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Anime in 2022: The 20 highest-scoring series of the year on MyAnimeList

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What are the 20 highest-scoring anime of 2022 and what are the 20 series with the most gained members on MAL this year?

2022 has been an incredible year for the anime industry, with countless series going viral in the mainstream and technical aspects of animated storytelling reaching new heights.

However, as we look back on the last 12 months, it can be hard to digest just how many amazing series we watched from around the world.

Here are the 20 highest-scoring series on MyAnimeList in 2022, as well as the 20 series that gained the most members on the popular anime review platform.

The highest-scoring anime of 2022

According to the MyAnimeList rankings, as of December 29, the following anime are the highest-scoring TV series of 2022:

  1. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War (Fall) – 9.18/10
  2. Kaguya-sama: Love is War- Ultra Romantic (Spring) – 9.08/10
  3. Bocchi The Rock (Fall) – 9.01/10
  4. Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 (Winter) – 8.78/10
  5. Mob Psycho 100 season 3 (Fall) – 8.77/10
  6. Kingdom season 4 (Spring) – 8.76/10
  7. Chainsaw Man (Fall) – 8.76/10
  8. Spy x Family Part 1 (Spring) – 8.70/10
  9. Made in Abyss season 2 (Spring) – 8.69/10
  10. Summertime Render (Spring) – 8.54/10
  11. Teasing Master Takagi-san season 3 (Winter) – 8.45/10
  12. Spy x Family Part 2 (Fall) – 8.42/10
  13. Golden Kamuy season 4 (Fall) – 8.3/10
  14. My Hero Academia season 6 (Fall) – 8.29/10
  15. Ao Ashi (Spring) – 8.28/10
  16. My Dress-Up Darling (Winter) – 8.28/10
  17. Blue Lock (Fall) – 8.27/10
  18. Lycoris Recoil (Summer) – 8.24/10
  19. Sasaki and Miyano (Winter) – 8.24/10
  20. IDOLiSH7 Third Beat Part 2 – 8.22/10

A series had to premiere in 2022 to be considered for this ranking list.

The most anime series members of 2022

Members’ rankings are also an interesting way to gauge where the global audience sits when it comes to anime in 2022.

For those who need a recap, on MyAnimeList fans can add different series to their own personal account rankings; thus, adding themselves automatically as a ‘Member’ of that production.

Per MyAnimeList, these are the top 20 anime series from 2022 with the most members:

  1. Spy x Family Part 1 – 1.1 million members
  2. Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 – 1 million members
  3. Chainsaw Man – 980,000 members
  4. My Dress-Up Darling – 838,000 members
  5. Kaguya-sama: Love is War- Ultra Romantic – 724,000 members
  6. The Rising of the Shield Hero season 2 – 651,000 members
  7. Spy x Family Part 2 – 593,000 members
  8. Mob Psycho 100 season 3 – 448,000 members
  9. Call of the Night – 436,000 members
  10. Classroom of the Elite season 2 – 435,000 members
  11. Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – 430,000 members
  12. Overlord season 4 – 406,000 members
  13. The Devil is a Part-Timer season 2 – 403,000 members
  14. My Hero Academia season 6 – 399,000 members
  15. Komi Can’t Communicate season 2 – 386,000 members
  16. Blue Lock – 363,000 members
  17. Summertime Render – 347,000 members
  18. Rent A Girlfriend season 2 – 347,000
  19. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War – 343,000 members
  20. Lycoris Recoil – 337,000 members

Scores are accurate as of December 29, but are still subject to change as these are ongoing figures.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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Tom Llewellyn is the Head of World Content, Anime, and Comics at HITC Entertainment and also helps oversee all things deemed ‘nerd culture’ at Forever Geek. After gaining a BSc degree in Animal Behaviour, Tom continued his education with a Master’s degree in Science Communication (MSc) and post-graduate research; with his own independent project being published in the Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens in 2021. Since joining GRV Media in early 2020, Tom has amassed over 48 million views on his content and has conducted interviews with various actors and filmmakers from the wonderful world of anime.

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