Summer is a season that many anime fans still look forward to. Why are they looking forward to this season? Well, because it’s animated film season and those releases usually come from some of the best-produced animated films of the year.
While series tend to monopolize most of the spotlight, there are actually a ton of different animated films produced each year. This list will give the information on five films shot or expected this summer that everyone has been talking about, as well as five more that are not getting the buzz they deserve.
ten EVERYBODY GETS EXCITED FOR: DORAEMON: NOBITA’S NEW DINOSAUR
Doraemon is one of the oldest animated series in Japan and the fact that the film series will reach its 40th film speaks volumes. Nobita’s new dinosaur Originally slated for release in March but was postponed to August.
This movie is a 50th anniversary celebration in which Nobita accidentally finds a dinosaur egg leading to a new adventure where they must bring the dinosaurs back to their time.
9 NOT ENOUGH LOVE: NAKITAI WATASHI WA NEKO WO KABURU
Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu is an original animated film and is produced by Studio Colorido. This central theme is to find your real self. It focuses on a second year high school student named Miyo “Muge” Sasaki who falls in love with her classmate, Kento Hinode.
Muge chases Kento but he never notices; luckily, she discovers a magical mask that transforms her into a cat, allowing her to get closer to him. However, Muge soon discovers that she cannot transform back into a human.
8 EVERYBODY GETS EXCITED FOR: DESTINY / BIG ORDER: THE MOVIE
Fate / Grand Order THE FILM – Divine Kingdom of the Round Table: Camelot – Errance; Agateram is quite the mouthful and is the perfect title for a series as big and confusing as Fate is. This film will be the first part of a duology.
This film is also an adaptation of a Fate called story Sixth Singularity, The Kingdom of the Sacred Round Table Camelot Singularity of Fate / Grand Order.
7 NOT ENOUGH LOVE: POKÉMON: COCONUT
Pokémon the movie: Coco is to come Pokemon film set in an alternate timeline. It marks the franchise’s return to traditional 2D art after the recent CG movie Mewtwo strikes back: the evolution and is expected to feature the new Mythical Pokémon Zarude and the Shining Celebi.
Not much more was said about the film, but it is expected to be a fun time as many of the Pokemon movies tend to be, regardless if someone is a fan of the animated series or not.
6 EVERYBODY GETS EXCITED FOR: EVANGELION: 3.0 + 1.0
Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 is probably the next animated film that many have heard the most about. This film has been awaited by fans of the series for years and is going to be the fourth and final entry in the Reconstruction of Evangelion series of films.
In classic evangelization Fashion, nothing has been said about the plot but with Hideaki Anno behind the wheel, fans of the show have nothing to fear.
5 NOT ENOUGH LOVE: JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH
Josée, the tiger and the fish began as a Japanese novel of the same name and was adapted into a 2003 Japanese film. In 2020, it is being adapted into an animated film adaptation by Studio Bones that is sure to arouse the interest of fans of anime from around the world. While a release date has yet to be announced, the summer season could be the perfect time to release the film.
The story is about Tsueno and Josee’s relationship that will touch the hearts of viewers with its dramatic, romantic, and slice-of-life elements.
4 EVERYBODY IS HAPPY FOR: GUNDAM HATHAWAY 1 MOBILE COSTUME
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway 1 is the first part of a three-part film adaptation of the manga series, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash.
This series stars Hathaway Noa, a pilot haunted by his past who joins a terrorist organization against the Federal Government of Earth. Noa becomes the pilot of a very powerful Gundam, prototype Ξ Gundam. There isn’t much else to reveal as this story will surely go away Gundam happy fans.
3 NOT ENOUGH LOVE: SEITOKAI YAKUINDOMO MOVIE 2
Seitokai Yakuindomo is a Japanese manga series that revolves around Takatoshi Tsuda who attends a high school which goes from a school for girls to a coeducational school. He becomes the vice-president and the only male member of the student council.
The second Seitokai Yakuindomo The film is expected to continue this comedy series and will bring more jokes that fans and newcomers alike will love.
2 EVERYBODY GETS EXCITED FOR: LUPINE III: THE FIRST
Lupine III: the first is an animated movie that no one can close due to its stunning graphics. Combined with a legendary series like Lupine, and it’s a recipe for wonder.
The story of the film is about Lupine teaming up with a woman named Leticia to steal a new treasure that Lupine’s first generation couldn’t even steal. Even if Lupine III: the first has already debuted in various counties, an English theatrical release is set to take place at some point in 2020.
1 NOT ENOUGH LOVE: MONSTER STRIKE THE MOVIE: LUCIFER ZETSUBO NO YOAKE
Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer Zetsubō no Yoake is a theater animated film based on the role-playing game of the same name. It sports smooth CG visuals and looks like it has a good deed to boot.
It is the story of a calamity that breaks loose as Lucifer turns his blade against the people she once called her allies. Now they have to fight her and decide if they were stupid for trusting her. With an animated series, Monster strike Already spawned films in 2016 and 2018, so this will be the third entry in the film series.
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