Grandchild of the wise man (Kenja no Mago), also known as The Sage’s Grandson, is a much-loved fantasy anime first released in Spring 2021. anime, a light novel adaptation written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi, was released in April 2019 on many local networks such as AT-X, ABC, Tokyo MX, BS11. It is also licensed by Funimation and crunchy rolls and became popular worldwide thanks to these licenses. It is also broadcast worldwide by Hulu TV. Wise Man’s Grandchild is the product of the successful Japanese animation studio Silver Link, which we also know from Bofuri, another beloved series. The first season of the series concluded with the episode “And So, Off into the World…” on June 26, 2019 and consisted of a total of 12 episodes. It is curious whether the series has a second season and when it will be broadcast.
What was the storyline of Kenja no Mago?
A young man who died in the accident was reborn as a baby in another world! Then Merlin Wolford, a patriotic hero, took him and named him Shin. Raised as Merlin’s grandson, he was given some shocking powers thanks to his education with Merlin’s teachings. But when he turned 15, his grandfather, Merlin, said, “I forgot to teach him common sense!” said. An abnormal child’s unusual alien fantasy life begins here!
Concerning Season 2: Manga Episode 26 consists of extra sunscreen, chest drownings and criminal grandpa fishing, which we hope can be covered for the second episode…
Will there be a season 2 of Wise Man’s Grandchild?
An extension is long awaited for the anime series. However, from November 24, 2021neither the light novel publisher Enterbrain nor the animation studio Silver Link has yet renewed the anime for a second season. Bofuri, another popular anime from the same studio, recently received a new season endorsement and fans expect the same for Grandchild of the wise man† The anime was last aired on June 26, 2019 and the official channels have been silent about the new season ever since. Still, it’s possible to speculate whether the anime will get an endorsement for a new season. Usually, some key factors determine the fate of anime series. Let’s watch together.
The possibility of the second season in terms of the light novel
In fact, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the anime series is a light novel adaptation. The light novel, to be published by Enterbrain in July 2015, is still in progress. The last part, the 15th part, was released on September 30, 2021. The first season of the anime only used the first 3 of these 15 parts. This means that there is no problem regarding the source material. There is plenty of stock material available for more than season 2. In addition, the continuation of the light novel and the fact that the anime is increasing light novel sales is another detail that expands the possibilities of the new season.
Disc sales and the popularity of the anime
The fact that the light novel or manga provides enough source material for the new season is not enough for a new season. Financial reasons always come first, and it is popularity that fuels this. Looking at the anime’s disc sales, we see that it is below 1000. If an anime wants to have a new season, it is expected to sell at least 3000. As for disc sales, the new season of the series is highly unlikely, but it should also be borne in mind that disc sales have quietly declined in recent years due to changing viewing habits.
Its rising global popularity cannot be ignored. The series was also broadcast on Hulu TV, and when an additional distributor airs the series, it always reinforces the possibility of a second season. The series aired worldwide on Hulu, but was also released locally on Netflix Japan and Amazon Prime. Platforms such as Amazon, Netflix and Hulu provide additional financial returns on the series. The series is ranked 378th on Myanimelist’s popularity ranking, and it’s not bad for an anime released in 2019.
However, we can’t see huge popularity in Japan compared to worldwide popularity. The anime is official Twitter account is followed by only 16k people, a fairly low number of followers. In general, we see that the animes that got the approval of the new season are followed by more than 100k. Bofuri, another anime from the studio that has been approved for a new season, is currently followed by 67,800 people on Twitter.
Season 2 Chance of Wise Man’s Grandchild
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average popular
Major distributor like Hulu
Enough light New source material availability
Average ratings (6.59 on MA, 6.8 on IMDb)
Low popularity in Japan
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
Only one season
No success in disc sales
When is the second season release date?
While the series’ disc sales have not been good and it’s not very popular in Japan, we think we could see a new season due to its above-average worldwide popularity and the availability of sufficient source material. As a result of the speculation we made above, we are seeing a rise in popularity and there are details that support the possibility of a second season. The chance of a new season of the series is about 50%. There is no official information about the second season of the series yet. However, if the series is renewed for a second season, the average production run will be one year. It is possible to see a new season at the early 2023but we need to see confirmation first.
Who are the characters in the series?
We will continue to see the main characters in a possible second season of the series. According to the manga, there will be new characters, but the main cast will remain.
- Shin Wolford
- August von Earlshide
- Mary of Messina
- Sizilien “Sicily” by Claude
- Alice Hoek
- Thor von Flegel
- Lynn Hughes
- Yuri Carlton
- Tony Freyd
- Julius von Littenheim
- Mark Bean
- Olivia Stone
Is there a released trailer for season 2?
At the moment it is not possible to see the trailer for the second season of the series. First, it is necessary to illustrate the second season. And also, the main one is that the second season renewal is needed. While there are some fan-made trailers, these aren’t true. Stay tuned for updates…
- 1 What was the storyline of Kenja no Mago?
- 2 Will there be a season 2 of Wise Man’s Grandchild?
- 3 When is the second season release date?
- 4 Who are the characters in the series?
- 5 Is there a released trailer for season 2?