Wise Man’s Grandchild (Kenja no Mago), also known as The Sage’s Grandson, is a Japanese-made Fantasy anime. The anime, a light novel adaptation written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi, was released in April 2019. The anime, licensed by Funimation and Crunchyroll, originally aired on AT-X, ABC, Tokyo MX, BS11. The anime, which was also broadcast on Hulu TV, found viewers from all over the world. The first season of the series completed with the episode “And So, Off into the World …” on June 26, 2019, and consisted of 12 episodes in total. It is curious whether the series will have a second season and when it will air. The series is produced by the studio Silver Link such as We Never Learn: BOKUBEN and Bofuri.
Table of Contents
- 1 What was the plotline of Kenja no Mago?
- 2 Will there be a season 2 of Wise Man’s Grandchild?
- 3 When is the release date of the second season?
- 4 Who are the characters in the series?
- 5 Is there a released trailer for season 2?
What was the plotline of Kenja no Mago?
A young man who died in the accident was reborn as a baby in another world! Afterward, Merlin Wolford, a patriotic hero, took him with him and named him Shin. Raised as Merlin’s grandson, he gained some shocking powers due to his education with Merlin’s teachings. But when he turned 15, his grandfather, Merlin, said, “I forgot to teach him common sense!” said. The unusual, otherworldly fantasy life of an abnormal child begins here!
Regarding season 2: Manga Episode 26 consists of additional sunscreen shenanigans, chest drownings, and criminal Grandpa fishing, which we hope could be covered for the second installment…
Will there be a season 2 of Wise Man’s Grandchild?
A renewal is expected for a long time for the anime series. However, as of February 15, 2021, license holders or the studio have not yet renewed the series for the second season. We will make an evaluation based on some predictions on this issue. Anime often use manga or light novels as source materials.
The second season possibility in terms of the light novel
In fact, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the anime series is a light novel adaptation. Started to be published by Enterbrain in July 2015, the light novel is still ongoing today. The latest volume, the 13th volume was released in September 2020. The first season of the anime used only the first 3 of these 13 volumes. This means that there is no problem in terms of the source material. There are enough resources for the series for 4 seasons. Let us state again that the written source continues. Source material adequacy increases the possibility to see the second season in the future.
Disc sales and the popularity of the anime
The fact that the light novel or manga provides enough resource material for the new season is not enough for a new season. Financial reasons always come first, and it is the popularity that feeds this. When we look at the anime’s disc sales, we see that it is under 1000. For an anime to have a new season, it is expected to sell at least 3000. In terms of disc sales, the new season of the series is very unlikely.
However, rising popularity cannot be ignored. The series was also aired on Hulu TV, and when an additional distributor airs the series, it always reinforces the possibility of a second season. While broadcasting globally on Hulu, the series was also released locally on Netflix Japan and Amazon Prime. Platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu provide additional financial returns to the series. The series’s current popularity score is 84.4%, and it is quite sufficient for a new season.
When is the release date of the second season?
Although the series’s disc sales did not go well, we see the possibility of the second season of the series high. As a result of the speculation we made above, we see rising popularity, and there are details that support the possibility of a second season. The probability of a new season of the series is around 60%. There is no official information about the second season of the series yet. However, if the series is renewed for a second season, the average production period will take one year. It is possible to see a new season at the end of 2021, but we must first see a renewal.
Who are the characters in the series?
We will continue to see the main characters in a second possible second season of the series. According to the manga, there will be new characters, but the main cast will remain.
- Shin Wolford
- August von Earlshide
- Maria von Messina
- Sizilien “Sicily” von Claude
- Alice Corner
- Thor von Flegel
- Lynn Hughes
- Yuri Carlton
- Tony Freyd
- Julius von Littenheim
- Mark Bean
- Olivia Stone
Is there a released trailer for season 2?
At this point, it is not possible to see the second season trailer of the series. First, it is necessary to illustrate the second season. And also, the best important one is the second season renewal is needed. Although there are some fan-made trailers, these are not true. Stay tuned for updates …