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Top Ten Anime Series To Watch In 2017

here are your top ten anime series to watch in 2017

1

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan is originally a manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. Set in a world where humans lives in cities surrounded by enormous walls in defense against human-eating monsters called the Titans, the plot centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and his childhood friend Armin Arlert. They join military to fight the Titans after one of them ate Eren’s mother. Season one aired on MBS between April 7, 2013 and September 29, 2013. Late lat year, Wit Studio and Kodansha Comics released the teaser trailer to the first scenes of the series’ second season. The series is received with widespread critical acclaim and is one of the best-selling mangas and most viewed animes of today. Kodansha, the manga’s publisher, credits Attack on Titan for the its first revenue increase in eighteen years.

2

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is currently a manga series written by Ukyō Kodachi, illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto and supervised by original Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. In December 2016, it was announced at the Jump Festa that an anime adaption of the series will air in April 2017. Boruto is a spin-off of Naruto and the plot follows the lives of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga’s son Boruto Uzumaki and his team of ninjas — the new generation of Ninja World. This includes Sarada Uchiha, the daughter of Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha, Mitsuki, the son of Orochimaru and more. This series will follow the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime, Naruto Shippuden.

3

Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Super is a sequel show to Dragon Ball Z and presents the series’ first new storyline in 18 years. Set after the defeat of Majin Buu, Dragon Ball Super manifested after the release of the 2013 Dragon Ball Z movie Battle of Gods. Now four sagas deep (“Battle of Gods,” “Resurrection ‘F,” “Champa and Potaufeu” and “Future Trunks”), fans are getting getting ready for the upcoming, highly-anticipated “Universe Survival” arc, which airs on February 5. The saga’s plot circles around The Tournament of Power, a multiversal martial arts tournament planned by Zen-Oh, the king of the 12 universes. The latest trailer, shown above, shows several of the other universe’s fighters, angels, Gods of Destructions and Supreme Kais, as well as what seems to be a female Legendary Super Saiyan.

4

Evangelion 3.0+1.0

Also known as Evangelion: Final, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is forthcoming anime film of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. Like its title suggests, it is the fourth and final film of the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy. The film (which was suppose to drop sometime during late 2015) has been perpetually delayed until the currently anticipated date of August 27, 2017 because of Director Hideaki Anno’s involvement with 2016 Japanese blockbuster, Shin Godzilla. Anno reveals, in his apology for the delay, that the previous Evangelion film has drained him from his creative energy. He felt like working on the Godzilla movie has allowed for him to find renewed passion towards Evangelion.

5

Fullmetal Alchemist

Live-action remakes of anime series are always a hit or miss. 2009′s Dragonball Evolution, 2008′s Speed Racer and the Attack on Titan films are cinematic bombs; 2012′s Rurouni Kenshin, 2003′s Oldboy and a few others are great. So, with Fullmetal Alchemist, the first full-length live-action film based on the series of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa, it could go both ways. Scheduled to release in December 2017 via Warner Bros. in Japan, the movie is directed by Fumihiko Sori. Principal photography took place in Italy and in Japan, and CGI will be handled by Japanese VFX company OXYBOT Inc. Based off of the trailer, the film looks like it would be concentrating on the beginning of the series rather than cramming several sagas into an hour and a half.

6

Gintama

The new Gintama series, stylized as Gintama., premiered via TV Tokyo on January 9, 2017. The show is the sequel to the Gintama° anime, which aired from 2015 to 2016. Like its preceding animated show, Gintama. is based off of the Gin Tama manga by Hideaki Sorachi, which ran since 2003. Supervised by the previous season’s director Yoichi Fujita, it follows the story of a samurai named Gintoki Sakata, his apprentice Shinpachi Shimura, and a girl named Kagura. They work odd jobs to pay for their living expenses. The show is currently in its Rakuyou Arc (the 63rd arc in meta-series), which gives vital revelations about Utsuro and the Tendoushuu, the possible regathering of the Four Heavenly Kings and the threat that Utsuro poses to the universe. The upcoming Silver Soul Arc is the 64th and final arc in the Gintama franchise. Also, a live-action movie adaptation of the series is set to release sometime in 2017.

7

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is helmed by former Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who was responsible for directing Arrietty and When Marnie Was There and animating Ghibli classics Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. That’s not all; this upcoming full-length feature film is also cultivated by former Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura via his new company, Studio Ponoc. Based on Mary Stewart’s book The Little Broomstick, the plot follows a young girl who discovers that she has supernatural powers that will only last for a single night. Based on the Japanese trailer, the film will be released sometime this summer.

8

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Also referred to as G-Tekketsu (Gの鉄血), Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is the fourteenth installment in the long-running Gundam franchise. Director Tatsuyuki Nagai and writer Mari Okada previously collaborated together on Toradora! and Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. The story occurs in the future and follows a group of young soldiers who establish their own security company. It follows the rebellion against adults who betrayed these juvenile fighters on a terraformed Mars. The series, which has the catchphrase “the sustenance of life is on the battlefield,” addresses real-life issues such as war, slavery, child sodiers, poverty, corruption and more.

9

One Piece

One Piece is the 18th longest-running anime ever, and the fifth longest-running anime with episode lengths 25 minutes and over. Serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since 1997, the series follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a man whose boy gained the properties of rubber after accidentally eating a Devil Fruit. The anime is currently at its Zou Arc, the 28th story arc in the series and the first arc in the Yonko Saga of One Piece. Currently, the Straw Hats, Trafalgar Law, Kin’emon and Kanjura find that Sanji has been swept up in a set of personal and political oppositions.

10

One-Punch Man

If you’re a big Dragon Ball Z fan, One-Punch Man will definitely be up your alley. Created by a then-obscure author going by the moniker One, the parody webcomics series launched in 2009 and went viral not too long after. In 2012, the series was remade by professional illustrator Yusuke Murata and a television anime adaptation aired in Japan from October to December 2015. The story follows Saitama, a bald twenty-something who is the most absurdly powerful known hero alive so far. Able to defeat most villains in a single punch, Saitama constantly faces an existential crisis and is unable to gain any thrill from fighting. It is speculated that the second season of the series will launch sometime in mid-2017; however, official confirmation has yet to arrive.