First published in the summer of 2020, The Misfit of Demon King Academy is an adventure and fantasy anime series that includes many romance elements. Adapted from the light novel series written by Japanese manga artist Shu, the anime has attracted great interest from anime lovers worldwide and in Japan, where it was originally published. The anime’s first season consisting of 13 episodes in total, was created by Silver Link. The studio, which has signed many successful animes, also owns big hit animes such as Chivalry of a Failed Knight and Masamune Kun No Revenge. It was originally broadcast on many local networks such as Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, AT-X, TVA, and YTV between July 4, 2020 – September 26, 2020. The series, licensed by Aniplex of America and listed on Crunchyroll, gained a huge audience worldwide also with its English dubbing. Now, fans of the series are wondering if there will be a second season. Let’s remember the series and look at all that is known about the second season.
What is the plotline of the anime?
Even demon kings can get bored sometimes, although their hunger for destruction is endless! Anoth, who kneels before humans, elementals, and even gods, reincarnates today with a desire for a more peaceful life. After 2000 years, the king has to go to the same school with his great-grandchildren, namely the Demon King Academy, and his life will not be as easy as he had imagined. In this age when the last vestiges of magic are about to end, no one will even grasp the true power of Anoth. On the other hand, graduating from this school will not be easy for Anoth.
Will there be a second season of The Misfit of Demon King Academy?
The news is good because The Misfit of Demon King Academy anime has been renewed for a second season. According to the announcement made on March 6, 2021, the anime will have a new season. The fans have a massive impact on this renewal decision, as the anime received a lot of attention in Japan and worldwide. Silver Link will take charge in the second season of the anime’s production, as in the first season and the main staff in the first season is returning for the 2nd season.
The renewal decision for The Misfit of Demon King Academy has also been confirmed by Crunchyroll. It was also announced that Anos’ voice will change in the second season of the anime. In the new season, Tatsuhisa Suzuki leaves her voice actor role to Yuichiro Umehara.
As you know, The Misfit of Demon King Academy’s anime is based on a light novel series. Shu’s light novel series, which began airing in March 2018, is published in Japan by ASCII Media Works. The last volume of the series, which reached 11 volumes in total, was published on March 10, 2022, and the series is still ongoing. The 12th volume of The Misfit of Demon King Academy light novel will be published in two parts, and the first part will meet the readers on August 10, 2022.
In the first season, 3 volumes of the light novel were adapted into anime, and it is expected that a close amount of source material will be adapted to the anime in a second season. It seems that if things go well, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t see more seasons. What we mean by ‘things are going well’ is popularity and revenue from exclusive distributors and disc sales.
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Disc sales and popularity play a big role in renewing an anime for a new season because animes are for-profit productions. The Misfit of Demon King Academy anime’s first season sold six volumes, with an average sales figure of 2,355 units. Although this sales figure is below the targets, anime has a very high audience on online streaming platforms. Our popularity metrics are above average, but it needs to do better with season two to secure a third season.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy is ranked 272nd according to Myanimelist data, and that’s not bad at all. In Google searches, we see that the anime’s title is searched above the average. On Twitter, it is followed by 104k people. Generally, we see that animes with more than 100k followers do not have difficulty in new season renewals. In addition, we see that anime with similar follower numbers on Twitter are famous series.
When is the release date of the second season?
The first renewal announcement of The Misfit of Demon King Academy was made on March 6, 2021, but the initial statement did not include any information on when the 2nd season would air. Finally, on August 10, 2022, an announcement came from the anime’s official Twitter account about the anime’s new season release date. According to the statement, the anime will begin airing in 2023. Thus, it has become clear that we will not have the opportunity to watch it in 2022. Although an exact date has not been given yet, expectations show early 2023. We will share it with you as more clear information emerges. Till then we recommend similar animes like Yona of the Dawn and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Stay tuned!
Is there a trailer for the second season?
The anime’s first second season teaser was shared during the renewal on March 6, 2021. However, the shared teaser is not a trailer and does not contain much detail about the second season of The Misfit of Demon King Academy. As the second season date approaches, a more detailed trailer will be shared, and we will add it to our article.
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