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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2021

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The official website for the television anime of Yukiya Murasaki's How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord light novel series revealed on Wednesday that the anime is getting a second season that will premiere in 2021. The title of the second season it Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu Ω.

Naoto Fukuda, who draws the manga adaptation of the novels, provided a special illustration for the announcement.

Satoshi Kuwabara (Dagashi Kashi 2, Black Jack) is directing the second season at Tezuka Productions and Okuru to Noboru. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is returning from the first season to handle series composition, and Shizue Kaneko is again designing the characters.

Returning cast members include Masaaki Mizunaka as Diablo, Yū Serizawa as Shera L Greenwood, and Azumi Waki as Rem Galleu.

The anime's first season premiered in Japan in July 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the anime worldwide outside of Asia, and Funimation streamed the anime in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Funimation also streamed an English dub for the series.

Yūta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival!) directed the anime at Ajia-do. Yuki Nishioka served as chief animation director. Teppei Satō directed the photography at Asahi Production Shiraishi Studio, and Satoshi Motoyama directed the sound at Half HP Studio. The five main voice actresses (Waki, Serizawa, Hara, Okubo, and Katō) performed the opening theme song "DeCIDE" under the unit name "SUMMONARS 2+." Serizawa performs the anime's ending theme song.

J-Novel Club is releasing the original novel series in English, and it describes the story:

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon... but that's when Takuma's passive ability "Magic Reflection" activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That's when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!

“Amazing? But of course... I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”

So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!

Kodansha published the first novel with illustrations by Takahiro Tsurusaki in December 2014, and published the 11th volume in May 2019. Fukuda's manga launched on Kodansha's Suiyōbi no Sirius (Wednesday Sirius) section on the Niconico service in June 2015, and the 11th volume shipped on Thursday. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English.

Sources: How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord anime's website, Comic Natalie


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