Funimation Winter 2022 Anime Line-Up Starts The Year Strong!
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Funimation’s Winter 2022 Anime Line-Up Starts The Year Strong!

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BY December 24, 2021

With 2021 coming to an end, we’re all looking forward to all the new movies and shows coming in the new year. 2022 promises to bring a lot more of our favourites to the big and small screen. As well as many brand new content as well. And now we’ve got even more excitement coming with the new Funimation winter 2022 anime line-up! The anime streamer recently announced their latest new and continuing anime that we will be getting in the new year.

So check out all the new and returning anime content exclusively on Funimation in 2022.

Tokyo 24th Ward Kick Starts The Funimation Winter 2022 Anime Line Up

Funimation Winter 2022 Anime Tokyo. Image via Funimation.

The brand new show from Aniplex showcases a different kind of Tokyo. A man-made floating island now occupies Tokyo Bay, creating a new city in and of itself. A bustling city with its own problems, a deadly incident one day changes everything. And now, three of the city’s residents, best friends themselves, have to deal with the future of the new city. Complicating things is a mysterious phone call from the beyond. This new series looks dramatic and exhilarating. It’s fun and action packed and the pacing seems very fast paced. It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out, and what the main hook of the show really is.

Tokyo 24th Ward Simulcasts on Funimation in the winter on January 5, 2022. 

Sasaki And Miyano Is A Sweet Love Story

Funimation Winter 2022 Anime Sasaki. Image via Funimation.

On the lighter side of anime, taking a break from the dramatic and fantastical is Sasaki And Miyano. The love story of two boys, discovering their feelings for one another looks very endearing and heartwarming. A Funimation exclusive, the anime series features the usual tropes of the genre, with some new refreshing twists. The two teasers reveal a show that’s enticing as much as it is interesting. 

Sasaki and Miyano premiere on January 9, 2022.

Fantasia Sango: Realms Of Legends Goes From Game To Anime

Fantasy. Image via Funimation.

Another Funimation exclusive is the new Fantasia Sango – Realm Of Legends. The anime comes from a video game series. The new anime series looks to bring to serialized storytelling to the plot of the game in this new adaptation. The story is set in Three Kingdoms infested with demons and monsters. However, four new heroes rise to the challenge, put aside their differences and take on these monsters. It’ll be interesting to see if Fantasia Sango can do for the Funimation Winter 2022 Anime lineup that Arcane recently did for Netflix. In terms of being an anime based on a video game series, I mean.

Fantasia Sango premieres on Funimation on January 10, 2022

Tribe Nine Is An Insane Sports, Fantasy And Post Apocalyptic Crossover!

Funimation’s winter 2022 Anime lineup features many of their exclusive content. Yet another one is an awesome genre mashup of epic proportions. In a Neo-Tokyo in the future, society gets broken up amongst the youth of the city. Calling themselves tribes, they begin to, I assume, skirmish amongst one another. So much so that a new law comes into force to have the tribes settle their differences through an extreme form of baseball. I can’t help but think of this as West Side Story in anime and with sports instead of songs.

The trailer looks incredible with a blend of fantasy, post-apocalyptic flair and, of course, sports action! While the rules of this extreme baseball aren’t clear yet, it still looks incredible! With electronic catchers’ mitts, tech-enhanced bats and balls, Tribe Nine is a show I’m really looking forward to.

Tribe Nine premieres on Funimation on January 10, 2022.

Funimation Winter 2022 Anime With Sabikui Bisco Is More Post Apocalyptic Fun!

Sabikui Image via Funimation

When something called Rust ravages all of Tokyo, it’s up to two boys to find the magic mushroom that can save everyone. The new show sounds like it has a simple premise, but post-apocalyptic worlds rarely are. The two boys, one young and inexperienced and the other looking like a warrior, embark on a journey where their paths cross with many interesting people. As they try to save their world, they find out more about this Rust, and who’s behind it all.

The trailer looks intruiguing and clearly has an arc for the major characters. And most of all, the energy look very frantic. The two main characters are clearly well defined, with their differing qualities eventually leading to a great comradery. And the other side characters looks surprisingly interesting, and the mysterious hook of it all creates even more anticipation.

Sabikui Bisco releases on Funimation on January 10, 2022.

Funimation Winter 2022 Anime Also Has Vampire Hunters!

Vanitas Image via Funimation.

The Case Study Of Vanitas is another anime focused on Vampire hunting. While Castlevania did new and innovative things with the concept of vampires, Vanitas feels more traditional. The show is about a vampire hunter teaming up with a human doctor. The doctor claims to have found the cure to Vampirism. While not trusting him, the vampire hunter still teams up with him to take on the vampire race. Along with other more dangerous threats awaiting them on this journey, obviously. 

The Case Study of Vanitas streams on Funimation on January 14, 2022.

Tales Of Luminaria Is The Funimation Winter 2022 Anime’s Game Adaptation

It looks like more video game to anime adaptations are on the way with Tales Of Luminaria. The biggest difference here though is that the original game source material hasn’t been released yet. The mobile game looks to release sometime in 2022, from Bandai Namco Entertainment. But what little we’ve seen, it looks gorgeous. The story follows two kingdoms with differing ideologies, during a time where giant mountain-sizes beasts are worshipped. While one kingdom focuses on the revering of these creatures, another advances in technology. The story sees these two kingdoms as war erupts between them. The teaser looks incredibly cinematic and the animation style is stunning!

Tales Of Luminaria begins streaming on Funimation on January 2, 2022.

More From The Funimation Winter 2022 Anime Collection

Demon Slayer Image via Funimation.

There’s even more new anime to look forward to in the new year with shows like season 2 of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man, The Genius Prince’s Guide To Raising A Nation Out Of Debt, Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom and My Dress-Up Darling.

While the above mentioned are all the new shows coming to Funimation in Winter 2022, there are existing shows that look to continue their seasons. Series that have already premiered will carry over into the new year, like Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon’s second act. Not to mention the even more acclaimed Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Entertainment District Arc. Others shows also continuing in 2022 are Platinum End, Ranking Of Kings and the long-running One Piece.

Funimation And Crunchyroll Merger Not Being Felt Yet

Recently, Crunchyroll and Funimation merged and became one. So when taking a look at both Funimation and Crunchyroll’s winter 2022 anime line-up, there is definitely a lot of overlap. However, what stands out are the originals from each company. Looks like both the Crunchyroll originals are seemingly staying on that app, while Funimation’s remains on theirs. Time will tell if both streamers merge their apps and content at any time in the future. It would only. make sense, in my opinion. Especially given that their licensed content catalogue is more or less the same, with some minor exceptions.

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Which of Funimation’s winter 2022 anime lineup are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image via Funimation.

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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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