The 2022 ComicBook.com Golden Issue Awards Nominees for Anime

The 2022 ComicBook.com Golden Issue Awards Nominees for Anime

It’s that time again as ComicBook.com’s 2022 Golden Issues Awards are here! It’s been quite a monumental year in many ways as now that we’ve officially bounced back from the early complications of the ongoing COVID pandemic last year, this year has seen all sorts of projects flourish in new ways now that things have settled down one way or the other. It’s been a year of explosions in many ways, as some of the best projects in recent memory have really hit their stride in recent months, especially winding down 2022 overall.

It’s been a particularly great year for anime as the Winter 2022 anime schedule kicked off a slew of new series, original anime projects, cool new movies, and some of the most anticipated adaptation debuts in recent years. It’s remarkable how many great anime stacked up each new season of the year, and that meant there was a ton of new anime for fans to keep track of. So many, in fact, that it was quite tough to narrow down which new series were really the best of the best.

To help do just that and set the tone for 2022 as a whole, ComicBook.com rounded up some of the best and brightest new anime, manga and movies this year for our nominees in this year’s Golden Issues Awards for Anime 2022 Read more for an overview of our full list of categories and nominees!

Best anime series

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Looking back at the year, it’s really wild to see how many great anime series actually came out. This includes not only some of the most anticipated manga adaptations ever (including one fans have been waiting over a decade to see in action), but some original series and new adaptations that surprised fans as well. It’s a pretty competitive category this year with a wide variety of potential winners, so it’s definitely going to be hard to figure out which of these will win!

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The nominees are:

  • Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
  • Chainsawman
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
  • Lycoris recoil
  • Ranking of Kings

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Best Anime Movie

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While the TV anime series definitely offered some of the biggest new releases of the year overall, theaters were packed with some of the heaviest hitters as well. Not only did we get to see some unique originals hit streaming platforms, but Makoto Shinkai’s latest original hit theaters in Japan, Fruits Basket officially ended with a special feature, and Toei Animation sort of dominated the action market with two films presented. their biggest franchises! There was a lot to go to the theater for.

The nominees are:

  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
  • Driving Home
  • Fruit Basket: Prelude
  • One Piece Movie: Red
  • Suzume

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Best manga series

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Anime TV and movies may have dominated our attention on screens over the years, but of course, manga was certainly no slouch in that department. This year in particular included some of the biggest new releases of the year that were actually outside of many of the franchises fans expected to see dominate. This included some new series that really hit their stride over the past year, a new manga debut that quickly caught on with Shonen Jump fans, a Shonen Jump series starting its final arc, and a special one-shot from a prominent creator.

The nominees are:

  • Akane banashi
  • Dandadan
  • Goodbye, Eri
  • Mashle: Magic and Muscles
  • The Sakamoto days

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