Best and Worst of Anime 2020

I’m doing this a little earlier than planned, but I go plenty to do this week regardless. While 2020 may have been a shit year for most people, it has been an absolute banger for anime. So many great series, so much good music (like oh my god so much good music), and so many cute girls. I already gave my thoughts on what I thought the best and worst was at the halfway point, but now it is time to show you my final selections. After the cut let’s get into the best, and worst of anime in 2020.

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Best of the Year

((NOTE: Anime that have a second cour airing in 2021 have been excluded from this list. I believe it is unfair to give a ‘best series’ award to something that has only showed half of its story. There is too much of a chance for it to shit the bed (see: Babylon). These series however are eligible for other awards in different categories. Series excluded are considered for 2021.))

Anime of Year: Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2

Kaguya Sama Season 2

Why: Of everything that I have watched. There has been only one show that has constantly stood in the back of my mind. A show that never had a clunker episode. One full of laughs, humor, touching moments, and a fist pumping final climax that made people think twice about a character they wrote off. Kaguya-Sama won last year, and it wins again because the truth is: It’s just really that fucking good.

Runner Up: Golden Kamuy Season 3

Golden Kamuy 3rd Season

Why: No one knows how Golden Kamuy will end. What we do know is that anime will never, EVER see something like this again. An almost perfect blend of different ideas and genres. One part historical epic, the other part comedy. A show that can flip between intense and humorous so fast, and yet still make it work. It’s cast may be a little too big, but Golden Kamuy season 3. is something extremely special, and wins second place easily.

Ecchi Anime of Year: Interspecies Reviewers

Interspecies Reviewers (TV Series 2020– ) - IMDb

Why: I almost gave this anime of the year, and frankly it deserves it. Interspecies Reviewers is by far, without a doubt, 100%, the best non-plot focused Ecchi in the last 5 years. Endlessly creatively, joyfully confident, and with zero shame. Interspecies Reviewers reminds you of Ecchi’s best days, and is coated top to bottom with the sexy anime girls that everyone just loves. This was the answer to the long drought that was ecchi in 2019, and boy oh boy, did it fucking deliver.

Worst Anime of Year: The God of High School

The God of High School (TV Series 2020) - IMDb

Why: No anime shit the bed harder than God of High School. For something that had a lot going for it, and a really damn good pilot. This show fell apart in every conceivable way, and this was also the year where Plunderer came out.

Honorable Mentions

 BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense

bofuri hashtag on Twitter

 Fruits Basket Season 2

Fruits Basket Season 2 announces release date and reveals key ...

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

My Next Life as a Villainess Cover

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Majo no Tabitabi

Sword Art Online: War of the Underworld Part 2

Master Thread] Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Part ...

You should be Watching

Gleipnir

Gleipnir | TVmaze

Noblesse

Noblesse

Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Key Visual : anime

ReZero Season 2

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season

Keep your hands off of Eizouken!

Anime Trending on Twitter: "“Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!” (Hands ...

Best Openings and Endings

Best Opening Theme: Shoujo no Route wa Hitotsu Janai! (My Next Life as a Villainess)

Runners Up: Daddy, Daddy Do (Kaguya-Sama Love is War) and ANIMA (Sword Art Online: War of the Underworld Part 2)

Best Ending Theme: Lost in Paradise: (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Runner Up: Memento (ReZero Season 2)

Honorable Mentions

Prism (Fruits Basket Season 2)

SPARK-AGAIN (Fire Force Season 2)

Kaikai Kitan (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Chaos Drifters (No Guns Life)

Contradiction (God of High School)

Literature (The Journey of Elaina)

Best and Worst Characters

The Raphtalia Award for Best Girl

Echidna (ReZero Season 2)

What do people like about Echidna from Re:Zero? - Quora

Runners-up

Maple (Bofuri)

Night Shifter 💚 on Twitter: "#Bofuri is very cute and fun ...

Catarina Claes (My Next Life as a Villainess)

COMO TENER UN HAREM MIXTO 💘- By Katarina Claes- ⭐Anime Crack ...

Elaina (The Journey of Elaina)

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina Episode 1: The Ashen Witch's Start |  Rory Muses

The Issei Hyoudou Award for Best Boy

Yu Ishigami (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Season 2)

Kaguya Sama Love Is War Season 2 Episode 6: Shirogane Wins The ...

Runners-up

Natsuki Subaru (ReZero Season 2)

Re:Zero Season 2 Announcement Trailer (2019) | Anonesan - YouTube

The Myne Award for Worst Girl

Rachel (Tower of God)

Tower of God 🐢 on Twitter: "Bam needed nothing but her ...

The Eren Yeager Award for Worst Boy

Kazuya Kinoshita (Rent-A-Girlfriend)

Rent-a-Girlfriend Episode 9 Release Date, Synopsis, and Preview

The Takuya Arima Award for Boy with the Most Game

Stunk and Zel (Interspecies Reviewers)

Interspecies Reviewers in 2020 | Anime movies, Anime, Online anime

The Eugeo Award for Best Wingman

Eugeo (Sword Art Online: War of the Underworld Part 2)

Sword Art Online Shares Eugeo's Emotional War of Underworld Return

Best Couple

Asuna Yuuki and Kazuto Kirigaya (Sword Art Online: War of the Underworld Part 2)

Sword Art Online Shares Emotional Kirito and Asuna Post-Credits Scene

Best Body

The Entire Female Cast of Interspecies Reviewers

r/InterspeciesReviewers - Mirroring Censored and Uncensored frames from the anime opening was a mistake!

Best Boobs

Tisalia Scythia (Monster Girl Doctor)

The Mash Kyrelight Award for Best Booty

Hana Uzaki (Uzaki-Chan wants to hang out!)

The Rikka Takarada Award for Best Thighs

Ayane and Kotone (Overflow)

Anime Moments of 2020

Spoiler Alert: why we actually love spoilers and what this tells us about  communication — mcdreeamie-musings

Most WTF Anime Moment of 2020

Subaru is eaten alive by Rabbits (ReZero Season 2)

Rachel fakes her injury and pushes Bam (Tower of God)

Best Moment in Anime 2020

Echidna’s Monologue (ReZero Season 2)

Ishigami calling Ootomo a dumb-ass (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Season 2)

Worst Moment in Anime 2020

Yuki always having a existential crisis (Fruits Basket Season 2)

Saddest Anime Moment in Anime 2020

Mirarose’s Insanity (The Journey of Elaina)

Cutest Anime Moment in Anime 2020

Maple simply existing (Bofuri)

Most Bad-Ass Moment in Anime 2020

Bercouli’s Time splitting Sword (Sword Art Online: War of the Underworld Part 2)

Sexiest Moment in Anime 2020

Rin Sohma coming onto Shigure Sohma (Fruits Basket Season 2)

9 thoughts on “Best and Worst of Anime 2020

  1. “Maple simply existing (Bofuri)”

    Hard to argue with that!

    I know you awarded Eugeo Best Wingman, but he went so far above and beyond that it almost seems like there should be a special commendation or something!

    Cool seeing so much competition for the Raphtalia Award for Best Girl, too.

    Your awards made me remember just how much good anime we got to experience this year.

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