Absolute Duo Season 2: Release date, news and rumors
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Absolute Duo Season 1 premiered five years ago on January 4 on various Japanese networks such as BS11Now, Tokyo MX, and AT-X.
This anime is based on a light novel series written by Takumi Hiiragiboshi and illustrations by Yū Asaba. The first season of the anime ended on March 22, 2015, and since then, many fans have been curious if the show will be getting a season two or not.
Fortunately, this article will cover all the information available about Absolute Duo Season 2.
What happened so far in Absolute Duo
The anime follows the story of Toru Kokonoe, a first-year student at Koryo Academy. The academy is a unique institution that teaches students battling. The students at the academy are those who can create weapons called “blaze” from their souls. The academy’s policy is for two students to partner with each other to form a duo. They must spend all their time together and constantly battle together against enemies so they can bring out the best from each other. The reason for creating a duo is to achieve the power of an absolute duo.
The motive of Toru for joining the academy is to take revenge on his sister’s murderer by becoming powerful. Most of the students have melee weapons, but Toru is an “irregular” because he has a shield. Toru forms a duo with a Scandinavian girl, Julia Sigtuna. She’s well-known in the academy for being beautiful and exceptionally skilled at the battle. Toru and Julia become a very powerful duo and can defeat the main protagonist, called K. Toru and Julia both have a tragic past. At the end of season one, they find out that the same person murdered toru’s little sister Otoha and everyone in Julie’s family.
What is going on with Eight Bit?
Five years after completing Absolute Duo, studio Eight Bit partnered with Bandai Namco to create various anime productions. The studio has remained very active after working on Absolute Duo and worked on many projects including, Shōnen Maid, How To Keep a Mummy, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Stars Align. Their recent projects are Blue Lock and Encouragement of Climb, which is to be released in 2022.
What do we know about Absolute Duo Season 2 so far?
Absolute Duo is not renewed for a Season 2 yet. So far, the creators of the anime have not announced a Season 2. There hasn’t been any unofficial news, teasers, or rumors regarding Season 2 either. Studio Eight Bit has been busy with other projects and hasn’t spoken about a Season 2 at all.
What are fans saying about Absolute Duo Season 2?
Since Season 1, social media platforms have flooded fans who requested a Season 2 of Absolute Duo. However, some viewers have criticized the anime for being too cliché and believing it will not be getting another season because of its unpopularity.
Will there be Absolute Duo Season 2?
In the short term, it can be confirmed that there won’t be an Absolute Duo Season 2.
After a few years, maybe there will be a Season 2. The reason behind this is the lack of source material for Season 2. Absolute Duo season one already covered the entire light novel series, which is a red signal for a Season 2. Unless at least eleven more light novel volumes are published, there can be no chance of a season 2. Even the chances of more light novel volumes are low because the last volume was released in 2016; therefore, it’s been five years since any release.
Absolute Duo was popular in its initial release. Still, the anime became unpopular very soon, and as years have passed, its fanbase has become small, which means not many people are demanding a Season 2. The anime received heavy criticism for having an unoriginal storyline and not providing the viewers with a memorable experience. It also received an average rating of 6.47 from 262,790 votes on MyAnimeList. The anime did not sell very well either, as it only sold only 875 Blu-ray disks. Seeing such a response from the audience may have discouraged the studio from making a Season 2 of such an unpopular and criticized anime. The studio is also busy with other projects.
Keeping all of this in mind, the chances for an Absolute Duo Season 2 are very low. Unless more light novel volumes are released and a different studio takes over the anime.
When will Absolute Duo Season 2 be released?
The release date of Absolute Duo Season 2 is not known because there is a high chance that Season 2 will not be coming out anytime soon. Considering the prior mentioned information and that many years have passed without any updates for Season 2, it can be assumed that the chances for Season 2 are almost none.
What can we expect in Season 2 of Absolute Duo?
There is no source material for Season 2, and the officials have not disclosed any spoilers about the storyline either. Hence, the plotline of Season 2 cannot be accurately told. However, considering the ending of season one, season 2 can be predicted to some extent.
It was cleared at the ending of season one that Julia and Toro have the same enemy. But they were unable to get revenge from him yet. Since Toro’s main aim has been to take revenge on that person, season two will most likely show Toro and Julia training to become stronger as a duo, finding out the details of the murderer and then taking their revenge. Season 2 might show more cool battles and introduce new and dangerous characters.
Fans have been curious about which girl Toro ends up with; therefore, Season 2 might finally show Toro expressing his feelings to the girl he loves. Either way, season two will be packed with loads of action and harem.