As the name suggests, Isekai Cheat Magician is an anime series in the isekai genre (aka otherworld) and contained action-fantasy elements. One of the popular anime series of 2019 is based on a light novel with the same name. Isekai Cheat Magician, originally broadcast on Japanese local channels AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS, SUN, TVA, and BS11, is also licensed by Crunchyroll. It was also broadcast in English on Animax and thus gained viewers from all over the world. Encourage Films has broadcast the first season of the series. The successful studio is also known for season 3 of “Is the Order a Rabbit?”. Isekai Cheat Magician aired its first season from July 10, 2019, to September 25, 2019. Fans are wondering now; will the anime have a second season? Let’s first remember the series after more than three years, then examine the second season’s details.
- 1 What was the plotline of the anime?
- 1.1 Isekai Cheat Magician Season 2 Predictions
- 2 Will there be a second season of Isekai Cheat Magician?
- 2.1 Light novel compared to anime (main source material)
- 2.2 The popularity of the series
- 2.3 Season 2 Release Date
What was the plotline of the anime?
High school students Taichi and Rin disappeared in a beam of light. When they wake up, they find themselves in a world of swords and magic. After the monsters have attacked, they set out for the guild with the suggestions of the adventurers. When they reach the guild, they learn that they have extraordinary powers. Ordinary high school students have turned into mighty wizards.
Isekai Cheat Magician Season 2 Predictions
Isekai Cheat Magician has a similar story to other anime in the isekai genre. The series had signaled the second season with many question marks at the end of the first season. We cannot say he made a final. Everyone is wondering who that woman is. The dragon also disappeared; there was a vs. scene with the dragon in the opening, but we did not see such a scene in the first season; it is thought to be a shot prepared for the second season. Our character is very strong but cannot use it fully. There is a lot more to learn and a lot of experience to gain. In the second season, he will slowly learn to control and improve his power. We have to wait for the second season of Isekai Cheat Magician for new adventures.
Will there be a second season of Isekai Cheat Magician?
As of August 6, 2022, at the time of writing, the anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. Neither Encourage Films, nor the publishers have mentioned any confirmation yet. This is a common situation for anime series, and it mostly can take years to renew. The closest example of this is that the second season of “Is the Order a Rabbit?“, which the studio prepared for its third season, aired in 2015, and the third season came exactly five years later. Till an official announcement, we can only speculate for Isekai Cheat Magician season 2 under some main factors.
Light novel compared to anime (main source material)
As we mentioned at the beginning of the anime article, it was adapted from a light novel written by Takeru Uchida and illustrated by Nardack. The light novel published by Shufunotomo is still ongoing today. This is good news because the anime’s main source material is the light novel. The light novel, which started to be published on June 28, 2013, consists of 15 volumes in total, and the last volume was released on October 29, 2021.
The light novel series has published an average of two volumes each year, and three more volumes were released after the anime’s finale. However, it does not cover all the volumes until the anime finale. The anime adaptation covered only five volumes of the light novel in the first season. The good news is that there is enough source material for a second season of the anime and the light novel is still ongoing.
The popularity of the series
Disc sales for Isekai Cheat Magician took place in the summer of 2019. Although disc sales have declined in recent years with the popularity of online streaming platforms, the year 2019 was not bad at all in terms of disc sales. In general, 4,000 units (average of sales volumes) are targeted for an anime to make a meaningful profit from disc sales. Demon Slayer went on disc sales in 2019 and managed to sell 28,649 units. Although Isekai Cheat Magician is not as popular as Demon Slayer, it was too below the target figures in disc sales. A total of 3 volumes were sold and on average only 446 copies were sold.
The fact that there is enough source material is not enough reason for a new season to be renewed. Unfortunately, anime is not popular worldwide or in Japan. The production did not succeed in disc sales and did not create a hit on online platforms. Although there was a fan base, the overall evaluation of the audience was that the anime was insufficient. Below you will find a summary of our assessment with metrics.
Season 2 Release Date
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. However, as a result of the evaluation, we made above, a second season is quite unlikely, in our opinion. The bad reviews the anime received after the first season and the lack of popularity in Japan and worldwide greatly reduce the chances of a new season. However, the anime world is full of surprises. The series currently has an ongoing light novel and has enough source material to adapt. Although it is very unlikely, it is possible to see a new season in 2023-2024. Till then, you can check out another beloved isekai anime, “Demon Lord, Retry!“.
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