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Japan has chosen its favorite anime of 2022

If there’s an audience that loves anime, it’s definitely Japan, and they’ve gathered their opinions before the year ends to choose the best of 2022.

Japan has chosen its favorite anime of 2022

Anime is as strong as it has ever been, there’s no two ways around it. Popularized since long ago in almost every region of the world, fans of the genre have been enjoying their favorite series and movies easier than before thanks to digital platforms like Crunchyroll and Netflix, amongst others. But only in Japan is anime almost a sort of religion. What are the best anime of 2022 according to the country that produces them? performed a vote with over 10,000 users.

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Japan decides: the 10 best anime of 2022

1 - Lycoris Recoil

Synopsis:The number of terrorist acts in Japan has never been lower, thanks to the efforts of a syndicate called Direct Attack (DA). The organization raises orphaned girls as killers to carry out assassinations under their "Lycoris" program

Where to watch: Crunchyroll


Synopsis: Hitori "Bocchi-chan" ("Loner") Gotō is a lonely high school girl whose heart lies in her guitar. She does nothing every day except strum her guitar by herself at home. However, she happens to meet Nijika Ijichi, who is looking for a guitarist for her group named "Kessoku Band."

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

3 - Dropkick on My Devil!!

Synopsis: A human witch and also college student named Yurine Hanazono summons the lamia Jashin ("Evil God") from Hell. Unable to go back to Hell by herself, Jashin spends each day unsuccessfully trying to kill Yurine while simultaneously spending time with her and various acquaintances from Heaven and Hell.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

4 - Chainsaw Man

Synopsis: Following a betrayal, a young man left for the dead is reborn as a powerful devil-human hybrid after merging with his pet devil and is soon enlisted into an organization dedicated to hunting devils. When his father died, Denji was stuck with a huge debt and no way to pay it back.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll


Synopsis: Agent Twilight, the greatest spy for the nation of Westalis, has to infiltrate an elite private school. In order to do so he assumes the identity of psychiatrist Loid Forger, adopts an orphan girl, and marries a city hall employee. Unknown to him, his daughter Anya is a telepath and his wife Yor is an assassin. The three learn to become a family while working to complete Twilight's missions and maintain world peace.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll


Synopsis: After a crushing defeat in the 2018 World Cup, Japan's soccer team needs to regroup. In hopes of regaining that competitive edge, the Japan Football Union gathers 300 of its best players in a no-holds-barred training program to create the perfect Striker.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

7 - My Hero Academia | Season 6

Synopsis: Set in a world where superpowers (called "Quirks") have become commonplace, the story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy who was born without a Quirk but still dreams of becoming a superhero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan's greatest hero, who bestows his Quirk to Midoriya after recognizing his potential, and helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for superheroes in training.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

8 - Mob Psycho 100 | Season 3

Synopsis: Shigeo Kageyama is an average middle school-aged boy, nicknamed Mob.Although he looks like an inconspicuous person, he is in fact a powerful esper with immense psychic power. To keep from losing control of this power, he constantly lives a life under an emotional shackle. In order to help learn how to control his abilities, Mob works as an assistant to con-man Arataka Reigen, a self-proclaimed spirit medium.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

9 - My Dress-Up Darling

Synopsis: High schooler Wakana Gojou 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.

Where to watch: Crunchyroll

10 - Summer Time Rendering

Synopsis: Following the death of his parents, Shinpei Ajiro grew up with the Kofune sisters Ushio and Mio before heading to Tokyo to live alone. Two years later, he returns to his hometown of Hitogashima Island, Wakayama Prefecture to attend Ushio's funeral following news of her drowning. However, Shinpei becomes suspicious when he receives news of strangle marks around Ushio's neck, implying that she was murdered intentionally. Now haunted by her "ghost" and assisted by Mio, Shinpei tries to find the answers to what really happened to Ushio and possibly save the residents from a strange dark enigma.

Where to watch: Disney+

Source |, Crunchyroll, Disney+