM JST on TV Tokyo
Studio: Hoods Entertainment
Genre: Science Fiction
Website: http://www.fantasistadoll.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Regular, everyday middle school student Uzume Uno comes into possession of five dolls who fight and power up using special cards.

Title: Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Starts: Thursday, July 4 at 12:30 PM JST on Tokyo MX
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Genre: Sports
Website: http://iwatobi-sc.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Swimming enthusiast Haruka is enrolled in a high school that doesn't have a swim team, but after he's challenged by childhood friend Rin, he gathers together his old teammates from childhood, along with new member Rei, to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.

Title: Futari wa Milky Holmes
Starts: Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 PM JST on Tokyo MX
Studio: J.C. Staff / Artland
Genre: Comedy
Website: http://milky-holmes-anime.com/futari/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the third season of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

Title: Gatchaman Crowds
Starts: Saturday, July 13 at 1:58 AM JST on Nippon TV
Studio: Tatsunoko Production
Genre: Action, Adventure
Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/GATCHAMAN_Crowds/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Set in Japan in the summer of 2015, there are warriors who live in Tachikawa City known as "Gatchaman" who fight in special reinforced suits powered by the manifestation of spiritual powers. A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to help defend Earth against alien criminals, known as MESS.

Title: Genshiken Nidaime
Starts: Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 AM JST on Tokyo MX
Studio: Production I.G
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://genshiken-2daime.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Adapted from Shimoku Kio's sequel manga to Genshiken, the second season continues the adventures of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture.

Title: Gin no Saji: Silver Spoon
Starts: Friday, July 12 at 12:45 AM JST on Fuji TV
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genre: Comedy, drama, romance
Website: http://www.ginsaji-anime.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Yugo Hachiken enters an agricultural school, where he meets many people who chose to go to the school in order to achieve their dreams.

Title: Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun- season 2
Starts: Sunday, July 7 at 10:30 PM JST on Tokyo MX
Studio: Studio DEEN
Genre: Supernatural
Website: http://hakken-den.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the second season of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East.

Title: Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation
Starts: Friday, July 12 at 10:00 PM JST on BS Animax
Studio: David Production
Genre: Fantasy
Website: http://www.nep-anime.tv/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This series adapts Compile Heart's role-playing games, but will feature an all-new story.

Title: Kimi no Iru Machi
Starts: Saturday, July 13 at 11:30 PM JST on TV Tokyo
Studio: Gonzo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Website: http://www.kiminoirumachi.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Adapted from the manga of the same name, this story begins when Yuzuki suddenly moves from Tokyo into friend Haruto's countryside home.

Title: Kingdom 2
Starts: Monday, July 8 at 11:45 PM JST on NHK-BS Premium
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Genre: Action
Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/kingdom/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the second season of the Kingdom anime series, which is based on Yasuhisa Hara's historical manga.

Title: Kin-iro Mosaic
Starts: Saturday, July 6 at 8:30 PM JST on AT-X
Studio: Studio Gokumi
Genre: Comedy
Website: http://www.kinmosa.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This title is based on Yui Hara's 4-koma about Shinobu, a Japanese girl who did a homestay in Great Britain. She receives a letter from Alice, the girl from her host family, telling her that she's coming to visit.

Title: Kitakubu Katsudō Kiroku (Chronicles of the Going Home Club)
Starts: Friday, July 5 at 2:43 AM JST on Nippon TV
Studio: Nomad
Genre: Comedy
Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/kitakubu/
Notable Cast/Staff:
  • Series composition: Go Zappa (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Thme!)
  • Opening theme: Otomo Shinto
Summary:

Two incoming freshmen join the school's "Going Home Club," a club where the girls do whatever they want.

Title: Love Lab
Starts: Friday, July 5 at 2:05 AM JST on MBS
Studio: Dogakobo
Genre: Comedy
Website: http://www.love-lab.tv/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Based on a 4-koma of the same name, the series revolves around the girls at the elite Fujisaki Girls' Midlde School.

Title: Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
Starts: Monday, July 8 at 1:05 AM JST on TV Tokyo
Studio: Dogakobo
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Website: http://makai-ouji.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

William Twining, a young aristocrat, accidentally summons a devil named Dantalion. The devil reveals that William is the "Elector" who can choose the next acting ruler of Hell.

Title: Monogatari season 2
Starts: Sunday, July 7 at 12:00 AM JST on Tokyo MX
Studio: Shaft
Genre: Supernatural
Website: http://www.monogatari-series.com/2ndseason/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

The second season of Monogatari covers the material from the original light novel series starting from volume six.

Title: Recorder and Ransell Mi ☆
Starts: Monday, July 1 at 10:25 PM JST on AT-X
Studio: Seven
Genre:____
Website: http://www.takeshobo.co.jp/sp/tv_rikoran_mi/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the second sequel to Recorder and Randsell, which tells the story of the Miyagawa siblings, Atsushi, an elementary student who looks like an adult man; and Atsumi, his older sister who looks like an elementary student despite being in high school.

Title: Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS
Starts: Friday, July 5 at 10:30 PM JST on AT-X
Studio: Project No.9
Genre: Comedy
Website: http://www.ro-kyu-bu.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the sequel to Ryu Kyu Bu, a series about a high school freshman who ends up as the coach of an elementary school's girl's basketball team.

Title: Senki Zesshou: Symphogear G
Starts: Friday, July 5 at 2:35 AM JST on MBS
Studio: Satelight
Genre: Action
Website: http://symphogear-g.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the sequel to Senki Zesshō Symphogear, a show about a girl named Hibiki who gains the power of special armor known as Symphogear to help fight aliens.

Title: Senyū. season 2
Starts: Wednesday, July 3 at 1:35 AM JST on TV Tokyo
Studio: Ordet / LIDEN FILMS
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Website: http://senyu.tv/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the second season of Senyū., a series adapting Robinson Haruhara's original manga about a hero and a sadistic palace warrior who must team up to fight the demon king.

Title: Servant × Service
Starts: Friday, July 5 at 3:08 AM JST on TV Asahi
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genre: Comedy, Slice of life
Website:
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Adapted from Karino Takatsu's slice-of-life comedy manga, the series follows the employees of a government ward office in a city in Hokkaido, particular the daily lives of the health and welfare division members.

Title: Tamayura - More Aggressive
Starts: Wednesday, July 3 at 9:30 PM JST on AT-X
Studio: TYO Animations
Genre: Comedy, Slice of life
Website: http://tamayura.info/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This is the second season of Tamayura - Hitose, a series about a girl named Fu Sawatari who moves to a scenic old town named Takehara. There, it follows the story of her and her friends.

Title: Teekyū S2
Starts: Sunday, July 7 at 10:27 PM JST on Tokyo MX
Studio: MAPPA
Genre:____
Website: http://te-kyu.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This sequel to Teekyū adapts Roots and Piyo's manga of the same name that centers around a girls' teenis team. However, the four girls hardly play any actual tennis.

Title: The World God Only Knows: Goddesses Arc
Starts: Tuesday, July 9 at 1:35 AM JST on TV Tokyo
Studio: Manglobe
Genre:____
Website: http://kaminomi.jp/index.html
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

This marks the third season of The World God Only Knows.

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