The Best Summer 2022 Anime To Kick Off July Are Right Here!

Your Best Summer 2022 Anime List is here! The Summer 2022 anime calendar is packed with a lot of returning titles including Classroom of the Elite Season 2, Overlord, and the much-awaited Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean Part 2!

The Best Summer 2022 anime will begin with an ensemble this July 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 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 Summer 2022 anime that you should absolutely check out!

1. The Devil is a Part-Timer Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date:  July 14th, 2022
: TV Tokyo, MBS, AT-X, BS11, Crunchyroll, Disney+

The Devil is Part-Timer Season 2 is back after a gap of seven years! The anime got an announcement in 2021 and is finally a part of the Best Summer 2022 anime titles!

Satan initiates his plan to conquer the domain of Ente Isla with the help of his generals. But as in every fantasy world, his plans are thwarted by the hero Emilia and her companions. Satan and Alciel use a portal to escape to earth and reach modern Tokyo. Ente Isla being rich in magic supported their true forms but earth could not sustain it.

They both transform into humans and try to act as regular humans while trying to figure out how to deal with the situation. Now called Sadao Maou, Satan takes up a job in a parody of McDonald’s and quite enjoys working there part-time. Soon after, Emilia locates him and Alciel that actually begins a series of hilarious events instead of a battle.

The second season will bring the action-comedy series for another run! The first season of the anime is rated 7.8/10 on My Anime List!

2. Rent a Girlfriend Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 2nd, 2022
: Muse Asia, Crunchyroll, MBS, and TBS TV Network

Rent a Girlfriend Season 2 is back to being a part of the seasonal anime list for Summer 2022! Rent a Girlfriend was first released in 2020 and is going to be one of the most anticipated rom-com anime of the season and is recommended by the Best Summer 2022 anime list!

The story revolves around Kazuya Kinoshita, a 20-year-old college student whose girlfriend breaks up with him without any notice. Heartbroken and upset, he decides to use an online dating app, which allows one to rent a girlfriend. Enter Chizuru Mizuhara, a beautiful girl who manages to make Kazuya feel good about dating again. Certain events lead to Kazuya and Chizuru fake dating to keep up the act around friends and family. Things begin to get more complicated as more girls from the app begin to get added to the equation.

The first season of the anime aired in 2020 and is rated 7.3/10 on My Anime List!

3. Overlord IV

Season: 4 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 5th, 2022
: Crunchyroll

One of the most anticipated anime of this season is here! Overlord IV is going to return with a blast for The Best Summer 2022 Anime List!

Overlord is set in 2126 where Dive MMORPGs are a popular phenomenon. Within such a game called Yggdrasil, the time for the servers of the game to shut down starts drawing close. After having been around for almost 12 years, Yggdrasil has a lot of players who feel attached to the game. A guild within the game called Ainz Ooal Gown is also trying to bid goodbye to its members and players.

A player Nazarick gets warped into another reality where the non-playable characters seem to come to life in a way where they gain their own personalities and act like real people. Confused by this, Momonga discovers that he can’t use any general features of the game or even leave it. He tries to find other people who may be trapped in this world while protecting Nazarick.

Overlord IV will take begin the Ruler of Conspiracy Arc. Ainz Ooal Gown is coronated and now plans to make his nation a peaceful haven for all races alike but as trouble always finds him, there seems to be something larger at play. The anime is rated 7.92/10 on My Anime List!

4. Made in Abyss Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12
Release Date: July 6th, 2022
: AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, Crunchyroll

Made in Abyss Season 2 is back after 5 years! This anime season is bringing anime series back from long hiatus. The Best Summer 2022 anime has to include this incredible adventure dark-fantasy series!

The story begins from the chasm called the Abyss – a system of pits and caves that host the most wondrous and intriguing creatures of the world. The descent of the abyss deep into the earth holds remains of old civilizations and all that excites Cave Raiders. The abyss is riddled with danger and ominous presences that lurk in the shadows.

Those who return after Diving into it to excavate and bring things back often face the Curse of the Abyss, a non-corporeal form that unleashes misfortune based on the kind of dive that is made into the Abyss. The story focuses on the Belchero Orphanage in Orth which hosts a young girl named Riko who to become a diver. Riko takes Reg, a mysterious robot boy, along with her for a secret expedition into the Abyss, the outcome of which seems to be riddled with a lot of dangers.

The upcoming season will be covering the Ilblu Arc of the manga, which will lead our group to the Golden City. Made in Abyss Season 1 is rated 8.7/10 on My Anime List!

5. Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In The Dungeon Season 4

Season: 4 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 23rd, 2022
: HIDIVE, Crunchyroll

While most anime are returning with Season 2, Danmachi is about to make a return with the fourth season in the series! The Best Summer 2022 anime list has to include this title that has been around since 2013!

DanMachi or Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon focuses on the story of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solo adventurer who receives powers after his meeting with Goddess Hestia and starts traveling through the city of Orario and its connection to the dangerous location of Dungeon.

Danmachi Season 4 opens with a terrible murder that frames his Bell’s companion and strands their adventuring. What seems like the beginning of a nefarious plot may just turn out to be the will of something that lurks deep in the treacherous dungeon. DanMachi Season 3 rated at 7.45/10 on MyAnimeList!

6. Classroom of the Elite Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12
Release Date: July 4th, 2022
: Crunchyroll

Classroom of the Elite Season 2 is one of the most anticipated series in the Best Summer 2022 anime list! This is also one of the series that is returning after a long break. Luckily for fans, Classroom of the Elite Season 3 has also been announced for 2023!

Kodo Ikusei Senior High School is set up by the Japanese Government to promote students into the workforce to support the country with Japan now being in a dystopian future. The school seems like paradise from the outside with the finest of amenities but inside, the students live inside a structure where the elite sit on the top while the bottom layer is thrown in together.

Classroom of the Elite Season 2 will most likely begin with the Sports Festival. The Kodo Ikusei Sports festival is naturally the most severe battlefield where the classes are going to have it out. As is the tradition of Kodo Ikusei, the conspiracies targeting the students keep brewing in the dark.

The Classroom of the Elite Season 1 is rated 7.86/10 on My Anime List!

7. Shadow House Season 2

Season: 2 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 9th, 2022
: Crunchyroll, Muse Asia, Animax Asia

After a number of roadblocks hindering the adaptation of the series, Shadow House Season 2 is finally ready for release! The Best Summer 2022 anime list recommends this to add a touch of supernatural, fantasy, and mystery to this anime calendar.

The plot revolves around the Shadow House, a grand, dark, and the almost mysterious mansion that hosts its residents and their Living Doll Partners. All the nobles of the family are somehow pitch black. Kate Mirror is one of the protagonists of the show. She is a calm, composed, and calculative person, sharp, and an expert at problem-solving. Her opposite is her Living Doll Emilico who is rather naïve, bubbly, cheerful, and adores Kate.

Shadow House Season 1 has a score of 7.8/10 on My Anime List!

8. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean Part 2

Season: 5 | Episodes: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: September 1st, 2022
: Netflix

An anime season with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures can never be dull. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean Part 2 is going to light up this Best Summer 2022 anime list! The first part of Stone Ocean was released in December 2021 and the second cour of the anime will end Jolyne’s story.

Stone Ocean dives back into the Joestar legacy with Jolyne Cujoh, who gets framed for murder and is sent to the Dolphin prison where she is sentenced to 15 years for a crime she did not commit. While trying to make her way through the prison, she receives a charm from her father – Jotaro Kujo.

This charm cuts her and awakens her stand – Stone Free. But as fortune has it, the arrow in this charm reaches other inmates too and gives them powerful stands as well. As the shadow of Dio follows the Joestar family, the Dolphin Prison put them in death’s way again.

The fifth installment of the anime series, Golden Wind is rated 8.6/10 on My Anime List! Stone Ocean Part 1 is rated 8.4/10!

9. Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Season: 1 | Episode: 10-12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 9th, 2022
: Netflix

Cyberpunk Edgerunners is set to one of the original anime releases in this anime calendar. Based on Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt RED, Edgerunners is going to bring an exciting flavor to the Best Summer 2022 anime list!

Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in Night City, a megacity located in California, USA. Night City makes for an accurate cyberpunk dystopia, ruled by corporations and riddled with very drastic social differences. Most of the people living in the city are shoved into the poorer pockets and are subject to violence and authoritarian control.

The Psycho Squad keeps populous in check and the Trauma Team caters to medical needs, also owing to the very apparent lawlessness in the city with all the power resting with the rich. A lot of people also have medically augmented bodies with mechanized parts, which livens up the cyberpunk aesthetic.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is going to be a standalone animated series that will be explored in Night City itself. A young kid in the Night City who does not have anything but himself tries to survive on the streets. To survive in the brutal playground that is Night City, he becomes the one known as Cyberpunk, a mercenary outlaw.

10. My Isekai Life

Season: 1 | Episode: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 4th, 2022
: Crunchyroll

Every anime needs a healthy dose of isekai anime and My Isekai Life is here to do just that! The Best Summer 2022 anime list presents one of the isekai picks for this season that you should definitely check out!

Yuji Sano is a person who is constantly working whether he is at work or at him. On a particular day, he receives a strange message summoning him to a different world! As one would, Yuji believes it is some kind of an error and chooses to reboot his device. Little does he know that it accidentally makes him accept the message which transports him to a different world!

In this new world, Yuji realizes that he cannot return home and just chooses to explore the places around him. Realizing that he’s possibly the strongest sage in this world, Yuji is stuck thinking about all the work that must have piled up back home that he needs to finish.

11. Isekai Yakkyoku

Season: 1 | Episode: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 10th, 2022
: AT-X, Tokyo MX, Kansai Telecast Corporation, BS NTV, Muse Asia

Another isekai adventure packed into the Best Summer 2022 anime list is Isekai Yakkyoku or Pharmacy in another World! The series is a fantasy series that deals with the medical endeavors of a young boy find himself in the middle of medical politics.

This isekai adventure sets off when a pharmacist in Japan passes away due to overwork. He is reborn in a medieval world that resembles Europe as Pharma, a 10-year-old boy who happens to be the apprentice of the Royal Court pharmacist. Working there, he attains impressive knowledge of disease and alchemic theory.

He puts his knowledge of medicine and his superhuman abilities to use to begin freeing the kingdom from the grip of the conniving guilds. He retains memories from his previous life and uses that medical knowledge to treat people in this parallel universe while building a new life for himself.

12. Black Summoner

Season: 1 | Episode: 12 (Not confirmed)
Release Date: July 9th, 2022
: Crunchyroll, Tokyo MX, BS11

This Best Summer 2022 anime list has another action fantasy isekai title, Black Summoner, kickstarting an epic saga into a medical world of knights and magic.

Kelvin wakes up in a new world without any memories from his previous life. He realizes that he traded memories of his past to gain powerful abilities that he could not even begin to estimate. The new world seemed less daunting with these newfound abilities.

He begins to travel as a Summoner and is joined by the goddess who brought him into this present world. He begins journeying only to find greater challenges on his way and continues to defeat them hoping to leave a mark on the world.

The light novel series is rated 7.2/10 on My Anime List!

Tell Us About Your Best Summer 2022 Anime List!

This Best Summer 2022 anime list has 12 recommendations from a variety of releases that are as part of this anime calendar. 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, fantasy, a slice of life, romance, and comedy will hopefully help create your list of the Best Summer 2022 anime that you can share with us too! Stay tuned for updates and all the good stuff from your favorite titles. Let us know which of these anime made your Best Spring 2022 Anime picks and the ones that make your season’s favorite list!

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