Summer Anime Movies 2016 – Your Guide to Summer Movies
This is your complete guide to summer anime movies 2016 edition. See every summer anime movie, whats most anticipated and what to look out for. This post will updated consistently so stay tuned for the latest.
Want to know more about the summer anime season? Get the Every Upcoming Summer Anime Guide (TV). Includes everything you need to know about the upcoming summer anime shows.
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*note* Anticipation levels are not personal choices, they based on various anime sites ‘want to watch’ numbers.
After Ishida Shouya bullies a deaf girl to the point of her transferring schools. Because of his actions, Ishida is himself bullied and ostracized by his school. Koe no Katachi follows Ishida Shouya on his path to redemption for the mistakes he has made.
A Silent Voice will be directed by Yamada Naoko known for her directing work on K-On! & K-On!!. The main voice cast includes
- Hayami Saori (Sweetness & Lightning) as Nishimiya Shouko,
- Irino Miyu (Cross Game) as Ishida Shouya
Character designs are available to view on MAL.
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Release Date: 17th September (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Koe No Katachi (A Silent Voice) PV Trailer
The Your Name anime movie – A comet falls on Japan for the first time in a thousand years. One month after the events we meet Mitsuha and Taki. Mitshua is a high school girl sick of country life and dreams of moving to the big city. Taki is a high school boy living with friends in Tokyo while working part-time at an Italian restaurant.
Both Mitsuha and Taki want what the other has, and begin to dream of each others realities. But what is causing these strange dreams?
Kimi no Na wa is written and directed by Shinkai Makoto, the creator and script writer of 5 Centimetres Per Second. The main voice cast includes
- Kamishiraishi Mone (Voice Acting Anime Debut) as Miyumizu Mitsuha and
- Kamiki Ryonosuke (Summer Wars) as Tachibana Taki
Studio: CoMix, Wave Films.
Release Date: 26th August (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) PV trailer
“I think it’s about time I talked about Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade. I believe it’s something I have to do. I met her in the spring break between my second and third years of high school. That meeting had such impact and was also quite devastating.” (MAL).
The upcoming director has yet to be announced. The main voice cast includes:
- Sakamoto Maaya (Arslan Senki) as Oshino Shinobu,
- Kamiya Hiroshi (Angel Beats!) as Araragi Koyomi and
- Hanekawa Tsubasa (Fairy Tail) as Horie Yui.
Release Date: August 19th, 2016. U.S release starting 22nd October via Crunchyroll.
Even in 2046 when most interaction is on a virtual network. Bullying is still a part of life. Haruyuki is one student that is still bullied. Until one day when he is contacted by Kuroyukihime, the most famous person in the school. Haruyuki is introduced to the accel world and decides to fight as Kuroyukihime’s knight.
The Accel World movie will be directed by Obara Masakazu known for the Accel World TV series. The main voice cast will retain the TV series cast. Which includes
- Misawa Sachika as Kuroyukihime,
- Kaji Yuki as Artia Haruyuki,
- Toyosaki Aki as Kurashima Chiyuri and
- Asanuma Shintaro as Mayuzumi Takumu.
Release Date: 23rd July (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Accel World PV trailer
Kei is a high schooler who also happens to be immortal. He is one of 46 demi-humans (Ajin). But being a demi-human is not a good thing. They are hunted by the government to be experimented on by scientists. Kei must live life on the run to avoid being a lab rat.
The final Ajin movie will retain the original trilogy director Seshita Hiroyuki. The main voice cast will also remain the same with
- Miyano Mamoru (Ajin, Chihayafuru) as Nagai Kei and
- Sakurai Takahiro (Ajin, D.Grey-Man) as Tosaki Yuu
Studio: Polygon Pictures.
Release Date: 23rd September (Japan).
The One Piece Film: Gold has yet to release a synopsis.
The One Piece Storyboard/Episode Director Miyamoto Hiroaki will direct the upcoming film. It will also include the same voice actors from anime series.
Studio: Toei Animation.
Release Date: 23rd July (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – One Piece: Gold PV trailer
The third movie in the Digimon Adventure series. Tri. 3 Kokuhaku will tell a new story in the series and feature characters in their high school days.
Motonaga Keitarou retain the directors position for the movie. So far the voice cast includes
- Junya Enoki as Takeru Takaishi,
- Takahiro Sakurai as Tentomon and
- Miwa Matsumoto as Patamon.
Studio: Toei Animation.
Release Date: 24th September (Japan).
Recollections of a group of young guys who put everything into cycling and how they became the driving force of their respective teams. The movie focuses on the younger days of Yuusuke Makishima and Jinpachi Toudou.
The director has yet to be announced, but the main voice cast will remain the same from the parent story.
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Release Date: 9th September, 2016 (limited run).
Da Yu Hai Tang is set in a world where mythical creatures dwell and no outsider has ever set foot. The story follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Chun. One day Chun sets off as a Dolphin to explore the Earth’s sea to find out what the human world is like. While exploring she gets caught in a storm and ends up in a fishing net.
A human boy spots Chun and tries to free her from the net, but the boy drowns in the process. Heartbroken, Chun brings the boys spirit back in the form of a small fish.
Da Yu Hai deals with a girl coming to terms with life, death, limitations and her powers.
Da Yu Hai Tang has a Miyazaki-esque quality (see trailer below), and although the movie is relatively unknown and has had constant issues getting released. This could be one that surprises.
Da Yu Hai is being directed by Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun. The voice acting cast is yet yo be released.
Release Date: 8th July (China/Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Da Yu Hai Tang (Big Fish & The Chinese Flowering Crabapple) PV trailer
*This is a Full CGI Movie.
Lucis and Niflheim are at war. The empire of Niflheim will stop at nothing to retrieve the Lucis hallowed crystal. Nyx Ulric and the other members of the King Regis’s Kingsglaive must fight for the survival of the kingdom against the overwhelming might of the Niflheim Imperial Forces (IMDb).
The movie will be directed by Nozue Takeshi co-director on Final Fantasy VII movie. The main English voice cast will include
- Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Nyx Ulric,
- Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) as King Regis and
- Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna.
Anime Movies 2016 – Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV PV trailer
The most insanely realistic CGI.
An artificial Pokemon created 500 years ago named Magearna is being used by a corrupt minister who plans to take control of the mechanical kingdom. The mythical Pokemon Volcanion crashes down to earth to stop this from happening. But when he crashes, a strange dust powered by a mysterious source binds Volcanion and Ash together. Volcanion hates humans but is forced to take Ash with him on his mission. Can the two work together the halt the minister’s plans?
The cast and staff has yet to be announced but they likely retain director and the main voice cast from the anime series.
Studio: OLM, inc.
Release Date: 16th July (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Pokemon XYZ PV trailer
Aikatsu follows the students of Yotsusei Gakuen as they travel to a Southern island to search for the elusive ‘legendary dress’.
There will also be a short anime screened along side Aikatsu called Aikatsu!: Nerawareta Mahou no Aikatsu Card.
The movie will be directed by Teruo Satou (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn). The main voice cast will include
- Miyu Tomita (Oshiete! Galko-chan) as Yume Nijino,
- Ayaka Asai (Hibike! Euphonium) as Laura Sakuraba,
- Minami Tsuda (Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future) as Hime Shiratori and
- Sumire Morohoshi (Aikatsu!) as Tsubasa Kisaragi.
Release Date: 13th August (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Aikatsu Stars! PV trailer
According to MAL, Kuroko no Basket will be a compilation of the first three Kuroko movies.
The movie will retain the director and voice acting cast.
Release Date: 3rd September (Japan).
Planetarian adapts a side story from the visual novel of the same name. It will be another story of what happens to Kuzuya afterwards.
Naokatsu Tsuda from Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure will direct and the main voice acting cast will include
- Keiko Suzuki (Little Busters!) as Yumemi Hoshino and
- Daisuke Ono (Dimension W) as Kuzuya.
Release Date: 3rd September (Japan).
Anime Movies of 2016 – Planetarian: Hoshi No Hito PV trailer
A small black cat is separated from his beloved owner. He attempts to make his way back home. But in the process meets the boss cat Ippaiattena. The two have an adventure full of surprises and their friendship grows along the way.
Yuyama Kunihiko from Pokemon is set to direct. The main voice acting cast will include
- Suzuki Ryouhei (Voice Acting Debut) as Ippaiattena and
- Inoue Mao (Voice Acting Debut) as Rudolf.
Release Date: 6th August (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Rudolf To Ippaiattena PV trailer
Sanpei is the sole survivor of an accident that killed his whole family. Before the accident Sanpei and his family kept bees. One day Sanpei meets a girl named Chiyo, after she is stung by a bee. Sanpei decides to start a new life in Chiyo’s village. He cultivates the land the villagers had abandoned, leaving it filled with beautiful flowers. But then Sanpei disappears. Believing he will come back, Chiyo awaits the mysterious boys return.
Honda Toshiyuki will make his directing debut, but the voice cast is still to be announced
A successful crowd funding effort of 2,000,000 yen was made to improve the animation quality of Kaze no You ni. With just over 180 people showing support. It is slated to be a forty minute animation.
Release Date: 9th July (Japan).
Anime Movies 2016 – Kaze no You Ni PV trailer