Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2: Will It Ever Return?

With a cliffhanger at the end of the first season, fans feel furious and also want to see another season of Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2 at the same time. They ended the first season with a To be continued note and left us all hanging for the last five years. Anime lovers, especially fans of harem anime, are waiting for the new installment of Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2. Now lots of fans are asking, has the studio renewed it yet or when we can see the next season? 

Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia, also known as Masou Gakuen HxH, originated as a light novel series written by Masamune Kuji and illustrated by Hisasi back in 2014 and aired until September 2019 with a total of 14 volumes. Due to its popularity and large fan-following, the story was adapted into a manga series written by Riku Ayakawa from 2015 until 2018 with a total of 4 volumes and an anime adaptation. In July 2016, Production IMS decided to make the anime series directed by Hiroyuki Furukawa and later reached the international audience through Funimation.

Masou Gakuen HxH Season 1: Recap Story

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The plot of the story takes place in the future when Earth is attacked by invaders from another universe through portals, and using weaponry that combines magic and science. Mankind's weapons are practically useless against the invaders. Humans are forced to retreat from land and develop giant floating structures referred to as Mega Floats. A weapon referred to as Heart Hybrid Gear or HHG is developed, which is the only effective weapon against the invaders. 

A core is implanted within a person and by calling out the HHG's name, one can summon an armor around them which can effectively combat the Alternate Universe forces. Hida Kizuna possesses an HHG, but it is not strong enough to make him particularly important. His older sister calls him to transfer to a strategic defense school, where many of the students use their HHG abilities to fight invaders from another world while wearing extremely skimpy pilot outfits.

Kizuna's fighting ability doesn't measure up, but his sister has another plan, performing erotic activities with Kizuna will allow the girls to replenish their energy or power-up. His ability proves to be critical to their success, as he and the other members of the Ataraxia defense academy find themselves engaged in a hidden agenda about the destruction of two worlds as well as to bring back his beloved from sorrow.

Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2: Renewal Status

Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2

The creators of the anime promised us more content with the hidden yet revealed message To be continued in the last episode. For years, fans have been hopeful about the new season. However, unfortunately, Production IMS has not confirmed its renewal yet. Well, this surely does not mean the cancellation either, although chances for its return are pretty low.

From many reviews, the first season of the anime did not perform very well. The critic’s and viewers’ ratings were both below average based on the MyAnimeList ratings with only 6.25/10. Moreover, the series was also a commercial failure with the evidence from the disc sales being pretty low. As of its records, Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2 might find it hard to make it to the screens again.

Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2: Release Date

Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2

For a long time, anime adaptations have only acted as an advertisement for their source material or light novel series and manga. So, with the conclusion of the light novel in 2019, it will rarely be given an opportunity to return. Even though there are exceptions, the sequels are only greenlit until they have some content to promote also with some bad ratings. Sadly, Masou Gakuen HxH Season 2 does not have anything to promote anymore. The Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia light novel series has already ended and its manga adaptation was also discontinued.

Well, despite its poor performance, Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia still has a massive fan-following. A lot of viewers appreciated the quality of the harem and ecchi content. Moreover, even after years of its last release, the demand for a new season is still pretty high. Hence, if enough fans sign petitions for Season 2, Production IMS or any other studio might give it a chance. Until the sequel is officially canceled, there’s always hope for it.