Best anime movies and shows released in August 2022
July has been an amazing month for anime fans because of shows like Rent-A-Girlfriend, Overlord, and Classroom of the Elite. Most of these cartoon shows are still on, but fans are looking forward to more amazing TV shows. Here are the best anime projects released in August that you should add to your list while enjoying the ongoing series.
Compared to July, August receives less anime shows and movies. However, whatever comes out promises a great experience for fans. Some of the releases are new anime adaptations, so we would be exploring completely new stories and characters.
1. One Piece Movie: Red (Movie)
Toei Animation announced One Piece Film: Red in November 2021 to celebrate the anime’s 1000th episode. Since then, the hype for the animated film has grown tremendously, and after a long wait, we are finally close to its theatrical release.
The story of the film will focus on Uta, the most artistic singer in the world. Uta organizes a concert where she decides to reveal herself to the public for the first time. Fans from around the world, including pirates like Straw Hats, attend the concert to hear Uta’s soothing voice. However, things take an unexpected turn when everyone learns that Uta is Shanks’ daughter.
Release date: August 6, 2022
2. Kakegurui Twin (TV series)
Kakegurui Twin is a sequel to the 2017 Kakegurui anime series, and it’s a perfect treat for people who love stories with calculations, predictions, and math.
Kakegurui Twin anime is licensed by netflix, and the legendary Studio Mappa worked on its animation. The story will revolve around Mary Saotome, a transfer student who joins the private Hyakkaou Academy and learns of the academy’s leniency in certain illegitimate activities. Soon, the teenager fell in love with the game and was recognized for her extraordinary intellect.
Release date: August 4, 2022
3. Gundam: G no Reconguista Movie V (Movie)
The Gundam series and films are based on the world of mechs and science fiction created by Tamon Ota. The legendary franchise is currently focusing on its five-part film series which debuted in 2019. The fourth film in the series was released in July 2022 and the community loved its brand new story material. Now all Gundam fans can’t wait to watch part five.
The fifth and final installment in the Gundam film series is directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, and Studio Sunrise worked on its animation.
Release date: August 5, 2022
4. Fuuto PI
Spy X Family was undoubtedly one of the biggest and best shows of 2022. After WIT Studio concluded the first part of the anime, fans started loving the spy anime series. Well, if you also had a good time watching Spy X Family, get ready for Fuuto Pi, another popular spy-focused anime series.
Fuuto PI is set in the fictional town of Fuuto, a beautiful and happy town that is currently going through an unhappy time. Shotaro Hidari works on various cases with his partner Philip to keep the peace in the city. The appearance of monsters known as Dopants makes the story of the series even more exciting.
Release date: August 1, 2022
5. Nights with a Cat
Nights With A Cat is an upcoming comedy anime series that features a simple and lighthearted storyline. It’s kind of funny that the animated adaptation of Nights With a Cat was confirmed in April of this year, and it’s releasing less than four months after it was announced.
The story of Nights with a Cat is quite simple. Once Fuuta returns home at night, all he wants is to play with his adorable little cat. The creators assure that the natural behavior of cats has been carefully reflected in the series. Studio Puyukai — which specializes in chibi-style anime — hosted the next show. So, it would be exciting to see what the animation studio has in store for us this time.
Release date: August 4, 2022
6. Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroes
It looks like August will be a fantastic month for animated films. In addition to One Piece Film: Red, Toei Animation is also releasing Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero this month on the big screen. The film originally aired in July for Japanese fans, but now it’s time for international audiences to savor the film.
The upcoming film will bring back the Red Ribbon Army who have already tasted defeat at the hands of Goku. But this time the army is stronger with two powerful androids at their side. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will feature Goku, Vegeta, and Broly, but it will primarily focus on Piccolo and Gohan’s story.
Release date: August 18, 2022
7. Tsurune: Hajimari no Issha
Tsurune is a popular anime franchise that got a 13-episode anime series in October 2018. Well, the movie Hajimari no Issha is set in the same world, and most of the actors from the show reprise their roles in the movie.
The animated film will follow the life of Minato Narumiya, a new student at Kazemai High School. Soon, Mr. Tommy, the counselor of the Japanese archery club, approaches Minato and asks him and his friends to join the club. Due to Minato’s experience in archery, Mr. Tommy asks him to demonstrate his skills. However, Minato’s journey becomes difficult due to a “malfunction concerning archery.”
Release date: August 19, 2022