As the Summer 2020 anime season comes to an end, with animes like Re:Zero, Sword Art Online, Food Wars, Oregairu, God of High School, Demon King Academy, Rent-A-Girlfriend, Uzaki-chan, and many more already wrapped up.
The Fall 2020 anime season is now here, with it, a new line up of animes coming to us. With a wide variety of shows and movies new and old coming back, like the Higurashi remake, Danmachi Season 3, and Attack on Titan’s final season, and new shows like The Day I Became a God, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Noblesse, and Taiso Samurai. Movies like Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train arc, the Bleach Spin-off Burn the Witch, Fate/Grand Order: the Sacred Round Table Realm: Camelot, and more.
So now, here are 10 must-watch animes for the Fall 2020 season.
HAIKYUU!!: SEASON 4 PART 2
No introduction needed, Haikyuu Season 4, titled Haikyuu!! To The Top is back with its second half after Part 1 concluded earlier this year. Haikyuu, written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate, the manga was first released in early 2012 and recently concluded back in July of this year.
Haikyuu!! To The Top’s first two episodes are out, releasing on Fridays. You can legally watch it on Crunchyroll.
HIGURASHI: WHEN THEY CRY – NEW
A remake of the original Higurashi anime, titled When They Cry. Originally a visual novel played on Microsoft Windows, Higurashi was eventually produced and turned into an anime by animation studio Deen that aired from 2006 to 2009.
When They Cry is a horror anime that follows Keiichi Maebara, who moves into a seemingly quiet and peaceful village, but as time progresses a dark sense of dread starts to loom over him as he suspects that the village and the people in it aren’t as peaceful and friendly as he thinks.
Higurashi: When They Cry – New’s first two episodes are out now, releasing on Thursdays. You can watch it legally on Funimation.
DANMACHI: SEASON 3
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Girls Up in a Dungeon? or just DanMachi for short, is a popular ongoing light novel series written by Jujino Ōmori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, first published in 2013 and later getting its own anime adaptation in 2015. Popular for its outrageously long title, Sword Art Online clone controversy, and it’s not so Isekai type fantasy setting, DanMachi is still an overall well-received anime with its own unique quirks.
DanMachi Season 3’s episodes release on Saturdays, its first two episodes are out now, you can view it legally on Crunchyroll.
YASHAHIME: PRINCESS HALF-DEMON
The sequel to the well-renowned classic Inuyasha, that aired back in 2000 and abruptly being canceled later in 2004, until 2009 where it was revived for The Final Act. Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is the long-awaited sequel for Inuyasha, taking place after the events of The Final Act, Yashahime follows the daughter of Inuyasha and original protagonist Kagome Higurashi, along with new characters Towa and Setsuna Higurashi, Kagome’s half nieces.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is out now, episodes are being released on Saturdays. You can watch it legally on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.
Written by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen is a Crunchyroll Exclusive, animated and produced by studio MAPPA, who also produced animes like Kakegurui, Zankyou no Terror, Dororo, Inuyashiki, and the upcoming 4th Season of Attack on Titan.
Jujutsu Kaisen follows Yuuji Itadori, a high schooler living in a nightmarish world with demons wreaking havoc all around. A blend of horror, action, and the crispy animation of studio MAPPA has put Jujutsu Kaisen on the mainstream radar.
Jujutsu Kaisen’s first two episodes are already out, releasing on Saturdays. You can watch it exclusively on Crunchyroll.
OUR LAST CRUSADE OR THE RISE OF A NEW WORLD
The Japanese light novel series, later adapted into manga form, written by Kei Sazane and illustrated by Ao Nekonabe, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World is a science fantasy, action/adventure, romance series set in a fictional world rich with deep lore that is yet to be revealed. It follows two protagonists, Iska and Aliceliese Lou Neblis IX, who serve on opposite sides of a hundred-year war that has raged on between their nations.
Released in Japan on May 20th, 2017, and later adapted into manga form in December 2018, Sanzane’s work was picked up by animation studio Silver Link who worked on animes like Kokoro Connect, Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Strike the Blood, and more.
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World’s first episode aired last Wednesday on October 7th. You can watch it legally on Funimation.
TONIKAWA: OVER THE MOON FOR YOU
Fly Me to the Moon or Tonikawa: Over the Moon For You in other translations, is a rom-com, science fiction manga written and illustrated by Kenjiro Hata. Tonikawa is a breath of fresh air in a season full of hardcore Shonen, Seinen, horror, and action-packed animes. Filled with pure comedy and romantic cuteness, following protagonist Nasa in his newly married life with the mysterious girl, Tsukasa Tsukuyomi.
Tonikawa: Over the Moon For You’s episodes will be released on Saturdays, and you can legally watch it on Crunchyroll.
THE DAY I BECAME A GOD
Written by the man behind absolute bangers like the Clannad series and Charlotte, Jun Maeda is back with The Day I Became a God. Produced by Aniplex and animated by P.A. Works who worked on animes like Angel Beats, Another, Charlotte, and more, The Day I Became a God is expected to be on the level of Maeda’s previous works.
The story follows Youta Narukami, a high school graduate spending the last days of his Summer vacation preparing for university entrance exams when he runs into a young girl, Hina, who claims to be the “God of Omniscience.”
The Day I Became a God’s first episode released on Sunday, October 11th. You can legally stream it on Funimation.
DEMON SLAYER THE MOVIE: MUGEN TRAIN
The only movie to be featured on this list, the winner of Crunchyroll’s 2019 Anime of the Year Award, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is back with a movie, Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train.
Based on the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Haruo Sotozaki, Demon Slayer hit new heights in the anime community last year after it blew up on Twitter with the release of the 19th Episode of Season 1.
Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train is based on the Mugen Train arc of the manga and will be released in theatres exclusively in Japan on October 16th, 2020. With its worldwide release set to be sometime in 2021.
ATTACK ON TITAN: SEASON 4
Probably the one most everybody is excited for, Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan Season 4 – The Final Season is almost here, the hype for this season is immense with years of build-up culminating to the last few arcs of the show.
Shingeki no Kyojin was first serialized in the first-ever issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine on September 9th, 2009, and was later released independently on March 17th, 2010.
Later in 2013, we got Attack on Titan, initially animated by WIT Studio for its first 3 Season, with a four-year hiatus between Season’s 1 and 2, Season 2 being released in 2017. But after the conclusion of Season 3, WIT Studio announced that they were dropping production of Attack on Titan, and with that, studio MAPPA stepped in for Season 4, but not without its controversies.
With many delays and setbacks, from release dates and production mishaps, it’s been officially announced that Attack on Titan: The Final Season’s first episode will be released on December 7th, 2020. Funimation announced that the fourth season will air on their streaming platform first.