Thank fuck it’s finally 2017. Jeez, 2016 just couldn’t end soon enough. Thankfully, there was some good anime and if I’m honest it’s looking like there’s some good anime again!
Between Yuri!!! on Ice, Flip Flappers and Hibike! Euphonium 2 the autumn 2016 season is a tough act to follow. All three of those series ended up amongst my absolute favourites of the year, there were more series that were also great, and to be honest I’m only optimistic about two upcoming series. Most everything I’m picking up is ‘fluff’ – series I’m not expecting to be great but might be fun and surprise me, assuming they’re good enough to warrant continuing beyond an episode or two. That doesn’t bode well, but hey – the two series I’m optimistic for look set to be great!
So here’s what I’m picking up:
- ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka
- Gabriel DropOut
- Kirakira☆Precure A La Mode
- Kobayashi-san Chi no Maidragon
- Kuzu no Honkai
- Little Witch Academia
- Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-Bu
- Rewrite S2
- Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
- Urara Meirochou
- Youjo Senki
- Yowamushi Pedal: NEW GENERATION
And, as always, my preliminary thoughts: