Demon Lord Retry Season 2: Release Date, Plot & More!

“Demon Lord, Retry!” (also known as Maou-sama, Retry!) is a 2019 Japanese anime in the Fantasy and Isekai genres. Despite critics trashing the show for being yet another clichéd Isekai anime, it received positive reviews from fans. Isekai junkies are eagerly anticipating season 2 of Demon Lord Retry, but when will it happen?

In this article, I will go over the latest news regarding the fantasy anime’s renewal status, source material availability, and more!

Demon Lord Retry Season 2 Overview

Name of the SeasonMaou-sama, Retry!
Season NumberSeason 2
GenreAction, Adventure, Isekai
Initial Release DateJuly 4, 2019
Maou-sama Retry Season 2 Release DateTo Be Announced
Maou-sama Retry Season 2 Light Novel VolumesVolume 3 and beyond

It’s based on a light novel series by Kurone Kanzaki. Funimation licensed the anime, which originally aired on the Tokyo MX and BS Fuji channels. Ekachi Epilka Studio, known for “Crossing Time” and this anime, created the show.

The first season, comprising 12 episodes, aired from July 4, 2019, to September 19, 2019. It’s been over a year since we last saw new episodes. Will there be a second season? Let’s explore what we know so far.

Demon Lord Retry Season 2 Release Date & Status

Demon Lord Retry Season 2 Release Date & Status

Ekachi Eplika hasn’t officially confirmed a second season for Demon Lord, Retry! The story’s continuation was hinted at in the final episode. So there is reason to be hopeful.

The light novel series by Kurone Kanzaki is ongoing, offering ample source material with only two of eight volumes adapted.

The lack of news may be due to low popularity, disc sale issues, and industry profitability concerns. As of September 1, 2023, the fate of Demon Lord, Retry!’s second season remains uncertain.

Average isekai anime with mediocre reviews, similar to Maou-sama Retry, are normally meant only to boost novel sales. These kinds of shows don’t get renewed for sequels.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that Demon Lord Retry is not one of them so that we can get season 2.

Is There Enough Source Material For A Sequel?

Is There Enough Source Material For A Sequel?

Since July 2017, Futabasha has been publishing Kurone Kanzaki’s ongoing light novel series “Demon Lord, Retry!”. Eight volumes are currently out, with the latest on November 29, 2021. The ninth volume is set to release on September 29, 2023.

J-Novel Club handles the English version, which has translated all eight volumes.

The anime covers the first two light novel volumes, leaving plenty of source material for potential new seasons. The availability of source material is crucial, but it is not the only factor.

Popularity and Blu-Ray sales are the other two factors to consider. This is also where Maou-sama retry is lacking. While the show has better demand compared to some other series in the genre, it is still very low. The fanbase is small, and the show isn’t as successful as Isekai hits such as Rising of the Shield Hero and Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy.

What Will Happen In Demon Lord Retry Season 2?

What Will Happen In Demon Lord Retry Season 2?

Demon Lord, Retry! Season One covered the first two light novel volumes. Season 2 might adapt volumes three and four.

Volume three follows Kunai’s journey to Rookie City; volume four delves into Ono’s summoning mystery and Luna’s lost friend’s fate.

There’s no official word on Season 2, but the plot hints at an ongoing story. Especially since the final episode of the first season ended with a “To Be Continued” statement, there is a good chance that the next couple of volumes will be covered in Demon Lord Retry Season 2.

Which Studio Will Animate The Next Season?

EKACHI EPILKA Studios handled the first season of Maou-sama Retry. This is a very young studio that has only animated four anime series so far.

The studio last animated a show in 2022 and has not worked on any shows in 2023. Another concerning factor is that all of the shows the studio has animated have pretty bad ratings.

Demon Lord Retry is the top rated show that they’ve made, with a rating of 6.55 on MyAnimeList.

Normally, we would expect the same studio to take care of the upcoming season. However, given the poor track record of the studio, it might actually be handed off to a better studio.

Where Can I Watch Demon Lord Retry Season 2?

Where Can I Watch Demon Lord Retry Season 2?

The first season of Maou-sama Retry is available to watch on the following streaming platforms:

  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • BiliBili

Since the above platforms already have the rights to stream the Isekai Fantasy anime, we can expect them to update the latest episodes when season 2 airs.

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