Many Spring 2022 anime are close to ending with majority series have only 1 or 2 more episodes left. What are the most anticipated anime series, releasing in next season, according to Japanese anime fans? Anime! Anime!, One of the biggest anime news website in Japan recently conducted a survey, asking their readers to rank the upcoming anime series, releasing in Summer 2022 that they are looking forward to seeing. Classroom of the Elite season 2 ranked in the first place.
Here are the top 20 most anticipated Summer 2022 according to Japanese anime fans:
- 20. Engage Kiss (Studio: A-1 Pictures).
- 19. Isekai Ojisan (Uncle from Another World) (Studio: Atelier Pontdarc).
- 18. Saikin Yatotta Maid ga Ayashii (The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious) (Studio: SILVER LINK, Blade).
- 17. RWBY: Hyusetsu Teikoku (Studio: RWBY: Ice Queendom) (SHAFT).
- 16. Renmei Kuugun Koukuu Mahou Ongakutai Luminous Witches (Studio: SHAFT).
- 15. Tokyo Mew Mew New (Studio: Yumeta Company, Graphinica).
- 14. Jashin-chan Dropkick X (Studio: Dropkick On My Devil!! 3rd Season) (Nomad).
- 13. Kakegurui Twin (Studio: MAPPA).
- 12. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka IV: Shin Shou – Meikyuu-hen (DanMachi 4th Season) (Studio: JCSTAFF).
- 11. Kanojo, Okarishimasu 2nd Season (Rent A Girlfriend) (Studio: TMS Entertainment).
- 10. Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari (The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting) (Feel, Gaina).
- 9. Hataraku Maou-sama!! (The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 2) (Studio 3Hz).
- 8. Love Live! Superstar!! 2nd Season (Sunrise)
- 7. Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama: U-17 World Cup (The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup) (MSC, Studio Kai)
- 6. Yofukashi no Uta (Call of the Night) (LIDEN FILMS)
Ranked 5th: Made In Abyss Season 2
The first season of the series caught the viewers by surprise because of its darker nature. Despite having one of the cutest character design in the anime world, the story has a darker tone. Fans are looking forward to explore more of the Abyss as Riko along with her robot friend, Reg continue their journey downwards. Made in Abyss returns on July 6.
Ranked 4th: Overlord 4th Season
In the isekai genre, we often see a hero getting transported into a magical world, defeating the demon lord and saving the princess. In Overlord, the main character Ainz is the demon lord (sort of). He gets stuck in a game world while playing with the appearence of his game character, a skeleton having great magical power. The series offers a unique perspective from the villains points of view. He doesn’t show any mercy to his opponents, doesn’t matter if they are innocent or not. Madhouse is the studio behind the production. Overlord IV is scheduled to release on July 5th.
Ranked 3rd: Shadows House 2nd Season
The first season of Shadow House season 1 aired in July 2021, produced by CloverWorks. The series overall a positive response from anime fans. The second season of this slice of life, and mystery anime will be returning on July 9, 2022. Crunchyroll desribes the series as follows:
High atop a cliff sits the mansion known as Shadows House, home to a faceless clan that pretends to live like nobles. They express their emotions through living dolls that also endlessly clean the home of soot. One such servant, Emilico, aids her master Kate as they learn more about themselves and the mysteries of the house
Ranked 2nd: Doctor Stone Special Episode
The special episode of Dr. Stone titled “Dr. Stone Ryuusui”, produced by TMS Entertainment studio will be released in Summer 2022. The series revolves around a genius boy, Senku who wakes up thousands of years after all the humanity was petrified due to a mysterious event. Using his knowledge and with the help of friends, Senku tries to build a new civilization. The manga series has already ended, you can check out what every character is doing post finale here. The third season is scheduled to release in 2023.
Ranked 1st: Classroom of the Elite Season 2
To no one surprise, the most anticipates anime of the season is Classroom of the Elite 2nd season. The first season got an overwhelming positive response, however, the 2nd season wasn’t announced till 4 years after the first season aired. Studio Lerche is responsible for the porduction of season 2. The first epiosde will be released on July 4th on Crunchyroll.
Season 3 is also in development, and schedule to release in 2023. Crunchyroll describes the anime series as follows:
Kiyotaka Ayanokoji has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it’s said that 100% of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school’s problem children. What’s more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. One month later, Ayanokoji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school…
Source: Anime! Anime!