Tokyo Ravens is a Japanese fantasy romance anime series instilled with onmyouji magic and shamans that makes it a good show. After so many years of season one, there is still no official announcement for Tokyo Ravens Season 2. Will we ever get a season 2?
To know the development of Harutora and Natsume’s relationship in the story, it is necessary to make a season 2. Moreover, there are plenty of discoveries to make to get the answers we didn’t get in season one. Undoubtedly, we want to know what happens with all the Tokyo Raven characters after season 1.
Usually, fans can read the source material to know further about the story if they don’t get another season. However, there is a subtle complication with the Tokyo Ravens franchise. Fans can’t read the Tokyo Raven Light novels because they are not available in English that leaves us with no choice but to wait for the Tokyo Ravens season 2.
There’s one more issue with the Tokyo Ravens franchise that fans have been waiting for seven long years for Tokyo Ravens season 2 and even after seven years, there is not even a single hint towards the making of Tokyo Ravens season 2.
What are the odds of Tokyo Ravens season 2 happening?
No official announcements have been made contemplating the Tokyo Ravens season 2 which makes it complicated for those who are waiting for season 2, to reckon that whether or not they will get another season of Tokyo Ravens. Devoid of any official statement, the only way to surmise the coming of Tokyo Ravens season 2 is based on three important factors – source material, sales and popularity of the series.
Let’s shed some light on these three factors to know if there will be a season 2 or not.
• Based on the source material information for the Tokyo Ravens season 2
The source material is an important factor in the making of a sequel because the majority of anime series is a modification from already existing resources. These source materials comprise light novels, mobile games, visual novels and manga. Tokyo Ravens is an adaptation of a light novel series.
This will enable us to conclude what is the existing status of the storyline compared to the light novel. The number of volumes to the momentum of the story, have a critical impact on the making of the sequel of the series. For instance, if the story is near its ending in the light novel then the chances of a sequel are pretty low.
With sixteen Volumes of light novels released in Japan, the light novel series is still ongoing. The last book was published two years ago in 2018 and only one volume released in 2017 as well. Further, it has six manga series based on the light novels. The first manga series consists of eight books. However, it was just the narration of the original story in manga format and it climaxed in 2017. The other five of the manga series was just a short spin-off series.
Aired in 2014, season one adapted the first nine volumes which can be considered too much for a two cour adaptation. However, there are still seven volumes left to be adapted.
• Based on the sales and profit rate of the Tokyo Ravens franchise
The sales and profit rate influence a lot of elements in any show or series. The primary reason why hundreds of anime series never get another season is the poor sales and profit. The anime series failed to benefit the source material. The sales for the source material, Blu-rays and merchandise were not satisfactory at all that leads us to the conclusion that the franchise made very little profit or no profit at all from this series. Therefore, there’s almost no reason left for the production committee to think about another season.
• Based on the popularity of the Tokyo Ravens franchise
After analysing the performance of the franchise from when season one aired in 2014 for the first time, it’s easy to say that the franchise never gained a good amount of fans. We thought that when the first season was released, it might have managed to get some fans but that was not the case. After seven long years, the fans, as well as the production committee, has lost interest in the franchise. Coupled with these facts, it’s clear that the franchise was never popular in the first place.
It looks like the maker took the wrong approach for the franchise. Given that the first nine volumes were adapted in the first season only, we can say that a lot was skipped because the Tokyo Ravens light novels are thick books with nearly 400 pages per book.
Season one failed to make a good amount of profit which lessens the chance of the production of committee investing in it one more time. Plus, the popularity of the franchise wasn’t good enough, so it is safe to conclude that Tokyo Ravens season 2 might never get a green light.