After 15 years, ‘Death Note’ remains one of the most popular and profitable anime series ever made. ‘Death Note’ is based on Tsugumi Ohba’s manga series of the same name, which he wrote and drew.
In Japan, the 37-episode anime television series adaption premiered in October 2006 and lasted until June 2007. On MyAnimeList, the anime received an incredible 8.63/10 out of 2,016,714 votes.
Fans have been waiting for a second season of the anime series for a long time. The company that created the blockbuster anime, Madhouse, has been tight-lipped regarding the renewal. Is it finally going to happen? Let’s have a look.
Will There Be ‘Death Note’ Season 2?
We’ve been waiting a long time for the sequel to the first ‘Death Note’ anime. There are several rumours that a sequel to ‘Death Note’ is already in the works. Unfortunately, there is still no official indication that the original anime would be followed by a sequel.
You might be asking why, despite the popularity of the original anime, Madhouse waited so long to make a sequel. The absence of source material is one of the primary causes. The anime is based on a manga with 108 chapters collected in 12 tankbon volumes. The source material has already been exhausted by the anime adaptation.
There is, however, new hope for fans!
A solo ‘Death Note: Special One Shot,’ written by Ohba and illustrated by Obata, was released in February 2020. The standalone was set ten years after the events of Kira and told a whole new Death Note tale. It might be a feasible source of content for a follow-up anime.
What Is The Possible Plot Of ‘Death Note’ 2?
Season 2 of ‘Death Note’ has yet to be announced. Until we have an official announcement, we won’t know anything about the narrative. However, our best estimate is that ‘Death Note: Special One Shot’ will be used in the second season. If that happens, we may expect a time leap in season 2 with a whole new narrative and adversary.
The first adaption tells the narrative of Light Yagami, who is bored in the Shinigami world and is handed a notebook dubbed the ‘Death Note’ by Shinigami Ryuk. Light vows to utilize the ‘Death Note’ to cleanse the world of evil, killing criminal after criminal.
‘Death Note: Special One-Shot,’ new probable source material for season 2, sees Ryuk return to the human realm. He approaches Minoru Tanaka, a bright middle-school kid, and presents him with the ‘Death Note.’
Following the Kira tragedy 10 years ago, the world has already put in place additional preventive measures this time.
Trailer off Death Note Season 2