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The Story Continues: Akira Ono’s New World
“Demon Lord, Retry!” is an anime series that has captivated fans with its unique blend of isekai fantasy elements and MMORPG settings. The story revolves around Akira Ono, the man behind the MMORPG Infinity Game. Just when he’s about to shut down the game servers, he finds himself transported into a fantastical world, embodying his in-game avatar, Demon Lord Hakuto Kunai. Armed with incredible powers, Kunai embarks on a quest to understand why he’s been summoned, encountering both allies and enemies along the way.
- Genre: Isekai Fantasy
- Adaptation: Light novels by Kurone Kanzaki
- Unique Elements: Overpowered protagonist, ecchi scenarios, and a compelling father-daughter relationship between Kunai and Aku.
Release Date: A Mystery Yet to be Solved
While the first season concluded with a tantalizing “To be continued,” there’s still no official word on the release date for Season 2. Fans are left to speculate, as neither the animation studio Ekachi Epilka nor Crunchyroll have made any announcements regarding the show’s future.
What to Expect in Season 2
If you’re wondering what the next season has in store, it’s likely to adapt volumes three and four of the original light novel series. In these volumes, Kunai ventures north to the city of Rookie in search of an anti-magic solution, while his village continues to flourish in his absence. Additionally, the story delves deeper into the mystery of Ono’s summoning and introduces new twists, including Luna’s discovery of her long-lost friend’s possible survival.
The Team Behind the Anime
The first season was animated by studio Ekachi Epika and licensed by Crunchyroll for audiences outside of Asia. Madman Entertainment holds the rights in Australia. It’s expected that the same team will continue to work on the upcoming season, unless there are significant changes.
Where to Catch Up
If you haven’t yet dived into the world of “Demon Lord, Retry!”, the first season is available for streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation. For those interested in the source material, the light novel series and its manga adaptation are available from various retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Rakuten Kobo.