Have you ever experienced reading a wonderful manga that you had to look for the manga to anime adaptation of it? Then you found out that the manga has no anime adaptation yet, and now you’re stuck imagining how the characters sound? Worry not, a wave of new anime series will grace us in 2022.
When a manga becomes popular in Japan or globally, an increase in demand for anime or live-action adaptations is guaranteed. For a manga to be globally popular, it must reach a wider audience—by, say, translating it into multiple languages—bridging the language barrier. Translating manga into multiple languages is pertinent if you want it to be globally popular. Once an adaptation is announced, anime enthusiasts often read the manga beforehand. Reading the manga before watching the anime gives a different kind of satisfaction once you see your favorite characters animated. Some of the best manga to anime adaptations are Naruto, Fruits Basket, Horimiya, Jujutsu Kaizen, and Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Manga vs Anime
Although a lot of anime adaptations are from manga, not every detail in the manga is conveyed in the anime version. You’ll miss out on content if you skip the manga—a cute confession from the side character, a sweet moment from the MC and the love interest, or maybe a really cool battle scene that didn’t make the cut.
If you still are on the fence about it, you don’t have to wait long to know what happens after the season ends! You can just read the manga. You don’t have to worry about the language barrier anymore either; a lot of manga series are translated into multiple languages.
List of Upcoming Winter Manga to Anime Adaptation 2022
1. Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season Part 2 (Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2)
Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Drama, Shounen
We are getting a winter release for one of the most anticipated action-fantasy anime of 2022. With its manga selling over 100 million copies, Shingeki no Kyojin, also known as Attack on Titan, will finally have the last leg of the final season. While the manga concluded last April, we will finally get to see Eren Yeager and Reiner Braun’s epic war for Paradis. Anime and Manga fans alike waited for almost a year for part 2 of the final season.
2. Sasaki to Miyano (Sasaki and Miyano)
Genre: Shounen AI, Slice of Life, School
Sasaki and Miyano is another lighthearted BL manga to anime adaptation. Miyano Yoshikazu enters high school thinking he’ll spend his days the same way: reading boy’s love manga and worrying about his girlish features. However, he thought wrong when he catches Sasaki Shuumei’s attention, a delinquent senior who goes out of way to get closer to him. If you haven’t read this yet, I suggest you do. It’ll make you cry and smile. Plus seeing it on screen will definitely be a treat, and if you’re a certified BL fan, you shouldn’t pass up this BL manga turned to anime adaptation.
3. Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (My Dress-Up Darling)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Ecchi
“You need to say how you truly feel, for your own sake.” Loner Wakana Gojou spends all his time practicing how to make traditional dolls, in hopes of becoming a dollmaker in the future like his grandfather. With circumstances getting in the way, he finds himself roped into creating cosplay outfits for the bright and popular girl in their school, Marin Kitagawa. This slice of life manga portrays living a highschool life, trying to achieve your dreams while having fun. It was interesting how Marin transforms every single time she tries out another character.
Aside from the interesting plot, the manga itself is educational, especially if you want to know about cosplay. It gives you a run-through of the struggles of cosplaying and even provides you specific tips and tricks. If you’ve read the manga, the anime adaptation will surely complete your imagination of Marin’s looks.