11 Upcoming Isekai Anime to Watch in 2022

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Isekai fantasy genre gaining more popularity day by day not only in Japan but also across the world. It's shows even within the criticism, the genre still welcomed by the fans.

In 2021, we can finally some of the sequel of isekai anime we waited song long such as Log Horizon, a new exciting isekai anime such as Mushoku Tensei and the return of Re-zero and Tensura.

Now, we are stepping in the end of year of 2021. We can take a look for the upcoming isekai anime that will premiere in 2022. We have at least 8 isekai anime for 2022, and some of the anime originally slated for 2021, but delayed for 2022, like The Rising of the Shield Hero.

Anime Sequel Confirmed for 2022

1. World of Leadale
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World of Leadale follow Keina Kagami who find a "new life" in a VRMMORPG World of Leadale after a tragic incident. She is put on life support system to survives. One day, her life support shut off and she passes away.

Keina wakes up in the body of avatar she used to play in the game. But, the this Leadale is two hundred years in the future. As now she high elf, she is starting a new adventure in the new world!

The anime announced on the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 that will premiere in January 2022.

Release Date: January 2022
Studio: Maho Film
Source: Light novel
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

2. Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest 2nd Season
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The sequel of Arifureta will coming next year. Studio asread will animated the series with Akira Iwanaga is directing the anime.

Story follow Hajime Nagumo who suddenly summoned to another world as heroes along with his classmates. While his classmates blessed with powerful stats and abilities, he is not. Someday at the expedition of Great Orcus Labyrinth, Hajime betrayed by one of his classmates, impose him to fall down in the bottom of abyss.

He Survived! He faced grim nightmare feel desperate to live. However, he fight for his survival and meet an imprisoned vampire, Yue, who is also seeking to escape the labyrinth. Hajime and Yue begin the journey to find a way to back home.

Release Date: January 2022
Studio: asread
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem

3. Princess Connect! Re:Dive 2nd Season
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Princess Connect! Re:Dive focuses on a young man named Yuuki awakens with no memory of his past. He then encounters Kokoro who is guide him and care toward him, Pecorine an always-hungry lovely swordswoman and cat-eared witch Karyl. Fate led them to form the Gourmet Guild.

Release Date:
January 2022
Studio: CygamesPictures
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4. My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World!
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Follow Yuji Sano who works at a company that is harsh on its employees and suddenly summoned to another world while finishing his work at home. It's a fantasy game-like world including the status bars and skills.

He then tames a slime, become a sage and befriend with the slimes. This make him awaken magical power. The adventure of him with the slime in another world begin!

The staff revelaed that the anime will premiere in 2022, but no other details announced.

Release Date: 2022
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5. Bofuri Season 2
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The second season of BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense will premiere in 2022. The story follow Kaede Honjo who is invited be her friend to play VRMMO game. She is create a character named Maple and decide to put all points in VIT to minimize pain.

Slowly and can't use magic, but acquires Absolute Defense as result to maximize her points into VIT. She is going an adventures with an ability to call of any damage.

Release Date: 2022
Studio: ?
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6. Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to
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This story tells what happens if a 32 years old man summoned to another world as beautiful girl. He is actually summoned along with his handsome best friend, however his best friend remain the same. In purpose to make his body back to male, he must defeat the demon lord. And, the story of the two begin and will filled with the rom-com journey.

The anime adaptation announced by Cygames' Cycomi twitter account and Bushiroad announced the anime will premiere in January 2022.

Release Date: January 2022
Studio: OLM Team Yoshioka
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7. How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2 - Genkoku
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The final episode of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom anime ended with a announcement part 2 of the anime. The 2nd part will premiere in January 2022.

This is an anime about Kazuya Souma, who crowned the new king after summoned to the fantasy world. As realist, he is rule and built the kingdom with a revolutionary transferred-to-another-world administrative, in a world where dragon, and elves, and non-human species exist.

Release Date: January 2022
Studio: J.C.Staff
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance

8. Ascendance of a Bookworm 3rd Season
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Ascendance of a Bookworm 3rd season will premiere in April 2022. The anime follows the life of avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano who end up transported to another world after unforeseen accident. In this new world she reborn as Main, and make a mission to make books more freely available to everyone in the world.

Release Date: April 2022
Studio: Ajia-Do
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life

9. Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja
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Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja - Kendeshi follow Sakamori Kagami, who was one of the top player in VRMMO Ark Earth Online. Known as Dunbalf, he is popular in this virtual world. At one night before going to sleep, he is create a female version of Dunbalf for fun.

When he wakes up next day, he is transported to Ark Earth world, but as a cute young girl character he created before. He take Mira as his... her new name and can't let anyone know that this cute girl is Dunbalf.

The anime was originally slated to premiere this year but delayed to January 2022.

Release Date: January 2022
Studio: Studio A-CAT
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

10. The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
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Naofumi is back next year! The otaku who suddenly summoned in another world when finds a book in library. In this new world, he is betrayed, loses all money, dignity and respect. Naofumi with only his shield, find a way to overturn this and must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero!

The sequel originally slated in October 2021, but delayed to April 2022.

Release Date: April 2022
Studio: Kinema citrusDR Movie
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

11. The Eminence in Shadow
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Follow Cid who have dream to become the one who control everything from behind the scenes. He trains every night secretly to preparing his eventual rise to power. His life ended after a traffic accident, make him failed achieved his goal.

But, he wakes up in another world and suddenly finds himself as the head of an secret organization, Shadow Garden, that aims to take down evil cult in the shadows. Finally, in this world he is get a chance to act out all like he wanted.

The anime will premiere in 2022.

Release Date:
Studio: Nexus
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

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