Anime I saw in the 2nd half of 2022 that I highly recommend
The 2nd half of 2022 had a great selection of story-heavy anime. Following are how I rank them, in order. Your Mileage May Vary.
1. Raven of the Inner Palace
A mix of a Chinese Manhua with Supernatural elements. Beautiful animation, very well-developed story. The best of the 2nd half of 2022
2. Classroom of the Elite
A classroom of elite students with narcissistic tendencies are introduced to a stone cold sociopath. And they like it. This is really a challenger to Raven of the Inner Palace as far as story complexity and character development. It rocks.
3. Fairies Album
Story of a Spiritual Doctor in Ancient China who travels with a Monk, A Fox Spirit and a Dragon Spirit. Great stories. I marathoned 2 seasons on Bilibili and will watch the 3rd on Crunchyroll
4. Sabikui Bisco
A great post-apocalyptic story that surprised me up to the end. Buddy-buddy seinen.
5. Lycoris Recoil
Girls in a secret service agency fight a cabal of people who want to want to shake up the orderly society in Japan.
A great manga that has surprised me by being a great anime
7. Mob Psycho 100
The third season of what has been a highly entertaining anime about a timid kid who happens to have amazing psychic powers that only manifest when he is furious.
8. Taisho Otome Fairy Tale
An entertaining otome fantasy story. A feel-good anime