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April Season 2020 Lineup: Anime Treats For You To Find on AnimeLab

The autumn leaves are changing over - just like our simulcasts on AnimeLab! Will you find your new favourite this April Season 2020?

Whether you’re craving some light comedy in the form of a dinosaur roomie in offbeat anime, Gal & Dino, or feeling like going all Gleipnir and transforming into a furry dog-monster with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back… we have some simulcasts that will deliver all the feels (and all the action too!)

Here are the new and returning shows in our April Season 2020 lineup:

APPARE-RANMAN!

Set in the late 19th century, APPARE-RANMAN! follows Sorano Appare and Isshiki Kosame, two Japanese characters that end up lost in America.

Without any money to their names, this socially-awkward engineer and cowardly samurai enter what’s known as the Trans-America Wild Race, which will earn them enough prize money to get back home.

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Arte

Born into an aristocratic family in Florence, Italy, during the 16th century Renaissance era, Arte has dreams of becoming an artist. In an age of social classes, Arte is willing to cast aside her aristocratic lifestyle and stops at nothing to achieve her dreams.

She finds apprenticeship in a painting studio owned by Leo, an artist who is strict but prioritises ability over gender.

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Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-

The series follows a group of historic writers (all based on real people) who use their special abilities to rescue books that have been cursed by the "Taints," an evil force.

While its premise is fantastical, the series' core focus will be on its characters, some of whom you may recognise, including Ryunosuke Akutagawa and H.P. Lovecraft.

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Diary of our Days at the Breakwater

Hina Tsurugi is a first year student at a coastal high school and regards herself as an indoorsy sort of person. Walking along the embankment, she runs into an older schoolmate, Kuroiwa, who invites her to join the “Teibou” club and start fishing!

Surrounded by eccentric club members, how will Hina’s high school life turn out?

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Fruits Basket Season 2

It’s been almost a year since Tohru started living at Shigure’s house! Though she now has a deeper relationship with each of the Somas, not just Yuki and Kyo, she is concerned about their sinister curse’s true nature.

The right path to choose, predetermined destiny… what emotions will arise in Yuki, Kyo and Tohru in the face of the Eternal Banquet? What will be their resolve?

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Gal & Dino

Kaede, a “gyaru” wakes up one day and remembers that she had let in a dinosaur while drunk the previous night.

She just accepts it and keeps living her life, she just now has a dinosaur roomie. The easy-going two just go with the flow, learning how to communicate and live each with other as they hang out together and sometimes with Kaede’s other friends/acquaintances.

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Gleipnir

Kagaya Shuuichi 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 monster that appears as a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back.

He saves the girl's life, sharing his secret with her. But she's searching for the sister who killed her family, and she doesn't care how degrading it gets: she will use Shuuichi to accomplish her mission.

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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2

From a good family? Check! A good personality? Check!
Shuchiin Academy is where all these elite students with bright futures flock to.
As the two leaders of the student council, Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane have supposedly fallen in love…
But after almost half a year, nothing has happened!?
They both have too much pride and can’t be honest.
Things have gotten troublesome, and they are now caught in a war of "How to get the other to confess their love first."

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Kakushigoto

Kakushi will do anything to make sure his daughter Hime doesn't find out that he's a mature manga artist!

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Kingdom Season 3

Get ready for the long-awaited return of the epic war story in Kingdom. The adventurous tale of a nameless boy and a young king continues, as the two fight to unite all of China to bring the war-plagued nation to peace.

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Listeners

In a world without music, young Echo was there the day legendary “Prayer” Jimi Stonefree and his mecha disappeared while fighting the mysterious Earless.

Ten years later, he meets an amnesiac young girl named μ(Mu)who has an input jack on her back. Could she be a “Prayer” like Jimi? Together they set off on a journey to unravel her past and save humanity.

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The Millionaire Detective - Balance: UNLIMITED

Detective Daisuke Kanbe has no problems using his own fortune to solve crimes even if he assesses human lives based on their financial worth.

Compassionate Haru Kato sees all life as sacred and is sickened by Daisuke’s materialistic ways. Can they stop butting heads and overcome their opposing world views for the sake of solving the toughest crimes in the precinct?

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No Guns Life Season 2

Ex-soldier Juuzou Inui has one question—who turned him into a cyborg and erased his memories?

After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun! With no memory of his previous life, or who replaced his head and why, Inui now scratches out a living in the dark streets of the city as a Resolver, taking on cases involving the Extended.

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Plunderer

Every human inhabiting the world of Alcia is branded by a “Count” or a number written on their body. Depending on how each person lives their life, this Count either goes up or down.

For Hina’s mother, her total drops to 0 and she’s pulled into the Abyss, never to be seen again. But her mother’s last words send Hina on a quest to find a legendary hero from the Waste War - the fabled Ace!

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Sakura Wars the Animation

Set in 1940, it's been 10 years since the great demon invasions, and the World Luxury Operatic Federation has designed a tournament for all to participate in.

In the middle of all this, Sakura and her troupe are tasked with both fending off a demon invasion AND putting on shows at the Imperial Theater!

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Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!

Based on the popular strategy game, Minato has become the new president of the Kibou Company. In order to be a good president and help the company grow, he must lead his party of adventurers through the Gate and collect Kirakuri - a type of energy that is extremely valuable and fundamental to the city of Gatepia. However, there are other companies vying for the chance to gather the Kirakuri.

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Shironeko Project ZERO CHRONICLE

Shironeko Project ZERO CHRONICLE is based on the popular mobile game Rune Story, and a direct anime adaption of ZERO CHRONICLE: The First Sin. A young hero embarks on a journey with three others to a cluster of mysterious islands. But after arriving to the isle’s ruins, one of the adventurers becomes corrupted by darkness. Now the party must find the 7 Great Runes before it’s too late!

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Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Part 2

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear.

One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

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Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls

Ready to see Yomi’s “Magic Throw”? Two girls, now reunited in high school, fulfill their childhood promise to compete together on the same baseball club team!

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Wave, Listen to Me!

Minare Koda works at a curry soup and bread restaurant, VOYAGER,in Sapporo, Hokkaido, when one day at work, she hears her rant about her ex-boyfriend airing on the radio. It turns out her newly-made drinking partner who she had shared with is the director of the station, MRS.

She immediately storms into the station, and after an impromptu on-air stunt, ends up with an offer to join the station. What’s the show about? Crazy, unpredictable stories that might be real and might not.

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Phew… it’s gonna be a huge season, so once you’ve had a taste for some of the new shows, let us know your top picks so far!