AnimeJapan 2022 – What Happened? Highlights and Recap

AnimeJapan 2022 is behind us and with many great panels came many exciting new announcements. Some of them were unexpectedly slow, while others delivered big. There were a few unexpected surprises sprinkled among the mix – Spy x Family for example, which revealed new visuals on the first day while having a panel on the second.

Keep in mind that some of these announcements were not made directly for AnimeJapan 2022, but still came as part of the promotional activities. Let’s take a look at the highlights from the weekend – the highlighted titles mean that we have an article with additional information available.

AnimeJapan 2022 – Announcements And Highlights

Attack on Titan

One of the final stages during AnimeJapan 2022 didn’t bring much in terms of news. We got to see which scenes the cast found the most impactful in the Final Season Part 2 so far and they revealed that the recording for the anime is still ongoing.

Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen stage was eagerly awaited and it did not go too well for the fans. A new visual has been revealed, however, it is for a “Cursed Womb” arc from the first season and not the sequel. The panel also included the upcoming game promotion.

Demon Slayer

The Demon Slayer panel didn’t reveal anything new. The main cast from the Entertainment District arc was present: Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kito, Katsuyuki Konishi, Hiro Shimono, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka spent the 40 minutes reminiscing about the season’s highlights.

Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone was definitely another one of the most anticipated stages. However, it did not deliver much. A July premiere for the Ryusui TV special was revealed, along with his character design. Voice actors Yusuke Kobayashi (Senku Ishigami), Gen Sato (Chrome), Kengo Kawanishi (Gen Asagiri), and Ryota Suzuki (Ryusui) led the panel.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero did not have its own stage but was instead included in Kadokawa’s. And it was worthwhile – we got a new trailer and an amazing key visual for the upcoming season 2.

Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online anime is celebrating its 10th birthday this year and to commemorate the occasion a new trailer featuring the iconic scenes from the series so far has been revealed. In addition to the 10th-anniversary video, a teaser trailer for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Progressive – Scherzo of the Deep Night was revealed as well.

The Eminence in Shadow

Nexus’ The Eminence in Shadow anime adaptation will join the Fall 2022 anime lineup. A new trailer has been revealed, along with a new key visual.

My Dress-Up Darling

Fans of the series had an opportunity to listen to the main cast of the anime talk about their love for cosplay. Marin Kitagawa’s voice actress, Hina Suguta, showed up on the stage while wearing cosplay Marin wore in the anime:

#AnimeJapan 『その着せ替え人形は恋をする』スペシャルステージ~コスプレって…究極の愛じゃん!~」
ご覧頂きありがとうございました🙏✨#直田姫奈 さん#石毛翔弥 さん#種﨑敦美 さん#羊宮妃那 さん#伊織もえ さん(MC)


— TVアニメ『その着せ替え人形は恋をする』 (@kisekoi_anime) March 27, 2022

Black Summoner

Black Summoner anime adaptation revealed a new trailer and a July 2022 release date. Studio Satelight will animate the series.

Spy x Family

Spy x Family revealed a set of visuals that feature the main trio – Loid, Anya, and Yor. The anime will have a panel on Sunday.

Engage Kiss

A new original TV anime by A-1 Pictures is coming this July. Engage Kiss is a story about an irresponsible spender Shu and the two women in his life. Fumiaki Maruto (How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend – Saekano author) and Tsunako (Date a Live illustrator) are involved in the project.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

No news came out of Kaguya-sama panel, but attendees and viewers were surprised by special appearances of theme song artists – Masayuki Suzuki, Suu, and Airi Suzuki.

♡ー°˖✧#AnimeJapan 2022

サプライズでOP主題歌アーティスト #鈴木雅之 さん& #すぅ さん、EDアーティスト #鈴木愛理 さんにご登場頂きました💕#かぐや様 チーム一丸となって第3期を4月8日㈮よりお届けします!

— アニメ「かぐや様は告らせたい」公式 (@anime_kaguya) March 27, 2022

Vampire in the Garden

Newest WIT Studio anime recieved a trailer, key visual, and May 16 release date. The series is a Netflix original.

In addition to the Vampire in the Garden, WIT Studio is also working on the Bubble movie, which is set to release next month. Both titles were mentioned during the Netflix Anime stage.

The Quintessential Quintuplets

The Quintessential Quintuplets revealed another trailer. The movie is slowly paving the road towards May 20 opening in Japan.

Sky: Children of the Light

Sky: Children of the Light game will be receiving an animation project, which is why it got a whole stage in the first place. A first look teaser has been revealed:

Prima Doll

The adorable slice-of-life story revealed the first trailer during the NBC Universal stage. The main cast of the anime attended the stage.

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki revealed a new trailer that showcases all of the 38 characters in the anime. New cast announcements have been made as well.

Lycoris Recoil

Previously announced Lycoris Recoil is airing this July. A trailer has been revealed:

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten

The previously announced The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten anime adaptation also revealed a new teaser visual. The anime didn’t have its own panel, so the information was casually dropped on the official Twitter.

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins series did not have its own panel but was instead included in the Netflix one on the second day of AnimeJapan 2022. Ayumu Murase will be joining the cast of the upcoming The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh movie.

Uncle from Another World

One of the upcoming titles with a more unique premise is Uncle from Another World. Iseki Ojiisan revealed a new trailer and theme songs during a panel dedicated to it.

Shadows House

Shadows House got a teaser trailer for the upcoming second season during one of the Aniplex streams.


CUE! also unveiled a new trailer for the second cour of the series, which begins airing on April 8.

RWBY: Ice Queendom

RWBY: Ice Queendom was announced on Friday and a trailer was revealed during the AnimeJapan 2022 panel. Saori Hayami will be singing the ending theme, which is featured in the trailer. Studio SHAFT is animating the series, which is set to air this year.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

We finally have a bit of information about Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean‘s continuation. The anime is getting a second cour, which will consist of episodes 13-24, this fall. A trailer and a key visual have been revealed and Netflix will be streaming the anime.

Luminous Witches

The latest SHAFT project revealed a new trailer ahead of the July premiere. The series is a part of the World Witches mix-media project.

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

One of the most-anticipated rom-com titles of the spring, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, revealed a second full trailer. The anime begins airing on April 9.

Date a Live

Date a Live IV introduced a new character in a special trailer. Hitomi Nabatabe is voicing Nia Honjo, a spirit who will be joining the character lineup in the upcoming season. The franchise teased more upcoming character trailers.

Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It

The upcoming season 2 of Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It anime adaptation revealed the opening and the ending sequence during a stage, which closed the first day of AnimeJapan 2022. Sora Amamiya is singing the opening theme titled “Love-Evidence“, while Chicho and the HoneyWorks are singing the ending theme “Vivid Love” with mafumafu (below).

Wataten: An Angel Flew Down to Me

Wataten: An Angel Flew Down to Me – Precious Friends is an upcoming movie from the Wataten series. A new key visual and a fall 2022 premiere date have been revealed.

The Vampire Dies in No Time

Even though fans might hav hoped for more, The Vampire Dies in No Time panel only brought us new cast additions. Nobunaga Shimazaki and Mariya Ise will be joining the anime in the second season.

My Master Has No Tail

The adorable tanuki-themed anime My Master Has No Tail is coming this July and a new trailer has been revealed. LIDENFILMS is animating the series.


Orient is returning with its second cour this July with Battle at Awaji Island arc. A new key visual has been revealed.

Extreme Hearts

Extreme Hearts is an upcoming, original anime that will premiere this July. A PV was revealed:

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 got a trailer for the upcoming second season during the Netflix Anime stage, The series will begin streaming on Netflix on May 23.


Spriggan anime finally has a new release date – June 18, 2022. The anime is one of Netflix originals, but the new information was revealed before the Netflix Anime stage. The anime was supposed to air last year, but was delayed due to production issues. New teaser trailer was revealed:

Reincarnated as a Sword

Another series with a somewhat entertaining premise that appeared on AnimeJapan this year was Reincarnated as a Sword. A teaser trailer was revealed after the stage, along with a key visual. The anime will begin airing this October.

I’m Quitting Heroing

I’m Quitting Heroing revealed a new trailer during Kadokawa’s stage. Studio EMT Squared is animating the adaptation of Quantum’s light novel.

Golden Kamuy

Season 4 of Golden Kamuy begins airing this October and a full preview video has been revealed. The new season comes with a new studio, as Brain’s Base will be taking over from Geno.

RPG Real Estate

As part of AnimeJapan 2022 promotion, RPG Real Estate revealed a new key visual. The slice-of-life anime will begin airing this April. New cast additions have also been revealed and include:

  • Yoko Hikasa as Satona
  • Minami Takahashi as Seira
  • Honoka Kuroki as Mona

Prince of Tennis U-17

The sequel to The Prince of Tennis series will begin airing this July. Junko Minagawa (Ryoma Echizen), Takayuki Kondo (Kiko Valentin), Kenjiro Tsuda (Dodo Obando), and Junichi Suwabe (Keigo Atobe) attended the panel, during which a key visual was also presented.

KanColle: Kantai Collection

KanColle: Kantai Collection revealed a key visual for the second season, which is airing 7 years after the original. Studio ENGI will be animating the series.

DanMachi Season 4

The highly anticipated DanMachi Season 4 revealed a July 2022 release date. DanMachi didn’t have its own stage but instead had the official Twitter drop the information.


Netflix’s CGI anime Ultraman revealed a special charactr trailer for Alien Wadoran Maya ahead of he April 14 release date.

Fanfare of Adolescence

Aniplex-produced Fanfare of Adolescence revealed a new trailer ahead of the April premiere. The story follows a group of boys with a love for horse riding. Studio Ley-duce is animating the series. Hiroyuki Sawano will be composing the music.

Pop Team Epic

Pop Team Epic finally has a release date for season 2 – October 2021. The crude comedy will have a returning cast.

Fate/Grand Order

The Japanese version of the game will be having a new event titled Water Monster Crisis: Floating Island of Innocents as well as the new in-game content Road to 7 [Lostbelt No. 2]. However, these events won’t be available for the English version of the game just yet, so the fans will have to wait.


New music and audio drama project by Pony Canyon was also announced. It will feature some big seiyuu names such as Yuma Uchida and Junya Enoki. Teaser visual is available:

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club

Technically, this announcement came after AnimeJapan, but we are still including it because Love Live! franchise had an event. Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club revealed an extended PV for the upcoming season 2, and it features some of the new characters:

AnimeJapan 2022 – Conclusion

And that is it for this year’s AnimeJapan. Quite a solid lineup, with some interesting announcements, but also without some of the things we were hoping to see. It is interesting to note that in the middle of all this, Goblin Slayer anime teased the second season with a new visual. Who knows, maybe we will be seeing more news about the long-anticipated sequels soon.

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