Most sports anime follow a typical narrative structure where an underdog player attempts to rise to the top with his team. For the most part, ‘Ahiru no Sora’ is no exception. It centers around a pint-sized titular protagonist, Sora, who joins a new school and defies all odds to be the best.
Despite being very typical with its premise, ‘Ahiru no Sora’ manages to set itself apart with its unique roster of characters and their poignant backstories. Apart from its focus on the technicalities of the game, the anime also raises the stakes of each match by perfectly portraying what’s on the line for each player. Not to mention, it even explains the most basic rules of basketball time and again to ensure that even the uninitiated are having a good time watching it. Overall, it is undoubtedly a very well-rounded anime and certainly deserves a second season. If you, too, believe that, here’s everything you need to know about its season 2.
Ahiru no Sora Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The first season of ‘Ahiru no Sora’ premiered on October 2, 2019, and with a total of 20 episodes, it finished airing on September 30, 2020. Although it started a little slow and struggled to find its feet as a sports anime, ‘Ahiru no Sora’ later ended up on top of everyone’s watchlist. Reminiscent of the good old ‘Slam Dunk,’ the anime is easily among the best sports anime of our time. So considering its popularity, ‘Ahiru no Sora’ seems to have a good chance of returning.
‘Ahiru no Sora’ is an adaptation of a manga of the same name created by Takeshi Hinata. The first season of the anime covers close to 18 volumes of the source material. Since the manga already has a total of 51 published volumes, there’s enough content for at least three more seasons of the anime. However, recently, there have been conflicts between Takeshi Hinata and Diomedea Studio. More than once, the mangaka has expressed his disappointment with the anime. “I’m sorry if I made fans of the project uncomfortable. For the true Ahiru no Sora readers, I think the direction of the anime is disappointing. I apologize again,” he said in one of his recent tweets.
— 日向武史 (@hinatatakeshi) July 3, 2020
These ongoing issues may or may not affect the final renewal decision for the anime. However, we do hope for it to be resolved soon. With that said, if everything works out well, we expect ‘Ahiru no Sora’ season 2 to release sometime in 2022 or later. Even if it gets renewed for another season, fans will have to patiently wait for quite some time because season 2 will probably be as long as season 1. In the meantime, fans of the series can check out other similar basketball anime.
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