Spring Anime Season 2017: Preview and Recommendations

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Yes, we know. We are all itching to get that second season of Attack on Titan, but there are many other interesting series coming out in the next few weeks! Let’s take a look at some of the most promising and talked about new anime series for the Spring Anime Season 2017.

Original Series

Tsuki ga Kirei

Tsuki ga Kirei - Spring Anime Season 2017

It’s been a while since we’ve had a really good, original romance. Will this be it? The PV looks beautiful enough, and it seems like the series will rely more on drama and character interactions than on forced comedy or fan service. Judging from the synopsis, it seems like the series will also deal with themes of high school friendship, and coming of age.


New Adaptations

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations - Spring Anime Season 2017

Naruto Shippuden FINALLY ends this week. Studio Pierrot wastes no time: two weeks later, and here comes Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

Based on a manga series not written by Masashi Kishimoto, the series will follow Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki’s adventures as the new generation in the franchise. Might want to watch the Boruto movie first, though!

Clockwork Planet

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The main catch of Clockwork Planet is that it’s by the same author as the successful No Game No Life. Produced by studio Xebec, this Sci-FI/Fantasy series starts when high school dropout Naoto Miura comes across a female automaton. The PV doesn’t say much more, except for the fact that the series will feature lots of gears in it. Fear not, though: manga readers promise this one is certainly worth checking out!

Re:Creators

Re:Creators - Spring Anime Season 2017
Here’s one that might particularly interest writers. Re:Creators explores the relationship between writers and their creations, and how they all interact within the story. Of course, it gets more epic than that, as the synopsis talks about creators as being “gods.”

It sounds quite philosophical and ambitious, so chances are that it could go terribly wrong. Still, we recommend to give it a chance if only for the original concept!

Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?

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Well, that’s quite a mouthful. Don’t let this Light Novel adaptation fool you, though! Despite what it might look like, this anime has an interesting synopsis that talks about the extinction of humanity, the battles between Beasts and Leprechauns, and living on floating islands in the sky. No PV has been released yet, but the art from the Light Novel looks amazing, so let’s hope studio Satelight delivers!


Sequels

Attak on Titan (Season 2)

Attack on Titan - Spring Anime Season 2017
Saying the second season of Attack on Titan has been highly anticipated would be an understatement. Attack on Titan is one of those anime series that manages to bring in a new wave of anime fans from all parts of the globe.

Yes, the hype died out a bit over the course of these 4 (!) years, but it only took a trailer to get everyone excited again. Our recommendation? Watch the two movie recaps, Guren no Yumiya (episodes 1-13) and Jiyuu no Tsubasa (episodes 14-25) to refresh your memory, and be extremely wary of spoilers!

My Hero Academia (Season 2)

My Hero Academia Season 2 - Spring Anime Season 2017
The second season of My Hero Academia will premiere exactly one year after the first season, and coincidentally on the same day as Attack on Titan (Saturdays are going to be FUN!).

It’s still unknown how many episodes it will have, although rumors have it that it could end up being 2 hours! This arc will focus on the Sports Festival arc. Funimation has announced that a dub will be airing at the same time as the Japanese series.

Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul (Season 2)

 Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul - Winter Anime Season 2017

What a lineup! If the two above weren’t enough, Shingeki no Bahamut is also coming back, and this time with even more episodes: 24 in total! The PV looks amazing, so it’s expected that this season will at least be as good as the first one.


Other anime worth checking out…

For those interested in adventure/fantasy/action, we are getting Sword Oratoria (from the same universe as Dan Machi), and Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho  (no, it’s got nothing to do with Re:Zero).

If you prefer Slice of Life and Comedy, Sakura Quest is about five girls becoming travel ambassadors during the Bubble economy period. And if you liked Oreimo, chances are you’re going to enjoy Eromanga-sensei too!

Focusing now on Mystery and Super Powers, Sakurada Reset is set in a small town where half the population has unique, quirky superpowers. On the other hand, Alice to Zouroku‘s main characters are a little girl and an old man. No, it’s not that kind of creepy anime. It actually looks like it could be one of the most mature, heartwarming series of the season.

Last but not least, the Blame! movie. Based on what’s probably one of the best manga in most recent years, Blame! finally gets an adaptation. It’s not an anime, but it’s a CGI movie that, so far, looks very promising. The film will premiere globally on Netflix on May 20th.


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