Best Anime Of 2022 : Must-Watch Series

The year 2022 has obviously been a blessing for the anime community. The year came with a lot of amazing series and plenty of popular shows made a return. We received plenty of shows in a variety of genres from wholesome to pure action. Of course, the ecchi shows weren’t that far behind.

There are so many shows released each season. It’s more often too difficult to keep track of what’s important and what should you be watching. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular anime series of 2022, rated by the community if you’re more interested in keeping up with what’s more popular.

So, let’s go over the list of the best anime of 2022 that keeps you glued to your seat.

Best Anime 2022 – The Year’s Must-Watch Hidden Gems

1. My Hero Academia Season 6

My Hero Academia Season Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Fall 2022

My Hero Academia has been continually progressing toward becoming the best modern shonen genre of all time. Smething about the powerless rising to power really clicks with the fans.

The concept of superpowers sells itself. Not to mention the evergrowing complex plot and the relatable characters make this one of a kind.

The stories have become more interesting than ever. The ultimate war between the heroes and villains to happening, and the sheer number of villains has grown to the population of an entire city.

The members of the former League of Villains have re-awakened their quirks. Tomura has gone through the experimental procedure to further attain more power. Things are going to be catastrophic.

Everything about it is love be it animation, adventure, comedy, or whatnot.

2. To Your Eternity Season 2

To Your Eternity 20 Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Fall 2022

Probably the biggest tear-jerker of the year, every arc of the show leaves you more empty inside, it shows you that nothing is forever and everything comes to an end sooner or later.

The only thing you can do is never forget the lessons you learned on your journey and focus on what’s ahead.

The series follows a strange immortal entity that transforms into a boy whose desire is to go out into the world and explore, he is given the name Fushi (immortal) by a young girl named March.

Fushi embarks on a journey where he continues to meet new and exciting people but there are those who will do whatever it takes to bring him down. Where will his journey take him?

3. Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Fall 2022

Here is the series we’ve all been waiting for! The hype around the show even before the initial release was tremendous. It did deliver what was expected and even more.

Chainsaw Man is a gore, supernatural series with a lot of action. The series is carried by its glorious action-packed fight scenes and a somewhat decent yet exciting plot.

The series focuses on an ordinary boy who lives a sad life trying to pay the debt his father left behind. Before he killed himself, Denji works as a devil hunter with the help of his devil pet, Pochita.

After Denji repays his debt, the Yakuza boss offers him up as a sacrifice to the zombie devil. After losing his life, Pochita merges with his body and grants him chainsaw powers. Chainsaw Man’s dark fantasy themes make it one of the best classic anime.

4. Blue Lock

Blue Lock 20 Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Fall 2022

There aren’t many sports anime that manages to make a spot for themselves and be called the best in their respective sport. However, Blue Lock managed to wow the anime community with its far superior animation and amazing characters.

The premise of the show is very simple. It’s a power fantasy based on soccer, and the person with the biggest ego and thirst for power will come on top.

Isagi Yoichi is a striker who lost to chance to play at the international. Why? because he passed the ball to his teammate instead of taking the shot. This bears heavily on his mind when he receives an invitation from a private organization called Blue Lock.

The purpose of the organization is to create a world-class striker to represent Japan. 300 individuals are invited, and only one player will represent Japan by the end.

5. Demon Slayer Season 2

Demon Slayer Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Winter 2022

“Carried by animation” is what most people say when it comes to Demon Slayer season 2. However, couldn’t be more wrong, there are plenty more things that it exciting to watch.

There is no denying the animation quality far exceeds any other show. Demon Slayer is loved by the anime community because of its lovable characters and decent story.

The series is adored by the community for its main characters, the second season picked up right after Mugen Train.

The Sound Hashira, Tengen Usui recruit Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke to infiltrate Yoshiwara Entertainment District to locate his missing spouses.

Demon Slayer is loved for a lot of reasons but its beautiful animation is one of the main. You can expect the same from this anime season.

6. Attack on Titan: Final Season (Part 2)

Attack On titan 20 Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Winter 2022

Attack on Titan has been the peak anime for quite a while. The series managed to shake the entire anime community with the revelation of the world outside the walls.

The series is undoubtedly a masterpiece. With the recent changes and developments in the story that have driven the AOT community to take sides.

The final Attack on Titan season will reveal the destruction of the world outside the Island of Paradise. It will also reveal whether his friends will dare to stand in his way.

They’ve gotten enough hate by taking matters into their own hands. They’ve been trying to stop Eren when all he wants to do is protect the people of Paradise.

You can easily consider it an action packed season. 

7. Mob Psycho 100 Season 3

Mob Psycho Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Fall 2022

Mob Psycho is a story that keeps you involved, you’re never out of the loop. Despite the supernatural nature of the series, the show strongly focuses on the mental values of the characters.

The story is amazing and the characters are all well-written. Plus, the flawless animation style manages to capture all elements of the show quite clearly.

The story follows a young psychic named Shigeo Kageyama. He’s unable to control his powers so he refuses to use them under any circumstances unless he is with his master.

The series has finally returned with a third installment. Kageyama has fought against the incarnation of evil. Now he’s grown more mature and understanding of his psychic powers. Indeed, it’s one of the best shounen anime of all time.

8. Golden Kamuy Season 4

Golden Kamuy 20 Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Fall 2022

There is no denying that Golden Kamuy is an amazing series with a ton of potential. It’s a military-themed adventure anime with a lot of action and comedy at every corner.

The simple concept of war and survival is enough to make a series worth watching. But Golden Kamuy offers a simple premise, incredible world-building, and more than hilarious characters.

Sugimoto is a former war veteran who’s been given the name “the immortal Sugimoto.” This is because he refuses to die no matter what comes his way. He wants to earn a fortune to keep the promise he made to his dying friend on the battlefield.

The boy comes across a rumor about how an Ainu man stole a great amount of treasure. He stored it somewhere before he got arrested. Plus, he drew the map on the back of his inmates in jail. Sugimoto decides to chase after this fortune to keep his promise.

9. Call of the Night

Call Of The Night Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Summer 2022

Call of the Night is a series that will make you lose yourself in it, the premise of the show is as simple as it can be. The night is fun, it’s quiet, it’s different from the usual, and it’s exciting.

The colorful environment and the amazing characters will always leave you wanting more.

The story follows a young boy named Kou Yamori, who is a top student, but he never felt like himself when he was at school. He finds himself different from others because he struggles to understand what it means to like someone, hence why he rejects every love confession.

The boy soon gives up his regular routine and spends his time wandering in the night. He soon comes across a strange girl named Nanakusa Nazuna who changes his life forever.

10. Overlord IV

Overlord 20 Best Anime Of 2022
  • Season: Spring 2022

Overlord is a series that has always been close to my heart. It’s an incredible power fantasy series with unbelievable world-building and attention to detail regarding the magical items and their effects.

The series caters to the need and want of every person who enjoys overpowered characters. Not to mention every character is unique and does not at all feels repetitive in any way.

The show is about a guy who is playing an online game before the servers are officially closed forever. But when the time runs out he still finds himself inside the game.

And it’s not only his conscious but he is physically transported into his avatar, Momonga,. He is the current overlord of the Great Tomb of Nazurick and the highest-ranking supreme being with immense powers.

11. Summertime Render

Summertime Render
  • Season: Spring 2022

There aren’t many anime series that successfully pull off a suspense story with a supernatural twist, but Summertime Render has left the fans shocked. Not only did the series deliver when it comes to plot, but the world-building and the action-packed scenes were also on point.

The story is about Shinpei, a boy who is vising his hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Ushio. Shinpei lost his family when he was ten years old and has been living with another family ever since.

After learning the truth behind Ushio’s death, he learns about a disease known as shadow sickness which is only endemic to his hometown but how is any of this related?

12. Kaguya-Sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic

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  • Season: Spring 2022

Kaguya-Sama is a top-tier series with everything you might ever want in a comedic show, the series is a blast of emotions, laughter, and a little bit of romance here n there. Love is War is the peak comedy, the writing in Kaguyama Sama is far better than any other comedy series out there because even though the premise of the show couldn’t be more simple, it never feels repetitive.

The Shuchiin academy is considered one of the most elite schools in the country, and its student council is run by the elites of the school or so they say.

The student council president, Miyuki Shirogane, and the vice president, Kaguya Shinomiya obviously have romantic toward each other but they refuse to confess and use their charms to make the other person confess.

13. Uzaki Chan Wants to Hangout! Season 2

Uzaki Chan Wants To Hangout
  • Season: Fall 2022

Uzaki Chan is a series that has stirred up quite a controversy, Uzaki chan’s figure was a strong issue until a cosplay had to intervene and put an end to it.

However, despite everything that happened in the past, there is no denying the series is definitely worth a watch, the university-like environment is spot on and the plots are decent.

Shinichi Sakurai is a loner at his university, he hasn’t joined any clubs, doesn’t hang out with his classmates, and prefers to spend his time by himself.

However, his uneventful life changes when he meets his high school junior Uzaki who takes it upon herself to help her senpai become a more active member of society.

14. A Couple of Cuckoos

A Couple of Cukcoos
  • Season: Spring 2022

We’ve seen love triangles before, they often make the show incredibly ecchi and add a certain aspect of comedy between the characters wanting the approval of their love interest.

There are often times when you forget the direction of the show because of all the drama but the series is entertaining nonetheless.

Nagi Umino is an ordinary high school student who is always at the top of his class, he leads an uneventful life that soon changes when he found out he was swapped at birth and that his birth family wants to meet him.

However, things soon escalate even further when both families decide the engagement of Erika Amano, and Nagi.

15. Skeleton Knight in Another World

Skeleton Knight In Another World
  • Season: Spring 2022

The trope of unexpected teleportation into a game is still very much alive. The characters have surely evolved and are now quick to adapt to the new environment instead of obsessing over their past life.

Skeleton Knight in another world is a relaxing fantasy series about a knight traveling around the diver fantasy world, helping anyone he can.

Arc falls asleep while playing his favorite online game and wakes up to find himself inside that game, with all his character traits and abilities.

After realizing what has happened, Arc follows the mechanics of the game and goes to a nearby town to enlist as an adventurer to earn money.

16. Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

 Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
  • Season: Spring 2022

Prince charming doesn’t always have to be a guy, and Shikimori is Not Just a Cutie breaks this stereotype completely. She’s always there to protect his fragile boyfriend, Izumi Yuu, and lets him feel insecure about not being the guy in their relationship.

This high school romance series is sure to make you laugh with its hilarious characters and wholesome story.

The anime follows Izumi Yuu, an ordinary high school student whose life is full of mishaps at every turn, no matter how hard he tries to escape the unfortunate. Luckily his savior girlfriend, Shikimori will always be there to protect him from anything that may harm him in any way.

17. Spy x Family Season 2

Spy x Family cover
  • Season: Fall 2022

It’s not a surprise that Spy x Family has managed to become the most successful anime of 2022, the series was hyped even before its initial release. The show is a blast of wholesomeness filled with hilarious comedic moments and lots of action to keep you entertained.

Loid Forger is a spy who is on a mission to stop an all-out war from happening between the Westalis and Ostania. He gets a mission to infiltrate the chairman of the Ostanian National Unity Party.

His mission requires him to have a functional family and his daughter to admit into the Eden Academy where the son of Donovan Desmond currently studies; however, Loid doesn’t have much talent when it comes to playing family.

Honestly, Wit studio never disappoints so you can expect splendid animation this time as well. Everything about this show is remarkable. Thanks to the cast of characters and the creators.

18. Love of Kill

Love Of Kill
  • Season: Winter 2022

Love can blossom anywhere, regardless of the profession, Love of Kill is an action, crime series with a hint of romance between the two main characters. The series isn’t much different from your average bounty hunter chase show, but the show’s plot keeps you invested.

The story follows a novice bounty hunter, Chateau Dankworth who is trying to take down a notorious hitman, Song Ryang-ha to uncover the secrets behind the strange murders.

Chateau finds herself overwhelmed by Song’s capabilities during their first unexpected encounter, and he offers to help her with the mission if she agrees to go out with him. 

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19. The Genius Prince Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt

The genius prince characters
  • Season: Winter 2022

It’s not often you see an anime with the proper world-building and the amazing plot that goes along with it. This series will keep you guessing what is going to happen next, and how is this pessimistic yet capable prince going to keep his country afloat amidst the conflict with neighboring nations.

The show focuses on a young pessimistic prince, Wein Arbalest, and his efforts to keep the Kingdom of Natra afloat on a tight budget. However, the prince would rather sell the country and live a carefree life, his goal is to raise the value of his kingdom so he could sell it for a higher price.

20. My Dress-Up Darling

My Dress-up Darling characters
  • Season: Winter 2022

My Dress-Up Darling will always be a series close to everyone’s heart, the series is much more than your average high school romance. The show is about acceptance of others and loving yourself despite what others think or say about you. And that we should surround ourselves with people who lift us up.

The story is about an ordinary high school student, Gojou Wakana who spends his days trying to make the perfect hina dolls. He doesn’t hang out with anyone at school instead visits the sewing club to use the sewing machine.

His uneventful life soon takes a turn when he meets Marin Kitagawa, a cosplay enthusiast who is not s good at making outfits so she asks him to help.

I hope you like this list of my best anime of 2022, let me know if I missed one of your favorite anime in the comments. If there is something the year 2022 lacks, it’s the addition of a zombie anime. Check out our top list of the top zombie anime of all time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the Best anime of 2022?

There are plenty of popular anime to be considered as the best anime 2022. But the most likely to take the first spot would be Either Chainsaw Man or Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 2.

Who is the top 1 anime character 2022?

The answer is subjective. However, the majority of fans consider Tanjiro, Eren, and Levi the top anime characters.

What is the big 3 anime?

Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece are famous as Big 3 anime.

Concluding the Best Anime of 2022

I hope you will love the list of best anime 2022. The anime industry is filled with charming anime. Fans love all genres be them sci-fi & fantasy, or romantic comedies. Share your favorite anime with us in the comments below! For more anime updates, keep following Animefleek.

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