Our Top (Non-Sequel) Picks for Fall 2020

We are entering the final stretch of the anime calendar year, and this time around there are plenty of shows to check out. This season will see the return of many fan favourites, such as Haikyuu!! To The TOP, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka III, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen and also Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

Of course, we’re here to pick the best non-sequel series of the bunch, and we’ve got some pretty good recommendations lined up here for you! Without further ado, here’s out list:

Jujutsu Kaisen

In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ruomen Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerors who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the undead!

Yuuji Itadori is a high schooler who spends his days visiting his bedridden grandfather. Although he looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object, but little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when the break the seal…(Source: VIZ Media)

Based on the manga of the same name, this action-packed series will definitely set the fall season ablaze, as this series will not only have great action sequences but also good character development. Studio MAPPA has been tasked with animating this series, and with what they have achieved with The God of High School and the upcoming season of Attack on Titan, it’s bound to be another stellar show from them as Jujutsu Kaisen has the potential to be the best of the season.

Tonikaku Kawaii

Having grown up ridiculed for his bizarre name, Nasa Yuzaki strives to be remembered for something more. Fortunately, it seems he’s on the right path, ranking first in the nation’s mock exams and set to enter his high school of choice.

However, everything changes in a single night when he notices a girl across the street on his way home. Enraptured be her overwhelming cuteness, it’s love at first sight for Nasa. But in his infatuated daze, he fails to notice the approaching danger spreading down the road and finds himself at death’s door. Barely alive thanks to the girl’s intervention, Nasa musters the courage to confess his love to her, fearing she might otherwise vanish from his life. She accepts his proposal on one condition: marriage, to which Nasa gladly accepts passing out from his injuries. Upon waking, however, the girl is nowhere to be found.

After recovering from his injuries, Nasa tosses his previous ambitions aside and dedicates his life to finding the girl that captured his heart, yet several years pass to no avail. But for one night, when an unexpected visitor comes knocking on his door, Nasa finds himself facing a woman that would forever change his world: his wife. (Source: MAL)

This heartwarming romantic comedy is bound to melt the hearts of viewers as the chemistry between Nasa and Tsukasa is unbelievably cute. The show’s comedic scenes are also bound to heal anyone who watches it. Be prepared for a show that’s bound to ease your woes and make you wish you had a relationship like this couple.

Kamisama ni Natta hi

At the end of the last summer vacation of high school, Youta Narukami spends his days preparing for the university entrance exams, when a young girl named Hina suddenly appears, proclaimed herself as the “god of omniscience”. Youta is confused and does not believe Hina when she tells him “The world will end in 30 days.” After witnessing Hina’s god-like predictive ability, Youta begins to believe her powers are real. Hina, who is innocent and childlike despite her supernatural powers, decides for some reason to stay at Youta’s home. Thus begins the start of their lively summer before the end of the world. (Source: MAL)

From the creators of Charlotte and Angel Beats, this new original series from P.A. Works tells the story of Youta and his friendship with the “god of omniscience” Hina, as they experience their last few days on Earth. Since it’s an original series, we aren’t sure what direction the show will take, but director Yoshiyuki Asai has commented that it will be even sadder than Angel Beats, so do prepare a lot of tissues!

Majo no Tabitabi

Once upon a time, there was a witch named Elaina, who set off on a journey across the world. Along the way, she would meet all kinds of people, from a country full of witches to a giant love with his own muscles – but with each meeting, Elaina would become a small part of their story, and her own world would get a little bigger. (Source: Yen Press)

Another adaptation of a hit manga series, this show follows the adventures of Elaina and how she interacts with the world around her as a travelling witch. We will see how she grows into not only a great witch, but also a very humble and kind one. Expect a more slice-of-life approach to this story as there is no overarching storyline to the anime, but instead it’s a series of different stories that Elaina goes through.

Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen

Embroiled in a hundred-year war, young Iska is sent to assassinate the Ice Calamity Witch, Aliceliese. Meant to murder each other, their initial encounter on the battleground creates doubt in their missions, but finding common ground together would make them traitors to their own countries. Though circumstances previously made them enemies, their now conflicted hearts may make them lovers! (Souce: Funimation)

This series follows the perspective of Iska and Aliceliese as they fight for both of their respective countries, only to find themselves falling in love with one another. With our protagonists fighting off political sabotages and even their own friends in order to save their relationship and also the future of both of their countries, it’s definitely much more than yet another Romeo and Juliet storyline. We can’t wait to see how it all turns out for this couple!

These are our top non-sequel picks of the Fall  2020 season. If you have a recommendation of your own, tell us in the comments section down below!

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