Top 10 Spring 2020 Anime Recommendations

Top 10 Spring 2020 Anime Recommendations

Super sugoi spring releases!!

It is Japan’s Spring season and time for the Anime Spring releases. Lots of Super Sugoi Fantasy and Mystery anime this season and as well as history anime for the history buffs out there. Fan favourites are returning too such as Fruits Basket, where we look at the lives of a star-struck or is that star-cursed family and the next instalment of Sword Art Online where Kirito once again tries to save someone trapped in a game or is he trying to save himself this time? Join us as we look at what anime has in store for us this coming season!



Genre: Historical

Release Date: Apr 10, 2020

Anime House: P.A. Works

Based on: Original

It’s the end of a century and the eve of the next. The brilliant but socially inept engineer Sorano Appare and the cowardly samurai Isshiki Kosame find themselves adrift on a boat from Japan to America, both broke but desperate to compete in the Trans-America Wild Race to win the prize and then to return home to Japan. Watch as these to race in the steam-powered car they build, through the wild west!


Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 8, 2020

Anime House: Trigger

Based on: Original

Michiru lived as a normal human until she one day turn into a tanuki-human. She runs away and finds refuge in a special city named ‘Anima City’. She meets the human-hating Shirou, a wolf-human, and through Shirou learns about the worries, lifestyle and joys of being an animal-human.

Bungo to Alchemist: Shinpan no Haguruma

Genre: Action Adventure Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 3, 2020

Anime House: OLM

Based on: Game

Imagine a world where you can meet famous historical Japanese writers and party up with them to purify tainted books, unlock secrets and gain new allies!


Genre: Action Mystery Supernatural

Release Date: Apr 5, 2020

Anime House: Pine Jam

Based on: Manga

An ordinary high school kid, Shuichi Kagaya discovers he has a mysterious power due to a warehouse fire involving a classmate. He can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back. He saves the classmate, who happens to be a beautiful girl’s life, and finds out that she is searching for the sister who killed her family and will stoop low to get her revenge done, nevermind how degrading it is…

Kami no Tou: Tower of God

Genre: Fantasy Mystery

Release Date: Apr 1, 2020

Anime House: Telecom Animation Film

Based on: Digital Manhwa

Twenty-Fifth Bam. A boy trapped most of his life beneath a vast mysterious tower/ Rachel, his only friend keeping him company. Then one day Rachel enters the tower, so does Bam shortly after and he explores floor to floor as he tries to find his closest companion.


Genre: Music

Release Date: Apr 3, 2020

Anime House: MAPPA

Based on: Original

The story is set in a world where ‘music’ does not exist. Then Myuu, a mysterious girl appears and she has an empty input jack in her body. When she is plugged into an amp, a world-changing event will occur, a journey into sound that will never be forgotten.


Genre: Fantasy Game

Release Date: Apr 7, 2020

Anime House: Zexcs

Based on: Game

Tensei Academy student Hiiro Ryuugasaki obtains a mysterious smartphone, which has the popular digital card game ‘Shadowverse’ installed on it. Through the game, Hiiro meets rivals, participates in tournaments and forms bonds with others.

Shachou, Battle no Jikan desu!

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 5, 2020

Anime House: C2C

Based on: Game

Based on a game that imagines if the player is a company president who employs adventurers to take on dungeons filled with monsters. The player “recruits” or trains fighters, mages, and other classes of employees, and then dispatches the employees into battles.

Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle

Genre: Adventure Fantasy Magic

Release Date: Apr 6, 2020

Anime House: Project No.9

Based on: Game

A young hero encounters an adventurer named Kyle and follows him on an expedition on the island, where they meet Iris, a mysterious girl and a talking white cat. The four discovers a floating island at some ruins. There Kyle gets consumed by darkness and it’s up to our heroes to find the seven ‘Great Runes’ to save their friend.

Yesterday wo Utatte

Genre: Drama Romance Slice of Life

Release Date: Apr 4, 2020

Anime House: Doga Kobo

Based on: Manga

A university graduate Rikuo has not been able to find permanent employment after college meets a mysterious woman named Haru who has a pet crow. This is a coming-of-age story about their life.

Honourable mentions

Fruits Basket: 2nd Season

This anime, unlike the ‘original’ Fruits Basket anime, years ago, is much more closely adapted to the original manga. It tells the story of high schooler Tohru Honda who starts to squat in a tent after losing her mother, but the land she squats on is actually owned and part of the distinguished Sohma family estate! Shigure Sohma invites her to take up residence and work for the family but soon she finds herself weaved into the dark tale of a family bound for centuries by a horrific curse.

No Guns Life 2nd Season

In the near future, many humans have become cyborgs called “Extended”. Juzo Inui is a “Resolver,” an Extended mercenary who specializes in solving problems caused by other Extended. or simply put he is Juzo Inui, a gun head who is here to help the helpless.

Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara

(Please note that the video above is a place holder until a trailer for the fifth season is released. Arigato – Ookami  )

We met Souma Souma working with his dad at the family’s restaurant. His father decided to enrol Souma into an elite culinary school, Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute that is difficult to enter and the graduation rate is only 10%! The school campus is a wide-range elite resort boasting many research societies, cooking classrooms and large arenas exclusively for cooking competitions. Since then Souma went on many adventures and in this, the fifth season more is to come!

Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Part 2

We join Kirito and friends as they try to stop another corrupt virtual game system and his beautiful friend Alice, Will Alice truly be saved and will the war end?

Anime that AnimeFanatika watched last season

2020 Winter Roundup Ookami

My Top 5

1. Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu (I just love wacky Maple lol)

2. Darwin’s Game (I like the Sigil angle and how the two main characters strategise in the moment)

3. Infinite Dendrogram (Hilarious, And Nemesis is Awesome!)


5. Nekopara

Honourable Mentions

Murenase! Seton Gakuen

Somali to Mori no Kamisama


Ishuzoku Reviewers (Not my cup of tea)

2020 Sping Roundup Takeshi

Best Series

1. Dorohedoro (Weeeeeeird but cool)

2. Darwin’s Game

3. Plunderer


5. Somali to Mori no Kamisama

Honourable Mentions

Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun

Ishuzoku Reviewers (Funny but be warned NSFW)

Murenase! Seton Gakuen


Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (Lots of historical facts but found the show to be incredibly stupid)