I really tried to pick only 5 but after much deliberation I really can’t narrow down my top anime for 2017 anymore than this!
There have been some outstanding shows this year and I had a tough choice narrowing down the list to just these from what I had watched but here we go.
This list is in no particular order.
3-gatsu no Lion (March comes in like a lion)
This show for me was great on many levels it was great at portraying emotions and inner thoughts, it was equally great at showing relationships and contains one of the cutest portrayals of family life with the 3 sisters!
Tsuki ga Kirei (As the moon, so beautiful)
This anime is on the list because I just loved the awkwardness of the love in it (and the punching the light switch scene!)
Sakura quest is on here for me because as well as having awesome art I felt they built the town and the relationships up really well and by the end I genuinely felt like I was leaving a town of people I had gotten to know quite well!
Fukumenkei Noise (Anonymous noise)
Anonymous noise is on here for me for one main reason…passion. For as much as I love a slow build in character relationships sometimes you’ve gotta just scream at the top of your lungs how much someone means to you like in an explosion of raw emotion!
Uchouten Kazoku 2 (The eccentric family 2)
– I loved the first season of this and the second didn’t disappoint too, they did a great job of building a town and the characters in it we’re all very interesting, I also loved the little romances throughout. And again another great example of a family dynamic with a twist.
Made in Abyss
I have a feeling this is on most people’s lists and why wouldn’t it be! The setting, music, background art, art in general and the whole concept was just amazing.
This one for me had a very strong first episode and the overall style and atmosphere is exactly what I look for in anime, my favourite part of anime is it’s ability to depict life in a beautiful way and this does that very well with amazing character acting!
This anime is on my top list of 2017 as it has a really high polish, an awesome art style and really good character designs.