I'm standing on a million lives: one of the new anime reases in Summer 2021

Anime releases in Summer 2021: turn on the AC!

Spring has come and gone, which means it’s time to look ahead and discover what new anime you can expect to see this summer. If you’re hiding indoors from the heat like us; here are some things to look forward to. For full lists and release schedules you can check out AniChart or LiveChart. If you don’t want to go through all the trouble or wade through the immense list, I’ve got your back. In this article you’ll find some of the most notable anime releases in Summer 2021.

Week 26

Peach Boy Riverside

Release date: 01/07/2021
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Based on a manga series. We follow Saltherine Aldarake, princess of the Kingdom of Aldarake. She dreams of travelling the monster-ridden world she lives in, one where humans hide behind high walls. She meets traveller Mikoto/Momotaro, a ruthless demon slayer. Although he leaves behind a trail of gore, the princess is more convinced than ever to venture out into the world and follow the steps of the terrifying demon slayer. 

Peach Boy Riverside

Scarlet Nexus

Release date: 01/07/2021
Genre: Action, Supernatural

Scarlet Nexus: one of the anime releases in Summer 2021

Based on a video game that was released just recently. It’s the Solar year 2020 and grotesque creatures called “Others” have started eating people. The Other Suppression Force has been assembled to defeat this new enemy. We follow Yuito and Kasane, who’s strange dreams get them dragged into an unavoidable fate. 

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X

Release date: 03/07/2021
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life

Based on a light novel series, and already adapted into a manga and an anime. The first season of which was released in 2020. Catarina Claes hits her head and regains memories of a past life as an otaku. She realizes she’s been reborn as a villainess in the world of the game “Fortune Lover”. In which the player always winds up exiled or killed. Catarina doesn’t want the player’s paths to always end in doom and begins taking countermeasures. This of course has consequences in the game’s world. 

My life as a villainess

The Case Study of Vanitas

Release date: 03/07/2021
Genre: Supernatural, Drama, Mystery

Based on a manga series; in this anime adaptation, Noé, a vampire, travels to Paris. He’s searching for The Book of Vanitas, a human who claims to be a vampire doctor. Together, they want to heal sick vampires who cannot resist their predatory urges. An unknown force threatens them however, a force that could be responsible for the illness in the first place. 

Case study of Vanitas

Remake Our Life!

Release date: 03/07/2021
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

Remake our life key visual

Based on a light novel series, already adapted to a manga as well. Hashiba Kyouya’s company went bankrupt, and he lost his job as a game developer. He returns to his hometown, all the while regretting the choices he has made so far. Suddenly, he travels 10 years back in time. He’s now 18 again and about to enter college. Can he make the right decisions this time around?

The Honor Student at Magic High School

Release date: 03/07/2021
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A spin-off of The Irregular at Magic High School, this one focuses on Miyuki’s experiences. This anime is part of a pretty huge franchise, featuring light novels, manga and anime adaptations, a movie and even video games. The story is that of an alternate world where magic exists. The protagonists are Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba who attend the Magic High School. Tatsuya acts as his sister’s bodyguard and is considered magically inept. He’s not to be discounted thanks to his technical knowledge and combat abilities. His sister however, gets praised for her magical abilities.

The Honor Student at Magic School

Girlfriend, Girlfriend

Release date: 03/07/2021
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance

Girlfriend Girlfriend: one of the anime releases in Summer 2021

Based on a manga series. Naoya Mukai, has forever been in love with Saki Saki. They finally got together and are a happy couple. Then, Naoya’s classmate Nagisa Minase decides it’s a good time to confess her feelings to him. Unable to choose, he gets involved in a love triangle. Being a high school student is hard enough as it is, now Naoya has to deal with two girlfriends on top of that. 

The Detective Is Already Dead

Release date: 04/07/2021
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance

Originally a light novel series, adapted to both manga and anime. Kimihiko became the assistant of a mysterious detective 4 years ago, when they were on a hijacked airplane together. He and the detective, also known as Siesta, went on to have many adventures together, until that came to an abrupt end. Siesta passed away, and now Kimihiko tries to return to his ordinary life as a high school student.

The Detective is already dead: one of the new anime relases in summer 2021

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Release date: 04/07/2021
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Romance

How a realist hero rebuilt the kingdom

This light novel series has been turned into a manga and now also into anime series. The hero, Kazuya Soma, is a student who gets summoned to a fantasy world. He uses his knowledge of realism and Machiavellianism to rebuild the kingdom. They swiftly reward him for his awesome advice. He gets crowned king, but will his administrative and revolutionary approach hold in a fantasy realm with dragons and elves?


Release date: 04/07/2021
Genre: Sports

An original anime series by studio MAPPA. This anime centres around a sport that’s not often popularized: water polo. A sport our very own colleague used to be pretty good at! Here we follow Minato, who stopped playing after an incident in middle school. Now that he’s in high school, he decides to start playing water polo again with his new team.

RE-Main: key visual

Getter Robo Arc

Release date: 04/07/2021
Genre: Action, Mecha

Getter Robo Arc

Based on a manga series. Ten years after Ryoma Nagare and a couple of others disappeared on Mars, the Saotome Institute created a new Getter unit to protect Earth from extraterrestrial threats. The Getter Robo Arc, humanity’s last hope. But after another Getter robo, piloted by Nagare’s son, the situation gets even more complicated.

IDOLiSH7 Third BEAT! (Season 3)

Release date: 04/07/2021
Genre: Music

Based on a Japanese mobile rhythm game, which has spawned manga and novel adaptations. The story revolves around the idol group IDOLiSH7, which consists of 7 male members. They each have their own unique personality and background. While struggling with the hardships of the entertainment industry, they want to become famous idols.

IDOLiSH7 Third Beat

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles

Release date: 06/07/2021
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

Seirei Gensouki

Based on a light novel series and adapted into a manga series as well. Rio is a poor and orphaned boy, at only 7 years old he realizes that he’s the reincarnation of Haruto, a university student. He also learns that he possesses very powerful magical abilities, which he uses to solve the kidnapping of a little girl. As a reward, he may enrol in a prestigious school for noble children.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S

Release date: 07/07/2021
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life

Based on a manga series, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid’s first season aired in 2017. Kobayashi, an office worker, earned the favour of dragon Tohru during a drunk expedition in the mountains. As a result, the dragon transforms into a human girl in maid outfit, becoming her personal maid. Keeping a dragon as a housemaid certainly attracts (unwanted) attention and lands them in bizarre situations.

Dragon Maid S

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy

Release date: 07/07/2021
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy


A light novel fantasy series, turned into a manga and anime series. Makoto Misumi was an ordinary high school student, until he got summoned to a different world to become a hero. Its goddess insults him and casts him off into the wilderness, where he encounters all sorts of fantastical creatures. He should be able to survive with his new-found magical abilities and combat skills.

Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist

Release date: 07/07/2021
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Based on a light novel series, it has already been turned into a manga series as well. Reiji winds up in a fantasy world, where he learns that he can craft potions way beyond his rank. Taking advantage of his abilities, he earns enough money to open his own drug store. He now gets to spend his days making potions for fantasy creatures.

Drugstore in another world


Release date: 07/07/2021
Genre: Music, Slice of Life


Part of the Tsukiuta franchise, Tsukipro (Tsukino Entertainment Production) manages four idol groups. SOARA, Growth, SolidS and QUELL. You follow the careers of the idols, whose lives are overflowing with drama and, of course, music.

Week 27

Aquatope of White Sand

Release date: 09/07/2021
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Supernatural

Aquatope of White Sand is an original anime series, which tells the story of Kukuru and Fuuka. Kukuru works at the Gama Gama aquarium; rumors have it that “mysterious things” happen there. One day she meets Fuuka, a former idol, who’s looking for an escape and a job. Together they deal with the aquarium’s secret, and its possible closure. 

Aquatope key visual

The Dungeon of Black Company

Release date: 09/07/2021
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Based on a manga series. We follow Kinji, who has earned enough money with his real-estate investment to fund his luxurious lifestyle, without ever having to work. When a portal suddenly opens, he lands in a fantasy world where he gets enslaved to a mining company. Desperate to be rich again, he gathers an unusual adventuring party (and founds the Black Company) and sets out to earn money by any means necessary.

The Dungeon of Black company

I’m standing on a Million lives (Season 2)

Release date: 10/07/2021
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama

Standing on a million lives

Based on a manga series, this anime follows Yusuke, who doesn’t care about high school. He just wants to play video games, but then he suddenly finds himself in a real-life fantasy game. Together with two cute classmates, he learns it’s not an easy life. The three of them learn they are not fighting for their own lives, but for the lives of millions.


Release date: 10/07/2021
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy

An accompanying mobile game will be released later this year. We follow the story of Ryuuhei Oda, who witnessed the death of his brother at a very young age. Although he doesn’t seem traumatized by it as a teenager. One day, he encounters a creature called Tris, who grants him power. He’s been chosen as a “Knocker Up” to combat creatures that bleed into the normal reality of Shibuya.

D_CIDE traumerei key visual

Week 28

Battle Game in 5 Seconds after meeting

Release date: 12/07/2021
Genre: Action, Drama, Supernatural

Battle in 5 seconds after Meeting

Based on a manga series. Akira is a regular high school boy who loves games and sweets. A mysterious girl called Mion drags him into a battlefield. It’s said that the participants are involved in an experiment and have gained new powers. Akira wants to not only win the game, but also destroy the organization.


Release date: 15/07/2021
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama

Based on a TV drama series from the 90s and a manga adaptation. The Kirihara brothers have been incarcerated in a scientific facility from a young age. When the barrier malfunctions, they escape. The story follows both them and the Kuroki brothers, who are trying to chase the escapees.

Night Head 2041

Mother of the Goddess’ Dormitory

Release date: 15/07/2021
Genre: Ecchi, Comedy, Romance

Mother of Goddess' Dormitory

Based on a manga series, this anime adaptation follows the story of 12-year-old Nagumi Koushi. After their house catches fire, his broke father abandons him and Nagumi roams the streets penniless. One day, he meets Minerva, who takes him to a women’s college dormitory with a reputation of housing troublesome girls. She asks him to become the “Dormitory Mother”.

Sonny Boy

Release date: 16/07/2021
Genre: Sci-Fi

An original anime series, in which no less than 36 high school students wind up in a different dimension. They gain new abilities. Some enjoy it, while others desperately are looking for a way to return home. These high school students suddenly have to fight for their survival.

Sonny Boy: one of the new anime relaeses in Summer 2021

Week 29

The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace

Release date: 23/07/2021
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Based on a manga series and turned into an anime by MAPPA. Deities called “Idaten” appeared when humanity was on the verge of extinction. They fought off the demons and saved mankind 800 years ago. Now the demons are back, and the current Idaten have no battle experience.

The Idaten Deities know only peace

Week 30

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!

Release date: 01/08/2021
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Ecchi, Supernatural

The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated

In this anime series, based on a manga, we follow Jahy aka the second-in-command of the Demon Realm. The Realm falls and Jahy is transported to the human world, powerless and puny. She needs to learn how to survive in the human world, all the while trying to restore her former self and the Demon Realm.

That’s it for our hand-picked anime releases in Summer 2021. Did we miss any you are especially looking forward to? As mentioned before, this list is not by any means complete, but it should be able to keep your otaku-heart happy.

Romy Vermeeren

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Cat lady, linguist, all round geek. Always gaming with my boyfriend, reading fantasy books, watching anime or wasting money on shiny cardboard.