2022 has come with a blockbuster-level start when it comes to new anime releases, with heavy hitters like The attack of the Titans season 4, demon slayer season 2, and the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 theatrical film all coming out in the first quarter of the year. But the rest of the year is still shaping up to be jam-packed with what’s happening on TV and in movies, resembling the size of the 2019 and 2020 anime seasons.
This genre has never been so entrenched in the mainstream on such an international scale, and big-name franchises like dragonball, A pieceand my hero academia all lined up to return will ensure that fans will have plenty of anime to chew on throughout the year.
Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes
Series creator Akira Toriyama dragonball the franchise has long been a staple of anime around the world, with DBZ specifically being one of the must-watch series when the genre as a whole hadn’t reached the mainstream peak we see now. Dragon Ball Super was the first canonical television sequel to Zand although the show stopped short compared to the manga, it looks like the movies will keep it going in the future.
Broly was a worldwide success, and this year Super hero seems like another nostalgic trip by involving the villainous group from the original 1980s series, the Red Ribbon Army. And to the delight of fans, it looks like Super hero will give a lot of respect and light to Piccolo and Gohan.
Dragon Ball Super: Super heroesThe April release of has been stalled, but is slated for release later this year.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part 2
Hirohiko Araki’s Colorful and Explosive Anime Adaptation JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga lived up to its wonderfully colorful reputation – and its title. The last season, ocean of stone, has not disappointed so far. The only thing that seems to disappoint fans is the painfully sporadic “batch” releases of episodes as opposed to weekly, as they’ve only had the first 12 episodes since December 2021.
However, the second batch of ocean of stone episodes has a fall release date where fans can continue the stylish adventures of Jolyne Cujoh and the violent and colorful exploits to save her father Jotaro.
The second part (episodes 13-24) of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Ocean of Stone will be released on Netflix.
MAPPA has worked some serious animation magic with their work on The attack of the Titans season 4, Jujutsu Kaisen, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and more, and it looks like they aren’t slowing down anytime soon. The ultra-violent and surprisingly – and dark – introspective of Tatsuki Fujimoto Chainsaw Man the manga ended less than two years ago, and its praise has earned a sequel manga series and MAPPA’s dedication to animating the first.
The series is almost as ridiculous as its name suggests, but it’s relentless in its drive to explore the abyss of depression and loneliness. It’s filled with an utterly compelling cast of characters with depth to match, and fans should be in for an action-packed yet emotionally harrowing story that’s refreshingly unlike most other shonen series.
Chainsaw Man is set to premiere in 2022.
In terms of equivalents, my hero academia is perhaps the closest to what naruto reached in the 2000s and early 2010s. Kohei Horikoshi’s manga and subsequent Bones studio anime adaptation easily caught on shonen fans, with the colorful superhero adventures of Deku and the class 1-A rest that easily adapt to current pop culture trends.
Although it didn’t receive the same warm reception as previous seasons, season 5 has set up huge stakes for the upcoming sixth, as the cast of heroes are about to be hit with the paranormal liberation front war.
my hero academia Season 6 begins in October.
The Last True Survivor of the “Big Three” Era — A piece, narutoand Bleach – is still going strong in this new decade. Eiichiro Oda’s critically acclaimed pirate odyssey is one of the greatest of the shonen genre, as the series has repeatedly demonstrated its enduring qualities in long-form storytelling and excruciating attention to detail when it comes to characters. character arcs, lore, and world-building.
Despite Oda’s involvement in the films, they were all deemed non-canonical for the series. However, One piece: red is speculating that this could be the first canon film. Marketing highlighted Luffy’s mentor and franchise icon, Red-Haired Shanks, as well as a new female protagonist.
One piece: red hits theaters in Japan on August 6, with the rest of the world TBA.
Makoto Yukimura’s Viking Epic Vinland Saga could be considered in the same level as the late Kentaro Miura Berserk and Tekehiko Inoue Vagabond for the greatest manga ever put to pen and paper, and the 2019 anime adaptation gave it a well-deserved share of the limelight.
In terms of story and premise, it is more in line with the latter as historical fiction, but tells a gripping and emotionally resonant story of revenge, learning to let go of the past and what it means to achieve peace in a country and a time filled with barbarism. Thorfinn went through a traumatic character progression in Season 1, and Season 2 will adapt one of the most thoughtful story arcs for the conflicted young man to date.
Vinland Saga season 2 has no definite release date but is expected to air this year with season 1 available on Amazon Prime Video.
After being put on ice for several years, another member of the “Big Three” manga/anime days will finally have a chance to complete their story on the big screen. The supernatural action of Tite Kubo shonen Bleach began to falter towards the home stretch of its anime run, especially after the sprawling Arrancar Aizen’s arc and climactic fight, getting cut short before he could adapt the manga’s final arc.
The arc is controversial among die-hard fans, but there will just as surely be plenty of fun at the prospect of the Bleach the anime finally gets a proper conclusion, with studio Pierrot leading the animation.
Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War premieres in October.
Although primarily known for the beloved satirical superhero manga One-punch manA Mob Psycho 100 is probably in the same league. The manga has already ended, but there have only been two adapted anime seasons. Luckily, this story is both well written and concise, so the upcoming and highly anticipated third season should wrap up the story.
Both seasons have been expertly adapted, with 2 particularly being considered among the fanbase as one of the best anime ever produced. Besides the outstanding action sequences, Mob Psycho 100 is also a genuinely touching coming-of-age tale that explores themes of the damage repressed emotions can cause, earning every heartfelt moment and using comedic elements in the process.
Mob Psycho 100 season 3 is expected to air in 2022.