I’ve been saying this a lot lately but boy did the end of the fall season hit me by surprise. Maybe it’s because I only watch a few shows seasonally so I don’t get a proper sense of time. Or maybe I was just into the series I was watching and wasn’t prepared for them to end. Either way, there I was minding my own business, enjoying my routine, when BAM! I have to pick a whole new slew of shows to watch (eventually), with all the anxiety and possibility that entails.
I have a highly scientific method of choosing anime. First I look at the promo art that comes with the release announcement. Then I make up a synopsis for the show based entirely on that one image. That’s is. Not all science has a lot of steps to it… or any science to it….
Of course this means that I’m more likely to be picking a season’s worth of shows based entirely on what I feel like watching the specific day I look over the next season’s roster but what are you gonna do. And also my misinterpretation of the pictures. I’m beginning to think there may be a better way to do this. Nah. I must be imagining things. So what am I going to want to watch in 2020?
Haikyuu!! TO THE TOP
Haikyuu!! I Love Haikyuu! I’m gonna watch season 4 of Haikyuu.
This was originally going to come out last season and Karandi and I were excited to review it. I hope she still wants to. I really want to watch it either way. There’s a Natsume connection and a serial killer story. It’s weird!
Somali to Mori no Kamisama
Boy that’s a beautiful image and it looks to be high fantasy which I’ve been craving lately. I’m also guessing there’s a found family element here. I’m intrigued.
Honestly the image just reminded me of Blood Blockade Battlefront. It strikes me as a fun silly high action sci fi/urban fantasy. I’m all for it.
I always fall for these brooding, thriller looking anime and honestly, I’m almost always disappointed. Yet I still haven’t learned my lesson! Still stupidly optimistic about this one.
Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun
Honestly, the content of the image just doesn’t appeal to me at all yet the art style and mostly does colours have me mesmerized. I had to go back for it and I will at least give it a chance.
I’m really intrigued by this one. The image is unusual, the word reviewers in the title confuses me. I have high hopes and no idea why!
This one falls into the same category as Darwin’s Game (told you I couldn’t resist) but it looks like there a bit more money poured into the production. (I’m saying this based on a single picture, please don’t take it for a valid opinion). Even though I’m so guarded about these shows, I really .hope one turns out to be good. Usually when they pan out, they are great!
Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu
Honestly, this is all about composition. That image is just so well composed that I think I would enjoy watching the show even if it turns out to be a run of the mill action/adventure title we all forget about next season.
Itai no wa Iya nanode Bogyo-Ryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu
I have been craving a good CGDCT show for a while and can’t seem to scratch the itch. I’m a little picky when it comes to these shows though and for some reason Itai is the one that spoke to me out of the slew available this season.
Runway de Waratte
This could be very bad but it could also be very funny. And I do love fashion in anime!
Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu
I love comedies and I’ve been neglecting the genre lately. It’s past time I got back into it!
It’s a sports anime. I usually at least give them a chance.
Housekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei
I won’t lie, this can go either way. To be honest I’m looking for another Given. Not necessarily a BL series but a slow burn character drama that’s surprisingly understated and nuanced. So no prerssure…
A para-sports anime….ooohhh this could go bad. Real bad! But I have to give it a watch because if they pull it off, then it will be a game changer!
ARP Backstage Pass
Here are two fun facts no one asked about. 1) Boy idol shows tend to yield my favourite posts to write and just generally make me happy and 2) Boy idol shows are the one genre I tend to drop over any other. Basically they are often pretty bad in my opinion except when they strike that magic balance, then they’re pure gold! Wish me luck, I’m going prospecting!
A short starring a young lady that doesn’t seem to be either a reverse harem or a CGDCT. Count me in!
There you have it. I’ve singled out 17 shows based 9on nothing. Once I filter out those I can’t get on any of my platforms I hope to be left with a reasonable selection for winter 2020. There are a few in here I’m really excited about.
Is there anything you guys are looking forward to watching this winter? Tell us about it!