Deca Dence is an original anime series released in 2020 in the action and sci-fi genre. The script of the anime, which is not a manga adaptation contrary to the usual, was prepared by the author Hiroshi Seko, who also took part in the anime adaptation of Vinland Saga and Attack on Titan: Lost Girls. And Yuzuru Tachikawa, whom we know with Mob Psycho 100, is the director of the series. NUT, a fairly new studio and the creator of the series, first entered the anime industry in 2017 with the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen’s light novel series Saga of Tanya the Evil. Funimation licensed Deca-Dence originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS11 from July 8, 2020, to September 23, 2020. Fans are looking forward to a second season after the only 12-episode season that also aired on Hulu TV. So has the anime been renewed for a second season?
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What is the plotline of the Deca Dence?
Years have passed since humanity faced the danger of extinction with the emergence of unknown life forms of Gadolls. The people who survived this danger now live in Deca-dence, a 3000-meter-high fort they built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat. At a time when people are almost extinct, when we consider what they can do to defend themselves against giant creatures, the first thing that comes to mind for all of us is to build a giant castle. Especially when this is a mobile castle with 3,000-meter-high walls, the Deca-Dence people’s burden is slightly reduced. Culturally, it is an important source of pride for the Japanese to unite and fight together against a great and powerful enemy.
Deca-dence’s inhabitants, on the other hand, are divided into two: Gears fighting the Gadolls daily and Tankers without combat skills. One day, tanker Natsume, burning with her dream of becoming a Gear, meets Deca-dence’s armor mechanic, Kaburagi. While Natsume is a girl who has a positive attitude to life and has not given up on her dreams, Kaburagi is a realistic boy who has already given up her dreams. The chance meeting of these two opposing poles will eventually shake the course of the world.
Will there be a second season of Deca Dence?
As of February 2021, at the time of writing, the anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. At the end of the final episode, which aired on September 23, we could not see a second season signal. There is no official information yet on whether the series will have a new season. However, we can speculate with the forecasts.
As we mentioned earlier, the anime has original content and is not a manga or light novel adaptation. For this reason, there is no stock source material for the second season of the series. However, when we evaluated the first season in general, the series gave all the answers to the audience. We can say that it has a satisfactory finish. In terms of content, it does not leave too much open for the second season and does not have an element of curiosity, which reduces the possibilities of sequels.
When we look at the popularity, the evaluation results are positive on online platforms and according to Myanimelist data. However, the anime did not show enough success in disc sales. For an anime to have a new season, it is expected to be over a sufficient number of disc sales. This number is considered to be 4,000 on average. However, due to the sharp decline in anime disc sales in 2020, sales of 2,500 – 3,000 may be enough for a new season. However, Deca Dence only sold around 800 in the first volume. A far from these values.
When is the release date of the second season?
The story had nothing more to give the audience, and the anime did not achieve enough success in disc sales. As a result of this evaluation, the second season of Deca-Dence is very unlikely. Yet, the anime world is always full of surprises. If the creators and broadcasters renew the series for a new season, we can only see the second season somewhere in 2022, considering the production time.