The term ‘cartoon’ translates to ‘anime’ in Japan. Animated movies (or series) in Japan are different from their American brethren. The way the movie/series are drawn and designed is typically distinct so it is rather impossible to mistake them for any of Western origin. Anime has been an integral part of popular culture not only in Japan but also all around the world. With so many series and movies being churned out almost every year, it is rather difficult to determine the correct parameters to see which titles are the best. Every story has weaknesses and they have their own strong points that earn each of them a substantial amount of fan base in the process. New batch of productions stand against the old, ongoing titles for attentions from viewers. Those that last longer on TV earn their place for a reason so it’s kind of pointless to talk about them. The newcomers, on the other hand, deserve more spotlights. Move over, Boruto and One Piece, because here is a list of the Best Cartoon Japan 2017 for the fans to cheer over.

The Best Cartoon Japan 2017 to Enjoy

Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga Sensei was originally presented in the form of light novel series that run from December 2013 till present. The story was then adapted into manga form, which runs from May 2014 till present. The anime version took place from April to June 2017 with an Original Video Animation being due for a 2018 release date. The premise is pretty simple: A school student has passion for writing light novel but lacks the ability to draw illustration. He enlists the help of an illustrator, who turns out to be his own little sister.

Interviews with Monster Girls (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)

Best Cartoon Japan 2017

This title was developed based on a manga of same name. The manga is still ongoing (running from September 2014). But the anime only lasts for 13 episodes, running from January to March 2017. The story revolves around characters referred to as “demi-humans” being slowly accepted by the public.

Kemono Friends

Best Cartoon Japan 2017

Kemono Friends is actually a title of several media that include a smartphone video game (launched in March 2015), a manga running from July 2015 to March 2017, and an animated TV series that begun on January and ended on March 2017. The anime tells of the story of Kaban, a girl who wakes up in Japari Park not knowing what she is.

Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki)

Best Cartoon Japan 2017

Based on an ongoing light novel (from October 2013), Youjo Senki is an anime series that took place from January to March 2017. A manga series is also produced, running since April 2016. The story revolves around an atheist salaryman being reborn as a girl.

Tsuki ga Kirei

Tsuki ga Kirei was an original anime series that runs for 12 episodes from April to June 2016. The premise is basically about romance in junior high school setting. The primary characters are then romantically linked with one another through the use of LINE messaging app.

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