WINTER 2020: WHAT SHOWS WE’LL BE WATCHING

Winter 2020 got off to a great start where the last season left off. Unsurprisingly, this marked the beginning of a lot of new shows movies, and sequels that are sure to be fun for all casual anime fans. Individually, I don’t believe I’ll watch every show that airs this season, but I will give my thoughts on some shows that I believe will be worth watching. Here’s a list of the shows that I’ll be watching this winter season of 2020.

DARWIN’S GAME

“An unknowing Sudou Kaname is invited to try out a new mysterious mobile app game called Darwin’s Game, but later realizes that he’s in for more than he’s bargained for when he finds out that there’s no way to quit the game.”

Source: MU

This show reminds me a lot about Kings Game, another battle royale style anime that invokes people playing an impossible to escape, bloody killing game.

From the beginning I knew this show was either gonna be very good, or incredibly bad, thankfully it was the former. The mc does seem to be stupid at times, not listening to his friends (stupidly getting involved in a killing game on a whim only to later regret it). Overall the show appears to be quite good. Its got a good premise, cool music, wonderful animation, and the MC isn’t as stupid and dense as we see in most anime.

This show began airing on the 4th of January 2020 and is expected to run for 11 episodes.

PET

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“There are people who can get into people’s minds and control their memories. This power is used to eradicate mysteries and cases or worse, to assassinate. The potential of said power is strong enough that it is able to destroy people’s minds, however, it can backfire and eat up ones own heart. To counter it, chains are used to lock and protect each other’s weak and dangerous hearts. From one’s growing fear and disdain, they’re consequently called as a “Pet.””

Source: MAL news

Okay, this show is wierd. The premise is cool but things tend to get trippy or at the very least confusing. This fits in with the shows description as we’re not sure wether or not what we’re seeing is true or is what we’re being made to beleive. It speaks a lot about….. lemme just keep my mouth shut😜.

This show began airing on the 6th of January 2020 and the episode count is unconfirmed.

ID: INVADED

“Sakaido is a genius detective who can track down any criminal. But when his daughter is murdered, revenge lands him on the other side of the law. Now in prison, he helps the police solve mysteries using a system that invades a person’s identity. Little by little, a trail of blood forms, and it all leads back to his daughter’s murderer.”

Source: Funimation

Honestly i keep mistaking this show for another one that’ll be discussed in a bit because of their titles. This show is set in a very developed future version of Japan, very much like Psycho Pass series. The police have futuristic tech that can sense the killing intent of a person and project into the form of a mini-world referred to as a “well”. Only certain

 

JOIN THE PACK! SETON ACADEMY

“Seton Academy, a school full of animals where, thanks to population decline, there are fewer humans than any other creature. Mazama Jin, an animal hater and the only human male in his class, falls in love with Hino Hitomi, the only female human, the moment he lays eyes her. However he soon finds himself entangled with various other creatures after he reluctantly joins the ‘pack’ of Lanka the wolf, the only other member of her pack.”

Source: MU

 

INFINITE DENDOGRAM

“In the year 2043, <Infinite Dendrogram>, the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shuu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of <Infinite Dendrogram>. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?”

Source: J-Novel Club

This show started airing on the 9th of January 2020 and the episode count is unknown.

BOFURI: I DON’T WANT TO GET HURT, SO I’LL MAX OUT MY DEFENCE

“After receiving an invitation from her friend Risa Shiromine, Kaede Honjou begins playing the VRMMO game New World Online as the character Maple. Lacking knowledge of the game, she allocates all her status points to defense. As a result, her movements are slow, she cannot use magic, and even gets attacked by the rabbits. However, she obtains a skill called “Absolute Defense” due to maxing out her vitality points, and a counter skill that kills in a single hit. A “mobile fortress style” novice with a poisonous skill that makes all attacks invalid and overrides all obstacles, she goes off to adventures, disregarding her irregularities.”

Source: MAL News

This series started airing on the 8th of January 2020 and the episode count is unknown.

SCIENCE FELL IN LOVE, SO I TRIED TO PROVE IT

“Yukimura Shinya and Himuro Ayame are two scientists that want to find out if love can be solved by a scientific theory. These two scientists also have feelings for each other and want to be able to solve their feelings through similar theoretical facts. With this perfect opportunity, these scientists will attempt to solve the theory of the love they express for each other.”

Source: MU

This show began airing on the 11th of January 2020 and the episode count is unknown.

 

TOILET-BOUND HANAKO KUN

“Hanako-san, Hanako-san…are you there?”

At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school’s Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls’ bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom…but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy’s Hanako-san…is a boy!

Source: Yen Press

 

This show started airing on the 10th of January and will have a total of 12 episodes.

SORCEROUS STABBER ORPHEN

“A sorcerer who was once the top student of the famous Tower of Fang, now spends his time chasing around his hopeless clients as a moneylender, at least until his client comes up with a plan to make money: marriage fraud. Unwillingly being dragged in to the plan, Orphen encounters a monster who has long been his goal since the day he left the Tower of Fang. Between those who seek to kill the monster and Orphen, giving everything to protect the monster, his lousy but peaceful days end. Trying to turn back his sister, Azalie, back to her true form leads to many more mysteries and the key to the secret to the world.”

Source: Anime News Network

 

This show began airing on the 7th of January 2020 and the episode count is unknown.

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