The animes recommended seeing always return to the classics like Sailor Moon, Naruto, and Dragon Ball. However, in 2020 a wide variety of anime series debuted that feature excellent animation work.
Fans now have many options to enjoy Japanese animation. Either from its original Japanese language and with subtitles in your preferred language or with voice-over work that includes the most experienced actors in the industry.
Recommended anime of 2020 should highlight Jujutsu Kaisen from creator Gege Akutami. After all, the MAPPA studio show won Best Anime 2020 at the Crunchyroll Awards. Next, La Verdad Noticias shares a list of the best series. We do not include seasons, only premieres.
Jujutsu Kaisen (24 episodes on Crunchyroll)
Yuji Itadori is a high school student whose potential is desperately sought by his school’s track team. However, he refuses to join them and instead joins the Occult Research Club that desperately needed more members for the student council to shut them down for good.
Later, when his grandfather is on his deathbed, Itadori makes him a promise: that he will do good deeds so that he dies surrounded by loved ones, unlike his grandfather. However, Itadori’s life takes a sudden turn when he meets Megumi Fushiguro, a sorcerer who searches for a cursed object that harbors an evil spirit.
When Itadori’s friends open the cursed object they found, things get complicated when the cursed spirits he generated come to roam the school. As Fushiguro and Itadori are pushed against the wall, Itadori swallows the cursed object, incarnating in his body none other than the King of Curses, Ryomen Sukuna.
BNA: Brand New Animal (12 episodes on Netflix)
Among many recommended anime, BNA shines. It was produced by Studio Trigger, directed by Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia), and written by Kazuki Nakashima (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann). This is a series in a universe where anthropomorphic animals called “beast people” inhabit Earth alongside humans.
An ordinary high school student named Michiru Kagemori is the protagonist and one day her world changes when she mysteriously turns into a tanuki. In search of a cure for what he believes to be a disease, he travels to Animacity, the only place in the human world where hunted beast people can live freely.
Michiru becomes involved in the lives of the inhabitants of Animacity, including the seemingly immortal wolf detective Shirou Ogami. However, as he moves closer and closer to the truth, he not only challenges his prejudices about beast people but also realizes that his strange transformation can change everything.
Great Pretender (23 episodes on Netflix)
Original anime from WIT Studio. Character designs are by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto from Neon Genesis Evangelion. As one of the recommended anime in 2020, this one introduces us to a young scammer Makoto Edamura who calls himself “Japan’s biggest scammer”, but in reality, he still has a lot to learn about scammers.
One day, he tries to rob what he assumes is a French tourist. But that “tourist” is actually Laurent Thierry, a henchman par excellence, who specializes in scamming rich and horrible people out of their money. And instead of being offended, he decides to take Makoto under his wing.
Nicknamed Makoto “Edamame,” Laurent drags his unwilling new protégé into the world of high-stakes trust games against powerful and immoral people. With the help of Laurent’s muscular wife, Abigail Jones, the group embarks on globe-trotting adventures as they seek to rip off the world’s worst.
Tower Of God (13 episodes on Crunchyroll)
Among many recommended anime from Crunchyroll Originals 2020, this one is about a boy named Twenty-Fifth Bam, who is in a strange place. He just lost his only friend. He is looking at a monster. It is on the lowest floor of the tower.
She entered the Tower chasing her best friend, Rachel. But once inside the Tower, everyone must make it to the top on their own, and Bam quickly learns that the Tower’s inhabitants have a low opinion of the “Irregulars”, those who enter the Tower without invitation.
Faced with the prospect of a new ordeal on every floor and many, many, many intrigues and stories and wills colliding in this magical, alien realm, his determination to reunite with Rachel is the only thing that keeps him going. The story was written and illustrated by Slave. In.Utero, a Korean Webtoon with almost 500 chapters at the end of 2020.
Kakushigoto (13 episodes on Funimation)
Also known as My Dad’s Secret Ambition, it is a manga series by Koji Kumeta that was published in Monthly Shonen Magazine. Kakushi Goto is the single father of precocious Hime Goto.
While Kakushi loves his daughter very much, there is a secret that he will never reveal to her. He tells her that he is a salaried man and dresses for the role, but once he is out of sight, he goes to his real job: as a manga artist known for mature manga.