The 7 Original Anime to Watch During the Spring 2017 Season

The creators of Shirobako are heading an original series this Spring!

Every season, a handful or original anime series are produced. These anime are not adaptations of previous works, and are the creations of projects headed by anime studios. With no manga or light novel, viewers don’t know what to expect!

Here are the originals that are airing in Spring 2017.


1Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai (The 7 Deadly Sins)

Genre: Ecchi / Fantasy

Studio: Artland / TNK

Premier: TBD April

Quick pitch: The lords of the seven deadly sins lead humans into a world of corruption. The series is not related to the Nanatsu no Taizai shounen series.



Genre: Action / Sci-Fi

Studio: TROYCA

Premier: TBD April

Quick pitch: Humans have created many stories that have fascinated readers and engaged emotions. But, what if the characters from the stories have emotions and dreams of their own? Re:Creators follows a group of story characters that are seeking out their creators.


3Seikaisuru Kado (KADO: The Right Answer)

Genre: Sci-Fi

Studio: Toei Animation

Premier: April 7

Quick pitch: Kojirou Shindou is on business trip when his plane is suddenly engulfed by a giant structure. He and the other passengers are unharmed, and a mysterious man reassures them that they are not in danger. However, the man notifies them that he is going to be intervening in Japan’s internal affairs.


4Sakura Quest

Genre: Comedy / Slice of Life

Studio: P.A. Works

Premier: April 5

Quick pitch: Five girls are chosen as tourist ambassadors to help revive the rustic town of Manoyama.


Genre: Romance

Studio: feel

Premier: TBD April

Quick pitch: Akane Mizuno and Kotarō are third-year students at junior high school, and are becoming classmates for the first time. Along with Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, the group of friends will rely on each other to overcome the challenges they face as third-year students.


6Starmyu 2nd Season

Genre: Comedy / Music

Studio: C-Station

Premier: April 4

Quick pitch: Each year, a group of second-years support the graduating performance of the Kaō Council members. In order to make the group, students must undergo special training from teachers known as “The Ancients.”



Genre: Mecha

Studio: Sanzigen

Premier: April 9

Quick pitch: I-Machines are mecha that are piloting in extreme environment. Maya Mikuri is a student learning how to pilot an I-Machine, and she gets caught up in an incident involving pirates while on a operation. She becomes a part of the pirate crew.


Are you planning on watching any of these original series next season?

Ader Titsoff
I grew up traveling around the world with my parents who practice and teach medicine. We spent 6 years in South Asia, including Japan, and my anime obsession began there. Sports, horror, and Seinen are my favorite genres. Favorite quote: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." by William James
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