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Every New Summer 2019 Anime Coming To The US (So Far): Dr. Stone, Fire Force, And More

From high school girls stranded on an island to a fairy living in a shopping center.

The summer 2019 anime season is about to begin, meaning a whole new slew of series are about to make their debut on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hidive, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu. We can probably expect one or two movies to premiere in theaters as well. Below, we've listed every new anime that's coming out in the US this summer. Be sure to check back as we get closer to July and more titles are announced.

To keep things manageable, we're not including anime that are continuing their season from spring, such as Fruits Basket and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. They've had their moment. This article is designed to highlight what's new. Summer usually sees a rather bizarre assortment of genres and storylines when it comes to anime, as a realization sets in that a lot of viewers aren't staying indoors and watching a bunch of new shows. Those that are out and about are usually on vacation or attending conventions, making it more difficult to stay on top of multiple series. To gain popularity in the summer, a show needs to stand out and so, as a result, you usually get some very experimental (but very fun) stuff between July and September. This year looks to be no different.

Action & Adventure Anime

Are You Lost? -- Crunchyroll

Four high school girls find themselves stranded on a deserted island and, save for one who's been lost in a hopeless situation like this before, none of them know standard survival skills. Whether it's scavenging for food or battling sharks, they'll have to learn as they go.

Dr. Stone -- Crunchyroll, Funimation

3000 years after every person is turned to stone, best friends Taiju and Senku finally free themselves and use science to free the physically fit Tsukasa and kindhearted Yuzuriha. Though Tsukasa does initially protect the others, he ultimately reveals he wants to abuse this opportunity to smash and kill all adults. As more people are freed, a Lord of the Flies rivalry develops between the Kingdom of Science and Empire of Might.

Fire Force -- Crunchyroll, Funimation

From the mind that brought you Soul Eater, Fire Force follows a young man who can ignite his feet. He joins a unique fire fighting unit that specializes in killing people who are dangerously close to spontaneously combusting.

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Granbelm

An original series helmed by the director behind the anime for Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World, Granbelm sees a few high school students embrace the wonderful yet terrifying power of magic in a world that has long believed it no longer exists.

Kengan Ashura -- Netflix

Tokita "Ashura" Ohma is a gladiator in an underground tournament ring overseen by the wealthy Japanese elite. His sheer will and overwhelming strength capture the attention of one very ambitious CEO, and Ashura's life is never the same.

Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya -- Netflix

A new anime adaption of the 1980s manga premieres this summer, retelling the origin of Seiya and his fellow Knights. Each one is sworn to protect the reincarnated goddess Athena, and they'll have to take on the other Greek gods to ensure no harm befalls her.

Promare -- Anime Expo, Theaters

Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill's Studio Trigger makes its film debut with a movie about the conflict between the Burning Rescue Fire Department and BURNISH, the pyrokinetic mutants who terrorize the earth.

Vinland Saga

In England 1013 AD, Danish King Sweyn is set to be succeeded by one of his two sons, both of whom want the throne. Thus begins the fictional Viking saga that draws inspiration from real historical events.

Comedy & Slice Of Life Anime

Hakata Mentai! Pirikaraki-Chan -- Crunchyroll

This adorable anime follows the lives of several food fairies, all of which live in a shopping district. One such fairy, Pirikarako-chan, is responsible for all the others, doing all she can every day to make sure everyone is okay.

Romance & Drama Anime

O Maidens In Your Savage Season

Quiet Kazusa joins the literature club alongside several other shy students. To ease the tension, the club president holds an icebreaker demanding everyone admit one thing they want to do before they die. But when one of the girls blurts out, "Sex," it sets events in motion that push the club mates into an emotionally painful yet charmingly funny exploration of romance, puberty, and growing up.

Harem & Ecchi Anime

Hensuki: Are You Willing To Fall In Love With A Pervert, As Long As She's A Cutie? -- Funimation

After finding an unsigned love letter addressed to him, Keiki's only clue to his admirer's identity is the pair of panties found next to the note. In a bizarre twist on the Cinderella story, Keiki must find his true love--the one person who perfectly fits the lost underwear.

Magical Sempai -- Crunchyroll

After joining his school's magicians club, one boy realizes the president is terrible at magic. She suffers from stage fright and is incredibly clumsy. That won't stop her from striving towards being the next world-class magician, though.

Thriller & Supernatural Anime

[None announced so far.]

Sports & Music Anime

Ensemble Stars

Yumenosaki Private Academy is an all-male idol training school that's produced some of Japan's best talent. Things shake up when a female first-year joins the academy as the school's first aspiring producer, as she helps her peers overcome their pasts and bond as fellow performers.

How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift? -- Funimation

After growing worried that she's eating too much junk food, Hibiki decides to hit the gym to lose weight. Initially intimidated by all the bodybuilders, Hibiki receives support from a personal trainer and several workout buddies and decides to train at her own pace.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Anime

Cop Craft

San Teresa City should be a shining beacon of the union between two worlds: ours and the immigrants from a magical reality of fairies and demons. However, it's a cesspool of drugs, prostitution, and murder. The only people keeping the city from completely falling apart are the police. And one officer, normal human Detective Kei Matoba, is about to find himself partnered up with a magical knight who believes in her own version of justice.

The Ones Within -- Funimation

Akatsuki is a popular "Let's Play" livestreamer who winds up trapped in a popular MMORPG with seven other YouTubers and streamers. Now, the eight must compete for views or suffer deadly consequences.

To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts -- Crunchyroll

A country's civil war leads to the creation of mutant soldiers that can transform into monstrous Beasts. Years later, a woman travels in search of the truth behind her father, who never returned from a mission to hunt and kill his former Beast comrades.

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