High-Rise Invasion is a horror and survival anime series released on Netflix in 2021. Many viewers had the opportunity to get to know the series through its anime, but the anime is not the series’s original. The anime is adapted from the manga series written by Tsuina Miura, which began airing in 2013. Zero-G created the first season of the anime. We have also known the studio from anime adaptations like Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It, and Grand Blue in recent years. Directed by Masahiro Takata, the first season of High-Rise Invasion aired on February 25, 2021, with all episodes (12). It is wondered whether the anime welcomed by anime-loving Netflix users will have a second season now.
The anime focuses on Yuri Honjo, a high school student. Yuri Honjo finds himself in an “unnormal” place where suspension bridges connect countless skyscrapers. In this place, some “masked figures” are mercilessly murdering their fleeing victims, confused. There are only two ways Yuri Honjo can survive in this hellish world: he either kills the masked figures or he kills them. Yuri is determined to destroy this illogical world to survive, but what will be her ultimate destiny?
Will there be a second season of High-Rise Invasion?
As of June 14, 2021, Zero-G or Netflix has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. The renewal of animes can take years depending on many factors. Unlike TV dramas, the fact that an anime has not been renewed in a few years does not reduce a new season’s chances. We point out this because we can expect more for a new season of High-Rise Invasion than you anticipate. In the second season of the anime, fans are hoping to see the masked sniper’s face. Let’s see, will we see?
First of all, for the anime series to continue, the series’s original must provide sufficient source material. As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the original is a manga written by Tsuina Miura and illustrated by Takahiro Oba. The manga series published by Kodansha was published in Manga Box magazine between December 5, 2013 – April 10, 2019. It is also possible to reach the manga in English. (Publishing by Seven Seas Entertainment in English.)
The manga series, consisting of 21 volumes in total, does not continue anymore and has made a final. (‘The High-Rise Invasion Arrive’ sequel manga is currently ongoing.) The first season of the anime covers the first 12 volumes of the manga, or 150 chapters are covered. The manga series includes 21 volumes and 257 chapters in total. The remaining 107 chapters and 9 volumes seem sufficient for a second season. However, producers may still need more source material for a second season. This will make the wait for a second season a little longer. Since the remaining stock material is considered, we will be able to see at most one more season. Of course, there is a spin-off series. “High-Rise Invasion Arrive”, which has been broadcast in 7 volumes so far, keeps the possibilities of the 3rd season after the second season of the anime. (Btw, High-Rise Invasion Arrive has been completed with the volume published on April 2021)
When is the second season of High-Rise Invasion?
It is a great advantage that Netflix broadcasted it. Netflix is the biggest financial supporter of anime, and this licensing keeps the second season’s possibilities high. When we look at the anime’s general popularity, we see a 50% score, and only about 6,000 people follow their Twitter accounts yet. However, the anime has just been published. In the coming days, the anime’s audience will rapidly increase, and Netflix will evaluate viewerships. Only in this way will we be able to comment on the possibility of a second season.
The fact that the manga provides sufficient resources is a factor that will always keep the second-season prospect alive. The average production period of the anime takes one year. If Netflix renews the anime for a new season soon, we can see a new season in early 2022. However, we need to see a renewal beforehand.
What happened so far in the anime and what is next?
Since this part of our article contains spoilers from the next season, we warn our readers to be careful before reading.
When Yuri enters the High-Rise world, she narrowly escapes death and manages to ally with Mayuko, a high-school student with a knife. Throughout the season, Yuri tries to reunite with her brother Rika while trying to escape from the masked men has deadly mind control. By befriending other people trapped in the world and defeating multiple mask wearers, Yuri eventually discovers that the world lacks a god, and if she approaches being a god, more power and influence can she gain.
Meanwhile, Rika is also searching for her sister, but after some events, she would be a prisoner of Mamoru Aikawa, the most effective enemy we’ve ever seen. Using his ability to control masks, Aikawa manipulates the Great Angel mask to attack Yuri and her friends, causing the deaths of Kuzuma Aohara and the Swimmer Mask.
Kuon Shinzaki, one of the closest candidates to become a god, can control the giant rail gun inside the city. Finally, Kuon managed to ally with Sniper Mask, and the feelings he had for Sniper Mask made the duo slowly begin to get closer to each other. Sniper Mask goes on a journey of rediscovering his identity with Kuon’s help, and he learns that his real name is Yu Makoto. He also knows that he and Rika are close, so he hopes their next encounter will reveal more about him.
So what can happen in the second season? Are Yuri and Rika getting back together? Rika, a prisoner of Aikawa, is in a dangerous position. Yuri and her friends must do their best to defeat the mighty God-candidate, guarded by powerful mask wearers. But if Yuri can defeat Aikawa, he will ensure that he and Rika can be reunited in the hell world.
Sniper Mask and Kuon?
Sniper Mask and Kuon became incredibly close during the first season. Kuon fell in love with Sniper Mask, and Sniper Mask started to worry about Kuon and even became interested in him. Do you think Kuon can confess his love for Sniper Mask, or all this tragedy can kill the budding romance in an instant?
More candidates to become a god!
Considering Aikawa’s ability to control up to 30 mask wearers, it wouldn’t be wrong to consider him the most significant threat ever. With Aikawa taken care of, it seems inevitable that we will encounter far more powerful god candidates with abilities that could rival even the Great Angel Mask. Yuri and Kuon proved to everyone that they are very strong candidates for God. Considering that now Yuri can also control the Great Angel Mask, we can clearly say that they really are.
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