23 Reasons to Celebrate Microsoft Anime Month

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Microsoft Anime Month is now live in the United Kingdom and Ireland, running from July 1 to July 30! 

But what is Microsoft Anime Month, you might ask? It’s a month-long sale where you can grab some pretty cool digital anime deals, and this time around you’ll even be able to check out the first episode of select anime entirely for free! 

Need more convincing? Well, we’ve put together a handy list of 23 reasons (read: anime) showing you why you should check out the Microsoft Anime Month sale, so keep on reading…

Reason 1: If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die

Eripiyo is obsessed with minor popstar Maina, and spends almost all of her money and time in supporting her to help her make it to the mainstream.

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 2: Interview with Monster Girls Season One

Demi-humans are slowly integrating into human society, and biology teacher Tetsuo takes an interest in wanting to learn more about them. He also thinks they’re cute.

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 3: SARAZANMAI

SARAZANMAI follows a small group of students who are exploring who they are through daily life… and as kappas who steal people’s desires?! There’s a lot to unpack here, but it’s a heck of a ride.

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 4: Seven Mortal Sins

Lucifer is denounced from Heaven as one of God’s archangels for rebelling, who is then challenged by the seven Demon Lords of Hell to become a Demon Lord herself.

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 5: ISEKAI QUARTET

ISEKAI QUARTET Mashup

Re:Zero, Overlord, Saga of Tanya the Evil and Konosuba! cross-over in this comedy isekai mash-up!

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 6: Shonen Maid

After the death of his mother, Chihiro goes to live with his long lost uncle who is rich. Refusing to take the easy road, he decides to work as the official housekeeper to earn a living.

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 7: Space Battleship Tiramisu Season One

Subaru Ichinose is a pilot of the space battleship Tiramisu. Disliking the company of others, he lives and eats in his cockpit, leading to many wild situations!

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 8: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun

Nene wants a boyfriend, but instead she summons the Seventh Wonder of Kamome Academy, Hanako-san, a boy who is bound to a toilet. Time to work with him to ensure the human and spirit world are kept safe!

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 9: The Royal Tutor

Heine is summoned to the royal palace of Glanzreich to become the royal tutor for four young princes. The problem is, no other tutor has lasted very long!

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 10: Yona of the Dawn Season One

Yona is the sole princess of Kouka who is forced to go on the run after her father is murdered. Hoping to save her country, she follows the myth of the Crimson Dragon King and the four Dragon warriors for help.

On offer from July 1

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 11: APPARE-RANMAN!

APPARE-RANMAN! Screenshot 2

Appare Sorano is an eccentric inventor hungry for adventure! When he and the samurai tasked with keeping watch over him are stranded in Los Angeles (yes, it’s a journey), they enter the “Trans-America Wild Race” to make big money.

On offer from July 9

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 12: Nekopara

Kashou opens his own patisserie, La Soleil, but wasn’t expecting a couple of cat girls wanting to help!

On offer from July 9

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 13: My Roommate is a Cat

A lonely writer adopts a stray cat, and whilst their ways of life differ from one another, they soon learn from each other and become better for it.

On offer from July 9

Reason 14: Moriarty the Patriot

William James Moriarty, the rival of Sherlock Holmes, wants to destroy the class system which has been prevalent for centuries, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goal.

On offer from July 9

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 15: DECA-DENCE

The humans face extinction at the hands of the Gadoll, and the remaining humans barricade themselves in a mobile fortress known as Deca-Dence. Can they take their lives back?

On offer from July 16

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 16: My Hero Academia Season 5

My Hero Academia Season 5 follows the journey of Deku as he trains to become the world’s number one hero!

On offer from July 16

Reason 17: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Season One

Two galactic states battle over the Milky Way and as no progress is made, two people rise from each side to try and become the prodigies that represent the interstellar nations.

On offer from July 16

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 18: The Helpful Fox Senko-san

Kuroto Nakano is an exhausted young salaryman, but his life gets even more tiring when he opens his door to find the 800-year-old fox-girl, Senko! She’s there to help him find happiness though, so she truly is the helpful fox Senko-san.

On offer from July 16

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 19: Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU Season One

Higurashi

In June 1983, in the village of Hinamizawa, a number of strange things keep happening… can Keiichi and his friends fight back against oncoming tragedy, or will they fall victim too?

On offer from July 23

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 20: Teasing Master Takagi-san: KARAKAI JOZU NO TAGAKI-SAN Season One

Takagi has a crush on Nishikata, but Nishikata can never seem to exact vengeance for her endless teasing! If you blush, you lose, and Nishikata is eager for a win.

On offer from July 23

Reason 21: Freezing

Young women and men known as “Pandoras” and “Limiters”, respectively, fight back against the Novas, an alien race with destructive tendencies.

On offer from July 23

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 22: Restaurant to Another World

Restaurant to Another World

On Saturdays, a well-loved restaurant opens its doors to those from other worlds. The chef serves their favourite foods and learns more about his enigmatic clientele.

On offer from July 23

Watch the first episode FREE!

Reason 23: The Record of Lodoss War

Son of a dishonored knight, Parn journeys to find out the truth behind his father, and to restore his family’s honour.

On offer from July 23

Watch the first episode FREE!

These are only 23 shows of many, and you can see the entire list right here. Be quick though, as the first free episodes and the sale only lasts until July 30!

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