10,000 People Vote for Their Anticipated Summer 2014 Anime

The Summer 2014 anime season is just around the corner and lots of new anime will be released. Before you get swamped, don’t forget to check out our Summer 2014 Anime Guide to get all the information for the upcoming season. Japanese website Charapedia has recently held a survey of 10,000 people to find out what their top anticipated anime of Summer 2014 is. Of the 10,000 that voted, 53.4% of the voters are male, 46.6% are female, 85.2% were in their teens and 20s, and 14.8% were above 30 years old.

So what are these 10,000 people’s top anticipated anime?

20. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? – 126 Votes

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  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural
  • Director: Shin Oonuma (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Kokoro Connect)
  • Animation Studio: Silver Link (Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori)
  • Air Date: July 11


The anime is an adaptation of the light novel series by Takehaya and Poco.

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.

19. Space☆Dandy Season 2 – 134 Votes


  • Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space
  • Director: Shingo Natsume (Hori-san to Miyamura-kun)
  • Chief Director: Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo)
  • Animation Studio: Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Darker than Black)
  • Air Date: July 6


Second season of the original anime Space Dandy.

Space Dandy is a dandy guy, in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come, first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety of aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

18. Aldnoah.Zero – 173 Votes


  • Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
  • Director: Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero)
  • Creator and Lead Writer: Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
  • Series Composer: Katsuhiko Takayama (Mirai Nikki, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai, Boku no Pico)
  • Music Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail)
  • Air Date: July 6


A brand new original mecha anime from Gen Urobuchi and Olympus Knights.

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

17. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance – 189 Votes

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  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School, Harem, Supernatural, Seinen
  • Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa (High School DxD)
  • Series Composer: Takao Yoshioka (High School DxD, Elfen Lied)
  • Animation Studio: TNK (High School DxD, School Days)
  • Air Date: July 14


The anime is an adaptation of Yu Shimizu and Hanpen Sakura’s light novel series.

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?

16. Glasslip – 222 Votes


  • Genre: Slice of Life
  • Director: Junji Nishimura (Dog Days’)
  • Animation Studio: P.A. Works (Angel Beats!, Nagi no Asukara)
  • Air Date: July 3


This anime is an original anime.

“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.

15. Barakamon – 240 Votes

New Spring & Summer 2014 Anime Visuals Barakamon

  • Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
  • Director: Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, .hack//Quantum)
  • Music Composer: Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
  • Animation Studio: Kinema Citrus (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Black Bullet)
  • Air Date: July 6


The anime is an adaptation of Satsuki Yoshino’s manga.

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!!!

14. Yama no Susume Season 2 – 252 Votes

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  • Genre: Slice of Life
  • Director: Yuusuke Yamamoto (Welcome to the N.H.K., Walkure Romanze)
  • Animation Studio: 8-Bit (Tokyo Ravens, Infinite Stratos)
  • Air Date: July 9


The second season of the anime adaptation of siro’s manga of the same name. Each episode will last 15 minutes long.

Aoi prefers indoor hobbies and is afraid of heights, but her childhood friend Hinata loves to show off her passion for mountain climbing. As young children they once watched the sunrise from the top of a mountain, and now they’ve decided to take up mountain climbing in hopes of seeing that sunrise again. They have cooking battles with mountaineering gear, climb small hills in their neighborhood, and meet new mountaineering friends as they learn the ropes of the hobby. When will they finally see that sunrise again?

13. Bakumatsu Rock – 266 Votes


  • Genre: Music
  • Director: Itsuro Kawasaki (Arc the Lad, Sengoku Basara)
  • Animation Studio: Studio Deen (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Air Date: July 2


The anime is based on the video game of the same name from Marvelous AQL.

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.

12. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! – 344 Votes

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  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic
  • Director: Shin Oonuma (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Kokoro Connect)
  • Animation Studio: Silver Link (Kokoro Connect, Non Non Biyori)
  • Air Date: July 9


The second season of the anime adaptation of Hiroshi Hiroyama’s manga of the same name. It is set a month after the first anime’s conclusion.

Illyasviel von Einzbern, an ordinary elementary schoolgirl who dreams about anime magical girls—until she encounters Magical Ruby and assumes the duties of a real magical girl.

11. Psycho-Pass (Edited rebroadcast) – 398 Votes


  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Police
  • Director: Naoyoshi Shiotani (Blood-C: The Last Dark, Tokyo Marble Chocolate)
  • Script Writer and Series Composer: Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Deadman Wonderland, The World God Only Knows)
  • Animation Studio: Production I.G. (Kuroko’s Basketball, Ghost in the Shell ARISE)
  • Air Date: July 10


The series is an edited version of the 2012 anime Psycho-Pass. There will be a total of 11 episodes, each an hour long. It will also contain new scenes.

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person’s emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person’s criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.

This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.

10. Ao Haru Ride – 417 Votes


  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
  • Director: Ai Yoshimura (Oregairu)
  • Script Writer and Series Composer: Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke)
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live! School Idol Project, Dragon Ball Kai)
  • Animation Studio: Production I.G. (Kuroko’s Basketball, Ghost in the Shell ARISE)
  • Production: Toho Animation (Haikyuu!!, Yowamushi Pedal)
  • Air Date: July 8


The anime is an adaptation of Io Sakisaka’s manga of the same name.

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?

9. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun – 428 Votes


  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
  • Director: Mitsue Yamazaki (Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun)
  • Animation Studio: Doga Kobo (Yuru Yuri, GJ-bu)
  • Air Date: July 7


The anime is an adaptation of Izumi Tsubaki’s manga of the same name.

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!

8. Persona 4 The Golden Animation – 435 Votes

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  • Genre: Adventure, Mystery, School, Super Power, Supernatural
  • Director: Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream)
  • Chief Director: Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Angel Beats!)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail)
  • Air Date: July 10


The anime is an adaptation of Persona 4 Golden on the PlayStation Vita, an enhanced release of the original Persona 4.

Persona 4 takes place in a rural town named Inaba. There have been mysterious murders occurring whenever there was fog after heavy rain. There were also rumors about a channel on television airing only at midnight called Mayonaka TV, during which it is said that one can see his/her “other half” when staring at the TV screen.

After hearing about a recent unsolved murder which occurred during the fog, the characters—Narukami, Chie, and Yosuke—discuss how each of them had attempted to watch the mysterious TV channel and witnessed the murder victim. The protagonist later realizes that during midnight when the channel is on, his body can phase into his television set as a gateway to enter another world infested with shadows.
After discovering this, they all decide to explore. When first completely entering the world, dazed and confused, Narukami meets Teddie. Mayonaka TV and the town murders seem to have a connection. The murder victims may be merely victims of Mayonaka TV. Everyone decides that they will together try to solve the mysterious murders by exploring the hidden world of Mayonaka TV.

7. Sailor Moon Crystal – 476 Votes


  • Genre: Demons, Magic, Romance, Shoujo
  • Director: Munehisa Sakai (One Piece: Strong World, One Piece: Dream Soccer King!)
  • Opening Theme Composer: Revo (Attack on Titan Opening 1)
  • Animation Studio: Toei Animation (Dragon Ball Z, One Piece)
  • Air Date: July 5


The anime is based on Naoko Takeuchi’s manga Bishoujo Senshi 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…?!

6. Tokyo Ghoul – 494 Votes


  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological
  • Director: Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo, Freedom)
  • Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot (Kingdom, Naruto Shippuden)
  • Air Date: July 4


The anime is an adaptation of the manga by Sui Ishida.

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.

5. Re:_Hamatora – 500 Votes

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  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power
  • Director: Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Angel Beats!)
  • Music Composer: Makoto Yoshimori (Baccano!, Durarara!!)
  • Animation Studio: Lerche (Fate/Prototype, Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Animation Guidance: NAZ (Hamatora The Animation)
  • Air Date: July 8


The second season of the anime adaptation of Yuuki Kodama and Yukinori Kitajima’s manga Hamatora.

In this world, there are people known as “Minimum Holders” who are capable of specific “small miracles.” A government funded elite academy trains these Minimum Holders in order for them to reach their maximum potential and serve national interests. Once, a student, of great potential named Nice, dropped out. He started a private investigator team with an assistant named Hajime and seemed content solving cases for his clients (which often involve Minimum Holders). A top student of the academy, Murasaki, has been tasked with bringing Nice back. Murasaki bristles at the claim that Nice has a higher potential than he does, but he ends up involved in Nice’s detective activities…

4. Black Butler: Book of Circus – 939 Votes

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  • Genre: Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Director: Noriyuki Abe (Bleach, Gakkou no Kaidan)
  • Script Writer and Series Composer: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Strike the Blood, Accel World)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail)
  • Air Date: July 11


A new anime series based on Yana Toboso’s manga Kuroshitsuji.

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.

3. Hanamonogatari – 1019 Votes

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  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
  • Director: Akiyuki Shinbou (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
  • Animation Studio: Shaft (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Nisekoi)
  • Air Date: August 16


The anime is an adaptation of Nisio Isin’s ninth light novel in his Monogatari series.

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

2. Free!: Eternal Summer – 1676 Votes


  • Genre: Comedy, School, Sports, Slice of Life
  • Director: Hiroko Utsumi (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! OVA)
  • Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (K-On!, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!), Animation Do (Free!)
  • Air Date: July 2


Second Season of Free!, based on Kouji Ohji light novel High☆Speed!

The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways.

Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.

1. Sword Art Online – 2113 Votes

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  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance
  • Director: Tomohiko Itou (Sword Art Online, Gin no Saji)
  • Music Composer: Yuki Kajiura (Fate/Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Psycho-Pass, The World God Only Knows)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, AnoHana)
  • Air Date: July 5


The second season of Sword Art Online based on Reki Kawahara’s light novel series.

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.

And that is the top anticipated Summer 2014 anime, as voted by 10,000 people over at Charapedia. Is your list the same as the one above? Let us know in the comments below.

And don’t forget to check out our Summer 2014 Anime Guide for more information on the upcoming season.

Source Article – Charapedia