2017 was filled with a number of good anime series, OVAs, and movies. Some were up to my expectations, some were not. 2018 is also bringing in new seasons of hyped animes and also plenty of good new anime series and movies. So in no particular order, here goes my list of 10 anime series/OVA/movie I am looking forward to this year.
10. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie: Take On Me
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Release Date: January 6, 2018
Synopsis: The movie will feature a new story where Yuuta and Rikka are in their third year of high school. One day in Spring, Touka declares that she will take Rikka to Italy with her, as her job has stabilized there and thinks they should migrate together as a family. Touka is also worried about Rikka not being competent enough to advance to universities in Japan. The gangs from the club suggested Yuuta, who doesn’t want to be separated, to elope with Rikka!! A runaway drama throughout Japan begins.
(Source: MAL News)
Kyoto Animation is starting this year with a shot of Rikka Takanashi’s Eight Grade Syndrome. I personally loved all the seasons of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions). The plot of this movie is pretty interesting and the visuals are just mindblowing. KyoAni’s works can never disappoint me.
Here’s the official trailer, just take a look at those awesome visuals.
9. One Punch Man 2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Super Power, Supernatural
Saitama is back! But this time it is done by J.C. Stuff instead of Madhouse, who did the first season of the anime. Personally, I loved the first season of the anime and also read the manga. I hope that this season will also be good.
8. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3
Genre: Action, Military, Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy
Airing: July 2018
I just can’t believe that it is getting a new season so fast. Both the earlier seasons have very good storylines and the openings were pretty good too. I still haven’t completed the second season, but I am pretty hyped for the third season. The official Teaser for Attack on Titan was nice. Do check it out.
7. High School DxD Hero
Genre: Action, Harem, Comedy, Demons, Romance, Ecchi, School
Why am I excited? Cause I am a simple man. Nothing more, nothing less.
6. Dagashi Kashi 2
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Shounen
Airing: January 12, 2018
We are getting more sexualized candy jokes. Yay! And also, the first season was very funny. I love the art style of this series. I am personally super hyped for this.
Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo Ai
Airing: January 6, 2018
Synopsis: Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother’s remarriage a bit differently; she didn’t know it’d be an ultra-strict and conservative girls’ school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei—who turns out to be her new stepsister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.
(Source: Yuri Project)
This is one of the new hyped animes of this season cause Shoujo Ai animes are rare this day. Personally, i like this genre so I’ll probably give it a watch.
4. Overlord II
Genre: Action, Game, Adventure, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy
I lost all hope in other world animes after I watched Sword Art Online. (In before enraged Kirito Squad hunts me down and kills me) Overlord, along with Re: Zero and KonoSuba restored my faith in the fact that other world animes can actually be good. (At least they don’t have an overpowered black swordsman)
3. Violet Evergarden
Airing: January, 2018
Synopsis: There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning.
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.
(Source: Anime Expo)
From the moment I heard the news that this novel series is being animated by none other than Kyoto Animation, I couldn’t help myself from imagining the awesome visuals. But PVs were so good. I am super hyped for this one.
2. Fate/Extra Last Encore
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magic
Airing: January 8, 2018
Synopsis: Waking up in a strange virtual world with no recollection of the past, Hakuno finds himself forced to fight for survival in a war he does not understand for a prize beyond value; the opportunity to have one’s wish granted. With only an enigmatic “Servant” by his side, Hakuno Kishinami will have to face both friends and foes in battles to the death in order to not only gain possession of a mysterious object known as the “Holy Grail,” but also to find the answer to the most important question of all: “Who am I?”
(Source: Type-Moon Wikia)
Fate is one of my favorite franchisee and Shaft is my favorite animation studio. Thus I am bound to be excited about the series. And at last, I’ll get to see Nero Claudius. UmU
1. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-Hen
Airing: January 7, 2018
Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Sakura starts junior high school along with her friends, including Syaoran, who had just returned to Tomoeda. After having a dream with a mysterious cloaked figure, all of Sakura’s cards turn blank and are rendered powerless, thus she starts her quest to find out what is wrong. In doing so, Sakura and her allies discover and capture new transparent cards using a new key.
(Source: Cardcaptor Sakura Wikia)
At last, our childhood crush Sakura is returning to the small screen along with Tomoye and Li. The manga is good with more cute costumes and more card hunting adventures. I have huge expectations from them which I hope they can fulfill.
There are also other animes like Boku No Hero Academia Season 3, Kan-Colle Season 2, Fate Heaven’s feel Movies, Natsume Yuujinchou Movie and Karakai Jozou no Takagi San. So I hope the animes of this year and I wish you a Happy New Year.