After some slower, more minimal seasons, the anime industry is kicking back into full gear for the fall of 2020 with a slew of shows from across several genres. As with every season though, some shows look to have more potential than others, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top seven upcoming fall 2020 anime you need to have on your radar.
Jujustu Kaisen – Fall 2020 Anime
Premiere Date: Oct. 2 via Crunchyroll
It’s always a big event when one of the hottest new Shonen anime gets an adaptation, and Jujutsu Kaisen is no exception.
The story follows Yūji Itadori, an abnormally athletic high schooler who in spite of his raw talent has forgone sports in favor of the Occult Research Club. Doing so allows him to live a carefree life, enjoying time with his friends finding paranormal happenings while also keeping his ailing grandfather company until his death.
This all changes, however, when he meets a sorcerer named Megumi Fushiguro. The young man reveals that Yūji’s friends in the Occult Research Club have unleashed Curses upon his school by unearthing an ancient talisman which appears as an old, severed finger. Eager to save them, Yūji rushes to the scene, only to find himself unable to expel the curses due to a lack of magical powers.
With no other choice, he tries consuming the finger in order to seal its evil within his own body. By a stroke of luck, it works, granting him untold magical energy and revealing him to be a natural seal for other such talismans. Megumi and his allies then decide to train Yūji in the art of sorcery, turning him into the world’s best hope of completely sealing away a much greater Curse lurking in the shadows.
The show has a decent spin on the usual Shonen set-up, and the acclaimed production company MAPPA of Yuri on Ice and Dororo fame is set to handle its animation. Plus, thanks to a solid store of manga chapters to draw off of for material, its first run of episodes on Cruchyroll will only be the beginning of what the show can bring to the table.