11 Best Anime on Netflix 2022

List of the Greatest Anime Series to Watch on Netflix Now 2022

Best Anime on Netflix 2022

There are increasing options for anime streaming services around the world. Which is the best anime website for you? Netflix is one of the most popular and largest video streaming subscription platforms, offering a large number of anime series and movies as well as other types of contents.

For anime fans who always follow new arrivals and look for some recommendations to watch on weekends, here is the list of best anime on Netflix of 2022 including brand new series and expected next seasons of popular franchises.

Let’s see the latest anime lineup to check on Netflix in 2022!

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11. Kotaro Lives Alone

If you are a subscriber of Netflix, you shouldn’t waste the opportunity to watch Kotaro Lives Alone (コタローは1人暮らし). The slice-of-life comedy anime series has been distributed exclusive on Netflix since March, 2022. It is adapted from the same-titled manga series serialized by Mami Tsumura since 2015. Kotaro Lives Alone focuses on a four-year-old smart kid living alone and interactions with his neighbors living in the same apartment.

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10. Komi Can’t Communicate

A popular romantic-comedy anime series Komi Can’t Communicate (古見さんは、コミュ症です。) started in 2021, and the next season is coming in April, 2022. Of course, all episodes are available with English subtitles on Netflix. Komi Can’t Communicate presents a daily life of a good-looking high school girl Shoko Komi, who is bad at communicating with others including her classmates. She is supported by the class president Hitohito Tadano to realize her dream: making 100 friends.

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9. The Orbital Children

The Orbital Children (地球外少年少女) is a new sci-fi anime movie divided into two parts. The first part showed at the theater on February 11, 2022 in Japan; the whole episodes were released globally only on Netflix at the same time. It is the second original animation directed by Mitsuo Iso, following his debut work Coil a Circle of Children made in 2007. The Orbital Children is set in space in 2045, when the technology of the Internet and AI is highly developed. What happens to the children trapped in a commercial space station after the accident?

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8. Shaman King

Shaman King (シャーマンキング) is one of the most recommended anime to watch on Netflix in 2022, which started in April, 2021. It is based on Hiroyuki Takei’s original manga series serialized between 1998 and 2004 while the 2001 previous anime version partly consists of different stories from it. The new anime series of Shaman King finished with 52nd episode in April, 2022, announcing the sequel focusing on Hana Asakura, the son of Yoh and Anna, will be released in the future.

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7. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (かぐや様は告らせたい〜天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦〜) has been a popular rom-com anime series watched worldwide since the first season aired with 12 episodes in 2019. Adapted from the same titled manga series written by Aka Akasaka since 2015, the funny and cute animated show has been made by A-1 Pictures. It was followed by the second season in 2020 and the third season in 2022, which all are available in Netflix.

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6. Jujutsu Kaisen

What is the coolest action dark-fantasy anime series now? Jujutsu Kaisen (呪術廻戦) has been loved by fans of both manga and anime recently. The original manga series started on Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018, and its anime adaptation began with 24 episodes airing in 2020-2021. Following the smash-hit anime movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in 2021, the second season will come in 2023. If you have not watched the anime series, check the first 24 episodes in Netflix right away. It presents the powerful battles between the Sorcerers including Yuji Itadori and Satoru Gojo and the Curses.

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5. Spriggan

Spriggan (スプリガン) is one of the most expected anime series of 2022 especially for classic manga and anime lovers. It was originally serialized as a manga series between 1989 and 1996, and its first anime movie adaptation was released in 1998. From June, 2022, the new series of Spriggan was distributed with 6 episodes exclusively on Netflix. Spriggan is the elite secret agents who keep superpowers from trying to uncover the hidden ancient legacies that consist of much more improved technology and knowledge than those of the day.

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4. Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden (ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン) is a modern epic drama series that has moved lots of people since its first season’s 13 episodes were distributed on Netflix in 2018. Kyoto Animation completed a spin-off film Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll in 2019 and a sequel film Violet Evergarden: The Movie in 2020 following the show-stopping first season. It tells the story of an unbefriended girl Violet Evergarden, who survives the large war and works as an Auto Memory Doll.

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3. One Piece

One Piece, the best-selling manga and the most-watched anime, is offered on Netflix to anyone who are interested in Japanese anime series. The renowned manga artist Eiichiro Oda has written the fantastic adventure manga since 1997, which has been adapted into the popular anime series by Toei Animation since 1999. The long anime finally reached its 1000th in 2021, also featuring spin-off One Piece movies. Some anime starters think it is too long to start watching now but it is worth spending much time following the unpredictable voyage of the Straw Hat Pirates.

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2. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

As one of the hottest title on Netflix, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険) has attracted much more audiences lately. Based on Hirohiko Araki’s manga series serialized since 1987, it has been made into the popular anime adaptations since 2012. The five and newest season JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean was released with the first 12 episodes in 2021 earlier than any other platforms, added by another 12 episodes later. If you have not watched any past seasons of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, you can start from the independent Stone Ocean.

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1. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is obviously one of the best anime series to watch on Netflix in 2022. Its original manga series staring in 2009 came to the end in 2021, and the anime season enters the fourth and final season in 2020. The latest part The Final Season Part 2 was added to Netflix from April, 2022, the only rest of the story will join it in 2023. Every anime fan should know the answer to the mystery of the titans and what is happening to the protagonist Eren Yeager.

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