The Fall 2017 Anime Shows I Plan to Watch!

One last anime season before the year is over! It just sort of bleeds into the following year, too…

At any rate, I will start things off by saying that I probably won’t be doing episode reviews for any of these series. I know some individuals like reading my thoughts on various episodes and series, but it’s been proving more trouble than what it’s worth. I’ll be whipping up editorials on simulcast series instead, so look forward to that!

P.S.:  I tried doing something new for the featured image. Let me know if you like for me to continue doing so!

Without further ado, these are the yuri / possibly yuri / not-yuri shows I’ve been eyeing!

SEQUELS (YURIIIIIIIIII)

These be second seasons of series that I enjoyed watching.

Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season

Sunrise

Given that I used to excessively retweet Love Live! content on my Twitter, did anyone ever doubt this would make the cut? It’s not a joke!

Anyways, I’m looking forward to seeing how these underdog idols progress!

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou

Studio Gokumi

The second season to my favorite mahou shoujo series is finally here! From what I can gather, the series has been split into two halves – the first 6 episodes will be a prequel that takes place 3 years prior to the original series and will be focusing on the life of Tougo (who was known as Sumi Washio back then) as she and her friends fight Vertexes. The other 6 episodes are a sequel to the original series.

…it’s been 3 years since the original series first aired and the coincidence in timing makes me feel happy…

The first 6 episodes are going to be released as 3 movies prior to the broadcasts, so I imagine there will be some discussion on the series before the episodes actually air. This sort of setup should have happened for Wake Up Girls!

Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou

Millepensee

Speaking of which, guess who’s getting another anime season?

It’ll be taking place after the third movie, Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom. The order, for those of you who aren’t in the know or forgot, went Wake Up, Girls! Shichinin no Idol –> Wake Up, Girls -> Wake Up, Girls! Seishun no Kage -> Wake Up, Girls! Beyond the Bottom. That sort of arrangement hurt the series, probably, since the more casual viewers wouldn’t bother with watching 3 anime movies.

But we’re here to focus on the positive side of things! The animation shown in the PV look crisp (and brighter than earlier installments)! I’m hoping it’s a lot more fluid and less off-model compared to the first season so people will stop looking down on WUG-chan. They’re gourmet potatoes, okay?!

Looks like there’s going to be another idol group called Run Girls, Run! And I-1 is being led by some new girl, too. Hm.

 

NON-SEQUELS (POTENTIALLY YURI)

There’s a first time for everything! Some are anime original and some are not (it’s actually evenly split).

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

White Fox

Looks like a post-apocalyptic setting featuring characters that could have walked out of a 4koma series that was being published in Manga Time Kirara.

But Made in Abyss has demonstrated that moeblobs are not automatically safe from harm. If the setting calls for it, bodily harm will happen, etc.

Be that as it may, this looks more like a series discussing the implications of being alone as well as what it means to experience emptiness. Frankly, I really don’t know anything about Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou so I’m just babbling here, but I can’t wait to find out firsthand.

Konohana Kitan

Lerche

I’m ready for cute foxgirls working in an otherworldly hotel spring inn.

Two Car

Silver Link

In order to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Silver Link is announcing this original anime featuring competitive motorcycle sidecar racing! Wow, Silver Link has only been around 10 years? It feels like they’ve been pumping out shows that I always end up watching for a lot longer than that…

Urahara

Shirogumi

Um…three girls team up with an alien girl to fight off other aliens who want to steal their district’s culture.

This one here is an anime original. I have no idea what to expect.

No PV at this time.

NON-YURI SHOWS

Shows that don’t really feature yuri but I’ll be watching, anyways…probably.

UQ Holder!: Mahou Sensei Negima! 2

J.C. Staff

It’s with a heavy heart that I say I’ll be watching this. Mahou Sensei Negima! was my lifeblood when I was younger. It defined my middle school and high school years. However, I’m only talking about the manga. There were various anime adaptations, but they were all very lackluster due to to focusing on fanservice or featuring seasons of inane non-canon filler.

I’ve been following UQ Holder! for 3 years now and it’s different from the Mahou Sensei Negima! I knew. It does provide an in-universe explanation regarding the rushed happy ending for Mahou Sensei Negima! (the explanation in real life is that the author was about to lose his rights to his intellectual property so he had to rush the ending. How messed up is that? Poor Ken). The PV has me worried that people will consider the series to be trashy when it…sort of is, I guess, since the fanservice is very prominent in both UQ Holder! and in Mahou Sensei Negima! (the anime adaptations for MSN! simply went too far, however). I just hope the series does well.

The fact that the PV features the OP from one of those failed anime adaptations for Mahou Sensei Negima! as the background music has me worried. Ahhhhhhhh

Shows That I Probably Should Be Watching

Himouto! Umaru-chan R – haven’t finsihed the first season yet

3-gatsu no Lion 2 – haven’t finished the first season yet

Mahoutsukai no Yome – haven’t watched the OVAs but the hype backlash has already cause me to turn away. I’m a hipster at heart! I’ll probably end up picking it up several weeks into the season like I did with Made in Abyss.

…That’s all, folks!

18 thoughts on “The Fall 2017 Anime Shows I Plan to Watch!

  1. Finish. March. Comes. In. Like. A. LION!

    Only two common shows on our lists. But when you pick up Just Because! (which I think you will, you will? :D), that’ll be three. Here’s hoping this will be an entertaining season.

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  2. I’m looking forward to more Love Live, but I am super-pumped for more Yu3. Fall 2014 was the first season I really got into weekly simulcasting, and Yuki Yuna ended up being not just my favorite show of the season, but one of my favorite shows ever. And what’s cool is that it was really a word-of-mouth success story. For a show that was entirely anime-original and had no buzz coming into what was a stacked season (new Fate/Stay Night, new Gundam, second cour of SAO2, Your Lie in April coming out, etc.) to end up being one of that season’s biggest hits I think surprised everyone, including the people who produced it.

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    1. Mmmm both shows are getting me very excited for Fall 2017.

      Oh, Yu3 was under such conditions, huh? I was admittedly late to the party since I watched the series a year later, but I do really really love underdog stories. Gah, Yu3 is amazing. And I am getting a bit upset that so many people are claiming it’s a Madoka rip-off. I should rewatch both series so I can whip up an editorial addressing that. But maybe I need to watch more magical girl series to be taken series, ugggh.

      Sorry, negative vibes. I only have high hopes for Yu3! I’m glad the producers get another chance to wow us!

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      1. Oh, Lord yes. And if you think the “Madoka ripoff” chorus is bad now, imagine back when we had a week between episodes to guess what twist was coming next. I got so tired of those conversations. But I always asked those Madoka fanboys who were crowing about all the stuff their show did that Yuki Yuna was “copying” if they had ever watched Lyrical Nanoha or Mai-Hime, because Madoka itself owed a debt to both of those earlier magical girls (and Shinbo’s own Petite Cosette OVA, which isn’t a magical girl but definitely occupies the same gothic horror space). I never brought that up to disparage Madoka, which is a great series and deserves its accolades, the point was just that every series builds on the things its predecessors did, and to crack on Yuki Yuna for that without acknowledging what Madoka owed to its own ancestors is hypocritical. And anyway, Yuki Yuna wasn’t just influenced by Madoka either – I saw a lot of influence from the Persona series and the Key Visual Arts oeuvre, too. That shouldn’t be a surprise since Seiji Kishi, besides directing Yuki Yuna, also directed the P4 anime and Angel Beats, but people get so focused on the Madoka connection that they tend to miss that.

        Sorry, didn’t mean to go off on a rant there. Guess that’s still a sore subject.

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  3. Oh wow–I didn’t expect Negima to have such an influence on someone’s middle school/high school like it did for me. That’s so cool!! While it has been bogged down by A LOT of fanservice, there’s still some charm in the magic that makes me not be able to hate it. I still love Negima, and I’m excited for more UQ Holder (though I should probably watch the first).

    And YES, gotta get that Yuki Yuna, another series that I need to watch the movies from!!

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    1. Oh, I wasn’t expecting to bump into a fellow blogger who was also heavily influenced by Negima! Hooray!
      Yeah, the fanservice did get out of hand at times, but it was such a breath of fresh air compared to other shounen manga that I really grew attached to it.
      I’m not sure if the anime is worth browsing considering there’s like 2 different series. The first followed the manga for a time before it ended its 26 episode run with filler and the other series is an AU. There were also a few OVAs showing how Negi and his students prepared for their trip to Wales and a movie showing the rushed conclusion of the magic world arc without showing what happened after they returned to Earth…

      Yesssss gotta get that YuYuYu!

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  4. Interesting list of shows, I have to put some of these on my list like Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryouko and Two Car. I haven’t watched many sports anime and I didn’t get a chance to watch Made in Abyss so those will be fun!

    Also I can’t wait for Love Live Sunshine S2 as well! Looking forward to reading your thoughts and discussing the hopefully more enjoyable story of Aqours. 🙂

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    1. mmm it’s skewed very heavily towards particular genres, haha…

      Oh, yay! I don’t get to see much sports anime, either. Sorry to hear about the lack of Made in Abyss.

      Yay, another fan! Aqours will riseeeeee. I’ll try to make some sort of sense when I blab about them in Fall 2017. I really enjoyed the article you wrote about what the seiyuu-tachi for μ’s are currently up to!

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  5. That image just looks really cool. So yes I would say definitely keep doing that 😀 Ss for the line up, there are some very cool shows heading our way. The one that really caught my attention was Two Car. That one has a pretty unique concept. Looking forward to it: and ofcourse all the posts that you are going to write for these series 😀

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    1. Thank you! I’ll keep at it for the relevant posts, then!

      Two Car, huh? It does seem like a very different concept!

      Mmm I won’t be writing as many posts as I did for previous seasons since I’m trying to take a break from episode reviews, but thank you!

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  6. I liked the image. If I could make cool images, I would.

    Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou has me interested. Own and watched season one, would like to see the “darker” bits that are apparently coming. Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is a maybe. Haven’t looked at the actual line up so these are just what look/sound cool from what you listed.

    Thanks for the thoughts 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Well, it wasn’t too difficult! Just resized/cropped a few images, rearranged them in MS Paint, and then used GIMP to add the outlined text. I followed this guide and it worked out for me.

      http://en.linuxreviews.org/HOWTO_outline_text_in_GIMP

      Yessss another YuYuYu fan. Darker bits, huh?
      Mmm I’m curious about Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, too!
      Ahh I hope you can find time to take a look at the upcoming line-up.

      Thank you for dropping by!

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      1. Thanks for the resource, I’ll save that and definitely take a look at it a bit later! 🙂

        YuYuYu felt decent for a first season but I definitely thought it needed more. Apparently, the source material is really dark and season pulled something the source did by having things work out only to get worse later. So excited for that since I enjoy some pretty dark stuff.

        I’ll be giving the line-up a look soon. Just haven’t gotten around to it. I’m sure the upcoming season will be better for me at least than the current one. Lot of good shows right now but can’t watch almost any of the ones I actually wanted to.

        Any time man 🙂

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