Everyone has been waiting for the Highschool Of The Dead Season 2, but so far there is no official announcement from Studio NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan and others. As soon as there is any news about the new season, we’ll update this article.
In this post, We will discuss all the available information and prediction about Highschool Of The Dead Season 2. But first, you need to know some basic information.
Highschool Of The Dead is an anime series based on a Japanese manga series of the same name written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō. The main character of this anime is Takashi Komuro. The story follows Takashi Komuro, and other high school students along with a school nurse as they are facing an outbreak and they are fighting against zombies as well as threats of societal collapse in this zombie apocalypse world.
Highschool Of The Dead’s original run was from July 5 to September 20, 2010 with 12 episodes in total and is directed by Tetsurō Araki, and produced by studios Madhouse, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, and NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan. Also, one OVA named “Drifters of the DEAD” was released on November 26, 2013.
Let’s take a look at some facts and figures to know whether there will be season 2 of Highschool Of The Dead or not?
How can we know if there will be Highschool Of The Dead Season 2?
Looking at the source material status and whether the anime made a good profit will be the best indicator of whether Highschool Of The Dead Season 2 will be released or not.
In 95% of the cases, that information allows us to determine if an anime series will continue and estimate the release date.
So read this article if you want to know the release date of the second season of Highschool Of The Dead.
First, let’s look at the source material.
Highschool Of The Dead Season 2 Manga
As you know the Highschool Of The Dead (also known as Gakuen Mokushiroku Haisukūru obu za Deddo in Japan) is based on a successful manga which is written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō.
How Many Volumes Of Highschool Of The Dead Are Available?
There are a total number of 7 volumes are published for the Highschool Of The Dead manga series till 2013. The manga series was not finished due to the death of the author Daisuke Satō.
Also, the only light novel titled Highschool of the Dead: The Last Day was published in March 2017.
Is The Highschool Of The Dead Manga over?
Highschool Of The Dead manga is over now but it’s unfinished. This is because the author has passed away and now the manga can not be completed.
The last volume of the manga of this series is published in April 2013.
Which Highschool Of The Dead Manga Volume Should I Read After the 1st Season of Anime?
You should read volume 5 of Manga. Because volume 1 ~ 4 was adapted for the first season of the anime.
So if you want to continue the story from where the anime ended, you should read Volume 5 of Highschool Of The Dead manga, and probably season 2 will adapt volumes 5 ~ 7.
Keeping in mind the above statistics, we can say that there are 3 manga volumes are available that can be used to produce the Highschool Of The Dead Season 2.
Checkout the Highschool Of The Dead Manga fist 4 Volumes, if you prefer to read the manga over anime.
Profitability And Sales Figures of Highschool Of The Dead
Whether season 2 of Highschool Of The Dead will be released or not? is depend on how much profit the first season made. So the production of the second season of the anime depends on the profit of the previous season.
Let’s examine the Profitability And Sales Figures of Highschool Of The Dead.
Highschool Of The Dead Blu-ray sales: how well did they do?
The first season of Highschool Of The Dead was released in 2010 and only managed to sell 7000 copies per disk.
The number of anime series that sold over 7,000 copies per Blu-ray disk usually get a new season.
Highschool Of The Dead Manga: How well does it sell?
Approximately 200,000 copies per volume of Highschool Of The Dead Manga were sold after the anime adaptation.
Although it’s not bad, but not the best for an anime-based series.
The sales are good but the manga is over now due to the death of the author.
How many copies of Highschool Of The Dead are in print?
As of May 2011, there are 3 million copies are in print of the Highschool Of The Dead Manga.
But still, it’s not in the top 200 popular manga series.
How much Merchandise is There For Highschool Of The Dead?
Over 15 figurines are available. The series has produced more than 100 pieces of merchandise.
Also, some more stuff is also made for this series but we don’t know the exact numbers.
Now I can say that the HOTD series made enough profit to get a new season. Also, I’m sure Highschool Of The Dead season 2 will not have a problem with money and profit, as we have seen and examined all the facts and figures.
If you enjoy Highschool Of The Dead Series, I highly recommend checking out Highschool Of The Dead merchandise.
Release Date of Highschool Of The Dead Season 2
It’s very hard to say if there will be a season 2 of Highschool Of The Dead or not. Many anime are popular yet they do not receive new seasons, while some others continue to be renewed.
However, Highschool Of The Dead being loved by many viewers is a fact that cannot be denied. We can hope that it will get renewed for sure.
Why Highschool Of The Dead will never be released? Let’s find out what happened to this.
The main reason that the second season is not being released is because of the author. As you all know the author (Daisuke Satō) of this series is passed away. So there will be no new manga volumes published and if there are no manga volumes available the new season can’t be produced even we still have 3 manga volumes that can be adapted to produce a new season but they are not enough because fans will not be interested in the unfinished story.
It’s almost 11 years since Highschool Of The Dead anime does not have a new season and of course, it’s because of the author’s death. So Highschool Of The Dead Season 2 will never be released.
If you still want to know the story, you can read the manga from volume 5 but keep in mind that story will be unfinished.
Highschool Of The Dead Season 2 Trailer
You can’t watch the trailer of Highschool Of The Dead Season 2 because it hasn’t been released or announced yet.
Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer of Highschool Of The Dead’s original below:
Characters, Cast & Anime Staff of Highschool Of The Dead
1. Characters & Cast
|Saeko Busujima||Miyuki Sawashiro|
|Hirano Kouta||Nobuyuki Hiyama|
|Takashi Komuro||Junichi Suwabe|
|Shizuka Marikawa||Yukari Fukui|
|Rei Miyamoto||Marina Inoue|
|Saya Takagi||Eri Kitamura|
2. Anime Staff
|Anime Staff Position||Staff|
|Series Composition, Script||Yousuke Kuroda|
|Character Design||Masayoshi Tanaka|
Highschool Of The Dead Season 2 is not expected to be released. There are no spoilers pertaining to the plot of Season 2 of Highschool Of The Dead but it is speculated that it will never be made at all.
Although there has been no announcement by the studio Madhouse or director and also the author is passed away and the story is unfinished, so we can say that Highschool Of The Dead Season 2 will never be aired.
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