This is a live article and it will be updated as new details come our way. This is what we know so far about Barakamon Season 2.
Barakamon is a Japanese fantasy anime that draws its inspiration from the manga series of the same name by Satsuki Yoshino. The anime made its debut on July 6, 2014, and enchanted fans with a delightful run of 12 episodes. But all good things must come to an end, and the last episode aired on September 27 of that same year. The creators didn't leave us hanging for long, as two years later, they graced us with a spin-off series called Handa-Kun, which is said to be the precursor to the original anime. While a spin-off series did emerge, it's the original sequel that fans truly yearn for. So, what's the deal? Will we ever get to witness the magic of Barakamon Season 2?
Now, let's talk about the elephant in the room – the status of Barakamon Season 2. The debut season was produced by Kinema Citrus and was met with both viewer and critical acclaim. However, instead of pursuing the sequel to Barakamon, the creators focused their efforts on the spin-off series, Handa-Kun. At the time, fans didn't protest, as there wasn't enough source material to create a second season. But what followed was radio silence; no official statement regarding the future of the series.
Nine long years have passed, and fans are still in the dark about the fate of their beloved anime. It's a baffling silence that's left many pondering – will we ever see Barakamon Season 2?
Both the original anime and its spin-off found their place in the hearts of the audience. The creators initially had plans to continue the story, as there was ample source material available. Satsuki Yoshino released the 18th volume in 2018, four years after the anime's completion. This meant Kinema Citrus had more than enough content to weave into Barakamon Season 2. However, as fate would have it, the studio has become preoccupied with other projects, as revealed by their production pipeline for the next year.
The reality is, after six years, the chances of Barakamon Season 2 becoming a reality are quite slim. Most fans have resigned themselves to this notion, and the anime's popularity has waned significantly. Now, the decision rests solely in the hands of the studio. Fans can only hope for a glimmer of optimism that one day they will breathe life into Barakamon's much-anticipated second season.