Marginal Service Season 2, will it happen?
Although most animes are based on mangas are light novels, the scope of studios producing original series has grown rapidly in recent times.
Original animes such as Yuri on Ice, Psycho-Pass, Anohana, and Death Parade have become cult classics with great appreciation from the fandom.
While original works are still a rarity, one such anime was privy to the Spring 2023 slate as Studio 3Hz s’ production, The Marginal Service, hit the small screens.
The premise is set in a world wherein Aliens, after attacking humans, have taken Earth as their new abode.
These aliens are called Borderlanders as they live masquerading from everyone and coexist peacefully with humans.
The story follows police officer Brian Nightraider who, after being dismissed from the force due to reckless behavior, gets a call from the United Nations Immigration Bureau Special Investigation Unit.
He is recruited into a secret branch called Marginal Service and is tasked to handle a Borderlanders s’ terrorist organization, which manufactures a dangerous drug called Confu.
Despite the Borderlanders s’ ability to blend with humans, the Marginal Service group isn’t one to step back and have their work cut out.
Can the underground group eliminate the terrorist organization as their work exposes new figures is the central plot of the show.
Marginal Service Season One was a below-average action series; however, those who enjoyed the series are wondering if there will be a second installment or not.
To find the answer, keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Marginal Service Season 2.
Marginal Service is rated 5.4/10 and ranked #11268 with 19k members on MyAnimeList
WHAT IS THE MARGINAL SERVICE SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE?
Marginal Service Season One was aired from 12th April 2023 to 28th June 2023 for 12 episodes.
As of writing, there is no update from Studio 3Hz on the renewal of Marginal Service Season 2.
|Marginal Service Season 1||12th April 2023|
|Marginal Service Season 2||Yet to be Announced|
Production Studios consider various financial and commercial metrics before announcing a renewal.
As mentioned earlier, Marginal Service Season One was underwhelming and failed to impress fans as well as critics.
The major criticism seems to be labeled as the desperate attempt by the studio to cater to the Western audience by including references from Die Hard and Men in Black.
While the anime does have an interesting premise and decent production quality, the execution of the storyline and character development is forgetful.
What’s surprising is that Studio 3Hz came up with another original series called Healer Girl in Spring 202, which was a relative success, but Marginal Service failed to follow suit.
Even if the reviews and ratings are poor, another crucial factor for renewal will be the availability of studio and source material.
With the anime being an original work, there is no source material like Marginal Service manga or light novel for the creators.
Currently, studio 3Hz has not listed any new projects for 2023, but looking at the past release schedule, the studio operates on one anime per year policy.
Furthermore, due to its limited production capacity, the studio has yet to produce a sequel for any of its past releases.
All in All, considering the poor reviews and the anime being an original work coupled with the studio s’ schedule, it’s highly unlikely that Marginal Service Season 2 will happen.
Hence, expecting any updates on Marginal Service Season 2 trailer and Marginal Service Season 2 release date could be a pointless wait.
MARGINAL SERVICE SEASON 2 PLOT
In the final episode of Marginal Service Season One, “Shitty World Will, in Fact, Come to an End,” the entire squad assembles to support each other.
The Marginal Service teams up with Rubber Suit and his own service to save the world.
In the UN hideout, they help Zeno find his son and assist Brian with the MSS s’ assault, who is revealed to be the perpetrator behind the kid’s abductions.
The plan involves extracting alien ships from the base and sending another batch to invade Earth.
Zeno and Brian resolve their conflicts while their reckless support result in the safety of all people on Earth and a new bond between them.
The humans and Borderlanders are bought against a common enemy, with Zeno disguising his helping Brian as “I won’t let you die alone” but then saving him as it revealed he had a parachute the whole time.
Since there is no source material available, it’s up to imagination and discretion on what will happen in Marginal Service Season 2.
The line between Humans and Borderlands has certainly grown closer, but new enemies will crop up from space to soil the relations.
The Marginal Service, albeit not great, the series has great potential with its overall plot, complex substories, multiple different themes in every episode, grand message about equality, and numerous interesting characters.
MARGINAL SERVICE CAST, CHARACTERS AND CREW
Marginal Service is directed by Masayuki Sakoi and scripted by Kenta Ihara.
Characters are designed by Yoshio Kosakai, and the music is composed by Yosuke Seo.
Animation is done by studio 3Hz and produced by Cygame, while e-caesar and Yukijiro Watanabe handle the art direction.
The opening theme song is “Quiet Explosion” by Mamoru Miyano, while the ending theme song is “Salt & Sugar” by Yuma Uchida.
Crunchyroll licensed the series in the English-speaking regions.
You can find the list of Marginal Service characters and voice cast below:
|Cyrus N. Kuga||Hiro Shimono|
|Lyra Candeyheart||Kaori Nazuka|
|Peck Desmont||Kouki Uchiyama|
|Brian Nightraider||Mamoru Miyano|
|Theodore Tompson||Shinichiro Miki|
|Bolts Dexter||Tomokazu Sugita|
|Zeno Stokes||Toshiyuki Morikawa|
|Robin Timbert||Yūichi Nakamura|
|Rubber Suit||Yūma Uchida|
|Kei Agata||Hinako Takahashi|
|Izuna Ren||Kenta Miyake|
|Lily Stokes||Kotono Mitsuishi|
|Eddie Snow||Tomoaki Maeno|
Studio 3Hz doesn’t do renewals, especially when it comes to original work thus, Marginal Service Season 2 might not be greenlit anytime soon.