Best Anime Series You Need to Watch in 2017

There are lots of anime series that aired every single season. While some people will be happy to this situation, some other will have a hard time to choose which title that will fit for them. The hardcore anime fans seem alright to watch every single anime. They tend to devote themselves to every genre anime that aired every day, or just to review them – ehm, just like me.

But for some other fans who love certain anime series like action, romance, or maybe ecchi, these type of people tend to avoid wasting their time by watching and review it one by one. That’s why this article was made. We have great and best anime series list that aired in 2017 you need to watch. These anime series were rated from its story and artwork.

So, here we go, the best anime series you need to watch in 2017 according to me, sorry… I mean, according to AnimeBibly.

Winter 2017


Demi-chan wa Kataritai

Demi-chan wa KataritaiDemi-chan wa Kataritai is an anime series about demi-human who lives in the human world. The story is set in Japan where the community is already familiar with the presence of half-human being.

It’s different with Ajin anime series, this anime tend to heart-warming story and count into slice-of-life. Almost all heroines love the human male protagonist, especially Machi the Dullahan and Satou the succubus. So, I think this anime is also included into harem genre.

Well, for the animation is decent. The background is good enough and the character designs are cute.

Little Witch Academia (TV)

Little Witch Academia (TV)Just like Harry Potter, the anime sets in the magic academy and many students enroll this school. The anime focuses on the main female protagonist with her friends in that school. The show also includes several jokes and comedy touches, and it’s based on the character personality.

The artwork is just like an America cartoon. It really resembles but still has Japanese animation feel. Several weeks ago, this anime is also adapted into video games for PS4 and coming early in 2018.

If you love something magic game, we recommend you to watch the anime first before the game released for your favorite PS4 device.

Gintama.

Gintama. (2017)We heard the news that Gintama has already ended. But why the series is being released again? “imi wakannai” (I don’t understand). Well, as being comedy and parody, Gintama. is really filled with pranks. So I think this anime was also trying to prank us as the audience. Pffttt…

Sorry… this story actually happened 2 years ago… But let me tell you something interesting here.

The most hilarious thing is Gintoki appears in the very first minutes in the first episodes. He apologized about the series is being released again. He said it in Press Conference-like while imitating crying politician. While some people think that this is so hilarious, some other feels that this is execrable. But most non-Japanese people really have no idea what’s going on here.

Gabriel Dropout

Gabriel DropOutBesides the demi-human in the human world, there are also angels and demons who live side by side with us. I think that these creatures really love our world. Gabriel Dropout is about a Tenshi (Angel) who assigned a task in the human world and live as ordinary high school students, along with demons. As the real objective is still unknown (despite the angel and demon’s goal has been told in the first episode, but I still can not find the real objective during watching this anime, so I think their intention is not the real plot).

Instead, I found that this anime is being hilarious. It’s turn out to be a slice-of-life and comedy genre. The character designs are really cute. Even one of the characters named Satania gains so much popularity and has more fans, when compared to the main female protagonist itself. What the???

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

Yowamushi Pedal: New GenerationThis series becomes the sequel among the sequels of YowaPeda series. In this season, you will see how Sohoku High Bicycle Club is led by a new captain, and you will also see how the main protagonist Oonoda becomes a senpai along with Iwaizumi and Naruko.

While the story got great development just like the previous season, however, it seemed it lost its comedy touches. As you know that the comedy touches is really vital for sports anime because you will provide a lot of boring technical details about the sport in questions. But, this series could be a great anime for you, especially for someone who loves the prequel series and real sports genre without supernatural power.

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid DragonAnother mystical creature in this years. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon could be included into slice-of-life and comedy anime. You will find lots of humor and joke based on the plot and character personality.

Don’t think about the creepy dragons as the anime has cute character designs. Especially the Kamui Kanna who becomes the cutest loli of the year so far. However, this anime has Yuuri tone. Nope… But 50% Yuuri since there is a romantic affection between woman and woman. While the main protagonist itself is a woman who looks like a man.

KonoSuba 2

Who loves comedy? Who loves fantasy RPG based anime? Who loves Aqua-sama? Yeeeyy!! This year could be the best year for KonoSuba fans since the sequel was released. As KonoSuba fans, I hope they will release the KonoSuba season 3 soon. Just like you! I really need KonoSuba season 3!!!

KonoSuba has 20 episodes. Hontou ni tarinai desu ne!!! I need more and more! While the plot is random, they just completing some random quest, but the execution is really awesome, never made me boring when watching this anime. This series is highly recommended for everyone who loves comedy and transported-into-fantasy-world genre, but beware, there are lots of fan-service here. Steeeaallll!!!!!!

Masamune-kun no Revenge

Masamune-kun no RevengeThe first romantic-comedy anime TV series that I watched in this season. I’m a hardcore fan of the romantic-comedy genre and Masamune-kun no Revenge becomes my favorite anime so far, along with KonoSuba. The plot is simple but includes really good drama. The concept also makes the characters got good development.

The story is about Masamune who wants to take revenge to Adagaki Aki, a girl who rejected him because of his appearance as an ugly-pig boy. That’s why, the main protagonist, Makabe Masamune, is working so hard to become slim, muscular, handsome, and popular. Then he tried to make Adagaki Aki falls in love with him.

Kuzu no Honkai

Kuzu no HonkaiI really have a headache when watching this anime. It’s not because I hate it, but it’s because I was pushed into the dark side of someone’s life and his/her feelings. Let’s say, you love a Yuujin A, but the Yuujin A loves the Yuujin B, but the Yuujin B loves the Yuujin C, etc. In order to treat your loneliness, you start to make a “false” relationship with Mob A who loves Yuujin B. That’s about Kuzu no Honkai, or Scum Wish.

Just like the title, the characters are really scum. Their personality, their traits, and also their background. I don’t even know how to react every time they exchange their saliva with each other, but the only thing I realized is, this anime is not for kids, not also for someone who doesn’t want to lose his/her naivete.

Youjo Senki

Youjo SenkiIf Kanna wins the cutest loli of the year, Tanya Degurechaff would be the most sadistic loli in this 2017. Tanya is actually a heartless businessman in Japan, however, because of his sin, he was reborn in the war era as a girl named Tanya Degurechaff. But, Tanya’s carrying memories in her previous life, so her personality remains the same.

You won’t find any of comedy, slice-of-life, drama, or even romance in this anime. While the mild-joke is still included, the anime will show you the rigor of life in war era, and the differences between the normal human and prodigy.

Spring 2017


Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga SenseiWe knew that there’s always someone who drawing an ero pictures or even Ero manga. But, how if the person in question is really a girl? An innocent girl without any experience about ‘ecchi’ things but have a passion drawing everything ecchi. That’s Eromanga Sensei anime about.

Despite it is slightly different with its title, this anime doesn’t contain ecchi at all. But you can find several fan-services along with several harem plot and route. The character designs are cute, but I wonder why the author made all the heroines have a small-chest? Almost flat, except the male protagonist’s classmate. Please note that this anime is a kind of siscon-brocon, or also known as incest which to be a little taboo in several countries.

Alice & Zouroku

Alice & ZourokuAnother loli of this season. This anime is a Japanese version of Alice in Wonderland. Just like the title, this anime is about Alice, the project run by the government to research human with special powers. It’s different with other anime series, the main protagonist is cute girl and old man! Yes, it’s an old man! I’m no kidding.

While the story is not as intense as I thought, the anime turns out to be a heart-warming story and most of them are slice-of-life that tells about main female protagonist’s daily life in her adoptive grandfather place, Zouroku.

Grimoire of Zero

Grimoire of ZeroWhich also known as Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho in Japan, this anime has to be my favorite series in Spring 2017. It’s about the magic and several demi-human exist. But it’s different with Demi-chan wa Kataritai series, the Ajin in this series tend to be manly, wild, feared, and do not resembles into a human being.

You can find a cute main female protagonist too, with her mercenaries, Youhei (his real name is still unknown in the anime version). Just like Alice & Zouroku, I think this anime is also based on the western fairy tale. This is kind of a Japanese Beauty and the Beast version. However, the story itself is totally different.

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic RecordsWe still talk about magic and Academy. The Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor tells about Rock-sensei, Glenn Radars. You can find comedy and fanservice, but very little action, despite being magic and an action anime.

I think something that makes this anime interesting is the characters’ personality and the plot. While the character designs are decent, the personality is quite interesting. Let’s say, Glenn Radars who has laid-back and happy-go-lucky personality. This anime is also not a harem, so I think this is slightly good series for you who want to rest from both action and filled-with-girls-who-love-one-protagonist concept.

What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?

What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?Oh my God! This is the longest anime title I have ever seen. Even OreGaIru and OreImo are not as long as like this title. However, we can short it as SukaSuka.

This anime is set in the fantasy world, where humankind has already extinct 500 years ago. And maybe the main protagonist, Willem Kmetsch, is the last humankind in the world if he doesn’t marry our main Heroines. This anime has action, but it’s not the real plot.

SukaSuka is more like a romance and drama story. Beware, this anime is included into tear-jerker genre. I read several threads in anime forums that most people tend to cry in the last episodes. Are you ready for this?

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

New Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Special Will be Included in Naruto GamesNaruto is one of the best anime of all time. The series has really lots of episodes, and after it finished, it has new series called Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

The plot is almost similar to the Naruto first series when he was still 13 years old in Academy. The first season focuses on characters introduction and a little main plot that will lead to the bigger story in the future.

But I don’t know how long this anime would be. Maybe just like his father’s tale, Boruto will have very long and long journey starting from kids, adolescent, adult, and maybe until a new generation is created. Is the author will also make new “Next Generations” that will tell about Naruto’s grandchildren’s tale?

Armed Girl’s Machiavellism

Armed Girl's MachiavellismAnother comedy and harem series in this year. This anime is like a stereotyped series which tells about enemy-turns-out-to-be-fans, and harem appears here. Just like another cliche series, the main protagonist will fight the girls one by one until finally, they will fall for him.

Yes, the cover displays the anime like an action series, but honestly, the battle scenes are really boring and not intense at all. Yeah, it just for harem lovers and comedy fans. However, it’s still good to be watched. You can also find the comedy and several fan-service here.

Tsuki ga Kirei

Tsuki ga KireiIf you want to watch a romance and pure drama anime series, here is definitely for you. This anime tells about the first love and its obstacles. As middle school students, the main protagonist is trying to understand each other and keep their relationship as long lasting as possible.

This is pure drama, so you won’t find any funny dialogue or something. Instead, you will find some simple scene just like Japanese drama looks like. For someone who is unfamiliar with Japanese drama concept, maybe this anime would be a boring series for you. But, this also could be a milestone for you who want to know how to enjoy real Japanese drama.

Saekano Season 2

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend FlatAki Tomoya is back along with his circle mates, the cute heroines: Katou, Utaha, Eriri, and Michiru. This anime is included into harem genre, but it also has wonderful story and plot. This anime is not for fan-service alone but is also carrying good story and characters development.

For those who already know about the first season of the anime, maybe this second season would be the long-awaited anime series. But I don’t know whether this series is the last season or not, but I hope the author will make the sequel of the series.

Berserk 2nd Season

Berserk 2nd SeasonDespite the animation is being ugly (*sorry), the story is still great. Just like Berserk first season, this second season was made by full 3DCG. The most interesting aspect of this series is maybe the plot and action animation.

But the character designs are ugly (*I’m sorry again). If I have an opportunity to choose, I still prefer Berserk that was aired in 1997. Although the animation is not as smoothly as 2016 version, the anime was drawn by hand with good character designs in its time.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Sword Oratoria

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Sword OratoriaThis is not a sequel or even prequel of Danmachi, but it’s a side story, plot twist of anime series with Loki Familia members’ perspective, while the original is Bell Cranel perspective from Hestia Familia.

The thing that makes this anime interesting is, the story is related to each other. When you watch the original DanMachi series, you will wonder what those Loki Familia members are doing right now? And this series will answer that curiosity.

Attack on Titan 2nd Season

Attack on Titan 2nd SeasonHere we go… One of the most long-awaited anime series, Attack on Titan. This anime gained so much popularity until today. As being a sequel, the series still remains the best in the year of 2017.

While many people already known what will happen next (which is a common thing for popular manga series, just like Naruto), for someone like me who didn’t read manga (I prefer light novels) or even visiting several social media that people usually tend to spoil here and then, I still unknown what will happen next and really enjoy the story little by little.

So, let me give you an advice according to the popular anime series. If you really hate spoiler, even a minor spoiler, it’s better to avoid social media like Twitter or Facebook, or event to the Wikia. You can visit several forums that forbid people to give any spoiler instead, like MyAnimeList for example.

Summer 2017


Fate/Apocrypha

Fate/ApocryphaWho doesn’t like Fate series? It’s really dazzling, full of action with smooth animation, and a great storyline. Just like the other Fate series, this anime still tells about Holy Grail War, but it has slightly different style.

If the other Fate includes 7 servants and master fight with each other, this Fate/Apocrypha is divided into 2 groups. Each of groups has 7 different servants class with different masters.

For those who always love Fate series, like Fate/Zero or Fate/Stay Night, this anime could be great for you! But if you haven’t watch those two series, it’s not a problem at all since this Fate/Apocrypha technically doesn’t act as a sequel.

Welcome to the Ballroom

Welcome to the BallroomThis is maybe the most anime that surprised me a lot. Welcome to the Ballroom in the first glance likes a shoujo genre, however, it’s totally wrong. Although centers around dancing in the ballroom, this anime could be enjoyed by all gender.

I always love the underdog storyline, which similar to Haikyuu, such concept usually will bring very great character’s development. And trust me, this anime is also carrying great character development even in the first few episodes.

Princess Principal

Princess PrincipalWe knew about anime that includes one group of girls without the existence of male characters, let’s say K-On or Sakura Quest. Princess Principal could be one of them. But please note that these genres are not always being a Yuuri.

Princess Principal tells about a spy, some cute-teen-girl-spies has given a task to make a contact with the princess. Throughout the story, these spies are trying to protect the princess and have one objective that to make her become the next ruler.

Tenshi no 3P!

Tenshi no 3P!If you know about Ro-Kyu-Bu! and just happened to love it, you may love this Tenshi no 3P series, too. Written by the same author, Tenshi no 3P is still bringing the same concept, where the grade school girls have a special relationship with a high school boy.

Please don’t misunderstand! Special relationship means that this anime tends to focus on grade schooler and high schooler in terms of teacher and students, specifically in music.

But still, there’s always lolicon tones here, where these girls have an affection towards the main protagonist. Plus, there are several scenes involving characters that totally taboo for non-anime fans.

Restaurant to Another World

Restaurant to Another WorldIf several series like KonoSuba and Re:Zero tend to transport the main protagonist to another world, in Restaurant to Another World series is otherwise. People from Fantasy World visits our world in Japan to eat Japanese foods every 7 days.

This anime is the episodic type and really heartwarming story. This is filled with drama and lighthearted story telling. I think this anime is very safe for everyone. But for those who watch the anime just for an action, this anime is definitely not for you!

In Another World With My Smartphone

In Another World With My SmartphoneAre you still hungry to watch someone transported to the another world? Then this anime could be your next choice. But not strange enough because the main protagonist carrying his smartphone to that world and is considered as a magic item or something.

Maybe this anime almost similar to harem genre, but actually the main protagonist has a wife. Sorry, I mean… a fiancee. The anime is still not finished yet, but I hope the pace will stay like that, so the anime won’t turn out to be a “real” harem that usually ruins the show like Sword Art Online.

Aho Girl

Aho GirlI’ve been waiting for this kind of anime throughout the year, and finally found one in Summer 2017. It’s a real comedy that makes you laugh so hard. Aho Girl, which means “Stupid Girl” filled with a joke based on the stupid girl personality.

You will also find another character with unique traits. However, this is a short series which constantly makes me want more. But still, the series manages to make me laugh in every single episode! Great comedy! I recommend you to enjoy this one too.

Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure ChildrenI remember my school time when I *ehm* falling in love with someone for the first time. This series will bring you to that memories. While Tsuki ga Kirei also tells about teens fall in love with drama touches, then this series tend to be a romantic-comedy.

Just like Aho Girl, the anime is a short version, but not too short, maybe around 12 minutes per episodes, but it’s enough to make you feel the story. However, the story itself doesn’t focus only one or two characters. You will find lots of characters with their own love story.

Hajimete no Gal

Hajimete no GalAn ecchi genre of the season that I like. Please note that it’s not because I only love the ecchi aspect, Yeah… I love the ecchi but it should be accompanied by a great plot. Actually, there are lots of ecchi comedy genre this year, but I think this series is the only one that’s carrying the good storyline.

This anime does a great job of not relying on its real concept of a harem to keep the story going. The plot, and character development rely on a couple tropes as a crutch, but bit by bit flesh out every single character’s motivations as it’s needed.

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu eBeing also known as “Classroom of the Elite”, it really took me by amazement with a first episode that grasped my curiosity. It takes place in an exclusive school where the superior and the excellent are separated. Or in such a case, the good and the bad.

The concept just like a game, where all students are quarantined in the school and need to get a good grade to gain points which could be exchanged for anything, similar to money. The problem is, how if someone or a group with bad grade? Of course, they will have no enough point or money to live.

Gamers!

Gamers!Another romantic comedy of the season and of the year. Honestly, this Summer likes a heaven for me, as a hardcore slice-of-life and romantic comedy fans. Gamers! is also included in my favorite anime so far.

The main story of the anime tries to provide us clusters of circumstances resulting in misunderstandings. If you do not like this type of thing, I recommend staying away. If you want a total romance series which has no misunderstandings, this is not definitely for you.

Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler

Kakegurui - Compulsive GamblerHave you watched the anime that includes the food-gasm? Then this anime will give you another concept with the same idea, I call it a gamble-gasm, or whatever you want to call it. The story focuses on the main heroines who really love to gamble, and also the school-empire where the losers tend to be bullied by almost all students in that school.

The great things about this anime are the plot and its execution. The characters are interesting, especially the main female protagonist. You can also see the characters in “busu-mode”, or ugly mode, that’s really a hilarious thing to watch.

Fall 2017


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