It’s been two years since the first debut of Wise Man’s Grandchild and now fans are waiting for Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2. These anime series are also known as Kenja no Mago in Japanese or Philosopher’s Grandson by some fans. The first season premiered in AT-X, ABC, Tokyo MX, and BS11. With lots of action and magical stuff in this story, fans are demanding the next sequel of Wise Man’s Season 2.
Wise Man’s Grandchild actually was a light novel series back in 2015 written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka with the current series that continues until 15 volumes till today. Next year, the story got a manga adaptation illustrated by Shunsuke Ogata. Later in 2019, Silver Link Studio decided to bring Wise Man’s Grandchild story into an anime adaptation directed by Masafumi Tamura that run for 12 episodes from April to June 2019.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 1: Plotline
This story revolves around a young salaryman who died in a car accident was reborn in another world filled with magic and demons. As a baby, he was picked up by the patriot hero “Sage” Merlin Wolford and was given the name Shin. He was raised as a grandson and soaked up Merlin's teachings, earning him some irresistible powers. However, when Shin became 15, Merlin realized, “I forgot to teach him common sense!”
Diseum, king of the Earlshide Kingdom, recommends Shin to attend his Magic Academy, on the agreement of not using Shin for political warfare. In the capital, Shin rescues two girls, Maria and Sizilien, from thugs, and later he would inaugurate a club that consists of him and others. This world was ruled by sorcery and full of magic!
Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2: Renewal Status
So far, there is a lot of demand for Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2, but almost all of it is from loyal fans. So for profit-seeking, this anime actually not very fortunately for the publisher. From a selling perspective, Wise Man’s Grandchild anime failed to get popular or make a good profit. That’s why it’s unlikely that a production committee would decide to fund the second season of Wise Man’s Grandchild. It’s unfortunate, but it happens from time to time.
The first season only sold about 900 copies of each blu-ray, which is awful. The light novels sold less than 15,000 copies per volume, and even the franchise’s merchandising and new mobile game did badly. The only decent selling thing about this series is the manga. It usually sells around 80,000 to 100,000 copies per volume. That’s not bad, but not enough to warrant spending a few million dollars to make Kenja No Mago Season 2. There just isn’t enough profit or popularity for this series.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2: Source Material
To this date, 15 light novel volumes of Wise Man’s Grandchild have been released. The first was released on July 30, 2015, and the latest volume was released in 2021. There is also a Manga series more popular than the novel series. The manga series currently has 18 books published.
As we all know, almost all anime adaptations will be based on the story of the light novel or manga itself. The first season of Wise Man’s Grandchild adapted volumes 1-3 of the light novel series. So, 12 out of 15 released light novel volumes are left to adapt. It means that Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2 would start with volume 4 of the light novel series. So from the source material perspective, this anime has plenty of materials.
Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2: Release Date
Even though we do not have much information about the second installment of the anime television series, however, we do know that the first season of the anime covered the magical beach volleyball scene. Hopefully, we can see that scene again if the Silver Link Studio decided to make the sequel of Wise Man’s Grandchild.