The first season of this amazing skateboarding anime recently came to a close, and now fans are wondering when they will see SK8 The Infinity Season 2. Sports is one of the most popular genres among otakus, and if the show has a decent storyline, it is certainly a hit. The same happened with this one as well. After a grand hit, the audience wants to watch a sequel. So, will it ever arrive? Here are all the latest details.
SK8 The Infinity is a Japanese original sports adventure anime series. One of the most renowned directors, Hiroko Utsumi, helmed this show. Ichiro Okouschi penned down its plot. Bones animation studio picked up the story and produced an anime adaptation that debuted on January 10, 2021. It recently concluded on April 4, 2021, after an impressive run of 12 episodes. It hasn’t been an entire month since its completion, and fans are already asking for a sequel.
As reported by The Anime Daily, the production of second season has resumed.
SK8 The Infinity Season 2: Renewal Status!
The first season of the anime has everything the show needs to be a blockbuster. From jaw-dropping skateboarding sequences to amazing animation and relatable characters, the show has everything. It beautifully depicts the action sports culture in Onikawa. As a result, it turned out to be a massive hit among the viewers. It is no wonder why everyone is going crazy about its sequel and that too within the same month of its completion.
However, it is too early to ask for a renewal from the production company. It is an original anime series that does not follow any source material. Therefore, the makers will take their time to analyze its performance. So, it might take a few months for them to announce the fate of SK8 The Infinity Season 2.
Announcement Of New Spin-Off Manga Series!
Recently, in January this year, the franchise announced a new spin-off comedy manga series that began its serialization form January 11, 2021. All the new chapters of the series come out on Young Ace Up manga’s website. On the other hand, the makers also announced a manga adaptation of Sk8 The Infinity anime series. Kazuto Kojima is serving as its author. BookLive, an ebook store, began its serialization on March 5, 2021. It is a typical Shounen manga series that is receiving a great response from the readers so far.
Issues In Season 1 Productions!
According to some reports, Studio Bones faced a lot of problems while producing the debut season of the anime. One of the best directors and some amazing freelancers worked on this project. However, even the talented guys need proper time to complete the job. The team working on this show was too small for the size of its production. As a result, the studio soon realized that they wouldn’t be able to meet the deadline to release SK8 The Infinity. Hence, the creators were forced to complete the remaining episodes by taking help from their subsidiaries in panic. Studio Bones is one of the biggest animation studios, but it seems like the pandemic has affected them as well.
Busy Schedule Of Studio Bones!
Studio Bones is renowned for shows like Mob Psycho 100, My Hero Academia, Fullmetal Alchemist, and many more. It is also one of the biggest and busiest animation studios in Japan. The company is divided into five small groups, from A to E. Each of these five groups works on their own projects. Currently, the studio is airing My Hero Academia Season 5 and Godzilla Singular Point. One of their other series, titled The Case Study of Vanitas, is due to premiere in July this year. Aside from those, the studio has several movies in its bag as well. My Hero Academia: World’s Mission and Eureka Seven are two of them. So, it is likely that Bones Studio won’t pick up any other show for quite some time as they certainly don’t want to repeat the blunder again.
SK8 The Infinity Season 2: Plot Details!
The inaugural season of the anime exceeded the expectations of its viewers. Hence, they are now expecting the same level of thrill and action from its sequel as well. In the debut season finale, fans saw Langa winning the tournament after defeating Adam. He also reminds the latter about the purpose of skating. Every single friend of Langa gathers to celebrate his victory in the final round of the tournament. Meanwhile, Shadow’s heart shatters when he comes to know that the florist is already dating someone. Whereas, Miya is finally getting along with her friends again.
The post-credit scenes reveal that Adam blamed the representative Takano for all the corruption. Tadashi was stunned that Adam didn’t expose him. Upon asking the same to Adam, he learned that Adam wants him to behave as his dog for the rest of his life. On the other hand, Kiriko is finally returning to Tokyo after another transfer.
Now, in SK8 The Infinity Season 2, Langa, Reki, and the rest of their group might go to Tokyo. They would compete with the skaters there, who are on a completely different level. Koyomi will start her skateboarding journey, and Kiriko will continue her investigation. There is a probability that in the sequel, fans might see an episode dedicated to snowboarding as well.
SK8 The Infinity Season 2: Release Date
The makers are yet to renew the anime for its following installments, and they might take some time to do it. Therefore, it is hard to predict the release date of the sequel now. If we look at the schedule of Bones Studio, there are no chances for the show to return at least for a year, at the time of publishing this article. However, if the studio renews the show sometime this year, the new episodes of SK8 The Infinity Season 2 might hit the screens by the end of 2022 or in early 2023.