Summer 2015 Season Preview

summer sun” by Schneeengel on DeviantArt

July is still over seven weeks away, but that’s no reason not to plan ahead! With Oigakkosan sadly out of commission for the foreseeable future, the remaining three of us are pressing forward.

Our Spring is pretty much set, and we don’t forsee any more drops, with more drops possible. We’ve kept the field for Summer under twenty, including Shokugeki no Souma, which will be continuing for sure (not sure about Hibike!, but it might have a second cour as well). Like Spring, several of our selections are sequels of shows we’ve watched, while we’ll be skipping other sequels to shows we missed in the past.

Obviously, the list below is subject to change. As usual, we most of our info from MAL and try to go into shows without knowing too much. We’re also aiming to drop 5-6 of the shows below, ending up with our typical baker’s dozen, if not less.


Aoharu x Kikanjuu Aquarion Logos Durarara!!x2 Ten Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri God Eater

1. Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machine Gun) – Studio TBA (Action, Comedy, Shonen)

2. Aquarion Logos – Satelight, C2C (Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi)

3. Durarara!!x2 Ten– Aniplex of America, Studio Shuka (Action, Mystery, Supernatural)

4. Gangsta.– Manglobe (Action, Drama, Seinen)

5. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri– A-1, Genco

6. God Eater– ufotable (Action, Demons, Fantasy, Supernatural, Military)


Classroom☆Crisis Danchigai Joukamachi no Dandelion Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai Shokugeki no Souma Sore ga Seiyuu! Working!!!

7. Classroom☆Crisis – Aniplex, Lay-duce (School, Slice of Life)

8. Danchigai (Uneven) – DAX Production, Dream Creation, Creators in Pack (Comedy, School, Slice of Life)

9. Joukamachi no Dandelion  (Dandelion of the Castle Town) – Production IMS (Action, Comedy, Slice of Life, Seinen)

10. Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai  (A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist) – J.C.Staff, Genco (Comedy, Ecchi, School)

11. Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars) – J.C. Staff (Ecchi, School, Shounen) – Episodes 14-24.

12. Sore ga Seiyuu! (Food Wars) – Gonzo, Evil Line Records (Comedy)

13. Working!!! Aniplex, A-1 (Comedy, Slice of Life)


Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Charlotte Gatchaman Crowds insight Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan Rokka no Yuusha Ushio to Tora

14. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair) – Bones (Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Shoujo)

15. Charlotte – Aniplex, Key, P.A. Works (Genres TBA)

16. Gatchaman Crowds insight – Tatsunoko (Adventure, Sci-Fi)

17. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (The Instructor of Aerial Combat Wizard Candidates) – Diomedea (Action, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, School)

18. Rokka no Yuusha (Hero of the Rocker) – Passione (Action, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Magic)

19. Ushio to Tora – MAPPA, Studio VOLN (Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Supernatural)

Re-Kan! – 06


Amami Hibiki is a lovely young woman, but let’s be honest: she’s a bit of a goody-two-shoes, at an age when she’ll be forgiven for letting her hair down and misbehaving now and again. After Narumi (no slouch in the goody two-shoes dept. herself) wonders out loud (and loudly) why Hibiki can’t ever act like a “normal high school girl”, we’re introduced to a whole new Hibiki—a Kogal Hibiki!


The sight of Hibiki all Kogal’d out—and Kido Ibuki ditching the good girl voice for one of constant irritation—is already worth the price of admission. But what makes this another quintessentially Re-Kan! episode is that Hibiki’s new look and act is the result of the ghost of a high school girl from ten years ago possessing her.


The deal is, the Gal-ghost will make Hibiki more like a “normal high schooler”, which isn’t really possible since the high school world has moved on in the last decade, but never mind; and in exchange Hibiki will lend the ghost her body so she can “pass on.”

Until then, Gal-Hibiki’s attempts to act aloof and cool and use outdated lingo provide entertainment to her friends, including the group’s journalist, Uehara Kana, who is always snapping pics and documenting her encounters with ghosts on her blog, following the journalistic tradition of her parents, for which she’s secretly proud.


Worried about what the Gal-ghost will do in Hibiki’s body, her friends follow her, discovering she’s summoning someone to meet her. When she discovers she’s being followed, she’s annoyed and a little embarrassed, as they observe her actions and explanations increasingly out of step with her ko-gal persona.


All is revealed when the day of the meeting arrives. The person who meets her is her mom, who coincidentally is one of Hibiki’s shopping buddies, whom she shopped with the day before in Hibiki’s body. The Gal-ghost is angry that her mother hasn’t moved on from her untimely death, or had a new daughter, and is even still making enough dinner for three ten years later.

But the Gal’s host, Hibiki, explains to her that a mother will never forget their child no matter how many years pass, nor will she ever see her departed daughter as worthless. The mom catches up to her and beautiful catharsis ensues. No longer guilty for dying so soon without accomplishing anything in life or giving anything back her her mom (a false charge on her part), she’s able to pass on.


Before she does, sticks around within Hibiki just long enough to make sure Kana doesn’t make the same mistakes she did. Kana organized a Christmas party for everyone, despite the fact what she wanted most was to hang out with her parents, who are always busy. The Gal-ghost orders her home, and to Kana’s surprise, her folks are there waiting for her.

By serving as the Gal-ghost’s vessel, Hibiki not only got some rad fashion tips and education in early 2000’s jargon, but was able to help Gal forgive herself and pass on, but through Gal, helps her still-living friend re-connect with her parents.

So it’s a good thing for both of them Hibiki isn’t just another normal high school girl!