Summer 2016 Anime Based on Light Novels

(pictured: Alderamin on the Sky)
(pictured: Alderamin on the Sky)

Here are the anime based on light novels that will be airing in Japan this season (with links to their English simulcasts -- I will update the links once they’re available). What shows are you going to watch this summer?

  • Alderamin on the Sky (Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin) — Crunchyroll
  • Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia (Masou Gakuen HxH) — Crunchyroll

And based on novels:

Also, this is based on an educational book:

  • Time Travel Girl (Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi) — Funimation

ALSO, there is a cross-media franchise that goes by Qualidea Code, which has an anime airing on Crunchyroll now. This is tied to a number of light novels being written by Sou Sagara (The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat), Koushi Tachibana (Date A Live) and Wataru Watari (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU).

For a general chart on summer anime, visit

Reminder: The anime for Re:Zero will continue into this season as well, and the light novel series for that has been licensed by Yen On. The first volume of Re:Zero will release July 19th. The second film for Kizumonogatari will also air in Japan this summer, and that novel was released in English by Vertical last winter.

Alderamin on the Sky (Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin)
At war with the adjacent Kioka Republic, the Katjvarna Empire. In that region, due to certain circumstances, there was a certain youth unwillingly preparing to take the High Grade Military Officer Exam. His name, Ikta. Disliker of war, lazy, admirer of women. No one predicted that that kind of Ikta would later on become a soldier referred to even as a great commander… He who survived a world embroiled in war with his superior genius, Ikta. Illustrating his dynamic, dramatic life, a splendid fantasy military history, the curtain is raised at last!

Meet Takumi Harada--not even in junior high and he’s the best pitcher in the region, although he’s frustrated and ready to give up, because he can’t find a catcher who is good enough to keep up with how he pitches in this backwater town his family has just moved to. Then along comes a kid named Gou Nagakura…

Cheer Boys!! (Cheer Danshi!!)
The story revolves around the “slightly odd and cute” members of a cheerleading squad at a men’s university.

Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia (Masou Gakuen HxH)
Hida Kizuna possesses the HHG (Heart Hybrid Gear) ability, but it is not strong enough to make him particularly important. His older sister calls him to transfer to a strategic defense school, where many of the students (many of which are large-breasted girls) use their HHG abilities to fight invaders from another world while wearing extremely skimpy pilot outfits. Kizuna’s fighting ability doesn’t measure up, but his sister has another plan--apparently having erotic experiences with Kizuna will allow the girls to replenish their energy or power-up. It looks like his new school life is going to be full of embarrassment.

Time Travel Girl (Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi)
Time Travel Shoujo is based on a 1983 book titled Jishaku to Denki no Hatsumei Hakken Monogatari by Japanese educator Kiyonobu Itakura. It is part of the Hatsumei Hakken Monogatari Zenshuu series which describes the story of various scientific discoveries and inventions throughout history. The 1983 book focuses on discoveries related to magnetism and electricity.

5 thoughts on “Summer 2016 Anime Based on Light Novels

  1. Actually I’m going to watch all of them? xD (didn’t know Cheer Danshi was based on a LN though). But the one I’m really hyped for ist Battery, hoping for some good baseball action.

  2. Liking Battery, Cheer Boys and Time Travel Girl so far. Interesting to see an anime based on an educational book. Wonder if the book is all about the girl visiting the past or if the mysterious parts from the present in the anime are in it as well.

    1. I might give Time Travel Girl a try if I get the chance; I do like history in general, so it could be a fun little diversion.

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