Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2 is finally in productions! Kyoto Animation officially announced the renewal last year. However, the anime is going to take a while to return. As per reports, the release of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Season 2 might get delayed due to a tragic event. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The anime adaptation of writer-illustrator Coolkyoushinja’s popular manga debuted back in 2017. Fans loved its premise, and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid became one of the best animes of the year. Due to its immense popularity and demand, Kyoto Animation soon ordered a second outing of the animated show.
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Season 2: Renewal
After the debut season ended back in September 2017, fans began to demand another installment of the hilarious anime. By early-2019, the studio finally ordered the second season. The news came along with the eighth volume of the manga series. The details were available on Volume 8’s wraparound jacket band. Soon after the announcement, the creators began productions for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2.
What Will Happen In The New Installment?
KyoAni’s popular anime series centers around a lazy office lady Kobayashi. Due to some events on a drunken night, she ends up living with a dragon that has transformed herself into a human girl in a maid outfit. However, Tohru, the dragon maid, uses some unorthodox methods of housekeeping that put Miss Kobayashi in problems. On the other hand, the dragon maid’s presence in Kobayashi’s house attracts other mythical beings to their life, including Tohru’s friend Kanna.
Back in 2019, when the studio ordered the second season, they also confirmed that its story would be based on the eighth volume of the manga series. Hence, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2 will center around the arrival of Kanna’s father, Kimmun Kamui, into the Kobayashi family. He needs Kanna to repair the ‘dragon ball,’ which is necessary for a battle between the dragons. Kobayashi and Tohru soon get involved in Kimmun’s issue and begin to explore the dragon world.
Why Is ‘Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2’ Delayed?
The tragic Kyoto Animation arson attack shook the world back in July 2018. The deadly massacre ended up taking the lives of 36 people while injuring 33 members of the studio as well. Sadly, the director of the anime and an important member of Kyoto Animation, Yasuhiro Takemoto, passed away in the KyoAni fire. On the other hand, the attack also killed 27-year-old Shiho Morisaki, who was a member of Dragon Maid’s production team.
The death of Yasuhiro Takemoto, Shiho Morisaki, and all other fire victims has heavily affected the studio. The unfortunate event may cause some subsequent delays in the release of several animes. It has currently been more than half a year since the arson attack, and the studio has begun to recover. While some of the animes have barely faced any delays, the rest of them like Violet Evergarden movie will premiere months later than the schedule.
Hence, chances suggest that the event must have disoriented the production schedule of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Season 2. The studio would’ve announced the release date by now. However, due to the arson attack, none of the companies related to the anime’s production are ready to speak about the status of the anime.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2: Release Date
Rumors reveal that the second season might currently be in production. Whereas, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2 may premiere a few months later than its release schedule. As of now, Kyoto Animation is yet to reveal a firm air date. According to speculations, the new installment may debut sometime towards the end of 2020 or early 2021. Although, it’s always wise to wait for an official announcement.
Do you want another season of the anime? What are your expectations from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2? Tell us in the comment below. Also, here’s a list of all KyoAni arson attack victims by Crunchyroll.