With each coming season of anime, I find it harder and harder to decide which new series premise I am most interested in, often the descriptions don’t do justice to the anime’s and fail to entice me to press play; I never know where to look to get a headstart on each new series, so with the coming two-part guide I will hopefully help you navigate the anime waters of 2020.
All of the anime in this guide have been watched in the original Japanese with subtitles so I am unable to comment on the English dubs for each show if they are available. As a personal rule, I have watched at least the first two episodes of each series to get a solid idea of each series direction but in many cases, I have watched more than that as you will see.
In Part 1 of the guide below, you will find my picks from crunchyroll.com which includes a girl missing an eye and a leg, three high school students that dream of making their own anime series, as well as a golem and his human child journeying through a mythical world.
In/Spectre (Kyokou Suiri)
Released Date: 11/01/2020
Current Episodes Available: 3
Available on: Crunchy Roll
Kyokou Suiri or In/Spectre is honestly the reason I started writing this article as I was charmed by the opening episode and felt the need to make sure everyone gave it a chance.
Kotoko Iwanaga was abducted by Yokai at age 11 and was found two weeks later missing an eye and one of her legs. This change would liken her to a ‘Goddess of Wisdom’ and would lead to her taking the mantle of mediator between the spirit world and the human world. Things begin to change when she meets Kurou Sakuragawa at the local hospital. Kotoko falls for Kurou quickly which is complicated further when her Yokai companions become frightened by his presence.