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 demons and magic. The story revolves around a Demon King who reincarnates and goes to school with his descendants. The first season comprising 13 episodes, aired from July 4, 2020, to September 26, 2020, in Japan. The series has been written by Jin Tanaka and directed by Shin Ōnuma and Masafumi Tamura. The series, licensed by Aniplex of America and listed on Crunchyroll, gained a huge audience with its English dubbing.
It’s been around a year since the first season concluded and now the fans are wondering if there will be a second 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 release?
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. Nine volumes of the Light Novel Series have been published so far. The latest volume was released on April 9, 2021.
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 9 volumes of light novel series out of which the fourth volume has two parts. There are also four 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 March 5, 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. So, six 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 a 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 have 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 released in April 2021 sold 14,000 copies. The second last volume, Volume 8 of the light novel series which was released on Oct 10, 2020, sold around 16,000 copies. This is definitely not a bad number but doesn’t guarantee a sequel.
2) Blu-ray Sales
The first volume of the Bluray series that got released on November 10, 2019, sold around 2,500 copies. 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.
3) Streaming Revenue
The international streaming rights are with Crunchyroll and Funimation. The first season also streamed on various other streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime. It is expected that it made a decent profit through streaming.
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.
Has ‘The Misfit of Demon King Academy’ renewed for Season 2?
The fans can rejoice as The Misfit of Demon King Academy has been officially renewed for season 2. Well, it was expected considering the various factors like popularity, buzz, profit, and availability of the source material. On March 6, 2021, Crunchyroll’s official Twitter accounts confirmed that The Misfit of Demon King Academy would return for a second season.
NEWS: The Misfit of Demon King Academy TV Anime Returns for Season Two (via @aniplexUSA)
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) March 6, 2021
Do we have a release date for Season 2?
Studio Silver Link has announced many anime series for 2021. Animes such as ‘My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!’, ‘X and The Dungeon of Black Company’ will hit the screens in 2021. The studio hasn’t confirmed the official release date for the second season yet.
Considering that an Anime season usually takes one year to produce, we are expecting The Misfit of Demon King Season 2 to release in Early 2022.
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 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. We’ll update this article once we get a confirmed release date.