10 Popular Anime in Japan Right Now (Spring 2020)

10 Popular Anime in Japan Right Now (Spring 2020)


Although a lot of the anime that is popular in the west is also popular in Japan, there are still many animes that become very popular in Japan but are not known to the people of other countries. Even though these animes are not popular in other countries, they definitely should be as most of them are super fun to watch! Today we’re going to share with you the most popular animes in Japan right now (Spring 2020) so you can watch them and maybe find a new favorite! (This list is in no particular order).


1. Case File nº221: Kabukicho

The main characters of the anime.

‘Case File nº221: Kabukicho’, or ‘Kabukicho Shaarokku’ as it’s known as in Japanese, is an anime that has taken the well known story of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and modernized it. The story follows the main character (Sherlock) has he solves the various crimes and murders that take place in ‘Kabukicho’, a real life place in Japan that is located in Shinjuku and is known for bars, host clubs and a lot of illegal gambling. This anime has recently gained popularity due to it being published on to Japanese netflix and also for it’s original and creative story. If you’re looking for a fun anime that is slightly on the light hearted side…this one’s for you!

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2. ID- Invaded

The main character of the anime.

ID-Invaded is another anime that is very popular in Japan right now, but may not be known widely by people from other countries! The story follows main character Narihisago, a renowned detective who has recently been imprisoned. He now faces the job of solving murder cases from his prison cell. The story is very deep and full of emotional scenes. This anime really opens up questions about society and makes you genuinely feel for the characters. If you’re someone who loves dramatic and emotional animes that get you to think deeply, you should definitely watch this one!

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3. Dr. Stone

The anime’s main characters

Doctor Stone is a super fun anime which is centered around main character Senku Ishigami and his friends as they attempt to navigate a world where civilization has ended. Throughout the story they discover new information and work together to revive the human race. This anime is not just fun because of the unique story, but the characters and their development is also super nice to watch. A great anime that I’m sure anyone would enjoy!

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4. Demon Slayer

Nezuko and Taijiro

I’m sure you have ALL atleast heard of Demon slayer, or Kimetsu No Yaiba in Japanese. It has been one of the biggest animes to come out in a long while with everyone loving it! Although I’m sure most of you have seen it, I wouldn’t be able to make an article like this without at least mentioning it. Just like in many other countries, Demon Slayer is one of the most popular animes in Japan right now! If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a quick synopsis of the story. The anime follows main character ‘Tanjiro’ in a world where demons exist and target humans. Sadly, Tanjiro’s sister becomes a demon and so Tanjiro goes on a journey to try to make her a human again. The story and it’s characters are both amazing, this is a MUST WATCH anime!

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5. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia characters

Although My Hero Academia, Boku No Hiiro Akademia in Japanese, has been around a while, it has recently re-gained popularity after coming out with a new movie and season of the anime! My Hero Academia is a story about a world where most humans posses super powers. The story follows the main character Izuki Midoriya on his quest to becoming a superhero. The story and characters are both very touching and the anime is very fun to watch.

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6. Banana Fish

Ash and Eiji

Banana Fish is currently very popular in Japan and is famous for it’s deep story line and well thought out characters. The story follows gang leader Ash Lynx and Photography Assistant Eiji Okumura. The story is about the relationship of the two characters in 70s New York. The story is very deep and really captures you from the start! A great story for everyone looking for a more deep anime to watch.

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7. Kingdom

Kingdom characters

This anime has recently become popular in Japan due it being uploaded to Netflix Japan. The anime is currently on going with new episodes coming out weekly. This anime is very unique as it is set in China during a time where there were many warring states. The story follows Li Xin, an orphan who is training super hard to one day become a ‘Great General’. The anime is very different which makes it super fun to watch.

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8. Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!! characters

Haikyuu!! is an anime that has been popular for many years now, in both Japan and abroad. It has recently became popular again in Japan due to the release of it’s new season, which is currently on-going! The story follows Hinata Shouyo, a boy who dreams of becoming a volleyball champion but is sadly very short so finds it hard. The characters in the anime are super funny and go through a lot of development throughout the anime. If you’re looking for a light-hearted anime, this one is definitely for you!

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9. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Kaguyama-sama: Love is War

This anime is very light-hearted and funny to watch with a very simple but unique story line. The main characters, Kaguya and Miyuki both like each other but are too proud to admit it to one another. Due to this, they both partake in various tricks and mind games to try and get the other to confess. The anime is fun to watch and laugh at.

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10. Psycho-Pass Season 3

Psycho-pass 3 official poster

Psycho-pass is another anime that has been very popular for many years but has recently gained popularity due to it’s new season. Season 3 of the anime is very different from the other seasons as the main characters are completely different to the previous seasons. The story is also new and super interesting! If you have seen the previous seasons and enjoyed them, I’d highly recommend watching the latest season.

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