If I have to summarize the current lineup for this season judging by my Fall 2017 Anime Must-Watch List, I have to say that not many anime caught my attention other than the continuation from the previous season.
But then again, there’s still a handful of new anime that is worth your time.
If you’re not sure what you should be watching this season, then take a look at my Fall 2017 Anime Must-Watch List.
Here they are.
Just think of Anime-Gataris like Genshiken. Unlike Genshiken where it takes place in the college, Anime-Gataris takes place at the high school. And there’s the mighty student council who will find any evidence to close down the anime club.
While the main plot of this anime is focusing more on preventing the anime club from being shut down by the student council, the anime does emphasize how the anime industry works.
Instead of hearing about the anime industry from the insiders itself like the anime Shirobako, we get to learn more about it from the fan’s perspective.
If you’re asking me how accurate is the anime portrayed the anime fans, I have to say that it’s pretty accurate. But I’m not sure if people like Kaikai exist in real life.
Maybe they do. It’s just that they don’t exist in my social circle.
If you love anime like Genshiken and you want to learn more about the anime industry, then this anime can be a good source for you.
I didn’t have much expectation when I began watching this anime. But the first episode is enough to convince me that this anime is giving me Naruto vibe.
I’m not kidding about that. Even there’s an article on Anime Now that said the same thing about Black Clover having the Naruto vibe.
With that said, does Black Clover is Naruto ripoff?
Of course, the answer is no. Black Clover has its own way of storytelling. And not to mention, Yuno’s attitude towards Asta isn’t that icy.
Just take a look at how Sasuke treats Naruto in the beginning. They’d rather die than calling each other their best buddies.
If you’re a big fan of Naruto, you will disagree with me, saying that Black Clover is nothing close to Naruto.
But if you’re looking for anime that talks about hope and hard work won’t deceive you, then Black Clover is perfect for you.
For some reason, it’s great to watch an anime like this once in awhile. After all, it can serve as a lesson and a reminder for all of us.
Dynamic Chord isn’t your typical musical-theme anime. Rather than talking about life as a male idol, Dynamic Chord is focusing on the life of the rock bands under the artist management company called Dynamic Chord.
Does this anime give a correct representation of the actual J-Rock scene in Japan?
Well, the fact that most of their fans are mainly women is true. I’ve been listening to Visual-Kei bands ever since I was in the high school. Throughout my stint in being a Visual-Kei fan, I rarely encounter male fans in my social circle.
To the Visual-Kei band scene, male fans are a rare breed. If you’ve ever watched any live performance, they will always give a shoutout to the male fans whenever there are male fans around.
As for scandals, most of them aren’t that newsworthy unless they’re as big as X-Japan.
Appearance-wise, the normal J-Rock bands aren’t that fashionable. So, I can’t say for sure if Dynamic Chord is focusing more on the Visual-Kei bands because of their appearance.
Keep in mind that many Visual-Kei bands are more or less have the same appearance like the one you see in Dynamic Chord.
The crazy hairstyles and outfits are usually indie bands or when these bands were still indie. Once they go major, they will tone down their appearance.
Since Dynamic Chord isn’t like its predecessor, should you give this anime a try?
Well, if you’re interested in learning more about the music scene in Japan, then why not? It’s great to see something different once in awhile, don’t you think?
Garo – Vanishing Line
I have a confession to make. I’ve never watched Garo The Animation before.
So, why do I include this anime on my list?
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that some of the anime that I include in the list require you to watch the previous season if you want to get a better understanding of the storyline.
But there are also some anime that will give you a summary what the anime is all about. So, you can jump into the second season right away without ever needing to watch the previous season.
So, I’m testing my hypothesis with Garo – Vanishing Line by just watching it without watching Garo The Animation at all.
Now, what’s the outcome of my little experiment?
Initially, I realize that it’s a bit difficult at first to grasp the story without watching Garo The Animation. But after watching the first episode, I feel that it’s not necessary to watch Garo The Animation since the first episode already explains briefly what the anime is all about.
Even those who watched Garo The Animation also said that Garo – Vanishing Line isn’t related to the previous Garo anime. In a nutshell, you can say that Garo – Vanishing Line is a new fan-friendly.
Should you give Garo – Vanishing Line a try?
If you’re into heroic-type of anime, then Garo will do great for you.
Hozuki no Reitetsu S2
I’ve watched the first season before, so it’s obvious that I will watch the second season. This anime happens to be the anime that I’m looking forward to the most.
I wish that I can say that you don’t have to watch the first season for this anime. But I don’t think watching the second season right away will help you to understand the story since it doesn’t have a brief recap of what’s happening in the first season.
Unless you don’t care about characters’ backstory, then you can simply jump in and enjoy the anime.
If you love comedy anime, then this anime is a must-watch for you.
I have no better word to describe Inuyashiki other than the story itself blows me away. If you’re into sci-fi anime, then this anime is a must-watch for you.
Keep in mind that this anime also paints a grim picture of the Japanese society. So, some part of the story can be a bit disturbing to you. But then again, you’ll also get to see something that may not get covered in media as well.
Kekkai Sensen & Beyond
To be honest, I never thought that there’d be a second season for Kekkai Sensen especially after they had to delay the final episode of the first season because they want to create a better, original ending for the anime.
I enjoy watching Kekkai Sensen, even for the first season because it’s funny. The only thing that spoils the whole premise is the addition of a new, original character and a confusing, original ending.
Since I don’t have a good impression about the first season, how does the second season fare so far?
Well, the second season starts off great. But it can be confusing to people who are new to Kekkai Sensen and for those who haven’t watched the series for so long.
But then again, you don’t have to worry since there’ll be a recap what Kekkai Sensen is all about at the end of the first episode and at the beginning of each episode.
If you’re new to Kekkai Sensen, I think it’s okay to jump into the second season without watching the first season.
As usual, if you want a better understanding of the characters in Kekkai Sensen, then it’s best for you to watch the first season.
My only advice is to not worry about the final episode of the first season. The second season doesn’t even mention anything about the story that happened in the previous season.
Mahoutsukai no Yome
For some reason, I find that Mahoutsukai no Yome tends to fall into the dark shoujo anime category. After all, the main female character, Chise is someone who doesn’t lead a happy life her whole life.
Somehow, Chise’s past seems similar to Natsume Takashi from Natsume Yuujinchou where people labeled her as a weirdo only because she can see and sense supernatural forces around her.
If you think that Mahoutsukai no Yome is like your typical shoujo anime, then you’re wrong about that.
It doesn’t feel like watching shoujo anime at all. It’s more on the fantasy anime spectrum rather than shoujo anime.
Monster Strike 3
Monster Strike 3 is a continuation of the previous season. Unlike the last season, there will be a countdown when the world ends. It can also be used to indicate when the anime is reaching its conclusion.
If you only have 10 minutes to spare, then this anime is perfect for you. But then again, you can’t just jump right away, though. Like some anime, you have to watch from the beginning.
Despite its 10-minute duration, it can take longer for you to catch up with the latest episode since the first season itself has around 50 episodes.
You can watch the anime at Monster Strike Official YouTube Channel. The whole episodes starting from the first season are listed there.
Unlike the first season, the second season of Osomatsu-san seems to have jokes that are over the top, which left me with a puzzling feeling every time I watch the anime.
Despite that, I still find the anime entertaining to watch. It’s just that you have to beware that the jokes aren’t even family-friendly.
If you’re easily offended, then you shouldn’t watch Osomatsu-san.
Who would have thought that the game you usually play in the mixer can be so deadly? Not only that, you will die tragically if you disobey the king’s order.
While the situation in Ousama Game reminds me of Danganronpa, I find that the anime also give me the same vibe as ChaoS;Child.
As much as I love anime that puts everyone in a distress situation, I just don’t like it when the characters die in a horrific and gory way. I don’t know why, but that kind of death seems to be overrated especially in anime like Ousama Game.
I’m fine with a brutal death. But when you see too much gore in anime, it feels that the anime has nothing much to offer other than the gory scene.
Despite my remorse feeling about the characters’ gory death, I’m still watching this anime because I’m curious to know how it will end.
If you’re looking for something similar to Danganronpa, then add this anime to your list.
Shokugeki no Soma S3
All I can say is Shokugeki no Soma becomes a lot more interesting than ever before. While I do enjoy watching the first and the second season of Shokugeki no Soma, I never thought that the third season happens to be the anime that I’m looking forward the most.
If you love cooking anime, then it’s obvious that you should watch this anime. If you did watch the first season and find it off-putting because of its porn-like scenes, then you don’t have to worry about that.
Starting from the second season, the porn-like scenes are getting less. And it seems like that kind of scenes feels non-existent in the third season.
I can’t say that for sure since I didn’t read the manga. But hey, don’t let that scenes stop you from watching Shokugeki no Soma.
In a nutshell, it feels like I’m watching the cooking version of shonen anime. And that’s the reason why I keep watching Shokugeki no Soma until the third season.
Fall 2017 anime must-watch: what’s yours?
My favorite anime for this season are Hozuki no Reitetsu and Shokugeki no Soma. What’s yours? Don’t forget to share your favorite anime for this season in the comment below.
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Judging by the content of this blog, you may think that I’m just a blogger who loves to write about anime, manga, and video games. But blogging isn’t my primary focus, though. I’m actually an indie author who writes original light novels where most of my books are thriller and suspense original light novels.
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