20+ Best Upcoming 2020 Anime To Be Excited About

The year 2019 is going to be soon replaced by the year 2020 – and so I decided that it’s more than reasonable to check what kind of anime will air in 2020 and pick out the best choices for you.

These anime are the collection of the most exciting and anticipated anime airing in 2020. The order is random.


This list contains anime like:

⭐ Goblin Slayer

⭐ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

⭐ Violet Evergarden

⭐ Attack on Titan

⭐ The Promised Neverland

⭐ That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

⭐ Kimetsu no Yaiba

⭐ Danmachi

⭐ Made in Abyss

and much more. 


Let’s explore what 2020 has to offer together! 


21. Strike the Blood IV

Genres:  Action, Supernatural, Ecchi, Vampire, Fantasy | Episodes: Unknown Airing: Winter – Mar 25, 2020 to ?

Source: Official Art

Synopsis: Strike the Blood IV will be completed with 6 volumes and continue right where Strike the Blood III let off.

(Source: Manga.Tokyo)


20. Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Episodes: 1, Movie Airing: WinterFeb 21, 2020

Source: Official Art

Synopsis: The film is set five years after Digimon Adventure tri., taking place in 2010. With Taichi and his friends reaching adulthood, they are struck with the news that the partnership with their Digimon will soon end, as they are not children anymore.

Meanwhile, a powerful Digimon called Eosmon appears, robbing other DigiDestined of their consciousness, and it’s up to Taichi, Agumon and all their friends to fight together one last time to save the world.

(Source: Wikipedia)


19. Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy Episodes: 1, Movie Airing: Feb 1, 2020

Source: Official Art

The movie is an adaptation of the fifth light novel.

Synopsis: A young priestess forms an adventurous party with other inexperienced members to eradicate the goblin’s nest but her party gets completely wiped out and she is left surrounded and wounded, in no condition to fight.

That’s when a man in battle-scarred armor arrives and brutally slaughters all goblins, saving her in the process. His name is Goblin Slayer and he has only one purpose in life – to eradicate all goblins.


18. Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen

Genres: Action, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Shounen Episodes: 1, Movie Airing: 2020

Source: Melings – Pixiv Id 21230641

This movie is an adaptation of the Infinity Train arc.

Synopsis: The story revolves around Tanjirou, a young boy whose soul got scarred by a tragedy – all members of his family except his younger sister, Nezuko, were slaughtered by a demon and she has turned into one.

Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and embarks on a journey to find a way how to turn Nezuko back to a human.


17. Nekopara

Genres: Comedy, Romance Episodes: Unknown Airing: Winter –  Jan 9, 2020 to ?

Source: Official Art

Synopsis: The main protagonist, Kashou Minaduki, is the son of a long line of Japanese confection makers. It comes as no surprise that he eventually moves out to open his own patisserie “La Soleil”.

While unpacking his stuff after moving out he finds two catgirls (Neko girls), Chocola and Vanilla, hidden there. These girls were raised by the Minaduki family. Not too long after Kashou decides to run La Soleil together with Chocola and Vanilla and they all have a wonderful time.

One day Chocola decides to run some errands and she meets a cute kitten. The story starts with their spectacular encounter.


16. Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Sevens

Genres: Action, Game, Fantasy, Shounen Episodes: Unknown Airing: Spring – Apr, 2020

Source: 宮古 松尾 – Pixiv Id 980047

Synopsis: A new television anime series for the 20th anniversary of the anime franchise.

(Source: AniDB)


15. Made in Abyss Movie 3: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei

Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy Episodes: 1, Movie Airing: Winter – Jan 17, 2020

By FuriNuri – Pixiv Id 6720848

The movie is going to be an adaptation of the Idofront arc in a movie form.

Synopsis: Made in Abyss originally follows a story of Riko, an adventurous girl determined to find her mother who had descended to the depth of the Abyss to explore ancient relics/ creatures and never came back to the surface.

One fateful day when Riko works in the upper layer of the Abyss she meets a robot boy, names him Reg and the two quickly become an inseparable duo. Reg seems to be equipped with a very powerful technology but has no memory of why he ascended from the depth of the Abyss to the top.

Riko makes up her mind quite quickly and decides to descend to the deepest layer of the abyss with the help Reg whilst risking her own life and experiencing horrific discoveries about the Abyss.


14. Violet Evergarden Movie

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life Episodes: 1, Movie Airing: Winter – Jan 10, 2020

Source: Beautiful Fan art by Kou Takase

Synopsis: The movie focuses on a young noblewoman named Isabella York who is trapped in a famous but extremely strict finishing school which resembles prison to her.

The outlook for Isabella changes when she meets an auto memory doll, Violet Evergarden as her new teacher.


13. Isekai Quartet 2nd Season

Genres: Comedy, Parody, Fantasy | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Winter – Jan 15, 2020 to ?

Source: Screenshot

Synopsis: Isekai Quarter is a chibi-style crossover featuring characters from Konosuba, Overlord, Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil in an alternate world. Season 2 is going to also include characters from The Rising of The Shield Hero franchise.


12. Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden

Genres: Psychological, Drama, Magic, Thriller | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Winter – Jan 5, 2020 to ?

Art by Pixiv Id 15659556

Synopsis: The story centers around a new heroine of Magia Record, Iroha, a magical girl who is looking for her missing sister Ui in Kamihama.

Madoka is in a similar situation, searching for missing Homura in the same city.


11. Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045 (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2045)

Genres: Psychological, Drama, Magic, Thriller | Episodes: 24 | Airing: 2020 to ?

Source: Screenshot

Synopsis: This anime is going to be produced by Netflix using full CGI animation.


10. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen (The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc)

Genres: Action, Magic, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Supernatural | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: 2020 to ?

Source: Official Art

Synopsis: One of Shiba Miyuki’s classmates, Kitayama Shizuku enrolls in one case-exchange program, allowing her to study abroad, while the other student gets the opportunity to study in their school, First High.

After Lina, the exchange student arrives, strange things start happening – magicians are being attacked by a mysterious being who leaves the victims drained of blood.

The one who won’t this continue unnoticed is no one else than Tatsuya, Miyuki’s genius brother.


9. Fruits Basket 2nd Season

Genres: Romance, Fantasy,  Shoujo, Drama, Slice of life, Comedy | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: 2020 to ?

Source: Ban Yukiko

Synopsis: The main character, Tohru, is a hard-working and sweet girl who had lost both of her parents and was forced to live in a tent until she moved with three seemingly normal guys (who happened to be also very attractive) but in reality, the boys are possessed by zodiac animals.

How will this turn out?


8. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan (Oregairu 3, My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected 3)

Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Spring – Apr, 2020 to ?

Art by Akino Sora

Synopsis: The story follows two loners, the pragmatic Hachiman Hikigaya and beautiful Yukino Yukinoshita, who despite their varying personalities and ideals, offer help and advice to others as part of their school’s Service Club, assisted by the cheerful and friendly Yui Yuigahama.

This 3rd season will continue where the 2nd season let off.

(Source: OreiGaru fandom)


7. Danmachi 3rd Season (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka III)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Summer – Jul, 2020 to ?

Fan Art by 弭餌@更新スタート- Pixiv id 7029772

Synopsis: Danmachi 1st Season follows the journey of a young adventurer, Bell Cranel. He operates under the goddess Hestia and as the only member of Hestia Familia, he works every day endlessly, battling various monsters in dungeons, aiming to improve himself as much as possible and become the greatest adventurer in the land.


6. The Quintessential Quintuplets 2nd Season (5-toubun no Hanayome 2nd Season)

Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shounen | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Winter – Jan 20, 2020 to ?

Source: Official Art

Synopsis: The series center around Futaro Uesugi, an exceptional student with a troubled personal life – he has lost his mother, has no friends and his father has incurred a huge amount of debt.

A new opportunity emerges when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school and Futaro is hired as a highly paid tutor for five girls – identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities who are not interested in studying even at the slightest.

Futaro, who takes his job as a tutor seriously and has an extremely consistent and diligent attitude succeeds to convince the quintuplet sisters to not only accept him as their tutor but also to work for improving their grades.


5. The Promised Neverland 2nd Season

Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Fall – Oct, 2020 to ?

Source: Official Art by Shimada Kazuaki

Synopsis: The first season centers around three main characters, Emma, Norman, and Ray, who live with other orphans in a self-contained orphanage. The life seems joyful and full of fun until they find out that the orphanage is a farm where they are being raised only to be fed to demons.

The children become determined to break out of the orphanage at all costs and save all the orphans living there.


4. Haikyuu!!: To the Top 4th Season

Genres: Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen, Sports | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Winter – Jan 11, 2020 to ?

Source: Screenshot

Synopsis: Haikyuu_EN translated the whole synopsis for Season 4:

“National Spring High School Volleyball Tournament, Miyagi Prefecture Preliminary Qualifiers: The Karasuno High School Volleyball Club advances to participate in the long-desired National Tournament after a fierce battle against Shiratorizawa Academy.

While in preparation for the upcoming National Tournament, the news of Kageyama’s All-Japan Youth Training Camp invitation came to them. In addition, Tsukishima will also be invited to the Miyagi Prefecture First Year Selection Training Camp. However, Hinata who is flustered with the difference between the 1st years makes a sudden appearance at the Miyagi Prefecture First Years’ Training Camp?!

Towards the National Tournament, Hinata, Kageyama, and the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club will begin facing further challenges!!”


3. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime 2nd Season (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season)

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: 2020 to ?

Source: Official Art

Synopsis: Satoru Mikami is an average 37-year-old corporate worker, living a comfortable but lonely life in Tokyo. One day he is asked for marriage advice from his colleague and decides to meet them on the street, but he is stabbed to death by a passing robber.

On the brink of death, Satoru makes some seemingly senseless requests and gets reincarnated in another world as slime with the ability called “predator”. The predator’s ability grants him to devour anything and mimic their appearance and abilities.

Satoru meets a sealed dragon named Veldora on his way and the two quickly become friends. Satoru, now known as Rimuru Tempest breaks free from his past life and has a new, noble-minded goal in his mind – free Veldora from his seal whilst facing many challenges in the process.


2. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T

Genres: Action, Sci-fi, Superpower | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Winter – Jan 10, 2020 to ?

Misaka Mikoto by raika9 – Pixiv Id 2232374

Synopsis: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun is a spinoff series that focuses on the third strongest Level 5 esper, Misaka Mikoto, also called Tokiwadai’s Ace due to being at the top of Academy City.

Misaka gets into real trouble after investigating rumors about the existence of Level 5 clones purposedly used for horrid experiments.


1. Attack on Titan 4th Season (Shingeki no Kyojin Final Season)

Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Military, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power | Episodes: Unknown | Airing: Fall 2020 to ?

Source: Official Art

Synopsis: Eren Yaeger’s life turns upside down after the wall protecting his village from Titans (monstrous humanoid creatures) gets breached, bringing havoc on the whole village behind. He loses a close relative in a very gruesome way and witnesses first hand the atrocious power of Titans.

After this traumatic experience, driven by anger, Eren decides to dedicate his life to the eradication of Titans by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that fights the Titans outside the protection of the remaining walls.

The season 4 of Attack on Titan will wrap up the conflict between the Eldians and Marley.


Hi, my name is Mia, and I am the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I am a big fan of esports, games, and anime. When I was around 7 years old, Phantom Thief Jeanne sparked my fascination for anime, and it has never faded!

8 thoughts on “20+ Best Upcoming 2020 Anime To Be Excited About

    • December 24, 2019 at 11:42 pm

      I can’t wait for like 80% of them 😀

    • December 25, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      I am really hyped for AOT, Railgun, and also Made in Abyss movie. I have heard so many good stuff about Neverland I need to catch up on it before the season 2 airs 🙂

      • December 25, 2019 at 3:39 pm

        You should watch it!!!. I really need to watch made in abyss, heard good things about it

  • January 11, 2020 at 2:31 am

    Several interesting titles coming up 🙂 I’m sure there will be plenty of others we don’t even know about yet!

    • January 11, 2020 at 10:38 am

      True. I can’t wait for so many on this list!


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