You are the one who has been waiting for Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Season 2 for over a year. Undoubtedly, you wonder why you need to wait so long for any official news on the subject. Besides, there have been just twelve episodes in the first season of the anime except for an OVA. You may have been surprised, but the story covered just two volumes out of nine in the original light novel series. Therefore, it must be clear for A-1 Pictures that they have to produce the second adaptation to meet the demand of the fandom. However, it seems that they don't hurry up with the official announcement of Hai To Gensou No Grimgar Season 2. The question is why? Let's try to figure out.
For us, it's evident that the second season of this anime will have to happen. But what forced the series creators to go on long hiatus? In fact, this case is not the only one in the world of anime. This universe follows its own rules exclusively. Sometimes, it could take a decade of waiting for fans before they will finally get a next season of the series. But what serves a barrier for A-1 Pictures to produce another season for this story?
As mentioned above, there is enough source material for a next installment. At least one more season should happen. However, it's worth noting that there is much more source material, which is enough to issue at least four or even five more seasons. The original series of light novels updates regularly and is currently ongoing. A reception appears to be quite favorable as well. According to MAL, the anime has a score of 7.84/10 based on ~ 152,000 votes. On IMDb, Hai To Gensou No Grimgar has a rating of 7,7/10 ~ 1,000 votes.
Many media outlets forecasted that Season 2 of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash might happen this autumn. However, fall has come. But there are no official reports on the subject. The latest news was about the BD/DVD release, which now bears a name Grimgar, Ashes, and Illusions. But both, usual and limited series are issued in May. As for the rumors, we don't take them into account. The most reports contain just spoilers taken from the original light novel series and manga, but nothing on the subject.
Everything was in favor of creating a next season of the series, especially, given the fact that the first one was too short (just 12 episodes + OVA). There is no news on the official website of the anime, on its Twitter page, as well as on the official page of the franchise on the FUNimation internet site. So, as appears, the anime is dead or went on a long hiatus, unfortunately. However, the franchise is still ongoing that gives us hope.
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash premiered in January 2016 on AT-X. Soon, Tokyo MX, BS11, and other networks began to broadcast the anime. A-1 Pictures Inc. served as a developer of the series. FUNimation acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. The first season of the series consisted of twelve episodes came to an end on March 28, 2016. Since then, there has been no news on the subject of renewal.
What Is Hai To Gensou No Grimgar About?If you had no chance to get acquainted with this anime, here is a brief overview below.
This mysterious case happened to a group of strangers who found themselves in complete darkness, while awakening in the unknown world. No one has any ideas on the subject how they got here. They can't even remember their names. The only fact each of them must bear in mind is that this world is hostile and full of monsters. As turned out, Grimgar is a game-like world, where they are not players rather title characters. Their principal goal is to survive, whereas, to accomplish this idea, the protagonists will have to perfect their fighting and surviving skills.
On the other hand, their new experience allows the characters to earn some money and obtain a shelter. Now they are the soldiers of the Reserve Army, and their mission is to conquer this world, in an attempt to make it hospitable. As a result, each of them acquired individual role. Manato is a charismatic leader; Haruhiro, a thief; Shihoru, a wizard, etc. The storyline thereby follows their adventures in the world of Grimgar.