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    Top Anime of 2020

    About 3 months late, but that's a lot of improvement (compared to 1 year late last time : P).

    It's time to post your fav anime of 2020! Be it that one show you randomly binge and nothing else out of the whole year, or your list of titles that you can't pick, let us see c:
    As always, I will post what I believe to be the best anime per season, so 4 total! They will all be non-sequel or not in a major series, so anybody looking for something they can quickly jump in will have a better time~
    (ofc I will mention good sequels I like too)

    WINTER: ID:Invaded Id:Invaded (ID: INVADED) -

    This is to me the best detective, psychological, and mystery anime of the past decade. The anime is slept on by so many people (though for good reason, most people watching anime don't like the serious genres). As a fan of mystery and how the human mind works, this anime is phenomenal. Can't spoil too much because I believe it's one of those anime too good that a lot of description will spoil the fun. Certainly give it a try!

    ID: Invaded OST - Episode 12 Theme Full『MIYAVI - Butterfly』

    SPRING: Balance: Unlimited Fugou Keiji: Balance:Unlimited -

    You probably expected me to say Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen - which is probably many people's best anime of 2020. I personally say the manga is 10x better, but that's just me. Anyway, because I already dig Kaguya in a different medium, it made Balance:Unlimited stood out as the best show I watched of Spring. It has a little bit of mystery, of comedy, and of satisfaction; given that one of the main character is a rich guy who can hack and buy a literal hotel just in a matter of seconds, enabling him to stake out in it with the cops. Sounds pretty shit, huh? But I assure you the execution is done very well; he still has limitations on his technology, and of course a moral about relying completely on material wealth. Oh, did I mention the detective work is dope too?

    Fugou Keiji Balance:UNLIMITED Ending『 Welcome My Friend Lyrics 』

    SUMMER: The Misfit of Demon King Academy

    In term of new anime, this season is the worst of 2020. I picked Maou because I enjoyed the anime (despite manga being better), but it is still just a self-fulfilling anime around power fantasy. I also like (but obv not something for everybody) and (but have not finish, strong start tho). Don't even get me start on as it is perfectly summed up in one word: simp.
    Summer has a few good sequels tho, noticeably Re:Zero, Oregairu last season, and Fire Force.

    The Misfit of Demon King Academy OP 1 - Seikai Fuseikai - English Subtitled With Animated Opening

    FALL: Wandering Witch Elaina

    As if to make up for last season, this one is full with hype trains. Wandering Witch Elaina was for me the best one because it encapsulate both the comfy-iest and darkest moments in the story. It's a cute, episodic anime that follows a witch girl as she finds more about herself and those she passed by. Expect dilemma with difficult decisions as well. It really is an experience, needs S2 ASAP.
    A title that will probably on most people's best of Fall 2020 is Shounen genre, crisp quality, and overall a very good anime. is one of the best romance anime you could watch, as it is the same author of Hayate the Butler. Then there's also which is the second best mystery anime I watched in the last decade, behind Invaded:ID. The atmosphere is superb.
    Other worthy mention are which is is pretty good but kinda hard to balance pacing due to too many casts of unique characters, and for being Shaft's anime (dope ass animation).
    I was also hyped for but because it is a sequel, and because it sucks more than I expected (only the last like 10 eps were interesting), I didn't wanna give it any praise.

    Wandering Witch Opening Theme - "Literature" by Reina Ueda

    BEST OF 2020: ID:Invaded
    Definitely ID:Invaded. I just love how sophisticated this anime is while maintaining very real detective work. Many other will disagree as they have their own personal preferences and genres, but detective mystery anime is very hard to come by, especially a clever one. The OST are also good as hell too.

    Last edited by kn1000a; 04-26-2021 at 12:21 AM.

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    Top anime Wandering Witch Elaina
    Second place Somali

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