SK8 the infinity is an adventure anime series released in the spring of 2021 and has received good reviews from the public. As an original anime series, SK8 the Infinity is not inspired by any manga or light novel. It is directed by the famous anime director Hiroko Utsumi, who we know from Dororo and Banana Fish. The production, co-produced by Hiroko Utsumi and bones Studio, was mentioned by Funimation and found audiences from many countries. Bones had already proven his quality by participating in series like Mafia Psycho 100 and Boku no Hero Academia† It is none other than Studio Bones who will convince Hiroko Utsumi in this project. The anime, licensed by Aniplex of America, originally aired on ABC between January 10, 2021 and April 4, 2021. Fans are now wondering if the anime will be a second season†
What is the storyline of the anime?
The anime is about reki, a sophomore in high school with a passion for skateboarding, and langa, an exchange student who has just returned from Canada and has never ridden a skateboard. Reki is addicted to something called ‘S’. The ‘S’ is an underground skateboarding competition that is secret and dangerous, with no rules. Skateboarders, in particular, love the “pain” or heated skirmishes that take place at the competition. One day, Reki invites Langa, an exchange student with no skateboarding background, to an “S” competition. He soon forms a close bond with Langa, who is no longer passionate about life, and together they dive into the world of ‘S’, where secret skateboard competitions are held, where the excitement of the claims is always at its peak. Thus, Langa, who can’t skateboard, is dragged into the crazy ‘S’ world.
Our protagonist, Reki, is someone who is living life to the fullest at the height of his insane adolescence. Langa actually lived in her father’s hometown, Canada. When her father dies, she and her mother return to this city in Japan, where her mother was born and raised. While Langa looks for a side job to support her mother, Reki’s help brings them closer. Langa, who loves to snowboard while in Canada, is interested in skateboarding. And suddenly he finds himself in a dangerous S-world.
The last episode of the series was really heartwarming. The fans were elated when Langga jumped over Reki, not even knowing he had won, with the joy of waiting for him at the end of the line. Many viewers were waiting for the kiss scene, but the manga artist did not give it to the audience in the first season; we’ll see what the second season will bring.
Will there be a second season of SK8 the Infinity?
The first season of the anime was announced in September 2020 and aired from January 2021. However, in a short time, the great interest around the world gives huge hopes. The anime is listed as the best anime of the year in many anime lists so far. But you have no choice but to wait for a new season to learn the rest of the story as SK8 the Infinity has completely original content. Whether a manga provides enough source material will not affect the decision for new seasons for SK8.
On July 4, 2021 it is announced that the anime will be released to the public with a new anime project. In the announcement at the ‘Sk8 Masquerade of Love’ event, the new anime project and its adaptation in two phases were announced, but from December 9, 2021, the details have not yet been shared. More details about the new anime project will be announced in the coming days.
The main factors to see a new season appear to be disc sales and popularity. The first volume disc sales of the anime took place and the units sold were rounded up as 7343† This sales amount seems to be above the targets and the turnover is 287,620,000. (To renew an anime for a new season, it usually needs to sell more than 4,000 copies.) On the other hand, its current popularity seems to reflect on social media platforms and Google searches. Although it is still a new anime, the @sk8_project account is followed by 200,000 users. Given this popularity and disc sales, announcing a new project is not surprising and fits our expectations. We hope that this project will be a sequel as the fans wish.
2nd season chance of SK8 the Infinity
Refreshed for a new anime project, the release date is TBA. (Expected in summer 2022)
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Great Reviews (8.04 on MA, 8.2 on IMDb)
Success in disc sales
Original anime series (no source material required)
Extra income with Stage Play
Only one season
Currently no major distributor worldwide
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
When is the second season of SK8 the Infinity?
The anime has been revamped for a new anime project, but the release date for this project is not yet clear. If this indicates a new season, the project is likely in production. Given the production time, it is possible to see a new season of anime in the summer of 2022† We will update our article as more information about the new anime project comes in. Until then, we recommend the similar sports genre Ahiru no Sora and align stars anime series.