Akame ga Kill! Season 2: Why We Still Believe In Renewal
Most of you still keep hoping to see Akame ga Kill! Season 2 some day while the rest has lost hope. A lot of media outlets promised you that Akame ga Kill! Season 2 release date is announced, yet, in fact, there is even no official confirmation of a next season.
No doubt, you are frustrated, and thereby are eager for some justice. Well, we are going to evaluate all the pros and cons in favor of renewal or cancellation of the anime, to you finally realized whether there will be Akame ga Kill! Season 2, or you have been waiting so long in vain.
In the case of Akame ga Kill!, the question is indeed ambivalent. Many fans don't believe in Season 2 since the anime radically differs the manga, and they thereby assume that a sequel can't be filmed. Another fair opinion is that some characters that died in the anime didn't die in the manga. Besides, both manga and anime have an almost similar ending, and thus the story seems to be completed. We admit all the points above, yet we think that this is not a reason to cancel the anime.
Why Akame ga Kill! Season 2 Is Still Possible
Akame ga Kill! went on a long-term hiatus back in 2014. Nonetheless, the original manga is still ongoing. We'd rather talking about Akame ga Kill! Zero, the latest volume of which was issued on April 25, 2019. No matter how the original manga differs from the anime adaptation, there is a lot of source material for a 2nd season, isn't it? Perhaps ten new volumes are not enough for a full two-cour 24-episode television season, yet such amount of source material is pretty enough for a single-cour 12-episode 2nd season for sure.
Of course, it would be rather a prequel than a sequel. Yet still, you should admit that the storyline might continued thereby, and Akame ga Kill! Season 2 could cover Akame's teenage years. Isn't it what you really want?
Akame ga Kill! Season 1 was pretty successful, and has received mostly positive reviews from the viewers, with a score of 7.77/10 based on over 547,000 votes, according to MyAnimeList. In addition, it's worth mentioning that Akame ga Kill! is a commercially successful franchise, given that 2,379 Blu-ray disks were sold in October 13th - 19th, plus 776 DVD items. For comparison, Psycho-Pass Blu-ray BOX was sold with an amount of 7,251 items, in the same period. By the way, according to Anime News Network, Akame ga Kill! has become the most-watched series premiere in Toonami History.
Summing up, Akame ga Kill! has enough source material for another story arc in Season 2. The anime is popular among the viewers, as well as commercially advisable. We thereby tend to believe that Akame ga Kill! Season 2 is still possible. You were waiting so long, yet this is the only thing you can do. In the vast majority of cases, we might claim that an anime series is canceled if it has no more source material.
However, while talking about Akame ga Kill! we don't rule out the renewal, even despite the widespread opposite opinion. So we keep hoping. We are tracking down all the possible official sources, in order to inform you once White Fox or any other anime studio announces renewal.
Akame ga Kill! Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, we tend to believe that Akame ga Kill! Season 2 could happen one day. Yet what about the possible premiere date? Since there is now enough source material for another television adaptation, we don't think it could take a lot of time. The 1st season premiere in July 2014, and thereby we assume that the 2nd one might kick off in July 2020. Why not this year? The answer is simple, the studio should spend at least a year to create another anime season.
Nevertheless, the waiting may be much longer, given the fact that the White Fox studio is currently engaged in working on many new anime projects and thereby have not enough time for an abandoned series. We hope, one day the guys who stand behind the studio will pay their attention to Akame ga Kill! After all, we have just found out that there are a lot of factors that play in favor of renewal.
In the worst case scenario, it could take years until White Fox decides to take a look at the abandoned project titled Akame ga Kill! Therefore, our primary goal is to keep the things updated. As soon as, the studio announces any official news on the subject, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
Akame ga Kill! Summary
The story focuses on Tatsumi, a rural boy who went on a journey to the capital in an attempt to earn some money and rescue thereby his village from poverty. However, soon he learns that violence, corruption, and lawlessness reign in the town. All this injustice is due to the prime minister Honest who use the naivety of the young Emperor.
Therefore, Tatsumi decides to join an assassin group known as Night Raid, the only organization whose members fight with the prime minister and his followers. Thus, Tatsumi turns into a rebel whose mission is to dethrone Honest and restore justice in the Empire. The storyline thereby follows Tatsumi on his mission of becoming the experienced assassin with a cause.