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Upcoming Anime Series Of Summer 2016

Summer has some very exciting anime releases. This is your complete guide of every upcoming anime in the 2016 summer season (winter in the southern hemisphere). Including anticipation, material source, genre, plots, directors, main voice acting casts, PV’s, news, studios, release dates and number of episodes. This post will be consistently updated as more information comes out. Hope you enjoy and let us know what anime you are most looking forward to.

Want to know more about summer anime. Check out the complete guide to anime movies.

Fall anime guide is available now – Check out every fall anime for 2016.

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  • Food Wars, D.Grey-Man, Berserk, Danganronpa 3, ReLIFE, Orange,
  • Arslan Senki, Rewrite, Mob Psycho 100, Masou Gakuen HxH, Servamp, Tales of Zestiria the X,
  • Fate/kaleid liner, Handa-Kun, Alderamin on the Sky, 91 Days, Love Live!, Taboo Tattoo,
  • Qualidea Code Hatsukoi Monster, New Game!, Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!, Cheer Danshi!!, Okusama ga Seitokaichou!+!, Amanchu!, Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan,
  • Amaama to Inazuma,  Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!, Battery, Days, Fukigen na Mononokean+ many more

*note* Anticipation levels are not personal choices, they based on various anime sites ‘want to watch’ numbers.





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Food Wars is the most anticipated release of the upcoming anime schedule for summer of 2016. Food wars follows Yukihira Souma as he tries to navigate one of the most difficult culinary school institutes with only a 10% graduation rate. It is currently unclear how much material from the manga season 2 will cover but will begin with the culinary academy’s Autumn elections.

The director of the second season has yet to be confirmed but the voice acting cast has been confirmed and will remain the same.

Will air on Crunchyroll July 2nd, 7am pacific. 3rd July 12am, AEST.

Studio: J.C. Staff

Release Date: 2nd July, 2016. 10 p.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: 13




 d-grey man, upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer


The D.Grey-Man series follows Allen Walker. A young exorcist with the ability to distinguish demon from human. Together with the help of the Black Order, Allen must gather a powerful substance called innocence to defeat the evil Millennium Earl and keep the world safe.

D.Grey-Man: Hallow has been described as a ‘continuation’ to the original series. At this stage it is looking like it will pick up from where the original left off.

The new D.Grey-Man will be directed by Ashino Yoshiharu. The main voice cast will include

  • Murase Ayumu (Haikyuu!!) as Allen Walker,
  • Hanae Natsuki (Aldnoah.Zero) as Lavi,
  • Satou Takuya (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken) as Kanda Yuu and
  • Kakuma Ai (Amagi Brilliant Park) as Lee Lenalee.

D.Grey-Man Hallow has been picked up by FUNimation for summer.

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Release Date: 5th July, 2016.

Number of Episodes: 13 x TBA



beserk (2016), upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer


Berserk 2016 will portray Guts as the Black Swordsman . The 1997 anime showed a condensed and adapted version of the Black Swordsman arc. The new series will focus on the original Black Swordsman arc and include the previously omitted character Puck.

There has been a lot of concerns from fans about the animation quality and CGI seen in the previews. However ANN has confirmed that the Manga-ka Kentarou Miura will serve as executive supervisor. So it is probably best to hold judgements and just wait and see what appears.

There has also been some confusion about the format (tv, movie, etc) of Berserk 2016. Animania has reported through an announcement from Universal Pictures Germany that it will be a 24 episode television series.

Crunchyroll has announced that they will be streaming the new Berserk series. Giving the series an official English translation. Hopefully Crunchyroll will have the foresight not to have the series censored.

Interviews with the Berserk staff and Cast.

Character designs available on ANN.

New key visual 11th June.

Berserk (2016) will be directed by Itagaki Shin and the main voice cast will include.

  • Iwanaga Hiroaki (Berserk Movies) as Guts,
  • Sakurai Takahiro (Anno Hi Mita Hanna) as Griffith,
  • Yukinari Toa (Berserk Movies) as Casca and
  • Shimono Hiro (Joker Game) as Isidro.

Studio: Millepensee, GEMBA

Release Date: 1st, July, 2016, 10:30 p.m. (JST).

Number of Episodes: 24 (Animania). Update 12th August: ANN has announced & confirmed that it will only run 12 episodes.



Danganronpa 3 The End of Kibougamine Gakuen upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer


Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen will conclude the Hopes Peak Academy storyline from the Danganronpa games Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair.  The anime will be split into two chapters, Future & Despair, that will air simultaneously. This means that two episodes will air each week. ANN has reported that the Future chapter will follow the characters from the first game whereas the Despair chapter will follow the events before and after the Goodbye Despair game.

There will also be several new character additions to both chapters. Full character names and designs are available on the Danganronpa 3 website. Future chapter characters. Despair chapter characters.

The same director and main voice cast are the same except for Oyama Nobuyo who played Monokuma. She will be replaced by Tarako Isono due to suffering from Dementia (Oyama Nobuyo is 82).

Danganronpa 3 will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Lerche

Release Date: 11th, July, 2016. 11 p.m (Future Chapter) and 14th July, 2016, 11:30 p.m (Despair Chapter).

Number of Episodes: TBA




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ReLIFE follows Kaizaki Arata a single, unemployed 27 year old. Kaizaki does well in job interviews until he is unable to provide an adequate answer as to why he left his previous company after only 3 months. After he fails once again to secure a job, Kaizaki gets even more bad news that his parents will no longer help support him. While walking home one night from drinks with friends Kaizaki meets Yoake Ryou. Ryou offers Kaizaki a pill telling him that the pill will change his appearance to his 17-year-old self in exchange for the ReLIFE company being able to study him for the next year. The next morning Kaizaki wakes up as his 17-year-old self and he starts his high school life for a second time.

The anticipation around ReLIFE is generated by the popularity of the manga. With 1 million copies sold as of February 2016.

ReLIFE will be directed by Kosaka Satoru and main voice actors will include.

  • Ono Kensho (Kuroko no Basket) as Kaizaki Arata,
  • Ueda Reina (Bakuon!!) as Onoya An,
  • Kayano Ai (Ano Hi Mita Hana) as Hishiro Chizuru and
  • Kimura Ryouhei (Angel Beats!) as Yoake Ryou.

Character designs available to view on ANN.

Upcoming anime announcement 13th June: Today Crunchyroll have announced that they will be simulcasting ReLIFE worldwide excluding China, Japan, North Korea and Syria. All the episodes will be available at once for premium members. (Crunchyroll).

Studio: Half H.P Studio

Release Date: 1st July, 2016. 8p.m pacific. (via Crunchyroll).

Number of Episodes: 13



orange, upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer


Orange follows Naho Takamiya, a normal high school student. One morning Takamiya gets a letter in the post from herself 10 years in the future. At first she thinks it is a joke, but the letter accurately predicts that on that day a transfer student named Kakeru Naruse will be in her class. As Takamiya reads on her future self mentions the regrets she has in her life, especially regarding Kakeru, and urges her present self to fix them now.

The Orange manga has been hugely popular, but there is some discussion on the awkward length of the manga when being converted into episodes for the anime. With a shorter 13 episode run possibly being to rushed and a 20+ episode run being drawn out. It will be interesting to see what the Orange team decide to do with this.

The Orange anime will be directed by Hamasaki Hiroshi and the main voice actors will include.

  • Furukawa Makoto (One Punch Man) as Suwa Hiroto,
  • Yamashita Seiichirou (Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu) as Naruse Kakeru,
  • Hanazawa Kana (Angel Beats!) as Takamiya Naho and
  • Okitsu Kazuyuki (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken) as Hagita Saku.

New main visuals available on Crunchyroll 24th May.

Crunchyroll has announced they have landed Orange for the Summer schedule.

Studio: TMS Entertainment, Telecom Animation Film

Release Date: 4th July, 2016. 12am(JST).

Number of Episodes: 13



Arslan Senki Fuujin Ranbu, upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer

Arslan Senki follows Prince Arslan. A young man trying to prove his worth to his father and future kingdom. After his first battle with his army goes wrong and his home of Pars is taken under siege. Arslan is forced to flee. He sets out on a journey to find allies and take back his home. Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu is the continuation of Arslan Senki.

The sequel of Arslan Senki will retain the original director and voice acting cast.


Release Date: 3rd, July, 2016, Sundays 5 p.m (JST) MBS, TBS (MAL)

Number of Episodes: 8



rewrite, rewrite upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer

Rewrite is based on a visual novel. It follows Tennouji Kotarou, a high school student with special abilities. Tennouji is drawn to the supernatural and after a meeting with Akane Senri “the witch”. He joins the Occult Club and recruits his group of friends. The club members go on adventures and find out hidden secrets about eachother.

Rewrite will be directed by Tanaka Motoki and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Morita Masakazu (Akatsuki no Yona) as Tennouji Kotarou,
  • Asaki Risa (Rewrite Debut) as Konohana Lucia,
  • Suzuki Keiko (Little Busters!) as Nakatsu Shizuru and
  • Saito Chiwa (Akatsuki no Yona) as Kanbe Kotori.

Crunchyroll has picked up Rewrite for the summer season.

Studio: 8-Bit

Release Date: 2nd, July, 2016. With 1-hour 1st ep (ANN).

Number of Episodes: TBA




mob psycho 100, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime, anime 2016


Mob Psycho 100 follows a 8th grader named Kageyama Shigeo with psychic abilities. From a young age he could lift and bend objects. He earned his nickname “mob” after he stopped using his powers in public due to the negative attention he received. Hence he blends into the crowd or ‘mob’. He wants nothing more to find his purpose in life and becomes friends with a girl in his class. But he must manage his emotions, otherwise his level reaches 100 and something overwhelms his being.

Mob Psycho comes from the creator (ONE) of the smash hit One Punch Man and shares its distinctive art style.

New key visual available to view on ANN.

Crunchyroll has announced the pick up of Mob Psycho 100.

Mob Psycho 100 will be directed by Tachikawa Yuzuru and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Ito Setsuo (Mob Psycho main cast debut & Pupipo!) as Kageyama Shigeo,
  • Sakurai Takahiro (Osomatsu-san & Zombieman in One Punch) as Reigen Arataka,
  • Oostsuka Akio (Ghost in the Shell) as Ekubo and
  • Irino Miyu (Osomatsu-san) as Kageyama Ritsu

Studio: Bones

Release Date: 12th July, 2016. 12 am (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA



masou gakuen HxH, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime, anime 2016


Masou Gakuen HxH follows Hida Kizuna. He possesses the Heart Hybrid Gear (HHG) ability. But not at a significant level. At his sisters request he transfers to the strategic defence school where they use HHG to fight alien invaders. Even though Kizuma’s power does not measure up, his sister has ulterior motives. She uses Hida Kizuma’s power to replenish the girls power through erotic acts.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Furukawa Hiroyuki and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Akabane Kenji (Triage X) as Hida Kizuna,
  • Kageyama Akari (Main debut, Himouto! Umaru-chan supporting) as Chidorigafuchi Aine,
  • Nagatsuma Juri (Tamako Market) as Himekawa Hayuru and
  • Akasaki Chinatsu (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! & Tokyo Ghoul) as Farandole Julicia.

Studio: Production IMS

Release Date: 5th, July, 2016. On Crunchyroll.

Number of Episodes: TBA




servamp, upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer, upcoming anime 2016

Servamp follows Shirota Mahiru, a 16-year-old boy who loves to take the easy route and hates things that require effort. One day while walking in the street Shirota finds a black cat he names Kuro (black in English). This, unbeknownst to Shirota, forms a contract with the Servamp known as Sleepy Ash, and pulls Shirota into an ancient war.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Nakano Hideaki and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Kaji Yuki (Black Bullet) as Kuro,
  • Terashima Takuma (Blood Lad) as Shirota Mahiru,
  • Kimura Ryouhei (Joker Game) as Hyde and
  • Suzuki Tatsuhisa (Free) as Tsubaki.

May 16 Update: New character designs available.

Servamp will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Brain’s Base

Release Date: 5th July, 2016. 11pm (JST).

Number of Episodes: 12



Tales of Zestiria the X, upcoming anime, upcoming anime summer, upcoming anime 2016


Tales of Zestiria the X pronounced “Cross” is an adaptation of the Tales series game. A role playing game that follows the character Sorey. A boy will magical powers given to him by a spirit race called Seraphim. A magical race that keeps balance in the world. Sorey travels around Glenwood to free them of creatures named Hellion, monsters spawned by negative emotions.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Haruo Sotozaki and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Ryouhei Kimura (Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake) as Sorey,
  • Ryota Ohsaka (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) as Mikelo,
  • Ai Kayano (No Game No Life) as Alisha and
  • Mikako Komatsu (Bubuki Buranki) as Rose.

Character designs are now available via Tox Thex Anime.

Tales of Zestiria X will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: ufotable

Release Date: 3rd, July, 2016, 11 p.m (JST)

Number of Episodes: 12



fate:kaleid liner prisma illya 3rei, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime, upcoming anime 2016

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!! is the fourth season of the series. The original Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya story follows Illyasviel von Einzbern, a school girl that acquired magical powers by touching a magical wand. Illyasviel must now collected items known as class cards while keeping them out of her rivals hands.

The fourth series will retain director Oonuma Shin. The main voice cast will also remain the same. However Endou Aya will go from supporting to main as Gilgamesh.

New character profiles available to view at ANN.

Studio: Silver Link

Release Date: 6th, July, 2016 on Crunchyroll.

Number of Episodes: TBA



handa-kun, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime, upcoming anime 2016


Six years before the events of Barakamon. Handa-kun was a high school student. He was admired by his peers and teachers as a genius in calligraphy. However Handa Sei saw all the positive attention as a form of bullying and just wished he was left alone. As students challenge for his popularity and come away as supporters, Handa is baffled and unsettled by his position as his schools idol.

Handa-kun will be directed by Koyama Yoshitaka (Noramimi) and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Shimazaki Nobunaga (Free!) as Handa Sei,
  • Kakihara Tetsuya (Fairy Tale) as Nikaidou Reo and
  • Hirose Yuuya (Ganbare-bu Next!) as Aizawa Junichi.

New key visual and character designs are available for preview on Crunchyroll.

Handa-kun will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Diomedea.

Release Date: 8th July, 2016. 1:58 am (JST).

Number of Episodes: 12



Nejimaki Seirei Senki Tenkyou no Alderamin, Alderamin on the Sky anime summer upcoming 2016


Sorouku Ikuta is a young man who is unwilling preparing to take his High Grade Military Office exam. Because Sorouku is more of a lover than a fighter. No one could have predicted that this lazy lover of women would become known as a great commander. His intellect and dynamic strategy will be unveiled on a world plagued by war.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Ichimura Tetsuo and the voice acting class will include.

  • Okamoto Nobuhiko (Blue Exorcist) as Sorouku Ikuta,
  • Taneda Risa (Food Wars) as Igsem Yatrisino,
  • Chisuga Haruka (Shirobako) as Becker Haroma and
  • Majima Junji (Chaika -The Coffin Princess) as Tetojirichi Matthew.

Crunchyroll will stream Alderamin this Summer.

Studio: Madhouse

Release Date: 9th July, 2016. 1:05am (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA



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91 Days is a tale of revenge. In 1920’s America, 5 years into prohibition, a man named Avolio joins the Vampiro mafia family. But he hides his real purpose. He is there undercover to kill the mafia family that killed his parents and brother.

So far there is not a huge amount of buzz around 91 Days but this one of the dark horses of the Summer season and one that could be a surprise stand out.

The director of the 91 days anime is Kaburaki Hiro. His previous directing work includes Kimi ni Todoke and My Pet Monster. The main voice cast will include

  • Takashi Kondō (Ikoku Meiro no Croisée) as Avilio,
  • Takuya Eguchi (My Love Story!!) as Nero,
  • Daisuke Ono (Barakamon) as Vanno and
  • Soma Saito (Rokka no Yuusha) as Corteo.

Full cast and character designs on the upcoming anime available on Crunchyroll.

91 Days will stream on Crunchyroll this Summer.

Studio: Shuka

Release Date: 9th, July, 2016. 2:10 a.m JST.

Number of Episodes: TBA



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Takami Chika leads the Uranohoshi Girls High School Idol Project. The nine girls will stop at nothing to pursue their dream of becoming the next generation of school idols.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Sakai Kazuo and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Inami Anju (Love Live! Sunshine!!) as Takami Chika,
  • Aida Rikako (Main debut, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress supporting) as Sakurauchi Riko,
  • Kobayashi Aika (Voice Acting Debut) as Tsushima Yoshiko,
  • Saitou Shuka (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Love Live! School Idol Project) as Watanabe You and
  • Takatsuki Kanako (Love Live! Sunshine!!, Love Live! School Idol Project) as Kunikida Hanamaru.

Love Live! Sunshine!! will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Sunrise

Release Date: 2nd, July, 2016. 10:30 p.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: 13



Taboo-Tattoo, upcoming anime, summer anime 2016


Seigi is a trained martial artist and a middle schooler. He has always felt he must protect those weaker than himself. When some punks are harming a homeless man, Seigi comes to his rescue. In return the homeless man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm. It turns out that the tattoo is a secret weapon in an arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom. After a powerful girl relentlessly pursues Seigi’s tattoo. He must find a way to unlock the tattoos power in order to protect himself.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Watanabe Takashi. The main voice acting cast will include.

  • Komatsu Mikato (Aoharu x Machinegun) as Fluesy Bluesy,
  • Furukawa Makoto (One Punch Man – Saitama) as Akatsuka Justice and
  • Anzai Chika (Sound! Euphonium) as Ichinose Touko.

New character profiles on the upcoming anime available to view on Crunchyroll.

New key visual and character profiles ANN.

Crunchyroll will stream Taboo-Tattoo this Summer.

Studio: J.C. Staff

Release Date: 5th, July, 2016.

Number of Episodes: 12



Qualidea Code, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime 2016


Qualidea Code – The world has changed. Humanity is at war with an enemy simply known as the “unknown”. As the unknown invaded many children were evacuated to a cold sleep facility. Decades later those children have risen from their slumber and learn that they have developed supernatural powers. The kids use their abilities to combat the unknown and keep the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba safe.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Kawamura Kenchi and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Ishikawa Yui (Mikasa AOT) as Utara Canaria,
  • Uchida Yuuma (Classroom☆Crisis) as Chigusa Kasumi,
  • Ansai Chika (Sound! Euphonium) as Chigusa Asuha and
  • Yuuki Aoi (So-Ra-No-Wo-To) as Tenkawa Maihime.

Crunchyroll has picked up Qualidea Code this summer.

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Release Date: 10th, July, 2016.

Number of Episodes: TBA



hatsukoi monster, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime, upcoming anime 2016


Nikaidou Kaho is a rich girl that has never experienced people being mean or rude to her. One day while moving into a new high school dormitory Nikaidou is almost hit by a truck, but is saved by a boy. For Nikaidou it is love at first sight but the boy tells her she is weird.  Nikaidou meets the boy again in the school dorms and confesses her love. The boy says his name is Kanade and agrees to go out with her. The next day Nikaidou unfortunately learns that her new boyfriend is only in the 5th grade.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Inagaki Takayuki and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Horie Yui (Fairy Tale) as Nikaidou Kaho,
  • Sakurai Takahiro (Ano Hi Mita Hana) as Takahashi Kanade,
  • Ishikawa Kaito (Kageyama in Haikyuu!!) as Taga Atsushi and
  • Suzumura Kenichi (Ouran High School Host Club) as Takahashi Jouji.

Hatsukoi Monster will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Studio Deen

Release Date: 2nd, July, 2016. 11 p.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: 12



new game, upcoming anime, summer anime 2016


Suzukaze Aoba just graduated high school and decides to pursue her dream of working for a gaming company. Just so happens that the person who created her favourite game is Suzukaze’s senior at her work. The story follows the employees and daily goings on at a gaming company called Eaglejump.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Fujiwara Yoshiyuki and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Takada Yuuki (Aikatsu!) as Suzukaze Aoba,
  • Yamaguchi Megumi (Main Debut, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) as Takimoto Hifumi and
  • Hisaka Yoko (Free!) as Yagami Kou.

New character previews available on Crunchyroll.

New Game will be simulcast on Crunchyroll.

Studio: Doga Kobo

Release Date: 4th July, 2016. 11:30pm (JST).

Number of Episodes: 12 x 24 min



Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!, upcoming anime, summer anime 2016


The story focuses on the members and daily events of a middle school art club. Usami Mizuki is passionate about art and tries to get her fellow club members to actually participate in art focused activities. She has to deal with Uchimaki Subaru, who only cares about drawing the perfect 2D wife. Colette, the club troublemaker who is constantly up to mischief and the clubs president, only obsessed with sleeping.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Oikawa Kei and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Ari Ozawa (Classroom☆Crisis) as Usami Mizuki,
  • Yuusuke Kobayashi (Arslan Senki) as Uchimaki Subaru and
  • Sumire Uesaka (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) as Collette.
  • Tone Kentarou (main debut, Hattori in Bakuman) as The President.

Art club will air on Crunchyroll this summer.

Studio: feel.

Release Date: 7th, July, 2016.

Number of Episodes: 12 x 24min


Cheer Danshi!!, upcoming anime, summer anime 2016


Cheer Danshi!! (Cheer Boys) follows the unique members of a cheer leading squad at a mens university.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Yoshimura Ai and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Ono Yuuki (Kuroko no Basket) as Tokugawa Shou,
  • Okamoto Nobuhiko  (Ao no Exorcist, Nizuma Eiji Bakuman) as Hashimoto Kazuma and
  • Yonai Yuki (Main Debut) as Bandou Haruki.

Update June 10th: New key visual & character designs on the upcoming anime available on ANN.

Studio: Brain’s Base

Release Date: 5th, July, 2016 on FUNimation

Number of Episodes: 12 x 25min




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Amanchu!, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime 2016


Amanchu! follows Hikari Kohinata. A 15 year old high school girl who lives near the ocean and spends a lot of her time scuba diving. On her first day of school she meets a teacher who also has a love for scuba diving and a 16 year old classmate named Futaba.  Hikari drags Futaba into her crazy world of diving and the two girls relationship begins to blossom.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Satou Junichi and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Suzuki Eri (Flying Witch) as Kohinata Hikari,
  • Kayano Ai  (No Game, No Life) as Ooki Futaba,
  • Oonishi Saori (Jinsei) as Ninomiya Ai and
  • Umehara Yuuchirou (Young Black Jack) as Ninomiya Makato.

Studio: J.C. Staff

Release Date: 8th, July,on Crunchyroll

Number of Episodes: 13 x 25 min (anilist)



Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan, new upcoming anime, summer anime 2016


Despite having an array of superpowers, Saiki Kusuo tries to live a normal school life. His telekinesis and telepathy would be cool for most. But Saiki thinks it is not all it is cracked up to be.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Sakurai Hiroaki and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!!) as Saiki Kusuo,
  • Shimazaki Nobunaga (Diamond no Ace) as Kaidou Shun, and
  • Ono Daisuke (Barakamon) as Nendou Riki.

Studio: Egg Firm, J.C. Staff

Release Date: 4th, July, 2016, 7:05 a.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: ? x 5 min.

new Amaama to Inazuma, upcoming anime, summer anime 2016


Amaama to Inazuma – Inuzuka Tsumugi lost her mother very young. She loves her father Inuzuka Kouhei, a maths teacher, but his cooking is not so great. One night at a restaurant owned by one of his students mother. Inuzuka learns that his student Iida Kotori is an amazing cook but is often left alone at the restaurant. The lonely Iida joins forces with the cooking challenged Inuzuka family and they begin to cook delicious meals together.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Iwasaki Tarou and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Hayami Saori (Tokyo Ghoul: Jack & Asuki Miho Bakuman) as Iida Kotori,
  • Endou Rina (Main Debut, Barakamon – Hina) as Inuzuka Tsumugi and
  • Nakamura Yuuchi (Clannad) as Inuzuka Kouhei.

Amaama to Inazuma will stream on Crunchyroll this Summer.

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Release Date: 5th, July, 2016. 1:05 a.m (JST)

Number of Episodes: 12



Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!, upcoming anime, upcoming summer anime 2016


The second season of the Cute High Earth Defence Club. The story follows five heroes who unite to save the world along side a pink wombat. All while a sinister organisation tries to bring them down.

The upcoming anime director and voice actors are still to be officially announced. But it is most likely that the original director and cast is retained.

Cute High Earth Defence Club will stream on FUNimation & Crunchyroll this summer.

Studio: Studio Comet

Release Date: 8th, July, 2016. 2:35am (JST).

Number of Episodes: 12 x 24min


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The story follows Harada Takumi. An ace pitcher that is frustrated that he can not find a catcher good enough to match his skills. That is until he meets Nagakura Gou and the two form a Battery.

Battery will be directed by Mochizuki Tomomi and the voice acting cast will include.

  • Hatanaka Tasuku (Ushio and Tora) as Nagakura Gou and
  • Uchiyama Kouki (Charlotte) as Harada Takumi.

Studio: Zero-G

Release Date: 14th, July, 2016. 12a.m (JST)

Number of Episodes: 11



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Days is a football (soccer) anime that follows Kazama Jin and Tsukamoto Tsukushi. Tsukamoto Tsukushi has no special talents and Kazama Jin is a soccer genius. The two were never meant to meet but a stormy night brings the two together and begin a whirlwind in the world of high school soccer.

Days will be directed by Uda Kounosuke and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (No Game, No Life) as Kazama Jin and
  • Yoshinaga Takuto (Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW) as Tsukamoto Tsukushi.

Studio: MAPPA

Release Date: 2nd July on Crunchyroll.

Number of Episodes: 24


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An other worldly being called a youkai attaches itself to Ashiya Hanae. As a result Ashiya spends his first high school week in the infirmary. He ends up asking the owner of small tea room called the”Mononokean” to help him remove the youkai. The morose owner of the tea room guides the youkai that crossed over into this world.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Iwanaga Akira and the main voice acting cast will include.

  • Maeno Tomoaki (Death Parade) as Abeno Haruitsuki and
  • Kaji Yuki (Joker Game) as Ashiya Hanae.

The Morose Mononokean will stream on Crunchyroll this summer.

Studio: Pierrot Plus

Release Date: 28th June, 2016. Eps 1 & 2 to be screened at the United Cinema Toyosu in Tokyo June 4th. Starts 3rd July on Crunchyroll.

Number of Episodes: TBA

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Active Raid second season. In an area of Tokyo that is damaged by a quicksand disaster “the Eighth”, a unit of the fifth Special Public Security Section. A task force initiated to counter the growing crime problem.

The upcoming anime will be directed by Gorou Taniguchi (Code Geass). The main voice cast includes.

  • Yukari Tamura (Akame ga Kill!) as Emilia Edelman,
  • Aimi Tanaka (Himouto! Umaru-chan) as Marimo Kaburagi,
  • Satomi Arai (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) as Abigail Martinez and
  • Show Hayami (Fate/Zero) as Kyoukai-sama.

A new key visual on the upcoming anime is available over at MAL.

Crunchyroll will stream Active Raid this Summer.

Studio: TBA

Release Date: 1st, July, 2016. 12:30am (JST).

Number of Episodes: 12


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Yuki Kurihara finally gets her wish of dating her crush Momo. Yuki seems like a normal girl but she is actually crazy about Momo taking notes on every move he makes. Momo on the other hand is new in the love department and just wants to make Yuki happy.

The upcoming anime has yet to announce director and voice cast.

Airs on Crunchyroll.

Studio: Satelight

Release Date: 1st, July, 2016.

Number of Episodes: 13 x 24min.


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The upcoming anime is based on a Chinese web based manga. Hitori no Shita: The Outcast follows Zhang. One day he is attacked by zombies, during the attack he manages to save a girl. The girl tells Zhang that he needs to face his hardships head on. When he returns to university, he sees the girl he saved. From that moment his life begins to change as strangers with special powers being to appear and battle. Each episode explores a new mystery.  

The anime will be directed by Wang Xin and the Japanese voice cast will include.

  • Atsushi Tamaru (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) as Zhang Chulan,
  • Saori Hayami (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) as Xu Baobao,
  • Kenji Nojima (Himouto! Umaru-chan) as Xu San and
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana (Kamisama Hajimemashita) as Xu Si.

Studio: TBA

Release Date: 9th July, 2016. A special episode ‘0’ will air on July 2nd. To air on Crunchyroll July 9th.

Number of Episodes: 12


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RS Keikaku: Rebirth Storage: An original Mecha anime about two kids chosen to pilot a new machine to destroy automatons that have destroyed the Earth.

Studio: TBA

Release Date: 26th June, 2016. 2.20 (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA

Character designs available on MAL.



Ange Vierge: A portal joining three worlds causes powers to be awoken in teenage girls. A school is built on an isolated island to house these “progress” girls.

Update 17th May:New character designs & voice cast available on ANN.

Studio: Silver Link.

Release Date: To air on Crunchyroll July 9th.

Number of Episodes: TBA



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Time Travel Girl

Time Travel Girl will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: WAO World

Release Date: 9th July, 2016

Number of Episodes: TBA


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Studio: Bouncy.

Release Date: 7th July, 2016

Number of Episodes: TBA


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Gra-P & Rodeo Season 2

Studio: Pie of the Sky.

Release Date: 1st July, 2016

Number of Episodes: TBA

Neko Konogoro

Studio: Kachidoki Studio

Release Date: 8th June, 2016

Number of Episodes: TBA


Onara Gorou

Studio: ILCA

Release Date: 2nd July, 2016

Number of Episodes: TBA


Upcoming Anime

Tsukiuta: The Animation: The members of two music groups are sharing a dorm building. Each episode will have a new main character.

Tsukiuta will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Studio Pierrot

Release Date: 6th July, 2016. 11pm (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA


Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars: When a robot attacks Enastoria. Sisters Yui and Rena are drag into a vortex of destiny.

Regalia will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Actas

Release Date: 7th July, 2016. 10 p.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA


B-Project: Kodou Ambitious: A new A&R hire is tasked with over seeing three idol groups. It follows Tsubaki as she tries to deal with the fragile personalities in the idol groups.

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Release Date: 2nd, July, 2016. On Crunchyroll.

Number of Episodes: TBA

Upcoming Anime

Scared Rider Xechs: The blue world are under constant attack from the red world. Asagi Akira a researcher from the blue world is nominated to charge a group known as the six riders in the war against the red world.

Scared Rider will stream on FUNimation this summer.

Studio: Satelight

Release Date: 6th July, 2016. 1:35 a.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA



Ozmafia!!: Fuka lands in a unfamiliar place with no memories of her past. When a strange silver haired man threatens Fuka’s life, something very strange happens. The adaptation will follow the original story from the game.

Studio: Creators in Pack

Release Date: Air on Crunchyroll July 6th.

Number of Episodes: TBA


Show By Rock!! Short!!: TBA.

Studio: Bones

Release Date: 5th, July, 2016, 1 a.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA


Upcoming Anime


Puzzle & Dragons Cross: TBA.

Studio: Studio Pierrot

Release Date: 4th, July, 2016, 6.25pm (JST)

Number of Episodes: TBA



Bananya: Based on the apparel line of cats in Banana peels. (MAL)

Studio: TMS Entertainment, Gathering.

Release Date: 4th July, 2016. 8:55 p.m (JST).

Number of Episodes: TBA



Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu: A “fudanshi” high school boy named Sakaguchi hangs out with his gay friend Rumi and his “normal” friend Nakamura.

Studio: EMT2

Release Date: 5th, July, 2016. 10:55 p.m (JST)

Number of Episodes: TBA


Information gathered via MAL, Anime Planet, Anime News Network, Crunchyroll and Anichart.

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