Why there is no Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Season 2 yet? What is the possibility of its return? What is the probable release date? Here are all the details.
‘Chivalry of a Failed Knight’ is one of the rare anime covering three major genres, action, fantasy and ecchi romance. Chivalry of a Failed Knight also known as Rakudai Kishi no Kyabarurii in Japanese, is based on a light novel series written by Riku Misora and illustrated by Won. The first season comprising of 12 episodes premiered on October 3, 2015, and concluded airing on Dec 12, 2015. The fans loved the first season and have been waiting for Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Season 2 since the first season finale.
As five years have passed since the conclusion of the first season, fans are wondering why there is no sequel so far. Will we ever get Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Season 2? We need to discuss this in detail.
For anime series, the possibility of the continuation depends on several factors. We have analyzed several factors for Chivalry Of A Failed Knight. Based on our search, here is what we feel about the possibility of its second season. Let’s discuss all major factors in detail:
1) Is There Enough Source Material Left?
Almost every anime series use existing source material which usually is Manga, light novel, or mobile game.
For Chivalry Of A Failed Knight, the source material is the light novel of the same name.
In order to confirm that there will be more anime seasons, we need to check, how many light novels did the writer release so far. Is the story coming to an end? If the story is ending, there is little possibility of its continuation.
The next thing we need to check is how many light novels have been covered in making the first season of Chivalry Of A Failed Knight. Maybe there isn’t enough source material or novels left to make a sequel like what happened to Air Gear.
How many volumes of Chivalry Of A Failed Knight light novel have been released?
Till now, 18 light novel volumes of ‘Chivalry Of A Failed Knight’ have been released in Japan. The latest volume was released on June 12, 2020. The first season that aired in 2015 adapted volumes 1-3. So, 15 out of 18 released are still left to be adapted. It means that Chivalry Of A Failed Knight would start with volume 4 of the novel series.
With 15 novels still left to be adapted, the makers have more than enough source material to go ahead with the second season.
2) Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Season 4: Sales & Profit Information
The future of anime series depends on the profitability as well as the sales of the source material, Blu-ray copies, merchandise and viewership on OTT platforms. While a drop of around 20% in profit for a sequel is acceptable, anything above it is a reason to worry and may refrain makers from continuing the anime franchise.
If there is a significant drop, it could mean the series is no longer profitable. We need to analyze if the makers are making any profit with the anime and novel series.
Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Blu-ray sales
Now coming to Blu-ray sales, Chivalry Of A Failed Knight sold around 3,000 copies per disk on average. A BD-Box sold around 700 copies. These are poor numbers for an anime to get a sequel. Ideally, this number should be around 7K to 10K copies per disk.
Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Light novel sales
This is one of the major factors in deciding the future of anime series. Coming to Chivalry Of A Failed Knight, volume 17 of the novel series released on November 14, 2019, sold around 15,000 copies. The latest light novel volume 18 that was released in June 2020 sold around 12,000 copies.
These are terrible numbers and diminishes the chances for the second season of Chivalry Of A Failed Knight. The novel series like Noragami, Wise Man’s Grandchild with more than double the sales haven’t received the sequels yet.
The first season failed to make an impact on sales of the source material (novel series). Even Blu-ray and DVD had poor sales. So, adapting Chivalry Of A Failed Knight into an anime series turned out a poor decision for the producers.
3) Buzz and hype for Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Season 2
It is one of the most important factors in deciding the fate of an anime franchise. In most cases, sequels are less popular than the first season.
There are occasions when there is no buzz or demand for a sequel. This generally happens when the first season fails. That’s what happened to Tokyo Ravens and why there is no Tokyo Ravens Season 2.
Google trends suggest there the popularity of the anime series was at its peak in 2015 when the first season premiered. The average monthly search for Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Season 2 on google is just 9K which is far less than other anime series like Konusuba, Tokyo Ravens, Accel World that are still awaiting a sequel. The sale of the light novel series is gradually decreasing.
Loyal fans are in love with this anime and still waiting for season two. However, the creators seem to have moved on as the first season failed to meet their expectations.
Though the fans are waiting for the renewal, their number isn’t enough. The hype and buzz is not good enough to renew the series.
Will There Be Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Season 2?
Considering all the above points, the chances are almost zero that there is going to be Chivalry Of A Failed Knight season 2. As mentioned above, the problem is not the lack of source material but the profit and popularity. The first season failed to make profits for the creators. Moreover, the fan following of the series is too low to come up with a sequel.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight season 1 premiered on October 3, 2015, and ended its 12 episodes run on December 19, 2015. Right after it ended, there were rumours about a new season. There were reports that a new one will be out by the end of 2017. We are already halfway through 2021 and there is no official update on the second season. To date, there have been no OVAs or specials.
One thing that gives some hope to the fans who are anticipating another season. The official websites of Silver Link and Nexus say that a ‘Special’ will be coming soon. This is an indication that the company is planning something. It may be an OVA or a full season 2. However, I am still not pretty sure.
As there is a small chance of a sequel, we recommend you to read the light novels to know what happens to Ikki and Stella.
Chivalry Of A Failed Knight Plot
It is more of a fantasy anime. In a fantasy world where humans possess unusual abilities. But these rare abilities are not possessed by all humans, and those who have it are called Blazers. These Blazers have the power to convoke weapons called Devices, representing their souls. Since the Blazers are rare species, they are compared on the level of skills in martial arts and magical abilities. Therefore, those who manage to make it to the top are the ones who gain respect and are henceforth called the Knight.
First Season: October 3 to December 19, 2015.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight Characters and Voiceover
Here are the lead characters who appeared in the first season of Chivalry of a Failed Knight along with voiceover artist details:
- Ikki KUROGANE | Japanese voiceover Yukiyo FUJII, English voiceover Clint BICKHAM.
- Shizuku KUROGANE | Japanese voiceover Nao TOUYAMA, English voiceover Juliet SIMMONS.
- Stella VERMILLION | Japanese voiceover Shizuka ISHIGAMI, English voiceover Luci CHRISTIAN.
- Alice ARISUIN | Japanese voiceover Shintarou ASANUMA, English voiceover Christopher PATTON.
- Ayase AYATSUJI | Japanese voiceover Yuu KOBAYASHI, English voiceover Chelsea Ryan MCCURDY.
- Touka TOUDOU | Japanese voiceover Hisako KANEMOTO, English voiceover Stephanie WITTELS.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight English Dub
‘Chivalry of a Failed Knight’ season 1 is available on Amazon Prime, VRV and Crunchyroll with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles. For English dubbed, you need to go to Hulu.
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