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Upcoming Summer 2014 Anime Releases

Posted by Jonathan Jackson Monday, June 23, 2014
This summer is set to see an abundance of anime titles being released. In fact, there are 36 new series airing in July to watch. There are some old faces returning, as well as some great looking new series. All genres look like they are covered, judging from this list. So if you like your animes to be Mech based, horror, real-life, or fluffy and cute, there is something for everyone.

2014 Anime TV shows lineup

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Akame ga Kill!
(White Fox)
Tatsumi is a fighter who just got robbed by a pretty girl, but his luck seems to be looking up as another pretty girl has taken him in. What he doesn’t know is that this girl is about to be visited by a family of assassins (including the girl who robbed him) and they might be the good guys, and be recruiting…

Premiere Date: Jul 07, 2014
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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(A-1 Pictures)
In 1972, a hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon, and humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. However, eventually the seeds of war were sown.

Premiere Date: Jul 06, 2014
Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi

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Ao Haru Ride
(Production I.G)
Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to "reset" her image and life as a new high school student. Because she's cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn't get her feeling across to the one boy she has ever liked, Tanaka-kun. Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won't be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now that is a thing of the past. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?

Premiere Date: Jul 08, 2014
Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo

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Bakumatsu Rock
(Studio Deen)
The story is set in the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan in the middle of the 19th century. The Tokugawa shogunate uses the brainwashing Heaven's Songs by the top idols in Shinsengumi to subjugate the country and its people. In this Japan, writing or singing any songs besides the Heaven's Songs is a capital offense. Sakamoto Ryouma and the other rockers rise up and change the world with rock 'n' roll for freedom and justice.

Premiere Date: Jul 02, 2014

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(Kinema Citrus)
As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young and handsome calligrapher, Handa Seishu, is exiled on a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc. Can this city guy handle all the crazy hardships? Find out in this wacky island comedy full of innocence and laughter!

Premiere Date: Jul 06, 2014
Comedy, Slice of Life

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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
(Toei Animation)
Tsukino Usagi is a clumsy crybaby, but otherwise very cheerful eighth grade student. One day she meets a cat named Luna with a crescent moon on her head and is transformed into the sailor-suited guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi has a mission … to find her comrades; to find the Phantom Silver Crystal; and protect the Princess. However, Queen Beryl of the Dark Kingdom also seeks the terrible power of the Silver Crystal, and sends her agents into the city where Usagi lives, triggering the start of a fierce battle.
Will Sailor Moon be able to find the other Sailor Guardians, the Phantom Silver Crystal and protect the Princess?!

Premiere Date: Jul 05, 2014
Demons, Magic, Romance, Shoujo

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DRAMAtical Murder
The story takes place many years in the future where the virtual fighting game "Rhyme" is incredibly popular and people possess "AllMates," convenient AI computers. Aoba leads an ordinary life, working at a junk shop and living with his grandmother on the island of Midorijima. Unlike his friends, he doesn't participate in Rhyme, nor does he belong in a gang. However, when rumors of people disappearing spread, Aoba finds himself needing to unravel the mysteries behind the island in order to protect his everyday life.

Premiere Date: Jul 07, 2014
Action, Sci-fi, Psychological

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(Silver Link)
About a month after the events of the first manga, a new mission to normalize the Earth's pulsations come up. However, when Ilya tries to subdue the pulsations…

Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2014
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic

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(Kyoto Animation)
The second season to Free!. Continuing the story of Haruka Nanase, and the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club. Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin come together for a story of swimming, youth, and friendship.

Premiere Date: Jul 03, 2014
Sports, Comedy, School, Slice of Life

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Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
The story is about the life of a high school girl, Nanako, and her senpai, Yukari, who end up becoming the town’s local idols (locodol) upon the request of her uncle. However, they would soon learn that their new idol lifestyle is less than stellar as they are only be interviewed by the town’s shopping center, appear on low-budget cable television, and perform concerts on the roof of department stores. The girls’ salaries come from the town’s taxes.

Premiere Date: Jul 04, 2014
Comedy, Seinen

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Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
The romantic comedy story begins when high school student Sakura Chiyo confesses her feelings to her classmate Nozaki. Due to a misunderstanding, Nozaki thinks Sakura is just a fan of his shōjo manga work. Sakura has to convey her true feelings while her relationship with Nozaki develops.

Premiere Date: Jul 07, 2014
Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen

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(P.A. Works)
The story follows six high school students who meet during the summer. The protagonist is Touko Fukami, a 17-year-old born in Fukui Prefecture. Her dream is to become a glass artisan.

Premiere Date: Jul 03, 2014
Slice of Life

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The next part of the Monogatari Series, Hanamonogatari features Suruga Kanbaru and is set after Koyomi Araragi graduates from high school.

Premiere Date: Aug 16, 2014
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Vampire

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(Madhouse Studios)
Normal appearance, normal intelligence, normal in arts and sports... just normal. This is the entirely normal 14-year-old, Naru Sekiya. While she admires "heroines," she continues to live a normal life until one moonlit night she meets a fairy. This foreign girl then guides her into the extraordinary world of the yosakoi dance.

Premiere Date: Jul 08, 2014
Seinen, Slice of Life

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The story centers around Yūki Akamatsu, a boy who joins the staff of his school's second newspaper. The editor-in-chief Ayaka Nikaidō immediately assigns him to the life (jinsei) advice column. Three girls — the science representative Rino Endō, the liberal arts representative Fumi Kujō, and the physical education representative Ikumi Suzuki — answer requests from students about whatever is troubling them.

Premiere Date: Jul 06, 2014
Slice of Life

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Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus
(A-1 Pictures)
The TV series is subtitled Book of Circus and will air July 2014 in the Animeism block. It will adapt the Noah's Ark Circus Arc, picking the manga story back up from the point at which they diverged. This arc immediately follows the Curry Contest Arc in the manga, which ended at episode 15 in the first season of the anime.

Premiere Date: Jul 11, 2014
Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

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Love Stage!!
(J.C. Staff)
The story revolves around Izumi Sena, a boy born into a family of ultra-famous entertainers. However, he is the only member of the family who is not in the entertainment industry, and he is a super otaku college student, too. He has been striving hard to become a manga creator, but he ends up starring in a television commercial. He eventually cross paths again with the very famous actor Ryuuma, who becomes aware of his attraction towards Izumi.

Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2014
Comedy, Yaoi, Gender Bender, Shounen Ai

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Majimoji Rurumo
(J.C. Staff)
Shibaki is a high school boy whose only interest is girls, except he's been branded as the most hentai boy at school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library about how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be the real thing. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant him a wish. Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take his soul. When the story starts, Shibaki wishes he could see Rurumo again. His wishes is granted immediately as Rurumo falls from the sky and crash lands in front of him. He finds out that as punishment for not taking his soul she's been busted down to an apprentice demon. Now, she must complete the task of getting Shibaki to use up 666 magic tickets that grant wishes before she can become a witch again. However, what she doesn't know is that each time he uses a ticket it shortens his life. When the last ticket is used up, Shibaki will die. Shibaki knows this because Rurumo's familiar black cat Chiro tell him as part of the "contract" for giving him the tickets. Now, Shibaki has a choice, make a wish and help Rurumo become a witch again or resist the temptation and try to save his own life.

Premiere Date: Jul 09, 2014
Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen

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Minarai Diva
The story follows two aspiring divas who hope to become famous through a unique brand of music.

Premiere Date: Jul 14, 2014

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Momo Kyun Sword
The story begins with a female re-imagining of Momotarou, a famous character in Japanese folklore. Momoko is a beautiful young sword fighter who was born inside a peach (momo in Japanese). She lives with her constant companions — the dog god, Inugami, the monkey god, Sarugami, and the pheasant god, Kijigami in a peaceful paradise. However, a demon army led by devil king invades the paradise and steals the precious treasure that protects Momoko's land. To retrieve the treasure and save the people, Momoko embarks on a great adventure with her three companions.

Premiere Date: Jul 09, 2014
Fantasy, Ecchi, Magic

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Nobunaga Concerto
The story centers around Saburou, a high school boy who time-travels to Japan's Sengoku Era. He must become Nobunaga Oda, the famed warlord who helps unite Japan.

Premiere Date: Jul 12, 2014
Historical, Romance, Shounen

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Persona 4 The Golden Animation
Spring. A rural town, far removed from the city, that spends its time peacefully. A boy arrives at Yaso Inaba Station, where the cherry blossom petals are falling. His name is Yuu Narukami. Due to his family's situation, he moves to Inaba to live with his uncle, and attends Yasogami High School.
From there, his school life begins: The shopping mall after school. The serial murders happening in the town. The Midnight Channel that comes on late at night… What days are waiting for Yū and his friends "this time?"

Premiere Date: Jul 11, 2014

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Psycho-Pass New Edit Version
Psycho-Pass is set in 2113. The Sibyl System is actively measuring the populace's mental states, personalities, and the probability that individuals will commit crimes using a "cymatic scan" of the brain. The resulting assessment is called a Psycho-Pass. When the probability of a person engaging in crimes measured by the Crime Coefficient index exceeds a certain level in an individual, he or she is pursued, apprehended, and killed if necessary. The "new edit version" will take the first series and re-cut it into 11 one-hour episodes with new cuts of footage.

Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2014
Action, Sci-Fi, Police

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The "dream railway paradise entertainment" story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called "RJ" plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

Premiere Date: Jul 04, 2014
Action, Romance, Shounen

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Re: Hamatora 
The final episode of Hamatora ended with a "To Be Continued." The second series continues in the year 2014 where select humans, called Minimum Holders, have been discovered to possess supernatural abilities. It features the tag line, "We don't need the Minimum."

Premiere Date: Jul 08, 2014
Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power

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Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
(Silver Link)
 Now that he enters his high school career, Satomi Koutaro begins his life living alone in an apartment that only costs him 5000 yen per month, an extremely cheap deal even for this small apartment. There’s a catch: the apartment is apparently haunted by a cute ghost that has driven its prior occupants away. Next thing he knows, not only is there a ghost trying to drive him out of his new home, but magical girls and other unique female characters turn this small apartment into a battleground of sorts.

Premiere Date: 2014
Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural

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(Studio Pierrot)
Middle school girl Momoka is dragged into joining one of the strangest associations at her school, the Survival Game Club. Its members participate in various forms of paramilitary training under the watchful eye of charming and alarming president, Miou. How on Earth will the inexperienced Momoka survive her training, let alone Miou's company?!

Premiere Date: Jul 06, 2014
Comedy, Shoujo, Military

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Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite's education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. "You stole...my spirit...you have to take responsibility for it!" "Huh?" "You have to become my contracted spirit!" What will Kamito's destiny lead to?

Premiere Date: Jul 14, 2014
Seinen, Supernatural, Harem, School, Comedy

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Sengoku Basara Judge End
Based on CAPCOM's 2010 game Sengoku Basara 3 (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes), and it will depict the epic Battle of Sekigahara.

Premiere Date: Jul 06, 2014
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Super Power

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Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
The story takes place in a world where two countries, Arandas and Ingelmia, have been warring against each other for a very long time. Tokimune, a young man belonging to the eighth autonomous unit of Arandas, saves a girl named Jamie when she is attacked by enemy forces. In order to survive, he rides the new weapon Argevollen and fights.

Premiere Date: Jul 03, 2014
Mecha, Action

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The anime will tell an original story set 15 years after the novel's story. It takes place at a fictional theater called Hollywood Tokyo in Harajuku, where members of the idol group "Shonen Hollywood" develop their talents with diligent work and studying.

Premiere Date: Jul 05, 2014

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Space☆Dandy 2
The second season of Space☆Dandy. An alien hunter who is "a dandy guy in space," in search for undiscovered or rare aliens with his robot assistant QT and a space cat named Meow. The trio are normally dimwitted and next to useless, despite their heroic attitudes and intentions.

Premiere Date: Jul 06, 2014
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space

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Sword Art Online II
(A-1 Pictures)
Sequel to Sword Art Online, featuring the next arc "Phantom Bullet."

Premiere Date: Jul 05, 2014
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game

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Tokyo ESP
The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a "flying penguin" to the top of New Tokyo Tower — only to have "fish swimming in the air" suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

Premiere Date: Jul 12, 2014
Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Seinen

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Tokyo Ghoul
(Studio Pierrot)
The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

Premiere Date: Jul 04, 2014
Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological, Seinen

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Zankyou no Terror
On a summer day …
A massive terrorist bombing suddenly struck Tokyo.
The culprits behind the act that woke up this complacent nation from its slumber were just two boys. Now, the culprits known as "Sphinx" begin a grandiose game that encompasses all of Japan.

Premiere Date: Jul 11, 2014
Psychological, Thriller

There are lots of fantastic anime out over summer, I'm looking forward to Tokyo Ghoul. Which ones are you going to be watching? Let us know in the comments section below.

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