By the Grace of the Gods first appeared as an anime series in 2020. The story of the adventure and fantasy anime is based on the novel and light novel series of the same name by Roy. The anime, directed by Takeyuki Yanase, was created by Japanese animation studio Maho Film. This studio, which is quite new in the anime industry, had previously managed to get the second season approval for the manga adaptation of ‘I’m Standing on a Million Lives‘ anime. By the Grace of the Gods originally began airing on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji on October 4, 2020, and completed its first season on December 20, 2020, after 12 episodes. It is also wondered if the anime, which is licensed by the famous anime platform Funimation, will now have a second season.
Leading a lonely and unhappy life, 39-year-old Ryouma Takebayashi dies in his sleep after sneezing and banging his head on the ground. In the other world, he meets with three gods. The gods take pity on him and decide to reward him for being a kind and good person throughout his life. His reward is to be reincarnated as an eight-year-old boy in a fantasy world filled with magic. Ryouma’s only purpose is to be himself in this world and live happily. The gods grant Ryouma a power that increases his physical strength and allows him to control the elements, and they say they will always watch and protect him. Thanks to the gift of the gods, Ryouma has now the ability to master all elements. His new life as a little boy officially begins when he teleports to a forest.
Three years later, Ryouma, who spends most of his time researching slime, discovers unique types of slime and manages to create an army of slime while developing his magic abilities. Although he is content with his reclusive existence and comfortable cave house, he longs for the companionship of humans. Healing an injured member of a traveling group, Ryouma is convinced to go with them and leaves the forest with his slimes behind. A whole new world awaits him, where he arouses astonishment and admiration with his magical abilities and slime-catching skills.
When is the second season of By the Grace of the Gods?
According to the news from the official website of the anime, on June 4, 2021, the anime has been renewed for a second season. It will take place exactly three years after the first season end, where Ryoma and Eliaria promised to meet again. The anime will be broadcast by Funimation, as in the first season. Funimation has also announced this good news on its website.
The light novel written by Roy and illustrated by Ririnra has been published since 2017. The last volume of the light novel, which reached 10 volumes in total, was published on December 22, 2020. The anime was adapted from the first 3 volumes of the light novel series. Considering the remaining stock material, it looks like we may see a third season if things go well. But there is no renewal for more seasons yet. Still, a second season is certain to appear before the audience.
Although the anime’s second season has been confirmed, the creators have not yet shared an exact release date. The anime was announced for the first time in early 2020 and met with the audience in the last quarter of 2020. Based on this, we think that the second season of the anime will meet the audience in the spring of 2021. We will update here when an official release date is released. Till then we recommend you to watch Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero which is in the same genre.
What will happen in Season 2?
At the end of Season 1, we watched Selma preparing food for the kids and slimes. On Carla’s order, Callum closed the store. Eliaria, on the other hand, is unhappy because she has not yet bonded with the birds. Ryoma and Eliara talked about the upcoming fork in the road. Ryoma saw the birds coming and said he would pull back so as not to frighten them. But Eliaria insisted that he stay. Eliara took up her violin and, thanks to her music, was finally able to connect with the birds. Seeing this, Ryoma also started playing the guitar and he also bonded with a few birds. Eliaria gifted Ryomaya the ruby necklace she had inherited from her mother and said it would be a symbol of their friendship. Ryoma also gifted him two slimes. Now their paths are separated. While Eliaria goes to study at the magic school, Ryoma takes care of his own business. They agree to meet again after three years.
In the second season of the anime, we will watch Ryoma as a magician who has become more successful thanks to the abilities he has acquired. As the gods had said, new friendships and adventures await Ryoma. Eliara also improves step by step to become a magician. Ryoma searches for the best location for his new laundry store and profits a lot from his first trip on his own. As a result of this adventure, there will now be a new slime laundry of his. Upon his return, he will receive a letter from Eliaria. When he learns about the upcoming festival in town, Ryoma will make up his mind to set up a booth at the festival to sell delicious and unknown food and drinks. This season, we will also watch Ryoma as a teacher training young adventurers. He will teach inexperienced students how to deal with insects, how to set up a base, and how to use materials. We will also have a chance to watch Ryoma’s combat skills. The new season will be full of magic and fun.
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