SHIT I FORGOT I WAS COPYING STUFF OVER HERE STILL
originally posted on ace-reviews.tumblr.com on december 31, 2017
This year sucked and most of the anime that got hyped up (that wasn’t a sequel) weren’t on Crunchyroll so I didn’t see them and probably am not going to any time soon, so pretty much everything on this list is either a sequel or had an OVA series before it became a full series. So they’re not ranked, but I am gonna group this list up, starting with the three that happen to be on my Top 10 Favorite Anime list, then the sequels, and finally the one or two new anime that I actually dug the hell out of.
On the bright side, it turns out I do like enough from the previous seasons that I don’t have to break my rule of not including more than two fall anime on the best of the year list (since they haven’t had time for me to see if i still remember anything about them in three months, and i’m not waiting until march to do this). So that’s nice.
The Ones That We’re Never Not Gonna Be Here
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju: Descending Stories
Hey, I didn’t have to look up how to spell the title this time! See? I can learn.
My Hero Academia Season 2
And of course this one, too.
The Sequels/Ones That Had An OVA
The Ancient Magus’ Bride
It’s really pretty and the characters are great and it’s one of the very few Western-folklore-n-whatnot-inspired anime I’ve seen that has nothing to do with Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, or Romeo and Juliet. So that’s cool.
Rewrite Season 2
This anime was pretty. And unlike season one, it kept a consistent plotline and tone throughout, which wasn’t too much of a problem in season one (I still liked it enough to watch season two, clearly) but is still pretty okey dokey.
The Actually New Ones
Alice & Zoroku
Speaking of anime and Alice in Wonderland…
Nah, but this was a cute show.
Magical Circle Guru Guru
This anime probably would’ve been here even if it wasn’t The Dragon Quest Anime. It’s really, really good, you guys. It’s consistently hilarious, the animation is top notch, and Kukuri is my precious and perfect daughter. I’m sad that it ended, but it was a delight.
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
At least in anime public officials can act like adults.
Akiba’s Trip: The Animation
It’s fun and funny and I liked it even though the romance in the last two episodes was kinda forced.
And finishing up the list is an anime that didn’t make my top 5 for it’s season because it hadn’t ended yet, but after it did end I wrote a glowing review gushing about how much I loved this series. Because it’s a great series and I love it and you should watch it if you haven’t.
Well, whaddaya know, I actually managed to come up with more new anime for this list than I thought I would. Go me.
So that was 2017. Hopefully 2018 will be better (and not just in terms of the anime we get from it).