One way to connect with our awesome readers are these Otaku Polls. This is our third survey and it’s dedicated to the new anime season! We want to know the opinion of our readers and, to be frank, who better to recommend anime than real anime otaku?
So, MANGA.TOKYO readers: Which are your favorites from Spring 2017? What are you watching this season? Do you have a few must-see titles to recommend? This MANGA.TOKYO otaku poll is your chance to have your otaku voice heard! As with our previous survey, we are going to publish some of our favorite comments below. We are so happy to feel your anime passion! ♪(´ε｀ )
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We asked readers which Spring 2017 anime they would recommend to a friend and why. These are some of their answers:
Please note that some responses have been slightly edited for grammatical reasons.
Shingeki no Kyojin 2 (Attack on Titan 2)
The anime is great and even non anime fans can pick it up and appreciate it due to it’s serious story and mind blowing plots.
As the second part of one of greatest anime in recent years, it is obviously a must watch. It has a great story with very well developed characters. Plus the animation is very good.
It’s very creative and exciting. While you are watching this, you have the feeling of being in another world. It’s full of action and unexpected twists, this is why the story is even more interesting.
It’s such a thrilling anime and you can’t wait to watch the next episode! The action is great but the calmer scenes really get you thinking.
I think one of the best things about this anime is how all the characters react so realistically to the terrifying situation they have been put in.
Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)
My Hero Academia just keeps getting better and better! Every week without fail it has managed to tell a well-paced story with evolving characters. And it always manages to get me pumped up!
A whole class of kids with super powers, fighting for justice in unique ways? Count me in.
I have heard great promises from this series from manga readers and believe studio Bones will bring it justice, that’s why I’m enjoying this ride so far (￣▽￣). Also the music and animation is top notch, so that’s a PLUS ULTRA (Hehe)
Boruto -Naruto Next Generations-
The animation is amazing and not only does it continue from the Naruto series but the plot makes it fun to watch.
The great thing about Boruto is that you do not need to watch the previous Naruto seasons to understand it. I know a lot of people who want to watch Naruto but are too overwhelmed by the sheer number of episodes. Boruto is a great place to start for Naruto lovers and new fans alike! It’s a second chance to re-enter the ninja world and become part of the next great generation of anime series.
Now even if you are not a Naruto fan and if you want to watch Boruto, you can start right away without any delay. The storyline set for this anime from the start is completely new and has its own fresh look. The overall music including background and theme song sets the mood for this new adventure quite well. But if you are a Naruto fan then this anime gives a nice nostalgic feeling. The characters are full of life which makes you want to know more about them. plus first episode intro and story settings makes you want to continue and know more about the anime further. If you want to try something nostalgic or start a new adventure Boruto: Naruto’s next generations is the one for you.
It’s the most hilarious anime I’ve watched in a long time featuring a lovely brother and sister relationship, let alone a cute one. The anime has amazing art designs that caught my attention while scrolling through spring releases. It has quite an interesting plot and character development, urging you to watch another episode.
For the fans of the Oreimo series, Eromanga Sensei is its spiritual successor. Fans should definitely watch it.
Roku de Nashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Record (Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor)
The art style is awesome. The use of magic and a man that isn’t exactly perfect or who you picture as a hero takes hopeful students to a new level of understanding what they thought they knew.
It has great comedy and it can be dark at times overall it has a pretty good story that is very to enjoy for people who started watching anime recently.
I personally like the concept behind the story a lot, as well as both the artistic and character designs. The story has a fresh vibe to it, and the idea of worlds created by the stories is incredibly fascinating, to say the least.
The plot is very interesting, and the pacing of the first three episodes of the anime is very good. The animation is also well drawn, and the soundtrack is exceptional and one of the best I’ve heard this year. All these elements are a pleasant surprise, considering that this is an original work.
Re;Creators has great potential to explore many diverse and interesting characters, and can elaborate and invert established character tropes, which I think will be intriguing.
Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Grimoire of Zero)
From all the airing shows, this one really stands out. Maybe it’s because I really like the Medieval setting. But nonetheless, the story is amazing. They put in comedy even though they live in such a cruel world.
Zero’s character is captivating and very interesting. First impression of her being very smart and refined makes me want to see more of the story.
I think Berserk offers the best mix of horror and fantasy animation today, and you can never get bored because the suspense is really, really high in every second of this anime!
Tsuki ga Kirei
It has relatable and realistic characters and the pacing is slow, which is perfect for people that enjoy light romance.