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Summer 2020 Anime

While spring comes to an end, I've been busy catching up on both old and newly-released anime. Of course, with more time on my hands, I also had the pleasure of watching recent anime that I refrained from watching. 



Upcoming Summer 2020 Anime

Kaguya-sama: Love is War kept me laughing from their antics while torturing me at the same time with the mind games between the two main characters. It has been quite a while since I've thoroughly enjoyed a romantic comedy like this one and I'm glad I chose to watch it!



On the other end, Sing "Yesterday" for Me caught me off guard by how much it resonates with me. The story dictates one of post-adolescence life of a college student with no ambitions in life. Just this alone struck a chord in me and whatever followed it pulled my heartstrings further. It captured the life of someone wandering about so well that it needed nothing more than that. The writing in this story was neither too excessive nor too minimal. There were many times I found myself in the main character's shoes, trapped in the same dilemma. While it was heart-wrenching to watch, this gave me time by myself that I normally wouldn't find to reflect and think about myself and the future.



Lastly, while it wasn't as good as I thought it would be after reading the manga a few years back, I was excited for Tower of God. Again, the anime was nothing special in my humble opinion, but the precedence of what could happen in the future exhilarated me. 



Tower of God was originally a manhwa, a Korean comic basically, that was recently adapted into its anime version. It came from a renowned Korean website called Naver Webtoon, where many other hidden gems of stories and comics are written. This means that with Tower of God being the first to be adapted to an anime, many other manhwa and comics could soon follow!



Countless manhwa available to read in Naver Webtoon

With that said, I can't say I didn't enjoy the season of Spring 2020 because of all the fun I had in watching them. I would also recommend everyone to try giving all the anime or even the ones that you avoided, a chance! Who knows, there might be an anime that you really love! However, as Spring 2020 comes to a wrap, Summer 2020 is right around the corner with brand new anime as well as sequels to previous anime to watch out for. And of course, I compiled a list of eye-catching anime that would be worth your while to check out!

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season



Promotional image for Re: Zero 2

I would assume that everyone and their friends all know about then prequel of this anime so I would like to address this series first. To me, the news didn't really excite me since I wasn't into the first season of the anime. I just couldn't get emotionally invested into Subaru, who irked me quite a bit. To me, characters are a big part of an anime and would be an integral part of the deciding factor on whether I would enjoy the series. But, I can see the second season becoming a well-talked topic in the future as I am going to watch it myself, just to find out what will happen in that world. Overall, I'm not too excited about this but would definitely give the show a try.



Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan (Third Season)



Promotional image for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 3

This, however, has kept me waiting for far too long. Ever since the second season ended 5 years ago, I have been waiting for news of another season to continue from the cliffhanger at the end of Season 2. You can imagine my despair when I found out that the newly-announced Season 3 was going to be postponed from Spring 2020 to Summer 2020. Enough about that though, let's talk about the anime. My Teen Romantic Comedy is, as you can obviously tell, a romantic comedy anime. There hasn't been much of this genre lately so I'm glad that a masterwork such as this came back to revitalize the genre a bit. 

Moreover, I can't wait for the revamped art style that might be coming, especially since Season 2 boasted a well-received art and animation style. The characters are also well-rounded in their own way, with each of them having a decently explained background. I just can't wait to sit down and watch the anime as soon as it comes out.


Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara


Promotional image for Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara

The last returning anime of this list, the fifth season of Shokugeki no Souma: Gou no Sara was originally supposed to air throughout April 2020. However, due to the current world affairs, it was postponed to July after its second episode. It definitely upset some fans as they were left hanging after only the second episode. 

I stopped watching the series after the third season because it felt repetitive for me where Souma would crush his opponents one by one, with totally unnecessary erotic scenes popping by once in a while. The series was definitely intriguing at first, but soon dropped down my list of animes to watch. However, it may change and catch my eye again in the fifth season with the upcoming world-class cooking competition in the horizon for Souma. Who knows, maybe our interest in the series will be invigorated in the fifth season!


The God of High School


Promotional image for The God of High School

From Crunchyroll Originals, The God of High School is slated to release Summer 2020. Because it's a brand new anime, I'll put the Preview Trailer here so that we can watch it together!



Official Trailer for The God of Highschool

From what I can see, the anime does seem compelling for me to watch. I do like anime about fighting and this seems to cut the cake for me. The animations look crispy and the animation is not bad either. I might be on the fence about the characters though. They seem pretty generic and cliche but that's only my first impression. Hopefully, the anime will turn out as good as the trailer portrays it to be!


Gibiate


Promotional image for Gibiate

Another new anime, Gibiate is set in Japan 2020, where a virus has spread through mankind and caused all infected to turn into different lifeforms that wreaked havoc all around. Again, I'll leave the trailer below here!



Official Trailer for Gibiate

On paper, the anime seems really interesting to me since I am an avid fan of the apocalyptic genre. The trailer, however, doesn't seem all that promising. Sure, the characters and art look amazing but the monsters and animation for them look weird to me. That wouldn't stop me from watching the anime though. Especially since another favourite aspect of mine is included in this show, which is samurais and ninjas! It's not often you get an apocalyptic anime so I'll definitely be giving this show a chance!


Rent-A-Girlfriend



Cover issue for the manga of Rent-A-Girlfriend

I'm genuinely excited for the release of this anime since I do like my slice-of-life/romance anime and this does seem to fit the bill! This anime references itself from reality as rental services for parents, friends and even love interest exist in modern reality Japan! I can't lie about not being interested in this as it is a novelty that can't be found anywhere other than Japan. In a way, they are showcasing these rental services while delivering a story at the same time. As always, the trailer will be down below to watch!



Official Trailer for Rent-A-Girlfriend

The trailer looked better than I expected it to be. The art style is pleasing to the eye and the characters that they introduce seems to be full of personality. The story revolves around a college student that got dumped by his girlfriend and seeks to find comfort through a rental girlfriend. What happens afterwards seems similar to that of Nisekoi, another masterpiece in the romantic comedy scene. All in all, this will definitely be in my must-watch list for Summer 2020!


With that said, I'll end the list here! Do take note that there are other animes and movies releasing in Summer 2020, so be sure to keep an eye out for them! Let's all welcome the season of Summer 2020 in open arms, along with the entertainment it brings us!


Written by Yeon Hee



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