A new installment of the manga Death Note gives us new hope that Death Note Season 2 will most likely be released in the future.
Death Note continues to be one of the biggest and most successful anime ever made 15 years ago since its premiere. Death Note is based on the manga series of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.
The 37-episode anime series adaptation was first released in Japan in October 2006 and lasted until June 2007. The anime scored an astonishing 8.63/10 rating out of 1,911,173 votes on MyAnimeList.
For a long time, fans have been anticipating the second season of the anime series. However, Madhouse, the studio that produced the hit anime, has remained silence about the update. Will it finally be released?
Death Note: Quick Recap
A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim’s face and write their victim’s name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.
High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumble upon the Death Note and since he deplores the state of the world, he tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.
With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.
Death Note Season 2: Will It Ever Happen?
Death Note Season 2 Release Date
We have been waiting for the sequel to the original Death Note anime for so long. There is a lot of speculation that the Death Note Season 2 is on its way. Unfortunately, there is still no official confirmation that a sequel to the original anime is underway.
You might be wondering why it took so long for Madhouse to make a sequel to this series even though the first anime was very popular, right?
One of the main reasons is the lack of source material for the story. The manga on which the series is based contains 108 chapters collected in 12 tankobon volumes. The anime adaptation of the first season has pretty much consumed the source material.
However, there is still new hope for fans of this anime!
Because in February 2020, a stand-alone ‘Death Note: Special One Shot’ written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata was published. Standalone is set ten years after the events of Kira, featuring a new story for the Death Note franchise.