Autumn Anime 2020: Getting Back in the Swing of It

A new season is upon us yet again! And it’s looking like a good one!

This is a big season for returning shows. Haikyu!! is back with the second half of season four (hype train, baby!!) and both Golden Kamuy (gotta watch that at some point) and Danmachi have returned for their third seasons! Fuck, dude, the final season of Attack on Titan is starting in December!!

Doesn’t that make it a winter show? Eh, whatever. Let’s talk about this season’s big hitters.

The heaviest one being Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Don’t know what that is? Well, do you remember Inuyasha? Yeah, it’s a sequel to that. That’s right! Decades after the end of the original series, it’s getting a sequel! I still can’t really believe that it’s a real thing!

Unfortunately, I don’t have much to say about this one. I was never a fan of the original Inuyasha. I think I quit watching after episode 12 or so, if I recall correctly. It just never clicked with me. If I even tried watching Yashahime, I’d have about as much understanding of it as parent who’s only ever heard of Naruto.

Did any of you guys have that conversation with your parents? It’s not a fun one.

One that I can appreciate a little more is Burn the Witch, a new story written by the author of Bleach. This one seems kinda neat! I enjoy the animation style, the two main characters are cool and sport some great designs, and the setting seems pretty neat! I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this one. If it ends up disappointing, I’m sure I’ll at least have fun mocking it later.

Much like Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. Video game adaptations are always shaky at best in terms of quality. But it wouldn’t be fair to judge this one before it had its time. Plus, Dragon Quest is a franchise that could lend itself much better to an anime than many other video game franchises. Who knows? Maybe this one will be really fun!

Now, let’s turn away from adventure shows for a little bit. Let’s have a look at this season’s other draws.

The one that grabs my interest the most in Tonikawa: Over the Moon For You. I’m a sucker for a love story (I handed in my toxic masculinity card a long time ago), regardless of its quality, so this one instantly caught my attention. But something about this one just seems… bizarre, to me. The artstyle makes the characters look like children, which is kinda strange. Not to mention that the story itself is pretty strange by romantic drama standards. I dunno, maybe it’ll be good. That, or it will be hilariously bad. Not gonna lie: I’m kinda hoping for the ladder.

Iwakakeru -Sport Climbing Girls- is another strange one. It’s a classic case of cute anime girls doing cute things. But this time, they’re… climbing walls? Aight, I guess they’ll make a show out of anything these days. But hey! These ladies have actually got some muscles, which is a refreshing change of pace.

I have a thing for muscular women, okay? Don’t judge me for not being a coward!

There are a ton more to talk about. I didn’t even mention Jujutsu Kaisen, which seems to be making some headway (I haven’t seen anything that really grabbed me, but I’ll give it a chance). I’m Standing on a Million Lives continues the endless isekai train, because of course there’s an isekai show. Noblesse is giving me some serious Misfit of Demon King Academy (I’ll need to review that one soon) vibes,

All in all, this season’s looking pretty good! I’ll be curious to see how the cards fall this time around. Will we look back on it as fondly as I hope? Or am I gonna look back on this article and laugh at my naivety? Either way, one thing is certain:

I’m not emotionally prepared for the final Attack on Titan season.

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