The medium of anime is becoming more popular every year, with North America specifically seeing manga sales skyrocket in recent years. With series such as One Piece, Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan helping to lead the charge, a new list of the top ten most searched anime series has arrived and you might be surprised at what’s included. Needless to say, 2022 is set to be a major year in the anime world.
While anime has been an integral part of Japanese culture for quite some time, the medium continues to grow by leaps and bounds worldwide, with the internet enabling anime fans to watch new TV series, read new manga , as well as venturing into territory they might not otherwise discover outside of our time.
The current list takes into account the most searched anime from earlier this year, so this list is definitely subject to change for the remaining months of 2022.
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10.) The Vanitas Case Study
Many anime franchises have focused on vampires over the years, including Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D, and Blood, to name a few, but the most popular today seems to be The Case Study of Vanitas. , which released its first anime episodes last. year. If you haven’t had a chance to dive into this supernatural story, the official Crunchyroll description reads:
“It’s 19th century Paris, and the young vampire Noah is hunting the Book of Vanitas. Attacked by a maddened vampire, a human doctor named Vanitas tempts Noah with a mad crusade to ‘cure’ the entire race of vampires. Everything allying with him can be dangerous, news reaches Vanitas that the Beast of Gevaudan has returned, and Noah is brought in to investigate this ghost from the past.”
9.) Arifureta: From mundane to strongest in the world
Arifureta: from the banal to the strongest in the world is one of the biggest Isekai series in recent memory, joining the ranks of The Rising of the Shield Hero, Sword Art Online and Log Horizon when it comes to the unique genre in the middle of anime. With the series having two seasons, the official description for the series reads as follows:
“After Hajime Nagumo and his high school class are suddenly summoned to a fantasy world, he falls into the depths of a monster-infested dungeon. To thrive in this savage world, Hajime will have no choice but to welcome the abyss.”
8.) End of the World Harem
Harem at the end of the world depicts a story similar to that of the popular comic strip, Y the last man, in which a man tries to survive in a world where the female population vastly outnumbers him. If you haven’t seen this series yet, Crunchyroll has offered the following official description of the eleven-episode series:
“Mizuhara Reito is an ordinary boy who wakes up in a world of 5 billion women and 5 men. Now it’s up to him to repopulate the human species. Can he stay true to his missing childhood friend as all mankind relies on him to sleep? with as many girls as possible?
7.) Ranking of Kings
Ranking of kings is one of the latest offerings from Wit Studio, following the story of young Prince Boiichi as he tries to make friends in a world of magic and mysticism. As the new anime series just wrapped up its first season and uses an animation style unlike many other anime series on the market today, fans are hoping that Wit will return to continue the story of the mute prince. in a season two.
6.) Detective Conan
Detective Conan is basically an institution at this point, with the series also called Case closed having over a thousand episodes of his anime to date. With the recently released film, Detective Conan: Halloween’s Bride, making big strides at the box office in Japan, a recent report from the creators behind the films indicates that there could be up to thirty films to complete the mystery series. Later this year, Netflix will release two new spin-off series, expanding the world of the detective trapped in a toddler’s body.
5.) My Darling Dress Up
One of the newcomers to the front of the stage, My darling dressing took the world by storm exploring the story of a young man and woman who discover a connection with each other through the world of cosplay. If you haven’t experienced this one, the official Crunchyroll description reads:
“Wakana Gojo is a high school student who wants to become a kashirashi – a master craftsman who makes traditional Japanese Hina dolls. Although he is passionate about the craft, he knows nothing about the latest trends and finds it difficult to fit in with his The popular kids – especially one girl, Marin Kitagawa – seem to live in a completely different world. Everything changes one day, when she shares an unexpected secret with him, and their completely different worlds collide.
4.) Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has thrown some serious curve balls at fans over the past year, with creator Masashi Kishimoto returning to writing duties and wasting little time killing two major players in the Konoha war with the Kara organization. With Jigen, the leader of Kara, and the nine-tailed fox, Kurama, both biting the bullet, a new era has begun in the Shonen franchise where anything can happen and any hero or villain can be on the board. to cut.
3.) Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is set to continue with its final season next year in 2023, finally delivering the final episodes of the struggle between Paradise Island and the Nation of Marley. As Attack on Titan’s popularity grows thanks to the second part of season four, Studio MAPPA is ready to put an end to the story of Eren Jaeger and the Scout Regiment.
2.) Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer and One Piece has been in a long-running battle, with the rookie series often managing to outrun Luffy and his friends. Even though the manga ended a few years ago, the anime adaptation’s second season has kept anime fans everywhere glued to their seats, as a third season featuring the Swordsmith arc is on the way. the point to begin.
1.) One Piece
A piece continues to be one of the biggest Shonen franchises around, earning its place among the top sellers in the manga scene, with the anime series continuing to follow Luffy and his team as they fight for the freedom of the land of Wa. With the fifteenth film in the franchise set to arrive this summer, it will be interesting to see how far Luffy and his crew will go before the Grand Line grand finale.