[Top 10] New Anime Released in 2020

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2020's New Anime

The year 2020 was a time that no one could ever possibly forget. But even with the negative impact on the world, it gave a lot of us ample time to catch up on series and dive into new ones. The year 2020 definitely released some pretty great new series! Gamers Decide has compiled a list of the Top 10 New Anime of 2020.


10. Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition

What is your secret? Which is the premise of Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition, a charming anime about a daughter and her father, an ecchi manga artist, who tries to keep his mysterious profession a secret.

Kakushigoto, this wonderful slice of life anime, brings important matters and topics about parenthood and has been very popular with anime-loving parents all around.

  • Behind the scenes, is creator Koji Kumeta, the manga creator of Sayanora, Zetsubou-Sensei.


9. In/Spectre

In a world of yokai, Kotoko the Goddess of Wisdom became the mediator of the human and spirit world which ultimately sacrificed her eye and leg. Kuro, the other protagonist, gained supernatural powers during childhood by eating the flesh of two yokai meat. Together, they team up to conquer all the Goddess of Wisdom's missions.

  •  Although to some, In/Spectre may be considered slow. But there is a very interesting concept between the characters and the yokai.



With horror and comedy combined, Dorohedoro brought on immense success for an anime released in 2020. With daring characters and intense scenes, Dorohero is a must-watch series

The world in Dorohedoro has three realms; Hole, the land of humans, the Sorcerer's world filled with magic, and Hell a world populated by demons. Due to a run-in with a sorcerer, a man with a crocodile head searches for answers in this post-apocalyptic future. 

  • MAPPA studio also created Yuri On Ice!!


7. My Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom

It's no secret that the genre of Isekai has been filled with saturation in the anime and manga world for the past few years now. But My Life as a Villainess has changed the course a bit, as this series falls into an Otome-style game with many comedic elements. 

The daughter of the Duke, Catarina, was a mean-spirited character, but that all ended when she falls and hits her head, and becomes reincarnated with her past life -a cheerful otaku obsessed with Otome-style games! The silly antics of Catarina and everyone around her are absolutely amusing.

  • The Council of Catarina is super silly guiding Catarina's inner thoughts and preventing dangerous destruction flags during the series.

6. Tower of God

Meet Bam, a kind-hearted young man who was abandoned as a child, but was discovered by Rachel, who taught him everything he knows now. Rachel, determined to climb the Tower of God, abandons Bam to achieve her dream of seeing the stars. Bam, now determined himself, has set off on an adventure to climb the Tower of God so he can be reunited with Rachel once again.

Tower of God is filled with action-packed sequences, vibrant characters, and a fantastic protagonist who is brave and genuinely caring.

  • Tower of God started as a Webtoon released in 2010, which is currently active and releasing new chapters.

  5. Great Pretender

 In the world of crime, drugs, and the mafia, is Edamame, the infamous swindler, who has swindled an even more infamous con man named Laurent Thierry. Following the crazy adventures of Edamame and the fantastic cast of characters and their distinct backgrounds, provides Great Pretender a fun and silly premise for this series.

 Through vibrant art, jazz music, and intense characters, Great Pretender is an impressive series from beginning to end.

  • Great Pretenders definitely has the similarity of music, setting, and art to iconic anime series like Cowboy Bebop, Lupin, and Baccano.

4. Akudama Drive

 Akudama Drive is a cyberpunk anime that takes place in the futuristic city of Kansai. In such a crime-laden city, criminals are called Akudama. An innocent bystander gets mixed up in a situation where she is now considered an Akudama and has to play the part while each Akudama joins together to finish a big job with big pay.

Akudama Drive has a synth-wave vibe with neon lights and cyberpunk imagery. Techno-rap music is played throughout the series which is great for setting up the world of characters and their backgrounds as well as the fight scenes.

  • None of the characters are actually named but are called by code names of their skillset like Swindler, Cutthroat, Courier, Hoodlum, Doctor, Hacker, Brawler, and Brother.

  3. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

 Bounded by her love of animation and storytelling, Midori creates an animation club with her artistic best friend and their fashion model classmate who has a fondness for money-making tactics. The three girls combine their forces of passion and skills while forming a bond to create their wonderful world of Eizouken!

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is filled with silly antics while bringing a positive light into the world of animation and parenthood.

  • Midori is absolutely obsessed with Future Boy Conan, which is one of Hayao Miyazaki's early works.

2. Beastars​

Inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, the world of Beastars is divided into carnivores and herbivores. When a murder, between a carnivore and a herbivore at Cherryton Academy happened, drama followed at no less the drama club. Legoshi the wolf meets Haru the white dwarf rabbit, and a love triangle also ensues.  

With fantastic elements of drama and character backgrounds, Beastars is definitely worth watching. 

Beastars is sometimes compared to Disney's Zootopia but has a more dark and dramatic demeanor.

1. Jujutsu Kaisen

Not another shounen series! Well, Jujutsu Kaisen definitely has raised the bar by being one of the greatest animes to be created in 2020. With a good-hearted protagonist, curse monster antagonists, and awesome soundtrack, Jujutsu Kaisen definitely is worth the watch. 

 In the world within Jujutsu Kaisen, there are Jujutsu Sorcerers and demon-like beings called curses. These curses are known to be created into the world from negative human emotions. The sorcerers must exorcise these curses. The protagonist, Yuji Itadori, becomes a sorcerer but finds out that he is the vessel for the rebirth of Ryoma Sukuna, a very powerful curse.

  • Jujutsu Kaisen was awarded "Anime of the Year" through Crunchyroll Anime Awards.

Which anime in 2020 did you enjoy?

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