Anime Winter Season 2017: Final Thoughts

2017 winter anime

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts on the winter anime season that just came to an end~

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon • 9/10
Length: 13 Episodes • Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

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Best show of the whole season? Pretty much! Tohru confirmed as best girl of the whole season? Damn right! Kanna confirmed as the cutest girl of the whole season? Do I even have to ask?!

So in case I didn’t make it clear enough, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon was an excellent show, with excellent characters and some excellent comedy. It was charming, funny, and had the right amount of subtext to keep the yuri fans interested, yet it didn’t disappoint in this department either, even though it still only stayed as subtext.

All in all, I was very pleased with this little gem, if my rating doesn’t already make it clear enough. Find the full review right here.

Kuzu no Honkai • 8/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Drama, Romance, School

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Man, where do I even start with this show? This was one of those shows that you love and hate all at the same time. You’re captivated, yet disgusted, covering your eyes only to part your fingers and sneak a peek at the ensuing sadness.

Yes, pretty much everyone involved in this show was horrible to some degree (with Akane EASILY being the worst of the worst), but Hana x Ecchan was pretty amazing. I’ve been wanting to see some yuri that’s dealt with in a serious manner, and this show certainly didn’t disappoint in that regard.

The full review can be found here, but watching these two lost and broken individuals wrestle with their emotions and desires was pretty heavy stuff, and even despite some of the absolutely infuriating decisions made by nearly all of the characters, this show was just what I needed to see. Hopefully we can get more anime that follow this path~

Gabriel DropOut • 7.5/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Comedy, School, Supernatural

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For a show named Gabriel DropOut, you’d think Gabriel would be the star, but for me, it was all about Satania and Raphiel. Their unique relationship is what really made the show worth watching, and there’s nothing quite like a sadistic HanaKana to make things far more interesting. You could probably even ship those two, and in a messed up way, it kinda works.

Even though I may have given this the same score as Urara Meirochou, I’d personally give the slight edge to Urara overall. The angels and demons twist was cool and all, but outside of a couple of minor characters that each have a brief yuri moment, this lags far behind Urara Meirochou in the yuri department. Nevertheless, this was a pretty fun slice of life that helped make the winter anime season a good one for fans of cute girls doing cute things.

Urara Meirochou • 7.5/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

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For our full review of Urara Meirochou, click here.

After the first episode, I was cautiously optimistic, but I have to admit that I was still expecting this anime to be a bit generic. Luckily, that wasn’t the case, and this turned out to be quite a charming show.

If you’re a fan of cute girls doing cute things, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll like Urara Meirochou, and even better yet, it’s surprisingly strong in the yuri department. Now, the only thing that’s missing is confirmation of another season… . Where else are we supposed to get our fix of gay fortune-tellers?!?!


Shows dropped: Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen, Yami Shibai 4th Season, Youjo Senki

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4 thoughts on “Anime Winter Season 2017: Final Thoughts

  1. Wow! That’s a bigger score than I expected for Gabriel Dropout.
    Honestly I liked the first half, it made me chuckle plenty, but then it kind of spiraled down from there. I agree, though Satania and Raphi stole the show. This was a case where (I thought) the manga was better than the anime.

    But yeah, Kobayashi stole the season for me (Scum took a solid second – it was really good in its own way). Urara was a fun romp, I would definitely love more of that! Nico Nico Nii!!

    I still have to check out Kemono Friends…

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  2. Did you ever take a look at “Interviews with Monster Girls?” There was no yuri in it at all, but I must say… the way Hikari the vampire girl kept wanting to bite Yuki the snow woman made me wonder if she’ll be entirely straight when she grows up.

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    • I was thinking about watching that one, but since I was already planning to watch Gabriel DropOut, Kobayashi-san, and Urara Meirochou, I figured I had already met my quota for cute, otherworldly anime girls this season. 😛

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