Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song is an original anime series in the action and music genre that first aired in spring 2021. The anime not inspired by any manga or light novel is one of the rare original anime series. Although it was created without inspiration from a written product, a well-known name sits in the creative and author’s chair. Tappei Nagatsuki, the author of “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World“, which is followed by many anime and manga lovers in Japan and worldwide, is the creator and also author of Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song. The studio responsible for animations is Wit Studio, which we know from popular animes such as Seraph of the End and The Ancient Magus’ Bride. Vivy originally aired on many Japanese local networks from April 3, 2021, to June 19, 2021. It is listed on Funimation, with Aniplex of America licensing the anime. In this way, viewers from all over the world watched the anime and started to wonder about the second season. So will the anime have a second season?
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What is the plotline of the anime?
Nierland is an artificial intelligence-themed theme park where dreams, hopes, and science intertwine. Vivy, the first autonomous humanoid artificial intelligence created, takes on the role of artificial intelligence for this place. She continues to perform with all her heart to fulfill her mission of making everyone happy by singing songs. But the theme park still lacks popularity. One day, an artificial intelligence named Matsumoto, who was sent from the future to prevent the war between artificial intelligence and humans 100 years later, confronts Vivy. How will the encounter of these two artificial intelligences with different tasks shape the future? Vivy’s 100-year journey begins; this is the story of artificial intelligence self-destruct.
Will there be a second season of Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song?
Wit studio, creative duo Tappei Nagatsuki & Eiji Umehara, or any anime-related company haven’t yet renewed the anime for a second season. But there is no need to worry for now. The anime’s final episode aired on June 19, 2021, and it may be too early to see confirmation of a new season. Animes have a 90% chance of being renewed under some major factors. These main factors are manga source material adequacy, disc sales, popularity, and other financial factors.
There is no manga or light novel
Since the anime is not a manga or light novel adaptation, whether the manga or a light novel provides sufficient source material will not affect the decision for the second season. If all goes well, the duo of Tappei Nagatsuki and Eiji Umehara could prepare a script for a second season. Who knows, maybe they’ve already outlined it. However, other factors directly affect the anime’s decision for a new season. Let’s look at disc sales for estimates, as there is no official announcement yet.
Disc sales of the first season
Disc sales decreased as online video viewing habits increased. Still, disc sales are a good financial income for anime. On the other hand, it is good data to compare with other animes released in the same period and to see the popularity in Japan. Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song disc sales began on June 30, 2021. It managed to sell 4,155 units in its first volume sales and will sell five more volumes. In general, for an anime to receive approval for a new season, it is expected to sell over 4,000 units on volumes’ average. Looking at the first volume sales, the anime exceeded this target and also had a good sales figure among many anime that went on sale in the same period. From a disc sales perspective, a second season is very likely.
The popularity of the anime
Popularity is also one of the factors that directly affect the decision for a second season. It’s almost impossible for an underrated anime to get a second season. Fortunately, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song already has a strong fan base, as evidenced by disc sales. The anime is currently one of the most searched anime on Google between the animes released in the same period. Although it hasn’t gained as many viewers as Higehiro or Wonder Egg Priority, which were published in the same period, its popularity is undeniable. Currently, the anime is followed by 54.1k people on Twitter. That’s not bad for a new anime, but it needs a little more popularity for a new season. The best thing you can do right now is to recommend the anime to your loved ones.
The anime got good reviews from many viewers, and the ratings are really good. (8.54 on Myanimelist, 8.6 on IMDb). Also, according to Myanimelist data, the anime ranks 596th, which is not bad for a new anime.
When is the second season of Vivy?
There is no official news for the second season of the anime yet. However, we speculated above about the possibility of a second season for our readers. In summary, there is no problem in terms of source material; popularity and disc sales are above average, reviews are good as well. For now, everything points to the second season. There’s a 70% chance that the anime will have a new season, in our opinion. Considering the production and renewal period, we can see a new season in early 2023. We will be here with official updates. Till then, if you like this genre of anime, Steins;Gate (sci-fi genre and contains time-traveling elements like Vivy) or Violet Evergarden (takes place around a doll and a robot)