Top 10 Summery Anime [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Ah, summer. The sun, blue skies, trips to the beach, fireworks festivals - you know all the summer anime scenes and tropes. But which anime series feel the most summery?
  • To find out which anime give Japanese fans that summer feeling, Akiba Souken held a poll from June 30 to July 8, receiving 419 votes in total.
  • So which series made the list? Do you think there are more summery anime out there? Check out the top ten and find out!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. AIR / 17 votes

8. Shinryaku! Ika Musume / 18 votes

8. Ookiku Furikabutte / 18 votes

7. Nourin / 21 votes

6. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya / 25 votes


Top 5 - Top 1


5. Non Non Biyori

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27 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2013 - December 2013

Synopsis

Asahigaoka might look like typical, boring countryside to most; however, no day in this village can ever be considered colorless thanks to five students of varying ages occupying the only class in the only school in town. The youngest student is first grader Renge Miyauchi, who brings an unadulterated wit, curiosity, and her characteristic catchphrase, "Nyanpasu!" Then there are the Koshigaya siblings consisting of the quiet ninth grader and elder brother Suguru, diminutive eighth grader Komari, and the mischievous seventh grader Natsumi, whose appearance may fool you at first thanks to her constantly emulating her more mature older sister. The recent arrival of Tokyo-raised fifth grader Hotaru Ichijou, who appears overdeveloped for her age and thus naturally holds an air of maturity, rounds out this lively and vibrant group of five classmates.

Based on the manga penned and illustrated by Atto, Non Non Biyori chronicles the not-so-normal daily lives of this group of friends as they engage in their own brand of fun and frolic, and playfully struggle with the realities of living in a rural area.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

4. Natsume Yuujinchou

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41 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2008 - September 2011

Synopsis

Takashi Natsume is a young man who’s been able to see youkai since he was a child. Since inheriting his grandmother Reiko’s Book of Friends, a bundle of contracts proving that she had made youkai her followers, he spends his days returning youkai’s names to their owners alongside his self-proclaimed bodyguard youkai, Nyako-sensei.

As Natsume meets all kinds of youkai and kind-hearted people and builds a warm place of belonging, he starts to wonder how to protect humans, youkai, and other things precious to him.

3. Love Live!! Sunshine!!

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53 votes

  • Episodes: TBA
  • Aired: July 2016 - Present

Synopsis

Love Live! Sunshine!! takes place at Uranohoshi Girls Academy in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Tucked away in a corner of Suruga Bay, there is a small high school where 9 girls including Chika Takami are rising up with a giant dream in their hands. What is that dream? Well naturally, it is to become bright and shining school idols, Aquors! If they don’t give up, their dreams will surely come true!! Focusing on now just becoming shining stars, they begin their reckless dash forward! Now, the new school idol project where anyone’s dream can come true is about to begin!

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2. Free!

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68 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2013 - September 2013

Synopsis

Haruka Nanase has a love for water and a passion for swimming. In elementary school, he competed in and won a relay race with his three friends Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki, and Makoto Tachibana. After claiming victory at the tournament, the four friends went their separate ways. Years later, they reunite as high school students; however, Rin couldn't care less about returning to the way things used to be. Not only does he attend a different school, but the sole thing important to him is proving that he is a better swimmer than Haruka.

After the bitter reunion, Haruka, Nagisa, and Makoto decide to form the Iwatobi High School Swim Club, but they will need a fourth member if they hope to take part in the upcoming tournament. Enter Rei Ryuugazaki, a former member of the track team whom Nagisa recruits. As the time to compete draws near, the four develop a close bond while training intensely to come out on top and settle things between Haruka and Rin once and for all.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

1. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

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68 votes

  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: April 2011 - June 2011

Synopsis

Jinta Yadomi is peacefully living as a recluse, spending his days away from school and playing video games at home instead. One hot summer day, his childhood friend, Meiko "Menma" Honma, appears and pesters him to grant a forgotten wish. He pays her no mind, which annoys her, but he doesn't really care. After all, Menma already died years ago.

At first, Jinta thinks that he is merely hallucinating due to the summer heat, but he is later on convinced that what he sees truly is the ghost of Menma. Jinta and his group of childhood friends grew apart after her untimely death, but they are drawn together once more as they try to lay Menma's spirit to rest. Re-living their pain and guilt, will they be able to find the strength to help not only Menma move on—but themselves as well?

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

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Looks like a lot of people like to cry during summer! I'll stick with my Love Live!! girls, thanks!
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I knew Free! would make it on here, what with all the sunshine and water! And what's summer without some half-naked anime boys?

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