The Wait is Over, The Summer Simulcasts Are Here! (more to come)

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! It’s new season time, and with that comes a whole bunch of new simulcast announcements!

We have more than a couple of series ready to go this season with some very heavy hitters ready to step up to the plate and knock it out of the park, so get comfortable because it’s time for the big reveals…

*Check back for more titles and availability is still TBD for many titles so check back for any additional announcements*

 


 

Charlotte

Story

You might not know it but a small percentage of boys and girls going through puberty are endowed with special powers and this is a series about those special kids. The main character is a boy named Yuu Otosaka who uses his powers daily without anyone actually knowing. One day a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him and Yuu learns the fate of those who have special powers.

Why You Should Care

Did you like Angel Beats? Good because this is actually an anniversary project for Key and is the second original anime work created and written by Jun Maeda. Plus, as an added bonus, the animation is being produced by P.A. Works!

Starring Kouki Uchiyama (Raku in Nisekoi, Seiya in Amagi Brilliant Park, Clavis in Death Parade) and Ayane Sakura (Cocoa in Is The Order A Rabbit?, Fuyuna in Daybreak Illusion, Akane in Vividred Operation)

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Availability

with English subs in United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina

with English subs in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Iran, UAE, Turkey

 


 

Classroom Crisis

Story

In this original ‘school x work’ series, humans have finally colonized the various planets in our solar system. The story is about various school students who have aspirations of working in space including Iris who wants to be a test pilot, Mizuki who is her mechanic and Kaito who is their homeroom teacher.

Why You Should Care

Studio Lay-Duce is new to the game with only an OVA and a series of shorts to their name but they are showing some genuine guts by having their first full length series be an original production.

Classroom Crisis does have a pretty fresh faced crew working on it including a director who has only done two series on his own before (Kenji Nagasaki – Gundam Build Fighters, No. 6) and a writer who has worked on two other series total (Fumiaki Maruto – Saekano, White Album 2) but they aren’t all rookies! Looking at the more experienced members of the crew you have Yuuki Hayashi (Death Parade, Haikyuu, Robotics;Notes) composing the music and Hiro Kanzaki (OreImo, Eureka Seven AO) handling the character designs.

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Availability

with English subs in United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina

with English subs in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Iran, UAE, Turkey

 


 

Working!!3 / Wagnaria!!3

Story

The staff of the Wagnaria family restaurant are back and with them will come all sorts of crazy antics and work place incidents in this slice of life comedy based on the 4 koma manga.

Why You Should Care

Working is a gem in the slice of life comedy genre. If you’ve ever been stuck working a crappy customer service job (particularly in a restaurant) you owe it to yourself to watch this series and feel better knowing that someone out there feels your pain!

Production studio A-1 Pictures and writer Takao Yoshioka will be returning for the third season but the director duties have been handed off to Yumi Kamakura who will making her debut as a full director with this series.

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Availability

with English subs in United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina

with English, German, and French subs in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Iran, UAE, Turkey

 


 

Gangsta

Story

In this very dark and gritty series based off the manga of the same name, the setting is the town of Ergastulum where criminals and gangsters roam free and murder and drugs are more than a little common. This town also has something else special within its borders though; special individuals with super speed and strength called Twilights. Two handymen named Worick and Nicolas work to help keep order in the town but find themselves mixed up in a lot of trouble for their efforts.

Why You Should Care

Do you like dark, gritty stories with a side order of sex and violence? This is the series that you need to be watching this season.

The committee behind this series is pulling out all the stops in order to make this series a success: the animation will be handled by Manglobe (Broken Blade, Ergo Proxy, House of Five Leaves), series director will be Koichi Hatsumi (Deadman Wonderland), director is Shukou Murase (Dante’s Inferno, Ergo Proxy, Witch Hunter Robin), series composition by Shinichi Inotsume (Yona of the Dawn) and playing the three lead roles are Junichi Suwabe (Archer in the Fate/Stay Night, Dandy in Space Dandy) as Worick, Kenjiro Tsuda (Lambo in Reborn, Fire Emblem in Tiger and Bunny) as Nicolas and Mamiko Noto (Kotomi Ishinose in Clannad, Ai Enma in Hell Girl) as Alex.

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Availability

with English subs in United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland

with Spanish subs in Spain, Portugal

 


 

Hetalia: The World Twinkle

Story

After we added the first three seasons, you didn’t really think that we were going to let the brand new season pass us by did you? Of course not! In the new season we’ll be seeing all of our favorite countries return to teach us more about history in their own unique way!

Why You Should Care

Hetalia is a series that is not going to go away quietly or vanish into the night. It has more than proven that it is here to stay and fans of the series will be forever grateful for that!

Based on my research it seems that the cast and crew from Hetalia The Beautiful World will be returning which includes Studio DEEN producing the animation, Hiroshi Watanabe as director and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu taking care of series composition.

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Availability

with English subs in United Kingdom, Ireland

with English, German, French subs in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, France

 


 

Fairy Tail

Story

In the beginning there was Lucy, a 17 year old girl who wanted to become a mage. While traveling around one day she met Natsu, who happens to be a member of the famous guild called, Fairy Tail. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Why You Should Care

That’s right, you read that correctly: We’re adding the latest episodes of Fairy Tail to our growing list of anime!

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Availability

with English subs in United Kingdom, Ireland

 


 

Chaos Dragon

Story

Taking place in the year 3015, this is a story about an island nation which has lost its independance due to an ongoing war between two larger countries which are fighting for world supremacy.

Why You Should Care

What makes this original series so interesting is that the story is based off a table top RPG campaign that was played by some of the most brilliant minds in anime right now including Gen Urobuchi, Kinoko Nasu, Izuki Koyoku, Simadoriru, Ryohgo Narita and their dungeon master Makoto Sanda.

The animation production is being handled jointly by studios Connect (Campione, Strike the Blood) and Silver Link (Baka and Test, Prisma Illya, Girl Friend BETA).

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Availability

with English subs in United Kingdom, Ireland

 


 

Aoharu x Kikanjuu

Story

Hotaru is a girl disguised as a boy who, through some pretty weird and strange circumstances, is pulled into the world of survival games by a professional host. Eventually they form a team with an ero-manga artist and that’s when things get really bizarre.

Why You Should Care

Survival games have been kind of a hot theme for the last couple of years with some series being big hits and some being complete misses. Time will tell which category this series will fall into.

While the crew for this series isn’t incredibly notable, the star of the series is none other than Neko from the K franchise Mikako Komatsu.

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Availability

with English subs in United Kingdom, Ireland

 


 

Castle Town Dandelion

Story

The focus of this particular series is a family of 11 living in a house. Oh, and the father of the household is the king. Oh, right, right, and each of the kids have special powers. Oh, and in order to choose the next king the populace of the land get to observe what happens in the house via 200 security cameras.

Why You Should Care

Director Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman) will be helming this one at Production IMS (Testament of Sister New Devil, Date a Live II) with Reiko Yoshida (Girls Und Panzer, Bakuman, K-ON!) handling the series composition.

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Availability

with English subs in United Kingdom, Ireland

 

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