I need to confess: while I do look forward to my winter list, I’m not that super excited (so maybe I am for Gintama but that’s given!) But I don’t consider those as a signs of things to come. In fact I’m still hopeful that some of the manga series I’m wishing hard to get green-lit will still get it (I got one of the 5 wishlists, and that saying something!) And I’m also open to trying new or originals series! But for now let me share my list of anime I look forward to watch in 2017 and as well my wish-lists manga series that needs an anime probably in the upcoming year, too!
2017 Anime I look forward to!
1. 『青の祓魔師』 Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen – is it 4-5 years ago since I first watched it? Honestly I’m into books then but I always remember watching Ao no Exorcist despite my declining interest before! So yes, I’m pretty excited with this one!
2. 『覆面系ノイズ』Fukumenkei Noise – I’ve stopped reading this midway but I do like it (one of the things I needed to do is to catch up before the anime airs). Plus any shoujo anime makes me a happy panda! *twirls*
3. 『僕のヒーローアカデミア』Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season – Aaaaah~ my favorite arc, you guys! So hell yes, I’m super, suuuper excited for this. More Deku. More Bakugou! More Todoroki! More awesomeness, yes my body is ready!
4. 『ワンパンマン』One Punch Man 2 – HERO ore o tataeru koe ya kassai nante hoshiku wa nai sa~ I can’t help singing! Yes! More OPM the better! Can’t wait for this seriously!
5. 『進撃の巨人』Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 – the reason why I got back in the anime/manga fandom! I’ve been waiting, and waiting. I’m not contended with SnK-esques series that WIT Studio offered as proxies, and I follow the manga but the excitement is undeniably slowed down! Even though it wasn’t as “colossal” as before you can still bet your titan’s ass I look forward to this! About time, really!
6. 『将国のアルタイル』Shoukoku no Altair – I need to reread this and catch up before the anime airs! Seriously, it has the most amazing art and I will always adore Central Asia setting & this one got that & more! Totes excited!
Wishlist! (aka please make an anime out of this…!)
1. 『暁のヨナ』Akatsuki no Yona S2 – I know the likelihood of this happening is pretty slim to none! But you know how optimistic I am. If Ao no Exorcist got its sequel 5 years later, maybe, just maybe this one too! More Hak the better!
2. 『青春×機関銃』Aoharu x Kikanjuu S2 – Again like Yona, a pretty far-fetched dream. But the events after the anime ended are pretty awesome, it’ll be a waste not to see it animated (you know that onsen scene! *wiggle eyebrows*)
『ボールルームへようこそ』Ballroom e Youkoso – I’ve said my piece here already but in case someone who has power to make happen is reading (UNLIKELY!), I want an anime for this! I want to see them dance, do the waltz~ hear the music, all the shebang. Even one cour, 13 episodes will suffice! So please!!! ETA: (12/28/2016) It was officially announced that Ballroom E Youkuso will have an anime and will air Summer of 2017! HOORAY!
4. 『この音とまれ』 Kono Oto Tomare! – This needs an anime like right now. Japan do it please! (Oh, and a more serious explanation better read here)
5. 『モブサイコ100』 Mob Psycho 100 S2 – you think one season is enough! Gimme more MOB!!!
6. 『東京喰種-トーキョーグール-:re』 Tokyo Ghoul:re – I know that majority of TG fans don’t want an anime because Pierrot pretty much screwed up all our hopes and dreams with Tokyo Ghoul A but I want to see Sasaki. I just like to see the anime up until the Auction arc! And let’s be honest TG is one of the most popular series right now so yeah, I still want it. I have already separated the entities of the anime from the manga so this still will work for me!
Books I’m considering picking up!
Like I mentioned in my 2017 goals & resolutions, I would like to try reviving my interest in reading books! I decided to snoop around GR to see what books tickle my curious little head! And I narrowed down to this list: (Note: debut only since I’m not sure on picking up old series that I’m certain I’ve long forgotten the story by now.)
1. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves – I have a thing for underdog and the MC looks like she’s not-blessed-with-ability type! And I’m always allured by exiled princess off to prove herself story! (hello, Akatsuki no Yona, Jouo no Hana, Chang Ge Xing??!!) So yep, looks great to me!
2. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – pirate king! (is that you Luffy?) She set up her own kidnapping?! Sea adventures? Count me in! Self, get yourself interested with this! And book don’t fail me!
3. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza – this screams star-crossed lovers or so I think! I’m all aboard the space escapades! I’m not into galaxy far, far beyond but who knows it might recover my sleeping bookworm persona now in a coma.
4. Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas – I liked the plot that yells to me “find the suspect!!” theme. It also give me Anastasia vibe so this one I‘d like to read. ;D
5. The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco – the “accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead” is an immediate yes for me!
6. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones – I was instantly interested when I read the words “goblin king.” Sounds like unorthodox romance? perhaps ala Beauty & the Beast? Well, the summary sounds pretty hunting to me.
So how about you wonderful & beautiful people, what are your most awaited anime, books, etc? Do we have something in common? Feel free to fangirl, or add your quips on the comment section below! Huzzah!