There have been numerous anime adaptations of manga that have gained incredible popularity in a short period of time. “Demon Lord Retry,” also known as “Maō-Sama, Ritorai,” is a well-known anime television series based on a manga and light novel of the same name, illustrated by Kōji Ogata and Amaru Minotake.
The story revolves around Akira Ono, the creator of the MMORPG Infinity Game. As he shuts down the game, he finds himself transported into the body of the game’s protagonist character, Demon Lord Hakuto Kunai. As Hakuto Kunai, he becomes a target for many, particularly the Satanist cult, due to his association with the Kingdom of Holy Light. Fans of the show have been eagerly awaiting the release of its second season since the first season aired. But will there be a season 2? And if so, when can we expect it to be released? Let’s find out.
About the Show:
“Maou Sama Retry” is a popular anime television series based on a light novel of the same name. It falls under the genres of fantasy and isekai. The light novel series, written by Kurone Kanzaki and published by Shōsetsuka ni Narō, has been running successfully since 2016. The light novel was illustrated by Kōji Ogata (1st edition) and Makoto Iino (2nd edition) and published by Futabasha. It was also licensed by J-Novel Club.
The manga adaptation, also written by Kurone Kanzaki and illustrated by Amaru Minotake, has been published by Futabasha, with English publisher J-Novel Club and imprint Monster Comics. The manga has been serialized in Web Comic Action since October 2017 and has had 5 volumes released.
The anime television series adaptation was directed by Hiroshi Kimura and written by Ōka Tanisaki, with music by Satoshi Hōno. The series was produced by Ekachi Epilka and licensed by Madman Entertainment and Funimation. It originally aired on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji from July 4, 2019, to September 19, 2019, spanning 12 episodes.
The show follows Akira Ono, who inadvertently finds himself transported into the game world of the MMORPG Infinity Game as the protagonist character after shutting down the game. As Demon Lord Hakuto Kunai, he must navigate the game world and confront his opponents who target him.
- The character of Hakuto Kunai is voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda in Japanese and by Josh Grelle in English.
- Aku is voiced by Kanon Takao in Japanese and by Natalie Hoover in English.
- Luna Elegant is voiced by Kaori Ishihara in Japanese and by Kristen McGuire in English.
- Killer Queen is voiced by Haruka Tomatsu in Japanese and by Caitlin Glass in English.
- Angel White is voiced by Aki Toyosaki in Japanese and by Megan Shipman in English.
- Yū Kirino is voiced by Rina Satō in Japanese and by Katelyn Barr in English.
- Isami Tahara is voiced by Tomokazu Seki in Japanese and by Eric Rolon in English.
- Zero Kirisame is voiced by Showtaro Morikubo in Japanese and by Josh Grelle in English.
- Tron is voiced by Suzuna Kinoshita in Japanese and by Sarah Wiedenheft in English.
- Mikan is voiced by Hitomi Nabatame in Japanese and by Beth Lipton in English.
- Yukikaze is voiced by Sora Tokui in Japanese and by Apphia Yu in English.
- Momo is voiced by Yurika Kubo in Japanese and by Kylie Stewart in English.
- Kyon is voiced by Kazusa Aranami in Japanese and by Kimberly Grace in English.
The first season of the show consists of 12 episodes:
“Demon Lord’s Descent” – July 4, 2019
“Golden Luna” – July 11, 2019
“Killer Queen” – July 18, 2019
“Yu Kirino” – July 25, 2019
“Merciless Invasion” – August 1, 2019
“Turmoil in the Capital” – August 8, 2019
“All or Nothing” – August 15, 2019
“Demon Lord’s Handiwork” – August 22, 2019
“Dancing Swindler and the Giant Gold Coin” – August 29, 2019
“Madam Roars” – September 5, 2019
“Yukikaze Attacks” – September 12, 2019
“Angel White and Demon Lord” – September 19, 2019
Will There Be a Season 2?
As of now, there has been no official announcement regarding the second season of “Demon Lord Retry.” Fans of the show are eagerly anticipating its return and hoping for a season 2 to be released in 2022.