Anime |OT| Summer 2019 - Avenge the Off Modeled

Oct 25, 2017
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Welcome to the Summer 2019 Anime OT! The strongly rumored Dragon Ball Super Season 2 is nowhere to be found this season, so all other series can breathe a sign of relief avoiding to clash with that juggernaut when it comes to mind-share this season. Will the fifth season of Symphogear somehow become ever more outrageous and pure anime then the prior seasons? Will this adaption of Fire Force be somewhat tainted do to the likely forced darkening/anti-epilepsy changes shown in the PV? Finally the most important question we must ask ourselves for this season, will Keiki find his panty Cinderella in Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie? ? All this and more will unfold as this new season occurs!



The following are some of the potential highlights for this Summer season of anime. Like always, some of these will turn into duds and unforeseen gems in this season could have been overlooked.

Included new into this season of the highlights is the Ecchi/Gore warnings which range from High through None. These are the somewhat expected levels of these two potentially off-putting aspects of an anime in each of the highlighted shows. These are iffy ranges, that could be completely thrown off both by changes from the source material and director choices. This goes for even more so for original anime or stuff that is being adapted based off properties that have no translations in the west. So, don’t take them as the gospel but rather as an expected range of what you may find in each of these shows.


Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV
Director: Katsumi Ono (Symphogear Seasons 2-4 Director)
Series Composition: Akifumi Kaneko (Every Symphogear Season as Series Composition position)
Studio: Satelight
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action and Music
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Likely Low to None aspects on both accounts.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll
Trailer

The 5th season of what a wise man once described as "Symphogear is pure anime bullshit, distilled into its essence with fucking awesome music and soundtrack." Those who already caught up know what they are in for with a new season, and those who've never touched the series can jump in with Crunchyroll now adding the previously missing 4th season of the series to their library.


Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note
Director: Makoto Katou (Bloom Into You Director and Re:Creators Assistant Director)
Series Composition: Ukyou Kodachi (Fate/Apocrypha Script for Eps 3,6,8,9,14,18 and 21)
Studio: TROYCA
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, and Supernatural
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Likley Low Ecchi and Medium Gore aspects in this series.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll, Funimation, Wakanim, AnimeLab (Australia & New Zeland), Aniplus TV (Republic of Korea) and Animate Gamer (Taiwan)
Trailer

It's Fate, you know what you are in for.

"When Lord El-Melloi II, the later Waver Velvet, gets asked to claim his inheritance over Adra Castle, he travels there with his apprentice Gray to do so. But they are not the only ones called that way. The will of the previous owner states that the assembled contestants—including Luviagelita Edelfelt—must compete in a game of wits to win the castle. "


Astra Lost in Space
Director: Masaomi Andou (Scum’s Wish and Hakumei and Mikochi Director)
Series Composition: Norimitsu Kaihou (School-Live Mangaka)
Studio: Lerche
Genres: Mystery, Space and Adventure
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Likely Low to None Ecchi and Low Gore aspects in this series.
Streaming Services: Funimation, Hulu, AnimeLab (Australia & New Zeland), Aniplus TV (Republic of Korea) and Animate Gamer (Taiwan)
Trailer

Fans of the slightly older anime movie They Were 11 will feel right at home with this space mystery adventure.

"The year is 2061, when space travel is now possible and commercially viable, and the students of Caird High School embark on their Planet Camp. But soon after Group B5 arrived at their planetary camp site, a mysterious and unforeseen sentient light sphere warps its 9 members into outer space, stranding them 5012 light years away from their home planet. With the discovery of an old, unmanned spaceship nearby, the students must stay strong, manage their limited resources and remain united in the darkness of space, so that all of them can survive their long and likely perilous trek back home aboard the Astra. "



Dr. Stone
Director: Shinya Iino (Made in Abyss Assistant Director + Episode Director for Eps 4, 7 and 8)
Series Composition: Yuuichirou Kido (Screenplay for Episodes 4, 6 and 10 of After the Rain)
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Sci-fi and Adventure
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Medium Ecchi and Low to None Gore aspects in this series.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll, Funimation and Animate Gamer (Taiwan)
Trailer

"One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone! His science-loving friend Senku’s been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization with the power of science! "


Maidens of the Savage Season
Director: Masahiro Andou (Sword of the Stranger + Hanasaku Iroha Director)
Series Composition: Mari Okada (Kiznaiver, Toradora and A Lull in the Sea as Series Composition)
(She also wrote the manga this is an adaption of)
Studio: Lay-duce
Genres: Drama, Romance and Slice of Life
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Likely Medium to Low Ecchi and No Gore aspects in this series.
Streaming Services: HIDIVE, Aniplus TV (Republic of Korea) and Animate Gamer (Taiwan)
Trailer

Another Mari Okada series you know the drill, expect teenage angst, drama, suffering and other aspects you tend to find in her works that focus on teens specifically.

"The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, the whirlwind unleashed by that word pushes each of these girls, with different backgrounds and personalities, onto their own clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths toward adulthood."


Grandbelm
Director: Masaharu Watanabe (Re:Zero Franchise Director)
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada (A Place Further Than The Universe and Love Live Franchise as Series Composition/Script)
Studio: Nexus
Genres: Magic, Adventure and Fantasy
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: 100% Unknown, assume low to none Ecchi and Gore aspects in this series.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll and Aniplus TV (Republic of Korea)
Trailer

Magical girls and Mechas? Sure why not add this to the highlights!

"In a world that long ago featured the existence of magic, but has long since lost that ability. The story begins when the very normal high school student Mangetsu Kohinata meets Shingetsu Ernesta Fukami, who has migrated back to Japan from Germany, on a night with a full moon. "



Vinland Saga
Director: Shuuhei Yabuta (Inuyashiki Director and Attack on Titan S1-S2 3D Director)
Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100 S1+S2 as Series Composition and Attack on Titan Lost Girls Manga/Novel Writer)
Studio: Wit Studio
Genres: Historical, Action and Adventure
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: For the purposes of being usual “arousing ecchi” low,but for the nature of nudity in the show likely high to medium aspects found in the series. For Gore, expect high levels of this aspect found in Vinland Saga.
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime
Trailer

"For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield enhancing his skills in his adventure to redeem his most-desired revenge after his father was murdered. "


Given
Director: Hikaru Yamaguchi (Escha Chron Director)
Series Composition: Yuniko Ayana (Flip Flappers and The [email protected] SideM as Series Composition)
Studio: Lerche
Genres: Romance (Shounen Ai/BL), Music and Drama
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Likely Low ecchi (Male body focused) and no gore aspects to be found in this anime.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll
Trailer

Huh, a BL/Shounen Ai anime adaption that is choosing source material that isn't filled with sexual assault and downright rape that has filled the adaptation market for this genre in recent years. With the only attempt of going that route during the series being called out as fucking wrong and is strongly frowned upon to put nicely. This is a nice change for this genre assuming the anime adaptation doesn't add anything unsettling that wasn't in the source material.

""It's stuck deep inside me and I can't get it out of my head. Mafuyu's voice is an insane and dangerous weapon."

That day, Ritsuka Uenoyama started to feel that playing the guitar and playing basketball, both of which he liked very much, were becoming boring. He then encounters Mafuyu Sato, who's holding onto a broken guitar, and decides to fix it. The moment Uenoyama finishes fixing the guitar, Mafuyu becomes completely attached to him. However, after hearing Mafuyu sing it leaves a deep impression on him. "


Fire Force
Director: Yuki Yuse (Kubikiri Cycle Director and Puella Magi Madoka Magica Eps 3 + 10 Episode Director)
Series Composition: Yamamoto Haishima (First Credited Role)
Studio: David Production
Genres: Action and Comedy
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: High to Medium ecchi aspects while medium gore aspects found in this series.
Streaming Services: Crunchyroll, Funimation, Anime Digital Network (France), Anipulus Asia (Southeast Asia), AnimeLab (New Zealand and Australia), Wakanim and Yamato Animation (Italy)
Trailer

"Year 198 of the Solar Era in Tokyo, special fire brigades are fighting against a phenomenon called spontaneous human combustion where humans beings are turned into living infernos called "Infernals". While the Infernals are first generation cases of spontaneous human combustion, later generations possess the ability to manipulate flames while retaining human form. Shinra Kusakabe, a youth who gained the nickname Devil's Footprints for his ability to ignite his feet at will, joins the Special Fire Force Company 8 which composes of other flames users as they work to extinguish any Infernals they encounter. As a faction that is creating Infernals appears, Shira begins to uncover the truth behind a mysterious fire that caused the death of his family twelve years ago. "



How Many Kilograms are the Dumbbells You Lift?
Director: Mitsue Yamazaki (Tada Never Falls in Love Director and Penguindrum Assistant Director)
Series Composition: Fumihiko Shimo (Dai-Guard and Clannad Series as Series Composition)
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genres: Comedy and Ecchi
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: High Ecchi aspects (manservice included) with no gore elements for this anime.
Streaming Services: Funimation, Anime on Demand (Germany), AnimeLab (New Zealand and Australia), Anime Digital Network (France), Aniplus TV (Republic of Korea) and Animate Gamer (Taiwan)
Trailer

You know why you are watching this series if you already had it on your list prior...for the rest of you get to know why it is on others lists.

"Sakura Hibiki is your average high school girl, with a voracious appetite. Noticing her clothes tightening in lieu of her slowly expanding waistline she decides to look into enrolling in the nearby gym. There she runs into a girl from her grade named Souryuuin Akemi. Akemi, who has a muscle fetish tries to get Hibiki to enroll in the gym despite its high ratio of macho men. Thankfully a beautiful trainer, Machio, appears and unknowingly convinces her to enroll and start her quest to a great body. "

Fun fact, this is in the same universe as Kengan Ashura which is airing on Netflix July 31st.


Do You Like Your Mom? Her Normal Attack is Two Attacks at Full Power
Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Last Period and The Familiar of Zero S1 + S4 Director)
Series Composition: Hitomi Mieno (Etotama and Flying Witch as Series Composition)
Studio: J.C. Staff
Genres: Comedy, Adventure and Fantasy
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Likely Medium Ecchi aspects with low to no gore elements for this anime.
Streaming Services: Funimation, AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand) and Wakanim
Trailer

It's a mom isekai...what more do you need to know?

"Just when Masato thought that a random survey conducted in school was over, he got involved in a secret Government scheme. As he was carried along with the flow, he ended up in a Game world! As if that wasn't enough, shockingly, his mother was there as well! It was a little different from a typical transported to another world setting, but after some bickering,

"Mom wants go on an adventure together with Maa-kun. Can mom become Maa-kun's companion?"

With that, Masato and Mamako began their adventure as a mother and son pair. They met Porta, a cute traveling merchant, and Wise, a regrettable philosopher. Along with their new party members, Masato and co. start on their journey. "


Teasing Master Takagi-san
Director: Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san S1 Director)
Series Composition: ?Michiko Yokote (Teasing Master Takagi-san S1 and Princess Tutu as Series Composition)
Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy and Romance
Ecchi and/or Gore Warning: Low to no Ecchi aspects with no gore elements in this anime.
Streaming Services: Netflix Hell aka 6-9 months.
Trailer

"Having a friend that knows you inside out should be a good thing, but in Nishikata's case, the opposite is true. His classmate Takagi loves to tease him on a daily basis, and she uses her extensive knowledge of his behavior to predict exactly how he will react to her teasing, making it nearly impossible for Nishikata to ever make a successful comeback. Despite this, Nishikata vows to someday give Takagi a taste of her own medicine by making her blush out of embarrassment from his teasing. "



Show Specific Rules:

On the Subject of Shield Hero as stated in the previous thread via the Mods.

B-Dubs said:
B-Dubs said:
On shield hero: You are allowed to discuss this show and its controversy, but be aware that the usual rules against defending things like slavery and blatant misogyny still apply. Any posts that violate the rules on such topics will receive a ban.
On the Subject of Made in Abyss TV Show and Upcoming Movies via the Mods


B-Dubs said:
B-Dubs said:
You can discuss the series in this thread and in any subsequent OT's, but the problematic elements are banned. No defending them or dismissing them or anything like that. Doing that will get you banned pretty quick.


Resources:
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Results
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Results Full Spreadsheet Doc
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2018 Voting Thread
ResetEra Anime of the Year 2017 Results
The Rest of What is Airing in Summer 2019


Summer Season Show OT Threads: (PM me your thread if you create an OT for a specific show for this season)

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Narag

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sacred Beasts 1

When you've watched a civil war documentary once and go, "I have an idea!"

Ep appeared to be mostly anime original and it's a terrible place to start given what I've seen from the manga.
 

Baka_Bishie

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Oct 26, 2017
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To the Abandoned Viewers of this Sacred Beasts Adaptation 1
After hearing about the fact that this was almost entirely anime original, the horribly inconsistent tone and bizarre pacing make so much more sense. As an introduction to the concept and world, this was about as clumsy as you could get, coming off like a show desperate to make anything about itself seem cool while simultaneously trying to spoil all the world-building that apparently comes across more organically in the manga. It doesn't help that the out-of-place humor takes what feels like something trying to emulate Youjo Senki's war aesthetic and transform it into a scene that wouldn't look out of place in a Doga Kobo rom-com, and then go right back into ultraviolence in the following scene. This was a bizarre decision that I imagine won't sit well with fans of the manga and will leave everyone else utterly confused at how sloppily put together this pilot was. If you have some interest, either check it out at your own risk or maybe just wait for the second episode, since it seems that picks up where the manga actually begins.

Summer's off to a great start!
 

Sanox

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hm maybe I should wait for the 2nd episode of Sacred Beasts before giving it a try lol.
 

E_i

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hi-Score Girl episodes 1-13

I need to break something. Onto episodes 14 and 15.
 

Pitou

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks for making these threads Printer Paper 8 X 11

season should be interesting. waiting for Dr. Stone and Vinland saga to finish before watching them. very interested in granbelm.
 

Baka_Bishie

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Oct 26, 2017
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Could I watch El-Melloi without being up on much Fate stuff?
The easiest way to tell would be to watch the pilot from the beginning of the year and see if you end up lost. The only Fate that would help you get a better grasp on El-Melloi II's Case Files is Fate/Zero since Waver Velvet was a principal character of that show and this is meant to be the further adventures of his life years after the events of that show. The plot doesn't seem like it will relate to those events, but they would give you a better indication of why he is the way he is, as well as the relevance of some of his more odd personal effects. But the reason Case Files is not called Fate is because there is no Holy Grail War this time around; this is mostly a detective procedural starring Waver Velvet and his students. Like I said, the pilot is a good barometer, so it's worth checking out if you have the time.
 

Narag

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Oct 25, 2017
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Isn't there a one-off OVA it's a sequel to?
There's the 24m episode 0 thing from the beginning of the year that you should probably watch and should be considered as part of this given it introduces Gray and adult Waver. No idea if the first ep is going to do the same or not.
 

Grexeno

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Oct 25, 2017
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I saw some Fate/Zero a few years ago, I know who Waver is and I can assume sad stuff happened so I'm probably good.
 

Demoli

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Oct 25, 2017
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Winter got me spoiled because Spring and now Summer feel weak af.

Will watch Takagi, Maidens and Vinland tho
 

Hypron

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Oct 27, 2017
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Will probably watch Vinland Saga, Dr Stone, and will carry on watching Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Otherwise, Enen no Shouboutai had PVs with great animation, but then people brought up the fact its got some really cringy fanservice in other threads :/
 

Hellwarden

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Oct 25, 2017
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BSD Season 3


I thought this was a decent conclusion, but not as strong as season 2's. Everything kinda wraps itself up a bit too quick, a bit too neatly. (Despite the main villain still being a threat.)
 

Xita

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Oct 27, 2017
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I miss Sarazanmai. Not a whole lot of interesting stuff for me this season but I’ll keep an eye to see if anything surprises people.
 

Radeo

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Apr 26, 2019
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Sacred Beasts 1 was kinda weird. I see what they were going for, but the tonal whiplash was jarring, particularly at the start. It's an interesting premise so I'll keep going. It wasn't bad, just a very awkward start, and hopefully the rest of the season will correct this.
 

Castile

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Dec 1, 2017
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I'm waiting to see who will get the Cop Craft streaming license. It being written by Shoji Gatoh has me excited, same person who wrote the Full Metal Panic novels.
 

djinn

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Nov 16, 2017
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I'm here for....

*checks list*

Wait...I'm here for nothing. Why am I even here?

Nice work, OP!
 

Richter1887

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Oct 27, 2017
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Will continue watching Demon Slayer, Jojo and Takagi.
Will watch the Gym anime, Vinland Saga, Dr Stone and Fire Force.

Aside from those, Backlog time!
 

Grexeno

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Oct 25, 2017
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Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - A Grave Keeper, a Cat, and a Mage

Waver stop trying to be cool you are clearly a doofus