An anime is roughly divided into two groups: television series composed of multiple episodes and single-shot movies. Japan has a treasure trove of the modern pop culture receiving hundreds of new anime series and anime films released every year.
For all beginners and die-hard fans of anime, here is a list of 10 best anime movies of 2022 including the smash-hits showing from the previous year and the anticipated upcoming films released in 2022. This tentative selection will be updated until all 2022 anime films are on the table.
It has been unveiled that lots of promised anime movies, which are composed of the sequel of those popular anime series and brand new movies directed by the famous animation directors, await you in 2022. Check the best selection of the latest anime movie and their release dates now!
1. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie
Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie (劇場版 呪術廻戦 0) is one of the most expected and actually successful anime movies released in the end of 2021, which is going to last for a while in 2022. It is the first anime movie of the popular series Jujutsu Kaisen based on the volume 0 of the original manga series. The prequel tells the story of Yuta Okkotsu, who enters the Jujutsu high school a year ahead of the main characters including Yuji Itadori and Megumi Fushiguro.
Release Date: December 24, 2021
2. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール超 スーパーヒーロー), the latest anime movie of the legendary franchise, is coming with the screenplay written by Akira Toriyama to this spring. As the 21st film of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero follows the previous title Dragon Ball Super：Broly in 2018. In addition to the popular main characters including Goku and Gohan, an evil organization The Red Ribbon Army, which was smashed by Goku in the beginning part of the story, is featured in this movie.
Release Date: April 22, 2022