OG’s Summer 2019 Anime Picks

Spring 2019 was my off season as it were. Some pretty good shows here and there but not enough to warrant weekly coverage. Besides, I needed a break myself. Hopefully that won’t be the case this Summer because there’s plenty of shows for me to get hyped for. As always the watchlist can change depending on what else is introduced or one of the shows does not deliver.

Picks based on these charts:

Summer 2019 Anime

Thanks to Dim-chan for pretty much summing up my MUST WATCH list for me by posting his own. There are a some he didn’t mention however.

First let us go over my own Top 2 hype shows before discussing the others in the above collage.


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Symphogear XV (5th Season). I don’t need to say anything more. Longtime fans know how much I love this series. That being said, while I am beyond hyped and have very little to personally complain about the past 4 seasons I do have some hopes:

1: No more flashbacks for Christopher and Maria’s Squad. We have seen more than enough of the four ladies’ tragic pasts and need not cover any more nooks and crannies because they have all been dug up by this point. Give them other kinds of story arcs besides overcoming their past demons. I know it’s especially a meme for Christopher but COME ON! No more emotionally torturing the tsundere with major gunns.

2: The Bavarian Illuminati bigwigs will fight instead of other Agents.

3: #7’s triumphant return.

4: THAT finally happens. I mean it’s 5 seasons. I know it isn’t needed at all because we know they’re set for life but it couldn’t hurt to see the magic on screen.

That’s it. Give me that and I’m happy. Just give me these 4 things.

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Dumbbell nan Kilo Moteru?

Dream Anime #4: “Starring All-Girl Bodybuilders or a show about muscle babes”. I know there’s a male trainer (Because of course there is) but I was assured by a manga reader that he is no threat. Plus there’s a female trainer as well so hopefully that will help balance things out. Other than that it’s a show about sexy ladies working out and doing everything they can to keep in shape. It will hopefully be as educational as it is sexy.

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Fingers crossed we get a beach episode…Of course we will.

Now for the rest of my Must Watch.

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Machikado Mazoku: The wait will soon be over for we’re finally getting a Manga Time Kirara anime adaptation! This time starring a girl turned into a demon against her will and forced to fight against the local magical girl, all while cursed with an eternal monthly debt. Sign me up!

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Sounan Desu-ka? Show about sexy girls stranded on a deserted island forced to learn how to survive in the wild. It’s like Cast Away or Survivor but with hot chicks. Sold! Hopefully the episodes will be 10+ and not 3 minute shorts.

Update: Episodes will be around 15 minutes. Excelente.

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RE;Stage Dreamy Days. The requisite idol show of the season. Fingers crossed a certain duo are also set to appear. Otherwise I have my goggles ready.


Granbelm: While this is a MUST WATCH I have no idea what to expect so think of it as teetering between MW and Curiosity. I am super intrigued though.


joshikousei no mudazukai

Joshikousei no Mudazukai: Hopefully it’ll be as funny as Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei minus the het harem nonsense.

I was going to include Tajina-senpai but that’s currently based on Tajina-senpai herself being super hot. Plus the episodes are supposedly short. We’ll see what happens. It’ll either be a het harem or an ecchi comedy.

Leftovers include Carole & Tuesday, Star Twinkle PreCure and Aikatsu Friends 2!

There you go.

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31 Responses to OG’s Summer 2019 Anime Picks

  1. Rory says:

    The summer shows I am most hyped for are Symphogear XV, Machikado Mazoku and Granbelm. As tends to be the case, we’ll probably end up watching the same shows anyway – I plan to at least take a look at all the shows you have mentioned here.

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  2. chikorita157 says:

    The spring season have been a let down in real life (with my continued bad luck), blog wise, and the anime season being rather lack luster, at least for me at least since there were not many shows that interest me.

    Summer look promising and will eventually share my thoughts about it sometime this month. Obviously going to watch Machikado Mazoku (still need to read the first volume. Also going to watch Dumbbell nan Kilo Moteru? and Danmachi 2. Still figuring out what to cover as the fourth show, but I’ll probably figure it out once the season starts airing.

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  3. Christian Appel says:

    Highest wish for Symphogear XV is finally a love confession of Maria to Tsubasa, because Tsubasa teases Maria so much, that Maria blushes like hell and Tsubasa only waits for this to happen, because Maria is like a reincarnation of Kanade, whom Tsubasa was in love with.

    All-girl cast away anime is good with 15 minutes.

    All-girl idol anime are always good. Same goes for all-girl bodybuilders.

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  4. cirno9fan says:

    what I’m watching for sure:
    SYMPHOGEAR S5 – How can I not watch this!?
    Granbelm – Looks to be my sort of thing~
    Joshikousei no Mudazukai – CGDCT, should be good!
    Machikado Mazoku – There’s no PV, but it looks cute!
    Re:Stage! Dream Days – CUTE LOLI AIDORUS!!!!!!!!
    Sounan Desu ka? – It looked pretty amusing from the PV
    Yami Shibai – Because I’ll never give up!

    To aru Kagaku no Accelerator – Last Order is adorable, and Accelerator is pretty fun
    Isekai Cheat Magician – It seems it’s maybe not a straight up harem LN, and since both the guy and girl are transported tot he world and are OP, it might work!
    Kanata no Astra – Teenagers on a journey in space to get home could be interesting
    Cop Craft – Silver Haired Loli…..sometimes I watch shows for the lolis okay!
    BEM – Might be interested in seeing a show about racism with demons and stuff.

    Aikatsu Friends – Things have improved a lot ever since S2 started
    Kiratto Prichan – Things have been good, but I’m hoping they bring back all the cast that got spirited away already….
    Star Twinkle Precure – Hopefully the second half/middle will make up for the not so memorable first 1/3ish.

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  5. philipbaxton says:

    I can’t wait for Symphogear. I love the series and can’t wait for the next season.
    Just a heads up with Dumbbell nan Kilo Moteru? some of the girls have a crush on the male trainer. Just giving you a heads up about that.

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    • kosmos says:

      Was actually going to sign in to comment on this.
      Now I don’t have context as I don’t read it, but yeah, for anyone reading this, the above seems correct as I very unpleasantly found out while checking random pages of it.

      They could choose to do things differently, this has been done before, just getting this out there for those that don’t know.


      • philipbaxton says:

        Well the trainer guy himself doesn’t care for the girls in a romantic way and their crushes aren’t really that big of a part of the story so maybe it’s just a small thing that they can change in the anime.


    • OG-Man says:

      I will risk it.

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  6. FantasyGirlKanna says:

    Okay first…

    Symphogear XV …Oh yeah! 😀 Definitely on the top of my list.
    Dumbbell nan Kilo Moteru?…Well, the trainer is really not much of a threat, though I don’t recall a female trainer. Just 4 high school girls (one that’s obsessed with muscles, one that likes to eat, one’s a boxer and one’s a Russian) and a female teacher. Anyway, I’m sure it’s BOTH sexy and educational and sexy…oh right and also sexy. 😉
    Machikado Mazoku, this looks funny 🙂 Looking forward to this one.
    Sounan Desu-ka?…This! LOL 😀 Why’d they make this one a short one darn it! This should be a 24min long episode. This is Japan’s version of Bear Grylls’ Man vs Wild show 😀 It’s very educational.

    I don’t really know about the rest but I’m excited to see what they’ll bring 😀

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    • OG-Man says:

      Teacher or trainer I am excited for the adult woman as much as the other girls.

      Plenty to be excited for this season.


  7. Wanderer says:


    I am ALL on board for that. I really hope that the stinger at the end of season 4 means they’re finally going to let Miku get out of that “stay at home wife”/”damsel in distress” role combo they’ve been determinedly shoving her into since the end of season 2. And of course, if we can get a true love confession out of her for her spunky girlfriend that would be great.

    I hadn’t even heard about most of the rest of this stuff, but it all sounds interesting.

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  8. yurimylove says:

    Symphogear is must watch! I’m about half way in million Arthur S1, hoping to catching up to S2 and get current.

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  9. LuzeP says:

    Same for me. I hope there’s more to come.
    -Symphogear S5 : I agree, stop torturing Chris with all tragic past. I love her but she’s mad and sad all the time, I don’t want that anymore.
    -Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? : Heck, I don’t even care for any kind of male trainer. No one can stop me from enjoying muscly girls.
    -Sounan desu ka? : The PV was interesting and funny. I’m looking forward to this.
    -Joshikousei no Mudazukai : Looks like a fun show.
    -Granbelm : I don’t know anything about this series but I’m interested.
    -Machikado Mazoku : Demon girl and Magical girl, I’m sold a long time ago.
    -Re:Stage! Dream Days : Another idol show always welcome.
    -Tejina Senpai : Hot babes and magic, what could go wrong. I can just ignore the guys’ character.

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  10. Little Viktoria says:

    Looks lovely!

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  11. I have a question, I could have sworn Magical Girl Apocalypse was set for Summer 2019 but now it’s flat out gone from MAL altogether. Was I imagining things or did something happen?

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  12. Liddo-kun says:

    so many good shows. Looking forward to Machikado Mazoku, symphogear, stranded girls, gym, and the loli idols.

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  13. Liddo-kun says:

    I just hope Granbelm is not something like Egao no Daika where 2 girls also at the cover, but totally no yuri.


    • Christian Appel says:

      Cost/Price of smiles should had been 24 episodes long.

      12 episodes war, 12 episodes peace with friend-/relationship development of Yuuki x Stella.

      The only physical touch between them was in the last episode, when they lay their hands on top of each other to push the red button and some smiling and small talk at the end.

      Needs a second season with the 12 episodes I mentioned.

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