Will Sankarea Season 2 ever premiere? Will there ever be a sequel?
We frequently connect zombie-themed television with the horror and paranormal subgenres. We associate it with practically nothing else than love. Sankarea, a singular show that defies convention and has found popularity, is the exception. To be told, Sankarea isn’t the only program to explore the zombie/romance idea. In actuality, quite a few shows feature the same concept. Yet, none of them have been able to outdo Sankarea simply in terms of popularity.
Beginning as a Japanese manga series, Sankarea was created by Mitsuru Hattori. Since December 9, 2009, it has been published in serial form in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. On September 9, 2014, the manga’s eleven volumes came to an end.
From June 11, 2013, through March 24, 2015, Kodansha Comics USA published the English translation of the manga series Sankarea under the title Sankarea: Undying Love. From July 31, 2014, through February 6, 2016, Edizioni BD’s GP Manga imprint also published it in Italian.
The manga series has been extremely successful overall. The manga’s fourth volume, which sold 44,120 copies, and the third volume, which sold 24,363 copies each, placed it at #19 in Japanese manga sales as of mid-August 2011.
Sankarea Season 2 Renewal Status
In the October 2011 issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, it was initially revealed that the popular Sankarea manga series will be getting an anime television adaptation. A total of twelve episodes were later broadcast, from April 6, 2012, to June 29, 2012. On June 8 and November 9, 2012, respectively, two ova episodes were released in its wake. The first ova episode serves as a prelude to the main series, but the second is basically episode 14 of the special series.
A special/extra episode of the most recent anime season was made available on November 30, 2012. The tale is continued after the thirteenth episode of the main anime series.
Studio Deen, widely renowned for its anime productions including Konosuba, Fate/stay night, and Is This A Zombie, animated the Sankarea anime adaption.
Because the second episode of the ova series, which was the 14th episode, ended on a significant cliffhanger, many of the fans are eagerly anticipating its continuation. What is the Sankarea Season 2 renewal status then? Are there any updates on it so far?
As of right present, unfortunately, neither the author nor the studio has commented on Sankarea Season 2. Although the show hasn’t been formally terminated, a revival is still a possibility.
Will Sankarea Season 2 be possible?
Sankarea Season 2 would, regrettably, be quite unlikely. The manga series has already come to an end, which is the fundamental explanation. Sankarea’s anime adaptation was purportedly made solely for promotional purposes; however, as the manga series has already concluded, there is no longer anything to advertise.
Not to mention, the anime’s sales of Blu-ray and DVD discs weren’t all that outstanding. By that point, it had sold over a thousand copies of each volume, but that was insufficient to ensure a season renewal. Sankarea didn’t quite meet the standard for successful anime sales, which is 6,000 copies on average.
If we’re talking about the source material, however, the production team would have more than enough chapters to make a new season. Only the first two of the manga series’ eleven volumes have been covered in the first season of Sankarea. With the number of materials left at hand, the studio could easily produce two or even more seasons.
Ultimately, it is preferable to think that Sankarea Season 2 will never be shown. A season renewal would not be conceivable because the anime has been airing for more than ten years and we haven’t heard anything new about it since. However, if somehow there would be an announcement regarding a sequel in the future, we will surely let you guys know!
Ever since he was a child, zombie-obsessed Chihiro Furuya has wanted an undead girlfriend. Soon enough, his love for all things zombie comes in handy when his cat Baabu gets run over, prompting Chihiro to try to make a resurrection potion and bring him back to life. During his endeavor, he sees a rich girl named Rea Sanka yelling into an old well every day about her oppressive life. After meeting and bonding with her, Chihiro is convinced by Rea to persevere in saving Baabu. Eventually, he succeeds with the help of the poisonous hydrangea flowers from Rea’s family garden.
Unaware of the potion’s success and seeking to escape the burdens of her life, Rea drinks the resurrection potion, mistakenly thinking she will die. Though it doesn’t kill her, the effects still linger and her death from a fatal accident causes her to be reborn as a zombie. With help from Chihiro, Rea strives to adjust to her new—albeit undead—life.
For a boy wanting a zombie girlfriend, this situation would seem like a dream come true. But in Sankarea, Chihiro’s life becomes stranger than usual as he deals with Rea’s odd new cravings and the unforeseen consequences of her transformation.