The Best Spring 2022 Anime Will Kick Off in April with Spy X Family, Kaguya Sama , Komi-San and many more!

With the end of March, the Winter Anime Season 2022 will draw to an end. The winter anime calendar 2022 was iconic with three superhits: Attack of the Titan, Demon Slayer and My Dress-Up Darling. They were accompanied by the universal anime ONE PIECE and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. But now Spring 2022 will be kicking off in no time and you need to have your master list ready.

The Best Spring 2022 anime will begin with an ensemble in April which is no joke, with many returning titles and new releases that are highly anticipated. The mix includes suggestions from a wide range of genres to cater to all your anime needs! With the amount of anime that we have watched and loved over the years, the bar for entertainment and quality gets a lot higher in every calendar year.

Our list includes buzzing on Reddit, forum debates and updates on Twitter and My Anime List! All of the official trailers for these anime have been released and My Anime List has already added them to their database. Without further ado, here are the Best Spring 2022 anime that you should absolutely check out!

1. Komi Can’t Communicate Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
: Netflix, TV Tokyo Network

Komi Can’t Communicate Season 2 is one of the most anticipated returning anime this season! It is a slice of life, high school romantic comedy. Shouko Komi is what is known as the most beautiful girl in Itan High School who manages to become the centre of attention unwillingly on the first day of school. Hitohito Tadano is an average guy who is basically a wallflower and wants to have a peaceful life, away from attention.

As fate would have it, he is seated beside Komi and thus becomes the point of the school’s envy. Komi has extreme social anxiety and struggles to communicate with people around her. Awkwardly stumbling through the beginning of their friendship, Tadano promises Komi to help her make a hundred friends.

For every thinkable reason, Komi Can’t Communicate Season 2 should absolutely be in your Best Spring 2022 anime! The anime has a rating of 8.2/10 and the manga has a rating of 8.4/10 on My Anime List!

2. The Ascendance of the Book Worm Season 3

Season: 3 | Episodes: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Platform: Crunchyroll, Tokyo MX, BS Fuji

Of the most recent isekai delights is The Ascendance of the Bookworm and its delightful protagonist Urano. One of the returning anime of this season, this title should make it into your Best Spring 2022 anime watchlist!

Ascendence Of a Bookworm is an isekai fantasy that follows Urano Mototsu, a college student who dies before being able to fulfil her dream of being a librarian comes true. In her final moments, she wishes to be able to read forever and is thus reborn into another world. Urano is reborn as Myne, a feeble-bodied five-year-old girl.

Myne soon realizes that she has a mana disorder and finds a way to gain the favour of the Church who require mana for their relics. With her excess of mana, she manages to attain the blue robes and thus access to the entire library of books! She plans to meet the challenges while trying to become the best librarian there ever.

The Ascendance of A Bookworm Season 2 is rated 8.1/10 on My Anime List!

3. Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 25 (not confirmed)
Release Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Platform: AT-X, TOKYO MX, KBS Kyoto and more, Crunchyroll

The Rising of the Shield Hero is considered to be one of the leading isekai series that is currently ongoing! The Best Spring 2022 anime has to feature an isekai title and here’s our pick!

Naofumi Iwatani was warped into a parallel world and he has no idea what’s going on. Turns out, now he must become one of the world’s Cardinal Heroes along with others. Naofumi receives the legendary shield and becomes the Shield Hero, while the others receive weapons. Where The Rising of the Shield Hero moves away from traditional fantasy hero setups is Naofumi having no institutional support.

The Princess of the kingdom tricks and frames him and this travels solo after being humiliated by the kingdom. In his travels, he finds Raphtalia, a demi-human girl, and Filo a bird monster who become his companions as he continues his mission to counter the threat of the Waves.

The first season of the anime has a rating of 8/10 on My Anime List!

4. Tiger and Bunny Season 2

Season: 2 | Episode: 13
Release Date: Friday, April 8th, 2022
Platform: Netflix

Tiger and Bunny Season 2 is finally around the corner after a long wait and here’s every reason you should not miss this release!

Tiger and Bunny takes place in an alternate version of New York City called Stern Bild City where entities called NEXTs start showing up and assume the position of superheroes in the new society. The heroes are out for hire and work with companies that sponsor them and also display the logo on their uniforms. To add to this, the endeavours of the heroes are broadcast on a Tv show called ‘Hero TV’.

The Tv show gives heroes points and creates a kind of social ladder. The hero at the top of this ladder at the end of a season becomes the ‘King of Heroes’. Kotsuki Kaburagi and Barnaby Brooks are partnered and clash as they learn to work together.

The Best Spring 2022 anime has to include this returning title because we all need a superhero comedy now don’t we? The first season of the anime is rated 7.9/10 on My Anime List!

5. Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3

Season: 3 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Friday, April 8th, 2022
: Hulu, Crunchyroll

Kaguya Sama Love is War has turned out to be one of the most loved romantic comedies in recent years. Now that season 3 is confirmed, it needs to make your Best Spring 2022 anime list.

The premise of Kaguya Sama Love is War seems like a typical romantic comedy at first. As the plot thickens, Kaguya and Miyuki’s elaborate mind games continue to pile. The story revolves around high-school students Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, the vice-president and president of the student council at Shuciin Academy.

Hilarity ensues when they engage in elaborate tactics as love each other but are too proud to admit it and try to make the other confess. Season 2 of the anime was rated 8.6/10 on My Anime List!

6. Date A Live Season 4

Season: 4 | Episode: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Friday, April 8th, 2022
: Crunchyroll, Tokyo MX, SUN TV, KBS

Date A Live has been around for about 10 years now! The anime adaptation for the series has hit several roadblocks in production and is finally here. While it may not be the best of this season, it has a shot at making the best Spring 2022 anime based on pure nostalgia.

Everything begins when the Eurasian Continent Is devastated in a sudden series of quakes that wreak havoc untamed. This phenomenon called ‘spatial quake’ kills millions and continues to disrupt the lives of people for the next 30 years as smaller versions of it continue happening. In the present, Shido Itsuka, a regular high-school student seems to have hit the source.

The Spirit Nia Honjou will be appearing as one of the main challenges to Itsuka in the upcoming season. In brief, Nia is wound up in the world of 2D fictional characters having lost her faith in humanity. It boils down to Itsuka finding a way to reach her and gain her affection to be able to solve the crisis that faces him.

7. The Dawn of the Witch

Season: 1 | Episode: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Friday, April 8th, 2022
: TBS, BS11

An Action-adventure fantasy series is making its way into the Best Spring 2022 anime list! Dawn of the Witch will be getting an anime adaptation in April 2022!

The war between the Witches and the Church waged for centuries and seemed to finally come to an end. This illusion of peace led to a world that sits on the brink of yet another war pretending peace. At the Royal Academy of Magic, Sable seems to be struggling with collecting his memories before enrollment and is soon asked to set out on an expedition due south on the orders of the Headmaster.

As a part of a special training regimen, Sable travels with a team of powerful yet whimsical people in order to land in the area of the anti-magic insurgents.

Date a Live Season 3 is rated 7.2/10 on My Anime List!

8. In The Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki

Season: 1| Episode: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2022
: Gunma TV, BS11, Tokyo MX, MBS, Chukyo TV and Togichi TV

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki is a light-hearted comedy that makes for a comfortable watch in your Best Spring 2022 anime watchlist.

Kunoichi Tsubaki is the head of the “Dog Clan”, a part of the Akane clan that is comprised of only women and is considered an excellent trainee. Being the exemplary student she is, Tsubaki is also surrounded by many young girls who will begin their training someday. She excels in the ways of the clan but seems to have a secret she keeps.

The code of the clan forbids interacting with men as they are said to be “dangerous creatures”. Tsubaki has a strange reaction at the mention of boys and hides it from the rest of the clan. After setting out on a mission, Tsubaki ends up in a confrontation with a man she has never seen before, and the antics of her heart kick in yet again.

The manga for the series is rated 7/10 on My Anime List!

9. Spy x Family

Season: 1 | Episode: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2022
: TV Tokyo and networks, Crunchyroll, Muse Asia

Spy x Family may actually be one of the most anticipated anime adaptations of this year! For every good reason, this anime should be on your top watch this anime season and rightfully be on your Best Spring 2022 anime watchlist. Spy x Family is a Spy action-comedy that delves into the lives of a fake family. 

Disguised as Liod Forger, Twilight conjures a pretend family for the sake of a mission and ends up with a very interesting ensemble. His wife Yor is a professional assassin who disguises herself as an employee in the City Hall. His adopted daughter Anya can read minds and is a product of many experiments.

The only person who seems to know the full truth about this set-up is Anya, due to her abilities. Even as a fake family, the three seem to find more of a home in each other than they would initially imagine.

The manga series has a rating of 8.6/10 on My Anime List!

10. Kingdom Season 4

Season: 4 | Episode: 25 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Sunday, April 10th, 2022
: NHK General

Kingdom has turned out to be one of the most thrilling action-adventure titles that showcase bloody historical wars. With the new season confirmed for April 2022, there’s every reason to add it to your watchlist.

The Kingdom of Qin is locked in a state of war and best friends Xin and Piao have sworn on their dream of becoming one of the Great Generals in Heaven. Fate forces them to part ways in the midst of the bloody war that drives and dictates most of their lives. With changes in their relationship and ties to Royalty’s will involves Xin steps into the bloodied history of China in attempts to attain glory that makes him one of the Great Generals of the Seven Warring States.

Kingdom Season 4 has returned after delays with the production but the best Spring 2022 anime list is ready for this release! Kingdom Season 3 has a rating of 8.8/10 on My Anime List!

11. Shikimori’s not Just a Cutie

Season: 1 | Episode: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Sunday, April 10th, 2022
: Asahi TV, Asahi Broadcasting ANiMAZiNG Block, Crunchyroll

Shikimori’s not just a cutie is a slice of life romantic comedy that has definitely made it to the Best Spring 2022 anime list! The anime will be getting an adaptation that will be released in April 2022 along with titles in a similar genre like Komi Can’t Communicate Season 2 and A Couple of Cuckoos.

Yuu Izumi is a regular guy except for a little detail – he has terrible luck. His unlucky streak has lasted as long as he could remember, turning his life into a series of unfortunate events. When he starts dating Shikimori, his luck improves drastically. Shikimori is cute and loving but that isn’t all. She sometimes tends to turn into a very different person – someone who is very cool but also intimidating and Izumi seems to fall for her even more.

The manga for the series is rated 7.8/10 on My Anime List!

12. Summer Time Rendering

Season: 1 | Episode: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Friday, April 15th, 2022
: BS11, Kansai TV and Tokyo MX, Disney+ (international streaming)

One of the anime contending for a spot in the Best Spring 2022 anime releases is Summer Time Rendering! The popular thriller manga series is finally getting an anime adaptation this year and we cannot wait!

Summer Time Rendering is a mystery supernatural series that revolves around Shinpei Ajiro, who begins living with the Kofune Sisters after the death of his parents. Soon after he moves to Tokyo but upon realizing that Ushio, one of the sisters, has passed away, he returns to their home for the funeral. He soon suspects that her death may not have been caused by drowning.

Dangers and unknown enemies roam the island that he calls home and a safe future for his loved ones seems to be getting blurrier. With help from Mio and others, Shinpei resolves to save the future of his home island but the way ahead is riddled with dangerous challenges.

The manga for the series is rated 7.75/10 on My Anime List!

13. A Couple of Cuckoos

Season: 1 | Episode: 12-14 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2022
: TV Asahi’s NUMAnimation block, Crunchyroll

This romantic comedy has to make your Best Spring 2022 anime list simply because of the classic arranged marriage trope in anime that has been given a fresh spin. A Couple of Cuckoos is a roller-coaster you will love!

A Couple of Cuckoos is a romantic comedy series that begins with 16-year old ace student Nagi Umino finding out that he was switched at birth. Nagi is the odd one out in his family, with everyone else being very energetic and enthusiastic while he is calm and collected. Nagi is invited to a dinner with his birth parents but ends up encountering a rather peculiar person.

He meets Erika Amano, a popular social media star who seems hell-bent on getting a fake boyfriend and is trying to convince him to help her out. As it turns out her parents have arranged for her to get married while she absolutely refuses to do so. On reaching Erika’s place, it turns out that Nagi’s birth parents are Erika’s parents the marriage that has been arranged involves Nagi and Erika.

The manga has a rating of 7/10 on My Anime List!

New Animes in Spring 2022 calendar

Apart from the above, there are a few new animes on the block that you should be aware of!

  • Spy x Family
  • Romantic anime, Shikimori-san
  • Comedy anime Aharen-san wa Hakarenai
  • Thriller Summer Time Rendering
  • Tomodachi Game
  • Kunoichi Tsubaki no Mune no Uchi
  • Ao Ashi
  • Dance Dance Danseur, an anime about dance from Studio MAPPA

Tell Us About Your Best Spring 2022 Anime List!

The curated list has 13 recommendations from a huge number of releases that are scheduled for Spring 2022. While this list is definitely not exhaustive, it has some of the releases in the upcoming anime season that you might not want to miss! The mix of action, adventure, a slice of life, romance and comedy will hopefully help create your list of the Best Spring 2022 anime that you can share with us too!

We all know that the otherwise evergreen ONE PIECE anime has been postponed indefinitely due to the Toei Animation studio hack. Also, Dragon Quest will not be part of the spring transmission at least initially. Instead Boruto: Naruto the Next Generations, Detective Conan and Pokémon will continue to stream.

Stay tuned for updates and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. Let us know which of these anime made your Best Spring 2022 Anime picks and the ones that make your season’s favourite list!

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