FALL ANIME 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

Last Updated: 09.25.2020

At long last we are at the final quarter of 2020! We’re almost through this guys, it’s been a wild year!
This season also marks our 11th Anniversary, so cheers for another year!

Resources
AniList, A.I.R, ANN, FanSub DB, LiveChart, MAL

PLEASE READ – Preview Format Disclaimer: The following line up in the season preview was decided by each of the writers who are participating this Fall by making a list and ranking then titles them by levels of interest.

  • High: Most Anticipated
  • Moderate: The Eye-Catchers
  • Low: Might Enjoy
  • Wild Picks: A Shot in the Dark

Participating writers’ rankings were then tallied and placed within the categories of interest based on the majority of votes or compromised when tied. So you will continue to see a variety of reactions based on the titles which have been selected. At the time same, the writers are not obligated to share their thoughts on the titles they are not interested in/unlikely to watch.

If you wish to see the full list of the preview, you will be able to find it in Live Chart.


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High: Most Anticipated


Haikyuu!! To the Top Second Season
ハイキュー!! TO THE TOP 第2期

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Production I.G.
Website: https://haikyu.jp/
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Sports, Comedy, Drama, Shounen
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis: Second half of Haikyuu!!: To the Top.

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Eva: BINGED-WATCHED THIS SERIES ALL OVER AGAIN SO I CAN BE CAUGHT UP FOR THIS SEASON! BRING. IT. ON!!!!! ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!!!! (RIP S1 – S3 artstyle and Asahi’s beautiful hair QvQ, you will be missed…)

Berry: I LOVE HAIKYUU! There’s not much else to say, I’m hyped as fuck for this. Even if I don’t like the art change, more Haikyuu is always a good thing~

Shadow: While I’m disappointed in the art style change that started in Part 1 (and the Land vs Air Ovas), I’m still looking forward to the second half of this season because we all need our daily doses of HYPE.

Quietcupcake: I only picked up this series a couple weeks ago with one of my friends and we’ve been binging to catch up in time for this new season. We’ll be caught up in time for this release and I’m super stoked to see more content!!

Possible Bloggers: Shadow


Higurashi: When They Cry
ひぐらしのなく頃に | Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (2020)

Source: Visual Novel
Animation Company: Passione
Website: https://higurashianime.com/
Premiere: October 1, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year.

But something about this isolated town seems ‘off,’ and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

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Berry: Man it’s been a hot minute since I’ve seen Higurashi. It’s definitely one of my favorite anime and I was pretty shocked when they announced a remake. I personally love the original already but it’ll be fun to see how they better adapt the visual novel. No point in me blogging this since I’ve seen it and know the mystery, but I hope new viewers have fun watching! I know I will. >:3c

Quietcupcake: Okay, so I actually don’t know anything about the Higurashi series, but it’s been on my list for a ridiculously long time. The hype for it’s been building for such a long time, I figured I’ll start with this anime!


Assault Lily: Bouquet
アサルトリリィ Bouquet

Source: Mixed-Media Project
Animation Company: Shaft
Website: https://anime.assaultlily-pj.com/
Premiere: October 1, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Magic, Military, Sci-fi
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

On Earth in the near future, humanity faced imminent destruction from mysterious giant creatures known as “Huge.” The entire world unites against the Huge, and successfully develops weaponry known as “CHARM” (Counter Huge Arms) by combining science and magic. CHARM exhibits high rates of synchronization with teenaged girls, and the girls who use CHARM are viewed as heroes called “Lilies.” Throughout the world, “Garden” military academies are established to train Lilies to face the Huge and to serve as bases to protect and guide people. This is a story about fighting girls who aim to become Lilies at one such Garden.

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Eva: Man when this was first announced, right away this sounded like this could be so much fun. I love it when magic and sci-fic are mashed together, so I really hope the story and characters delivers!

Berry: It’s always cool getting into Bushiroad’s multi-media projects, and this has definitely caught my attention. It sounds exciting and could be a great story if it stays serious. I’m always worried if it won’t deliver on the serious story and throw in lots of CGDCT stuff I don’t care for. However, I’m still going to give it a shot.

Possible Bloggers: Berry


Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III
ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか 3期 | Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka III

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: J.C.Staff
Website: http://danmachi.com/danmachi3/
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis: Third season of Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka.

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EvaOh man I am super hyped for this season, but gah, I am in a bit of a bind. The schedule is a big problem for me this season, because besides my retro-coverage, everything I am covering airs on the weekend, so that’s a lot of shows to cover back-to-back. I will give it a go to see if I can handle it and decide from there.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Jujutsu Kaisen
呪術廻戦

Source: Manga
Animation Company: MAPPA
Website: https://jujutsukaisen.jp/
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryoumen Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the undead!

Yuuji Itadori is high schooler who spends his days visiting his bedridden grandfather. Although he looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object, but little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…

~*~

Berry: Damn it, every time I watch the PV it just looks so damn cool. I’m not quite sure what to expect from the story but I like demon-fighting stories from time to time. The animation is stunning and I like MAPPA’s stuff so I’m pumped to check this out as well.

Possible Bloggers: Berry


Moderate: The Eye-Catchers


A3! Season Autumn & Winter

Source: Game
Animation Company: 3Hz x P.A. Works
Website: https://www.a3-animation.jp/
Premiere: October 12, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Music
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

“Director! Please help us bloom!”

In Tokyo, there is a place called Velude Way. It is a district notorious for its performers and theatrical groups. Izumi Tachibana, who was previously a stage actress, arrives with a letter that reads, “Full of debt! Zero customers! Only one actor!” It describes the current state of the once-popular theater group Mankai Company. Her task is to rebuild the company to its former glory as the new owner and chief director.

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Eva: I honestly don’t have that much expectations for this one, but I would say I am more interested in the two groups they are will be introducing to us this season. A3 Spring and Summer was okay, the Spring troop sucked and Summer one was much better because I actually came to like them. Hopefully I will enjoy both groups this time equally as much or more.

Berry: This anime wasn’t too bad. The first half was a little rough but ended up pretty fun in the second half like Eva and Shadow said. It’s a pretty harmless show and I liked it enough that I’ll watch the second season. I just hope the new guys are as good as the Summer troupe.

Shadow: I started this because my friend wanted to watch this together, but during the series’ hiatus, my friend fell out of interest with the series so I ended up watching it with Eva and Berry, which was a fun time. I definitely wouldn’t be able to watch the first season by myself because I just did not care about the Spring troupe. But by the power of watching it with others, was able to make it through to the Summer troupe and the characters and their dynamic was so much better. So I’m looking forward to seeing if I’ll like any of the other troupes or if Summer will stand supreme. Though there is one character in the Winter troupe I saw and was immediately like: I don’t know you but I’m already interested. o////o

Possible Bloggers: Shadow


Adachi and Shimamura
安達としまむら | Adachi to Shimamura

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: Tezuka Productions
Website: https://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/adashima/
Premiere: October 8, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Romance, Shoujo-Ai, Slice of Life
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

Known for skipping class on the regular, two girls lives become intertwined when they find each other on the second floor of the gym. From there, Adachi and Shimamura’s friendship slowly grows as they play ping-pong and hang out.

But when something happens that changes their relationship, how will they react?

~*~

Eva: Oh man this is the wholesome sweetness we need right now, it would be nice if nothing too dramatic happen, BECAUSE THE WORLD COULD USE SOME FLUFF RIGHT NOW!!!!!

Berry: This looks extremely sweet. The animation is soft and gorgeous and I’m excited to see how this romance will play out!

Quietcupcake: Ahhhh! This looks super cute. It seems super relaxed  and generally more slow paced, which is pretty exciting! I’m looking forward to this series just to see how the characters grow and bond throughout the episodes!

Possible Bloggers: Quietcupcake


D4DJ First Mix

Source: Mixed-Media Project
Animation Company: Sanzigen
Website: https://anime.d4dj-pj.com/
Premiere: October 30, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Music
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

TV anime inspired by Bushiroad’s DJ-themed new mixed-media project D4DJ

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Berry: Again, always fun to check out Bushiroad’s stuff. I don’t really know much about D4DJ and I’m curious to see how they’ll handle the whole DJ thing because some of the music sounds very idol-like, and one of the groups feels like it (Happy Around). No harm in giving it a shot though.


Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima
ヒプノシスマイク -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima

Source: Other
Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: https://hypnosismic-anime.com/
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Music
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

After the war, women have taken over ruling politics in the Chuo ward and have banned and destroyed weapons. This has caused men to fight through rap battles using Hypnosis Mics, which can be used to affect people’s sympathetic nerves and influence their thought process. However, the legendary rap group, The Dirty Dawg, has split up into four groups, each representing a division of Tokyo, Japan and are engaging in territorial battles using words and the HypMics.

~*~

EvaOH MY GOD. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have have some sort of expectations of what we are going to see in this series. When I first learned that both Katsumi Ono and Shin Yoshida are behind this adaption, I burst out laughing because I can already see how fun and intense this can potentially be. And honestly, when I read how, “...Hypnosis Mics can be used to affect people’s sympathetic nerves and influence their thought process”, all I could think of is the amount of ways this mess up the opponents. I would like to believe this series is in good hands since Katsumi Ono has been the director for the Symphogear series (an action-music series). I’m not sure what to expect from Shin Yoshida though as he has primarily only done the Yu-Gi-Oh! series all the way up to YGO VRAINS, but I am curious to see how he will fare with a different franchise.

Berry: So I’ve always been curious about this series since I knew how huge it was, but it wasn’t until recently I really checked it out. Downloaded the game, watched videos, listened to the songs, and the anime hasn’t even aired yet but I already feel like a fan, just a tad bit obsessed. This is probably the most different music series out there simply because it focuses on rap and they don’t hold back on it, the music is lit. The premise is insane but I like rap and the guys are hot so this is my jam. I’m genuinely extremely excited for this anime and hope A-1 does a good job on it.

Shadow: One of my friends is super feral about this series so I’m curious to see what the anime will do. After the Ensemble Stars anime travesty, I’m very hesitant to put any trust into music game adaptations. But I will withhold judgement until I actually see what happens. My friend says she doesn’t expect quality but looks forward to a stupid fun time, which if done right, I’m sure I’ll be able to enjoy as well.

Possible Bloggers: Berry


The Day I Became a God
神様になった日 | Kamisama ni Natta hi

Source: Original
Animation Company: P.A. Works
Website: https://kamisama-day.jp/
Premiere: October 11, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis: 3rd Key x Aniplex x P.A. Works original anime project written by Jun Maeda.

One day during Youta Narukami’s last summer vacation of high school, a girl named Hina suddenly appears and proclaims herself “the All-Knowing God.” Hina announces to the thoroughly confused Youta, “The world will end in 30 days.” Youta then witnesses Hina’s god-like powers of prophecy, convincing him that her powers are real. Hina’s naive innocence belies her powers, and she decides to live at Youta’s home for some reason. Thus begins an eventful summer before the end of the world.

~*~

Eva: Well color me excited. Although Key’s recent projects haven’t really grabbed my attention as their old ones have, I really hope this one ends up being good. Needless to say, I already expect this show to play my heart like a fiddle, hahaha!

Berry: I’m going to go into this cautiously. I have mixed feelings about the past two Key original anime (I liked Angel Beats from what I remember, and I hated Charlotte) but I hope this delivers on the hype.

Quietcupcake: This one seems like it could be pretty fun to watch! The concept already has me intrigued. I’ll be checking it out!


Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
ラブライブ!虹ヶ咲学園スクールアイドル同好会 | Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai

Source: Game
Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/nijigasaki/
Premiere: October 3, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Music, Slice of Life
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis: The third installment of the Love Live franchise, focusing on the Nijigasaki High School Idol Club.

~*~

EvaOkay, I told myself I would give this franchise another whirl, so I’m just going to jump in on this one and see how it goes!

Berry: Just like QC I also downloaded All-Stars but stopped playing because I did not like the gameplay. I checked out a bit of the Nijigasaki girls’ story and I’m glad it’s at least different. I’ve kind of fallen out of Love Live since I wasn’t too big a fan of Sunshine (and the Aquors girls) but I’m hoping I’ll become invested in the story and the girls this time~!

Quietcupcake: I downloaded All Stars when it came out and ultimately stopped playing it because I just didn’t get invested in the game play. But I did really enjoy all the of the Nijigasaki girls, so I’m thrilled that they’re getting their own series! In the past the Love Live! anime has been pretty hit or miss for me, but I’m still excited to see what it will bring!


The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc
魔法科高校の劣等生 来訪者編 | Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: 8-bit
Website: https://mahouka.jp/
Premiere: October 4, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis: The second season of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei.

~*~

EvaI am so excited for the new season! Although they changed animation studios (S1 was produced by Madhouse), it still looks as crisp as the first– ah crap  I just realized I haven’t watched the movie yet either (I heard it wasn’t good though, so maybe I’ll skip it). I should probably do that before I watch this one…


Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
魔女の旅々 | Majo no Tabitabi

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: C2C
Website: https://majotabi.jp
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

Once upon a time, there was a witch named Elaina, who set off on a journey across the world. Along the way, she would meet all kinds of people, from a country full of witches to a giant in love with his own muscles-but with each meeting, Elaina would become a small part of their story, and her own world would get a little bit bigger.

~*~

EvaThis is definitely one of my most anticipated series of the Fall season. It says comedy, but I just know this is going mess with my emotions anyways. The series is looking absolutely gorgeous so I hope it’s as good as it looks! I have been planning to pick up the novel too some time in the future.

Berry: Well this just looks beautiful. It seems like one of those slow, feel-good shows with a hint of emotional drama. I’m really looking forward to unwind with this one.


Noblesse
NOBLESSE -ノブレス- | 노블레스

Source: Manhwa
Animation Company: Production I.G.
Website: https://noblesse-anime.com/
Premiere: October 6, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Vampire
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

Raizel awakens from his 820-year slumber. He holds the special title of Noblesse, a pure-blooded Noble and protector of all other Nobles. In an attempt to protect Raizel, his servant Frankenstein enrolls him at Ye Ran High School, where Raizel learns the simple and quotidian routines of the human world through his classmates.

However, the Union, a secret society plotting to take over the world, dispatches modified humans and gradually encroaches on Raizel’s life, causing him to wield his mighty power to protect those around him…

After 820 years of intrigue, the secrets behind his slumber are finally revealed, and Raizel’s absolute protection as the Noblesse begins!

Note: Noblesse episode 1 launches on Crunchyroll on October 6th at 6:00am PT (which is a day earlier than than the TV Broadcast in Japan).

~*~

Berry: Sigh…my expectations for this are extremely low. Personally, I haven’t been enjoying any of the manhwa adaptations by Crunchyroll and I feel like this won’t be any better. The vampire suddenly being in a school setting doesn’t help either, but I might be a fool to give it ONE MORE CHANCE.

Quietcupcake: Okay, so at first glance, this isn’t a series that I would usually go for, but it’s still caught my interest. I might stick around and hear what others have to say before jumping into it.


Dropout Idol Fruit Tart
おちこぼれフルーツタルト | Ochikobore Fruit Tart

Source: 4-koma Manga
Animation Company: feel.
Website: http://ochifuru-anime.com/
Premiere: October 12, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Music, Seinen, Slice of Life
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

The series follows a group of show business dropouts—rookie idol Sakura Ino, promising newcomer Midori Hemo, former child actor Sekino Roko, former model Maehara Nina and former musician Nukui Hayu—who all live in a dormitory together.

But when it’s revealed that the dorm is set to be demolished, manager Kajino Hoho has a plan: Start a new idol group called Fruit Tart with the girls, and pay off a hefty 100-milliion yen debt.

~*~

Eva: I am willing to watch anything that is fluffy and light-hearted right now, but music is a cherry on top!

Berry: This looks bubbly and cute and could be pretty funny. But wow that manager kinda sucks.

Quietcupcake: Ah! The main girl (and honestly all the others) is super cute! It seems super lighthearted and the perfect thing to watch when you don’t want anything too heavy. I’m looking forward to see how they handle the dropout concept!


Warlords of Sigrdrifa
戦翼のシグルドリーヴァ | Senyoku no Sigrdrifa

Source: Original
Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: https://sigururi.com/
Premiere: October 3, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

The Pillars suddenly appeared on Earth, posing a threat to all life forms. Running out of options to protect themselves, humanity finds itself on the brink of extinction, but a god named Odin offers them a way to salvation. Odin proclaims a counterattack against the Pillars by bestowing humanity with young female pilots with supernatural powers, the Valkyries, and their spirit fighter planes as a means of fighting back.

The battle between humanity and the Pillars has not abated, even after several years have passed. The Valkyries in their spirit fighter planes, as well as the men who support them, risk their lives in the skies to save the Earth.

Japan is no exception. Three Valkyries fight against huge Pillars that tower over sacred Mt Fuji. They are all very skilled, but every last one of them is a troublemaker. An ace pilot joins them from Europe, but she has a checkered past…

“Humanity, now is the time to fight back. The final battle of Ragnarok is fast approaching.”

~*~

Eva: I don’t know why, but I am sucker for fighter aviation stories. I am also excited because Re:Zero’s author Tappei Nagatsuki is behind this, and I would love to try covering this but MY SCHEDULE DENIES ME!!!! I’m still going to throw my hat in the ring in case I can make something work.

Berry: So it’s pretty cool that Re:zero’s author is behind this show, though I’m not going to lie the trailer didn’t convince me too much. However, I’ll give it a chance and watch a couple episodes to see if I’ll like it.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Taisou Samurai
体操ザムライ

Source: Original
Animation Company: MAPPA
Website: https://taiso-samurai.com/
Premiere: October 10, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Sports
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

In the year 2002, the formerly powerful Japanese men’s gymnastics team member Shoutarou Aragaki is no longer able to compete. Even though he trained strenuously daily, he is asked about retiring by his coach Amakusa. However, a certain encounter alters Aragaki’s fate.

~*~

Eva: Besides the CG looking rough, I am digging the artstyle and most of all, I excited to see a series revolving around men’s gymnastics! LETS GO!

Berry: The CG looks rough but I can see this being an emotional story. And it’s about gymnastics so that’s cool!

Shadow: I don’t know what I was expecting from just looking at the cover to this series, but I definitely wasn’t expecting an anime about gymnastics. It seems pretty interesting and I’ll probably give it a few episodes to see if it’s something I can get into.

Quietcupcake: Oh, I’m super excited for this one! The trailer itself sent shivers down my spine and I can’t wait to jump into it! It’s kind of a wild card in terms of what it could bring, but I have high hopes that it might be a hidden stand out of the season.

Possible Bloggers: Quietcupcake


Low: Might Enjoy


Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
半妖の夜叉姫 | Hanyou no Yashahime

Source: Original
Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://hanyo-yashahime.com/
Premiere: October 3, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

The daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time!

In Feudal Japan, Half-Demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Sota, and his family.

Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a Demon Slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister.

Joined by Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, the three young women travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past.

~*~

Eva: Grew up watching Inuyasha and I plead am guilty of having yet to complete the series- actually I don’t even remember what season I left off, so a while back I decided to start all over again and have been watching it on and off ever since. But that’s not going to stop me from putting off watching this until then because obviously I want to know who is the mother of Sesshomaru’s kids if they actually tell us anything about itNeedless to say, I hope this is actually good because some series are better off without a sequel/spin-offs.

Berry: Okay so I never finished Inuyasha but frankly I don’t think it matters all that much for this sequel. I kind of don’t care about this, but I have this morbid curiosity to see what this story will even be like. Do we really need this? Did this really have to exist?

Shadow: While a lot of series seem to be getting sequels, Inuyasha wasn’t a series I expected this from. Though I’m not gonna lie that I’m a bit excited to see what happens, especially with some information we’ve been given on how Moroha doesn’t remember her parents… Not to mention WHO THE HECK did Sesshomaru have babies with?!

Possible Bloggers: Shadow


Ikebukuro West Gate Park
池袋ウエストゲートパーク

Source: Novel
Animation Company: Doga Kobo
Website: https://iwgp-anime.com/
Premiere: October 6, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

The story follows the coolheaded Makoto as he navigates the pressures of an encroaching gang life in the G-Boys due to his friend, King, being a leader.

Makoto sees an opportunity to become a troubleshooter for the gang as a way to keep things calm and protect his friends, but when someone close to him is killed and a rival gang kicks off a turf war, Makoto will find it a bit tough to stay cool.

~*~

Eva: This is among my wild picks of the season just because while it doesn’t really grab me but at the same time, I am also intrigued? Also there’s romance in the tags, so naturally I am going to give this a shot.

Berry: This didn’t make much of an impression on me before, but checking out the PVs it’s kinda gotten my attention. Seems pretty cool and fun.

Quietcupcake: This is another one of those series that I can’t seem to ignore. It seems like our cast is going to get into a lot of chaos and that is honestly what draws me into it. Based on the trailer it definitely gave me more Durarara vibes than I was expecting, but I’m really interested to see what it has in store!


TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You
トニカクカワイイ | Tonikaku Kawaii

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Seven Arcs
Website: http://tonikawa.com/
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Shounen
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

Nasa Yuzaki falls in love at first sight after an encounter with the mysterious Tsukasa. When Nasa earnestly confesses his feelings, she replies, “I’ll date you, but only if we’re married.” Nasa and Tsukasa’s cute and precious newlywed life of love is about to begin!

~*~

Eva: Look I am a simple person, if it’s about romance I’m going to check it out and two, I AM HUNGRY FOR ROMANTIC COMEDIES! Also helps I have heard good things about this series, fufu, so yes I am excited for this one!

Berry: This sounds…weird. This is a show I’m going to hold back on and see what people say. It might not be something I’m in to but I can check it out if there’s enough positive reception. But wow, marriage before a date huh?

Shadow: Not gonna lie, I’m more curious about this series than I feel I should be. Maybe it’s because I want some random romance series in my life amongst the hype and action series? The premise sounds super strange yet intriguing and curious to see where the story will go. Though I feel like this could go either way on the good and bad scale so I’ll give it a few eps to see if I end up getting invested or not.


Moriarty the Patriot
憂国のモリアーティ | Yuukoku no Moriarty

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Production I.G.
Website: https://moriarty-anime.com/
Premiere: October 11, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Historical, Shounen
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

In the late 19th century, Great Britain rules over a quarter of the world. Nobles sit in their fancy homes in comfort and luxury, while the working class slaves away at their jobs. When young Albert James Moriarty’s upper-class family adopts two lower-class orphans, the cruelty the boys experience at his family’s hands cements Albert’s hatred of the nobility he was born into. He asks the older of the two boys—who has a genius mind and a killer instinct—to help him rid the world of evil, starting with Albert’s own family!

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Eva: Well there gotta be something to scratch my itch for psychological mystery, and throw history in the mix and we have a winner!

Berry: So like Ikebukuro, this didn’t catch my attention until I really checked it out and it looks pretty sick. I always love me a good mystery and this setting is just cool. Let’s hope it delivers!

Shadow: This looks interesting, but I’m 50/50 with series like these so I’ll give it a few episodes and if it doesn’t interest me, I’ll most likely just drop it.

Quietcupcake: Once again I’m looking for something to satisfy that Mystery / Psychological / Mind Game itch and this looks like it has potential to satisfy it. I’ll definitely give a few episodes a whirl, but I do hope it exceeds my expectation

Possible Bloggers: Quietcupcake, Berry


Wild Picks: A Shot in the Dark


I’m Standing on a Million Lives
100万の命の上に俺は立っている | 100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Maho Film
Website: http://1000000-lives.com/
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Drama, Game, Fantasy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

Ninth grader Yusuke Yotsuya is practical, friendless, and not active in any clubs. Then one day, he and two female classmates are suddenly sent to another world where they must work together to battle for their lives. Yotsuya is a lone wolf and has always lived his life according to his wants, but how will that work out now that he’s supposed to be a hero?!

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Shadow: This was a wild pick that I’m not sure if I’ll get into but I’ll give it a whirl just for the heck of it. The premise sounds interesting but we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s well executed.

Quietcupcake: It’s really the trailer that drew me into this one and I really am a sucker for the “lonely character finds something worth fighting for” concept. I’ll definitely be checking it out because I really hope it’s a good one!

Possible Bloggers: Quietcupcake


King’s Raid: Successors of the Will
キングスレイド 意志を継ぐものたち | King’s Raid: Ishi wo Tsugumono-tachi

Source: Game
Animation Company: OLM x Sunrise Beyond
Website: https://www.anime-kings-raid.com/
Premiere: October 2, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis: Original story that will reveal brand-new characters that do not appear in the game.

It’s been 100 years since King Kyle buried Ang Mundo. Now in a time of peace, the apprentice knight Kasel enjoys his life without worry. His fate begins to change, however, with news of demon appearances infesting the neighborhood. Guided by a wise man, Kasel finds friends he can rely on and sets off on his mission to seek a holy sword, capable of slaying his newfound enemies.

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Eva: These adventure games adaptions usually fall short for me, but I can’t help myself of giving them a chance. It would be nice if this were to be good since I would like to enjoy some more magical adventures without the isekai trope tact onto it.


Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
キミと僕の最後の戦場、あるいは世界が始まる聖戦 | Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: Silver Link
Website: https://kimisentv.com/
Premiere: October 7, 2020 (JST)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Synopsis:

A great war has raged for years between the scientifically advanced Empire and Nebulis, the realm of the witches―until the youngest knight ever to receive the title of the Empire’s strongest meets the princess of the rival nation. Though they are sworn enemies, the knight is taken by her beauty and dignity, and the princess is moved by his strength and way of life. Will the fighting between them ever be allowed to end?

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Eva: I read a bit of manga adaption a while back in 2019, and while I wasn’t super into the art-style, I enjoyed the premise. Since I haven’t had the chance to read the light novel for this series yet and I like the character designs way more, I look forward to watching this. Hopefully they will adapt it well.

Berry: So this is just a sci-fi/fantasy Romeo and Juliet? I’m kind of curious about the romance, but this is going to be another show where I’ll sit back and wait to hear peoples’ reactions.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Overall Thoughts

EvaAfter so many series were postponed in the Spring and Summer, Fall is coming back swinging with some of our most anticipated titles! Compared to the tiny list from the Summer, there are a ton of shows I am looking forward to watching this season, but the ones I am the most excited for are: Haikyuu S4 P2, DanMachi S3, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Kamisama ni Natta hi, Senyoku no Sigrdrifa, Assault Lily: BOUQUET, Hypnosis Mic, TONIKAWA, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World There is a great variety so you really can’t go wrong this season.

Unfortunately as I mentioned earlier, my current schedule puts me in a bind. All of the series I would like to pick up are supposed to air on Fridays or Saturdays. Since Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS, Healin’ Good Precure, Idolish7: Second Beat all come out during that time frame, we have the new series’ schedule clashes with the series I am already covering. So I have been going back and forth about whether I can even pick up any new titles this season. But with so much to look forward to, I would like to at least try to squeeze something into my schedule.

Berry: After a painfully barren Summer season, Fall is looking pretty amazing. There’s lots of shows coming out this time and lots of variety, and lots that have caught my attention. And I’m glad for that but I might take only a couple shows this time as I want to focus on a couple things in my life. I want to focus on two shows, but maaaybe I’ll push myself to do three. For sure I want to take Hypnosis Mic, and the other possibilities are Assault Lily: BOUQUET, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Yuukoku no Moriarty. They all look so interesting I’m not even sure what to pick, so look out for the first impressions. I’m also so glad that Idolish7: Second Beat is coming back, it just makes this season even better. And we get Haikyuu and Higurashi, the excitement just doesn’t stop! <3

Shadow: While Summer had very slim pickings, there is definitely a lot more variety this season. Unfortunately due to my arm injury, I can’t really afford to cover more than 2 series this season and one of them is already Digimon so I ca only handle one series this season. Which is a bummer because there are a lot of good and interesting shows coming out. I’m thinking of possibly picking up Haikyuu!! To the Top Second Season, A3! Season Autumn & Winter or Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon while keeping an eye on some of the other series this season to see where they go. And like Eva and Berry, I’m also excited to see ma bois in Idolish7 make their come back because Tenn has been standing outside the i7 dorms for several months, leaving us on that cliffhanger of wanting to talk.

Quietcupcake: Wah! There’s so many interesting anime coming out this season, I don’t even know where to start! So many of them have caught my interest, it’s going to be a wild first couple of weeks to see what they all have in store. As far as coverages, I think I’m most interested in picking up Taisou Samura and a toss up between Moriarty the Patriot and Ikebukuro West Gate Park. I also really, really want I’m Standing on a Million Lives to be good. And lastly I might consider picking up Adachi and Shimamura because I feel like it will bring a lot of sweetness and joy with it. Outside of those, I’ll definitely be joining in screaming with everyone over Haikyuu!! and Idolish7 because the boys are back and I’ve missed them!

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

10 thoughts on “FALL ANIME 2020 SEASON PREVIEW

  1. This is why the blog’s my savior!!!!

    I thought Fall didn’t have much for me until this post came out and you guys helped me discover and expand my list! I would have been missing out a lot (since I’m back in school- ugh what terrible timing- and once I miss a season I almost never have time to watch it during the new season).

    But seriously, why did Fall have to be loads better than Summer?! I’m gonna have to figure out how to make time for most of them….

    1. Haha, we are glad we were able to help you out! 😉 Which titles are you are anticipating the most this season?

      1. I definitely planned to watch Yashahime, and the Irregular at Magic School sequel- I loved both OST but I especially watched Inuyasha during one of my most difficult times this in life so it brings a lot of feels.

        I have my eye on Sigrdrida, the rap anime, and well basically most of the titles you and Berry showed interest in- except for Idolish7 and A3. For some reason idol shows failed to grab my interest and I did look up the songs on YouTube but they just weren’t my cup of tea.

        1. I will mention that A3! isn’t an idol show. The anime/story is based all around acting and different acting troupes, and there was zero music in the first season. I’m actually not sure why the series is categorized as “music” when even the little bit I played of the mobile game there wasn’t any music. I wouldn’t exactly go out of my way to recommend A3 but just wanted to point that out lol

  2. Huh, I was surprised to see that Osomatsu-san S3 wasn’t on your list at all because I remember someone of you mentioned that they liked the series (it’s been a while on that, so I could be wrong…)

    1. You are probably thinking of Hideki, he retired back in 2016 (so it has been a while).
      He was the one who covered Osomatsu-san.

      1. Oh, I know he did the review until Ep 12. But what I meant was of you others during that time would have mentioned it somewhere in the comments in his reviews.

        1. It’s probably me you’re talking about. I did watch the first season and I did mention liking it then, but I actually never watched past the first episode of the second season. I had good laughs with the first season but I’m not sure if I’ll ever get back to it.

  3. Wow, almost all the animes I’m excited for this season are mentioned and in first two categories! Fall is looking good anime-wise!

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