Top 5 Summer Anime

Top 5 Summer Anime

July 19, 2014 0 By Marc

July is here, and that means new Anime.

With the coming of summer and warm weather, there are also some new awesome anime series that’s coming out for you to watch. Here are the GCE’s top 5 new anime series you should be watching this summer.

5. RE:_Hamatora

The highly anticipated sequel is here. Wrapped in shock and mystery, the story continues. It has been three months since the incident at Yokohama. Things have been settling down at Cafe Nowhere. Murasaki and Hajime have teamed up and started investigating again. After an unforeseen reunion, Art holds Nice at gunpoint. What are his real intentions? What will become of the connection between Art and Hamatora?

4. Space Dandy: Season 2

The story of this anime revolves around Dandy (Junichi Suwabe/Ian Sinclair), an alien-hunter. His job is to seek out new aliens never seen before, and receives a reward whenever he finds a new species. His mission is to find those new species faster than anyone else as he travels the galaxy. Together with the bucket-of-bolts robot QT (Uki Satake (9nine)/Alison Viktorin) and the dimwit alien Meow (Hiroyuki Yoshino/Joel McDonald) he picked up along the way, he comes into contact with new planets and their inhabitants.

3. Sailor Moon Crystal

We are all pretty much aware of Sailor Moon and the impact it has had on western audiences and anime. If you aren’t, here is a rundown of what to expect. Sailor Moon Crystal, known in Japan as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, is a 2014 anime series produced by Toei Animation, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Naoko Takeuchi’s shōjo manga series, Sailor Moon. Directed by Munehisa Sakai, Crystal serves as a reboot of the series, as opposed to a remake of the previous 1992 anime series, aiming to become a more faithful adaptation of the original manga. The story focuses on Usagi Tsukino, a young girl who is granted the power to become the titular protagonist and is joined by fellow Sailor Guardians in search of a legendary silver crystal.

2. Akame ga Kill!

In a fantasy world, fighter Tatsumi sets out for the Capitol to earn money for his starving village, and finds a world of unimaginable corruption, all spreading from the depraved Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor’s ear. After nearly becoming a victim of this corruption himself, Tatsumi is recruited by Night Raid, a group of assassins dedicated to eliminating the corruption plaguing the Capitol by mercilessly killing those responsible.

1. Sword Art Online Season 2

The wildly successful anime is back for another another season and fans are incredibly excited. If you haven’t seen the first season, we suggest you do so before watching this. But if you are caught up and haven’t started watching yet, it is available on Crunchyroll now.

One year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.

That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.

Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.