Top 10 Drama Anime of 2017


1. March Comes in Like a Lion 2

Drama, Slice of Life

The second season of 3-gatsu no Lion.


2. Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju


Unable to forget a performance of "Shinigami" performed by the rakugo master Yakumo in the prison where he was being held, Yotaro's first act upon his release was go right to the theater, where he begged, pleaded, and was finally accepted as Yakumo's live-in apprentice. After years of refining his art, Yotaro was promoted to the rank of Shinuchi and inherited the title of 3rd Generation Sukeroku. For the sake of his master Yakumo, Konatsu, and to change the image of Sukeroku inside them both, what kind of rakugo will Yotaro discover?

This celebrated human drama, based on a story by Haruko Kumota, offers an honest and sympathetic look into the lives and livelihoods of rakugo storytellers in the Showa era.

(Source: Crunchyroll)


3. Gintama.

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama

Weeks after the Shinsengumi leave Edo, the Yorozuya and Katsura's Jouishishi have been in hiding since then. A request from Imai Nobume leads to the two groups teaming up with the remnant Kiheitai plus Sakamoto and his Kaientai to save Kamui and Takasugi from the deadly clutches of Utsuro and his Harusame. Things become more complicated when Utsuro also sets his sights on Umibouzu, who is also after Kamui. All these groups will come together and fight to survive on the Yato homeworld, Rakuyou ( source: gintama wiki )


4. Made in Abyss

Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

The "Abyss" is the last unexplored place in the world. Strange and wonderful creatures roam within, and it is full of precious relics that present humans can't recreate. Those that dare to explore the depths are known as "Cave Raiders." An orphan girl named Riko lives on the rim. Her dream is to become a Cave Raider like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system. One day, Riko starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.

(Source: ANN, edited)


5. Natsume's Book of Friends 6

Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Sixth season of Natsume Yuujinchou.


6. No Game No Life -Zero-

Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Drama

A movie adaptation of the light novel series announced at the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2016 event, which will adapt the sixth volume.


7. Land of the Lustrous

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery

In the distant future, a new life form called Houseki (gems) are born. The 28 Houseki must fight against the moon dwellers who want to attack them and turn them into decorations, thus each gem is assigned a role such as a fighter or a medic. Though he hopes to fight the moon dwellers, Phos is a gem who is given no assignment until the gems' master Adamantine asks him to edit a natural history encyclopedia.

(Source: MU)


8. Gintama.: Slip Arc

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama

The sixth season of Gintama. Consists of episodes animated from unused manga chapters, before returning to the Silver Soul Arc on January 8, 2018. Porori is an Onomatopoeia for something (mainly water) falling.


9. Attack on Titan Season 2

Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

The second season of Shingeki no Kyojin.

Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity's freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!

(Source: Funimation)


10. Tsukigakirei

Romance, Drama, Slice of Life

The series focuses on characters Akane Mizuno and Kotarou Azumi, two third-year middle school students who become classmates for the first time. The series will depict each characters' growth and connection to the people around them, such as classmates, club-mates, teachers, and parents. The anime will also center on the youthful adolescent romance of the characters, who are hounded by change and uncertainty as the seasons inevitably pass.

(Source: ANN)

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