Winter 2017 Anime Must-Watch

I realize that my Winter 2017 Anime Mus-Watch List seems to be a little shorter than usual. Well, it doesn’t seem that surprising to me considering that most winter anime season is usually blah compared to other seasons.

Even though I didn’t watch a lot of anime like the previous seasons, there are tons of anime that I think is worth watching.

Not sure what to watch? Let’s take a look at what I’m watching this season.

My Winter 2017 Anime Must-Watch

Most anime that I watch for this season are mostly a continuation from the previous season. So, there’s not much new anime to watch.

On the flip side, watching less anime for this season can help me to focus more on my goals. If you read my goals for 2017, you’ll notice that I have a lot of things planned for this year.

So, let’s start off with the anime that you should give it a try for this season.

ACCA -13-ku Kansatsu-ka

ACCA anime

For some reason, the art style presented in this anime reminds me of the western comic book. But putting the art style aside, I do love the premise of this anime where the main character, Jean Ortus is being put under the surveillance only because they’re suspecting him for being a part of the coup de tat.

The story doesn’t seem to have much going on in the first episode, though. But you shouldn’t get yourself discouraged because of that.

The beginning of this anime is giving you a brief introduction on what ACCA is all about and what kind of country is the Kingdom of Dowa.

What’s fascinating about this country is it has a shape like a bird. And it’s divided into many districts, with each district has its own specialty and problems.

You won’t see a lot of action-pack, kickass scenes in this anime. But if you want to watch seinen anime, then give this anime a try.

Ao no Exorcist – Kyoto Fujouou-hen

Ao no Exorcist S2

I love Ao no Exorcist. But I need to be honest here that the first season of Ao no Exorcist was disappointing. There were way too many filler episodes. And most filler episodes were off the tangent than the manga plot.

Well, I was fortunate enough to read the manga first before watching the anime. Otherwise, I may not know that the first season itself was missing many crucial things.

While I was as happy as ever when they announced the second season, I was still as skeptical as ever. Sure, the second season is focusing more on the Impure King arc. But I was just worried that they’re going to fill it with another crappy filler episode again.

So far, the story seems to follow the manga plot. And the recap from the previous season is kept to the bare minimum just to be sure that there’s connection with the last season to what’s happening in the second season.

If they try to connect the dots with the last episode of the previous season, it certainly makes no sense at all why everyone except Kamiki is giving Rin a cold treatment.

Unlike other anime, it’s okay for you to jump into the second season without watching the whole first season. Sure, you have to watch the first few episodes of the first season for better understanding.

But you can drop the rest of them after you watch the episode where everyone knows that Rin is Satan’s spawn.

ChaoS;Child

ChaoS;Child

To be honest, I didn’t have much expectation with this anime, especially when I find out that it’s a harem anime.

Well, don’t be fooled by it. This anime turns out to be similar to Occultic;Nine. Unlike Occultic;Nine, the story starts off with an earthquake that destroys only Shibuya but not in other places nearby.

And we have a main character whose curiosity is more than enough to land him in hot water.

If you love Occultic;Nine, then you should give this anime a try. It’s nowhere to close to Occultic;Nine when it comes to blending facts and fiction together. But hey, it’s still worth watching.

eIDLIVE

eIDLIVE

The reason why I’m watching this anime is that eIDLIVE is by the same mangaka for Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Akira Amano.

I never read the eIDLIVE manga, so I have no idea how similar the anime is with the manga plot. But if you enjoy Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, then you should give this anime a try.

Koro-sensei Quest!

Koro-sensei Quest!

The characters from Assassination Classroom are back. But this time, they’re back as a group to defeat the Big Bad, which as expected, it’s Koro-sensei.

The premise of this anime is the same as the one in Assassination Classroom. But it’s with the Dragon Quest flair mesh into it. The anime isn’t that long, with one episode is only 5-10 minutes.

It’s obvious to say that you should watch this anime if you love Assassination Classroom. But if you never watch Assassination Classroom, then you should give this anime a try as well.

If you don’t like it, you won’t blame yourself for spending your precious 5 minutes of your time to watch this anime.

Onihei Hankachou

Onihei Hankachou

Instead of having a police officer in the modern days as the main character, we have a character with the same kind of occupation in the Edo period instead.

Just like most Edo period anime, most scenes can be a bloody one. Despite having a similar resemblance to a police-type anime, it doesn’t have a heavy plot. And each episode has a different storyline.

I’m not sure whether the anime will keep the same pattern until the end. But judging from the first few episodes, it looks that way to me.

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu S2

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu S2

The first season of this anime is focusing a lot more on Yotaro’s master, Yurakutei Yakumo’s past. So, it’s obvious that I want to know what’s going to happen in the second season.

The second season continues from where the first season ended. So, it’s obvious that you have to watch the first season if you’re planning to watch the second season of this anime.

If you want a historical seinen anime, then you should watch this anime.

Tales of Zestiria the X

Tales-of-Zestiria-the-X-Characters

It’s a continuation from the first season. I watch this anime because it’s a game adaptation. If you’re worried about how dubious is the game adaptation, then you don’t have to worry about Tales of Zestiria.

I never play the game. So, I’m not sure how similar it is to the original storyline. But hey, I never felt disappointed with whatever game adaptation done by UFOTable.

Whether you play the game or not, you should give this anime a try.

Youjo Senki

Youjo Senki

It amazes me that the main character for this anime is an…atheist. Yup, she still says that she doesn’t believe in God after her reincarnation. That is until one day, she was forced to believe what God could do while she was in the midair, with her life on the line.

Okay, this anime is definitely not about questioning your faith in God. But it’s more on the military side of thing, with magic is also a part of the military warfare.

I have to be honest here that I’m not a fan of fantasy anime. It’s a different story if it’s a game adaptation like Tales of Zestiria. And I almost drop this anime after watching the first episode.

So, why I keep watching it? Well, the character itself is interesting. Maybe it’s because I rarely come across a character who is an atheist. And in Youjo Senki, Tanya isn’t just an atheist. But she’s also obsessed with moving up the rank.

She isn’t just tactical during the battle, but also in her personal life as well.

Sure, the story itself is set in the fictional world that looks similar to the WWII era. But this anime is still enjoyable to watch so far.

Should you give this anime a try? Well, the answer is yes, even though it looks like we have a lolicon character who wants to take over the world.

Yowamushi Pedal – New Generation

Yowamushi Pedal - New Generation

How can I not watch this anime if it’s the anime that inspires me to become who I am today? Just like everyone else, I don’t expect that there’ll be a third season since the previous season ended so well.

While I’m happy with the news, I’m not that enthusiastic about the third season since my muse, Toudou is no longer on the team. The third years are already graduated. So, you won’t see them again in the third season, save that for the first few episodes.

If you don’t have any fixation on one character, then you should give this anime a watch even if you’re not into sports anime.

If you can only watch one anime, then you should watch this anime. But you have to watch it from the beginning, though. And it’s a long one.

What’s your Winter 2017 Anime Must-Watch?

Do you watch any other anime that I didn’t list it down here? Don’t forget to share what you’re watching this season in the comment below.