Why there is no Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2 yet? What is the possibility of Kenja no Mago season 2? Check out the latest updates.
Wise Man’s Grandchild (Kenja no Mago) is a Japanese anime based on the Japanese light novel series of the same name. The first season comprised of 12 episodes started airing in Japan on April 10, 2019. The last episode of the first season aired on June 26, 2019, and since then the fans are waiting for Wise Man’s Grandchild season 2.
Kenja no mago… It's over 🙁 I enjoyed it though and hope for a season 2 since the main plot didn't conclude.
— Ray Noodle (@TheRayNoodle) June 28, 2019
— DōkiSuru (@yeahimkarlo) June 26, 2019
Fans are wondering why there is no sequel so far, and will we ever get more episodes? In the next season, we will know how the relationship between Sicily and Shin progresses.
For animes, the possibility of a sequel depends on several factors like the source material, popularity of the anime, demand for the sequel. We have analyzed these factors for Wise Man’s Grandchild. Based on our research, here is what we feel about the possibility of Wise Man’s Grandchild (Kenja no Mago) Season 2. Let’s discuss all major factors in detail:
1) Do We Have Enough Source Material For Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2?
Almost every anime series use existing source material which usually is manga, light novel, or mobile game.
For Wise Man’s Grandchild, the source material is the light novel of the same name. Written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi, it began serialization online in January 2015 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō.
In order to confirm whether there will be more anime seasons, we need to check, how many light novels has the writer released so far. Is the story coming to an end? If the story is ending, there is a little possibility of continuation like what happened to Air Gear Season 2.
The next thing we need to check is how many light novels have been adapted in making the first season of Kenja no Mago. Maybe there isn’t enough source material or novels left to make a sequel like what happened to No Game No Life Season 2.
How many volumes of Wise Man’s Grandchild light novel have been released?
To date, 14 light novel volumes of Wise Man’s Grandchild have been released. The first released on July 30, 2015 and the latest volume was released on March 30, 2021. There is also a Manga series more popular than the novel series. The manga series currently has 16 books published, with the last released on February 4, 2020.
The first season of Wise Man’s Grandchild adapted volumes 1-3 of the light novel series. So, 9 out of 14 released light novel volumes are yet to be adapted in the anime. It means that Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2 would start with volume 4 of the light novel series.
With nine novel series available to be adapted, the makers of Wise Man’s Grandchild have enough source material to go ahead with Season 2.
2) Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2: Sales & Profit Information
The possibility of another season of an anime depends on the profitability as well as the sales of its source material, Blu-ray copies, merchandise, and viewership on OTT platforms.
Unluckily, we only have one season of Wise Man’s Grandchild released yet. So we just have to focus on how the season performed and how were the sales. Anime creation is a serious and risky business and it requires a lot of investment. Anime series like Wise Man’s Grandchild requires an investment of around 2.5 to 3 Million dollars. Many anime series fail badly and not even manage to recover the investment like in the case of Tokyo Ravens hence there is no Tokyo Ravens season 2 to date. The same is the case with Chivalry of a Failed Knight season 2.
Generally, anime sequels witness a drop of around 20% in profit. However, anything above it is a reason to worry and may refrain makers from continuing the franchise. Now let’s have a look at the sales and profit information of Wise Man’s Grandchild.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Blu-ray sales
The anime got released on three disks in Japan. Unfortunately, the average sales per volume were less than 1000 copies, it was 900 and we must tell you that the anime which get an average sales of less than 1000 copies has a poor chance to be continued.
However, Blu-ray is a thing of the past now and most of the viewers have switched to digital and OTT platforms. Still, 900 copies is a poor number. Anime series like Wise Man’s Grandchild (Kenja no Mago) need decent Blu-ray sales.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Light novel sales
Wise Man’s Grandchild hasn’t done well even in the light novel series. Volume 11 sold around 16,000 copies and the latest volume of the series, volume 14, has sold over 12,000 copies only.
For an anime series like Wise Man’s Grandchild, it should have sold at least 40,000 copies per volume. If a novel series gets the sale of fewer than 20000 copies then the chances are low for its anime to come back with another season. There are famous series like Accel World with 50K+ copies still waiting for season 2.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Manga sales
The manga series of Wise Man’s Grandchild has much more sales than its light novel series. Volume 15 of Wise Man’s Grandchild manga series sold about 1 lakh copies since its release. The latest volume 16 sold also sold more than 1 lakh copies.
Wise Man’s Grandchild manga series is proven to be much more efficient in sales than its light novel series. The manga series has a decent sale which is a boon to the series but the series would be close to best if it had the same sales of light novel series as that of the manga.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Game
Wise Man’s Grandchild mobile game was released in 2020. It wasn’t well-received and performed poorly. According to Sensor Tower, it made around 10k in December. This is a below-average turnaround as anime games easily make 100K in the month of their release.
Other than these sources, Wise Man’s Grandchild also makes a profit from the international license for Crunchyroll, streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and other platforms, collaboration with advertisers, and other collaborations. But that sales are also much far than satisfactory.
The novel series is definitely not performing well. However, the Manga covers up for it. A hit mobile game would Have boosted the chances of Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2.
3) Buzz and hype for Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2
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 unendurable. That’s what happened to Tokyo Ravens and why there is no Tokyo Ravens Season 2.
We analyze various sources such as the official website, social media, and google trends to predict the fate of the franchise. Coming to Wise Man’s Grandchild, though the novel series isn’t performing as expected, fans are waiting for its second season. The same is the case with Goblin Slayer and we may get Goblin Slayer Season 2 very soon.
Though the buzz is not as huge as anime like Overlord, it is decent enough to motivate creators to go ahead with season 2. We witnessed a good demand for season 2 when the last episode of season 1 was premiered last year.
Overall, the hype is slightly low. A small push from the creators would give new wings to the anime series.
Will There Be Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2?
Considering, all the above factors, I can say that the chances of season 2 are not looking very bright at the moment. The novel series is not performing well, however, its continuation is giving us some hope.
Fans are quite excited for the second season. The first season received superb reviews, and the numbers are good enough to compel makers to go ahead with its sequel. On MyAnimeList, ‘Wise Man’s Grandchild’ scored 6.56/10 based on 143,926 votes.
If the mobile game had performed well then the chances of getting a sequel would have improved. At the time of writing, I am skeptical about Wise Man’s Grandchild 2 (Kenja no Mago) season 2. Even if the second season comes, it will take time. Don’t expect it to arrive before 2022.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Plot
A young man dies in a car accident and is reborn in a magical new world. The old, yet wise Merlin finds the boy, names him Shin, raises him from infancy, and teaches him combat and powerful magic along the way. 15 years later, Shin is ready to travel the globe on his own, but Merlin forgot to teach him something major—common sense!
Wise Man’s Grandchild Characters
A look at lead characters and their voiceover artist of Wise Man’s Grandchild:
- Shin Wolford | Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi (Japanese); Daman Mills, Alison Viktorin (child) (English)
- August von Earlshide | Voiced by: Shōhei Komatsu (Japanese); Brandon McInnis (English)
- Maria von Messina | Voiced by: Yūki Wakai (Japanese); Katelyn Barr (English)
- Sizilien “Sicily” von Claude | Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi (Japanese); Lindsay Seidel (English)
- Alice Corner | Voiced by: Miyu Kubota (Japanese); Kristin Sutton (English)
- Thor von Flegel | Voiced by: Arisa Shida (Japanese); Morgan Berry (English)
Wise Man’s Grandchild English Dub
The English Dub of ‘Wise Man’s Grandchild’ is available on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Amazon Prime UK.
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