Cop Craft is an action anime series that first aired in the summer of 2019. Based on the light novel series by Shoji Gatoh, which has been airing since 2009, the anime is licensed by Funimation. In this way, viewers not only in Japan but also around the world are researching for a second season. The anime was animated by Millepensee and directed by Shin Itagaki. We also know the studio with ‘So I’m a Spider, So What?‘ series, one of the popular anime of 2021. The first season of Cop Craft aired from July 8, 2019, to September 30, 2019, in 12 episodes. In the meantime, a second season did not come to the screens, but is it possible in the coming period?
What was the plotline of the anime?
An unknown passage that appeared over the Pacific Ocean 15 years ago allowed various creatures to enter our world. Behind this gate, there is a city called Reto Semaani. Here, fairies and demons live together. San Teresa on Carina Island is now the gateway to the world, and the city is home to millions of “foreigners” from Reto Semaani. A diplomatic bond has also been established with this land. It has become a city of the world, where the rich and the poor live together. Of course, various problems came with these developments. There are many crimes and criminals in this city, which is in the middle of chaos. Drug swamp, sex work, and gun smuggling are integrated with the city where bad people are everywhere in the streets. Due to the increase in crime rate, a special police unit was created to ensure security between the human and foreign populations of the city: the San Teresa City Police Department. They swore to fight these crimes.
At this point in the story, two characters unite for one purpose: Matoba Kei and Tirina Exedirika. One day, after a drug operation was unsuccessful, Sergeant Matoba Kei was given a partner from the other world. The only thing they have in common with his new partner is the fairy, who needs to be captured. When the sergeant finds the suspects, he will capture his partner’s murderer, and his new partner, Tilarna Exedilica, will capture the fairy to take it back. The detectives of these two different worlds have two different personalities. But their sole aim is to catch criminals, purify the city from crime, ensure justice and bring peace. The story is shaped by the struggles and friendship of these two police officers.
Will there be a second season of Cop Craft?
The anime’s studio, Millepensee, light novel publisher Shogakukan, or any anime-related company has not yet renewed the Cop Craft for a second season. We were also monitoring the news on the official Twitter account of the series, but as of October 2021, there is no promising news for a new season. The anime’s second season decisions depend on some major factors. Although there is no official news yet, we reviewed the light novel source material availability, popularity, and financial data to speculate for a second season. Let’s see together.
Light Novel status in terms of a second season
The light novel, the original of the series, was written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Range Murata, as we mentioned at the beginning of our article. The series does not have an English publisher yet, but the Japanese original has been published since 2009. Although it has not made a final yet, the last volume of the series was published in 2016 and contains six volumes in total.
While the series was adapted into anime, many chapters in the light novel were skipped. Although it was adapted to the anime until the 6th volume, the stories in the first three volumes were not included. The three skipped volumes can be sufficient source material for a second season. However, this is up to the creators.
Popularity and the other factors to see a second season
When we look at Cop Craft’s evaluations, we see that it has a not-so-good rating of 6.72 in MA. But more importantly and influencing the decisions of the second season is the popularity. However, we do not see promising results in terms of popularity. The anime ranks 1603 in the MA popularity ranking and currently does not have a strong Google search popularity.
When we look at the disc sales, we see that the anime sold only 289 discs, which is a sales figure that does not meet the financial targets. The absence of a distributor from which it will generate a high income and the fact that they have not published a game are also factors that reduce the chances of the second season. To be honest, we don’t expect to see a second season of the anime. Still, the anime world is full of surprises, and we may see a new season around 2023-2024 as there is enough source material available. However, this probability is quite low and is nothing more than speculation.
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