Levius is an anime series that first aired in the martial arts genre in 2019. Inspired by the manga series written and illustrated by Haruhisa Nakata, the series turned into an anime with the Netflix license. polygon photosresponsible for animations of the series such as Pacific Rim: The Black and Ajin: demi-human, the makers of Levius undertook. The studio has been featured frequently in Netflix-licensed anime in recent years. Anime made its worldwide debut on Netflix on November 28, 2019. In the producer’s chair we see Hiroyuki Seshita, who also owns the manga. The first season of the anime received an above-average rating from the audience. This is how Netflix renewed the anime for a second season†
What is Levius about? What is the anime plotline?
In an alternate world in the 19th century, humanity has just come out of war. However, it looks like the 40s of the real world, the steam technology that we can call ‘steampunk’ has developed quite a bit. Steam-powered robots, various advanced machines and green television screens exist, although they cannot be found in homes.
In other words, the future is experienced in the past. Moreover, a sport in this world has distinguished itself from other sports and has become the most popular sport in the world. The name of this sport is Metal Boxing. Cybernetic arm boxers called Agartha water, powered by steam, engage in brutal combat, and the public loves this. One of these boxers is Young Levius, who gave the anime its name. His trainer goes to the rings in the company of former underground boxer Zack and tries not to die first, then win.
The anime starts off at a slow pace, but it picks up as the episodes progress. The scenes where the words are occasionally too long slow the pace, but the ring scenes succeed. Malcolm and Bill were especially popular.
There were a lot of gory scenes in the manga and there were a lot of deaths. However, the creators did not display this content in the anime. Perhaps in the second season we can see severed limbs and heads pierced. Let’s go back to anime; as we said, the boxing matches are successful. It is a joy to watch young Levius fight without exaggeration. Instead of the 2D drawings we are used to from anime, it uses 3D drawings that we have come to see in new generation animes. Although the drawings are outside the traditional anime, we can say that they are successful. We can say that it is also a success for Levius’ music. A beautiful, accelerating melody is played throughout the anime. The opening piece, Wit and Love, has a different and interesting sound. The closing song Child Dancer isn’t bad either.
Will there be a season 2 of Levius?
Netflix has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. When we follow the producers of the series, we can’t get any idea about season 2. In this case, we will investigate if the series will get a second season with some parameters. There are two main criteria for making a prediction.
How popular is Levius to see a new season?
The biggest factor behind the new seasons of the series are viewing figures and therefore financial factors. Unfortunately, Levius couldn’t get a satisfactory rating despite being a successful anime that aired on a platform like Netflix. However, a unique fan base awaits, but the popularity is unfortunately below the threshold, reducing the chances of a new season. Below you can see popularity percentages based on some platforms. Anime looks really underrated compared to similar anime. Animes are products with the expectation of profit, and approval for a new season is difficult if they don’t get the required views.
Source Material: Manga Status of the Levius
As is well known, the source material of anime is generally manga. Levius, published on Netflix, is a manga adaptation like similar anime. While there are differences between the story and characters of the anime and the manga, the anime is based on the currently airing manga. Yes, the manga is still active now. Eight volumes have been released so far and the manga provides enough source material for another season.
However, it is very unlikely that we think we will be able to see a new season of the series, especially Polygon Studio, a successful studio that got into many projects and released many different anime in parallel. However, we do not expect a new season due to the intensity in the current year. We can see a new season of the series in 2022-2023.