As a rule, each successful television series has a basis in the form of a manga or a light novel series. If there is enough source material, the television adaptation has an excellent chance to receive a sequel. Otherwise, the show concludes without hope for a next installment. In the case of the Akashic Records, it seems that the situation in favor of the continuation of the series. The story has its roots in the eponymous series of light novels. Besides, there is a manga adaptation.
The light novel series contains nine volumes to date. Meanwhile, the television adaptation covered just five of them, which means that we will have to wait only for one additional novel in the series before there is enough source material for another television adaptation. Fortunately, Hitsuji, an author, issues two-three volumes a year. The last novel was published on August 19, 2017. Therefore, we have a chance to see the needed volume even this year, or at least at the beginning of 2018. This is exciting news, isn't it?
Another indicator that may positively affect the decision on renewal is a reception by the target audience. Again, in the case of Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records, this factor is pretty favorable. This anime has a score of 7.36/10 ~ 96,000 votes, on MyAnimeList. On IMDb, the fantasy series holds a rating of 7.2/10. The viewers of FUNimation have rated the adaptation at five stars out of five.
Finally, the decisive factor is the BD/DVD sales. Well, last week about 500 copies were sold. Akashic Records, thereby, is at the 27th place, competing with SAO, Kuroko no Basuke, and other anime hits. Although the figure doesn't seem impressive, Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor takes the 70th place among all the anime series in the rank. Not so bad.
Summing up, we believe that LIDENFILMS is about to produce one more season for Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records since there is enough source material, excellent response from the target audience, as well as satisfactory sales. The only question remains when they will decide to do it?
Akashic Records started off in April 2017 on AT-X. Subsequently, Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, and BS11 began airing the anime series. The LIDENFILMS studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. FUNimation acted as a licensor of Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor in North America. The first season of the series consisting of twelve episodes came to an end on June 20, 2017. Since then, there has been no official news about the possible renewal. To be sure of this, please visit the official website of the franchise.
Akashic Records SummaryThe story unfolds in the Alzano Imperial Magic Academy, a school, where the aspired students perfect their skills. The storyline revolves around Sistine Fibel, a promising magician, who enrolls the Academy together with her friend Rumia Tingel, intending to improve their magical experience. But the story acquires the unexpected turn when their favorite teacher mysteriously retires, and an enigmatic new professor named Glenn Radars comes to take his place. It seems that he is not interested in magic at all. That's why a collision arises between Glenn and his class.
However, soon, Sistine, Rumia, and Glenn found themselves involved in the conspiracy by dark forces hidden behind the walls of the Academy. The primary storyline thereby follows the adventures of these three apparently unrelated protagonists.
On The Subject of The Possible Release Date for Season 2As mentioned above, only one volume remained to issue, to film another television adaptation of Akashic Records. We doubt that Hitsuji will release the book this fall. Most likely, we will see the tenth volume of the eponymous light novel at the beginning of 2018. The show's creators, thereby need at least a year to produce one more season.
As a result, we predict the release date of Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records Season 2 for the beginning of 2018. However, perhaps, we were lucky, and LIDENFILMS will hurry up to release the next installment by next fall. Therefore, we are waiting for the official announcement. Of course, we will inform you as soon as we have any reliable information on the subject. Stay tuned for updates.