The official website for the second television anime season based on Kore Yamazaki‘s () manga began streaming a new trailer for the anime’s second half on Thursday. The trailer reveals and previews the second half’s opening theme song “Nemurasareta Lineage” (A Quieted Lineage).
The second season’s first half premiered on April 6, and ended on June 22. The second half will premiere on October 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the season worldwide excluding Asia, and it describes the anime:
Chise was able to accept Elias and herself, if not necessarily everything about her situation. After Cartaphilus fell back into a slumber that would not last forever, Chise was able to go back to her regular life. Then she receives an invitation from a mutual aid organization for mages called the College.
Under the British Library exists a secret society of mages. Encounters and interactions with people are about to open some new doors.
This is a story about saving yourself to save another.
The season adapts the “Gakuin” (College) arc of the manga, which launched in May 2018.
Kazuaki Terasawa is returning from the OAD project to direct the season at Studio Kafka, a new animation studio established specifically for the OAD project. Aya Takaha returns from the first television anime season to pen the script alongside Yoko Yonaiyama () and Chiaki Nishinaka. Hirotaka Katō is returning from the previous anime in the franchise as the character designer. Junichi Matsumoto returns to compose the music.
The previous anime in the franchise was the three-episode OAD (original anime disc) project. The project was bundled with the limited editions of the 16th, 17th, and 18th volumes of the manga. The 16th volume shipped in September 2021, and the 17th volume shipped on March 10, 2022. The 18th volume shipped on September 9, 2022. The staff described the OAD series as the “first part” of a new anime project.
Crunchyroll is streaming the OAD project worldwide outside of Asia.
The manga previously inspired a television anime season that premiered in Japan in 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the season in Japanese with English subtitles, and Funimation streamed an English dub for the series. The manga also inspired a prequel original video anime (OVA) series titled in 2017. Funimation released all 24 episodes of the television series with the OVA on home video in 2019.
Yamazaki launched the manga in Mag Garden‘s magazine in 2013 but the magazine ceased publication in September 2014. The manga then moved to the publisher’s magazine, where it is ongoing. The manga has more than 10 million copies in circulation.
Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English. Seven Seas is also releasing several spinoff manga and supplement books in the series.
Source: Press release