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Here are our top 10 anime series to keep an eye out for this Winter 2022 slate on the Crunchyroll, Funimation and Netflix streaming services!
Today is New Year’s Eve and as people around the world reflect on the year, we take a look forward to what the Winter 2022 anime slate has in offer.
However, as is the case whenever a new broadcasting slate starts, the sheer volume of new shows can be quite overwhelming.
In this article, we highlight the 10 must-watch anime on the Winter 2022 slate across Crunchyroll, Funimation and Netflix!
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If you are looking forward to just one anime series on the Winter 2022 slate, it’s highly likely that Attack on Titan season 4 part 2 is the one to watch.
Arguably the biggest anime series in the world, Attack on Titan is set to make its triumphant return in January for its final ever television broadcast.
Attack on Titan will be streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu from January 9th, more information here.
One of the few anime series from the Fall slate that is set to continue its weekly broadcasts into the new year is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
The hit series is returned with an eight-episode recap of the Mugen Train movie in October, before starting its new Entertainment District Arc in early-December.
The new arc is certainly living up to expectations so far, with four of the 12 episodes already being available to watch online.
Demon Slayer is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation every Sunday.
Netflix’s animated content had a massive year in 2021 and one of the platform’s standout titles was the television adaptation of the hit video game, Dota: Dragon’s Blood.
Dota: Dragon’s Blood tells the story of Davion, a knight who finds himself in the middle of an ancient conflict that involves Elves, Mages, Gods and of course, Dragons.
The saga will continue with its second season this month and, following a slight alteration to the premiere, will release through Netflix on January 18th.
Orbital Children is the highly anticipated science fiction anime film series that will be available to stream on Netflix in January 2022.
The two-part story is written and directed by Mitsuo Iso, who has previously worked on the likes of Ghost in the Shell, Rurouni Kenshin and Mobile Suit Gundam.
Orbital Children tells the story of a group of kids, who are stranded on a Japanese commercial space station with only access to social media and need the help of AI and drones to survive.
Part One of Orbital Children Part One will release through Netflix on January 28th, 2022, with the second part landing in early February.
Orient is an upcoming historical fantasy adventure anime from Studio A.C.G.T (Dai Shogun Great Revolution) and director Tetsuya Yanagisawa (High School DxD).
Adapting the hit manga series of the same name, Orient is set in an alternative reality of the Neo-Sengoku Period where demons are worshipped and praised by society.
The series focuses on two best friends, who set out on a journey to become legendary Samurai’s who will rid the land of the demons whilst restoring the reputation of the Samurai warriors.
Orient will be available to stream through Crunchyroll from January 6th.
Personally, FreakAngels is the series that I am most looking forward to on the Winter anime slate.
Adapting the widely praised webcomic, the series is set in a post-apocalyptic London, which has been flooded and almost entirely destroyed by extreme weather events.
Living in the ruined city are 12 psychics, who have special abilities and powers. Whilst their aim is to find a way to safely house the 300 remaining Londoners, they must fight external threats from refugees, the deadly weather and internal conflicts to not only survive, but thrive.
FreakAngels will be streaming exclusively through Crunchyroll from January 27th.
Tokyo 24th Ward has the potential to be the sleeper-hit of the upcoming anime broadcasting slate.
An original title from CloverWorks (Darling in the Franxx and The Promised Neverland), the series will premiere with a special one -hour long broadcast in January.
The story focuses on three friends who live on the 24th Ward, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay. One year after a mysterious accident kills countless members of the local population, three friends receive a message from their deceased friend who urges them to “choose the future.”
The new Tokyo 24th Ward anime will be available to stream through both Funimation and Crunchyroll from January 6th.
Sabikui Bisco, also known as Rust-Eater Bisco, is another post-apocalyptic adventure series that will welcome you into 2022.
One day, Japan is destroyed by a mysterious rust that levels cities and wipes out large portions of the national population, thought to be caused by unusual mushroom spores.
Our main character is Bisco Akaboshi, a wanted criminal archer who grows mushrooms wherever he goes. However, this criminal is actually secretly working to restore the world by finding the one species of mushroom that could restore the world’s order from the Rust.
Sabikui Bisco will be streaming through both Funimation and Crunchyroll from January 10th.
If you need a more light-hearted anime this Winter, My Dress-Up Darling is the show for you.
This romantic comedy slice of life series focuses on Wakana Gojo, a high school student who dreams of becoming a Hina doll maker.
Despite being isolated from his peers and bullied because of his interest in dolls, Wakana’s life changes when the most popular girl in school, Marin, reveals that her hobby is cosplay.
The two are at the opposite ends of school society, but have a blossoming friendship as Wakana is dragged to countless cosplay-related events.
My Dress-Up Darling will be available to stream through both Funimation and Crunchyroll from January 8th.
Our final highlight of the January anime schedule is Tribe Nine, a new television adaptation of the hit sports video game from Kazutaka Kodaka.
The series is set in the near future, where groups of youths are forming ‘Tribes’ that are becoming ever more dangerous to the public. To deal with them, the government decrees that all Tribal-conflict must be settled with a game of ‘Extreme Baseball’.
Developed by Liden Films (Tokyo Revengers), the Tribe Nine anime will be available to stream online through Funimation from January 10th.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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