We know that you're trying to figure out whether there will be Kengan Ashura Season 2. And we have some exciting news about this martial arts ONA. The first thing we want you to know is that since Kengan Ashura is streaming on Netflix, it will be released in two parts. We don't want you to mislead yourself thinking that Kengan Ashura Season 2 has been confirmed since it's actually not true. Netflix recently made a decision to stream any web series by splitting it into two parts.
As a result, we're happy to announce that Kengan Ashura Part 2 release date is slated for October 31, 2019, given the data published on the official website of the anime as well as on the official Twitter account of the series. But still, you should take into account that Kengan Ashura Season 2 is yet to be announced. Therefore, the right question is whether there will be a Kengan Ashura Season 2 on Netflix?
As we know now, Kengan Ashura Season 1 consists of 24 episodes, and it has been split into two parts by Netflix. In the world of anime we call each part the "cour." As a result, we are talking now about a two-cour season. Therefore, the first thing we should bear in mind is how much source material we have to date. You most likely know that Kengan Ashura is based on a Japanese manga series of the same name written by by Yabako Sandrovich.
The original manga consists of 27 volumes + 1 extra volume to date. We frankly doubt that Larx Entertainment, the studio which is responsible for the television adaptation used all 27 volumes for a 24-episode season. Besides, the last volume was released on February 19, 2019, the same year when the anime series premiered. We thereby tend to believe that there remained at least some volumes for another television adaptation. Yet, as of today, we have no idea how many books were used to produce the current television season.
Another key factor which points out the possibility of renewal is that Kengan Ashura Season 1 Part 1 has received positive reviews from viewers, given the statistics presented by MyAnimeList. According to their data, Kengan Ashura Season 1 Part 1 holds a score of 7.38/10 based on approx. 3,300 votes. On IMDb, the anime series keeps a high rating of 7.9/10 based on over 600 votes.
To date, we have no data about the BD/DVD sales of the franchise, though they might clarify the situation. Nonetheless, once we have such data, we will update this forecast.
Summing up, we think that Kengan Ashura Season 2 is due to happen, given all the data presented above. It seems there is enough source material, the response from critics and viewers was excellent, and we are looking forward to the sales statistics. But still, in our opinion, Kengan Ashura Season 2 is just a matter of time.
Kengan Ashura Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, we don't rule out that the Larx Entertainment studio could produce one more season of Kengan Ashura. But when should it happen? In case of renewal, we have two possible periods for the release date. In the best case scenario, we have enough source material right now. In such a case, we might expect Kengan Ashura Season 2 already next year, in July 2020, given the current schedule of the series.
At the worst, we will have to wait until Yabako Sandrovich releases more books in the series. In such a case, the waiting could last for years. In any case, we are tracking down all the official Japanese sources on the subject of renewal. As soon as the Larx Entertainment studio reveals any additional information on the subject, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
Kengan Ashura Summary
The story is taking place during the Edo periods of Japan. In this era, there were a lot of gladiator arenas across the country. These areas served as places where rich merchants and feudal lords bet on gladiators. The storyline centers on Tokita Ohma, known as "Ashura," who was one of the best gladiators. His impressive possibility of defeating his opponents catches the attention of the big business owners, including the Nogi Group CEO, Nogi Hideki.
Kengan Ashura premiered on July 31, 2019, on Netflix. Kengan Ashura is based on the eponymous manga series written by Yabako Sandrovich and illustrated by Daromeon. The Larx Entertainment studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. Netflix has licensed the anime in North America. Kengan Ashura Season 1 consists of 24 episodes. Kengan Ashura Season 1 Part 1 is set to premiere on October 31, 2019. Kengan Ashura Season 2 is yet to be announced.