This year the anime industry gave fans a vast amount of anime series and movies. And while fans are looking forward to next year’s anime releases. There’s no denying that 2017 had many anime shows and sequels that elevated the perception of Japanese animation, even if they haven’t finished airing yet. The year has brought us sequels to both colossal properties like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia and critic darling along the lines of Rakugo and Eccentric Family.
All that said, Here’s theTop 12 Best Anime Series Of 2017.
12. Princess Principal
Princess Principal is set in Victorian Not-England, which has been split in two after a revolution: the remains of the Kingdom, and the Commonwealth created after the proletariat revolted. While that sounds serious, Princess Principal is a charming spy series. Featuring a group of girls that should probably never be trusted with undercover missions, including the princess of the kingdom herself.
As the girls become involved in an increasingly more complicated net of ploys and betrayals, the show’s effective twists and turns will quickly hook you. But the plot is always secondary to the character work. Each episodic piece told out of order to track the emotional flow rather than the events as they happened.
11. ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
From the beginning of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., you get the feeling that the story isn’t really about a bunch of inspectors. But instead, it’s focusing in on just one young inspector, Jean Otus, who’s investigating a potential coup d’état involving the royal family.
Jean’s involvement in the matter and how he and other characters explain their plans throughout the series is what keeps you wanting to watch more. In addition to its suspenseful moments, ACCA explores several important themes, like globalization and government. Overall. ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. was a fascinating political thriller without extreme violence or cliches.
This one’s a new take on the Fate/ franchise with a distinct flavor. The series revolves around the premise of historical heroes being summoned in a war as “Servants of 7” classes. Warriors who possess powers that allow them to defeat pretty much everyone else and be granted a wish.
The setup is usually a bit of an excuse to have ideologies clash against each other more often than their swords do, but Aprocrypha is much more straightforward: with twice the Servants and half the talking. It’s a hectic all-out war with people constantly beating up each other. Factions quickly stop mattering as amusing chaos ensues. The series isn’t entirely shallow there’s a recurring idea that the heroes are unhappy with the idealization of their legends but the focus goes to the action first and foremost.
Tsuredure Children shows the beauty of it and how love can cause a plethora of emotions. Tsuredure Children follows different romantic stories about how difficult it is to say those three little words, “I love you.” And how all of these love stories are loosely intertwined.
Set in a school with dozens upon dozens of clumsy blooming romances. The omnibus series picks up with couples who are bad at dating. Couples who are too apt at dating for their own good, couples who are dating without even realizing, couples who thought they were dating just an endless array of different kinds of dorks in love.
8. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara (Food Wars! The Third Plate)
The innovative and delicious dishes featured on Food Wars! will give you a foodgasm. While Yukihira‘s journey through the ranks of Tōtsuki Culinary Academy is a compelling reason to watch the show, it’s the flavorful dishes that make the series one of the best anime of 2017.
In every episode, the students of the Academy engage in intense and equally delicious food battles to be at the top. These encounters lead to dishes that will make even put Chef Ramsay’s entrées to shame.
7. Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia follows Akko Kagari right as she arrives at the prestigious Luna Nova Magical Academy for witches. Where she comically struggles to learn magic. The early episodic adventures capture that delightful Saturday-morning cartoon feel, made even wilder by the animation style, all while staying thematically cohesive.
The intentional parallels between the decaying magic world and the state of hand drawn animation might not be obvious to those who aren’t up on their industry news. But Little Witch Academia TV’s celebration of dying traditions can be extrapolated to many other cases. if you want a fun witches cartoon, you can hardly go wrong here.
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