A new season of anime is almost upon us, and there are at least a couple of shows I am interested in watching. Information is taken from LiveChart.me, and with that said, I’ll just dive right in.
Adachi and Shimamura
An adaptation of the light novels of the same name, of which I have read the first volume. It’s a slow burn yuri romance, with one kind of odd aspect to it. That’s all I’ll say about that for now. I enjoyed reading the light novel, so I’m looking forward to seeing this one.
Adachi and Shimamura starts 9/10/2020.
Assault Lily: Bouquet
Whilst stories of academies that train girls to fight monsters are nothing new, this particular one has caught my interest. Seems it might be providing a healthy dose of yuri.
Assault Lily: Bouquet starts 1/10/2020.
Attack on Titan Final Season
Seems a bit early to include this one, but it is just sneaking in right towards the end of the autumn season. Yes, Attack on Titan is headed for its climax. I’ve been keeping up with the manga so I know what to expect, and that’s all I say about it here.
Attack on Titan Final Season starts 6/12/2020 – yes, in December, unlike every other show on this list that starts in October.
D4DJ First Mix
School idols, bands and now DJs. Another mixed media project from Bushiroad, and given that I’ve enjoyed the likes of Love Live! and BanG Dream!, I suspect I’ll enjoy this one, too. Also, seems it will be available on every streaming service under the sun.
D4DJ First Mix starts 30/10/2020. A late October start for this one.
Dropout Idol Fruit Tart
An idol show about show business dropouts banding together to form an idol group. Their goal: prevent their dormitory from being demolished. I’m always up for an idol show, though this one will have some pretty solid competition this season.
Dropout Idol Fruit Tart starts 12/10/2020.
Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM
The third season of Is the Order a Rabbit?. I enjoyed the first two, so naturally I’ll be watching the third.
Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM starts 10/10/2020.
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls
I suppose you’ve got to get a sports anime in there somewhere, and the sport for this season is wall climbing.
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls starts 03/10/2020.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Another light novel adaptation, and one of my most anticipated shows of the season. Based on what I’ve read from both light novel and manga, this is going to be a fun, cute time.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear starts 07/10/2020.
Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
This announcement came out of absolutely nowhere, but I’m certainly not complaining about it. I’ve been playing through the Love Live! All Stars story recently, and I am excited to see the Nijigasaki girls in action. There are certain details in the trailer that you might be surprised to see, but those who have played through the All Stars story know what’s up.
Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club starts 3/10/2020.
Maesetsu! Opening Act
An anime about a group of girls aiming to become professional comedians. Question is, will the comedy translate well? Only time will tell.
Maesetsu! Opening Act starts 4/10/2020.
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin
The 501st Joint Fighter Wing return for a third season. Very much looking forward to seeing them in action once more.
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin starts 7/10/2020.
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
Another light novel adaptation. All about a witch’s travels from place to place. I’ve read the first couple of light novels and enjoyed them, so I’m looking forward to seeing this.
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina starts 2/10/2020.
All the shows listed above are ones that I am definitely going to watch. There are a few more shows starting in the autumn season that I am curious about. These are Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (2020) (because I recently played Jump Force: Deluxe Edition and Dai is one of the playable characters), Guraburu! (Granblue Fantasy shorts), the new Higurashi: When They Cry, Warlords of Sigrdrifa (cautiously approaching this one due to a reliable source having doubts about the director’s preferences) and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (don’t know much about Inuyasha, but having three female protagonists is a pretty strong selling point for me.)
It’s just a case of whether I actually like the shows, or if I can find time for them. The schedule pretty packed for this season.
So much to look forward to this season. I haven’t decided whether I’ll be covering any of the shows weekly yet – I think I’ll decide closer to the time. Might be fun to do some light novel vs. anime comparisons, though.