Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (aka Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!) is an anime series in the action and fantasy genre that first aired in spring 2021. The anime, which also manages to make you laugh while watching, is based on the light novel series by Natsume Akatsuki, which has been published since 2017. It was animated by the famous Japanese studio J.C.Staff, which we know from many successful anime series. The studio has proven how successful they are in this job with animes such as One Punch Man and Food Wars. The anime originally aired from April 4, 2021, to June 20, 2021, on several leading local networks such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, and BS-NTV. The first season, which aired 12 episodes, gained an audience all over the world thanks to the Funimation license. Now, it is wondered if there will be a second season of the anime.
What is the plotline of the anime?
Kisaragi Corporation, which has grown from a small mafia organization to an evil giant company, is close to taking control of the world. The company has its eyes on interstellar conquest. Combat Agent Six is assigned to explore alien planets. They break a sacrament in the most embarrassing way on the first day of work. However, doing evil deeds is a daily routine for Kisaragi employees, so Agent Six has to work harder for promotion and pay raises. In order to gain the favor of his bosses, they find the bad characters who call themselves Demon Lord’s Army on the alien planet he came to and start to work to eliminate them. Combatants Will Be Dispatched, which we will watch from the perspective of the villains, offers a visual feast full of fun.
Will there be a second season of Combatants Will Be Dispatched?
Combatants Will Be Dispatched made its first season finale on June 20, 2021. Sometimes we come across new season approvals in the last episode of the series, but unfortunately, Combatants Will Be Dispatched was not among these animes. As of July 31, 2022, at the time of writing, J.C.Staff or light novel publisher Kodakawa has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Since the first season has just been completed airing in 2021, we may have to wait a while for a new season announcement. Because one year is usually not enough for the renewal of animes. This is because one year is usually not enough animes to be renewed. New-season approvals of animes are usually judged on some key factors. These are source material availability, popularity, disc sales, and financials. We have speculated about a new season of Combatants Will Be Dispatched under these major factors.
Light Novel status in terms of a new season
The series was originally a light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki and illustrated by Kakao Lanthanum. The original, which started publishing on November 1, 2017, is published by Kadokawa Shoten so far. In addition, Yen Press brings the original series to the readers in English. The good news is that; the light novel series is still ongoing, and 7 volumes have been released so far and the last volume was published on June 1, 2022. So, how many of these volumes were adapted into the anime? Fortunately, the answer is only 2 volumes. Episode 12 of the anime’s first season coincides with the end of the light novel’s 2nd volume. The remaining number of volumes is 5 for now and seems to be quite enough for a new season.
LN adaptation rate
Popularity and the other factors
Disc sales for Combatants Will Be Dispatched anime, which took place in the summer of 2021, were unsuccessful. However, disc sales have fallen with the changes in video watching habits in recent years, and it would not be correct to evaluate it with disc sales alone.
When we look at the popularity of the Combatants Will Be Dispatched in Google searches, we see that there has been a great decrease compared to the first time it was broadcast. The current worldwide popularity seems pretty low for the prospect of a new season. On the other hand, only 26k people on Twitter follow Combatants Will Be Dispatched, and the popularity in Japan is not promising for a new season. In general, we know that animes that managed to get new season approvals have more search volume on Google and more than 100k followers on Twitter.
When is the second season of the anime?
The series has not yet been confirmed for a second season. It’s tough to predict whether there will be a new season in the current situation, but, when we look at Google searches, we see that the current popularity is not strong and it’s not in a good place on the sales lists either. Sufficient source material is available thanks to the light novel, and still, a new season may be approved. All you should do for now is recommend anime to your loved ones to increase its popularity. J.C.Staff is a famous animation studio capable of producing many anime at the same time and would not say no to producing a second season. If everything goes well, we can see a new season somewhere around 2024. As official updates become available, we will share them with you. Till then, we recommend you to watch Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, which is a similar anime.
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