Brand New Animal, commonly known as BNA, is an original series licensed by Netflix, written by Kazuki Nakashima, directed by Yoh Yoshinari, and produced by Studio Trigger. On July 5, 2019, BNA was announced on Anime Expo, and the following year on April 8, 2020, it began airing on Fuji TV’s +Ultra.
BNA is a Japanese anime that falls in Action, Comedy, and Science fantasy. The anime has a unique storyline that impressed the audience and made them crave for more of it, mainly because the first season has only twelve episodes and ended on a cliffhanger. If you’re wondering when Season 2 of BNA will be released, then continue reading to find out all the information available about it.
What Happened So Far In BNA
The plot is set in the 21st century, in a world where humanoid animals called beastmen co-exists with humans in the world. The anime follows the story of Michiru Kagemori, an ordinary teenage high school student who suddenly starts becoming a tanuki beastman one day. She becomes scared of the monster hunters, and to seek refuge, she goes to the city of Anima, a town built specifically for beastmen to live peacefully.
In the city of Anima, Michiru meets Shirou Ogami, a wolf beastmen. They both start investigating together to find out why Michiru suddenly transformed into a beastmen. However, in the process, Michiru and Shirou get involved in even stranger events, and the secrets behind the city of Anima’s origin begin to unfold.
What Is Going On With Studio Trigger?
Studio Trigger finished the production of Season 1 only last year. It continued to work on projects afterward which were SSSS. Dynazenon and Star Wars: Visions. They are currently working on the production of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which is expected to release in 2022.
What Do We Know About BNA Season 2 So Far?
Netflix nor Studio Trigger has made any official announcement yet regarding a second season. Netflix has not canceled the anime, and it hasn’t been a long time since the first season ended; fans might have to be a bit more patient for the announcement of Season 2.
What Are Fans Saying About BNA Season 2?
After the first season ended, fans began exploring their social media accounts with queries related to BNA Season 2. Fans on BNA forums on Reddit have been discussing the release of Season 2. They expect the second season to release soon because the first season was very successful, which means the creators have an incentive to produce Season 2.
On the other hand, some fans are not optimistic about the second season’s release because Studio Trigger doesn’t produce second seasons.
Meanwhile, the hashtag of BNA Season 2 has become popular on Twitter, as fans are demanding a lot for a second season on the platform.
Will There Be BNA Season 2?
BNA was one of the most popular anime of 2020. The anime was praised by Lisa De La Cruz of CBR, who admired the anime for having an original storyline and good animation. The anime was nominated in the Best Dramatic Series category for an Ursa Major Award and Best Character Design in TV/Media for an Annie Award. BNA gained a lot of popularity worldwide after it began streaming on the famous platform Netflix.
Although disc sales do not entirely define the success of the anime anymore, the disc sales figures are still essential to show the success rate of the anime. Surprisingly, BNA did perform that well in disc sales as it sold 436 discs on average and ranked only 80th among 109 anime. Moreover, Studio Trigger has always produced only one season of anime.
However, the producers or Netflix have not made any official statement regarding the second season. Although this may seem like a bad sign, fans shouldn’t worry much about this because the anime was so successful that the creators would most likely be interested in producing a second season. It was a good anime on Netflix, which is why Netflix would probably renew the show.
The first season ended on a cliffhanger anyways, which indicates that Season 2 might come out to cover the story.
When Will BNA Season 2 Be Released?
Since the officials have not confirmed the release of BNA Season 2, its release date is not known either. However, the first season ended only a year ago, so maybe the producers need more time before announcing a second season. Seeing the demand from fans, it won’t be too long.
If the producers decide to release a second season, it would probably be in 2022 or 2023.
What Can We Expect In Season 2 Of BNA?
There has been no official news regarding the second season yet, and it is not following any manga; it is challenging to predict Season 2 accurately. It depends on the creators that in which plot they take the storyline. But the first season ends on a cliffhanger. Nazuna and Michiru remain in their humanoid form as their condition is unresolved.
The two are unable to find a cure for their transformation into a humanoid. However, Sylvasta Pharmaceuticals have figured out the process of humans’ transformation into a super Beastman. There are quite a few directions in which the story could go after seeing season 1. But since eventually, the creators have to tell the secrets behind the transformation, a second season might show in-depth about what happened to Nazuna and Michiru and if they are curable or not.