Summer 2018 Anime Season (Part 1)

Jun
26

Summer 2018 Anime Season (Part 1)

The Summer 2018 anime season is upon us.

Not counting OVA/ONAs and movies, that is 50 new series starting in the next couple weeks. With each series averaging 12 episodes that is an estimated total of 600 episodes this season–much sugoi-desu.

i have a movie coming out this season

Below I have put each series into a general category along with some words to summarize. Feel free to research further if there is a category of interest.

 

Cards

Future Card Shin Buddyfight – Crazy hair? Card games? Maybe involves motorcycles? This is the 6th season of a card game anime based on a children’s card game.

 

Comedy

Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen – Gintama is one of the highest rated anime series of all time. It parodies all the major shounen of its time and is great meme fodder. It’s one of the newest long running series out there at over 350 episodes long. Like other long running series–it’s a major time commitment to get into (134+ HOURS). It is coming to an end soon as this is the latest season covering the final arc of the entire series.

 

Hataraku Saibou (TV) – Magic School Bus, the anime. This is definitely one that I am queuing up this season.

 

Back Street Girls: Gokudolls – Yakuza boss forces his subordinates into SRS in order to become Idol singers. Yes please, another must queue.

 

FLCL Progressive – Highly anticipated season 2 of the cult classic FLCL, this series is about 4 episodes in. If you liked FLCL, might like this too. Contains the elusive “dementia” tag.

Fantasy

Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou – This series was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a Square Enix card arcade game. A mysterious fog turns people into blood mages. Fighting ensues–with blood.

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Oshiete Fairilu: Mahou no Pendulum – S3 of a Sanrio series about faeries studying and learning about humans. Seems to be geared towards children, but I have been surprised but similar works like Aggressive Retsuko and Humanity has Declined, so maybe it will subvert expectations.

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Game

Shichisei no Subaru – Guy meets presumably dead childhood friend chan in a game. Seems mysterious, with potentials for twists.

 

Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100 Nin no Ouji-sama – Girl travels to another world to save the land from dream eating darkness. Seems to be an anime version of Neverending Story.

Overlord – S3 of guy teleported to another world similar to a video game that he is super good at. Decides to take it over. There are not too many anime out where you follow the antagonist of the series. The fine line between main character likability and hatred can be a precarious balance. Lucky for us, this series executes that perfectly leading to an edge of the seat experience eagerly awaiting what will happen to the Overlord next. This series will probably be best of Summer 2018.

 

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu – Guy teleported to another world similar to a video game that he is super good at. Roles high on starting equipment with two slave girls–hi-jinks ensue. Tbh this premise has been done before (namely Death March to Another World), but I am hoping the execution will be better than what had been done in the past.

 

Part 2 Here

About Chris

The anime landscape is vast, exponentially bigger today than ever before. If I can help play anime matchmaker for one person, I consider that mission successed. Whether you identify as shounen, shoujo, senien, slice of life, idol, lolicon, siscon, mecha, monster, or any other genre--join me in finding that special 2D experience that makes your kokoro doki doki. MAL (for whenever they get their act together): https://myanimelist.net/animelist/frogurtx

2 comments

  • Jun 26, 2018 @ 20:44 pm

    Lord of Vermilion?!?!?! :0 I am excite.

    Reply
    • Chris
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 20:51 pm

      Lol I was wondering if you had heard of it due to its card game roots.

      Reply

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