Battle Game in 5 Seconds Season 2 is one of the most anticipated anime sequels. Fans are getting desperate to see its second season, especially after hearing the rumour about its renewal. It has only been months since the completion of the anime’s first season, but there is already a great demand for the following instalment. So, when will the series return with another set of adventures? Here is everything to know.
Battle Game in 5 Seconds (Deatte 5-you de Battle) also known as “Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting” is a supernatural-action anime based on the manga of the same name by Saizo Harawata as the author and Kashiwa Miyako as the illustrator. The anime was created by Studio SynergySP and Vega Entertainment in a joint production which aired from July 13, 2021, to September 28, 2021, on various local Japanese networks. Crunchyroll and Netflix streamed the anime outside Japan and received positive response from viewers for its engaging plot and well-written characters.
Will there be a second season of Battle Game in 5 Seconds?
As of writing, Studio SynergySP, Vega Entertainment, publisher Shogakukan or any, other member of the production committee has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Anime sometimes can take years to get renewed for a new season. However, it is possible to evaluate whether it will whether have a new season under some main factors. These factors are:
- Availability of source material
Let’s have a look:
Is there enough material available for “Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting” season 2?
The original manga written by Saizo Harawata and illustrated by Kashiwa Miyako in the Shogakukan’s MangaOne magazine is still ongoing. The series started serialization in August 2015 and so far 17 volumes have been released. The first season of anime adapted the first 7 volumes till chapter 63 leaving behind 10 volumes worth of content to adapt.
Conclusion: This is good news since the Studio has enough content to create another 12-episode season.
Before moving ahead you will need to understand that most of the anime today created are mostly produced to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case a mangal). Sales generated through the sales of the manga and merch are their main source of income and the rest is treated as a side income in the form of advertiser fees, online streaming licencing, and Blu-ray.
Generally, a 12-episode anime television series usually takes about $ 3,000,000 to produce.
As of October 2020, the series has reached 2,000,000 copies for volumes 1-15.
Conclusion: On average 500,000 – 1,000,000 copies is considered good so it is doing pretty impressive enough in that regard. Moreover, the above count hasn’t been updated for a year and doesn’t even include the sales of volumes 16, 17. After the anime boost, the new circulation number might have reached 3 million on even more.
Popularity in Japan and West
The Deatte 5-you de Battle manga is pretty popular in Japan. It is one of the best selling titles for Shogakukan and multiple volumes of it have ranked in Oricon’s Top Selling Monthly and Weekly charts.
The debut run of Battle Game in 5 Seconds was very well received by the critics and the viewers. They praised this show for being even better than its source material at some points. Besides, the series received positive reviews from viewers all around the world and hence managed to get a decent score of 6.84 on MyAnimeList. It has more than 59k members in its MAL group is ranked at #4454 in popularity.
In conclusion, the series is quite popular in Japan and the West. Moreover, there is enough source material available currently and the series has made tons of money from merch sales, so it won’t take a long time to get a new season.
Battle Game in 5 Seconds Season 2 Release date
Battle Game in 5 Seconds is yet to be officially renewed for season 2, but if it does get a new season, then it most likely will air in early 2023 or mid-2023 since season 1 aired from July to September 19, 2021, and it usually takes around 1-2 years to create a new season.
As of now, no official announcements have been made yet, hence the readers need to keep in mind that these are just speculations. But, keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official is announced. We can expect the announcement in the next few months.
What will happen in Season 2?
Since the first adapted till the end of Volume 7 at chapter 63 the next season will begin with volume 8 where the 12 participants who won the third program are given a new ability and are brought back the day after their death to participate in a battle royale set in Tokyo. Akira finds himself on Team Mion and heads home to fulfil a certain promise he made to her. The killing starts anew and the Tokyo Survival Arc begins!
This article will get updated again next year, and we will see if something perhaps changed. In the meantime, you can check the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Release date and Adachi To Shimamura Season 2.
I hope this article helped you understand what are the chances that we will get Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting Season 2.