2017 has been an important year for anime. Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name found success in Western theaters, and more and more anime are coming to Netflix than ever. This year’s best anime cover a variety of genres; some are based on long-running franchises, while others bring something new but just as special.
GameSpot’s top 10 anime list includes series that began in 2016 but finished in 2017 as well as all 2017 series and films. Only series that have been localized in the West are eligible. Click forward to see our picks for the best anime of the year, and for more on entertainment in 2017, see our 2017 best of entertainment hub.