Netflix has only just released their latest original anime ‘Yasuke’, but will the series return for season 2 and if so, what date could it premiere?

Anime fans may be both the most patient and impatient people on the planet; we can wait years for an anime to be produced, but finish an entire season in one sitting.

Netflix’s latest original anime series ‘Yasuke’ debuted on the streaming platform on April 29th to a fantastic global reception.

However, fans are already curious as to whether Yasuke has been renewed for season 2 and if so, what date the anime series could theoretically return?

Yasuke: Season 2

  • At the time of writing, Yasuke has not been officially renewed for season 2, but the anime is highly likely to return to Netflix in the future.

Whilst the anime series is yet to be officially renewed, fans should be confident that Yasuke will return for another adventure in season 2.

The production team behind Yasuke are hopeful that more seasons of the anime will be produced – tweeting that they “have big plans” and that “this is only the beginning”

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Yasuke’s director LaSeaon Thomas also remains hopeful for season 2. Speaking to ComicBook, Thomas said that the renewal depends on the impact Yasuke has on Netflix.

“I can’t say too much, but the response has been really great and it would be great to become more than what it is. I’m just really excited for the fans digging into this, and then we’ll see. Obviously, it would be great to have a big splash and then keep things going.” – LaSean Thomas, via ComicBook.

However, the renewal will likely be dependent on how many people watched the series. Unfortunately, Netflix does not reveal the viewership statistics for original series and Yasuke has received mixed feedback online.

The anime series is scoring a 6.04/10 on MyAnimeList, 6.2/10 on IMDB, 72% on Metacritic, but is also scoring an impressive 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Time will tell whether the anime has been watched by enough people on the streaming platform to merit a renewal.

Yasuke season 2: Release date

As Yasuke has not been officially renewed, a release date for season 2 remains unknown. However, we can make some predictions on when the series could return based on the production of season 1 and other Netflix anime.

Yasuke was first announced in November 2018, but there is little information available that indicates when production actually began.

Assuming that season 1 took approximately one year to produce (from script writing to premiere), fans can expect Yasuke to return in Spring 2022.

This article will be updated as soon as more information on Yasuke season 2 is officially confirmed.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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