Summer Season Choices 2016

Shokugeki no Soma Season 2

This starts from where it left off in last years anime season. The Autumn Election finals are under way, with strong characters like Soma and Megumi representing the misunderstood Polar Star Dorm! Who will be the ultimate winner?

Momokuri

In this anime you get a lovely mixture of cute and damn right crazy. This is about a girl called Yuki Kurihara, a second year high school student, who falls in love with Shinya Momotsuki, a boy a year below her. She takes secret photos of him for her ‘Momo-kun Photo Collection’. When the collection hits a hundred, she decides to confess to him. He agrees to go out with her and, the anime follows them as they progress in their relationship.

This Art Club Has a Problem!

This Art Club Has a Problem! is about a group of middle school students who are a member of the schools art club. One member, Uchimaki Subaru, uses his skills to create the perfect 2D Waifu, whilst another member ,Usami Mizuki,  pines over him whilst drawing normal things. The president sleeps all the time on the sofa, whilst a strange foreign student called Colette, pops up every now and again. This anime is random and sometimes hits on dangerously boring.

NEW GAME!

After graduating high school, Suzukaze Aoba gets a job at a gaming company called Eagle Jump. It is not any ordinary gaming company though, as it is the company that produced ‘Fairies Story’, the game that she obsessed over as a child. The anime is about her getting her footing in the company, learning design and making new friends.

Sweetness and Lightning 

Kohei lost his wife six months ago and is now a single father of his young daughter Tsumugi. He can’t cook and has trouble balancing his professional life as a teacher. Over a chance encounter at a flower festival, he meets Kotori, a student in his class. Her mum is a busy professional cook and owns a restaurant, yet she can’t cook herself. The anime is about them learning to cook together with his daughter and, trying yummy food!

Amanchu!

Last but not least is Amanchu, an anime about a young girl nicknamed ‘Teko’, who moves to a new school is a new town. She meets a girl nicknamed ‘Pikari’, who is a diver at the local diving school, of which her grandma owns. Pikari introduces Teko to the wonderful world of diving, accompanied by their new friends at the schools diving club.

New Game!

New Game!, is not usually the style of manga I go for. I find the two rows hard to read and kind of annoying. But, I soldiered through in the name of this manga.

Aoba Suzukaze, is a high school graduate about to start her first job in the gaming industry. She is small, cute and full of hope. She is even wearing a suit that looks like a school uniform. The only thing working against her, is that she looks like a middle schooler. Lucky for Aoba, her new workplace turns out to be something totally out of the norm. The Character Designer and Team Leader, Yagami Kou, sleeps in the office five days a week, only going home on her days off. The Artistic Director, Tooyama Rin, looks after Kou like a big sister, Takimoto Hifumi  who can only talk to people via messenger, The lolita obsessed Ahagon Umiko and the animator and tom boy Shinda Hajime. They turn the work place into a circus, but they get the job done.

I have only read the first 17 chapters, as that is all that has been released, but I enjoyed it extensively. It was adorable, funny and it was the type of art that I love. The characters are relate able and, they are the kind of people we secretly want to be. If you like seinen, you will love it.