Darwin's Game is a popular science fiction anime that debuted in 2020. The Nexus studio created the anime adaption, which debuted on January 3, 2020. FLIPFLOPs originally wrote and produced a manga-based script in 2012.
Nexus studio is a Japanese animation studio operating in recent years but has demonstrated that it can perform well with this anime. The studio is well known for the popular series Chivalry of a Failed Knight.
The first season of the anime, which aired 11 episodes in total, was also available on Crunchyroll and Funimation, and Aniplex of America licensed the animation. It can also be found on Netflix and Hulu TV.
As a result, the popular anime series attracted viewers from all around the world. Fans are concerned about the second season after waiting more than a year. So, has the show been picked up for a second season?
Will Darwin's Game Have a Second Season?
Although some sources claim that the series has been renewed for a second season and will meet the audience, this is not the case. There is no cancellation as of August 2022, but the series has not yet been renewed for a second season.
Studio Nexus, manga publisher Akita Shoten, FLIPFLOPs, and any other affiliated company keep the new anime season a secret.
Although no official announcement has been made, speculation about the next season is feasible. New seasons of anime are approved based on specific criteria. Let's look at these significant factors together.
What Was the Summary of Darwin's Game?
Sudo Kaname's phone receives a message. By clicking on the bogus link in this mail, Kaname is transported to Darwin's Game. A message appears on his phone hours later, and a gamer expresses interest in playing with him. He is unconcerned and proceeds with his school day.
Kaname accepts the offer of the panda-costume user with a knife in the phone image; in fact, a man dressed as a panda appears and assaults him. Kaname, who survived the attack, knows he can no longer quit the Game, and the tense moments begin.
Darwin's Game Season 2: Expected Cast
Since it is based on a manga series, there isn't much chance that the main characters will be changed or removed. We should see the same actors and actresses from the last season in the next. There may be some new faces, but we're not sure yet. Here are the most important characters:
- Kaname Sudo is voiced by Yusuke Kobayashi (Japanese), Stephen Fu (English)
- Shuka Karino is vocalized by Reina Ueda (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
- Rein Kashiwagi is played by Nichika Omori (Japanese), and Tia Ballard (English)
- Ryuji Maesaka is voiced by Taku Yashiro (Japanese), Jarrod Greene (English)
- Sui/Sota is played by Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)
- Liu Xuelan is vocalized by Ai Kayano (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English)
Other characters in supporting roles are Hamada (Yuya Hirose), Kyoda (Chiaki Kobayashi), Shinozuka (Fukushi Ochiai), Suzune Hiiragi (Konomi Kohara), and Wang (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka).
Possible Release Date of Darwin's Game
When this was written, on August 25, 2022, anime had not been picked up for a second season. Nexus hasn't discussed any anime plans for 2023 or later, so it's unclear whether they're working on it.
But despite selling a few discs, it looks like Darwin's Game is one of the most profitable products in the studio. Since the show hasn't been renewed, there won't be a new season in 2022. For now, the best guess for when the show's next season will come out is between 2023 and 2024.
Status of Manga
As previously stated, the anime is based on a manga written and created by FLIPFLOPs. The manga aired on December 12, 2012, and is still running.
To date, 26 volumes of the manga published in Bessatsu Shnen Champion magazine have been released, with the most recent volume published on June 8, 2022.
The continuing of the manga series is vital for both the availability of source material and the concept of a new season as an advertisement for the manga. For its story and graphics, anime is remarkably faithful to the manga.
The first season covers 30 manga chapters. It is around the eighth volume. It's good news because the manga has enough content for a second season and beyond. There is also no end date for the manga series, which promises more source material in the future.
The Animation's Success
Darwin's Game is an anime available worldwide through Funimation and Crunchyroll. The animation feeds the manga series, one of Japan's best-selling manga series. According to Myanimelist, it is ranked 391st, which is an above-average position.
But its popularity in Japan determines when a new anime season is released. So far, 40k people have followed the anime's Twitter account.
This figure appears average but not strong enough to guarantee a new season. Animes that are renewed for a new season typically have over 100k followers. From this vantage point, it appears like Darwin's Game needs more.
Will the Trailer for Season 2 of Darwin's Game Be Out Soon?
Nexus hasn't changed the show since it came out in 2020, almost two years ago. We will have to wait until Nexus releases Season 2 of Darwin's Game trailer. To pass the time until then, you can watch the first season again.