My Yeah’s and Errrrr’s of Anime Winter 2020

We’re about 3 weeks into the current anime season, so I’d like to sum up my opinions on the stuff I’ve watched so far.

Errrrr…

Let’s get the ones I’m not really sure of out of the way first:

Hatena☆Illusion

Hatena Illusion

This one has an interesting setting and promises teenagers looking for magical items while acting like master thieves with some “accidental” erotic moments, but the only thing we’ve got so far are the magical items and everyone declaring all sorts of things they don’t follow up on. There was also no ecchi in the first two episodes despite the tag, so I dropped it after that, since it just felt lacking in all sorts of places.

A Destructive God Sits Next To Me

A normal high-schooler annoyed by the chuunibyou dude who keeps bugging him, saying he was his old comrade in some dark and magical war many reincarnations ago. Our main tries his best not to react to the dude’s weirdness, but keeps losing it on a regular basis. Idek why it’s an Errrrr… for me, it just hasn’t really grabbed my permanent interest yet.

Seton Academy: Join the Pack!

I generally like this anime full of anime girls with animal ears and tails, but there are still a few things which bug me. For one, I’m really not a harem anime person, and I have this constant fear that after you get used to this show’s comedy it’ll turn into yet another harem anime. I’m also a little sad that only the males in this show are actually furries and the girls only have ears and tails (or moss growing on their heads lol). But I’ll keep following it for now and hope for the best!

The Case Files of Jeweler Richard

This one had me excited at first since I like the character designer, but despite what little you learn about the main characters in the first episode, this feels more like a monster-of-the-week anime to me, except that the monsters are expensive minerals lol.

Yeah!

But now let’s go over to some good ones now!

Asteroid in Love

This one probably surprised me the most this season, since I only read the tags, but not the summary (lol). This one should definitely get a shoujo-ai/yuri tag, cuz there’s some cute ladies romance going on!

Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it

This one is a super hilarious romcom about STEM students trying to scientifically prove that they’re in love with each other. The anime premiered with three episodes at once on Crunchyroll, but is now updating weekly every Friday. As a fellow STEM student I appreciate the amount of data science and their hilarious awkwardness. The rate of 2 men to 3 women in their lab is kinda unrealistic tho lol

Somali and the Forest Spirit

An anime season doesn’t feel complete for me if there’s no anime about a parent and their child. Somali and the golem she calls her dad aren’t actually related to each other, but are still a very precious couple I can’t wait to see more of. Somali is a happy child and very curious of the world around her, and “dad” is a golem whose behavior reminds me of a robot and he keeps pretending he doesn’t have any emotions (though we all know he loves the girl a lot 💕).

Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?

Adorable. SO adorable. That’s actually all there is to say about this anime, but that’s also all that really matters. The characters are interesting, the stories are fun and not too deep and this anime will just make you feel good after a hard day.

In/Spectre

I would like to officially dub this anime “king of cliffhangers”. The plot is SUPER interesting, but every episode makes sure to bring up a major plot point at the end that will definitely be cut off, so its resolve can open the next episode. Well, at least that’s how they can be sure I won’t ever drop this show 🤷‍♀️

If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die

This was the one anime I really didn’t ever think I would come to like as much as I do now. My initial thought was “how entertaining can a show about an idol otaku actually be?” like the weirdo that I am, but it’s a really lovely show so far. The main character is an idol otaku and her favorite is an actually quite unpopular girl from a minor girl group. She visits all of her concerts, buys out all of her favorite’s available merch and together with her otaku friends she waits in the scorching summer heat all day to be one of the first to enter the concert location. One of her friends looks like the stereotypical otaku featured in pretty much anything: an overweight dude with thick glasses, but also a really nice guy and I actually like him a lot. And the main’s favorite idol is a cute, shy girl who has trouble expressing how thankful she is to her for being her biggest (and for the longest time also only) fan which just makes her cuter.


I’m watching a few more anime (like Haikyuu, obviously), but this list would just keep going on if I didn’t stop here!

What are you watching this season? What did you drop? Or is there maybe a show you’re still unsure about?