Summer Storm (Natsu no Arashi) Anime Based on Manga

November 30, 2008

What will you get if you combine the forces of a great director and writer? Summer Storm anime! Akiyuki Shinbo (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Ef-Tale of Memories) and Katsuhiko Takayama (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Fullmetal Alchemist) are working on the animation to be released in 2009 that is based on manga by Jin Kobayashi (School Rumble). The story involves meidos, cross dressing, loneliness, dilemmas of time travel, and war…

Plot Summary: In an old town coffee shop, a boy met an older high school girl. From there, everything was… An unforgettable summer began.

Director: Akiyuki Shinbo

Series Composition: Katsuhiko Takayama

Original creator: Jin Kobayashi

Animation Production: SHAFT


Jin Kobayashi’s Natsu no Arashi to be Animated in 2009 (ANN)
Natsu no Arashi Anime (ANN)
Natsu no Arashi Manga (ANN)

The following is an abridged version of the first eight chapters of the manga.

New Anime Spring 2009


  1. Call me a sucker, but I actually like Jin Kobayashi’s character designs, not to mention this show has some seriously credible staff working behind it. This is gonna be one of the big hitters in 2009, or at least one would HOPE.

  2. I have not read any other Jin Kobayashi’s manga, but based on this work the style looks fine. I hope this anime will turn out well🙂

  3. tl;dr

    “The story involves meidos, cross dressing…”

    Nothing else matters. Sold.

  4. haha It is not of Maria Holic magnitude, but there will be some to satisfy you😛

  5. I can feel School Rumble’s aura.

  6. I had read this and I must say that I’ll just stick to School Rumble. I wasn’t very impressed with the lead male here and I’ll choose Harima (epic main male lead from School Rumble) anytime.

  7. Foomafoo,

    I hope that aura is positive🙂

    – – –


    I see, it is all about male leads😛

  8. It has some nostalgic school rumble designs, but as the manga advances the character designs begin to shift it seems to be fresher design wise and storywise. This is something better than the old gags KJ used to pull in School Rumble, this one has plot and story.

    • Good to hear that this work is an improvement🙂

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