There are many amazing anime series with a magic school setting but Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is certainly among the top ones. This raises the question as to why there still isn’t a Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2 yet?
Without having this 2nd season, we will never get to know as to what happens of the relationship between Stella & Ikki or if Ikki gets to prove his worth as a great knight. The one way to learn about all these and many others answers is to read the series’ actually light novel. Still, most fans would hold out until the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2 releases. However, the problem is that there isn’t any official announcement or even a rumor about Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2.
How to Figure Out If There Is Going To Be A “Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2”?
In addition to the official announcement, anime fans have come up with their methods to deduce if there is going to be a sequel for an anime series. As an anime lover, we have also our own method which is consistent of checking source material, sales & profit info, and popularity of a franchise. All of this carefully observed to see if there is hope for a series’ continuation. We took that very same method and applied it to Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry to see if there will be a Season 2.
Section I: Source Material Info About “Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2”:-
Most anime series takes the traditional approach of having adaption by having the source material for many years. In the case of the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry series, this source material happens to be light novel. We will be seeing as t how many of the light novel volumes have been released so far and also how many of those volumes were used in the adaption of the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 1.
How many Light Novel/Manga volumes Does Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry have?
For the question about the total number of volumes for Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, there are actually 18 of them. All of them were released by the author in Japan and it also has a manga adaption by the name “Megumu Soramichi”.
The manga has 11 volumes with a single anthology manga created by other artists. This anthology manga got released back in 2014.
Is it in Continuation?
As for the story of the light novel, luckily, it is still in continuation with the latest volume released back on 12th June 2020 in Japan by the author “Riku Misora”. The story seems to reach its end with 3 to 4 volumes expected for a better conclusion. We can expect it to finish in 2021.
Which volumes of the light novel have been covered for anime?
As for the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 1, it made use of the source material from volume 1 to 3 and was released in 2015. The 2d season is most likely to start from volume 4 of the light novel.
There seems to be enough source material to give fans 5 seasons, meaning source material is not a crucial problem for a sequel.
Section II: Information about Sales & Profit:-
The main reason behind an anime series is basically profit for its production committee. This means that checking the sales & profits of the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry will be our next objective to see if there will be Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2.
The company named Silver Link was responsible for sales of blu-ray disks and nearly 3000 of these copies were sold. This is not a bad figure but not a great one considering it was back in 2015. The franchise also got its BD-box in 2016 and 700 of them were sold. For 2015, this number seems low for an anime franchise looking to have a sequel.
Light Novel sales:
Volume 17 of the franchise was released back in November of 2019 and had about 15000 copies sold. As for volume 18, it had 1000 copies sold.
These sales are great as for a popular anime franchise, the light novel sales should be in-between 30000 to 60000.
The series only has 2 figurines and all of them are of the character “Stella Vermillion”. In addition to this, the series also released 25 merchandise items but this is indeed low.
In addition to this, there are other means of earning profits off an anime. A few of these means are OST, opening & ending songs, streaming license by Funimation and Crunchyroll, and others.
The Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 1 could not do much to contribute towards increased source material sales or even the merchandise sales. This means that there is low-profit stream from the anime adaption and there might be a possibility that the franchise lost money in the process.
Section III: Information on Popularity of the Franchise:-
There are chances that due to low profits, the production committee often moves on to a better project. But there is still a popularity check left to see if the series is received well among fans.
The first thing to check this popularity is to observe the social media presence of the said franchise. We went to the official website of the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry and the last update on it was back in 201.7. It was about the release of the BD-box. As for the Twitter account, it has 37K followers with the last tweet made in April of 2020. It was also about the first season which will have a rebroadcast in Japan.
With the release of the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 1, the popularity of the franchise in 2015 was at its peak. Following the season’s end, the popularity dropped sharply and is now 60 percent of what it initially used to be at the peak.
The last volume was released in 2020 but the number of print copies for it is still not confirmed. As for volume 17 released in 2019, including that and previous ones, there are approximately around 2 million copies in circulation.
We have seen a massive fan following of this season and even people in our social circle that love watching anime are fond of it. Despite this, seeing such low popularity is a shocking thing but these are the official stats. All the negative information for the series’ social media presence indicates that the series has been left behind.
Is there going to be “Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2”:-
The information of the article concludes that the source material is not the main issue for the sequel. Instead, the series’ popularity has decreased over the last few years. Still, low popularity does not mean there will not be a sequel.
But our opinion is that there will never be a Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2. The main reason behind this is series not making enough money and the first season was a big bust for the production committee.
To sum it all up, we would say that chances for the Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry Season 2 are basically 0. So if you love the series and wish to learn the story ahead, you might need to read the light novel or the manga.