14 Best Anime of Autumn 2022

Best Anime of Autumn 2022

As autumn leaves are tinted in the brisk air, the world is also colored by a variety of new anime in autumn. Hundreds of fresh anime are released in a year, and dozens of new titles await you in the autumn of 2022.

You can enjoy finding high-quality newcomers from October to December including newly-started anime and sequels to current popular series. Then, which anime should you watch in the autumn of 2022?

Today, I’d like to introduce best anime of autumn 2022, ranging from the hottest action anime My Hero Academia Season 6 to the final part of the famous adventure Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. Of course, this 2022 autumn anime list is being updated with additional announcements, which will help you to collect the latest anime information. Stay tuned!

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1. Chainsaw Man

It has been just announced that the most anticipated dark-fantasy anime series Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン) is coming in October, 2022, which is the biggest news for lots of anime fans all over the world. They also expect it will become the best anime series in 2022 and even recent years. Some high-quality trailers made by the outstanding anime studio Mappa are why they think so. Based on 11 volumes of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga series published between 2018 and 2020, its anime adaptation is just staring.

Chainsaw Man presents a large story filled with fundamental human problems, intense battles between the Devil Hunters and the Devils, and a surprising plot. The action and dark-fantasy anime concentrates the life of the titular protagonist Denji, who can be transformed into the Chainsaw Devil. As a member of the Public Safety Devil Hunters, he disposes of the problems caused by the powerful Devils. There are attractive side characters: his partner and the Blood Fiend named Power; a contractor with some Devils named Aki Hayakawa; the leader of the Public Safety Devil Hunters named Makima.

Aired: From October 11, 2022

2. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (Season 5)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean ©荒木飛呂彦&LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/集英社・ジョジョの奇妙な冒険THE ANIMATION PROJECT

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン), the fifth season of the anime series, is adapted from the sixth part of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series. Stone Ocean is one of the best anime of autumn 2022 and even the whole year of 2022. Its first part was exclusively released with 12 episodes on Netflix in December, 2021, and aired on TV from January to March, 2022. Additional 12 episodes are coming to Netflix in this autumn, too. You can see the sequel to the Jolyne Cujoh’s story in Green Dolphin Street Prison and check if she can save his father Jotaro Kujo and herself in the second part of Stone Ocean.

Distributed: From Autumn, 2022 on Netflix

3. Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War ©久保帯人/集英社・テレビ東京・dentsu・ぴえろ

Did you let go of the desire to watch the final part of Bleach in anime? Based on Tite Kubo’s manga series serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump between 2001 and 2016, Bleach, known as one of the most famous manga and anime series all over the globe, started its anime adaptation in 2004. After the anime series ended with 366th episode in 2012, the rest of the story is adapted into the new series Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War (Bleach 千年血戦篇) by the same anime studio Pierrot. Don’t miss the climax of the Ichigo’s adventure in Thousand-Year Blood War, broadcasted from October, 2022.

Aired: From October, 2022

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4. My Hero Academia Season 6

My Hero Academia (Season 6)
My Hero Academia (Season 6) © 堀越耕平/集英社・僕のヒーローアカデミア製作委員会

The worldly popular action adventure My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア) is enjoying significant momentum these days. The hero-themed manga series written by Kohei Horikoshi has been serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump since 2014, which has been adapted into the anime series by Bones since 2016. The fifth season of My Hero Academia was on broadcast from March to September, 2021, followed by My Hero Academia Season 6 in October, 2022. Entering the Paranormal Liberation War arc, the season 6 focuses on a looming all-out war between the heroes and the League of Villains. Many fans are looking forward to watching the performances of the protagonist Izuku Midoriya, his best rival Katsuki Bakugo, the No.1 hero Endeavor and other various characters.

Aired: From October, 2022

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5. Spy x Family Season 1 Part 2

Spy x Family Part 2
Spy x Family Part 2 ©遠藤達哉/集英社・SPY×FAMILY製作委員会

Spy x Family, one of the smash-hit anime airing in this spring, is coming back in the autumn season of 2022. Based on the popular ongoing manga series serialized on Shonen Jump+ and Manga Plus, the first half of the first season aired with 12 episodes from April to June, 2022. And, the second half follows it from October, 2022.

The new episodes cover from Doggy Crisis Arc while the previous part includes Introduction Arc, Admissions Interview Arc, Eden Beginnings Arc, Secret Police Arc and Stella Star Arc. You can’t miss what happens to the Operation “Strix” and the triadic fake Forger family: Anya, Loid and Yor.

Aired: From October, 2022

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6. Mob Psycho 100 Season 3

Mob Psycho 100 Season 3
Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 ©ONE・小学館/「モブサイコ100 Ⅲ」製作委員会

For those who love comedy series, the autumn of 2022 is your season. A new season of Mob Psycho 100 (モブサイコ100) is scheduled to be broadcast from October. The supernatural comedy anime consists of two past seasons made by the famous anime studio Bones in 2016 and 2019 as well as this third season. It is adapted from the popular manga series written by One, who is well-known as the writer of One-Punch Man.

Mob Psycho 100 features a less-represented middle school boy Shigeo Kageyama, who is also known as Mob. He is introduced as an esper with forceful psychic powers. The story begins when he decided to join the Body Improvement Club instead of the Telepathy Club to change himself. Unsure of his career path in the school life, he is situated at the center of the suspenseful and critical incident happening to the city.

Aired: From October, 2022

7. Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura
Urusei Yatsura ©高橋留美子・小学館/アニメ「うる星やつら」製作委員会

Urusei Yatsura (うる星やつら), drawing substantial interest from both young and old anime fans, is one of the most popular manga and anime series in the 1980s. The original manga series, serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday between 1978 and 1987, was written by the renowned female manga artist Rumiko Takahashi, who is also known for Ranma ½ and Inuyasha. It was first made into the anime series airing with 195 episodes made by Pierrot and Studio Deen in 1981-1986.

Its new version of the anime series, created by David Production, started in the autumn of 2022, which is divided into four parts. Lots of fans expect it will become a good example of remake of old anime series. The rom-com and sci-fi anime series depicts the busy life of a high school boy Ataru Moroboshi and an alien girl Lum.

Aired: From October, 2022

8. KanColle 1944 Itsuka Ano Umi de

KanColle 1944 Itsuka no Umi de
KanColle 1944 Itsuka no Umi de © C2機関 / KADOKAWA /「艦これ」第二水雷戦隊

For the fans of the popular military anime series Kantai Collection, abbreviated to KanColle, the autumn of 2022 is the keenly anticipated season. KanColle 1944 Itsuka Ano Umi de (「艦これ」いつかあの海で), the second series of Kantai Collection is coming in November, finally. Based on the original fleet raising simulation game developed in 2013, its anime adaptation was released with 12 episodes in 2015, followed by the first anime film in 2016. While they were made by Diomedéa, a different anime studio Engi is in charge of the second series KanColle 1944 Itsuka Ano Umi de.

The KanColle series represents warships anthropomorphized as teenage girls, who are called Kanmusu (meaning “Fleet Girls” in Japanese). Their characters are related to the background of the battleships in World War II. According to a key visual of the new season, it focuses on Shigure who is inspired by a Shiratsuyu-class destroyer under the Nishimura fleet, set in Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

Aired: From November, 2022

9. Golden Kamuy Season 4

Golden Kamuy (Season 4)
Golden Kamuy (Season 4) ©野田サトル/集英社・ゴールデンカムイ製作委員会

Are you keeping up with the changing trend of Japanese anime? If you are an anime fan, you can’t miss the hot historical adventure Golden Kamuy (ゴールデンカムイ), which is adapted from Satoru Noda’s original manga series serialized on Weekly Young Jump between 2014 and 2022. The first season of the anime series began in 2018 and the last season 3 ended in 2020, which were made by Geno Studio.

The fourth season is around the corder, produced by a different animation studio Brain’s Base. Golden Kamuy Season 4 continues to follow the revenge adventure of the veteran Saichi Sugimoto and the Ainu girl Asirpa, entering a new arc. The manga series just completed in the end of April, 2022, and you can expect the entire story will be adapted into the anime series.

Aired: From October, 2022

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10. Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit Season 4

Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit (Season 4)
Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit (Season 4) ©しろ/アース・スター エンターテイメント/『ヤマノススメ Next Summit』製作委員会

The fourth season of the popular outdoor-themed anime series titled Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit (ヤマノススメ Next Summit) is coming in the best season for climbing a mountain. The manga series of Encouragement of Climb, written by Shiro, has been serialized on Comic Earth Star since 2011, which has been made into the anime adaptation since the first season came to audiences in 2013. The fourth season will air with each full-length episode for 20-30 mins while the past seasons were offered with 5 to 15 minutes broadcast time.

Encouragement of Climb tells the story of a fresh high school girl Aoi Yukimura, who prefer staying home to outdoor amusements. She is getting into climbing a mountain after being inspired by her active childhood friend Hinata Kuraue and her new outdoorsy friend Kaede Saito.

Aired: From October, 2022

11. To Your Eternity Season 2

To Your Eternity (Season 2)
To Your Eternity (Season 2) © ⼤今良時・講談社/NHK・NEP

To Your Eternity (不滅のあなたへ) has got favorable reviews since its first season’s 20 chapters aired in 2021. The second season of To Your Eternity is made by Drive instead of Brain’s Base, the anime studio producing the previous season.

To Your Eternity follows a white orb thrown into the world, which is an existence that can transform itself into anything coping them from a stone and moss to a wolf and humans. It finally transfigures itself into a young boy who is later called Fushi. The grand fantasy story depicts his encounters and farewells with various people on the long journey.

Aired: From Autumn, 2022

12. Pop Team Epic Season 2

Pop Team Epic (Season 2)
Pop Team Epic (Season 2) © 大川ぶくぶ/竹書房・キングレコード

The eccentric anime series Pop Team Epic (ポプテピピック) is coming back as its second season in this autumn. The first season broadcasted in 2018 surprised large audiences with each chapter that consists of the first half and the second half done by different voice actors. In 2021, the remixed version of the first season was aired again changing the casts, which means there are four different types totally in the one season.

Based on the original four-panel comedy web manga written by Bkub Okawa and serialized on Manga Life Win since 2014, the second season is made by Kamikaze Douga as well. Enjoy the new season of the ultimate comedy anime with interesting conversations between the 14-year-old provocative girls Popuko and Pipimi!

Aired: From October, 2022

13. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (Season 3)
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (Season 3) ©西修(秋田書店)/NHK・NEP

After 23 episodes of the first season in 2019-2020 and 21 episodes of the second season in 2021, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (魔入りました! 入間くん) is reaching its third season in October, 2022. The fantasy comedy anime is adapted from Osamu Nishi’s manga series serialized on Weekly Shonen Champion since 2017 by a Japanese anime studio Bandai Namco Pictures.

In addition to the protagonist Iruma Suzuki, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 focuses on his master Barbatos Bachiko, who has pink twin-tailed hair and is dressed in the lolita fashion.

Aired: From October, 2022

14. Reincarnated as a Sword

Reincarnated as a Sword
Reincarnated as a Sword © 棚架ユウ・るろお/マイクロマガジン社/転剣製作委員会

Naro (Naro-kei) is one of the most popular genres in modern anime, and Reincarnated as a Sword (転生したら剣でした) is an expected Naro anime in the autumn of 2022. The Isekai fantasy anime is adapted from the original light novel written by Yuu Tanaka and illustrated by Llo, which has been serialized on the famous user-generated publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro since 2015.

It has been adapted into a manga series since 2017 and its first anime adaptation is scheduled to air from October. The story begins when a protagonist died in a car accident and is reincarnated as a sword in an Isekai world, which is picked up by young catgirl slave named Fran.

Aired: From October, 2022


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