Air Gear season 2 has always been a talk when it comes to this popular manga written and illustrated by Oh! Great. While the anime was released in 2006 by TOEI Animation, it’s probably one of the earliest sports anime well received by fans and critics alike. With old anime getting a remake and a continuation, fans can’t help but wonder if Air Gear season 2 is going to happen any time soon. Without further ado, is Air Gear season 2 possible?
Air Gear, A Quick Recap
Air Gear revolves around the story of Itsuki Minami or known as ‘Ikki’ for short, discovering the world of Air Treks. Air Treks, or AT for short, is a kind of futuristic inline skates that has taken the world by storm in terms of popularity and demand. He’s one of the toughest street fighting punks and part of “The East-Side Gunz” gang. When he discovers there’s a pair of Air Treks in his house, it’s when he’s propelled into a whole new world with trials and turbulence that will take him up the storm.
Will There Be Air Gear Season 2?
Air Gear is a manga series illustrated and written by Oh!great, it runs from November 2002 to May 2012 with a total of thirty seven volumes published by Kondansha. It was serialized in Kondansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine from November 6, 2002 to May 23, 2012. An anime is adapted by TOEI Animation (One Piece, & Dragon Ball) and aired from April 5, 2006 to September 27, 2006.
The anime has gained 7.51 rating in MyAnimeList among more than 160,000 users and stood on 538 in terms of popularity. Despite an anime that aired over a decade ago, the popularity is still impressive.
The anime covered the first fourteen volumes of the series and in 2011, an OVA was announced alongside a limited edition of the release of volume 30 of the manga. Studio Satelight (Fairy Tail, & Hellsing Ultimate) is the one who animate the OVA instead of TOEI Animation, with different voice actors for three main characters of the OVA.
Overall, with the manga already at its end and Oh! great has continued on with a new project, there’s more than enough source material for Air Gear season 2 to happen. Though so far, neither TOEI Animation or Studio Satelight has made any announcement regarding the release of Air Gear season 2 just yet. Yet, not to be discouraged as Air Gear is one of the most popular sports anime released by Kondansha so there’s still a slim chance the anime will get renewed.
Air Gear Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, it’s been over a decade since TOEI Animation released Air Gear season 1 in 2006. There hasn't been any news brought up by TOEI Animation regarding the possible renewal of the series or perhaps a remake. The anime managed to introduce new readers and fans alike, with the overwhelming positive reviews from both fans and critics alike, they’re able to produce more media with Air Gear.
Not only the OVAs that were released by Satelight Studio on the release of their 30th volume but also a musical was announced too. The musical play ran from January 7 2007 until January 21, 2007. The musical is loosely adapted from the manga and centered around solemnly the male protagonists. It has the original casts of the anime reprising their roles as the plot revolves around team Kogarasumaru going against team Bacchus.
The musical managed to make a comeback thrice, with the latest in 2010. Despite Ikki’s story having ended in the manga, there are fans who waited to see the return of team Kogarasumaru to the screen. As of August 2020, the manga has sold over 18 million copies and won Kondansha Manga Award in the Shonen category in 2006. The popularity of Air Gear is still strong despite years having passed. There's still a chance for Ikki and his friends to return to the screen in the near future but now, fans will have to wait and anticipate a little bit longer.
Air Gear Cast and Characters
|Itsuki “Ikki” Minami||Kamakari Kenta, Nobuhiko Okamoto (OVA)|
|Kazuma Mikura||KENN (Black Butler)|
|Ringo Noyamano||Ise Mariya, Haruka Komatsu (OVA)|
|Simca||Tanaka Rie (Persona 3)|
|Spitfire||Tsuda Kenjirou (Jujutsu Kaisen)|
|Agito Wanijima||Kikuchi Kokoro|
Air Gear serves vast and interesting characters, from their motivation and their personality. Here are the recurring characters that might appear in season 2:
Itsuki “Ikki” Minami: the story’s main protagonist and the leader of Kogarasumaru. He’s introduced by the Noyamano family to AT and often characterized as a crow.
Kazuma Mikura: known as Kazu and he’s a childhood friend of Ikki. He’s influenced by him to play AT and eventually join Kogarasumaru. He’s Spitfire’s protege as he’s going to be the next Flame King.
Ringo Noyamano: the successor of team Sleeping Forest and Thorn Queen. She’s one of the Noyamano sisters to introduce Ikki to AT.
Simca: known as Simca the Swallow and the “Migratory Bird,” the leader of the group Genesis.
Spitfire: the current Flame King and also an ex member of the Sleeping Forest.
Agito Wanijima: the other personality of Aikto Wanijima, used to be a member of the Wind SWAT before he eventually joined Kogarasumaru.