At first, ‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ gives you the impression that it won’t be any different from most other offerings of the Isekai genre. It begins with a very familiar prologue in which a working-class white-collared professional of Japan gets magically summoned to a new world. But from this point on, although still loyal to the tried tropes of the genre, the anime brings in some subtle changes to stand out a little. For instance, in the beginning, its protagonist is not an overpowered hero, and instead, has to train hard to work his way to the top.
Apart from that, the anime also manages to bring a little more depth to its primary characters compared to most other similar anime. So considering everything that works in its favor, it comes as no surprise that it’s now amongst the most popular anime of the season. And if you have been following it all along, you must be wondering if it’ll be renewed for another season. Well, here’s everything you need to know about its second season.
The 8th son? Are you kidding me? Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The first season of ‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ premiered on Apr 2, 2020, and with a total of 12 episodes, it finished airing on June 18, 2020. Since its release, the anime has gained quite a lot of popularity and has even managed to climb its way up to the top ten anime of the season. Since ‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ adopts a very familiar Isekai storyline, it has received mixed reviews so far. Even so, considering its popularity, it is possible that it will be renewed for another season.
So far, the creators of the anime have made no official announcements regarding its renewal. But if we compare the anime with its original source material, an abundance of content in its source suggests that its creators will have no trouble renewing it. The original light novel series of ‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ has a total of 19 volumes. In its first season, the anime barely adapts close to 5 volumes which leaves a whole lot of content for at least two more seasons.
On the contrary, considering how ‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ is just another generic Isekai, it will have to compete with other similar anime shows that will be flooding the over-exhaustive genre throughout the year. And because of that, it is possible that it’ll be forgotten too soon. But for now, a lot of aspects seem to be in favor of its renewal and if everything works out well for it, we can expect ‘The 8th son? Are you kidding me?’ Season 2 to release sometime in 2022. Till then, you can check out other similar Isekai anime.
The 8th son? Are you kidding me? English Dub
You can stream the first season of ‘The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?’ on Crunchyroll with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles.
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