New Summer 2013 Anime Season: Blood Lad, Free!, The World God Only Knows 3, Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2

The absurd mystery comedy centers around Kazuhito Harumi, a high school boy who is obsessed with reading books. One day, he is killed in the middle of a robbery — and resurrected as a dachshund dog. Unable to read in his new form, the hapless Kazuhito now belongs to Kirihime Natsuno, a sadistic novelist who uses scissors on Kazuhito to abuse him.

I really want to watch this for the animation looks pretty good and the story doesn’t sound too bad either. Kazuhito Harumi a high school boy who loves to read books? Well, as a bibliophile, can’t help but like that premise except the part Kirihime Natsuno is a sadistic novelist. Poor Kazuhito!


God abandoned the world on Sunday. As a result, nobody in the world can die or reproduce. A little girl, Ai, is the gravekeeper for a village. She has prepared 47 graves for the eventual deaths of every member of the village. Later, a boy who identifies himself as “Hampnie Hambart, the ‘Man-eating Toy’,” which is coincidentally the name that Ai’s mother left behind as the name of her father, arrives in the village and slaughters everybody. Just what is going on?

Ok, the animation looks beautiful and cute. The story is too good to pass up with a promising dark tone to it and a new fantasy world involved. Also hear its actually from a renowned novelization that is very popular. Still even if its popular or not in novel form really excited for this the most.

Free! (12 episodes)

The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways.  Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.

Free! have been seeing on the web a lot of hype so that may either be good or bad. Either way the animation         just calls to you. Also all the male characters that have seen on youtube through PV’s look wonderful. And after a good read the story sounds exciting with the competition between swimming teams.



A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school esseipatentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?

The animation is the biggest reason to watch this anime series for the Summer 2013 anime season.

Blood Lad (12 episodes)

Blood Lad follows Staz, a vampire that is obsessed with the human world, and Fuyumi, a human girl that was killed and turned into a ghost after wandering into the demon world. Staz promises to help Fuyumi regain her humanity by bringing her back to life, as it means that he would be able to visit the human world.

Blood Lad is the second anime series anticipating. While excitement over this anime is mixed think this warrants a watch considering the animation looks really cool. Its worth mentioning that unlike some haven’t read the manga so it will be a new thing for me which for some time now have heard good and bad things about Blood Lad.


2nd Season of Hakkenden: Tohou Ibun.

Seen a few episodes of the Hakkenden: Tohou Hakken Ibun so looking forward to this sequel.



After his uncle’s business fails, William Twining, an intelligent young noble, finds himself in a dire financial situation. With no funds for his school tuition, he searches his house until he comes upon the basement. There, he accidentally summons Dantalion, who recognizes William as a descendant of Solomon, and the Elector—the individual that will choose a substitute ruler for when the Emperor of Hell, Lucifer, rests. From that moment on, William’s life is irrevocably interwoven with the supernatural world as other demonic candidates for substitute king vie for his nomination and Heaven attempts to retrieve his soul.

Seen the PV on youtube and it looks great. Has a Black Butler vibe, I swear! Although feel it would be rather different. Excited for this one too. 

The World God Only Knows 3 (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Megami-hen) (12 episodes)

3rd Season of The World God Only Knows.

The World God Only Knows 3! Yes, I am just so happy for more.


This is Gamindustri. Beings called the Goddesses rule the countries of this unreal world. The four Goddesses govern four states: Planeptune, Lastation, Lowee, and Leanbox. For many long years, these countries fought each other over the Shares, the source of the Goddess power.

However, fearful that the conflict would pointlessly erode their countries’ strength, the Goddesses signed a Friendship Treaty forbidding them from taking Shares by force.

Under the treaty, the Goddesses and their younger sisters took a step forward to a new stage in their relations. It was the dawn of a new, dynamic era marked occasionally by shared laughter, disputes as well cooperation.

What does the future hold in store for Gamindustri?

The character designs so far are so cute but not so sure about the story but hope it will be good.


Gachaman Crowds (12 episodes)

The story is set in Japan in the early summer of 2015. 180,000 people live in Tachikawa City, the “second metropolis” of the Tokyo area. Among them are “Gatchaman”—warriors who fight in special reinforced suits powered by “NOTE,” the manifestation of special spiritual powers in living beings. A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to protect Earth from alien criminals. In recent years, the council has assigned Gatchaman warriors to deal with the mysterious entity known as “MESS.”

The supernatural element present in Gachaman Crowds sounds exciting and it could be interesting.


Most Anticipating

1. Kami-sama no Inai Nichi youbi

2. Blood Lad

3. Free!

4. Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2

5. The World God Only Knows 3

6. Gachaman Crowds


See Complete List of Summer 2013 Anime Season Preview @ –AnimeAura