THE WINTER 2020 ANIME LINEUP
SECTION (1) – TV Anime that I will add in my watchlist, my reasons for choosing these titles were based on factors such as graphics/visuals, character designs, plot/synopsis – which pass my standard for anime or looks appealing to me. Nonetheless, I also consider the studio working behind these anime projects and the people behind the curtain. While in most cases, it is always the story presented in its synopsis is the huge basis for my choice but whether I will like it or not falls upon when the anime officially premiered. I remember from the previous seasons, some of my early favorites turn out to be disappointments (Assassins Pride, Magmel of the Sea Blue, Arifureta, etc.) so I am not also closing the door for new titles to enter my watchlist or for dropping some of my early favorites.
[Update] The season is finally over and here’s our best anime of winter 2020 season review.
However, I would like to clarify that this list was based on my own preferences, and that is why I have listed even the shows that are not in my own watchlist in order to help my fellow anime viewers to see other anime titles that they may find appealing in the section (2) of this post.
Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front –Babylonia-
Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia. 2017 AD. The last era in which Magecraft still existed. Society was created by human hands, but Mages grasped the truth of the world. Magecraft is comprised of techniques from past humans that cannot be explained by science, while science encompasses the techniques of future humans that Magecraft cannot achieve. Researchers and scholars of both Magecraft and science have been gathered to maintain human civilization under the Chaldea Security Organization. But calculations then proved the extinction of humanity in 2019. The cause of this is “realms that cannot be observed” that suddenly appeared in various eras of history, called “Singularities.” Ritsuka Fujimaru, the one Master remaining in Chaldea, has been intervening within these Singularites, alongside the Demi-Servant Mash Kyrielight. He has been attending to the forbidden rituals to resolve or destroy the Singularities: the “Grand Order.” A seventh Singularity has been discovered in ancient Mesopotamia in the year 2655 BC. The land of Uruk, governed by the wise King Gilgamesh after his return from a journey seeking immortality, was grand and prosperous until three goddesses and countless Demonic Beasts appeared. These enemies have brought Uruk to the brink of destruction. With a “Rayshift,” a method of time travel to the past, Fujimaru and Mash arrive in the lands of Uruk to encounter the fortress city of Uruk and the Absolute Demonic Front, fighting back the fearsome attack of the Demonic Beasts. There, the people who live their lives to the fullest despite facing a major threat, continue to fight for their future. Deities and Demonic Beasts make their assault, and mankind stands up against it. It is the destined era where humans and gods part ways. Fujimaru and Mash, the pair who have raced through six previous Singularities, embark on their final battle. [Source: Crunchyroll]
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My Hero Academia Season 4
Boku no Hero Academia Season 4. The villain world teeters on the brink of war now that All For One is out of the picture. Shigaraki of the League of Villains squares off with Overhaul of the yakuza, vying for total control of the shadows. Meanwhile, Deku gets tangled in another dangerous internship as he struggles to keep pace with his upperclassman—Mirio. Source: Funimation
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Ahiru no Sora
The Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 – Wrath of the Gods
Welcome to the Demon School! Iruma-kun
Zen Seizaki, a public prosecutor at Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, is investigating a case of illegal clinical research related to a drug company and a university. During the investigation, he finds a file that Shin Inaba, an anesthesiologist, kept, which includes blood that is mixed with hair, skin, and a paper written with letter F. As he investigates, he realized there’s a hidden plot that is connected with a huge election as well as to a certain person who is in charge of it. [Source: MAL News]
Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle
Here, we have the anime series premiering on the winter 2020 season both sequel and new anime adaptation series.
|Winter 2020 List – Somali & the Forest Spirit, Re:Zero (Director’s Cut), Haikyuu Season 4, In/Spectre|
Haikyuu!! Season 4: To The Top
Somali and the Forest Spirit
Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Director’s Cut
|Winter 2020 List – Infinite Dendrogram, Plunderer, Darwin’s Game, Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It|
Plunderer: It’s the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is controlled by numbers. Every human born is branded with a “Count,” which could mean anything from the number of kilometers walked to the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. And if your Count drops to 0… you’ll be sent into the Abyss! After Hina’s mother’s Count dropped to 0, her last request is for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron. [Source: Yen Press]
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Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It
|Winter 2020 Anime – A Certain Scientific Railgun T, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, Dorohedoro,Smile Down the Runway|
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
Smile Down the Runway
A Certain Scientific Railgun T
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T. * Based on the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga written by Kamachi Kazuma and illustrated by Fuyukawa Motoi, which in itself is a spin-off of the light novel, manga and anime series Toaru Majutsu no Index.
Isekai Quartet 2
* Isekai Quartet is a crossover series featuring characters from popular “isekai” franchises illustrated in cute, superdeformed style.
|Winter 2020 Anime – Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun, Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi, BOFURI, Kuutei Dragons|
BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
The Case Files of Jeweler Richard
SECTION (2) – And here, we have the rest of anime series for the winter 2020 anime season. I am not adding these titles in my watchlist as of now, but could eventually add them once the season started and find these series good for my own preference.
Radiant Season 2
Case File nº221: Kabukicho
A Destructive God Sits Next To Me
Asteroid in Love
Seton Academy: Join the Pack!
Diamond no Ace: Act II
If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die
Yatogame-chan Observation Diary 2nd Season
Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?
Bang Dream! 3rd Season
A3! Season Spring & summer
Show By Rock!! Mashumaireshi!!
Zenonzard The Animation
Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga
Doll’s Frontline: Kyouran-hen
ARP Backstage Pass
The series will revolve around a team of 12 high school students who love to play the trading card game Rebirth For You. [Source: Anime News Network]
Last Updated on February 25, 2021 by Yu Alexius