From new releases to timeless classics, our 2017 holiday anime gift guide covers almost every genre of anime. Whether the person you are buying for is a hardcore fan, or you are just getting them into anime, you can find something for them here. The staff at Three If By Space put together this list based on our favorite titles. We had to leave a few on the cutting room floor or the list would be never-ending. If your favorite didn’t make our list, tell us in the comments what favorites of yours didn’t make it.
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91 Days – For fans of mobster films and prohibition era stories
Prohibition—a time where law holds no power, and the mafia prowls the streets. Avilio Bruno has grown up alone in this murky world after the Vanetti’s murdered his family. One day, he receives a letter that holds the key to revenge. Befriending the don’s son, Nero, Avilio works his way through the Vanetti family and sets his vengeance in motion. But 91 days of killing can only spawn more tragedy.
In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that won’t stop him from enrolling in a prestigious hero academy. Now, the promising freshman class is making its debut at the world-renowned U.A. Sports Festival! It’s Quirk versus Quirk as our young heroes face off in the ultimate showdown.
Your Name – For fans of slice of life/sci-fi series.
Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town and for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?
Food Wars! – For fans of food shows, school-settings, sports-like competition and Shonen style anime.
Shokugeki no Soma centers on Yukihira Soma, a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father’s culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Soma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Soma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot?
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans – For mecha/sci-fi and robot fans
When Mikazuki Augus, a young member of a private security company known as the CGS, accepts a mission to protect a young woman seeking to liberate the Martian city of Chryse from Earth’s rule, he sets off a chain of events that threatens to send the galaxy back to war.
Blood Blockade Battlefront – For fans of supernatural, sci-fi series
The hit show from the creator of Trigun continues its adventure in the chaotic city of Hellsalem’s Lot. The crime-fighting agents of Libra may have saved the city from the King of Despair, but more trouble looms on the horizon as beings keep passing through from the other side. Leo and his friends will go to the sky and beyond to protect the balance of peace in the world.
Noragami – For fans of supernatural, fantasy series set around mythology
Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way.
Code Geass – For fans of sci-fi, mecha series with political and supernatural story plots
The year is 2017 of the Imperial calendar and parts of the world are uner the control of the Holy Britannian Empire. Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Britannian prince, encounters a strange girl known as C.C., who gifts him with a great and terrible power. The Geass. With this powerful ability, Lelouch can get anyone to do as he wills. But the power of Geass: is it a blessing…or a curse?
Tokyo Ghoul – For fans of the fantasy, horror genre.
Tokyo lives in fear of creatures called Ghouls. When a young man becomes the first Ghoul-human hybrid, he must control his deadly hunger.
Seraph Of The End – For fans of end-of-the-world,fantasy and vampire genre
After a mysterious virus wipes out ninety percent of humanity, vampires emerge from underground to enslave mankind.
The Boy And The Beast – For fans of classic coming-of-age tales
The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.
So are any of these series from our holiday anime gift guide on your top pick list? If not, we recommend you see them. You can buy every series on our holiday anime gift guide over at Amazon.com. Great deals are happening starting tomorrow so don’t miss out.