We can adventure once again with Shiki and everyone in 2023! Edens Zero will return!
This article contains everything you need to know about the upcoming second season of Edens Zero, such as the official release date, trailers, story, and other news you might be interested in.
Here’s everything we know.
- January 11, 2023: Complete rewrite for improved readability.
- September 19, 2022: Fixed a few issues.
- September 14, 2022: Initial publishing.
Edens Zero Season 2 Release Date
Adventure is afoot for Shiki and his Crew of Edens as Edens Zero‘s official Twitter account revealed a teaser visual on February 8, announcing the good news of its return.
It was followed by another announcement and visual key on August 17, unveiling the broadcast premiere target of 2023.
Therefore, we know that the release date of Edens Zero is sometime in 2023.
There was a brief scare last year, however, regarding the new season’s status after the unfortunate passing of series animation director Yuji Suzuki. Edens Zero is the first and last anime series Suzuki helmed, having been part of the key animation and storyboard staff of a handful of Fairy Tail anime episodes in the past.
While the director’s sudden death pushed back the series’ continuation, fans were now assured that the new season had entered production. Music composer Yoshihisa Hirano even disclosed via Twitter that the audio recording sessions for the new season have begun.
No announcement has been made regarding the staff and studio, which will give life to the new season. J.C.Staff has done a phenomenal job in animating the first season, so the fans are expecting the same magical treatment this time around.
Edens Zero Season 2 Trailer
No trailers have been revealed yet. When the time comes, this article will be updated with the full trailer.
In the meantime, you can watch the trailer for season 1 of Edens Zero above.
Edens Zero Story
Shiki Granbell lived his entire life among robots on Granbell, a deserted theme park world located in the Sakura Cosmos.
One day, the park welcomed its first visitors in a hundred years: adventurers and B-Cubers Rebecca Bluegarden and her robotic cat partner, Happy, had unwittingly stumbled upon the abandoned home of Shiki and his robots.
Intending to record videos for their online account, Aoneko Channel, the duo met the enigmatic Shiki during a monster hunt. Shocked by the strange man’s advances, she first refuses his bid for friendship.
After a fake rebellion staged by the Granbell robots forced them to bond, the trio escaped into the boundless cosmos.
Aboard the interstellar warship Edens Zero he inherited from his grandfather figure, the mechanical Demon King Ziggy, Shiki and his Crew of Edens embark on a mission to seek out the fabled cosmos goddess Mother while finding new friends and recording fun adventures along the way.
Edens Zero Manga Source and Chapter Coverage
Hiro Mashima—famous for his success in Rave Master and Fairy Tail—wrote and illustrated Edens Zero for Kodansha’s shonen magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Fans of Fairy Tail will probably notice Mashima’s conspicuous visual and design choices in Edens Zero.
The first season of 25 episodes covered approximately 68 chapters (up until Chapter 68: Valkyrie, the end of the Sun Jewel arc). The second season will probably cover the start of the crew’s adventure beyond the Sakura Cosmos.
The manga has a few chapters short of 200 and is still ongoing. So, fans can expect more seasons in the coming years.
Edens Zero Similarity With Fairy Tail
While some critics see a potential shonen cult following in the anime, many have mixed reactions to the visual and design styles of Edens Zero, citing its overly obvious similarity to Mashima’s previous work, Fairy Tail.
Even the feline character Happy is very similar and might be connected to Fairy Tail’s famous feline Team Natsu mainstay, who bears the same name. Yes, Fairy Tail fans probably felt that nostalgia pinch.
Mashima even brought it up a notch by writing and illustrating a crossover manga between not just two but three of his most famous works. 2019’s Mashima HERO’S saw the stories intersect among three protagonists Shiki Granbell, Natsu Dragneel of Fairy Tail, and Haru Glory of Rave Master,along with their friends.
Among other things, though, this “Fairy Tail in space” controversy was probably the reason why Edens Zero got low review scores, despite the series’ compelling adventure story. Still, the streaming numbers must’ve fallen within the acceptable range as it greenlit the production of season 2.
Other Edens Zero News
Amidst the growing popularity of the manga, and months after Mashima announced via Twitter the first season anime adaptation of Edens Zero, Konami announced on September 16, 2020, that they are developing a video game based on the series.
In fact, it was even announced at the Tokyo Game Show livestream on September 26 of the same year that two separate action role-playing games were being developed at the time, one being a 3D game for consoles and another for mobile devices.
Konami released Edens Zero Pocket Galaxy on February 24, 2022, for iOS and Android. Barely a month later, series creator Mashima also released a free PC game, Rebecca to Kikai no Yōkan (Rebecca and the Mansion of Machines), on March 16, 2022.
Mashima described his self-made, mystery-solving escape adventure game as a “hobby project” and was developed using RPG Maker.
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