The 19 Manga Adaptations to Watch During the Spring 2017 Season

Hyped sequels (like Attack on Titan Season 2) and anticipated shows (like Fukumenkei Noise) are all airing in Spring 2017!

The bulk of every anime season consists of adaptations of manga! Hyped sequels (like Attack on Titan Season 2) and anticipated shows (like Fukumenkei Noise) are all airing in Spring 2017! Maybe your favorite manga is getting an adaptation.


1Attack on Titan Season 2

Genre: Action / Drama/ Fantasy

Studio: Wit Studio

Premier: April 1

Quick pitch: Eren continues to hone his Titan powers while a horde of Titans approach Wall Rose. The Survey Corp will learn the origins of their enemy, face new threats, and discover the history behind the walls that protect humanity.


2My Hero Academia Season 2

Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Superhero

Studio: Bones

Premier: April 1

Quick pitch: U.A.’s Sports Festival: it’s an event that gives the students a chance to showoff their quirks to a large audience and to get recruited by a hero agency. Everything culminates with a battle tournament, as friends face off to win the top prize.


3Busou Shoujo Machiavellism (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism)

Genre: Action / Comedy / Romance

Studio: Silver Link

Premier: April 5

Quick pitch: The Private Aichi Symbiosis Academy was originally an all-girl school. After becoming co-ed, the girls were permitted to carry weapons out of fear of being harassed by boys. The tradition has stuck for generations, and now troubled boys are sent to school to be punished by “The Supreme Five Swords.”


4Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Genre: Action / Adventure

Studio: Studio Pierrot

Premier: April 5

Quick pitch: The story will follow the children from the original Naruto cast. Boruto (Naruto’s son) and Sarada (Sasuke’s daughter) take center stage as they team up with Mitsuki (Orochimaru’s son).


5Renai Boukun (Love Tyrant)

Genre: Comedy / Ecchi / Harem / Romance / Supernatural

Studio: EMT²

Premier: April 7

Quick pitch: The Kiss Note. This powerful notebook has the power to create couples if a person’s name is written in it and they kiss someone. Guri is a cupid, and she uses this item to get others to fall in love. But she accidentally writes Seiji’s name down, and unless he kisses someone, Guri will die. Guri convinces Seiji to kiss his crush Hiyama, but she turns out to be a psychotic yandere. Seiji’s world is turned into chaos as Guri also confesses her feelings to him.



Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Horror / Supernatural

Studio: Millepensee / GEMBA / Liden Films

Premier: April 8

Quick pitch: Season two will adapt the “Falcon of the Millenium Arc.” The story follows Griffith’s resurrection, a threat from the emperor of the Kushans, and Guts‘ discovery of the fabled Berserker Armor.


7Gin no Guardian (The Silver Guardian)

Genre: Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Supernatural

Studio: Haoliners Animation League

Premier: April 1

Quick pitch: Sui Gin is a master at gaming, which is only known to his classmate Riku Lin. She gives Gin a mysterious device, but is kidnapped before Gin can discover what it is. Upon touching the device, Gin is transported to a virtual game world.


8Alice to Zouroku

Genre: Supernatural

Studio: J.C. Staff

Premier: April 2

Quick pitch: A group of young girls possess a power known as “Alice,” which allows them to turn their thoughts into reality. They are experimented on at a secret facility, but one of the girls escape. Her name is Sana, and her Alice lets her ignore the laws of physics. Sana crosses paths with an stubborn old man named Zouroku.


9Fukumenkei Noise

Genre: Music / Romance

Studio: Brain’s Base

Premier: April 11

Quick pitch: Nino Arisugawa loves to sing, and made a promise to Momo Sakaki and Kanade Yuzuriha that she will find her voice. But, the three childhood friends went their separate ways, only to be re-united in high school. Nino still loves to sing, and is interesting in the world of band clubs.



Genre: Action / Comedy / Ecchi / Supernatural

Studio: Zero-G

Premier: April 2

Quick pitch: Kazuya’s most prized possession is an obi that his late mother gave him. It’s fragrance helps Kazuya get through his day, but he never expected it to transform into a girl named Kiriha. She is the latest crazy girl to enter Kazuya’s life – along with a bespectacled friend, an older sister who wants to take baths with Kazuya, a busty priestess, and a seductive sorceress.


11Natsume Yuujinchou Roku (Natsume’s Book of Friends 6)

Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Slice of Life / Supernatural

Studio: Shuka

Premier: TBD April

Quick pitch: Natsume Takashi continues his quest to help yokai that are bound to a book while deepening his bond with friends and family.


12Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (The Royal Tutor)

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Bridge

Premier: April 5

Quick pitch: Heine Wittgenstein accepts the role of Royal Tutor at the court of the King of Grannzreich. He must overcome the personalities of the four princes and help them with their education.


13Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni…

Genre: Romance

Studio: Seven

Premier: April 3

Quick pitch: Mio reunites with Kujō at a class reunion. Old feelings start to rekindle, but Mio learns the Kujō has taken over his family’s temple as a priest. She thought priests were forbidden from romantic relationships, but the two can’t fight their passion for long.


14Hinako Note

Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life

Studio: Passione

Premier: April 7

Quick pitch: Hinako is a shy girl, but animals are instinctively drawn to her. Using this ability, Hinako works as a scarecrow to help protect the crops in her neighbors’ fields.


15Kyoukai no Rinne 3rd Season

Genre: Comedy / Romance / Supernatural

Studio: Brain’s Base

Premier: April 8

Quick pitch: The story follows a girl named Sakura Mamiya and a half-shinigami named Rinne Rokudou.


16Atom: The Beginning

Genre: Action / Sci-Fi

Studio: OLM, Inc / Production I.G. / Signal.MD

Premier: April 15

Quick pitch: In the near future, Japan suffers from a major disaster. Five years later, two young researchers named Umatarō Tenma and Hiroshi Ochanomizu work on creating a robot. Tenma wants to create a god, while Ochanomizu wants to create a friend. This is the beginning of a robot named Astro Boy.


17Cinderella Girls Gekijou

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Gathering

Premier: April 4

Quick pitch: A short-format series that will be a comedic take on the girls from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls.


18Warau Salesman New (Smiling Salesman New)

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Premier: April 3

Quick pitch: Moguro is a traveling salesman who give his customers anything their heart’s desire. Once the deal is made, his customers must accept the ramifications of their deal or suffer the consequences.


19Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen

Genre: Comedy / Historical

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Premier: April 8

Quick pitch: Chidori is a young female ninja who dreams to serve under Oda Nobunaga and to help in unifying Japan.


Are you planning on watching these manga adaptations next season?


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