Kenja No Mago or also known as Wise Man’s Grandchild is one of the best and well-watched Isekai series in the last years. If this is true then why there still isn’t any Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2 yet?
Without the 2nd season of the Wise Man’s Grandchild, we can never learn as to what happens of the relationship of Shin and Sicily in the story ahead. These and many other questions can only be answered with either a Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2 or by reading the original source material. Well, if you decide to read the source material, there is another problem. This source material is not yet available in English translation. So what we can all hope for is that production committee green-lit the Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2.
But with this another problem arises and that is there is no official announcement about Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2. Also, we are not sure if the Wise Man’s Grandchild will be green-lit for future productions in 2020.
Figuring Out If There Will Be “Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2”?
Still, fans do not need to worry, as we have a way to deduce possibility for a sequel of an anime series. After watching hundreds of animes throughout our life, we came upon this method. The method works pretty well s it is based on analyzing information like popularity, source material and sales of an anime franchise. We took that same method and applied it for Wise Man’s Grandchild.
So, if you guys are interested in finding out possibility for Wise Man’s Grandchild sequel season, we advise you to stay here.
Source I: Material Information for “Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2”:-
Source material is the most important thing for any anime series much less a popular one. Anime are usually an adaption of an already existing source which can be manga, light novel, visual novel or game. As for the Wise Man’s Grandchild, the source material for it is Light Novel and even its manga is fairly popular in Japan.
With our method, we will first need to confirm few things. First of this will be to see if the story is still in continuation and how many of the light novel volumes have been released. If the satyr has already reached its end, the chances for sequel seem little as we experienced with Air Ger Season 2.
The 2nd thing we will examine is how many of the light novel volumes have been used in making of Kenja No Mago Season 1 as well as how any of them are available for a sequel season. If the source material is not enough, it can easily take the franchise few years for a sequel like in the case of No Game No Life Season 2.
How many volumes of are there?
At the moment, there are 13 volumes of the Wise Man’s Grandchild Light novel and all of them were released in Japan. A manga series is also based on Wise Man’s Grandchild’s light novel.
For the Wise Man’s Grandchild manga, it has 14 published volumes with last one published back on 10th July 2020.
Is it still ongoing?
The Wise Man’s Grandchild light novel is still in continuation with latest volume released in Japan by author Tsuyoshi Yoshioka back on 30th September 2020.
This author has written 2 volumes of Ligt novel from year 2017 till 2019. As for 2020, he has released one book this year and has plans to release one more alter this year.
Which light novels does the anime cover?
The first season of Wise Man’s Grandchild aired back in 2019 which overs the volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel. This means that story for the Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2 will start from the volume 4. This leaves nearly 10 books. This much source material can easily provide not only for Season 2 but for Season 3 as well.
To conclude this section, we can say that the source material is enough in the light novel to give at least 2 of these great seasons. This ends the worry of source material being not enough for amine adaptation.
Source II: Information on Sales & Profit for “Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2”:-
A one-cour anime series on level of Wise Man’s Grandchild cost roughly upto 3 million dollars. This might not seem that much amount of money but the problem is the returns on this investment are not high in many cases.
It is also a normal thing for an anime sequel to lose money after its first season. One such example is Noragami, which lost money and there is still no news on Noragami Season 3. So, this makes Sales & Profits a great influencer for chances of an anime’s sequel.
The Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 1 was released in Japan on 3 blu-ray disks with average sales being 900 copies for each disk. Any popular anime which sells copies below 1000 figure has a tough time for getting a sequel.
However, these blu-ray sales do not matter anymore as the big chunk of revenue now comes from online streaming. On the other hand, we do not think, anime like Wise Man’s Grandchild would do well on streaming platforms. Unless this anime is One Punch Man, which is a big hit and fns eagerly wait across the world for One Punch man Season 3. So for Wise Man’s Grandchild, it needs to do well in terms of Blu-ray sales to get go-ahead for a 2nd season.
Light Novel sales:
We took a look at the light novel sales for the previous 12 volumes. They sold on average 15000 copies per volume. As for the latest 13th volume, it had a sale of around 13000 copies. So, obviously, the light novel sales for this year are not that great so far.
For a series like Kenja No Mago, selling anything below 200000 is unfortunate especially if there as anime adaption of that light novel. For the possibility of a sequel, that series should at least sell print copies near a figure of 40K to 50K for each volume.
Even some older Isekai series such as Accel World sells around 50K copies per volume but still hasn’t any new s about Accel World Season 2.
The volume 13 of the Wise Man’s Grandchild manga series sold about 65K copies during its first week of release. As for volume 14, it recorded a sale of 100K in the first week. This means that as far as manga slake goes, they are doing great. The reason people love to read the manga story of the Wise Man’s Grandchild is because it is more illustrative to grab attention of reader. These manga sales are OK but if the light novel could sell as many copies then future of Wise Man’s Grandchild is all set.
The sales for the Goblin Slayer manga series are also same to Kenja No Mago. So, we can expect a little hope for Goblin Slayer Season 2.
There are 3 figurines at the moment available for the Wise Man’s Grandchild franchise but they are all of the character Sicily. Other than that, franchise also released 40 merchandises. This much merchandise and figurines is a decent for an anime which only had 1 season.
While these figures are decent, they are still not that much for an anime that is looking for a sequel. Also, these numbers do not seem to increase in 2020 and there is no news on new merchandise items.
Good news for the franchise is that they have released news about a Kenja No Mago game for 2020. Well, we dug into that and found that it is still waiting a release date. So when it releases, we will update the numbers.
In some cases, mobile games based off an anime usually pay off the budget for the sequel’s production. Fine examples of it are Konosuba Season 3 and Overlord Season 4. The game is only available in Japanese.
All of the stuff that we explained above is what offers the most revenue for an anime series. Other than that, there are many other streams for little profits for a franchise. Some of them are OST tracks, sales for the opening & ending songs, web radio, streaming licenses for Hulu, Funimation and Crunchyroll.
The sales for the anime series is not that high; merchandise release and manga sales are also no that bright. Still, combing all of it, it gives off a decent figure. If the mobile game releases soon and performs well, there could be an improvement in chances for the Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2.
Source III: Information on Popularity of “Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2”:-
In most cases, when an anime is not that of a hit, there is no point in making its sequel season. This is what happened in case of Tokyo Ravens and why it is still waiting for Tokyo Ravens Season 2.
Any sense for Kenja No Mago to have a 2nd season can be made if it has a decent popularity and fan following across the globe. So this section will cover the current popularity graph of the franchise.
With this, we will be examining the official website for Wise Man’s Grandchild, its social media activity, Google trends, number of print copies and new merchandise release.
The last update made on Wise Man’s Grandchild official website was back in December of 2019. This update was about the rebroadcasting of the first season. As for the official twitter account of the franchise, it has 15K followers and the last tweet was made in May of 2020. This tweet was about the free streaming of first season on Abema.
The popularity of the Kenja No Mago was at its peak back in 2016 when the first episode aired. The popularity was the same as Konosuba Season 1. The bad news about it is that the popularity started dropping after the 2nd episode. And by the end, this popularity was almost half of what it was at its peak. Now it stands at what it was before the anime release.
As of November 20220, there are about 5.5 million print copies of Wise Man’s Grandchild light novel in circulation. There was then an increase of about 400K more copies.
For 2020, no new merchandise release has been heard. No new merchandise items or figurines are currently being produced from what we could learn online. Well, the world is going through some tough times and things might get better next year.
With the news about the new game relapse, steady light novel and manga sales after every few months, the social media activity is great. This all looks good for popularity of social media. We think that next year, it will be much easier for us to tell as how many fans are there for this franchise.
The Big Reveal for “Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2”:-
If anything that can make us say that there is hope for Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2, it is the great manga sales, decent number of cool merchandise, and the news about a mobile game.
These manga and merch sales might not be that great, they are still better than nothing. If the profits increase due to mobile game, we can say that Kadokawa might be interested in a sequel for Kenja No Mago.
Anime are usually a promotion for source material and they certainly do not have their mobile games. But if a franchise is announcing a mobile game, it is a good omen for the overall future of a franchise be it source material, merchandise sales, or animes adaptations.
We will be updating this article soon next year with updates that are offered online. In the mean time, check out other news about some great anime series.