SK8 the Infinity is an adventure anime series released in the spring of 2021 and managed to get good reviews from the audience. As an original anime series, SK8 the Infinity is not inspired by any manga or light novel. It is directed by the famous anime director Hiroko Utsumi, whom we know from Dororo and Banana Fish. The production, co-produced by Hiroko Utsumi and Bones Studio, was listed by Funimation and found audiences from many countries. Bones had already proven its quality by taking part in series such as Mob Psycho 100 and Boku no Hero Academia. It is none other than Studio Bones who will convince Hiroko Utsumi in this project. The anime, licensed by Aniplex of America, was originally aired on ABC between January 10, 2021 – April 4, 2021. Fans are now wondering if the anime will have a second season.
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What is the plotline of the anime?
The anime is about Reki, a high school sophomore who has a passion for skateboard, and Langa, an exchange student who just returned from Canada, has never ridden a skateboard. Reki is addicted to something called ‘S’. The ‘S’ is an underground skateboard competition that is secret and dangerous, without any rules. Skateboarders especially go crazy about the “hurt” or the heated skirmishes that take place at the competition. One day, Reki invites Langa, an exchange student with no skateboarding background, to an “S” competition. He soon gets close with Langa, who has stopped getting excited about life, and together they dive into the world of ‘S’, where secret skateboarding competitions are held, where the excitement of the claims is always at its peak. Thus Langa, who does not know how to ride a skateboard, finds himself dragged into the crazy ‘S’ world.
Our main character, Reki, is someone who lives life to the fullest at the height of his insane adolescence. Langa actually lived in her father’s hometown of Canada. When her father passes away, she and her mother return to this town in Japan, where her mother was born and raised. While Langa is looking for a part-time job to support her mother, they get closer, thanks to Reki’s help. Langa, who loves snowboarding while in Canada, is interested in skateboarding. And suddenly, he finds himself in a dangerous S world.
The last episode of the series was truly heartwarming. The fans were delighted when Langga jumped over Reki, not even knowing that he had won, with the joy of waiting for him at the end of the line. Many viewers waited for the kissing scene, but the mangaka did not give it to the audience in the first season; we will see what the second season will bring.
Will there be a second season of SK8 the Infinity?
The first season of the anime was announced in September 2020, and it was aired as of January 2021. Bones studio has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. However, in a short time, the great interest all over the world is giving huge hope. The anime is shown as the best anime of the year so far in many anime lists. But you have no choice but to wait for a new season to learn the rest of the story because SK8 the Infinity has completely original content. Whether a manga is providing enough source material will not affect the decision for a second season. If studio Bones manages to convince Hiroko Utsumi for a second season, we will see a new season.
The most important factors to see a new season seems to be disc sales and popularity. The first volume disc sales of the anime took place, and the units sold were finalized as 7671. This sales amount seems to be above the targets. (For an anime to be renewed for a new season, it usually has to sell over 4,000 copies.) On the other hand, the current popularity seems to reflect on social media platforms and google searches. Although it is still a new anime, the @sk8_project account is followed by 150k users. The popularity score, for now, is 78.0%, and we are sure it will increase further in the future.
When is the second season of SK8 the Infinity?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season, but we think the popularity and success in disc sales will bring Studio Bones and Hiroko Utsumi together for a second season. Besides, since there is no manga adaptation, source material will not be an obstacle. An average of one year of production is required for anime. The best predictions for a new season of the series point to 2023. We will pass it on as more official information becomes available. Till then, we recommend you the similar sports genre Ahiru no Sora and Star Align anime series.