Manga fans rejoiced in December 2020 with the news that Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG by Genjitsu and Kusoge Dattara light novel will be adapted into anime. Full dive Released to the public in Spring 2021, is an action and game genre anime set in the RPG (Role-playing game) theme. The anime is based on a fairly recent light novel by Light Tuchihi. Full Dive was created by ENGIA studio. ENGI, a new studio in which Kodakawa has a large share, previously undertook the adaptations of Kemono Michi: Rise Up and Radyo-chan Wants to Hang Out. The anime originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX and many Japanese local networks from April 7, 2021 to June 23, 2021. second season from the anime, which attracted viewers from all over the world by being featured on Funimation† Let’s remember the series and take a look at everything that is known about the second season.
What is Full Dive’s storyline?
As a result of some interesting events, an ordinary high school student Hiro Yuuki gets the virtual reality role-playing game Kiwame Quest. Produced with the latest technology, the claim of the game is that it is “extremely realistic”, everything from the fantastic graphics, the behavior of the NPCs, the smell of the vegetables and even the feeling of the wind on your face is made with the highest quality craftsmanship. But the game is a bit too realistic and complicated. Kiwame Quest contains over ten quadrillion flags and reflects the player’s physical abilities in the game. Getting hit in the game can hurt, and cuts take days to heal. The only reward here is a sense of accomplishment. Conquer the most stressful game in history, not for fun!
Will there be a second season of Full Dive?
The final episode of the anime’s first season aired on June 23, 2021. At the time of writing, there are no anime-related companies that are renewing the anime for a second season† We will update this part of our article if there is an extension in the future. While there’s no official announcement yet, it’s possible to speculate about a new season† Anime productions are getting new seasonal approvals as a result of the evaluation of some key factors. light novel adequacy of source material, popularity, disc sales, etc., factors that directly influence the decision. We have tried to make predictions about the new season by evaluating these key factors. Let’s take a look together.
The source material: Light Novel
The light novel from which the anime is being adapted is written by Light Tuchihi and illustrated by Youta, as we mentioned at the beginning of our article. The series began broadcasting on August 25, 2020 under Media Factory publishing. It was one of the series that was adapted into anime shortly after the light novel started airing; usually anime adaptations can be announced years later.
The light novel series has now reached a total of 4 volumes and is still ongoing. (The last part was released on July 21, 2021.) The first 2 parts of the light novel series and a short part of the 3rd part were adapted in the first season of the anime. Only one remaining volume has not yet been used for the anime. Sufficient source material for a new season is not yet available. As the light novel series continues, there may be plenty of source material in the future, but the lack of enough source material and the fact that the 4th part has just come out makes the possibilities for a new season in the near future impossible. However, the author of the light novel announces that the parts that have not been adapted are just as exciting as in the anime.
Disc sales and popularity
Disc sales are very important for anime that are not distributed exclusively by a large company and do not have additional revenue, such as smartphone games. Full Dive doesn’t have these either. Full dive BluRay disc sales were released on June 30, 2021, but failed to generate significant sales. Disc sales are also an indicator of popularity in Japan. From this point of view, the chances of a new season of the anime are slim.
The popularity of the anime also directly influences the decision of the new season. However, looking at it, we see that about 30,000 people follow the anime on Twitter. While there is a normal number of followers for newly released anime, an anime needs a lot more than that to have a new season because very few of the hundreds of anime released every year are refreshed for the new season.
Full dive ratings were below average. †IMDb: 6.4 – myanimelist: 6.5). Also, anime ranks 1175th in popularity on Myanimelist, which is low for an anime that focuses on a new season. The popularity score of the anime in our anime list is 61.6%† As a result, a new season of the anime is highly unlikely. Unfortunately, we also don’t see a strong search volume for anime in Google searches.
Possible release date of the second season
Although the popularity factor limits the capabilities of the new season of the anime, there is still a chance for a new season as long as the light novel provides sufficient source material. The anime world is full of surprises. Even with a small probability, we can say that we can see a new season of the anime sometime around 2024, taking into account the completion, renewal and production times of the source material. However, keep in mind that this probability is very low and it is just speculation. If you are very curious about the sequel of the story, we recommend that you read the light novel. Those looking for a similar type of anime can take a look at gamers! and Record of Grancrest War†