Platinum End Season 2 is the anticipated sequel of the popular dark-fantasy anime which first premiered in the Fall of 2021. 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?
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Well here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not Platinum End Season 2 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime Platinum End is an adaptation of the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the famed creators of Death Note.
The story follows Mirai Kakehashi, who is one of the 13 candidates chosen by different angels to take the role of God, who is set to retire in 999 days.
Signal MD produced the anime’s first season, officially running for 24 episodes from October 8, 2021, to March 25, 2022, on various local networks in Japan.
Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan with both sub and dub, and it received a positive reception from viewers and critics alike. Most praised it for being a well-thought death game story involving gods and angels.
Will there be a Season 2 of Platinum End?
As of writing, Studio Signal MD, the publisher Shueisha, 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, Platinum End wasn’t one of them.
|Platinum End Season 1||October 8, 2021|
|Platinum End 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 Platinum End anime will get a sequel or not.
Is there enough material available for “Platinum End” season 2?
Platinum End is a direct adaptation of the manga series penned by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.
It started publication in Shueisha’s Jump Square monthly magazine in November 2015.
The first volume of the manga was released on February 4, 2016, and the last issue came out on February 4, 2021.
A total of fourteen volumes have been released so far, and the manga is finished.
The first season of the Platinum End anime adapted all the content from the manga, and as a result, there is no source material left to cover in a second season.
Conclusion: Currently, there is no source material left to cover in Platinum End season 2, which is bad news since Studio Signal MD can’t start working on a new series without material.
However, there is still hope for a continuation of the anime. In the past, some anime with definite endings have received sequels due to their immense success, profitability, and popularity, such as Code Geass and Naruto.
If Platinum End is indeed greenlit for a new project, there are a few potential directions it could take. One option is a spin-off written by the author, which could explore other aspects of the world or characters such as A Certain Scientific Railgun and A Certain Scientific Accelerator.
Alternatively, the animation team could create a new original story that builds on the existing universe like what Code Geass and Boruto are doing.
Manga Sales and Profit
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 manga).
Sales from the manga 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 December 2020, Platinum End had reached a circulation count of 4.5 million copies.
However, this count is from before the anime aired and has not been updated for 27 months now and doesn’t account for the boost it had received from the anime adaptation.
Anime adaptations have been known to have a significant impact on the sales and popularity of their source material. This was demonstrated by the success of “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom,” which saw a near-doubling of its sales within six months of its anime premiere.
Conclusion: typically, a manga with 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so Platinum End is performing remarkably well with these sales numbers.
Moreover, the above count hasn’t been updated for over 27 months now and does not include the boost in sales that the series received from the anime adaptation so there is a chance that the count might have reached 10 million or higher by now.
Popularity in Japan and the West
Platinum End is quite a popular manga in Japan coming from the creators of Death Note and Bakuman and as evidenced by its impressive 4.5 million copies worldwide.
The first volume of Platinum End debuted at number two on Oricon’s weekly list of best-selling manga, with 105,213 copies sold and the concurrent volumes continued to dominate the sales chart.
Moreover, The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Fall 2021 season. It ranked top on several streaming websites, including the D-Anime Store and AbemaTV.
The debut run of the Platinum End anime adaptation received a mixed reception from the fans in the west, with many viewers and critics praising it for being even better than the source material in some aspects while some criticised its uneven pacing and mess of an ending,
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a decent score of 6,0 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #589in popularity, but with a large following of more than 360k members in its MAL group.
It has also received a score of 6.1/10 on IMDb and a 59% 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 ton of revenue from merchandise sales, indicating that it has a strong and loyal fanbase.
With the potential to make even more sales, it is possible that the Platinum End Season 2 might be announced in the future.
Platinum End Season 2Release date
Platinum End Season 2 hasn’t been confirmed to be in the works, so there’s no release date for the anime yet. Because the main plotline of the manga was completely adapted in the first season, it’s unlikely that the anime will ever return, but there’s no harm in hoping.
For the anime to continue, the studio will have to create an original story since there isn’t any manga continuation as of this moment. A few other possibilities include getting a spinoff, original story or a feature film, although, that happening soon still lies on the less likely end of the spectrum.
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.
Platinum End Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for Platinum End Season 2 available yet to watch, 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 mind-blowing the first season was.
Staff Details of the anime
|DIRECTED BY||Hideya TakahashiKazuchika Kise|
|WRITTEN BY||Shin’ichi Inozume|
|MUSIC BY||Masahiro Tokuda|
|LICENSED BY||Crunchyroll, Funimation|
|ORIGINAL NETWORK||TBS, BS11|
|ORIGINAL RUN||October 8, 2021 – March 18, 2021|
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 Platinum End Season 3 or not.
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