When we talk about a new anime season, we are usually referring to the weekly anime series that are broadcast through Japanese TV and through various international streaming sites a few hours later. Yet, these are not the only anime released each season. There are various anime movies screening in Japanese cinemas and numerous OVAs supplementing manga and light novel volumes. Many of them won’t be coming to the west as soon as anime series do, but still, MT wants you to be in the know of all the new anime that’s coming out each season.
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Summer 2018 Anime Movies
Attack on Titan Season 2 Movie: The Roar of Awakening
Just two months before the start of Season 3, AoT released the recap of its second season. If you don’t have the time to binge watch the whole season, then this movie will remind you of everything you need to know. Or you can read this article.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Episode II – The Rebellion Path
Flavors of Youth (Shikioriori) is an anthology film consisting of three anime shorts: Hidamari no Chōshoku (Sunny Breakfast), Chiisana Fashion Show (A Small Fashion Show), and Shanghai Koi (Shanghai Love). They are set in three different Chinese cities.
This is an adaptation of the spin-off manga Donten ni Warau Gaiden (Laughing Under the Clouds – Side Story). The manga includes new stories that take plasce in the past and the future of the main series.
An original anime movie that follows Kun, a four-year-old that sees his baby sister Mirai as competition for his parents’ love. Yet, an encounter with a future version of his sister will take them into a journey that will teach young Kun what it means to be a big brother.
The first anime movie of My Hero Academia will follow our heroes to a giant artificial moving city called I-Island. The overseas location is gathering scientist from all around the world to hold an exhibition about heroes and quirks, called I-Expo.
The movie will introduce a new character, Melissa.
Peace Maker Kurogane is set in 1867 and shows the turbulent life of Tetsunosuke with the Shinsengumi, a special police force. The first movie titled Peace Maker Kurogane – Omou Michi will come out on 2 June 2018. The second movie titled Peace Maker Kurogane – Yuumei comes out this autumn. The movies are based on Nanae Chrono’s Peace Maker Kurogane.
Penguin Highway is based on a novel by Tomihiko Morimi, who also wrote other best-sellers like The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl and The Eccentric Family. The story is about the adventures and endless mysteries of this world, as they are seen through the eyes of a young boy who knows no limits.
The 21st Pokemon movie is set in a city where once a year the Wind Festival takes place and they receive the blessed wind from Lugia. In this city, Satoshi (Ash) meets the rookie Pokémon trainer Lisa, an arrogant guy who can’t stop lying named Kagachi, a scientist with no self-esteem called Torito, the strange granny who dislikes Pokémon called Hisui, and Lalugo, a mysterious girl who came from the forest.
The OVA is based on an original series Iyana Kao Sarenagara Opantsu Misetemoraitai is a doujinshi which has been created by 40Hara’s doujin circle ‘Animal Scene’ and is about maids, high school girls, gyaru,office ladies, nurses, priestesses, and more, showing their panties while having a look of disgust on their faces.
The last part of the anime adaptation of the manga of the same name, written by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. It is retelling of the story of Char Aznable from the 1979 anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam, of which Yasuhiko was the original character designer.
A reboot of the series. Queen’s Blade will restart its journey with a new theme, ‘Coolness and sex appeal’. The story revolves around beautiful warrior Elina, who is fighting with spirit Airi over Michel, a boy who has lost his memory. It is is based on a battle gamebook by Hobby Japan.
TV anime Gakuen Babysitters (School Babysitters) will release an OVA, bundled with Vol.7 of the Blu-ray and DVD. The new OVA includes special scenes of Ryuichi presenting curry to Saikawa and the chairman and also scenes of the characters appearing as characters from Snow White.
Sword Gai The Animation is based on Toshiki Inoue and Wosamu Kine’s Sword Gai manga series, which is serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Hero’s, with character designs by Keita Amemiya. It is a is a dark fantasy story about a man called Gai, whose ill fate is connected to an evil sword.
The new OVA of the Prince of Tennis (Tennis no Ouji-sama) series titled Prince of Tennis BEST GAMES!! Tezuka vs Atobe, based on the manga by Takeshi Konomi, remakes the popular match. It will show the first round of the Kanto Tournament, where Tezuka from Seishun and Atobe from Hyotei Academy meet for a game.
A one-off original special/movie featuring Kazuya Murata as the director while XFLAG Studio is handling the scripts and production with Yokohama Animation Lab. Senbon Umishima is working on the character designs.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
Included in Manga
Studio: David Production
Air Date: 19 July
OVA bundled with the limited-edition release of the manga’s Vol.2.
UQ Holder! OVA
OADs included in Manga
Studio: J.C. Staff
Air Date: 8 June
OADs bundled with the 14th, 16th and 17th volumes of the manga.
The anime hasn’t even started yet and an adaptation of the manga’s Chapter 12 will be bundled with a limited edition of the manga’s Vol.11.
A Cool Summer Anime Breeze
These are the movies and OVAs that will be hitting Japan this season. It’s a safe bet that most of them will eventually find their way to the west through your favorite streaming channels, so don’t forget to also check out our Official Streaming List coming from MT during the first weeks of the new season.