Summer of Anime Archive

For those unaware, I celebrate my return to the world of colorful, busty women with The Summer of Anime every year on June 1st. It ends when I’ve watched a total of 25 titles or the date has reached my birthday, August 20th, whichever comes first. Typically, I get to 25 titles before that date (way before then, honestly), as I like to see it as a competition of speed, while also partaking in the medium I’ve grown to cherish. There are stipulations I place upon myself during each Summer of Anime, which I will note below now:

  • Unless the episode count is too daunting, if I choose to watch an anime with multiple seasons, I have to watch every episode up to the point where the series ends or has had adapted to an anime.
    • Sequel OVAs do not count.
  • If I go past the halfway point of an anime’s episode count, I cannot drop it.
  • I am allowed to place any title on-hold in order to move on to another title.
    • However, the new title is not allowed to be placed on-hold. After finishing or dropping, I must go back to the title I originally had on-hold.
  • I am given a total of five allowed drops.
  • The Summer of Anime only includes anime series. No movies, no specials, no one-shot OVAs.
    • Qualifications for anime series is a minimum of six episodes of at least twenty-minutes of content, or twelve episodes of at least ten-minutes of content. Maximum set is whatever I choose, but I typically draw the line at 50 episodes.
  • Unless dictated by my own schedule beforehand, I cannot re-watch any past anime.
    • In addition, I am not allowed to watch any non-ongoing anime on the side. This does not include OVAs or films.
  • I may only watch one anime title at a time, as a few notes above implied.

Last year, I had altered it to “The Summer of Manga” for a change of pace and to combat a stagnant interest in anime at the time. Most of the rules above applied, but there were a few changes made overall, such as 30 titles instead of 25.

Below I will make a record of every title viewed and the scores I had attached to them at the time of their viewing. My impressions of these titles back then may not reflect my opinion of them now, but I like to keep a record of not only my history with this event, but how my tastes and expectations with anime have evolved along the way (as you’ll be able to tell with more negative ratings the longer it goes on). Without further filibuster, here is the archive for past (and current) Summers of Anime, which I will be updating yearly.

Summer of Anime 2012

  1. Deadman WonderlandB
  2. Tengen Toppa Gurren LagannA-*
  3. Toradora = A*
  4. Baka to Test to ShoukanjuuA*
  5. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (1st season) = B-
  6. Nogizaka Haruka no HimitsuD
  7. Myself; YourselfB-
  8. Ookami to KoushinryouB+*
  9. Zero no TsukaimaD+
  10. Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (1st and 2nd seasons) = B+
  11. Working!! (1st and 2nd seasons)B
  12. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (1st season) = C+
  13. B
  14. Hidan no AriaB-
  15. Hanasaku IrohaB+
  16. Kami-sama no Memo-chou = A-*
  17. Infinite Stratos (1st season) = C-
  18. Kurokami The Animation = B
  19. Seitokai Yakuindomo (1st season)D+
  20. Acchi KocchiB

Abandoned Titles:

  1. Genshiken
  2. High School DxD
  3. Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Asagi
  4. Sankarea

* = FavoriteThe debut Summer of Anime only had 20 titles towards completion.

Summer of Anime 2013

  1. Chrno Crusade = Per/Cri: C / B-
  2. A Channel = Per/Cri: C / C-
  3. Sola = Per/Cri: C / C+
  4. Lovely Complex = Per/Cri: B+* / B
  5. School Days = Per/Cri: F / C+
  6. Kannagi = Per/Cri: B / B-
  7. Allison to Lillia = Per/Cri: C+ / D+
  8. Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru = Per/Cri: C / C+
  9. Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! = Per/Cri: C+ / C
  10. Fruits Basket = Per/Cri: C- / C+
  11. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. = Per/Cri: C+ / C+
  12. Fractale = Per/Cri: C / C
  13. Yuru Yuri (1st and 2nd seasons) = Per/Cri: B- / C+
  14. Angel Beats! = Per/Cri: B- / B-
  15. Sunabouzu = Per/Cri: B / C+
  16. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita = Per/Cri: B / B+
  17. Hitohira = Per/Cri: D+ / D+
  18. Senjou no Valkyria: Gallian Chronicles = Per/Cri: B- / B-
  19. UN-GO = Per/Cri: C- / C
  20. Bamboo Blade = Per/Cri: B- / C+
  21. Yumekui Merry = Per/Cri: D+ / D
  22. Paniponi Dash! = Per/Cri: C / C
  23. Canaan = Per/Cri: C / D+
  24. Hyouka = Per/Cri: B+* / B+
  25. Hanbun Tsuki ga Noboru Sora = Per/Cri: D / D+

Abandoned Titles:

  1. Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
  2. Dog Days

* = Favorite; Per/Cri = Personal and Critical Score

Summer of Anime 2014

  1. Itsuka no Tenma Kuro Asagi = Per/Cri: C- / D
  2. Shuffle! = Per/Cri: C- / D+
  3. Kimi ni Todoke = Per/Cri: B- / B-
  4. Inu x Boku SS = Per/Cri: C- / C-
  5. Ebiten = Per/Cri: D / D+
  6. Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: C- / D+
  7. Ookami to Koushinryou (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: A-* / A-
  8. Working!! (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: B+* / B
  9. Hidan no Aria (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: C- / D
  10. Acchi Kocchi (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: B- / C
  11. Speed Grapher = Per/Cri: C / C-
  12. Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun = Per/Cri: F / F
  13. Mahoraba: Heartful Days = Per/Cri: C+ / C
  14. Mouryou no Hako = Per/Cri: C- / C
  15. Seiken no Blacksmith = Per/Cri: C- / D+
  16. A Channel (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: B- / C
  17. Kannagi (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: C+ / C+
  18. Yuru Yuri (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: C+ / C
  19. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: B+* / B
  20. Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (Re-watch) = Per/Cri: C+ / B-
  21. Shingeki no Kyojin = Per/Cri: B- / B-
  22. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica = Per/Cri: C+ / B
  23. Cowboy Bebop = Per/Cri: B+* / B
  24. Baccano! = Per/Cri: B+* / B+
  25. Neon Genesis Evangelion = Per/Cri: B / B+

Abandoned Titles:

  1. Elemental Gelade
  2. Mirai Nikki
  3. .hack//Roots

* = Favorite; Per/Cri = Personal and Critical Score

Summer of Manga (2015)

  1. Itoshi no Kana = Per/Cri: D+ / D-
  2. Annarasumanara = Per/Cri: B- / B-
  3. Asamiya-san no Imouto = Per/Cri: F / F
  4. Bonnouji = Per/Cri: C- / C-
  5. School Rumble = Per/Cri: B- / C-
  6. Yomeiro Choice = Per/Cri: D / F
  7. Dokuhime = Per/Cri: C+ / C+
  8. Aku no Hana = Per/Cri: B / C+
  9. Yamanko! = Per/Cri: D / D
  10. Nineteen, Twenty-One = Per/Cri: C+ / C
  11. The Breaker = Per/Cri: B- / C
  12. Love Allergen = Per/Cri: C / C
  13. Ran to Haiiro no Sekai = Per/Cri: B+* / C+
  14. Sorenara Isso Koi ni Nare = Per/Cri: F / F
  15. Shitsurakuen = Per/Cri: F / F
  16. Sakura-gari = Per/Cri: B- / B+
  17. Mel Kano = Per/Cri: D+ / D
  18. Onanie Master Kurosawa = Per/Cri: B / B
  19. Inu Neko Jump = Per/Cri: D+ / D+
  20. Ever Green = Per/Cri: D+ / C-
  21. Imadoki! = Per/Cri: C / C+
  22. Hanjuku Joshi = Per/Cri: D / F
  23. Jackals = Per/Cri: C+ / C-
  24. Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite = Per/Cri: C / C-
  25. Octave = Per/Cri: C- / C-
  26. Ibara no Ou = Per/Cri: B+* / B-
  27. Torikagosou no Kyou mo Nemotai Juunin-tachi = Per/Cri: C- / C
  28. Wa! = Per/Cri: C / C
  29. Slow Starter = Per/Cri: C- / D+
  30. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou = Per/Cri: B- / B+

Abandoned Titles:

* = Favorite; Per/Cri = Personal and Critical Score

Summer of Anime 2016

  1. Tamako Market = Per/Cri: C- / C
  2. Gatchaman Crowds = Per/Cri: D+ / D+
  3. Koi Kaze = Per/Cri: C+ / B-
  4. Shiki = Per/Cri: C+ / C+
  5. Yuyushiki = Per/Cri: D+ / C-
  6. Hourou Musuko = Per/Cri: B- / B
  7. Claymore = Per/Cri: C- / C
  8. Dennou Coil = Per/Cri: A* / A-
  9. Ristorante Paradiso = Per/Cri: C / B-
  10. Muteki Kanban Musume = Per/Cri: C+ / C-
  11. Love Lab = Per/Cri: C+ / C
  12. Non Non Biyori = Per/Cri: C / C
  13. Kenkou Zenrakei Suieibu Umishou = Per/Cri: C+ / D+
  14. Michiko to Hatchin = Per/Cri: B / B-
  15. Nagasarete Airantou = Per/Cri: D+ / D-
  16. Meitantei Holmes = Per/Cri: C- / C
  17. ReLIFE = Per/Cri: C- / D+
  18. Hyouge Mono = Per/Cri: B / A-
  19. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun = Per/Cri: B- / B
  20. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt = Per/Cri: C / C+
  21. Witchblade = Per/Cri: C+ / C-
  22. Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigaroshi no Maou = Per/Cri: D- / D-
  23. Hanada Shounen-shi = Per/Cri: B / B-
  24. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. = Per/Cri: C / C
  25. Mawaru Penguindrum = Per/Cri: B- / B+

Abandoned Titles:

  1. Toshokan Sensou
  2. Sasameki Koto
  3. Elfen Lied
  4. Oniisama e…
  5. Beck

* = Favorite; Per/Cri = Personal and Critical Score

Summer of Anime 2017

* = Favorite; Per/Cri = Personal and Critical ScoreThe 2017 Summer of Anime had thirty entries with ten allotted drops due to an overload of recommended titles.