Spring Anime Recap for 2017

Summer is here, so it’s time for a recap on where the spring went! With the sequels to Attack on Titan, Naruto, and Dragon Ball simultaneously releasing during this spring season, there’s no question this has been the biggest season in anime we’ve had in some time. Here’s our thoughts on some of the new series!

Attack on Titan (Season 2)

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Shingeki no Kyojjn Season 2

After 4 years of waiting, the sequel to the staggeringly popular Attack on Titan has arrived! Unlike season one, the first few episodes of this season start with some heavy characterization. Fans may be disappointed with the slower pace, but after a few episodes it builds the reveal to a few unexpected twists in this chilling and gruesome story. Get your barf bag ready–there’s plenty of horrific deaths coming your way.

Available on: CrunchyRoll.com, Hulu.com, Funimation.com

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Season 1)

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Set after the events of Naruto Shippuden, this sequel follows Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzamaki. The series starts in a swell of nostalgia, as we see our old favorite characters all grown up, many with kids of their own.  And while there are some suspicious activities happening in the Leaf Village, the show mainly follows Boruto’s first days at the Academy. Considering the rather dark content at the end of Naruto Shippuden, Boruto is a call back to the simpler days of wanting to become an awesome Shinobi.  *Warning, this series contains Shippuden Spoilers! Watch at your own risk* 

Available on: CrunchyRoll.com, Hulu.comFunimation.com

Dragon Ball Super (Season 5)

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Dragon Ball Super Season 6

Dragon Ball Super is the new canon for the events after the Buu Saga of DBZ—it erases Dragon Ball GT, yay! If you haven’t seen Super, its start is a little odd—Goku is a farmer (an awful one, at that) basically because Chi Chi told him to get a real job. The entire previous cast shows up very early in the season, two incredible DBZ movie characters are added to the fray, and then there’s a UNIVERSE TOURNAMENT! As of today, there are 95 episodes available on Crunchyroll, so we have a lot of catching up to do.

The English dub of Dragon Ball Super is also available up to season 3 and is SUPER awesome because many of the old cast from our childhood reprised their roles.

Available on: CrunchyRoll.com, Funimation.com

My Hero Academia (Season 2)

Speaking of tournaments, My Hero Academia Season 2 released with a STELLAR arc pitting the students of the Hero Academy against each other. One of the pros of tournament arc is the equal screentime divided up between the cast. MHA has a ton of clever characters that get further development this season, and Deku is getting his fair share as well. Be sure to check out season 1 if you haven’t watched this series—it has something everyone will appreciate.

Sakura Quest (Season 1)

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Sakura Quest Season 1

The struggle is real in this slice of life anime! Small town graduate Yoshina Koharu dreams of becoming a beloved queen in Tokyo. Problem is, she’s already applied for 30 jobs and is tanking every interview. Yoshina’s own mother pushes her to give up and come home to work in the country. Faced with disillusionment and disappointment, Yoshina accepts a position she doesn’t want in a small town. She struggles to make the best of a situation many millennials will know too well in this heartwarming and hilarious tale.

Available on: CrunchyRoll.com

Berserk (Season 2)

Berserk Season 2

Me: “Hey, Corey! What do you think of the new Berserk anime?”
Corey: *chanting* “At least we’re getting new content. At least we’re getting new content. At least we’re getting new content….”
 
The group consensus was largely on the unappealing look of this series. Berserk has an unhealthy love affair with CGI, and at times the movements on the screen just make you feel uncomfortable. I have a hard time thinking anyone other than the hard-core fan will sit through the whole season. 
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FATGODFROSTY has it right!

Natsume Yuujinchou Roku (Season 6)

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Natsume Yuujinchou Roku

Translated as “Natsume’s Book of Friends”, Natsume Yuujinchyou is like anime Winnie the Pooh for adults. The episodic show centers around Natsume Takashi, the Christopher Robin character and his Pooh, a cat demon referred to as Nyanko-Sensei. Natsume discovers the Book of Friends, a mysterious item that has power of a variety of Youkai (demons) that appear in Japanese folklore. To anyone who enjoys the cast of supernatural spirits in series like InuYasha, Noragami, Kamisama Kiss, Natsume Yuujinchou has a lot to offer. I’m looking forward to catching up on this feel-good series to watch season 6!

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Written by: Darling Otaku

Moonie. Aspires to become a unicorn. Married to Mr. Dashing himself. YA Fantasy Writing Blog: https://sanbornsmith.wordpress.com/

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