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35 Anime Shows That Shone Through The Dark Hole That Was 2020

These definitely made getting through the year just that little bit easier.

With 2020 being one of the toughest years we've had in awhile, it's no surprise that many of us turned to the world of anime for comfort. So, in light of that, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the shows that gave them some much-needed joy. Here are their answers!

1. Fruits Basket

The characters of "Fruits Basket" walking along a pathway; they look happy and are smiling and laughing together

2. Food Wars!: Shokugeki No Soma

3. Banana Fish

Eiji with his hand draped over Ash's shoulder

4. Naruto

Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi and Sakura huddling together

5. Yuri On Ice

6. Death Note

Light Yagami holding the Death Note; behind him are L and Ryuk

7. Dorohedoro

Kaiman and Nikaido are back-to-back while jumping mid-air; the city is beneath them

8. Assassination Classroom

Students in a classroom standing and aiming their guns at their teacher, who is this yellow, octopus-like creature

9. One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy facing the camera with a smile and a thumbs up

10. The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins characters armed and ready to fight

11. Hunter x Hunter

Gon standing and posing with Kurapika, Leorio and Killua

12. Rascal Does Not Dream Of A Bunny Girl Senpai

13. Parasyte -The Maxim-

A closeup of Shinichi Izumi holding up his right hand, which has the parasyte named Migi attached

14. Haikyuu

The Karasuno high school volleyball team doing a team huddle before one of their games

15. My Hero Academia

Izuki and his fellow classmates standing outside with the city skyline behind them

16. Noragami

Yato, Hiyori and Yukin standing on a platform; you can see the cityscape behind them

17. The Millionaire Detective – Balance: Unlimited

18. K-On!

The members of the Light Music Club hugging each other while posing for a photo

19. FLCL

Haruko and Naota standing side-by-side; Haruko is holding her guitar and her vespa is behind her

20. Gintama

Gintoki Sakata standing together with two of his friends, who are smiling and posing with the peace sign

21. Jujutsu Kaisen

Itadori Yuuji  and Ryomen Sukuna standing back-to-back

22. Cowboy Bebop

Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Edward Wong

23. Erased

A young boy and girl huddle together in an outdoor shack, with a camp fire burning in front of them

24. Star Twinkle Pretty Cure

Five different Precure members; there is a mountain behind them

25. Full Metal Alchemist

Edward and Alphone Elric standing beside each other

26. Sword Art Online

Kirito's avatar, as well as other SAO players, smiling and holding out their weapons

27. The Promised Neverland

Emma, Norman and Ray — three of the orphans living at Grace Field House

28. Non Non Biyori

Hotaru Ichijo, Renge Miyauchi, Natsumi Koshigaya and Komari Koshigaya having a picnic in the countryside

29. Danganronpa: The Animation

The high school students belong to Hope's Peak Academy; they are sitting down on tables in front of a blackboard in a classroom

30. Cells At Work

A white blood cell named U-1146 in the shape of a man and a red blood cell named AE3803 in the shape of a woman

31. Black Butler

Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian, a demon disguised as a butler; Ciel has a chain attached around his right hand, which links up to Sebastian

32. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Characters of Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War standing in front of their school building

33. Prétear: The New Legend Of Snow White

Himeno Awayuki and Hayate, the Knight Of Wind

34. Mob Psycho 100

Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama pointing to colourful, sprit-like apparitions

35. Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus posing

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

2020 is finally (almost) over, and we're looking back on the year. Check out even more from the year here!