Top 10 Summer 2020 Anime Recommendations

Top 10 Summer 2020 Anime Recommendations

Summer of Magic

It may be the summer we will never forget because of the lock down, but it is also a summer filled with anime that will give us new memories and adventures. We have quite a lot of magic anime this season and also the return of old favourites such as Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld and No Guns Life. Where ever you are this season, be safe and enjoy the magic of anime!



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: Action Adventure Sci-Fi

Release Date: Jul 8, 2020

Anime House: NUT

Based on: Original

Some time ago humanity was driven nearly to extinction by the sudden appearance of the Gadoll, an unknown life form. The human survivors now dwell in a 3000 meter-high fortress called Deca-dence, built to protect them from the Gadoll. In the fortress are two types of citizens: Gears, the warriors that fight the Gadoll daily, and Tankers, those not skilled to fight. One day, Natsume, a Tanker girl dreaming of becoming a Gear meets surly Kaburagi, an armour repairman of Deca-dence. Their meeting will shake up the world. Nothing will ever be the same.

Fugou Keiji: Balance:UNLIMITED

Genre: Comedy Mystery 

Release Date: July 16, 2020

Anime House: CloverWorks

Based on: Novel

Detective Daisuke Kanbe throws around his riches to solve crimes, he assesses human lives based on their financial worth. Compassionate Haru Kato sees all life as sacred, is sickened by Daisuke’s materialistic ways. Will they be able to find common ground to solve some of the precinct’s toughest cases?


Genre: Action Adventure Horror

Release Date: Jul 15, 2020

Anime House: Studio elle x l-a-unch·BOX

Based on: Original

2030 Japan. Humans have been infected by a virus on a global scale.Those infected turns into different monster forms depending on their age, sex and race. The virus is named Gibia. Suddenly a samurai and ninja appeared in the Japanese wasteland, travelling from the early Edo era, fighting together, helping a doctor who is trying to find a cure. Theirs will be a perilous journey!

Great Pretender

Genre: Action Adventure Comedy

Release Date: Jun 1, 2020

Anime House: Wit Studio

Based on: Original

Masato Edamura, apparently Japan’s greatest swindler. Together with Kudo, his partner, they try to trick a Frenchman in Asakusa, but get tricked instead. It turns out that the Frenchman is Laurent Thierry, an extremely high-level confidence man who is in control of the mafias. Edamura’s fate is about to change and it might be good or bad for him and his partner.

Genre: Drama Mystery Romance

Release Date: July 2020

Anime House: Doga Kobo

Based on: Novel

In Tokyo’s Ikebukuro ward, in the Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Kouen (or known by locals as “Ikebukuro West Gate Park,”) Makoto Majima, the son of a fruit-seller is known as the ‘Troubleshooter of Ikebukuro’. It is because he helps everyone he can, from his friends to local street vagrants in solving various incidents.

Lapis Re:LiGHTs

Genre: Magic Music

Release Date: Jul 4, 2020

Anime House: Yokohama Animation Lab

Based on: Mixed-Media Project

Based on a mixed media project that blends fantasy, magical girl, and idol elements, Lapis Re:LiGHTs will follow a group of students as they train to become idols. Together, they’ll use the magic of music and the magic of… well, literal magic… in their performances.

Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha

Genre: Fantasy Magic School

Release Date: Jul 4, 2020

Anime House: Silver Link

Based on: Light Novel

Anoth, Demon King of Tyranny. Undefeated. Tired. He decides to reincarnate himself in more peaceful times. He eventually wakes up 2000 years later but finds that the world has become too peaceful – his descendants have grown weak and magic is in serious decline. He intends to reclaim his rightful place in the world thus he enrolls in the Demon King Academy to begin his climb back up the demon ranks.

Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan

Genre:  Fantasy Harem Romance

Release Date: Jul 10, 2020

Anime House: Wolfs Bane

Based on: Manga

Peter Grill. The ‘strongest man in the world’ has a girlfriend named Luvilia, a naive woman that still believes that the stork deliver babies. He and this woman he has sworn to spend the rest of their lives with has, in the two years they have been together, not moved past holding hands. Meanwhile there are various other women such as two ogre twins and an elf that all want him so they can bear strong children…. This is going to be one crazy harem anime!

The God of High School

Genre: Fantasy Supernatural

Release Date: Jul 6, 2020

Anime House: MAPPA

Based on: Digital Manhwa

Jin Mori, the self-proclaimed strongest high schooler is invited to participate in the “God of High School,” a tournament to determine who really is the strongest high schooler of all. If he can win any wish he makes will be granted. Will he win and what wish will he ask for to come true?

Honourable Mentions

Enn Enn no Shouboutai: Ni no Shou

Season 2 of the anime about a special firefighting team that fights strange phenomena linked to fire. Will Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process) and his friends keep the city from falling to ashes? We will have to wait and see.

Monster Musume no Oisha-san

In the town of Lindworm where monsters and humans coexist, Dr. Glenn runs an exemplary medical clinic for monster girls. But when an unsavoury character seeks to steal a harpy egg, how will the unflappable Dr. Glenn respond…?

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 specialises in solving problems caused by other Extended. or simply put he is Juzo Inui, a gun head who is here to help the helpless.

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?

What did AnimeFanatika watch last season?

2020 Spring Roundup Takeshi

Best Series

1. Tower of God (Super Sugoi)

2. Gleipnir

3. Shadowverse

4. Listeners

5. Nami yo Kiitekure (Interesting anime with a unique story)

Honourable Mentions

Ahiru no Sora (Still enjoying this anime)

Kakushigoto (Has some good funny moments)


2020 Spring Roundup ookami

Best Series

1. Gleipnir (Cute but creepy furry anime)

2. Shachou, Battle no Jikan desu! (Not your usual fantasy anime)

3. Listeners

4. Shadowverse

5. Tower of God

Honourable Mentions

Honzuki no Gekokujou (still addicted to this)

Fruits Basket S2 (2019) (as great as season 1)