Kotaro Lives Alone and the 5 best Netflix anime of 2022

Kotaro Lives Alone and the 5 best Netflix anime of 2022

We’ve officially reached that point of the year when it’s time to reflect on all the amazing Netflix anime we’ve been blessed with in 2022.

Fans enjoyed a good number of anime shows and movies that explored all genres. From a gruesome sci-fi series about the relationship with the self to a fun show about an ancient constructor who is suddenly transported to modern-day Japan, we didn’t have to worry about running out of titles to watch or re-watch at our leisure. Still, some stood above the rest, as these anime were simply too good to be celebrated.

Best Netflix Anime of 2022

It’s not every day we get a heartwarming anime about a young boy doing his best to live for himself, nor is it a typical thing to receive a show with a love affair bright enough to burn the sun. However, it is the rarest of events to get both of these shows, along with many more amazing shows, all within the same year.

Without further ado, here are the top six anime of 2022!

Bubble

Number of Episodes: N/A

When we think about which anime had the most impressive graphics of the year, Bubble comes to mind.

Animated by WIT Studio, the animation studio that brought us the likes of Attack on Titan and Spy x Family, this film took us on a journey through the ruins of a broken world in need of something ethereal. There we met Uta, an alien girl with a voice powerful enough to repair the damage – the saving grace. But we also meet other astonishing individuals, each with their own set of talents unique enough to make a big difference.

The soundtrack of this movie is another reason to give a special shout-out to this title as all the songs chosen know exactly how to soothe the soul. Undoubtedly, everyone involved in this anime has put a lot of time into making this a masterpiece.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Number of episodes: 10

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners left anime fans with a feeling so deep that they simply couldn’t put words to awe.

The 2022 anime, inspired by the classic video game, was a riveting look at the classic story we all enjoy. But, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners did so in a way that showed the true desperation of those at the bottom of the totem pole seeking a way to make a name for themselves. Amid all the wreckage and bloodshed, there was also a love story for the ages. And even though things didn’t quite end the way we hoped, we’re happy that fate allowed us to experience this magical series.

With the success of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, we can only hope that another installment of this recurring series will follow. But if not, we’re more than glad we got a chance to learn about the rise and fall of David Martinez and his fellow ragtag gang.

Driving Home

Number of Episodes: N/A

Driving Home proving that brave children are often at the heart of any exceptional anime title, as audiences couldn’t help but be captivated by the display of camaraderie from children who found themselves stranded in the middle of the ocean.

Confused about where they are and where they were going, these children did their best to make the most of the situation despite their fear. In doing so, they inspired many viewers to not only try to find the silver lining in all circumstances, but to stop and smell the roses every now and then. Also, this anime highlighted how different personalities can come together to create a beautiful symphony.

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Children like these give us so much hope for the future and we can’t help but take some notes. Maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two while watching!

Kotaro lives alone

Number of episodes: 10

Tears of joy and sorrow always fall when we think of Kotaro lives alone. The sadness comes from the fact that such a young boy had to deal with so much trauma and heartbreak so soon. But the joy comes from knowing that the helpless child finally found the help and love he so desperately needed and wanted.

From the story behind the tissue paper to the balloons he holds close to him to the reasoning behind why he prefers to get his shoulder wet in the rain, Kotaro reminded us to be kind to everyone and lend a helping hand when we can.

Kotaro is still in the hearts of many anime fans. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to see where else his adorable adventures will take him and his newfound family.

Lookism

Number of episodes: 8

Fans of Park Tae-joon’s work were more than happy to finally stream Lookismand it is safe to say that the audience was not disappointed.

The anime tells the story of a young boy who no one pays attention to because he is not society’s favorite image when they think of an attractive person. But all that changes when he suddenly wakes up in another body. Now that his new self is far more appealing, people are finally taking notice. But is the attention all it’s cracked up to be, especially when everyone just loves him because of how he looks?

Lookism is a great watch from start to finish. You will learn many important life lessons, release some much needed emotions and have a few laughs along the way. It’s the complete package!

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Romantic killer

Number of episodes: 12

Rave about Romantic killer is all we do in our spare time! This anime series confirmed to us that there is no timeline for falling in love and that we can prioritize putting our needs and wants first. Although the main character was not able to live this lesson to the fullest, it is a very refreshing sight to see a young girl care less about romance and more about what makes her happy, and it may well inspire young people everywhere to take the same path.

Of course, everyone needs someone, which is why this anime series also went out of its way to tell us that we need to get out of our comfort zones to find someone who truly understands us for who we are. Be it platonic or romantic, it always helps to have someone by your side.

Shoujo anime just keeps getting better and better. We can’t wait to see what other romantic anime (or, in this case, anti-romantic anime) awaits us next.

And with that, we say goodbye to another great year! We already know that 2023 is going to be filled with equally amazing titles, but of course, the only way to find out is to stream every Netflix anime released in the new year.

Did we miss a couple of great titles? Or is our list perfect? Feel free to tell us what your favorite Netflix anime was this year!

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