It's been five years since the last episode aired, but many fans have been waiting eagerly to see Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2. It is one of those many isekai titles, but the series, known as Hai to Gensou no Grimgar in Japan, has its approaches to the genre.
As you can guess, it is an anime adaption of the light novel of the same name. Ao Jyumonji writes the series, with Eiri Shirai drawing the illustrations. Overlap published the first volume in 2013, while J-Novel Club acquired the rights to release the English version. Manga adaptation by Mutsumi Okubashi began its serialization in Gangan Joker in 2015.
A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) then produced the anime adaptation in 2016, listed with 12 episodes. Ryosuke Nakamura directed and wrote the series, while Mieko Hosoi worked as the character designer. It got the stunning opening and ending theme songs by (K)NoW_NAME.
A-1 Pictures had a great job adapting the anime. The visual is excellent, and so is the soundtrack. It complements the story very well; that's why it gained so many fans. But is it enough for the studio to make Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2? Here is everything we know about the series.
Will there be Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2?
It has already passed the three years mark, so the possibility is pretty low. But, Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2 is not wholly impossible. Here are the reasons why.
The anime adaptation was a success; it checked many of the goals of the studio animation, the producer, and the book publisher. For A-1 Pictures, the first season sold fairly well. In addition, the producers of the series, TOHO animation, also gained profit from the anime adaptation. For your information, (K)NoW_NAME is under the TOHO animation label.
Overlap, the book publisher, and Ao Jyumonji got fortune as well. The anime succeed in boosting light novels' sales. Overlap itself is not a big book publisher, so the series' popularity should help them a lot. The temptation to make Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2 is strong because of those reasons.
The is no problem with the lack of source material. Until now, Ao Jyumonji has published 19 volumes. However, from what we know, a-1 Pictures only adapted two books for the first season. Therefore, there are 17 volumes to be covered in Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2.
Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2 Release Date
There is no official announcement about the release date of Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2. But don't worry, there is also no news about the cancelation of the series.
This year is already impossible, so we can hope that next year A-1 Pictures gives us an update about the renewal of the series. The studio has a busy schedule for 2022, with the release of some anime television series and movies, including the third season of Kaguya-sama and Sword Art Online Progressive's second movie.
With those in mind, don't expect Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash Season 2 to be aired next year.
Plot of Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash
The story follows groups of people thrown into a foreign land with hazy memories. They are forced to live in their new game-like world, Grimgar. Together, they try to survive by slaying some monsters.
One of the groups is led by Manato, who takes the role of the priest. In his group, there are Haruhiro, a thief; Yume, a hunter; Shihoru, a mage; Moguzo, a warrior; and Ranta, a dark knight.
Those leftover people bond and try to live together in the new world with a thin line between life and death.