Spring 2020 Preview

Springtime: it’s the season of the birds and the bees and the time to enjoy the sunshine conspicuously absent during those long winter months. Except we’re all stuck inside thanks to viral pandemic as hand sanitizer runs off the shelves and the global economy burns; fun times right? Never fear though, because spring also heralds the start of a new batch of anime, and while some heavy hitters were postponed at the last minute (*cries in Re:Zero*), there’s plenty to tide you over while Corona-chan does her thing. Several major fan favourites are making their return, from the likes of Sword Art Online and Shokugeki no Souma to beloved romcom powerhouses Kaguya-sama and Oregairu, and even the second seasons of supernatural comedy Tsugumomo and sci-fi smash hit No Guns Life. New adaptations aren’t neglected either, as the widely popular Korean webtoon Kami no Tou sees its first anime appearance, alongside the acclaimed otome isekai twister Otome Game and mystery thriller Gleipner, while slapstick comedy Jashin-chan resurrects for a surprise sequel. And if that wasn’t enough, P.A. Works returns with adventure-esque Appare-Ranman alongside a new Ghost in the Shell ONA while brand new seasons of Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh help keep those childhood memories alive. The world may be falling apart around us, but at least we have anime to help save the day! This is Random Curiosity’s Spring 2020 Preview.

Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Gaiden – 04,05

04:「過去じゃないです」 (Kako ja nai desu)
“This Isn’t the Past”

05:「あなたが割って入る隙間なんてないんですよ?」 (Anata ga Wattehairu Sukima Nante Nain desu yo?)
“There’s No Place for You Here”

In that single moment, Mifuyu exposed the limitations of Madoka Kaname’s Wish.

Winter 2020 Schedule


Now that every show has had a few episodes to make its case, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2020 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with yonks of episodes under our belts, we’re fairly confident in our picks. Will some of them falter down the home stretch? Probably. This is what we’re going with anyway.