Sequels: they are the one thing anime fans beg for and are mystified when it happens.
The summer season isn’t exactly packed with sequels like the previous two season, but we are getting revivals from Saiyuki and Hell Girl. Plus, who doesn’t want more Monogatari?
6Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ
Genre: Action / Music / Sci-Fi
Premiere: July 1
Quick pitch: The fourth season of the Symphogear franchise. The Symphogear franchise blends the magical girl, action, and idol genres and has become one of the most popular anime franchises in Japan. Symphogear follows a group of idols who use power armor called Symphogear to combat aliens called The Noise.
5Saiyuki Reload Blast
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Supernatural
Studio: Platinum Vision
Premiere: July 5
Quick pitch: The Sanzou Party has arrived in India, where the anomaly’s influence is strong. Also waiting for the party is their tragic fate from 500 years ago.
Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life
Studio: Doga Kobo
Premiere: July 11
Quick pitch: The second season will continue Aoba’s journey to becoming a great video game designer while focusing the difficult (and fun) lives of her co-workers at Eagle Jump.
3Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Psychological / Supernatural
Studio: Studio Deen
Premiere: July 14
Quick pitch: The fourth season of Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl), which centers around bullied and tormented people visiting the Hell Correspondence website. People can submit requests to have their tormentor taken to hell and receive karmic punishment. After the request, Ai Enma will appear to hand the person a doll, which will result in their tormentor being sent to hell once pulled. Upon doing so, the requester must pay with their soul and be taken to hell as well.
Genre: Comedy / Sports
Quick pitch: The ninth season of Teekyuu. The series follows the misadventures of the Kameido High School tennis club. They don’t spend much time playing tennis.
1Owarimonogatari 2nd Season
Genre: Mystery / Supernatural
Quick pitch: Owarimonogatari 2nd Season will adapt the “Mayoi Hell,” “Hitagi Rendezvous,” and “Ougi Dark” arcs from the light novel.
Are you planning on watching any sequels this summer?