In a surprising turn of events, Kadokawa has just announced that the highly-anticipated second season of “Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World” will be postponed until 2024. This comes as a disappointment to fans who were eagerly awaiting its release later this year.
The initial plan was for the new season to hit screens sometime in late 2023, likely during the fall season. Unfortunately, Kadokawa hasn’t given us a concrete reason for this delay. However, they did share some silver lining news – the first season will be re-aired on BS11 in October for those who want to relive the adventure.
As of now, there’s no exact date in 2024 when we can expect the second season to debut. Given the relatively short notice of this delay, it’s reasonable to assume that it might grace our screens in early 2024.
The big question on fans’ minds is: why the delay? While Kadokawa hasn’t spelled it out, it’s safe to say that production issues are likely the culprit. These issues can range from animation quality concerns to problems with dialogue recording, lost files, or even issues with the music score.
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What’s clear is that the production committee wants to ensure that when the second season finally airs, it meets the high expectations of the fans. So, even though 2024 is a definite release window in theory, it signals that the challenges faced during production are significant enough to warrant a delay.
For those unfamiliar with the series, “Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World” is based on the light novel written by Kei Sazane and illustrated by Ao Nekonabe. The story first took off in Japan in May 2017 and was later adapted into a manga in May 2018.
The first season was directed by Shin Oonuma and Mirai Minato at SILVER LINK, with Kento Shimoyama overseeing the series scripts. Kaori Sato played a crucial role as both the character designer and chief animation director for the season.
While the delay may be a letdown for fans, it’s also a testament to the commitment of the production team to deliver a top-notch viewing experience. So, here’s to hoping that the wait for “Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World” Season 2 will be well worth it in the end!