The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? Season 2 Release Date

The Eighth Son? “That Can’t Be Right!Aka The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?  is a fun action fantasy anime like its name. The original title is “Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou!”. It is an adaptation of a manga written by Japanese manga writer Y.A. and illustrated by Fuzichoco. The Crunchyroll licensed anime was originally launched on Tokyo MX, BS11, AT-X local Japanese channels. A total of 12 episodes were broadcast between April 2, 2020 – June 18, 2020. Although the anime is not broadcast on global platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu TV, it has managed to find viewers from all over the world. The second season of the anime prepared by Shin-Ei Animation, which has been successful in the anime industry since the 1970s, is curious. Has Crunchyroll renewed the series for a second season? When will it be released?

What was the plotline of ‘The Eighth Son? That Can’t Be Right!’?

25-year-old Shingo Ichinomiya, who works for a corporate foundation, goes to bed with the dream of a full working day tomorrow. But when he wakes up, Shingo finds himself in an unfamiliar room, realizing that he is in the body of a 6-year-old boy, who he realizes is taking control of his body with his mind. Shingo soon learns from the boy’s memories that he is the youngest son of a poor noble family living in the countryside. Lacking talent in administrative matters, he cannot do anything to manage his family’s vast territory.

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Fortunately, he has magic, which is a very rare skill. Unfortunately, although his talent could bring wealth to his family, in his case, it only brought disaster. The story of this boy named Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister, opening his own path in a brutal world.

Although it has a story that we are used to from anime, its plot and story are considered successful. We think that in the possible second season of the series, the missing character development will focus.

Will there be a second season of the anime?

Neither the studio nor Crunchyroll renewed the series for a second season. There is no notice of cancellation yet as well. But is there any chance that the series will be renewed? We will evaluate whether the series will have a second season with some parameters. The most important of these are manga status and popularity.

Manga Status (Light Novel by Y.A.)

As we mentioned before, the series is an adaptation of Light Novel. The light novel written by Y.A started to be published in April 2014. The good news is that it continues today. A total of 20 volumes have been published for the light novel. The latest volume was released in July 2020. Manga Compared to Anime: Anime covers only five volumes of Manga. It stopped in the middle of fifth volume. This means that there is enough source material for a second season or more.

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The other factors

Although the manga provides enough resources for a second season, the popularity of the series affects the odds of the second season. From this point of view, unfortunately, the series did not achieve the desired success. User comments on social media also say that the series is similar to many anime and does not offer anything different. The animation studio was last able to continue for a second season for the anime “Teasing Master Takagi-san” in 2018. Kâito jôkâ, one of the Crunchyroll licensed anime, started to be published in 2014 and continued its broadcast life for more than a season. But The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? won’t be like that. The ratings of the anime are meager, and they have a below-average score on IMDb and Myanimelist.

The anime studio has already made some new anime plans for 2021, but “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?” the second season is not seen in these plans. Next plans of the anime studios:

  • Idolls! (2021)
  • Mashiro no Oto (2021)

When is the release date of the anime?

When all the possibilities are evaluated, it is seen that although the manga offers sufficient resources, the popularity of the series is below average, and the studio has generally made single-season series in its previous works. It is very unlikely that the series will have a second season. But if Crunchyroll surprises and refreshes the series for a second season, we could see the series’ new season in mid-2021.

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Kadir Ak
Hello, this is Kadir. I am the lead author of the blog you are reading. My fondness for TV series and Anime made me a good researcher about the release dates. I like to share my researches and analyses on the blog.


  1. I guess I am the one who is not bored with Isekai anime? I like those fantastic medieval times so much that I never get bored with this type of anime. Also, the plot of this anime is exciting.

    No matter what anyone says, it was good that he had the food he could not eat in the beginning, in the final. By the way, I do not think it will be the second season.

    The bad guys are dead; the rest is improvements; it’s not a big deal. Subsequently, there will be minor roughnesses emerging while cultivating the soil. They also have creatures in the forest, but the forest was not taken seriously so that nothing would come out of there. It also can happen that it brings new flavors from Japanese cuisine, and it bores it. I’ll watch it if it happens anyway.

  2. I just finished the first season. Obviously, they tried to make a different isekai anime to be original. But they couldn’t capture the emotion in the other isekai anime. Their original style is good, but if it’s going to be a new season, it should have some depth.

    I think everyone didn’t like it because they were so used to heroic main characters. Our main character is very strong but someone who has nothing to do with heroism, just a little bit of emotion is missing in the anime.

  3. I would like to see season 2. This style of anime is what I look for, and I think these animes rarely get the 2nd season. Why not this. One plus his harem could grow 😋

  4. I would very much love to see the second season of this as well, along with a few others I wish they would get to make, such as demon slayer and goblin slayer and demon lord retry were great too, but my favorite and the one that they need to get moving on is the wise man’s grandchild.

  5. I want to watch season 2 so bad please make it possible to happen 🙏

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