I’m Quitting Heroing Season 2 is the anticipated sequel of the popular action-fantasy anime which first premiered in the Spring of 2022. It has been a year since the last season ended and the viewers are still desperately hoping for its new instalment. So, when will viewers be able to see more of this show?
Well here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not I’m Quitting Heroing Season 2 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
No Doubt In Us Season 2 Release
The Japanese anime I’m Quitting Heroing: Next Gig Is at the Demon Queen’s Castle (Yuusha Yamemasu) also known as “I’m Quitting Heroing“ in short is an adaptation of the light novel series written by Quantum and illustrated by Hana Amano.
The story follows Hero Leo who is banished by his human comrades after he defeats the Demon Army so he decides to join hands with the Demon Queen Echidina and rebuild her army.
Studio EMT Squared produced the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from April 5, 2022, to June 21, 2022, on various local networks in Japan
Sentai Filmworks and HIDIVE streamed the anime outside of Japan in sub and dub, and it received positive reviews from the viewers where some criticised it for its generic storyline while many praised it for being a well-thought-out fantasy anime with a perfect amount of development and buildup as seen in the season finale.
Overall it was considered a hit among fantasy anime fans.
Will there be a Season 2 of I’m Quitting Heroing?
As of writing, Studio EMT Squared, the publisher Kadokawa, or any other member of the production committee has not officially renewed the anime for a second season.
A lot of anime manages to get a new season right after the first season finale but unfortunately, I’m Quitting Heroing wasn’t one of them.
|I’m Quitting Heroing season 1||April 5, 2022|
|I’m Quitting Heroing season 2||Yet to be Announced|
However, it is possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating these three factors:
- Availability of source material
We will now examine these factors to see if the I’m Quitting Heroing anime will get a sequel or not.
Is there enough material available for “I’m Quitting Heroing” Season 2?
I’m Quitting Heroing is a direct adaptation of the light novel series penned by Quantum with illustrations drawn by Hana Amano.
It started publication online in January 2017 on Kadokawa’s user-generated novel publishing website Kakuyomu and was later acquired by Fujimi Shobo who published the series in physical form.
The first volume of the light novel was released on December 10, 2017, and the last issue came out on October 10, 2018.
A total of three volumes have been released so far, and the light novel is finished.
The first season of anime has only covered the contents from the first volume leaving behind 2 volumes worth of content to adapt.
This shows that the production committee considers “I’m Quitting Heroing” as a long-term investment by adapting only one volume over 12 episodes and maintaining a perfect pace, much like what “Eminence in Shadow” did.
Rather than treating it as just a promotional tool for the novel and trying to adapt too much material resulting in an uneven story build-up, lack of character development, and inconsistent pacing, as seen in the “Genius Prince” anime.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 2 volumes of source material available to adapt, which is good news since the series has more than enough material for Studio EMT Squared to start working on a new season right away.
Moreover, its manga adaptation is still ongoing with a consistent release of new volumes, so that’s a big plus for getting a sequel.
Light Novel Sales
Before we proceed, it’s important to understand that most of the anime we watch today are created primarily to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case a light novel).
Sales from the light novel and related merchandise are the main source of income for the producers, while revenue from advertising fees, online streaming licensing, and Blu-ray sales are considered secondary
Typically, a 12-episode anime television series costs around $3,000,000 to produce.
Therefore, an anime has to make back this much money through merchandise sales and licensing fees to ensure a new season from the producers.
As of July 2022, I’m Quitting Heroing had reached a circulation count of 400k copies across the light novel, manga and digital downloads.
Conclusion: typically, a manga with 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so Skeleton Knight in Another World is performing decently with these sales numbers.
Moreover, the above count hasn’t been updated for over 8 months now so there is a chance that the count might have reached 500k copies or higher by now.
Blu-ray/ DVDs and other Merchandise sales
While Blu-rays and DVDs are no longer key players in determining anime success as they used to be back in the 2010s, they are still a great tool to understand a show’s popularity among the general Japanese audience. In general, if an anime’s disc sales are over 3,000, a second season would be promising.
As for I’m Quitting Heroing, the situation doesn’t look very promising.
The sales numbers for the first Blu-ray/DVD volume of I‘m Quitting Heroing were so low that it failed to even make it to Oricon’s weekly sales ranking which means it couldn’t even manage to sell more than 200 copies.
However, it’s important to note that Blu-ray sales are no longer the only measure of a show’s success, as streaming fees have become a more significant factor in the industry.
Conclusion: Based on the sales numbers, it appears that I’m Quitting Heroinganime failed to generate a profit for its producers through the home video release, which is not a promising sign for the show’s future.
However, it is possible that the show managed to recoup its production costs through licensing fees and merchandise sales, so there may still be hope for its continuation.
Popularity in Japan and the West
The “I’m Quitting Heroing” novel is a highly popular fantasy light novel series in Japan, as evidenced by how it began its life as a webnovel which gained immense support and was later adapted into a light novel with drawn illustrations.
Moreover, it managed to get an anime adaptation 4 years after the original novel ended indicating that there is an unending demand for this series despite its relatively short run.
The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Spring 2022 season. It ranked top on several streaming websites, including the D-Anime Store and AbemaTV.
On NicoVideo, Japan’s largest hosting site which is their version of YouTube, the premiere episode received over 117k views and 8k comments.
Successful manga adaptation
With the success of the light novel, I’m Quitting Heroing was greenlit for a manga adaptation in May 2018. The first publication by Nori Kazato was serialized in Kadokawa’s Young Ace Up online manga reading website.
It has already been compiled into six volumes of manga. Kadokawa and Yen Press have licensed the manga for English release.
The debut run of the Yuusha Yamemasu anime adaptation received a positive reception from fans in the west, with many viewers and critics praising it for being even better than the source material in some aspects.
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a decent score of 7.04 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #858 in popularity, with more than 252k members in its MAL group almost an identical rating to Skeleton Soldier, another fantasy anime which aired during the same season.
It has also received a decent score of 6.7/10 on IMDb and a 70% approval rating on AniList. This shows that the show’s popularity is very high even though it is a young series.
In conclusion, the series has gained a significant following in both Japan and the West and generated a lot of revenue from merchandise sales, indicating that it has a strong and loyal fanbase despite being such a short series.
With enough source material and the potential to make even more sales, it is inevitable that the I’m Quitting Heroing Season 2 will be announced soon. It is no longer a question of if it will get a new season, but when it will get a new season.
I’m Quitting HeroingSeason 2 Release date and Countdown
As of March 2023, I’m Quitting Heroing Season 2 doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet. However, if a new season is confirmed, it is likely to air sometime in late-2024, or possibly in early-2025.
This is cause the first season premiered from April 2022 to June 2022 and it typically takes around 1-2 years to produce 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.
Yuusha Yamemasu Season 2 Countdown:
Based on the following information, here is the countdown to the premiere of Yuusha Yamemasu’s second season.
I’m Quitting Heroing Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for I’m Quitting Heroing Season 2 available to watch yet, but we will update this page if one gets released on their official youtube channel.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the first season, which you should watch to recall how enjoyable the first season of I’m Quitting Heroing was.
What will happen in Season 2?
Since the first season only adapted the first volume, the next season of I’m Quitting Heroing will begin with covering the second volume titled “In Hot Water”.
Kadokawa the English distributor of the series describes the story of volume two as such:
“Let’s fulfil our promise of 3,000 years ago, brothers. The runaway Wyvern suddenly begins to attack the human town. At the back of the case was Vargo, one of the Demonheart, the brothers of the magician Canaan and Leo. Leo decides to face up to stop his brothers.”
Staff Details Of The Anime
|Directed by||Yuu Nobuta
|Written by||Shigeru Murakoshi|
|Music by||Kōhei Munemoto|
|Licensed by||Sentai Filmworks|
|Original network||AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, MBS|
|English network||Animax Asia|
|Original run||April 5, 2022 – June 21, 2022|
|Episodes||12 + 2 OVAs|
Final Words !!
This article will be updated again next year, and we will see if something has changed. In the meantime, you can check out our article on Eminence in Shadow season 2 and Tomodachi game Season 2.
I hope this article helped you understand what are the chances that we will get I’m Quitting Heroing Season 2 or not.
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