July is set to be another great month for anime fans around the world, here are our top 10 shows and movies to look out for.

June was a fabulous month for anime fans.

Baki and Pokémon Journeys returned to Netflix, Crunchyroll released their first season of awesome original series and the insane trailers for Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen dropped.

Now, fans look ahead to another great month of original anime, with new and continuing series and movies set to release across a range of streaming platforms.

Here is our top 10 anime to look out for in July 2020!

Plunderer, July 1

On July 1, episode 24 of Plunderer is scheduled to be released on Funimation.

The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world where people are imprinted with a number on their body. Each ‘count’ is a measure of that person’s value and is related to a specific aspect of that person’s life, but if the number decreases to 0, then they are dragged down to hell.

We follow a young girl called Hina, whose ‘count’ is related to how many hundreds of kilometres she walks. However, her life is turned upside when she encounters Licht Bach, a mashed knight with a minus-number ‘count’.

Plunderer premiered back in January 2020, but Funimation has the entire series up until now is available on their website. Although if you don’t like to watch anime with the original audio, then don’t worry – the English dubbing of episode 7 will also premiere this month on July 27.

Tower of God, July 1

On July 1, the season 1 finale of Tower of God is scheduled to be released for free on Crunchyroll.

The series focuses on Bam, a young boy who is ‘chosen’ by a large and mysterious tower. Over the course of the season, Bam and an assortment of weird and wacky characters have to face gruelling challenges in order to progress up the tower.

With an original storyline, superb character development and visually pleasing animation style, the anime has developed a respectable following since its premiere in April 2020. This is one of the first series in the first season of Crunchyroll’s original anime shows and is a corker.

The entire season is available on Crunchyroll, but you will have to wait until August for the English dubbing to release.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

On July 4, the series premiere of The Misfit of Demon King Academy is scheduled to release on Crunchyroll.

The official description of the show reads: “An old demon king is reincarnated 2,000 years after his reign and is accepted into a school with all his descendants.”

I don’t know whether it is the setting or animation style, but does anyone else get a Baki-Konosuba-Haikyuu vibe from the trailer? Anybody? Just me then.

The God of High School, July 6

On July 6, the series premiere of The God of High School is scheduled to be released on Crunchyroll.

Another of Crunchyroll’s first season of original anime, this show is set to be action-packed and awesome – definitely, one to look out for.

The series focuses on Ji Mo-Ri, a 17-year-old who is an up-and-coming young martial artist that is invited to a massive regional tournament called ‘The God of High School’. However, this is no normal martial arts tournament, with participants fighting with “Borrowed Power”, magical energy given by supernatural entities such as gods or demons.

The series will be released weekly on Crunchyroll, with Premium viewers able to watch episodes one week before going out to free viewers.

Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World, July 8

On July 8, the season 2 premiere of Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World is scheduled to be released on Crunchyroll.

Fans of Re:Zero have had to wait since 2016 for a second instalment of the anime, but it is finally here!

The story focuses on Subaru Natsuki, a socially distant and recluse unemployed boy who finds himself transported to another world whilst walking home from a convenience store. There, he discovers that he now has the ability to save people by reversing time, but has to die himself in order to make it work.

The series will be released weekly on Crunchyroll, with Premium viewers able to watch episodes one week before going out to free viewers.

Japan Sinks: 2020 – 9 July

On July 9, Netflix is scheduled to premiere their latest original anime, Japan Sinks: 2020.

Whilst this is indeed a Netflix original, the novel that this series is adapted from was published back in 1973 – making it both the newest and oldest anime on this list.

The plot is pretty much discernible from the title, after a major earthquake hits Japan, large parts of the country begin to break away and slide beneath the earth. Our story specifically focuses on a 14-year-old girl called Ayumu Muto, who is separated from her family as her country breaks apart around her – expect tears to flow.

Japan Sinks: 2020 should be available internationally on Netflix, July 9.

Rent-A-Girlfriend, July 9

On July 9, the series premiere of Rent-A-Girlfriend is scheduled to be released on Crunchyroll.

I know, I know. This sounds like some weird and smutty hentai-like show, but trust me its not.

After a bad breakup with his girlfriend, Kazuya Kinoshita uses an app to rent a girlfriend called Chizuru Mizuhara, beautiful and attractive girl who seems too good to be true. However, things start to become complicated when the pair realise that they are neighbours and attend the same college.

The series will surely be full of hilariously awkward interactions and episodes will release weekly on Crunchyroll with episodes available for premium users one week early.

Gibiate, July 15

On July 15, we have the series premiere of Gibiate on Crunchyroll.

The series takes place in the year 2030, a time when winged beasts and zombies roam freely across Japan, terrorising the people. The only thing stopping them taking over the entire country is a group of heavily armed samurai and ninjas.

Note: this is the premiere date for premium viewers on Crunchyroll, with the free version coming one week later.

Mr Love: Queens Choice, July 16

On July 16, the series premiere of Mr Love: Queens Choice is scheduled to be released on Crunchyroll.

I’m sure to many of us, the name Mr Love: Queens Choice sounds vaguely familiar and there is a good reason for that – the series is an adaptation of a popular mobile game that was released last year.

The series tells the story of a young woman who inherits her father’s production company, but starts to uncover a massive conspiracy with the help of four mysterious strangers.

Whilst the original title (classed as a visual novel game) may not have been to everyone’s liking, but the studio behind the anime is none other than MAPPA (Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, Dorohedoro etc), meaning the series will look and feel superb.

The Seven Deadly Sins, TBA

This month, we are also set to get season 4 of Netflix’s hugely popular series, The Seven Deadly Sins, but an official release date has not yet been announced.

The series tells the story of a band of knights known as The Seven Deadly Sins, who were framed for the plotting of a coup against a nation’s rulers. We follow Princess Elizabeth Liones, who sets out to find and reunite the knights in order to defeat an army of demons.

If you aren’t caught up with The Seven Deadly Sins, all three prior seasons are available on Netflix.

Honourable mentions…

Whilst we can’t cover *all* of the anime coming this month, there are a few notable additions that you should keep an eye on.

  • Black Clover,
  • Gleipnir,
  • The Ones Within,
  • Kochoki,
  • Fire Force,
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun T,
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

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