Top Summer 2022 Anime Recommendations

Summer falls!

Summer falls on the motherland of anime, Japan and with it a brand new season of anime goodness. There are a lot of isekai this season adapted from great light novels, new slice of life and for the vampire fans, there is even a supernatural anime to nibble on. We also have great anime returning such as Dr. Stone, Made in Abyss and DanMachi or Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka! Come and read our recommendations while they are still hot! Itadakimasu!!

Our Recommendations

Fuuto Tantei

Genre: Seinen, Supernatural

Release Date: Aug 1, 2022

Anime House: Studio KAI 

Based on: Manga

Fuuto. The Windy City. Dopants, Mysterious beings, are wreaking havoc by using Gaia Memories, which are dangerous. Luckily there are heroes who use these same Gaia Memories to fight these criminals: an indecisive sleuth named Shotaro Hidari and his fellow PI partner, Phillip, a very intellectual-type person. These sleuths transform into Kamen Rider W – the hero of legend of the Windy City!

Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo

English Title: Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World

Genre: Isekai, Fantasy

Release Date: Jul 6, 2022

Anime House: Passione 

Based on: Light Novel

Michio has been abused by society, family and peers all his life and he goes on the web to find solutions. He finds a weird website which features a number of questions that are very game-related. Thinking he stumbles on an MMORPG he decides to answer these questions, maybe escaping real life by gaming will bring him happiness. When he completes the questions, however, a new screen appears asking him if he wants to leave this world for a better one. Michio has nothing to lose, right? He is transported to a fantasy world where he is reborn as a strong man and where he can start a harem so that he will never ever feel alone again

Isekai Ojisan

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Release Date: Jul 6, 2022

Anime House: Atelier Pontdarc 

Based on: Manga

According to the manga’s first volume decription:

​Seventeen years ago, Takafumi’s uncle fell into a coma, but now he’s back like a man risen from his grave. Soon, Takafumi discovers two bizarre things: His uncle treasures video games above all else, and, while comatose, he was actually transported to another world as some heroic guardian! Now, not only does Takafumi have to room with an uncle who is literally magical, he also has to catch the guy up on two decades of history—smartphones, high-speed internet, modern anime tropes…and the traumatic outcome of the ’90s console war!

KJ File

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: July 11, 2022

Anime House: ILCA,yell 

Based on: Original

Not much is known so far about this upcoming anime but it seems it is set in a world where unique kaijuus suddenly appeared in various places around the world. It is up to the members of the United Nations Monster Observatory to explore these phenomena to see how the kaijuus with great powers and humankind live together.

Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari

English Title: The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Release Date: Jul 7, 2022

Anime House: feel.GAINA 

Based on: Manga

Kirishima Toru known as the “the Demon of Sakuragi” by the underbelly of society only knew how to solve problems with through violence. One day, the boss of the Sakuragi family suddenly summons Kirishima and appoints him caretaker of his only daughter, Yaeka! Look forward to a heartwarming comedy about a yakuza crime family’s right-hand man and the boss’ only daughter. It promises an adventure we may all never forget!

Kuro no Shoukanshi

English Title: Black Summoner

Genre: Isekai, Fantasy

Release Date: Jul 9, 2022

Anime House: Satelight 

Based on: Light Novel

The upcoming anime, Black Summoner, is based on a series of Isekai light novels. It follows the adventures of a boy who wakes up in another world without remembering who he was in his previous life in Japan and adopts the name, Kelvin. Kelvin learns that he exchanged his memories of his previous life for high-level skills in magic and summoning, he dons black clothing and starts his new life as an adventurer, where he soon becomes known as … hey, why don’t you watch the anime or read the light novel and find out yourself!!!

Lycoris Recoil

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Release Date: Jul 2, 2022

Anime House: A-1 Pictures 

Based on: Original

Aniplex of America describes the series as such:

“LycoReco” is a café with a traditional Japanese twist located in downtown Tokyo. But the delicious coffee and sugary sweets are not the only orders this café takes! From delivering packages short distances, to pick-ups and drop-offs on the lonely streets at night, to zombies and giant monster extermination…?! Whatever your problem, we’re here to help! We will solve any kind of “trouble” you may have!

Saikin Yatotta Maid ga Ayashii

English Title: The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Release Date: Jul 24, 2022

Anime House: SILVER LINK.BLADE 

Based on: Manga

Yen Press describes the story of the series as follows:

There’s something really strange about the maid I just hired! No normal person could be so beautiful, or cook such amazingly delicious food, or know exactly what I want before I even ask. She must be using magic—right, a spell is the only thing that can explain why my chest feels so tight whenever I look at her. I swear, I’m going to get to the bottom of what makes this maid so…mysterious!

Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru

English Title: When Will Ayumu Make His Move?

Genre: School, Shounen Slice of Life

Release Date: Jul 8, 2022

Anime House: SILVER LINK 

Based on: Manga

The school’s shogi club only has two members, Ayumu Tanaka and Urushi Yaotome. Ayumu falls in love with Urushi and vows to profess his feelings to her as soon as he can beat her in a shogi match. Easier said than done because Urushi is thrown off by Ayumu’s aggressive style and the two start a cat-and-mouse game in both shogi and life!

Yofukashi no Uta

English Title: Call of the Night

Genre: Romance, Supernatural

Release Date: Jul 8, 2022

Anime House: LIDENFILMS 

Based on: Manga

Insomniac and wanderer Ko Yamori takes to the street every night in search of something he can’t seem to name until that one night he meets Nazuma, and she might be a vampire! She offers him dark gifts and immortality but set conditions that Ko must meet before he can become a creature of the night. Just how far is he willing to go to satisfy his desires before he can heed the Call of the Night. Let’s bite into this romantic supernatural anime and find out…

Honourable mentions

Dr. STONE: Ryusui

Science geek Senku and friends return again, still set to restore civilization and science to a future where all technology is lost… this time they face war…

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darou ka IV

We’re back in the labyrinth city with Hestia and her familia and this time the city is in an uproar about something rare: a dragon girl that speaks human language. Adventurer Bell Cranel and the goddess Hestia are faced with tough decisions and new adventures.

MADE IN ABYSS: Retsujitsu no Ougonkyo

Made in Abyss is set in a world where the whole world was explored except for a massive bottomless chasm named The Abyss, a place filled with relics and artefacts. Our hero is Rico, a 12-year-old orphan with a dream to become as famous an explorer as her late mother. One fateful day she meets Regu, a strange robot boy who may just be the one who helps her reach her dream … if they can survive, that is…

Overlord IV

The Overlord is back. It plays off in the year 2137 and tells the tale of Momonga. When his favourite game, Yggdrasil is shut down he decides to not log out of it. NPCs start to feel emotions and other changes start to occur in this world. Momonga decides to take over this new world.

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a college student enlists a dating service to “rent” a girlfriend who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be both a fellow student and his neighbour.

SHADOWS HOUSE 2nd Season

In a vast mansion, faceless nobles dwell served by living dolls. These dolls spend most of their time cleaning up soot, which is endlessly emitted by their mysterious masters. Our story follows the relationship between Emilyko, a living doll, and her shadow master Kate. Emilyko, like other dolls, has a duty to clean the room of her master who continues to emit soot that dirties her living space.

What Spring 2022 anime the AnimeFanatika Staff watched

Top 5 Spring 2022 Roundup Takeshi

Wasn’t able to watch as much anime this season as I would have preferred but these are my top picks.

Mahoutsukai Reimeiki – The Dawn of the Witch (Pretty good anime and fun to watch. Sometimes very hard to tell who the good guys are)

Vampire in the Garden (A bit of a typical tale of humans and vampires trying to destroy each other but the dynamic between the two main characters was very interesting)

Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu – Skeleton Knight in Another World (This anime is my top pick for the season, was very fun to watch. Nothing out of the ordinary, unfortunately. Overpowered hero blah blah blah but exciting and hilarious enough to keep me wishing the next episode would air)

BLACK★★ROCK SHOOTER: DAWN FALL: (A good Sci-Fi Anime but the animation was a bit wishy-washy)

Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road

Honourable mentions 

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 2nd Season – The Rising of The Shield Hero 2nd Season (Great follow-up to the first season)

 

Top 5 Spring 2022 Roundup ookami

Dance Dance Danseur – a fascinating anime because a lot of martial artists in real life are both martial artist as well as ballet dancers and ballerinas such as Michelle Yeoh and Jean-Claude Van Damme, a great anime if you like gymnastics, dancing, and martial arts, like me.

Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu – (1) Initially I thought it is just another harem-at-school-in-a-fantasy setting  and the worldbuilding is solid, the humour cute and it is well written. (2) I always root for the underdog.

Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu (Skeleton Knight in Another World) – My favourite anime this season. The Skeleton knight is hilarious and I like his elven companion as well. Solid world-building and characters.

Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road – In all honesty, at first I was not impressed but as I decided to give it a 3-episode test run the anime opened itself to become a nice time travel-horror-isekai and it is dark, I like dark 

Spy x Family – What can I say, that little girl steals the show with her antics lol

Honourable mentions

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari 2nd Season – The Rising of The Shield Hero 2nd Season (It keeps getting better and better)

Mahoutsukai ReimeikiGreat follow-up on the Grimoire of Zero anime and set in the same universe