The pilot season of Scarlet Nexus recently said goodbye to the screens this Thursday. After the finale episode, fans are demanding the second season of the popular gaming anime. Since the month of July, the anime has been making it to the news for all the right reasons. From the first episode, the story has been in Reddit discussions of the gaming channels. So, are the makers planning to renew the series? Is there enough source material? Here is all you need to know about Scarlet Nexus Season 2.
Scarlet Nexus is a popular role-playing action game from Bandai Namco. The game first launched in June 2021. Soon, the anime adaptation of the project was also announced by the company. The anime began airing in July and ended course in the month of September. Now, all the fans are looking forward to the second season.
Scarlet Nexus Season 2: Renewal Status
For the time being, there has been no official news that teases the renewal of the sequel. Most of the shows tend to announce the second season at the end of the pilot edition. However, this was not the case with Scarlet Nexus Season 2. The show ended on a silent note without teasing the next edition. However, the pilot season has performed justifiably well over the months. The show has been rated 6.5 out of 10 on IMDb. Moreover, MyAnimeList also has a considerable rating of 5.85 stars.
Additionally, the critical reception of the show has also been decent. Thus, it would be a tough call for Bandai Namco to renew the show for a second season. It is only a matter of time before the sequel is stamped official.
The first season Scarlet Nexus dealt with the futuristic events of the year 2020. An authorized governmental paramilitary team learns that the world is threatened by the wrath of human devouring creatures known as Others. As a result, the government forms the Other Suppression Force in order to locate and eliminate these creatures. Yuito was a young boy when he was saved by this team years ago. Thus, he also dreamt of becoming a soldier who saves the common people from the Others. The other elite member of this team is Kasane, who joined the gang ages ago.
She was recruited at a young age because of her prodigal abilities. However, the truth begins to turn and mold as Yuito and Kasane take over more and more cases. By the end of the season, Kasane and Yuito learn dark truths about the organization they are working for. As they moved forward with the cases, it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between friend and foe. In the penultimate episode, Kasane and the team learn about the design children and invite them to their cause.
As they escape from Togetsu, they find the next hideout at Kagero’s place. There, the team came to the conclusion that the government is hiding sensitive information about the lunar immigrants. They also learned that a secret Ark is hidden within the basement of the headquarters. In the next season, fans can expect to explore the lunar immigration arc in more detail. While the corrupt government will fall in this season, there is much history within these offices that the show is yet to explore.
Is There Enough Source Material?
While most anime series are adapted from light novels and manga anthologies, Scarlet Nexus draws the story from Bandai Namco’s video game of the same name. Thus, the chronology and order of the story are branched into multiple arcs. Beyond the Togetsu Arc, the game has endless possibilities for a story. Even the first season was developed with a large portion of the original storyline. Thus, it can be said that Scarlet Nexus Season 2 is not well equipped with the solid source material, but the story can be developed through referral gameplay.
Scarlet Nexus Season 2: Release Date
For the time being, there has been no official confirmation on the release of Scarlet Nexus Season 2. However, the renewal of the show is also under the radar this month. Thus, if the sequel undergoes production next month, the writing and development process, including the animation, will take around a year. Thus, fans can expect to see the show in the Winter 2022 slate at the earliest. Until then, keep an eye on this corner for more updates.