Anime We Can’t Wait To See In 2022

The fall 2022 anime season looks like a promising end to the previous year The attack of the Titans, Vinland Saga season 2, and Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 will take center stage next year. This means that what’s left of the year should be topped off with some awesome anime premieres, as the various shows and movies that have been released this year have been highly hyped.

And thanks to the mainstream spotlight the genre has commanded more of in recent years, it’s more accessible than it’s ever been. Several of these series are just beginning to air on television, such as the first anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man and the last end of Spy x Familythe first season of, but the last batch of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Ocean of Stone episodes on Netflix and A playThe next theatrical adventure will keep fans more than excited for the rest of 2022.

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Before the anime adaptation was officially confirmed, Tatsuki Fujimoto Chainsaw Man has been impressively acclaimed as one of the best shounen manga of recent years. Animated by elite animation studio MAPPA (from The attack of the Titans season 4 and Jujutsu Kaisen fame), the anime adaptation has already premiered and follows the downtrodden young man Denji. The orphan has known nothing but abuse and manipulation his entire life, with the local Yakuza using him as a lap dog only to eventually be dumped.

However, in Yakuza’s attempt to assassinate Denji, his devil-dog makes a last ditch effort to save him by fusing himself to turn the boy into the titular chainsaw devil. Denji’s world is turned upside down and he joins the government devil-hunting agency. Chainsaw Man is as violent as its title suggests, but masterfully balances the hard-hitting character drama that’s sure to grip fans throughout. Dark themes of loneliness and existentialism will be familiar to Fujimoto fans Gunshot.

At the time of writing, Chainsaw Man is available to stream now on Crunchyroll.

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 key art featuring Reigen and Mob.

Although best known for his manga One-punch manthe ONE writer has managed to put together another masterclass series in the form of Mob Psycho 100. The story revolves around Shigeo Kageyama, nicknamed Mob, who is a powerful psychic who constantly suppresses the massive extent of his powers by being as calm, soft-spoken and unremarkable as possible. However, due to a combination of his lovable con mentor Reigen and myriad supernatural-themed hijinks, Mob is just as often faced with stressful situations that test his control.

One-punch man season 1 was arguably one of the best modern anime, and while this series is a seinen that cleverly satirizes the shounen and superhero genres, Mob Psycho 100 is a metahuman coming-of-age story. He has always been praised for his tasteful balance between endearing humor, invested characters, visual spectacles in action sequences and emotionally rewarding character arcs and themes.

Mob Psycho 100 season 3 is about to complete the story, and it’s streaming now Crunchyroll and Hulu.

Spy x Family

The Forger family at dinner with Yor and Loid hiding evidence of their identities.

Another shounen series making waves within the community is the joint animation effort by Wit Studio and CloverWorkds to adapt Tatsuya Endo’s spy x Family, which turned out to be an online anime sensation. Taking a break from bombastic action and supernatural doomsday threats, Spy x Family does exactly what it set out to do as a spy adventure and charming comedy with heartfelt reunited family themes.

It begins with Agent Twilight, a world-class spy, given his toughest mission yet as he travels to quell political tensions that could ignite another war. However, the challenge for Twilight is to create a family as cover, with the other members all having something larger than life to hide. Its witty use of conventional sitcom tropes and heartfelt characters blend together for a story that knows exactly how much to take itself seriously and how much to detach.

The second part of Spy x Family season 1 is streaming now Crunchyroll and Hulu.

Sugimoto and Asirpa dressed for the harsh cold in Golden Kamuy Season 4 key art.

Shounen anime are expected to dominate much of the mainstream attention, but there are also some compelling seinen series worth watching. Golden Kamuy is a treasure hunt drama originally written by Satoru Noda and animated by Geno Studio and Brain’s Base that creatively uses historical fiction in its premise. Set in the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War of the early 1900s, veteran Saichi Sugimoto embarks on a quest to find a fortune hidden by the indigenous Ainu people to support the family of a deceased friend.

He befriends and teams up with a young Ainu girl named Asirpa along the way, and the story develops through various interconnected storylines as more characters enter the fray. Golden Kamuy was very well received for its balance of comedic elements with grounded, darker tones and themes addressing elements of PTSD and the number of veterans who find themselves shunned by the government they served.

Golden KamuyThe first three seasons of are available now on Crunchyroll and Funimationwith Season 4 streaming now on the former.

Luffy in his new pirate outfit for One Piece Film: Red key art.

by Eichiro Oda A play the series is the most enduring shounen of Weekly Shounen Jump Magazine’s “big three” era alongside naruto and Bleach. With over 1,000 chapters and episodes from the manga and anime and more, A play has achieved a level of acclaim that few others can compare to.

It started in the late ’90s with protagonist Monkey D. Luffy aiming for the seas of Grand Line to become a pirate and find the titular treasure, and it blossomed into a sprawling shounen odyssey. One Piece Movie: Red will be the franchise’s final theatrical anime film, telling an original story involving a new character named Uta, as well as Red-Haired Shanks – Luffy’s inspiration to embark on this quest.

One Piece Movie: Red premieres in North American theaters November 4.

Jolyne and the rest of the main cast of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean.

Hirohiko Araki JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure became one of the topical anime adaptations of the past decade. The series prides itself on its unapologetically campy, melodramatic atmosphere and quirky sense of style. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has its history separated by generations of the Joestar family line, starting in 1800s England as they do battle with equally colorful villains.

Stardust Crusaders introduced the concept of Stands to its power system, and Jolyne Cujoh’s latest prison escape exploits in ocean of stone have lived up to expectations so far. Jolyne finds herself imprisoned and accused of a crime she did not commit as a follower of the cult of the near-prophetic villain Dio seeks revenge. So far, the only gripe fans have had with ocean of stoneAdapting is Netflix’s staggered release format.

Fans can watch JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure on Netflix, with the final part of the season premiering in December.

Ichigo wielding his sword in the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War promo art.

A play might be the most critical and commercial shounen of the “big three” days, but Tite Kubo Bleach gets another shot in the spotlight to wrap up her story on the small screen. The manga and anime began to lose popularity as the story neared its end, which allowed the manga to finish publishing, but the anime was cut short. However, Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War is back in full force and picks up where the story left off.

Souls Society finds itself under attack from the shadows by the group known as the Wandenreich, a dark collective of Quincies bent on revenge against the Soul Reapers who defeated them long ago. Animated by Pierrot studio, Bloody Thousand Year War brings Ichigo Kurosaki and company back to the forefront with Kubo’s unmistakable and elegant art direction.

Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War is streaming now Disney+ and Hulu.

Blue Lock key art featuring the cast members in uniform.

Sports anime have become increasingly popular lately, partly due to the legacy of manga/anime like the basketball series slam dunk and boxing theme Hajime No Ippo! In the more modern era of anime, however, Haikyu!! contributed greatly to the mainstream relevance of the subgenre. And conveniently timed with the 2022 FIFA World Cup less than two months away, football will once again have its time to shine in the anime starring Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura. blue lock.

It’s not even the first soccer-focused anime to premiere this year, but blue lock will certainly appeal to fans who want a combination of typical “shounen battle” with sports drama. Isagi Yoichi is determined to improve his game to be the Japan national team’s next best striker, and he joins an experimental and ruthless training center designed for fierce competition.

blue lock is streaming now Crunchyroll.

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