Best in 2022 is the week-long celebration of ComingSoon in the entertainment that made this past year so memorable.
2022 is a wild one for fans of action-based shonen anime, which are mostly action-packed manga and anime series with a target audience of boys. Old series made their big comebacks, new series debuted with a bang, and exciting movies pushed anime further into the public consciousness. If you enjoy any variety of people fighting each other in a battle of ideals, there is something for you this past year.
Here are some of the best sets that make 2022 a special year for anime:
Bleach: A Thousand Year Blood War
One series that is back with a vengeance is Whitening, which finally got its conclusive story arc adapted into anime form. The first anime adaptation ended with the “Tale of the Lost Agent” (or “Fullbringer”) arc, before the original manga’s final arc. The much-loved “Thousand-Year Blood War” arc, which follows the war between the Soul Reapers and Quincies, is finally getting its due, and it’s been more than worth the wait.
Even though the first episode of the episode is over, we already got some shocking moments and fights. The series looks better than ever, the remixes of the classics Whitening The tracks (by returning composer Shiro Sagisu) are both nostalgic and fresh, and the stpry itself is stunning. If you fall Whitening back in the day, now is the perfect time to get back on the train.
One Piece Film: Red
If there’s one thing I love, that’s it One Piece. There is no shortage of anticipation for One Piece Film: Red, is said to focus on Shanks and his apparent daughter, Uta. Given how mysterious Shanks is, getting any new lore related to him is an exciting prospect. In addition, Uta’s songs have been performed by popular Japanese singer Ado, who has a diverse range.
Movie: Red knocked it out of the park. At just under two hours of runtime, the movie has great music, an emotional story, lots of fun character moments, and lots of information on Shanks. In addition to One Piece As the manga and anime both begin to progress in their respective arcs, it’s fair to say that it’s been a good year for One Piece fans.
Mob Psycho 100 Season 3
It’s not a stretch to say Mob Psycho 100 is one of the most warm and heartfelt anime in years. The series is all about trying to grow and better yourself while having fun, with a dandy coat of psychic power-based battles, dazzling visuals, and hilarious comedy. Season 3 is filled with more funny and touching moments, where the development of Dimple and Mob is highlighted, especially.
From cults and giant broccoli plants to aliens and the proverbial “shadow self,” Mob and his friends deal with all kinds of personal issues in a way that never feels out of place. sincere or like exaggeration. Whether you like high-flying esper action or coming-of-age stories, this new season is a must-see.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
My man Gohan has been through the wringer. While I wasn’t really mad about him retiring to become a scholar, seeing him and Piccolo each take on new forms as they battled the Red Ribbon Army and its superhero androids was just as hype- inducing and exciting to listen to.
Super Heroes managed to mix the classic Dragon Ball humor with Dragon Ball ZIts unparalleled action in a way that any shonen fans can appreciate. The focus on characters other than Goku and Vegeta is certainly refreshing as well, and the 3D animated visuals haven’t lost an ounce of series creator Akira Toriyama’s charming and iconic style. If this is the first step 3D towards another new era of Dragon Ball movies, then we’re all in for some good fun.
Demon Slayer Season 2
As early as 2022, the second season of Demon Slayer packed. It covers the “Entertainment District” arc, which saw Tanjiro and his allies team up with Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui to, well, kill demons.
As one should expect from Demon Slayer, this season looks great and boasts some out-of-this-world action. Lots of funny moments are packed into a well-told story arc that tests Tanjiro’s resolve more than any tests that have come before. Plus, that opening theme is a banger.
Finally, the big one. Chainsaw Man has captivated anime fans this year, delivering a unique adaptation that never skimps on the hard-hitting violence, gore, and emotional gut-punch. Watching Denji do battle with all kinds of terrifying demons became a weekly highlight, making the last quarter of the year feel even more exciting.
Although Denji has become one of the most beloved (and relatable) protagonists on the internet, the entire cast has found a strong and passionate fanbase. The exciting start has people ready for more, and the series will only get wilder as it covers more arcs. If you have fun Chainsaw Man Now, you are in for a treat ahead.
Even one or two of these projects could be highlights of an average year, so getting such an amazing slate makes for a brilliant 2022. Next year boasts series like Rurouni Kenshin, Undead Unluck, Mashaand Bato ni Dr Season 3, so 2023 can continue this amazing roll that shonen anime has.