Since this post will be coming on the last Sunday of one of the worst years I have never known, I think this final post of this year’s 12 Days series will look ahead to the year 2017 in anime. Believe it or not, there are actual shows I am looking forward to, if I ever have the time to get to watching them. Of course there are others that I think are probably not so good and most of them I have no opinion on. The shows below are just those I could find had announcements for production in 2017.
Looking Forward To These
Konosuba 2 – Winter
Whoever liked the first season of Konosuba is probably going to be looking forward to seeing more Megumin, Aqua, Darkness and Kazuma being stupid idiots. Are they going to get any closer to actually beating the Demon Lord? Of course they aren’t. They are just going to run into more idiots and that’s why I like this series.
Scum’s Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) – Winter
I read a lot of the manga (legally, yes legally) and I thought this was a pretty interesting depiction of 2 people choosing to be together our of circumstance rather than feeling. The main couple Mugi and Hanabi have feelings for other people close to them, but they can’t have their way. The only issue I have is that this doesn’t feel like it should be a story set in high school.
Seiren – Winter
As far as I can tell this is a series set in the Amagami universe, but with a completely different set of characters at the same high school, but still an original story. I hope it has some of the same silliness that was present in Amagami while being able to stand on its own
Demi-chan wa Kataritai – Winter
This is another series I’ve read a bit of the manga that it’s adapted from. It’s another monster girl harem type series, but it’s more generally accepted by the rest of society. I will say this now but Succubus-sensei is best girl.
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ – Spring
Will they ever get that game finished up? It’s also obvious which girl wins already, but give us some more Utaha-senpai please?
Renai Boukun – Spring
This is harem trash at one of its most trashy levels. Although this one has fights, immortals and a terribly unoriginal plot device that is quickly forgotten once all of the girls are introduced. So this might be better than expected.
Tsugumomo – Spring
Thanks Aeroblip for continuously urging me to read this. You can pretty much take the description of Renai Boukun directly above this and apply it here as well. The manga isn’t bad necessarily, but classy.
One Punch Man 2 – ?
I am a man with terrible taste that is part of the problem with anime these days.
Hajimete no Gal – ?
This was a pretty high concept manga, but still kind of charming. Who knows if this will actually ever get made.
Everything Else Worth Mentioning
Blue Exorcist Some Sort of Kyoto Arc – I watched all of Blue Exorcist, and I don’t think I was in the target demographic.
Masamune-kun’s Revenge – The main girl has terrible taste in men.
Chaos;Child – It can’t be as bad as Chaos;Head though this might accept the challenge.
Fuuka – This is a Seo Kouji manga, so the anime will probably be bad.
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Some Sort of Sukeroku Arc – This will probably be good, but I won’t be around to watch it.
Kobayashi’s Maid Dragon – This could be KyoAni’s best effort since Nichijou.
Minami Kamakura High School Girl’s Bicycle Club – Sports anime these days are pretty good.
Idol Jihen – I assume this is like the plot to Love Live only with nations instead of schools.
Attack on Titan 2 – There will be lots of strange shadows.
Danmachi 2 – It’s probably not okay to pick up girls in the dungeon, just sayin’.
Eromanga-sensei – Finally, something that makes Oreimo’s approach to family relationships look relatively reasonable.
DIVE!! – This is a sports anime so it is pretty good.
All in all, there is a bunch to look forward to. It’s a good time to be a fan of anime. It doesn’t quite have the mainstream acceptability that I wish it did have since guys who have anime avatars on Twitter harassing people is still a thing. This wraps up this particular series so to everyone out there reading, have a happy new year and a good 2017.