Skeleton Knight in Another World season 2 is the anticipated sequel of the popular isekai-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?
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Well here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not Skeleton Knight Season 2 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime Skeleton Knight in Another World (Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu) also known as “Skeleton Knight” in short is an adaptation of the light novel series written by Ennki Hakari and illustrated by KeG.
The story follows an Otaku who finds himself inside the game he was playing before falling asleep in his in-game avatar of a Skeleton.
Studio Kai and Hornets together produced the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from April 7, 2022, to June 23, 2022, on various local networks in Japan
Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan in sub and dub, and it received mixed reviews from the viewers where some criticised it for its generic storyline and run-of-the-mill characters while some praised it for its artwork and consistent quality of animation.
Overall it was considered a hit among isekai and fantasy anime fans.
Will there be a Season 2 of Skeleton Knight in Another World?
As of writing, Studio Kai, Studio Hornets, the publisher Overlap, 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, Skeleton Knight in Another World wasn’t one of them.
|Skeleton Knight in Another World season 1||April 7, 2022|
|Skeleton Knight in Another World 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 Skeleton Knight anime will get a sequel or not.
Is there enough material available for “Skeleton Knight in Another World” Season 2?
Skeleton Knight in Another World is a direct adaptation of the light novel series penned by Ennki Hakari with illustrations drawn by KeG.
It started publication online in October 2014 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro (Let’s Become a Novelist) and was later acquired by Overlap Novels who published the series in physical form.
The first volume of the light novel was released on June 25, 2015, and the latest issue is set to come out on March 25, 2022.
A total of ten volumes have been released so far, and the light novel is still ongoing.
The first season of anime has only covered the contents from the first three volumes leaving behind 7 volumes worth of content to adapt.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 7 volumes of source material available to adapt, which is good news since the series has more than enough material for Studio Kai and Hornets to start working on a new season right away.
Moreover, the series 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, Skeleton Knight in Another World had reached a circulation count of 2.5 million across the light novel, manga and digital downloads.
The anime has had a significant impact on the sales of the series, resulting in a major boost. Prior to the anime’s premiere in March 2022, the series had a cumulative total of 1.7 million copies in circulation.
As of the end of June 2022, the number of copies had increased to 2 million. By July 2022, one month after the final episode of the anime aired, the estimated total had exceeded 2.5 million, making an impressive jump of 500,000 copies in just one month.
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 remarkably well 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 3 million 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 Skeleton Knight, the situation doesn’t look very promising.
Despite releasing a single Blu-ray/DVD box set containing all episodes and bonus materials, the series only managed to sell a total of 903 copies which is quite low for even today’s standards.
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 Skeleton Knight anime 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
Skeleton Knight in Another World novel is quite a popular isekai light novel series in Japan as evidenced by its impressive 2.5 million copies worldwide with multiple volumes topping Oricon’s weekly and monthly sales charts and averaging around 50,000 copies sold per volume.
The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Winter 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 243k views and 15k comments.
This is almost 110,000 more views than what Genius Prince and The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest received during their premieres
Successful manga adaptations, spin-offs and other multimedia
With the success of the light novel, Skeleton Knight in Another World was greenlit for a manga adaptation in February 2017. The first publication by Akira Sawano was serialized in Overlap’s Comic Gardo online manga reading website.
It has already been compiled into eleven volumes of manga. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga for English release.
The debut run of the Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu anime adaptation received a positive 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.
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a decent score of 7.2 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #841 in popularity, with more than 256k members in its MAL group.
It has also received a decent score of 6.9/10 on IMDb and a 71% 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 enough source material and the potential to make even more sales, it is inevitable that the Skeleton Knight 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.
Skeleton Knight in Another World Season 2 Release date and Countdown
As of March 2023, Skeleton Knight in Another World 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 mid-2024, or possibly in late-2024.
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.
Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu Season 2 Countdown:
Based on the following information, here is the countdown to the premiere of Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu’s second season.
Skeleton Knight in Another World Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for Skeleton Knight 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 Skeleton Knight was.
What will happen in Season 2?
Since the first season only covered the contents of three volumes, the next season of Skeleton Knight will begin with adapting the fourth volume titled “In Hot Water”.
Seven Seas Entertainment the English distributor of the series describes the story of volume 4 as such:
“Finally arriving at the magical spring that might cure his curse, Arc is astonished to find it is a hot spring! Deciding to give his weary bones a rest, he and Ponta dive right in—only to encounter something entirely unexpected. Meanwhile, Princess Yuriarna challenges Prince Sekt’s underhanded bid to take control of the Kingdom. With royalty facing off against royalty, who will emerge victorious?”
Staff Details Of The Anime
|DIRECTED BY||Katsumi Ono|
|WRITTEN BY||Takeshi Kikuchi|
|ORIGINAL NETWORK||AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, BS11|
|ORIGINAL RUN||April 7, 2022 – June 23, 2022|
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 skeleton Knight in Another World Season 2 or not.
Frequently asked questions about Skeleton Knight in Another World:
What is Skeleton Knight in Another World about?
Skeleton Knight in Another World is a Japanese light novel series written by Ennki Hakari and illustrated by KeG.
Who produced the first season of Skeleton Knight in Another World?
Studio Kai and Hornets together produced the first season
Is there enough source material available for Skeleton Knight in Another World Season 2?
Yes, there are currently 7 volumes of the light novel series available to adapt, which is more than enough material for Studio Staff to start working on a new season right away.
Will there be a second season of Skeleton Knight in Another World?
As of writing, Studio Kai, Studio Hornets, the publisher Overlap, or any other member of the production committee has not officially renewed the anime for a second season. However, there is enough material available for the second season and the series is still ongoing, so there is a chance of getting a sequel.
How many volumes of Skeleton Knight in Another World are currently available?
As of writing, 10 volumes of Skeleton Knight in Another World have been released.
Who are the main characters in Skeleton Knight in Another World?
The main character is a skeleton named Arc, and he is joined by a princess named Riel and a dragon named Ponta.
Is the Skeleton Knight in Another World light novel series available in English?
Yes, the light novel and manga series has been licensed for English release by Seven Seas Entertainment.
What genre does Skeleton Knight in Another World belong to?
Skeleton Knight in Another World is classified as an isekai fantasy series.
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