Supernatural & Fantasy Anime Summer 2016 - Life Challenges? Regrets? Time Travel? Things Seem Complicated!

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Wow, time flies when you're watching anime! We're reaching the end of the Spring season and Summer is fast approaching. Today I want to bring you a look at some of the anime that will be on offer in a couple of weeks. Specifically, Supernatural and Fantasy anime!

There's quite a bit of variety too, there are a couple of game-based anime and two returning series we've been waiting for, one of them for years! Science-fiction, ghosts, time travel, super powers, spirits and even sexy vampires will grace our screens and we can't wait! So let's get to it!

7. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 3rei

  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Aired: July 2016 - ?

The much loved magical girl adventure returns this season with its fourth installment. Once again, after defeating their most recent foes, Illya and Miyu are ready to just relax for once. But of course, a magical girl’s work is never done. This time they are led to investigate an unusual incident on Mt. Enzou. While battling a new found enemy, something strange happens, and suddenly Illya finds herself in Fuyuki City, in a parallel world where her friend and partner Miyu is from.

We can be sure that more of Miyu’s and Illya’s secrets and mysteries will be revealed and we can probably expect more than a few exciting battles! Will Illya finally make her dream come true? Will the girls ever be done with this fighting and just live a calm peaceful life? We’ll just have to watch this season and see!

"Fate / kaleid liner Prisma ☆ Ilya dry !!" 2nd PV


6. Ange Vierge

  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Aired: July 2016 - ?

Based on the card game by the same name, Ange Vierge is about the events that take place after Hairou portals open connecting our world with 3 other ones. Part of the consequences is that teenage girls develop special powers called “Exceeds”. An academy is built on a faraway island for these special girls or “Progresses” to train and cultivate their powers until they need them to save the four fused worlds.

Ange Vierge comes to us from the same people that brought all the Fate/kaleid Iiner Prisma Illya series as well as other similar anime like Anti-Magic Academy, Baka and Test and Shomin Sample. While it feels like just another Magic School anime, the character design looks great and Silver Link Studios has a good track record of giving us action, cute girls and an interesting story all in one package. I already know CodeΩ77 Stella will be my favorite character. She’s a cat-girl android! X3

Anime "Ange Vierge" PV


5. Tales of Zestiria

  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Aired: July 2016 - ?

Sorey is human, but he grew up among the spiritual beings called Seraphim. However, humans can’t see Seraphim so Sorey decides to change the world so that humans and Seraphim can coexist peacefully. His first time in the capital, he unexpectedly pulls out a sword from a stone and becomes a Shepherd. Legend tells that Shepherds are powerful people who appear in times of crisis, which means Sorey has his work cut out for him.

Another game-based anime, Tales of Zestiria seems to have great promise. It has Adventure, Magic, guilds and beautiful art and character design. It’s also interesting that the enemies are beings fueled by humans’ negative emotions. I'm always down to banish negative feelings! Brought to us by Ufotable, directed by Tales of Symphonia’s Haruho Sotozaki and with music from FLOW and fhana, this is an RPG anime we have high hopes for!

TV animation "Tales of Zesutiria The Cross" broadcast announcement TVCM


4. Servamp

  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Aired: July 2016 - ?

Mahiro Shirota is a freshman in High School and concerned about a black stray cat, he picks it up, names him Kuro and takes him home. Well, it turns out Kuro is actually a Servamp and thus one of the 7 vampire brothers in charge of the vampire world and protecting the seven deadly sins. Picking up Kuro forms a contract between the two and Mahiro can now give Kuro orders as his Eve. Tsubaki, an eighth trouble-causing brother appears and the seven and their Eves find themselves in an all-out war.

Servamp seems like the kind of anime that anyone who’s into sexy bishonen will enjoy. It involves vampires, the seven deadly sins and pretty much everyone’s male and hot in one way or another. To add to this crazy Supernatural Action Drama, they channel Fruits Basket and our sexy boys turn into animals too! You know I’m watching this one! *Marks July 5th on calendar*

TV anime "SERVAMP- Savanpu -" PV 3rd


3. Taboo Tattoo

  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Aired: July 2016 - ?

Seigi or Justice Akatsuka is a middleschooler with a tattoo on his palm. He got this tattoo from a man he saved one day, and it turned out to be an ancient powerful weapon called a Jumon that warps space and time. America and Serinistan are in an arms war and Segi and his Jumon are deep in the middle of it. He teams up with a girl named Izzie and faces other bearers of Jumon as they learn more about these cursed crests.

This Action Adventure Seinen is one of the upcoming Supernatural anime that also delivers a dose of Comedy. It's directed by Takashi Watanabe, who worked on Heavy Object, it comes from J.C. Staff Studios and the music and character design look great so far! We're keeping an eye out for this one.

Taboo Tattoo Trailer


2. D. Gray-man Hallow

  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Aired: July 2016 - ?

In this continuation of the original D. Gray Man, The Millenium Earl is still manufacturing Akuma though sorcery by attaching weak, grieving hearts to bodies. Their only purpose is to kill, kill and kill to promote fear and tragedy so the Noah Clan can reach its objective of destroying the human world as we know it. Allen Walker and the exorcists must stop the Akuma and find out the truth behind these sinister events.

After 8 years, Allan Walker and company are back in this demon-powered Action Adventure Shounen. We can expect many of the characters we know and love looking better than ever and of course some new additions along with twists and turns and a few laughs. If you were a fan of the first series, you'll absolutely enjoy this long-awaited sequel!

TV anime new series "D.Gray-man HALLOW" 2nd PV / 2016 July broadcast start !!


1. Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi

  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Aired: July 2016 - ?

Also known simply as Time Travel Girl, this Supernatural Adventure anime is based on a book from 1983 that was based on discoveries on magnetism and electricity. Middle school girl Mari Hayase finds this book in her friend Waka's home. The book used to be in her father's laboratory before he disappeared 3 years ago. A strange light pulls her into the book and she finds herself in the past. Her Armillary compass, a memento from her father, warps time toward wherever it points. Now Mari and her friends will travel through time trying to find clues as to her father's disappearance.

This anime showcases several highly intelligent characters and takes us through a tour of time as the main characters “discover” and “invent” historical items in their search for answers. It's definitely a fun-filled educational anime full of Adventure. While anyone could get into this anime it seems like it'll be a hit especially with kids who like science.


Final Thoughts

There you have it! Just the Supernatural and Fantasy genre alone has a lot of promise this summer. We can't wait to see how these new series turn out!

What will you be watching? Had you been hoping for a sequel to D. Gray Man? Let us know in the comments below!
And remember to check out our posts about Summer 2016 anime in other genres too!

See ya next time!

Nya~!

Lizzy Nyanko

Translator/Writer

Author: Lizzy Nyanko

I’m a Mexican-American gypsy cat-girl living in Tokyo. I love all kinds of anime, all things Japanese, photography, cats, food and I live for new experiences! When I’m not writing or watching anime, you’ll find me in thrift shops, roaming around Tokyo, hiking, festivals or at an izakaya. I’m always busy doing something, but I answer comments as soon as I see them, so let me hear what you have to say! Nya~!

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