Summer 2018 Anime Releases

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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2018 - 06:31 PDT
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Title in alphabetical order - number of eps if known
Summary: taken from a site or based on the 1st episode if I can't find any info
My First Impressions: I give my first impressions honestly, I do have specific tastes and I don't expect you to think the same thing as me, but it's there for those who know whether they have similar or very different tastes from me.
Other Comments: Others' comments.
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Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki - ? eps

Summary: A group of men are defending Japan against Mongol invaders.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan - ? eps

Summary: A beautiful girl named Euphrosyne is regretfully a zombie. Euphrosyne wakes up in an underground archive of a university, where a maid named Alma tells her, "Madam, kill the students and retrieve the 'Secret Stone.'"
My First Impressions: I tried watching this, but really couldn't. The art and animation are subpar and the characters are just dumb. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Asobi Asobase - ? eps

Summary: The story revolves around three classmates who play simple hand games. One of the girls is good at games, but hates them as she always lost to her older sister and forced to do chores while growing up. Another girl is of American descent, but raised in Japan, and who only pretends to be bad at Japanese. Another girl usually observes their games, and loses to the other girls.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Back Street Girls: Goku Dolls - ? eps

Summary: A group of 3 yakuza failed their boss for the last time. After messing up an important job, the boss gives them 2 choices: Honorably committing suicide, or go to Thailand to get a sex reassignment surgery in order to becomes "female" idols. After a gruesome year long training to become idols, they successfully debut, with overwhelming popularity, much to their dismay. This is where their tragedy truly begins.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Banana Fish - 24 eps

Summary: 1973, Vietnam - an American soldier goes mad and guns down his buddies. Since then, the only words he has uttered are "Banana Fish"... Nowadays, in New York City, police investigate a series of puzzling suicides and a dying man gives a charismatic young gang leader named Ash Lynx a vial of a mysterious substance...
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro - 12 eps

Summary: Chio-chan is a gamer and a high school girl who gets into some interesting predicaments on her way to school. For instance, she was once running late for class due to staying up all night playing a game like Assassin's Creed, and her usual route was blocked. Prompted by the previous night's gaming, she decided to take to the rooftops, a strategy that does not work quite as well in real life! She also faces more mundane difficulties, like awkwardness in interacting with a friendly acquaintance met by chance on the way to school. Join Chio on her funny and unusual daily journeys to get from home to school on time.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa - 24 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: A humorous chronicle of the daily meeting-room problems of Tonegawa Yukio, who works as a middle manager for the whims of the evil, unreasonable business magnate Hyoudou Kazutaka.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Grand Blue - ? eps

Summary: After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Kitahara Iori makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Inoue Kenji and au naturel authority Yoshioka Kimitake bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Hanebado! - ? eps

Summary: Tachibana Kentarou is a high-school badminton coach who has a lot more enthusiasm than some of the members of his very small team. One day, he meets the quiet-voiced student Hanesaki Ayano, who is effortlessly physically capable and experienced in badminton. He tries to recruit her, but she seems to have no interest in the sport at all. Due to a series of circumstances, she eventually ends up joining the team. Coach Tachibana is determined that with her on board, they'll be champions!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Happy Sugar Life - ? eps

Summary: High-schooler Matsuzaka Satou has a reputation for being easy, but one day her lifestyle of sleeping with one boy after another comes to an end. It happens when she meets the child Shio, for whom she is convinced she feels true love for the first time. Satou may seem sweet and innocent, but there is nothing she won't do to protect their life together, including committing murder. But from where did she acquire the little girl, and how long can their "Happy Sugar Life" together last?
My First Impressions: Watched the first 1.5 episodes and while it's definitely a different sort of anime and the character is properly sociopathic, the anime itself is rather boring. The things that happen are fairly predictable. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Harukana Receive - ? eps

Summary: The story takes place in Okinawa, where Haruka forms a beach volleyball pair with Kanata. Kanata, who couldn't handle the pressure put on her by her short height, had given up on beach volleyball already, but is convinced by Haruka to step back on the sand once again and aim for the junior tournament.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Hataraku Saibou - ? eps

Summary: Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she's not alone... She's got a whole human body's worth of cells ready to help out! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets - everyone's got to come together if they want to keep you healthy!
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria - ? eps

Summary: Some urban legends are best left untested! Suou Yuuto gets more than he bargained for when he joins his childhood friend Shimoya Mitsuki in testing out an urban legend. When he uses his phone to take a picture of himself with the local shrine's divine mirror, he is whisked off into another world - one heavily steeped in the lore of the old Norse myths. Using his knowledge gained from school and from his solar-powered smartphone, he has the chance to bring the Wolf Clan, the same people who cared for him, to prominence, all while earning the adoration of a group of magic-wielding warrior maidens known as the Einherjar.
My First Impressions: So far, this is your standard warfare with male leader and harem of girls, but it's entertaining enough so far. With the fantasy world elements added to the using real-world military strategies part of the show, this might be worth considering a time-killer anime. <continuing for now>
Link: anidb

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Sakamoto Takuma is so powerful that he is lauded as the "Demon Lord" by other players. One day, he is summoned to a world outside his own - but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon... but that's when Takuma's passive ability "Magic Reflection" activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved! Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game! "Amazing? But of course... I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!" So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!
My First Impressions: Another person ends up transported to a fantasy world kind of anime. Unfortunately, the characters aside from the main character are fairly 2D, but there are hints of a larger story and it's somewhat interesting in terms of world building what's different in the world vs. the game version. Another time-waster anime that might be worth watching once, but probably not keeping. <continuing for now>
Link: ANN

Island - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Urashima, an island far from the mainland. The people who live there lead carefree lives. But five years ago, the island's three great families suffered a series of misfortunes and succumbed to suspicion. The people of the island cut off all contact with the mainland and began a slow decline. The key to saving the island lies in three girls who belong to the three families. But they are bound by old traditions, and are conflicted. On that island, a lone man washes ashore. The man claims to be from the future, and he begins a solitary struggle to change the island's fate.
My First Impressions: It seems to have potential, but I don't like the characters and the tension points felt all wrong to me. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Jashin-chan Dropkick - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Yurine is a delusional gothic lolita who summons a demon girl with the tail of a cobra, Jashin-chan. They'll have to live together - until Yurine finds a way to send Jashin-chan back to hell, or until Jashin-chan kills Yurine.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes - 12? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: There is an antique shop in Kyoto's Teramachi Sanjou shopping district. High school girl Mashiro Aoi unexpectedly runs into Yagashira Kiyotaka, the son of the shop's owner, and ends up working part-time at the shop. Kiyotaka is called the "Holmes at Teramachi Sanjou," and he and Aoi solve odd cases brought to them by various clients.
My First Impressions: Only 2 episodes so far, but I can tell that it's fairly slice of life type anime with some single episode mysteries for the main characters to solve. Not great, but not bad either. Probably not one I'll be keeping or rewatching, but entertaining enough to watch once I think. <continuing for now>
Link: ANN

Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Tokyo in 2030. In a suburban area, suddenly a high-frequency resonant sound is heard, and at the same time a red mist shrouds the area. Anyone who hears the sound, be it human or animal, loses consciousness. The government estimates that it might be an unidentified virus, and fearful of an epidemic, blockades Tokyo and moves its base to Osaka. However, six days after the incident, those who lost consciousness from the sound awaken for no apparent reason. Those blockaded in Tokyo slowly start to get the city functioning again, but after that day strange incidents start to occur at the blockade border. Those who have awakened a hidden blood power arise, are drawn to one another, and must face a cruel fate.
My First Impressions: Tried watching episode 1, but it got stupid pretty fast and the monsters look so terrible. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Muhyo to Roji no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho - 12 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Are you the victim of unwanted spirit possession? Is there a ghost you need sent up and away... or down to burn for all eternity? If the answer is yes, then you need Muhyou and Roujii, experts in magic law. Serving justice to evil spirits is their specialty.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Ongaku Shoujo - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Haru Chitose, Eri Kumagai, Sarasa Ryuoh, Kiri Mukae, Uori Mukae, Sasame Mitsukuri, Miku Nishio, Hiyo Yukino, Shupe Gushiken, Kotoko Kintoki, and Roro Morooka are the eleven members of "Music Girls," an idol group produced by Pine Records. However, they're a third-rate idol group that can't seem to sell CDs at all. But even though they're obscure and constantly in debt, the members and their producer, Ikebashi, are all trying their hardest. Ikebashi gets the idea that Music Girls needs a new member—an idol who can light a fire under them so that they can grasp success!
My First Impressions: I'm not sure why, but I tried watching this... and lasted 2 minutes. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Phantom in the Twilight - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: The story takes place in London, at "Café Forbidden," a mysterious café that only opens at night. The protagonist is a girl who is in London to study abroad. She meets the handsome men who work this place where the guardians of the boundary between the human and shadow world gather.
My First Impressions: I... can't recommend this show. I might actually end up watching this, but the characters are fairly standard and the plot is wholly unoriginal. The art and animation are acceptable but not terrible. <not recommended>
Link: ANN

Planet With - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs, Glue
Summary: Soya Kuroi is a high schooler living a peaceful life despite having no memories of his past. One day, however, his town is attacked by one of the mysterious Nebula Weapons. Together with the cat-like “Sensei” and the gothic lolita Ginko, Soya gets dragged into a battle against... seven superheroes who protect the town! What is Soya's reason to fight? The answer lies in his memories.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Satsuriku no Tenshi - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs, RH
Summary: Most girls waking up without any memory and meeting a serial killer would panic, but not Ray. In fact, far from being her biggest problem, killer Zack might just prove a convenient resource when it comes to finding a way out of the building in which they're both trapped!
My First Impressions: Watched ep1 and it was just kind of boring. I wasn't a fan of the characters either. Too over the top. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Senjuushi - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: The whole world was devastated by the nuclear war. Under the strong rule of the World Empire, people are all suppressed and deprived of their own lives. A resistance team secretly keeps fighting to break the suppression while everyone is forbidden to possess any force of arms. The team arms themselves with "antique guns" that were left as works of art, and the incarnations of those antique guns are called "Musketeers" appear and join the team, as if they responded to the soul of the resistance. In their battles with the incarnations of contemporary guns who represent and are dispatched from the Empire, the "Musketeers" turn their "Absolute Noble" mode to give a powerful boost to themselves, and bring hope to the world.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Shichisei no Subaru - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: There was once a legendary party named Subaru in the globally popular MMORPG Union. The group was made of elementary school friends. They earned fame in the blink of an eye for their unparalleled abilities in the Sense system at the core of the game. However, there was an incident where a player passed away inside the game. As a result of the death, Union ended service. Six years pass. Haruto Amō, who was a key member of Subaru, has become a hopeless high school student. His personality has changed, and he has no friends or ambition. A classmate gets him to log into the new Re'Union game, and he ends up having a "reunion" that is hard to believe. He meets his former in-game partner and real-world childhood friend Asahi Kuga. The girl who was supposed to have died six years ago was there.
My First Impressions: This seems like your fairly typical anime where the group breaks up because of the incident and then they'll slowly get back together. The characters are a little flat, but the show definitely hints at some development. I will watch a couple more episodes, but not sure whether this'll hold my interest for much longer. <continuing for now...>
Link: ANN

Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Starlight is a song and dance revue troupe loved throughout the world. Karen and Hikari make a promise with each other when they're young that one day they'll stand on that stage together. Time passes, and now the girls are 16 years old. Karen is very enthusiastic about the lessons she takes every day, holding her promise close to her heart. Hikari has transferred schools and is now away from Karen. But the cogs of fate turn, and the two are destined to meet again. The girls and other Stage Girls will compete in a mysterious audition process to gain acceptance into the revue.
My First Impressions: Tried watching ep1 but was really bored. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Sirius the Jaeger - ? eps

Groups: (no good subs, but released by: Ract, MTBB, AkihitoSubs
Summary: Imperial Capital, 1930. A strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo station. They are called the "Jaegers", who came to hunt vampires. Amongst them, there stood a young man with striking serenity and unusual aura. His name is Yuliy, a werewolf whose home village was destroyed by vampires. Yuliy and the Jaegers engage in deadly battle over a mysterious holy arc only known as "The Arc of Sirius". What truth awaits them at the end...?
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san - 12? eps

Groups: HA/ss, SA18HD
Summary: Shiina Aki is constantly being treated like a girl due to his feminine looks so he decides to move to Tokyo and attend middle school in an attempt to change himself. However what awaits him in his new home, Sunohara-sou, is the kind-hearted caretaker, Sunohara Ayaka and three female members of Aki's new middle school's student council, named Yukimoto Yuzu, Yamanashi Sumire, and Kazami Yuri. And so begins Aki's new life of living with four girls in Tokyo.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Tsukumogami Kashimasu - 12 eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Fukagawa ward of old Edo is prone to fire and flooding, so residents rent everyday items like pots, futons, and clothing from shops instead of purchasing them, so as not to impede them when they flee. Okou and Seiji, an older sister and younger brother, run one such rental shop called Izumoya. However, mixed in with their inventory are tsukumogami, objects that have turned into spirits after a hundred years of existence. The siblings sometimes lend these sentient items to customers. Both Okou and Seiji can see and talk to these spirits, and other tsukumogami often come to the store after hearing of the famed siblings.
My First Impressions: Watched a few episodes of this and it was kind of cute with its quirky characters, but each episode feels the same and while there is a larger story, it feels a bit forced. Not bad if you have some extra time to kill, but not something I would recommend. <not continuing unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Yakusoku no Nanaya Matsuri - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Mihara Shouma is a first-year high school student. Shouma hasn't seen his good friend Atsushi in 3.5 years, ever since they lost contact with each other after elementary school. One day, Atsushi gets in contact with Shouma to invite him to a rare festival, so they can meet up and talk. Shouma goes to the "Tanabata Seven Night Festival" deep in the mountains, but Atsushi is not there. Instead, a girl named Shiori who also has a person she wants to meet is there. The festival's program manager Kanna suggests that he stay until the festival is over, and so Shouma and Shiori help Kanna prepare for the festival. Shouma and Shiori then get wrapped up in some strange events happening in the town.
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100 Nin no Ouji-sama - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: In the dream world, dreams give people the power to live, but the world is threatened by dream-eating beings known as "Yumekui." In order to save the world, princes from all kingdoms must join their power. The butler Navi and Prince Avi of the knight kingdom Arstoria travel the world in order to save it.
My First Impressions: I normally like these sorts of shows, but episode 1 had a bit too much trying to be slap-stick comedy with the male characters, who seemed dumb. <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san - ? eps

Groups: HorribleSubs
Summary: Homeless and haunted by ghosts, high schooler Kogarashi thinks his luck has finally turned when he finds Yuragi-sou: a cheap boarding house that was formerly a hot springs inn, now full of super sexy, scantily clad female tenants. If Kogarashi can use his spirit abilities to banish the ghost that haunts the inn, he can even live there rent-free! But when the ghost, a beautiful teenage girl named Yuuna, appears before him, Kogarashi takes pity on her and is suddenly not so sure about the exorcism. Will he help save Yuuna from becoming an evil spirit? And what supernatural secrets do the other boarders hold?
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: ANN

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