I’m planning to upload a review of most of these movies as soon as they’re screened in Japan. If you don’t want to miss the review, subscribe to our Youtube Channel.


Let me guess, you’re wondering:


Which anime movies are coming to theaters this year?


Keep reading!


There are more anime movies coming out now than ever before, and there’s plenty of promising ones!


I’ve made a list of some of the most interesting movies hitting Japanese theaters throughout 2021 and 2022. The list has been ordered by release date, from nearest to furthest out, for your convenience!


All release dates are for Japanese theaters. Don’t miss out on these when you get a chance to see them yourself!


Let’s get started:


Check out our FREE spoiler review of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission.




Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night



“Sword Art Online: Progressive – Hoshinaki Yoru no Aria” is scheduled to premiere in Japan in 2021, production: A-1 Pictures.


We still don’t know whether SAO Progressive is a series of anime movies or just one movie.



Release Date:  October 30, 2021




Trailer 1:




Trailer 2:




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Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution 3



The not so well received “rebuild” of Eureka Seven is on its third installment since Anemone. Will the third one correct course for the retelling of one of the best coming of age stories in anime?


Surf’s up my dude, except not really because this one’s been delayed.



Release date:  November 26,  2021






This is the third(and last) in the Ao no Curtain call trilogy (Blue curtain).


The teaser shows Aika and Akira of Himeya facing each other as they present roses.



  • Opening theme: “Espero” by Yui Makino
  • Ending theme: “Undine ~2021 edizione~” by Yui Makino



Release Date: December 3, 2021



Jujutsu Kaisen Movie




The official Jujutsu Kaisen anime announced a movie based on Volume 0 of the manga, which focuses on Okkotsu Yuta.



Studio MAPPA will handle the animation production.


Release Date: December 24, 2021




Official website


That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime movie



The first movie of Tensura has been announced!





Release date: Fall 2022



Dragon Ball Super – Super Hero



Celebrating Goku’s Day (May 9), Toei Animation announced the fourth movie of Dragon Ball Super for 2022.





Release Date: 2022.



Yuru Camp△ Movie



Laid-Back Camp is coming back in 2022! MAPPA will be in charge of the animation.


Release date: 2022



Isekai Quartet: Another World



A movie of Isekai Quartet has been announced.





Release date: 2022






A movie of SLAM DUNK has been announced. The trailer reveals that Takehiko Inoue is writing and directing the film.


The title and further details have not been announced yet.


Release date: Fall 2022


Official website.








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Zombie Land Saga movie



Avex Pictures announced that Zombie Land Saga is getting an anime movie.



Note: After watching the promo titled “A Zombie-less Fight: Saga Revenge Edition.” you might think that the film will be live-action, but that won’t be the case. It will be an anime movie.


Release Date: TBA



“My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” movie



Hamefura movie has been announced.


Here is the announcement commercial:



Release date: TBA



Digimon 02 movie



Toei Animation revealed that they’re working on a new movie based on Davis Motomiya from Digimon 02.


Release date: TBA






A new isekai’s movie is coming up!


During the announcement of season 4 of Overlord, it was also announced that a new movie is in the works.


No other information has been announced yet.


Release date: TBA



Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Walpurgis no Kaiten



A new Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica anime film was revealed during the online 10th-anniversary event.


As a sequel to the 2013 anime film, the new film is set to continue the story.



Release Date: TBA



Black Clover Movie



The very first movie of Black Clover, one of the greatest anime ever, has been announced.


As a superfan of Black Clover, this is the movie that I’m most excited about it. ALL HAIL BLACK CLOVER ♥️



Release Date: TBA






Sequel movie to Yuri!!! on Ice has been announced. Unfortunately, the exact date has been revelated yet.





Release Date: TBA



Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka / How Do You Live?


The first Ghibli movie since The Tale of Princess Kaguya in 2013, Studio Ghibli’s new movie will center around the 1937 book of the same name, “Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka” or “How Do You Live?” by Genzaburo Yoshino.


It won’t be an adaptation of this book, but will instead be a story of how this book has affected the protagonist’s life.


Coming back out of retirement, Hayao Miyazaki helmed Ghibli’s new project starting in 2016. Up until recently, the movie was slated for release in 2020.


In a December 2019 interview, it was announced the studio was animating a minute of footage per month, the original deadline was scrapped, and that at the current rate, the movie would be released in 2037.


Release Date: 2020 No Deadline



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Will these be available only in Japanese theaters?


It really depends on the movie.


Usually, if the movie is a success in Japan, the company producing the movie will announce whether it will be screened overseas. usually a couple of months after it’s released in Japan.


The past year, Code Geass: Fukkatsu No Lelouch, Tenki no Ko, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and many other movies were screened outside Japan.




Can I watch these movies with subtitles at a Japanese cinema?


Japanese theaters usually do not screen anime movies with English subtitles.


But, there are some special film events where some anime or live-action movies have subtitles. For example, the Tokyo International Film Festival where Tenki No Ko (Weathering With you) and other anime films had English subtitles.


We have an article about Anime Movies in Japan, check it out:




Will these movies be available to watch online? When?


Depends on the movie.


But, typically between 6 months to 9 months after the release date in Japan, the movie will be available on your favorite streaming platform.



What upcoming movie are you excited about? Any of them looking good?



Let me know right now in the comments below!




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