[Anime] Summer Anime Season 2014

Toku Prime

Well-Known Member
New season, new shows, new ways to keep you hunched over a computer screen instead of having a social life :thumbs:

http://anichart.net/summer
http://haruhichan.com/static/images/charts/general/Summer2014.jpg

So far on my own personal list:
Space Dandy season 2
Aldnoah.Zero (because I've heard that the series concept comes from Gen Urubuchi, although most of the actual writing is by someone else as Gen has been busy with a certain Sunday morning superhero show)
Psycho-Pass New Edit Version (another Urubuchi show, this time one from 2012 that's been re-edited into 11 hour-long episodes so that new fans can get caught up before the actual second season starts in October)

While I was never into Sailor Moon as a kid, I might check out an episode or two of Sailor Moon Crystal just to see what all the fuss has been about for all these years.
 
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Jacky392000

Open Your Amazons!
Ao Haru Ride is on my anime watch list for the summer, since Shinkawa Yua will be in the upcoming live action movie as one of the eight main characters. I'm also reading the manga at the moment.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
Sailor Moon is it for me. Well, maybe Persona 4 even though I have yet to play the game.

Wait, I thought we already had an anime adaptation?

I gave Space Dandy 13 episodes to impress me and it failed, so I don't give a crap about that show anymore.
 

Kaji Motomiya

PARTY HARD
I am extremely excited for Black Butler's "Book of Circus" arc. One of my favorite ones in the manga that I wish was never skipped in the anime series.

Sengoku Basara seems interesting, but I never finished the first two seasons. Especially with the weird **** of Tokugawa dying in the first season, then coming back the second season...and now look at him. I don't know.
 

kuroihikari

Member
Sengoku Basara really is just an excuse to see historical characters with superpowers going at it. None of the story makes sense and I'm still going to watch it.
 

Kaji Motomiya

PARTY HARD
Sengoku Basara really is just an excuse to see historical characters with superpowers going at it. None of the story makes sense and I'm still going to watch it.
That's why I loved it so much. Rocket-powered robot bodyguard, for one thing.

It's just weird to make a history-based series with...so many different endings because a wide variety of cast. It's like playing a fighting game, and there's literally different endings for each character you beat the game as, and that ending contradicts another character's ending.
 
So with the summer season, do the spring anime end? because Captain Earth and Sidonia seem to just be getting run up...introducing new stuff and all..
 
According to this chart, it is airing in the summer.
(Look for "Ao Haru Ride", it's right under that)
Maybe it isn't in anichart because the air date haven't been announced yet.

I don't really get the point in making a Persona 4 Golden anime other than Atlus trying to milk the series again, I wonder when will Atlus give the other SMT series a P3 and P4-like treatment.

Other than Kantai Collection, I don't really have other animes that I really want to watch, guess I'll wait for others' reviews.
 

Toku Prime

Well-Known Member
According to this chart, it is airing in the summer.
(Look for "Ao Haru Ride", it's right under that)
I've added your chart to the OP just in case there's anything else missing.

Also mentioned on both of them but completely missed by me the first time around is the second season of Yamashibai. I thought the first series was pretty fun, as five minute horror shorts go, so I'll probably check them out too if they get subbed.

There's a couple of others that have quite interesting descriptions, but whether I check them out depends on whether I get the time or not.
I gave Space Dandy 13 episodes to impress me and it failed, so I don't give a crap about that show anymore.
Lol I feel similarly about Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya. Totally wasted my time on that show and won't be doing it again. I didn't mind Space Dandy though. I can't see myself buying it on DVD or even re-watching it for free, but it amuses me enough for 25 minutes a week.
So with the summer season, do the spring anime end? because Captain Earth and Sidonia seem to just be getting run up...introducing new stuff and all..
Some will and some won't. The only one that I know certainly isn't ending is JoJo Stardust Crusaders, as the show's official twitter feed confirmed on Friday that it's running for a full year. My beloved second series of Mushi-shi is apparently going on hiatus and will continue in the autumn season. I'd be surprised if the two shows you mentioned ended though. On the other hand, there are a few that seem fairly certain to end this month. I feel like Black Bullet is winding up towards it's finale.
 

Dark Kabuto

In Justice, We Trust!
Just watched Shirogane No Ishi and Aldnoah.Zero.

They both start off slowly and it's you're typical first episode so I don't have too much to say about them right now. I did enjoy what I saw though, Shirogane in particular for having a really kick ass looking main mech.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
This first episode to Aldnoah Zero was great. Gen continues to impress me between this, Pyscho Pass, and Gaim. I might have to check out Madoka some time. The only issue was the outcome of the princess' visit to Earth was predictable but the ending gave me a very Macross feel to it. I look forward to the next episode.
 
Same opinion for Aldnoah that everyone else has, look forward to this season.
Also watched Akame ga kill, 1st episode, you wouldn't think it's about the girl really and the cast seems a lot more than what pictured. Usual story of assassin's and evil empire though, but one I like!
 

kuroihikari

Member
I wonder if the reason Gen only did a handful of episodes for Aldnoah was because of Gaim.
He was probably expecting to be fired by Toei :laugh::laugh::laugh:

"The hell? Still not fired? Maybe if I kill off this orange dude...."
-Urobuchi
 
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