Hot Anime Summer: Five Anime Series You Should Be Watching This Season

2019 has already been off to a great start anime-wise. With the success of series like The Promised Neverland, Mob Psycho II, My Hero Academia, and One Punch Man season 2 we have to wonder how new and upcoming series will compare.

Here are some of the anime that should be on your watch list this summer!

Dr. Stone

This anime has been highly anticipated since it was announced. It takes place in a world where everyone has been turned to stone due to some unexplained phenomenon. A young scientist, Senku Ishigami, wakes up and tries to find answers as to why everyone’s been petrified. He’s reunited with his childhood friend, Taiju Oki, who also mysteriously woke up and the two try to find a way to rebuild civilization.

The studio behind this anime is TMS Entertainment, the same company behind hits like Akira, Detective Conan, and D. Gray Man. Needless to say, Dr. Stone looks good. As a person who has never read the manga, it’ll be interesting to see how this story unfolds.

Where You Can Watch It: Crunchyroll, Funimation

Carole and Tuesday

 

Carole is a struggling musician that lives in the middle of a bustling city. Tuesday is from a wealthy family that doesn’t understand her passion for music. These two come together under unlikely circumstances and decide to make music in a world where most entertainment is produced by AI instead of humans. They start off small, but it won’t be long until they’re making waves.

This series is directed by the well respected Shinichirō Watanabe who has also directed hits like Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, and Space Dandy. Studio Bones is responsible for this show as well. Bones has produced My Hero Academia, Ouran High School Host Club, Fullmetal Alchemist, Mob Psycho 100 and so much more. Carole and Tuesday features a great story and music so varied that it’s almost hard to believe it all comes from one series. Additionally, the diversity in this show is nothing to scoff at. It’s rare to see black characters represented in anime and even more rare that they’re a main character. The series also has LGBTQ characters in it as well. It’s refreshing to see an anime that puts inclusion in the forefront.

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix

Fire Force

Fire Force was made by Atsushi Ōkubo, the same mangaka behind Soul Eater. In this world, there’s a specialized task force that fights against the threat of spontaneous human combustion. Those affected by it turn into demon-like creatures that attack indiscriminately. Some humans, however, have developed the ability to manipulate fire while keeping their human form. Shinra Kusakabe, who is about to join Special Fire Force Company 8, is one of these special humans. He wants to become a hero but between his nickname, “Devil’s Footprints,” and his bloody past, it’ll definitely be a challenge.

Within the first few minutes of the first episode, it’s clear to see that the animation budget will be giving watchers some beautifully done scenes. David Production is the studio doing this anime and they’re responsible for series like Cells At Work! and Ensemble Stars!, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable. Fire Force started off a bit fast paced but has done fine with introducing the main cast. So far, the show seems like it has a lot of promise.

Where You Can Watch It: Crunchyroll, Funimation

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This Boys Love anime is about Ritsuka Uenoyama, an electric guitarist, meets who Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka has been losing optimism towards music – something that used to be very important for him. Then, he hears Mafuyu sing and the two, along with some friends, make music together for their band. These characters have to overcome their own struggles to be successful.

This anime is from the studio Lerche who has done series like Dangan Ronpa and Assassination Classroom. This anime is already receiving praise because unlike many BL series, there doesn’t seem to be any underlying weird tropes that are often present throughout the genre.

Where You Can Watch It: Crunchyroll

Lord El Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note

This is the next anime that’s in the conglomerate known as the Fate series. This one tackles the story of Waver Velvet, whom you will recognize if you’ve watched Fate/Zero. This takes place years after the Fourth Holy Grail War and Waver has now taken on the name of Lord El-Melloi II. With his status as a lord and a member of the Mages Association, Lord El-Melloi II has to face mysterious cases of magic while also keeping up with those who would rather see him fail.

This takes place between Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night, so it would be beneficial to see Fate/Zero before watching this particular series. It’s made by the studio TROYCA, which is actually a pretty recent company that has done Aldnoah.Zero and IDOLiSH 7. This anime will be a good watch for avid fans of the Fate anime or even Fate Grand Order players.

Where You Can Watch It: Crunchyroll, Funimation

 

That’s all for now! Let us know if any of your favorites are on this list!

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