Best Anime of 2022!

At last a new year has come and 2022 is far, far behind us . . . by like a whole day! But I’m sure there are many otakus out there that aren’t ready for this bright shiny new year (I feel the same way!). Don’t worry, it’s not too late to enjoy the best that 2022 anime has to offer! And to help you with your mad dash to get to see the really good anime of last year before it drifts away into anime history, here it is! Not just all the anime that I watched last year so you can see the pool of anime nominees, not just the anime series that were the runners up and all around really good anime, but the number one, undisputed (by me) BEST Anime of 2022!!!! Please, save your applauds for the end of the post.

The Nominees – Anime I watched in 2022 (not in any order)

So many great anime to enjoy in 2022!
  1. Tokyo 24th Ward
  2. Myriad Colors Phantom World
  3. Hanasakeru Seishonen
  4. Detective Conan
  5. Visual Prison
  6. Durarara
  7. Rumble Graranndoll
  8. Space Dandy
  9. Taisho Otome Fairy Tale
  10. Gigantor!
  11. Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
  12. My Dress-Up Darling
  13. Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department
  14. Sabikui Bisco
  15. Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knock Out!
  16. Love of Kill
  17. Princess Knight
  18. The Case Study of Vanitas 2
  19. My Love Story
  20. My Next Life as a Villainess OVA
  21. The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki chan
  22. Sasaki and Miyano
  23. Slow Loop
  24. Natsume Yujincho OVA
  25. Heaven Official’s Blessing (re-watch Dubbed)
  26. Vampire Princess Miyu 4 part OVA
  27. School Rumble
  28. Pretear
  29. Magic Knight Rayearth
  30. Good Luck Girl
  31. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  32. Fairy Gone
  33. Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire
  34. Divine Gate
  35. Dimension W
  36. Coyote Ragtime Show
  37. Case File n221: Kabukicho
  38. Ben-To
  39. Baka and Test
  40. Blood-C
  41. AFTERLOST
  42. The Stranger by the Shore
  43. SpyXFamily
  44. Ranking of the Kings
  45. Skeleton Knight in Another World
  46. Love After World Domination
  47. Miss Sachiku and the little baby Ghost
  48. Aharen san wa Hakarenai
  49. Trapped in a Dating Sim
  50. Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl
  51. Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective
  52. Color Cloud Palace: The Story of Saiunkoku
  53. Healer Girl
  54. Kokkoku
  55. 100 Sleeping Princes in the Kingdom of Dreams
  56. I’m Quitting Heroing
  57. Hitorijime My Hero
  58. The Boy and the Beast
  59. Phantom of the Idol
  60. Monochrome Factor
  61. Tokyo Mew Mew New
  62. Vatican Miracle Examiner
  63. Ya Boy Kong Ming
  64. Onipan!
  65. The Demon Girl Next Door
  66. Dame Pri
  67. Yumeiro Patissiere
  68. The Devil is a Part-Timer season 2
  69. Rising of the Shield Hero season 2
  70. Crois`ee in a foreign Labyrinth
  71. Bibliophile Princess
  72. Shadow House season 2
  73. Drop Out Idol Fruit Tart
  74. Wolf’s Rain
  75. Salary Man’s Club
  76. Mahjong Soul Pon
  77. Junji Ito Collection
  78. Theater of Darkness: Yamishibai
  79. Raven of the Inner Palace
  80. Welcome to Demon School Iruma Kun season 3
  81. SpyXFamily part 2
  82. Fuuto PI
  83. Sk8 The Infinity
  84. I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss
  85. Classroom of the Elite season 2
  86. Tokyo Ravens
  87. Daily Life of an Immortal King
  88. Dragon Ball
  89. Sprites of Flora
  90. Ace Attorney

The Runners Up!

It was soooo difficult to pick the runners up! There really was just too many good anime that came out in 2022. And every time I look through the list of anime I watched over the last year I keep finding even more series that I want to put in the “Runners Up” category. But they can’t all be runners up, so I have to be very strict with myself, and only pick anime that were significantly note worthy and that I would really want to watch again if I had the time. So my runners up list wouldn’t be 80 titles long, I put a limit of 3 anime and I had to do a lot of cutting to make the list that short! So in no particular order, here is the anime of 2022 that you really should try to watch!

Sabikui Bisco

Sabikui Bisco aka Rust Eater Bisco was definitely a unique shonen action anime about a plague called the Rust that travels on the wind to deteriorate buildings, vehicles, and even people! There’s only one thing that can stop this destruction, the mushrooms and the mushroom keepers. The flora and fauna of this anime are truly different and mesmerizing. From giant fish that fly through the sky to fungus the size of houses, this anime features a world all it’s own. The characters and their background stories are also unique and fun, though I do wish this anime had more character development.

Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knock Out!

This was probably my favorite comedy of 2022. This is an isekai anime about two friends that get transported to a fantasy world, one was transformed into a super powered version of himself and the other, while spewing a drunken rant, was transformed into his ideal girlfriend. Not only that, but he/she has the uncontrollable power to make anyone fall in love with their incomparable cuteness. The whole anime is the two friends hilarious journey through this fantasy land trying to find a way home while dealing with all the complications of one of them being just too cute!

Kokkoku

I don’t watch much sci-fi anime. That doesn’t mean that I don’t love sci-fi (because I totally do!) I just prefer watching sci-fi in live action form rather than animated form. But Kokkoku is one of the few sci-fi anime that really is best just the way it is. Kokkoku is an anime about a family that has a stone that allows them to stop time. It’s also about an evil cult that wants to steal the stone so it’s crazed leader can live forever! This series has so much going for it, Kokkoku was a very strong contender for the best anime of the year. It has family relationships being explored and strengthened, it has a hero that starts out as a total under dog until she finds the inner strength to do what’s right rather than what’s easy, it has a truly dastardly evil cult of bad guys, it looks at the real problems and results of stopping time, and it has one of the most epic grandpa’s of anime!

2022 Best Anime of the Year!

Spy X Family!!!

It should come as no surprise that I absolutely adored SpyXFamily this year and it is definitely my favorite series of 2022. It had so much to like! It had the nostalgic unbelievable action of James Bond movies that I grew up with. It had the sweet slice of life family building that I love so much from anime like Flying Witch and Natsume Yujincho. It had a very cute kid, like I adore seeing in anime such as Sweetness and Lightening and Shonen Maid. And the kid just happens to have a snarky psychic side to her, like my other favorite psychic in the anime The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Basically it’s like someone stealthily read all my comments and posts online and then squeeeeeshed all the elements together and covered it with a thick layer of Wholesomeness Spackle, to make an anime just for me . . . and a few million of my closest friends.

Have a Happy 2023!

Well, that’s it for 2022, and I’m hoping that 2023 will have even better anime to come!

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