Top 5 Anime Series & Films in 2017

Attack on Titan

Type: Television series
Director: Tetsurō Araki
Studio: Wit Studio
Genre: Dark post-apocalyptic fantasy
Original run: April 7, 2013 – present



Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.The series began in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on September 9, 2009, and has been collected into 22 tankōbon volumes as of April 2017. It is set in a world where humanity lives in cities surrounded by enormous walls; a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoids that eat humans seemingly without reason. The story initially centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and childhood friend Armin Arlert, who join the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded and Eren’s mother is eaten. However, as the story progresses and the truths about the Titans are slowly revealed to the reader, the narrative shifts to encompass Historia Reiss, squad leader Levi, Eren’s father Grisha, and other supporting characters.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Type: Television series
Predecessors: Naruto & Naruto: Shippuden
Director: Hayato Date(?)
Studio: Studio Pierrot & TV Tokyo
Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a Japanese manga series written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. Serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, Boruto is a spin-off of and sequel to Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto and follows the exploits of Naruto Uzumaki’s son Boruto and his ninja team while following a path to follow once they grow up. An anime television series adaptation directed by Noriyuki Abe started airing on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2017. Unlike the manga that started as a retelling of the film Boruto: Naruto the Movie, the Boruto anime acts like a prequel before Boruto and his friends became ninja.Critical reception to the series has been largely positive with most critics liking the traits of the main characters, most notably Boruto who, while resembling his father Naruto, still has different reasons making pranks and at the same time bonds with others. Pierrot‘s anime prequel also earned praised for its use of both new and returnining characters. Nevertheless, Shueisha shipped a million units of the manga series as of January 2017.

Dragon Ball Super

Type: Television series
Predecessors: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z & Dragon Ball GT (non-canon)
Director: Kimitoshi Chioka, Morio Hatano & Kōhei Hatano
Studio: Toei Animation
Genre: Martial arts, action, adventure, science fantasy
Original run: July 5, 2015 – present



Dragon Ball Super is an ongoing Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation that began airing on July 5, 2015. Its overall plot outline is written by Dragon Ball franchise creator Akira Toriyama, while the individual episodes are written by different screenwriters. It is also a manga series illustrated by Toyotarou, serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine V Jump. The anime is a sequel to Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball manga and the Dragon Ball Z television series featuring the first new storyline in 18 years. It is broadcast on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. on Fuji TV.

Dragon Ball Super follows the adventures of the protagonist Goku after defeating Majin Boo and bringing peace to Earth once again. Four years later, Goku attains the power of a god and faces more challenges. He defends the Earth against powerful destructive deities and travels to other universes to face more powerful opponents and nearly unstoppable foes. Dragon Ball Super reveals the events of the ten year time skip following chapter 517 of the original manga.

One Piece

Type: Television series
Director: Toshinori Fukazawa
Studio: Toei Animation
Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy
Original run: October 20, 1999 – present

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 19, 1997, with the chapters collected into 85 tankōbon volumes to date. The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King.

The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999. Additionally, Toei has developed thirteen animated feature films, one OVA and eleven television specials. Several companies have developed various types of merchandising such as a trading card game and numerous video games. The manga series was licensed for an English language release in North America and the United Kingdom by Viz Media and in Australia by Madman Entertainment. The anime series was licensed by 4Kids Entertainment for an English-language release in North America in 2004, before the license was dropped and subsequently acquired by Funimation in 2007.

Gin Tama

Type: Television series
Predecessors: Gintama, Gintama’, Gintama’: Enchousen & Gintama°
Director: Chizuru Miyawaki
Studio: BN Pictures
Genre: Samurai cinema, comedy, science fantasy



Gin Tama also styled as Gintama, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. Set in Edo which has been conquered by aliens named Amanto, the plot follows life from the point of view of samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent. Sorachi added the science fiction setting to develop characters to his liking after his editor suggested doing a historical series.

The series has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) by Sunrise and was featured at Jump Festa 2006 Anime Tour in 2005. This was followed by a full anime series, which debuted on April 4, 2006, on TV Tokyo and finished on March 25, 2010. A sequel titled Gintama first premiered in Japan on April 4, 2011 and ended on March 26, 2012, before returning once again for a brief run from October 4, 2012 to March 28, 2013. A continuation of the TV anime series titled Gintama° began airing on April 8, 2015, and ended on March 30, 2016. Two animated films have also been produced. Besides the anime series, there have been various light novels and video games based on Gin Tama. A live action film adaptation of the same name is scheduled for release in Japan in 2017. A new anime series continuing after the events in the Gintama° anime series, named Gintama. premiered on January 9, 2017.

 

 

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