The year 2022 is going to be a big one for anime. There will be a lot of sequels and continuations of series, but there will be some brand new shows as well, and in this list, we only talk about the brand new series of 2022. Most of these shows have been confirmed for release. We will finally get the adaptation they so richly deserve. Here are the 18 best new released & upcoming anime of 2022.
Here are the 18 best new released and upcoming anime of 2022
The biggest trends are already starting to emerge, but there are still plenty of big things on the horizon. Yes, we are talking about brand new anime series. We’ll be only talking about the new series that have been confirmed for 2022 and some of them have already started airing. So, here are the 10 best new released & upcoming anime of 2022. Also, we’ll be looking at the series that have been announced but have not yet been given an official release date.
18. Hell’s Paradise
It’s time we had some ninjas in anime, right. I mean, we’ve got Boruto, but it’s time for something original, so if you need those ninjas with a touch of Afro Samurai and a sweet revenge story, then Hell’s Paradise is going to be the show for you. Here we have a ninja named Gabimaru.
He has only got one goal, return to his wife safe and alive, but things aren’t so easy because he’s got a bounty on his head and the only way to escape that bounty and return to his wife safe and sound is to undertake a very dangerous mission. Yep, you heard this one right. It’s one of those rare anime without high schoolers and training arcs. We start with an overpowered ninja and this one is all about his redemption arc.
17. The Orbital Children
Since we talked about adults, how about we move on to some children. Let’s travel to the future a little bit, it’s bleak and unpromising, and the world’s been hit by the biggest cybercrime of all time. Four children are lost and it’s their turn to overcome the numerous challenges fate throws at them and it’s also time to find out how the hell they landed up in here.
This has one of those futuristic settings with a very promising world-building concept and since we’re speaking about kids here, you don’t have to worry about all those teenage rom-com cliches coming into play. The show also seems to be backed up by an interesting mystery, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.
16. Leadale No Daichi Nite
Our anime list will be incomplete without some isekai or fantasy. So here we go continuing the trend with the Leadale No Daichi Nite. Once again, we’ve got the good old VRMMORPG and it’s gone wrong again. This one lands our main character in a world she never asked for, but this time we seem to get a bit of focus on the magic system of this world because the world of Leadale works heavily on magic and to change things a bit, we seem to have a female character as a protagonist.
Now I know there’s been a lot of isekai anime with female leads, but after all those male sword fighters we got last season, we definitely deserve an anime with a female protagonist.
15. Sabikui Bisco
Who’s feeling like eating some mushrooms? No. That’s not a bad joke; that’s literally what the premise of this show is all about. The world is nearly destroyed by rust and the only thing that can save this world is mushrooms. I know things get weirder and weirder.
Our protagonist is a very skilled archer whose arrows sprout out mushrooms wherever they land and his sole goal is to bring the world back to its original state using mushrooms as a tool. Come on, not that much of a hard task, right? But it turns out antagonism is also a long away. This anime has got some great world-building and a promising unique premise. So, if I were you, I’d keep my eye open for this one.
14. Koroshi Ai
Love and assassins, has it been done before? Yes, many times, but has it been done the way that Koroshi Ai does it? Hell no. When it comes to anime premises, you will see that it’s all about the way you execute an idea. Even if it’s something that’s been done to death and Koroshi Ai brings back some old tropes but puts a fresh spin on them and it gives us a love story that is brimming with love struggles and assassination missions.
Let me tell you, you will either going to love or hate this anime, but I feel like it does the assassination niche of anime justice. I mean, it’s not every day your boyfriend tells you to kill people.
13. Blue Lock
If the last entries spin the assassination trope on a 180, then this is the anime that spins the sports genre on a 182. A prison where you either play the sport or earn the punishment. I know it’s not the most wholesome motivation out there, but in a world that’s dominated by sports, japan thinks it’s best to give players that extra motivation they need.
Here we have Yoichi Isagi, who has decided being selfish is a good way to move forward in life. What will happen when this bad boy is thrown into prison? As you guessed, this anime has some interesting character dynamics and a story that is definitely worth checking out.
12. Soredemo Ayumu Wa Yosetekuru
Who needs the bullying of Takagi-San when you’ve got this girl? But this time, our main character might not be the shy introvert in class. You can call this Takagi-San but with a game of shogi thrown into the mix. If this boy wins, he has promised he will confess to the girl, but he definitely won’t until the victor of the game of shogi is chosen.
Is that mix of Takagi-San and Kaguya-sama that pushed this anime’s premise as something unique and if you love the high school genre and need some wholesome bullying of an anime couple in your life, then this is the show for you.
11. My Dress-Up Darling
It’s time for dress-up. Come on, when was the last time you saw an anime main character wanting to be a dull artisan. I know that may sound weird but that’s the whole theme of this show. If you need to follow your passion, gender, age, or even personality, it doesn’t matter.
Of course, when this theme is conveyed into an anime style, you definitely need an energetic female character to accompany our loner. Marin is the most cheerful girl in the school and the complete opposite of our anti-social introvert.
She wants to cosplay, so she’s going to force our boy to make some sweet dresses one way or the other. Yes, this is one of those shy boys who fall in love with popular girl stories, but I think it conveys his themes and character arcs way better than any other show of the same niche.
10. Spy X Family
We’ve all seen spies, but how about a family of spies. Yes, we’re talking about the smarty-pants daddy, the badass mom, and the adorable child. All carrying out spy missions together and what’s even funnier is how the family is one of the most dysfunctional ones in the world.
Yet ironically, it’s their distrust that keeps them together. Our main character is the spy and he believes his wife and child are just decoys, but the wife is a lethal assassin and she believes the husband is the perfect cover for her crimes.
The child is an Esper and she’s just there to think her parents look cool. Just kidding, it turns out she has a few plans of her own. If you’ve read the manga, then you’re going to know that this is one of the best out there. I’m really looking forward to this anime coming up in the spring.
09. The Eminence in Shadow
A great new isekai anime series based on a popular light novel. The Eminence in Shadow has a global audience that is eagerly anticipating the latest releases.
The plot revolves around a young man who has spent his entire life training to become a shadow broker, a powerful figure who operates in the shadows. Unfortunately, his quest for power ends when he gets the traditional isekai treatment, except it’s a car and not a truck.
His death gives him a new beginning as he wakes up as the son of a nobleman in a magical fantasyland. Cid Kagenou still sets out to achieve his dreams by rescuing a young girl and spitting up an epic tale.
Follows Cid as he starts to make up epic stories about his time in his fantasy realm. We soon realize that his lies might actually be more based on reality than he would like to think.
08. Biao Ren: Blades of the Guardians
Biao Ren, based on a Korean manhwa series, seamlessly blends fast-paced action and a dramatic tone in a semi-historical world that uniquely integrates the concept of magic and the existence of demons. The plot revolves around a world of special people known as Escorts.
The government tasked these Escorts with assassinating or persuading a target, and they took their orders very seriously. Dao Ma’s story is set in such a hostile world. A regular person attempting to repay favors is an excellent way to counteract the overall heaviness that has just been mentioned.
Thrown into a world of slaughter, slavery, and countless victors, our MC quickly becomes involved in the epic terror sweeping Japan at the time.
The thing about this specific entry is that it will undoubtedly push its viewers on a whole new level. The psychological plan that Uzumaki intends to offer is unlike anything we have ever seen.
The most significant aspect of this entry is that, despite the manga’s reputation and how it predates the classic status, the anime, based on leaks and trailers, does not appear to aim to embrace the mainstream.
The creators intend to stick to black and white animation and storyline, which is ideal for a psychologically driven supernatural horror series that depends on atmosphere and deliverance more than substance.
06. Call of the Night
An intriguing blend of the supernatural with some lighthearted romance and comedy aspects. This is a relatively new manga series that has generated a lot of buzz, leading to the planned July 2022 anime release date.
We follow Kou Yamori, a 14-year-old high school boy who is extremely bored with his ordinary life, in a world filled with humans and vampires. Kou can’t sleep and can’t find satisfaction in his daily life, so he quits school. Kou stumbles into a fascinating female named Nazuna while wandering the streets late at night.
We discovered she’s a vampire, and Nazuna showed Kou the fun and excitement of being a nightwalker. Kou eventually wants to become a vampire, but first, he has to fall in love with her. Meanwhile, Kou stays with Nazuna in an abandoned building, sucking his blood as he sleeps.
05. To Your Eternity S2
The first season of to your eternity managed to strike the mixture of hope, despair, love, and detachment so well among the audience that people could not refrain from calling it an absolute masterpiece.
With season 2 set to come out soon, I shall point out that To Your Eternity is not for a lightweight audience. The way the story deals with loss, appreciation, love, and the overall concept of life is so beautifully told through the perspective of a being that wasn’t even capable of experiencing emotions in the first place.
One major weakness of this anime is its main strength and how the creators choose a methodical way of telling their story. While the pace might seem slow, if you give it a broader perspective, then you will find yourself absorbing every moment of it.
04. Mob Psycho 100 Season 3
An absolutely iconic series, Mob Psycho enters into many awesome anime flavors from some phenomenal action scenes and some enjoyable comedy with some extremely heavy-hitting drama. The insane supernatural powers of our MC Mob are something you do not want to miss out on.
With the third season set to release later this year, fans around the world cannot wait. Starting off as your average middle schooler Shigeo Kageyama nicknamed Mob, is largely a background character with no strong presence or attitude.
He continues and likes to live his life in peace, but we soon realize that Mob is far more than just your average high schooler. Turns out that he’s an insanely powerful individual with some of the craziest psychic powers you have ever seen in an anime series. He constantly lifts his life under shackles for fear of just losing control and destroying everything. Sometimes he would actually just black out and destroy everything around him.
The levels of power that we see and the sort of abilities he has are comparable to a literal god. As the series goes through, we see the true power of Mob slowly begin to break through as the series takes us through a number of interesting and engaging encounters and enjoyable story arcs. As one of the most overpowered anime characters of all time, we expect season 3 to push Mob to new heights.
03. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War
You don’t get to be called the big three of an entire generation without packing a serious punch. Bleach has long stood the test of time and proven itself to be one of the greatest and most iconic shounen stories to be ever told.
There is no point in me describing the premise of Bleach or anything relating to the characters since it’s all so well known. While some fans might argue that the series could have been better with some proper usage of episodes and a better ending, it’s to be known that the creators probably knew that they would be continuing it in the future.
With the Blood War Arc, Bleach will probably end and have the proper ending that it always deserved. Other than that, I can only say that you are in for some heavy changes in the power scale and a handful of unexpected deaths.
02. Solo Leveling
Fans of this series have been dying for a proper anime adaptation since the dawn of this cheat system manhwa. The story that started off as nothing as a one-shot has come a long way, so much so that the fanbase literally wished an anime adaptation to exist.
The plot of Solo Leveling isn’t exactly the most original story on the block, but it sure does know how to run rapid with what it has.
The overall story is based on a world where humans with magical powers fight monstrous creatures to survive. Among these humans known as hunters, Jin-Woo finds himself a rather weak hunter unable to fight consistently.
This changes when Jin-Woo is once pushed to the very limit and a strange program named the System chooses him and out of nowhere gives him so much power that he might as well be called a hack.
Long story short, you should be really excited for this one as it has the potential to be the next big thing.
01. Chainsaw Man
Okay, who’s hyping? Wait, that’s not the right word; who’s barking? Only manga readers are going to understand that one. We’ve got the all-powerful redhead, the adorable girly roommate, and the one and only chainsaw boy himself coming with the perfect anime adaptation this season and the most anticipated upcoming anime of 2022.
MAPPA seems to be giving Chainsaw Man the Jujutsu Kaisen treatment, so I’m literally dying waiting to see how all these fights are going to get animated in a gorgeous and bloody manner.
This is one of those anime that keeps breaking the shounen tropes, so don’t go expecting wholesome moments. When the chainsaw man arrives, it comes along with blood and tears.
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