It’s the new year, and that also means a new season. Winter 2020 serves not only as the first anime season of the year, but also the first of the decade. It features plenty of returning anime, but also some new titles. For this SGCafe list, we look at six of these new titles that we should look out for this season. Yes, only new titles, as we are reserving another list for the retrurning titles, spin-offs, and remakes. And without further ado, here’s our list (which is NOT ranked By the way):

Pet

Synopsis:

There are people who can get into people’s minds and control their memories. This power is used to eradicate mysteries and cases or worse, to assassinate. The potential of said power is strong enough that it is able to destroy people’s minds, however, it can backfire and eat up ones own heart. To counter it, chains are used to lock and protect each other’s weak and dangerous hearts. From one’s growing fear and disdain, they’re consequently called as a “Pet.”

Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita.

Synopsis:

Yukimura Shinya and Himuro Ayame are two scientists that want to find out if love can be solved by a scientific theory. These two scientists also have feelings for each other and want to be able to solve their feelings through similar theoretical facts. With this perfect opportunity, these scientists will attempt to solve the theory of the love they express for each other.

Dorohedoro

Synopsis:

Hole—a dark, decrepit, and disorderly district where the strong prey on the weak and death is an ordinary occurrence—is all but befitting of the name given to it. A realm separated from law and ethics, it is a testing ground to the magic users who dominate it. As a race occupying the highest rungs of their society, the magic users think of the denizens of Hole as no more than insects. Murdered, mutilated, and made experiments without a second thought, the powerless Hole dwellers litter the halls of Hole’s hospital on a daily basis.

Possessing free access to and from the cesspool, and with little challenge to their authority, the magic users appear indomitable to most—aside for a few. Kaiman, more reptile than man, is one such individual. He hunts them on a heedless quest for answers with only a trusted pair of bayonets and his immunity to magic. Cursed by his appearance and tormented by nightmares, magic users are his only clue to restoring his life to normal. With his biggest obstacle being his stomach, his female companion Nikaidou, who runs the restaurant Hungry Bug, is his greatest ally.

Set in a gritty world of hellish design, Dorohedoro manages a healthy blend of comedy and lightheartedness with death and carnage. Taking plenty of twists and turns while following the lives of Hole’s residents, it weaves a unique world of unearthly origin and dreary appearance not for the squeamish or easily disturbed.

Drifting Dragons

Synopsis:

Dragons, the rulers of the sky. To many people on the surface, they are a dire threat, but at the same time, a valuable source of medicine, oil, and food. There are those who hunt the dragons. They travel the skies in dragon-hunting airships. This is the story of one of those ships, the “Quin Zaza,” and its crew.

I hate being in pain, so I think I’ll make a full defense build., I Hate Getting Hurt, So I Put All My Skill Points Into Defense

Synopsis:

After receiving an invitation from her friend Risa Shiromine, Kaede Honjou begins playing the VRMMO game New World Online as the character Maple. Lacking knowledge of the game, she allocates all her status points to defense. As a result, her movements are slow, she cannot use magic, and even gets attacked by the rabbits. However, she obtains a skill called “Absolute Defense” due to maxing out her vitality points, and a counter skill that kills in a single hit. A “mobile fortress style” novice with a poisonous skill that makes all attacks invalid and overrides all obstacles, she goes off to adventures, disregarding her irregularities.

Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga

Synopsis:

In the “one-of-a-kind samurai-general-reincarnated-as-a-canine comedy,” Nobunaga perishes at Honnouji as in history, and reincarnates in modern-day Japan as a dog named Shinamon. Other Warring States era warlords such as Takeda Shingen eventually join him, also as dogs.


So that’s our list! Do you agree? If not, just post your rant in the comments below. You can also check out our list for the Best Anime of 2019!

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