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Shoujo Anime for Spring 2017

Oh, yeah! We have some genuine shoujo anime coming at you this season and sooo many people are hyped for the anime coming out Spring 2017.  Here’s what shoujo fans should make sure not to miss!

Starmyu Season 2 – C Station

Synopsis: First-year Yuta Hoshitani enters the esteemed Ayanagi Academy with dreams of following in his idol’s footsteps. But competition starts the moment he steps through the doors when some of the best young talent in the industry try out for a spot in the musical department. Catching the eye of an eccentric member of the academy’s elite Kao Council, Hoshitani and five other misfits are given the chance they were hoping for. With egos as strong as their talent, it’s up to Hoshitani’s shining personality to bring Nayuki, Tengenji, Kuga, and Tsukigami together for the biggest performance of the semester. While the strict authorities of the Kao Council try to put an end to their inventive musicals, these five young stars practice day and night for a show that will shake the school!
Starmyu Season 2 premiered on April 4, 2017. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Anonymous Noise – Brains Base

Synopsis: Nino, a girl who loves singing, made a childhood promise with her first crush Momo and song-composing Yuzu to someday find her voice. The three went their separate ways, but Nino kept her promise and continued to sing. Years later, the three are now high school students, and Nino is drawn into the world of band clubs.
Anonymous Noise premiers on April 11, 2017. It will be exclusively streaming on Amazon’s Anime Strike. T.T

Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 6 – Shuka

Synopsis: The sixth season of Natsume’s Book of Friends
Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 6 will premiere on April 12, 2017. It will be streaming on Crunchyroll.

Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni… – Seven

Synopsis: The story begins when a woman reunites with her first love at a class reunion. She discovers that Kujou has taken over his family’s temple as a priest. The woman thought that priests did not have romantic relationships, but a passion ignites between the two. She wonders if what she and the priest do is really right.
Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni premiered on April 3, 2017.  It is not streaming on any legal service.

Love Kome: We Love Rice – Encourage Films

Synopsis: The “heartwarming ‘kome’dy with laughs and passion” promises to let audiences rediscover the virtues of rice (“Japan’s soul food”). It follows five handsome rice-inspired boys as they shine at the “Harvest Show” live event at the Kokuritsu Inahō Gakuen (“Rice Ear Academy,” a wordplay on national schools).
Love Kome: We Love Rice  premiered on April 5, 2017.  It is not streaming on any legal service.

Kabukibu! – Studio Deen

Synopsis: Kurogo is a young boy who loves Kabuki, a traditional Japanese performing arts. When he enters high school, he finds out that there is no Kabuki performing club. Kurogo and his best friend Tombo decide to form a Kabuki club (Kabukibu) by themselves. Will they be able to find others who want to join and perform in front of an audience?
Kabukibu! will premier on April 7, 2017. It will be exclusively streaming on Amazon’s Anime Strike. T.T

Tsuki ga Kirei – feel.

Synopsis: Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno became third year students at junior high school and are classmates for the first time. These two, along with fellow classmates, Chinatsu Nishio and Takumi Hira, relate to their peers through mutual understandings and feelings. As their final year at junior high school progresses, the group overcome their challenges to mature and become aware of changes in themselves.
Tsuki ga Kirei premiers on April 7, 2017. It will be streaming on Crunchyroll.

Kenka Banchou Otome : Girl Beats Boys – A-Real x Project No. 9

Synopsis: Kenka Banchou Otome – Girl Beats Boys, Hinako Nakayama has spent all of her life being raised in state-run orphanages, without ever knowing her family. As she’s about to enter high school, Hinako is approached by Hikaru, a boy who claims to be her twin brother.

According to Hikaru, Hikaru and Hinako are the children of the head of the powerful Onigashima yakuza family, and Hikaru wants Hinako to switches places with him at Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school overrun with the nation’s toughest delinquents. Can Hinako save her brother, find romance, and become the new boss of the school?

Kenka Banchou Otome – Girl Beats Boys will  premier on April 12, 2017.  There is no listing for a legal streaming at this time.

Two shounen series we’re sure you’ll want to check out:

Attack on Titan Season 2 – Wit Studio

Synopsis: Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity’s freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!
Attack on Titan Season 2 premiered on April 1, 2017. It is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Studio Pierrot

Synopsis: The Hidden Leaf Village has entered an era of peace and modernity. Tall buildings line the streets, giant screens flash with images, and the Thunder Rail runs through the village, connecting each district together. Though it’s still a ninja village, the number of civilians has increased and the life of the shinobi is beginning to change.

Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. The other students are ready to dismiss him as “just the son of the Hokage,” but Boruto’s heart and character blow all their assumptions away.

As a series of mysterious events begins to unfold, it’s up to Boruto and his new friends to handle them. Like a gale-force wind, Boruto makes his own way into everyone’s hearts; his story is about to begin!

Boruto: The Next Generations premiered on April 5, 2017. It is streaming on Crunchyroll.
That’s what’s on the watch list this spring for female fans here at Heart of Manga.  Just throwing my two cents in here, but I’m kinda disappointed that I’ll be paying for yet ANOTHER service to watch my most anticipated anime so far this year – Anonymous Noise. It starts to get expensive, and is annoying when I already pay for Amazon Prime. Plus there’s Crunchyroll, and Netflix, and Drama Fever I’m already forking out for. You get my drift. **Sigh** This is what makes me want to pirate stuff.
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  • Some of these series aren’t even technically shoujo. “Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni…” is adapted from a TL (Teen Love) manga, “Love Kome”, “starmyu” and “Tsuki ga kirei” are original anime and manga publishing demographics (such as shoujo) shouldn’t be applied to those. Kabukibu’s a LN adaption who’s manga adaption actually runs in a seinen magazine (young ace).

    It’s entirely possible to say that something’s aimed at women/can appeal to women without calling it shoujo.

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