10 Best Anime You Must Watch In 2020

10 Best Anime You Must Watch In 2020

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By Viroon on 16 Apr 2020
Senior Creative Editor

Anime Lovers! This post is for you! With many highly anticipated sequels set to drop, 2020 is shaping up to be a great year, be it series or movies.

It can be a challenge to choose which anime to binge next as there are many new series coming out this year to keep you company as we continue to flatten the curve of COVID-19. But until then, here are our favourites of the year so far.

Scroll down to check out the ten best anime you must watch in 2020.

Release Date: July 2020

The plot of the show revolves around Subaru Natsuki, who gets transported into an RPG- style fantasy world. In this world, Subaru is completely ordinary except for the fact that he has the ability to “Return by Death,” which means he can travel back in time to set checkpoints when he dies.

Release Date: Fall 2020

Undoubtedly the most highly-anticipated anime of the year, Attack on Titan's Season 4 should bring to a close this epic tale about humanity's desperate attempt to survive the onslaught brought on by giant beasts known as "Titans." Now that the secrets of Eren's basement have been revealed, the Survey Corps and the rest of humanity within the walls must figure out what to do with this information - and how to protect themselves in the process.

Release Date: April 2020

Originally an immensely well known Korean manhwa, Tower of God is about Twenty-Fifth Bam, who lives under a massive tower with his friend Rachel. After losing Rachel to the tower, Bam goes into the tower as well in search of her. But with the Tower promising everything someone could want, what challenges will Bam to ascend? Animated by Telecom Animation Film, Tower of God is the first of many Crunchyroll projects to release this year.

Release Date: July 2020

Alicization is easily the best part of Sword Art Online thus far, seeing Kirito trapped in a world where there isn’t a guaranteed way out while also introducing new characters like Alice and Eugeo, the combat remains as slick as ever while the character development continues to improve. Can Alice protect the Human Empire from the Dark Territory? Will Kirito ever come back to the world of humanity?

Release Date: January 2020

The mobile app Darwin's Game seems like a fun way to pass the time, which is why Sudou Kaname tries it out. Unfortunately, the game proves impossible to quit, and it ends up having a powerful impact on the real world. Pitted against a cadre of sociopaths and with no way to seek help from the outside world, Kaname must rely on his wits and will to survive while searching for a means to escape this living nightmare.

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Release Date: April 2020

Fruits Basket was one of the most popular romcom anime of the 2000s, but it ran way too short and didn’t manage to adapt the entire manga. This time around, we’re getting a new version with updated animation as well as a complete adaptation of the story of Tooru Honda and the Souma Family she meets that turn into animals of the Chinese Zodiac whenever they’re hugged by members of the opposite sex.

Release Date: October 2020

The first season saw the development of the storyline with much focus on the main characters.

For the second season, the producers revealed that they want to put more focus on whether Emma will be able to keep the promise she had made. It was also revealed that the storyline will be entering the climax of its final arc so this is where we will get to see more action and the true nature of “Mama” and the relationship she had with the demons. The demon forest will be also explored in more detail as for now it is just a mystery since everything else happened within the Grace field house where “Mama” always kept watch of the children.

Release Date: Fall 2020

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime is one of the most popular isekai anime out there, so it's awesome that it's getting a sequel. The series will continue the adventures of Rimuru Tempest, a former corporate employee who was reincarnated into an extremely powerful slime monster who creates peace and happiness for monsters everywhere.

Release Date: January 2020

It's the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is currently entirely controlled by "numbers." Every human born is branded with a "Count." This Count can be anything; the amount of kilometers walked, or the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. If your Count drops to 0, you will be sent into the Abyss. After Hina's mother's Count dropped to 0, her last request was for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron - a legendary hero from the Waste War—the fabled Ace!

Release Date: July 2020

Speaking of long-sought-after continuations, Tsutomu Satou's The Irregular at Magic High School will be returning for only its second full season, the first since Madhouse's 2014 adaptation.

As implied by the name, Visitor Arc focuses on a new exchange student attending First High named Angelina Kudou Shields. The Shiba siblings, specifically Tatsuya, also find themselves investigating a strange mystery involving crimes that seem to have been perpetrated by something akin to a Shiki (vampire).

Note: The release dates may vary due to COVID-19. Do check out their official page for more updates.

Need help finding something else to watch? Check out our lists of "10 Best Short Korean Web-Dramas" and "35 Best Netflix Shows To Binge Watch Right Now"!

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