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10 Must Watch Anime of Summer 2014

Updated on January 3, 2017
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Joween identifies himself as a closet otaku. In general, he'll write anime stuff, but sometimes, he'll go over writing tech & random stuff.

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Well, I do, so I geared up, put the headphones on, listen to some music, opened Firefox then search the internet to get some news about the latest anime for this season - 2014. And the next thing I noticed, my browser was a field with anime scheduled in this season, so I decided to put up a hub to recommend the anime that are worthy to watch based on its synopsis and reviews. Some of these anime are not yet been aired but the previous seasons make it also worthy to check out.

The summer season in Japan has a span of 3 months (May 7 - August 8), this is for those people who do not understand why I titled this hub 10 Must Watch Anime for Summer 2014 or people who don't live in 4 seasoned places like me. :)


1. Hanamonogatari

Synopsis: A continuation of the Monogatari Series, happening after the graduation of Araragi Koyomi. Also featuring the athletic Suruga Kanbaru.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Vampire, Ecchi, Harem

Number of Episodes: 5 Episodes

Producers: Shaft , Aniplex, Kodansha

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

2. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Synopsis: A terrible misunderstanding led Nozaki to think that Sakura as a fan of his shoujo manga work. Due to this reason, Sakura needs to convey her true feelings to Nozaki while their friendship blossom. This romantic comedy anime can make your heart go - 'Doki, Doki'.

Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen

Number of Episodes: 12 Episodes

Producers: Dogakobo

Free! Eternal Summer
Free! Eternal Summer

3. Free! Eternal Summer

Synopsis: Continuation of Free - The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water. Together with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka, he participated in a swimming tournament before graduating in elementary. After that, they part ways.

During their High School Days, Rin appeared and defeated Haruka in a match. Having the will power to beat Rin, Haruka decided to gather his former fellow swimming club member to found Iwata be High School Swimming club.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Shounen

Number of Episodes: 24 Episodes

Producers: A-1 Pictures, Aniplex, Genco, DAX Production, Aniplex of America, ASCII Media Works

Sword Art Online 2
Sword Art Online 2

4. Sword Art Online 2

Synopsis: Continuation of the Sword Art Online Saga - Kazuto Kirigaya (also known as Kirito, on SAO game) was instructed to investigate another online game phenomenon that can stop the heartbeat and kill its player inside and outside the game (codenamed: Death Gun), Gun Gale Online, a game meant for professional players, but turns out to be a death ground.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Shounen

Number of Episodes: 24 Episodes

Producers: A-1 Pictures, Aniplex, Genco, DAX Production, Aniplex of America, ASCII Media Works

Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul

5. Tokyo Ghoul

Synopsis: Ghouls, mysterious creatures that live aside and devour humans. Such mysterious happening in Tokyo led people to fear. Kaneki later met Rize in a cafe, not realizing the fate that will go change their life forever.

Previous: None

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological, Seinen

Number of Episodes: 12 Episodes

Producers: Studio Pierrot


6. Barakamon

Synopsis: Young Calligrapher Handa Seishu is decided to exile himself on a small island for the misconduct of punching an old famous Calligrapher. Being a man who never lived outside a city, Handa must face the changes of life outside a city, like kids playing in his house, or visitors who enter his house casually. Can Handa live long for that kind of living? This funny anime really tells you how a man who are most used living in a city, live in a place where he does not want the most.

Previous: None

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Number of Episodes: 12 Episodes

Producers: Kinema Citrus

Akame ga Kill!
Akame ga Kill!

7. Akame ga Kill!

Synopsis: Corruption, a nasty disease of the society, a product of a greedy Prime Minister and his allies - Tatsumi, a fighter, sets out to find revive his starving village, but ended up a victim to that said disease. Tatsumi is later recruited by a group of assassins who call themselves Night Raid, for the reason of eliminating corruption from plaguing the Capitol by killing those responsible.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Number of Episodes: 24 Episodes

Producers: White Fox

Ao Haru Ride
Ao Haru Ride

8. Ao Haru Ride

Synopsis: The story revolves around the girl names Yoshioka Futaba, a person who wants to "reset" her life... a person who wants to change her image of being cute.

Due to a misunderstanding, she cannot say her true feelings to a guy he liked the most, which is Tanaka. To successfully change her life, she is determined to become as unladylike as possible during her high school days. Later, she is reacquainted to Tanaka under the name of Mabuchi Kou, but Tanaka said he felt the same way as he did when they are younger.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life

Number of Episodes: 12 Episodes + 1 OVA

Producers: Production I.G

DRAMAtical Murder
DRAMAtical Murder

9. DRAMAtical Murder

Synopsis: The story revolves around Aoba Siragaki, a junk shop worker, living on an island called "Midorijima" and never been interested to check the game "Rhyme" - a fighting game where people possess "AllMate", convenient AI computers. His friends, however, plays the game. but for some reason, a rumor said that people kept disappearing. Later, he finds himself needing to unravel the mysteries of the island in order to protect his everyday life.

Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Psychological

Number of Episodes: 12 Episodes + 1 OVA

Producers: NAZ, Nitroplus

Zankyou no Terror
Zankyou no Terror

10. Zankyou no Terror

Synopsis: On a summer day, a terrorist massively bombed several points in Tokyo, and the only clue was bizzare uploaded on the internet. The police tried their best to know the identities of the responsible but only come up with the clue of two mysterious children that shouldn't be "there". With their identities hidden as Nine and Twelve, they formed the "Sphinx", a group who has the accomplishment set to wake the people from their slumber.

Previous: None

Genre: Psychological, Thriller

Number of Episodes: 11 Episodes

Producers: MAPPA


Additional: Aldnoah.Zero

Synopsis: A mysterious hypergate to Mars is discovered by the Apollo Astronauts. There, they discovered an enchanted utility they refer to as the Aldnoah. Given by the power of superiority, many humans begin traveling to Mars for their residence and became Martians.

Years after, Royal Princess Asseylum, comes to Earth for a peace treaty. Groups of bandits tried to assassinate the princess that sparked the war between Mars and Earth.

Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Number of Episodes: 12 Episodes

Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures, Nitroplus, Aniplex of America, TROYCA

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There you have it!

I suggest you watch every single anime on this list. Whatever the genre is, the important thing is you enjoyed and appreciated it. If you should not judge a book by its cover, then you should not also judge an anime by its cover. :) Well, anyway, thanks for reading, hope you find this hub useful.

© 2014 Joween Flores


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      4 years ago

      terror in resonant, tokyo ghoul, SAO II, Akame Ga Kill is the best

    • Julie Nam profile image


      4 years ago from NY

      I also used to live in Japan, but don't know any of these. But I think I'll wanna watch them.

    • Hezekiah profile image


      4 years ago from Japan

      I actually live in Japan but don't even know half of these. Nice list.


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