The Best Awards Anime of the Year 2022

Feb 03, 2023
Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 was voted Best Anime of 2022 by over 36,000 viewers at the 3rd Anime Corner Awards.
The Best Awards Anime of the Year 2022

The community's favorite anime of the year has been recognized by Anime Corner for the past two years, and this year they expanded their annual polls from one to 19 categories. Last week saw the conclusion of the voting for the top 2022 titles, and we are now prepared to announce the results. The Third Anime Corner Awards winners have been determined using information gathered from over 100,000 fans!

Please note that the rankings below should not be used as motivation to avoid watching anime series that aren't ranked highly. Everyone's tastes in anime are unique, and each show has its own style.

Anime of the Year – 2022

  • Anime of the Year
  • Anime Movie of the Year
  • Action Anime of the Year
  • Adventure Anime of the Year
  • Slice-of-Life Anime of the Year
  • Original Anime of the Year
  • Drama Anime of the Year
  • Sports Anime of the Year
  • Romance Anime of the Year
  • Comedy Anime of the Year
  • Sci-Fi Anime of the Year
  • Mystery/Suspense Anime of the Year
  • Fantasy Anime of the Year
  • Best Animation of the Year
  • Best Adaptation of the Year

Anime of the Year 2022

This category received 82,306 votes, and the results are not surprising, but they are intriguing. Attack on Titan has surpassed Bleach to take the top spot. Because the top four series are all sequels, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is the best new anime of the year 2022.

 

Below are the complete results for Anime of the Year.

Rank Title Votes
1st Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 13.66%
2nd BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War 11.76%
3rd Mob Psycho 100 III 7.72%
4th Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic 7.37%
5th Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 6.56%
6th Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 6.37%
7th Summer Time Rendering 5.87%
8th Lycoris Recoil 5.5%
9th SPY x FAMILY 4.89%
10th BOCCHI THE ROCK! 4.62%
11th Chainsaw Man 3.6%
12th My Dress-Up Darling 3.33%
13th Call of the Night 3.07%
14th Date a Live IV 2.89%
15th Overlord IV 2.63%
16th Ranking of Kings 2.39%
17th Ya Boy Kongming! 2.04%
18th Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 1.96%
19th The Case Study of Vanitas 1.95%
20th Uncle From Another World 1.81%
Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls

Anime Movie of the Year 2022

This category received 31,150 votes, with a significant gap between the first and second places. The Quintessential Quintuplets' finale came in second, followed by the newest One Piece film in third.

Rank Title Votes
1st Jujutsu Kaisen 0 36.39%
2nd The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie 14.97%
3rd One Piece Film Red 14.52%
4th Fruits Basket: Prelude 7.45%
5th Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero 7.38%
6th Bubble 6.96%
7th Belle 5.6%
8th Isekai Quartet Movie: Another World 3.84%
9th ODDTAXI in the Woods 1.91%
10th The Deer King 0.98%
Anime Movie of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Jujutsu Kaisen as Best Anime Movie of the Year – 2022

Action Anime of the Year 2022

This category received votes from 54,732 people, with Attack on Titan and Bleach again ranking first and second, as they did in Anime of the Year.

Rank Title Votes
1st Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 18.21%
2nd BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War 15.71%
3rd Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc 13.35%
4th Chainsaw Man 11.56%
5th Lycoris Recoil 8.32%
6th Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 7.41%
7th My Hero Academia 6 6.43%
8th Mob Psycho 100 III 5.47%
9th JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean 3.64%
10th DANMACHI: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV 3.54%
11th The Case Study of Vanitas: Part II 2.83%
12th The Executioner and Her Way of Life 1.54%
13th SABIKUI BISCO 1.3%
14th Kingdom 4 0.7%
Action Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 As Best Action Anime of the Year – 2022

Adventure Anime of the Year 2022

This category received votes from 27,548 people, with Ranking of Kings taking first place due to its ability to evoke strong emotions with little effort. With this one, you couldn’t help but root for Bojji.

Rank Title Votes
1st Ranking of Kings 17.44%
2nd Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 15.12%
3rd DANMACHI: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV 12.9%
4th The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 12.31%
5th Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2 10.2%
6th Reincarnated as a Sword 10.07%
7th To Your Eternity Season 2 9.5%
8th Life with an Ordinary Guy who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout 4.48%
9th SABIKUI BISCO 4.17%
10th The Executioner and Her Way of Life 3.81%
Adventure Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Ranking of Kings as Best Adventure Anime of the Year – 2022

Slice-of-Life Anime of the Year 2022

The slice-of-life Anime of the Year 2022 category received votes from 28,534 people, with My Dress-Up Darling taking first place and BOCCHI THE ROCK! coming in second. Both of these series have relatable characters and should be watched, along with the others on this list.

Rank Title Votes
1st My Dress-Up Darling 33.39%
2nd BOCCHI THE ROCK! 28.17%
3rd Aharen-san wa Hakarenai 10.76%
4th The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting 10.65%
5th Akebi’s Sailor Uniform 8.57%
6th Do It Yourself!! 4.37%
7th Slow Loop 2.5%
8th Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit 1.59%
Slice of Life Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
My Dress-Up Darling as Best Slice of Life Anime of the Year – 2022

Original Anime of the Year 2022

This category received votes from 24,359 people, with Cyberpunk: Edgerunners taking first place and Lycoris Recoil coming in second. It was a difficult one for both, and the difference is less than 4%. We’d also like to give Akiba Maid War an honorable mention. The series premiered in the fall of 2022, and from the first episode captivated it managed to captivate the audience with its unique take on yakuza movies.

Rank Title Votes
1st Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 33.62%
2nd Lycoris Recoil 30%
3rd Akiba Maid War 9.62%
4th Bubble 8.9%
5th Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury 8.53%
6th Vampire in the Garden 4.68%
7th Do It Yourself!! 4.66%
Original Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners as Best Original Anime of the Year – 2022

Drama Anime of the Year 2022

29,336 people cast votes in this category, and Attack on Titan once again took top honors. However, Classroom of the Elite's second season is now in second place. In this one, the top three spots have a fairly wide disparity, but they were all satisfying.

Rank Title Votes
1st Attack on Titan The Final Season: Part II 37.04%
2nd Classroom of the Elite 2nd Season 21.07%
3rd Mob Psycho 100 III 14.34%
4th Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 9.01%
5th The Case Study of Vanitas: Part II 7.87%
6th Lookism 5.52%
7th Raven of the Inner Palace 3.37%
8th Kingdom 4 1.78%
Drama Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 As Best Drama Anime of the Year – 2022

Sports Anime of the Year 2022

This Sport Anime of the Year 2022 category received votes from 17,658 people, with Blue Lock taking the top spot as expected. It aired in the fall of 2022, around the time of the FIFA World Cup, and the excitement about both was evident in these results.

Rank Title Votes
1st Blue Lock 64.8%
2nd Aoashi 15.78%
3rd Birdie Wing: Golf Girls’ Story 4.96%
4th Yowamushi Pedal: Limit Break 4.49%
5th Salaryman’s Club 4.16%
6th The Prince of Tennis II: U-17 World Cup 3.4%
7th Tribe Nine 2.42%
Sports Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Blue Lock as Best Sports Anime of the Year – 2022

Romance Anime of the Year 2022

This category received votes from 42,305 people, with Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic finishing first, followed by My Dress-Up Darling and Call of the Night. The top two were in a league of their own, and the vote percentage reflects that; however, others did not fall too behind.

Rank Title Votes
1st Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic 21.77%
2nd My Dress-Up Darling 18.99%
3rd Call of the Night 9.32%
4th More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers. 8.73%
5th Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie 8.34%
6th Teasing Master Takagi-san 3 5.99%
7th My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex 5.24%
8th Love After World Domination 5.14%
9th Vermeil in Gold: A Desperate Magician Barges Into the Magical World Alongside the Strongest Calamity 5.08%
10th Romantic Killer 4.38%
11th Sasaki and Miyano 3.67%
12th Urusei Yatsura (2022) 3.34%
Romance Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Kaguya-sama Season 3 as Best Romance of the Year – 2022

Comedy Anime of the Year 2022

This category received votes from 40,074 people, with SPY x FAMILY taking first place, followed by Kaguya-sama and BOCCHI THE ROCK!. The top three, as well as the other nominations, made us laugh a lot and are definitely worth watching if you like comedy shows.

Rank Title Votes
1st SPY x FAMILY 25.18%
2nd Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic 18.95%
3rd BOCCHI THE ROCK! 16.37%
4th Komi Can’t Communicate 2nd Season 10.91%
5th Uncle from Another World 7.77%
6th Ya Boy Kongming! 5.3%
7th Teasing Master Takagi-san 3 4.34%
8th Romantic Killer 4.24%
9th The Genius Prince’s Guide To Raising a Nation Out of Debt 4.09%
10th Life With an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into a Total Fantasy Knockout 2.86%
Comedy Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Spy x Family as Best Comedy Anime of the Year – 2022

Sci-Fi Anime of the Year 2022

20,184 people cast votes in the sci-fi category, with Cyberpunk: Edgerunners taking a commanding lead over Date a Live IV.

Rank Title Votes
1st Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 42.93%
2nd Date a Live IV 19.24%
3rd Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 16.05%
4th Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury 11.58%
5th Urusei Yatsura (2022) 8.08%
6th The Tatami Time Machine Blues 2.12%
Sci-Fi Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners as Best Sci-Fi Anime of the Year – 2022

Mystery/Suspense Anime of the Year 2022

The second season of Classroom of the Elite won the most votes in this category (22,828), followed by Summer Time Rendering and Tomodachi Game. All of them kept us on the edge of our seats, and waiting a week between episodes was challenging, especially in the case of Summer Time Rendering.

Rank Title Votes
1st Classroom of the Elite 2nd Season 33.52%
2nd Summer Time Rendering 22.35%
3rd Tomodachi Game 16.06%
4th Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 15.12%
5th Shadows House 2 8.6%
6th Raven of the Inner Palace 4.34%
Mystery/Suspense Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls

Fantasy Anime of the Year 2022

Classroom of the Elite Season 2 as Best Mystery/Suspense Anime of the Year

This category received votes from 26,734 people, with The Eminence in Shadow taking the first place, followed by Overlord IVEminence is still ongoing, and the weekly hype may have helped it gain ground, but Overlord fans will have something to look forward to soon as well.

Rank Title Votes
1st The Eminence in Shadow 20.66%
2nd Overlord IV 17.43%
3rd Ranking of Kings 15.1%
4th Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 12.77%
5th The Executioner and Her Way of Life 9.63%
6th Shadows House 2 5.97%
7th Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 5.7%
8th Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part III 4.74%
9th Life With an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into a Total Fantasy Knockout 4.43%
10th Reincarnated as a Sword 3.57%
Fantasy Anime of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
The Eminence in Shadow as Best Fantasy Anime of the Year – 2022

Best Animation of the Year 2022

With 48,206 votes cast in this category, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Entertainment District Arc and BOCCHI THE ROCK! came in first and second place, respectively.

Given how different the genres are, it is amazing that there is a difference of less than 0.15% in votes between the top two spots. All of the nominees offered a distinctive animation style, which undoubtedly improved the viewing experience.

Rank Title Votes
1st Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc 17.27%
2nd BOCCHI THE ROCK! 17.13%
3rd Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War 12.77%
4th Chainsaw Man 8.45%
5th My Dress-Up Darling 8.21%
6th Lycoris Recoil 7.73%
7th Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 7.18%
8th Mob Psycho 100 III 6.71%
9th Summer Time Rendering 4.3%
10th Akebi’s Sailor Uniform 3.97%
11th Bubble 3.23%
12th Princess Connect! Re: Dive 2.21%
13th Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season – Dawn of a Shallow Dream 0.83%
Best Animation of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc as Best Animation of the Year – 2022

Best Adaptation of the Year 2022

This category received 52,718 votes, with Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War coming in first and Attack on Titan The Final Season: Part II coming in second. The difference between the top two positions in the Best Animation category is very small (0.27%), and it was a close call. Nonetheless, Bleach fans had been waiting for a sequel for so long and were rewarded by the quality of the adaptation.

Rank Title Votes
1st Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War 16.65%
2nd Attack on Titan The Final Season: Part II 16.38%
3rd Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc 11.55%
4th Kaguya-sama: Love is War – Ultra Romantic 8.84%
5th BOCCHI THE ROCK! 8.7%
6th My Dress-Up Darling 8.34%
7th Mob Psycho 100 III 6.92%
8th Chainsaw Man 5.45%
9th Call of the Night 5.03%
10th Summer Time Rendering 4.43%
11th Ya Boy Kongming! 3%
12th Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun 2.85%
13th Arknights: Prelude to Dawn 1.86%
Best Adaptation of the Year – Rankings – Anime Corner Polls
Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War as Best Adaptation of the Year – 2022

We were treated to some fantastic anime shows in 2022, and it appears that 2023 will be just as good. Let's hope that this year brings even more success, and in the meantime, Anime Corner has already started holding weekly polls for the Winter 2023 season. You can cast your vote for them here. 

 

 

 

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