Anime 2017 Spring List
When just watching shows as they become available on Crunchyroll or Animelab it’s difficult to keep track of how many I am actively watching. Here is a list of some of the shows that started this season that I am keeping up with after 3+ episodes.
- Alice to Zouroku (Crunchyroll)
A very fun little tale of a precocious child with the power of a god escaping her containment at a research facility and finding shelter with a Florist whose irreverence and lack of fear in the face of her power, makes him perfect for teaching her how to live in modern society.
- DanMachi: Sword Oratori (AnimeLab)
The alternative telling of the original DanMachi Anime story line, this time from the perspective of the members of the Loki Familiar. Focusing on Aiz Wallenstein and Lefiya Viridis this anime pops in and out of the story line of the first season and will likely have more tie ins as the show progresses.
- Eromanga Sensei (Crunchyroll and AnimeLab)
A fun new RomCom from A-1 studios, packed full of all the normal humor and fun that you can expect from any anime of this genre. A lighthearted story that is slowly developing the characters beyond the standard two dimensions of slapstick. The story isn’t very original, but some of the dialogue does provide an interesting insight into the culture of Light Novels and Anime in Japan.
- Love Tyrant (Crunchyroll)
Yet another RomCom, this one focusing on the various female character tropes and turning them up to ridiculous degrees. With a Death Note style of “Kiss Note” the main character is quickly caught between his Tsundere sister, a hardcore Yandere (psychopath) classmate, a goofy Cupid and several other women.
- Sakurada Reset (AnimeLab)
Time travel and mysteries. High school days are fun but with the addition of a town full of people with powers and the will to use them, High School becomes a lot more confusing. Time travel has drawbacks but with every power there is often a counterbalance to it, a pair of student with well-matched powers use them for the sake of others.
- WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (Crunchyroll)
Humanity is all but extinct, the world is now populated by anthropomorphic races and fairies and the surface of the earth is populated by giant monsters. The last surviving human helps to protect and train the young women who fight the giant monsters. The flashbacks are more interesting than any other part of the show but the opening promises some cool fights in the later parts of the series.
- Tsuki Ga Kirei (AnimeLab)
Romance is a big thing this season. Junior High school romance is often the purest kind and the best trope of all is when two opposing types come together despite all the odds. With the aid of a sports festival and an instant messenger app, two very unlikely students find themselves drawn together through a series of small gestures and events. Beautifully drawn and animated, together makes this show an easy and fun show to enjoy.
- Grimoire of Zero
Witches, animal people and magic oh my! Grimoire of Zero is a solid fantasy comedy with an underlying dark story. The world is hunting witches at the behest of a xenophobic church and humans welcome and despise Beastfallen in equal measure. On a journey to save the world, three unlikely characters work together to travel the country in safety.
There are nearly another 10 shows that I am keeping up with this season but for anyone wanting to watch something new and is unsure where to start, the above list is a great place to start. A good mixture of adventure, comedy and romance. For any further suggestions, ask me on twitter.