10 Upcoming Anime of Spring 2022 that You Can’t Miss

List of Anime of Spring 2022

In spring, Japan is colored by gradation pink of cherry blossoms. You have to remember a lineup of gorgeous new anime also awaits you in the spring of 2022. Dozens of high-quality latest anime series are released from April to June of this year as has happened in the past.

However, who has enough time to complete tens of the anime from one to the next? Today, I’d like to focus on 10 best anime to watch in the spring 2022. This spring 2022 anime recommendations list ranges from a brand new animations and adaptations from the popular manga to the anticipated next season of the current anime series.

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1. Spy x Family

Spy x Family
Spy x Family

Spy x Family, categorized as comedy, action and slice of life, is one of the most expected anime released in the spring 2022. It is adapted from the popular ongoing manga serialized on Shonen Jump+ by Tatsuya Endo since 2019, and the quality of the anime adaptation is guaranteed by the two hottest anime studios Wit Studio and CloverWorks. The spy-themed story centers on the fake Forger family composed of a competent spy father Loid Forger, a skillful assassin mother Yor and a telepathic adopted daughter Anya.

Aired: From April 9, 2022

2. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- (Season 3)

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Season 3
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Season 3

The latest season of the trendy romantic comedy Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is coming in the spring of 2022. The season 3 titled Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- (かぐや様は告らせたい-ウルトラロマンティック-) is also produced by A-1 Pictures as well as the previous two seasons in 2019 and 2020. The anime series of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is gainig steam more and more while the original manga series is successfully going on. In addition to the cute relationships between Kaguya and Miyuki, there are various attractive side characters in the newer seasons.

Aired: From April 8, 2022

3. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 ©2021 アネコユサギ/KADOKAWA/盾の勇者の製作委員会S2

Since the first season of the Isekai fantasy finished with applause, a lot of fans have looked forward to the next season of The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり). Finally, the second season is airing from April, 2022 after the postponement for about half a year. The original light novel written by Aneko Yusagi since 2012 is adapted into the first season of the anime series by Kinema Citrus and the second season by a different anime studio DR Movie. The Rising of the Shield Hero follows an unfortunate hero who has to survive in the Isekai world transported from the real world with the only his weapon shield.

Aired: From April 6, 2022

4. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2 ©士郎正宗・Production I.G/講談社・攻殻機動隊2045製作委員会 | ©Shirow Masamune, Production I.G/KODANSHA/GITS2045

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (攻殻機動隊 SAC_2045) Season 2 is top priority for fans of the legendary cyberpunk franchise in this spring, which is scheduled to be distributed exclusively on Netflix from May, 2022. Based on the classic manga written by Masamune Shirow, the latest Stand Alone Complex series in 3DCG is directed by Kenji Kamiyama following the previous season released in 2020. SAC_2045 is set in the futuristic world in 2045, which faces economic collapse worldwide and highly develops AI technology.

Aired: From May, 2022

5. In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki
In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki ©2022 山本崇一朗・小学館/製作委員会の胸の内

As a potential new anime series in the spring 2022, you should check In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki (くノ一ツバキの胸の内). The slice-of-life comedy series has been originally serialized as manga since 2018 by Soichiro Yamamoto, who is also famous for the popular rom-com series Teasing Master Takagi-san. Its anime adaptation is made by the anime studio CloverWorks. In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki focuses on kunoichi (female ninja) characters living in the mountain who are prohibited to contact men. You can enjoy how the cute pure-hearted girls live following the rigid rule.

Aired: From April 9, 2022

6. Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3
Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 ©香月美夜・TOブックス/本好きの下剋上製作委員会 ©香月美夜・TOブックス/本好きの下剋上製作委員会2020

The following season’s production of Ascendance of a Bookworm (本好きの下剋上 ~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~) has been decided for its popularity. The Isekai fantasy anime series is adapted from the big-selling light novel serialized by Miya Kazuki between 2013 and 2017. A Japanese anime studio Ajia-do Animation Works is in charge of the new third season as well as the season 1-2. Ascendance of a Bookworm centers on a reincarnated bookish girl who tries to make books from scratch in the far distant past world.

Aired: From April 11, 2022

7. Aharen-san wa Hakarenai

More rom-com anime series are released every season recently, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai (阿波連さんははかれない) is one of the most interesting anime classified into the trendy genre mixed with slice of life. It is based on the popular ongoing Asato Mizu’s manga serialized on Shonen Jump+ since 2017. Aharen-san wa Hakarenai casts a spotlight on a high school girl Reina Aharen, who is not good at figuring out her distance with others. You can see her awkward but heartwarming relationships with her neighboring student Raido and other classmates.

Aired: From April 1, 2022

8. A Couple of Cuckoos

A Couple of Cuckoos
A Couple of Cuckoos ©吉河美希・講談社/カッコウの許嫁製作委員会

There are plenty of nice romantic-comedy anime series newly released in this spring; A Couple of Cuckoos (カッコウの許嫁) is also what every anime fan should check out. The original manga series, which has been serialized on Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2020, is written by Miki Yoshikawa, who is also known for Flunk Punk Rumble and Yamada and the Seven Witches. Set in Tokyo, A Couple of Cuckoos begins when a second-grade high schooler Nagi Umino finds himself a baby switched at birth and ends up on meeting his real parents while a heroine Erika Amano makes a difference to his life.

Aired: From April, 2022

9. Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie ©︎真木蛍五・講談社/式守さん製作委員会

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie (可愛いだけじゃない式守さん) is a recommended romance and comedy anime series airing in the spring of 2022. A manga artist Keigo Maki first released the original manga of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie on Twitter and it has been serialized on the Kodansha’s manga website Magazine Pocket since 2019, which is made into the anime series by a Tokyo anime studio Doga Kobo. It has the unique theme of a cool heroine focusing on a high schooler Izumi and his girlfriend Shikimori, who is very cute but sometimes behaves like the coolest boyfriend when they are in trouble.

Aired: From April 9, 2022

10. Bubble

Bubble
Bubble ©2022「バブル」製作委員会

Bubble (バブル) is expected as one of the best anime films released in 2022, directed by Tetsuro Araki who is famous for the Attack on Titan series. Gen Urobuchi, the scriptwriter of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Takeshi Obata, the manga artist of Death Note, also joins the production of Bubble. Before its release at the theater in May, it will be distributed on Netflix worldwide from April 28, 2022. Bubble is set in an alternate post-apocalyptic Tokyo where is under the condition of gravitational abnormalities caused by the mysterious bubbles.

Aired: From April 28, 2022


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