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Op-Ed: Best Anime Series to Watch Right Now

The industry of manga and anime is growing even more exponentially than it was when it first became popular worldwide, back in the 90s. More and more titles are constantly released on different streaming platforms like Crunchyroll and Funimation.

2022 has been no exception to this trend, and now that we’re halfway through, we can confidently select the top anime series so far. 

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Season 2)

No surprises here. The first season of demon Slayer was released in 2019 and got a sequel movie in 2020, immediately becoming a fan favorite. It is one of the best dark-fantasy anime series right now. 

Demon Slayer follows teenage Tanjiro Kamado, who trains hard to become a demon slayer after his family was murdered and his younger sister, Nezuko, turned into a demon.

2. Shingeki no Kyojin (Season 4, part 2)

Also known as Attack on Titan, the serial tells the story of humankind with a Germanic 19th-century esthetic. We see humans trying to survive the attack of giants who prey on them. 

3. Dance Dance Danseur

One of the favorite recent titles, Dance Dance Danseur follows the story of Junpei Murao, a teenager who has been fascinated with ballet since he was a child but decided to abandon his dreams and become more “manly” after he loses his father. 

4. Spy x Family

Every episode that comes out from Spy x Family becomes a trending topic on social media right away. It follows a spy on an undercover mission who gets married and adopts a child as part of his cover. However, his new wife and daughter have secrets of their own, and all three will have to fight to stay together amid a cold information war between fictional countries Ostania and Westalis.

5. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – Ultra Romantic (Season 3)

This romantic comedy tells the story of two high school senior students Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, who like each other but are too afraid or too proud to admit it. The series revolves around the tricks they play on each other to get the other to confess. 

6. Tomodachi Game

Five good friends become involved in an incident where the money that the class had saved for an excursion goes missing. Their friendship is put to the test as accusations and distrust soon emerge, and they are forced to play a mysterious Tomodachi Game with the promise of wealth.

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