Fall 2020 has so many good anime to choose from that it is a hard choice to pick the top 5 anime of the season. In the Fall 2020 season, almost 40 anime titles are released. Many delayed shows were also released this season which were delayed due to Covid Pandemic.
So this anime season is full of many great shows. I will list my top 10 anime of this season which are quite popular among anime fans either because of a great story or great animation.
1. Akudama Drive
Synopsis: It is a story set in future Japan, where Japan is divided into two parts because of a war. A girl with no special powers ends up with a group of criminals who are on the run from the police.
My Rating: 9.5/10
This anime is made by Studio Pierrot, the same studio which animated Naruto, Bleach and Other popular franchises.
If you are a fan of fast-paced action anime with a unique storyline, this is the anime for you. We often hear that the first impression is the last and in the anime industry, key visual is the first impression in the case of an anime. When the first key visual for Akudam Drive dropped, nobody was talking about this as the key visual was not that good.
But when the first episode of the anime premiered, it stunned the fans with its unique world-building and character design. As a non-manga reader, the first few episodes looked really promising to me, both the animation and story-wise.
2. JuJutsu Kaisen
Synopsis: Story is about the world where powerful curses exist whose strength depends on how many people talk about them. Our protagonist is an athletic schoolboy who joins a curse finding club because it is mandatory to join a club, but he does not want to join a sports club. His first interaction with curses comes in school at night when his club is trying to find supernatural stuff, and something terrible happens.
This anime is made by Studio Mappa, which has given many great shows this year including The God of High School and upcoming Attack on Titan final season.
First let me tell you JuJutsu Kasien manga story, not long ago manga was not doing that great as Shonen Jump was dominated by Big Shonen like The Promised Neverland, Kimetsu no Yaiba, and Haikyuu! but now that these mangas are over, fans finally found this gem. The cherry on top is that the animation by Studio Mappa was so great that manga sales sky rocketed in a couple of months. Now Jujutsu kaisen is the second best selling manga just behind kimetsu no yaiba.
This anime is considered to be the next big shonen anime. I am writing this just when episode 6 came out and fans are already calling it the best shonen anime of the year. Some can argue about Haikyuu! but it is a sports anime and does not appeal to the massive audience that JuJutsu kaisen does.
3. Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You
Synopsis: Tonikaku Kawaii is a story about a boy who meets a girl and overwhelmed with her beauty. At that moment he does not know about the upcoming danger and gets badly injured but survives thanks to the girl. He becomes so mesmerized by that girl’s beauty that he dedicates his next few years to find that girl. After many years she suddenly appears at his doorstep and asks him to marry her.
Sometimes you wish that the anime episodes should be longer than 23 minutes, well this is one of those anime. Tonikaku kawaii became an instant hit amongst the fans thanks to the male and female protagonist’s first episode’s marriage. I mean how many times in anime history this has happened before.
This anime is a masterpiece for romance genre lovers. It follows the story of a newlywed couple at 18 years of age who do not know anything about each other but slowly they began to know each other and the audience just fell in love with it. This anime is like a breath of fresh air in the romantic and comedy genre.
4. Wandering Witch: The Journey Of Elaina
Synopsis: The Story follows a young girl who wishes to become a witch. So she works hard and becomes the youngest witch and sets to travel around the world. She meets different people, including bizarre creatures and other witches, making friends along the way.
I am in love with this anime. What makes this anime so good is the art paired with a beautifully crafted story. Every frame looks like a piece of art.
However, the animation isn’t the only thing that makes this anime so good. Music and voice acting are top-notch as well. In the fantasy and adventure genre, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina is the best anime of the season.
5. Moriarity The Patriot
Synopsis: This anime focuses on Moriarity, the antagonist of Sherlock Holmes. William James Moriarity is a professor in school. Outside of the school, he is a private consultant who solves cases while following his own sense of justice. Moriarity does not shy away from aggressive means to punish those who have committed grave crimes.
If you are tired of the romance and fantasy genre that this anime season is offering, then you can look forward to Moriarity The Patriot. This anime tells us the story of the dark side of our society and how our justice system does not punish those people who have committed serious crimes. James William Moriarity with his brothers takes it upon himself to remove these bad people from society and to remove the social classes in our society which are often the root cause of many crimes.
The characters are interesting, art is enjoyable and soundtrack is as good as it gets. This anime is definitely recommended if you like Death Note, Code Guaess and Psycho Pass.
So there you have it, this is my top 5 anime of the fall 2020 season so far. Remember that this is my opinion and you are free to disagree with this list.