Best Upcoming & Most Anticipated Anime Series Of 2022

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Anime fans rejoice as this year is filled with blockbuster series. Fans will be delighted to see both new and returning anime series of their most beloved mangas. The following are the best upcoming and most anticipated anime series of 2022.

We have also included the most anticipated anime movies coming out this year. You can also check out the release dates for all of the upcoming anime series confirmed for 2022 so far. We will update this list as more dates are confirmed.

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Best Upcoming & Most Anticipated Anime Series

Best Upcoming Anime Releasing in Winter 2022

Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2

Release Date: January 2022

Synopsis: This is the final season of Attack on Titan, the most highly anticipated anime series of this year. It brings the epic saga to its conclusion. The season will contain 12 episodes and follow the trio of Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and the Survey Corps to its epic finale.

Where to watch: Funimation and Crunchyroll

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc

Release Date: December 2021

Synopsis: This is the second season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. It adapts the fan-favorite Entertainment District Arc from the manga. Tanjirou, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, aided by the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui, travel to Yoshiwara red-light district to hunt down a demon terrorizing the town.

Where to watch: Hulu and Funimation

My Dress-Up Darling

Release Date: January 2022

Synopsis: My Dress-Up Darling is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name. Traumatized by a childhood incident with a friend who took exception to his love of traditional dolls, doll-artisan hopeful Wakana Gojou passes his days as a loner, finding solace in the home ec room at his high school.

To Wakana, people like beautiful Marin Kitagawa, a trendy girl always surrounded by a swarm of friends, are practically aliens from another world. But when cheerful Marin—never one to be shy—spots Wakana sewing away one day after school, she barges in intending to rope her quiet classmate into her secret hobby: cosplay! Will Wakana’s wounded heart be able to handle the invasion from this sexy alien?!

Where to watch: Funimation and Crunchyroll

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

Release Date: December 2021

Synopsis: This is part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. In Florida, in 2011, Jolyne Kuujou sits in a jail cell like her father Joutarou once did; yet this situation is not her own choice. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit and manipulated into serving a longer sentence, Jolyne is ready to resign to a dire fate as a prisoner of Green Dolphin Street Jail.

Though all hope seems lost, a gift from Joutarou ends up awakening her latent abilities, manifesting into her Stand, Stone Free. Now armed with the power to change her fate, Jolyne sets out to find an escape from the stone ocean that holds her.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Upcoming Anime Releasing in Spring 2022

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2

Release Date: April 2022

Synopsis: This is the second season for The Rising of the Shield Hero, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. The story follows Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku, who becomes cursed with the fate of being the “Shield Hero.”

Armed with only a measly shield, Naofumi is belittled and ridiculed by his fellow heroes and the kingdom’s people due to his weak offensive capabilities and lackluster personality.

Where to watch: Funimation and Crunchyroll

Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3

Release Date: April 2022

Synopsis: This is the third season of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. The story follows Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, the student body’s top representatives at the renowned Shuchiin Academy. They are the envy of the entire student body, regarded as the perfect couple.

However, despite both having already developed feelings for the other, neither are willing to admit them. The first to confess loses will be looked down upon and considered the lesser. With their honor and pride at stake, Miyuki and Kaguya are both equally determined to be the one to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love!

Where to watch: Funimation and Netflix

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Spy x Family (new upcoming anime series)

Release Date: April 2022

Synopsis: Spy x Family is a highly anticipated upcoming anime series adapted from manga of the same name. The story follows a spy known as Twilight, or “Loid Forger,” who has to “build a family” to execute a mission.

He does not realize that the girl he adopts as a daughter is a mind reader. On top of that, the woman he agrees to be in a fake marriage with is an assassin. An action-packed comedy about a fake family of a spy, an assassin, and a telepath!

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

Best Upcoming Anime Releasing in Summer 2022

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 2

Release Date: July 2022

Synopsis: This is the second season of The Devil is a Part-Timer, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. The story is about a Demon Lord Satan seeking to conquer the world of Ente Isla. But he is confronted by the Hero Emilia, and he is forced to retreat through a gate that transports him to modern-day Tokyo, Japan.

To survive and find a way to return to Ente Isla, Satan adopts the name Sadao Maou and gains part-time employment at a fast-food restaurant called MgRonald’s, a parody of McDonald’s. A fantasy comedy revolving around demon lords, heroes, and part-time jobs.

Where to watch: Hulu and Funimation

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2

Release Date: July 2022

Synopsis: This is the second season of Rent-a-Girlfriend, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the bright and sunny Mami Nanami. After being dumped by his girlfriend, he decides to try out a dating service to “rent” a girlfriend.

Unbeknownst the girl he hires, Chizuru Mizuhara, happens to be both a fellow student and his neighbor. Who, through her unparalleled beauty and cute demeanor, manages to gain Kazuya’s affection.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll 

Danmachi Season 4

Release Date: TBA (July 2022 most likely)

Synopsis: This is the fourth season of Danmachi. The story will follow the adventures of Bell Cranel and his party. The new season will be adapted from Volume 12 of the light novel. We will see the party’s first expedition mission in the dungeon of Babel. But things won’t go as expected when they find something dangerous on the deep floors.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

Chainsaw Man

Release Date: Early Summer 2022

Synopsis: Chainsaw Man is a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. The story follows Denji, a youngster who has to pay off the debt left by his father, who died without any money to spare. The Yakuza then forced him to pay off his debts by killing devils.

Denji proceeds to become a devil hunter with his devil dog, Pochita. After he has outlived his usefulness, Denji is killed by the Yakuza’s devil. Pochita contacts Denji offering to be his new heart, and Denji becomes a human-devil hybrid called the “Chainsaw Man.”

Where to watch: Not confirmed

Best Upcoming Anime Releasing in Fall 2022

Bleach’s Thousand-Year Blood War

Release Date: October 2022

Synopsis: Bleach is finally back after years of waiting. The anime will cover the story’s final arc, called the thousand-year war blood arc. Bleach is still considered one of the Big Three shonen manga of the 2000s alongside Naruto and One Piece.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll 

Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun (Season 2)

Release Date: TBA

Synopsis: This is the second season of Made in Abyss, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. The story will take place directly after the events of Made in Abyss Movie 3: Dawn of the Deep Soul. The next installment of the series will cover the adventures of Reg, Riko, and Nanachi in the Sixth Layer, The Capital of the Unreturned.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

My Hero Academia Season 6

Release Date: October 2022

Synopsis: This is the sixth season of My Hero Academia, a very popular anime series. The upcoming season will follow the “Paranormal Liberation War” arc. Izuku and his classmates must now face off against the Paranormal Liberation Front in an all-out war.

Where to watch: Funimation and Netflix

Best Upcoming Anime Releasing in 2022 (TBA)

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3

Release Date: TBA (April 2022 most likely)

Synopsis: This is the third season of Mob Psycho 100, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. This is likely the final installment of the anime series. Fans will finally see the end of Mob’s journey and the struggle with his powers.

The anime is based on a manga by ONE, the creator of One Punch Man. The series also shares similarities with its predecessor with its quirky humor and action setpieces.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll and Netflix

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Overlord Season 4

Release Date: TBA

Synopsis: This is the fourth season of Overlord, a highly anticipated upcoming anime series. An online role-playing game, Yggdrasil, takes on a reality of its own after its servers permanently shut down.

This traps the only remaining logged-in player as his fearsome lich character, Momunga, in the game when it becomes a reality. He now struggles to maintain the fragile balance between the world’s races.

Where to watch: Not confirmed

Vinland Saga Season 2

Release Date: TBA (Spring 2022 most likely)

Synopsis: This is the second season of Vinland Saga. The anime tells the story of Thorfin, a young boy whose parents were killed by invading Vikings. The Vikings then raised him as a tool for scouting and killing. Fueled by revenge, he becomes a terrifying warrior seeking vengeance against the band’s leader, Askeladd, to avenge his father.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime and Netflix

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Release Date: TBA

Synopsis: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a spin-off anime show inspired by the game Cyberpunk 2077. The show will be set in the same universe as the game. The story will be about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Upcoming & Most Anticipated Anime Movies

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Release Date: April 22, 2022

Synopsis: The Red Ribbon Army, an evil organization that Goku once destroyed, has returned. They have created new and mightier Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, to seek vengeance against Goku and his family.

Where to watch: TBA

Black Clover Movie

Release Date: Japan- Mid 2022, Global- Fall 2022

Synopsis: At the time of writing, no plot has been confirmed.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll and Funimation

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Movie

Release Date: Fall 2022

Synopsis: At the time of writing, no plot has been confirmed. The movie will likely adapt the story from volume 7 of the light novel. It is also possible that we will see an original story.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

Release Date: May 20, 2022

Synopsis: A generic harem anime that revolves around five identical sisters and their tutor. The movie will cover the end of the anime series and answer the series’ penultimate question of which lucky lady Futaro ends up with.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix

Which upcoming anime should you look for the most?

The most anticipated series will undoubtedly be the final season of Attack on Titan. Other than that, fans of Bleach would also be excited to see the return of the series with its final arc. Expect to see many returning anime series with new seasons. As for the new series, Spy x Family is an anime that people should look out for.

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