Over five years have passed since the conclusion of the first season of Blood Lad. Some fans lost hope, while others initiated a petition. But, it appears that all the efforts were in vain since there has been no official news from the Brain's Base studio on the subject of Season 2. Meanwhile, there are several reasons why it is commercially expedient to create a sequel.
Besides, some anime series have finally acquired their next installments, especially this year. It seems that the world of anime (Japanese) eventually becomes closer to the western countries as for the understanding of the occidental business model. So, now we must be ready for changes. Let's attempt to estimate the odds of Blood Lad to obtain its next season.
Primarily, it's worth noting that the original manga series contains seventeen volumes consisting of 85 chapters, while the television adaptation includes of only ten episodes + OVA. As a result, there is enough source material for another television adaptation. The sad news is that the manga concluded in December 2016. Anyway, Brain's Base could adapt at least one more season of the series.
The second indicator is the rating of the anime series among its target audience. On MAL, Blood Lad holds a score of 7.53/10 > 164,000 votes; on IMDb, its rating is 7.3/10 ~ 900 votes; on Hulu, the viewers have rated the anime at 4.6 out of 5 stars based on ~ 5,500 votes. Thus, in general, an overall score of Blood Lad is quite high.
However, most of all, the decision on renewal depend on the BD/DVD sales. We suspect that in the case of Blood Lad this indicator was low. That's why the studio opted not to pick up the series for a sophomore season. We have made this conclusion since all the rest of indicators are more than favorable. There is no other reason for the show's creators to cancel the series. Unfortunately, all indications are that they've made this decision.
Blood Lad kicked off in July 2013 on TVK. Subsequently, Tokyo MX, SUN, TVQ, and other broadcasters began airing the anime in Japan. The Brain's Base studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. VIZ Media LLC served as a licensor of the anime in North America. Season 1 of Blood Lad consisting of ten episodes came to an end on September 8, 2013. Since then, there has been no official announcement of renewal. To be sure of this, we suggest you visit the official website of the franchise.
What Is Blood Lad About?If you had no chance to get acquainted with this supernatural dark comedy, here is a brief overview below.
The story focuses on Staz, a vampire residing in the Demon World. Rumor has it that he is a ruthless and bloodthirsty beast. However, in fact, Staz is an Otaku, who loves all the things that relate to Japan and its culture. Moreover, he has no interest in human blood. As a result, every day, Staz studies manga, watches anime and plays various games.
One day, Fuyumi Yanagi, an ordinary Japanese high school girl gets lost in the vicinity of the Demon World, getting here through a portal in her room. Staz was happy to encounter her as Fuyumi is a live example of the world he dreamt of. But once distracted for a while, Staz loses Fuyumi, because she dies. Fortunately, she reappears as a ghost. Staz is going to resurrect his newly acquired girlfriend. To accomplish this, he went on a journey to the modern-day Japan. The series thereby follows the adventures of Staz, Fuyumi, and their friends, on a mission to find a magic capable of bringing any human back to life.