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Wise Man's Grandchild Season 2 - What We Know So Far

"Wise Man's Grandchild" is a fantasy isekai series originally created as a light novel and hosted on the independent Japanese site Shōsetsuka ni Narō in 2015. It is written by Tsuyoshi Yoshioka and illustrated by Seiji Kikuchi. The series follows the adventures of Shin Wolford, a modern Japanese man who is reincarnated into a fantasy world after suddenly dying in a tragic car accident. In the fantasy world, his new infant self is discovered by the mage Merlin Wolford and raised to be one of the most powerful wizards in the land. However, Shin's secluded upbringing and memories of his past life make it more difficult for him to navigate the new world around him.

Since its debut, the novel has become extremely popular, receiving publication through Kadokawa and spawning adaptations in both manga and anime (via Anime News Network). The latter of these two aired in 2019 with animation from Silver Link, but has since stopped releasing episodes. Now, fans are wondering whether they will see "Wise Man's Grandchild" Season 2.

Unfortunately, no official announcements have been made regarding "Wise Man's Grandchild" Season 2. Before you think that this spells the end for the series, however, it wouldn't be the first time an anime underwent an extended hiatus. With that in mind, there's much to go over in regards to what fans may expect from the show should it ever receive that second season. Here is what we know so far about "Wise Man's Grandchild" Season 2.

When will Wise Man's Grandchild Season 2 release?

Because none of the series' creators have formally announced a second season of "Wise Man's Grandchild," it's impossible to pin down an exact release date for the anime. Even more concerning is the length of Season 2's potential production cycle. The first season of the anime was announced in 2017, but wasn't released until 2019. Assuming Season 2's creative process resembles its predecessor, fans of the series might have to wait years after an initial announcement before seeing the anime's continuation.

There is a bright side to this, however, at least for those who prefer watching dubs. Like many other anime, "Wise Man's Grandchild" was simulcast in both English and Japanese through Funimation and Crunchyroll (via Anime News Network). So, on the day that "WIse Man's Grandchild" Season 2 does release, dub watchers can rest easy knowing they can see it at the same time as their subtitle-reading brethren.

Who are the characters in Wise Man's Grandchild Season 2?

In the original Japanese version of the anime, the role of Shin was played by actor Yuusuke Kobayashi (via Myanimelist). Shin is not alone in his adventures, however, and is joined by a cast of characters attending the same magical academy as the protagonist. This includes Shin's best friend and prince of the kingdom, August von Earlshide (Shouhei Komatsu) and Sicily von Claude (Rina Honizumi), a fellow academy student and Shin's love interest. In the English dub, these characters are played by Daman Mills, Brandon McInnis, and Lindsay Seidel, respectively.

This main trio is joined by a litany of other characters populating the strange fantasy world Shin inhabits. For instance, there is Shin's magical tutor and guardian, Melinda Bowen (Gara Takashima/Cynthia Cranz) and Merlin Wolford (Yuusaku Yara/Bruce R. Elliot), Shin's original magic teacher and father figure.

All of these characters, and more, could appear in "Wise Man's Grandchild" Season 2. The identities of any new characters (as well as their associated voice actors) have yet to be revealed.

What is the plot of Wise Man's Grandchild Season 2?

The last episode of "Wise Man's Grandchild" Season 1 concluded with Shin rebuffing the Demonoid army led by Schtrom. Even so, Schtrom still poses a threat to the various kingdoms around the world. As a result, Shin decides to lead his team on a quest to form alliances with the other kingdoms in order to combat the Demonoid threat.

Based on the manga synopsis published on the online manga site, Bookwalker, this series of events only covers the first handful of the 17 volumes that have been published. In the event of a second season, Silver Link will have more than enough source material to work as the basis for its adaptation.

These volumes cover a variety of events, from Shin's short beach vacation following the aforementioned battle, to his further efforts to unite the world's various countries into a World Union. Unfortunately, it will likely be some time before fans get to see these events play out. Until then, the manga and light novels are the only place where "Wise Man's Grandchild" where fans can have their questions answered.