Most Anticipated Upcoming Anime Series of 2022

Published on August 24, 2022 Edited by Ayaz

At the time of the pandemic, anime entered the mainstream entertainment media. The last years have been great for otakus. Now, the year 2022 also brings some awesome, jaw-dropping anime series for fans.

From new releases such as – Chainsaw Man and Spy x Family to some existing bangers like Bleach and Overlord to name a few, there’s just so much to look forward to this year!

With so much coming our way it might be a problem to keep track of all the major releases. So here is a list of some of the most popular/ anticipated series the fans are eagerly waiting for in 2022.


Upcoming Anime Releasing in Summer 2022

Upcoming Anime Releasing in Summer 2022
Release DateTitleTotal EpisodesStudioDirector(s)
July 2Iii Icecrin 2Shin-Ei Animation
TIA
Juria Matsumura
July 2Lycoris RecoilA-1 PicturesShingo Adachi
July 2Phantom of the IdolStudio GokumiDaisei Fukuoka
July 2Rent-A-Girlfriend (season 2)TMS EntertainmentKazuomi Koga
July 2Shoot! Goal to the FutureEMT SquaredNoriyuki Nakamura
July 2Teppen—!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DriveShinji Takamatsu (Chief)
Toshinori Watanabe
July 2Engage KissA-1 PicturesTomoya Tanaka
July 3Luminous WitchesShaftShouji Saeki
July 3RWBY: Ice QueendomShaftKenjirou Okada (Chief)
Toshimasa Suzuki
July 3Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth28White FoxKenichi Kawamura
July 3Yurei DecoScience SARUTomohisa Shimoyama
July 3Classroom of the Elite (season 2)LercheSeiji Kishi (Chief)
Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Chief)
Yoshihito Nishōji
July 4My Isekai LifeRevorootKeisuke Kojima
July 4Overlord (season 4)MadhouseNaoyuki Itō
July 5Vermeil in GoldStaple EntertainmentTakashi Naoya
July 5Dropkick on My Devil! XNomadHikaru Sato
Taku Yamada
July 6Harem in the Labyrinth of Another WorldPassioneNaoyuki Tatsuwa
July 6Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching SunKinema CitrusMasayuki Kojima
July 6My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My ExProject No.9Shinsuke Yanagi
July 6Smile of the Arsnotoria the AnimationLiden FilmsNaoyuki Tatsuwa
July 6Tokyo Mew Mew NewYumeta Company
Graphinica
Takahiro Natori
July 6Uncle from Another WorldAtelierPontdarcShigeki Kawai
July 6The Yakuza’s Guide to BabysittingFeel
Gaina
Itsuro Kawasaki
July 7Call of the NightLiden FilmsTetsuya Miyanishi (Chief)
Tomoyuki Itamura
July 8Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys!Geno StudioTetsuo Hirakawa
July 8When Will Ayumu Make His Move?Silver LinkMirai Minato
July 8Black SummonerSatelightYoshimasa Hiraike
July 9Lucifer and the Biscuit HammerNAZNobuaki Nakanishi
July 9Prima DollBibury Animation StudiosTensho
July 9Shadows House (season 2)CloverWorksKazuki Ōhashi
July 9Dr. Stone: Ryusui1TMS EntertainmentShūhei Matsushita
July 10Extreme HeartsSeven ArcsJunji Nishimura
July 10Hanabi-chan wa OkuregachiGainaHiromitsu Kanazawa
July 10Isekai YakkyokuDiomedéaKeizō Kusakawa
July 10Orient (part 2)A.C.G.TTetsuya Yanagisawa
July 12Shine PostStudio KaiKei Oikawa
July 13The Devil Is a Part-Timer!!3HzDaisuke Tsukushi
July 14Love Live! Superstar!! (season 2)SunriseTakahiko Kyogoku
July 17Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (season 4)22J.C.StaffHideki Tachibana
July 23BanG Dream! Morfonication2SanzigenKōdai Kakimoto (Chief)
Tomomi Umetsu
July 28 July 29Chimimo12Shin-Ei AnimationAruto Pino
JulyMusasino!A-RealMitsuyuki Ishibashi
JulyThe Maid I Hired Recently Is MysteriousSilver Link
Blade
Mirai Minato (Chief)
Misuzu Hoshino
JulyThe Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World CupM.S.C.
Studio Kai
Keiichiro Kawaguchi
JulyFuuto PI12Studio KaiYousuke Kabashima
August 1Nights with a CatStudio PuyukaiMinoru Ashina
August 4

Upcoming Anime Releasing in Fall 2022

Release DateTitleTotal EpisodesStudioDirector(s)Japanise Name
OctoberBeast TamerEMT SquaredAtsushi NigorikawaYūsha Party o Tsuihou Sareta Beast Tamer
OctoberBibliophile PrincessMadhouseTarou IwasakiMushikaburi-hime
OctoberBleach: Thousand-Year Blood WarPierrotTomohisa TaguchiBleach: Sennen Kessen-hen
OctoberBlue LockEight BitTetsuaki Watanabe
OctoberEncouragement of Climb: Next Summit12Eight BitYusuke Yamamoto
OctoberEternal BoysLiden FilmsmigmiEikyū Shōnen
OctoberFutoku no GuildTNKTakuya Asaoka
OctoberGolden Kamuy (season 4)Brain’s BaseShizutaka Sugahara (Chief)
OctoberI’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final BossMaho FilmKumiko HabaraAkuyaku Reijō Nanode Last Boss o Katte Mimashita
OctoberKōkyū no KarasuBandai Namco PicturesChizuru Miyawaki
OctoberManagement of Novice AlchemistENGIHiroshi IkehataShinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei
OctoberMegaton Musashi (season 2)OLMAkihiro Hino (Chief)
Shigeharu Takahashi
OctoberMob Psycho 100 (season 3)BonesYuzuru Tachikawa (Chief)
Takahiro Hasui
OctoberMobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from MercurySunriseKidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo
OctoberMuv-Luv Alternative (season 2)Yumeta Company
Graphinica
Yukio Nishimoto
OctoberMy Hero Academia (season 6)BonesKenji Nagasaki (Chief)
Masahiro Mukai
Boku no Hero Academia 6
OctoberMy Master Has No TailLiden FilmsHideyo YamamotoUchi no Shishō wa Shippo ga Nai
OctoberNōmin Kanren no Skill Bakka Agetetara Nazeka Tsuyoku NattaStudio A-CatNorihiko Nagahama
OctoberPlay It Cool, GuysPierrotChiaki KonCool Doji Danshi
OctoberPop Team Epic (season 2)
OctoberReincarnated as a SwordC2CShinji IshihiraTensei Shitara Ken Deshita
OctoberReiwa no Di Gi CharatLiden FilmsHiroaki Sakurai
OctoberShinobi no IttokiTroycaShuu Watanabe
OctoberThe Eminence in ShadowNexusKazuya NakanishiKage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!
OctoberTo Your Eternity (season 2)20DriveKiyoko SayamaFumetsu no Anata e
OctoberUmayuruScooter Films
OctoberUrusei YatsuraDavid ProductionHideya Takahashi
Yasuhiro Kimura
OctoberUzumaki4DriveHiroshi Nagahama
OctoberVazzRock the Animation13PRANobuhiro Takamoto
OctoberWelcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (season 3)21Bandai Namco PicturesMakoto MoriwakiMairimashita! Iruma-kun
OctoberYowamushi Pedal: Limit BreakTMS/8PAN

Upcoming Anime Releasing in 2022

SPY X FAMILY

  •  AUTHOR: Tatsuya Endo
  • GENRE: Action/ Comedy/Shounen
  • RELEASE DATE: April 2022

SYNOPSIS: Twilight is an elite spy who has to “build a family” to fulfill an undercover mission. So, he agrees to a fake marriage with Yor and adopts Anya as their daughter not knowing that his wife Yor is actually an assassin and little Anya is a telepath. A fun and suspenseful life with the most unique family in the world. I wonder what will happen next!

CHAINSAW MAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyonP1AgC0k
  • AUTHOR: Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • GENRE: Action/ Drama/ Horror/ Shounen/ Supernatural
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

Probably the most waited new Anime series of 2022 is Fujimoto’s, Chainsaw Man. A story that is gory, painful, and makes you feel despair as you never felt with a frequent comedy.

SYNOPSIS: A poverty-stricken kid Denji was stuck with a huge debt to the yakuza that his father left before death. But thanks to a devil dog he saved named Pochita, he somehow managed to survive by killing Devils for the Yakuza. But soon he was betrayed by the yakuza and was killed by a Zombie Devil. After that Pochita in order to save his master sacrifices himself, bringing Denji back from the dead but now Denji is a Chainsaw man!

With all these new popular mangas getting animated we are also getting some of the old series back this year which will also create a storm among the fan base. So check out these old but popular animes. Here’s the list…….

BLUE LOCK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DboVcJ_huD4
  • AUTHOR: Kaneshiro Muneyuki
  • GENRE: Shounen/Sports
  • RELEASE DATE: Mid-2022

SYNOPSIS: The story begins with Japan’s failure in the World Cup which begins the Football Union’s search for new players to play in the upcoming 2022 World Cup. Isagi Yoichi is one of the 300 U-18 strikers chosen by Jinpachi Ego, a man who was hired by the Japan Football Association to guide Japan to win the World Cup. Ego isolates the chosen 300 players into a prison-like institution called “Blue Lock” in order to create “the world’s greatest egotist striker”. The lone surviving striker will earn the right to become the national team’s striker.

UZUMAKI

  • AUTHOR: Itou Junji
  • GENRE: Drama/ Horror/ Romance/ Seinen
  • RELEASE DATE: October 2022

SYNOPSIS: Junji Ito’s stories are one of a kind. Uzumaki is no different from that. The story follows the lives of Kirie Goshima, Shuichi Saito along with the citizens of Kurozu-Cho. The slow, uncanny creep of horror begins when Shuichi’s father discovers a hobby to collect Uzumaki. Uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world which manifests itself in various ways like seashells, ferns, whirlpools in water, and even in people’s bodies. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurozu-Cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into an Uzumaki of no return…….

SPRIGGAN

  • AUTHOR: Takashige Hiroshi
  • GENRE: Action/ Adventure/ Historical/ Shounen/ Supernatural
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

SYNOPSIS: Hiroshi’s Spriggan takes place after the Cold war where Out Of Place Artifacts(OOPArts) are taking over various parts of the world. Different Armed forces started secret searches for these Artifacts for their own selfish reasons. The  ARCAM private army with the help of their elite secret agents known as Spriggans plans to turn the tides of the battle against those who would endanger humanity by using these artifacts.

ORIENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1eLcAExERA
  • AUTHOR: Ohtaka Shinobu
  • GENRE: Action/ Fantasy/ Shounen
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

SYNOPSIS: The author of Magi makes a comeback in the anime world with Orient, the story of 15-year-old Musashi. This fantasy series takes place during Japan’s warring states period. Mushashi made a promise to his friend Kanemaki that they will become Samurai. But as time passed the samurai were exiled and disgraced. Fighting against all odds this duo gets on a journey of unknown dangers to recover the tarnished name of the Samurai. What does life hold for them in this journey?

BLEACH: THOUSAND YEAR BLOOD WAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIyOZ-OxghY
  • AUTHOR: Tite Kubo       
  • GENRE: Action/ Comedy/ Drama/ Fantasy/ Shounen/ Supernatural
  • RELEASE DATE: October 2022

Tite Kubo’s magnum opus Bleach returns after an 8 year-long hiatus with its final arc Thousand-Year Blood War. The fans are already on the hype train. Will it become the best anime of 2022?

SYNOPSIS:  The Thousand-Year Blood War is a war that takes place between the Gotei 13 and the Wandenreich. The Quincy will finally rise to strike against the Shinigami and the Soul society. This will create a war between the two.

The primary difference between Shinigami and Quincy is that while Shinigami purifies Hollows and allows the pure souls to transmigrate, Quincy destroys the Hollows completely.

Read More
Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War Release Date, Plot, Trailer & More

THE RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO(SEASON 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEs3n7m2YM0
  • AUTHOR: Aneko Yusagi(LN), Aiya Kyu(Manga)
  • GENRE: Seinen/ Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy/ Harem/ Romance
  • RELEASE DATE: TBA

 After a lot of rescheduling from 2020 the Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 is finally confirmed to be released in 2023. A fan favorite Isekai anime adapted from the Light Novel of the same name. Let us again join the journey of Shield Hero Iwatani Naofumi!

SYNOPSIS:  The first season of the series ended with a lot of undisclosed information and also the fight between Glass and Naofumi gives birth to a lot of questions. Season 3 will continue their journey further into various new challenges. Naofumi, Raphtalia, and Filo will again try to save the world from the Waves (the inter-dimensional monsters’ attack) along with new friends.

VINLAND SAGA(SEASON 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUWv_MNIPNQ
  • AUTHOR: Yukimura Makoto
  • GENRE: Action/ Adventure/ Historical/ Mature/ Seinen
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

The Viking-themed anime is coming back. Vinland Saga’s season 1 ending was one of the most shocking finales of any anime. The fans are waiting for season 2 for almost 2 years. What will happen now in this upcoming season?

SYNOPSIS: Season 2 starts again with the shocking reveals the life of Thorfinn. He has lost both his purposes and will to live on. After years later as a slave, he has become a laborer. Until he meets Einar. Now the story unfolds how Thorfinn reevaluates his purpose in life.

OVERLORD(SEASON 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKxxfnhyNRM
  • AUTHOR: Maruyama Kugane(LN), Satoshi Oshio(Manga)  
  • GENRE : Seinen/ Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy/ Harem/ Romance/ Supernatural
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

 Overlord is an anime series that is based on a light novel of the same name. It’s been a long time since its season 3. After a long hiatus of 4 years, Ainz is returning with a movie and season 4.

SYNOPSIS: Overlord season 4 should be adapting volumes ten, eleven, and twelve of the light novel series, effectively concluding with the first part of “The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom” arc which will begin with Ainz’s coronation.

RENT A GIRLFRIEND (SEASON 2)

  • AUTHOR: REIJI MIYAJIMA
  • GENRE: ROMANCE/ COMEDY
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

One of the Fan-favorite rom-com is returning with its complex story plot. A romantic comedy that very beautifully tells the love story of A boy named Kazuya. This became an immediate fan favorite as it depicts the beauty of true love very minutely.

SYNOPSIS: After getting dumped by his girlfriend Kazuya decides to rent a girlfriend from the online app. He then meets Chizuru his rental girlfriend but he thought she was inauthentic. So after some thought, he gave her a low rating. Which makes Chizuru angry and she shows Kazuya her anger. Through some interesting events, those two spend more time together. However, they quickly discover that they are next-door neighbors and even attend the same college. What does the future hold for them?

Read More
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, and more

KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR -ULTRA ROMANTIC

  • AUTHOR: Aka Akasaka
  • GENRE: Comedy/ Romance/ School Life/ Seinen
  • RELEASE DATE: April 2022

Fans are pretty hyped about this anime getting another season. Kaguya and Shirogane’s competition of love creates a very hilarious comedy for the fans to enjoy. And so here is what to expect in this season –

SYNOPSIS: As the story unfolds more with the pasts of its characters we expect an awesome season again. Perhaps, Kaguya will finally confess her love for Miyuki. Though like the previous season it might not be a journey very comfortable.

IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? (DANMACHI Season 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn63r5o6kfs
  • AUTHOR: Fujino Oomori(LN/Manga)
  • GENRE: Ecchi/ Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy/ Harem/ Romance/ Comedy/ Drama
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

A long-running anime series showing the journey of a 14-year-old kid and how he wants to be the hero. After the defeat against Asterius in season 3, what will happen to our little protagonist Bell?

SYNOPSIS: After meeting goddess Hestia, Bell Cranel sets out on the journey to explore the dungeons of Orario. In season 4 Bell to fulfill his dream will go much deeper in the dungeon with his newly made friends and face off against many dangerous monsters.

KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE

  • Author: Oda Tomohio
  • Genre: Romance/ Comedy/ Slice of Life/ Drama
  • Release Date: APRIL 6, 2022

This series has become very popular among the fans after the first season. The animation is also very beautiful. This series is very emotional and amazingly depicts the inner beauty of a person.
SYNOPSIS: Komi is the most beautiful girl in the class. Everyone in the class loves her and praises her like a goddess. However, she has her own problems in life. She has a communication disorder. She can’t talk with anyone as she gets embarrassed. At this hard time, she meets a normal person. Tadano is the most normal person in the class whose existence is almost forgotten in class. These two meet and their exciting journey begin. More of their cute romance filled with awesome incidents continues in season 2.

MADE IN ABYSS: THE GOLDEN CITY OF THE SCORCHING SUN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8qd8B_Jm1Y
  • AUTHOR: Tsukushi Akihito
  • GENRE: Adventures/Dark Fantasy/ Seinen/ sci-fi
  • RELEASE DATE: 2022

 After the remarkably awesome ending of season 1 fans were waiting for an announcement of season 2. One of the darkest fantasy anime – Made in Abyss makes a comeback in 2022 what does it have in store for us?

SYNOPSIS: The second season is a direct continuation from where season 1 ended. As the title tells us it will adapt the “The Golden City” arc from chapter 49. So the anime will probably be picking up in the next level of the abyss which is the 6th layer. Let’s follow them on their journey ance again.

Conclusion

So, There it is, the most anticipated anime list of 2022. There is still much news about a few anime releases that have not been confirmed just yet. We will notify you about them as soon as they get a confirmed release date.

Did your favorites make it to the list? which of these anime you will be watching in 2022? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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    Subhrajit is a university student who loves to watch anime and read manga. He has been watching anime for a long time. Now he has decided to write and share his love for anime with others.

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