5 anime to watch that are perfect for summer

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Warm weather and sunny skies are the perfect conditions for you to go outside and chase the high that comes with summertime. However, some prefer to stay inside for the summer to enjoy their favorite anime TV shows.

With all the summer holidays and days off, you have way more time to sit back, relax, and catch up with everything you may have missed or just want to see again. That's why where we come in!

As we all know, anime and summer go hand in hand. But this time, we don't want you to watch anime with the fun typical beach episode. Rather, we want you to experience every emotion that comes with summer, including joy, melancholy, and free-spiritedness.

Without further ado, here are five great anime to make a point to watch this summer!


Barakamon is a nice reminder that sometimes we need to step away from things that stress us out and prioritize chasing some form of relaxation and happiness. Life isn't always about struggle and, oftentimes, it's when we withhold from keeping our head buried in books or chores that we notice that the sun has been calling us out to bathe in the light.

By and large, the theme of this anime is to pursue all the things that summer has to offer because we often learn more about ourselves when we take a break.


We recommend watching Gintama if what you need this summer is to laugh your head off.

Between the many callbacks to iconic moments in the anime world to the slapstick comedy that permeates every episode, there will never be a single episode where you don't find yourself giddy, cracking up at how absurd and comical this anime tends to be. But even if you aren't necessarily tickled by this show, you'll be thoroughly entertained and preoccupied by 300+ episodes all summer.

Watching Gintama in its entirety is something we think anime fan should do. Why not start your journey this summer?

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume's Book of Friends follows the life of Natsume, a young boy with the ability to see spirits. These spirits range from friendly, easy-going spirits to spirits who seem to yearn for something that they cannot quite name. No matter the spirit, however, Natsume is responsible for learning how to free them from the mortal realm so that they might have a chance to truly pass on.

At the surface level, this anime seems to be full of paranormal happenings. But upon closer inspection, Natsume's Book of Friends is filled with warmhearted aesthetics and themes that are perfect for the summer.

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life

Although summer is supposed to be a break from school and other responsibilities, Nichijou - My Ordinary Life helps us to reflect on all the small excitement that can be found every day. Whether it's a day filled with doing absolutely nothing with your good friends or a very eventful day where it seems that the fun just doesn't stop coming, there's always something cool in store for even our mundane days.

Nichijou is nothing short of a feel-good anime, and with this title also having elements of comedy intertwined in every episode, it creates the best recipe for an anime to add summer watchlist.

The Apothecary Diaries

Perhaps you'll be working super hard this summer. We get it. We've all been there, which is why we think The Apothecary Diaries is the one anime that you can watch after work that will surely lift your spirits since you'll be able to relate to the main character's plights as a dedicated worker.

In this anime, Maomao was very unlucky to get kidnapped and forced to work as a servant to royalty. However, her skills and wit called her to be something as important as a poison tester for very important people in her country. Now, her journey consists of solving mysteries and tasting for poisons, two things that may not seem like much but will surely keep you hooked all summer.

Should you begin with any of these anime titles for your summer watchlist, we ensure that you'll be swept off your feet by just how creative and intriguing some anime titles can truly be. Be sure to head to Crunchyroll to watch any of these shows from start to finish!

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