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Planet With Season 2 release date: Planet With manga is the basis for the anime’s story, but will it get a sequel?

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Planet With Season 2 could happen depending on the direction the manga version takes the story. — Pic credit: J.C. Staff

The anime Planet With Season 2 may be desired by fans who want more of the absurdist mecha anime. But is there enough source material for a second season to be released any time soon?

The story was created by manga creator Satoshi Mizukami, who is best known for his previous works Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer and Spirit Circle. The first series ended in 2010 and the second series in 2016. Both manga series are available to read digitally via Crunchyroll.

The Planet With manga series first launched in April 2018. New chapters are being released monthly in Japan via Young King OURs, but an English translation is available through Crunchyroll. Unfortunately, that means there are only six chapters available so the anime is far ahead of the Planet With manga’s story.

Mizukami is credited as the storyboard artist and series composition writers for the anime. It’s possible that the story for the manga might diverge significantly, but the mangaka also wrote the script for the anime adaptation of his science fiction manga project.

It’s claimed that Mizukami gave animation studio J.C. Staff 1,074 pages of manga storyboards for creating the anime version. See the video below for examples of these storyboards.

This article provides everything that is known about Planet With Season 2 and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Planet With Season 2 depends on the ending in episode 12

As of the last update, J.C. Staff or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Planet With Season release date. Nor has the production of a sequel been announced.

Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information. In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when, or if, the Planet With Season 2 premiere date will occur in the future.

Unfortunately, based on the ending of Planet With Season 12, it seems very likely that the anime was intended on being a standalone story. Planet With Episode 10 would have been the perfect setup for a second season.

Warning: Major anime spoilers contained below.

The main characters had reconciled their differences, a final battle between factions has taken place, a five-year time gap has occurred, and there was still the final boss lurking in the shadow of the moon. But this particular anime did not intend on leaving audiences hanging.

With only two episodes remaining, not only was a dragon slain, the ending provided an emotionally powerful ending that wrapped up all the plot points in a tightly-paced bow. So, where does such an ending leave an opening for Planet With Season 2?

While the ending could have been about self-sacrifice in addition to gratitude and forgiveness, the People of Paradise pulled a deus ex machina and yanked our heroes out of the subspace fire. The Generalissimo returned everyone home. So, the good news is that most of the cast is not dead, which means there could be more stories to tell.

Anime fans will just have to wait and hope that a sequel is possible. Stay tuned!

Patrick Frye is Monsters and Critics' Anime Editor. He considers himself a "woke-taku" and he enjoys covering all the latest news related to Japanese entertainment.... read more

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