A part of every self-confessed otaku’s New Year’s resolution is to ramp up their watch list, no matter how social life-wrecking it could be. Thankfully, 2017 has given us a lot to look forward to and it’s a mixture of both new and old. You’d be surprised to find that familiar titles are making their way back this year and for anime fans, the hype is getting real.
The most anticipated anime series in this list will start airing this month. Gintama is the wacky, one-of-a-kind story of a “samurai” named Gintoki Sakata. Accompanied by his friends, Gintoki takes on odd jobs that bear deadly or humorous consequences.
The Isekai genre is in full bloom this year with the premiere of KonoSuba. The story follows Kazuma Satou, a Japanese teenage shut-in who met an untimely death. As a result, a goddess named Aqua offers to reincarnate him in a parallel world with MMORPG elements. Choosing a new life in a fantasy world, Kazuma is offered a variety of godlike items to defeat a Demon King however, he chooses Aqua to accompany him – his biggest mistake. Even worse than that is the fact that living in the strange new world isn’t as fascinating as it seemed.
The spawn of Satan is about to leave his mark on our TV screens again – only this time, he’s about to face an even bigger villain. Dubbed the “Kyoto Impure King Arc”, it tells the tale of a demon that existed in the late Edo Period who was defeated by the Knights of the True Cross. His left eye was sealed away in the Academy grounds but now it’s gone missing. The investigation plunges Rin Okumura and his friends into an all-new struggle to fight for the greater good.
Your anime watch list wouldn’t be complete without a sports anime. This one is centered around Sakamichi Onoda, an otaku at Souhoku High School. His love for anime and games fuels him to ride his commuter bicycle to Tokyo’s Akihabara shopping district over steep slopes after school. His life changes when he encounters his school’s cycling team and he ends up joining the sport of bicycle racing.
Times have changed and the world has transformed into a place where Ajin (demi-humans or “Demi”) have started to become accepted into human society. A biology teacher named Tatsuo Takahashii ends up teaching three Demi and hopes to understand more about them.
So, which of these titles will you be watching? Let us know in the comments section below!