Your Summer 2017 Anime Guide 

Who's ready to watch some anime? You? Yes, that's right, you.

It's summer, which means there is a new anime season with new anime to watch. This time, there are over 40 shows to check out. Have a look and hit us up in the comments about which ones you are keen on.


ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

Studio: Madhouse

Genre: Drama

Premiere Date: January 10

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: An inspector in a large government organisation known as ACCA keeps tabs on what his fellow bureaucrats are up to across the kingdom.


Ai-Mai-Mi Surgical Friends

Studio: Seven

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: 24 December 2016

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: The manga-loving girls of Ai-Mai-Mi are back for the third season of this short anime.


Akiba's Trip: The Animation

Studio: Gonzo

Genre: Action, Battle, Comedy

Premiere Date: January 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: The video game series in which enemies are defeated by stripping them is now an anime.


BanG Dream!

Studio: ISSEN × XEBEC

Genre: Music, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 21

Where to Watch: The Anime Network

What It's About in One Sentence: A schoolgirl discovers a special star-shaped guitar and, along with her fellow classmates, begins a music odyssey.


Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: January 6

Where to Watch: Daisuki, AnimeLab

What It's About in One Sentence: Fifteen year-old Rin continues his journey to become an Exorcist and defeat his father, Satan.


Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari

Studio: Telecom Animation Film

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen

Premiere Date: January 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A hero appears to depose of the Black King and bring peace and happiness back to the continent of Yggdra.


Chaos; Child

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 11

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Set in 2015, the anime follows the adventures of high school students who previously survived an earthquake in Tokyo's Shibuya. 


Chiruran

Studio: LandQ

Genre: Action, Historical, Chanbara

Premiere Date: January 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Chibi samuari are not only cute, but still powerful with their katana.


Chou Shounen Tanteidan Neo

Studio: Poplar/DLE

Genre: Comedy, Mystery

Premiere Date: January 2

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It's About in One Sentence: This short anime is a modern take on the "Boy Detectives Club" from Japan's most influential mystery writer Edogawa Ranpo.


Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Drama, Historical

Premier Date: January 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Set in the world of rakugo, a traditional style of Japanese storytelling, a man newly released from prison becomes a rakugo apprentice.


elDlive

Studio: Pierrot

Genre: Action, Police, Sci-Fi

Premiere Date: January 8

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A young boy becomes a space police officer and learns how to harness the mysterious voice that only he can hear.


Forest Fairy Five

Studio: 6D Animation

Genre: Fantasy

Premiere Date: January

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Mushroom anime girls live in the anime kingdom of Japan.


Fuuka

Studio: Diomedéa

Genre: Drama, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A schoolboy's life changes when he meets a girl named Fuuka.


Gabriel DropOut

Studio: Doga Kobo

Genre: Comedy, School, Supernatural

Premiere Date: January 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Gabriel, an angel-in-training sent to Earth to learn about humans, discovers she's more interested in playing on the computer and staying in her apartment.


Gintama

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures

Genre: Chanbara, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Shonen, Fantasy

Premiere Date: January 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll 

What It's About in One Sentence: Samurai Gintoki Sakata and friends return for the fourth season.


Granblue Fantasy The Animation

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Premiere Date: January 21

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A young boy and girl both attempt to escape from a powerful empire in the animation adaptation of the popular free-to-play mobile game.


Hand Shakers

Studio: Go Hands

Genre: Action, Supernatural

Premiere Date: January 10

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: "Hand Shakers" are able to summon weapons simply by holding hands.


Idol Incidents

Studio: Mappa, Studio Voln

Genre: Bishoujo, Idol, Music

Premiere Date: January 8

Where to Watch:Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Political parties run by idols aim to clean (and cheer) up Japan.


Interviews with Monster Girls

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Premiere Date: January 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A biology teacher is keen to learn more about demi-humans, or "Demi", and ends up with a couple as his students.


Kemono Friends

Studio: Yaoyorozu

Genre: Comedy

Premiere Date: January 10

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: In a safari park, animals mysteriously begin turning into anime girls.


Kira Kira Pretty Cure A La Mode

Studio: Toei Animation

Genre: Fantasy, Magical Girl, Shojo

Premiere Date: February 5

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It's About in One Sentence: The long-running magical girl anime returns with sugary sweet motifs.


KonoSuba — God's blessing on this wonderful world!! 2 (AKA Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! 2)

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Premiere Date: January 11

Where to Watch: AnimeLab

What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime in which a gamer gets in a traffic accident, but after he comes to, he ends up in an RPG-style fantasy world.


Koro Sensei Quest!

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Premiere Date: December 23

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: An Assassination Classroom spin-off in which the alien teacher is turned into a demon king the students must defeat in an fantasy style anime.


Little Witch Academia

Studio: Trigger

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Magical Girl, School

Premiere Date: January 8

Where to Watch: Netflix

What It's About in One Sentence: The girls at Luna Nova Magical Academy work hard to become witches while having all sorts of crazy adventures.


Marginal#4: Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Idol, Music, School

Premiere Date: January 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: This lives of the four idols that make up the group Marginal#4.


Masamune-kun's Revenge

Studio: Silver Link

Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: An overweight boy slims down to get revenge on a sadistic girl who made fun of him.


Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club

Studio: J.C. Staff/A.C.G.T.

Genre: School, Slice of Life, Sports

Premiere Date: January 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: After moving to a new town, a schoolgirl joins her high school's cycling club.


Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 11

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A young woman finds a dragon at her house that can turn into a maid.


Nanbaka 2nd Season

Studio: Satelight

Genre: Comedy, Parody

Premiere Date: January 4

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Four colourful characters are locked up in a high security prison manned by equally colourful guards.


Nyanko Days

Studio: EMT Squared

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 8

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: An anime about schoolgirl friends and their cats who look like anime girls.


One Room

Studio: Typhoon Graphics

Genre: Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 11

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: With you as the protagonist, three anime girls and three storylines unfold in your room.


Onihei

Studio: M2

Genre: Chanbara, Drama, Historical

Premiere Date: January 9

Where to Watch: Not yet available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: The head of the Arson Theft Control metes out justice and slices up baddies in Edo-era Japan.


Piacevole: My Italian Cooking

Studio: ZERO-G

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 11

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A schoolgirl gets a part-time job at an Italian restaurant and meets all sorts of interesting characters.


Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage 2nd Season

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Fantasy

Premiere Date: January 7

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It's About in One Sentence: Based on an Chinese internet novel, Reikenzan features a protagonist with a one-in-1000-year soul who decides to enter a clan of sages.


Rewrite 2nd Season Moon Hen/Terra Hen

Studio: 8bit

Genre: School, Supernatural, Romance

Premiere Date: January 14

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: The second season of an anime about a high school boy with supernatural abilities who befriends a witch and other students who are interested in the occult.


Saga of Tanya the Evil

Studio: Nut

Genre: Drama, Military, Supernatural

Premiere Date: January 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Tanya might look like a little girl, but she's a formidable soldier with magical abilities.


Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Action, Battle, Sci-Fi, School

Premiere Date: January 6

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: An elite group of schoolgirls able to sense the fifth dimension battle a formidable foes that have mysteriously appeared.


Scum's Wish

Studio: Lerche

Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 12

Where to Watch: Not yet available in Australia

What It's About in One Sentence: A seemingly perfect couple is anything but, with each having crushes on someone else.


Seiren

Studio: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: January 5

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: A schoolboy deals with university entrance exams, his future and girls.


Sengokuchojyu

Studio: ILCA

Genre: History

Premiere Date: October 8

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: The continuation of a short-form anime that recounts stories of samurai and various creatures.


Sentai Hero Sukiyaki Force

Studio: Studio 4°C

Genre: Comedy, Super Sentai

Premiere Date: January 9

Where to Watch: Not currently available

What It's About in One Sentence: The ingredients in sukiyaki make up the Sukiyaki Force, an outfit dedicated to protecting Gunma Prefecture.


Spiritpact

Studio: Emon

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural

Premiere Date: January 7

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: After a young man is hit by a car and turns into a ghost, he makes a pact with an exorcist to fight evil.


Super Lovers 2

Studio: Studio Deen

Genre: Shojo, Boys' Love

Premiere Date: January 12

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: The second season continues to follow the relationship between Haru and his young adopted brother after he suddenly returns to Haru's life five years later.


Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season

Studio: Ufotable

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Premiere Date: January 8

Where to Watch: Daisuki, AnimeLab

What It's About in One Sentence: The continuing adventures of a young man who pulls a sword from a stone and becomes a Shepherd, able to rid the world of hardship and misfortune.


Urara Meirochou

Studio: J.C. Staff

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Premiere Date: The Anime Network Where to Watch: January 5

What It's About in One Sentence: A young girl arrives in the town of Meriochou, which is famous for fortune tellers, with dreams of becoming a soothsayer herself.


Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 4

Studio: ILCA

Genre: Horror, Supernatural

Premiere Date: January 15

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: More ghost stories and urban legends come to life in Yamishibai's fourth season.


Yowamushi Pedal New Generation

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Genre: Drama, School, Sports

Premiere Date: January 9

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

What It's About in One Sentence: Popular cycling anime Yowamushi Pedal returns for a third season with a new cycling team hoping to become champs.


Comments

    Demi is turning out to be a surprise hit and if you ignore the first episode Tanya could also turn out to be interesting

    time will tell if Chaos and Rewrite is or isn't a train wreck

    > Little Witch Academia
    > Where to Watch: Netflix

    LOL. Not until they stop being utter jerks with anime and actually stream stuff. It's split cour so you're looking at fansubs or bingeing the first half in April or so if you're lucky and the second half around October some time assuming there's only a single-cour break between the halves of the show.

    Netflix suck at anime and need to back off on it or change their streaming policy to allow weekly releases. It really hurts because LWA is easily the best thing this season.

    Watch Scum's Wish and Fuka... then be eternally depressed. K, GO!

      If you really want to be depressed watch the animes sponsored by video game and mobile phone game franchises. *cry*

    Was hoping for less highschool teen genre but a few stood out for me such as Blue exorcist which im very excited for

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