As the anime world continues to expand, each new year has a challenge to outperform the latest. In 2021, a lot of anime got attention, from popular franchises like My Hero Academia and Jujutsu Kaisento newfound goodies like TokyoRevengers and Odd Taxi. Halfway into 2022, many new anime are preparing to make their explosive entry.
From highly coveted sequels to adaptations of acclaimed manga, here are the most anticipated anime still to come in 2022:
8 The devil is a part-time employee! Season 2 – July 14, 2022
Adapted from the light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara and illustrated by Oniku, The devil is a part-time employee! is an anime TV series directed by Daisuke Chishiki and produced by White Fox Studio, known for works such as Re: Null and Steins; Gate.
One of the most beloved isekai anime of the last decade, The devil is a part-time employee! will finally return with a sequel, almost nine years later. The first season of the anime ended in a fight between Sadao and Sariel, and the audience witnessed the development of the relationship between Sadao and Emi. Fans can expect the second season to be the exciting sequel to the manga, especially if the story follows the introduction of the golden apple child, who claims to be the daughter of Sadao and Emi.
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7 Uncle from another world – July 6, 2022
Adapted from the manga series by Hotondo Shindeiru, Uncle from another worldis an upcoming anime TV series directed by Shikegi Kawai and produced by AtelierPontdarc; known for works such as Ganbare Douki-chan.
When Yōsuke Shibazaki is 17 years old, he is hit by a truck that lands him in a coma. 17 years later, 34-year-old Yōsuke wakes up with a sudden shock, and has the ability to speak several languages and even have some magical powers. While Yōsuke explores the world with the curiosity of a child, the same cannot be said of his nephew, Takafumi, who is not thrilled by his uncle’s newly discovered abilities that keep them in trouble.
6 My Hero Academia season 6 – October 2022
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Adapted from the manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi and directed by Kenji Nagasaki, My Hero Academia is an anime TV series produced by Bones Inc., known for works such as Ouran High School Host Club and Bungo stray dogs.
One of the most watched ongoing shone anime, Season five ended with the heroes realizing that the weight is not tilted in their favor, and that the villains have unparalleled power. My Hero Academia Season six will tackle this idea through the Paranormal Liberation War arc, and increase the stakes abnormally high for all the characters, who are about to face the most difficult nightmare of their lives; Tomura Shigaraki.
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5 Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War – October 2022
Adapted from the manga series by Tite Kubo and directed by Tomohisa Taguchi, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is an anime TV series produced by Studio Pierrot, known for works such as Naruto and Tokyo Ghoul.
Arriving ten years after the end of the original anime series, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War will tackle the last part of the manga, complete the story once and for all, as a tribute to longtime fans who have been waiting anxiously for it. Soul Reaper Ichigo and friends are once again called back to service when the peace of the Soul Society is disrupted by sudden disappearances that occur in the city. It’s up to Ichigo and his friends to find out who is behind these disappearances, and go head-to-head against Yhwach and the Quincy Army. To relive the entire anime at once, fans can indulge in Bleach live-action movies on Netflix.
4 Chainsaw – autumn 2022
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Adapted from the manga series by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw is an upcoming anime TV series directed by Ryū Nakayama and Makoto Nakazono. It is produced by MAPPA Studio, known for works such as Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen.
Chainsaw follows the story of poor Denji, a young man who makes a deal with the dog-like devil, Pochita, who gives him the opportunity to turn his body parts into chainsaws. To use his abilities to the fullest, Denji joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters, a government organization that protects the world from devil threats.
3 To Your Eternity season 2 – October 2022
Adapted from the manga series by Yoshitoki Ōima, For your eternityis an anime TV series directed by Masahiko Murata (season 1) and Kiyoko Sayama (season 2). Season one was produced by Brain’s Base, while the upcoming season will be made by Studio Drive, known for works such as Uzumaki series.
The first season of For your eternity ended in a touching tone, with the reunion between Fushi and Pioran, even though Fushi is in Mia’s form. Season two will follow Fushi’s journey away from comfort and familiar surroundings, while the anime enters the Guardians’ Arc. An emotional roller coaster is guaranteed at every turn, and fans can anticipate that famous characters will return with new ones.
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2 Yurei Deco – July 3, 2022
Directed by Tomohisa Shimoyama, Yurei Deco is an upcoming original anime TV series, produced by Science SARU, known for works such as Devilman Crybaby and Star Wars: Visions.
Yurei Deco is an action-packed journey with young Berry, an average girl who joins the Ghost Detectives Club on Tom Sawyer Island. As time goes on, Berry realizes the existence of Phantom ZERO, an enigmatic figure lurking around Tom Sawyer Island with sinister intentions. It’s up to Berry and Hack, the charming tomboy leader of the Ghost Detectives Club, to take this intruder down.
1 The Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bonds – November 2022
Adapted from the light novel series written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah, The Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bonds is an upcoming anime film produced by Eight Bit Studio, known for works such as Tokyo Ravens and How to keep a mom.
To the much-needed relief of fans, the film is a canon for the story of the anime series and the manga, and serves as the link between seasons two and three. After defeating Demon Lord of the Jungle in Jura, Rimuru’s life is about to take a new turn. With the adjacent kingdoms creating problems, Rimuru must show his true abilities as the conqueror of the Jurassic.