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10 Most Anticipated Anime Series of 2022 That You Should Know About

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Today, let’s discuss some anime titles that fans are impatiently waiting for. These are the shows that have hordes of fans raving. They are also the cause for other works slipping by unnoticed. Why are these shows getting the same hype as the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies? Well, because that’s just how entertaining they are. These are animes that have massive fandoms on Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit. They will have people talking and arguing non-stop on Quora. They range from action to comedy, to slice-of-life, to horror.

Some of them won’t lose the hype even after they come out. Much like Spider-Man: No Way Home, they are observed and talked about with great interest. Some of the titles mentioned below were announced in 2021, but there is no guarantee that we will see them in 2022. A title in this is Chainsaw Man, a shonen horror series. Much like Jujutsu KaisenChainsaw Man has people pumped. It’s also a good thing that we have so many interesting titles because the next seasons of JJK and Tokyo Revengers are still far off. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the list.

Uzumaki

Uzumaki is a horror series written and illustrated by Junji Ito. It is one of Ito’s best works, and the creepiness is dialed up to an eleven. Fans had always campaigned for an anime adaptation, especially since less popular works of Ito were getting animated. Uzumaki ran from 1998 to 1999 and is a short manga like most of its works.

The story takes place in a fictional city named Kurozu-cho. Kurozu-cho is haunted by a supernatural entity that is fixated by the spirals of all things. The lead character is a teenager named Kirie Goshima, and is one of the first people to notice the strangeness in the city. Kirie, along with her boyfriend Shuichi, gets together to uncover the mystery. But little did they know that they are faced with supernatural elements.

The anime adaptation will be black-and-white to capture the same tone like the manga. It is scheduled to premiere in Toonami and Adult Swim on October 2022.

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Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man is a series written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It began in December 2018, and currently has 11 volumes. Chainsaw Man was long overdue for an anime adaptation, but now it has enough material for multiple seasons. Fans got even more excited to hear that Studio MAPPA will be in charge of animation.

The story takes place in a world where Devils are born from human fears. A Devil’s strength depends on the amount of fear it can incite. However, humans weren’t going to sit idle. A special task force called Devil Hunters originated, but their source of power is unique. They form special contracts with Devils and use their powers. The lead character is Denji, a teenager with his pet chainsaw devil Pochita as a companion. After a particular incident with the Yakuza, Denji is left for dead. Pochita makes a contract with him and Denji awakens as a human-devil hybrid. His head is now a chainsaw, and chainsaw blades extend from his arms. He is spotted and hired by the Devil Hunters, in exchange for a jail-free life.

Chainsaw Man is set to release in October 2022.

Spy x Family

A highly-anticipated series, Spy x Family falls under the action-comedy genre. It is written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo and debuted as a manga in March 2019. The story follows a spy ordered to “build” a family for a particular mission. He enters into a fake marriage with a woman and adopts a daughter. Unknown to him, they are an assassin and mind reader respectively.

Spy x Family is animated jointly by WIT Studio and Cloverworks. It is set to premiere in April 2022.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War-Ultra Romantic

Kaguya-sama: Love is War continues to be one of the most beloved romantic comedy series. It is written by Aka Akasaka and began in 2015. It tells the story of Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, the vice-president and president of Shuchiin Academy. Students that attend Shuchiin belong to rich families or are academically gifted. And everyone is in awe of Kaguya and Miyuki. But under all the elegance, the duo is ordinary students who are in love with each other. However, their pride won’t allow them to confess. They soon resort to tricks that will force the other one to confess.

Season 2 of the series came out in 2020, and the wait has been long. We are yet to receive an official trailer, but the release date is out. Season 3, otherwise known as Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic will release in April 2022.

Kaguya Sama Love Is War art

Kaguya Sama Love Is War

Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War

Bleach is now at the finale after two decades. Titled Thousand Year Blood War, the new series will conclude Tite Kubo’s series. Bleach tells the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15-year-old with the ability to see ghosts. He obtains the power of a Soul Reaper and has to defend humanity from evil spirits. We are heading into mild spoiler territory here. Ichigo loses his Shinigami powers and meets the Xcution organization. Its leader Kugo Ginjo offers Ichigo the chance to learn something new – Fullbring. The new season continues the story after that where a more exciting villain makes his move.

Bleach will also follow the fall release slate and release on October 2022.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Yes, the game was a disaster, and yes, even Keanu Reeves couldn’t save it. But we cannot tag the Cyberpunk franchise as a lost cause. At least, Netflix doesn’t seem to think so. The streamer has teamed up with Japanese animation company Studio Trigger, for a new original series. Cyberpunk: Edgerunner is set in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077 and will have 10 episodes. The protagonist is a street kid surviving in a technology and body modification-obsessed city.

An exact date isn’t out, but the series will premiere in 2022.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners poster

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3

Another anime that contains a massive fanbase is Mob Psycho 100. The series comes from One Punch Man writer One, and is just really good. It is a coming-of-age story that is emotional, introspective, and supernatural. The manga ended in 2017, and the anime can now take their time to wrap everything up neatly.

The story follows a timid middle school boy named Shigeo Kageyama. Shigeo’s nickname is ‘Mob,’ meaning “background character” in Japanese. He has a lack of presence and is far from the popular kid in class. But, he is actually a powerful esper and his psychic power is immense. Mob never cared a great deal about his power, but instead tried improving his body. However, theirs is a world full of dangerous spirits and people, so Mob has to do what is necessary.

Season 3 is currently in the works, with no specified release date. But it will arrive in 2022.

Mob Psycho 100 season 3 poster

Mob Psycho 100

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2

This dark fantasy isekai series is long overdue for a second season. The series’ writer is Aneko Yusagi and  Seira Minami is the illustrator. It began in 2013 and currently has 22 volumes.

The Rising of the Shield Hero is different from normal isekai shows. Its lead, Naofumi Iwatani arrives in a parallel world for a special purpose. He, along with three other young men has to become the world’s Cardinal Heroes. Together, they have to fight inter-dimensional monsters called Waves. The other heroes received a sword, spear, and a bow respectively. However, Naofumi gets the Legendary Shield. He has nothing to attack with. But he carves his own path and earns the hero title.

Season 2 will release in April 2022.

A Couple of Cuckoos

It’s crazy how A Couple of Cuckoos earned such a quick anime adaptation. The rom-com comes from Miki Yoshikawa. The manga started in January 2020, and so did the anime announcement. As of 2022, there are ten volumes.

A Couple of Cuckoos has a ridiculous story, but that is why fans love it. It follows 17-year-old Nagi Umino, who learns that the people raising him are not his biological family. As a result, he sets up a meeting with his real family. At their house, he meets Erika Amano, a popular internet celebrity. Erika has her own problems. She wants to escape from an arranged marriage. Nagi and Erika then find out their families switched them at birth. The families then want them to marry each other.

The anime will release in April 2022.

Also read: 10 Best CloverWorks Anime That You Should Watch

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Hi, I'm Rakesh. I'm a huge anime fan with an active interest in content writing and editing. So here is me creating something out of the things I enjoy.

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