Top 10 Anticipated Anime of 2017

Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean The New Year is just around the corner, and with it comes a fresh batch of anime. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten anticipated anime of 2017. For this list, we’ll be looking at the anime set to debut in 2017, whether they’re a brand new series or a sequel season to a current show. We’ll only be including entries that are absolutely confirmed for a 2017 release, so Evangelion3.33, Steins;Gate 0, season two of The Seven Deadly Sins, and of course Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection won’t be included, despite how much we’re hoping they’ll come this year! Special thanks to our user Ashjbow for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest/
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Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

Top 10 Anticipated Anime of 2017


The New Year is just around the corner, and with it comes a fresh batch of anime. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten anticipated anime of 2017.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the anime set to debut in 2017, whether they’re a brand new series or a sequel season to a current show. We’ll only be including entries that are absolutely confirmed for a 2017 release, so Evangelion3.33, Steins;Gate 0, season two of The Seven Deadly Sins, and of course Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection won’t be included, despite how much we’re hoping they’ll come this year!

#10: “Little Witch Academia”


While originally just an animated short, the charm of this bewitching tale earned plenty of praise from audiences which eventually led to a lengthier sequel. Apparently that still wasn’t enough as the troublemaking trio of Akko, Lotte and Sucy are getting their own series, where we’ll no doubt see them attempting to become the best witches they can possible be while attending the magical school of Luna Nova. So here’s to hoping this series will follow Trigger’s usual quality standard.

#9: “KonoSuba: Season Two”


In 2016, this surprise hit was born. The story of Kazuma, your typical fish out of water protagonist, who just so happens to end up bound to a less than benevolent goddess after suffering a less than heroic death. Regardless of his lack of machismo, his knowledge of gaming has served him well as he, Aqua, and other loveable female companions venture across world straight out of an RPG, ensure season 2 will have plenty of monsters, comedy and of course, explosions.

#8: “Touken Ranbu”


The New Year is bringing in waves of hunky husbandos for your viewing pleasure with this second adaptation of the online web browser game leading the way.
While we can’t be sure how it will differentiate from the game’s first undertaking into anime, (which let’s be honest was pretty bad), it’s fair to say that the more serious narrative revolving around history’s mightiest blades being turned into male warriors is bound to be interesting.
Best of all, this series is being by Ufotable, who have proven to be one of the best modern animation studios.

#7: “Fate/Extra Last Encore”


Based on one of the more recent entries in the Fate series, this dungeon-crawler is now getting its own anime treatment like its forbearers, albeit in an alternate timeline. While it’s pretty much guaranteed we’ll still see the familiar faces of Archer and Saber, It’s some of the new faces brought into the mix that we’re most excited for.
Assuming SHAFT’s adaptation will follow the same plot, we have high expectations - Just give us more speeches about us being bones of our swords and we’re satisfied.

#6: “My Hero Academia: Season Two”


After finally gaining a Quirk of his own, our timid yet courageous protagonist Izuku must not only live up to the duties of a hero at the titular academy, but also deal with the League of Villains, who from the looks of things are determined to convert some of the newer recruits towards the dark side. After we found out the previous season would only have 13 episodes, our hearts sank – but thankfully the title card at the end of the series promised us an upcoming season which means… MORE ALL MIGHT!

#5: “Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga”


The blue-flame wielding son of Satan returns for the long awaited sequel series. Following the destruction of the Gehenna Gate, the Exwires find themselves in Kyoto where they’ll soon be crossing hellish blades with a new enemy; the Impure King. Hopefully we can expect to see more of Rin and Yukio’s brotherly bond, plenty of foes to be set on fire and maybe even reappearance by the King of Darkness himself. It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re sure the wait will be worth it.

#4: “Attack on Titan: Season Two”


Ready your three-dimensional maneuver gear and prepare to see gigantic heads role as the Survey Corp continue their war against the ever-looming threat of the Titans. With the Female Titan defeated and the mysteries surrounding the walls laid out in the open, not only shall we see the return of fan-favorite characters Levi, Mikasa, Jean and Eren, but if the manga is being followed to the letter, then we are truly in for a royal rumble. This is the sequel that we’ve been promised for quite some time – so fingers crossed they don’t cancel it again!

#3: “FLCL”


Everyone remembers Haruka right? The spontaneous, violent, guitar-wielding investigator for the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood? Well, she’s back. Which can only mean a huge amount of chaos is bound to follow. Commissioned for two more seasons, we can expect to see plenty of giant robots and space pirates make appearance, most likely out of Naota’s head. Sure we’re a little nervous that this one might not live up to its predecessor, but come on…it’s Fooly Cooly- what could go wrong?

#2: “Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel”


Fate/Zero and Unlimited Blade Works ensured that this particular series stood at the pinnacle of fantasy-themed anime. Well, they return once again for another reimagining based on the hit, multi-branching visual novel. The first in a new trilogy of films, Emiya Shirou will once again find himself pulled into the Holy Grail War. With Masters and Servants letting loose on the big screen, it’s pretty much assured to include some truly amazing battle sequences, plenty of bloodshed, and a new direction to lead these characters down. Hold onto your Noble Phantasms, this one is going to be quite the spectacle.

Before we reveal out number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“High School DxD: Season Four”

“Digimon Adventure Tri 4: Loss”

“Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale”


#1: “One Punch Man: Season Two”


You wanted Saitama, you got Saitama. Taking the anime world by storm, the titular hero returns along with his signature supporting cast of bizarre yet badass heroes, following his victory over Boros. What do we want from a second season? Everything taken to a whole other level! As his triumphs only become harder and harder to ignore, the likelihood is we’ll see Saitama and Genos interact more with other S-Class heroes like Tatsumaki, and of course take on even more ridiculously powerful villains. They set the bar high last time, and we can’t wait to see Saitama smash it pieces in a single blow.

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