Chivalry of a Failed Knight is an action and fantasy anime series that was first released in 2015. The beloved anime series, which also has plenty of romance, is actually a light novel adaptation like many animes. An adaptation of LN, written by Riku Misora and aired since 2013, the anime is created by Silver Link and Nexus. We also know the studios from Darwin’s Game (Nexus) and Bofuri (Silver Link), which are the prominent animes of 2020. Licensed by Sentai Filmworks, the anime aired on many local channels such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, Sun TV, BS11 between October 3, 2015 – December 19, 2015. For more than six years, a second season of the anime has not come to the screens. There is still a strong fan base waiting for a new season of the anime. So, let’s remember the series and take a look at the latest known about the second season.
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What is the plotline of the anime?
In an alternate world, people called “Blazer” have supernatural abilities. These Blazers are capable of wielding weapons known as “Devices” made through a person’s spirit. Ikki Kurogane also attends one of the schools for these magic knights, but he is nicknamed “The Worst” or “The Failed Knight” because he has no magic abilities. Yet he challenges a duel to a foreign princess named Stella, “Number One”. As a result of this duel, the loser will forever be the slave of the winner.
Will there be a second season of Chivalry of a Failed Knight?
Silver Link, Nexus, the light novel’s publisher SB Creative, or any anime-related company have not yet renewed the anime for a second season. It may take years for the animes to be renewed, sometimes we can see that the animes are renewed for a new season despite the long years that have passed. We are lucky that there is no cancellation yet. The anime still has the possibility of a new season, but it depends on some major factors. A new season of anime is usually approved under metrics such as source material availability, popularity, financials. Let’s look at these criteria together and comment on whether the series will have a new season.
Light novel status in terms of a new season
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the light novel is written by Riku Misora and illustrated by Won. Anime is adapted from this written work, so the source material situation is important for the continuity of the series. SB Creative has been publishing the light novel series since July 15, 2013. The final volume of the light novel series was released on June 12, 2020, and the series is still ongoing. The continuation of the series means a plus point for the possibilities of the new season.
LN, on the other hand, reached 18 volumes in total. Only the first 3 volumes were adapted in the anime’s first season. Sufficient stock material is available for a new season of the anime. In fact, the light novel provides sufficient source material for the second season and more. For the second season of the anime, the light novel will not be an obstacle.
Disc sales and the other factors
Source material adequacy is important but not enough on its own. An anime is usually expected to sell 4,000 units on disc sales to confirm a new season, and this number was even higher during the series’ airing years. In recent years, there has been a decrease in disc sales due to the change in habits. Anyway, when we look at the disc sales figures of the anime, we see that it sold an average of 2,963 units. Considering these disc sales, a second season seems difficult. Maybe it can be said as the answer to the fact that we haven’t seen a new season for all these years.
Although Myanimelist data shows that anime is the 155th most popular anime, this figure may not be very up-to-date. Although the Twitter page of the anime is not very up-to-date, it still continues its advertising activities. When we look at the number of followers to see the popularity, we see that 38k people follow. That’s a pretty low follower count for the prospect of a new season. Besides, we do not see a high search volume in Google searches, parallel to what we have said. For comparison: 1/8 of Dr. Stone or 1/14th of One Punch Man. Usually, when the anime’s movie or game comes out, it provides extra financial income and increases the chances of a second season. But Chivalry of a Failed Knight doesn’t have one of these.
When is the second season of the anime?
There is no official confirmation yet for the second season. Above, we assessed the possibility of a new season. The light novel is still ongoing and provides enough source material for a second season. However, popularity is significant for a new season’s approval, and unfortunately, we do not see enough popularity. As long as the source material is, there is a possibility of a new season, and we will be monitoring the news. If there is a renewal, it is possible to see a new season in 2022-2023, but this is very unlikely. Till then, we recommend Plunderer and Yasuke, which are popular anime in action and fantasy genres.
Characters of Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Ikki Kurogane: He is a student who dreams about being a knight. Ikki is the son of a very wealthy family, but all family members except his sister regard him as never born or a mistake. The reason is that although everyone in the family has power, Ikki has no power. For this reason, he is isolated from the family, and this isolation continues in the school of heroism, where he was barely accepted. He is very determined and maintains his calm no matter how much pressure he is under. He can quickly unravel his opponents’ fighting style and use it against them.
Stella Vermillion: She is an A-rank hero, royal daughter, and Ikki’s roommate. They meet in the classic way when Ikki enters the room while Stella is changing, then they go to the principal and explain that they are roommates. The principal of the school suggests they fight for this dispute; whoever wins will have a say in the room, so the winner can kick the other out of the room or do something else. Although Ikki is an F-class hero, he wins the fight and has only one wish: to be friends with Stella. Stella accepts this offer.