On the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Shu and illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma, Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha (The Misfit of Demon King Academy), the promotional image was updated and it was announced that the premiere of the second season is scheduled for the year 2023 in Japan. This announcement comes after more than eight months without new news from the franchise, the last update being when Yuichiro Umehara was announced as the new voice of the protagonist Voldigoad yearsreplacing the fired and controversial voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
This second season is confirmed with two arcs (two quarters) that will be broadcast separately. For its part, the first season premiered during the season of Summer-2020 (July-September) in Japan and had a total of thirteen episodes, while Crunchyroll handles its distribution in the West. Shu began publishing the novels on the independent service Shousetsuka ni Narou in April 2017.
Masafumi Tamura (Two Car, Kenja no Mago) was in charge of directing the first season at the studios SILVER LINKwith the assistance of Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun no Revenge, Sunohara-sou no Kanrinin-san).Kazuyuki Yamayoshi (Chaos;Child) was in charge of character design.Keiji Inai was in charge of the composition of the soundtrack under the audio direction of Ryousuke Naya.
Synopsis for Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha
In the distant past, a war between humans and demons caused widespread chaos and bloodshed. To end this seemingly endless conflict, Demon King Anos Voldigoad willingly sacrificed his life, hoping to be reborn in a peaceful future. In preparation for the king’s return from him, the demon race created the Demon King Academy, an elite institution tasked with determining Anos’ identity when he awakens. He is reincarnated two millennia later, but to his surprise, he soon discovers that the level of magic in the world has drastically decreased during his absence. Also, when he enrolls in the academy to claim his rightful title, he discovers that the demons remember him differently. His personality, his deeds, and even his legacy are falsified, masked under the name of an impostor. This “lack” of common knowledge makes him the outlier of the academy, a misfit never seen before in history. Despite these drawbacks, Anos is undeterred. As he sets out to uncover those who alter his glorious past, he takes it upon himself to make his descendants recognize that his ruler has finally returned. Font: Official Twitter Account
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