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Gleipnir Season 2: Release Date, Renewed or Cancelled?

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 two years, a second season has not yet met with the audience. So could there be a second season?

What is the Plotline of Gleipnir?

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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 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 into 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 September 6, 2022, manga publisher, Kodansha or anime studio, Pine Jam has yet to renew the anime for a second season. The studio recently announced “Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible”, a manga adaptation. 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. There is no official statement about a new season so far but an anime gets a new season approval based on some important criteria and it is possible to speculate. Chief among these are key factors such as popularity and manga source material availability.

Manga

The Gleipnir 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 12 volumes in total so far, and it has 76 chapters. The latest volume of the manga has been published on June 20, 2022.

In the first season of the anime, 36 chapters were adapted. Considering the adapted volume amount during the first season, the source material for a new season of the anime seems just completed. However, if the creative team wants to include more stories in a second season than in the first season, they will need more manga chapters. Nevertheless, since the manga is still ongoing, there will be no problem in terms of material availability.

47%
Manga adaptation rate

Popularity

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 447th on the Myanimelist popularity ranking, which can be considered above average. When we look at the popularity on social media, we see that the anime is followed by 15k people on Twitter. 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 and they lost 500 followers in a half year. Despite this, we see that there is above-average search popularity in Google searches, just like on Myanimelist. Gleipnir’s worldwide popularity is quite good compared to its popularity in Japan. Finally, the anime is not available for overseas distribution by major distributors such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. This can make it difficult to decide on a new season financially because there was no success in disc sales as well.

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2nd Season Chance of Gleipnir
Popularity on Mynanimelist
83
Popularity on Social Media
56
Popularity on Google Searches
76
Success in Disc Sales
50
Reader Rating16 Votes
84
Positives
Above Average Reviews (7.00 on MA, 6.8 on IMDb)
Good Popularirty Worldwide
Enough Manga Source Material
Ongoing Manga Series
Negatives
Only One Season
Low Popularity in Japan
No Big Distributor or Additional Income
No success in Disc Sales
No Best Seller Manga
30
Renewal Possibility

Gleipnir Season 2 Release Date

Gleipnir has not yet been renewed for a new season. However, as a result of our evaluation, we can’t see a probability of more than 30% for 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 the summer of 2023 when we consider the production period.

What can happen in Season 2?

The first season of the Gleipnir 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.