It has been nine years since fans last saw Mirai Nikki on screen, and its loyal fan following is still waiting to see Mirai Nikki Season 2. It is one of the most popular anime series with a huge fan base. However, they’ve also divided as half of them enjoyed all the violence and profanity featured in it while the remaining half didn’t. But the great thing is that both sides desperately want to see its sequel.
Mirai Nikki, aka The Future Diary, is a Japanese mystery psychological thriller anime series. It follows its plot from one of the most famous manga series of the same name by Sakae Esuno. Studio Asread picked up its story and produced the anime that made its debut on October 9, 2011. It ran for 26 episodes and concluded on April 15, 2012. Since then, everyone is anticipating its second season. So, will the anime ever return? Here is everything to know.
Mirai Nikki Season 2: Renewal Status!
After the anime’s end, many fans compared it to Death Note as both of these shows started very strong but lost their spark by the end. However, there are still a large number of fans who are satisfied with the ending of both anime series. One thing about this show is for sure that it won’t bore you right till its final moments. As a result, fans are waiting to see the second season as well. But in the past nine years, the production studio or the makers haven’t revealed anything about Mirai Nikki Season 2. A lot of rumors surfaced online, some about its renewal and some about its cancellation, but the officials never confirmed any of them.
Is There Enough Source Material?
This anime also came out in order to promote its source material (manga series). Therefore, in order to create the sequel, it is important for the production studio to have enough content to follow. The serialization of the manga series began in 2006 and ran till 2010. The series completed its run after a total of 12 acclaimed volumes. However, the inaugural season of the anime exhausted almost all the content from these 12 volumes and left nothing for its future installments. Therefore, Studio Asread doesn’t have enough source material to create Mirai Nikki Season 2.
Mirai Nikki Season 2: Will The Anime Return?
The debut installment of this show received a brilliant response from everyone. It also holds a great score of 7.52 on MyAnimeList. The show is ranked at #21 in popularity on the same platform. Despite being that popular, the only reason it didn’t return was the lack of its source material. The story is already complete, and the author is not in any mood to stretch it out. Therefore, it is likely that there won’t be Mirai Nikki Season 2. There is a slight chance that the fans might see its reboot sometime in the near future.