The 12 Anime Movies That Will Debut During the Spring 2017 Season

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is set to tease the ending of the manga and Kuroko no Basket: Last Game will premiere!

The Spring 2017 season is going to be back with some big anime movies! Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is set to tease the ending of the manga, the staff behind The Tatami Galaxy have a new movie coming out, and Kuroko no Basket: Last Game will premiere!

Let’s look at the slate of anime movies that are set to premiere next season.


1Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Premiere: May 6

Quick pitch:  The movie will center around the Dragon Cry artifact, which is said to have the power to destroy the world or bring hope. Natsu and the Fairy Tail guild are tasked with retrieving the artifact from the Kingdom of Stella, but they soon discover that various parties have ulterior motives for using the Fairy Tail guild for this task.


2Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi (Overlord: The Dark Warrior)

Studio: Madhouse

Premiere: March 11

Quick pitch: The second of two compilation films based on the Overlord anime with new scenes and new characters being added.

3Kuroko no Basket: Last Game

Studio: Production I.G.

Premiere: March 18

Quick pitch: An American street basketball called Jabberwock visits Japan to play a friendly match with a Japanese team. After a crushing victory, Jabberwock mocks the Japanese team, claiming Japan is full of pretenders. This comment angers Riko Aida’s father, who gathers a new team made up of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami. Named Vorpal Swords, they challenge Jabberwock for a revenge game.


4Blame! The Movie

Studio: Polygon Pictures

Premiere: May 20

Quick pitch: The story follows a girl named Zuru, who is on a mission to find food for her village. After accidentally triggering a Safeguard pack, she meets Killy the Wanderer. Killy is on a quest to find the Net Terminal Genes, which is the key to restoring humanity’s place in the Net-based world.


5Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari (Ancien and the Magic Tablet)

Studio: Signal.MD

Premiere: March 18

Quick pitch: Kokone Morikawa has no talents and can’t seem to stay awake. She should be studying for her college entrance exams, but her sleeping spells keep interrupting. To make things worse, she is plagued by odd dreams. Her father Momotaro doesn’t pay much attention to her problem. But when he is arrested and taken to Tokyo for questioning, Kokone discovers her dreams may hold the key to freeing her father.


6Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter

Studio: TMS Entertainment / V1Studio

Premiere: April 15

Quick pitch: The movie center around Momiji Ōoka, a high school karate champion claims Heiji Hattori is her future husband.


7Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome

Studio: Science SARU

Premiere: April 7

Quick pitch: Kurokami no Otome is walking around the streets of Kyoto to head to a college fair. Unknown to her, someone called ‘Senpai’ following her and he is waiting for the right moment to confess his feelings to her. Unfortunately, she is not interested in romance. But, their night is about to crazy after they meet some eccentric individuals.


8Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu Over the Wall)

Studio: Science SARU

Premiere: May 19

Quick pitch: Kai moves from Tokyo to the harbor town of Hinashi to live with his grandfather following his parents’ divorce. He composes music and uploads it on the internet as a hobby, which catches the attention of Kunio and Yūho. They invite him to Mermaid Island and ask him to join their band. While on the island for practice, the three meet a mermaid named Lu.


9Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Premiere: March 4

Quick pitch: Unable to handle the summer heat, Doraemon transports Nobita and his friends to an iceberg floating in the South Pacific. While creating an icy theme park, the group finds a mysterious gold ring in the ice, which is believed to have originally been buried in Antartica. The crew is determined to find the original owner, but they have to travel 100,000 years into the past to find the owner.


10Crayon Shin-chan Movie 25: Shin-chan Shuurai! Uchuujin Shiriri

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Premier: April 15

Quick pitch: An alien named Shiriri visits and turns Shinnosuke’s parents into children. In order to turn them back, Shinnosuke must travel across Japan with Shiriri hiding in his butt.

11Precure Dream Stars!

Studio: Toei Animation

Premiere: March 18

Quick pitch: A mysterious girl named Sakura appears before Cure Whip. Sakura comes from another world where an evil goblin named Karasutengu steals all of the beautiful things in the world. She asks the Precure for help in stopping Karasutengu.


12PriPara Movie: Minna de Kagayake! Kirarin Star Live!

Studio: Tatsunoko Productions

Premiere: March 4

Quick pitch: The PriPara Idols are going to embark on a tour visiting the planets in the PriPara solar system.

What movies are you planning on (or wish you could) watching next season?

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