I can’t believe we’re at the end of 2020. Does anyone still keep up? From a global phenomenon we cannot go back to what it was before. I still don’t know what would come in store this 2021 to be honest. For anime, it’s still alive and kicking. Let’s give a moment of silence to those who didn’t make it.
From where we left off, this is going to be the last time we’ll get new titles in an anime season. ‘Cause next Winter 2021 will be sequels galore (with some new series at least) and one certain series got a headstart. Will I get to watch that many shows? Time will tell.
What to Watch!
- Adachi and Shimamura – Don’t know why, Yuri does romance better than a normal romance anime. Is it just me? I loved how they get introspective with the main couple since that is where it shines. They take their time to reach out and you don’t feel tired at all.
- Ikebukuro West Gate Park – I’ve already discussed this in a post before in case if you’ve missed it. What I could say left, if anime tries to do something different it won’t be known as much. This is one of many shows that got this treatment.
- Golden Kamuy Season 3 – A case of a great series not known by many. I could see why, everything is researched thoroughly down to the character designs. Not only that, there is so many storylines to follow and you don’t know where it could go. But hey, I can take manservice when it needs to do it.
- Moriarty the Patriot – Hmm… Should I just call this Moriarty and Sherlock: Battle of the Brains? That’s pretty much the overall shtick they’re going to. The villains may be a bit too one-sided for the sake of being the villain but the deduction between the two central characters makes up for it. Can’t wait for the second half by Spring 2021.
- Majo no Tabitabi – Elaina’s journey is a bumpy one. There are episodes where it’s consistently lighthearted then you get darker until hell breaks loose by Episode 9. After that, it goes back like it was nothing. Not by any means I call it bad, but it can rub off in the wrong way for some. We get some development here and there (with a lot of yuri overtones) and I’m here for the journey since that is the point of the story.
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou (2020) – So far the first half of the anime is the Question Arcs taken place in the village of Hinamizawa. Each arc has its own story to tell with bits of the character’s motives and such. There are gory moments, but not all of the time. Let’s see how everything ties together next year.
- Tonikaku Kawaii – Never gave this show a chance. Dropped it at Episode 3 or earlier and I forgot what it’s supposed to be besides a cute show of a married couple. One thing’s sure: I grew out of this style in anime.
Anything notable you’ve watched this season? Let me know!