Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (aka Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!) is an anime series in the action and fantasy genre that first aired in spring 2021. This anime, which also manages to make you laugh while watching, is based on the light novel series of Natsume Akatsuki, which has been published since 2017. It was created by the famous Japanese animation studio J.C.Staff, which we know with 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, by several leading local networks such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, 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.
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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?
The anime 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. 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, we have to wait a while for a new season announcement. 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 the anime 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 6 volumes have been released so far. So, how many of these volumes were adapted into the anime? 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 4 for now and seems to be enough for a new season.
Popularity and the other factors
The anime’s disc sales will take place on July 28, 2021, and the success in disc sales will strengthen our predictions about the possibility of a second season. When disc sales are clear, we will include them in our article. Speaking of apparent popularity, for now, the anime has a good google search volume. This shows that anime lovers welcomed the anime with interest. This popularity should protect itself in the coming months to increase the possibility of a new season.
On the other hand, the anime is followed by 25k people on Twitter. This is not a strong follower count, but we hope it will increase in the coming days since it is quite new. There is no movie or game announcement yet. Such details increase the possibilities of the new season, but for now, such an additional income source does not appear. It currently ranks 871st in the popularity rank section of Myanimelist and not bad for a newly released anime.
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 google searches show that the anime is doing well but should keep it in the coming days. It also needs to do well in disc sales. Sufficient source material is available thanks to the light novel, and if all goes well, a new season may be approved. The average production time of an anime production is one year, but renewal can take a long time. All you should do for now is that recommending anime to your loved ones. If everything goes well, we can see a new season somewhere around 2023. 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.