Summer 2014 Anime Must-Watch List

With the second last of my 2014 Summer season reviews going up this week and the last likely to be later this week or next week, it’s time to give you a shortlist of the titles that you simply cannot afford to miss.

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Glasslip – Fragmented

Glasslip is a slice of life anime that takes place in the fictional town of Hinodehama. It is the story of Touko, a girl with a rather unusual ability: she sees strange visions when she looks at things that shine or shimmer such as windows, baubles, or even sometimes water. Many of these things appear to be indications of the future, but not always so she’s never quite sure. While she’s enjoying a fireworks display with her four best friends at the start of summer break, Kakeru – a new student in town – tells her that he sees what she sees…

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Bladedance of Elementalers – Catfight

Bladedance is what Kanojo ga Flag wo Oreretara tried to become at the end. A fantasy harem anime about groups of powerful fighters. In this world, pure women have the ability to form contracts with elemental spirits, gaining power based off of the spirit they bond with. This is virtually always the case… history has only shown a rare handful of men with this gift, the last such led to catastrophe as this male individual became known as the Demon King and attempted to dominate and destroy the world. As our story begins, we are introduced to our main character who just happens to be a rare, ill-omened male Elementaler.

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Persona 4: The Golden: The Animation: The Review

Persona 4 came out years ago on the Playstation 2. A few years later they released a remake of it on the Vita known as Persona 4: The Golden with some additional story content, and it was incredible. They then made an anime series based off the original known as Persona 4: The Animation. Now, they have created Persona 4: The Golden: The Animation. And, in response, I am creating… Persona 4: The Golden: The Animation: The Review.

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Akame ga Kill – Kill the Capital

Tatsumi is a naïve country boy, trained by a former captain of the Capital’s army in the ways of the sword, who has come to the Capital to find fame and fortune to save his village from starvation at the hands of overtaxation. Idealistic and eager to prove himself, he slays a giant monster that is attacking a wagon travelling on the main road… upon revealing his intentions, a cloud falls upon the guard of the wagon’s face and they attempt to warn Tatsumi, but their warnings fall on deaf ears…

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