Seirei Gensouki or Spirit Chronicle is getting a second season! Unfortunately, no further information has been released.
With a bad cliffhanger lingering at the end of the season, it puts a bad taste in fans’ mouths. This second season is like a grace that will continue the path of Haruto.
What awaits him in the next season? Let’s dive in!
Seirei Gensouki Season 2 Release Date
The second installment of Seirei Gensouki was announced on November 5, 2021.
It is hard to say how the first season was faring. The balance amount of praise and critics was thrown towards the first season.
But, the series comes triumphant and manages to get the second season. Or is it an atonement considering how steep the cliffhanger is from the first season?
Well, let’s wait for the second season to be aired before judging it.
It may also be because the studio has some kind of responsibility. Crowdfunding was opened on July 16, 2021. The studio prepares merchandise related to the anime.
Their target was 5 million yen, but somehow the love of fans surpassed the target. By the time it was closed, the fund was 9.2 million yen.
Despite all that, no news has been released since the announcement.
The 23rd volume of the light novel is released on February 1, 2023. New information is expected to be released at the same time as the light novel release.
The fastest estimation of release is in the summer of 2023. We can only wait for other news to emerge. In the meantime, just be patient.
Seirei Gensouki Season 2 Trailer
The trailer was released at the same time as the announcement. It only shows the previous events in the first season. No new scene is added within the frame.
Though the studio, as well as the cast, has yet to be confirmed, the commentary in the second season announcement implied that the previous cast and staff are coming back.
Seirei Gensouki Story
Like a typical isekai troupe, the foundation of the series revolves around a victim of a traffic accident reincarnated into a different world.
If all isekai is molded like that what makes Seirei Gensouki different?
The story follows Amakawa Haruto, a boy who is separated from his childhood friend, Ayaka Miharu. With tears flowing from her eyes, he made a promise to her that he will definitely come back when he is bigger and marry her.
After years of maturing, he gets a chance from his father to go enrolled in high school in his hometown. There, he catches a glimpse of his childhood friend who grows more beautiful.
When he looks at her laughing beside an unfamiliar man, he freezes. Unable to greet her, he doesn’t greet her that day.
The decision will make him regretful for life, because the next day, Miharu reportedly disappear.
He spends the rest of his high school life spiritlessly. What he sees for four years after the disappearance is grey.
Everything changes when he takes a bus after attending class at his college. A traffic accident happens and all the passengers die.
On the other side, there is a slum kid, Rio, who is so bitter that he will do anything to survive and avenge his mother who was killed right before his eyes when he was only five years old.
Now two years have passed and he gets nothing in his pocket. As a kid, what he can do is only to become a handyman for a group of criminals.
One day, Rio gets a fever so high. Unknown to him the memories of Haruto awake. This is where the difference between Seirei Gensouki and other isekai anime emerges.
If other isekai usually just replace the ego of Rio with Haruto or just put two souls in one body, this anime focuses on identity crisis.
Rio keeps pondering who he is. Is he Rio or Haruto? Imagine you live in a warring state period where the price of life is surprisingly cheap.
Then, the morality of the modern era just comes contradicts the value you hold in that era. That’s exactly what Haruto feels.
In the first season, we see how Haruto makes his resolves to avenge his mother. He steels himself in front of his grandparents and vows to kill Lucius, the man who kills both of his parents. Completely put aside his “Japanese” morality.
Yet, his resolve is, once again, put to a test when he finally meets his long-lost childhood friend Miharu. Turns out she was transferred into another world four years before he is dead in Japan.
Now after meeting Miharu, can he continue on the path of revenge? Let’s wait for the second season.
Seirei Gensouki News
Seirei Gensouki, Spirit Chronicle in English, is a Japanese light novel written by Yuri Kitayama and illustrated by Riv. It was serialized on the novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro (Let’s be Novelist) between February 2014 to October 2020.
Hobby Japan acquired the right to publish it. They imprint the series under HJ Bunko in October 2015.
As of January, there are 22 volumes that have been released in Japan. The upcoming 23rd volume entitled “Spring’s drama” is planned to be released on February 1, 2023.
J-Novel Club licensed the light novel in North America. They almost catch up with the latest Japanese release. Their 21st-volume translation was released on December 19, 2022.
The upcoming English version of the 22nd volume is going to be released on March 31, 2023. As of January 2023, the light novel reportedly sold over 2.4 million copies worldwide.
With high popularity, the path to manga serialization was granted.
The first serialization was published online via Hobby Japan’s Comic Fire website from October 2016 to February 2017. It got discontinued because of the author’s poor health.
The second serialization was drawn by Futago Minaduki in July 2017 on the same platform. It has already been compiled into eight volumes of manga.
J-Novel Club also released the English version of manga in North America.
Though this novel can be considered above average, this kind of success can’t be compared with the cream-of-the-top light novels with similar genres such as That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Overlord, or The Rising of the Shield Hero.
But, considering the loyal fans, this series might have a bright future. Just patiently wait for the second season.
The article will be updated accordingly after new information is released.
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