I still do not understand 2019, the year was filled with emotions, unfortunately, in many parts of our world, grievance and anger were common. There is a clear lack of leadership, someone who makes us understand that we share this world, and only this world, for better or worse.
And somehow, 2020 arrives with endless challenges for all, for some of us, after a challenging and gloomy year, it is a new chance to learn and grow stronger, a way to reiterate our hope for better days. If we share the feeling, please do not give up!
Now, let us talk about the Winter Anime Season 2020, which seems to be filled with some interesting characters and stories to follow for the next months.
First, let us meet Kaname, one of those high school students that love mobile gaming, and one day, he receives an invitation to play one in particular. In Darwin’s Game, he will discover right away that social games can be dangerous, specially if you cannot quit, and your life is in danger.
Then, we lighten the mood with Midori, a girl who dreams on creating her own anime series, however, enthusiasm is not enough in this business. Fortunately for her, in Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na, she meets Tsubame, a rich girl who wants to become an animator. Together with Sayaka, the three energetic girls will try to make their dream come true.
And speaking of dreams, we jump into a furry land, where human population is declining fast, and now are the less, compared to other creatures. In Murenase! Seton Gakuen, Jin hates being the only human in his class, and actually claims to hate animals, however, one day he meets Hitomi, a female human. Thus, he decides to do anything to be with her, even join her “pack”, where Lanka, a lonesome wolf seems to be in charge.
So, if you enjoy oddities, and ecchi topics, then Interspecies Reviewers might be a good pick for you, in this world, all kind of humanoid species exist. Stunk is our hero, and he is tired and would love to settle down and write a book, however, he cannot decide which humanoid is the best fit for him. Now, with a little help from his friends, he will make his decision.
Back in a videogame world, we meet Maple, a girl totally unfit to compete, that is why she decides to use all her status points to increase her defense power. In Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu, she is so weak, that even a rabbit can defeat her, however, also thanks to this, she has been recognized with a rare skill, “Absolute Defense”.
After that, we jump to the year 2043, where the first full-dive VRMMO has been released, and thanks to the new technology, all five senses are perfectly simulated. In Infinite Dendrogram, Reiji finally is able to buy the game and joins his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, to discover its incredible realism and infinite possibilities.
As we return from our time travel, we end up in a world ruled by spirits and monsters, where humans are mistreated and already at the brink of extinction. In Somali to Mori no Kamisama, a golem, the guardian of the forest, and a little girl meet to start a journey.
Finally, in our time, we meet Chiyuki, a young girl with the big dream of becoming a Paris Collection model, unfortunately for her, she is too short to become a model icon. In Runway de Waratte, Chiyuki meets Ikuto, who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Despite the low probability, they will not give up on their dreams.
If you are looking for a sequel, we are expecting good things from Go-Toubun no Hanayome 2, Isekai Quartet 2, Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Nisatsume, Heya Camp, Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi, Hulaing Babies Petit, Nekopara (2020), Show by Rock!! Mashumairesh!!, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T, Haikyuu!! To the Top, Uchi Tama?! Uchi no Tama Shirimasenka?, A3! Season Spring & Summer or BanG Dream! 3rd Season.
And for the movie fans, you might want to watch: Goblin Slayer: Goblin`s Crown, Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Dai Go-ki, Gekijouban Kyochuu Rettou, Gekijouban Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Knots of Memories, Gekijouban Shirobako or Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyouryuu.
Blessings for a better 2020!