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Winter 2022 Anime Roundup

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Hi there, we’re glad to have you here at Tokyo Otaku Mode’s winter 2022 anime roundup! It’s been a long year, but there’s plenty to look forward to, so be sure to check out the release dates, trailers, and synopses for this season’s most anticipated anime series!

First up is the sequel anime section (new seasons and cours), then the new anime list (pretty self-explanatory). Info on where they can be streamed outside Japan is also included where available. Whether you’re looking for another series to follow or just confirming some details, we hope this roundup will help!

Contents
1. Sequel Anime
2. New Anime

– Sequel Anime

Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2

Release: January 10, 2022
Studio: MAPPA

It’s been four years since the Scout Regiment reached the shoreline, and the world looks different now. Things are heating up as the fate of the Scout Regiment—and the people of Paradis—are determined at last. However, Eren is missing. Will he reappear before age-old tensions between Marleyans and Eldians result in the war of all wars? (Source: Funimation)

Available to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll and Funimation from January 9.

Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3

Release: January 8, 2022
Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Tired of being mercilessly teased by his classmate Takagi, Nishikata vows to get back at the girl that’s made him blush countless times. After all, if you blush, you lose! But getting vengeance isn’t so easy when every attempt blows up in his face. Will Nishikata ever make Takagi blush, or will he gain something more fulfilling from his bumbling attempts? (Source: Funimation)

The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc

Release: December 31, 2021
Studio: Eight Bit

April 2095. A century has passed since magic was established as actual technology. The two siblings enroll at a prestigious school for magicians called the National Magic University Affiliated First High School, better known as “Magic High School.” Tatsuya, the older brother, is an “irregular” with a fatal flaw to his magic powers. The younger sister, Miyuki, is a star student with unmatched magical talent.

Though they are now close enough to be mistaken as a couple, just a few years ago, the two had a dysfunctional relationship, where they were nothing more than a master and servant. One incident, however, alters their relationship forever. Three years ago in Okinawa, an unforgettable experience turns their souls and destinies on their heads. (Source: Funimation)

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2

Release: January 13, 2022
Studio: asread., studio MOTHER

Transported to another world and left behind by his former friends, Hajime had to make his rise from literal rock bottom. It was in the labyrinth where he strengthened his weak magic and found several beautiful allies. Now after saving his classmates, he ventures for Erisen to escort Myu and her mother. He’ll fight and defeat anyone he has to in order to find a way home—including a god! (Source: Funimation)

Slated to stream outside Japan at Funimation.

The Case Study of Vanitas 2nd cour

Release: January 15, 2022
Studio: Bones

It’s 19th-century Paris, and young vampire Noé hunts for the Book of Vanitas. Attacked by a vampire driven insane, a human intercedes, rescues Noé, and heals the sick creature. Commanding the book and calling himself Vanitas, this doctor tempts Noé with a mad crusade to “cure” the entire vampire race. Allying with one who wields arcane power so easily may be dangerous, but does he have a choice? (Source: Funimation)

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll and Funimation (from January 14).

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2

Release: January 8, 2022
Studio: J.C.Staff

Suddenly summoned to a fantasy world and betrothed to the princess, Kazuya Souma is crowned the new king after providing the royal family with impressive advice. To rule the kingdom, he’s taking the nontraditional (and very human) route of administrative reform. In a realm of dragons and elves, will this revolutionary’s unique path prove effective? (Source: Funimation)

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 8.

Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2

Release: January 11, 2022
Studio: CygamesPictures

In the beautiful land of Astraea where a gentle breeze blows, a young man named Yuuki awakens with no memory of his past. There he encounters a guide who has sworn to care for him—Kokkoro, a lovely swordswoman who’s always feeling peckish—Pecorine, and a cat-eared sorceress with a prickly attitude—Karyl. Led by fate, these four come together to form the “Gourmet Guild.” And so their adventure begins… (Source: Crunchyroll)

Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note Special Episode

Release: December 31, 2022
Studio: Troyca

A special episode that will be aired as part of the Fate Project’s annual New Year’s Eve special program. The original light novel series follows Waver Velvet, who fought alongside Iskandar the King of Conquerors during the fourth Holy Grail War. However, he now works as a detective under the name Lord El-Melloi II, investigating all sorts of magical mysteries from his base in the Clock Tower.

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN-

Release: January 6, 2022
Studio: Liden Films

The fifth anime series of the Saiyuki franchise, a retelling of classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. The story follows monk Genjyo Sanzo, monkey king Son Goku, half-demon Sha Gojyo, and former human Cho Hakkai, who embark on a quest to India to stop the resurrection of Ox-Demon-King Gyumaoh.

– New Anime

The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt

Release: January 11, 2022
Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab

Once upon a time in a far away land there lived a prince, a genius prince. The genius prince fought alongside his people and led them to a great many triumphs. However, truth be told, he just wants to let everything go and live in tranquility. (Source: Funimation)

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 11.

My Dress-Up Darling

Release: January 9, 2022
Studio: CloverWorks

High schooler Wakana Gojo cares about one thing: making Hina dolls. With nobody to share his obsession, he has trouble finding friends—or even holding conversation. But after the school’s most popular girl, Marin Kitagawa, reveals a secret of her own, he discovers a new purpose for his sewing skills. Together, they’ll make her cosplay dreams come true! (Source: Funimation)

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 8.

☆ She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man

Release: January 12, 2022 (January 2022 on Funimation)
Studio: Studio A-Cat

Kagami Sakimori plays as the great mage Danblf in his favorite MMO. He falls asleep after a night of testing new character appearances, but instead of waking up to a suspended game, he’s inside of Arch Earth Online—as a girl! Now named Mira, he must convince the game’s people that Mira is a pupil of Danblf, who vanished without a trace 30 years ago…and figure out how he got here. (Source: Funimation)

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 11.

Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

Release: January 9, 2022
Studio: CloverWorks

It’s Komichi Akebi’s first year of junior high and she has her heart set on one thing: Robai Private Academy’s sailor uniform. As the next chapter of her life gets closer, she dreams of all the exciting new experiences she’ll get to have—school lunches, classes, club activities, and of course, making lots of friends! With her favorite outfit on, Komichi feels ready for anything. (Source: Funimation)

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll and Funimation (from January 8).

Girls’ Frontline

Release: January 8, 2022
Studio: Asahi Production

Inspired by the popular smartphone game of the same name, Girls’ Frontline follows a series of anthropomorphised weapons known as Tactical Dolls in an alternate future after World War III.

☆ Orient

Release: January 6, 2022
Studio: A.C.G.T.

Based on the manga by Shinobu Ohtaka being published in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. This is a story about Musashi, a 15-year-old boy who lives in Japan during the Sengoku period. Japan is ruled by demons, and Musashi tries to confront the demons with a certain special power! (Source: Crunchyroll)

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll.

☆ On Air Dekinai!

Release: January 10, 2022
Studio: Jinnan Studio, Space Neko Company

23-year-old Mafuneko is excited to experience the glitz and glamor of the world of television at her new job as an assistant director, but quickly realizes that it’s a non-stop barrage of weird tasks like getting together 600 acorns or censoring footage. Although life is no picnic behind the scenes, Mafuneko must work her hardest in order to advance her career and become a fully-fledged director.

☆ Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu san

Release: January 9, 2022
Studio: Quad

Toka Kuroitsu has a unique job – developing monsters that will face off against the heroes of the world. Her days at the development department of secret society Agastia are devoted not only to experiments and research, but also more mundane aspects like budgeting, scheduling, and presentations. Will she and her colleagues be able to develop a villain fit to challenge the undefeated hero Blader, the God of Swords?

Release: January 7, 2022
Studio: Yumeta Company, Graphinica

Based on Liber’s mobile game, Cue! follows sixteen aspiring voice actresses belonging to a small agency named AiRBLUE. As rookies in the cut-throat world of voice acting, each girl must work to overcome numerous difficulties, setbacks, and conflicts.

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll.

Love of Kill

Release: January 13, 2022
Studio: Platinum Vision

Two assassins face off at a certain “workplace.” The cool bounty hunter Chateau and the mysterious and powerful Ryang-Ha. Chateau and Ryang-Ha become enemies after this fight—at least, they should have, but for some reason Ryang-Ha takes a liking to Chateau and begins following her around. Little by little, Chateau develops a cooperative partnership with Ryang-Ha, which gets her caught up in the struggle against the organizations hunting him down. Furthermore, that battle is related to her past as well. Why did Ryang-Ha approach Chateau? What is Chateau’s secret past? Two mismatched assassins weave together a twisted “Assassin X Assassin” thriller. The strange gears of fate begin to move. (Source: Love of Kill official website)

Sasaki and Miyano

Release: January 10, 2022
Studio: Studio Deen

High school student Yoshikazu Miyano is a huge BL fan with a complex about his feminine face. One summer’s day, he meets Shumei Sasaki, an upperclassman who’s also a bit of a delinquent. For some reason, Sasaki takes a liking to him and even asks to borrow some manga, bringing him closer to Miyano and his love of BL.

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 9.

☆ Oji no Honmei wa Akuyaku Reijо

Release: January 10, 2022
Studio: Studio Hōkiboshi

A workaholic suddenly finds herself transported to the world of an otome game she loves, but as its villain. In order to avoid the game’s bad ending, she tries to repel the handsome love interest, Prince Sirius, by seducing him. However, this backfires when he meets her attempts with interest…

☆ Rusted Armors -Dawn-

Release: January 9, 2022
Studio: Kigumi

The first anime adaptation from mixed media project Rusted Armors, which follows two men in the Warring States period – Magoichi, the leader of gun-wielding mercenary group Saika Ikki, and Oda Nobunaga, the legendary warlord who sought to unify Japan.

Sabikui Bisco

Release: January 11, 2022
Studio: OZ

Japan’s post-apocalyptic wasteland replete with dust can only be saved by one thing—fungus. Bisco Akaboshi, a wanted criminal and skilled archer, searches for a legendary mushroom, known as Sabikui, said to devour any and all rust. Joining him on this epic saga to save the country is a giant crab and a young doctor. Can this unlikely trio find the fabled fungi and save the land? (Source: Funimation)

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 10.

The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest

Release: January 8, 2022
Studio: J.C.Staff

His strength limited by the magical crest with which he was born, Mathias, the world’s most powerful sage, decides reincarnation is necessary to become the strongest of all. Upon his rebirth as a young boy, Mathias is thrilled to discover he’s been born with the optimal crest for magical combat on his first try! Unfortunately, the world he’s been born into has abysmally poor standards when it comes to magic, and everyone thinks he’s still marked for failure! Now it’s up to Mathias to prove everyone wrong…world’s strongest sage-style! (Source: Crunchyroll)

Slow Loop

Release: January 7, 2022
Studio: Connect

A girl named Hiyori finds herself making a new friend while fly fishing, a pastime passed down from her late father. However, she soon discovers that the other girl, Koharu, is now her step-sister! Although being a sibling isn’t always easy, the two learn to bond with each other by fly fishing together.

Teikou Penguin

Release: January 5, 2022
Studio: Plott

An adaptation of popular YouTube channel Teikou Penguin, which comedizes the tough working conditions of Japan’s “black companies” through short animations following cute animals.

☆ Tokyo 24th Ward

Release: January 6, 2022
Studio: CloverWorks

The Far Eastern Special Administrative Region, also known as the 24th Ward, is a man-made island that sits in Tokyo Bay. Shuta, Ran, and Koki were born and raised on the island. Their family backgrounds, preferences, and personalities are completely different, but they are childhood friends who have always stuck together. However, one incident changed their relationship forever. A year afterward, the three friends are reunited by chance at a memorial service held for the incident. All three of their phones suddenly ring simultaneously. Their friend, who is supposed to be dead, is calling and demands that they make a decision about the future. The three friends do what they believe is best to protect the 24th Ward and its inhabitants. (Source: Tokyo 24th Ward official website)

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 5.

Tribe Nine

Release: January 10, 2022
Studio: Liden Films

In the year 20XX, disillusioned youths in the country of Neo Tokyo have formed tribes in an attempt to find a place where they truly belong. As conflicts between tribes grow more and more serious, the government steps in to give them an outlet for their disputes: extreme baseball.

Available to stream outside Japan at Funimation from January 10.

Irodorimidori

Release: January 5, 2022
Studio: Akatsuki

A short anime series following a group of girls at renowned music school Maigahara Senior High, where a certain rumor exists: those who can pull off a great live performance at the school festival will receive extra credit. In an attempt to boost her grades, a student named Serina Akesaka pulls together the band Irodorimidori.

Requiem of the Rose King

Release: January 9, 2022
Studio: J.C.Staff

Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil. (Source: VIZ)

Life with an Ordinary Guy who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout

Release: January 12, 2022
Studio: OLM Team Yoshioka

Childhood friends Hinata and Tsukasa are freed from their ordinary lives as salarymen when they’re reincarnated into a fantasy world by the Goddess of Love and Beauty. However, the catch is that Hinata now has the body of a beautiful girl! Not only will they have to defeat their new world’s demon lord to return Hinata to his old appearance, but they’ll also have to do it before they fall in love with each other.

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll.

☆ Futsal Boys!!!!!

Release: January 9, 2022
Studio: Diomedéa

Set in a future where futsal has become explosively popular worldwide, the story follows a boy named Haru, who is captured by the skills of pro futsal player Tokinari Tennoji and vows to one day become a great athlete like his idol. His journey begins in earnest after joining Koyo Academy’s futsal team, where he must face rivals alongside his new friends.

In the Land of Leadale

Release: January 6, 2022
Studio: Maho Film

Finding themselves trapped in an MMORPG, one woman finds a new life in the land of Leadale! (Source: Crunchyroll)

Slated to stream outside Japan at Crunchyroll.

Ryman’s Club

Release: January 22, 2022
Studio: Liden Films

After former badminton prodigy Mikoto is fired from his bank job, he makes a new start at Sunlight Beverages, where he’s forced to deal with unfamiliar work and a small, weak badminton team. Despite the annoying antics of Tatsuru, an older employee who’s also his new badminton partner, Mikoto finds himself chasing his lost dreams once again.

Police in a Pod

Release: January 5, 2022
Studio: Madhouse

Female police officer Kawai had enough of a career she wasn’t even that into and was about to hand in her registration, when the unthinkable happened—she met the new, female director of her station! And after spending a little time with this gorgeous role model, Kawai realizes that maybe she isn’t quite done being an officer after all. (Source: Kodansha USA)

☆ Atasha Kawajiri Kodama Da Yo: Dangerous Life Hacker no Tadareta Seikatsu

Release: January 2022
Studio: Lapin Track

An anime based on Kodama Kawajiri’s manga series, describing the lazy everyday life of the author.

Phew! That’s it for this winter’s roundup. We hope you found something new! So many anime to watch, so little time… That’s not going to stop us from trying, though. See you next time!

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