14 Best Anime of Summer 2022

Anime Summer 2022

There are loads of new anime series released in each season in 2022 like recent years, and this list of Best Anime of Summer 2022 will help you to decide what to watch from July to September, 2022.

Following the previous season (Spring 2022), many fans can anticipate potential new anime titles and the next season of their favorite anime in the summer of 2022. Some people are also pleased to hear the news about the anime adaptations from the great manga series.

For you to find some nice recommendations of upcoming Japanese anime, here is the list of best anime of summer 2022. As the latest information is announced, this article will be also updated with newcomers for the new season. Stay tuned!

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1. Classroom of the Elite Season 2

Classroom of the Elite Season 2
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 ©衣笠彰梧・KADOKAWA刊/ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ2製作委員会

Classroom of the Elite (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ) is one of the most expected anime released in the summer of 2022. Lots of fans have looked forward to the following season of the anime series since its first season was broadcast in 2017. 1st Year Arc, the first part of the original light novel written by Shogo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose, was just completed with Volume 11.5 in 2019, and then, the next part 2nd Year Arc started. It’s announced that the whole part of 1st Year Arc will be made into the anime adaptation as Season 2 and Season 3 that will come in 2023. The psychological thriller anime, mixed with romance and slice-of-life, is getting to the heart of who the perfect protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokoji is in the new seasons.

Aired: From July, 2022

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2. Dr. Stone: Ryusui

Dr. Stone: Ryusui
Dr. Stone: Ryusui ©米スタジオ・Boichi/集英社・Dr.STONE製作委員会

Dr. Stone, one of the most popular sci-fi manga series serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump from 2017, just came to the end with the 232nd episode in March, 2022. It was made into the first and second season of anime adaptation by an anime creation team TMS/8PAN in 2019 and 2021, which will be followed by the next season in 2023. Before the third season’s coming, Dr. Stone: Ryusui (Dr.STONE 龍水), the sequel of the second season, will be released in this summer focusing on a cool newcomer expert in sailing Ryusui.

Aired: July 10, 2022

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3. Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun (2nd Series)

Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun
Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun ©つくしあきひと・竹書房/メイドインアビス「烈日の黄金郷」製作委員会

Is it something surprising that the well-known dark-fantasy adventure anime Made in Abyss has only 13 episodes in the first season so far? After the previous season was broadcast in 2017 and the new anime movie Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul in 2020, the anticipated second series Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun (メイドインアビス 烈日の黄金郷) is hitting the air from July, 2022. The main characters Riko, Reg and Nanachi continue to explore the Abyss to accomplish their own purposes in the next season. They step deeper into the giant hole and meet new characters like Faputa, known as the Princess of the Hollows.

Aired: From July, 2022

4. Love Live! Superstar!! (Season 2)

Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2
Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 ©プロジェクトラブライブ!スーパースター!! ©2021 プロジェクトラブライブ!スーパースター!!

Love Live! Superstar!! (ラブライブ!スーパースター!!), the fourth title of the popular idol-themed Love Live! series, is welcoming its second season in the summer of 2022. It has attracted fans of both the current Love Live! series and the newest part since the first season aired with 12 episodes in 2021. Love Live! Superstar!! is set in a newly-established Yuigaoka Private Girls High School, which is located in the center of Tokyo. In addition to the current five members of the school idol group Liella!, the season 2 introduced another four students joining it. Don’t miss their coming-of-age story!

Aired: From July, 2022

5. When Will Ayumu Make His Move?

When Will Ayumu Make His Move?
When Will Ayumu Make His Move? ©山本崇一朗・講談社/「それでも歩は寄せてくる」製作委員会

For fans of the modern rom-com anime, When Will Ayumu Make His Move? (それでも歩は寄せてくる) should be added to their watching list from July, 2022. It is safe to say When Will Ayumu Make His Move? will be highly applauded since it is adapted from the original manga written by Soichiro Yamamoto, who is also famous for Teasing Master Takagi-san and In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki. The new anime series presents peaceful days of two high schoolers Ayumu Tanaka and Urushi Yaotome, who are members of the school Shogi club. Through the Japanese chess, they try to develop a relationship between themselves.

Aired: From July, 2022

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

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 4
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 4 ©大森藤ノ・SBクリエイティブ/ダンまち4製作委員会 ©Silbird, Inc. published by GREE, Inc. ©WFS ©MAGES.

Several following seasons of the currently popular anime series await you in the summer of 2022; Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか) is one of the hottest topics for an experienced audience in the season. Its original light novel, written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda since 2013, has been made into anime and movie adaptations since the first season of the anime series was released in 2015. Entering a new part The Labyrinth Arc, DanMachi Season 4 focuses Bell Cranel and Hestia Familia members who explore an untapped floor of the dungeon.

Aired: Summer, 2022

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7. Engage Kiss

Engage Kiss
Engage Kiss ©BCE/Project Engage

2022’s summer season offers several potential new anime produced by growing anime studios. Engage Kiss, one of the most promising brand new anime airing from July, is made by A-1 Pictures with the scriptwriter Fumiaki Maruto, who is also known for Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend; the character designer Tsunako, who is also known for Date A Live. The rom-com anime focuses on a interesting threesome relationship of a small company’s president Shu Ogata, a dependable high school girl Kisara and Shu’s ex-girlfriend Ayano Yugiri. Let’s see how the triangle will turn out!

Aired: From July, 2022

8. Overload Season 4

Overload Season 4
Overload Season 4 ©丸山くがね・KADOKAWA刊/オーバーロード4製作委員会

For the fan of the popular light novel and anime series Overload (オーバーロード), the 2022 summer season is the year that they can’t wait. Overload Season 4 is scheduled to broadcast from July, following the previous three seasons consisting of 36 chapters made by Madhouse. It has been also announced that a new film focusing on the Holy Kingdom arc will be released later. The dark-fantasy anime, also categorized as Isekai and Naro-kei, is entering a new part; Ainz Ooal Gown, the Sorcerer King of the Sorcerer Kingdom, decides to found a utopia in the MMORPG world with his subordinates like the succubus Albedo and the vampire Shalltear Bloodfallen.

Aired: From July, 2022

9. The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious

The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious
The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious ©昆布わかめ/SQUARE ENIX・「最近雇ったメイドが怪しい」製作委員会

The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious (最近雇ったメイドが怪しい) is what is becoming a popular topic of conversation among sensitive manga and anime fans. The manga series written by Wakame Konbu just started its serialization on Monthly Gangan Joker in 2020, which is made into the first anime adaotation instantly. The romantic-comedy anime centers on a young boy Yuri, who lives without his lost parents or laid-off maids in a mansion in the countryside. One day, a cute maid named Lilith calls at him to work there.

Aired: From July, 2022

10. Yurei Deco

Yurei Deco
Yurei Deco ©YUREI Detectives

A new sci-fi anime series Yurei Deco (ユーレイデコ) is made by a cutting-edge Japanese anime studio Science Saru, which is also famous for Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (2020) and The Heike Story (2021). The completely original anime is not an anime adaptation made from manga or novels. Yurei Deco is set in a futuristic administered city Tom Sawyer Island, where AR and VR technology is highly developed. It centers on a young girl Berry and a mysterious boy Hack, who is called Yurei and is not registered as a resident.

Aired: Summer, 2022

11. Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2

Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 ©宮島礼吏・講談社/「彼女、お借りします」製作委員会2022

There are a large number of anime categorized as romantic comedy, which is one of the most popular genres in the present day. Rent-A-Girlfriend (彼女、お借りします) is a hot rom-com anime that commands attention from across the world. Its anime adaptation from the original manga serialized on Weekly Shonen Magazine by Reiji Miyajima since 2017 was first released in 2020, and the second season will come in July, 2022. The unique rom-com anime tells the story of a university student Kazuya Kinoshita, who meets some girls through an online dating app to rent girlfriends.

Aired: From July, 2022

12. Shadows House Season 2

Shadows House Season 2
Shadows House Season 2 ©ソウマトウ/集英社・シャドーハウス製作委員会

The growing Japanese anime studio CloverWorks is releasing the next season of the modern gothic mystery Shadows House (シャドーハウス) for this summer. Following 13 episodes in the first season airing in 2021, the second season is adapted from the So-ma-to’s manga serialized on Weekly Young Jump since 2018. See what will happen to the Living Doll heroine Emilico and her mistress Kate in the mysterious dark Shadows House!

Aired: From July, 2022

13. Call of the Night

Call of the Night
Call of the Night ©2022コトヤマ・小学館/「よふかしのうた」製作委員会

Call of the Night (よふかしのうた) is one of the promising anime scheduled to air from July, categorized romantic comedy mixed with fantasy and slice-of-life. Based on the Kotoyama’s original novel serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday since 2019, the anime adaptation of Call of the Night is created by a modern Japanese animation studio Liden Films. A truant middle schooler Ko Yamori tries to go out late at night and meets a vampire girl and a freewheeling nightwalker Nazuna Nanakusa.

Aired: From July, 2022

14. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Web Anime)

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Web Anime
Pokémon Legends: Arceus ©2022 Pokémon. ©1995-2022 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

In the beginning of 2022, a new series of the popular role-playing game as Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Pokémon LEGENDS アルセウス) was released following the previous title Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in 2021. Here is a follow-up information about it: Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be made into a web anime at the start of summer. This new web anime is different from the four special existing Pokémon Journeys anime episodes featuring Arceus. The anime of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is produced by the busy anime studio Wit Studio, which is lately famous for Attack on Titan and Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us.

Aired: From Early Summer, 2022


Of course, there are more anime scheduled to air in the summer season in 2022. This list will be updated once the additional information about upcoming anime for this summer comes!

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