The new season of anime is finally here and I can definitively say that it looks pretty awful. Especially compared to last season. Of the myriad of new anime coming out this season, I’m only interested in a handful and most of them are adaptations of works I’m already familiar with.

I kinda feel like I should go back and finish the various stellar animes that were airing last season and then come back to this season once everything is out. It would save me a decent amount of time and I won’t have to wait for the next episode of a new anime to come out this season. Plus, I’ll feel less guilty about not finishing Megalobox, A Place Further than the Universe and Hinamatsuri when I finally complete them...

In any case, here are the animes I’m planning to watch this season


Grand Blue

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This is one of the best animes about diving that I’ve ever read ;P

In all seriousness, it’s one of the funniest slice of life comedies I’ve ever read. Plus, the entire cast are college students so they can usually solve any misunderstandings by talking it out or drinking. Lots and lots of drinking.

Did I mention that this is a series about diving?



Hanebado!

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I actually haven’t heard of this series until the start of the season, but since I’ve heard positive things about the show so far I’m planning to check it out. Plus, it’s a show about badminton, which is close enough to tennis to get me to check it out and I love me some tennis. I did the same for Blazing Ping Pong girls and despite the moe art style and I had a fun time with the show. Anyways, I’m hoping the show has some consistently animated badminton matches.



Cells at Work

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This show is about how your body functions except all your cells and pathogens have become anthropomorphized anime boy/girls. I’m surprised they haven’t turn this into a gatcha game yet.

I actually studied biology back in college and I’m pretty interested to see how this anime may try to make your bodily functions into a fun piece of entertainment. I have a distinct feeling the show will go down the Osmosis Jones route, but who knows.




Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation

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I am only watching this purely because I read a volume or two back when I was a teen. I remember that the series was pretty creepy and had a lot of cool horror bits to it, but I can’t remember if it was good or not.

I’m hoping the anime will remind me if I actually liked the series back in the day or not.



Overlord Season 3

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I was going to watch this no matter what because I’m too invested in the series already. I’ve already read the fan translations of the newest novels and I’ve even read some of the drama CDs that have been translated. I’m surprised I don’t have an Ainz body pillow at this point at how devoted I am to the series.

In any case, I’m interested to see how Madhouse will adapt volumes 7, 8, and 9 because this is where the series starts to expand in scope. I can imagine there’ll be a good amount of small details cut or a compressing of certain events, but I hope they keep the spirit of all the climaxes because they’re awesome with the exception to the climax of volume 7. The end of that volume left a bad taste in my mouth



Planet With

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This is an original anime that is the brainchild of Satoshi Mizukami, the author of The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer and Spirit Circle. First off, why hasn’t either The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer and Spirit Circle gotten an anime yet? Second, I really like Mizukami’s writing style and his artwork. I’m interested to see where this anime goes and I hope for the love of god that J.C. Staff brings their A-team to this anime because their productions can be pretty hit or miss.


What are some of the Summer animes you plan to watch?