Top 10 Winter 2020 Anime Recommendations

Top 10 Winter 2020 Anime Recommendations

Lost in Winter

If you are lucky, winter transforms your world into a wonderland to get lost in. Anime is also a wonderland in itself with many stories to tell. Adventures awaits – anthropological animals, sorcerers, Yokai, dragons that eat people, people that eat dragons, and evil games that suck you in are just some of the interesting choices on the menu this season. Let’s pack our bentos and get lost this Japanese winter season with scrumptious anime. Itadakimasu!!


Darwin's Game

Genre: Action Mystery

Release Date: Jan 3, 2020

Anime House: Nexus

Based on: Manga 

Sudou Kaname is invited to try out Darwin’s Game, a mysterious mobile app game and as he plays he realizes that he received more than he bargained for and that there is no way to quit the game.


Genre: Action Comedy Fantasy Horror

Release Date: Jan 12, 2020

Anime House: MAPPA

Based on: Manga 

Set in a city so dismal it is only know as ‘The Hole’, people are being abducted from the streets to be used as test subjects in dark magic arts by a clan of sorcerers. In a dark alley Caiman, a reptile-headed man plagued by amnesia is found by Nikaidou. They both set off to hunt and kill sorcerers to undo the spell, hoping they get the right sorcerer. But the head sorcerer, EN, catches whiff of this and sends out a ‘cleaner crew; to get rid of them, and so a war between two worlds is ignited.

Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasuna!

Genre: Comedy School Slice of Life

Release Date: Jan 5, 2020

Anime House: Science SARU

Based on: Manga 

Asakusa Midori dreams of making an anime, but lacks courage to take that first step, Mizusaki Tsubame is an up-and-coming socialite with a dream to become an animator. They, together with Midori’s money-loving best friend, Kanamori Sayaka slowly start to make their dreams a reality.

Infinite Dendrogram

Genre: Fantasy Game

Release Date: Jan 9, 2020

Anime House: NAZ

Based on: Light Novel 

2043, Infinite Dendrogram, world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released, featuring an ability to perfectly simulate all five senses and other fantastic features, promising an experience with infinite possibilities. 2945, college freshman Reiji Mukudori finally gets a chance to buy a copy and play the game. Getting help from his older brother, Shu and his Partner Shu, our hero starts his adventure. Just what will our hero discover in this game filled with infinite possibilities?

Kuutei Dragons

Genre: Adventure Fantasy

Release Date: Jan 8, 2020

Anime House: Polygon Pictures

Based on: Manga 

Hunting and cooking dragons is the main theme of Kuutei Dragons. We meet the crew of the airship Queen Zaza, hunters making a living hunting dragons. If they succeed it means riches and all the meat they can eat, if they fail, a messy end is all that awaits them. We will follow them as they hunt the skies for the ultimate prey.

Kyokou Suiri

Genre: Comedy Mystery  Supernatural

Release Date: Jan 11, 2020

Anime House: Brain’s Base

Based on: Manga 

When Kotoko was a child she was kidnapped by Yokai, then returned missing an eye and a leg. Since then, however, she has been able to communicate with the otherworldly, both the benevolent and malevolent forces. She thinks she is alone in this, until she learns that her secret crush, Kurou has his own Yokai encounter. They form a partnership to deal with the mysterious, from ancient demons to the ghost of an idol.

Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi

Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Magic

Release Date: Jan 7, 2020

Anime House: Studio Deen

Based on: Light Novel 

Orphen, once top student for the famous Tower of Fang spend his time chasing hopeless clients as a money lender until a client comes up with a great plan to make money: marriage fraud., however Orpen is unwilling to be dragged into the plan, and he also runs into a monster which has been his goal since he left the Tower. He wants to protect the monster, others wants to kill it. How will he resolve all these problems?

Murenase! Seton Gakuen

Genre: Comedy School

Release Date: Jan 6, 2020

Anime House: Studio Gokumi

Based on: Manga 

Seton Academy – a school filled with animals. Humans are very scarce there due to population decline. Mazama Jin is an animal hater, the only human male in his class and he falls in love with Hino Hitomi, the only human female. He reluctantly has to join the ‘pack’ of Lanka the wolf, and soon he gets entangled with various other creatures.


Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Drama Fantasy 

Release Date: Jan 8, 2020

Anime House: Geek Toys

Based on: Manga 

Year 305 of the Alcian calendar. The world is controlled by numbers. Every human born is branded with a “Count,” which could mean anything from the number of kilometers walked to the amount of people who have said your food is tasty. If your Count drops to 0… you’ll be sent into the Abyss! After Hina’s mother’s Count dropped to 0, her last request is for Hina to look for the Legendary Red Baron.

Somali to Mori no Kamisama

Genre: Adventure Fantasy Slice of Life

Release Date: Jan 9, 2020

Anime House: Satelight

Based on: Manga 

In a world ruled by spirits, goblins and all manner of bizarre creatures, humans are persecuted, to the verge of extinction. One day, a golem and a lone human girl meet. This anime records their travels together and the bonds they form.

Honourable Mentions

Housekisho Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei

A mystery series that centers on a handsome Jewel appraiser named Richard and the cheerful college student Seigi uncovering the mysteries that lies within Jewels.

Oda Shinamon Nobunaga

In this comedy, a samurai warlord perishes at Honnouji in the past and is reincarnated in Present-day Japan as a dog, soon other warlords from warring states join him, also reincarnated as dogs.


Pets is a ‘psychic suspense thriller’ about people that are able to infiltrate minds and manipulate memories. The underworld have make use of individuals with these abilities to cover up their nefarious deeds such as assassinations and other incidents. Users of these frightening abilities are called ‘pets’…

Pocket Monsters 2019

The new series will have Ash and his new companion Go hop all over all the regions, not just Galar, the region where the Pokemon Sword and Shield game plays off. The anime’s art style is also more cartoony like the Pokemon: Sun and Moon anime series. The anime starts off in Kanto as usual.

Anime that AnimeFanatika watched last season

2019 Fall Roundup Takeshi

My Top 5

1. Hataage! Kemono Michi (Extremely funny)

2. Ahiru no Sora (Love how the story evolves)

3. Mugen no Juunin – Immortal (Dark)

4. No Guns Life

5. Houkago Saikoro Club (Something a little different)

Honourable Mentions

Boku no Hero Academia (This anime just get better and better)

Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!

Shinchou Yuusha (Interesting storyline for this genre of anime)


Rifle is Beautiful (Just did not grab me)


2019 Fall Roundup Ookami

My Top 5

1. Hataage! Kemono Michi (hilarious)

2. Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne! (Love the ‘Average but not average at all angle)

3. Shinchou Yuusha (The hero and The Goddess are funny)

4. Choyoyu

5. Honzuki no Gekokujou (Kawaiiii)

Honourable Mentions

Dr. Stone (The weird science is interesting)