Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor is an action and fantasy anime series released in 2017. A TV adaptation, the series is based on Tarō Hitsuji’s light novel series, which aired in 2014. The anime was created by Liden Movies, which, despite being a fairly new studio, has gotten a good boost. The studio, which is also the creator of the Cells at work!‘s spin-off series titled Code Black, is releasing five more anime this year! Licensed by crunchy rolls and Funimation, the series originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, TVA, BS11 from April 4, 2017 to June 20, 2017. Although it’s been about four years, we haven’t seen a new season, and the fans are wondering. So is there an extension for a second seasonor could it be?
What is the storyline of Akashic Records?
Sistine enrolls in the magical academy of the Alzano Empire to hone her magical arts and solve the mystery of the enigmatic Sky Castle. Glenn is a lazy and seemingly incompetent teacher who fills his former teacher’s gap after his favorite teacher retires. He will be able to infuriate many people including his students with his slow and arrogant attitude which destroys the values of this prestigious school. Unable to bear this, Sistina Fibel said enough and invited Glenn to a duel to “teach well”.
On the other hand, how could Glenn have been carefully chosen by the most powerful wizard in the academy? Why does this man, who is openly knowledgeable about magic, behave in such a vain way? What is he hiding?
Will there be a second season of the anime?
At the time of writing, from August 15, 2021Liden Films or any affiliated company doesn’t renewed the anime for one second season† This anime series, which debuted strongly in 2017, is still expecting a new season. At the moment, however, there is still no official renewal or rumor. Still, it is possible to speculate about the second season. Animes generally get follow-up confirmation as a result of evaluating some primary factors. Let’s take a look at the possibility of the second season among these main factors.
Slight new status of the anime (original stock footage)
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor is originally a light novel series written by Tarō Hitsuji and illustrated by Kurone Mishima. The light novel published by Fujimi Shobo, which started to be published on July 19, 2014, is still in progress. The continuation of the light novel series is important because it provides scripts for the anime, and that’s good news.
The last part of the light novel series appeared on December 19, 2020 and currently consists of a total of 19 parts. The anime covers the first 4 parts of the light novel in the first season. This shows that there is enough stock material for the second and even more seasons. There is no impediment to a second season of the series in terms of source material, but this alone is not enough.
Disc (BluRay and DVD) sales and popularity of the anime
Disc sales are very important when watching a new season of an anime. The review committee monitors sales and if they decide that the product is financially adequate and beneficial, the chances of the second season increase. It is believed that an anime must sell at least 4,000 copies to show promise for a second season.
The number of disc sales in the first part of the anime was 2,485. This number reduces the chances of seeing a new season because it is way below expectations. However, we still can’t say it’s impossible, as there are anime series that have received renewal approval despite these sales figures.
Although it didn’t have enough success with disc sales, the anime was still discovered later on online platforms, and its popularity rating is 90.2%. This score shows how popular the anime is on social media, Google searches and other online platforms. Creators can come up with a new season based on current popularity, even if disc sales are insufficient.
When is the second season of the anime?
As we said, there is no renewal yet, and it is impossible to give an exact one Publication date for the second season. Liden Films created the first season of the anime. We assume he will continue with the same studio in an eventual second season. Although Liden Movies is a non-old studio founded in 2012, it has a big team and makes a lot of anime at the same time. The studio, which will release all the anime on the list in 2021, will not hesitate to shoot the second season of Akashic Records. Given that there is plenty of source material, a second season makes sense to support the sales of light novels. However, disc sales in the first season were an important criterion and the evaluation result was negative in this regard. When all factors are summed up, we are 50% – 50% for the new season probability of the series. If there is an extension, a new season of the series may be released in 2022taking into account the production time.
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