A new installment on the 'Death Note' manga gives us new hope that a second season of the anime will happen.
'Death Note' continues to be one of the biggest and most successful anime ever created, 15 years since it premiered.'Death Note' is based on a manga series of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.
The 37-episode anime television series adaptation was first released in Japan in October 2006 and ran until June 2007. The anime scored an astounding 8.63/10 out of 1,911,173 votes on MyAnimeList.
For the longest time, fans have continued to anticipate a second season to the anime series. However, Madhouse, the studio that produced the hit anime, remains tightlipped about the renewal. Is it finally happening? Let's find out.
Renewal Status: Pending
We have been waiting for the sequel to the original 'Death Note' anime for so long. There are plenty of speculations that 'Death Note' 2 is already on the way. Unfortunately, there is still no official confirmation that a sequel to the original anime is happening.
You might be wondering why it took so long for Madhouse to come up with a sequel for the series despite the extreme popularity of the first anime. One of the main reasons is the lack of source material. The manga on which the series is based contains 108 chapters collected in 12 tankōbon volumes. The anime adaptation pretty much exhausted the source material already.
However, there is new hope for fans!
In February 2020, a standalone 'Death Note: Special One Shot' written by Ohba and drawn by Obata was published. The standalone was set ten years after the events of Kira, featuring a whole new story to the Death Note franchise. It could be viable source material for an anime sequel.
A second season for the 'Death Note' anime is not confirmed yet, so there is still no release date available. We will continue to wait for further news and update this article along the way.
'Death Note' season 2 is not confirmed yet. The plot details will remain unknown unless we get the official announcement. However, our best guess is that the second season will most likely adopt 'Death Note: Special One Shot'. If that happens, then we can expect a time jump with an entirely new plot and antagonist for season 2.
The first adaptation follows the story of Light Yagami, who was given a notebook called the 'Death Note' by Shinigami Ryuk after he becomes bored within the Shinigami world. The names that Light will write in the 'Death Note' will die, and Light decides to use it to rid the world of evil, killing one criminal after another.
The new possible source material for season 2, 'Death Note: Special One Shot', sees the return of Ryuk to the human world. He approaches Minoru Tanaka, a middle-school student as smart as light, and offers him the 'Death Note'.
This time, the world has already installed more precautionary measures, following the Kira incident ten years ago.
There will be no 'Death Note' without its cunning original owner, Ryuk. So we are likely to see him again should there be a new season of 'Death Note'. The first 'Death Note' anime has concluded the story of Light. Hence, he might no longer return. Again, if the second season will adapt the 'Death Note: Special One Shot', then can expect to see Minoru Tanaka take over the leading role.
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