Back in 2015, Ufotable produced an anime adaptation on the fifth anniversary of a popular PlayStation Portable game. Now that it’s been ten years, fans are expecting a sequel to the television show. As of now, the studio is yet to renew God Eater Season 2. However, the future of this anime shines quite brightly. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
God Eater originated as an action role-playing video game developed by Shift and popular game publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment. The first version of the game came back in 2010, following two others in 2013 and 2018. It took no time to become a household name all around the globe, which led to the creation of several manga and light novel adaptation. In 2015, animation studio Ufotable picked up the storyline for an anime adaptation. The television series was received quite well by fans of the franchise and critics alike.
Will There Be Another God Eater Game?
The God Eater franchise has had a total of six games, including three revamped games. All these versions launch within the gap of a couple of years or even lesser. The most recent one, God Eater 3, came out back in December 2018 (in Japan), which turned out to be a massive success yet again. Hence, expectations of God Eater 4 jumped up. Sadly, it’s been two years, and neither Shift nor Bandai Namco have confirmed the release of another game.
Well, as per its history, the creators of the game may take a few more years to launch a new game. There have been speculations that the game series won’t return. However, any of those speculations have not been confirmed. In fact, the chances for the renewal of God Eater 4 are still pretty high.
The entire game franchise of God Eater is massively profitable for the producers and PlayStation Portable. Hence, it’s highly unlikely for them to cancel it anytime soon. As per the current status, God Eater 4 might launch sometime in 2021 or 2022. Keep checking this corner for all future updates.
God Eater Season 2: Will The Anime Return?
It’s been five years since we last streamed a fresh season of this amazing anime. The God Eater anime adaptation began airing in July 2015. After a long delay and unexpected gaps, the 13-episode series was stretched until March 2016. These delays harmed the image of the show. Yet, overall, the first season was rated pretty well. Considering that, chances for the renewal of God Eater Season 2 anime remain pretty high.
Unlike most western television shows, it’s common of animes to have long gaps between them. Some of these anime series can take as long as four to five years to return. Therefore, it’s alright if Ufotable takes a while to make the decision. The studio has had a busy schedule over the last few years and already has plans for 2020. Although it might think of producing a sequel if there’s enough source material to promote.
Most of the anime series are produced solely to boost the sale of its source material (manga, light novel, web novel, or video game). Thus, they only run until they have sufficient content to market. As of now, God Eater Season 2 has no upcoming source material to promote. Hence, the future of the anime highly depends upon God Eater 4 (video game). Once the fourth part of the RPG is confirmed, its creator may use the sequel for its promotion.
On the other hand, it is suspected that Ufotable might use the storyline of 2018’s God Eater 3 for the anime. Besides, like before, the studio might also create some fresh content for the sequel. Based on some speculations, God Eater Season 2 is suspected to feature a new lead. In fact, rumors say that Lenka Utsugi will emerge as the lead character.
God Eater Season 2: Release Date
Well, fans will have to wait until Shift, and Bandai Namco renew God Eater 4 (video game). The sequel of its anime adaptation is expected to release before the new game. Moreover, since we’re celebrating God Eater’s tenth anniversary this year, Ufotable might wave the green flag for God Eater Season 2 (anime). At the earliest, the new episodes likely to release by late 2020 or early 2021. Stay tuned for official confirmation.