What to expect from AnimeJapan 2022 day one: New anime announcements and release dates

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Excited for release dates and new announcements of your favorite anime? Anime Japan 2022 has you covered! credit: AnimeJapan

Japan’s yearly Anime Japan festival is coming up soon on March 26th. And while it may be too late for many to make travel plans to Anime Japan 2022, tickets are available to watch a stream of the AJ Stage for international viewers. There are a few stipulations, however, so check the event page for regional restrictions.

While available for streaming in most regions, AnimeJapan 2022 does not offer subtitles in languages other than Japanese. There are also a few panels — such as the highly anticipated Kimetsu no Yaiba panel — which will be limited to only eleven regions. It’s unknown if these panels will be made available to more audiences in the future, and due to publisher restrictions, it’s hard to predict what may or may not be available on the day of the event.

Those living outside of Japan can purchase tickets for 2,300 yen (approximately $19) per day before the event — a better deal than purchasing them the day of for 2,600 yen! It’s worth noting that some streams may be available free, but as of now, there has been no confirmation of which panels will be available publicly.

What’s the AnimeJapan 2022 day one streaming schedule?

Starting on Saturday, March 26th at 9:30 JST, the Red Stage is heating up with a new announcement from Rooster Teeth — the creators behind RWBY. Rooster Teeth Productions released an official website with a countdown to get fans excited for the continuation of the RWBY series. Those wanting to get a sneak peek look at the new project with the Japanese dubbed voice cast should join the event early!

Simultaneously on the Green Stage, the RWBY announcement is on March 26th at 9:30 JST, while Tokyo Broadcasting System is presenting a first look of The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 on the Green Stage. Back in the Summer 2019 anime season, J.C. Staff adapted Izumo Ito’s slice-of-life comedy about a high schooler who wakes up to learn she’s become a demon. Now, fans will finally get a second season coming just in time after the manga’s official English release by Seven Seas Entertainment.  

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Those itching for a horse jockey anime has something to get excited about March 26th at 10:10 JST! Fanfare of Adolescence is an original anime produced by Lay-duce— best known for its work on Magi: Adventure of Sinbad and Fate/Grand Order. Releasing in the Spring 2022 season, join the Blue Stage for the latest information.

Next up at 10:45 JST on the Red Stage, the 3rd season of Teasing Master Takagi-san is coming to an end, but fans have a film to look forward to on June 10th. Based on Souichirou Yamamoto’s Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, the story follows middle schooler Nishitaka as he tries to get back at his bully Takagi. What he doesn’t anticipate, however, is their rivalry to turn into a crush. As of now, the film’s plot is unknown, but given the information in the trailer, it’s possible that it may recap previous seasons or be a movie-original plot.

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CloverWorks — the studio behind The Promised Neverland and Darling in the Franxx — have a special announcement for their Winter 2022 anime Akebi’s Sailor Uniform. With its final episode premiering soon, fans will likely get more information about a potential Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku Season 2 or more information about the Blu-ray release scheduled to start on April 27th. Check the Green Stage at 10:50 JST to learn more!

In celebration of the Hunter X Hunter anime 10th anniversary, Gon and Killua voice actress’ Megumi Han and Mariya Ise have a special panel looking back on the broadcast. Join them on the Blue Stage at 11:30 JST to reminisce about the shounen classic. While unlikely that a new Hunter x Hunter Season 7 will be adapting the Dark Continent arc any time soon, one can still dream! 

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What’s there to expect in the afternoon of AnimeJapan 2022 day one?

Back on the Red Stage at 12:00 JST, C2 and Kadokawa Games have come to announce the long-awaited sequel to the 2015 KanColle anime. Based on the Kantai Collection browser game where players cultivate naval ships represented by cute anime girls, many fans believed a second season to be a longshot. But with the upcoming panel, it looks like it’s finally a possibility for Fall 2022.  

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Prince of Tennis, fans are getting an exciting new look at the latest anime in the series. Takeshi Konomi’s Tennis no Ouji-sama was a Shounen Jump classic back in the early 2000s, and this anime will adapt the later chapters of the sequel Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama where Ryoma Echizen takes part in the U-17 World Cup. Check the Green Stage at 12:10 JST to learn more!

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Get a sneak peek of the upcoming 2022 anime The Eminence in Shadow at the Blue Stage 12:50 PST. Based on the Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!  light novel and manga, the story follows Cid Kagenou as he leads the unsuspecting members of his mob team against diabolic enemies.

The latest installment in the Love Live! Series, Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai is getting a second season premiering April 2nd. Head to the Red Stage at 13:15 JST to learn more about the Spring 2022 anime or possibly even updates on the second season of Love Live! Superstar!! which is set to premier in July.

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The Winter 2022 anime Orient is finally coming to an end. And following the announcement of a three-volume Blu-ray in Japan, the team will take to the Green Stage at 13:30 JST to discuss the production. Is a possible second season of this shounen adventure in the works? Stop by and find out!

Those excited for the Dr. STONE Season 3 release date have exciting news to check out on the Blue Stage at 14:10 JST. Season 2 concluded the Stone Wars arc and while one threat has been defeated, the source of the petrification still remains a mystery. Dr. Stone: Ryusui will follow the introduction of the newest addition to the Kingdom of Science, sailor and navigator Ryusui Nanami.

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Demon Slayer fans have been eagerly awaiting an anime adaptation of the Swordsmith Village arc, and on the Red Stage at 14:30 JST, we may finally be getting a release date. Announced back in February, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen may see a release as early as this year if ufotable keeps up the same pace as the Mugen Train and Entertainment District arcs.

Set to premiere on April 3rd, Black★★Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall is the latest installment of the series following the character Black★Rock Shooter. Fans can get a sneak peek look at 14:50 JST on the Green Stage

What’s there to expect at night at AnimeJapan 2022 day one?

Seven years after its monthly serialization, Armagia -Project- has a new announcement. Join the voice actresses Sora Tokui and Yurika Kuba for a special radio broadcast performance on the Blue Stage at 15:30 JST.

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Following the success of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film, there’s still big news in store for Jujutsu Kaisen fans! With any luck, we’ll get a Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 release date time frame on the Red Stage at 15:45 JST. And those interested in the new mobile game Jujutsu Kaisen Phantom Parade can learn more as well as sign up for pre-registration.

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A sports anime about badminton of all things? Coming April 2nd, Love All Play follows junior high student Ryou Mizushima on his journey to improve his craft and excel at the sport he loves — even if it means breaking out of his shell. Get an in-depth look at the Green Stage at 16:10 JST. 

Tower defense game Lords Mobile held a contest that had ten voice actresses competing to take to the Blue Stage at 16:50 PST. Listen to the two winners live! And stay tuned for possible new announcements for the mobile game.  

Fans of the 2021 Spring anime Edens Zero may recognize Takanori Nishikawa’s voice from the opening track Eden Through the Rough. Enjoy an exclusive performance on the Red Stage at 17:10 JST. Nishikawa has provided music for anime since the 90s with his band T.M.Revolution and now as a solo artist.  

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Looking to get more news on the next thirteen episodes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean release date? The Green Stage at 17:30 JST just might have you covered. International fans will get a chance to hear more about the Netflix release and those who show up in person will have a chance to claim an exclusive DISC of their favorite characters.

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Winding down the event on the Blue Stage at 18:10 JST is an announcement of the second cour of Cue! Set to release in April. Based on the mobile game by the same name, this Winter 2022 anime follows the lives of several voice actresses auditioning for a major role. Last but not least, on the Green Stage at 18:50, fans of the Winter 2020 anime Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It are finally getting a second season. Exploring the gray area between science and emotion, Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. r=1-sinθ  follows two scientists trying to understand their own love for each other.

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