The spring anime season was stuffed with solid anime series, like the third season of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War and the premiere of the adorable Spy x Family. While the spring wasn't packed with amazing series from top to bottom, the bigger series continued to be smash hits. But, spring is over now, and the summer anime series are on the horizon.

If fans were interested in the spring season, the summer anime season brings even more to get excited about. There are plenty of new anime like Lycoris Recoil, long-awaited returns of older series, a few remakes, and much more.

10 Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 Brings Fans Back To The Advanced Nurturing High School

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It's been years since the original Classroom of the Elite season was released. The first season saw freshman Kiyotaka Ayanokouji wind up in Class D of the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School. Class D was the worst of the worst, so Ayanokouji's goal, alongside Suzune and his other classmates, was to get to the top.

In an intense, character-driven psychological series like Kakegurui, how much audiences liked Classroom of the Elite heavily depended on how much they bought into the cast. Still, for the viewers who were fans of Season 1, there likely aren't many series they're more excited to watch.

9 Spriggan Aims To Be A Better Adaptation Than The OVAs

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Spriggan was adapted once before in the 90s as an anime film. Considering it was an adaptation of a manga that ran for years, there was obviously plenty of the story that was left untold. This new version from David Production will hopefully be an improvement on the original. In this universe, there are artifacts of great power being hunted by nations around the world.

To keep these artifacts from falling into the hands of evil people, an organization known as Spriggan goes around the world attempting to capture them all and seal them away. The first season of this series runs only six episodes, but presumably, the goal is to finish the entire manga.

8 Bastard!! Is A Remake Of A Classic Shonen Manga From The 80s

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Netflix is trying its best to make its platform a key place for fans watching anime. They took the latest JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and now they have the remake of a massively popular shonen manga from the 80s. Bastard!! is the original shonen fantasy series, which made its way into seinen magazines as the series continued to develop.

Bastard!!'s storyline follows the great wizard Dark Schneider, destined to one day take over the world. Surprisingly, he's actually the protagonist of the story, released to battle against the Dark Rebel Army and their powerful generals. Trapped between two bad options, the people of Metallicana have no choice but to unleash the wizard to stand a chance.

7 Made In Abyss Season 2 Continues The Story After The Films

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The new Made In Abyss season starts where the third film left off, continuing the story with more of the adventures of Reg, Riko, and Nanachi. Though Made In Abyss has some problematic elements, that hasn't stopped it from becoming a massive success, with a massive fanbase declaring it as one of the greats.

Any viewers who are interested in Made In Abyss should hop in, as the universe's storytelling is top-notch. That said, it might be hard to sit through considering some of the events that happen in the first series.

6 Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Brings More Relationship Drama For Kazuya & His Friends

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Rent-A-Girlfriend got its fair share of fans and haters when the first season came out. The protagonist is kind of a jerk, but people were willing to look past it, especially as the storyline developed. For those who missed it, the series begins with Kazuya Kinoshita deciding to "rent" a girlfriend after he gets dumped by his girl.

Though Kazuya's date with the woman, Chizuru, goes well, his frustration from thinking she was just nice to him because of a job leads to a cascading series of events tying them closer together. Even if Rent-A-Girlfriend had its detractors because of its terrible protagonist, the series still managed to get a second season with no issues.

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Kamen Rider W's success as a Kamen Rider series led the entire franchise into a new era. The series' popularity resulted in Kamen Rider W's head writer creating a manga sequel, called Fuuto PI. The manga has been running since 2017, and finally, the series is being adapted into an anime. After years of Kamen Rider being referenced by anime, the live-action series is being adapted into an anime.

In Fuuto PI, the series picks up after the original series, where protagonists Shotaro and Philip have already taken down the main dealers of Gaia Memories, USB drives responsible for turning humans into monsters known as Dopants. The group continues to work together at the Narumi Detective Agency and incorporates a new member into the group — Tokime — who's being targeted by the remaining Dopants.

4 The Devil Is A Part-Timer! Returns After Almost A Decade

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Set in modern-day Japan, Hataraku Maou-Sama or The Devil Is a Part-Timer! managed to flip a lot of isekai tropes on their head before they even became common. The story is about Sadao Maou, who in his own world was a Demon Lord, but after being defeated, comes to Japan and loses most of his powers. With his powers gone, he's got no choice but to take up a normal job working at a MgRonald's.

There, Sadao's goal is just to make enough money to survive, and try to avoid the other weirdos from his home world of Ente Isla. Popular as The Devil Is a Part-Timer! was, it's surprising that there was never any attempt to do a sequel until now. Still, with the light novel having ended recently, there's no better time to start again.

3 RWBY: Ice Queendom Turns The Hit Franchise Into An Anime

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Based on the popular web series, Ice Queendom brings fans a brand-new series animated by Shaft, who are known for their work on the Monogatari series. Much like the original series, Ice Queendom takes place in the world of Remnant, where humanity is under attack from monsters known as Grimm.

The people responsible for battling the Grimm are Hunters who attend special academies for training. The heroes are Team RWBY, the latest group of Huntresses from Beacon Academy, battling against both the Grimm and an extremist organization known as the White Fang.

2 DanMachi Season 4 Sends The Hestia Familia Back Into The Dungeon

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Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon, or DanMachi, as fans know it, had an amazing Season 3. The series showed the fate of the monsters the humans hunt in the dungeons, forcing Bell and his family to reexamine everything they knew. However, the key complaint about the series now is that there is hardly any dungeon diving.

Fortunately, the latest season of DanMachi rectifies that, as Bell and his Familia are sent into the dungeon once again. Hopefully, the series can continue not only the excellent worldbuilding, but also continue developing the characters who have made the franchise so beloved.

1 Overlord Season 4 Brings More Challenges For Momonga & His Army

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Overlord leans into many of the worst tropes of isekai, especially given how overpowered Momonga is. However, that's never stopped the series from being one of the most popular isekai anime series.

The last season of Overlord focused on Ainz Ooal Gown's continued work to conquer the world, with almost no one strong enough to stand in his way. Fans can only wonder how this new season will end. Only those reading the light novels could know for sure, but one thing's certain: the fanbase is in it for the long haul, no matter what happens.