Summer 2012 Anime

This chart is a list of the TV anime series that aired between July and September of 2012, along with their Laconic descriptions.

Here is this season's forum discussion.

See Spring 2012 Anime for the previous season and Fall 2012 Anime for the next one.

TV Series:


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  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
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    Airing from July 6th

    The Hero defeats the Satan king in the fantasy world of Alleyzard and returns to the real world. He is sheltered by the international organization BABEL, which protects and controls people transferred from the outer worlds. BABEL is astonished to know Akatsuki has really defeated Satan and brought home Satan's daughter from Alleyzard. In the academy of BABEL, Akatsuki confronts other "returners", who have psychic powers.

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  • The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (Oda Nobuna's Ambition)
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    Airing from July 8th

    A Sengoku love comedy. Sagara Yoshiharu is a 17-year-old high school boy. One day, he time-travels to the Sengoku period, where all the major Samurai lords are cute girls. Yoshiharu meets Oda Nobuna, the girl counterpart of Oda Nobunaga, and begins to serve her as a substitute of Kinoshita Tokichiro, who has been dead in the world.

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  • Arcana Famiglia
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    Airing from July 1st for 12 episodes

    An Otome Game adaptation about the eccentric members of a vigilante organization on a mediterrean island, and the Mafia Princess who just moved there.

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  • Binbo-gami ga! (The God of Poverty!)
    Airing from the 4th of July

    A comedy manga adaptation, produced with the director of Gintama, about a Rich Bitch who involuntarily absorbs other people's happiness energy to stay successful, and a poverty god who tries to take it away.

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  • Campione!
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    Airing from the 6th of July

    A harem comedy Light Novel adaptation. A high school boy killed a god before the story begins, gaining the title of "Campione". Though he doesn't like fighting, this title drags him into new battles.

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  • Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. (I Told You I Can't Act Dirty)
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    Airing from July 6th

    The main character made a contract with a beautiful death goddess, but lost his erotic spirit in the process.

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  • Dog Days'
    Airing from July 7th

    Yes, the apostrophe is how you tell it apart from the first series.

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  • Hakuouki Reimeiroku
    Airing from the 9th of July

    A prequel this time.

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  • Humanity Has Declined (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita)
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    Airing from the 1st of July for 12 episodes

    The story is set several centuries into the slow decline of mankind. Earth has now become the realm of 10-centimeter-tall fairies. The human protagonist of the story serves an important duty as the international arbitrator between the fairies and humans, and she returns to her former hometown of Kusunoki.

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  • Kingdom
    Airing from June 4th for 38 episodes

    A Warring States historical action manga adaptation, about a young boy who grew into a great general, and all the trials and bloodshed that led him there.

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  • Koi To Senkyo To Chocolate - (Love, Elections, and Chocolate)
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    Airing from July 5th

    A Visual Novel adaptation about a boy named Yuuki who enters the Serious Business world of student politics in order to keep his and his friends' club from being disbanded for the sake of the school's budget. He finds romance along the way.

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  • Kokoro Connect (Heart Connect)
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    Airing from the 7th of July

    A light novel adaptation, about five members of a high school's Culture Club, two boys and three girls, who get Freaky Friday Flipped with each other.

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  • Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! (One of the Girls Here is My Little Sister!)
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    Airing from July 5th

    A light novel adaptation, about a boy who has to find a girlfriend at school if he wants to inherit the family business. Complications arise when it turns out that his long-lost sister also attends his school, and he doesn't know what she looks like.

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  • Moyashimon Returns
    Airing from July 5th

    Second season.

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  • Natsuyuki Rendezvous (Summer Snow Rendezvous)
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    Airing from July 5th

    A Josei manga adaptation, running in the noitaminA block, about a love triangle between a young man who works part time at a flower store, the widow who owns the store, and the ghost of her deceased husband.


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  • Sword Art Online
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    Airing from the 7th of July

    A student and dedicated gamer named Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya enters a MMO world called Sword Art Online. There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but "game over" means the death of the player. Based on the Light Novel series.

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  • Tari Tari
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    Airing from the 1st of July for 13 episodes

    Five high school students on the verge of adulthood get drawn together by music. From the creators of Hanasaku Iroha.

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  • Utakoi (Poem of Love)
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    Airing from July 2nd

    A historical romance story based on a manga, that is itself an unique interpretations of an old Japanese poetry collection known as Hyakunin Isshu (One Hundred Poeple, One Poem Each"), best known as the basis of the karuta card game (the one played in Chihayafuru).

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