Summer 2020 Season Guide (Updating)

Poem by Empress Jitou from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse, Hokusai, c. 1839.

We usually come out with a new season guide roughly halfway through the current season, so we’re running a little late. Depending on the state of Japan (and incidentally, the world) in July, many of the shows on this list may be further delayed or postponed…or they may all air on time! Only time will tell.

For now, here’s a brief look at the shows that have piqued our curiosity. We’ve only listed shows that have been confirmed to air or carry over this Summer. While sequels to heavy hitters like Re:Zero, SAO and  Oregairu are set to (finally) air, we’ll also be checking out as many new and original shows as time allows.

This list will be updated periodically. If you have any recommendations, let us know in the comments. And as always, thanks for reading!


LAST UPDATED 2 Jul 2020: Removed series that won’t air until Fall 2020


Fugou Keiji – Balance: UNLIMITED—Resuming from Spring
No Guns Life S2
SAO: Alicization – War of Underworld 2nd Season
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T—Resuming from Spring



Appare-Ranman!—Resuming from Spring
Shokugeki no Souma 5—Resuming from Spring

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan

Deokyuu Hentai HxEros
The God of High School
Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Kanokari)


Fruits Basket 2nd Season—Spring Carryover
Re:Zero Second Season
Lapis Re:LiGHTs

The Misfit of Demon King Academy