2022 started out with a bang, all our favourite animes returned and were blessed with some new ones too. Do you follow the latest anime trends? If not, let me show you the 20 Most Popular Anime of 2022.
Nevertheless, Here’s the list of the 20 Most Popular Anime of 2022. Get your snacks ready and let’s dive in.
1. Chainsaw Man
Starting on October 12, this new series must be a featured anime title for the entire year of 2022. Tatsuki Fujimoto is the author of the well-known action-dark fantasy manga series.
The next chapter of the online manga publishing platform Shonen Jump+’s Chainsaw Man School Arc just started in July 2022. Which will further boost its popularity. Moreover, people have been eagerly awaiting the anime adaptation, in part because it is made by the expanding anime company Mappa. Overall, It will rank among its greatest creations ever.
Chainsaw Man centres on a sinister hero. With the help of his pet dog Pochita. Denji, a destitute youngster, transforms into Chainsaw Man.
2. Spy x Family
Spy x Family (my personal favourite <3), which starts airing on television on April 9, is a popular show in the spring of 2022. Moreover, the second season of the debut season will begin airing in October 2022 after the first 12 episodes air in the spring.
The skilled assassin Yor Forger, the adoptive telepath Anya Forger, and the master spy Loid Forger. Hence, they make up the fictional family that is responsible for maintaining the balance between Westalis and Ostania. Their secret identities portray an entertaining and fascinating plot, which is humorous at the same time.
3. Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 (Season 4)
Who failed to see Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), a classic of the modern era? After weathering a number of significant incidents, the Survey Corps continues to struggle despite losing significant members. Moreover, the main character in the most recent season must make a difficult decision.
Although many titanic mysteries have been solved in recent seasons, it is still challenging to guess what will happen next. Who knows what will go down next? Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 3, which will be released soon in 2023, will cover the rest of the plot.
4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Season 2)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the best dark fantasy anime, is still doing well and won’t stop for a while. Koyoharu Gotouge’s original manga series was finished in May 2022.
Meanwhile, The current anime series, which consists of 37 episodes plus a feature, only covers around half of the entire manga tale. Furthermore, the heated struggle between Tanjiro and the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui and Daki, the Upper-Rank Six demon of the Twelve Kizuki, has many fans ecstatic.
5. My Dress-Up Darling
If you’re looking for a cute-wholesome anime, this is the one for you. The theme is very relatable for all the cosplayers out there. Cosplay, a component of Japanese popular culture, is becoming much more well-known worldwide because of My Dress-Up Darling.
Some of the loveliest characters are introduced in the contemporary romantic comedy anime, including the high school heroine Marin Kitagawa and the well-known cosplayer Sajuna Inui. With the help of Wakana Gojo, an apprentice producing dolls for Hina, they become enthusiastic about cosplay and enjoy dressing up as their favourite anime and video game characters.
6. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
The long wait is finally over for Bleach fans, One of the most well-known and watched modern anime series, Bleach, demonstrates progress toward the end.
After the first 366-episode anime series, Bleach ended in 2012, it was revealed that Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War would begin in October 2022. It also depicts Ichigo Kurosaki’s ultimate battle as the story’s climax in the original manga form.
7. Ranking of Kings
The next Top 20 anime is Ranking of Kings. Ever since Ranking of Kings began airing in October 2021, anime fans have been talking about it a lot. The fantasy anime’s first season came to a close with the 23rd episode in March 2022. Ranking of Kings was a season of Noitamina, a well-liked anime television show block.
Surprisingly, at first look, Ranking of Kings appears to be geared towards children, but it actually has an emotional impact on adults as well, telling the story of the meek protagonist Bojji’s development.
8. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War-Ultra Romantic (Season 3)
After two seasons with 24 episodes each airing in 2019 and 2020, the well-liked romantic comedy series will enter its third as Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic in April 2022. It is based on the 2016 continuously published manga series created by Aka Akasaka.
Nevertheless, we continue to see the mini-battle between, Kaguya and Miyuki with the classic school festival. I mean we enjoy it, don’t we? ;).
9. Blue Lock
From the autumn of 2022, Blue Lock, a popular sports anime series blended with the hottest anime genre “death game,”. Reminds you of Squid Games, doesn’t it? It is an adaptation of the original manga series that has been running since 2018 in Weekly Shonen Magazine. Furthermore, soccer, one of the most popular sports in Japan, is the focus of the book.
Yoichi Isagi, the main character, and 299 other high school strikers from throughout the nation were invited to the training centre Blue Lock. They battle against one another in a variety of unusual games to be chosen as the best striker.
10. Dr. Stone: Ryusui
The next Top 20 anime is Dr Stone. Based on the original manga that was serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump, the contemporary fantasy adventure Dr. Stone premiered in 2019. Furthermore, In July 2022, a 1-hour television special titled Dr. Stone: Ryusui (Dr.STONE) debuted after the first and second seasons.
Additionally, the release date for the third season has been confirmed for 2023. Dr. Stone: Ryusui is the main character of Ryusui, who is brought back to life by Senku to work with him as a navigator.
11. Mob Psycho 100 (Season 3)
Mob Psycho 100, one of the top anime series that satisfied the audience in the fall of 2022, is slated to release the third season. The most recent season was produced by the reputable anime studio Bones, just like the first and second seasons in 2016 and 2019, respectively.
With this season, the spooky comedy anime is anticipated to be finished. On the other hand, Season 3 of Mob Psycho 100 continues to showcase the fun-filled early years of Mob, including his relationships and friendships.
12. My Hero Academia (Season 6)
The next Top 20 anime is My Hero Academia. Fans of Boku no Hero Academia can finally stop waiting since My Hero Academia season 6 is almost here. The bad guys will form a mega of evil and wage war on our heroes as a result. Moreover, there are many reasons to get excited and in addition one of the most awaited and well-known manga storylines! The Paranormal Liberation War takes centre stage for those who are just tuning in.
Without giving too much away, basically, the Heroes now possess sufficient knowledge to face the Paranormal Liberation Front head-on, in large part because Hawks underhandedly accomplished some covert surveillance.
13. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Season 5)
The fifth season of the well-known dark fantasy adventure anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (), titled Stone Ocean, is widely regarded as the best anime of 2022 by anime lovers. Since the 1987–1989 releases of the first and second parts of Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency, the Hirohiko Araki live-legend manga series has been converted into an anime series.
After the acclaimed seasons Stardust Crusaders (Season 2), Diamond Is Unbreakable (Season 3), and Golden Wind (Season 4), the newest anime series Stone Ocean is pleasing both longtime manga fans and those who are new to anime.
14. Kotaro Lives Alone
The next Top 20 anime is Kotaro Lives Alone. Despite just being four years old, a lonely young kid called Kotaro moves into a new apartment complex by himself. As you watch Kotaro go shopping and get to know his neighbours, try to suspend your disbelief and go back to the recent Old Enough reality series on Netflix. Moreover, despite being young and naïve, the boy starts to have a deep and lasting impact on others who are in his immediate vicinity.
15. Teasing Master Takagi-san (Season 3)
The next Top 20 anime is Teasing Master Takagi-san. The best modern romantic comedy anime series, Teasing Master Takagi-san, is currently in its third season, which began airing in the winter of 2022. This season of Teasing Master Takagi-san also demonstrates the character Nishikata and Takagi-increasing San’s popularity. It shows how their relationship has changed through time, along with their quiet days filled with her diverse teasing and his modest retaliations.
Teasing Master Takagi-san the Movie, the first anime film will be released this summer. Meanwhile, compared to many other anime shows in the same category, Teasing Master Takagi-san deserves to be placed higher.
16. Lycoris Recoil
Lycoris Recoil centres on Lycoris, a female task squad against crime that is set in a fictional Japanese metropolis. Two young Lycoris females pretend to operate LycoReco, a division of the DA security agency, as a regular cafe. One of the most accomplished Lycoris, Chisato Nishikigi, greets Takina Inoue as she enters the cafe. To ensure security, adolescent girls deal with a variety of risky situations.
Lycoris Recoil, which has gained the approval of a variety of anime fans, is unquestionably among the top anime series in the summer of 2022 and has a sizable following all year long. It is the first anime series to be directed by Shingo Adachi, who is also well-known for creating character designs for Working!! and Sword Art Online series. Moreover, The new anime is produced by the renowned anime studio A-1 Pictures. 13 episodes began airing in July 2022.
17. The Orbital Children
The next Top 20 anime is The Orbital Children. In January and February of 2022, Netflix released the new anime series earlier than any other outlet and debuted the highly anticipated anime The Orbital Children. Six episodes, split into two halves, make up the sci-fi animation produced by Mitsuo Iso. Five children are left behind aboard a space station in the 2045 novel The Orbital Children.
18. Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
Shikimori-san, the unique female main character in the recently launched anime series Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, but you know interacts with a cooler approach than Izumi-Kun, the protagonist and her boyfriend, in addition to looking cute.
The 12-episode modern manga series with the same name that was serialized by Keigo Maki in 2019 served as the inspiration for the romance and comedy anime. Moreover, numerous lovers of anime gladly follow what happens to the unfortunate high school student and how Shikimori-san calmly saves him.
19. Tomodachi Game
What do you consider to be the popular anime subgenre? One of the current trends in anime and other programs is the psychological thriller with a horrifying game premise, and Tomodachi Game is a trendy new anime series debuting in April 2022.
This anime series was created by Okuruto Noboru based on the manga that was featured in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2013. Evidently, Yuichi Katagiri, a high school student who values friendship before money, is the main character. He is abducted one day and given an invitation to the Tomodachi Game along with his four classmates after learning that the money for his class’s school trip was taken. Hence, their genuine selves emerge as a result.
20. Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun
Follow these cute characters in Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, the second season of one of the most anticipated anime series, which debuted this summer. The fantasy adventure anime’s first season debuted in 2017 with 13 episodes.
Two compilation films, Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn and Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight, followed in 2019 and 2020, respectively, as did a sequel film, Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul. Furthermore, The second season explores Riko and Reg’s exploration of the Abyss as they reach the fourth layer and encounter Nanachi, a new Hollow figure.
Where to Watch
Can’t wait to start watching them on the weekend. (we weebs watch them every day) These 2022 anime are available on a number of anime streaming services, including Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Funimation, Disney+, and others. So, get back and enjoy.
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