Take a peek outside and you might be lucky to see that it’s finally that time of the year where we leave the dark (rainy!), and cold winter days behind. Spring is now upon us and with that comes a brand new anime season. We’ve trawled through the lot and listed the spring 2020 anime you should be giving some attention to. Why not drop us a mention on our social channels to let us know what you’re watching this season!
- Studio: P.A. Works Release (Japan): 10-04-2020 Stream (UK): Funimation
“Set in the late 19th century, APPARE-RANMAN! follows Sorano Appare and Isshiki Kosame, two Japanese characters that end up lost in America. Without any money to their names, this socially-awkward engineer and cowardly samurai enter what’s known as the Trans-America Wild Race, which will earn them enough prize money to get back home.”
- Studio: PINE JAM Release (Japan): 05-04-2020 Stream (UK): Funimation
“Shuichi Kagaya is an ordinary high school student. When a classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysteriouos power; he can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and zipper down his back! He saves the girls life, sharing his secret with her. She is searching for the sister that killed her family and she will use any means necessary to do so, including Shuichi.”
BRAND NEW ANIMAL
- Studio: Trigger Release: 21-03-2020 (ep.1-6), remaining episodes to follow Summer 2020. 09-04-2020 Stream (UK): Netflix
“Brand New Animal (BNA) is set in a 21st century in which the existence of humanoid animals has been revealed to the world after living in the darkness for centuries. One day, a high school student named Michiru suddenly turns into a tanuki person. After going to live in Anima City, where she meets wolf Ogami Shiro, she goes on to investigate why she became an animal and gets mixed up in even stranger events in the process.“
TOWER OF GOD
- Studio: Telecom Animation Film Release (Japan): 01-04-2020 Stream (UK): Crunchyroll
“Reach the top, and everything will be yours…At the top of the tower exists everything in this world, and all of it can be yours…You can become a God. This is the story of the beginning and the end of Rachel, the girl who climbed the tower so she could see the stars, and Bam, the boy who needed nothing but her.”
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
- Studio: Silver Link Release (Japan): 05-04-2020 Stream (UK): Crunchyroll
“Wealthy heiress Katarina Claes is hit in the head with a rock and recovers the memories of her past life. It turns out the world she lives in is the world of the game Fortune Lover, an otome game she was obsessed with in her past life… but she’s been cast as the villain character who tries to foil the protagonist’s romances! The best ending the game has for Katarina is exile, and the worst, death! She’ll have to find a way to avoid triggering the flags of doom, and make her own happy future!”
Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle!
- Studio: C2C Release (Japan): 05-04-2020 Stream (UK): Funimation
“Based on a Japan-exclusive character-collecting video game, Shachibato! takes place in the city of Gatepia, which was developed close to the Gate, where citizens gain access to Kirakuri, an energy fundamental to their way of the life and to humanity.But there’s competition in Gatepia, as thousands of corporations seek to become the strongest and obtain the most Kirakuri. Main character Minato, the newest president of Kibo Company, is looking to make it big by hiring the best employees to become the greatest fantasy adventuring company ever!”
Wave, Listen to Me!
- Studio: Sunrise Release (Japan): 03-04-2020 Stream (UK): Funimation
“Wave, Listen to Me! tells the story of main character Minare Koda, who is decompressing one night while out drinking in the city. She ends up spilling her love life grievances to a worker from a local radio station, and is shocked when she is working the next day and finds that her rant has been publicized on air! She quickly heads to the radio station to get to the bottom of the situation when she’s tricked into a live interview with the station’s director. But, what’s this? Her rant lands her a job at the station? Set in Hokkaido, Japan, this is where Wave, Listen to Me! takes off, as Minare dives ever deeper into the world of broadcast radio.”
That’s it for our Spring 2020 anime selections. It’s a mixed bag in terms of genres but each show has made it onto the list for either its new spin on a genre, fresh and/or daring idea amongst a few other things. Our next season preview will be for summer 2020!