It’s about to be nearly three years since the first season Cop Craft was aired and now the fans are anticipating Cop Craft season 2 to hit the screens soon. So is the series any close to being renewed? Find it all here.
About: Cop Craft
Cop Craft is a Japanese anime television series based on writer Shoji Gatoh and Range Murata’s light novel series with the same name.
The novel was first published by the Shogakukan publishing house on 18th November 2009 and almost nine years later on 29th December 2018, the series was announced to be adapted into an anime television show.
Shin Itagaki was the director of the anime’s initial season while studio house Millepensee was behind the series animation. Satoshi Fukao, Kazuhiro Kanemitsu, Hirofumi Ishii alongside Keisuke Satou served as the producers for Cop Craft.
Shoji Gatoh himself was the creator as well as the writer for the anime and the characters being designed by Hiromi Kimura. On the other hand, Taku Iwasaki was hired to be the series composer with the anime’s opening theme song performed by Masayoshi Ōishi and the ending theme song of Cop Craft being performed by Mayu Yoshioka.
The action-fantasy detective anime series received a mixed reception from both critics and viewers alike. While both the sections did agree on Cop Craft’s quite simple and linear storyline and acclaimed the anime television series for its incredible action instances.
However, the show received its share of criticism from the audience as well as the critics for the excessive use of CGI in the anime. The fans also claimed that the series art style also didn’t reach on par as compared to other anime series out there.
So it wasn’t much of a surprise when Cop Craft ended up with a pretty average rating on MyAnimeList with a score of 6.72. On IMDB the series received a decent rating of 6.8 out of 10 based on the votes of 338 users. Regardless the anime show has been quite popular on its MAL group and currently has over 97K members.
Cop Craft season 2: Release Date
Cop Craft released the pilot episode of their debut season on 9th July 2019 and after a good run of twelve episodes, the series concluded it on 1st October 2019. The first season of Cop Craft was broadcasted on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Wowow.
As many people are aware that Cop Craft follows the story of a light novel series with a similar title and that the LN has presently published only six volumes. The makers have used most of the plot of the LN in the twelve episodes of the anime television series.
Nevertheless, the anime did skip and rearrange a lot of source material from the LN. The anime not only skipped chapters but also entire volumes in their first season. The story of Cop Craft also raced a bit fast for one’s liking.
The anime series utilized one volume of LN per four episodes of the season. The synopsis of the first and second books of the LN was adopted to create the first six episodes of the first season.
But the second half of the anime series completely bypassed the third, fourth, and fifth volume of the series and directly leaped to the sixth book of Cop Craft.
The remaining six episodes of the season were entirely based on the sixth volume however had a different final scene than the light novel series. The animation studio of the series gave the show an original ending.
So if Millepensee Studio decides to make Cop Craft season 2 then it is likely that the production will use the 3 volumes that were left behind in the first installment. The three books have source material for the makers to develop a full-fledged Cop Craft season 2 with 12 episodes.
However, these are just assumptions and nothing could be said for sure as now since neither the makers nor the studio house has released a statement about the fate of Cop Craft season 2. But if the second installment does happen, then we cannot expect it anytime soon.
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Cop Craft season 2: Cast and Characters
Currently, no updates have been stated regarding the characters that will feature in Cop Craft season 2. However, if the Cop Craft season 2 gets renewed then it is likely that the original and key characters of the anime will return.
Nonetheless, we can recall the characters that appeared in the inaugural installment of the series which included:
- Kenjiro Tsuda voiced as Kei Matoba
- Mayu Yoshioka voiced as Tilarna Exedilica
- Fumiko Orikasa voiced Cecil Epps
- Kenji Hamada voiced as Jack Roth
- Wataru Takagi voiced as Biz O’Neill
- Volcano Ōta voiced as Kenny
- Hōchū Ōtsuka voiced as Zelada
The story revolves around the city of San Teresa where a few years back an unknown portal appeared in the Pacific which led to the creation of an alternative world dubbed Reto Semaani where mystical creatures such as fairies and demons now reside. With more criminals on the rise, detective Kei Matoba and Tirana team up to stop the crimes occurring in San Teresa.
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Frequently asked questions
A. Where can we watch all the seasons of Cop Craft?
Cop Craft has released only one season which can be streamed on international streaming networks such as Hulu and Amazon prime video. You can even buy or rent it on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video.
B. What is the run time of Cop Craft?
Each episode of Cop Craft has a run time of around 23 minutes approximately.
C. How many episodes are there in Cop Craft?
Cop Craft’s first season comprises twelve episodes.
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