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You’ll want to see it in the summer! I’ve compiled a list of 30 recommended summer anime! [Summer 2020 Edition]

Summer is almost here!
So, I will be picking up 30 titles about anime with a summer theme.
Please take a look at the anime for reference when watching it, as we have rated it on a 10-point scale for its summary and the level of expectation that makes you want to watch it in the summer.

Digimon Adventure


引用:fujitv.co.jp

This is the first in the Digimon series.
Seven elementary school children, Taichi Yagami, Sora Takenouchi, Yamato Ishida, Mitsujiro Izumi, Mimi Tachikawa, Jo Kido, and Takeru Takaishi, were sucked into the digital world of another world by a mysterious machine that fell from the Aurora Borealis.
It is the story of a summer adventure for these chosen children to save the digital world and the real world from darkness.
This is one of the nostalgic stories for those who were students at the time the show was broadcast in 1999.
Watching this work will bring back fond memories of the summer holidays of that time.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day


Meiko Honma (Menma) died in an accident when she was a child.
The death of this childhood friend causes the five main characters, Jin Yadomi (Jintan), Anjyou Naruko (Anaru), Atumu Matuyuki(Yukiatsu), Chiriko Tsurumi (Tsuruko), and Tetsudo Hisakawa (Popo), to feel regret about Menma’s death.
When Menma, a childhood friend, appears in front of Jintan’s eyes when he becomes a high school student, the five childhood friends begin to regain the bond that they lost when they were separated.
The time of the work is summer, and it is an anime that makes you want to think of your youthful days in the summer.
It is a good anime for those who want to experience the emotions of summer.
Recommendation
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

AIR


引用:tbs.co.jp
It is an anime based on the romance adventure game by Key.
It takes place in the summer time. The story starts when the main character Okazaki Oujin meets Kamio Kanrin.
It is a love story about the great love between Okazaki Ohito, a descendant of a sorcerer from 1000 years ago, and Kamio Kanrin, a descendant of a girl with wings.
The feature of this anime is that it is characterized by the BGM and illustrations that make you feel summer.
Also, the OP “Bird’s Poem” ED “Farewell Song” used in the anime and “Natsukage” used in the BGM are very good songs. There are even people who shed tears when they listen to this song because it brings back the story of the anime.
It is famous not only as a summer anime, but also as an anime that will make you cry if you watch it to the end. It has a perfect score with no complaints.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★

リトルバスターズ!


引用:amazon.com
It is an anime based on the romance adventure game by Key.
It takes place in the summer time. The story starts when the main character Okazaki Oujin meets Kamio Kanrin.
It is a love story about the great love between Okazaki Ohito, a descendant of a sorcerer from 1000 years ago, and Kamio Kanrin, a descendant of a girl with wings.
The feature of this anime is that it is characterized by the BGM and illustrations that make you feel summer.
Also, the OP “Bird’s Poem” ED “Farewell Song” used in the anime and “Natsukage” used in the BGM are very good songs. There are even people who shed tears when they listen to this song because it brings back the story of the anime.
It is famous not only as a summer anime, but also as an anime that will make you cry if you watch it to the end. It has a perfect score with no complaints.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni


引用:higurashianime.com
The first series of the anime started to be broadcasted in 2006.
It depicts a tragedy that takes place in a fictional village “Hinamizawa”.
There is a mystery, but it is a bit darker than that with a lot of negative aspects such as fear, sadness, and envy.
However, the characters are funny and cute, so if you don’t mind the scary and gory aspects of the anime, why not give it a try?
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆

つり球


引用:fujitv-view.jp
物語の主人公は、神奈川県の湘南に引っ越してきた高校生の真田ユキです。
性格は億劫で人とのコミュニケーションが苦手で、友達と呼べる人間が一人もいない人生を過ごしていました。自称宇宙人とするもう一人の転校生ハルとの出会いをきっかけにつりの魅力にみせられていきます。
男子学生同士の熱い友情を描いた物語となっています。
釣りをテーマにした作品なので、夏感があるお勧めのアニメです。
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆

TARITARI


引用:amazon.com
The main thing is.
This work depicts what happens in the chorus club which consists of Sakai Kazuana who quit the music club for some reason, Miyamoto Rika, a girl who can’t give up singing after quitting the vocal club, and Okita Saba, who helps her with her singing.
The scenes of the students’ anxiety for the future and their efforts in the choir club give us courage to do our best.
I think it is an adolescent anime that you will want to watch in the summer because it takes place in the summer season.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

I’ll be waiting for you that summer


引用:amazon.com
The protagonist, Kirishima Kaito, is a high school boy who enjoys taking pictures.
One night, he encounters an alien when he turns his camera around and captures an inexplicable object. The alien is actually Takatsuki Ichika, a senior at the high school the protagonist attends.
A friend invites Kirishima Kaito to make a film with Takatsuki Ichika, and that is where the story begins.
As the title of the anime shows, it is an anime work with the theme of summer.
It is a work that depicts the love between humans and aliens across species. It is a recommended anime for those who want to see a sweet and sour summer romance.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

With a big swing


引用:oofuri.com
The work is based on the manga by Asa Higuchi. It has been serialized in “Monthly Afternoon” since 2003.
The main character is a pitcher, Ren Mitsuhashi, who has a timid and sneaky personality. He has a timid personality, but he has excellent control, and when he meets the catcher, Takaya Abe, he starts to regain his awareness as a pitcher.
This is a story about the coming of age of an obscure high school baseball team with only freshmen on it, as they struggle to make it to the Koshien.
This is a story of a small high school baseball team trying their best to win against a strong baseball team, which can be enjoyed even by those who do not know anything about baseball.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Natsuiro Kiseki


引用:mbs.jp
It is an anime work that was broadcasted from April 2012.
There are four junior high school students,Natsumi Aizawa, Saki Mizukoshi,Yuka Hanaki, and Rinko Tamaki, who attend Shimoda Minami Junior High School in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and are the main characters in the series.
These four are called “Miseki-sama”, a mysterious stone that makes wishes come true, and the story depicts how they grow up while experiencing the mysterious power of the stone.
It is a must-see as these quirky junior high school girls overcome difficulties that are common in adolescence and grow up.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Seto no Hanayome


引用:amazon.com
This work is an anime adaptation of a manga written by Kimura Taihiko.
The story begins when our heroine, Mitsushio Nagasumi, comes to visit her grandmother’s family in the Setouchi area and is rescued from drowning by the heroine, Seto Chan, who is a mermaid, and the law of mermaids dictates that mermaids must die or become mermaids. Seto Chan is a mermaid, and according to the mermaid’s law, any mermaid who is seen by a human will either die or become one of the mermaid’s relatives.
In accordance with this code, Mitsushio Nagasumi establishes a relationship with a mermaid and her people.
It is a coming-of-age gag anime in which humans and mermaids are interwoven.
It is a highly rated gag anime, and it is a work with depth of interest as it contains serious developments within the gag.
It is a recommended work for those who want to see a romantic comedy.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Earth color of a calm


引用:googleusercontent.com
It is an original animation produced by P.AWORKS.
It is a story about sea people who can live in the sea and humans who live on land.
Four boys and girls, Sakishima Hikaru, Mukaido Manaka, Hirahira Chisaki, and Isaki Kaname, all of whom attend a school of the sea, have to go to a school of the land because the school of the sea was closed down.
There they meet Kihara Boh, a boy who lives on the land, and they start to interact with the people who live on the land and the mariners.
This is a story about boys and girls who live on land and sea and grow up and fall in love with each other through interaction with various people.
It is a work that is not just a romance anime as it contains the love story that transcends the races and fantasy elements.
It is recommended to those who want to enjoy both romance and fantasy.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Non Non Biyori


引用:nonnontv.com
This work is an anime adaptation of a manga written by Atto-san.
It depicts the life of Renge Miyauchi, Natsumi Koshigaya, Komari Koshigaya, and Hotaru Ichijo, who live in a country town.
The stories and events that often occur when living in the countryside are expressed in a loose and amusing manner, and you will feel at peace when you watch the work.
It is an animation that makes you want to watch it in the summer because it depicts the scenery of a summer town in the countryside, and it is a work that has a strong feeling of summer.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Honey and Clover


引用:amazon.com
It is an anime adaptation of the manga written by Chika Umino.
It is made up of the story of five main characters, Hagum Hanamotoi, Yuta Takemoto, Shinobu Morita, Takumi Mayama, and Ayumi Yamada, who are attending an art college.
It is a work that depicts the unrequited love of university students and their passion for art.
It is a recommended work for those who want to watch a purely romantic anime.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Free!


引用:amazon.com
This is an anime adaptation of the novel “High Speed” written by Koji Ooji.
Haruka Nanase, a boy with a talent for swimming, loved to swim. However, during his junior high school days, he had a disagreement with his friend at a swimming competition, which led him to quit swimming. However, as a high school student, Haruka was reunited with her childhood friends Makoto Tachibana and Nagisa Hazuki, who was one year younger than her, and this is when she reentered the world of swimming.
They are also reunited with their swimming buddy Rin Matsuoka, who has been studying abroad.
Set in the nature-rich town of Iwawashi, this is a story about high school boys’ youth, swimming, and the bonds between them and their friends.
It is an anime with a swimming theme, and is one of the anime that you will want to watch in the summer.
In addition, since the animation was produced by Kyoto Animation, the natural scenery such as the sea and the sky that is drawn in the work is beautifully drawn.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


引用:bs11.jp
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel written by Nagaru Tanikawa.
The title of the anime is “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, but the novel is part of the Suzumiya Haruhi series and the title is different at the end of each volume.
It is a story about an ordinary high school boy, Kyon, who gets caught up in an extraordinary world when he meets his classmate, Haruhi Suzumiya.
The other main characters in the story are the members of the SOS group, including the futurist Mikuru Asahina, the alien Yuk Nagatoi, and the psychic Kazuki Koizumi.
The storyline is well done and it is a very interesting anime. It is a highly recommended anime that has many cute girls and has become a social phenomenon among anime works.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★

My girlfriend and my childhood friend fight too much


引用:oreshura.net
It is an anime adaptation of a novel that has been published by GA library since 2011.
The story begins with the protagonist Li-Do Eita, who is not interested in love at all, and one day, the most beautiful girl in his school, Natsukawa Masaru, takes hold of his weakness and creates a fake couple relationship.
Eita is surrounded by his childhood friend Chiwa Harusaki, his girlfriend Himeka Akishino in a previous life who is a chuunibunin, and Ai Fuyumi, who he had promised to get engaged to when he was a child, and this work depicts this complicated four-cornered relationship of love.
It is a must see that these cute and unique characters fall in love with each other and take action against the main character.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Witch Precure


引用:amazon.com
This is the thirteenth in the Pretty Cure series.
Asahina Mirai, a second year junior high school student at Tsunariki First Junior High School, meets Riko, a wizard, on a night when the moon is shining brightly on spring break. This encounter is the beginning of the story. It depicts the miracle of youth and the miracle of battles between the girls who fight against the dark wizard who plans to invade the world with the magical jewel, the Wrinklestone Emerald, and the girls who become the Pretty Cure wizard to protect the peace of the world.
It was chosen as a summer anime because it was drawn during the long summer vacation period.
It is one of the most popular Precure series among the successive Precure series, following the first series.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko


引用:amazon.com
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel published by Dengeki Bunko.
Niwa Makoto, who transferred from a high school in the countryside to a high school in the city, ends up living with his aunt, Towa Erio, who lives in the house. His unforgettable youth starts when he meets Erio Towa, the daughter of the Towa girl who lives in the house.
It is a boy meets girl story of a slightly different space-faring girl, Erio Towa, and a high school boy in the middle of his adolescence, Niwa Makoto.
It is one of the anime that has a summer feeling because of the sea and fireworks in the work.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Yosuga no Sora


引用:amazon.com
It is an anime work based on a romantic adventure game.
Yu and his sister Sora, who lost their parents in a faulty accident, begin the story when they live at their grandfather’s house where they spent their childhood.
It is a romance work that depicts encounters with various girls in the countryside where they spent their childhood.
The season of the anime is summer, and the lighthearted love scenes that the main character Yu shows with a girl are a highlight.
Since it is based on a romance game that is not allowed to be played in public, there is a bit of eroticism in the content of the work.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Summer storm!


引用:amazon.com
This is an anime adaptation of a manga by Jin Kobayashi’s original work.
The protagonist, Yasaka Hajime, stops by the cafe “Hakobune” on his way to his grandfather’s house for summer vacation.
There he meets the ghost of a high school girl, Arashiyama Sayoko, who was killed in an air raid during the Pacific War.
The ghost SAYOKO ARASHIYAMA has a special ability that allows her to travel back in time by coming into contact with someone from the present world who is able to relate to her.
The two use this ability to travel back in time and act in a way that allows them to resolve their past mistakes and regrets.
It is a story about a summer of memories between a high school boy and a ghost high school girl.
It is a summer anime with a gag and serious development, and is highly recommended.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Toradora!


引用:amazon.com
It is an anime adaptation of Yuyuko Takemiya’s light novel work.
The story revolves around the love story between Takasu Ryuji, who has a sharp look in his eyes and tends to be avoided by others, and Aisaka Taiga, who has a violent personality despite his cute appearance.
Other unique characters such as Kushida Sanenori, who is in love with Ryuji, and Kawashima Ami, a beautiful high school student who is popular among male students, also appear in the story, making it a very attractive work.
This work is highly recommended for those who want to see a story of sour and sweet youth.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Ramune


引用:amazon.com
It is an anime adaptation of an adult PC game.
The main character Tomosaka Kenji, who moved to a seaside town, meets girls such as Konoe Nanami and others.
It is a love story anime that depicts a coming of age story in a school.
The anime is set in a rural port town, and the date scene at the beach is a work that will stimulate your nostalgia.
It does not have any flashy performances, but it is recommended for those who want to see a casual everyday romance between a man and a woman.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

CLANNAD


引用:amazon.com
It is an anime adaptation of a romantic adventure game produced by game production company Key.
It is made up of two parts: the part where the heroine, Okazaki Tomoya meets the heroine, Furukawa Nagisa, who aims to revive the drama club, and aims to rebuild the drama club through the cooperation of the people around them.
There are emotional scenes in the scenes of everyday life such as job hunting, marriage, and child rearing that anyone would experience.
The anime itself is drawn not only in the summer, but also in the spring, winter, and fall, but as an anime work, it has a high degree of perfection and is highly recommended.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★

 Ao Haru Ride


引用:lee.hpplus.jp
It is an anime adaptation of the original manga by Io Sakisaka.
The main character, Yoshioka Futaba, meets her first love, Tanaka Kou, at the end of her first year in high school. When she reunites with him, Tanaka洸’s atmosphere, personality, and attitude have changed from his junior high school days. Futaba is gradually drawn to Gordon Gordon’s personality and attitude. This is a story of an act that is a page out of their high school days of adolescence.
The scene where they are attracted to each other is heartbreaking and recommended.
It is an anime that you will want to watch when you want to remember the days of your youth in high school.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Sarazanmai


引用:sarazanmai.com
The anime aired in the Noitamina slot on Fuji TV’s Noitamina series from April to June 2019.
The story begins with three eighth-grade students, Kazuki Yagashiro, Yu Kuji, and Tsubeta Jinnai, who live in Tokyo’s Asakusa, when they meet Keppi, a mysterious life form that calls itself the First Prince of Kappa Kingdom.
The three become kappas after Keppi removes their balls from their backsides and they struggle to become human again.
Every time the three of them fight against the enemy, their problems and mysteries are solved and each episode has foreshadowing of the problems and mysteries to be solved, which is a must-see.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

The Sky of Ilya, Summer of UFO


引用:toei-anim.co.jp
It is an anime adaptation of the light novel written by Akiyama Mizuto, published by Dengeki Bunko.
The story begins on the last night of summer vacation when the main character, Naoyuki Asaba, meets the heroine, Irino Kana, in the school pool.
Asaba Naoyuki and Irino Kana gradually become attracted to each other through their life at school.
It depicts the love between a girl with a cruel fate and a boy who struggles to accept his fate.
If you want to see a light love story, this is the one for you.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

 Hanayamata


引用:hanayamata.com
The anime aired from July to September 2014.
It is based on a manga by Hamayuba So.
The main character is Sekiya Naru, a second year junior high school girl. She is bored with her ordinary life and has been living her life since she was a child, longing for the main character in a fairy tale.
On the opening night of school, she meets Hana, an exotic girl dressed in a beautiful kimono, dancing under a moonlit night. Hana invited her to dance Yosakoi with her. Naru decided to dance Yosakoi with her invitation.
This is a story about a junior high school girl who devotes her youth to dancing Yosakoi and struggles to dance.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

STEINS;GATE


引用:animetourism88.com
This is an anime adaptation of a game based on a video game sold by 5pb.Games.
The protagonist, Okabe Rintaro, who was doing strange inventions and research on a daily basis with his college friends, accidentally developed a time machine one day.
Using the time machine, Okabe causes events that alter the past and gets involved in various troubles.
The first half of this anime has a lot of funny gag elements, but in the second half, the story gets more serious as it gets to the heart of the story. The way this gag and seriousness are intertwined in the story is an interesting piece of anime work.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Dagashi kashi


引用:tbs.co.jp
It is a work that is an anime adaptation of the manga written by Kotoyama-san.
As the title of the anime says, the story revolves around the theme of cheap confectionery.
The main character is Kokonotsu Kanoda, the son of a candy store. Kokonotsu’s dream is to become a manga artist, but his father, Koda Yo, wants him to take over the candy store.
In an attempt to persuade her to take over the shop, Hotaru Edadaru, the heroine, comes to the candy shop at Kokonotsu’s house every time she is asked to take over the shop.
The candy that appears in the works that you may have eaten as a child makes you feel nostalgic as you watch.
If you like candy, this is a great movie for you.
Summer Anime Expectations :☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Summary

There were a lot of summer-themed animations that were seasonal in nature, such as those about the ocean and fireworks.
Also, if we talk about sports, there are a lot of them that are about baseball, and I have the impression that it is easy to make it about Koshien in the summer.
However, when you watch them, it is easy to imagine nostalgic summer scenes in your mind.
When summer comes, you will want to watch all of them.
If you’re looking for a summer anime to watch, please take a look at these titles.

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