The pilot season of Meikyuu Black Company recently ended with a shocking finale episode. While fans were expecting a happy ending, all they received was a confusion-filled conclusion. With all these questions in mind, fans are demanding the second season. Silver Link Studio first announced the anime adaptation of MBC in 2021. The show began streaming in July 2021. In a matter of a few months, the show became a major hit. So, when will The Dungeon of Black Company Season 2 release? Here is all you need to know.
The Dungeon of Black Company is a direct adaptation of the isekai manga by author Yohei Yasumura. The manga first came out in the year 2016. So far, seven volumes of the text have come out in the public domain. The first season was an experimental venture by Studio Silver Link. Now, fans are looking forward to the sequel of the franchise.
The Dungeon of Black Company Season 2: Renewal Status
At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation of the renewal of the second season of Meikyuu Black Company. In most cases, shows and seasons are announced right after the release of the finale episode. Moreover, some series also tease new editions by quoting ‘to be continued’ at the end of the season. However, this was not the case with the final episode of MBC. But the studio has also not stamped the news of the cancellation. Moreover, the audience and critical reception of the series have also been commendable.
The pilot season is rated 6.8 out of 10 in IMDb. However, the show received a 7.38-star rating on MyAnimeList. Moreover, the episodes of the series often ranked on the top lists of Funimation. Thus, the renewal decision would not be a tough call for the makers. The announcement might come through in a matter of weeks.
The Dungeon of Black Company tells the story of a classic isekai anime. In most shows, the protagonist is transferred from a boring life to the life of a hero. However, here, the protagonist only has downhill to go. Kinji lives a lazy and unproductive life with almost no aim for the future. One day, he wakes up in the magical world of orcs and dragons. As seen in popular anime, he was expecting to be welcomed as the savior of the world. Instead, he was ordered to work for a heinous job in the mines.
The last savior of the dungeons left the job of the hero. This resulted in the people getting bitter towards heroes from other worlds. As Kinji completed his work with sincerity, he was given the real job of the hero. He was tasked to take back the control of the dungeons from the enemy named Raiza’ha. But things turned upside down by the end of the season. Despite winning the match, Kinji ended up getting arrested for his crimes. Raiza’ha legally brought most of the property of the dungeon and got the ownership anyway.
By the end of the season, Kinji pronounced that he would not stop his quest even after winning. He said that he would go back to Japan and keep working towards acquiring the dungeons. Thus, the next season will delve into further quests of Kinji in the dungeon world. He declared that he wanted to conquer the entire world before going back home. Thus, fans can expect to see Kinji back in action in The Dungeon of Black Company Season 2.
Is There Enough Source Material?
The Dungeon of Black Company anime series is an adaptation of the original work of mangaka Yohei Yasumura. The isekai manga has seven volumes in total. Besides this, there is no other spin-off source material in the franchise. The pilot season of the anime adapted around 29 chapters of the manga. This means that almost six volumes of the manga have been used up. However, author Yohei Yasmura has clarified that the manga would continue for a while now.
The seventh volume also begins a crucial arc in the story, which is intended to be a long-stretched act. Thus, it is safe to say that the manga would release enough source material before The Dungeon of Black Company Season 2 hits the screens.
The Dungeon of Black Company Season 2: Release Date
For the time being, neither Studio Silver Link nor the makers of the show have opened up about a tentative release schedule of the anime. The production status of the anime is also unavailable at the moment. Thus, fans can only believe that if the show undergoes production this year, it will take around a year to complete the animation work. Therefore, fans can expect to see the second season in the early months of 2022 at the earliest. Keep an eye on this corner for more updates.