2017 Anime I'm Looking Forward To
This year, Re: Zero taught me not to judge a book by its cover when it comes to anime. I have to crown it the undisputed king of 2016 anime, even though the year isn't out yet (and a new kickass winter show could premiere in December, you never know). I'm super pumped because just as it seemed that anime hit a formulaic, hyper-kawaii slump, it seems to have picked up again. It's always exciting to be a part of the crowd who watches the latest new show when it comes out. 2017 seems like it will be an awesome year for anime. Sure, there is some of the same-old, same old. But plenty of good shows are getting a second season, and plenty of great-looking new shows will come out as well.
2016 Fall Simulcast Anime I Have Yet to Watch:
It looks like a pulse-pounding action show similar to Trigun or Cowboy Bebop but with the sleek art style of Baccano!. Should be interesting.
Ok, so it's probably a plotless ecchi series. But I rather like some of them some of the time. I like comedy and fan service if it's done right and not blatantly copying other anime. And this one seems like it will have good fan service, kind of like Free! for people who prefer gals.
Orange I am looking forward to watching because it was listed by Funimation as similar to Erased, and I like Erased. What I'm hoping for here is something with a deep, melancholy, sensitive feel.
Release in 2017
Cardcaptor Sakura (Shinkasu)
In addition to the re-release of the manga, a new Cardcaptor Sakura anime series is planned for 2017 (Source). Not much is given in terms of detail, but I am super excited to see one of my most beloved childhood franchises return to the small screen. And like with Sailor Moon and Evangelion, this old series could look freaking fantastic given a shiny new animation paint job.
Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Although I really, really, really, really, REALLY want a Re:Zero second season, it looks like what we're getting immediately is a kind of spin-off in the same universe. Different characters, different story. It may have a loose connection to Re:Zero, but it seems completely different. But I say, shut up and take my Yen. Anything close to even resembling the genius epic that is Re:Zero will get my attention. At least for one episode.
Fullmetal Panic IV
Like with Cardcaptor Sakura, I don't really know what the anime peeps are doing with Fullmetal Panic, I just know that I'm a fan of the original series and hope for the best. Chidori is such an underrated waifu.
Book of the Atlantic (Black Butler Movie)
The idea of a Black Butler movie has me fangirling with Pinkie Pie levels of estrogen excitement. Plus, it looks super cool and the plot sounds interesting as well. This will be the anime movie to not miss next year!
A Fourth and Final Rebuild Movie
I don't know if this is coming in 2017 or not, but talk about what it might possibly contain has set everyone to Twittering and occasionally writing elaborate Master's thesis style tomes. There's going to be a lot of secrets and surprises. Like what kind of new merchandise will Anno et al come up with, and what kind of intriguing new product placement and unnecessary, hastily shoehorned in new characters there might be! I'm kidding. Not really. Still interested enough in Evangelion to see how this will all end.
Second Season of Yuki Yuna is a Hero
When the show came out, I liked it for its innovation, tear-jerker powers, and similarity to Madoka Magica. In some ways, it's even better than the legendary Puella Magi Madoka Magica. And it has a title that doesn't make it sound like you're practicing your Italian while intoxicated with 6 marbles in your mouth.
Second Season of Attack on Titan
Yep, counting down the days. Completely obsessing. Do you think they'll tell you what's behind that door? I'm hoping for some of the titan types not in the anime but in the manga and more about what goes on behind the scenes, politically speaking. And potatoes.