Five Summer 2016 Anime That You Should Be Watching

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

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rewrite featured | Summer 2016 Anime

So the Summer anime season is here! With so many shows airing, how do you choose which to watch? Well, Operation Rainfall is here to help! We’ve picked out five new anime that stood out to us after 1-2 episodes. These anime seem promising and we will be sure to stick with them for the rest of the season. Be sure to watch along with us!

91 Days

91-Days | Summer 2016 Anime

Genre: Drama, Action

Here is anime that some might pass up on without giving it a chance. However, that would be a mistake. 91 Days is set in the time of prohibition. The mafia rules the streets and the only thing people are out for is money and power. Join Avilio on his quest for revenge after a seven year absence from the town called Lawless.


Rewrite | Summer 2016 Anime

Genre: Sci-fi, Drama, Comedy, Supernatural

Key’s visual novel is brought to life in the Rewrite anime. Join Tennoji Kotaro as he investigates the strange happenings of the Green City Kazamatsuri. All while dealing with his own issues that affect his daily life. It’s sure to either, confuse the hell out of you or leave you wanting more!

Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia

hybrid x heart | Summer 2016 Anime

Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi

Here is anime that tells a story of a war ranging between earth and invaders from another world. With so little of humanity left, there’s only a select few who has the power to participate in what is called the Other World War I. Not to mention, a load of girls show some skin which leads to some comedic situations. Even if the world is dying, fan service will live on!

Sweetness & Lightning

sweetness & lightning | Summer 2016 Anime

Genre: Drama, Slice-of-Life, Food

A father and daughter work together to overcome hardships. This includes learning to make food other than box lunches. With great animation and a beautiful musical score, Sweetness & Lightning is sure to pull on those heart strings.

Taboo Tattoo

taboo tattoo | Summer 2016 Anime

Genre: Sci-fi, Action

What happens when you go out of your way to save a homeless man? Well evidently, you could get stuck with incredible power and a weird tattoo. Taboo Tattoo shows promise is it’s fast animation during fighting scenes, as well as, the emotional struggle to gain strength. Definitely a show to not pass up on.

So there you have it! Five anime that we think you shouldn’t pass up on this season. What are some anime that we missed that you think our readers should watch? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Paychi

    Amaama to Inazuma is my contender for anime of the season. A lot of people absolutely hate it, but I love Cute High Earth Defense Club. Season 2 started strong, in my opinion. I definitely gotta check out 91 Days.

    • azariosays

      please do! i was so surprised by how much a liked the animation and mafia style setting.

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  • azariosays

    I would like to say that Planetarian and tales of zesteria the X are pretty high up there on the list. I just need to see more.

    • Paychi

      Yeah. Planetarian was really interesting. There’s so many different directions it could go. Looking forward to how it turns out.

  • tBanzai

    Amanchu is by the same author who did Aria, so if you’re a fan of that kind of atmosphere, would probably be a pretty good watch. Amaama to Inazuma/Sweetness and Lightning as a manga is utterly fantastic and bound to get you hungry, so that’s going to be good, too.

    Personally though, I’m not seeing as many shows that I’m excited to keep up with compared to last season. Really doesn’t help that there’s a sudden influx of fujoshi pandering shows that are taking up a lot of channels and with that a decrease in any shows that I’d actually be interested in. I’m afraid it’s mostly left overs from last season and the above two for me.

  • Steve Baltimore

    Gonna hold off on Rewrite till I read the VN. Sweetness & Lightning is a great show, but I feel like my heart is gonna be broken by the end of the it.

  • Panpopo

    Love Live Sunshine!!