I’m not what you would call a connoisseur of ecchi anime, but every so often one comes along that stands out as something special, which is why I’m quite excited to report on this piece of news.
According to an update on the official website which went live on Wednesday, April 8th, the series How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu) will get a second season in 2021! The new season is titled Isekai Maō to Shōkan Shōjo no Dorei Majutsu Ω. Here’s what we know so far; Satoshi Kuwabara will direct the new season (who is replacing Yūta Murano). We can also report that the animation will be jointly produced by studios Tezuka Productions and Okuru to Noboru (replacing Aija-Do Animation).
The good news is that the main cast will return to reprise their roles along with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu who will once again be handling series composition. Character designs will be provided by Shizue Kaneko who is also returning from season one.
Originally a light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord has been running in Japan since December 2014. The novels are currently being published in English by J-Novel Club. The first anime adaptation aired in 2018 with Funimation streaming the series as it aired.
J-Novel Club describes the story as:
In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to a world outside his own — but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon… but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability <<Magic Reflection>> activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved! Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game! “Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!” So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!