In the last few years, fans have done everything they can to support Darling In The FranXX Season 2. They’ve signed plenty of petitions and have offered to crowdfund. In fact, some of them have created fan animations as well. Yet, anime producer CloverWorks stands unconvinced and has not renewed the second season. However, according to speculations, DITF might finally get a sequel in the coming years. What will the new season be about? Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Darling In The FranXX is an original anime series that shook the mecha anime industry back in January 2018. The 24-episode show became one of the most popular anime of the genre. While it received mostly positive reviews, the first season gained itself a massive fan following. Even after a couple of years, the demand for a sequel is still pretty high. CloverWorks mecha anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where children and adults live separately in two contrasting environments. DITF is known for its intriguing characters and fast-paced action.
Darling In The FranXX Season 2: Renewed?
Well, anime producer CloverWorks and studio A-1 Pictures (and Trigger) are yet to announce the official renewal. However, that does not confirm that Darling In The FranXX Season 2 is canceled. As compared to US television shows, Japanese anime tend to take longer to release a sequel. In fact, some of these shows can take as long as four to five years (examples – One-Punch Man and Attack On Titan). Since it has only been a few years, there’s still hope for DITF’s second season.
On the other hand, looking at the show’s popularity, it’s hard to believe that its producers will cancel it anytime soon. The first season was not just popular but also commercially successful. Besides, from the financial perspective, many studios might offer to producers might ask to produce the sequel, if not CloverWorks.
Moreover, another reason why Darling In The FranXX Season 2 is destined to happen is the heavy demand. In the last two years, thousands of fans have signed petitions to bring back their favorite anime. Several of them have also offered to crowdfund the second season, if possible. While a part of the fanbase is creating fan animations, others are doing Cosplays of Zero Two and other characters. Hence, due to the pressure, CloverWorks may not cancel the series anytime soon.
What In The Future Of The Anime?
Unlike many anime, Darling In The FranXX is an original story and isn’t based on any light novel or manga. Hence, fans do not need to worry about the lack of source material. Besides, the ending of the first season was left open, which is advantageous for the anime’s future. Studio A-1 Pictures and Trigger would have to create a new story from where Season 1 ended.
The first season ended by saying, “And A New Story Has Begun.” This hints that the creators are well prepared to continue the story. Moreover, now that Hiro and Zero Two have been reincarnated, their stories might take different turns this season. Also, the alien species VIRM had pledged to return at the next Apex of the Human Evolution. Hence, the plot of Darling In The FranXX Season 2 will likely be full of action again.
Darling In The FranXX Season 2: Release Date
As of now, the producers of the mecha anime have not confirmed its release. However, as per speculations, some new episodes might drop sometime soon. It is currently unclear if the ongoing pandemic has affected the production schedule of Darling In The FranXX Season 2 or not. Since A-1 Pictures and Trigger have a busy schedule for 2020, the productions of DITF sequel might begin earlier next year. If that happens, fans might watch a brand new installment sometime around late 2021 or early 2022. We will update this section as soon as an official premiere date is announced.
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