How Not To Summon A Demon Lord aka Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu in Japanese, is an anime adapted from the novel and manga of the same name. The novel series was penned by Yukiya Murasaki, and embodied by Takahiro Tsurusaki. The novel was first published in 2014, and the new copies are still in publication to this date.
A manga adaptation of the series by the artist Naoto Fukuda was followed in 2015. This adaptation, like the light novel series, is still in publication. When released, the manga became viral among fans, and till now has sold about one million copies worldwide.
Seeing its popularity among the masses, a Japanese manga anime studio known by the name Ajio-do animation, captivated the manga’s publishing rights and expressed its plan to reinvent the manga into the anime.
On July 5, 2018, the studio released the first season of the hit manga series, the series was a hit among the manga fans and received some positive criticism. Since then, the fans are eagerly waiting for any updates on the next season of the series.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 2 Release Date
The season 1 aired from July 5, 2018, to September 20, 2018, ranging over 12 episodes. Only a few volumes of the original material are put to use; for season 2, more than enough material is left. The writers will also do some improvisation from their side to hype-up the storyline a little.
Some good news for manga fans, the Japanese anime’s official site, has reported that season 2 is expected to come out in 2021. They have also announced this news on their Twitter handle.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Anime English Dub/Sub
The English dubbed and subbed episodes of the series are available at Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FUNimation.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord: Plot
As the recent trend among most of the anime is, Reality vs. Virtual reality, this series also has a plotline, dabbling between virtual reality and reality.
The story revolves around a highly introverted gamer Takuma Sakamoto, who has gained the demon king Diablo’s status in the multiplayer online role-playing game called Cross Reverie, where he possesses the most deadly weapons and is at the apex of the player tally. Because of his introverted nature, he has very few friends and spends most of his virtual gaming time.
But one beautiful day, a summoning spell transports him to the virtual game. He wakes up with his soul entrapped in the body of his gaming character Demon King Diablo. Afterward, he figured out that he was summoned by two girls, Rem, and an elf Shera, who then tried to use a spell so that they could subjugate him.
But their plan failed because Takuma had a magical ring which boomeranged the spell it ended up giving both the girls a magical collar around their necks, making them the slaves of Diablo.
This leaves Diablo/Takuma extremely nervous, as he has now to put on the strong character of Demon King and hide his original socially awkward personality.
What Will Happen In How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 2?
As Takuma donned his virtual character Diablo, he started acting the same way his role does in the virtual world, hiding his real social awkwardness. Next season, we could expect the trio to search for the magical potion powerful enough to break the spell.
There is also a possibility that we could see Diablo/Takuma using his hidden strong knowledge of foreign lands, as an advantage to adjust in the new world, where there is danger present at every point.
We could also see a romantic relationship between Rem and Diablo/Takuma, as the former had proposed his feelings to him in the previous season. And Shera might also become a much stronger character in the upcoming season.
And we could not ignore the fact that there could be an entry of Demon lord Krebskulm, who is trapped in the body of Rem, and her death will pave the way for the entry of Krebskulm into the gaming world.
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How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 2 Characters
There are numerous characters in the show, but the show revolves around only trio – Takuma, Rem, and Shera.
- Takuma Sakamoto is a socially awkward personality, who unknowingly entered the game and is now trapped in character, who is opposite his personality. How he overcomes his social anxiety, act brave is what makes this show special.
- Rem Galleu is one of the two girls, who brought Takuma in this game. She is a parthenian adventure, who over time, develops feelings for Takuma. And also, Rem’s body is the vessel of Demon Lord Krebskulm.
- Shera L.Greenwood is the second girl, who brought Takuma in the game. Although she looks clumsy, she is pretty smart in learning new magic tricks very quickly.
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How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 2 Trailer
There is no update on season 2 trailer, and as most of the production houses are on halt because of the virus, there are very few chances that the trailer will release in subsequent months. But, keep in touch with us, we will update you as soon as possible about any updates.