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Summer 2012 Anime Guide

Time passes by so fast and Spring has already left, leaving way to a bright new summer season!…..For July, we have quite a number of new anime series coming up so get ready to buckle up. In this post I will be going through quite a few of the most anticipated and popular ones. We have had quite an amount of fun during the Spring season especially from anime like Fate/Zero, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka (これはゾンビですか?), Accel World (アクセル・ワールド), Saki (咲), Natsuiro Kiseki (夏色キセキ) and Hyouka (氷菓). Well with much further ado let me present to you 2012’s Summer Anime Guide. Remember to comment!

Below is a list of Promotional Videos (PV) for the 2012 Summer anime season.

 


 

Kingdom / キングダム (38 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: June 4, 2012
In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a minister. Winding up on the losing side of a power-struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village, barely alive. Shin then meets a boy who closely resembles Hyou, Ei Sei. For now he is the king of Qin; later he will become the emperor Shi Huangdi.

 

Best Wishes! Season 2 (Pokémon: Black and White Season 2)

Links: Official Website | On Air: June 21, 2012
The latest installment to the Pokemon anime series. The series will feature the appearance of the extremely rare telekinetic Pokémon Meloetta. Other characters appearing in the second season will include Sinnoh-region Champion Shirona (Cynthia), and Hikari (Dawn) and her Pokémon Piplup from the Pokémon – Diamond and Pearl video game and anime series. The new series will have Satoshi (Ash) reuniting with Shirona and traveling together to East Isshu. There, the characters will participate in a “Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup” to be able to challenge Isshu-region Champion Adeku (Alder). A new rival for Satoshi will also appear in the series.

 

Tari Tari / アニメ「TARI TARI」公式サイト (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 1, 2012

The story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children.

Wakana Sakai once took music lessons, but she withdrew from music after losing her mother. Konatsu Miyamoto is a positive-thinking girl who loves singing and spends time after school at the vocal music club. Sawa Okita is a spirited archery club member who dreams of becoming a horse rider. Daichi Tanaka is a chronically late badminton team member who lives with his college student sister. “Wiin” just transfered into Wakana’s class after 12 years abroad in Australia.

Music brings Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa and the others together into an ensemble during their last summer in high school.

 

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita / 人類は衰退しました (12 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 1, 2012

Its been several centuries since human beings declined due to the steep drop in birthrates. The most prosperous species on Earth are the “Fairies”, 10 cm tall creatures with high intelligence. I became a UN arbitrator between the Humans and the Fairies and returned to my hometown to help my grandfather. I thought my job would not be a tough one and visited one of the fairies to say hello to them but…

 

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse / マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 2, 2012

Anime adaptation of the Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Novel. The novel itself is a spinoff of the 2006 romance simulation game Muv-Luv Alternative from the adult game company age.

 

Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi. / 超訳百人一首 うた恋い。(?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 2, 2012

The story tells the “super-liberal interpretation” of the Hyakunin Isshu anthology of poems that were written between the 7th and the 13th century in Japan. The anthology features 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as  The Tale of Genji’s Murasaki Shikibu. The poems are also used as the basis for the Karuta card games.

 

Yuruyuri♪♪ /  ゆるゆり (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 2, 2012

Sequel to the Yuriyuri series. Right after starting middle school, Akari Akaza joins the Amusement Club which is composed solely of her two childhood friends, Kyouko Toushino and Yui Funami. Chinatsu Yoshikawa, Akaza’s classmate, becomes a member after finding out the dissolution of the Tea Club. The Amusement Club has no clear purpose, being free for the girls to do whatever they want.

 

Natsuyuki Randezvous / 夏雪ランデブー (11 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2012

Hazuki falls in love at first sight with a flower shop owner named Rokka and decides to get closer to her by applying as a part-time employee. A going-away party soon brings him to her doorstep, and Hazuki is elated. But what happens when he discovers that residing in her apartment is the spirit of a man she can never forget

 

Sword Art Online / ソードアート・オンライン (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called “Sword Art Online”. There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but “game over” means the death of the player.

 

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate / 恋と選挙とチョコレート (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2012

Anime adaptation of Sprite / Fairy’s Love, Election and Chocolate (Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate) adult game. Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate follows the protagonist Yuuki Oojima, who attends Private Takafuji Academy, a large school with over 6,000 students. Yuuki is a member of the food research club, along with seven others, including his childhood friend Chisato Sumiyoshi. The members leisurely spend their time in the club not doing much activities. When the election of the next student council president comes up, the front runner Satsuki Shinonome proposes that clubs that have no merit should be sorted out and abolished. The food research club seeks advice from the current student council president Yakumo Mori, who suggests Yuuki run in the election as an opposing candidate. Yuuki learns about the issues facing the school and decides to run in the election.

 

Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. / だから僕は, Hができない. (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

The main character of the story, who lost his “erotic spirit” by making a contract with a beautiful Goddess of Death, struggles to regain that spirit back. Ryousuke cannot enjoy himself while living with the Goddess of Death Risara under a contract, because he gave up his erotic spirit under the deal. He cannot get excitement from watching girls and wonders if his adolescent days are over.

 

Dog Days’ Season 2  / ドッグデイズ’ (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 7, 2012

Sequel to the Dog Days’ series which was aired last year. In the land of Fronaldo, the Republic of Biscotti has been aggressively attacked by the Lion Kingdom of Galette. Facing potential defeat, Princess Millhiore summons a hero who can save the country. What she gets is Izumi Shinku, a middle-school boy from Japan. Awaiting him in Fronaldo is the task of becoming hero enough to defeat his enemies while learning the peculiar rules of battle in this strange new world.

 

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II / 境界線上のホライゾン II (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

Sequel to the Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon series which was aired last year. In a distant future, Japan is divided into feudal territories, which have been conquered and have been ruled by other countries. The flying city-ship Musashi, which holds the remnants of the Japanese, is being targeted and has no choice but to keep its people safe by going to war. With the fate of the world resting on its hands, the Students of Musashi may hold the key to victory

 

Oda Nobuna no Yabou / 織田信奈の野望 (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 8, 2012

The story follows a modern-day high school boy named Yoshiharu Sagara who is transported to Japan’s Sengoku Jidai (Era of the Warring States), except the well-known warriors of the era are female. Oda Nobuna, a cute girl who happens to be a warlord, nicknames Yoshiharu “Monkey” and takes him under her wing.

 

Binbou Gami ga! / 貧乏神が! (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 4, 2012

Sakura Ichiko is a 16 year old girl who has an abundance of Happiness Energy, which can make people happy, but at the cost of absorbing all the happiness from her surroundings. Because of this, she becomes the target of a Poverty God named Momijin whose goal is to remove Ichiko’s power of absorbing other people’s Happiness Energy and to return all the energy she has taken to its rightful place.

 

Hakuouki: Reimei-roku / 薄桜鬼 黎明録 (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

Yukimura Chizuru has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between an Oni and a Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debates on what to do with Chizuru when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor they were also looking for. The Shinsengumi takes Chizuru along on their search for the missing doctor, from adventures to adventures.

 

Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebisugawa Koukou Tenmon-Bu / えびてん 公立海老栖川高校天悶部 (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 14, 2012

The story centers around Itsuki Noya, a boy who wishes to join his school’s astronomy club (tenmon-bu). However, he actually entered the similarly named Tenmon-Bu — A club for fujoshi (female otaku) interests.

 

Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! / この中に1人、妹がいる! (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2012

Abiding by his father’s will, Shougo was transferred into an academy where many young girls attend. It appears as though his younger sister (separated from him at birth) also attends this academy, and that she is trying to get closer to him without letting know him who she actually is. Problem is, Shougo seems to be popular with the other girls as well! Can Shougo “properly” reunite with his little sister and while making a girlfriend at the same time?!

 

Campione! / カンピオーネ! (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 6, 2012

A harem love comedy plus magic battles. Kusanagi Godo is a 16-year-old high school boy, who once killed the god “Verethragna” and acquired the title of “Campione (god killer)” when he was 15. Erica Brandelli is a 16-year-old Italian girl, who is a “Great Knight” of the magic society “Bronze Black Cross” and had fought together with Godo to defeat Verethragna. Godo doesn’t like fighting but his title of “Campione” makes him get involved in battles against other Campiones and uncontrollable gods.

 

Kokoro Connect / ココロコネクト (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

The “love and teen pentagonal comedy” follows the strange phenomena at the Yamahoshi Academy’s Culture Club, starting with the five male and female club members switching bodies with each other.

 

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica / はぐれ勇者の鬼畜美学 (エステティカ) (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 6, 2012

In normal RPGs, a hero defeats the Satan king and the story ends. But what does the hero do after that? Ohtorizawa Akatsuki defeats the Satan king in the fantasy world of Alleyzard and returns to the real world. He is sheltered by the international organization BABEL, which protects and controls people transferred from the outer worlds. BABEL is astonished to know Akatsuki has really defeated Satan and brings Satan’s daughter Miu from Alleyzard. In the academy of BABEL, Akatsuki confronts other “returners”, who have psychic powers.

 

Rinne no Lagrange Second Season / 輪廻のラグランジェ season 2 (12 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

Sequel to the Rinne no Lagrange series which was aired earlier this year. Madoka Kyouno is an energetic girl who is full of passion. As the proud, and only, member of the Kamogawa Girls’ High School Jersey Club, she goes around helping people in need.

Madoka’s life is turned upside down when she is suddenly asked by a mysterious girl named Lan to pilot a robot. Motivated by her desire to protect the people and city of Kamogawa, Madoka agrees to pilot the resurrected Vox robot to fight against extraterrestrials that have come to attack Earth.

 

Joshiraku / じょしらく (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2012

A group of girls discusses random things and usually reaches an unusual or humorous conclusion that’s far from the initial discussion topic. The story follows the behind-the-scenes dressing-room conversation of a group of female (joshi) Japanese verbal show (rakugo) performers.

 

Arcana Famiglia: La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia / アルカナ・ファミリア -La storia della Arcana Famiglia-(?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

The story takes place on the small island of Regalo in the Mediterranean Sea. The island has been protected by a vigilante committee called “Arcana Famiglia”. The members of the family have psychic powers gained by a secret ritual.

Felicita is a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her strict mother. She visits Regalo to see her father who is the head of Arcana Famiglia. He tells her to become the leader of “Serie of Sword”, the arbitrator section of the family.

As one of the members of Arcana Famiglia, Felicita interacts with other handsome but eccentric members.

 

Aruvu Rezuru: Kikai Jikake no Yousei-tachi / アルヴ・レズル -機械仕掛けの妖精たち- (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

A cyber battle sci-fi. In 2022, the technology of quantum computing has greatly advanced and many people have transfered their mind into the cyber space.

Remu’s sister-in-law, Shiki, skipped grades and entered a high school in the academic city “Okinotori-island Mega Float City (OMFC)” when she was 14. One day, Shiki confessed to her brother via Skype that she was talking to him directly from the cyber space and her real body had been kept in a water tank filled with a culture medium. It’s called “Body pool” and Shiki connected to the network by nanomachines implanted in her brain.

Remu was surprised but he accepted her decision until an accident called “Early Rupture” happened. The network server got overloaded and users’ minds were lost in cyber space leaving soulless living bodies in the Body Pools. In order to bring Shiki’s mind back, Remu visits her apartment in OMFC and there meets Shiki escaped from the hospital. But the girl tells him that she is not Shiki and she happens to haven taken over Shiki’s body.

When Remu tries to figure out the situation, a violent attack strikes the apartment.

 

Chitose Get You!! / ちとせげっちゅ!! (?? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July ?, 2012

Chitose is an 11-year-old girl who is madly in love with an older guy named Hiroshi. He works at the town hall right next to the school and Chitose spends every day relentlessly pursuing him. Can Chitose ever convince Hiroshi to go out with her?

 

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