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Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 release date set for 2021: Mairimashita! Iruma-kun manga compared to the anime

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun key art
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 is coming soon. Pic credit: Osamu Nishi

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 will have our titular hero, Iruma Suzuki, working up the ranks at Babyls Demon School by becoming a bad boy! But how long will it be before the Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 2 anime comes out?

Thankfully, the wait for the second season won’t be too bad since the second season was announced at the end of the first season. The Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 release date is being scheduled for spring 2021. (Please see the release date section below for more details.)

The first season had two cours. What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

In this case, the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun anime’s first season received 23 episodes in total and the finale for the first season aired on March 7, 2020.

An October 2020 NHK press release for Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 states that the second season will be two cours and have 21 episodes in total.

Crunchyroll is streaming the new anime episodes with English subtitles as they air on Japanese TV. The Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun English dub for the first season was released in early 2020. Presumably, the second season will receive an English dubbing, as well, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The anime is being produced by animation studio Bandai Namco Pictures with production provided by NHK. It’s been confirmed that the entire main staff for the first season is returning for the second season.

Director Makoto Moriwaki (Associate Producer for Yuri!! On Ice) is helming the project. In an interview with NHK, the director said that “in the second season, there will be man fun new characters and episodes [that will make the series] shocking and exciting!” She is “particularly” about being to “delve into the abnormal class” and its problems.

Girls’ Last Tour anime writer Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is handling series composition. Composer Akimitsu Honma (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku) is creating the music. Artist Satohiko Sano (Talentless Nana) is the character designer.

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2
A key visual teaser for the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 anime. Pic credit: Studio BN Pictures

The Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun opening (OP) music theme song for the first cour was Magical Labyrinth by DA PUMP, while the ending (ED) music theme song was Debikyu as performed by voice actress Yu Serizawa.

The Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 opening and ending theme song music have not yet been announced.

  • Updated October 21, 2020: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 number of episodes officially confirmed.
  • Updated September 2, 2020: Added Welcome To Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 key visual.
  • Updated March 7, 2020: Welcome To Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 time frame confirmed!

This article provides everything that is known about Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 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.

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 2 release date set for April 2021

As of the last update, nobody has officially confirmed the exact Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 release date. However, the production of a Mairimashita! Iruma-kun sequel was announced and the Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 2 premiere date will be scheduled for April 2021, the spring 2021 anime season.

Once the news of the exact date is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.

So far, the anime has enjoyed a good response from anime fans with reviews happily extolling its virtues. It does not have much competition since it’s one of the few anime comedies in recent years that is not also an isekai.

(Or, is it? If you think about it, Iruma was transported to another world, the Netherworld, right from the get-go).

Hopefully, the good reviews will translate to good streaming revenue since that’s now the biggest factor that producers consider when greenlighting anime sequels. The anime has been regularly listed in the popular section of Crunchyroll so it’s not surprising it was renewed immediately.

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun manga compared to the anime

The story for the anime series is based on the Mairimashita! Iruma-kun by writer and illustrator Osamu Nishi (Hotel Helheim). As of January 8, 2020, the manga series was up to Volume 15.

Unfortunately, no North American publisher has licensed the rights to the official English translation for the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun manga series. There are unofficial fan-made scanlation projects but only about half of the available raw chapters have been translated.

“The first season was so much fun, I can only expect more greatness from Iruma-kun!” the manga creator said in Mach 2020. “You don’t have to wait for a second season on your TV screen!”

Welcome To Demon School Iruma-kun Manga Artist Osamu Nishi Yu Serizawa Art
Welcome To Demon School! Iruma-kun manga artist Osamu Nishi drew art to celebrate ED singer Yu Serizawa. Pic credit: Osamu Nishi/Twitter

Some anime adaptations of manga series attempt to create panel-by-panel episodes that are absolutely faithful to the source material. While the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun anime does make changes and reorders some events (Clara’s seduction lesson originally took place after the Cannonball Execution arc), even manga purists agree that the additions were welcome.

For example, Purson Soi, the purple-haired guy in the Misfits class, was only briefly shown in the earlier manga chapters, but he’s a background character from the beginning in the anime. There are also several unnamed demon girls that were not in the manga.

The studio also added anime original content to the story. Episode 8 had the characters suddenly break out in a surprise musical number. Episode 10 also extended the dodgeball Cannonball Execution promotion match and it was made plainer that teacher Kalego put Iruma and Asmodeius “Azz Azz” Alice on separate teams to test whether Iruma’s friend would throw the game.

Some might argue that Bandai Namco Pictures is using filler material, but it’s pretty obvious they intend on keeping the anime’s pacing slow. The first two episodes covered only one chapter each. Episode 3 adapted chapters 3 and 4.

Episode 6 had the same title as chapter 10 so the pace picked up significantly. Episode 11 and on began adapting a lengthier story arc that had 21 chapters.

All in all, the first season found an ending point with Chapter 43. It’s not surprising the anime’s ending corresponded to this major story arc since it ends with Iruma Suzuki attaining the rank of Gimel.

Ending with the shorter Akudol Kuromu-chan arc also made sense. Chapters 38 and 39 are self-contained stories, so ending around chapter 43 to 45 of Volume 5 by revealing Dark Iruma as a teaser for the second season made for a good finale in Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Episode 23.

The good news is that the manga series provides plenty of source material for Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 to be a two-cour season again, so the 21 confirmed episodes shouldn’t have any filler.

Better yet, English-only manga readers who wish to read ahead of the anime can go to the fan translation projects for Volume 6. Let’s just hope the manga gets an official translation.

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 spoilers (plot synopsis/summary)

Note: The spoilers for Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 was updated after the Episode 23 finale aired.

With the disbanding of the Magic Item Research Club, Azazel Ameri forces Iruma to join the Student Council. It turns out this group primarily exists to serve Ameri, but because of the way Ameri helped them in the past they support her quite willingly.

Now, Ameri puts her student council members through morning exercises that are literally training from hell. Even poor Iruma is not exempt.

Things get interesting when Ameri is attacked with a potion that changes her personality, transforming her from a Type A demon focused on ambition to a meek girl who’s so shy that it’s adorable. Rendered incompetent, Ameri’s ability to lead the Student Council suffers, but all of her actions are so cute that nobody has the heart to tell her the truth.

The problem is that the student council is basically just a school club. And like any other club, if the student council can’t perform their duties, then the group can be suspended.

Welcome To Demon School Iruma-kun Manga Volume 7 Cover Art Mairimashita Iruma-kun
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 will have our hero dealing Student Council elections, relationship issues, and personality-swapping potions and rings. The manga cover art for Welcome To Demon School Iruma-kun Volume 7 features an “evil” Iruma Suzuki. Pic credit: Osamu Nishi

It seems like the Discipline Division might be behind the attack on Ameri since they’re the primary rival to the student council. After all, Ronove Lomiere, the flamboyant leader of the Disciple Division, desires to replace Ameri as president.

With Ameri’s personality changed so dramatically it’s hard to fight back when Ronove challenges her for her position in a re-election. But Iruma is there to support Ameri, trusting her and reminding her that she is not her true self without her ambition.

While Valac Clara has openly declared her crush on Iruma since the first season, Ameri has been in denial from the start, choosing to believe that her initial reaction to Iruma was based on a human love spell since their first meeting heavily resembled the shojo manga First Love Memories. At the end of Chapter 52, Ameri finally realizes that she has developed real feelings for Iruma and thinks to herself, “Iruma… even I myself can’t believe it but maybe I have fallen for you.”

And that’s when this budding relationship is tested when Iruma himself suffers a personality flip-flop in Volume 7. Young demons naturally undergo a wicked phase where darkness subverts their normal personalities.

In this case, Iruma’s ring causes him to become an evil version of himself. Of course, now that Iruma is a bad boy all of the demon girls are even more attracted to him.

Unfortunately, animes fans will have to wait until the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!


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