Kyoto Animation’s fantasy anime shook the industry back in 2016. It was one of the most talked-about adaptations due to the popularity of its source material. Despite getting low critic ratings, the series has a massive fan-following waiting for Myriad Colors Phantom World Season 2. Will it ever release? What’s in the future of the anime? Here’s everything you need to know.
Myriad Colors Phantom World, also known as Musaigen no Phantom World, was initially an acclaimed light novel series written by Sōichirō Hatano and illustrated by Shirabi. The first volume came out in December 2013, while the second one took two years to launch in 2015. A third novel was released in February 2016. In the same year, Kyoto Animation picked up its anime adaptation with the same title. The television series aired between January and March 2016, while an OVA episode was released in only DVD/BD form in October.
Myriad Colors Phantom World Season 2: Renewal Updates
As of now, Kyoto Animation or any of the anime’s producers have not confirmed the second season. The studio has continued to ignore demands from fans in the last four years. However, they haven’t canceled the series either. Hence, there’s still hope for Myriad Colors Phantom World Season 2.
Yet, chances for the anime’s renewal are still relatively meager. One of the main reasons behind the same lies in the source material. No new volumes of Musaigen no Phantom World light novel series have been released since 2016. Well, anime adaptations are usually dependent on the existence of their source material because they act as an advertisement. Hence, unless there are more LN volumes planning to release, the anime sequel will not have any content to promote. As of now, we can only wait for writer Sōichirō Hatano to write another Phantom World novel.
Is There Enough Source Material For A New Season?
The Musaigen no Phantom World LN series has a total of three volumes. However, Kyoto Animation only used the first novel in the anime adaptation. Hence, the studio still has three books to cover in the upcoming season. In fact, the amount of source material left will be enough to produce a third installment as well.
When Will Myriad Colors Phantom World Season 2 Release?
As of now, none of the producers of the anime, including Kyoto Animation, have greenlit Myriad Colors Phantom World Season 2. Hence, it’s currently difficult to predict a release date. Well, since the renewal depends upon the launch of another light novel volume, fans might have to wait longer than expected. Thus, the new episodes might not premiere anytime sooner than late 2021 or early 2022. We will update this section once the official date is announced.
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