Wise Man’s Grandchild (Kenja no Mago), also known as The Sage’s Grandson, is a beloved fantasy anime that is first released in the spring of 2021. The anime, a light novel adaptation written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi, was released in April 2019 on many local networks such as AT-X, ABC, Tokyo MX, and BS11. It is also licensed by Funimation and Crunchyroll and gained worldwide popularity thanks to these licenses. It is also broadcast by Hulu TV globally. Wise Man’s Grandchild is the product of the successful Japanese animation studio, Silver Link, which we also know from Bofuri, another beloved series. The first season of the series was 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.
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 of Wise Man’s Grandchild: 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?
The anime’s first season aired from April 10, 2019, to June 26, 2019. A renewal is expected for a long time for the Wise Man’s Grandchild anime series. However, as of September 6, 2022, neither the light novel publisher, Enterbrain nor the animation studio Silver Link has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Bofuri, another popular anime of the same studio, recently received a new season approval, and fans are expecting the same for Wise Man’s Grandchild. There is no official statement about the second season so far. Still, it is possible to speculate about whether the anime will get a new season approval. Usually, some key factors determine the fate of anime series. Let’s see together.
The second season possibility in terms of the light novel
In fact, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the Wise Man’s Grandchild anime series is a light novel adaptation. Starting to be published by Enterbrain in July 2015, the light novel is still ongoing today. The latest volume, the 15th volume, was released on September 30, 2021. The first season of the anime used only the first 3 of these 15 volumes. This means that there is no problem in terms of the source material. There is enough stock material available for more than season 2. In addition, the continuation of the light novel and the fact that the anime is increasing light novel sales is another detail that increases the possibilities of the new season.
LN adaptation rate
Disc sales and the popularity of the anime
The fact that the Wise Man’s Grandchild light novel or manga provides enough source 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 3,000 units. Regarding disc sales, the new season of the series is very unlikely, but it should also be considered that disc sales quietly decreased in recent years with changing viewing habits.
Rising worldwide 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 is ranked 371st on Myanimelist’s popularity ranking, and it is not bad for an anime released in 2019.
However, we cannot see huge popularity in Japan compared to worldwide popularity. The anime’s official Twitter account is followed by only 17k people, a pretty low follower number. We generally see that the animes that got the new season approval are followed by over 100k. Bofuri, another anime of the studio that has been approved for a new season, is currently followed by 67,800 people on Twitter. Although it does not draw a clear conclusion on its own, we can say that 70% of animes with over 100k followers have been approved for the new season at least once. However, the renewal rate is around 25% for anime with 30k-10k followers on Twitter.
When is the release date of the second season?
Although the series’s disc sales did not go well, and it is not much popular in Japan, we believe that we may see a new season of Wise Man’s Grandchild due to the above-average worldwide popularity and the availability of sufficient source material. 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 40%. 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 late in 2023, but we must first see a confirmation.
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.
August von Earlshide
Maria von Messina
Sizilien “Sicily” von Claude
Thor von Flegel
Julius von Littenheim
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 …
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