Sankarea Season 2 is what people are dying for! How can the studio leave us in the cliffhanger? Since the release of the anime in 2012, fans internationally want to see the next sequel of this anime. What is even weirder is that there is some element that makes the viewers feel kinda weird. Even the genre was labeled ecchi, but it’s balanced out with comedy and a little bit of romance. We even sat on the edge of the chair, biting our clothes, and felt oddly satisfied with this anime to wait for the next chapter.
Sankarea: Undying Love is a Japanese anime series that adapts the plot from the manga series of the same name written by Mitsuru Hattori. The anime made its debut on April 5, 2012, and ran for twelve episodes. After the completion of the show, the makers released an OVA on June 8 of the same year. Then in November, the fans saw two more special episodes of the anime.
Sankarea Season 1: Plotline
Chihiro Furuya is a male high school student with a maniac interest in zombies, collecting zombie-related video games, film, and manga, and even to the point of desiring to “kiss a zombie girl”. A weird fantasized to falling in love with undead right? Following the death of his pet cat, Babu, he wants to revive it using an old manuscript, which describes the process of creating a potion for resurrection with the Hydrangea flower. At this time, he met a girl named Rea Sanka, who had run away from home.
In an attempt to commit suicide, she drinks a sample of the “resurrection” potion which is created from the poisonous Hydrangea flower. She thinks by doing that, she eventually will die although this fails to kill her. After an argument with her father, she falls from a cliff by accident and dies. However, as a result of the potion, she becomes a zombie who eats hydrangea leaves to survive. The story follows the life of Chihiro and his new ‘zombie girlfriend’.
What is even more fascinating is, Chihiro and Rea together learn a new life as a zombie.
Sankarea Season 2: Release Update
After the cliffhanger ending that happens after Sankarea Season 1, people are already waiting for the next chapter of Chihiro and Rea’s life. But sadly until today, 9 years later after the first release, the studio has not spoken a word yet regarding a continuation. The first season that consists of only twelve episodes does not capture everything that the mangaka has. So in terms of material source, Studio Deen as the publisher has enough resource material for the next sequel.
In 2012, when the Sankarea Season 1 was released, it made the viewers engaged since the first episode. Our feelings mixed up with weird but satisfying feelings with the story. But the cliffhanger in the first season, even after an OVA episode and two special videos makes us beg and hope for Studio Deen (Junjou Romantica, Sakamoto Desu Ga) to make Sankarea Season 2.
Sankarea Season 2: Will It Ever Return?
But the Studio that produced Sankarea Season 2 thinks that nine years gap makes the engagement from viewers decrease a lot. Also when the makers released the anime series with the main purpose to promote the manga. So even though the manga series ended back in 2014, they don’t think the sequel of Sankarea Season 2 is a mandatory and profitable chance.
Studio Deen lost their main purpose to debut and promote the manga. The makers are pretty tight-lipped regarding Sakarea Season 2. They also don’t give us an official announcement to renewed or canceled the series for the next chapter. So the fans can only wait with a little chance for Sankarea Season 2. But, viewers can always read the manga for more details than missed in the anime.