It’s summertime! Welcome, everybody, to my Top 10 Best Summer Anime of 2018! My name is Misty/Chronexia, and this is the seasonal list you guys have been demanding. I’m happy to oblige! If you don’t know how this works out, every new season, Japan releases fifty to a hundred new shows. I go through every first episode of each one, and we make lists on what’s good, what’s god-awful, and what’s just okay. As usual, we cover the new IP first in a main list, and after that we do a lightning round about the sequels of shows who already exist. But before we go in, let me tell you about today’s sponsor. Ohh, you’re gonna like it. It’s Nutaku! They’ve once again outdone themselves with a brand new game called “Tits ‘n’ Tanks.” Hey, normally I try to find tasteful euphemisms, but it’s the title. What am I gonna do about it? T’n’T is a mobile exclusive game to Android about girls… and tanks. Literally. You’re paired against other players, driving your tank around, and exploding boobs with it. You unlock new parts, customize your sweet ride, and eventually get very saucy scenes with the girls of your choosing. You can start by selecting one of three academies: America, Germany, or Russia. And you know, since Canada ain’t on the list… Go team loli. Also, for the first time ever, Nutaku is hosting their very first eSports tournament, and you can take part of it. Who knows, if you’re any good at the game you could win up to $25,000! Yes, you heard that right. Playing ecchi games for money. That’s a lot of titties you can get with that. Like, at least ten. The game is free to play, so check it out with the link in the description for more details. And now, let’s cover the list you’ve been waiting for. Starting off with the very WORST anime of the season, Senjuushi. Holy FUCK, what is this nightmare?! First off, I should lead off by saying this anime got the worst score rating on MyAnimeList. Not that I use that as a ground for anything, but let’s put it as a community worst anime. Honestly, it’s just a marketing ploy to try and promote the game. The anime is all about pretty boys who are extremely effeminated… …and are given guns. I have no clue how this can turn out to be any good, but if you feel like torturing yourself, here’s a fun time. And finally, my worst anime of the season goes to Sunoharasou no Kanrinin-san I – I hate it. It goes to this anime. It infuriates me, and I’ll tell you exactly why. It’s not because of the execution, or the story. That’s all fine. Whatever. What ISN’T fine is the characters, and how they behave. The story is about Aki Shiina, a dude who looks like a chick. But deep down… there’s a dude. And despite this confusion being cleared up, the chick, which is at the very least in her 20’s if not 30’s, constantly molests the guy, sexually harasses him, and GOD knows what she did to him when he passed out in bath and she changed him. It’s comedy. Normally I don’t make a fuss about it, it’s whatever. But let me ask you one question: What if the genders were reversed, if it was a guy caretaker and a young girl came into the house? But I guess it’s okay, cuz statutory rape with a hot girl is what your average teenage Japanese boy dreams of. Double standards piss me off, so let’s get to the actual good shows instead. That’s what you guys came to see, right? Number 10: Shichisei no Subaru Now, this might be an arguable selection to several people. This summer had a lot – it had A LOT of MMORPG anime that got brought up. Shichisei no Subaru is about a group of young kids who are the best at one online game. Said online game has permadeath, cuz that’s edgy as shit and a good marketing ploy [sarcasm]. And one day, the group takes on a quest, bite off more than they can chew, and one of the characters dies. Now, dying in-game shouldn’t have anything bad, besides requiring [them] to make another character, but for plot armor reasons, the girl who died in-game also dies in real life, because she had a weak heart, and, like, losing a character tipped her over. *mutters* That’s fucking stupid. The group disbands, and they meet again several years later. It’s exactly Sword Art Online meets Anohana. I don’t think it’s particularly good, but I have… a little – just a little bit of hope it can make something out of itself in the long run. I won’t hold on to it, though. Number 9: Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro Now Chio-chan’s a fucking breath of fresh air. I don’t get why not a lot of people are not talking about it. Maybe it speaks more to me because I’m a gamer, but the jokes, the references, they’re all on point. The first episode heavily parodied Assassin’s Creed. For example, the anime has a bi-episode format. That means it has sex with either episodes or non-episodes. No, I’m kidding, it means it has two episodes per slice of 24 minutes. The story is always the same. Chio-chan’s going to school, and it’s how she gets there every day. The show is light, and easily digestible. If you want to do something else along with it, I highly recommend this one. Despite it being only number nine, I think you’re gonna have a blast with this show. Number 8: Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs This is the thumbnail anime. If you came for the picture, it’s – it’s in this show. It’s the first episode, check it out. Fap away. But if you care for the story, it’s about Kogarashi, a medium who can send spirits to heaven by punching them. His only motto is not to punch girls. Down on his luck, he finally finds an inn who’s quite cheap because they say it’s haunted. Oh my God… But his power, and the confidence he has that he can banish any ghosts, he rents the place. The ghost turns out to be a very likeable girl whom he simply can’t punch. They bond together along with the other tenants, and go about their everyday lives with extra ghost spectrum. Kind of ecchi, but it has fun characters, and a good story to go along, so I’m all for it. It’s very good. Number 7: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Have you ever wondered what it would look like if the anime Overlord had an edgier MMORPG player with a built-in harem? If you did and wanted to see what it’s like… well, this is the anime just for yoooou… The protagonist, Diablo, is a sassy over leveled character who gets summoned by two girls. But the spell backfires, and the ladies get enslaved. Throughout the episodes, Diablo starts to bond with a girls, and – oh, it’s just another MMORPG story, but it seemed like it appeals to people for some reason. I did manage to finish the episode, and I’d be curious to see where it would go next, but I’m not putting it any higher on the list, cuz… that’s genuine curiosity at best. Let me know if I’m wrong, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m in no rush to see it through. Number 6: Happy Sugar Life What a roller coaster this anime is. Honestly, I didn’t expect to like it as much. It goes from 0 to 100, then back to 0, to crank it out again. It’s so odd to see moe paired with psychological abuse. Not like Igarashi, not like School Life. It’s so very… unique, I’m really impressed with this one. But with just one episode, I don’t quite know how things are gonna turn out at this point. You have a mentally unstable girl, the main character, who’s fucking metal as shit, and you pair her with a tiny cute little girl. It’s oil and water in a very captivating mix, and… I don’t know, I think you should try it out. I don’t want to say too much about it to reveal some punchy surprises, but… yeah, give it a shot. It’s worth it. Number 5: Asobi Asobase I freaking love this anime. Just like Chio-chan, it’s an easily digestible format where three students play games with each other. One of the girls used to play a lot with her older sister, but every time she would lose, she’d end up doing chores and errands which took the fun out of everything. Now, with her English grades failing, she turns towards a seemingly American girl, so she can help her out in exchange for playing games. Said girl doesn’t speak a word of English, but the anime is silly… in a good way. It’s the same amount of fun I had watching Nichijou. Crazy facial expressions, great comedic timing. This anime has laughter in bars, you can just have like a snack. It’s a very good show. Yep, it’s… surprisingly underrated this season. I highly recommend this one. Number 4: Hanebado and Harukana Receive Alright, this is a dual entry between Hanebado and Harukana Receive. For some reason, people love Hanebado and Harukana Receive gets the worst reception. That’s… a volleyball joke. Let me start off by totally disagreeing with that. Hanebado was a dark, moody, almost angsty anime about badminton. The action scenes are great, but I can’t really bond with the characters. On the other hand, Harukana Receive was bright, cheerful, with interesting characters. But you know, since it has a bit of ecchi in it, it must be the worse of the two. Right? No, fuck you! I love Harukana, and my biggest gripe was that the main character was playing on the beach, and the whole time I’m screaming “Put sunscreen on you whore, you’re gonna burn!” Also, Harukana Receive has the better soundtrack for me this season. I really love it to bits. If you’re looking for a sports anime, my vote goes on Harukana. But… Hanebado is not bad. It’s a good selection. I just… *high pitched* I – I like my moe. You wanna – you wanna fuck off about it? Number 3: Angels of Death First of all, Angels of Death is based on a game on Steam. If you’re a gamer, I suggest you play it, it’s quite excellent… despite looking like your average RPG maker game. If you like Doki Doki Literature Club, this is gonna be right up your alley. But if you ain’t a gamer, this very first episode is gonna convince you regardless. The story begins with a little girl who wakes up in a basement. She must escape this hospital-looking place one floor at a time, but on every floor someone is trying to kill her. Thankfully, she teams up with Bakugo from My Hero Academia, who offers to give her a helping hand, cuz Bakugo is nice like that. If you didn’t get the joke, it’s cuz they have the same voice actor. This anime is just my cup of tea. Survival anime is a genre that I really dig. So, yeah, I vouch for it. Number 2: Grand Blue You should know that if Japan has to put a fucking drinking disclaimer at the very beginning of the episode, that this is gonna be some good shit. Grand Blue is a comedy anime about a college student who comes back to a town and is forced to join a group for scuba diving. This is one of the shows that will physically have you sore from laughter. The facial expressions, the comedic timing are absolutely delightful. This could very much have won the first place on this list, But I – I just like number one so much. You see the characters bond over booze most of the first episode. It’s a really cool show to unwind and even watch with friends or loved ones. Now, before we get to my number one pick (which isn’t a surprise if you’ve seen my last video) There are still some honorable mentions that I’d like to go through Anime that aren’t bad, but simply didn’t appeal to my personal taste. If they seem like something you’d enjoy, I still urge you to give them a shot, because they’re still worth checking out. Honorable mention number 1: Banana Fish Surprisingly not about banana, nor fish. Yeah, I know Gigguk made the same joke on Twitter, but I wrote it down here first, so fuck if I’m gonna find something else. Story is quite good about a runaway kid who has grown up and turned into a ruthless killer. Also moonlights as Papa Dino boy toy. Yo, when you freelance as a hitman, sometimes you gotta make ends meet by sucking a dick or two. It’s all good if you say no homo though. It looks promising, but shoujo drama with gay overtones really aren’t my forte. No shame if it’s for you. In fact, I hope it is. It just didn’t work out for me. Honorable mention number 2: Sirius the Jaeger Seems like Sirius the Jaeger is excellent. I mean, the execution is lovely, the action is on point, and all that jazz, but here’s the thing: My second daughter Skyla was born like, last Tuesday, in case you don’t follow me on Twitter (wink wink, link’s in the description). So, you know what that means? I got to put all sharp objects away. That means I simply can’t handle all that edge Sirius has to offer. So I have to pass on this one. Honorable mention 3: Island I’ll be brutally honest, Island is a fucking bore. I yawned my jaw off so hard, I almost ended up in intensive care. I couldn’t even finish the first episode. Characters were boring, another story about amnesia. Look, we had a thousand. Looks like Kanon merged with True Tears. Two anime I like, but I didn’t need them together. Characters come off being predictable and bland, but it’s the first episode and maybe it winds up getting better down the road. I hope it does, cuz the execution is great. It’s just going nowhere real fast Honorable mention number 4: Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Shoujo Kageki could be good, it’s simply too soon to tell. The story is about a dance troupe loved worldwide, and how two girls who got separated in their childhood are bound by faith to meet again. The anime gave me a good vibe of Kaleido Star, and again, the execution is impeccable. I’m just undecided right now, it’s – it’s too early to tell. So… I’m gonna slip it, I’m gonna slip it on the table in the honorable mentions, so I don’t end up in hot water if I’m either right or wrong. And finally, the last honorable mention goes to: Angolmois Genkou Kassenki Angolmois… is a good anime. It deserves to be on the list. But, look, I just don’t have a boner for historical, military, samurai stuff. I’m sure if my friend Gaijin Goomba did this list, it would be near the top, if not number one. But – but it’s my list, and my boner likes another show this season. However, if you’re into historical stuff, they portray the Mongol invasion incredibly well, and I urge you to look this up. It might be your favorite anime this season. And the ultimate number 1 for the summer lineup belongs to: Cells at Work Yes. Absolutely. Fucking fight me If you disagree, I can take your punk ass on! As soon as I saw the first episode, I was utterly smitten by this anime. The concept follows the cells in your body: red blood cells, white blood cells, the whole bunch. They’re personified in tiny characters, and they go about their day-to-day life doing the jobs cells do. I love biology and medical stuff, so having an anime in that category alone was bound to win me over. It’s legit Osmosis Jones: The Anime, if you remember that movie from 2001. This show’s really good too. I mean, that’s a thing I should have brought up earlier… I highly recommend you check it out. It’s my anime of the season even potentially of the year. It’s – it’s that good. But we’re not quite done yet. Those are purely the new IP for the season. Like promised, we’re also gonna cover the sequels. If you’re new to my seasonal list, I do an exhaustive run of the new shows, and then we go through the rest, with a lightning round format. You already know these shows, and you all have places to go. So, let’s hop to it. Yami Shibai Roku, the sixth season of horror story telling, in case you were running out of terrible campfire stories. They’re just as bad as the four previous seasons. Number 9: Middle Manager Tonegawa An anime following a side character from Ultimate Survivor Kaiji. They literally could have taken any character from the show, but they went with the burnt forehead guy. Number 8: One Room Season 2 Cringe POV anime about a nameless character meant to be you dating an average girl. It gives me the weebs, and I hate it. Number 7: Ani ni Tsukeru Kusari wa Nai (2) Newgrounds decided to go into anime. Not especially good. Again, there’s a severe lack of good sequels this season. Number 6: Yama no Susume Season 3 It’s like the fourth version of Yuru Camp Delta. No clue why you’d watch Yama no Susume over it, but if you want more girls camping, here ya go, you weirdo. Number 5: FLCL Progressive/Alternative Finally getting into good sequels. I mean, not as good as what fan base hype wanted, but hey, I like it, so fuck off. Number 4: Free Season 3 More half naked pretty boys struggling not to drown. They could make an Olympic event out of it, or something. Number 3: Overlord Season 3 Edgy skeleton stills needs a severe nerf. Patch note 7.8 in progress. This would SO not fly in Smite. Number 2: Attack on Titan Season 3 Or how I wish Eren would bitch less and fight more. Seriously, can’t you and Levi for one fucking episode, my dude, just one. One. Just one. And finally, number 1: Gintama Don’t even care it’s on every list. At this point, I’m just putting it here to piss off people. Alright, so there you have it, everything you need to know about this summer lineup. I tried to keep everything as concise as possible, so you could zoom to anything that seems appealing, without dragging out stuff that might be boring to you. Quick reminder to check out Tits’n’Tanks, the game on Nutaku. They’re super nice to sponsor this video, but if you know me, the only sponsorships that make it on my channel are the ones that I think you guys would enjoy. That… makes me cool, right? Game is on Android, and you can check it out with the link in the description. It’s free to play, plus if you’re extra good at it, you can take part in the competition to become the big winner of $25,000, or, you know, just stay poor instead. Have a fun watch, and I’ll catch you guys next season!