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, YTV between July 4, 2020 – September 26, 2020. The series, licensed by Aniplex of America and listed on Crunchyroll, gained a huge audience 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.
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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 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. Renewal decision for the anime has also been confirmed by Crunchyroll.
As you know, the 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 9 volumes in total, was published on 9 April 2021, and the series is still ongoing. In the first season, 3 volumes of the light novel were adapted, 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 disc sales.
Disc sales and popularity play a big role in renewing an anime for a new season because animes are for-profit productions. The 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 platforms. Our popularity metrics are above average, but it needs to do better with season two to secure a third season.
When is the release date of the second season?
Although the anime has been renewed for a second season, no official release date has been announced. Animes usually take one year to produce. Silver Link has announced many anime series for 2021. Animes such as ‘My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!’, ‘X and The Dungeon of Black Company’ will meet with the audience in 2021. However, there is no The Misfit of Demon King Academy 2nd Season among the announcements yet. According to our estimates, a new season of the anime will air in the summer season of 2022. Till than we recommend similar animes like Yona of the Dawn and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.