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Summer 2014 Preview

by Dunois
Jun 15, 2014 11:44 PM | 194 Comments
In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of Summer 2014 anime commercials (CMs) and promotional videos (PVs). This post will be continuously updated as more CMs/PVs are released, leading up to the start of the season. If you have a video that we are missing, please feel free to post it in this thread.

Series are sorted by airing date of the first episode. Kids' series are not listed.
CM/PVs are listed oldest ---> newest. Videos added to the thread after its initial posting are labeled as New.
If some CM/PVs are different character versions of essentially the same video, they will be labeled c1, c2, etc.


July 1

Ai Mai Mi: Mousou Catastrophe
Seven Comedy, Slice of Life 3 min
PV1


July 2

Bakumatsu Rock
Studio Deen Music
PV CM


July 3

Free!: Eternal Summer
Kyoto Animation Comedy, School, Sports, Slice of Life
PV1 PV2 CM1 CM2 PV3

Glasslip
P.A. Works Slice of Life
PV1 PV2 CM1 CM2

Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen
Xebec Action, Mecha
PV CM


July 4

Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
Feel Comedy, Seinen
PV1 PV2 PV3

Rail Wars!
Passione Action
PV1 PV2 CMc1 CMc2 PV3 New

Shin Strange+
Seven Comedy, Shoujo, Slice of Life 5 min
PV

Tokyo Ghoul
Studio Pierrot Action, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Supernatural, Psychological
PV1 PV2 CM1


July 5

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
Toei Animation Demons, Magic, Romance, Shoujo Web
PV

Sword Art Online II
A-1 Pictures Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Shounen
PV1 PV2 PV3 PV4 PV5 PV6 PV7


July 6

Aldnoah.Zero
A-1 Pictures Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
PV CM1 CM2 CM3 CM4 CM5 CM6 PV2

Barakamon
Kinema Citrus Comedy, Slice of Life
PV1 PV2 CM1

Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku
Studio Deen Comedy 3 min

Jinsei
Feel Slice of Life
PV

Sabagebu!
Pierrot Plus Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Military
PV1 PV2 CM1

Sengoku Basara: Judge End
Telecom Animation Film Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Super Power
PV

Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49
Zexcs Slice of Life
PV1 CM

Space☆Dandy 2nd Season
Bones Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space
CM1 CM2 PV3


July 7

Akame ga Kill!
White Fox Action, Adventure, Fantasy
PV1 PV2 PV3 CM

DRAMAtical Murder
NAZ Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological
PV1 PV2

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Doga Kobo Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
PV1 PV1.5 PV2 PV3

Fran♥cesca
Unknown Comedy, Fantasy 15 min
PV1 PV2

Himegoto
Asahi Production Comedy, School 4 min
PV1

Yami Shibai 2nd Season
Ilca Horror, Supernatural 4 min


July 8

Ao Haru Ride
Production I.G. Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
PV1 PV2c1 PV2c2 CM1 CM2 CM3PV3

Hanayamata
Madhouse Slice of Life, Seinen
PV1 PV2 PV3 PV4

Re:␣Hamatora
Lerche Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power
PVc1 PVc2 PVc3 PVc4 PV PVc5


July 9

Majimoji Rurumo
J.C.Staff Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen
PV

Momo Kyun Sword
Project No.9, Tri-Slash Fantasy
PV1 PV2 PV3

Yama no Susume: Second Season
8bit Slice of Life 15 min
PV1 PV2


July 10

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!
Silver Link Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic
PV1 PV2 PV3

Love Stage!!
J.C.Staff Shounen Ai
PV1 PV2 CM


July 11

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus
A-1 Pictures Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
PV1 CM1 PV2

Persona 4 The Golden Animation
A-1 Pictures Adventure, Mystery, School, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Supernatural
PV1 CM CMc2 PV2 CMc3

Zankyou no Terror
MAPPA Psychological, Thriller
PVc1 PVc2 PV2


July 12

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?
Silver Link Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural
PV1 PV2 PV3 CMc1

Nobunaga Concerto
Unknown Historical, Romance, Shounen
PV

Tokyo ESP
Xebec Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural
CM


July 14

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
TNK Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, School, Harem, Supernatural, Seinen
PV1 PV2OP PV2ED CM


August 16

Hanamonogatari
Shaft Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural TV special
CM1 CM2

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Mod Note: The Summer season is drawing to a close. Fall 2014 Preview has now been posted here: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1271073

Sep 15, 2014 1:41 PM by rodac

I guess 2014 is an awesome year for anime.
Too many OTP and OP shows this year especially the ones currently airing this season and the ones airing this Fall. Oh boy. :D

Aug 10, 2014 7:03 AM by FalloutShounen3

This summer is the best summer of my life. Kuroshitsuji, Barakamon, Free, Tokyo Ghoul, Ao Haru Ride, Haikyuu (yeah it's started but it's still continuing) and bla bla i really enjoy it agagagaga

Jul 17, 2014 3:40 PM by wimmy

want to watch
free
SAO
Barakamon
Kuroshitsuji
Tokyo Ghoul!!

Jul 16, 2014 2:26 AM by kamiya2014

I'm watching 6 shows...the most ever at once for me lol.
Aldnoah.Zero
Akame ga Kill
SAO II
Tokyo Ghoul
Zankyou no Terror
Tokyo ESP

Jul 15, 2014 4:06 PM by citizen169

Hmm lets hope some of these turn out good.

Jul 15, 2014 2:18 PM by Holo

ShanaFlame said:
I'm watching over 25 shows this season but I put my prime focus on 10 shows :D


6 hundred days worht of shows!???

and you like SAO?

Jul 15, 2014 10:09 AM by GodlyKyon

original production

Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM by ChoiDalDal

Is Zankyou no terror an original production or it's after a manga or novel?

Jul 14, 2014 3:25 PM by Jinxxie

Barakamon & Gekkan really surprised me, largely enjoying them. It's odd, the ones I least expected to deliver, actually delivered. Whereas the ones I was hyped for fell short, maybe I bought into the hype too much for certain shows perhaps.

Zankyou no Terror is what I was hoping for it to be though, really entertaining first episode, hope it goes good places.

Jul 13, 2014 5:00 PM by Sad

Shana how do you find time to sleep? xD

Jul 13, 2014 11:50 AM by Juhnny

I'm watching over 25 shows this season but I put my prime focus on 10 shows :D

Jul 13, 2014 7:45 AM by ShanaFlame

My Watch list so far
Ao Haru Ride for the best dramaromance, Tokyo Ghoul for the best gorepsychological, Aldnoah.Zero for the best insert song and sound effect, Hanayatama for heartwarmingcomedy and maybe Akame ga Kill for the comedy ^^

Jul 12, 2014 7:29 AM by Ruzamaku

I'm watching 9 shows so far, the most in any season so far for me xD
I'm really enjoying most of them mostly Glasslip, Ao haru Ride and Hanamayata. Zankyou no Terror looks really really promising and I'm hoping for it to be one of the best in the season. Imo Space Dandy 2 doesn't add anything new. I'm not sold on Tokyo Esp either, I found it boring.

Jul 12, 2014 5:29 AM by Juhnny

Okay, after sampling each premiere of the summer season, i'm fairly confident that this one has slightly better potential than spring did, which has fallen short on lots of places

Both Aldnoah Zero and Barakamon have become my top contender of the season. I'm not really into mecha, but Aldnoah Zero had very gripping and intense premiere, aside from superb visual and soundtrack, that immediately bought me into it. Barakamon, on the other hand, was very simple and charming without being overly cutesy. I've been a sucker for this type of iyashikei that doesn't just sell comfortable feelings, but also slip in some meaningful message in it.

Space Dandy 2 was the most bizarre and hilarious premiere of the season. After the superb first cour, there's this feeling that this cour will even surpass it.

The premiere of Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus was rather underwhelming. The first half had the same cranky humor and bishie spark that the first episode of previous season had always done. Only tiny bit of second half that actually indicates what's this arc actually about.

Glasslip. Ergh, as much as i found the visuals and animations very lovely. The characters and plot were so bland that the first two eps almost made me fall asleep. Dropped.

Both Tokyo ESP and Zankyou no Terror were pretty cool, despite sharing similar expositional and pacing problem. The former throws the audience right into the middle of things without much explanations, while the latter just rush things out without telling the audience wth actually going on and why.

Ao Haru Ride, well, it's pretty faithful with manga so i didn't take any issue with it. Granted, i didn't find it surprising that a lot of people dislike the main characters, because the manga started a little too slow and things only gets better very late on the story.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun gave me good, decent laugh without being pretentious or offensive so i'll keep sticking with it.

My God, Tokyo Ghoul easily had the best executions of the season despite being adapted from a manga with numbingly slow, angst-heavy beginning (thanks to its Oscar-winning director). The first two episodes were so gripping and mindblowing that i can't wait to see what happens next. Any else, the writing, visuals, and soundtrack are all top notch. Really can't believe that this is being made by Pierrot, studio infamous for long-running but pedestrian-looking show

Both Rail Wars and Majimoji Rurumo are completely out. The former had inconsistent animation and standard LN troubles, including stupid fanservice jokes. While the latter seems just a pedestrian ecchi comedy that doesn't try to be anything else. Didn't help that it had a irritating male lead that's just painful to look at.

Not bother touching any LN adaptations. Rokujouma, the Momo kyun, Jinsei, and Blade Dance. Because, based on synopsis and trailers, i already know that they're going to offer the same ol' crass stuff that will repulse me off completely.

Akame ga Kill had rather strange sensibilities, including out-of-place mix between goofiness and seriousness. But it's so over the top that actually becomes comical so i'll keep sticking with it.

SAO II Had pretty entertaining premiere. Will keep sticking with it to know what kind of stupidity they're going to pull this time around.

Jul 12, 2014 5:13 AM by Amiluhur

^light novel crap

Watch Barakamon instead, you guys. Highly entertaining SOL-ish show, ensuring looots of laughter.

Jul 12, 2014 3:24 AM by Rachmaninow

NeoAnkara said:
New PV for Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance.
That's the version with the OP

And there's this one with the ED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efGPdPo71ZE

Jul 8, 2014 6:41 PM by SandyBoi

NeoAnkara said:
New PV for Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance.


That looks amazing theres gonna be some fanservice and some AWSOME action :D

Jul 8, 2014 1:28 PM by tomi02

Jul 8, 2014 7:21 AM by NeoAnkara

This summer I'll be watching:

Akame Ga Kill!
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo ESP
Aldnoah.Zero
Zankyou No Terror
Free!: Eternal Summer
Glasslip
Black Butler: Book of Circus

Currently only Zankyou, ESP and Black Butler have not aired yet. Aside from Glasslip and Aldnoah.Zero, it's been a pretty good start for the summer! ^^

Jul 6, 2014 1:42 PM by InTheOtherWorld