High-Rise Invasion

High-Rise Invasion Season 2 Release Date, Netflix Renewed?

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 studio animated 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 now wondered if the anime will have a second season. Did Netflix or the producers state anything about the series’ future?

What is the plotline of High-Rise Invasion?

The anime High-Rise Invasion 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?

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Will there be a second season of High-Rise Invasion?

As of July 2, 2022, at the time of writing, Zero-G or Netflix, or any related company with the anime 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 1-2 years does not reduce a new season’s chances. In the second season of the anime, fans are hoping to see the masked sniper’s face. So will we learn who is this guy? Although no official announcement has been made for the new season of the anime so far, it is possible to speculate about a new season when some main criteria are evaluated. Decision committees often make the same evaluation and renew the series for a second season accordingly.

Manga (Source material availability for a second season)

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 thanks to Seven Seas Entertainment in English.

The manga series, consisting of 21 volumes in total, is not ongoing anymore and has made a final. However, ‘The High-Rise Invasion Arrive’ sequel manga is currently ongoing. The first season of the anime covers the first 12 volumes of the original manga, or 150 chapters are adapted we can say. The manga series includes 21 volumes and 257 chapters in total. The remaining 107 chapters and 9 volumes seem sufficient for a second season.

When we consider the remaining stock material, we can say that we will be able to see at most one more season. Even though there is a sequel manga series, it doesn’t seem we can see the third season. “High-Rise Invasion Arrive” has been broadcast in 7 volumes, but it has also been completed with the volume published on April 24, 2021.

Is High-Rise Invasion popular enough?

On Myanimelist, we see that High-Rise Invasion ranks 785th among all anime in popularity ranking. On the other hand, the official Japanese Twitter account is followed by only 4.9k people. The main reason for this is that while Netflix animes are popular worldwide, they cannot show the same success in Japan. Although it is not popular in Japan, when we look at the Google search volumes, we see that it is at least as searched as popular anime such as DanMachi or Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro. And these animes we mentioned have been renewed for a new season.

When is the second season of High-Rise Invasion?

The fact that the High-Rise Invasion manga provides sufficient source material is a factor that will always keep the second-season possibility 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 around 2023-2024. However, it is just speculation for now and we are hoping to see a renewal beforehand.

High-Rise Invasion
High-Rise Invasion
Popularity on Mynanimelist
72
Popularity on Social Media
45
Popularity on Google Searches
79
Reader Rating1 Vote
70
Positives
Good Popularity
Enough Manga Source Material
Big Distributor such as Netflix
Negatives
Only One Season
Average Reviews (6.74 on MA, 6.5 on IMDb)
Low Popularity in Japan
No Best Seller Manga or Light Novel Series
Manga is Ended
50
Renewal Possibility

What happened so far in the anime and what is next?

Since this part of our article contains spoilers from the next season of High-Rise Invasion, 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 becoming 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 High-Rise Invasion 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.