On the first anniversary of the anime, it’s finally time to question whether Demon Lord Retry Season 2 will be back at the screens or not. Although rumors claim that the series has already been renewed for the sequel. Hence, we are here to tell you the truth alongside all other details about the upcoming season. Is there enough source material to make new episodes?
Demon Lord Retry originated as a web novel in 2016, written by Kurone Kanzaki and illustrated by Kōji Ogata. It was later acquired by Futabasha, who published it as light novel series as of June 2017. Aside from a manga adaptation, the story was also picked for an anime back in July 2019. The twelve-episode anime received average reviews from critics, although Isekai fans loved it. Yet, it was criticized for having similarities with popular Isekai anime Overlord, and a few others in the genre.
Demon Lord Retry Season 2: Renewed Or Not?
While fans are still wondering will the anime return for a second round, some rumors say that it’s already renewed. As a matter of fact, Ekachi Epilka or any other anime producers are yet to confirm the second season. Hence, the rumors aren’t exactly true. However, one of the main reasons behind this speculation is the finale of the first installment.
The debut season of the anime ended by claiming, “To be continued.” This suggests that the creators were planning to expand the story. Well, this also confirms that there’s still hope for Demon Lord Retry Season 2. However, given that there’s no official renewal, fans will have to keep their patience. We will update this section as soon as the green flag arrives.
Chances For Return
Aside from ending with “To be continued,” there are a lot of factors that assure the renewal of the show. One of the main constituents is the performance of the previous season. Well, Season 1 of Demon Lord Retry was not brilliant in any case. Though it’s a good watch and deserves a second chance. The generic Isekai storyline gave everything that the fans needed. Hence, despite average reviews, the anime can be worthy of a sequel.
On the other hand, it’s important to notice that Studio Ekachi Epilka has produced only one other series as of today. In fact, their debut anime was Crossing Time, the twelve-episode series with 3-minute animated shorts. Hence, Demon Lord Retry is the only normal-length anime produced by the studio. Currently, Ekachi Epilka has not picked any new projects for this year. Therefore, since Demon Lord Retry Season 2 is already planned, the company might add it to their 2020 or 2021 schedule. That being said, chances for the renewal of the sequel are quite high.
Is There Enough Source Material?
Ekachi Epilka’s latest anime picks up its plot from 2016’s Demon Lord Retry! light novel series. The web novel version of the LN ended with the third volume. Whereas, Futabasha’s reprinted version is still in the run and has serialized for five volumes as of February 2020. The anime adaptation covers the plot of the first two reprinted light novels. Hence, the studio still has more than enough source material left to adapt in Demon Lord Retry Season 2.
Demon Lord Retry Season 2: Release Date
Ekachi Epilka or any other producers of the anime are yet to announce the sequel. Given the current situation, the studio may not pick up another project amidst the pandemic. Although speculations say that the productions of the second season might start by the end of this year. Therefore, it’s likely that Demon Lord Retry Season 2 will hit the screens sometime around late 2021 or early 2022.
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