I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, and Maxed Out My Level is an anime series in the Isekai genre that first aired in spring 2021. One of the latest examples of this genre, which includes many famous anime such as Isekai Quartet or Isekai Cheat Magician, the anime is based on Kisetsu Morita’s light novel series, which has been published from 2017 to the present. The story, which has many spin-offs and manga adaptations, was presented to the audience as an anime by Studio Revoroot, a fairly new studio in the anime industry. Originally broadcast on many local Japanese networks such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, the anime was also listed by Crunchyroll and thus had the opportunity to make a worldwide impact. The anime’s first season is aired from April 10, 2021, to June 26, 2021. Nowadays, it is wondered if there will be a second season of the anime.
What is the Plotline of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level?
After living an agonizing life as an office employee, Azusa Aizawa, who can no longer bear her workload, comes to the end of her short life by dying suddenly due to overwork. After she dies, she suddenly finds herself in the presence of a goddess. The goddess sends Azusa to a fantasy world where she reincarnates as an immortal witch. She vows to live her new life peacefully, so she seeks the easiest way she can find to make a living. Azusa, who does not want to attract attention in this world, begins to hunt slimes that give the least experience points for years. For 3 centuries, on the plateau, she hunts 25 slimes per day. Although the experience points from slimes are very low, she becomes extremely powerful from killing slimes for 300 years and finds herself reaching the maximum level, that is, level 99. She feels the need to hide her powers, thinking that being so strong will drag her back to her old life habits and fatigue. But efforts to hide it are to no avail. Despite her best efforts, stories of the ultimate “Witch of the Highlands” spread, and a proud dragon named Raika appears to test her powers against her. Although Azusa defeats Raika and becomes friends with it, problems begin to arise as friends and foes alike come in search of the mysterious witch. Azula realizes that it is righter and more enjoyable to live with friends, whom she sees as family, rather than alone.
Will there be a second season of the anime?
The anime’s final episode met with the audience on June 26, 2021. On January 4, 2022, news came to delight the fans. The anime has been renewed for a second season. It may take years for the anime to be renewed, but the followers of “I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level” are lucky in this regard. It has been confirmed that the anime will have a second season, and this news was also announced on the official Twitter account. A key visual also met with followers. However, it has not been announced when the new season of the anime will air. An announcement will be made on the release date in the coming months. However, at the time of writing, it is only possible to speculate on this issue, and the expectations are that the I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years will air towards the end of 2022.
The I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years light novel series from which the anime is being adapted was written by Kisetsu Morita and illustrated by Benio. Published by SB Creative, the light novel is also available to readers worldwide in English, thanks to Yen Press. The light novel series, which has been on air since January 14, 2017, has reached 19 volumes as of now. On the other hand, the anime only used the first two of these volumes, and there’s plenty of source material available for a second season. If all goes well with the second season, the source material is already available for more seasons.
Although there has been a decrease in disc sales with the increase in online series watching habits in recent years, disc sales are still important data to compare with other anime released in the same period, as it is financial data. Generally, an anime is expected to sell over 4,000 discs to confirm a new season. However, “I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level” sold around 1000 discs, which is below the targets.
Popularity and the other factors
Although there has been no success in disc sales, the popularity of the I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years may keep the possibility of a new season alive. 56.7k people on Twitter follow the anime. Although it is not a bad number of followers, more is needed for a new season. According to Myanimelist data, it is in a position that is not bad for a new anime in the anime popularity ranking. Finally, we see that it has an average search volume in its popularity in Google searches.
2nd Season Chance of I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years
To be announced.
Expected late in 2022.
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on Social Media
Popularity on Google Searches
Success in Disc Sales
Above Average Reviews (7.00 on MA, 6.3 on IMDb)
Above Average Popularity
Enough Light Novel Source Material
Ongoing Light Novel Series
Fairly New Anime
No Big Distributor or Additional Income
No Success in Disc Sales
No Best Seller Manga / Light Novel Series
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years Season 2 Plotline
The season finale came to an exciting conclusion as Azusa opened the door again. Falfa was preparing for the dance festival. Azusa, on the other hand, decided to establish a cafe. All family members support Azusa’s idea. They are ready to turn their Highlands space into a cafe. When Azusa wakes up the next day, she sees many people lining up in front of her house and realizes how successful she is at her new job. Other employees of the cafe are Beelzebub, Falfa, Pecora, and Vania. Azusa decides to attend the dance festival with her family. The episode ends with Azusa asking the person standing in the doorway how she can be helpful.
None of the anime’s main characters are male. Probably we will not see one of them in the next season as well. We can watch Azusa and her family visit Beelzebub’s home. Shalsha and Falfa will most likely start school, but it is still possible that they start running the cafe again in the future. We can watch Laika’s impressive martial arts skills in a tournament. Another big visit to Halkara’s house could happen as a family. Azusa was greatly disappointed that World Tree was not a real dungeon. In this season, we will have the chance to watch a real dungeon visit. Thanks to Azusa’s help to her friend, we will also witness an unexpected wedding. Also, we will be able to explore more of Azusa’s abilities next season. It will be interesting to watch how Azusa copes with everything in her new life.
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