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10 Things to Look Forward to in 2020

10 Things to Look Forward to in 2020

-Written by: Will

Hello 2020! A new decade is upon us, and that means new anime and manga! There are a bunch of exciting releases this year and plenty more that we don't yet know of. We decided to put together a list of upcoming products and unaired anime as a refresher for longtime fans and people wanting to see what exciting new titles are coming this year.

New Products

The Promised Neverland Blu-Ray

Release Date: 3/31/2020

Aniplex loves going all out on their Blu-rays and the release for this huge hit is no exception. Featuring a deluxe booklet, this is a great set for fans who want to feel the series's thrills all over again. For those who haven’t seen this excellent anime, it’s worth biting into. With a second season coming out in October 2020, now’s the perfect chance to catch up!

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Given Manga Volume 1

Release Date: 2/11/2020

With the anime adaption being a cult hit at Right Stuf HQ, you bet we’re amped for the manga source material! The story is about how listless Ritsuka is able to rekindle his passion for life with music and bandmate Mafuyu, who he may or may not have budding romantic feelings for. A wonderful story about finding yourself and passion in your life!

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Aria The Animation Collection Blu-Ray

Release Date: 3/3/2020

After a successful Kickstarter, Nozomi has been hard at work dubbing the series and giving it the Blu-ray release it deserves. Now that the backers have their copies, it’s time for the public to get their hands on the first season! Along with all the episodes, you get interviews and commentaries from the English cast. Make sure to pick this one up!

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Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai Novel Volume 1

Release Date: 4/21/2020

“Bunny girls do not live in libraries. This is simply common sense. And yet, that's exactly where Sakuta runs into one.” Read the light novel that inspired the anime! Follow Sakuta who tries to unravel “puberty syndrome,” a condition that causes teenagers to experience supernatural phenomena. With great dialogue and interesting use of supernatural concepts, it’s a fun series that explores what it means to be a teenager.

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BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Blu-Ray

Release Date: 1/28/2020

Try to say the title three times fast! This truly bizarre anime was a cult classic on Toonami, but it’s home release history has been rocky. The first DVD forced you to read the subs on a literal piece of paper. But now Discotek is here to put the series on Blu-ray, complete with the episodes’ subs on screen! Enjoy the Fist of the Nose Hair and other absurdities in the best way possible.

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Upcoming New Anime

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

Japanese Release Date: 1/17/2020

The wait is almost over, Made in Abyss fans! The original series sucked us all in with its grand adventure and big feels. The compilation films have tided us over, but we need a continuation! Well, we’re getting one in the form of a new movie! We finally get to know more about the mysterious White Whistle Bondrewd. You know, the guy in dark armor turning children into rabbit-like monsters. If you thought the first season was emotional, wait until you get a load of what's to come


Evangelion 3.0+1.0

Japanese Release Date: 6/27/2020

Speaking of long waits, the Evangelion Rebuild is almost complete. After almost eight years the finale film, the logically named Evenelion: 3.0+10, is finally being released. With 3.0 (the one that‘s already out) taking the series in a bold direction, there’s no telling what could happen. All the teasers have been cryptic, and considering how the original series ended, get ready for some trippy goodness.


Haikyuu!!: To the Top

Release Date: 1/10/2020

Aw yeah, we’re flying high with Haikyu!! fever! The first three seasons made us believers as we watched the endearing cast of characters climb to new heights. Now, like a phoenix, the series will rise from the ashes of hiatus this January! I guess we’ll have to listen to the opening and closing songs while we wait, but it’s not that long of a wait!

Attack on Titan Season 4

Release Date: Fall 2020

Everything has lead up to this, the finale to one of the most popular anime of the 2010s. Now Attack on Titan has the potential to be the anime of 2020. The fight between Eren and the Titans will end; how that will happen is anyone’s guess (Except for manga readers. Shhhhhhh). With the third season being a masterclass on animation, we can only imagine what set pieces will leave our jaws on the floor.


Uzumaki

Release Date: 2020

The manga is a landmark of Japanese horror and cemented Junji Ito as a premier artist. Now Adult Swim is trying to bring it to television in a four-episode limited series. People have a right to be nervous as the Junji Ito Collection anime had a lukewarm reception. But with the director of Mushishi working on the project, rest assured this adaptation is in good hands.


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