Netflix has made a point to bring in the best anime to its viewers. While the anime quality was questionable in the past, things have changed, and more people have taken a liking to Netflix when it comes to selecting anime. One of the finest examples of a great Netflix original anime is Castlevania, an anime that had a superb beginning and an ending that left its audience satisfied yet craving for more. Under the anime sector of Netflix, one can find brilliant anime series starting from classics like Code Geass and Cowboy Bebop to new-gen bangers like Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer. If you are worrying about what to watch this season, you might just want to scroll through the gems that Netflix has to offer. In fact, be prepared to for there more upcoming anime on Netflix worth the wait.
Netflix has become a hub of shows and dramas. The plethora of entertainment options on the platform is commendable. What started out as a fun little platform to chill with has become a state of existence for us who love the idea of staying in and snacking. Adding on the great list of anime seemed to turn out for the best for us. Have you watched everything you wanted to in the past many months of lockdown? Netflix is ready to serve once again with more thrilling, adventurous, and absolutely hilarious anime adaptations and originals.
Here are all the upcoming anime on Netflix confirmed to be released in 2022.
As far as reboots go, Shaman King did fairly well although it did receive some mixed reviews from the audience of the original anime. The anime premiered in Spring 2021 and has since been ongoing. It was produced by Bridge studios and is based on the original manga series written by Hiroyuki Takei. Netflix acquired the streaming rights to the anime in August 2021. Although the anime has originally aired 37 episodes so far, Netflix only has 25 episodes of the anime. However, more episodes from the anime are scheduled to be released on Netflix starting from January 13, 2022.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood
Based on the 2013 MOBA game by the same name, DOTA is an anime produced by the Korean studio, Studio Mir with Kaiju Boulevard. The first season of the anime, better referred to as “Book 1,” aired earlier in March 2021. The 8 episode long first episode was received quite well by its fans. Soon the anime was renewed for another season. For those who didn’t know, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is another upcoming anime on Netflix, scheduled to premiere on January 18, 2022. The story ahead will bring in more fantasy elements, blended with the essence of an emotional and interesting plot.
The Orbital Children: Part 1 and Part 2
The Orbital Children is an upcoming original anime film to be released in Japan for the native audience and on Netflix for anime fans overseas. It is described as a science-fiction anime set in the futuristic world in 2045. The plot of the anime revolves around a massive accident that takes place. Through its science fiction build-up, it will develop into a survival anime that (hopefully) will leave us in thrills. The Orbital Children was announced back in 2018 and is finally set to be released. It will be released in two parts, and the first part of the movie will be released in Japanese theatres as well as on Netflix on January 28, 2022. The Orbital Children Part 2 will be released on February 11, 2022.
Netflix originals are less tiring and more the exciting side of the coin nowadays. With Netflix improving the quality of anime, we are seeing a constant rise in the anime content the platform presents. Another upcoming anime on Netflix is Exception, a space horror written by Hirotaka Adachi, who also wrote the renowned horror manga Goth under the pen name of ‘Otsuichi.’ The plot revolves disturbingly around the concept of humans being produced through a 3-D printer. The character designs have been drafted by Yoshitaka Amano. While we do not know much about the story, it does seem to have a pretty interesting concept.
Tatsunoko Production, 5 Inc is animating the series. There has been no announcement regarding the anime’s release date so far, but it is confirmed for a 2022 release.
Amidst sports anime fanatics, Blue Lock is a largely discussed anime. Announced in 2021, Blue Lock has been a long-awaited manga to get an anime adaptation. The manga was written and illustrated by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and published by Kodansha. It is currently marked under the ongoing status and has published 16 volumes so far. It was picked up by Eight Bit studio to animate, and the news sent waves of excitement among manga fans and sports genre fans in anime.
Blue Lock is scheduled for a 2022 release and has been confirmed to be released on Netflix.
In 2011, Sunrise studio produced the adventure comedy Tiger & Bunny. The anime had 25 episodes, which was followed by two anime films. Furthermore, the anime also inspired a manga adaptation published by Shueisha and serialized by the Weekly Shonen Jump, as well as games that became quite popular among fans of the show in Japan. The plot of the anime is set in an alternate universe in a re-structured New York. It is a fun and hilarious anime that’s quite a treat. Earlier, a Tiger & Bunny second season was announced in 2019. The main cast from the original 2011 series is returning to resume their roles. Bandai Namco is animating the new season replacing Sunrise studios. Season 2 of Tiger & Bunny will be a 25 episode split cour series. Part 1 of Tiger & Bunny season 2 will be released on Netflix on April 8, 2022.
Netflix has been investing a lot in anime in recent years, and we can clearly see why. Originals like Castlevania and Blood of Zeus have done brilliantly. Adding to the list of upcoming anime on Netflix, next in line is Drifting Home, a soft fantasy set in summer vibes. The anime is animated by Studio Colorido. Its main characters are Kousuke and Natsume, two childhood friends who drifted away with time. Drifting Home presents a plot of friendship and the sourness in life as we move away from friends and family.
Announced in September 2021, there has been a very little revelation about the anime’s production details. However, it has been confirmed that the Drifting Home anime film will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2022.
Netflix successfully acquired the streaming rights to Kakegurui. The MAPPA produced anime became quite a sensation on social networks in the form of Tik-Toks and reels. So when a spin-off was announced, people were thrilled to watch it. Kakegurui Twin is an upcoming anime series that will focus on one of the main characters of the series, Mary Saotome. In this prequel, we are to be introduced to the character’s history and how she became the gambling maniac we know her to be. Kakegurui Twin is scheduled to be released on Netflix in 2022.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 season 2 is yet another anime coming soon on Netflix. The upcoming series is a sequel to the original Ghost in the Shell anime series. It has been animated by Production IG. In 2020 Netflix acquired the streaming rights to the first season of the anime in 2020. The next season will bring back the stand-alone complex and everything exciting. There has been a very little revelation about the anime’s production, but it is confirmed to be released on Netflix in 2022. The season will be 12 episodes long.
Kotaro Lives Alone
This strange comedy anime centers around Kotarou, the four-year-old who literally lives alone. The anime is based on the Shogakukan published manga written and illustrated by Mami Tsumura. Earlier in the spring of 2021, a live-action drama based on the same was broadcast on TV Asahi, and not long after that, an anime adaptation was announced to be released by Netflix. The source manga is described as a comedy where the two main characters, Kotaro Sato and Shin Karibo, are next-door neighbors.
Kotaro Live Alone is animated by Liden Films. The anime is set for release in the Q2 of 2022; meaning, it will be released on Netflix anytime between April- June.