The first argument we would like to take into account is that there is enough source material for at least two or even three more anime seasons. No doubt, you know that the How Not to Summon a Demon Lord anime is based on a Japanese light novel series of the same name. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 1 thereby covers only few volumes. By the way, the last volume was issued on October 2, 2018. Also worth noting that English release of the 8th volume is scheduled only on April 28, 2019.
Another reason to renew How Not to Summon a Demon Lord for a next season is a reception, which the anime has received from the target audience. On MyAnimeList, Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu holds a score of 7.30/10 based on approx. 105,000 votes. Though the rating can't be considered as high, it is more than enough for a positive decision on renewal.
The fact is that the original light novel is incredibly popular among the fans. We doubt that you know, but over two million copies of Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu have been sold, as of October 2018. Therefore, it would be a good idea for the Ajia-do Animation Works studio to adapt another bunch of volumes into a 2nd anime season, especially given the fact that the 1st installment consisted of only twelve episodes.
So guys, the odds are pretty high. Taking into account all the data presented above, we have every reason to believe that How Not to Summon a Demon Lord will be coming back for Season 2. Yet we will have to wait for a while.
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2 Release Date
A reasonable question is if How Not to Summon a Demon Lord gets Season 2, when will its release date? The 1st season concluded only on September 20, 2018. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for at least a year since we doubt that Ajia-do Animation Works is capable of creating one more season for less amount of time. As a result, in the best case scenario, we might see How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2 in the summer of 2020. We frankly doubt that the premiere could take place this year, even if the decision on renewal has already been taken.
We don't want to discuss the negative case scenario yet you should be ready to wait even longer since many anime series frequently go on a long-term hiatus right after their debut season. However, in any case, since there has been no official announcement, all we can do is just make a forecast based on the statistics, as we did already. Therefore, we are looking forward to the official announcement from the Ajia-do Animation Works studio. As soon as the studio reveals any official data on the subject, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Summary
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu premiered on July 5, 2018, on AT-X. The series later aired on Tokyo MX, FNS, Sun TV, and other Japanese television stations. The anime is based on the eponymous light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. The Ajia-do Animation Works studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. Crunchyroll has licensees the series in North America. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Season 1 came to an end on September 20, 2018. The season consisted of 12 episodes.
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Storyline
The story focuses on Takuma Sakamoto, an ordinary gamer, who one day found himself transferred into the world of his favorite MMORPG. In the game he has inherited all the features of his own character, the Demon Lord Diablo. Takuma has been summoned to the game world by two sexy girls, Rem, a pantherian, and Shera, an elf.
Both girls wanted Takuma to be their slave. Yet because of his passive "Magic Reflection" ability, the spell caused the opposite effect. As a result, the girl received only magic collars around their necks. They thereby have become Takuma's slaves instead. Now Takuma is about to explore the new world he has been transferred into, escorted with the two female servants.