With only about a week left until the official start of the heat wave that is the Summer 2016 anime season, you better start preparing. There is an anime chart for the upcoming season, but if you want the cream of the crop and the most hype anime then we got your back. Japanese ranking site Charapedia has held a new poll asking its users for their top anticipated anime of the upcoming Summer 2016 anime season.
Taking in the first 10,000 votes, the top 20 anime have been calculated and ranked. From the 10,000 votes, 53.7% of the total were male with the remaining 46.3% female voters. 70.2% of the voters were under 30 and the 29.8% of voters were 30 or above.
So here are Charapedia’s Top 20 Anticipated Anime of Summer 2016:
20. (129 Votes) Orange
One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse.
The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What’s more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.
19. (131 Votes) Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!
Second season of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
In Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!, the main characters are the members of the “Earth Defense Club” at the Binan High School, though all they really want to do is hang out, goof off, and relax at the nearby Kurotama Bath. One fateful day, though, a pink wombat appears out of nowhere and forces these five high school students to become “Battle Lovers” and protect Earth from a trio of villains who are taking orders from a green hedgehog. Over the course of the series, the Battle Lovers will take on a variety of fiends, including the chikuwabu monster, a chopstick phantom, a monster remote control, and plenty more strange enemies!
18. (140 Votes) Amaama to Inazuma
Kouhei Inuzuka is a teacher who has been caring for his little daughter on his own since his wife’s death. He’s no good at cooking, so he and his daughter Tsumugi have been eating packaged meals from the convenience store. A series of events lead him one evening to a restaurant run by the mother of one of his students, Kotori. Her mother isn’t there, but Kotori does her best to feed them both. It turns out Kotori is often alone since her parents are divorced and her mother is frequently not around. The three of them begin to meet and cook tasty food together.
17. (147 Votes) Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari Season 2
Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division, popularly called “The Eighth,” who don powered armor “Willwear” exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.
16. (152 Votes) Mob Psycho 100
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. “Mob”) is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic “mentor” (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
15. (159 Votes) Qualidea Code
The story takes place in a world where people continue their war against the “unknown”—the enemy of humanity. Children who have been evacuated to a cold sleep facility during the invasion by the “unknown” several decades ago wake up from their slumber and learn that their bodies developed some supernatural forces. In order to protect the country from the “unknown” emerging from the Tokyo bay gate, the boys and girls wage battles in the defense the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba.
14. (166 Votes) Tsukiuta. The Animation
In the anime series, the members of Six Gravity and Procellarum are all living in the same dorm building. Hajime Mutsuki and Haru Yayoi, the oldest members of Six Gravity, are first year university students. Each episode of the series will feature a different main character.
13. (176 Votes) Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
A girl with lots of common sense, a boy whose only inspiration is to draw the perfect bride in 2D and their always sleeping president – what is wrong with this art club?
12. (177 Votes) New Game!
Follow Aoba Suzukaze, a fresh highschool graduate that is easily mistaken as a middle school student, as she joins the game company that produced her favorite game as a 3D artist and her cute antics in this story told through 4-koma.
11. (191 Votes) Rewrite
Rewrite is set in the fictional city Kazamatsuri where treeplanting and afforestation have caused the city to become overgrown with trees and flowers in much the same way that other cities are filled by buildings. However, while most of the city appears to be rural, there are many traditional city elements as well. While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia.
Tennouji Kotarou lives here. He’s a high school student who has the ability to rewrite his own body; he can become stronger and faster at any time he chooses. He investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school.
10. (225 Votes) Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai-hen
The world was close to being destroyed by Ultimate Despair, who caused “The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History.” In order to save this world from the event’s chaos, the Future Foundation was formed. Although the organization continues its activities to restore the world, Makoto Naegi is under suspicion of treason due to him shielding a Remnant of Despair.
The Future Foundation members had gathered together to decide on his punishment, but they all end up getting trapped inside the place they were meeting by Monokuma, who demands that they begin the “Final Killing.” They have strange bangles put on their wrists, and are given tranquilizers when a certain time arrives. To make things worse, there apparently is a real traitor amongst their ranks who is coming to kill the members of the Future Foundation.
In this game where class trials don’t exist, the only way to get rid of the traitor is to find him and kill him off. Naegi is forced to face the ultimate death game, where it’s kill or be killed. The tale of despair in which hope kills hope begins.
9. (240 Votes) ReLIFE
The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a 27-year-old jobless man, who fails at every job interview he had after quitting his last company. His life changes after he met Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offered him a drug that can change his appearance to 17-years-old and to become a subject in an experiment for one year. Thus, he begins his life as a high school student once more.
8. (253 Votes) Handa-kun
Seishuu Handa is everything a high school boy could hope to be: handsome, smart, and a calligraphy genius. Though he is revered by the whole school, Handa is completely unaware of his popularity. Much to his best friend Takao Kawafuji’s amusement, Handa is convinced that the admiration of his classmates is actually bullying. Unfortunately for him, every action he takes in order to avoid being “bullied” results in another student, be they model or delinquent, joining the ranks of the Handa worshippers.
Handa-kun illustrates the hilarious high school days of the young calligrapher and his ever-growing fanbase, even though all he wants is a quiet life.
7. (262 Votes) Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi
In a world similar to the European Middle Ages, the feared yet revered Holy Knights of Britannia use immensely powerful magic to protect the region of Britannia and its kingdoms. However, a small subset of the Knights supposedly betrayed their homeland and turned their blades against their comrades in an attempt to overthrow the ruler of Liones. They were defeated by the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that these legendary knights, called the “Seven Deadly Sins,” were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup d’état, and thus became the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.
Based on the best-selling manga series of the same name, Nanatsu no Taizai follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, and her search for the Seven Deadly Sins. With their help, she endeavors to not only take back her kingdom from the Holy Knights, but to also seek justice in an unjust world.
6. (283 Votes) D.Gray-man Hallow
Toward the end of the 19th century, Allen Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the beings known as Akuma; mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of “Innocence,” a gift given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.
5. (284 Votes) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!
Spin-off of Fate/stay night with Illyasviel von Einzbern as the protagonist, living an alternate life as a school girl. While taking a bath, she stumbles upon Kaleido Stick Ruby, who turns her into a magical girl.
4. (292 Votes) Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu
Season 2 of Arslan Senki.
The year is 320. Under the rule of the belligerent king Andragoras III, the prosperous kingdom of Pars is at war with the neighboring empire, Lusitania. Though different from his father in many aspects, the kind young prince Arslan sets out to prove his valor on the battlefield for the very first time. However, when the king is betrayed by one of his most trusted officials, the Parsian army is decimated and the capital city of Ecbatana is sieged. With the army in shambles and the Lusitanians out for his head, Arslan is forced to go on the run. With a respected general by his side, the loyal Daryun, Arslan soon sets off on a journey in search of allies that will help him take back his home.
However, the enemies that the prince faces are far from limited to just those occupying his kingdom. Armies of other kingdoms stand ready to conquer Ecbatana. Moreover, the mastermind behind Lusitania’s victory, an enigmatic man hiding behind a silver mask, poses a dangerous threat to Arslan and his company as he possesses a secret that could jeopardize Arslan’s right to succession.
With the odds stacked against him, Arslan must find the strength and courage to overcome these obstacles and allies who will help him fight in the journey that will help prepare him for the day he becomes king.
3. (308 Votes) Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan
Saiki Kusuo has a wide array of superpowers at his command, including telepathy and telekinesis. This might sound awesome, but, in Kusuo’s experience, superpowers are not all they’re cracked up to be. He tries to live a normal life, despite his annoying abilities.
2. (453 Votes) Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara
Yukihira Souma’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?
1. (548 Votes) Love Live! Sunshine!!
Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture.
A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”!
As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true… All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for fame and glory!
Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true!
To see how the male and female votes impacted the total votes, their differences and what they find popular, here are the rankings of their respective top 10:
|10. (117 Votes) Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hachi Gakari Season 2||10. (98 Votes) Servamp|
|9. (126 Votes) ReLIFE||9. (114 Votes) ReLIFE|
|8. (130 Votes) Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!||8. (129 Votes) Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara|
|7. (142 Votes) New Game!||7. (139 Votes) Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu|
|6. (146 Votes) Qualidea Code||6. (149 Votes) Handa-kun|
|5. (153 Votes) Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu||5. (166 Votes) Tsukiuta. The Animation|
|4. (166 Votes) Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai-hen||4. (176 Votes) Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi|
|3. (219 Votes) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!||3. (179 Votes) D.Gray-man Hallo|
|2. (324 Votes) Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara||2. (205 Votes) Love Live! Sunshine!!|
|1. (343 Votes) Love Live! Sunshine!!||1. (220 Votes) Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan|
So do you agree with the top 20? Which are your anticipated anime? Which do you think had the better list, the overall list, the males or the females?
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