Winter 2020 Anime: Official Info, Airdates & Trailers
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For many of us, anime is our refuge. Millions of people around the world enjoy anime, cultivating a large, global market. The prevalence of anime today is felt everywhere, especially now that Netflix and Amazon have invested in the industry. Nonetheless, despite its unique nature, anime is just like any other TV show. Some shows get renewed, and others simply don’t, and to the annoyance of millions of fans, there are many popular anime series that just don’t have another season in the works.
This is especially frustrating because fans can spend months and years before even a confirmation has been made that their favorite series will produce another season. This becomes even more irritating when popular anime shows just sit on the shelf for an extended period of time. Here is a list of some popular anime series that desperately need another season.
Little Witch Academia took the world by storm when the film, Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, was released in 2015. As a result of its growing popularity, two anime seasons were created in 2017, produced by studio Trigger. Little Witch Academia tells the story of an aspiring witch named Atsuko (Akko) who strives to become one despite her unfamiliarity with magic. Nonetheless, Akko enrolls in the Luna Nova Magical Academy to fulfil her dreams. There, she encounters a magical rod left behind by Shiny Chariot, her idol. As magic has become obsolete across the world, Akko aspires to restore the flow of magic in the world using her new magical powers.
There has not been an official confirmation of a third season for this brilliant anime series, but MANGA.TOKYO did sit down and conducted an interview with the creator of the series, Yoh Yoshinari. Although it is clear that Yoshinari is very proud of this series, he definitely seems busy with other projects at the moment. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be another season of Little Witch Academia, but it means that fans will have to wait a while for a sequel.
Unlike the previous entry on this list, the Akame ga Kill anime series has ended indefinitely. After wrapping the entire series up in one season, you can probably guess why this show is on the list. To begin, Akame ga Kill is a tremendously popular anime series that revolves around the life of Tatsumi, a young villager who joins the ranks of Night Raid, an assassin group with aspirations to strike down the corrupt Empire.
This show is known for its epic battle scenes and graphic content. More importantly, Akame ga Kill simply is a horrific anime that features the deaths of many of its protagonists, including Tatsumi. For those who have watched the series, it’s clear that the anime left out huge chunks of the manga where things turned out much differently. In fact, the manga actually had a good ending. This series skips all that, but before I spoil it for you, make sure you read the manga to find out for yourself. Although it is unlikely, this series should produce another season to further tell the story of its manga. Great battles only tell half of the story here, but cliffhangers and story gaps are just unacceptable.
Before I break your hearts with an indirect affirmation that it’s unclear if Hunter x Hunter will have another season, allow me to state that there is some good news in this regard. Since January 29, the Shonen Jump serializiation of Hunter x Hunter has resumed since its brief hiatus (and is now on another one). This means that an upcoming new season of Hunter x Hunter could come sometime in the future. Still, that doesn’t mean that a new season is on the horizon now.
Ever since the series’ last episode in 2014, many fans have been dying for a new season to pick up where things left off. The series hasn’t officially ended, but has been on a hiatus after creator Yoshihiro Togashi begun experiencing some nagging back injuries. Now that Togashi is beginning to produce more manga for the series, it is plausible that a seventh season will be created in the future. The only problem is that another season could come somewhere in the future, and that’s just too long.
Since its premise in 2008, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection has transitioned to the pinnacle of worldwide anime entertainment. This series has received high critical acclaim in Japan and abroad, selling millions of DVDs and Blu-Ray disc volumes globally. Code Geass has also won numerous awards at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Animation Kobe, and Animage. Although this series ended with the death of Lelouch, there have been some new visuals indicating that a new season could be on the way with Lelouch being newly revived. (view tweet here; view teaser video here).
After the announcement of the recap movies, the plans for a third season were also revealed. Of course, no one yet knows a premiere date. Undoubtedly, there are fans dying to see the new season, but unfortunately they will have to wait. Though, we could be reading too much into this. There is a such thing as empty promises.
Remember the popular anime, Baka to Test: Summon the Beasts? This romantic comedy series tells the story of Akihisa Yoshii at Fumizuki Academy, where classes compete against other classes using custom avatars called Summoner Beasts. Yoshii embarks on a mission to defeat the other classes and gain their lavish equipment to make school better for his new friend, Mizuki Himeji. The only problem is that Yoshii is a member of the dumbest class, Class F, and that he is their unrivaled idiot.
Baka and Test didn’t have a clear ending at all. In fact, there were so many unanswered questions at the end of the series, I decided to write an a lengthy article about it. Although the light novel series concluded some time ago, it would be great if Silver Link could produce another season highlighting the major events in the final volumes of the light novel series. This scenario is highly unlikely to happen in the future, but there is no way anyone would be satisfied with the awkward ending of the original anime series.
Who can forget the popular anime series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures? The 1987 Shonen Jump manga series has sold over 100 million copies, becoming one of the world’s most successful manga series of all time. In 2012, the manga series spawned an anime series of the same name, which would go on for four seasons. The anime series was so popular that its first DVD release sold 4,510 copies in its first week in Japan.
In short, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures is a very popular manga series. There is no reason why this series has only four anime seasons. You can argue that this series deserves some more animation. With millions of manga sold, there is a great incentive for David Production studios to produce another season of this wonderful anime.
In 2017, A-1 Pictures released an anime adaptation of the popular light novel Eromanga Sensei, written by Tsukasa Fushimi. The 12-episode season did spectacularly well and a OVA was announced to be produced in 2018. With the popularity the season has garnered, it’s safe to say that A-1 Pictures will produce another season of the anime very soon.
A second season is desperately needed to continue this series. The first season did well in Japan, so it only stands to reason that a second season will only boost that notoriety.
Selling 1.5 million copies worldwide , Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World has done remarkably well commercially. When light novels or manga perform well, usually anime adaptations are created as marketing material. In this case, Konosuba is renowned as one of the funniest anime series available right now, even nominated for the category of Best Comedy at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
The second season of Konosuba premiered in January 2017, which is well over a year ago. There is no reason why Studio Deen shouldn’t be planning another season of this brilliant anime series. There has been some talk of a new Konosuba anime project coming up, but that doesn’t necessarily indicate the coming of a new season. For now, all fans can do it wait, but it’s clear that Studio Deen and the creator, Natsume Akatsuki are still working on the series as a whole.
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