The hot summer sun….The sparkling beach….Summer activities….And most importantly, no more school (except for those taking summer courses). What better time to have anime marathons than during the splendous season of summer?

Don’t know what anime to watch during the summer? Well, here is a list of anime that reminds me of this hot season:

Air Gear
I use to rollerblade during the summer as a kid so of course, Air Gear would remind me of this sunny season. Roller blading, battles and humor makes this a perfect anime to watch during your lazy days of summer. Plus, it might give you the urge to actually go out and rollerblade.

Eyeshield 21

Even if you’re not a fan of football (I’m not) you might enjoy watching Eyeshield 21 for its intense scenes and enjoyable characters (my personal favorite is Hiruma). I was pleasantly surprised at watching this anime. It has pretty good character development. Why is it on this list? Well, summer reminds me of the outdoors and the outdoors reminds me of sports. When I think of sports, the first one that pops into my head is football.

Samurai Champloo

We can’t have summer without an adventure and Samurai Champloo is one of the best ones you can watch. It has everything: drama, humor, action, fan service and good music. There are even a few scenes that will make you go “wtf?!” but in a good way. Also, the music mostly consists of the hip-hop genre which is a genre I usually associate with summer (probably because of the uplifting beats).

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura is an anime that can get me into the summer mood. It’s such a happy anime that you can’t help but feel giddy inside every time Sakura is on one of her little adventures. There are also a few episodes that include going to the beach and summer festivals. A very fun anime to watch to release your inner child.

Flame of Recca

What’s a better anime to remind someone of summer than one about a ninja who uses dragon flames in battle? You will not regret your decision to have an anime marathon inside rather than go out in the scorching sun after seeing all those flames. But don’t worry. There’s a character in this anime that uses water to his advantage so the flames won’t be too overwhelming.

Which anime would you recommend or watch for the summer?


This blog post is part of the Ningin Summer Hot List Special.