When talking about some of the best anime, the name The Misfit of Demon King Academy certainly comes to mind. Well, how could it not, it has all the things for a best anime fantasy like an OP (overpowered) main character, demons and magic. So now the big question that everyone is asking these days, is there really going to be The Misfit of Demon King Academy season 2 in 2020?
The 2nd season is too important for fans as without it fans will never know what will happen to Anos next or who is going to be his next opponent as the mystery related to the previous fake demon is now finally solved. Then there is the thing about Anos’s lost fame that he needs to claim once more.
These and many other questions and stuff related to the story line will only be known when The Misfit of Demon King Academy will arrive. Or another way to learn about all these things is to read about it from the original source material. But what most anime lovers prefer is to watch though story unfold in form of animation instead of reading it.
Now the big problem with the anime is that The Misfit of Demon King Academy is to be announced officially. To be honest, we are not 100%sure if The Misfit of Demon King Academy will have a green light for the 2nd season or not.
Figuring Out If There Will Be The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2?
We have been watching anime series for quite a long time and picked up on key points as to why does an anime gets a continuation and why some are axed after their first season. We discover this by browsing through the anime’s main source material, its sales, and the popularity graph. All of these are the best ways to make an assumption if there is a chance for the anime’s continuation into 2nd season in the future.
Well, we did the same analysis with The Misfit of Demon King Academy in our today’s post. This is to say that if you like to know whether there will be a Season 2 in 2020, you need to continue reading this article till the end.
We will be presenting all the information we gleam through in 3 different and concise parts. The information will let us make an assumption if the fans can expect for The Misfit of Demon King Academy season 2 in 2020. Without any further wait, let us dive right into it.
Source I: Material Information for “The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2”:-
This is no secret that majority of anime we love to watch these days are all adapted from their already popular material sources. These material sources are mostly in form of manga, light novels, Manhwa, and games.
As for the matter of scrutiny here The Misfit of Demon King Academy; its material source is Light Novel.
We will be going through two main points in this part of our observation. Our first point is to know as to how many novels have been released of the light novel and also if the light novel is still ongoing. This is because in case of anime like The Misfit of Demon King Academy, the series is still in its infancy and this could be a major booster for hopes of a Season 2.
The 2nd thing we would be observing is to check as to how many books of the light novel has been made use to adapt The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 1. Sometimes an anime gets a massive positive response from audience but the material source is not available for continuation. Common example of it is One Punch anime series which is still waiting on the release of the One Punch Man Season 3.
How many volumes of are there?
The Misfit of Demon King Academy, which was released in Japanese, has 9 volumes for its light novel. The light novel was also adapted into a manga and the serialization was carried out by Manga UP.
Is it still ongoing?
As for the answer to question is The Misfit of Demon King Academy light novel still ongoing, it is yes. The latest volume for the light novel was released back on 10th October 2020 in Japan written by author named Shu. As for the average release rate for this light novel, it is 3 volumes each year.
Which light novels does the anime cover?
The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 1 of the anime covers the volume 1 to 3 of the light novel. The firs season was released earlier in 2020. This concludes the fact that the story of The Misfit of Demon King Academy 2nd season will start from the 4th volume of the light novel.
Our conclusion of this section is that there are 6 more volumes of the light novel. These volumes will serve enough material for anime production team to come up with even the 2nd and 3rd season of the series as only 3 volumes were used for the first one.
Source II: Information on Sales & Profit for “The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2:-
If we were to point out to one main fact that contributes into an anime not getting continuation is that the production committee failed to make enough profits. This is not an uncommon thing for ay anime to lose money because famous manga and light novel adaptation also lose money. Common example of it is the Tokyo Ravens and this is why there will never be the Tokyo Ravens Season 2.
An A-grade anime series such as The Misfit of Demon King Academy cost upto 3 Million US Dollars for production and marketing.
So now we will be checking as to how well The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 1 did I terms of money. If the information is not satisfactory then it will be a big blow for the 2nd season’s chances to be produced. Few examples of anime that never made enough money for a sequel are the Goblin Slayer Season 1 and Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 1.
The sales of The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 1 Blu-Ray are upto 2300 copies. This is a decent figure as it was gathered only after 1 week of the release and the anime will most likely have few hundreds more added to this figure. We will update this information for number of copies sold when the official numbers are finally out.
For an anime series to sell about 2 to 5 thousands Blu-ray copies is a great omen while considering that most money earned in 2020 was via online streaming. We were hoping for the anime’s season 1 to be close to this figure as 5000 sold copies is a major boost for plans of a sequel. Common example of this is Youjo Senki Season 2, which got a sequel after it sold about 7000 copies.
Light Novel sales:
The Volume 7 of The Misfit of Demon King Academy was released back on 10th July, 2020 and sales are 15000 copies. S for the volume 8, it was released in October, so the actual figure for copies sold will be told later and it will certainly be a great boost for the hopes of a sequel.
For a light novel series to have 15000 copies sold without even an anime adaption is a very great thing. We are hoping that The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 1 will actually give a boost to the sales of light novel copies. Anything closer to 35000 copies is a great omen and anything less than it would be a major hit.
Thinking about the impact of the merchandise on the hopes for season 2 is too soon as the season 1 just ended. As of this moment, there are 2 figurines as well as 70 other pieces from the anime in sale. We think that this merchandise will increase to 5 to 10 figurines and 150 to 200 other items and will contribute for the anime’s next season’s production.
We are not hoping for The Misfit of Demon King Academy t hit the numbers like Konosuba which has 90 figurines and 1000 other goods. But if it happens, it is great. Also, there will be a Konosuba Season 3 due to its increased merchandise sales. If The Misfit of Demon King Academy can reach even 20 percent of this number, the prospect for Season 2 look bright.
Above stated things are only few of the main ones that contribute for chances of an anime’s sequel. Few examples of it include the web radio, various collaborations, Ending & opening songs, OST, International license for streaming on Funimation and Crunchyroll and others.
To conclude this section, it is not right to judge these sales but they are still average. There series don’t seem to have lost money but it also couldn’t make profit as far as we can observe. It is a few months too early to tell if the anime is doing well or not in terms of money.
Source III: Information on Popularity of “The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2”:-
Now we will take a look as to how popular this series truly is and how much popularity did the anime contributed to it. For doing this we will be looking at its official website the good trends, print copies, newly released merchandise, and social media.
We expect the popularity graph of the series to be at its high since the anime ended a short while ago. Things will get interesting when we will check this popularity graph net year and determine how well the series is in terms of popularity. Quite often, it only take a period of one year for the fans and even the production committee of the anime to lose interest in it.
The official website for the anime was updated only a few ago. The update was about the Line stamp of the anime. As for twitter account of the series, it has over 750K followers and new tweets arrive each day about the future of it.
Even before the season 1 concluded, the popularity of it was on the peak. The peak was at its episode 2 and after that it saw a gradual decrease. But interestingly enough, this popularity got a boost at the final Episode 10l. Now the popularity is standing at the 40 percent of its peak.
There are about 1.6 million print copies of The Misfit of Demon King Academy at the moment. With the release of its latest volume, this number is increased by 300000 more.
Also, the marketing team of the franchise announced new merchandise releases this month. That was an expected thing as the anime has recently finished. Most anime series release new merch when an anime is ongoing. The information about the sales of merchandise will only be elaborate after one year as passed.
New merchandise release is a good omen for a franchise’s popularity.
In our opinion, the popularity will be clear after one year has elapsed. The most important thing to consider now is how the end of the season 1 is impacting on the chances for a sequel.
The Big Reveal for “The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2”:-
The franchise sales are on average and are not quite exceptional. It is too soon to predict about the release of The Misfit of Demon King Academy season 2.
A better estimate can be made after 1 year has passed. We might get lucky and the sequel gets announced even before we update it next year.
The update will be made to this article next year to let you guys know if anything about anime has changed or not.