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Perspective Of An Ordinary Anime Fan: Winter 2020 Anime

Winter is coming! Winter is coming!

Well, Winter anime that is. We don’t have winters here. So yeah, Winter 2020 anime is coming! With the Fall 2019 anime season having just about come to an end, it’s time we usher in other exciting new anime in this Winter 2020 anime season. Same thing goes, I’ll be looking out for the most interesting and promising titles that would stand out to an ordinary anime fan such as myself. And of course, no prequels!

Few things to take note, I’ll be looking at how fascinating a title looks in terms of it’s characters, story, setting, art or anything that makes it stand out from the rest. Perhaps this time, I won’t be too heavily Isekai favoured. With that said, here are the Top 10 anime I’m looking forward to watching next season!

10. Nekopara

I’m pretty sure I’ve played seen my friend play this game before. If my memory serves me correctly, this is an anime about cats and maids as waitresses? But it’s odd that the genres listed didn’t include ecchi, since I’m pretty sure the game had a lot of sexual scenes. Hmm, guess it’ll be interesting to see how the anime adapts this.

9. Dorohedoro

Sounds pretty messed up and violent. Not usually a fan of this, but I feel like this one might raise some interesting real world shady topics. It’s so crazy looking that I have to give it a try.

8. Somali to Mori no Kamisama

An adventure fantasy slice of life? Three of my favourite genres packed in one, I’m all for that! Well, as long as it isn’t too boring, I’m pretty confident that I’ll have a ton of fun watching this series. But the fact that the main characters seem to be father and daughter, I think it’s already confirmed that I’ll definitely love this show. Please don’t let me down!

7. Runway de Waratte

I was quite drawn into the premise of this show. A story about a short model and a failing designer coming together to hopefully unite their dreams and succeed together. I feel like if this one does well, it will end up being quite a special anime.

6. ID:Invaded

Honestly I liked the grim nature of this show, accompanied by the mystery genre tag that promises twists and challenges. But at the same time, I’m not too convinced that it can do well enough to surprise me. But hey, I’ll include it in the list anyway.

5. Plunderer

Plunderer sounds EXACTLY like the movie In Time (2011). But even if it were a plagiarised concept, I quite liked the movie In Time. So if the anime does it right, it could turn out to be one of my favourites as a pretty epic adventure anime, with lots of dramatic suspense and potentially meaningful deaths. If it were to follow the movie as well, then I’m expecting some interesting disparity in social statuses to keep things interesting.

4. Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

I definitely need to find a shorter form for this title, but this totally sounds like it’s gonna be so much fun! A character that pumps everything into defence? I’m laughing at the idea already. I can’t wait!

3. Infinite Dendrogram

Incredible realism and infinite possibilities, all jam packed into a full dive VRMMO? I’m sold. Rather than isekais, I’ve always been more of a fan of the game genre, so this is pretty awesome.

2. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Shin Henshuu-ban

Ahh, I’ve already said I wouldn’t include sequels, but this doesn’t count does it? Apparently it’s an alternate reality! As a huge Re:Zero fan myself, how could I possibly not have this in the list?

1. Darwin’s Game

I’m positively sure that I’ve heard of this title somewhere, but for the life of me I can’t remember what I heard about it. Either way, Darwin’s Game sounds like quite the interesting story, and of course, the whole “can’t log out from game” plot is still always interesting to me. Definitely looking forward to this one!

Honourable Mentions

For my honourable mentions, I feel like they’re still anime I would watch, but fall off slightly from the main 10. Probably because I’d only watch these in certain moods. But they still look really interesting, so here they are!


Heya Camp△

Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei Shite Mita.

I feel like I included almost every anime from the season… The more I do these lists (even though it’s only my second), the more I realise that there are always tons of anime with really interesting premises and synopsis. So maybe I’ll need to alter my standards a bit more, otherwise I’ll end up including every anime from the season!

Also, I need a better way to list these. I find that listing these 10 just like that seem kind of boring. I’ll probably think of something better for the next anime season. Thanks for reading!


  1. Out of this list, Runway de Waratte is probably the one I look forward to the most (though I probably won’t watch anything while it’s airing). Also, the ones about scientists falling in love and anime-making. So many long names next season, I haven’t even started remembering them…

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    1. Right? I feel like Runway de Waratte would end up being special, and I also loved the art. Me too haha, binge-watcher for life!

      I initially had the scientists and the anime making one on this list too, but I didn’t want to end up adding all the anime from the season onto this list. I forgot that I should’ve added them to my Honourable Mentions though

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  2. I usually list the most anticipated (2-3), then around 6-7 others more-or-less at random. (With a hard limit of ten!) Sometimes the most anticipated are at the top, sometimes at the bottom. Mostly depending on how anticipates and how well known my anticipation is (higher on both, higher chance of being on top).

    I don’t even try and rate-and-rank them.

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    1. Looks like I didn’t do it well enough I guess. My rating is in terms of my level of anticipation as well, with 10 being I expect the least from it while 1 being the show I’m most hyped about


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