This year has been a strange one for me with anime (2017 has been a strange year in general, but let’s set that aside for now). I found my watch schedule dominated by sequels and second seasons, while some of my more highly anticipated shows (Welcome to the Ballroom, ACCA, Little Witch Academia) left me a bit cold, and other shows I initially enjoyed took a sharp nosedive (hey there, Rage of Bahamut). This list definitely reflects that, being split equally between sequels and nonsequels. That said, there was plenty this year for every kind of anime viewer (perhaps minus mecha fans) to enjoy—dragon maids, food-themed coup d’etats, dramatic sword boys, steampunk assassins, and small-town tourism, just to name a few.
But enough with the chatter—keep reading to see my favorite ten anime of 2017.