Summer anime season kicks off today with Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2, followed by sequels for Classroom of the Elite, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Made in Abyss, and DanMachi, all of which will air in the coming days. There’s also new anime, including original titles like Engage Kiss, so there’s plenty to choose from.
Anime Corner ran an anticipated poll and asked anime fans to share their most anticipated anime for this season with this to make it easier for you to decide what anime you want to watch in Summer 2022. The poll began on Friday and ended exactly 7 days later, and the results are now available below.
41 Most Anticipated Anime of Summer 2022
|1st||Classroom of the Elite Season 2||9.37%|
|3rd||Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season||6.86%|
|4th||The Devil is a Part-Timer!!||6.75%|
|5th||Call of the Night||6.01%|
|6th||My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex||5.94%|
|7th||Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV||5.36%|
|8th||Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun||4.37%|
|10th||SHADOWS HOUSE 2nd Season||4.34%|
|11th||When Will Ayumu Make His Move?||3.79%|
|12th||A Harem in a Fantasy World Labyrinth||3.52%|
|13th||The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious||3.02%|
|14th||Vermeil in Gold ~A Magician Pushes Through the Magical World With the Strongest Disaster~||2.64%|
|15th||My Isekai Life||2.38%|
|16th||Uncle from Another World||2.37%|
|18th||The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting||1.79%|
|19th||Parallel World Pharmacy||1.64%|
|21st||Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2||1.33%|
|22nd||Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer||1.17%|
|23rd||ORIENT Part 2||1.1%|
|26th||Dropkick on My Devil!! X||0.76%|
|27th||BanG Dream! Morfonication||0.67%|
|28th||Utawarerumono Mask of Truth||0.65%|
|29th||Smile of the Arsnotoria the Animation||0.65%|
|30th||League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches||0.61%|
|32nd||Teppen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing ’til you Cry||0.52%|
|33rd||Phantom of the Idol||0.49%|
|37th||The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 WORLD CUP||0.41%|
|38th||Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys!||0.36%|
|39th||Shoot! Goal to the Future||0.34%|
|40th||CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD will+Dress||0.3%|
The list is topped by Classroom of the Elite Season 2, which is unsurprising, and is followed by Overlord Season 4 and Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2. Call of the Night, My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex, and Engage Kiss were the only three non-sequel anime in the top 10, and it will be interesting to see how this list holds up in our weekly summer polls.
We noticed that male anime fans (85%) dominated the data while going through it, so we’ve included top fifteen results for female anime fans’ anticipated titles below.
15 Most Anticipated Anime of Summer 2022 by Female Anime Fans
|1st||Classroom of the Elite Season 2||8.1%|
|3rd||SHADOWS HOUSE 2nd Season||6.48%|
|4th||The Devil is a Part-Timer!!||5.29%|
|5th||Call of the Night||5.18%|
|6th||Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun||4.86%|
|7th||Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season||4.75%|
|8th||My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex||3.89%|
|9th||The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting||3.78%|
|10th||When Will Ayumu Make His Move?||3.56%|
|12th||The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious||2.7%|
|13th||Uncle from Another World||2.48%|
|14th||Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV||2.16%|
|15th||Vermeil in Gold ~A Magician Pushes Through the Magical World With the Strongest Disaster~||2.16%|
The top ten male list is similar to the main list, with only My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex and Engage Kiss ranking one place above Call of the Night and Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun.
If you’re looking for geographical information, the top three countries with the most voters were the Philippines, the United States, and India. Below are the top five rankings in each of these three countries.
5 Most Anticipated Anime of Summer 2022 by Filipino Anime Fans
|1st||Classroom of the Elite Season 2||8.98%|
|3rd||The Devil is a Part-Timer!!||6.51%|
|4th||Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season||6.17%|
|5th||Call of the Night||5.89%|
Filipino anime fans appear to be more excited for the return of The Devil is a Part-Timer rather than Rent-a-Girlfriend, but their top two choices remain the same as in the main list.
5 Most Anticipated Anime of Summer 2022 by American Anime Fans
|2nd||The Devil is a Part-Timer!!||8.73%|
|3rd||Classroom of the Elite Season 2||8.73%|
|4th||Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV||8.28%|
|5th||Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season||6.58%|
Surprisingly, Americans are more excited for Overlord’s fourth season and The Devil is a Part-Timer season than Classroom of the Elite’s second season. DanMachi appears to be a fan favourite over there as well.
5 Most Anticipated Anime of Summer 2022 by Indian Anime Fans
|1st||Classroom of the Elite Season 2||11.02%|
|2nd||The Devil is a Part-Timer!!||8.94%|
|3rd||Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season||8.52%|
|4th||My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex||7.69%|
Overlord didn’t make the top three, but it’s still in the top five among Indian anime fans, who are also the most excited for the return of Classroom of the Elite.
What will you be watching this summer, and which shows will be contenders for the season’s top anime? As usual, Anime Corner will run weekly anime polls this season, and you can vote for the first week here. Please keep in mind that votes cast for shows before they air will be discarded.
Overlord: © Kugane Maruyama, KADOKAWA / Overlord 4 Production Committee
Rent-A-Girlfriend: © Reiji Miyajima, Kodansha / “Kanojo, Okarishimasu” Production Committee 2022
The Devil is a Part-Timer: © 2021 Satoshi Wagahara / KADOKAWA / MAOUSAMA Project
Engage Kiss: © BCE／Project Engage
Classroom of the Elite: © Shogo Kinugasa, KADOKAWA / Welcome to the Classroom of Elite Supremacy Production Committee
Shadows House: © Soumatou/Shueisha/Shadow House Production Committee