Winter 2022 – What I’ll Be Watching

Can you believe we are heading into 2022?! Well, I can’t! 2022 still sounds like a distant, far away future in my mind so the fact that we are about to enter 2022 in the New Year is insane to me. I really don’t know where 2021 went but once again it is that time to talk about some of the anime I’ll be watching this winter.

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2

The second part of the final season of Attack on Titan is here! And oh boy am I ready to see what’s to come! I’m reluctant to reveal the synopsis posted online in fear of spoiling people who may haven’t caught up with the rest of the anime. I think a huge chunk of the anime community have been awaiting this and I think it’s going to be a spectacular way to kick of 2022. I am extremely excited to see the conclusion but am also absolutely terrified to see what unfolds.

My Dress-Up Darling

My Dress-Up Darling follows Wakana Gojou, a guy utterly devoted to creating Hina dolls and he has great sewing skills. Being the only person he knows who has this interest, he struggles to make friends and can’t even hold down a conversation. One day, Marin Kitagawa, the most popular girl in school reveals her own little secret, she wants to start cosplaying. Suddenly Wakana Gojou finds himself being able to put his passion and his skills to use through her love of cosplay.

I’ve seen this title floating around manga stores for some time now and the title always caught my attention although I never actually took the plunge and picked up the series. Now it has an anime adaptation I’m excited to give it a watch as I think it will be a delightful little series to watch in the New Year.

The Girl From the Other Side

Shiva is a young girl who was abandoned in a forest filled with creatures who can easily inflict curses on a person just through a single touch. In this dangerous forest Shiva meets a much kinder beast who she calls “Teacher”. Although the two can never touch one another due to Teacher’s beastly nature, the two begin to share a special bond

Again, this is a series I have seen floating around manga stores for a number of years now and whenever I’ve seen it, I always think about how pretty it looks. For some reason this series gives me vibes of Tim Burton mixed with the Snowman if it were set in gothic Victorian times and I’m hear for it. The premise for this series sounds really interesting and I have a feeling this is going to be quite an emotional watch. The pen and ink mixed with watercolour style of animation looks incredible and I’m so ready to dive into this world in the New Year!

Fruits Basket: Prelude

Fruits Basket: Prelude is a film following the backstory between Tohru Honda’s parents Kyouko and Katsuya Honda which weren’t adapted into the 2019-2021 reboot of Fruits Basket. The film is even said to contain brand new scenes written specifically for the film by mangaka Natsuki Tatsuya.

I absolutely adored Fruits Basket and seeing it end this year was bittersweet so the announcement of this film made me heart flutter with joy! I’m excited to see more backstory of Tohru’s parents and learn a lot more about her father Katsuya. Plus I absolutely adore Kyouko as I think she is a wonderful character and mother to Tohru! I think this film is going to hit me right in the feels and I’m totally prepared to cry my eyes out!

Sasaki and Miyano

Yoshikazu Miyano is a hardcore fudanshi who spends most of his time reading Boys Love manga and worrying about his delicate and feminine style features. His rather peaceful life is then interrupted by a scuffle with a boy named Shuumei Sasaki, a delinquent boy who is one of Miyano’s seniors at school. Sasaki is very intruiged by his feisty little junior classmate and decides to use any opportunities he can to get closer to Miyano.

I do love a bit of romance and I’m excited to see a really sweet looking boys love series to check out in the New Year. Sasaki and Miyano both look super adorable and I have an inkling I’ll be simping for Sasaki when I watch this. The hardcore fudanshi aspect of Miyano’s character is something which I think could lead to some funny and awkward moments within the anime and overall I’m looking forward to seeing how this series unfolds!

Sabikui Bisco

Sabikui Bisco is set in a post-apocalyptic Japan which has become a dusty, rust-filled wasteland which can only be saved by one thing, fungus. Our protagonist Bisco Akaboshi, a wanted criminal and skilled archer is on the hunt for the legendary mushroom known as the Sabikui which can devour any and all rust in this world.

I feel like this is going to be a fun, action packed anime to watch in 2022. The art style and character designs look fantastic and the post-apocalyptic setting is something which I feel I haven’t seen that much in anime so I’m excited to give this a try and see if it is as epic as it sounds!

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a great day!

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