List of best anime series to watch in 2022
How will 2022 be for you? There are a large number of new anime series airing in Japan and overseas in 2021, and some outstanding titles have been introduced every season. Of course, you also have many upcoming anime that are expected to release this year.
Here’s a list of the top 13 anime series of 2022, including all-new titles and upcoming seasons from popular franchises. Also find out what season they air in.
This list of the best anime of 2022 contains the unaired anime for their high potential and advanced publicity, which means that this lineup is tentative until the end of 2022. It will always be updated with the latest information. Stay tuned and don’t miss the best recent selection!
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1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Season 2)
Recently become a great success all over the world, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃) enters the new part after the first season in 2019 and the next movie in 2020. The greatest anime series of dark-fantasy re-started with season 2 titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc of December 2021. The most of the season airs in the winter of 2022, so this list includes it. You can see Tanjiro’s new adventure and the emergence of a new Hashira.
Season 2: December 5, 2021
2. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Season 5)
For all fans of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series published since 1987, the new season of its anime adaptation is one of the most anticipated anime in 2022. The latest season 5 titled JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean) begins in January 2022, which was distributed with 12 episodes on Netflix in advance. It is set in Florida and centers on Jolyne Cujoh, who is the daughter of Stardust Crusaders protagonist Jotaro Kujo.
Season 5: January 2022
3. My Dress-Up Darling
My Dress-Up Darling (その着せ替え人形は恋をする) is one of the brand new anime series of 2022 gaining the most popularity this winter. The romantic comedy anime is adapted from a hot manga series serialized on Young Gangan since 2018 by CloverWorks. My Dress-Up Darling features the relationship between a high school newcomer with a passion for creating traditional Japanese dolls Hina and his classmate and heroine who loves cosplays.
Season 1: January 2022
4. Our youth in orbit
Netflix, which is now well-known as one of the biggest platforms delivering new anime series earlier than anywhere else, has released an anticipated anime title The Orbital Children (地球外少年少女) in January and February 2022. The sci-fi anime, directed by Mitsuo Iso, consists of 6 episodes divided into two parts. The Orbital Children is set in the year 2045, two children born on the Moon and three children from Earth try to survive after an accident on their space station leaves them stranded.
Season 1: January 2022
5. Rust-Eater Bisco
A brand new expected anime Rust-Eater Bisco (錆喰いビスコ) starts airing from January 2022. Classified as Fantasy and Adventure, it is adapted from the trendy light novel of the same title published since 2018. The setting is a post-apocalyptic world affected by the Rusty Wind that makes Japan rust. A young boy, Bisco Akaboshi, goes in search of a miraculous mushroom known as Rust-Eater.
Season 1: January 2022
6. Attack on Titan (2nd part of the final season)
Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人)one of the greatest anime series in recent decades, is coming to an end with the final season part 2. The first part of the final season aired between December 2021 and March 2021. And the second half started in January 2022. The original manga series was completed a little earlier, while many mysteries related to the Titans and the main characters still remain for fans of the anime series.
Final Season: January 2022
Spy×Family is a new anime series released from April 2022, adapted from the hit manga serialized on Shonen Jump+ since 2019. The popular spy-themed comic anime adaptation is created by Wit Studio and CloverWorks. Spy×Family focuses on a fake family consisting of experienced spy Loid Forger, overpowered assassin Yor Forger, and psychic girl Anya Forger.
Season: Spring 2022
As the most promising new anime series, Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン) should be added to your bucket list for 2022. The dark fantasy was originally released as a serialized manga on Weekly Shonen Jump from 2018 to 2020, which is made into the first anime adaptation by hip studio Mappa. It was announced that it will be released by 2022. A protagonist named Denji, who can transform into a chainsaw devil, fights against various devils with Public Safety Devil Hunters.
Season 1: 2022 (date unknown)
Bleach, one of the most famous and popular modern anime around the world, shows movement towards the end. After the first anime series of 366 episodes which ended in 2012, the next title Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (BLEACH 千年血戦篇) was announced to air from October 2022. It features the climax of the manga’s original story with Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle.
Season: November 2022
10. Overlord (Season 4)
Isekai is a recent light novel genre, and Overlord (オーバーロード) is one of the best-known Isekai anime adapted from the original light novel published since 2012. It started airing in 2015 and the final fourth season will air in 2022. Like the last three seasons, Overlord follows Momonga, the gamer of a VRMMORPG that is sent to another world similar to the virtual game.
Season 4: 2022 (date unknown)
11. Dr. Stone: Ryusui
he modern fantasy adventure Dr. Stone began in 2019, based on the original manga serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump. After the first and second season, a TV special Dr. Stone: Ryusui (Dr. STONE 龍水) will air in July 2022. Moreover, it has been officially announced that the third season will be released in 2023. Dr. Stone: Ryusui focuses on Ryusui, who is resurrected by Senku to help him as a professional navigator.
Season: Summer 2022
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