Crunchyroll’s Summer 2022 Anime Season Slate Announced

A packed 2022 Summer line-up has been announced by Crunchyroll, with many anime titles being released for fans to enjoy during the season.

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (NAZ)

One day, unremarkable college student Yuuhi Amamiya meets a talking lizard who asks for his help saving Earth from a crisis. Before he can refuse, Yuuhi is turned into a member of the Beast Knights and given a ring that gives him the psychic power “domain control.” He is then immediately attacked by an enemy! But just as all seems lost, he’s saved by the girl next door, Samidare.

But it turns out Samidare isn’t really a savior of any kind. She’s actually a demon lord who wants to conquer Earth! Drawn to her absurd strength and evil charms, Yuuhi becomes her devoted servant and acts to support her wicked schemes.(Official Trailer)

  1. Dub languages that will be made available: English, Brazilian Portuguese, and French

Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys! (Geno Studio)

In the era when samurai controlled Japan… The Masked Demons annihilated all but one member of the Shinsengumi, who had worked to maintain the peace and public order in Kyoto. Seven criminals are chosen as substitutes for the deceased Shinsengumi members, and they are led by Ichibanboshi, whose parents were also killed by the Masked Demons. He becomes a substitute for Commander Isami Kondo and goes after the Masked Demons with the other substitutes to avenge his parents’ deaths. Former criminals rise up to restore peace and order as their crazy story begins! Now is the time to shine the brightest! (Official Trailer)


Black Summoner (Satelight)

When Kelvin wakes up, he finds himself in an unfamiliar place with no memory of his previous life. It turns out that he had been reincarnated into another world but had exchanged his past memories for powerful skills. Now a Summoner, he heads out on a journey with the goddess who had brought him over to the new world, who is also his very first “follower”. (Official Trailer)

  1. Dub languages that will be made available: English and Brazilian Portuguese



 The ferocious battle of Awaji Island begins now! With the appearance of the all-powerful Kishin, the land of Hinomoto is now dominated by oni, instead of humans. Musashi and Kanemaki Kojiro set out from their hometown swearing the form the strongest Bushi band of all time, and after encountering Hattori Tsugumi on their trip, the three of them found the Kanemaki Bushi. After obtaining the only weapons that can slay oni, Kitetsu Blades, they have taken the first big step towards their dream. In Harima, Musashi’s group will encounter the massive band of Uesugui Bushi, and their leader Uesugi Tatsuomi.

They have gathered to slay the giant Kishin that threatens to consume the Awaji island: Yamata no Orochi, the Artillery Wyrm. Joining them are Takeda Naotora and the Takeda Bushi, along with several Bushi the same age as Musashi like Shimazu Akihiro and Amako Katsumi. There’s also the slightly sheltered, shy princess, Saruwatari Michiru. As different agendas swirl and interact, Musashi and his friends join the Kishin hunt. Yamata no Orochi is an unstoppable demon god that’s never been scratched before. And so, the fiercest battle of all begins…  (Official Trailer)

  1. Dub languages that will be made available: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, and Russian


The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 2 (3Hz)

Foiled by a hero when he’s inches away from conquering the world, the devil finds himself in modern-day Tokyo. With no real-world skills to speak of, the devil is forced to make ends meet flipping burgers at a fast food joint! To stall any further plans of world domination, the hero tracks the devil’s trail and takes on the lowly tasks of a telemarketer. (Official trailer

  1. Dub languages that will be made available: English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and French


Obey Me! The Anime Season 2 (Colored Pencil Animation)

Lucifer, Satan, and the other five princes of hell are students at the Royal Academy of Diavolo, where they train to rule the Demon World. From following humans to falling in love, their individual quirks land them in interesting situations every single day! Will their antics get them expelled, or will one of these infamous brothers come out on top?


The Maid I Hired Recently is Mysterious (Silver Link / Blade)

There’s something really strange about the maid I just hired! No normal person could be so beautiful, or cook such amazingly delicious food, or know exactly what I want before I even ask. She must be using magic – right, a spell is the only thing that can explain why my chest feels so tight whenever I look at her. I swear, I’m going to get to the bottom of what makes this maid so…mysterious! (Official Trailer)

  1. Dub languages that will be made available: English, Latin American Spanish, German, and Russian


Fuuto PI (Studio Kai)

In Fuuto, better known as the Windy City, mysterious beings called Dopants wreak havoc by using the dangerous Gaia Memories. However, there are also heroes who utilize the Gaia Memories to fight these criminals: a half-boiled and indecisive PI named Shotaro Hidari, and his partner Philip, an intellectual-type PI. The two transform into Kamen Rider W—the legendary hero of Fuuto city! (Official Trailer)


My Hero Academia Season 5 OVA – HLB (bones)

HLB stands for “Hero League of Baseball” – it is a baseball league founded by pro-heroes who love baseball! It’s game day! The last game of HLB championship is between Gang Orca and Shishido’s two rival agencies. They form a team (“Orcas” and “Lionels”) to compete. In the world of HLB, there is no rule – using their quirks is of course accepted. However, just when the game is about to finish, they are interrupted by a villain. Who will be the winner of HLB!?

My Hero Academia Season 5 OVA – Laugh! As if you are in hell (bones)

Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki participate in internship under the No.1 hero, Endeavor’s agency. One of their tasks these days is to find a villain (“Smiley”) who draws doodles in the city. However, since the urgency is so low, they let other pro-heroes solve this case. One day, Smiley draws a doodle on Endeavor’s house! Being furious, Endeavor himself and the 1-A trio go out to get the villain. However, Smiley’s quirk turns out to be something ridiculous but powerful… It is to make anyone who looks into his eyes laugh hysterically! Can the team capture the villain and stop laughing!?

ODDTAXI In the Woods (OLM)

Synopsis: Obstinate and taciturn Odokawa cruises through the city as a privately-owned taxi driver, doing his best to avoid associating with others as he lives an ordinary life. However, he is unexpectedly dragged into the Nerima Ward Missing High School Girl case one day. Furthermore, the people around him begin making ominous claims about him, such as hearing voices coming from his apartment when he supposedly lives alone. Over 100 million yen, gangsters with mysterious motives, up-and-coming idols, a college student turned celebrity, and various other elements get thrown into the mix as the situation spins out of control.

Despite everything, carrying out a certain plan settles the situation all at once. With much sadness and absurdity, the series of events had been resolved… or so it seemed. Once the case ended, the people involved testified about what they saw behind the scenes and what really happened then. And by tying these together, a new picture of the case emerges. The events that turned one taxi driver’s life upside down change shape, and the gears of the future begin shaking once again. (Official Trailer)

Dr. STONE Special Episode – RYUSUI(TMS Entertainment)

Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens. Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super-strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing.

Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin! (Official Trailer)

The Girl from the Other Side (WIT STUDIO)

In a world split between two realms, its habitants were told never to cross to the other side, lest they be cursed. A little girl from the inner land named Shiva and a demon from the outer land simply known as “Teacher” initiate a quiet coexistence on the same side of the forest. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, their secret comes to light. (Official Trailer)

  1. Dub languages that will be made available: English

TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You Special Episode (Seven Arcs)

Nasa Yuzaki falls in love at first sight after an encounter with the mysterious Tsukasa. When Nasa earnestly confesses his feelings, she replies, “I’ll date you, but only if we’re married.” Nasa and Tsukasa’s cute and precious newlywed life of love is about to begin! (Official Trailer)



Musasi-no (A-Real)

Summer vacation. Urawa Third High School Railroad Club’s Usagi, Tokiwa, Minami, Midori, Sakura, and the Student Organization Saiko, Kojika, and Misono enjoyed the summer at the citizen’s pool. It was a fun day, but at the end, Saiko said, “Because the railway department will be abolished.” And what are the conditions for avoiding the abolition? What will happen to the railway department? !!


One Piece(Toei Animation)


Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai (Toei Animation)

Case Closed (Detective Conan) (TMS Entertainment)

Digimon Ghost Game (Toei Animation)

Kingdom Season 4 (Toei Animation)

Aoashi(Production I.G)

A Couple of Cuckoos (Shin-Ei Animation)

Delicious Party Pretty Cure(Toei Animation)

Shadowverse Flame(Zexcs)

Love All Play (Nippon Animation / OLM)

Schedule and dub languages subject to change. More titles will be added and announced in the days ahead. Updates can be found on Crunchyroll News!

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There is a huge chunk of shows coming for fans to enjoy during the Summer, which may warrant diving in on Crunchyroll almost every day. It is so exciting to see that the adaptation of Kamen Rider W is also in the line-up, but there are so many shows that fans will want to check out. Some of the best out of the selection for action include Black Summoner and Engage Kiss, which showcase epic combat and story worth diving into.

Thankfully, a few shows will also be continuing their story such as Orient and Shadow House, which will begin their second season. Likely many fans will be anxiously waiting for the specials for My Hero Academia and Dr. Stone but it won’t be long until their airdates are officially confirmed and announced.

What do you think of the Summer 2022 anime Line-up? Is there a show you are specifically waiting to see the premiere? Which shows have you been enjoying most on Crunchyroll? Let us know on social media, or in the comments below, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime news.



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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.