Spring 2017 Anime – Nutty’s First Impressions

In this post, I will attempt to share my views on (what looks to be) the most promising anime series from Spring 2017.

Spring 2017 is looking to become a solid season for anime. When I think of this season, the first shows that come to mind are the highly anitipated sequels such as Boku no Hero Academia S2 and Shingeki no Kyojin S2. Although that’s the case, I won’t be talking about those shows, or any other anime sequel in this post. This is because I feel that the decision of whether or not to watch thoese series should be based on your prior feelings towards its prequels – and unless I did a full review of those shows – I wouldn’t be of much help in that regard.

With that out of the way, the goal of this post is for me to introduce to you some of the series that I will be watching this season – for those of you who don’t have time to check out a lot of the series that’s airing. Moreover, I will be explaining what’s to be expected out of these series/ why I like them in the first place, in order to (hopefully) get you to watch them.

This selection was made after viewing, and dropping, around a dozen or so newly released series that seemed interesting to me at first. So without further ado, these are the ones that stood out to me.

Sakura Quest

MAL’s Synopsis:

In the wake of a nationwide movement during the Bubble economy period, a small town in the countryside has revived its “mini-nation” tourism program; hiring five girls as travel ambassadors. The series will follow a year’s time of the five girls as they work in the tourism agency of a small failing town in an effort to reinvigorate it.

There are numerous reasons why I’m so excited for this series – primarily being the fact that it’s premise is vastly similar to Hanasaku Iroha’s, which is (currently) my favourite anime. To add to the similarities, Sakura Quest is also produced by P.A works, which also produced Hanasaku Iroha. I can just see this series turning into something very close to its ‘predecessor.’ Just the thought of it alone gets me pumped.

Moving on from that, Sakura Quest definitely has potential. From what I have seen in episode one, the series is taking on a light-hearted and optimistic tone, which is brought out by the lovable cast, serine environment and charming plot.

Like any other slice-of life series, this series would be better experienced than explained. And so, I would highly recommend you give this series a try.

Warau Salesman New

MAL’s Synopsis:

Each episode follows Fukuzou Moguro, a traveling salesman, and his current customer. Moguro deals in things that give his customers their heart’s desire, and once his deals are made and their unhealthy desires are satisfied, Moguro’s customers are often left with terrible repercussions, especially if they break the rules of his deals…

Warau Salesman New is an episodic series that is a re-adaptation of the anime Warau Salesman, which ran from 1989 to 1992. The mini stories present in this series is really reminicent of young children’s story books, as there is always some inherent moral that the viewer picks up on at the end of each story. In the first episode, these morals were temptation and greed.

I had a blast watching this series. The artstyle was expressive and unique (compared to what we see regularly today) and the characters/ scenarios were interesting and served their purposes. And may I add, the series’ opening song was just splendid – the aesthetics were minimalistic yet effective, while the track was groovy and set the mode just right.

The series might not be evryone’s cup of tea, but its something that I will see myself watching on a weekly basis as it airs.

Hinako Note

MAL’s Synopsis:

Hinako lives in the countryside and is poor at speaking. She wants to improve her speech to be able to talk to people fluently, so she moves to Tokyo and plans to join the drama club in high school. When she arrives, however, it turns out her boarding house is a secondhand bookstore, and a beautiful girl who eats books lives there.

This anime certainly looks to be a ‘cute girls doing cute things’ type of show, and gives off a similar vibe to shows like K-On!. Additionally, Hinako Note will most likely be a show that revolves around its characters friendships and the events that surround them. I hope the show actually has meaningful character development and not be just about cute girls. But other than that, the show is just so pleasant to watch. This is the kind of show that you would just want to bundle up and just binge to pass time and relax.

From what I’ve seen, Hinako Note has an adorable cast of characters and a clear narrative. All of which makes me look forward to seeing future interactions between the characters as the show goes on. Just watch this if you’re a fan of cute girls 😛

Nutty

"I absolutely adore anime. But what I love more than watching anime - is talking about it."

A proud anime enthusiast that is also a writer and blogger by hobby. For more of my pieces - feel free to check out my blog at: https://nutmegsjuice.wordpress.com/