While 2021 was a goldmine for anime veterans and newbies alike, 2022’s lineup looks even better. This year is filled with reruns of our favorite shows, plus all-new adaptations for us to feast on!
But if you’re drowning in a sea of endless series trying to find the best ones, fear not! Because I got you covered.
I have compiled a list of 15 of the best anime hitting our screens this year. So, let’s jump straight into it.
1Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 2
Isayama’s Attack on Titan has captured hearts since its debut in 2013 and continues to do so as second court of his final season premiered on January 9.
While it began with the simple premise of survival in a dystopian world plagued by human-eating giants called “Titans,” it flipped and rewrote the script to become a controversial political drama that puts the world on the line. .
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2Spy x Family
For all the James Bond and anime fans, this one’s for you! Based on the manga by Tatsuya Endo, it follows the story of an elite spy who must reunite a fake family to get close to a high-ranking politician.
Although he is able to adopt a girl and recruit an unassuming employee to pose as his wife, he is completely unaware that they too have secrets.
Cue the hilarity as the ‘family’ tries to go about their daily lives while keeping their double lives down.
With WIT Studio and Clover Works taking the reins of its animation, this action-comedy series will be worth watching when it will be presented in April.
3The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
A rising star in the world of Isekai, the show quickly gained popularity following the release of Season 1 in 2019. After the pandemic delayed its renewal last year, it will finally be gracing our screens in April.
It follows Naofumi Iwatani’s journey after he’s been summoned to an alternate world to protect him from interdimensional monsters that come in periodic “waves.”
But as the story progresses, he’s faced with a whole new set of formidable enemies who are determined to end him and the world he defends.
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4Kaguya Sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic Season 3
One of the most popular romantic comedies in Japan, Kaguya Sama: Love is War, will return with its third season in April.
Based on the manga of the same name by Aka Akasaka, it revolves around the intense love battle between Shuchiin Academy’s elite student representatives, Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane.
Although they have feelings for each other, their pride keeps them both from confessing. So they resort to complicated schemes to force themselves out of each other.
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5The devil is part-time! Season 2
Another famous anime in the comic genre, The Devil is a Part-Timer!, will return for its second season in July.
Even though it’s nearly a decade away, fans couldn’t be more thrilled to find their favorite series back in action.
It follows the story of Demon Lord Satan, who is forced to retire to Earth and adapt to the struggles of everyday human life after his plans for conquest are interrupted by a band of heroes.
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6 Kakegurui Twin
Kakegurui fans are in for a treat, because a spin-off and a prequel to the famous gambling series is about to premiere in August.
Taking place a year before the main series, it will feature the life of Mary Saotome when she joined Hyakkaou Private Academy and how she went down the path of ludomania.
sevenMy Hero Academia Season 6
To kick off our fall line-up, we have My Hero Academia back for its sixth season in October.
The new season will be focusing on the “Paranormal Liberation War” arcin which Izuku and his classmates will engage in all-out war against the Paranormal Liberation Front.
And since Kohei Horikoshi’s manga covered the entire arc in a year, there will be plenty of material for fans to binge.
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8Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War
One of anime’s big leagues is finally making its mark back in october after nearly a decade of hiatus.
Ever since Tite Kubo finished the manga in 2016, fans have insisted that the anime deserves a finale as well. And finally, the long-awaited finale The Bloody Thousand Year War arc is finally being made into the screen.
With an immersive plot and massive levels of action to cover, fans are excited and hope the anime will live up to their high expectations.
Horror anime fans rejoice! We have a brand new adaptation that should on screen in October.
Based on acclaimed horror mangaka Junji Ito’s masterpiece of the same name, Uzumaki tells the story of a town called Kurouzu-cho which is tormented by the omnipresence of spirals.
With Ito’s signature and spellbinding black and white design, this supernatural and psychological thriller will be worth watching.
Fans of hard-core anime action are in for a treat, like Tatsuki Fujimoto Chainsaw man is set to debut this year.
It follows the story of a Denji, poor, who embarked on the hunt for the devil to repay his father’s debt to the Yakuza. But when tragedy strikes, he is forced to resort to the drastic measure of transforming into a Devil hybrid to save his life.
Its animation being managed by MAPPA (Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen), it will be a wild ride not to be missed.
11Made in the Abyss Season 2
Since its debut in 2017 and the massive success of its three films, ‘Made in the Abyss’ has amassed a massive fanbase that couldn’t be more excited for the return of season 2 which should be broadcast this year.
To gather after the events of Made in Abyss Movie 3: Dawn of the Deep Soul, the final season will focus on Reg, Riko, and Nanachi’s exploration of the Sixth Layer, the Capital of the Unreturned.
12Overlord Season 4
The most anticipated Isekai series will be finally be back its action-packed glory this year.
Even in a crowded genre, Overlord has gained a huge following since its release in 2015. Now that a new season is on the horizon, fans are excited to finally see Ainz return as he continues his brutal conquest of Yggdrasil.
13Cyberpunk: Edge Runners
Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a spinoff anime series this year! Edgerunners will have an all new story and set of characters as part of the game.
He will focus on teenage survival and his journey to becoming a cyberpunk in a highly advanced city of the future, where cybernetic body enhancements are the norm.
With Yoshiki Usa and Masahiko Ōtsuka (writers of Star Wars: Visions, Little Witch Academia, and SSSS.Dynazenon) leading the series, this will be an exciting watch for anime fans. and players.
If you want to add some variety to your watchlist, a new sports anime called “Blue Lock” will also debut this year.
Based on the manga of the same name by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura, it follows the rigorous and intense battle between 300 of the best footballers in Japan, as they participate in the “Blue Lock” training program earn a place in the national football team.
With the title of “Best Shonen Manga” and Studio Eight Bit (“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”) in charge of its animation, this series is worth watching.
Spriggan is an exciting new arrival that blends the history, technology and mystery of an ancient civilization.
Based on the manga by Hiroshi Takashige, it reimagines the penultimate years of the Cold War with ancient artifacts of immense power to be the center of attention and conflict between the world’s superpowers.
With the threat of their misuse in the wrong hands, the ARCAM corporation sends agents known as Spriggans or Strikers to protect artifacts from weaponization at all costs.
With a release date still out of sightbe sure to stay tuned for any updates on this action-packed anime.
Originally written by Epic Dope