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Sony Torne’s Initial Top 20 Summer 2014 Anime

It has been almost a month since the Summer 2014 Anime season started and people are deciding their picks of the season already. Watchers have many options to view their favourite series of the season and one such way is via Sony’s Torne application. This application is native to Sony’s consoles in Japan and allows viewers to watch live anime on their TV, where they can also record for a later time.

Sony has released statistics for the most popular anime series during the current Summer 2014 anime season, viewed via Torne. The rankings for the top 20 Summer 2014 Anime on Torne (so far) are:

20. Majimoji Rurumo

Majimoji Rurumo Visual 3
Majimoji Rurumo Visual 3
Website: http://anime-rurumo.com/ Twitter: @animerurumo#るるも Tweet: #るるも

Synopsis:

The anime is an adaptation of Wataru Watanabe’s manga of the same name.

Shibaki is a high-school boy whose only interest is girls. Except he’s been branded as the most hentai boy at school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library about how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be the real thing. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant him a wish. Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take his soul. (This part of this story happened before the start of chapter1) When the story starts, Shibaki wishes he could see Rurumo again. His wishes is granted immediately as Rurumo falls from the sky and crash lands in front of him. He finds out that as punishment for not taking his soul she’s been busted down to an apprentice demon. Now, she must complete the task of getting Shibaki to use up 666 magic tickets that grant wishes before she can become a witch again. However, what she doesn’t know is that each time he uses a ticket it shortens his life. When the last ticket is used up, Shibaki will die. Shibaki knows this because Rurumo’s familiar black cat Chiro tell him as part of the “contract” for giving him the tickets. Now, Shibaki has a choice, make a wish and help Rurumo become a witch again or resist the temptation and try to save his own life.

 

19. Jinsei

Jinsei Visual 2
Jinsei Visual 2
Website: http://www.vap.co.jp/jinsei/ Twitter: @jinsei_anime#jinsei_anime Tweet: #jinsei_anime

Synopsis:

The anime is an adaptation of Ougyo Kawashigi’s light novel series of the same name.

Yuuki Akamatsu, who is in the Kyuumon Gakuen Second News Club, is asked to become the counselor of the club immediately after joining the club by Ayaka Nikaidou, the club leader. Three girls currently give advice to issues sent in by the students: Rino Endou from the science stream, Fumi Kujou from the literary stream, and Ikumi Suzuki from the sports stream. However, the three always have different opinions and cannot get their views to agree, so they just try things out anyway…

 

18. Momo Kyun Sword

Momo Kyun Sword Visual 1

Website: http://momokyun.com/ Twitter: @momokyun01#モモキュン Tweet: #モモキュン

Synopsis:

The anime is an adaptation of Kibidango Project’s light novel of the same name.

Momoko is a beautiful young sword fighter who was born inside a peach (momo in Japanese). She lives with her constant companions: the dog god Inugami, the monkey god Sarugami, and the pheasant god Kijigami, in a peaceful paradise. However, a demon army led by devil king invades the paradise and steals the precious treasure that protects Momoko’s land. To retrieve the treasure and save the people, Momoko embarks on a great adventure with her three companions.

 

17. Hanayamata

Hanayamata Visual 2
Hanayamata Visual 2
Website: http://hanayamata.com/ Twitter: @hanayamata_PR#ハナヤマタ
#きららフェスタ
Tweet: #ハナヤマタ#きららフェスタ 

Synopsis:

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

Normal appearance, normal intelligence, normal in arts and sports… just normal. This is the entirely normal 14-year-old, Naru Sekiya. While she admires “Heroines” she continues to live a normal life until one moonlit night she meets a fairy. This foreign girl then guides her into the extraordinary world of the yosakoi dance.

 

16. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Gekkan-Shoujo-Nozaki-Kun-Visual-02

Website: http://www.nozakikun.tv/ Twitter: @nozaki_anime#nozakikun Tweet: #nozakikun
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  • Animation Studio: Doga Kobo (Yuru YuriGJ-bu)

Synopsis:

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!

 

15. Futsuu no Joshikousei ga Locodol Yatte Mita.

Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. Visual 1
Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita. Visual 1
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/locodol/ Twitter: @locodol_anime#ろこどる Tweet: #ろこどる

Synopsis:

 The anime is an adaptation of Kotaro Kosugi’s 4 koma manga of the same name.

The story is about the life of a high school girl, Nanako, and her senpai, Yukari, who end up becoming the town’s local idols (locodol) upon the request of her uncle.

 

15. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha Visual 2
Rokujouma no Shinryakusha Visual 2
Website: http://corona106.tv/ Twitter: @anime_6joma#6jomadaho Tweet: #6jomadaho

Synopsis:

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.

 

13. Tokyo ESP

Tokyo ESP Visual 2
Tokyo ESP Visual 2
Website: http://www.tokyo-esp.org/ Twitter: @tokyoesp_anime#東京ESP Tweet: #東京ESP 

Synopsis:

The anime is an adaptation of Hajime Segawa’s manga of the same name.

The science fantasy story Tokyo ESP begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower—only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

 

12. Barakamon

Barakamon Visual 1
Barakamon Visual 1
Website: http://www.barakamon.jp/ Twitter: @brkmn_anime#brkmn_anime Tweet: #brkmn_anime

Synopsis:

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!!!

 

11. Sabagebu!

Sabagebu! Visual 2
Sabagebu! Visual 2
Website: http://sabagebu.com/ Twitter: @sabagebu_anime#sabagebu Tweet: #sabagebu

Synopsis:

The anime is an adaptation of Hidekichi Matsumoto’s manga of the same name.

Middle school girl Momoka is dragged into joining one of the strangest associations at her school, the Survival Game Club. Its members participate in various forms of paramilitary training under the watchful eye of charming and alarming president, Miou. How on Earth will the inexperienced Momoka survive her training, let alone Miou’s company?!

 

10. DRAMAtical Murder

DRAMAtical Murder Visual
DRAMAtical Murder Visual
Website: http://dmmd-anime.com/  Twitter: @dmmd_TV_PR#アニメドラマダ Tweet: #アニメドラマダ

Synopsis:

The anime is an adaptation of the manga, which is based on the yaoi visual novel from Nitro+Chiral.

The story takes place many years in the future where the game “Rhyme,” a virtual fighting game, is incredibly popular and people possess “AllMates,” convenient AI computers. Aoba leads an ordinary life, working at a junk shop and living with his grandmother on the island of Midorijima. Unlike his friends, he doesn’t participate in Rhyme, nor does he belong in a gang. However, when rumors of people disappearing spread, Aoba finds himself needing to unravel the mysteries behind the island in order to protect his everyday life.

 

9. Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride Visual 2
Ao Haru Ride Visual 2
Website: http://aoha-anime.com/ Twitter: @aoha_anime#aoha_anime Tweet: #aoha_anime

Synopsis:

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?

 

8. Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen

Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen Visual 2
Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen Visual 2
Website: http://argevollen.com/ Twitter: @ARGEVOLLEN#argevollen Tweet: #argevollen

Synopsis:

This is an original anime.

The story takes place in a world where two countries, Arandas and Ingelmia, have been warring against each other for a very long time. Tokimune, a young man belonging to the eighth autonomous unit of Arandas, saves a girl named Jamie when she is attacked by enemy forces. In order to survive, he rides the new weapon Argevollen and fights.

 

7. Persona 4 The Golden Animation

Persona 4 The Golden Animation Visual 1
Persona 4 The Golden Animation Visual 1
Website: http://www.p4ga.jp/ Twitter: @P4_A#P4G_A Tweet: #P4G_A

Synopsis:

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.

 

6. Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill! Visual 4
Akame ga Kill! Visual 4
Website: http://akame.tv/ Twitter: @akame_tv#akame_anime Tweet: #akame_anime

Synopsis:

The anime is an adaptation of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro’s manga of the same name.

In a fantasy world, fighter Tatsumi sets out for the Capitol to earn money for his starving village, and finds a world of unimaginable corruption, all spreading from the depraved Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor’s ear. After nearly becoming a victim of this corruption himself, Tatsumi is recruited by Night Raid, a group of assassins dedicated to eliminating the corruption plaguing the Capitol by mercilessly killing those responsible.

 

5. Rail Wars!

Rail Wars! Visual 2
Rail Wars! Visual 2
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/railwars/ Twitter: @rw_anime#rw_anime Tweet: #rw_anime

Synopsis:

The anime is based on Takumi Toyoda and Vania600’s light novel series ail Wars!-Nihon Kokuyuu Tetsudou Kouantai-.

The “dream railway paradise entertainment” story is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as a trainee in the Railways Security Force full of odd characters such as Sakurai, a troublemaker who hates men. On top of that, an extremist group called “RJ” plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

 

4. Aldnoah.Zero

Aldnoah.Zero Visual 9
Aldnoah.Zero Visual 9
Website: http://www.aldnoahzero.com/ Twitter: @aldnoahzero#aldnoah Tweet: #aldnoah

Synopsis:

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

In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

 

3. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul Visual 3
Tokyo Ghoul Visual 3
Website: http://www.maql.co.jp/special/tokyoghoul/ Twitter: @tkg_anime#tkg_anime
#東京喰種
Tweet: #tkg_anime#東京喰種

Synopsis:

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.

 

2. Zankyou no Terror

Zankyou no Terror Visual 2
Zankyou no Terror Visual 2
Website: http://terror-in-tokyo.com/ Twitter: @zankyono_terror#zantero Tweet: #zantero

Synopsis:

The anime is an original series.

In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children—children who shouldn’t even exist—masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber—and pull the trigger on this world.

 

1. Sword Art Online II

Sword Art Online II Visual 3
Sword Art Online II Visual 3
Website: http://www.swordart-online.net/ Twitter: @sao_anime#SAO_anime#saoa2 Tweet: #sao_anime #saoa2

Synopsis:

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.1231

And these are the 20 most popular anime series so far on Sony’s Torne application, for the first few weeks of the season. Are the rankings surprising? Do you feel any other series should’ve been higher, lower, on or off the list?

 

Source Article – Mantan Web

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