31+ Anime TV Shows Airing January 2022: What To Expect…

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Written by Theo J Ellis

January 2022 is starting to roll out a bunch of anime for the month.

Many anime are new or unheard of, while others are adaptations fans will be familiar with and are looking forward to.

We’ll focus on:

  • Anime TV shows.

Regardless of whether they’re adaptations, originals or not. And will ignore ongoing anime from last year.


Here’s a January list as part of anime winter 2022:


1. IRODORIMIDORI (Jan 4th 2022)


“At this academy that gathers the most promising musical talents, there’s a rumor circulating among students. “If you give an amazing performance at the school festival, you get special extra credit (or so they say).”

This is a music anime series and it’s started already. It has “cute” aspects so expect to see some of this in a music setting.


2. Leadale no Daichi nite (Jan 5th 2022)

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“Due to a terrible accident, Keina Kagami is forced to live on life support in order to survive. The only way for her to be free is within the VRMMORPG “Leadale.”

This is another Isekai fantasy series with elements of a game. Similar to anime like Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, or even SAO in some aspects.

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3. Hakozume: Koban Joshi no Gyakushuu (Jan 5th 2022)

Hakozume Koban Joshi no Gyakushuu 2022 anime

“Female police officer Kawai had enough of a career she wasn’t even that into and was about to hand in her registration, when the unthinkable happened—she met the new, female director of her station!”#

It’s been a while since we’ve had a police series and the genre is small, and this looks like a good addition.


4. ORIENT (Jan 6th 2022)

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“When unidentified creatures known as Kishin suddenly appeared in Japan, all of the most famous military leaders were killed in battle, and the end of the world seemed close at hand.”

Some new Shounen fantasy action to kick off the new year, 2022.


5. Tokyo 24-ku (Jan 6th 2022)

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“The Far Eastern Special Administrative Region, also known as the 24th Ward, is a man-made island that sits in Tokyo Bay. Shuta, Ran, and Koki were born and raised on the island.”

This anime is catching steam already, but we’re still in the early stages of this anime.


6. Saiyuki RELOAD ZEROIN (Jan 6th 2022)

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“Once, the land of Togenkyo was a peaceful land, where humans and yokai lived together. Then, however, men appeared who tried to revive Gyumaoh, the Great Yokai who was slain by the war god Nataku Taishi and buried in Houtou Castle 500 years ago, by using a forbidden combination of chemistry and magic.”

This anime has been around for a while, and this is a new version for anime fans.


7. Shuumatsu no Harem (Jan 7th 2022)

Shuumatsu no Harem 2022

“The time is near future-Tokyo, Japan in 2040. Reito, a young man suffering from an intractable disease, vows to reunite with his childhood friend Erisa and decides to “cold sleep” to cure her illness.”

This is one of the “Redo Of Healer” style anime‘s of 2022, which is bound to stir controversy.

A world full of women and very few men who are required to impregnate them, to rebuild society again? Controversy written all over it.

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8. Slow Loop (Jan 7th 2022)

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“Nervous to meet her new stepdad, Hiyori heads to the place she always feels at home—the ocean. When a curious girl named Koharu shows up, Hiyori decides to teach her how to fish, just like her father did before he died.”

This looks to be a wholesome slice of life series in the sports genre, with the heart warming feels the genre is known for.


9. Dolls’ Frontline (Jan 8th 2022)

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“The game’s story is set in an alternate timeline near-future Earth in the 2060s. The aftermath of a military accident that resulted in widespread disease, as well as the recent conclusion of careless nuclear war, has massively depopulated the planet, rendered much of the surface uninhabitable, and reduced once-great nations to shadows of their former selves.”

Dolls Frontline is an anime that looks good all around. And could be a more than decent game adaptation for the year.

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10. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 3 (Jan 8th 2022)

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This wholesome, cute anime series is now in its 3rd season. And only fans know, if at all, where things may go between the main characters.


11. CUE! (Jan 8th 2022)

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“The brand-new voice acting talent agency AiRBLUE has neither seasoned pros nor famous stars. What it does have is a group of trainee voice actresses whose individualism and personality shines through their inexperience.”

Adapted from a game, this anime will have elements of music as a predominant focus.


12. Ninjala (Jan 8th 2022)

Ninjala anime

Another anime series adapted from a game, this will have a focus on action, targeting kids in particular.


13. Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja (Jan 8th 2022)

Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja

“His strength limited by the magical crest with which he was born, Mathias, the world’s most powerful sage, decides reincarnation is necessary to become the strongest of all.”


14. My Dress Up Darling (Jan 9th 2022)

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“High schooler Wakana Gojo cares about one thing: making Hina dolls. With nobody to share his obsession, he has trouble finding friends—or even holding conversation.”

My Dress Up Darling’s manga was and is wholesome on another level. And now the anime is adapting it.

So far the visuals are on point, and good things are to be expected from this Otaku, cosplay style anime set in school. With slice of life sitting at the center.

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15. Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku (Jan 9th 2022)

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“It’s Komichi Akebi’s first year of junior high and she has her heart set on one thing: Robai Private Academy’s sailor uniform.”

You can expect another “cuteanime this month with Akebi Chan and her Dere Dere type of personality.


16. Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2 (Jan 9th 2022)

Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki Part 2

“Summoned to a fantasy world, Kazuya Souma is ruling a kingdom with a nontraditional (and very human) route of administrative reform.”


17. Kaijin Kaihatsu-bu no Kuroitsu-san (Jan 9th 2022)

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“The manga centers on the Kuroitsu, an assistant researcher in the superhuman development department of Agastya, a villainous secret organization that battles with heroes who try to save the world.”


18. Sabiiro no Armor Reimei (Jan 9th 2022)

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“The era is a turbulent Warring States period in Hinomoto. Kinokuni, the unexplored region of the mountains and the sea. In the depths of this deep forest, there is a group using “Yatagarasu” as their flag symbol and using guns as weapons.”


19. Baraou no Souretsu (Jan 9th 2022)

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“Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction? Or his own tormented longings?”


20. Futsal Boys!!!!! (Jan 9th 2022)

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“It has been more than 10 years since futsal became a worldwide boom. Many star players were born in Japan, and everyone from children to adults have been enthusiastic about the sport. When watching the final of the U-18 World Cup, Haru Yamato is attracted by the play of Tokinari Tennouiji, one of the players to represent Japan, and starts playing Futsal with a wish to become a player like him.”


21. Sasaki to Miyano (Jan 10th 2022)

Sasaki to Miyano

“It all started like a typical old-school boys’ love plotline—bad-boy senior meets adorably awkward underclassman, one of them falls in love, and so on and so forth. But although Miyano is a self-proclaimed boys’ love expert, he hasn’t quite realized…he’s in one himself.”


22. Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season Part 2 (Jan 10th 2022)

Shingeki no Kyojin The Final Season Part 2 2022

Too many spoilers to reveal.


23. On Air Dekinai! (Jan 10th 2022)

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“The story takes place in 2014 and follows Mafuneko, a new hire at the “Tokyo Hajikko Television” company. The manga follows the hard struggles behind the scenes at making television content.”


24. Gal-gaku. II Lucky Stars (Jan 10th 2022)

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25. Tribe Nine (Jan 10th 2022)

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“In Neo Tokyo, disillusioned youth form tribes that battle each other in an intense sport called Extreme Baseball. One night, two kids – Haru Shirogane and Taiga – meet the strongest man in the world, Shun Kamiya.”


26. Princess Connect! Re:Dive Season 2 (Jan 11th 2022)

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Another game turned anime series. And now with another season.

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27. Gensou Sangokushi Tengen Reishinki (Jan 11th 2022)

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“His powerful bow pierces the rust of destruction, to save the people he loves. A thrilling adventure and action story.”




“His powerful bow pierces the rust of destruction, to save the people he loves. A thrilling adventure and action story.”


29. Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu (Jan 11th 2022)

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“It ain’t easy being a genius… Prince Wein is ready to commit treason. And who can blame him?”


30. Fantasy Bishoujo Juniku Ojisan to (Jan 12th 2022)

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“A dull old man and his handsome best friend were summoned to another world by a naked goddess! However, because of the goddess’s mischief, he has turned into a peerless beautiful girl?!”


31. Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja (Jan 12th 2022)

Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja anime 2022

“Going by the name Dunbalf, he’s known across the land of this virtual world. But one night before bed, Kagami uses an in-game vanity case that’s about to expire—opting to create his ideal version of a female Dunbalf avatar for fun.”

An action adventure series in a fantasy setting. Adapted originally from a light novel.


Other January 2022 anime:

  • Koroshi Ai (Jan 12th 2022)
  • Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 2nd Season (Jan 13th 2022)
  • Vanitas no Carte 2nd Cour (Jan 15th 2022)
  • Ryman’s Club (Jan 22st 2022)
  • Eien no 831 (Jan 30th 2022


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