As 2017 winds down, we think that it’s high time to highlight the some of best moments in anime from this past year. We have chosen a handful from many to bring to light before we kick off 2018!
Attack on Titan Season 2
The saga continues! The popular series returned this past Spring for a second season, ending the gruesome three year wait. In the second season the identities of the Armored Titan and the Giant Titan were revealed. The Beast Titan was also introduced to the anime. Fans and stans of the series received many long awaited answers to their questions this year and it was glorious! 2018 will continue to deliver more intense action due to the fact that season three of AOT is slated to premiere in the new year.
End of Naruto
This hurt for many of us, but it happened. This year the final episode of Naruto: Shippuden aired and we couldn’t handle it. Naruto entered our lives waaaay back in 2002 and stuck around with us for 15 years, no one thought it could or would end…but it did. We grew up with that crazy ninja Hokage wannabe and we would not have spent that time any other way. Naruto taught us how to fight for our dreams and keep our friends close. Cheers to that!
Beginning of Boruto
The Naruto series may have ended this year, but Boruto is just beginning. Boruto: Naruto Next Generation began airing this year in April. This series follows Naruto’s son and his classmates through the journey of becoming a ninja (sounds familiar right…). Yet, this series is truly fulfilling! In this borderline Naruto revival we get to see the Naruto characters that we grew up with as adults and parents non the less! One story may have ended for us but a completely new one has begun!
Pikachu Says Something Other Than “Pika! Pika! Pikachu!”
For YEARS Pikachu has only spoken his native language of “Pika!” But that ended this year when Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You was released this past November. In it, is a scene that many viewers found disturbing. Pikachu, Ash Ketchum’s token pokémon and best friend, speaks to him in English, PLAIN OLD ENGLISH! I KNOW I’M FREAKING OUT TOO! This is THE FIRST TIME in over two decades. Check out the video of Pikachu stunning the audience below:
2017 was chock full of crazy anime revelations, here’s hoping that 2018 will be the same!