A lot of rumors regarding Ahiru no Sora Season 2 are surfacing online ever since its debut installment finished airing. Some of them are suggesting that the anime already got a renewal and is in production. Whereas, other speculations say it will never return due to the clash between the manga’s author and the production studio. Fans are pretty concerned about the latter part as they certainly want to see their favorite basketball anime again. So, when will it return? Keep reading to know.
Ahiru no Sora is a Japanese sport (basketball) anime series. It is an adaptation of Takeshi Hinata’s manga series of the very title. Diomedea animation studio picked up the manga and produced the anime’s debut season. Its premiere episode made it to the screens on October 2, 2019. Moreover, the series ran for a total of 50 episodes before concluding on September 30, 2020. As of now, everyone is waiting for the renewal of Ahiru no Sora Season 2.
Manga Compared To The Anime
The first season of the anime made several changes to its source material’s storyline throughout its 50-episode run. Fans liked these changes as they didn’t affect the anime’s storyline. However, the author of the manga series, Hinata, was not satisfied with the anime adaptation at all. He even apologized to the fans of this series several times by posting tweets. Besides, he found several plot holes in the anime and also had a problem with its pacing. On average, the show used three manga chapters in one episode.
By its end, the show adopted a total of 139 chapters and found its stopping point at Volume 18. The author has published a total of 51 volumes so far. Therefore, the production studio has more than enough content to make Ahiru no Sora Season 2. They can actually create three more installments of the series with the remaining source material.
Ahiru no Sora Season 2: Renewal Details
The first season of this basketball anime was very well received by the audience as well as the critics. They praised this show for its intriguing storyline and some intense basketball action. The ratings of the anime were also good. At the time of writing, it has a score of 7.31 on MyAnimeList. Also, it has more than 148K members in its MAL group, indicating its huge popularity. The makers also have enough source material for its second season.
Now, the only thing getting in the way of Ahiru no Sora Season 2 is the dispute between Takeshi Hinata and Diomedea. Their clash is affecting the anime in a bad way. Since Hinata is not satisfied with the anime adaptation, he certainly wants any other studio to pick it up. But the best thing for the anime’s future is that the author and the studio settle their differences. Only then will they give the green light to its second season.
Ahiru no Sora Season 2: Release Date
At present, it is very hard to predict the release date of the anime’s sequel due to some obvious reasons. We can only hope for the officials to renew the show by the end of this year. If this happens, fans might see the premiere of Ahiru no Sora sometime in 2023. Stay connected to The Anime Daily for more updates on your favorite anime and manga series.