For Archival purposes, I thought it might be a good idea to compile my entire top ten lists from 2020 into a single post. Just to make it easier for people to go back and look at them after the fact. So, without any more fluff, here are my favourite 10 anime I watched from 2020 in 2020.
This is a project that’s usually a constant bug in the back of my head. Something I am thinking about at least to some extent all year round. A project where I spend the majority of December listing my favourite video games, anime and movies, generally in some kind of ranked list. It’s a method that mostly done me pretty good. After doing it for so long though, there was always going to be one year that surfaced the flaw in my plan, and 2020 was that year.
It’s been a trying year to say the least, one that’s affected everyone. With the entertainment industry being no exception. Like I mentioned when I talked about 2020 being a year to play old video games; some combination of COVID and new consoles coming out has made it so things have gotten delayed.
So the result is that we’ve found ourselves in a particularly heavy backend of the year in terms of the big, anticipated releases. In both video games and anime. Because I’ll be real, a lot of the best anime this year didn’t happen until the final season of the year. Meaning a lot of the anime I want to talk about on this list are still in progress.
I used to be a real stickler about my self imposed rules on what can and cannot qualify for this list. This year, I just decided to say “the hell with it” and just talk about the anime I’ve enjoyed watching while there was a 2020 displayed on the calendar next to my desk.
I suppose I need to actually get into this list at some point, so as one final thing: my plan this year is to post my #10 Anime of 2020 today, followed by my #10 Video game tomorrow, alternating between the two until the final day of the year where I post my favourite video game of 2020.
It’s time. Well, to be more precise, it’s almost time. Almost time for my annual tradition of spending a good chunk of December talking about my favourite anime and video games of the year. There was a time I used to talk about movies too, but they stopped coming out at some point.
This post isn’t a part of my top ten lists proper, but a little opening taster of what’s to come. One of two I’m going to post today in fact. Tomorrow will be the start my top ten marathon, starting with my number 10 anime of the year. An entry I’ve still not actually decided upon at the time of writing this post.