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 the 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.
What is the Plotline of By the Grace of Gods?
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 By the Grace of the Gods, on June 4, 2021, the anime has been renewed for a second season. The new season of the anime will take place exactly three years after the first season ends when Ryoma and Eliaria promised to meet again. Funimation has also announced this good news on its blog and announced they will stream the new season.
The light novel written by Roy and illustrated by Ririnra has been published since 2017. The last volume of the light novel, which reached 11 volumes in total, was published on December 18, 2021. The By the Grace of the Gods anime was adapted from the first 3 volumes of the light novel series. Considering the remaining stock material, it looks like we may also see a third season if things go well. But there is no renewal for more seasons yet. Still, hopefully, a second season is certain to appear before the audience.
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The popularity of the anime
By the Grace of the Gods was one of the popular anime of 2020. However, its popularity around the world and in Japan is not very strong. Sometimes we witness that not very popular productions are approved for the new season. But later seasons may be at risk with the current popularity. Currently, the official Twitter account of the series is followed by only about 20k people. Generally, we see that animes that have been approved for the second season reach at least 100k followers. According to Myanimelist data and when we look at the search volume on Google, we see that anime is not very popular worldwide. The second season will be a good opportunity for the anime to increase its popularity.
When is the second season of By the Grace of the Gods?
Although the By the Grace of the Gods’ second season has been confirmed, as of July 18, 2022, the creators have not yet shared an exact release date. The second season of the anime was announced about a year ago. Animes can take many years to renew, but usually, production times are 1-1.5 years. The fact that a release date has not yet been announced may mean that we will not be able to view the second season in the short term. Also, Maho Film, which animated the first season of the anime, has not yet shared a plan for the second season.
We think the broadcast period will be shared soon. Considering the production duration, we believe that the new season of the anime will return to the screens in early 2023. But for now, this is just speculation. We’ll post it here as soon as the official release date is announced. Stay tuned. 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 By the Grace of the Gods 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.
Is there a By the Grace of the Gods 2nd season trailer?
What is known about the new season of the anime is very limited at the time of writing. No teaser or trailer, cast teaser, or release date has been shared for the anime’s new season. In the future, more information and a trailer for the second season will emerge, and we will add to our article. Stay tuned.
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