2017’s wrapping up in a few minutes (5 minutes, to be exact, here in our country) and I still have a lot of 2017 anime on my plan to watch and currently watching list, but I also have some I’m already looking forward to, even from months ago. Here are those I’m so excited to see so far (albeit I don’t think I’ll be able to do much weekly watching).
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-Hen
Source: manga by CLAMP
I don’t think I still need to introduce this series, yes?
Cardcaptor Sakura is my first ever favorite anime series. It gave me shoujo feels different from what Sailor Moon first offered me. Syaoran is also my first ever anime crush. Will I be able to pass this up? Of course not! (Even with all these years that passed.) I actually read the manga when the scanlations came out, but I’m not updated with it anymore, so I guess I’ll be picking it up again from where I paused reading. Anyway, I’m glad that Sakamoto Maaya’s the OP singer. I remember liking her because of CCS and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. Meanwhile, Hayami Saori’s song is for the ED! Even if I think it’s quite weird seeing the new color palettes for them, I think I’ll enjoy following the journey of my childhood loves.
Source: light novel by Akatsuki Kana, illustrated by Takase Akiko
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Synopsis: A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation. Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon,” has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls,” who carry people’s thoughts and convert them into words.
Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people’s emotions and differing shapes of love. All the while searching for the meaning of those words.
Actually, I thought this anime is part of the Fall 2017 lineup, so I was surprised when I realized it’s not airing along Mahoutsukai no Yome. Anyway, I decided I’ll watch this right after seeing the PV. It’s just so beautiful! Then again, what did I expect? It’s KyoAni! And that’s one of the studios that make good animations. The story sounds interesting, too!
Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
Source: manga by Mayuzuki Jun
Studio: Wit Studio
Synopsis: Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son.
Despite the age gap, Akira wholeheartedly embraces his mannerisms and kind nature, which is seen as spinelessness by the other employees, and little by little, the two begin to understand each other. Although unable to explain why exactly she is attracted to him, Akira believes that a concrete reason is not needed to truly love someone. On a rainy day, she decides to finally tell her manager about how she feels… But just how will he react?
Seinen. Romance. Age gap. Though I’m not that big of a fan of romance age-gap stories, I’m intrigued. (I feel like I should read more seinen and josei stuff!) The art and animation looks good, too!
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan S2
Source: manga by Asou Shuuichi
Studio: JC-Staff, Egg Firm (??)
Synopsis: Kusuo Saiki is not your typical high schooler—behind his glasses, pink hair, and antenna-like appendages exists a being of unfathomable psychic power. Telekinesis, teleportation, and astral projection might sound exciting to the average person, but from Saiki’s viewpoint, they are nothing but an annoyance. Psychic powers are unnecessary—this is all that Saiki has believed since he was a kid.
As a secret esper with the sole dream of living an ordinary life, Saiki tries to use his psychic abilities to stay out of the public’s gaze. However, having to clean up after his odd classmates and their antics, all the while keeping his psychic powers a secret, makes it rather difficult to achieve the peaceful life he desires.
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan is the first anime short series that I loved. I love the comedy, the characters, and Kamiya Hiroshi’s voice! I’m definitely looking forward to this, especially that the first episode will reveal how it will have a collaboration with Gintama!
Source: manga by Tokeino Hari
Studio: Brain’s Base
Synopsis: After their parents are killed in a plane crash, Ryuuichi and his younger brother Kotarou are taken in by the chairman, who they never met before, of an elite academy. Ryuuichi becomes the school daycare’s new babysitter.
The news about this anime adaptation was a pleasant surprise! I’ve been following Gakuen Babysitters for years now and I’m glad that it may have more fans because of this adaptation! It’s mainly about Ryuuichi and Kotarou’s life as they move on with their lives after being orphans. They find themselves in the company of warm-hearted people (and babies). I looooove the kids! They’re all so adorable! Even the parents!
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Source: manga by Fujita
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Synopsis: After discovering that they work at the same company a gaming crazed otaku and a fujoshi meet each other for the first time since middle school. After some post-work drinking session they begin dating, but will it be a perfect relationship for the two?
This is an anime for Spring 2018, but I’m already looking forward to this. The manga is one I’m faithfully following because I love the characters’ interactions, especially the leads. It’s a rom-com series which is more on the comedy side. One of the few series I’m following where the leads are already in a relationship. I hope the anime will be good.
Boku no Hero Academia S3
source: manga by Horikoshi Kohei
I don’t think I still need to introduce this one, too.
BokuAca S3… YAAAAY! I’m so hyped for this! I’m so excited for Spring 2018 because of this one! I love the School Trip and the Hideout Raid arcs so much! They’re most probably the content of the new season. I don’t think it will reach the Hero License Exam arc, though it can be, too… just that it may end in a frustrating cliffhanger. (Frustrating because the waiting time for another season may be longer if ever it’d end there.)
In any case, there’ll be more action for the following season, so fellow BNHA fans who aren’t reading the manga, watch out!
I would have put Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line here, but I haven’t actually finished watching New Generation and I’m not sure if it ended in the part I haven’t read yet or not. I’m thinking of checking out Major 2nd, but I’m so frustrated of Goro that I may pass. Or not. Just to give a chance to his child. I hope he’s not like his father. Oh, Spring 2018 also has Shokugeki no Soma: San no Nara, but I haven’t watched San no Sara yet. Anyhow, I hope I’ll be able to watch these all in 2018!
By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR! \(^_^)/