The first season of The Misfit of Demon King Academy concluded in Sep 2020, but what are the chances that it will return with season 2?
The Misfit of Demon King Academy is as big an anime series as its name. Any anime fan would tell you how interesting it is as a fantasy anime comprising of demons and magic. The story revolves around a Demon King who reincarnates and goes to school with his descendants. The first season comprising of 13 episodes, aired from July 4, 2020, to September 26, 2020. The series has been written by Jin Tanaka and directed by Shin Ōnuma and Masafumi Tamura.
It’s been only four months since the first season concluded but the fans are already asking for the next season. Without a second season, we will know about the next enemy of Anos. So the important question is that will we ever get The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2? If yes, then when will it be released?
For animes, the possibility of a sequel depends on several factors like the source material, popularity, buzz, and hype (trend). We have analyzed these factors for The Misfit of Demon King Academy. Let’s find out if we ever get its season 2:
1) Source Material: Light Novel Series
Almost every anime series use existing source material, which usually is manga, light novel, or a mobile game. For ‘The Misfit of Demon King Academy’, the source material is the light novel of the same name. Written by Shu and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma, it began serialization online on March 10, 2018, published by the Japanese publishing company, ASCII Media Works. Eight volumes of Light Novel Series have been published as of October 2020.
To affirm whether there will be more anime seasons, we need to check, how many light novels have been adapted in making the first season of the anime. Maybe there isn’t enough source material or novels left to make a sequel. Let’s check it out.
Do we have enough source material left for another season?
As of now, there are 8 volumes of light novel series out of which the fourth volume has two parts. There are also three volumes of Manga illustrated by Kaya Haruka and published by the Japanese company again, Square Enix. The first volume of Manga was originally out on November 10, 2019, and the last one got released on October 19, 2020, and will be released in English on January 26, 2021.
The Manga and the light novel series are ongoing, there will be more volumes in the future. Season 1 of The Misfit of Demon King Academy adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series. Thus, 5 more volumes of the light novel are left to be adapted which is more than enough for another season.
Source Material for The Misfit of Demon King Academy is the light novel series of the same name. We have enough source material left for another season, I.e. 5 volumes of light novel series. As per the source material information, the chances of TMDKA Season 2 has increased.
2) Sales and Profit Information
The future of anime series depends on the profitability as well as the sales of the source material, Blu-ray copies, merchandise, 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. Many animes like ‘Tokyo Ravens‘ and Chivalry of a Failed Knight season 2.have not been renewed due to profitability issues.
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.
1) Light Novel Series Sales
The last volume of the light novel which got released in October 2020 sold 10,000 copies. We will see a big boost in its sale with the release of anime. The second last volume, Volume 7 of the light novel series which was released on July 10, 2020, sold around 15,000 copies.
15,000 copies is not a bad number but it would be much satisfactory if the series did at least 30,000 per volume. For anime series such as TMDKA 30-35K copies sale is common nowadays.
2) Blu-ray Sales
The first volume of the Bluray series that got released on November 10, 2019, sold around 2,300 copies. The numbers for other volumes are not out yet. Blueray sale of around 2k to 5k is a pretty good number nowadays as digital streaming has become common these days.
It’s 2020 and very few people prefer buying Blu-ray disks from the market rather than streaming easily from their home. Thus, it is good that the series sold around 2K Blu-ray copies.
We can conclude from the Sales and Profit Information that the profit made by anime and light novel series is less yet enough for the anime to get another season. It’s good that the anime didn’t bear any loss, otherwise, the chances of another season would have been diminished.
3) Buzz and Hype (Trend) Information
In deciding the destiny of an anime series, the most important is to have a look at its buzz and hype. In most cases, sequels are less popular than the first season. There are occasions when there is no buzz or hype for another season. This generally happens when the first season turns out intolerable.
We analyze various sources such as the official website, social media, and google trends to predict the fate of The Misfit of Demon King Academy. The Google trend shows that the series caught the peak before the last episode of the season may be at episode 3 or 4. Well, we can also see that episode 10 of the series did great and the anime caught its peak at that time. Though it has now decreased by 40% than before.
Coming to the official website and social media handles, the official Japanese website of the anime was updated on 25 November 2020. The official Twitter account was updated in September and the official Facebook account was updated a few days back. The social media and website are updating regularly keeping in mind the interest of the fans.
Buzz for TMDKA is pretty good, however comparatively inadequate than it was at the time of its release. Also, the website and social media handles are updated regularly to keep the fans updated and evolved into the anime.
Why is there no The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 yet?
It is too early to answer this question as it has been as it’s only four months since the last episode of season 1 was released, i.e on September 26, 2020. We think that we should give some time to the producers, once they analyze all the aspects and reasons for making another season of TMDKA, they will soon announce its season 2.
Concluding all the above factors at once, we can say that there is a good chance that we will get The Misfit of Demon King Academy season 2. Though we found a low record of sales yet they are much satisfactory and would motivate the makers to proceed to the second season. Also, the buzz and hype are not so low at the moment. The announcement of a mobile game looks like a promotion to get some hype. If the mobile game works then the chances of the series getting a sequel would improve a lot like Overlord season 4.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Plot
Hoping for a more peaceful life, Anoth decides to reincarnate himself. When he wakes two thousand years later, though, he finds the world has become. Intending to reclaim his rightful place, he enrolls in Demon King Academy, where he finds that his magical power is off the charts.
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Characters
A look at lead characters and their voiceover artist of The Misfit of Demon King Academy:
- Anos Voldigoad | Voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese)
- Misha Necron | Voiced by Tomori Kusunoki (Japanese)
- Sasha Necron | Voiced by Yuuko Natsuyoshi (Japanese)
- Lay Glanzudlii | Voiced by Takuma Terashima (Japanese)
The Misfit of Demon King Academy English Dub
You can watch ‘The Misfit of Demon King Academy’ on Crunchyroll with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles.
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Fans are quite excited and furious for the second season and for all those fans who want to know what will happen next, they can read the light novels for the same. Well, let’s see what will happen in the next few months. We’ll update this article once we get a confirmation for another season. Until then, find out for the next season of other animes as well. Just search the name of anime in the search bar of our site and get the result in the next moment.