What are you watching this summer?

7 Jul , 2011,

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It’s the summer season for anime, and once again, there’s a whole buncha new series out there screaming for your attention. 

Here’s a quick round up of what I’ve got my eye on, that is, what’s cool to watch and cosplay.

1. Tiger & Bunny Season 2

After T&B’s hijinks in the first arc, how can you not want to follow up on the adventures of the heroes from Sunrise’s sleeper hit anime?

Season 2 gets off to a goofy start, but with the vigilante Lunatic still on the loose and Tiger’s powers in flux, there’s more danger, thrills and spills to be had for sure.

2. Blade

Blade anime - Web image

The fourth and final installment in Madhouse & Marvel’s collaboration, Blade brings tall, dark and deadly to Japan in pursuit of nemesis Deacon Frost.

The anime introduces a vampire conspiracy that spans the Land of the Rising Sun, and is replete with the usual cliches like vampire dives and the requisite monster-a-week.

Still, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a nice series, especially where the supporting characters are concerned.

Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

3. Sacred Seven

Sacred Seven - Web image

Another Sunrise project, Sacred Seven combines the best of Robot Unicorn Attack with Greek mythology, a spiky haired protagonist with a dark past, and mystical alien jewels that grant unlimited power.

Episode 1 introduces everyone to Arma, abovementioned emo kid, and gives a hint of his power. Seems there’s not a whole lot of story in the pilot, but as I understand it, that might change.

Kudos to the artists for cool character designs (well, they’re quite cool), and unique monster creations. The shadowy villain’s armor is hot, and it’s tempting as hell to cosplay ’em (I just might). XD

4. Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian

I was actually excited when I saw the PV for this. It’s got a nice, fantasy vibe to it with the ancient grimoires and phantasms.

Dantalian - PV Capture

Based off the light novels, Dantalian’s about a young nobleman who inherits his bibliophile grandad’s stash of tomes, as well as the adventures he has while delving into the secrets of Dantalian’s Bookshelf.

Character designs seem fairly run-of-the-mill, but hopefully, with an illustrious pedigree and a decent writer at the helm, this anime’s going to count for something.

The main bloke’s outfit isn’t too tough to throw together either, if you’d like to try your hand at Victorian cosplay.

And there you have it.

Summer season’s sure going to be hot. Which anime series are you going to watch or cosplay from this season? Be sure to leave a comment! XD