July 2015 New Anime Guide

Lots of series ended these two weeks. Apart from few that will continue to air this Summer, we have some already planned their new season/cour in the coming October like Owari no Seraph (終わりのセラフ), while others are more or less finding their way to a new season like DanMachi (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか) and Sidonia no Kishi (シドニアの騎士). So before we get into each one below, we might already had an impression of what to expect in this hot season. For example we have some most expected series like Kangoku Gakuen (監獄学園) and Key’s Charlotte, and perhaps, the second season of To Love-Ru Darkness.

GANGSTA.

GANGSTA.

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 2, 2015

In the town of Ergastulum, there exists a feared group of people with increased speed and strength called Twilights. The town is ruled by four gangs: Paulklee, Corsica, Monroe, and Cristiano. Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown make a living here as independent jacks-of-all-trades and find themselves caught in the middle of more than a little trouble.

Chaos Dragon

Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Senyaku / ケイオスドラゴン 赤竜戦役 (12EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 2, 2015

The story takes place in Huanli (the Year of Dazzling) 3015. Donatia and Kouran, two countries fighting for supremacy, are causing the world to be torn apart due to the constant war. Amidst the strife is the island country Nil Kamui, which has lost its independence. Red Dragon, the guardian god of Nil Kamui, goes out of control. Will the island country be able to regain its independence?

Aquarion Logos

Aquarion Logos / アクエリオンロゴス (27EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 3, 2015

Once upon a time, human voices had defined the true nature of all things, yet the invention of text changed the status quo, while creating a “Logos World” between the voice and the truth. Millennia have passed since then, advancements of civilizations have made the “Logos World” too big to control “texts.” A group of young people dedicate themselves to counter chaotic “texts” with “Creative Voice Power,” and among them, a boy named Akira Kaibuki living in Asagaya.

Ranpo Kitan

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace / 乱歩奇譚 Game of Laplace

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 3, 2015

The story takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba’s worries, he volunteers to be Akechi’s assistant.

Aoharu x Kikanjuu

Aoharu x Kikanjuu / 青春×機関銃

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 3, 2015

When Hotaru moves into a new apartment alone, there’s a mysterious man standing nearby the apartment. Hotaru decides to confront the man, who turns out to live in the neighbouring apartment. The next day at school, Hotaru’s best friend Kanae tells Hotaru that a host tricked her out of her money. When Hotaru goes to confront the host, he happens to be none other than Hotaru’s neighbour, Masamune?!

Joukamachi no Dandelion

Joukamachi no Dandelion / 城下町のダンデライオン

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 3, 2015

The Sakurada family is a pretty ordinary family of eleven people living in a solitary house. Except that their father is the king, and each of the children has special powers. Also, to ensure their safety and to help citizens decide the next king, the house is observed by more than 200 security cameras.

Ushio to Tora

Ushio to Tora / うしおととら (26EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 3, 2015

Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse?

Wakaba*Girl

Wakaba*Girl / わかば*ガール (13EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 3, 2015

The story centers around the activities of Wakaba Kohashi, “a slightly out-of-tune super” daughter of a well-to-do family, and her friends. Wakaba (literally, “young leaves”) looks like an elegant rich daughter, but she admires the trendy gyaru fashion subculture. There is also the pure, innocent, fairy-tale-like Moeko. Mao is capricious and behaves in her own way. Nao used to be an athletic type of girl, but now loves the boys-love genre.

Gate

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakeri / GATE 自衛隊 彼の地にて, 斯く戦えり

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 4, 2015

In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the “Gate,” suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno.

The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the “Gate.” To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the “Special Region” at the other side of the Gate.

Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography.

Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States,China and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan.

A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown world—to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world.

Classroom ☆ Crisis

Classroom ☆ Crisis / クラスルーム☆クライシス

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 4, 2015

Fourth Tokyo–one of Japan’s new prefectures on Mars. Kirishina City, Fourth Tokyo’s special economic zone, is home to the Kirishina Corporation, an elite corporation renowned for its aerospace business. The company has been expanding its market share in various industries, while also running a private school, the Kirishina Science and Technology Academy High School. That alone would make it unique, but there’s also a high-profile class on campus.

Devoting themselves to their studies during the day, they then report to the company after school to take part in a crucial project, the development of prototype variants for rockets. This is the Kirishina Corporation’s Advanced Technological Development Department, Educational Development Class, a.k.a. A-TEC. A-TEC’s chief, the young engineering genius, Kaito Sera, is also the homeroom teacher of the A-TEC students attending the academy, affectionately (?) known as the Raving Rocket Teacher.

The story begins with the arrival of a transfer student to A-TEC.

The A-TEC members are ready to welcome their new classmate, but the student in question is kidnapped en route to Mars. Determining that they themselves will have to be the ones to overcome this crisis, Kaito and the A-TEC students embark on an unprecedented rescue mission.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX

Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX / 戦姫絶唱シンフォギアGX Believe in justice and hold a determination to fist.

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 4, 2015

After the frontier incident, everyone who knew the circumstances believed the Noise were gone and the pain they caused was at an end. But a new conflict approached unseen. In the Yokohama Harbor Oosan-bashi Pier, a new pattern is detected that is similar to the Noise. A combat group wielding mysterious technology stands in the way of Hibiki and the others. When she hears of this enemy of unprecedented strength, Tsubasa hurries back home from England. But the Symphogear users see no opening to counterattack are forced into a difficult fight. In this situation of extreme disparity, the battle for the song that will end the world begins.

Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai

Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai / 下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界 (12EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 4, 2015

16 years after the Law for Public Order and Morals in Healthy Child-Raising banned coarse language in the country, Tanukichi Okuma enrolls in the country’s leading elite public morals school and is soon invited into the Anti-Societal Organization (SOX) by its founder, Ayame Kajou. As a member blackmailed into joining by Ayame, Tanukichi ends up taking part in obscene acts of terrorism against the talented student council president Anna Nishikinomiya, whom Tanukichi has a crush on.

Durarara!!×2 Ten

Durarara!!×2 Ten / デュラララ!!x2 転 (12EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 4, 2015

Ikebukuro — a place filled with conspiracy plotters. After an information exchange center has been attacked, a young man who possesses the strength of two color gangs: “Dollars” and “Blue Squares,” walks on a path to end the chaos with his own ideologies.

Charlotte

Charlotte / シャーロット

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2015

Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities. Yu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.

WORKING!!!

WORKING!!!

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2015

The story takes place in a certain family restaurant located in Hokkaido prefecture of Japan called WAGNARIA. Sota Takanashi is a high school student who ended up working part-time at this restaurant through strange circumstances along with his co-workers who are all more than a little eccentric.

Gatchaman Crowds Insight

Gatchaman Crowds Insight (12EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2015

Summer of 2015. The incident that occurred in Tachikawa, Tokyo called the “Tachikawa Incident.”

It’s been one year since then… CROWDS- the system that turns the mentality of humans into physical form that Berg Katze gave to Rui Ninomiya after extracting his NOTE- has spread among the public as a thing that anyone can use. The man who approved and pushed along this plan was none other than Prime Minister Seitaro Sugayama.

However, people who do not think well of CROWDS are now living with anxiety and dissatisfaction. Among this unease, one day, a mysterious organization attacks Sugayama as he was riding in a ministry vessel.

The next battle for the warriors with wings begins anew.

Rokka no Yuusha

Rokka no Yuusha / 六花の勇者

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2015

Legend says, when the Evil God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the god of fate will summon Six Braves and grant them with the power to save the world.

Adlet, who claims to be the strongest on the face of this earth, is chosen as one of the “Brave Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Evil God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land…

The Seven Braves notice there must be one enemy among themselves, and feelings of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group, with Adlet being the one who gets suspected first and foremost.

Thus begins an overwhelming fantasy adventure that brings upon mystery after mystery!

GOD EATER

GOD EATER (13EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 5, 2015

The Far East, 2071.
The domain of the mad gods.

In the early 2050s, unknown life forms called “Oracle cells” begin their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth.
Their ravenous appetite and remarkable adaptability earn them first dread, then awe, and finally the name “aragami”.
In the face of an enemy completely immune to conventional weapons, urban civilization collapses, and each day humanity is driven further and further toward extinction.

One single ray of hope remains for humanity.
Following the development of “God Arcs”—living weapons which incorporate Oracle cells—their wielders are organized into an elite force.
In a world ravaged by mad gods, these “God Eaters” fight a desperate war…

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime / 赤髪の白雪姫

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 7, 2015

The story revolves around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman who has red hair, which is very rare in her country. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighbouring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.

To Love-Ru: Trouble - Darkness

To Love-Ru: Trouble – Darkness 2nd / To LOVEる-とらぶる-ダークネス2nd

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 7, 2015

The Yuukis’ residence is now full of people: in addition to Rito and Mikan Yuuki, Lala, her twin sisters Nana and Momo, and Golden Darkness. Momo, who also falls for Rito, actively tries to create a harem for him. Meanwhile, a mysterious red hair girl named Mea Kurosaki enters Sainan High School with a hidden agenda.

Jitsu wa Watashi wa

Jitsu wa Watashi wa / 実は私は

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 7, 2015

Asahi Kuromine is a high school student who supposedly cannot keep a secret. One day he spots his crush Yoko Shiragami, unfurling a large pair of wings from her back. She explains to him that she is a vampire and is only able to attend a normal school on the condition that no one discover her true identity. Asahi swears to keep her secret but finds it hard to maintain seeing as how Yoko herself is an airhead and Asahi’s friend Mikan keeps bullying the two of them. Eventually, he discovers more girls in his school with secrets of their own: a tiny alien who rides a human-sized exoskeleton of herself, a werewolf capable of switching gender at any depiction of a moon, a thousand-year-old demon who secretly runs the school, and more who pose a challenge as Asahi tries to keep Yoko’s secret.

Non Non Biyori Repeat

Non Non Biyori Repeat / のんのんびより りぴーと

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 7, 2015

Elementary school student Ichijou Hotaru has moved with her parents from Tokyo to the middle of the country. Now she must adapt to her new school, where there are a total of 5 students in the same class who range through elementary and middle school ages. Join their everyday adventures in the countryside.

Sore ga Seiyuu!

Sore ga Seiyuu! / それが声優!

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 7, 2015

The series centers on Futaba Ichinose, Ichigo Moesaki, and Rin Kohana, three rookie voice actresses. The manga features small but humorous observations of the voice actor industry.

Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou

Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou / モンスター娘のいる日常

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 8, 2015

Monsters—they’re real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood—not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act,” these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying.

When a hapless human named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded young man with raging hormones to do?!

Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan

Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan / 空戦魔導士候補生の教官 (12EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 9, 2015

The story is set in a world where humanity, driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects, now live in aerial floating cities. Thus wizards — aerial combat mages who fight the insects with magical powers — came into being.

Kanata Age (Eiji) is a young man who lives on the floating wizard academy city of “Misutogan.” He was once celebrated as the “Black Master Swordsman,” the elite ace of the S128 special team. However, he is now despised as the “traitor of the special team.” One day, he is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team that has suffered 10 consecutive defeats. E601 has three girls — Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel — with one or two peculiar quirks.

Gakkou Gurashi!

Gakkou Gurashi! / がっこうぐらし!

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 9, 2015

Takeya Yuki is in love with the school. For her, it’s a wonderful place, where she enjoys her school activities, especially the activities of her club: School Life Club. The club has Rii-chan as the president, Kurumi-chan as another member, and the teacher, Megu-nee, always there for them. Yes, she is in love with her school… on her mind. Because, for her, the reality of the school and their club’s activities is way too hard to be perceived.

The First Article of the “School Life Club” Code reads: The School Life Club encourages a spirit of self-governing independence by camping at school, as well as socializing with various after-school clubs, which you can’t enjoy from regular classes alone.”

Kangoku Gakuen

Kangoku Gakuen / 監獄学園

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 11, 2015

Hachimitsu Academy, known for its strict academic standards and even stricter school code, is making a giant change this year. In the first time in school history, they are allowing boys to be admitted. As Fujino Kiyoshi starts his first day at Hachimitsu Academy he is shocked to find out that there are only 4 other guys in the entire school, making the ratio of girls to boys 200:1. And to their dismay, not one of the thousand girls will talk to them or even acknowledge them. But Kiyoshi and the guys are about to find out about the shadow student council that has been threatening the female students about interacting with male students.

VENUS PROJECT

VENUS PROJECT -CLIMAX- (6EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 12, 2015

The story is set in Japan in the future, not too long from now. In this world, data devices and video technology have been progressing to new heights, and people are abuzz about a new form of entertainment — Formula Venus. In Formula Venus, abbreviated as F-V, the chosen top idols battle in live performances with their willpower, skills, and all the experience gained. The story is about the drama that happens among the girls in Venus Project as they aim for the top by concentrating on difficult battles, passion, and friendship.

The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2nd Season

The IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2nd Season / アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ 2ndシーズン (12EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 18, 2015

A girl aiming to become an idol named Uzuki Shimamura is informed that she has been accepted into the Cinderella Project, a new project that collects girls and polishes them to become idols. After meeting Rin Shibuya, Mio Honda, and the other eleven fellow members of the group, the girls begin their journey at the 346 Pro talent agency, overcoming many trials and hoping to one day stand on the same stage as their senior idols.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! Herz!

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! Herz! / Fate/kaleid liner プリズマ☆イリヤ ツヴァイ ヘルツ (9EP)

Links: Official Website | On Air: July 25, 2015

It has been a month since Illya and Miyu became magical girls and sealed all of the Class Cards. Rin and Luvia have been forced to remain in Japan to clean up the aftermath, such as the now-unstable magic in the area’s ley lines. While helping with the cleanup, the seal on Illya’s mysterious innate magic goes berserk and she loses control of her transformation. By the time she has realized what happened, a mysterious girl who looks eerily like Illya appears, apparently bent on bringing destruction down on the original whose heart she seems to have spawned from, and making matters worse she holds the power of the Archer Class Card, with which Illya holds a special bond, within her body.

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