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Anime of the Season (Summer 2016)

Shokugeki no Soma S2
Alderamin of the Sky
Danganronpa 3 Future and Despair Arcs
Mob Psycho 100
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan

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See below for a few of my personal picks for what i think are ones to watch this Summer.

If you wish to view the full Summer 2016 lineup, head here. 

Or click the + next to the show titles to go straight to that Myanimelist page.

Credit to Myanimelist for the seasonal information.



Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet +

Studio: David Production

Director: Naokatsu Tsuda [Inu x Boku SS, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure + Diamand + Stardust + Stardust Season 2]

Synopsis: 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...

Watchable On: Funimation

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi




Sweatness & Lightning +

Studio: TMS Entertainment 

Director: Torou Iwasaki [Isshuukan Friends]

Synopsis: Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife's death. He's no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of events lead him one evening to a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Her mother isn't there, but Kotori does her best to feed them both. It turns out Kotori is often alone since her parents are divorced and her mother is frequently not around. The three of them begin to meet and cook tasty food together.

Watchable On: Crunchyroll

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life




This Art Club Has A Problem! +

Studio: feel.

Director: Kei Oikawa [Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku, Minami-ke Okaeri]

Synopsis: Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! focuses on an art club in a certain middle school, and its members: Subaru Uchimaki, who is a genius at drawing faces, but only wants to draw the perfect 2D wife; Colette, a rich troublemaker who never stops making mischief; and the club president, who sleeps through sessions and collects sleeping aids. Mizuki Usami is the only person in the club who wants to do art club-like activities, and constantly struggles to do so.

Watchable On: Crunchyroll

Genres: Comedy, Romance, School




Orange +


Studio: Telecom Animation Film

Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki [Steins;Gate, Shigurui]

Synopsis: One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse.

The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.

Watchable On: Crunchyroll

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance, Shoujo




91 Days +

Studio: Shuka

Director: Hiro Kaburaki [Tonari no Kaibutsu-Kun, Kimi ni Todoke]

Synopsis: The time is 1920, five years after National Prohibition Law took place at a city called Lorel in the United States. Main character Avilo arrives to join the Vampiro family mafia undercover in order to seek revenge of killers who killed his parents and brother in this mafia. A Killing starts kills. Revenge starts new revenge. A story of vengeance and sorrow starts now.

Watchable On: Crunchyroll

Genres: Drama



New Game! +

Studio: Doga Kobo

Director: Yoshiyuki Fujiwara [Plastic Memories, GJ-bu]

Synopsis: The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba's senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company.

Watchable On: Crunchyroll

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life




Mob Psycho 100 +

Studio: Bones

Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa [Death Parade]

Synopsis: Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. "Mob") is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic "mentor" (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life. 

Watchable On: Crunchyroll

Genres: Action, Comedy, Supernatural




Re: Zero -Starting Life In Another World  +

Studio: White Fox

Director: Watanabe, Masaharu [Wakaba*Girl]

Synopsis: Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with her to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability "Returns by Death" and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

Watchable On: Crunchyroll

Genres: Drama, Fantasy





If your favourite anime of the season doesnt appear here, dont take it personally


Please direct any poll ideas you have to me through PM and ill add them to the weekly poll queue.

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Character: Rem

Anime: Re:Zero

Bio: Rem is one of the twin maids working for Roswaal L Mathers. She tends to speak in a superficially polite manner and sometimes acts without thinking. She holds both worshipping respect and guilt toward her sister for an incident in the past; because of this, Rem tends to think of herself as inferior. 

User comments:

Uran10: I vote Rem for september :)

Captain_Yuri: I am thinking her as well


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In this section users can give their recommendations and ratings for their favorite anime. You can update your favorites every season if you so wish. If you have a recommendation, shoot me a PM with the anime and why you recommend it. 

Whether you are new to anime and want to watch some of the best available, or are a veteran who's looking for some new content, this is the place to keep an eye on.

Jizz_Beard_thePirate: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the high school life of Haruhi Suzumiya, a young and very active high school girl, and those who are caught up in her unusual antics. While Haruhi is the central character to the plot, the story is told from the point of view of Kyon, one of Haruhi's classmates.

As the story progresses Kyon and Haruhi meet many new people including the time traveler Mikuru Asahina, the alien Yuki Nagato, and the esper Itsuki Koizumi, all of whom attend North High. Mikuru, Yuki, and Itsuki were all sent to monitor and observe Haruhi since she has the unconscious ability to destroy the universe and make a new one. Their mission is to keep her from getting bored, since Haruhi will create a new universe from scratch if the old one fails to remain interesting. However, they must hide Haruhi's powers from her for unexplained reasons. These three join Haruhi and Kyon to form a school club called the SOS Brigade. The entire series consists of the SOS Brigade's attempts to keep Haruhi entertained while hiding and dealing with supernatural phenomena.

Long story short: It is a fantastic series that everyone should watch. It is without a doubt, my favorite of them all even if season 2 was more on the eh side. 9.5/10 for me due to how much the movie makes up for Season 2 @_@

(Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Parody, School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life)

Jizz_Beard_thePirate: I say K-on and the reason is that the anime blends Slice of Life, Comedy and Music really well! Both the singing and even the background music during some moments really show an emphasis on music that I havnt seen in any other anime before! Top that with some really funny comedy moments and quite rememberable characterization, you have yourself a truely great anime! I specially love Mio's songs and she is certainly my favorite anime singer without a doubt! 8.5/10.

(Genre: Comedy, Music, Slice of Life)

NobleTeam360: Angel Beats: Great anime that has a lot of emotions in it, it's on the short side of 13 episodes, but it does so much in those 13 episodes and I truly felt attached to the characters. Also I find the humor to be quite good, I can say I laughed at least a few times each episode. 9/10 for me!

(Genre: Tragedy,  Action, Fantasy)

VanceIX: Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Still the best anime of all time for me. A masterpiece in all aspects. The characters, the story, the animation, all of it was perfect. It was the kind of anime that could send shivers down your back because it was just that good. A tale both tragic yet heart-warming at the same time. Every anime fan should give it a try. 10/10.

(Genre: Science Fantasy, Action, Adventure)

estebxx: Elfen Lied is the reason why I started watching anime, it was so good that I wanted to see if I could find an anime that was better than it, and even though with time I did found some other incredible anime masterpieces, Elfen Lied is still a great classic that everyone should watch.

It centers on Lucy a Diclonii (a mutant) human being with two horns on her head and the ability to control "vectors", transparent telekinetically controlled arms that have the power to manipulate and cut objects within their reach, bullied and rejected since childhood Lucy starts to build up a hatred against society and human beings in general.

The show features themes of social alienation, prejudice, identity, revenge, abuse, jealousy, regret and the value of humanity. It also contains graphic violence and emotional themes that feature characters development through the whole story. There is one word that I would use to describe this anime and that’s UNIQUE. 10/10

(Genre: Romance, Tragedy, Action)

Squeezol: My first recommendation in this thread is "Is The Order A Rabbit?" which is your typical cute girls doing cute things aka moe anime. It's simple yet relaxing, and even feels refreshing because of its theme. The anime revolves around Cocoa and her friends living their lives in and around the Rabbit House, a cafe where all kinds of coffee are served. The animation is super cute, just like the characters, and the music fits the overall European scenery very well. I give this anime a moe out of 10.

(Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy)

Zisbest: An Anime recommendation you ask for? The first thing that came to my mind 'Recommend ToraDora... just do it, darn it' So now I'm here doing exactly so. ToraDora is basically your standard Slice of Life Anime, mixed together with a lot of Humor and Romance.

The plot evolves around the two students Ryuuji and Taiga who essentially want to help each other out to hit on their individual crush. None of their plans work out the way they intended though, so they stumble from one funny moment to the next. Living pretty isolated in the beginning, Taiga continues to form a pretty strong bond to Ryuuji over the course of the 25 episode long Anime. The plot certainly won't get boring.

Now who should watch this Anime? You're into Slice of Life? Certainly. You want humorous situations? Check it out. You can't resist Romance with a Tsundere couple? Why are you still reading this? Personally I'd rate this Anime a solid 9/10 any day.

(Genres: Slice of Life, Romance, Drama, Comedy)

Versus_Evil: Natsume Yuuinchou: Emotional, genuine, heartfelt are three words that i would use to perfectly some up Nastume's Book of Friends. The main plot of the anime involves Natsume returning the names of the yokai his grandmother stored in the book of friends that he inherited after her passing, much to the annoyance of his friend and "bodyguard" the powerfull and gluttonous yokai Madara. A rollercoster of emotons from laughter, sorrow, worry, sadness to elation, each one of the 52 episodes presents a new story, a new yokai looking for they're name back and a new character to fall in love with. From these stories, the sountrack to the characters and the chemistry between them, everything within this anime will invoke some sort of feeling that will leave you wiping away tears or laughing but always wanting more. My favourite anime of all time and one i dont think will be topped anytime soon or if ever. 10/10

(Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural)

Ka-pi96: Sword Art Online: Plenty of great action scenes with some very good characters and a nice dose of romance between some of them. The animation quality is very high and the setting is a virtual reality MMO so something familiar for gamers. 9/10 for me.

(Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure)

Kyokusanagi: Aishiteruze Baby: Kippei Katakura is a high school playboy who flirts with any girl he sees. His life is turned upside down when one day his 5-year old cousin Yuzuyu shows up at his house after her mother had seemingly abandoned her. Kippei has been charged with the task of taking care of Yuzuyu, and he must learn how to become the "mother" that Yuzuyu needs.

I recommend this anime for everyone who wants to watch something touching. 10/10

(Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo)

Uran-10: I recommend Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha because its not exactly your typical save the world being cute magical girl show. its not Madoka but it is as someone once said "the Magical girl anime that keeps me in the genre". Its got good action, likeable characters and lots of sequels too and the 2nd season is amazing. Easily an 8/10 but its 2nd season is a 9/10.

(Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Super Power)

AsGryffynn: Rebuild of Evangelion: The original Evangelion anime was good by itself, but this one added a depth other similar stories lack. The series is no longer as depressive as the original, and the action and voice acting in both versions (English and Japanese) sounds great whereas the OST by Shiro Sagisu will immerse you into the depths of the Geofront and the quaint and chaotic suburbs of Tokyo III. 9.7 out of 10

(Genre: Action, Dementia, Drama, Mecha, Psychological, Sci-Fi)

Zisbest: King of the Hill: Produced by the underdog Anime studio "Fox", King of the hill is the pinnacle of "western type" slice of life Anime. The several seasons long Anime mainly focuses on the daily routine of the main protagonist Hanku Hillu, who is basically just trying to get his life straight, but fails to do so on many comedic occasions, mainly revolving around his wife Peggia Hillu and his son Bobby-kun. The Anime most definitely delivers in the already mentioned comedic aspects, but also doesn't shy away from more adult oriented content and even ecchi scenes, as well as scoring one of the catchiest Anime OPs to date. An essential must this season. I give it a 9.5/10

(Genre: Comedy, Parody, Slice of Life)


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Random Picture of the Day: Best SoL indeed


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Great thread Vance, great gifs Jizz!

I'm looking forward to all the great discussions

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'Anime thread reborn'? I'm certainly in this time.

Lyrics: He He He He Ha Ha Ha!

VanceIX said:

Now remember, no NSFW content here

tsk god dammit :P (I'm kidding ofcourse, I won't actually ever post that stuff here)

anyways I'm in, I'm so in. My favourite show of this season is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun :D

Squeezol's Fanclub Member? is that how it works?

Why can't I hold all these no gaemz?

Always looking to improve my awful drawings ;_; 

Wow, nice job Vancel, no picture for Angel Beats :(


So many superiority complexes on VGC. 

Looking pretty epic Vancel!!! Its soo beautiful


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Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
Looking pretty epic Vancel!!! Its soo beautiful

that gif doesnt fit what you're saying at all lol

Squeezol's Fanclub Member? is that how it works?

Why can't I hold all these no gaemz?

Always looking to improve my awful drawings ;_;