Anime Spotlight Summer 2015 - The List

by Anthony Foronda,


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Actually, I Am… (Jitsu wa Watashi wa)



Hetalia - The World Twinkle




Durarara!! x 2 The Second Arc



To Love-Ru -Darkness 2nd

SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist (Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai)



Additional Shows

Title:Okusama ga Seito
Starts:July 1, 2015 at 12:30am JST on AT-X
Studio:Seven

Genre:Comedy
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/okusama/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

High school freshman Hayato Izumi lost the campaign for student council president to Ui Wakana, a girl who shocked the entire student body by promising "will remove all restrictions on campus romance" and gave away free condoms. Later that day Wakana the president-elect brought her belongings to Izumi's residence and claimed herself his betrothed fiancée.

Title:Chaos Dragon: Sekiryū Sen'eki
Starts:July 2, 2015 at 10:30pm(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio: SILVERLINK/CONNECT
Genre:Fantasy, Adventure
Website: http://chaosdragon.red/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

In the sparkling era year 3015, the great nations Donatia and Kouran divided the world in a cold war as they fight for supremacy. In the middle of this standoff is island country Nil Kamui, which has lost its independence.

Title:Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
Starts:July 2, 2015 at 12:55am(JST) on Fuji TV
Studio: Lerche
Genre:Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Website: http://www.rampokitan.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

The story takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba's worries, he volunteers to be Akechi's assistant.

Title:Gate: Jiei-tai Ka no Chi ni te, Kaku Tatakaeri
Starts:July 3, 2015 at 12:30am JST on Tokyo MX
Studio:A-1 Pictures
Genre:Fantasy, Adventure
Website: http://www.gate-anime.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

A gate appears in Tokyo's Ginza district sometime in the 21st century. From the gate pours out monsters, knights from middle-age Europe, and other fantasy-like beings, and they kill many of the citizens of Tokyo. This event is known as the Ginza Incident. The government sends a small group of soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to the alternate world beyond the gate. Led by otaku soldier Yōji, they find that the villages in the world are being attacked by a dragon. An elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage joins the group in their travels across the dangerous new world.

Wooser no Sono Higurashi Mugen-hen Season 3
Starts:July 3, 2015 at 1109pm (JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:SANZIGEN Animation Studio
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://wooser.tv/#/top
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Wooser and friends continue to protect money, meat, and gals by doing nothing at all.

Title:Miss Monochrome - The Animation- 2
Starts: July 3, 2015 at 1100pm (JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:LIDEN FILMS
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life, SciFi
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/miss_monochrome_anime_2/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Miss Monochrome is back. In order to be one step near KIKUKO, the "17-years-old forever" super-idol and Miss Monochrome's role model, she plans her strategy together with Ru-chan, the robotic floor sweeper and her "family member."

Title:Wakaba Girl (TV)
Starts:July 3, 2015 at 1117pm (JST) on Tokyo MX DLE Inc.
Studio: Nexus
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://wakabagirl.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Wakaba Kohashi is a "a slightly out-of-tune super" daughter of a well-to-do family. She looks like an elegant rich daughter, but admires the trendy "gyaru" fashion subculture. Her friends are the pure, innocent, fairy-tale-like Moeko, the capricious Mao, and Nao who used to be an athletic type of girl, but now loves the boys-love genre.

Title:Senki Zesshō Symphogear GX
Starts:July 4, 2015 at 3:17am (JST) on MBS
Studio:Satelight
Genre:SciFi
Website: http://www.symphogear-gx.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

After the frontier incident, everyone who knew the circumstances believed the Noise were gone and the pain they caused was at an end. But a new conflict approached unseen. In the Yokohama Harbor Oosan-bashi Pier, a new pattern is detected that is similar to the Noise. A combat group wielding mysterious technology stands in the way of Hibiki and the others. When she hears of this enemy of unprecedented strength, Tsubasa hurries back home from England. But the Symphogear users see no opening to counterattack are forced into a difficult fight. In this situation of extreme disparity, the battle for the song that will end the world begins.

Title:Classroom Crisis
Starts:July 3, 2015 at 1:55am (JST) on TBS
Studio: Lay-duce
Genre:Comedy, Action, SciFi
Website: http://www.classroom-crisis.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Humanity has successfully colonized all the planets in the Solar System, with intentions to continue into new frontiers. Individuals live stable lives in these colonies, including young high school students living in 4th Tokyo on Mars. Two of these students are Iris Shirazaki and Mizuki Sera. Iris is finishing her last year of high school while studying to be a test pilot while her friend Mizuki also works as a mechanic on the aircraft. Her own brother, Kaito, oversees Mizuki and Iris as their homeroom teacher and program director.

Title:Ushio & Tora
Starts:July 3, 2015 at 11:30pm (JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:MAPPA
Genre:SciFi, Comedy, Romance
Website: target="_blank">http://ushitora.tv/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

While cleaning out his family's Shinto temple, middle-school student Ushio Aotsuki stumbles upon a hidden cellar which houses a dangerous yokai. The yokai, pinned by a legendary weapon called the Beast Spear for 500 years, attracts many other supernatural creatures to the premises. Ushio is forced to free the creature – whom he names “Tora” – in return for his help in defeating them. Tora, who wishes to eat Ushio but is stalled by the Beast Spear, begins to haunt the boy in the hopes that an opportunity will present itself. However, Ushio's possession of the Spear seems to result in trouble after trouble, and Tora finds himself an unwilling ally to Ushio in his battles against various supernatural foes. Meanwhile, a greater danger lurks in the form of Hakumen no Mono, an incredibly powerful yokai with a thirst for destruction who is about to awaken from an extended slumber.

Title:Kinyoru, Abe Reiji - Heikin-teki Salaryman no Ijō na Nichijō
Starts:July 3, 2015 at 1:53am(JST) on TV Tokyo
Studio:DLE Inc.
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://www.abekin.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

The everyday life of Reiji Abe (written as "Abe Reiji" in Japanese, which is a wordplay of English word "average"), an average salaryman born in the Showa Period, reflects the ecology and true voices of millions of salarymen just like him.

Title:Gatchaman Crowds insight
Starts:July 5, 2015 at 1:55am(JST) on NTV
Studio:Tatsunoko Production
Genre:Action, Scifi
Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/GC_insight/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

A year has passed since the "Tachikawa Incident" in summer 2015. CROWDS -- the system that turns the mentality of humans into physical form that Berg Katze gave to Rui Ninomiya after extracting his NOTE -- has spread among the public. Prime Minister Seitarō Sugayama backs the plan, but not everyone agrees with his policy, and a mysterious organization attacks Sugayama's vehicle, marking the start of a series of new conflicts.

Title:Kurayami Santa
Starts:July 5, 2015 at 1:42am(JST) on Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting
Studio:ILCA
Genre:Horror, Supernatural
Website: http://www.kbc.co.jp/santa/index.html
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Set in 1960s Kyushu, the story centers around Santa, a familiar from Hell who is charged with maintaining the border between Hell and the human world. Santa's mission has him crossing paths with many humans and supernatural creatures.

Title:Charlotte
Starts:July 4, 2015 at 1:00am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:P.A. Works
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Action, Supernatural
Website: http://charlotte-anime.jp/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Special abilities occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yū Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.

Title:Wagnaria!!3 (TV)
Starts:July 4, 2015 at 12:30am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:A-1 Pictures
Genre:Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Website: http://www.wagnaria.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

The gang from the Wagnaria restaurant are back for another season with a main course of wacky comedy and a side dish of romance blooming between two of the characters.

Title:Dragon Ball Super
Starts:July 5, 2015 at 9:00am(JST) on Fuji TV
Studio:TOEI
Genre:Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Website: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/dragon_s/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

After defeating Majin Buu, life is peaceful once again. Ordered by Chi-chi to earn money, Goku works even as he wants to train even more. Meanwhile, Goten, about to become a brother-in-law to Videl, sets out on a journey with Trunks to find her a present.

Title:Wakako-zake
Starts:July 5, 2015 at 10:27pm(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:office DCI
Genre:Slice of Life
Website: http://www.wakakozake.jp/
Notable Cast/Staff:
  • Featuring the vocal talent of Miyuki Sawahiro as Wakako Murasaki (Di Gi Charat's Puchiko/Petit Charat, Hanamonogatari's Suruga Kanbaru, DURARARA's Celty Sturlson)
Summary:

26-year old Wakako drinks different kinds of sake at bars alone every night, searching for her place to belong.

Title:Snow White with the Red Hair
Starts:July 6, 2015 at 12:00am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:BONES
Genre:Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Website: http://clarines-kingdom.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Shirayuki is a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman with red hair, a color that is considered very rare. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she cuts her hair and runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.

Title:Million Doll
Starts:July 6, 2015 at 1:11am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:Asahi Productions
Genre:Slice of life
Website: http://milliondoll.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Sūko is an idol-loving hikikomori (shut-in) who has one ability: To make any idol popular through the power of blogging. She puts her sights on the Fukuoka idol Itorio and tries to make her more popular, but she is impeded by the charismatic idol Ryūsan and the underground idol Mariko.

Title:Q Transformers: Kaettekita Convoy no Nazo Season 2
Starts:July 6, 2015 at 6:55pm(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:DLE Inc.
Genre:Scifi, Comedy
Website: http://www.qtransformers.com/animation/index.html
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

The second season of the smart phone action game returns with new characters and more laughs.

Title:Teekyū Season 5
Starts:July 6, 2015 at 1:05am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:Millepensee
Genre:Comedy
Website: http://te-kyu.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Your favorite members of the Kameido High Tennis Club are back for another season of off the wall fun and maybe some tennis.

Title:Monster Musume
Starts:July 7, 2015 at 12:30am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio: Lerche
Genre:Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Website: http://monmusu.tv/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood - not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange Between Species Act," these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they're trying. When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a "volunteer" into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu's job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life.

Title:Bikini Warriors
Starts:July 7, 2015 at 1:35am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:feel.
Genre:Comedy, Fantasy
Website: http://bikini-warriors.com/anime/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

A team of four brave women -- Fighter (also the daughter of a legendary warrior who saved the country in the past), Paladin, Mage, and Darkelf -- accept the quest of saving the world from destruction. In order to achieve the goal they have to barter with villagers and fight against numerous monsters in their sexy and scantily-clad bikinis.

Title:Danchigai
Starts:July 9, 2015 at 1:00am (JST) on TV Saitama
Studio:Creators in Pack TOKYO
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://www.dreamcreation.co.jp/danchigai/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Haruki is the only boy of five siblings. He and his level-headed older sister Mutsuki, his difficult younger sister Yayoi, and mischievous twin sisters Uzuki and Satsuki all live together in an apartment complex.

Title:Seiyu's Life!
Starts:July 7, 2015 at 11:00pm (JST) on TV Tokyo
Studio:Gonzo
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://soregaseiyu.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

The world of voice acting is seen through the eyes of Futaba Ichinose, Ichigo Moesaki, and Rin Kohana, three rookie voice actresses.

Title:Anime Kaijū Sakaba Kanpai!
Starts:July 7, 2015 at 9:55pm (JST) on TV Tokyo
Studio:DLE Inc.
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://www.kaijusakabakanpai.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Being a villain is never easy, especially when you HAVE to be beaten by heroes in EVERY episode. Kaijū Sakaba (literally "Monsters' Bar") is a place for exhausted tokusatsu monsters to relax and rejuvenate so they can have their butts kicked by superheroes next day.
Title: Title:God Eater
Starts:July 12, 2015 at 10:30pm (JST) on TV Tokyo
Studio: ufotable
Genre:Action,SciFi
Website: http://anime.godeater.jp/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

In the year 2071, the Far East is ruled by angry gods. 20 years ago unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. Humanity both fears them and reveres them as "aragami." They are immune to all weapons and the mankind's numbers continue to dwindle. The last bastion of hope is the newly developed "God Arcs" weapons that utilize Oracle cells to fight back. The weapons wielders band together into an elite force dubbed "God Eaters."
Title:Himouto! Umaruchan
Starts:July 8, 2015 at 2:14am (JST) on Asahi Broadcasting Company
Studio:Doga Kobo
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://umaru-ani.me/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Umaru is Taihei's little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. She's a "Himōto" a little sister who is proper in public but lazy at home.
Title:SuzakiNishi THE ANIMATION
Starts:July 8, 2015 at 9:55pm (JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:feel.
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://suzakinishi.tv/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

One day, two transfer students arrive at a certain high school in Tokyo: airhead Aya Suzaki and happy-go-lucky Asuka Nishi. For the duo, every day is a happy day in campus.
Title:School-Live!
Starts:July 9, 2015 at 9:30pm (JST) on AT-X
Studio:Lerche
Genre:Comedy, Supernatural, Horror, Drama
Website: http://gakkougurashi.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
  • Masaomi Andō (White Album 2, Muv –Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse)
  • Featuring the vocal talents of Inori Minase as Yuki Takeya (Is the order a rabbit?'s Chino Kafu, Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls on a Dungeon's Hestia), Ari Ozawa as Kurumi Ebisuzawa (Classroom Crisis's Mizuki Sera, Aquarion Logo's Karan Uminagi), M.A.O as Yuri Wakasa (World Conquest Zvezda Plot's Renge Komadori, Actually, I Am…'s Akane Komoto)
Summary:

Four girls decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi, the center of the group Yūri who brings everyone together, and the spacey school adviser Megu. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.
Title:Prison School
Starts:July 10, 2015 at 1:05am (JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:J.C. Staff
Genre: Comedy
Website: http://prison-anime.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

There was a time when the Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls' boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo but a recent policy revision is allowing boys into the student body. On his first day, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he's one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Completely overwhelmed by the thousands of girls on campus, the few boys find that their situation is less than ideal.
Title:Venus Project: Climax
Starts:July 12, 2015 at 10:30pm(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:Nomad
Genre:Scifi, Action, Music
Website: http://vproject.jp/anime/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

In a not too distant future, Japan's data devices and video technology have been progressing to new heights, and people are abuzz about a new form of entertainment — Formula Venus. In Formula Venus or "F-V," the chosen top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all their experience gained.

Title:Makura no Danshi
Starts:July 13, 2015 at 1:16am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:Assex Finaud Fabric/feel.
Genre:Romance
Website: http://makuranodanshi.com/#top
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

Featuring 12 "Makura no Danshi" (pillow boys), all full of distinctly individual personalities and each catering to viewers who like a certain "type." The boys all live in the same town underneath a Starry Sky. Each of the "Makura no Danshi" will star his own weekly episode as they "sleep beside you and whisper."
Title:Yo-kai Watch Season 2
Starts:July 10, 2015 at 6:30pm(JST) on TV Tokyo
Studio:Oriental Light and Magic
Genre:Adventure, Comedy
Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/youkai-watch/index2.html
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

When Keita frees Whisper, a ghost-like yōkai, from 190 years of imprisonment, Whisper pledges to protect Keita from supernatural dangers. Whisper also gives Keita a watch that allows Keita to see other yōkai. Together with the twin-tailed cat spirit Jibanyan, they encounter lots of yōkai-related problems and solve them.
Title:[email protected] Cinderella Girls Season 2
Starts:July 17, 2015 at 12:00am(JST) on Tokyo MX
Studio:A-1 Pictures
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Music
Website: http://imas-cinderella.com/
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

The Cinderella Project returns from their amazing performance at the summer festival. With all they have learned they each return to their units bringing with them the experiences and energy to take them to the next level. However a new general executive joins 346 Productions and turns their world upside down. Can our Cinderella Girls find a way to keep their dreams alive?
Title:Osiris no Tenbin
Starts:August 1, 2015 at 12:00am(JST) on Fuji TV
Studio:A-1 Pictures
Genre:Drama, Supernatural
Website: http://fod.fujitv.co.jp/s/genre/anime/ser5263
Notable Cast/Staff:
Summary:

An assassin with a weak physical constitution meets with his targets before deciding whether to kill them or not. Instead of using a gun or another traditional means of execution, he takes out victims with psychokinesis.
Title:Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi!+
Starts:August 20, 2015 at 3:05am(JST) on TV Tokyo
Studio:TYO Animations
Genre:Comedy, Slice of Life
Website: http://yuruyuri.com/nachup/ Notable Cast/Staff:

Summary:

Summer treats for fans of the Yuriyuri series! Extra episodes before the third season premiere in October.

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