Even though the 2021 anime season is getting into full swing, 2022 anime is already being confirmed with new series, like Blue Lock, Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls and Cyberpunk Edgerunners and continuing seasons, like Attack on Titan The Final Season - Part 2, Made in Abyss, Season 2, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2, and Saga of Tanya the Evil, Season 2 being announced.

Exciting anime movies are also being announced for 2022, including an upcoming Slam Dunk movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, and more.

It is early, so while the anime in this post have been confirmed, a lot of them have yet to receive their release dates or time frames. But as more details come in, we will continue to update this post, so be sure to check back for updates!

See all of the anime you have to look forward to in the 2022 anime season so far below!

Updates week of September 12th: Added Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Special Edition, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island Movie.

2022 Anime Release Schedule

Here are the anime series and seasons that have been confirmed for 2022 so far. Keep in mind that air dates are subject to delay, but as of now, this is the current schedule.

TBA Anime Releasing in 2022

The following anime have been confirmed for 2022 release, but have yet to receive a release date or time frame.

Upcoming Anime Releasing in Winter 2022

Here's all of the anime that's been confirmed for the Winter 2022 anime season so far.

Upcoming Anime Releasing in Spring 2022

Here's all of the anime that's been confirmed for the Spring 2022 anime season so far.

Upcoming Anime Releasing in Summer 2022

Here's all of the anime that's been confirmed for the Summer 2022 anime season so far.

Upcoming Anime Releasing in Fall 2022

Here's all of the anime that's been confirmed for the Fall 2022 anime season so far.

Upcoming Anime Movies Releasing in 2022

Anime Releasing in 2022

Learn more about the anime releasing in 2022 and check out their visuals below!

Made in Abyss, Season 2 2022 Anime

Made in Abyss, Season 2

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: The second season of Made in Abyss is confirmed for 2022 release and it is titled Made in Abyss: The Sun Blazes Upon the Golden City. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will keep you posted as we learn more!

Release date: TBA 2022

Rent-a-Girlfriend, Season 2 Anime 2022

Rent-a-Girlfriend, Season 2

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Synopsis: This is the second season of Rent-a-Girlfriend. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will keep you posted as we learn more!

Release date: TBA 2022

Visual to Be Revealed

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Season 4

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: This is the fourth season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will keep you posted as we learn more! Until then, check out the season’s promo video below! 

Release date: It was confirmed by Warner Bros. Japan that Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Season 4 is releasing at a TBD date in 2022.

Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls Anime 2022 Anime

Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls

Studio: Production +h.

Synopsis: Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls is an original anime directed and created by Mitsuo Iso, who’s worked previously on other anime series, such as Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack and Neon Genesis Evangelion with character design by Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven, Gundam: G no Reconguista). 

Set in the year 2045 in a time when AI and the internet have become widespread in outer space, Extra-Terrestrial Boys & Girls follows a group of children, who are left behind after a major accident occurs at a space station. Using narrowband and SNS, low intelligence AI, and smartphone-controlled drones, they work together to overcome numerous crises.

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: TBA 2022

Cyberpunk Edgerunners Anime 2022 Anime

Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Studio: Trigger

Synopsis: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

Release date: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is releasing on Netflix at a TBD date in 2022.

Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru Anime 2022 Anime

Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru

Studio: SILVER LINK

Synopsis: From the author of Teasing Master Takagi-san, comes a new comedic story about a sweet couple, Tanaka Ayumu, a first year high school student who is secretly in love with his senior, the president of the unofficial Shogi club, Yaotome Urushi. But he vows that he won’t confess his feelings for her until he can finally manage to beat her in a game of shogi.

Since he’s a beginner, she always beats him and his path to victory seems to be nowhere in sight. Tanaka tries to get him to admit his feelings, but this proves to be difficult, because he rarely allows his poker face to slip. Will he ever be victorious or will he have to checkmate her by other means?

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: Kodansha confirmed that Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru will be getting an anime adaptation in July 2022.

Tiger & Bunny, Season 2 Anime 2022 Anime

Tiger & Bunny, Season 2

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures

Synopsis: This is the second season of Tiger & Bunny. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will update as we learn more!

Release date: TBA 2022

BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense, Season 2 Anime 2022 Anime

BOFURI I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense, Season 2

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: The second season of BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense was confirmed and announced during a special streaming event. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will update as we learn more!

Release date: TBA 2022

Kantai Collection: KanColle, Season 2 Anime 2022 Anime

Kantai Collection KanColle, Season 2

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: This is the second season of Kantai Collection: KanColle. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will update as we learn more!

Release date: TBA 2022

Visual to Be Revealed

Dropkick On My Devil!, Season 3

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: This is the third season of Dropkick On My Devil!. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will update as we learn more!

Release date: TBA 2022

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 Anime 2022

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2

Studio: MAPPA

Synopsis: It was announced during the final episode of Attack on Titan's final season, that the season will be continuing with Part 2 with the release of Episode 76 in January 2022. As more details are revealed, we will continue to update this post so stay tuned!

Release date: January 2022

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean Anime Winter 2022 Anime

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6 Stone Ocean

Studio: David Production

Synopsis: Stone Ocean is the sixth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Set in Florida in 2011, the story follows Jolyne Kujo, the estranged daughter of Jotaro Kujo. She is framed for a crime she did not commit and is being held at Green Dolphin Street Jail. Just when all hope seems lost, she ends up awakening her latent abilities thanks to a gift from Jotaro that ends up manifesting into her Stand, Stone Free. With the power now to change her fate, Jolyne sets her sites on escaping from the stone ocean that binds her.

But, she later learns that her imprisonment is only the beginning of her problems and is merely a small part of a greater ploy that is directed at her family. On top of all that, the mastermind behind this plot resides within the prison as well and is being protected by a group of vicious Stand users. Jolyne will have to find allies that are willing to help her in her cause in order to clear her name and get back her life.

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: Winter 2022

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest, Season 2 2022 Anime Winter 2022 Anime

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest, Season 2

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: This is the second season of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest, which was announced and confirmed by the series' official site. A synopsis has yet to be revealed, we will update this post as we learn more!

Release date: January 2022

Upcoming Anime Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie

Studio: MAPPA

Synopsis: During the 24th episode of Jujutsu Kaisen, it was announced that a movie for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is coming in Winter 2022!

Release date: The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is opening in Japan on December 24, 2021 as confirmed by the latest visual.

Laid-Back Camp Movie 2022 Anime

Laid-Back Camp Movie

Studio: C-station

Synopsis: The official website for Laid-Back Camp announced that they are releasing a film for the series in 2022. As of now, this is all we know about the upcoming movie, but we will update this post when more is revealed!

Release date: Winter 2022

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie 2022 Anime

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: It was announced by The Quintessential Quintuplets official twitter that a movie for the series is releasing in Japan at TBD date in 2022. A synopsis has yet to be released for the film. We will update this post as more is revealed!

Release date: TBA 2022

Visual to Be Revealed

Dragon Ball Super Super Hero

Studio: Toei Animation

Synopsis: On Goku Day, it was announced that a new Dragon Ball Super movie titled Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be releasing sometime in 2022. It will be the second film for the series with the first being Dragon Ball Super: Broly. An official title and synopsis have yet to be revealed. When more is announced, we will update this post!

Release date: January 2022

A Couple of Cuckoos Anime 2022

A Couple of Cuckoos

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation, Synergy SP

Synopsis: Super-studier and second-year student at Meguro River Academy high school, Nagi Umino, was switched at birth. When he heads out to dinner to meet his birth parents, he ends up running into the brash and outspoken, Erika Amano, who is on a mission to make Nagi her fake boyfriend because she never wants to marry.

When Nagi arrives to dinner though, his parents announce that they want to resolve the hospital switch by having him marry their daughter, who ends up being Erika!

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: TBA 2022

Visual to Be Revealed

The Story of Kyoko and Katsuya

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: The Story of Kyoko and Katsuya is a Fruits Basket spin-off that is centered around Tohru’s parents! It was confirmed by Fruits Basket's official Twitter account in a thank you video.

Release date: TBA 2022

Aoashi Anime Spring 2022 Anime

Ao Ashi

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: Ao Ashi follows third year middle schooler Ashito Aoi. One day he meets a "J Youth League" coach Tatsuya Fukuda, who notices his potential and invites him to to his team's try-outs in Tokyo. What unfolds after is the story of a boy who's going to revolutionize football in Japan.

Release date: Spring 2022

Sasaki and Miyano Anime 2022

Sasaki and Miyano

Studio: Studio DEEN

Synopsis: It all started like a typical old-school boys’ love plotline—bad-boy senior meets adorably awkward underclassman, one of them falls in love, and so on and so forth. But although Miyano is a self-proclaimed boys’ love expert, he hasn’t quite realized…he’s in one himself. Which means it’s up to Sasaki to make sure their story has a happily ever after!

Release date: January 2022

Uzumaki Anime

Uzumaki

Studio: Drive

Synopsis: On the coast of Japan exists a small, cloudy town called Kurouzu-cho that is cursed. The boyfriend of Kirie Goshima, Shuichi Saito, says their town is being haunted by something other than a person or being. Instead, they are being haunted by a pattern: the spiral, UZUMAKI, a mesmerizing secret shape of the world.

This is the adaptation of Junji Ito's horror manga classic, Uzumaki. It is going to be a four episode mini-series, and it will premiere on Toonami.

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: Originally slated for 2021 release, but delayed to October 2022.

Saga of Tanya the Evil, Season 2 Winter 2022 Anime

Saga of Tanya the Evil, Season 2

Studio: NUT

Synopsis: This is the second season for Saga of Tanya the Evil. The same cast and team are returning for the new season. An official synopsis has yet to be confirmed, but we will keep you posted as more about Season 2 is revealed!

Release date: January 2022

The Demon Girl Next Door, Season 2

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: The second season for The Demon Girl Next Door is scheduled to air in April 2022. An official synopsis has yet to be confirmed, but we will keep you posted as more about Season 2 is revealed!

Release date: April 2022

Slow Loop Anime 2022 Anime

Slow Loop

Studio: Connect

Synopsis: The Slow Loop manga is about a young girl named Hiyori⁠, who's late father taught her the joys of fishing. When she heads out to sea for some much-needed alone time, she never imagined that she would meet another girl named Koharu⁠ there.

They end up fishing and cooking together and get to talking about their lives. Hiyori⁠ opens up about the fact that she went out to sea because she is worried about meeting her new step family later that evening. Coincidentally, Koharu⁠ is also meeting her new family that night.

Follow these two 'sisters' and their new life together!

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: January 2022

Requiem of the Rose King Anime 2022 Winter 2022 Anime

Requiem of the Rose King

Studio: J.C. Staff

Synopsis: Richard’s father, the patriarch of the House of York, is poised to become king of medieval England during the bloody Wars of the Roses. But just as success is imminent, he is abruptly cut down. Plunged into despair, Richard acts out in revenge and must face a powerful and beautiful new enemy.

Source: Viz

Release date: Originally set for Fall 2021, but was delayed to January 2022

Upcoming Anime The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2 2021

The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2

Studio: Kinema Citrus, DR Movie

Synopsis: No synopsis has been revealed as of yet. We will keep you posted as we learn more!

Release date: The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2 was originally set to release in October 2021, but it has been delayed to April 2022.

Love of Kill Anime Upcoming 2022 Anime

Love of Kill

Studio: Platinum Vision

Synopsis: She's a professional hitman. And he is also a professional hitman. And she's his target. Caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, will she fall first--or will he?

Release date: TBA 2022

Spriggan Anime Netflix

Spriggan

Studio: David Production

Synopsis: This is an anime based off of the manga Spriggan by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa. Netflix describes the series as follows: An ancient alien civilization's relics on Earth hold dangerous powers. The ARCAM corporation's Spriggan agents must keep them out of the wrong hands.

Release date: Originally set to release on Netflix in 2021, but was delayed to 2022.

The Executioner and Her Way of Life Anime 2022 Upcoming Anime

The Executioner and Her Way of Life

Studio: J.C. Staff

Synopsis: The Lost Ones are wanderers who come here from a distant world known as "Japan." No one knows how or why they leave their homes. The only thing that is certain is that they bring disaster and calamity. The duty of exterminating them without remorse falls to Menou, a young Executioner.

When she meets Akari, it seems like just another job--until she discovers it's impossible to kill this girl! And when Menou begins to search for a way to defeat this immortality, Akari is more than happy to tag along! So begins a journey that will change Menou forever.

Release date: TBA 2022

Summer Time Rendering Anime 2022 Upcoming Anime

Summer Time Rendering

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: Upon hearing of Ushio's death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend's family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface something strange is brewing on the island. What mysteries await him on this secluded summer island?

Release date: TBA 2022

Visual to Be Revealed

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, Season 2

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: This is the second season of Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed, but we will update this post as we learn more.

Release date: TBA 2022

Visual to Be Revealed

Shin Ikki Tousen

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: Shin Ikki Tousen is the next installment in the Ikki Tousen franchise. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed, but we will update this post as we learn more.

Release date: TBA 2022

Police in a Pod Anime 2022 Anime

Police in a Pod

Studio: Madhouse

Synopsis: Female police officer Kawai had enough of a career she wasn't even that into and was about to hand in her registration, when the unthinkable happened—she met the new, female director of her station!

And after spending a little time with this gorgeous role model, Kawai realizes that maybe she isn't quite done being an officer after all.

Release date: TBA 2022

Orient Anime 2022 Anime

Orient

Studio: A.C.G.T.

Synopsis: The new shonen action manga from the creator of Magi is here! Musashi is a teenager living under demon rule. As children, he and his best friend made a promise: to become the greatest warriors in the world and overthrow the demons. But life intervenes, and five years later, he finds himself about to become a miner. Yet can Musashi truly be satisfied with a "normal" life?

At age 10, best friends Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro's father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the innocent, and the warriors who defeated them. Practicing swordplay, the two swear an oath to become the strongest in the world, but as they grow up, Kojiro turns cynical, and Musashi comes to the realization that he can't overturn 150 years of demon rule on his own.

He's being called a prodigy with a pickaxe, and he's almost ready to settle into a life of labor. Yet he can't shake the feeling that he is still has a responsibility to act--and soon, the injustices of his world will force his hand.

Release date: January 2022

Love After World Domination Anime 2022 Anime

Love After World Domination

Studio: TBA

Synopsis: To those around them, Fudou Aikawa, aka the "Red Gelato" and the leader of the hero squadron "Gelato 5," and Desumi Magahara, minion leader of the villanous organization "Gecko," are mortal enemies with nothing in common. But their relationship is not quite what it seems. In public, they make it look like their at each others's throats, but in private they are pursing their forbidden love.

Despite their differences and busy schedules, these two will stop at nothing to their make their romance work.

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: TBA 2022

Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Anime 2022 Spring Anime

Aharen-san wa Hakarenai

Studio: Felix Film

Synopsis: Reina Aharen is a small and quiet student with no sense of personal space or distance. In some cases, she's inches away from your face, and other times, she's miles away. Fellow student Raidou Matsuboshi, who's seated next to her in class, is the only one who tries to understand her. He may look tough on the outside, but he's a really nice guy when you get to know him.

One day, Raidou picks up Aharen's eraser off the floor for her. She takes this small gesture as a sign that he wants to be best friends with her. This story follows these two as their friendship blossoms and the challenges they have to work to overcome.

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: April 2022

Girls' Frontline Anime 2022 Anime

Girls' Frontline

Studio: Asahi Production

Synopsis: In the aftermath of World War III, nations devastated by biological warfare can no longer protect the wastelands. Private military companies, like Griffin & Kryuger, are left to defend these territories with their android soldiers or "tactical dolls" that are tasked with fending off the rogue android army Sangvis Ferri. M4A1, the leader of an elite team called "Anti-Rain," not only must gain the upper hand over the Sangvis Ferri but also protect her comrades.

Anime Collective rewrite

Release date: TBA 2022

Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime Season 3 2022 Anime

Ascendance of a Bookworm, Season 3

Studio: Ajia-Do

Synopsis: This is the third season of the Ascendance of a Bookworm anime. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed, but we will keep you posted as we learn more.

Release date: TBA 2022

In the Land of Leadale Anime WInter 2022 Anime

In the Land of Leadale

Studio: Maho Film

Synopsis: After a horrific accident put her on life support, the last vestige of freedom Keina Kagami had was in the VRMMORPG World of Leadale. When she wakes up in the body of her game avatar, though, Keina-now Cayna-finds that the worries of her old life appear to be a thing of the past, but somehow this new land doesn't seem to be quite the Leadale she remembers.

Release date: January 2022

Love All Play Anime Spring 2022 Anime

Love All Play

Studio: Nippon Animation, OLM

Synopsis: The protagonist, Ryo Mizushima, enters a junior high school and joins the badminton club on the spur of the moment. Although there are no proper instructors at the school, Ryo's physical strength allows him to improve to the point where he is able to participate in the prefectural tournament.

Then Ryo is approached by Ebihara, the famous coach of the prestigious Yokohama Minato High School badminton club. Ryo, who is indecisive and humble, hesitates to go to the school, but his older sister, Rika, who is the top student in her third year there, gives him a strong push and he decides to go. Blessed with a coach and teammates at high school, Ryo gains the experience he's been lacking and aims to win the Inter-High School Championship!

Source: Crunchyroll

Release date: Spring 2022

Blue Lock Anime Upcoming Anime 2022

Blue Lock

Studio: 8-Bit

Synopsis: After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan's team struggles to regroup. But what's missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win.

The Japan Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match...and to do so, they've gathered 300 of Japan's best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team...and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?

Source: Kodansha

Release date: TBA 2022

Ultraman Anime Season 2 Anime 2022

Ultraman, Season 2

Studio: Production I.G, Sola Digital Arts

Synopsis: This is the second season of the Ultraman anime and it is releasing exclusively on Netflix. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed. We will keep you posted as we learn more!

Release date: Spring 2022

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wiseman Anime 2022 Anime

She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wiseman

Studio: Studio A-CAT

Synopsis: Sakamori Kagami was one of the top players in the VRMMO Ark Earth Online as Danblf, a veteran summoner with the gravitas to match his elite status. When he falls asleep playing one day, he’s transported to a world where the game is reality—but instead of his all-powerful avatar, he’s stuck in the body of a cute young girl!

He can’t let anyone know that this little cutie is really Danblf, so he takes the name “Mira” and claims to be Danblf’s disciple. If this gets out, he’ll never live it down!

Release date: January 2022

Luminous Witches Anime 2021

Luminous Witches

Studio: Shaft

Synopsis: Through the healing power of music, witches also known as idols in the Music Squadron fight their enemies in order to protect the smiles of others.

Release date: Originally scheduled for 2021 release, but the series was delayed to 2022.

To Your Eternity Anime 2 Anime 2022

To Your Eternity 2

Studio: Brain's Base

Synopsis: To Your Eternity is getting a second series as confirmed by the official website. An official synopsis has yet to be revealed, but we will keep you posted as we learn more!

Release date: Fall 2022

Date A Live IV Anime Fall 2021 Anime

Date A Live IV

Studio: Geek Toys

Synopsis: An anime for Date A Live IV was announced at Kadokawa Light Novel Expo 2020. No synopsis has been revealed as of yet. We will keep you posted as we learn more!

Release date: Originally scheduled for October 2021, but delayed to 2022.

These are all the anime that have been announced for 2022 so far. As more is revealed, we’ll add them to the schedule! To see all of the anime that's releasing in 2021, check out this post!

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