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, and 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.
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?
As of September 6, 2022, at the time of writing, Silver Link, Nexus, the light novel’s publisher SB Creative, or any anime-related company has not yet renewed Chivalry of a Failed Knight for a second season. It may take years for the animes to be renewed, sometimes we can see that 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. An anime is usually renewed under metrics such as source material availability, popularity, and 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 Chivalry of a Failed Knight 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 latest volume of the light novel series was published on June 12, 2020, and the series is still ongoing.
Author Riku Misora stated that the series will be completed at the end of 2022. We hope to see a renewal before the light novel ends. Animes that do not have light novels or manga series ongoing are usually more difficult to be renewed. The reason for this is that animes are sometimes released or renewed as light novel advertisements. On the other hand, ended light novels slow down the advertising work gradually.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight Light Novel reached 18 volumes in total. Only the first 3 volumes were adapted during the Chivalry of a Failed Knight’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. Therefore, everything looks fine in terms of the light novel except that the series is ending.
Disc sales and the other factors
Source material availability is important but not enough alone. An anime is usually expected to sell 4,000 units on disc sales to be renewed for a new season, and this target was even higher during the series’ airing years. In recent years, there has been a decrease in disc sales due to the change in watching habits. However, discs were very popular at the time Chivalry of a Failed Knight went on sale. 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 figures, a second season seems quite difficult. Maybe it can be said as the answer to the fact that we haven’t seen a new season for all these years.
In the 2015 Fall season, when the anime went on sale, 42 more anime discs were sold. Chivalry of a Failed Knight ranked 15th in this ranking, while Haikyuu 2nd Season managed to sell 15,169 units and One-Punch Man 10,522 units.
Although Myanimelist data shows that Chivalry of a Failed Knight anime is the 163rd most popular anime, this figure may not be very up-to-date. Twitter page of Chivalry of a Failed Knight is not very up-to-date, but it still continues its advertising activities. When we look at the number of followers to see the popularity, we see that 39k people follow. That’s a pretty low follower count for the prospect of a new season.
Generally, anime with over 100k followers have a 70% probability, and animes with around 40k followers have a 40% probability of getting a renewal. Of course, although this is not a metric on its own, it is necessary to consider other factors that we have mentioned in our article, especially for Chivalry of a Failed Knight. Another anime from the same studio (Nexus), Darwin’s Game, has a similar follower count and hasn’t been renewed for a second season yet.
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 an anime 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 2023-2024, but this is very unlikely. Till then, we recommend Plunderer and Yasuke, which are popular anime in the 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 his 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.