10 Summer Anime to Binge-Watch In 2023
Now that we’ve gone over some reasons to watch anime during summer, let us answer the next question: What anime to binge watch? Here are ten titles to add to your to-watch list:
Grand Blue Dreaming
Grand Blue Dreaming tells the story of Iori Kitahara, a young man starting his college career in Izu City. He moves into his uncle’s “Grand Blue” diving store and joins “Peekaboo,” his college’s diving club. This anime is all about Iori’s life with the ocean, diving with his club, and partying like there’s no tomorrow!
Why You Should Watch: Grand Blue Dreaming is a comedy-seinen anime that features raunchy comedy. It has one season with 12 episodes, so it’s an anime to binge-watch in one night!
Waiting in The Summer
One night in his small town, Kaito Kirishima tests his 8mm camera and gets caught in a mysterious explosion. He wakes up the next day without remembering what happened and goes to school to talk about his camera with his friends. They decide to create a movie during their summer break and invite upper-class students Ichika Takatsuki and the odd Remon Yamano. The next thing Kaito knows, his sister has to work overseas, and he starts living with Ichika…
Why You Should Watch: Waiting in the Summer is perfect if you’re looking for romance anime to watch during summer. It’s 12 episodes of pure excitement with the small film crew, all shown through gorgeous art and animation.
Three teens are on a summer vacation quest to track the ghost of a teen girl who was rumored to have taken her own life because of bullying in school. However, the Summer Ghost only appears in a specific place, and only those near death can see her.
Why You Should Watch: Summer Ghost uses magical realism to tackle difficult topics. It may be sad and dark, but it’s an influential coming-of-age anime you can watch! Also, it’s only 40 minutes long.
Note: Anime movies are also anime! The word “anime” describes any animated TV show or movie inspired by Japanese-style animation. Therefore, not all anime has to have many episodes or seasons.
A Lull in the Sea
A Lull in the Sea tells the story of underwater villagers Hikari Sakishima, Manaka Mukaido, and their childhood friends. Their underwater school closes, and they must attend a school on land, where they meet new people who will change their lives.
Why You Should Watch: This anime has 26 episodes that explore love, friendship, and identity. It also features mesmerizing visuals, complete with underwater scenes and blazing landscapes! A Lull in the Sea really captures what summer looks and feels like.