After the summer drought, Fall 2020 is full to bursting with new anime to enjoy! The best ones available on Crunchyroll are a mixture of nostalgic throwbacks, romantic comedies, and big shounen powerhouses, five of which we’ll be discussing for you today. Let’s get started with the best Fall 2020 anime streaming on Crunchyroll!
5. Burn the Witch
Tite Kubo’s most famous work is undoubtedly his urban fantasy series BLEACH, so it only makes sense that his latest outing, Burn the Witch (a movie based on his 2018 one-shot manga) continues the trend by painting a picture of Reverse London – a side of modern London few people know, infested with dangerous dragons that can only be controlled by specially trained witches and wizards.
This entire anime is only about an hour long, so it can’t do much more than establish its world and main characters, but it’s a refreshing return to form for Kubo and hopefully leads to more content for this series. We’re looking forward to seeing where this goes!
4. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (2020) (Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai!)
This retro-style show is a remake of the 1991 anime of the same name, both of which are set in the world of the Dragon Quest video game franchise. Nothing here is especially groundbreaking – a spirited boy raised by monsters goes on a quest with a motley crew of adventurers to defeat the Demon King – but the presentation is so perfect that you can’t help but love it. Akira Toriyama’s timeless art style that defines the look of Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, and Dragon Ball really gets you in the fantasy spirit, especially when given the crisp clarity that modern animation techniques allow for. If you’re in the mood for an uplifting anime to whisk you away to a world far removed from our own increasingly disappointing one, give this a watch!
3. Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon)
It’s been over a decade since the InuYasha fanbase has had new material to sink its teeth into, but now this anime-only sequel promises to offer a fresh adventure in feudal Japan, starring the children of the original cast (Boruto style).
Many staff members have returned, Rumiko Takahashi herself contributed the character designs, and the overall feel of the show is very similar to its ‘90s-drenched predecessor, but the new protagonists are charming (especially Towa, Sesshomaru’s tomboyish daughter who takes no bullcrap from anyone) and it’s sure to delight any classic anime fan who misses their favorite Toonami show from back in the day.
2. Tonikaku Kawaii (Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You)
This wholesome romcom largely skips the “will they, won’t they” back and forth of most shows in the genre, instead focusing on two young lovebirds who get married before they even really know each other (the “anti-Kaguya-sama”, as we’ve decided to call it). Once the bookish Nasa and mysterious, but caring Tsukasa are married, they get to know each other over time by furnishing their apartment together, exploring their interests and desperately trying to express their honest feelings to each other.
This anime is also positively overflowing with pop culture references from both Japanese and Western media, so if you’re a devoted anime fan, you’ll find plenty of recognizable gags amidst the adorable antics that make up Tonikaku Kawaii’s story. So what are you waiting for? It’s not like Truck-kun will get you if you rush into it too quickly...
1. Jujutsu Kaisen
Shounen Jump’s newest golden child, Jujutsu Kaisen, has finally been adapted into anime form! It’s somewhat darker in tone than most shounen anime, taking place in a modern setting where powerful demons called Curses threaten society by latching onto negative emotions and attacking humans. Seemingly ordinary high school student Yuuji stumbles into the underground world of sorcerers (those who fight the demons with Curse powers of their own) when he allows the most notoriously evil Curse of all to possess his body in order to save his friends from danger.
With its distinctive art style, serious themes, and soundtrack full of slappers, Jujutsu Kaisen is sure to be a new favorite for fans of anime like Tokyo Ghoul, Noragami, and Demon Slayer.
You should also check out NOBLESSE, the newest Webtoon adaptation that brings to mind the glory days of Vampire Knight (although thankfully Noblesse is significantly less trashy), as well as the most recent seasons of Haikyuu, Golden Kamuy, and Mahouka, all of which have been fantastic so far. But what are your favorite Fall 2020 anime on Crunchyroll? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!