Overall: With the end of the Winter 2017 season of anime, it brings the conclusion of the first batch of anime finishing in 2017. This season brought with it a bunch of comedic, light-hearted anime mostly revolving around cute girls doing cute things. Among others, there was a focus in drama with a bit of action here and there to solidify the genres within the season. Overall it was a great season of anime, where there was probably something for everyone.
How did I judge what was good?
Everything is subjective in a review, I find it difficult to review things objectively unless there is a community consensus on how good something is (there never really is). So, in the end I review based on my taste and on the best points of an anime. Whether it gave me the satisfaction of watching it, put a smile on my face or just generally made me think were some criteria I used.
OP/ED: It was a great start to the year in terms of OPs and EDs. This season brought with it a plentiful amount of them and it was nice too see how varying they were. The songs matched well with the overall themes of anime, and most of the animations focused on giving a colorful and pretty sequence of scenes.
In that being said here we go:
OP of the Season:
- Harada Sayaka, Hondo Kaede, Kubo Yurika, Yoshimura Haruka – Yumeji Labyrinth (Urara Meirochou)
- Earphones – Ikken Rakuchaku Goyoujin (Akiba’s Trip The Animation)
- Fhana – Aozora no Rhapsody (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon)
- Special Mentions:
- TrySail – Original (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
- Hanako Oku – Kimi no Hana (Seiren)
- Machico – Tomorrow (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2)
- OxT – One Hand Message (Hand Shakers)
- UVERworld – Itteki no Eikyou (Ao no Exorcist S2)
ED of the Season:
- Sangatsu no Phantasia – Fairy Tale (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
- Luce Twinkle Wink – Go to Romance (Urara Meirochou)
- Yonezu Kenshi – Orion (3-Gatsu no Lion)
- Special Mentions:
- Amamiya Sora, Takahashi Rie, Kayano Ai – Oie ni Kaeritai (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2)
- Nakajima Megumi – Watashi no Sekai (Fuuka)
- The Super Ball – Kimi no Koe ga (elDLIVE)
Winter 2017 Anime of the Season: