The Most Anticipated Anime Of Spring 2022, Ranked

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Vote up the spring 2022 anime you're most excited to watch.

Spring is just around the corner. While that means warmer weather and getting outside more often, it also means a ton of exciting new anime to watch. From long-awaited sequels to brand-new series, the spring 2022 anime lineup is loaded with promising new series

If you've been following The Rising of the Shield Hero, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War or Komi Can't Communicate, get hyped - those shows and more are getting new seasons. If you're a Tiger & Bunny fan, you've been waiting over a decade for your show to continue. With Season 2 coming out in April, the wait is over. Prefer a new show? Spy x Family, Dance Dance Danseur, and Tomodachi Game are just a few upcoming shows that look great. Which spring 2022 anime are you most looking forward to?


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    Spy x Family
    Photo: Spy x Family / Wit Studio, CloverWorks

    Release Date: April 9

    On the outside, the Forger family appears to be a totally normal family - but nothing is what it seems. In reality, the family consists of a secret agent who needs a wife and child in order to sneak into his enemy's son's school, an assassin who needs her own fake family to keep her nefarious doings under wraps, and a little girl with psychic powers. The series looks like it'll be a great combination of action and slice of life fun.  

  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War - Ultra Romantic (Season 3)
    Photo: Kaguya-sama: Love Is War / A-1 Pictures

    Release Date: April 9

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War continues with its third season, Ultra Romantic. Student Council Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and President Miyuki Shirogane are both madly in love with each other, but their pride won't allow them to admit to their feelings. Instead, they concoct elaborate plans to try to get the other person to confess first. Will either of them crack in Season 3? You'll have to watch to find out. 

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero (Season 2)
    Photo: The Rising of the Shield Hero / Kinema Citrus

    Release Date: April 6

    After being summoned to another world as the loathed Shield Hero, Naofumi Iwatani has struggled to make a life for himself and fulfil the requirements of a hero. But despite encountering plenty of enemies, he also makes friends like Raphtalia and Filo. When Season 1 left off, they were struggling to fight off a disaster called the Waves of Catastrophe, but were suddenly betrayed. Season 2 will likely pick up on that intriguing cliffhanger.

  • Release Date: April 7

    Thanks to her good looks, Shoko Komi is the idol of her school. But there's one major problem - her social anxiety is so bad that she can barely speak to others without having a breakdown. With the help of her friend Tadano, she's been trying to overcome her anxiety and fulfil her lofty goal of making 100 friends. In Season 2, her adventures continue. 

  • Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie
    Photo: Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie / Doga Kobo

    Release Date: April 10

    Micchon Shikimori seems like a cute, friendly girl, but she has a hidden side to her personality. When she gets competitive or needs to protect her boyfriend Izumi, her demeanor shifts to cool, badass, and kind of terrifying. Izumi loves that side of her, but viewers will have to wait until April 10 to find out if they love it, too.

  • I'm Quitting Heroing
    Photo: I'm Quitting Heroing / EMT Squared

    Release Date: April 5

    You might think that a hero who saved the world would be celebrated. You'd think wrong. After Leo saves the human world, he's considered too powerful and too scary to be welcome anywhere. With nowhere to go, he ends up working for the Demon King's Army, which he'd previously defeated. While the army has its share of dysfunctions, at least it accepts him - and he's starting to understand what led them to take on the human world in the first place.