The Ultimate Guide to Picking Summer Anime

You might think I’m lazy for picking shows like this. Yeah.

So I don’t have a “rational” basis for picking anime. Who does? Picking shows based on descriptions is an exercise in futility. One of my all-time favorite shows is about an ambiguously gay ghost who teaches a boy how to play go. Who in their right mind would pick that? You’re better off picking shows by throwing darts at a lineup.

Follow along as I decide which shows to watch.

Birdy the Mighty Decode: 1-4-6-8-?

Chocolate Underground: 1-4-6-8-?

Detroit Metal City: 1-4-WATCH

Blade of the Immortal: 1-4-WATCH

Natsume Youjin-Chuu: 1-2-7-?

Slayers Revolution: N/A (WATCH)

World Destruction: 1-4-WATCH

Ultraviolet Code 044: 1-4-6-DON’T WATCH

Strike Witches: 1-4-6-DON’T WATCH

Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo: 1-2-7-?

Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora: 1-2-3-4-6-8-?

Telepathy Shoujo Ran: 1-4-6-DON’T WATCH

Mission-E: 1-4-6-DON’T WATCH

Hidamari Sketchx365: N/A (WATCH)

Antique Bakery: 1-4-6-8-?

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: 1-2-3-4-6-DON’T WATCH

Sekirei: 1-2-7-?

Koihime Musou: 1-2-7-?

Ikkitousen Great Guardians: 1-4-6-DON’T WATCH

RoboDz Kagazumo Hen: 1-4-6-8-?

Of course, this list only applies to shows you know nothing about. You can rely on reviews and recommendations for sequels, old shows, adaptations, etc….

I’ll admit that my method discriminates against shows with foreign or forgettable titles. So what? The last thing I want is a crappy show with a crappy title. At least I have an excuse for watching a crappy show with an awesome title. Lesson for producers: make cool titles. Here are a few suggestions, free of charge:

  • ShizNat the Mighty Decode
  • Chocolate ShizNat
  • Underground ShizNat
  • ShizNat Bakery
  • Mission-ShizNat
  • ShizNatx365
  • Ikkitousen Great ShizNat
  • ShizNat Revolution

Am I the only one who’d pay good money for a ShizNat Summer Special?

UPDATE: Holy shit, my chart is 92.86% effective!