Gleipnir, which has been published by the famous manga publisher Kodansha since 2015, delighted its fans with its anime announcement on March 6, 2019. The Gleipnir anime series first met the audience on April 5, 2020. In the action and horror genre and also contains supernatural elements, the anime was created by Pine Jam studio. The hit anime series “Gamers!” and “Just Because!” were also released from Pine Jam. Originally broadcast on Tokyo MX, where many animes are broadcast in Japan, the anime was also subtitled and dubbed on the Funimation platform. In this way, a second season of the anime, which gained viewers worldwide, became curious. The anime’s first season aired from April 5, 2020, to June 28, 2020. For more than a year, a second season has not yet met with the audience. So could there be a second season?
Kagaya Shuuichi is a talented student in sports with high grades in a boring small town. His boring life gets strange after he sees a fire. When his beautiful classmate Claire Aoki is caught in a warehouse fire, Kagaya discovers a mysterious power: He can transform into a furry dog with a large pistol and a zipper on his back. Now he is much stronger than he was, has a higher sense of smell, and has sharp claws. Shuuichi, who now has another form that he keeps as a secret, transforms his other form to protect himself from the fire and saves Claire. Claire, who he thinks is unconscious, is aware of everything that is going on and begins to blackmail Shuuichi about revealing his secret. Claire Aoki knows about these monsters because her sister is also a monster, and she is on the hunt for monsters to find her. Six months ago, her older sister, a “monster” like Shuuichi, killed her parents. She wants to use Kagaya on this quest mission, regardless of how humiliating it is. Although Claire is a sadistic girl who lacks empathy, Kagaya decides to help her. This new ability terrifies Kagaya and his life turns upside down. While all Claire wants is her older sister, Shuuichi only wants to know why he is in this state because he has never made such a wish himself.
Will there be a second season of ‘Gleipnir’?
As of November 22, 2021, manga publisher, Kodansha or anime studio, Pine Jam has yet to renew the anime for a second season. The studio recently announced “Kageki Shojo!!”, an original anime series. However, no second season has been announced for Gleipnir so far. The studio has five animes so far, and Gleipnir is their most valuable product after “Gamers!”. We think the studio will welcome the decision for a second season. An anime gets a new season approval based on some important criteria. Chief among these are key factors such as popularity and manga source material availability.
The manga series written and illustrated by Sun Takeda has been live since October 6, 2015, and still continues. It’s good that the manga series is still ongoing, as animes are sometimes released as commercials for the manga. The manga series has consisted of 10 volumes in total so far, and it has 67 chapters together with chapters that are not yet in tankoben format. In the first season of the anime, 36 chapters were adapted. It seems that sufficient source material may not have been formed yet. However, since the manga series continues, this will not be a problem in the future.
On the other hand, the biggest factor in the decision of the series to continue with a new season is popularity. Gleipnir is currently ranked 457th on the Myanimelist popularity ranking, which can be said to be above average. When we look at the popularity of social media, we see that the anime is followed by 15.6k people. In general, we can say that the Anime that has received new season approval has more than 100 thousand followers. It should be noted that the page has not been updated for about a year. Despite this, we see that there is above-average search popularity in Google searches, just like Myanimelist. Its popularity in the global is quite good compared to Japan. Finally, the anime is not available for overseas distribution by major distributors such as Netflix or Amazon. This can make it difficult to decide on a new season financially.
Gleipnir has not yet been renewed for a new season. However, as a result of our evaluation, we cannot see more than 30% of the probability of the new season. The main reason for this is that the anime does not have enough popularity in Japan, and there are no big distributors. Considering that very few of the animes have been approved for the new season, you will agree with this evaluation result. However, it should be added that the anime world is full of surprises. A possible renewal may be in the coming period. If there will be a new season, it will not be before 2023 when we consider the production period.
What can happen in Season 2?
The first season of the anime ended leaving an excited audience behind. As a result of Aoki and Shuuichi’s feud with Elena, the puzzle of the past got even more complicated. By taking into consideration the manga, in season two, the trio of Shuichi, Aoki, and Sanbe will embark on a journey to the crash location of the spaceship. Since that is the place that created all this confusion, we can obtain eye-opener information about the past. But the journey will be difficult, inevitably. Although Aoki and Kagaya aim to collect 100 coins and finish the game as soon as possible, they will face obstacles and other players in front of them. The trio will battle with warriors, guards, and highly skilled people. Their encounter with Kaito, who can bring the dead back to life, will only make things worse. They will struggle with an army of the dead, whose strength cannot be questioned. Aoki and Kagaya’s strange relationship bond will be pushed to its limits.
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