The final episode of The Detective is Already Dead was recently released on all platforms. With the premiere of the final episode, fans are both excited and upset about saying goodbye to this fantastic series. The story of Kimizuka and his detective adventures kept fans intrigued for a long time. However, now they are looking forward to a second season. So, has the studio renewed The Detective is Already Dead Season 2 yet? Here is all you need to know about the renewal.
The Detective is Already Dead is a detective harem story that is a direct adaptation of Nigojū and Mugiko’s s work. The manga first launched in May 2020. So, after that, the anime adaptation was also announced by Studio ENGI. However, the course of twelve episodes went by like a wave. Now, fans await the sequel and an extension to the story. It will be interesting to see what the sequel has in store for the fans.
The Detective is Already Dead Season 2: Renewal Status
After the final episode aired on television this Sunday, fans were hyped up about the renewal of the show. In most cases, makers tend to announce the second season at the end of the final episode. However, the same was not the case with The Detective is Already Dead. The makers neither announced a second installment nor did they care a precap of the upcoming storyline. Thus, The Detective is Already Dead Season 2 has not been renewed for the time being. The makers might announce the renewal within a few weeks if everything goes down well.
Since the second installment has not officially been renewed, one cannot say if the production work has begun or not. Studio ENGI is also silent on the matter. To begin the production, The Detective is Already Dead Season 2 must get a green flag from the administration department of the anime. For that to happen, the reception of the first season must surpass a certain bar. Well, this bar varies from studio to studio. The Detective is Already Dead has been a popular show amongst fans. The harem story of three detectives was widely praised by the audience.
Not only the audience but critics also lauded the show for its unique concept and beautiful animation design. The anime has a high rating of 6.3 on IMDb. Moreover, MyAnimeList has a 6.51-star rating out of ten. So far, the reception of the anime looks good for a renewal. It will be interesting to see what new comes fans’ way once the season begins production.
The Detective is Already Dead Season 2: Plot Details
The last season pretty much concluded all the conflicts of the story. Siesta’s death had caused a lot of chaos in Kimizuka’s life. The loss of a mentor not only caused him to lose sight of the goal but he was also consumed with revenge. However, in the final episode, Siesta’s consciousness survived, and she borrows Natsunagi’s body to meet Kimizuka and help him defeat the lizard monster. Using combined battle techniques, the two managed to eliminate the monster and free the SPES of a large burden.
Now, The Detective is Already Dead Season 2 will deal with the aftermath of Siesta’s death. Kimizuka knows that his mentor is alive in consciousness. However, she needs to body to complete the revival. Thus, Kimizuka will take up this mission in order to bring back the love of his life. Moreover, killing the giant lizard monster does not mean that they have taken down the SPES organization. In the next season, Kimizuka and Natsunagi will get back to London and investigate the SPES headquarters.
The mastermind behind the underground organization is SEED. Moreover, Kimizuka is also to take revenge on Hel, who took out Siesta’s heart. Things will mess around in the second season as Kimi, and Natsunagi get on board once again.
Is there a Source Material?
The Tantei wa Mou Shindeiru manga has currently published three volumes so far. Why the first season has adapted most of the story from these three volumes, the ongoing manga has many conflicts in the run. Fourth volume ahead, the story is divided into larger conflicts like the chase of the SPES and Hel’s secret plans. The popular belief is that these sharks will take more than a numbered of volumes to conclude. This implies that the second season will timely have enough source material to be adapted. However, it’s hard to say anything for the time being.
The Detective is Already Dead Season 2: Release Date
Unfortunately, there is no official release date for the second installment of the popular harem series. Since the anime itself has not been renewed, there is no confirmation of a release either. However, if the production of the second season is to begin this month, Studio ENGI would be able to finish the animation of 12 episodes within six months. Hence, it can be assumed that The Detective is Already Dead Season 2 would release in the Fall 2022 slate. Stay tuned to The Anime Daily for more updates about the show.