Before the new anime season begins, here's a look at a number of new anime coming out this year that might catch your interest.
Anime of 2017
From top left to bottom right: My Hero Academia, Blue Exorcist, Attack on Titan, Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho, Gintama
While there’s going to be a bunch of anime upcoming this season, here’s a decent amount that may interest a number of people, which is why it’s on the list. You’ll note some don’t have descriptions: that’s because there’s no official synopsis of the anime season yet. When it comes, this post will be updated.


Based off: a manga by Hideaki Sorachi

Studio: Sunrise

Air Date: January 9 (Expected to stream on Crunchyroll)

Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga

Based off: a manga by Kazue Kato

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Air Date: January 6 (Crunchyroll, Daisuki)

Synopsis: “Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons—the exorcists.

Rin Okumura kept the fact that he was Satan’s offspring a secret from everyone and decided to become an exorcist. He began his training at True Cross Academy but following the incidents involving Amaimon’s raid, his lineage became apparent. Fearing his true nature and the blue flames marking his connection to Gehenna, Rin’s classmates all distanced themselves from him. Meanwhile, the academy was on high alert when they realized that the “Left Eye of the Impure King” had been stolen! What lies ahead for Rin and his classmates?”

Manga is available from Viz. Official Kyoto Saga website.

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2

Based off: a manga by Haruko Kumota

Studio: DEEN

Air Date: January 6 (expected to be streamed by Crunchyroll)

Manga will be released in English by Kodansha (Pre-order link)

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept

Based off: a manga by Natsume Ono

Studio: Madhouse

Air Date: January 10

Interviews With Monster Girls

Based off: a manga by Petos

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Air Date: January 7

Synopsis: “Call them “demis”! … Vampires, dullahans, succubi, snow women. These are just a few of those beings once known as “demi-humans,” and high school Biology teacher Testsuo Takahashi has always wanted to meet them. He gets his chance when the new term starts, and there are four “demis” in his school! Join the caring, bumbling Tetsuo in his quest to get to know these adorable monster girls, while helping them navigate the highs and lows of high school!”

Manga is available from Kodansha.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Based off: a manga by Coolkyoushinja

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Air Date: January 11

Synopsis: “Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!”

Manga is available from Seven Seas.


Based off: a manga by Kouji Seo

Studio: diomedea

Air Date: Jan 6

Synopsis: “New meetings always come suddenly! The protagonist, Yuu Haruna, moves into a new town where he meets a somewhat strange girl who doesn’t have a cell phone. The girl, Fuuka, seems to have a strange allure that draws people to her, very much like a summer breeze. Looks like Yuu has been caught up in one wild love story!”

Manga is available on Crunchyroll.

Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation

Based off: a manga by Wataru Watanabe

Studio: TMS

Air Date: January 9

Manga is available from Yen Press.

Konosuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! Season 2

Based off: a light novel by Natsume Akatsuki

Studio: DEEN

Air Date: January 11

Manga is available from Yen Press, LN is upcoming (Pre-order link)

Scum’s Wish

Based off: a manga by Mengo Yokoyari

Studio: Lerche

Air Date: January 12

Synopsis: “Hanabi and Mugi are bathed in envious gazes from all around as a beautiful couple with excellent moral conduct. But these two apparently perfect people in an apparently perfect relationship share a secret they can’t tell anyone.”

Manga is available from Yen Press, Crunchyroll

Little Witch Academia

Based off: an original creation by Yoh Yoshinari, was part of Anime Mirai 2013.

Studio: Trigger

Air Date: January 8 (Will be available on Netflix)

Masamune Kun’s Revenge

Based off: a manga by Hazuki Takeoka

Studio: Silver Link

Air Date: January 12

Synopsis: “As an overweight child, Makabe Masamune was mercilessly teased and bullied by one particular girl, Adagaki Aki. Determined to one day exact his revenge upon her, Makabe begins a rigorous regimen of self-improvement and personal transformation.

Years later, Masamune reemerges as a new man. Handsome, popular, with perfect grades and good at sports, Masamune-kun transfers to Aki’s school, and is unrecognizable to her. Now, Masamune-kun is ready to confront the girl who bullied him so many years ago and humiliate her at last. But will revenge be as sweet as he thought?”

Manga is available from Seven Seas.


Based off: a manga by Atsuko Watanabe

Studio: Zero-G

Air Date: January 11 (Likely will stream on Crunchyroll)

Synopsis: “High schooler Morina Nanase starts work at Trattoria Festa, an Italian restaurant filled with various and sundry quirky characters…and where through its unique cuisine, she will begin to mature as a person.”

Manga is available from Crunchyroll.

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Based off: a novel and film by Makoto Shinkai

Studio: CoMix Wave Films

Air Date: Sometime in 2017

Synopsis: “From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?”

Official FUNimation Films page.

Akashic Records of bastard magic instructor

Based off: a light novel by Taro Hitsuji

Studio: Liden films

Air Date: Spring 2017

Synopsis: “Sisti is a magic-user in training who attends a prestigious magical academy where she hopes to be trained by the best of the best. However, when her instructor suddenly retires, his replacement is anything but what Sisti had hoped for—idle, incompetent, and always late! Can Sisti still learn magic and unravel the secrets of the mysterious Sky Castle with such a terrible teacher as her guide?”

Manga is upcoming from Seven Seas.

Attack on Titan S2

Based off: a manga by Hajime Isayama

Studio: Wit

Air Date: Spring 2017

Manga is available from Kodansha USA.

Saekano: How Not to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (flat) Season 2

Saekano: How Not to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Based off: a light novel by Fumiaki Maruto

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Air Date: April 2017

Manga is available from Yen Press.

Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho

Based off: a light novel by Kakeru Kobashiri

Studio: White Fox

Air Date: April 2017

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

Sword Oratoria

Based off: a light novel by Fujino Oumori, a spin off of Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?

Studio: J.C Staff

Air Date: Spring 2017

Synopsis: “Aiz Wallenstein, the Sword Princess, is known as one of the most powerful warriors from one of the most powerful groups in the city of Orario: Loki Familia. With them, she ventures into the deepest parts of the labyrinthine Dungeon beneath the city, stalking the monstrous denizens that lurk there and vanquishing them with the blazing light of her sword. But when she meets a certain white-haired boy, the encounter will change both of them forever…”

Light novel is available from Yen Press.

Eccentric Family Season 2

Uchouten KazokuBased off: a novel by Tomihiko Morimi

Studio: P.A Works

Air Date: Spring 2017 (Early, but likely to be licensed by Crunchyroll)

My Hero Academia Season 2

My Hero AcademiaBased off: a manga by Kouhei Horikoshi

Studio: Bones

Air Date: Spring 2017 (Expect to be licensed by FUNimation)

Manga is available from Viz.

Welcome To The Ballroom

Welcome to The BallroomBased off: a manga by Tomo Takeuchi

Studio: Production I.G

Air Date: Summer 2017

Synopsis: “Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku’s not the neighborhood watch, though. He’s a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same.”

Manga is available from Kodansha USA.



Based off: a novel by Eto Mori

Studio: Zero-G

Air Date: Summer 2017

Synopsis: “The series revolves around the Mizuki Diving Club (MDC), which is on the verge of closing down after having financial troubles. The club’s new coach persuades the club’s parent company to stay open on one condition: that the club sends one of its members to next year’s olympics as part of Japan’s olympic team. ”


Based off: a manga by Hiroya Oku

Studio: MAPPA

Air Date: Fall 2017

Synopsis: “Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something…different about himself.

Manga is available from Kodansha USA, Crunchyroll.


FLCLBased off: an original creation written by Youji Enokido and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki.

Studio: Production I.G, Adult Swim

Air Date: Expected Fall 2017 or Winter 2018

Synopsis: “In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day when a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock.

But why did Haruko return to Earth? What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 she left with Naota? And where did the human-type robot ‘Canti’ go?”

Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond

Kekkai SensenBased off: a manga by Yasuhiro Nightow

Studio: BONES

Air Date: Expected sometime in 2017

Manga is available from Dark Horse Comics.