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The 20 Best New Action Anime Coming in 2020

Updated January 21, 2020 16.4k votes 3.0k voters 94.3k views20 items
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If you're an action buff who loves awesome fight scenes and stunning acts of heroism, there's a ton to look forward to in the coming year. Let's take a look at some of the thrilling new action anime of 2020. 

Major shows like Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online: Alicization will be entering into their final arcs, while shows like Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeonand Fire Force will be continuing their stories. Love nostalgic childhood shows like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon? Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Sevens and Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna might be right up your alley. There are also plenty of brand new series to get hyped about, like Dorohedoro, Plunderer, and Gibiate.

Which 2020 action anime are you most looking forward to?


  • Photo: Funimation

    Release Date: July 2020

    In a world where people randomly burst into flames and have to be taken care of before they destroy everything around them, the Fire Force is one of the humanity's last hopes. Shinra Kusakabe has a troubled past, but wants to join the Fire Force to become a hero. This is Season 2 of his story.

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  • Photo: J.C.Staff

    TV Release Date: July 2020 | OVA Release Date: January 29th, 2020

    If you're a fan of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, it's time to get excited, because the series is getting two new additions this year: an OVA in January, and a third season in July. The series focuses on adventurer Bell Cranel and the goddess Hestia as they explore the dungeons (and other parts) of a magical world.

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  • Photo: Wit Studio

    Release Date: October 2020

    Attack on Titan will reach its thrilling conclusion this Fall. Now that the secrets of Eren's basement have been revealed, the Survey Corps and the rest of humanity within the walls must figure out what to do with this information - and how to protect themselves in the process. 

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  • Photo: 8bit

    Release Date: July 2020

    People with magical powers aren't usually able to leave the country due to the security risks involved, but there are a few exceptions. Through a supervised exchange program, Shizuku Kitayama heads to the USA while Angelina Kudou Shields comes to Japan to study at First High. Meanwhile, bloodsucking monsters are on the loose - will Tatsuya be able to deal with them?

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