The Sage Reviews Upcoming Anime for Fall 2022

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A collage displays all of the different series releasing this fall. This season has a lot of action and comedy, two fairly common albeit interesting genres of anime.

Anime, a popular form of entertainment originating from Japan, is admired for its smooth animation, intriguing plot and unique character design. In every season, a new lineup of series is introduced that help the animation medium become more popular. This season in particular has several highly anticipated shows, ranging from the comedy “SpyxFamily,” the action in “My Hero Academia” and horror from “Chainsaw Man”.

 

An image from “SpyXFamily” part two’s trailer features Loid, Anya and Yor. Fans are excited to see their favorite trio, as well as new characters appearing in part two. (Photo From Crunchyroll)

“SpyxFamily” Season 1, Part 2 (2022-)

The wholesome action/slice-of-life series “SpyxFamily,” has been renewed for a 13-episode part two, set to release Oct. 1, 2022. The first part was a glowing success for the franchise as it became the most-watched show on streaming services in Japan for three months straight.

“I thought the first season of SpyxFamily was very well done,” junior Reagan Flowers said. “I noticed they added a lot more scenes in the anime, compared to the manga, but I liked it. Now I’m looking forward to getting more answers about the characters.”

The anime follows Loid, a spy who must go deep undercover for a mission, so he fakes a marriage with an assassin named Yor and adopts a telepath named Anya. This next season, viewers will see the Forger family become acquainted with their new family member Bond, a big white dog with mysterious powers.

 

An official artwork promoting the manga, “Blue Lock,” features Yoichi, Hyoma, Seshero and several more characters in dynamic action poses. (Photo From OTAQUEST)

“Blue Lock” Season 1(2022-)

The all-new sports series “Blue Lock” is about a soccer tournament where 300 advanced players compete to get a spot on a world-renowned team. The manga recently reached a milestone of 10 million copies sold, becoming one of the most-sold sports manga ever. Season one will be available on Oct. 9 on Crunchyroll.

 

“Chainsaw Man” Season 1 (2022-)

Based on the wildly popular manga series, a comedy-horror show called  “Chainsaw Man” stars young protagonist Denji and his pet devil Pochita, who pay off his late father’s debts by hunting devilmen. Everything changes, however, when he dies and has no choice but to turn into a devil himself.

A screencap features “Chainsaw Man” protagonist Denji standing in the city. The first season’s opening is available on MAPPA’s YouTube. (Photo From Siliconera)

The manga that the series is based on has sold over 15 million copies and gained a massive following even without an anime adaptation. Now that the anime has been picked up by the animation studio MAPPA, a studio who’s animated other iconic shows like “Attack on Titan” and “Jujutsu Kaisen,” fans are convinced it’ll become one of the most successful anime to date. It will be available to watch on October 12, 2022 on streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Crunchyroll.

 

“My Hero Academia” Season 6 (2016-)

The long-running shounen series “My Hero Academia”’s sixth season kicks off where the previous season ended at the start of the Paranormal Liberation War — a high-stakes war between the heroes and villains, which will decide the fate of Deku and his school once and for all.

The protagonist and antagonist of “My Hero Academia” in a side-by-side comparison. Fans hope to see some smoothly animated fight scenes this season. (Photo From hypebeast.com)

Yoshihiro Oyabu, a producer for the anime’s studio, discusses the appeal of the previous few seasons:

“If I had to put it simply, I’d say [My Hero Academia is appealing] because it’s an orthodox Shonen Jump title,” Oyabu said. “Overall, it’s not only about Deku, but boys who come from nothing working together, and through hard work, they can become stronger and accomplish something big.”

This season will begin airing on Oct. 1 on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

 

“Mob Psycho 100” Season 3 (2016-2023)

An official artwork of Mob and Reigen in the upcoming season of “Mob Psycho 100.” Fans are dispirited that season three is the final season, yet anxiously looking forward to seeing each character’s arc come to an end. (Photo From Filmy Hotspot)

The third and final season of the esteemed supernatural action series “Mob Psycho 100” is set to release on Oct. 5, 2022, on Hulu and Crunchyroll. Often praised for its unique art style and beautifully smooth animation, this upcoming season cuts no corners when it comes to story, animation and character design.

“My favorite thing about the anime, at first, was the animation,” sophomore Lenae Shin, a long-time fan of the show, said. “It was insane, super smooth. Now, I’ve grown to like the characters, like Mob and Reigen. They’re so funny.”

With such critically-acclaimed titles releasing, it’s not unlikely that there will be some award-winners this season. Even if anime isn’t for everyone, these shows are definitely worth checking out and will be released this Fall on various streaming platforms such as Crunchyroll and Hulu!