What Light Novel Anime Themes are Trending?

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2017 is a Year of Light Novel Anime Adaptations!
It has become a trend in recent years for light novels to get animated, and they feature various themes, such as school life, sci-fi, fantasy, battles, romantic comedy, and serious stories. We can say that light novels have a special affinity with anime. This is because light novels only have textual information, and it is easy for the animators to create images flexibly. Also, the readers of light novels and anime otaku tend to have similar tastes and preferences. Today, I would like to introduce to you some anime adaptations of light novels which are currently being broadcast as Spring 2017 anime, and make some observations on the recent trends.

■The Two Romantic Comedies This Season are Both About the Industry! Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga Sensei is a comical light novel which is being published by Dengeki Bunko, the light novel industry leader. Masamune Izumi, the protagonist who is a light novel author, finds out by chance that his hikikomori (shut-in) sister Sagiri is actually the illustrator of his novels. The two characters speak for the first time in almost a year, and the story illustrates how Sagiri starts to open her heart