The year 2020 has been a hard wreck of a year, with the COVID-19 pandemic changing almost every single plan we all made for the year.
But amidst all the tussle and bussle, we still have a lot of hope to look forward to.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best upcoming anime series and movies in the second half of 2020 that you should definitely give a try.
Uzumaki is the latest and still the most exciting screen program of Junji Ito’s work. Junji Ito is the renowned master of horror manga, he has had his works adapted for the screen, but most of them kind of fell short. Well, this 4-episode series has received Ito’s approval and we can expect a series that’s faithful to the source material.
Uzumaki is can be counted as one of the creepiest manga ever made. It revolves around a small Japanese town where supernatural occurrences happen involving spirals (uzumaki). It’s intriguing because it’s from large spiral cities to bodies twisting together, the events quickly spiral out of control. Expect plenty of gore and unsettling scenes that will leave you in fear.
Attack on Titan centers on an apocalyptic future where humanity has been terrorised by giant man-eating humanoids and this has lasted for over a century. The humans cower from the Titans behind three great Walls, until they were actually broken down by a Colossal Titan on a fateful day.
Season 4 will actually be on Eren’s shift towards becoming a tactician with a very grand scheme to strike back at Marley and the rest of the world – but at a very heavy cost. Most readers of the manga will know the whole intensity of the final arc.
Attack on Titan was one of the most amazing anime series from the 2010s and caused major waves right from its explosive premiere in 2013. The series finale that season 4 is one of the most highly anticipated anime events in 2020. There have been speculations that the anime will end together with the manga, which is 95% complete at this point.
3. Demon slayer:
Demon Slayer is also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba, this was one of the most hyped anime series released in 2019. It talks about Tanjiro Kamado, a kind-hearted boy whose entire family was slaughtered by demons. To complicate matters and make it worst , his younger sister was turned into a demon.
Tanjiro decides to take up the mantle of a Demon Slayer to protect others from tragedy and to save his sister from the terror that befall her.
The movie will therefore pick up from where the anime series left off. Demon Slayers Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu are sent on a mission to board the all famous Mugen Train to investigate the mysterious disappearances of its passengers. Several others were sent before them, but none of them seemed to have reported back.
While there on the Mugen Train, they soon then find the master Demon Slayer Kyojuro Rengoku, also known as the Flame Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps and they join him in investigating the occurrences. But unknown to them, Enma of the Twelve Kizuki is also onboard and patiently awaits. The question here is will they also become demon fodder?
The most loved and anticipated series, Shokugeki no Soma, returns and this is its fifth and final season. The series is well known for over-the-top food battles that settle most of the disputes in Totsuki Academy, a cutthroat culinary school.
Here the Fifth Plate concludes Yukihira Soma’s adventures in the Academy. Soma has finally won the first seat at the prestigious Totsuka Ten Masters Council, but he can’t rest on his laurel side.
Furthermore “BLUE”, a culinary competition organised by the World Gourmet Organisation, has invited him to compete. Soma has to try but all means to win the competition in order to rescue Erina from the villainous Dark Chefs, who have abducted her.
This story is centred on Jin Mo-Ri, a 17-year-old high school student. Here, Mo-Ri, a Taekwondo expert, is asked and invited to join a martial arts event that brings martial artists from all high schools in Korea together. The tournament which is called “The God of High School”, will select three representatives for the World Tournament.
Mo-Ri finally joins the tournament, he meets people with different martial arts styles. The grand prize is? To have a wish granted by the shadowy corporation that’s behind the Tournament.
The anime series, produced by Studio MAPPA, is set to premiere in July 2020.
This film will center on Emiya Shirou’s fight in the Holy Grail War and also his attempt to save Sakura from being consumed by the evil Shadow.
Alongside Rin Tohsaka, Illya von Einzbern, and Sakura’s servant, Rider, they must all come together to stop Sakura from becoming the Grail and causing countless deaths.
who has a good life with a blissful childhood in the Grace Field House orphanage along with 37 fellow orphans.“Mama” Isabella who is their caretaker ensures they live happily by providing them with everything they could ever want.
The Heaven’s Feel trilogy is from one of the Heaven’s Feel story routes from the original Fate stay/night visual novel – it’s one of the darkest paths out of the 3 main arcs. The story is set in a fictional city in Japan, where 7 magi summon 7 heroes of lore as servants to fight for the ultimate wish-granting Holy Grail.
This anime follows 11-year-old Emma
Their idyllic lives come with a single restriction -they cannot venture beyond the gates to the outside world. The children have never questioned this rule, until they stumble upon a horrifying sight – here one of the orphans, who was sent to be adopted, was found dead at the gate.
That was when Emma and the children finally understood the dark purpose behind the orphanage’s existence –
they are raised well and fed, only to be butchered and sold as meat to demons.
The children have to find any possible way to escape before they too are butchered.
The first season ended in 2019.
The Promised Neverland 2.0 will continue to revolve around Emma’s journey, as well as throwing more light about the sinister demons from the outside world.
This film talks about Subaru Natsuki, a good-for-nothing hikikomori – modern-day boy that isolates himself from society. He does nothing at all other than playing video games .
One fateful night, while Subaru is on his way home from visiting a convenience store, he is summoned to a fantasy world where magic exists.
With the summoner nowhere in sight.
He wanders around until he gets into a clash with a group of street thugs. Thankfully, He is saved by a strange silver-haired girl. He made a promise to repay her kindness by helping her search for her insignia, which was stolen.
That same night, just the whereabouts of her insignia was located , they were attacked and brutally murdered. However, Subaru immediately wakes up at the place where he was summoned to.
He relived the same experiences he had the day before that is getting confronted by the same group of thugs and meeting the same silver-haired girl.
He discovers that he can rewind time and respawn by dying, an ability which he named“Return by Death”.
Subaru uses this same ability to save the silver-haired girl.
But she has no clue at all of the events that transpired.
Subaru thereafter makes friends in this new world but they are killed inexplicably . He desperately then attempts to save them by dying over and over again.
But the constant suffering, relieving and failure to rescue his friends eventually ways him down and breaks his mind.
The upcoming season was scheduled to air in April 2020, but it has then been delayed to July. The first part of this season will air in July, and the second in 2021.
The intriguing film Fire Force follows Shinra Kusakabe, a teenager who has the ability to ignite his feet. This special power has earned him the nickname of “Devil’s Footprints”. Enlisting him in the Special Fire Force Company 8, a peculiar division within the Tokyo Fire Brigade. He joins other pyrokinetic firefighters in the battle against Infernals – spontaneously combusting humans.
This year may not be pretty promising as it was meant to be. But we can look forward to these upcoming anime releases in the second half of the year to entertain us. Just keep calm and watch anime!
It is set to be released in July 2020.