Best Japanese TV Shows of 2020

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Best Japanese TV Shows of 2020
Best Japanese TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: Jujutsu Kaisen (2020), Alice in Borderland (2020), Dorohedoro (2020), Rent-a-Girlfriend (2020), Great Pretender (2020), Moriarty the Patriot (2020), Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020), Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (2020), Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (2020), BNA (2020), Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (2020), Akudama Drive (2020), Life: Love on the Line (2020), Noblesse (2020), Interspecies Reviewers (2020), Darwin's Game (2020), Digimon Adventure (2020), Kakushigoto (2020), Somali and the Forest Spirit (2020), Deca-Dence (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.7
 30K
Jujutsu Kaisen (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: With his days numbered, high schooler Yuji decides to hunt down and consume the remaining 19 fingers of a deadly curse so it can die with him.
Style: captivating, disturbing, stylized, suspense, dark fantasy
Plot: exorcism, paranormal, secret organization, tragedy, demon, supernatural, teamwork, friendship, occult, curse, high school life, spirit ...
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Alice in Borderland (2020)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to survive.
Style: psychological thriller, witty, psychotronic, suspense, light
Plot: survival, game, danger, video game, supernatural, locked room, psychology, quest, wonderland, friendship, team, mercilessness ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: First comes marriage, then comes an earthbound love that is out of this world! From the day his parents named him, Nasa Yuzaki has been destined for outer space...or so he believes. But while trying to join the space program, he is thrown for a ...
Style: romantic, poignant, sentimental, touching
Plot: love, romance, marriage, slice of life, understanding, encounter, looking for love, dream, memory, teenage girl, love and romance, dreaming ...
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 8.2
 7K
Dorohedoro (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The story revolves around Kaiman, who does not remember who he was before he was transfigured by a Magic user. This transformation left him with a reptile's head, and a desire to find out the truth about who he really is. Accompanied by ...
Style: bloody, exciting, enigmatic, funny, brutal ...
Plot: anthropomorphism, violence, memory loss, hell, supernatural, human experiment, fictional city, black magic, magic, wizards and magicians, friendship, reptile ...
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Rent-a-Girlfriend (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In today’s Japan, "rental" services can deliver an afternoon with a "friend," a "parent," even a fake girlfriend! Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, ...
Style: ecchi, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: student, romance, harem, slice of life, school, college student, high school life, school life, teenage life, love and romance, jealousy, lonely man ...
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Great Pretender (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Supposedly Japan’s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, humorous
Plot: mafia, cheating, criminal organization, money, con artists, unlikely partners, cons and scams, friendship, deal, embezzler, suspicion, surveillance ...
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Moriarty the Patriot (2020)
Genre: Animation, Crime, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the late 19th century, the British Empire nobility reigns while its working class suffers at their hands. Sympathetic to their plight, William James Moriarty wants to topple it all. Frustrated by the systemic inequity, Moriarty strategizes to fix ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: aristocracy, master criminal, master villain, mind game, secret identity, organized crime, society, moral dilemma, undercover, dark hero, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: victorian era
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Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, entertaining, fairy tale
Plot: spirit, school, romance, boy, friendship, adventure, creature, toilet, mystery, girl, daring rescue, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Asakusa Midori wants to create an anime, but she's too disheartened to make that first step by herself. By pure chance, she meets Mizusaki Tsubame, an up-and-coming socialite secretly dreaming of becoming an animator. Together with ...
Style: sincere, humorous, entertaining, captivating
Plot: slice of life, friends, school, creativity, female artist, animator, ambition, school club, ambitious, artists' life, direction and purpose, teenager ...
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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A long time ago, there was a valiant swordsman who came to be known simply as "the hero." There was a demon who has caused people suffering. The hero and his companions arrived to challenge the demon to a battle and by combining their ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, magic, dragon, master warrior, heroes, quest, fantasy world, battles, fight, superhuman powers, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Place: japan, asia
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The Misfit of Demon King Academy (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Anos Voldigord was a tyrannical Demon King that eradicated humans, spirits, and even the gods, but became bored of eternal warfare and reincarnated with dreams of a peaceful world. However, what awaited him in reincarnation after 2000 years were ...
Style: enigmatic, twists and turns, visually appealing, captivating
Plot: demon, school life, academy, magic, resurrection, witch, throne, reincarnation, high school life, wizards, descendant, misfit ...
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Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shinichi Sakurai’s one wish is for a little peace and quiet. But Hana Uzaki — his boisterous, well-endowed underclassman — has other plans. All she wants is to hang out and poke fun at him. With the help of her chipper charm and peppy ...
Style: ecchi, light, romantic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: romance, slice of life, college life, student, introvert, clumsy, college, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage love, teenage life, love triangle, love and romance ...
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 7.2
 2K
BNA (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Morphed into a raccoon beastman, Michiru seeks refuge, and answers, with the aid of wolf beastman Shirou inside the special zone of Anima-City.
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, intense
Plot: creature, anthropomorphism, fantasy world, vigilante, segregation, female protagonist, runaway, equality, blackmail, organized crime, shapeshifter, super strength ...
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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting her head particularly hard one day, Duke Claes' daughter, Katarina, suddenly recalls all the memories of her past life: that of a teenage Japanese girl. Just before her untimely death, this girl recalls playing an otome game... ...
Style: manga, parody, captivating, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: memories, reincarnation, romance, game, love, noble, heiress, villainess, past life, adventure, cyberspace, young heroes ...
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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The daughters of Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time! In Feudal Japan, Half-Demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders ...
Style: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, exciting
Plot: demon, supernatural, imaginary kingdom, battles, supernatural ability, destiny, heroic mission, rivalry, crimes, escapades, curses spells and rituals, uninhibited rivalry ...
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Akudama Drive (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Many years ago, a Great Civil War ravaged Japan, leaving the country fragmented between two regions: Kansai and Kanto. In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. But a ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: teamwork, assassination, dishonesty, mercenary, master warrior, good versus evil, moral ambiguity, character study, trap, rivalry, youth, danger ...
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Life: Love on the Line (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: The serious Ito and the child-like Nishi meet by chance during a single player game of "White Line Game" on the way home from school. Falling in-love, Ito gets frustrated over the fact that they only get to rendezvous on the white line and ...
Style: realistic, touching, melancholic, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: first love, childhood friend, gay, gay romance, gay lead character, personal growth, love and romance, romantic friendship, couple relations, life philosophy, love affair, star crossed lovers ...
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 7.1
 1K
Noblesse (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Raizel awakens from his 820-year slumber. He holds the special title of Noblesse which is a pure-blooded Noble and protector of all other Nobles. In an attempt to protect Raizel, his servant Frankenstein enrolls him at Ye-Ran High School, where ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, supernatural, school life, school, friendship, society, crimes, blood, student, academy, escapades, mystery ...
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BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Honjou Kaede is invited by her friend Shiramine Risa to play a virtual reality MMO game with her. While Kaede doesn't dislike games, what she really, truly dislikes is being in pain. She creates a character named Maple, and decides to put all ...
Style: light, captivating, funny, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: video game, friends, female protagonist, competition, virtual world, virtual reality, girl, friend, survival, pain, computer game, protection ...
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The Millionaire Detective: Balance - Unlimited (2020)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers around millionaire Daisuke Kambe, the heir to one of the wealthiest families in Japan, who is assigned as a detective to the Modern Crime Prevention Task Force (aka MCPTF), at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Taking full ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: genius, police lieutenant, police detective, billionaire, partners, friendship, partners against crime, escapades, danger, crimes, mystery, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Interspecies Reviewers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a world bursting at the seams with moe monsters and humanoids of the horned sort, which brave heroes will take it upon themselves to review the beastly babes of the red-light district? Can only one be crowned the ultimate title of best girl? ...
Style: ecchi, erotic, sex comedy, controversial, adult animation ...
Plot: harem, prostitution, elf, erotica, hermaphrodite, brothel, creature, clones, golem, witch, sex worker, cyclops ...
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Darwin's Game (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Sudou Kaname, an ordinary high school student, receives an invitation email to try a mysterious app called "Darwin's Game." Kaname, upon launching the app, is drawn into a game where players fight one another using superpowers called ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, brutal, enigmatic ...
Plot: game of death, game, killings, mortal combat, danger, survival, team, supernatural ability, showdown, friendship, video game, standoff ...
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Digimon Adventure (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The new anime will take place in 2020 and will feature an all-new story centering on Taichi Yagami when he is in his fifth year in elementary school. His partner is Agumon. The story begins in Tokyo when a large-scale network malfunction occurs. ...
Style: reboot, entertaining, exciting, tense, fairy tale ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, adventure, team, save the world, children, pet owner relationship, good versus evil, creature, friends, battles, fantasy world, danger ...
Time: 2020s
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 7.4
 641
Kakushigoto (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kakushi Gotou is a somewhat popular manga artist whose works are known for inappropriate content. Because of this raunchiness, when his daughter Hime was born, he vowed to keep his profession hidden from her, believing that she will be disillusioned ...
Style: light, entertaining, humorous, manga, sincere ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, secret, slice of life, parenting, single father, father and daughter, care, painter, job
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Somali and the Forest Spirit (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The world is ruled by spirits, goblins, and all manner of strange creatures. Human beings are persecuted, to the very point of extinction. One day, a golem and a lone human girl meet. This is a record of the pair, one a member of a ruined race, the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, dark fantasy, captivating
Plot: survival, creature, golem, friendship, magic, fantasy world, father daughter relationship, slice of life, interspecies friendship, demon, supernatural, adventure ...
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 7.0
 978
Deca-Dence (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, disturbing, captivating
Plot: steampunk, distopia, survival, monster, post apocalypse, orphan, alien, invasion, hi-tech, battles, brutality, female protagonist ...
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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Syalis is a princess. A really cute one. When she gets kidnapped by the Demon King as a hostage, she's stuck in a castle full of demons, waiting to be rescued by her knight in shining armor. So what does she do? What any of us would. Take a ...
Style: sweet, funny, gothic, romantic, sitcom ...
Plot: princess, demon, magic, supernatural, friendship, society, danger, teenage protagonist, romance, fantasy world, slice of life, new life ...
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 6.9
 1K
Gleipnir (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shuichi Kagaya is an ordinary high school kid in a boring little town. But when a beautiful classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysterious power: he can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his ...
Style: ecchi, seinen, captivating, light, psychological thriller
Plot: monster, supernatural, creature, school, high school life, combat, school life, romance, friendship, heroic mission, rivalry, young heroes ...
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Higurashi: When They Cry - NEW (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he's arrived in time for the big festival of the year. But something about this isolated town seems ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, tense, reboot
Plot: murder, small town, murder investigation, investigation, uncover truth, teenager, murder mystery, teenage life, schoolboy, murderer, mystery, secret ...
Time: year 1983
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By the Grace of the Gods (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Only 39 years into a life full of bad luck, Ryoma Takebayashi passes away in his sleep! Taking pity on him, three divine beings show compassion by reincarnating him as a young boy to a magical, new world. Now he spends his time researching and ...
Style: entertaining, captivating
Plot: reincarnation, fantasy world, supernatural power, slice of life, god, friendship, supernatural, friends, magical power, wizards and magicians, impersonation, magical ...
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