Fall Anime 2017 List
It’s that time of the year and a new batch of fresh anime has come out. It’s my solemn duty to check them out and watch them…..or it’s an addiction that I can’t stop.
With that said, here’s a list of fall anime I am currently watching.
I discovered this manga late in the game while looking for some sports manga to read and the anime popped up in my searches. Don’t get me wrong, I love my shonen sports anime but I enjoy the very low key intellectual game anime like Hikaru No Go, or No Game No Life as well. I’m a big fan of chess in real life so I was instantly biased to reading the manga.
3gatuso no Lion (March Comes In Like A Lion) is a sports/slice of life anime adapted from the ongoing seinen manga by Chica Umino. It follows the life of 17-year-old, Rei Kiriyama as he rises through the ranks of professional shogi while maturing as an adult and developing his relationship with the Kawamoto sisters.
The animation is very standard but very odd at times, character design is very simplistic but distinguishable enough. However, it’s the story and the characters where this anime shines brilliantly. While Rei is your standard “zero to hero”, he isn’t too whiny or mopy and he does step up when it counts. The supporting characters are interesting enough yet do not take away from the protagonist.
People should watch this anime but I also know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
I stumbled upon this anime while checking the upcoming fall roster and I’m glad I watched it.
Ballroom e Youkoso is an anime produced by Production IG and is adapted from the manga written by Tomo Takeuchi. It follows Tatara Fujita, a high school freshman who had no aspirations in life. He then met Kaname Sengoku, a pro dancer who introduced him to the world of professional dancing.
The character design is very shonen standard fare, no one really grabs me besides one or two characters. The animation is very crisp and the movements is animated by Production IG well – I also love the opening and ending credits of this show. I’m actually familiar with some dancing styles so I was surprised at how well it’s done. It managed to teach something new as well, like how intricate it is to dance with a partner.
It’s not the standard shonen trope where the protagonist has to raise their level and ultimately win in the end. With this show, both dancers actually have to level up – the protagonist and his partner. The story is well-paced and there no dragging parts in the anime.
It’s actually very manly, despite the subject matter. 🙂
I’m quite fond of the “zero to hero” anime trope so I am watching Black Clover. This anime is produced and adapted by Studio Pierrot from the manga written by Yuki Tabata. The anime follows Asta, a loud mouth orphan who aspires to become Wizard King.
To be honest, this is one of those above average shonen anime. Studio Pierrot does a good job with the animation. Like I said, I’m very fond of the zero to hero anime and what better premise than a protagonist who has no magical energy trying to become the highly acclaimed Wizard King.
Black Clover is a fun, better than average battle anime and if you want to take a break from the Dragon Ball Super & One Piece of the world, this might tickle your tastebud.
Shokugeki no Soma: Season 3
3rd season of Shokugeki no Soma. They are entering one of the better arcs of the show and are catching up to the manga. This is like watching the Food Network, it will make you hungry, and want to challenge people all the time.
Evil or Live
Under the banner of Funimation, they always have a release each season and it feels very indie and some of them has been decent but I haven’t really watched what they were offering until this show came out.
Everything about this anime is standard or below standard but it’s the premise that really makes it interesting for me. The protagonist is thrown into some sort of internet addict reform school and his journey to reach the top of the food chain.
Code Realize: Sousei no Himegimi
This anime is my guilty pleasure. The only reason I am watching this is that it is set in some weird alternate fantasy Victorian era where all the Victorian characters and ideas converge into the story. Lupin, some Sherlock Holmes rip-off, etc. They are all at the party.
Dragon Ball Super
Why shouldn’t I be watching this? To be honest, I wait and watch the better arcs. I’m still watching this but sporadically while I wait for the meat of the story.
Mahoutsukai no Yome
I started watching this anime recently and didn’t know anything about this anime. Only that it was set in the alt fantasy UK, maybe near the end of the Victorian era where magic and technology coexist. I just find the premise intriguing.
Fall is in the leaves…..
And the ends my 2017 fall anime watch list. As you can tell, my taste is eccentric but I enjoy all sorts of anime, not even strictly shonen fare and also very strictly shonen fare material.
What anime are you watching?
P.S: Watch Stranger Things 2, I mean it.