Top Spring 2022 Anime Recommendations

Spring is blazing in!

Can you believe it? It is already three months in, yes a new season filled with new anime and the returning of some great titles in anime! One of the series returning is of course Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari known in English as The Rising of The Shield Hero, an isekai that is so popular that even those that are not into isekai became glued to the screen to see how Iwatani Naofumi rise from zero to (anti-)hero. There are other great anime returning this season and a list of promising new anime and we decided to share with you our take on the top anime for this season. We hope you enjoy our list and have a great anime season! Itadakimasu!!!

Recommendations

BLACK★★ROCK SHOOTER: DAWN FALL

Genre: Action Drama Superpower

Release Date: Apr 3, 2022

Anime House: Bibury Animation Studios x Bibury Animation CG

Based on: Illustration*

*The Black Rock Shooter franchise has an interesting origin – it is based on an illustration an artist named huke posted on Pixiv, an online community. Shows you, never underestimate the power of one picture!

It plays off in 2062 AD, after the failure of the Great Work Automation Project two decades ago, the project’s AI, Artemis decided to fight against mankind, leaving the Eart Devastated. At a secret underground research facility, Empress awakens and a colonel of the Peace Foundation Army explains to her that she is one of three surviving guardians of humanity. Sadly she has no recollection of her past. It is her destiny to cross paths with Artemis. Who will be victorious, Empress or Artemis? We will have to watch to find out!!!

Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu

English title: Skeleton Knight in Another World

Genre: Action Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 7, 2022

Anime House: Studio KAI x HORNETS

Based on: Light Novel

Arc wakes up, realising that he has been transported to another world in the body of his MMO avatar! His avatar looks like a suit of armour on the outside, but is a skeleton on the inside, yes he is a skeleton knight. Now his problem is that if his identity as a skeleton is discovered, he will be mistaken as a monster and get a target on his back! He decides to work as a mercenary to get attention off him but he is not the type of person who will opt out when evil deeds take place before his eyes. Arc is in for quite the adventurous life in this new world!

Kakkou no Iinazuke

English Title: A Couple of Cuckoos

Genre: Comedy Harem Romance 

Release Date: April 2022

Anime House: Shin-Ei Animation x SynergySP

Based on: Manga

17-year old Nagi Umino finds out that he was switched at birth, that his parents that raised him are not his biological parents. When he is on his way to meet his biological parents he meets Erika Amano, a popular internet celeb who is trying to escape an arranged marriage. She half-force him to pose as her boyfriend so Erika can avoid marrying her fiance.

Then the plot twist… It happens to be Nagi and Erika that has been switched at birth and he is the fiance her parents planned to marry her off to. Poor Nagi is actually in love with classmate Segawa Hiro and Erika is determined to rebel against her father on this matter. What will happen to this young couple as they fight their parents’ dubious plans for their futures?

Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de

English Title: Love After World Domination

Genre: Action Comedy Ecchi Magic Romance 

Release Date: Apr 8, 2022

Anime House: project No.9

Based on: Manga

The series follows Fudo Aikawa, leader of the Gelato 5, a squad fighting for world peace and Desumi Magahara, the ‘princess of death’ a secret society hell-bent on world domination, both the leaders of heroic and villainous organizations, respectively. They should be sworn enemies but in the spirit of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, these two are secret lovers. Can their forbidden love survive their eternal battle, when one desires world peace and the other world domination?

Mahoutsukai Reimeiki

English Title: The Dawn of the Witch

Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 8, 2022

Anime House: Tezuka Productions

Based on: Light Novel

According to Kodansha:

‘Cervil is a magic student with no memories of his life before he met a mysterious blond woman in an alley. Now he travels with his teacher, Ross—another student, Holt, and the beastman Coudeau for “special training”… but this field trip may not be as routine as it seems!’

Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu

English Title: Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

Genre: Fantasy Harem Romance School

Release Date: Apr 3, 2022

Anime House: ENGI

Based on: Light Novel

According to Seven Seas Entertainment

Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Can Leon spark a revolution to change this new world order?

Shijou Saikyou no Daimaou, Murabito A ni Tensei suru

English Title: The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody

Genre: Action Fantasy School

Release Date: Apr 6, 2022

Anime House: SILVER LINK.x BLADE

Based on: Light Novel

Varvatos, the most powerful demon lord in history has accomplished everything that he could as the king, but, because he is so powerful it left him feeling alone and longing for a simpler life. Time passes and a few millennia after, he is reborn as Ard Meteor, a villager. In the new era, magic has declined and also the magical community. He enrols into the Academy of Magic with childhood friend Ireena and no matter how he tries not to, he stands out thanks to him being extraordinary. Will Ard, known as Varvatos the former Demon Lord, be able to achieve the peaceful and mundane life he’s always dreamed of?

Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road

English Title: The Executioner and Her Way of Life

Genre: Action Adventure Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 2, 2022

Anime House: J.C.STAFF

Based on: Light Novel

The synopsis according to Sentai:

When interdimensional travelers from an otherworldly land known as “Japan” appear, they often bring death and destruction. It’s up to Executioners like Menou to track and exterminate the Lost Ones before they wreak havoc. When Menou encounters a beguiling Lost One named Akari, it’s bloody business as usual… until Menou discovers Akari can cheat death, that is. Even so, Menou has a job to do, and she is committed to her executioner’s mission come hell or high water — provided her newly stirring feelings don’t get in the way.

Tomodachi Game

Genre: Game Psychological

Release Date: Apr 6, 2022

Anime House: Okuruto Noboru

Based on: Manga

Katagiri Yuichi values his friendships deeply, especially with his besties Sawagiri Shiho, Mikasa Tenji, Shibe Makoto, and Kokorogi Yutori. Then an incident happens that drag them into a debt repayment game. The only way to beat this ‘Tomodachi Game’ is to have faith in your friends, in fact, if bound together by solid friendship, the game should be easy, right? Will they trust or betray their precious friends or will their true natures be revealed in this ultimate psychological game!

Yuusha, Yamemasu

English Title: I’m Quitting Heroing!

Genre: Adventure Comedy Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 5, 2022

Anime House: EMT Squared

Based on: Light Novel

Leo Demonhart saved humanity from the despicable Demon King, only to realise that he had not earned a hero’s standing and is instead regarded with hostility and suspicion by the very people he fought to protect. Leo, now exiled, decides to seek a position in the army of his former enemy. The enemy’s army, however, is not what it used to be thanks to its defeat at Leo’s hands, thus his work is cut out for him, he must get the Demon King’s army back into shape.

Honourable Mentions

Healer Girl

Four girl pursue using their songs to soothe and heal the people of their world. Thanime’s tagline is: “Kindhearted, powerful songs heal the world. These are beautiful miracles sung by humanity.”

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen 3rd Season

English Title: Ascendance of a Bookworm Part 3

Reincarnated into another world that has no books, except for the nobility and clergy, our heroine started working towards her goal to get books accessible to everyone. Will her dream come true? Will she make an illiterate world bloom with the power of printing?

Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu. 2nd Season

English Title: Komi Can’t Communicate Season 2

At the elite Itan Private High School, Tadano helps his shy, unsociable yet beautiful and popular classmate Komi reach her goal of making friends with 100 people. You see he was the only one who realised that she has a severe communication disorder and feels compelled to help her. Season 2 continues their adventures.

Summertime Render

According to MANGA Plus:

Upon hearing of Ushio’s death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend’s family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface something strange is brewing on the island. What mysteries await him on this secluded summer island?

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 2nd Season

English Title: The Rising of The Shield Hero 2nd Season

In season 1, Iwatani Naofumi discovered a book in the library that summoned him to another world. He found out he was a summoned hero, was betrayed, and publically ‘disowned’ of his hero status, but he rose from zero to the anti-hero everyone wants on your side. What awaits our hero in season 2?

What Winter 2022 anime the AnimeFanatika Staff watched

Top 5 Winter 2022 Roundup Takeshi

Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (My top recommendation for the season. Fun to watch, a little ecchi but in good taste and sugoi to see how the MC’s character develops)

Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to (This is a really fun anime to watch and is pretty hilarious to see how drunken descisions can affect you aversely)

Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja (Another gender bender anime that is fun to watch. 3D animation is a bit on the bad side but the story over shadows this fact)

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 2nd Season: (Just as good as the first season and I am enjoying how the story is evolving)

Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu: (Brilliant anime, we need more anime like this)

Honourable mentions

Shuumatsu no Harem (If you can get past the ecchiness of this anime there is a good storyline and mystery about this “New World” our MC finds himself in)

Kaijin Kaihatsu-bu no Kuroitsu-san (Good anime that explores how hard it can be to run an “Evil Society”)

Yami Shibai 10 (Still creeping me out even after 10 series)

2022 Spring Roundup Ookami

Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to (Life with an Ordinary Guy who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout) – Two thirty-something salarymen get isekai’d to another world, one turned into an extremely beautiful woman… need I say it, it is hilarious. I really like the OP main character who has an amazing right hook in fights, the best-friend-turned-beauty is also a great character.

Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja – a Powerful mage reincarnate into an era where magic is far less powerful than it used to be and demons pull strings behind the scenes to keep it that way. The anime is funny, and the characters are enjoyable. The story may be tried and tested as it has been used before in other anime, but it is a fun watch.

Slow Loop – It is a coming-of-age slice of life story about two girls, one the daughter of a widow, the other the daughter of a widower that suddenly become sisters and the two new stepsisters find a way to bond over fishing. I enjoyed it and find the story endearing.

Yami Shibai season 10 – Creepy as always, I like the series so much that I hope there is ten more seasons in the future to scare me senseless lol

Honourable mentions

Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja (She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man) I fully agree with Takeshi about the 3d animation, but the story is quite addictive

Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 2nd Season – Totally as addictive as season 1

Leadale no Daichi nite – Hilarious anime, especially when the main character interacts with her children