The 7 Original Anime That Will Air During the Summer Season

Who doesn’t get excited about an original anime series? The projects have to rely on the talent of their writers and director since there is no source material to pull from.


1Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic

Genre: Action / Comedy / Fantasy

Studio: Doga Kobo

Premiere: July 1

Quick pitch: Liones Yelistratova is a naive princess from a small nation. She travels to Hokkaido to join ALCA to train as a Logicalist to help uphold world peace. Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic is a spin-off in the Luck & Logic franchise, but is being billed as an original series.


2Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ

Genre: Action / Music / Sci-Fi

Studio: Satelight

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.


3Action Heroine Cheer Fruits

Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life

Studio: Diomedéa

Premiere: July 6

Quick pitch: Japan has been swept by the “action heroine” craze, which sees municipalities produce stage shows based on a hometown heroine. The top shows get to appear on a nationally broadcasted program. The fruit-producing city of Hinano is slow to join the trend, but the town governor recruits her niece Misaki to act as Hinano’s heroine.


4Princess Principal

Genre: Action / Adventure

Studio: 3Hz / Actas

Premiere: July 9

Quick pitch: 19th century London is divided into east and west sectors by a wall. 5 girls serve as spies, and they are enrolled as students at the prestigious Queen’s Mayfair academy. They use their individual abilities to serve the underground world of espionage.

5Jigoku 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.

The season will have 6 new stories and 6 “reminiscence” episodes.


6The Reflection

Genre: Action / Mystery / Superpower

Studio: Studio Deen

Premiere: July 22

Quick pitch: The Reflection was an incident that covered the world in smoke that prevented sunlight from reaching the surface. Countless people died, but the survivors gained superpowers. Some chose to become heroes and others become villains.

The Reflection is a collaboration between American comic creator Stan Lee and Studio Deen.


7Kaito x Ansa

Genre: Game

Studio: Tengu Kobou

Premiere: TBA

Quick pitch: A “puzzle-solving” anime.


Are you going to watch anime originals during the summer season?

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