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Darwin's Game Season 2 - What We Know So Far

For most of us, video games are a simple method of relaxation. Anime characters, however, often don't receive the same privileges. Whenever a video game serves as the central setting or plot device in a series, you can pretty much bet that there is some kind of catch. The eponymous game from "Sword Art Online," for instance, seems really fun until you learn that dying in the game also means dying in real life. The same can be said for the mobile game from the Netflix anime, "Darwin's Game," where the game takes place in real life, and killing people appears to be the main objective.

Regardless of how fun that kind of game is to play, however, people can't get enough of watching it, at least here in the real world. The anime, based on the 2012 manga of the same name by FLIPFLOPs, already wrapped up its first season in 2020, yet fans are still clamoring for more. And given that the show has been picked up by Netflix, here is what we know so far about the potential 2nd season of "Darwin's Game."

Darwin's Game has yet to be renewed for Season 2

Unfortunately, Studio Nexus has not confirmed whether "Darwin's Game" will receive a 2nd season. The series originally aired in spring 2020, and since then, there has been no news regarding the series. Netflix picked up the series for streaming on its platform that same year. However, there is no word on whether that has influenced the series' popularity enough to justify a 2nd season from Studio Nexus.

The premise of Darwin's Game (the in-universe mobile app, not the anime) is simple. Once they make an account, every player is awarded a "Sigil." This is ostensibly a superpower unique to that person, which will aid them along their journey toward victory. The objective of the game is to find other players and eliminate them by any means. This could involve making them surrender, but more often than not, people lean in favor of murder as the easiest and most efficient strategy.

In the midst of all this murder and mayhem, protagonist Kaname Sudou is looking to make a positive change, though he ends Season 1 as one of the most enigmatic up-and-comers in D-Game, winning the battle against rival clan, Eighth. After killing Eighth's leader, however, Kaname resolves to continue hunting for D-Game's game master in order to put an end to all the bloodshed. Now that he and the Sunset Ravens have grown in influence, they are able to take steps toward this by banning people from actively playing D-Game within their territory.