Top 10 Fantasy Anime of 2020
1. Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul
Dawn of the Deep Soul continues the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable, but the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss...
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
The story revolves around Kaiman, who does not remember who he was before he was transfigured by a Magic user. This transformation left him with a reptile's head, and a desire to find out the truth about who he really is. Accompanied by Nikaido, his female companion, he tracks down Magic Users in "The Hole" and unceremoniously chomps down on their head, hoping to find out who it was that put him in this state. One by one, they witness this "second man" inside the head of Kaiman, and after pulling them back out of his mouth he asks them all a question... "What did the guy inside my head say?"
3. Interspecies Reviewers
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! From elves to succubi to cyclopes and more, the Yoruno Gloss reviewers are here to rate the red-light delights of all manner of monster girls...The only thing is, they can never agree on which species are the hottest!
(Source: Yen Press)
4. Somali and the Forest Spirit
The first episode received an advance web distribution on January 3. The regular TV broadcast started on January 10.
The world is ruled by a diversity of inhuman beings, who persecuted humans and drove them to near-extinction. One day, the forest guardian Golem meets a human girl. This is a chronicle of a journey that would bind a member of the dying "human" clan to the forest guardian Golem, as father and daughter.
5. BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.
The story centers on Kaede Honjou, who is invited by her friend Risa Shiramine to play a virtual reality MMO game with her. While Kaede doesn't dislike games, what she really, truly dislikes is being in pain. She creates a character named Maple, and decides to put all her points in VIT to minimize pain. As a result, she moves slowly, can't use magic, and even a rabbit can get the best of her. However, as it turns out, she acquires a skill known as "Absolute Defense" as a result of her pumping points into VIT, as well as a "Counter Skill" that works against special moves. Now, with her ability to nullify all damage, she goes on adventures.
(Source: Anime News Network, edited)
6. Isekai Quartet2
The second season of Isekai Quartet.
7. Ascendance of a Bookworm Side Story
Eustachius's Incognito Operation Downtown
After it was agreed that Myne'll join the church, Ferdinand entrusted Eckhard and Eustachius to go to downtown and look for any information they could find about Myne.
Visiting Missus Corinna
Due to Corinna's summons to Myne to see the outfit and hairpin Myne wore at her baptism, Tuuli and Effa decided to accompany her.
Note: This two-part OVA was bundled with Part 5 Volume 1 of the LN. The OVA consist of two side stories, the first adapts a chapter from Part 3 Volume 2 of the LN, and the second adapts a chapter from Part 1 Volume 3 of the LN. Both side stories chronologically happen at the end of Part 1 of the LN.
8. Goblin Slayer: GOBLIN'S CROWN
A sequel movie to the TV series which adapts the 5th volume of the light novel.
9. Pokémon: Twilight Wings
The anime will be an "ensemble drama" showing the struggles and conflicts of young people living in the Galar region.
10. Drifting Dragons
It's time to see what dragon tastes like. The crew of the airship Queen Zaza makes their living hunting dragons. Succeed, and the reward is riches and all the meat they can eat! Fail, and all that awaits them is a messy end. Follow the grand hunting and cooking adventure of the Queen Zaza as they chase dragons across the sky.
All episodes premiered on Netflix on January 9, but aired weekly on TV.