This post is slightly overdue as we’ve already entered into summer! But, as usual I want to recommend some shows that are good for watching during these summer days. Many of us are out of school and university, and have some extra time to kill, while some are working. Personally, I’m both (: Still, I plan on taking lots of time to catch up on anime I’ve wanted to watch for a long time.
On this list I’m recommending shows that are well suited for a holiday, both short one-cour ones along with some longer ones that require more time to finish. For those of you who read my blog way back when (before it was lost and I had to restart), might recognise some of the shows from last year’s list, but there will be new additions!
No summer to-watch list would be complete without Anohana on it. With eleven episodes it’s a quick watch if you’re short on time. It might even make you cry, if you’re one of those people.
Season one and two are great if you’re into sports anime and want to watch gay swimmers cry the butt out of each other. It’s funny, light-hearted, dramatic and moving at the same time.
FMA is an investment, not only because it runs over fifty-one episodes, but due to the severe after-effects it inflicts on you. It’s a stunning action that will play with your little heart strings all the way through and beyond, and forever leave you just a tiny bit broken. Still, if there was even a time to pick it up it would be during your holiday.
The one horror must-watch of anime. Twenty-six episodes of creepy story-telling in a way you probably haven’t seen before. And if you feel dissatisfied at the end, there’s a second season to give you the closure you might need (although that one is not on the list of recommendations).
If you’re looking for an episodic show you can put down and pick up at your own pace, this is certainly one for you. Although scary at times, its supernatural theme is original and told in a magnificent way. And there’s three full seasons.
I figured I had to add at least one comedy to this list that’s turning out to be filled with very dark and creepy shows. This is as close as it gets.
I’m sorry, this is another horror/supernatural anime to add to the list. And this one sets the mood just right, with its peculiar art style, odd character designs, sinister tone, and thought-provoking questions.
A film that the whole family can enjoy together.
A film you should only watch alone in your room because there will be sex and you will cry on several occasions.
These are my suggestions on this summer’s to-watch list! What are yours?