Summer Anime 2014

Not much potential this coming season but new animes are always a good welcome. 

 

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Akame ga Kill

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Producer: White Fox
  • TV Station: Tokyo MX
  • Director: Miya Shigeyuki
  • Writer: Konuta Takeshi
  • Will start in July 7, 2014
  • Number of episode: TBA
Summary: 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…
Thoughts: It’s intriguing because the fantasy elements are there but you want to see if it’ll work out. Might be a sleeper.
Preview:

Glasslip 

  • Genre: Slice of Life
  • Producer: PA Works
  • TV Station: Tokyo MX
  • Director: Nishimura Junjii
  • Writer: Nishimura Junji/Sato Rika
  • Will start in July 3, 2014
  • Number of episode: TBA
Summary: 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.
Thoughts: The storyline seems rather bland but PA Works animation is a must-watch every season.
Preview:

Tokyo Ghoul

  • Genre: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological, Seinen
  • Producer: Studio Pierrot
  • TV Station: Tokyo MX
  • Director: Morita Shuhei
  • Writer: Miksasano Chuuji
  • Will start in July 4, 2014
  • Number of episode: TBA
Summary: 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.
Thoughts: This horror anime has so much potential! The animation and mysterious storyline seem so interesting.
Preview:
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