As we reach the end of the summer season, it’s hard not to get excited for all of the new and returning anime. But let’s not forget just how much of an iconic summer it’s been.
Consider this: What if you didn’t watch all of the summer anime you could have?
Well, we’ve curated a quick hits list of anime you may have missed, some shows that might have flown under the radar and others you might just want to watch again before the new season starts.
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All joke’s aside about how hot of a summer it was, let’s all take a moment to appreciate that we learned plenty about Fire Force‘s Company 8 during this season.
Not only is Shinra Kusakabe our new favorite who must be protected at all costs, but we spent some time with Arthur, Maki, Tamaki and even some rivalrous fire soldiers from elsewhere in Tokyo as the conspiracy regarding Infernals reaches a fever pitch.
As Fire Force ramps up for its second cour, now’s the perfect time to catch up — and listen to that banger of an OP on loop.
ASTRA LOST IN SPACE
Part space drama, part intergalactic comedy, ASTRA LOST IN SPACE follows a group of nine kids who are about to embark on your average, everyday school camping trip on another planet.
Once they arrive, though, a black orb mysteriously teleports them into a random section of space thousands of lightyears away from their home planet. Finding an abandoned ship not too far away, the group of kids must make their way back home.
Along the way, they learn more about themselves than they ever expected. Filled with dramatic twists and perfectly-timed comedic moments, ASTRA LOST IN SPACE is a series that will leave you wanting more at the end of every episode. Don’t sleep on it, or you might get one of the most satisfyingly shocking anime of the season spoiled for you.
Oda Nobunaga is known through history as a fearsome warlord that sought to rule all of Japan. Before he became the demonic king, though, he was a teenager learning how to be a strong leader.
After the death of his father, Nobunaga takes over as the head of the Oda clan. Though he seems a little odd to outsiders, he proves that he’s a capable leader whenever his people are threatened.
However, when seeds of mistrust begin to pop up within his own clan, Nobunaga must face heartbreaking betrayals and go through difficult battles to establish himself as the powerful man the troubling times need him to be.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
If you haven’t been keeping up with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, now’s your chance, as the show’s season is coming to an end. But fret not! All that means is you’ve got a couple dozen pulse-pounding, beautifully-animated episodes to get through before you start checking shows off of your fall season list.
Between the incredible work of studio Ufotable and the stellar work from the show’s voice actors, Demon Slayer has easily become one of the most exciting shows of the year. Oh, and, protect Nezuko at ALL COSTS.
The Ones Within
After playing The Ones Within–Genome on their streams, seven popular live streamers suddenly end up in the world of the game. Now playing for their freedom, the group of gamers that all specialize in different types of games must work together to pass tests given to them by a man in an alpaca mask, known only as Paka.
This mysterious ringleader explains that everything they’re doing is being recorded and streamed. To go home, they must continue to complete the challenges he gives them until they reach 100 million views.
If they fail to do so, or try to resist, they’ll be punished and could end up stuck in Avenue 13 forever.
OK, so while this one isn’t technically part of the summer season proper, it’s an episode you won’t want to miss.
And even if you haven’t seen any of the prior Fate series, this serves as a great introduction to the universe, the Holy Grail Wars and the inner-workings of Fate lore.
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