Summer is usually a hot season for anime (ha ha ha), and this season is no different. There are some big names on them thar lists. What’s different is that some of them, we’ve seen before. And I’m not just talking about sequels. Yes, as long as Corona-chan continues running apace, even our wacky and weird world of anime is effected. Bugger! But fortunately, the studios and their intrepid staff creators have been hard at work delivering as much animated goodness as shutdowns and illnesses allow. Speaking of sequels, we’ve got a few of them this season, including a surprise second season of old school-style shounen Muhyo to Roujii no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho 2nd Season, more fire force action in Enen no Shouboutai: Ni no Shou, and second tries at Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan, and Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld 2nd Season (may their airings go better than things usually go for Subaru). There are a few fresh adaptations too, such as this season’s Korean manhwa production The God of High School (get hype), this season’s possible romantic trainwreck in Kanojo, Okarishimasu, and the great snaggletoothed smugening with Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!. There’s also a pleasantly plump roster of originals, such as the big budget glitzy international romp GREAT PRETENDER (leverage that Netflix money yo), the post-apocalytpic survival horror Edo time travel crossover Gibiate, and the mecha one in Deca-Dence. There has never been a better time to stay inside and watch anime. This is Random Curiosity’s Summer 2020 Preview.
Showing just what’s possible when a game adaptation injects a little narrative imagination into its story.
「二人で一つ」 (Futari de Hitotsu)
“We Two Are One”
“You live like this?”
“Tower of God”
It’s hard to overstate the extent to which this season only scratched the surface of Tower of God.
「私の撃墜王」 (Watashi no Gekitsui-ou)
Sorry 42, the answer to life is friendship.
「夢の世界」 (Yume no Sekai)
“The World of Dreams”
A fleeting dream of a past life that emphatically ends the season for one of the best isekai series in recent times.
“I’m Starting to Think Anima City’s Not the Greatest City in the World”
It sucks when you fully expect a series to disappoint you with the ending and when it does, you’re still disappointed.
「約束の場所」 (Yakusoku no Basho)
“Where the Promise Was Made”
「ハロー・グッドバイ」 (Harou Guddobai)
Soooo… yeah. Incoming rant.