Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero is a 12-episode action fantasy anime series released in 2012. Featuring harem elements, the anime is adapted from Tetsuto Uesu’s beloved light novel series of the same name. The anime, prepared by Arms studio, gained the attention of many anime lovers in the years when it was published. Anime aired weekly between July 6, 2012, and September 21, 2012, on many local channels such as AT-X, Chiba TV, Sun TV, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, and BS11. It is also licensed and listed by Funimation. In this way, the new season of the anime, which created a fan base worldwide, is curious even though years have passed. In the rest of our article, you will find our speculation about the second season under all knowns.
What was the plotline of the anime?
Akatsuki Ousawa is a warrior who performs tasks assigned to him in fantasy worlds. In his last mission, he went to the world called “Alazzard” and killed the Demon King. But the responsibility of the king’s little and innocent daughter named Myuu is also up to Akatsuki. Returning to the real world with Myuu, Akatsuki wants to include Myuu in the organization called “Babel”. Babel is an organization founded to protect and educate people from other worlds.
Will there be a second season of Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero?
As of September 3, 2022, any anime-related company has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. To be honest, passed ten years reduce the possibility of a new season of anime; but fans are still looking for the slightest possibility. We have witnessed that many animes have been renewed for new seasons, even though many years have passed. But can the same happen for Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero? Some main factors usually shape the continuation decisions of animes. The most important ones are source material availability, popularity, and disc sales. Unfortunately, we cannot give you good news due to our speculation for a new season under these main factors.
Reason 1: The light novel was finished in 2013.
The light novel series, written by Tetsuto Uesu and illustrated by Tamago no Kimi, was published in 11 volumes and ended its publication life on February 28, 2013. The first 3 volumes were adapted in the first season of the anime. The source material seems sufficient for a new season, but the fact that the anime ended in 2013 and the advertising works are not as strong as before invalidates the idea of a new anime season to support it. If the light novel was continued today, this would be a good signal for the new season of anime.
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Reason 2: First season’s disc sales were below target.
In general, for an anime to have a new season, it must be successful in disc sales. Animes that sell more than 4,000 units on average have a high probability of a new season. The anime’s disc sales were made during the 2012 summer season. A total of 6 volumes were sold, with an average of 2,188 sales figures. The fact that disc sales are below the generally accepted target threshold may be the reason why we haven’t seen a new season so far. There has been a general decline in disc sales in recent years, but disc sales were very popular at the time the anime was aired and the anime was expected to sell more.
Reason 3: It is not as popular as it used to be.
The Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero anime’s official Twitter page stopped its advertising work a long time ago and is no longer updated. The fact that only 1,800 people follow the anime on Twitter shows that its popularity in Japan is quite low currently. The current search volume on Google is also not strong enough to hope for a new season.
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero: Conclusion
As a result, although the light novel, which is the original work of the Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, contains enough source material, it ended a long time ago. The light novel no longer needs a commercial, and the popularity/disc sales greatly reduce the anime’s chances of a second season. Additionally, the anime studio Arms filed for bankruptcy and closed on August 4, 2020. It seems that as a result of our speculation, Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero season 2 is not possible. Our advice is to read the light novel series starting from Volume 4 to see what happens next in the story. We also recommend similar genre anime series such as Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Houseki No Kuni.
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