The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 is the anticipated sequel of the popular action-fantasy anime which recently ended and fans are already up with the demands for a second season.
So here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime “The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Hyoken no Majutsushi ga Sekai o Suberui)” also known as Iceblade Sorcerer in short is an adaptation of the light novel series written by Nana Mikoshiba and illustrated by Riko Korie
The story follows Iceblade Sorcerer Ray White, the man who led the Kingdom to victory in war decides to enroll in the magic academy indisguise of a commoner which makes people to look down upon him but he quickly proves them wrong.
Studio Cloud Hearts and Yokohama Animation Laboratory togther animated the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from January 6, 2023, to March 24, 2023, on various local networks in Japan.
Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan with both sub and dub, and it received a mild reception from viewers and critics alike. For most tt felt like your typical fantasy anime we get each season with subpar plot and animation and paperthin characters.
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 Release date and Countdown
As of March 2023, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet. However, if a new season is confirmed, then it will likely air sometime in late -2025 or early-2026.
This is cause the first season premiered from January 2023 to March 2023 and it typically takes around 1-2 years to produce a new season.
As of now, no official announcements have been made yet, hence the readers need to keep in mind that these are just speculations.
But, keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official is announced. We can expect the announcement in the next few months.
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The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 Renewal Status: Confirmed or Cancelled
As of writing, Studio Cloud Hearts and Yokohama Animation Laboratory, the publisher Kodansha, or any other pary of the production committee member has not officially renewed the anime for a second season.
A lot of anime manage to get a new season right after the season finale but unfortunately, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World wasn’t one of them.
|The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 1||January 6, 2023|
|The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2||Yet to be announced|
Production Studios consider various financial and commercial metrics before announcing a renewal and it is possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating these three factors:
- Availability of source material
I have used the same method for Eminence in Shadow, Takagi-san and World Trigger and so far it has proven to work.
So now we will examine these factors to see if The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World anime will get a sequel or not.
So is there enough source material available for The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2?
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World anime is based on the light novel series written by Nana Mikoshiba with illustrations drawn by Riko Korie.
It first started publication on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō (Let’s Become Novelist) in October 2019.
It was later acquired by Kodansha who published the series in physical form with illustrations.
The first volume in the novel series was released on July 2, 2020, and the latest issue came out on December 28, 2022.
A total of seven volumes have been released so far, and the light novel is still ongoing.
The first season of the anime adapted the first 3 volumes out of 7 volumes leaving behind 4 volumes of content which is more than enough material to create not only one but two anime seasons. So those who are interested in continuing the novels after the anime can start from volume 4 onwards.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 3 volumes of source material available to adapt, which is good news since the series has more than enough material for Studio Cloud Hearts and Yokohama Animation Laboratory to start working on a new season right away.
Moreover, the series is still ongoing with a consistent release of new volumes, so that’s a big plus for getting a sequel.
Light Novel Sales and Profitability
Before we proceed, it’s important to understand that most of the anime we watch today are created primarily to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case light novel).
Sales from the light novel and related merchandise are the main source of income for the producers, while revenue from advertising fees, online streaming licensing, and Blu-ray sales are considered secondary
Typically, a 12-episode anime television series costs around $3,000,000 to produce.
Therefore, an anime has to make back this much money through merchandise sales and licensing fees to ensure a new season from the producers.
As of December 2022, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World had reached a circulation count of 100k million copies across the light novel, manga and digital downloads.
However, this count is from before the anime aired and has not been updated for 3 months now and doesn’t account for the boost it had received from the anime adaptation.
Anime adaptations have been known to have a significant impact on the sales and popularity of their source material. This was demonstrated by the success of “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom,” which saw a near-doubling of its sales within six months of its anime premiere and Eminence in Shadow and Isekai Ojisan saw a similar increment.
Conclusion: typically, a light novel with 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so the series isn’t performing well in that regard.
However, as we mentioned, the above count hasn’t been updated for over a year now during which two new volumes were released and does not include the boost in sales that the series received from the anime adaptation so there is a chance that the count might have crossed 200k circulation count by now which doesnt make it a very succeful series.
Blu-ray/ DVDs and other Merchandise sales
While Blu-rays and DVDs are no longer key players in determining anime success as they used to be back in the 2010s, they are still a great tool to understand a show’s popularity among the general Japanese audience. In general, if an anime’s disc sales are over 3,000, a second season would be promising.
As for The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World, the blu-ray/ DVD box is set to go on sale on April 26, 2023.
So we will need to wait for a month to see how much it will sell on home video release. We will update this section once the sales numbers will be revealed.
Popularity in Japan and the West
The light novel “The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World” has become increasingly popular among fans of fantasy book readers , and its popularity has surged even further in Western circles following the release of the anime adaptation.
The series began its life as a web novel, and with the increase in popularity, it was acquired by Kadokawa, the biggest light novel publisher in Japan, to be released in physical form.
Then with the success of the light novel, it was adapted into a manga by Norihito Sasaki, which is currently published on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website since June 2020 and has released 11 volumes so far.
The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Winter 2023 season. It ranked top on several streaming websites, including the D-Anime Store and AbemaTV and was one of the most-talked shows on the internet.
On NicoVideo, Japan’s largest hosting site which is their version of YouTube, the premiere episode received over 106k views and 12k comments.
The debut run of Hyoken no Majutsushi ga Sekai o Suberui anime received a positive reception from fans in the west, with many viewers and critics praising it for being even better than the source material in some aspects.
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a decent score of 6.4 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #1631 in popularity, with more than 121k members in its MAL group.
It has also received an average score of 6.3/10 on IMDb and a 63% approval rating on AniList. This shows that the show’s popularity is very high even though it is a young series.
In conclusion, the series gained a significant following in both Japan and the West and generated a ton of revenue from merchandise sales, indicating that it has a strong and loyal fanbase.
With enough source material and the potential to make even more sales, it is inevitable that The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 will be announced soon. It is no longer a question of if it will get a new season, but when it will get a new season.
What will happen in The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2?
Since the first season covered till volume 3, the next season of Iceblade Sorcerer will begin with adapting volume 4.
Kodansha USA describes the plot of volume 4 as such:
“Ray emerges bruised but victorious from his battle with Ms. Gray after her shocking reveal as an agent of a shadowy organization. Now fully recovered, Ray is summoned to the headmistress’s office, where she introduces him to his new homeroom teacher. However, Ray’s gut tells him that not everything is as it seems with Mr. Campbell–an impression that only intensifies when Ray finds himself cornered at a welcome party…”
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World and the Genius Young Lady Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 available yet to watch, but we will update this page if one gets released on their official youtube channel.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the first season, which you should watch to recall how memorable the previous one was.
Final Words !!
In summary, there is a good chance that The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Season 2 will happen. If that is the case, we should hear some news about it this year. But don’t expect the release date for the second season to be before 2023 since it takes time for a new season to be animated.
I will update the article next month if something has changed. In the meantime so you can check the same analysis I have done for other series: