Your Guide to the Winter 2022 Anime Season on Funimation

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Nicholas Friedman
Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

The new year is almost here! And you know what means, a whole new season of anime is just around the corner. And if you’re looking for your New Year’s anime resolution, then Winter 2022 has the perfect set of options for you.

From returning favorites like Ranking of KingsArifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc, to exciting new debuts like Sabikui Bisco and Tribe Nine, there’s plenty for everyone this season. Oh, and did we mention Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2. Get ready!

Take a look below at what’s coming this season, and let us know what you’re watching first! And stay tuned, because there’s even more where these came from.


Season Spotlight

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc

After visiting the Rengoku residence, Tanjiro and his comrades volunteer for a mission within the Entertainment District, a place where desires are sold and demons dwell.

They journey alongside the flashy Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, in search of a monstrous foe terrorizing the town. Sworn to slay creatures of the night, the hunt continues.

Simulcast is ongoing.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on Funimation!


Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2

The war for Paradis zeroes in on Shiganshina just as Jaegerists have seized control. After taking a huge blow from a surprise attack led by Eren, Marley swiftly acts to return the favor.

With Zeke’s true plan revealed and a military forced under new rule, this battle might be fought on two fronts. Does Eren intend on fulfilling his half-brother’s wishes or does he have a plan of his own?

Simulcast begins January 9. SimulDub™ info to come.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch Attack on Titan Final Season on Funimation!


Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2

Transported to another world and left behind by his former friends, Hajime had to make his rise from literal rock bottom. It was in the labyrinth where he strengthened his weak magic and found several beautiful allies.

Now after saving his classmates, he ventures for Erisen to escort Myu and her mother. He’ll fight and defeat anyone he has to in order to find a way home—including a god!

Simulcast begins January 13. 

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest on Funimation!


She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man

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Kagami Sakimori plays as the great mage Danblf in his favorite MMO. He falls asleep after a night of testing new character appearances, but instead of waking up to a suspended game, he’s inside of Arch Earth Online—as a girl!

Now named Mira, he must convince the game’s people that Mira is a pupil of Danblf, who vanished without a trace 30 years ago…and figure out how he got here.

Simulcast begins January 11.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

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Summoned to a fantasy world, Kazuya Souma is ruling a kingdom with a nontraditional (and very human) route of administrative reform. He’s tackling food shortages, mastering dark magic, and dazzling a few ladies along the way.

Despite his latest good intentions, Kazuya breaks the ban on war to defeat a military dictatorship. Now, he must answer to the Gran Chaos Empire’s idealistic leader…uh oh.

Simulcast begins January 8.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom on Funimation!


The Case Study of Vanitas

It’s 19th-century Paris, and young vampire Noé hunts for the Book of Vanitas. Attacked by a vampire driven insane, a human doctor called Vanitas tempts Noé with a mad crusade to “cure” the entire vampire race.

While allying with him may be dangerous, news reaches Vanitas that the Beast of Gévaudan has returned, and Noé is being brought along to investigate this phantom from the past.

Simulcast begins January 14.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch The Case Study of Vanitas on Funimation!


New This Season

Sabikui Bisco

Japan’s post-apocalyptic wasteland replete with dust can only be saved by one thing—fungus. Bisco Akaboshi, a wanted criminal and skilled archer, searches for a legendary mushroom, known as Sabikui, said to devour any and all rust.

Joining him on this epic saga to save the country is a giant crab and a young doctor. Can this unlikely trio find the fabled fungi and save the land?

Simulcast begins January 10.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt

Once upon a time in a far away land there lived a prince, a genius prince. The genius prince fought alongside his people and led them to a great many triumphs.

However, truth be told, he just wants to let everything go and live in tranquility.

Simulcast begins January 11.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


My Dress-Up Darling

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.

But after the school’s most popular girl, Marin Kitagawa, reveals a secret of her own, he discovers a new purpose for his sewing skills. Together, they’ll make her cosplay dreams come true!

Simulcast begins January 8.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Requiem of the Rose King

Simulcast begins January 9.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Tribe Nine

Simulcast begins January 10.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Tokyo 24th Ward

Enter the 24th Ward, a man-made island inside Tokyo Bay. Three of its inhabitants: Shuta, Ran, and Koki, have been best friends since childhood, but after a deadly incident, everything changed.

A year later, reunited for the first time, they receive a mysterious phone call. On the other line is a familiar voice—from a friend who’s supposed to be dead. Together, they’ll have to save their home.

Simulcast begins January 5.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Girls’ Frontline

Simulcast begins January 7.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Futsal Boys!!!!!

Simulcast begins January 9.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Fantasia Sango – Realm of Legends

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When the Three Kingdoms are ravaged by demons and monsters, four heroes with little in common must unite to fight the realm’s most vicious enemies.

Together the heroes unveil an insidious conspiracy while sharing the joys and sorrows of battling a mysterious organization intent on tearing them and the kingdoms apart.

Simulcast begins January 10.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Akebi’s Sailor Uniform

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.

As the next chapter of her life gets closer, she dreams of all the exciting new experiences she’ll get to have—school lunches, classes, club activities, and of course, making lots of friends! With her favorite outfit on, Komichi feels ready for anything.

Simulcast begins January 8.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc

April 2095. A century has passed since magic was established as actual technology. The two siblings enroll at a prestigious school for magicians called the National Magic University Affiliated First High School, better known as “Magic High School.” Tatsuya, the older brother, is an “irregular” with a fatal flaw to his magic powers. The younger sister, Miyuki, is a star student with unmatched magical talent.

Though they are now close enough to be mistaken as a couple, just a few years ago, the two had a dysfunctional relationship, where they were nothing more than a master and servant. One incident, however, alters their relationship forever. Three years ago in Okinawa, an unforgettable experience turns their souls and destinies on their heads.

Simulcast airs on January 1.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch The Irregular at Magic High School on Funimation!


Lord El-Melloi’s II Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note -Special Episode-

Simulcast airs on January 1.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch Lord El-Melloi’s II Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note on Funimation!


Sasaki and Miyano

From Yen Press: 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. Which means it’s up to Sasaki to make sure their story has a happily ever after…!

Simulcast begins January 9.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Police in a Pod

Officer Mai Kawai has had enough! She’s sick of being a police officer—but just when she’s about to hand in her resignation, the arrival of a brilliant (and beautiful) ace detective named Seiko Fuji changes her mind.

Will Fuji reignite Mai’s passion for policing? And will Mai uncover the mystery of why Fuji was transferred to this ordinary police box?

Simulcast begins January 5.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Slow Loop

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.

But after Koharu reveals she’s also meeting her new family that night, the girls come to a startling realization. Their friendship is about to reach a whole new level!

Simulcast begins January 7.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Tales of Luminaria the Fateful Crossroad

Simulcast begins January 20.

Available in the United States and Canada.


Sorairo Utility

Simulcast airs on December 31.

Available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Watch Sorairo Utility on Funimation!


Handyman Fellow Jellyfish

Simulcast begins January 6.

Available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


Returning Favorites

One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates.

With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth—the Legendary One Piece!

Simulcast is ongoing.

Available in the United States and Canada. Available in Germany and Russia on Wakanim.

Watch One Piece on Funimation!


Ranking of Kings

The story follows Bojji, a deaf prince who lacks power and sword-wielding ability. He’s also the heir to the throne and has high hopes for his future.

After finding a friend in the shadow Kage, Bojji sets off on his grand adventure to become the greatest king the world has ever seen.

Simulcast and SimulDub™ are ongoing.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Available in France, Germany, Scandinavia and Russia on Wakanim.

Watch Ranking of Kings on Funimation!


Platinum End

When life becomes too much for Mirai to bear and attempts taking his own life, he’s saved by Nasse, a guardian angel who offers him a chance at becoming the new god.

To do so, he must face off against 12 other candidates within 999 days. Mirai, who was once at rock bottom, now finds himself with supernatural powers in a battle royale for the highest title.

Simulcast and SimulDub™ are ongoing.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, ChilePeruColombia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Available in France, Germany, Scandinavia and Russia on Wakanim.

Watch Platinum End on Funimation!


Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon—The Second Act

Long-lost twins Towa and Setsuna reunite after ten years to discover that they are the half-demon daughters of the great demon Sesshomaru.

Simulcast and English dub are ongoing.

Available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia.

Watch Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon on Funimation!

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