“Devil’s Line” is an anime adapted from a manga of the same name. It is a beloved dark fantasy anime about vampires and humans living together. Originally broadcast on many local networks in Japan such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV and KBS Kyoto, the series was also published on Hulu TV in English and gained a large audience worldwide. The anime was animated by the same studio, Platinum Vision, as another beloved anime,’Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of life† The studio is currently active and will appear in the “love for the deadanime adaptation in 2022. Two years after the first season aired, fans are still curious about a possible second season of Devils Line. So, will there be one second season† What will the storyline be and when is the release date? The series aired between April 7, 2018 and June 23. After the last episode, an OVA episode aired in August 2018. According to IMDb data, it has an average score of 6.8 but has a fan base worldwide. Let’s remember the series before moving on to next season’s details.
Will there be a second season of Devils’ Line?
The topic that fans are most curious about is: has the series been confirmed for its second season? Unfortunately we cannot bring you good news. From January 12, 2022the animation studio Platinum Vision, the manga publisher Kodansha or any company affiliated with the anime has not yet renewed the series for a second season† However, there has been no cancellation either. With no official explanation as of yet, we’ve researched and speculated on the second season under some familiar names.
Let’s take a look at the source material first. Because if the manga, which usually uses anime as source material, doesn’t have enough script for a new season, it’s almost impossible to watch the second season. However, Devils Line passes the test in this regard. The series has a 14 volume manga that has been published. †The manga series is no longer going and completed his broadcast live on December 22, 2018.) Only a small portion of the manga (6 parts) has been adapted into the anime. So there is enough material for a few more seasons. But is it enough to see a second season?
On the other hand, anime is often produced as a promotional product for manga or light novels. Of course, we don’t think that’s the only goal, as there’s a strong revenue opportunity from publishers and disc sales. However, the fact that the manga is no longer running narrows the possibilities for a new anime season.
Unfortunately, the Devil’s Line manga is not the only parameter. Popularity and financial matters are more prominent for this evaluation. The Devils Line’s shortcomings start here. Unfortunately, the series did not get enough appreciation from the reviews. While it has a fan base worldwide, the series falls short of other anime on Hulu TV worldwide. In terms of popularity, broadcasting a second season of the series poses a risk to broadcasters.
Devil’s Line is ranked 840th on Myanimelist’s popularity rankings. While this is an average value, it lags behind other anime that came out during the same time period, and we know that MA popularity rankings are always better for older series. Looking at its popularity in Google searches, we see an average search volume. Not bad, but not enough for a second season. Like the other anime, Devil’s Line has an official Twitter page in Japan, and their number of followers generally indicates popularity in Japan. About 20k people follow the animes Twitter account† We know that animes that are popular enough for a second season usually have over 100,000 followers. Popular anime like The Promised Never Land or KonoSuba have approximately 300,000 followers.
When is the second season of Devil’s Line?
At the time of writing, there is no confirmation for a second season yet. You can see a recap of our speculation about the second season of Devil’s Line above. After this evaluation, we think a new season of the anime is quite difficult. However, the anime was distributed by a huge distributor like Hulu, and there is enough source material for a second season. We may see a new season of the anime in 2023 – 2024, but this probability is nothing more than speculation and is quite unlikely. There are many anime in this genre that you can watch as an alternative, and we recommend two of them: Zero again and Attack on Titan†
2nd season Chance of Devils Line
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Enough manga source material
Above average popularity
Major distributor like Hulu
Only one season
Average ratings (6.82 on MA, 6.9 on IMDb)
Not a bestselling Manga/Light Novel series
No success in disc sales
No extension since 2018
Devils Line Story and Season 2 Plotline
This part contains spoilers about the Devil’s Line series.
Anzai is the main character. He is a hybrid of vampire and human and a detective agent who saves human Tsukasa from a vampire attack. They make contact, but Anzai is a vampire hybrid trying to stay away from drinking human blood, and Tsukasa’s blood lures him to her, trying not to give in to temptation.
Since the manga is still going on, we know that Anzai and Tsukasa have broken up and they will try to stay away from each other. Tsukasa will try to forget him, but she will not be able to love him deeply. Anzai, who is no longer a detective, will face the consequences of his previous operations on vampires. He will meet an old vampire who attacked Tsukasa, and he will make Anzai doubt himself and his motives in life. Anzai will learn about his transformations to his vampire form and realize that it is not blood that triggers him.
Anzai will learn more and more about being a vampire and other strange cases like him. But the people of his past as a detective chasing vampires won’t leave him alone this coming season. While he tries to stay away from Tsukasa to protect her, he also has to deal with vampires who try to take him down in revenge. Meanwhile, his love for Tsukasa will grow. As these take place, some politics will also be introduced into the show and make things exciting. Stay tuned for the new season.