The summer season is perfect for some romance! Students are off of school and workers tend to take vacations during this time. So kick back with these romance anime that will air during the Summer 2017 season!
Studio: Pine Jam
Quick pitch: Keita Amano is a second-year high school student who loves playing video games despite being terrible at them. His only friend is Tasuku Uehara, a secret gamer who happens to be one of the most popular guys in the class. Despite not being comfortable around other people, Keita decides to join the gaming club after the beautiful club president Karen Tendō invites him to join.
2Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
Quick pitch: Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a prestigious school with a nearly 100% of students going on to university or finding work. Students have the freedom to do nearly whatever they want…provided they are superior to their classmates. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of Class-D, which is where all the “inferior” students are placed.
3First-Time Gal (Hajimete no Gal)
Quick pitch: Uncool high school student Junichi Hashiba is tired of being single and is self-conscious about being a virgin. One day during Spring, he is pressured by his friends confess his love to Yukana, who is a trendy kogal. At first, he is denied, but Junichi and Yukana share a series of “firsts” during their “season of love.”
4In Another World With My Smartphone. (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.)
Studio: Production Reed
Premiere: July 11
Quick pitch: Touya Mochizuki was accidentally struck by lightening and died. God offers to reincarnate Touya in a fantasy world and offers him a wish to help him in the new world. Touya decided to bring his smartphone, which helps him as he nonchalantly travels the world and befriending important people.
5Ikemen Sengoku: Toki wo Kakeru ga Koi wa Hajimaranai
Studio: TMS Jinni’s
Premiere: July 12
Quick pitch: An ordinary, young woman accidentally slips back in time to the Sengoku Period. Mistaken as a messenger from the heavens, the woman meets historical figures from Japan’s feudal period.
6Idle Children (Tsuredure Children)
Studio: Studio Gokumi
Premiere: July 4
Quick pitch: A collection of short stories revolving around high school couples.
Premiere: July 4
Quick pitch: Yoshiko is an incredibly stupid girl who is always near some crazy hijinks. Lucky for Yoshiko, her childhood friend (and crush) is always looking after her.
8There Was a Beast Under the Skirt (Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita.)
Studio: Magic Bus
Premiere: July 2
Quick pitch: Shizuka Kominami is an introverted woman who has difficulty talking to men. She attends a mixer but is having difficulty adjusting. A beautiful, older woman named Ryō Kirishima starts talking to Shizuka, and they hit it off. Shizuka decides to spend the night with Ryō and is shocked by a sudden kiss and aggressive foreplay. Thinking that Ryō is a lesbian, Shizuka quickly discovers that Ryō is actually a man.
9Love and Lies (Koi to Uso)
Studio: LIDEN FILMS
Premiere: July 3
Quick pitch: In order to combat the low birth rate, Japan creates the “Yukari Law.” Young people turning 16 are assigned a partner by the government based on a compatibility score, and anyone who does not follow this law will face severe punishment.
Yukari Nejima has always loved Misaki Takazi and discovers that she has the same feelings for him. However, Yukari is assigned to Lilina Sanada. Not thrilled with the assignment, Lilina allows Yukari to maintain a relationship with Misaki. Yet, observing Yukari and Misaki’s secret relationship leads to a great interest in Lilina.
10Fox Spirit Matchmaker (Enmusubi no Youko-chan)
Studio: Haoliners Animation
Premiere: July 1
Quick pitch: Humans and yokai live together and can fall in love. But, a human’s life span is a fraction of a yokai’s. Even if a human is reincarnated and meet their yokai partner again, the previous life’s memories are lost to the human. Luckily, there is a service that is popular among yokai that can revive the memories of a human’s past life.
Are you planning on watching any of these romance anime this summer?