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The Misfit Of Demon King Academy Season 2 Release Date, Characters And Plot - What We Know So Far

Grab your books and get ready for the Demon Lord's return to class as "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" is all geared up to make a grand return. Based on the light novel series of the same name by author Shu, the series previously received a manga adaptation before coming to the world of anime in 2020, courtesy of animation studio SILVER LINK. Now, fans are more ready than ever for another dose of demon-y goodness.

Unfortunately, it seems we are still a ways away from that happening. The series has been confirmed for a second season, though SILVER LINK has not been overly forthcoming with what Season 2 will entail. Luckily, there is enough information from the first season and the source material to speculate on the second season's release date, cast, and plot. With that in mind, here is what we know so far about "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" Season 2.

What is the release date of The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2?

Unfortunately, SILVER LINK has not yet revealed a specific release date for "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" Season 2. Not to worry, however, as the company announced this past March that the second season is officially going to happen (via Crunchyroll). The anime's licensor, Aniplex USA, even released a Japanese-only trailer to tease the upcoming continuation of the series. Even so, many fans are still wondering when they might be able to see Season 2.

According to Anime News Network, the first season of the series was announced in October 2019, and released the following year in July 2020 after being briefly delayed due to COVID-19. Assuming there will be no more virus-related delays plaguing this year's upcoming anime, fans can expect to see Season 2 debut sometime in 2022 alongside other highly anticipated anime.

While we aren't sure when exactly in 2022 Season 2 of "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" will release, we do know that the anime will be broadcast as a split-cour season. For anime fans unfamiliar with the cour system, this essentially means that there will be an extended break between the first and second halves of the season in order to align with Japan's broadcasting schedule.

Who are the characters in The Misfit of Demon King Academy?

What would "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" be without a misfit or a Demon King? Thankfully, the show provides both in a stunning two for one deal, as the eponymous misfit, Anos (Tatsuhisa Suzuki/Aleks Le), was also once the Demon King in his previous incarnation (via Myanimelist). 2,000 years after dying, however, he reincarnates and enters the Demon King Academy to retake his rightful place once again.

In the process, Anos meets a number of allies, including his classmates Sasha (Yuuko Natsuyoshi/Kayli Mills) and Misha (Tomori Kusunoki/Brianna Knickerbocker). One of his greatest barriers, however, is his rival, Lay (Takuma Terashima/Griffin Puatu). Near the end of Season 1, it is revealed that Lay is actually the modern incarnation of Anos' old rival and friend, the hero Kanon (Ryouta Oosaka). There is much more to the cast of "The Misfit of Demon King Academy." However, these few are the most crucial characters to the story.

What is the plot of The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2?

2,000 years before "The Misfit of Demon King Academy" begins, the Demon Lord Anos Voldigoad is about as powerful as they come. Nobody, not even the gods can stop him. After becoming the best of the best through countless millennia of war, Anos becomes bored, and desires peace for all. Thus, he cuts a deal with humanity's hero, Kanon, for peace, sacrifices himself for the greater good, and reincarnates 2,000 years into the future. The only issue is that magic has deteriorated greatly over the years. So when the Demon King Academy accepts entrants, they are unable to recognize Anos' power. Instead, he is labeled a misfit.

Anos learns many things about the modern world throughout Season 1, and most surprising to him is the fact that nobody quite remembers who he once was. Evidently, human conspirators led by Jerga (Akio Ootsuka) betray Kanon following Anos' death 2,000 years ago in order to carry on the tradition of demon resentment. The human hero then decides to reincarnate himself so that he and Anos can eventually defeat Jerga together.

Season 1 concludes with Jerga's defeat, opening a path towards universal peace between all races. Despite a seemingly happy conclusion to the series, however, that still leaves seven of the light novel's ten volumes to adapt. According to the official wiki, Volume 4 shows Anos being named the Demon Lord once more. However, a new enemy soon appears from within the Demon Academy.