I mean, okay, we are still in early part of this yeah, but, dunno, so many things seem to be happening, very often some interesting news come out...
Not saying that previous years were lacking, on contrary, but this one seem so promising, so to speak.
At the very start there was also that Devilman: Crybaby that practically turned so much attention to historic, but at the same time kinda forgotten Devilman franchise, and most likely many people have grown interest to check original titles from previous century as well.
I mean, sure, it would be amazing if they announced new Slayers anime - not sure if it would be better to have direct continuation and focus on best character Naga, or to have complete reboot / more closer adaptation of novels...
Aguuus said: Most people confuse overrating with overpopularity, for example the poor SAO is a victim of this problem.
Nor is there overrating, only people who do not know how to qualify fairly, like me.
there are like literally 2 dozen sequels
steins gate, bnha, tokyo ghoul, souma, sao, dxd, persona, fmp, gineiden, capt. tsubasa as well as smaller ones as piano no mori, amanchu, wixoss, inazuma eleven, hoozuki no reitetsu, major, lupin, cutie honey, prof layton, that weird ashita no joe thing
In summer 2018, Spice and Wolf S3, Haruhi S3, HXH continuation, Ouran S2, No Game No Life S2, Shaman King remake, Soul Eater remake, a proper Berserk adaptation, Oyasumi Punpun adaptation, Jojo part 5 and Re: Zero S2 (alongside half life 3 being released) will all be airing.