There were numerous speculations surrounding the Demon Lord Retry anime show. It is Japanese series published in 2019, and it is originally based on light novel series from the author Kurone Kanazaki. The series is highly popular in Japan and was initially named Demon Lord, after which it was renamed to Maou-Sama Retry, due to an anime titled Megami no Eshi, which translates as A Goddess’s Blessing.
After its premiere, the show was distributed by Funimation on many world’s networks, such as Tokyo MX, and it became very popular outside Japan as well. The reception of the show was really good, and with the high popularity, many fans are wondering when season 2 is coming out. We researched and gathered information regarding Demon Lord Retry season 2 we would like to share with you. So without further redo, let us start.
When is Demon Lord Retry Season 2 Release Date?
Although fans are uncertain if the anime will be renewed for season two at all, there are speculations that it is already renewed and that things are in motion to start filming. This, of course, strictly speaking, remains speculation since neither Ekachi Epilka nor any other member of the production crew has confirmed this information.
One of the main reasons why fans should remain hopeful is the fact that the first season ended with the phrase “To be continued,” which indicates that the show makers are not yet done and that there is still a story to be told.
However, everyone who enjoyed the first season of this exciting anime should exercise some patience, and when we get the official date of the release, we will surely update this section. There is still hope since various speculations claim that we might get Demon Lord Retry season 2 premiere somewhere in late 2023.
Demon Lord Retry Plotline
The main plot of the anime is centered around Oono Akira, an ordinary person who works in an online gaming company. He likes playing the character of Dark Lord and has been operating an MMORPG for 15 years straight.
One day when he decides to shut it down, he gets transported to this gaming world where he finds himself in the body of the mighty Dark Lord. He meets an injured girl, Aku, who was pursued by a demon, and soon enough, they embark on the journey together.
Although he did destroy the demon that was pursuing Aku, the thing that bothered him the most was the fact that he did not create Aku or the demon.
In their adventures, they meet nations and saints that are trying to destroy the Dark Lord, and whenever he goes with his companion, they get into trouble. It is a thrilling story that captured the hearts of numerous fans, and it is no wonder that so many cannot wait for the upcoming season’s release.
What Should We Expect From the Demon Lord Retry Season 2?
The first season of the show left multiple cliffhangers and left fans wondering if it is really finished. The lack of war and culmination of the story with the enemies left us thinking that the best that the show can offer is yet to come.
The thing that baffles most fans is that a lot of time has passed, and there is still no news about the continuation. We remain hopeful since light novel promises that there is still plenty of stories to be told.
Is There Enough Source Material to Continue the Anime Show?
Ekachi Epilka’s anime show Demon Lord Retry picks up the plot from the light novel series as source material. This version ended with the third volume, whereas Futabasha’s reprinted version is still in the run and has been serialized for five volumes as of February 2020.
The anime adaptation covered the storyline of the first two reprinted light novels, so it is safe to say that the studio has more than enough source material left to add into Demon Lord Retry season two.
Continuing light novel is always great news for anime fans since that almost certainly leads to sequels. The last volume was released on November 29, 2023, by J-Novel Club in English. If we follow this theory, there is enough material to cover at least two more seasons.
What is the cast crew for the Demon Lord Retry Season 2?
Since this anime is full of compelling and interesting characters that, by the way, are exceptionally well voice-acted, it is safe to say that most of them will return in the upcoming sequel and that we will get some fresh faces along the way. Here is the list of characters and actors that are expected to return in Demon Lord Retry season two.
- Aku – Takao Kanon (Japanese), Hoover Natalie (English)
- Elegant Luna – Ishihara Kaori (Japanese), Kristen McGuire (English)
- Kunai Hakuto – Tsuda Kenjriou (Japanese), Grelle Josh (English)
- Queen Killer – Tomatsu Haruka (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)
- Kirino Yuu – Satour Rina (Japanese), Katelyn Barr (English)
- Kirisame Zero – Morikubo Shoutarou (Japanese)
- Tron – Kinoshita Suzuna (Japanese), Wiedenheft Sarah (English)
- Utopia – Koyasu Takehito (Japanese), Ben Philips (English)
- White Angel – Toyosaki Aki (Japanese), Shipman Megan (English)
- Yukikaze – Tokui Sora (Japanese), Yu Apphia (English)
Chances for Return
Aside from the “To be continued” end screen, there are multiple factors that are good signs for the show’s return. Season one gave us a taste of what this anime can become in the future. It is a good watch that definitely deserves some re-visiting, especially because the sequel seems to be finally in sight.
The thing that is noteworthy is that Studio Ekachi Epilka has produced only one other series as of today. Their debut anime was Crossing Time, which was a twelve-episode series with three-minute animated shorts. Thus, Demon Lord Retry was their first normal-length anime.
The studio did not pick any new projects this year, and therefore, since Demon Lord Retry was already planned, it is likely that they will add it to their current 2023 schedule. With this said, the chances of renewal of this anime series are pretty high, and fans should remain hopeful.
Ever since the release of the first season of Demon Lord Retry, fans have been eager to see the continuation and end of this story. The COVID-19 pandemic and other factors stood in the way of this, but lately, there were certain speculations that we might see the sequel season after all.
Since we update our content daily and look for reliable sources, make sure to swing by and check if we have news about your favorite anime. Until then, rewatch the first season, look for updates on light novel source material, and stay patient because DLR season two might be just around the corner.