Otaku USA Magazine
Japanese Fans Rank the Anime They Want to Watch in Summer

Summer in Japan. If you’ve seen enough anime, you know what’s up: festivals, fireworks, yukata and the relentless sound of cicadas.

But when summer rolls around, what anime series do Japanese fans feel like watching? Anime Anime decided to poll its readers to answer just that question, and we’ve translated the results below.

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion

9. Air

8. Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

7. Big Windup!

6. When They Cry

5. Barakamon

4. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

3. Free!

2. Summer Wars

1. anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

What about you, OUSAers? What anime series evoke that distinct summer feeling?

The sound of Japanese summer.

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.