The Most Anticipated Anime Releasing In 2022 – MovieWeb

Halfway into 2022, a lot of new anime are gearing up to make their explosive entrance.
As the world of anime keeps expanding, every new year has a challenge to out-perform the last one. 2021 saw a plethora of anime gaining attention, from popular franchises like My Hero Academia and Jujutsu Kaisen, to newly found treats like Tokyo Revengers and Odd Taxi. Halfway into 2022, a lot of new anime are gearing up to make their explosive entrance.
From highly sought after sequels to adaptations of acclaimed manga, here are the most anticipated anime still to come in 2022:
Adapted from the light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by Oniku, The Devil is a Part-Timer! is an anime TV series directed by Daisuke Chishiki and produced by White Fox Studio, famous for works like Re:Zero and Steins; Gate.
One of the most beloved isekai anime of the last decade, The Devil is a Part-Timer! finally returns with a sequel, nearly nine years later. The first season of the anime ended in a battle between Sadao and Sariel, and the audience witnessed the development of the relationship between Sadao and Emi. Fans can expect the second season to be the exciting continuation of the manga, especially if the story follows the introduction of the golden apple child, who claims to be Sadao and Emi's daughter.
Adapted from the manga series by Hotondo Shindeiru, Uncle from Another World is an upcoming anime TV series directed by Shikegi Kawai and produced by AtelierPontdarc; famous for works like Ganbare Douki-chan.
When Yōsuke Shibazaki is 17 years old, he gets hit by a truck which lands him in a coma. 17 years later, 34-year-old Yōsuke wakes up with a sudden jolt, having the ability to speak multiple languages, and even wield some magical powers. While Yōsuke explores the world with the curiosity of a child, the same cannot be said for his nephew, Takafumi, who is not thrilled with his uncle's newfound abilities that keep landing them in trouble.
Adapted from the manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi and directed by Kenji Nagasaki, My Hero Academia is an anime TV series produced by Bones Inc., famous for works like Ouran High School Host Club and Bungo Stray Dogs.
One of the most watched ongoing shonen anime, Season five ended with the heroes realizing that the scales are not tipped in their favor, and that the villains have unprecedented power. My Hero Academia Season six will tackle this idea through the Paranormal Liberation War arc, raising the stakes abnormally high for all characters, who are about to face the most difficult nightmare of their lives; Tomura Shigaraki.
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Adapted from the manga series by Tite Kubo and directed by Tomohisa Taguchi, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is an anime TV series produced by Studio Pierrot, famous for works like Naruto and Tokyo Ghoul.
Arriving ten years after the end of the original anime series, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will be tackling the final part of the manga, completing the story once and for all, as a salute to long-time fans who were eagerly waiting for it. Soul Reaper Ichigo and friends are once again called back to duty when peace in Soul Society is disrupted by sudden disappearances happening in the city. It's up to Ichigo and friends to find out who's behind these disappearances, and go head-to-head against Yhwach and the Quincy army. To re-live the whole anime in one go, fans can treat themselves to Bleach live-action film on Netflix.
Adapted from the manga series by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw Man is an upcoming anime TV series directed by Ryū Nakayama and Makoto Nakazono. It is produced by MAPPA Studio, famous for works like Attack On Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen.
Chainsaw Man follows the story of poverty-stricken Denji, a young man who makes a deal with the dog-like devil, Pochita, giving him the ability to transform his body parts into chainsaws. To use his abilities for the greater good, Denji joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters, a government organization that protects the world from the threats of devils.
Adapted from the manga series by Yoshitoki Ōima, To Your Eternity is an anime TV series directed by Masahiko Murata (season 1) and Kiyoko Sayama (season 2). Season one was produced by Brain's Base, while the upcoming season will be created by Studio Drive, famous for works like the Uzumaki series.
The first season of To Your Eternity ended on a touching note, with the reunion between Fushi and Pioran, though Fushi is in Mia's form. Season two will follow Fushi's journey away from comfort and familiar surroundings, as the anime enters the Guardians' Arc. An emotional rollercoaster is guaranteed at every turn and fans can anticipate the return of familiar characters along with new ones.
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Directed by Tomohisa Shimoyama, Yurei Deco is an upcoming original anime TV series, produced by Science SARU, famous for works like Devilman Crybaby and Star Wars: Visions.
Yurei Deco is an action-packed journey of young Berry, an average girl who joins the Ghost Detectives Club on Tom Sawyer Island. As time passes, Berry comes to realize the existence of Phantom ZERO, an enigmatic figure who lurks around Tom Sawyer Island with nefarious intentions. It's up to Berry and Hack, the charming tomboy leader of the Ghost Detectives Club, to take this intruder down.
Adapted from the light novel series written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah, The Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bonds is an upcoming anime film produced by Eight Bit Studio, famous for works like Tokyo Ravens and How to Keep a Mummy.
To the much-needed relief of fans, the film is canon to the story of the anime series and the manga, serving as the connecting thread between season two and three. Having defeated the Demon Lord of the Jungle in Jura, Rimuru's life is about to take a new turn. With the adjacent kingdoms causing trouble, Rimuru will have to show his true abilities as the conqueror of Jura.
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