Only a few months after the tragic Shadows House anime ended, a new trailer has guaranteed the debut of season 2 of the hit series.
Fans were expecting big things from shows like The Slime Diaries, Tokyo Revengers, and My Hero Academia season 5 when the Spring anime slate began in April 2021.
Many viewers, however, did not expect Shadows House to become one of the most intriguing programmes on the entire schedule, teasing viewers with brilliantly engaging characters and a cryptic tale.
The release date for Shadows House season 2 was finally confirmed this week at the AnimeJapan 2022 event, along with a brand new teaser trailer.
Season 2 of Shadows House is announced without waiting
Before the franchise’s Japanese website posted a teaser trailer for the sequel season, the announcement was made at a special live-streamed event in Japan, see below:
While the news of a second season was warmly received, it was not entirely unexpected. Renewals of anime series are often determined by two factors: original material and popularity, both of which Shadows House possesses in spades.
Season 1 episode 12 was adapted up through volume 4 chapter 47 in the original manga series, according to Anime Geek. The good news is that ten complete manga volumes with 126 chapters have been published in Japan as of this writing.
Unfortunately, Funimation does not release official viewership figures for their simulcast series, making it difficult to gauge Shadows House’s global success.
Shadows House presently has a 7.4/10 on IMDB and a 7.75/10 on MyAnimeList, with over 62,000 reviews, indicating that the anime is successful enough in Japan to warrant a second season.
Shadows House season 2 has previously raised complaints because the anime adaptation did not precisely reflect the text and went entirely off-script for certain episodes.
Fans were apprehensive that the manga’s immensely popular later chapters would not be adapted. Thankfully, the manga’s author answered these concerns, revealing that the adjustments were made specifically because the anime needed to be modified in order to properly represent the story.
Shadows House Season 2 Release confirmed
Shadows House season 2 will premiere in July 2022, as part of the Summer programming schedule, according to a press statement distributed by Anime News Network on January 5th, 2022.
The series debuted a brand new trailer for the second transmission at AnimeJapan 2022, which you can see here, with the phrase “There is still a’secret’ in this building.”
Unfortunately, neither the announcement nor the recent AnimeJapan 2022 event provided an exact release date, but Shadows House is likely to return to its previous programming block in Japan. As a result, new episodes will air every Sunday in Japan and every Saturday in the rest of the world.
Shadows House season 2 will most likely be simulcast only on Crunchyroll, rather than Funimation, who aired the first season.
This is due to the recent merger of the two services, with Crunchyroll being in charge of simulcasting all new titles beginning with the Spring slate.
The anime adaptation was first confirmed in October 2020 and broadcast as part of the Spring anime schedule in April 2021. As a result, many fans expected the series to return in April 2022, but few of us will be disappointed by the modest shift to the Summer schedule.