Spring 2014 anime season is ending and Summer 2014 anime season is sneaking up on us. Before it hits us like a brick and we’re all rushing to find a few new anime series to watch, I’ll be helping you decided what to watch this summer by providing a visual guide of the upcoming Summer 2014 TV Anime series.

There is a chance more shows may be announced, so keep your eye on this post. I will be updating this post as soon as new anime series are announced!

I am supplying the genres, producers, air dates, airtime, episode count (if confirmed), station it will air on, official twitter accounts/hashtags and promotional videos and a brief synopsis. If you wish to view more information about a certain show. Click the title of the show of your choice, it’ll open in a new tab and will provide everything you need to know! If you want to know what OVAs/Specials/Movies air this Summer, click here and hit the advanced button then Season > Summer 2014.

Ai Mai Mi: Mousou CatastropheAi Mai Mi Mousou Catastrophe anime series

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life Producers: Seven, Dream Creation
Premiere: July 10, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 26:05
Episodes: 12
Station: Teletama (TVS)
Join the conversation @anime_aimaimi or #aimaimi
Promotional Videos: PV1

Second season of Ai Mai Mi.

Akame ga Kill!Akame ga Kill! anime key visual

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy Producers: Square Enix, White Fox, TOHO animation
Premiere: July 6, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Sundays at 24:00
Episodes: 2-cour
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @akame_tv or #akame_anime
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2, PV3

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.

Aldnoah.Zero

Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, Nitroplus, TROYCA
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturdays at 24:00
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @aldnoahzero or #aldnoahzero
Promotional Videos: PV1, CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4, CM5, CM6

The tag line reads “Let justice be done. Though the heavens fall.”

Ao Haru RideAo Haru Ride anime series

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life Producers: Production I.G, TOHO animation
Premiere: July 7, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Mondays at 24:00
Episodes: 12
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @aoha_anime or #aoha_anime
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

Yoshioka Futaba has a few reasons why she wants to “reset” her image & life as a new high school student. Because she’s cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in junior high, and because of a misunderstanding, she couldn’t get her feeling across to the one boy she has ever liked, Tanaka-kun.

Now in high school, she is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her friends won’t be jealous of her. While living her life this way contentedly, she meets Tanaka-kun again, but he now goes under the name of Mabuchi Kou. He tells her that he felt the same way as she did when they were younger, but now things can never be the same again. Will Futaba be able to continue her love that never even started from three years ago?

Bakumatsu RockBakumatsu Rock key visual

Genres: Music Producers: Studio Deen, NAS
Premiere: July 2, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Wednesdays at 23:30
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @bakumatsu069 or #幕末Rock
Promotional Videos: PV1

The story is set in the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shoguns’ rule over Japan in the middle of the 19th century. The Tokugawa shogunate uses the brainwashing Heaven’s Songs by the top idols in Shinsengumi to subjugate the country and its people. In this Japan, writing or singing any songs besides the Heaven’s Songs is a capital offense. Sakamoto Ryouma and the other rockers rise up and change the world with rock ‘n’ roll for freedom and justice.

BarakamonBarakamon anime series

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life Producers: Kinema Citrus
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturdays at 26:20
Episodes:
Station: Nippon TV (NTV)
Join the conversation @brkmn_anime or #brkmn_anime
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

As a punishment for punching a famous Calligrapher, young handsome Calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled on a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc. Can this city guy handle all the crazy hardships? Find out in this wacky island comedy full of innocence and laughter!!!

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: CrystalBishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal anime image

Genres: Demons, Magic, Romance, Shoujo Producers: Toei Animation, Starchild Records, Viz Media
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturdays at 19:00
Episodes: 26
Station: Niconico
Join the conversation @sailormoon_20th
Promotional Videos: PV1

New Sailor Moon anime commemorating the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon.

Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess. Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold… Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…?!

DRAMAtical MurderDRAMAtical Murder anime

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological Producers: Nitroplus, NAZ
Premiere: July 6, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Sundays at 25:35
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @dmmd_TV_PR or #アニメドラマダ
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

The story takes place many years in the future where the game “Rhyme,” a virtual fighting game, is incredibly popular and people possess “AllMates,” convenient AI computers. Aoba leads an ordinary life, working at a junk shop and living with his grandmother on the island of Midorijima. Unlike his friends, he doesn’t participate in Rhyme, nor does he belong in a gang. However, when rumors of people disappearing spread, Aoba finds himself needing to unravel the mysteries behind the island in order to protect his everyday life.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei second anime series visual

Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic Producers: Silver Link
Premiere: July 9, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Wednesdays at 25:35
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @prisma_illya or #prismaillya
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2, PV3

About a month after the events of the first season, a new mission to normalize the Earth’s pulsations comes up. However, when Illlya tries to subdue the pulsations…

Francesca: Girls Be AmbitiousFrancesca Girls Be Ambitious anime series

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy Producers:
Premiere: July 7, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9):
Episodes: 24
Station:
Join the conversation @francesca_hb
Promotional Videos: PV1

TV anime adaptation based on the undead idol character Francesca to promote Hokkaido, Japan.

Free!: Eternal SummerFree! Eternal Summer anime

Genres: Comedy, School, Sports, Slice of Life Producers: Kyoto Animation, Lantis, Animation Do, Iwatobi High School Swimming Club
Premiere: July 2, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Wednesdays at 24:00
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @iwatobi_sc or #TV_Free
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

Second Season of Free!

Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. anime series

Genres: Comedy, Seinen Producers: Feel
Premiere: July 3, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 26:16
Episodes: 12 + 1 SP
Station: TBS
Join the conversation @locodol_anime or #ろこどる
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

The story is about the life of a high school girl, Nanako, and her senpai, Yukari, who end up becoming the town’s local idols (locodol) upon the request of her uncle.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kunGekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun anime series

Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen Producers: Doga Kobo
Premiere: July 6, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Sundays at 25:05
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo TV (TXN)
Join the conversation @nozaki_anime or #nozakikun
Promotional Videos: PV1

Sakura Chiyo confesses to her crush, Nozaki-kun, but he mistakes her as a fan! Unable to convey her feelings, what happens when he invites her to his house? Find out in this hilarious series!

GlasslipGlasslip anime series

Genres: Slice of Life Producers: Lantis, P.A. Works
Premiere: July 3, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 22:30
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo TV (TXN)
Join the conversation @glasslip_anime or #glasslip
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

“On the other side of the glass, you can see tomorrow.”

The heroine is Touko Fukami, a 17-year-old born in Fukui Prefecture. Her dream is to become a glass artisan.

Hanamonogatari

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural Producers: Aniplex, Shaft, Kodansha
Premiere: August 16, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturday at 19:00
Episodes: 5
Station: Tokyo TV (TXN)
Join the conversation @nisioisin_anime
Promotional Videos: CM1, CM2

Hanamonogatari features Suruga Kanbaru and is set after Koyomi Araragi graduates from high school.

HanayamataHanayamata anime series

Genres: Slice of Life, Seinen Producers: Madhouse, DIVE II Entertainment
Premiere: July 7, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Mondays at 25:35
Episodes:
Station: Tokyo TV (TXN)
Join the conversation @hanayamata_PR or #ハナヤマタ
Promotional Videos: PV1

Normal appearance, normal intelligence, normal in arts and sports… just normal. This is the entirely normal 14-year-old, Naru Sekiya. While she admires “Heroines” she continues to live a normal life until one moonlit night she meets a fairy. This foreign girl then guides her into the extraordinary world of the yosakoi dance.

Himegoto

Genres: Comedy, School
Producers: Asahi Production
Premiere: July 7, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Mondays at 23:54
Episodes: 13
Station: BS11
Join the conversation @himegoto_anime or #himegoto
Promotional Videos: PV1

Himegoto follows Hime Arikawa, a second-year student at Shimoshina High School. Forced to assume a large amount of debt from by his now-absent parents, Hime is saved by the three girls of his school’s student council after he is chased down by debt collectors. In return for paying off his debt, Hime agrees to their conditions of becoming the student council’s “dog” and spending his high school life dressed as a girl.

JinseiJinsei anime series

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Romance, School, Slice of Life
Producers: Feel
Premiere: July 6, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Sundays at 22:00
Episodes: 13
Station: Tokyo MX
Join the conversation @jinsei_anime or #jinsei_anime
Promotional Videos: PV1

Yuuki Akamatsu, who is in the Kyuumon Gakuen Second News Club, is asked to become the counselor of the club immediately after joining the club by Ayaka Nikaidou, the club leader. Three girls currently give advice to issues sent in by the students: Rino Endou from the science stream, Fumi Kujou from the literary stream, and Ikumi Suzuki from the sports stream. However, the three always have different opinions and cannot get their views to agree, so they just try things out anyway…

Kuroshitsuji: Book of CircusKuroshitsuji Book of Circus anime series

Genres: Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural Producers: A-1 Pictures
Premiere: July 10, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 26:19
Episodes: Station: MBS
Join the conversation @kuroshitsuji2 or #kuroshitsuji
Promotional Videos: CM1
A new Kuroshitsuji animated project.The TV series is subtitled Book of Circus and will air July 2014 in the Animeism block. It will adapt the Noah’s Ark Circus Arc, picking the manga story back up from the point at which they diverged.This arc immediately follows the Curry Contest Arc in the manga, which ended at episode 15 in the first season of the anime.

Love Stage!!Love Stage!! anime series visual

Genres: Shounen Ai Producers: J.C.Staff
Premiere: July 9, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Wednesdays 25:05
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @lovestage_tv or #ラブステ
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

With a father who’s a singer, a mother who’s a movie star, and an older brother Shougo who’s the lead vocalist for the super-popular band “The Crusherz,” Sena Izumi, an otaku college student, is the only dull one born into this super famous and talented family. He loves “Magical Girl LalaLulu” and is working hard to become a mangaka, but one day he winds up appearing in a TV commercial he just can’t turn down. There, he’s reunited with Ichijou Ryouma, the super-popular young actor he costarred with on a project ten years prior.

Majimoji RurumoMajimoji Rurumo anime series visual

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen Producers: J.C.Staff
Premiere: July 9, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Wednesdays at 21:00
Episodes: Station: AT-X
Join the conversation @animerurumo or #るるも
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Shibaki is a high-school boy whose only interest is girls. Except he’s been branded as the most hentai boy at school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library about how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be the real thing. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant him a wish. Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take his soul. (This part of this story happened before the start of chapter1) When the story starts, Shibaki wishes he could see Rurumo again. His wishes is granted immediately as Rurumo falls from the sky and crash lands in front of him. He finds out that as punishment for not taking his soul she’s been busted down to an apprentice demon. Now, she must complete the task of getting Shibaki to use up 666 magic tickets that grant wishes before she can become a witch again. However, what she doesn’t know is that each time he uses a ticket it shortens his life. When the last ticket is used up, Shibaki will die. Shibaki knows this because Rurumo’s familiar black cat Chiro tell him as part of the “contract” for giving him the tickets. Now, Shibaki has a choice, make a wish and help Rurumo become a witch again or resist the temptation and try to save his own life.

Minarai DivaMinarai Diva anime series

Genres: Music Producers:
Premiere: July 14, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9):
Episodes: Station: NOTTV
Join the conversation @minarai_diva
Promotional Videos:

The story follows two aspiring divas who hope to become famous through a unique brand of music.

Momo Kyun SwordMomo Kyun Sword anime series visual

Genres: Fantasy Producers: Project No.9, flying DOG, Tri-Slash
Premiere: July 8, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Tuesdays at 24:30
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @momokyun01 or #モモキュン
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2, PV3

Momoko is a beautiful young sword fighter who was born inside a peach (momo in Japanese). She lives with her constant companionsâthe dog god Inugami, the monkey god Sarugami, and the pheasant god Kijigamiâin a peaceful paradise. However, a demon army led by devil king invades the paradise and steals the precious treasure that protects Momoko’s land. To retrieve the treasure and save the people, Momoko embarks on a great adventure with her three companions.

Nobunaga ConcertoNobunaga Concerto anime series

Genres: Historical, Romance, Shounen Producers: Fuji TV
Premiere: July 12, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Fridays at 25:50
Episodes: Station: Fuji TV (CX)
Join the conversation
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The story centers around Saburou, a high school boy who time-travels to Japan’s Sengoku Era. He must become Nobunaga Oda, the famed warlord who helps unite Japan.

Persona 4 The Golden AnimationPersona-4-Golden-Anime-series visual

Genres: Adventure, Mystery, School, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Supernatural Producers: A-1 Pictures
Premiere: July 10, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 25:49
Episodes: Station: MBS
Join the conversation @P4_A or #P4G_A
Promotional Videos: PV1, CM1

Adaptation of Persona 4‘s remake video game, Persona 4 The Golden. The story retells the events of the original while featuring a new character, Marie.

Pri Para

Genres: Kids, Music, Slice of Life Producers:
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturdays at 10:00
Episodes: Station: Tokyo TV (TXN)
Join the conversation @pripara_PR or #pripara
Promotional Videos: PV1

A new anime that is based on the theme of the Pretty Rhythm series.

Rail Wars!Rail-Wars-Anime-Visual

Genres: Action Producers: Passione
Premiere: July 3, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 25:46
Episodes: Station: TBS
Join the conversation @rw_anime or #rw_anime
Promotional Videos: PV1.1, PV2

The “dream railway paradise entertainment” story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called “RJ” plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

Re: HamatoraRe Hamatora season 2 anime series

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power Producers: DAX Production, Lerche, NAZ, DIVE II Entertainment
Premiere: July 8, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Mondays at 26:05
Episodes: Station: Tokyo TV (TXN)
Join the conversation @hamatora_PR or #ハマトラ
Promotional Videos: PV1

The final episode of Hamatora ended with a “To Be Continued.” The official Hamatora Twitter account confirmed that the Project will continue.

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?Rokujouma no Shinryakusha new visual

Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural Producers: Genco, Silver Link
Premiere: July 12, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9):
Episodes: Station:
Join the conversation @anime_6joma or #6jomadaho
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2, PV3

Due to young Koutarou’s financial circumstances, he is forced to live in a small rokujouma (6-tatami apartment) on a budget of 5000 yen a month. On the plus side, he lives rent-free, but on the minus side, that’s because room 106 of Corona Apartments is cursed. The ghost is a cute young girl, and hijinks ensue when she tries to drive him out. Between the haunting, Koutarou’s nosy neighbors, and a self-styled magical girl flying to the unneeded rescue, there’s way too much for the impoverished young man to handle.

Sabagebu!Sabagebu! anime series

Genres: Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Military Producers: Lantis, Pierrot Plus
Premiere: July 6, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Sundays at 22:30
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @sabagebu_anime or #sabagebu
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

Middle school girl Momoka is dragged into joining one of the strangest associations at her school, the Survival Game Club. Its members participate in various forms of paramilitary training under the watchful eye of charming and alarming president, Miou. How on Earth will the inexperienced Momoka survive her training, let alone Miou’s company?!

Sanzoku no Musume RonjaSanzoku no Musume Ronja anime series

Genres: Adventure Producers: Studio Ghibli, NHK, NHK Enterprises, Dwango, Polygon Pictures
Premiere: ?, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9):
Episodes: Station:
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The story is about a girl named Ronja who is the daughter of a chief of a tribe of bandits and lives in a huge castle in the forest with the bandits. The story follows Ronja as she encounters mystical creatures, makes friends with another young child like herself, and experiences life in the forest.

Seirei Tsukai no Blade DanceSeirei-Tsukai-no-Blade-Dance-Visual-02

Genres: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School, Harem, Supernatural, Seinen Producers: TNK
Premiere: July 14, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Mondays at 20:30
Episodes: Station: AT-X
Join the conversation @blade_anime or #blade_anime Promotional Videos: PV1, PV1.1

Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite’s education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. “You stole…my spirit…you have to take responsibility for it!” “Huh?” “You have to become my contracted spirit!” What will Kamito’s destiny lead to?

Shirogane no Ishi: ArgevollenShirogane no Ishi Argevollen anime key visual

Genres: Action, Mecha Producers: Xebec
Premiere: July 3, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 23:00
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @aregevollen or #argevollen Promotional Videos: PV1

A new original anime announced to air Summer 2014.

Shounen HollywoodShounen Hollywood anime series

Genres: Slice of Life Producers: Zexcs
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Sundays at 20:30
Episodes: Station: AT-X
Join the conversation @shohari_anime or #shohari Promotional Videos: PV1

The anime will tell an original story set 15 years after the novel’s story.

It takes place at a fictional theater called Hollywood Tokyo in Harajuku, where members of the idol group “Shonen Hollywood” develop their talents with diligent work and studying.

Space Dandy 2nd SeasonSpace Dandy 2nd Season Visual

Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space Producers: Bones, Bandai Visual, FUNimation Entertainment
Premiere: July 6, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Sundays at 23:00
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @space_dandy or #s_dandy Promotional Videos: PV1, CM1, CM2, CM3

Second season of Space Dandy.

Strange+ 2nd SeasonStrange+ 2nd Season anime visual

Genres: Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of Life Producers: Seven, Dream Creation
Premiere: July 4, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9):
Episodes: Station:
Join the conversation @anime_stpl Promotional Videos: PV1

Second season of Strange+.

Sword Art Online IISword-Art-Online-2-Sword-Art-Online-II-Shino-Sinon-Sinonon-Hecate-Asada-Kazuto-Kirito-The-Black-Swordsman-Beater-Kirigaya-Hecate-II

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Shounen Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, Aniplex of America
Premiere: July 5, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Saturdays at 23:30
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @sao_anime or #sao_anime
Promotional Videos: CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4, CM5

1 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.

Tokyo ESPTokyo-ESP-Anime-Visual

Genres: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural Producers: Xebec, Lantis, Rakuonsha
Premiere: July 11, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Fridays at 25:35
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @tokyoesp_anime or #東京ESP
Promotional Videos: CM1

The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

Tokyo GhoulTokyo Ghoul Anime series visual

Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Supernatural Producers: Studio Pierrot
Premiere: July 3, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 24:00
Episodes: Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @tkg_anime or #tkg_anime
Promotional Videos: PV1, PV2

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious “ghouls” who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

Yama no Susume 2nd SeasonYama-no-Susume-Season-2-anime series

Genres: Slice of Life Producers: 8bit, Earth Star Entertainment
Premiere: July 9, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Wednesdays 22:00
Episodes: 24 Station: Tokyo MX (MX)
Join the conversation @yamanosusume or #ヤマノススメ
Promotional Videos: PV1

Second season of Yama no Susume.

Yami Shibai 2nd SeasonYami Shibai 2nd Season anime series

Genres: Horror, Supernatural Producers: TV Tokyo
Premiere: July 7, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9):
Episodes: 1-cour Station:
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Second season of Yami Shibai.

Zankyou no TerrorTerror in Tokyo Terror of Resonance Terror in Resonance Zankyou no Terror anime series

Genres: Psychological, Thriller Producers: Aniplex, FUNimation Entertainment, MAPPA
Premiere: July 11, 2014 Airtime (GMT+9): Thursdays at 24:50
Episodes: 11 Station: Fuji TV (CX)
Join the conversation @zankyouno_terror or #zantero
Promotional Videos: PV1

In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children—children who shouldn’t even exist—masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber–and pull the trigger on this world.

A decent handful of shows for the upcoming Summer 2014 anime season. I hope you’ll be able to find a few new shows worth picking up. So my question is, what are you going to add to your watch list this summer?

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