10 Best Anime of Winter 2022

Anime of Winter 2022

There are plenty of anticipated anime series titles on the waiting list for 2022, and lots of finest works came in public view in this winter (from January to March). What did you enjoy watching and which is the best anime of the winter 2022 for you?

This season has a big range from the expected sequels of the popular anime series to the newcomers adapted from the hit manga and light novels. For all anime fans to keep up with the latest information about Japanese anime by season, here are 10 best anime of winter 2022, which are available in English, of course.

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1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc (Season 2)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Entertainment District Arc
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc ©吾峠呼世晴/集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃) has been one of the hottest topics among anime and manga fans across the world for these several years. Following the top-rated first season in 2019 and the smash-hit film The Movie: Mugen Train in 2020, the second season Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc aired with 11 episodes from December, 2021.

In addition to the main trio characters Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke, this new season focuses on the cool demon slayer Tengen Uzui, the Sound Hashira. The quality of the new anime adaptation by Ufotable exceeds expectations as the previous part. It has been announced that the third season is being made by the proven anime studio.

Aired: From December, 2021 to February, 2022

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2. Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 (Season 4)

Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 ©諫山創・講談社/「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会

The greatest action dark-fantasy anime series Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is reaching its climax in this winter while the original manga series written by Hajime Isayama just completed its grand story with the volume 34 in April, 2021. There are four seasons in the Attack on Titan anime series.

Following the first part of the fourth and final season airing with 16 episodes from December, 2020 to March, 2021, Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 began in January, 2022. The anime series is expected to finish with the third part of the television final season or the last anime movie. Let’s get to the heart of the ultimate mystery of Attack on Titan.

Aired: From January, 2022

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

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean ©LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/集英社・ジョジョの奇妙な冒険SO製作委員会

After more than two years from the broadcast of Golden Wind, the fourth season of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険) anime series, the fifth and latest season Stone Ocean was first released with 12 episodes exclusively on Netflix in December, 2021. And then, it started airing as television series from January, 2022. In the autumn of 2022, another 12 episodes (Chapter 13-24) will be added to Netflix.

This season 5 is adapted from the sixth part of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series written by Hirohiko Araki. The anime series can be expected to consist of around 40 chapters totally since there are 17 volumes in the manga series as well as the previous Golden Wind. You can see how a female protagonist Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of Jotaro Kujo, survives in the Green Dolphin Street Prison in Florida.

Aired: From January, 2022

4. Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

Akebi's Sailor Uniform
Akebi’s Sailor Uniform ©博/集英社・「明日ちゃんのセーラー服」製作委員会

A new slice-of-life anime series Akebi’s Sailor Uniform (明日ちゃんのセーラー服) made a stunning debut in the winter of 2022, which stands out in many recent anime series classified into the currently popular genre. Akebi’s Sailor Uniform has been serialized on the online manga publishing platform Tonari no Young Jump as the manga written by Hiro since 2016. The beautifully drawn pictures come true in the anime series thanks to the effort of CloverWorks.

Akebi’s Sailor Uniform concentrates a story of an innocent and energetic girl Komichi Akebi. She enters a local prestigeous junior high school Robai Private Academy to wear the pretty sailor-style school uniform. Komichi, who didn’t have a chance to make friends in the small elementary school in the countryside, meets varied unique students in her new school life. An English dub of Akebi’s Sailor Uniform is offered on large anime streaming sites like Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Aired: From January, 2022

5. Ranking of Kings

Ranking of Kings
Ranking of Kings © 十日草輔・KADOKAWA刊/アニメ「王様ランキング」製作委員会

Accepting praise from across the world, Ranking of Kings (王様ランキング) is now one of the most popular anime series among both kids and adults. The original manga has been written by Sosuke Toka since 2017. Its anime adaptation made by the trendy anime studio Wit Studio started airing from October, 2021. There is a ranking system for kinds of each country to be ranked in the fictional world. A protagonist Bojji, who is the first prince of the Kingdom of Bosse, dreams to become the next king despite handicap. The story proceeds when the deaf and powerless boy meets Kage, a survivor of the extinct shadow assassin clan.

Aired: From October, 2021

6. Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3

Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3
Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3 © S.Y,S/TKG 2022

The present anime fans welcomes the third and latest season of the popular rom-com Teasing Master Takagi-san (からかい上手の高木さん) in the winter of 2022. Based on the ongoing manga series written by Soichiro Yamamoto since 2013, the Teasing Master Takagi-san anime series has been produced by the large anime studio Shin-Ei Animation.

Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3 is going to the heart of the wavering relationship between the shy boy Nishikata and the endearing girl Takagi-san. Lots of fans are looking forward to watching the first anime movie that will be released in this summer!

Aired: From January, 2022

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7. My Dress-Up Darling

My Dress-Up Darling
My Dress-Up Darling ©福田晋一/SQUARE ENIX·「着せ恋」製作委員会

My Dress-Up Darling (その着せ替え人形は恋をする), which is just abbreviated to Kisekoi in Japanese, sparked its boom once the anime series began in January, 2022. The original manga written by Shinichi Fukuda has been serialized on Young Gangan since 2018, adapted into the finest anime series by CloverWorks.

An introvert high schooler Wakana Gojo, who likes making a hina doll (a traditional Japanese bisque doll) is getting closer to a popular outgoing classmate Marin Kitagawa, who is enthusiastic about anime and an eroge and cosplays related to them. The setting of My Dress-Up Darling is inspired by a real-life town Iwatsuki, Saitama, which is famous for creating hina dolls.

Aired: From January, 2022

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8. Lupin the Third Part 6

Lupin the Third Part 6
Lupin the Third Part 6 ©モンキー・パンチ/TMS・NTV

The newest series of the classic franchise was released as Lupin the Third Part 6 (ルパン三世 PART6) in this season. The Lupin the Third series commemorated the 50th anniversary in 2021 since the first anime series aired in 1971. A long-established anime studio TMS Entertainment is in charge of the production of Lupin the Third Part 6.

It is globally set in London and New York, focucing on the well-known main characters: Arsène Lupin III, Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa XIII and Fujiko Mine. Each of the parts has characteristics made by different studios and creators. How do you think about this recent part of Lupin the Third?

Aired: From October, 2021

9. The Heike Story

The Heike Story
The Heike Story ©「平家物語」製作委員会

The Heike Story (平家物語), originally known as the historical Japanese tale presenting the conflict between the Taira clan and Minamoto clan in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), is the anime series adapted from the modern edition of The Tale of the Heike translated by Hideo Furukawa.

A newer anime studio Science Saru made 11 chapters of the The Heike Story anime series with the famous director Naoko Yamada. It centers on a biwa minstrel girl Biwa, who is the protagonist and narrator. She survives under the umbrella of the Taira clan after her blind father is killed by one of the Taira.

Aired: From January, 2022

10. Sabikui Bisco

Sabikui Bisco
Sabikui Bisco © 2021 瘤久保慎司/KADOKAWA/錆喰いビスコ製作委員会

The appraised light novel series Sabikui Bisco (錆喰いビスコ), which won the best light novel on the 2019 edition of an annual light novel guide magazine titled Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi, is adapted into the first anime series by a Japanese anime studio OZ in the beginning of 2022. The original light novel series written by Shinji Cobkubo has been published since 2018.

The fantasy adventure anime is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a lethal weapon exploded, which results in expansion of desert all over Japan and generation of the Rusty Wind. It revolves around a red-hair wanted person named Bisco Akahoshi, who seeks a miraculous mushroom called the Rust Eater and a young talented doctor Milo Nekoyanagi.

Aired: From January, 2022

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