It's about nearly four years since the Akiba’s Trip debuted with their first season. And the fans have suiting on pins and needles for the makers to renew Akiba’s Trip season 2.
Japanese anime television series, Akiba's Trip: The Animation is an adaption of video game series with the same title that was developed by Acquire in 2011. The developing studio, Acquire is also the creator of the anime adaption of Akiba's Trip.
The anime television series has been directed by Hiroshi Ikehata and written by Kazuho Hyodo. Character designs are by Hajime Mitsuda.
Production house Gonzo was the animation studio for the debut season of Akiba's Trip: The Animation. Apart from that, Tadashi Hoshino, Masahiro Saito, Koji Abe, Hirotaka Kaneko, Tomo Shiota, Tetsuya Endo, Noritomo Isogai, Yukihiro Ito, Ryousuke Naya, Toshiyuki Miichi alongside Yosuke Fukushi served as the producers for the anime series.
Back on 15th September 2016, at Tokyo Game Show, it was announced that the video game franchise will be getting an anime adaption with the title Akiba's Trip: The Animation. The anime also marked the 25th anniversary of the series studio house Gonzo.
Akiba's Trip: The Animation debuted with their pilot episode on 4th January 2017 and concluded with the finale episode of the first season and apparently of the anime series on 29th March 2017.
The first season of Akiba's Trip: The Animation was premiered on broadcasting channels such as AT-X, Tokyo MX as well as BS Fuji.
The first season of the anime television series has been produced by Gonzo Studios. Gonzo is one of the well-recognized production houses in Japan, however, nothing has been confirmed by them about the fate of Akiba’s Trip season 2.
The developer and creator of both the video game franchise and the anime series, Acquire has also remained to be tight-lipped regarding the development and further details on Akiba’s Trip season 2.
However we have to regard the fact, the Gonzo Studios have still not announced to neither renew nor cancel the Akiba’s Trip season 2 which has caused the fans to still have hope that there might be Akiba’s Trip season 2 in the possible future.
Nevertheless, the initial season of the anime television series didn't receive much good response from both the viewers as well as critics alike. This is probably one of the primary reasons why neither the creator nor the studio house has renewed the anime television series for its second installment. But with the growing demand for Akiba’s Trip season 2 with each passing day, the odds of Akiba’s Trip getting a sequel increases.
Now the other explanation that we can come up with for the makers not renewing the anime series might be because of the anime's limited source material. Since Akiba's Trip: The Animation follows the storyline of the video game with a similar name and doesn't have any manga series or light novel backing its plotline.
Also, most of the plot was used in a full-fledged anime show which means there is not much left for the makers to use in Akiba’s Trip season 2. The final episode of Akiba’s Trip first season though was unsatisfactory it didn't leave any cliffhangers. The first season ended with no loose threads that will need mending in its following season.
As of now, no official announcement has been made regarding the characters that will appear in Akiba’s Trip season 2. Regardless, we can assume that the key characters of the anime television series will return in the second installment as well.
So we can certainly take a look back at the ensemble that appeared in the prior season of Akiba's Trip: The Animation which included:
Akiba's Trip takes place in the cultural center of Japan, the Akihabara City, in Tokyo and follows the adventures of Tamotsu Denkigai and his sister, Niwaka who cross paths with several allies due to an unfortunate and sudden incident.
Otaku teenager, Tamotsu and his sister were shopping for the first time in Akihabara when they suddenly witness a group of vampiric creatures usually dubbed as the Bugged Ones attacking the city.
The monsters hold a special ability to possess a human by just biting them and sooner the city is in chaos as the Bugged Ones continues to run rampant throughout the streets.
The siblings soon encounter and team up with a mysterious girl, Matome Mayonaka who wields a baseball bat, and Arisa Ahokainen, who is a cosplayer.
Together, the four form a group named, The Electric Mayonnaise and embark on a journey to destroy the Bugged Ones and save their city from its wrath.
The debut season of Akiba's Trip: The Animation can be streamed on Funimation Now. The platform is also available for audiences who want to watch it for free but it will come with tons of ads. You can even buy or rent the season on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store.
Akiba's Trip: The Animation has released only one season which comprises thirteen episodes.
As of now, the makers have neither renewed nor canceled the second installment of Akiba's Trip so we can't say anything for sure. However, there are several petitions launched by the fans for the return of Akiba's Trip Season 2.
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