Surprisingly we already have an announcement for an anime in 2020.
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Source: Humikane Shimada's mecha-girl illustrations Studio: David Production Date: somewhere in 2020
The story centers on an alien invasion by beings known as the Neuroi. The only way to damage and ultimately defeat them lies in Witches, girls who possess magical powers and are capable of wielding Striker Units that enhances their abilities and allow them to maneuver in the air.
The "DMS Party" event for the Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?? Dear My Sister anime special announced on Sunday that the Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the order a rabbit?) anime franchise is getting a new original video anime (OVA) project in 2019 and a third anime season in 2020.
Hachinantte Sore wa Inai Deshō! (The Eighth Son? That Can't Be Right!)
Adaptation: Light Novel
Plot: The tongue-in-cheek ad promotes the elements the story has: "Transported to an alternate world? We got it! The most powerful hero? We got it! Popular with heroines? We got it! Transported into the body of a destitute noble family's eighth son? Wait, that can't be right!")
The novels' story begins with Shingo Ichinomiya, a normal, average employee for a trading company. He wakes up one day to find himself inhabiting the body of Wendelin — a five-year-old boy, and the eighth son of a destitute noble family in a fantasy world.
The PS Vita visual novel game “Collar X Malice” by Idea Factory will be receiving an anime adaptation and 2nd stage play in Spring 2020. -Synopsis-
“Collar × Malice is a visual novel, and follows Ichika Hoshino, who is patrolling Shinjuku, Tokyo. She is attacked, and a collar with poison is placed around her neck; following this, she becomes involved with the "X-Day Incident”, which is being investigated by five former police officers.“
“At the young age of 11, Kotoko Iwanaga was abducted by youkai for two weeks and asked to become their “God of Wisdom,” a mediator between the spirit and human worlds, to which the girl quickly agreed but at the cost of her right eye and left leg. Now, six years later, whenever youkai wish for their problems to be solved, they make their way to Kotoko for consultation.
Meanwhile, Kurou Sakuragawa, a 22-year-old university student, has just broken up with his girlfriend after he fled alone when the two encountered a kappa. Seeing this as her chance to become closer with him, Kotoko immediately makes her move, hoping to get married to Kurou one day. However, she quickly realizes there is something more to Kurou. With this knowledge, she asks for his help in solving the various issues presented by the supernatural, all the while wishing her newfound partner will eventually reciprocate her feelings.“
Director: Keiji Gotoh Series Composition: Noboru Takagi Character Design: Takatoshi Honda Production: NAS Studio: Brain’s Base
More of the cast from the “Somali and the Forest Spirit” TV anime has been revealed. Its broadcast will premiere in January 2020. -Synopsis-
“The world is ruled by spirits, goblins and all manner of strange creatures. Human beings are persecuted, to the very point of extinction. One day, a golem and a lone human girl meet. This is a record of the pair; one a member of a ruined race, the other a watchman of the forest. It tells of their travels together, and of the bond between father and daughter.”
Director: Kenji Yasuda Series Composition: Ikuko Itoh Studio: Satelight
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writer Amahara and artist masha's Interspecies Reviewers (Ishuzoku Reviewers) manga
Date: Winter 2020 Studio: Passione
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! From elves to succubi to cyclopes and more, the Interspecies Reviewers rate the red-light delights of all manner of monster girls…the only thing is, they can never agree on which species is the hottest!
There is a Dark God of Destruction Next to Me (Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu)
STudio: EMT Squared. Adaptation: Manga
PLot: The manga follows Seri Koyuki, a high school student who tries to avoid strange people because he knows he will just end up being the the straight man to their antics. Enter Kabuto Hanadori, Koyuki's classmate who has chūnibyō (second-year middle school syndrome) and claims his eyepatch seals his god of destruction alter ego. Everything about Hanadori exudes the need for a straight man to keep him in check, and sure enough Koyuki is drawn in.
Adaptation: Manga Date: Winter 2020 studio Geek Toys (RErideD).
Plot: It's the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, and the world is controlled by numbers. Every human born is branded with a "Count,” which could mean anything from the number of kilometers walked to the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. And if your Count drops to 0… you'll be sent into the Abyss! After Hina's mother's Count dropped to 0, her last request is for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron.
At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom...but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy's Hanako-san...is a boy!
Auri Hirao's Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu (If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die) manga Studio: 8-Bit Episode #: 12
Plot: The manga's story centers on a woman called "Eripiyo," who is an extreme idol fan. She is wildly enthusiastic about Maina, the shy and lowest-ranking member of the minor underground idol group Cham Jam that performs in Okayama Prefecture. She gets so wrapped up in her love for Maina during a particular performance, that she has a major nosebleed. Eri will continue to give her complete devotion to Maina until the day she can perform at Budōkan (a major performing venue in Tokyo).
Wit Studio announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Thursday that it is producing the Great Pretender anime for release in 2020. The director stated that the anime will run for two cours (quarters of a year) for a total of 23 episodes. A flyer distributed at the panel revealed art for the project.
A teaser website for the project also states that it will reveal more information on Saturday.
Update: Wit Studio revealed the anime's staff on Thursday. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, FLCL) is designing the characters, and Hiro Kaburagi (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, My Little Monster, 91 Days) is the animation director. Ryota Kosawa (Parasyte live-action film, Always: Sunset on Third Street live-action film series) is writing the scripts, and Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul anime franchise, Vinland Saga) is composing the music. Maiko Okada is the producer.
Kadokawa announced a new original anime project titled ID: INVADED on Thursday. Ei Aoki (Re:CREATORS, Aldnoah.Zero, Fate/Zero) is directing the anime, and writer and novelist Otaro Maijo (The Dragon Dentist, Spotless Love: This Love Cannot Be Any More Beautiful.) is the scriptwriter. The anime is slated for a 2020 debut.
Poplar Bunko announced on Thursday that Yutaka Hara's Kaiketsu Zorori children's book series is inspiring a new television anime in spring 2020. The anime will be the first television anime adaptation of the manga in 13 years since the second anime ended in 2007. Poplar Bunko posted an announcement video for the anime.
A teaser website for Trigger’s new TV anime series “BNA: Brand New Animal” has launched. It’ll premiere on Fuji TV’s +Ultra programming block in 2020. -Staff-
Director: Yoh Yoshinari Script: Kazuki Nakashima
Trigger revealed at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that Little Witch Academia director Yoh Yoshinari is directing a new original television anime titled BNA - Brand New Animal at Trigger, with Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill writer Kazuki Nakashima as scriptwriter. The anime will premiere on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block in 2020.
Yoshinari drew the character line art for the below visual for the anime. Canadian artist Genice Chan drew the backgrounds and handled color design for the visual.
Yoshinari revealed at the panel that the name of the female character in the above visual is Michiru.
Yoshinari debuted as a chief key animator on Neon Genesis Evangelion, and was a designer and animator on many Gainax works. He made his directorial debut with the Little Witch Academia film, for which he also served as original creator and character designer. The film inspired a sequel, Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, and a television anime.
Character Designer: Yoshitaka Amano Monster Designer: Naoki Serizawa Music Composer: Yuzo Koshiro Music Performers: Yoshida Brothers Executive Producer and Original Story: Ryo Aoki
Plot: In 2030, Japan. A virus has infected humans throughout the world. Infected people turn into different forms of monsters based on their ages, sexes and races. The virus is named ‘Gibia’ - after being rich in variety like gibia.
Just then, a pair of samurai and ninja appeared in such a blighted wasteland of Japan. They both traveled from the early Edo period, fighting together with help from a doctor who tries to find cure for Gibia. Facing ceaseless attacks from Gibias, and outlaws that attack travelers for food, they start the dangerous journey with enemies all around.
The TV anime to “Darwin’s Game” is scheduled to premiere in 2020. -Synopsis-
“An unknowing Sudou Kaname is invited to try out a new mysterious mobile app game called Darwin’s Game, but later realizes that he’s in for more than he’s bargained for when he finds out that there’s no way to quit the game.”
A new PV and key visual for the “Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!” (The 8th son? Are you kidding me?) TV anime has been released. It’ll premiere in 2020. -Synopsis-
“Ichinomiya Shingo, a 25-year-old man working at a firm company, while thinking of tomorrow’s busy working day, goes to sleep. However, when he woke up, he found himself in a room unknown to him and realized that he is inside a 6-years-old body, taking over his body and mind. He soon learns from the memories of the boy that the boy was born as the youngest child of a poor noble family living in a back country. Having no administrative skill, he can’t do anything to manage the vast land his family has. Fortunately, he is blessed with a very rare talent, the talent of magic. Unfortunately, while his talent could bring prosperity to his family, in his situation it only brought disaster. This is the story of the boy, Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister, opening his own path in a harsh world.”
Director: Tatsuo Miura Series Composition: Takeshi Miyamoto Character Design: Kenji Tanabe Studio: Shin-Ei Animation, SynergySP
Plot: The story follows Ayame Himuro and Shinya Yukimura, two graduate students at a science university, who have diligently worked on their studies. The two have feeling for each other, and try to figure out the definition of "love" with mathematical approach.
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT