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Our Top Anime Recommendations for Summer 2023 (Podcast)

By August 1, 2023No Comments2 min read
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This week on Rookie Pirate Radio, Jon Negroni (me), Travis Hymas, and Ally Johnson reveal the new summer anime that has been bringing them the most joy. We also discuss what we’ve been watching in general and clash over a few choice hot takes.

But OK, here’s a list of (most of) the anime and manga we mentioned, you’re welcome:

Recommendations! Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Oshi no Ko, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War.

Other stuff! Ayaka, Gene of AI, My Tiny Senpai, Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today, Reign of the Seven Spellblades, Insomniacs After School, TenPuru, Undead Murder Farce, Summertime Rendering, Made in Abyss, The Eminence in Shadow, Masamune-kun’s Revenge Season 2, Rent-a-Girlfriend Season Who Cares, Solo Leveling, Frieren.

We want your feedback! If you have any questions, corrections, or your own theories and speculation, please leave us a comment below. You can also email us ( or join our Discord and message us in the One Piece Spoilers Chat server. Be sure to subscribe to Rookie Pirate Radio on your favorite podcast app, so you can stay up to date on all our releases.

Extra Credits – Our Top Anime Recommendations for Summer 2023

Our intro music is a remix version of “Overtaken” from the One Piece anime, cut together by Jon Negroni. Our podcast artwork was created by Jon Negroni. Travis Hymas is the Anime & Manga editor of InBetweenDrafts, and Jon Negroni is the Film Editor of InBetweenDrafts. You can find more episodes of Rookie Pirate Radio right here.

Jon Negroni

Jon is one of the co-founders of InBetweenDrafts and our resident film editor. He also hosts the podcasts Cinemaholics, Mad Men Men, and Rookie Pirate Radio. He doesn't sleep, essentially.

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