Anime Bibly released its Best Anime Summer 2012 line-up. This list is Anime Bibly version, means that the result might be different with other sources out there, but we are confident that our list is the most relevant since we have calculated based on the visitors interests. The list is starting from 1 to 25.
Kingdom tells about Xin and Piao who born in warring state period of China. After they witnessed the war between two nations, they vow to become great general alive and serve their nation, Qin. But one day, Piao gets heavily injured and asks Xin to meet someone and help him. Who is he?
Kingdom is not only war action, you can also find tactical war and a relationship between the King and Qin’s comrades. This anime is very recommended for any action, historical and war fans! But, you won’t find such kind of romance. The main character of this anime has great ambitions to become something (general) and you will also find girls in the battlefield.
2. Kokoro Connect
This anime tells about 5 high school student who belongs to the Cultural Research club. At a glance, Kokoro Connect just like an ordinary slice of life story consists of friendship and romance. But, this anime slightly different because it contains good spicy for the story. Kokoro Connect is involving supernatural thing. Fuusenkazura, also known as HeartSeed appears out of nowhere and making a mess to those 5. HeartSeed creates strange phenomenon starting from swapping bodies, inner wishes unleashed, back to childhood, and a kind of telepathy. That phenomenon occurs at random. Each of them has their own secret and something they want to keep forever, but the phenomenon make them know each other. So, the bond will be tested.
3. Yuru Yuri Second Season
If you love Yuru Yuri first season, then you will also love this one! Yuru Yuri♪♪ or also known as Yuru Yuri Second Season will continue their activities in their circle called Amusement Club. The club consisting of second year’s Kyouko and Yui, and first year’s Akari and Chinatsu. Amusement club at first is Tea Ceremony club, but after the club is disbanded because the lack of members, the Amusement club is created.
This anime is slice-of-life with Yuri tone. You will find that this anime almost no male characters, just like all males in this world have gone extinct. This anime will show you an unusual relationship between girl and girl.
4. Sword Art Online
The Virtual Reality machine called NerveGear is released in 2022 with its first game Sword Art Online. The VRMMORPG can make all players move their own avatars using their thoughts and feel just like in the real world. But, the first day of the game has released the creator brings a terror by making all players trapped in the game. They can not log out before finishing all 100-floor dungeon. If they die in the game, they will also die in the real world.
The Sword Art Online centers around Kirito and Asuna, a couple who tries to free all of the players by clearing the game. You will find some action scenes and also romance story in this anime. This is also a kind of harem genre that full of cute girls around one boy. This anime is recommended for action, romance, and harem lovers.
5. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
What will happen if humanity has declined? Of course, the fairy will dominate the world. After years, the humanity is really declining and almost extinct. After that, the ten-inch creatures called fairy emerge out of nowhere. They have huge love towards sweet things and need to have fun to reproduce. The fairies are super intelligent, they can make something really fast, like building the city and make all magical things come true.
The sweet, cute, with the pink-haired girl named Watashi is the main character of Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita anime. She serves as the mediator between the fairy and UN. She has some tasks to handle all of the oddities done by fairies and strange creatures. This anime is some kind of supernatural, slice-of-life, fantasy, and little of humor. If you are a fan of these genres, this anime is recommended for you.
6. Binbougami ga!
Sakura Ichiko is a popular high school student with smart, beauty, talented, wealthy, athletic, and has huge of good fortune. Everything always run smoothly since she has great of luck. But, the bad side is she will also suck other people fortune to put them in the line of danger.
To prevent the bad things keep to popping up, the God of Poverty named Momiji is trying to pursue her and suck her good fortune. But, Momiji refusing to hand over her fortune to lead them into the fight.
The anime titled Binbougami ga! is the hilarious one! You can find friendship and lots of comedy, but less of romance. Even so, this anime is highly recommended for any comedy lovers!
7. Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II
After Aoi Tori managed to save Horizon, he plans to retrieve Horizon emotion. The story is still in far future with fantasy element. Even though this anime is maybe for just sci-fi hardcore fans because you will find the story is a little confusing if you can’t follow the story well.
This anime is sequel, if in first season you will find love story between main characters (Aoi Tori and Horizon), in Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon II you will find another love story between supporting characters from the first season, Tenzou and non-appeared characters in first season, Mary. And in this second season those two has been listing as main characters.
You will still find humor in this second season, even lots of them are ecchi-based humor, but it has high point.
8. Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Suddenly, a time traveler Sagara Yoshiharu back to the Sengoku period when war is a common thing. Kinoshita Tokichiro, one of Oda clan’s follower is killed by enemy. After that, Yoshiharu is replacing Tokichiro in the history since Oda Nobuna calling him Saru. But wait? Who’s Oda Nobuna? She’s Oda Nobunaga’s girl version from parallel world. In this world, Oda Nobunaga is a cute girl named Oda Nobuna. And the historic war story turns into love comedy.
This anime has an action scenes just like war story in Sengoku period. The most interesting in Oda Nobuna no Yabou anime is Nobunaga becomes a girl, along with another well-known general in that era.
9. Hakuouki Reimeiroku
Maybe this is the 3rd season, but actually this is a prequel before Chizuru takes the roll as a main characters. In Hakuouki Reimeiroku we will find out about Water of Life that turn people into a monster called Fury. The main character is Ibuki Ryunosuke who becomes Serizawa’s servant and join the Roshigumi activities.
Roshigumi is the prior name before Shinsengumi and split into two faction, Serizawa’s and Kondou’s faction. The two of them each has their own way to leading their group, led them to never ending argument. When the situation getting worse, they draw their sword to end the conflict.
This anime is tells about nothing, but only a usual talks between girls. There are 5 Rakugo girls which becomes our main protagonists, Kukuru, Tetora, Marii, Kigurumi and Gankyou. The girls always talking anything after made a show as Rakugo. Rakugo itself is some kind of Japanese show that tells about the classic story in Japan.
You won’t find any action or serious story in this anime. This anime for people who love some kind of comedy based on talks. There is also a parody inside Joshiraku, so people who not too familiar with Japan won’t understand the humor.
11. Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu Uta Koi
12. Tari Tari
An original anime TV series produced by P.A.Works, tells about a group consists of 5 high school student with different background. The main character Konatsu is trying to make a new singing club with her friends and plan to join the recital and make a show in White Festival.
This anime has strong musical-theme, and even it has its own Spain music by Condor Queens. The story itself is based on friendship which they try to help each other anytime a member needs some supports. This anime is called Tari Tari and will be a great anime for any slice of life and musical lover.
Godou Kusanagi is asked by his grandfather to return a stone tablet to a friend in Sardinia named Lucrezia Zora. After meeting the demonically manipulative sword-mistress Erica Blandelli, he encounters the god of war, Verethragna. Godou becomes a Campione after killing the god, Campione itself means god slayer. His duty is to slay heretical gods who start changing everythings to suit themselves, usually at the expense of the people in the area.
This anime is for adult, since Campione! has much not-for-kid scene like deep kissed ritual everytime the women give their knowledge or information. It’s slightly ecchi and there is a very little humor, and the action too.
14. Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Hazuki falls in love with a florist, and decides to work in the flower store with her. Rokka, a florist name is unaware of his feelings until finally Hazuki confess his feeling to her. But the real story is not it, where Rokka’s dead husband becomes a ghost and interfering Hazuki’s effort to win Rokka’s heart.
This anime is truly romance story for adult. You won’t find a high school student that we usually find in regular anime. This is Natsuyuki Rendezvous anime would bring a story where the woman want to open her heart to another guy but still can’t forget her beloved late husband. This anime is recommended for any romance and drama lover.
15. Dog Days Second Season
Dog Days’, or also known as Dog Days second season is a sequel of Dog Days anime series. Same with the first season, the main protagonist Cinque is summoned to another world to participate the war, but this time his 2 friends Rebecca and Nanami also participate in the war and becomes his enemies. But the war itself is not too intense or as serious as other war anime, it just like a friendship.
At first, this anime seems will have great bloody war and action, but it’s wrong. There is no blood or brutal war, the Dog Days’ same with the first season. The war itself is just like sport competition between countries. This anime is great for moe lover and not for action hardcore fans.
16. Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
The Food Research Club, where Oojima Yuuki and his childhood friend Sumiyoshi Chisato spend their time after school. This club has plenty of members including Chisato’s best friend Mifuyu. One day, the club will be banned due to the insufficient of school fund and the election for new student council president will start soon. In order to keep their club run, Food Research Club send one of its members to participate in the election to become student council president, and Oojima Yuuki was chosen.
This anime is a kind of harem genre, which means there are lots of cute girl around one boy. In this anime, there are 5 main heroines which the main character will choose one of them. Koichoco or Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is a great anime, it is based on the visual novel game. This anime is recommended for any romance, drama, and harem lovers. Yes, you will love it.
17. Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
Ousawa Akatsuki who also known as a Rogue Hero finally defeated the demon King, and war is over, but not the story! The Demon King entrusts his daughter Myuu to Akatsuki and he takes her from Alazzard to the our world. And from now on, Akatsuki will protect the cute Demon King’s daughter Myuu from enemies.
This anime has some kind of ecchi tones, and rated for adult. Originally this anime is a harem genre, but the main character is smart as the main character of harem. He’s not naive and never hesitate to doing something to the girls. The fan services of Hagure Yuusha no Estetica is in that point, so this anime is recommended for ecchi and light-hentai lover.
18. Moyashimon Returns
In the second season the story continues exactly where it left off previously. Professor Itsuki’s Fermentation Cellar and laboratory is ready for operation and with Sawaki Tadayasu’s unique gift to see and communicate with microbes to help, Itsuki’s motley group of students begin to process different fermented products like soy sauce and sake.
Moyashimon Returns is the sequel of the Moyashimon series. The 1st season was made in 2007 and pretty good, but they left some minor cliff hangers, but it was still satisfying. And the second season is better than the first season. The artwork improved and the BGM are catchy as usual, especially the ending theme.