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Which spring 2022 anime should you watch?

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The spring season of anime is coming fast, and there are tons of shows that are getting new seasons, as well as shows being adapted into anime, but which are worth your time checking out?

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – Ultra Romantic:

If you have never heard of the Love Is War series, it is a rom-com anime set in the prestigious high school “Shuuchin Academy,” in which the main cast interacts in a day-to-day winner/loser situation. A fun game the main cast did in Season 2 was taking turns pumping a balloon, and the loser would be the one who ends up popping it; however they try to use psychological tactics to make it seem that the balloon is nowhere near popping.

After having a great second season which left off on the aftermath of the sports festival arc, this newest season of “Kaguya-sama” is going back to its roots; the good old problem of how to make someone fall for you. Season two had done a great job in showing off the background of the main cast as well as showing the types of interactions each character has with one another, but nothing beats the original premise of the show, which was for the two main characters, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, to make the other fall in love with them. If you are interested in this rom-com anime, it will be available to stream on Crunchyroll alongside its previous seasons starting April 9, 2022.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2:

The second season of “The Rising of the Shield Hero” will take place right where it left off in season one, which was about the four cardinal heroes who were summoned to a new world that was tasked with the problem of protecting the country. The first season of “The Rising of the Shield Hero” is one of the best anime in its genre of isekai, which is when the main character or cast is transported into another world, which typically is a fantasy-inspired world.

In this newest season, our main character, Naofumi Iwatani is going to face his highest hurdle yet with the introduction of the spirit tortoise, as seen on the teasers of the show. If this show piques your interest, it will be available to stream on Crunchyroll alongside the first season starting April 6, 2022.

Komi-san Can’t Communicate Season 2:

With the release of the first season of “Komi-san Can’t Communicate” just a couple of months ago, it was a surprise for fans of the series to learn that the second season was just around the corner. If you have not had the chance to watch it yet, “Komi-san Can’t Communicate” is about Komi, a person who has troubles speaking her mind as she has a speaking disorder. In this story, it takes you through Komi’s hardships  and will continue to go through and shows that even with things in your way, you can achieve your goals – and in Komi’s way, her goal is to make 100 friends. With the help of Tadano, her first friend, she will surely achieve it one day. If you are excited to watch the upcoming season of “Komi-san Can’t Communicate,” it will be streaming exclusively on Netflix starting April 7, 2022.

Although there are many more anime coming out in the spring season of 2022, these three shows are ones that anyone is likely to enjoy, regardless of the genre you tend to like.