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Spirit Chronicles Season 2 - What We Know So Far

The isekai genre has experienced a boom among fans with popular anime series such as "Isekai Quartet" and "KonoSuba." We resonate with the idea of somehow winding up transported into another wondrous world that trades in skyscrapers for castles and airplanes for dragons. Yet, with the increase in the quantity of isekai works recently, it can seem difficult for new anime series within the genre to stand out. However, "Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles" attempted to achieve this when it first debuted earlier this year.

The anime is based on the light novel series from author Yuri Kitayama. The series features a protagonist from our world that reawakens in another, but he also happens to share his consciousness with another person. "Spirit Chronicles" makes a delightful mess of the concept of reincarnation, which the isekai genre usually simplifies within the opening scene of a first episode. Admittedly the first season of "Spirit Chronicles" probably raises more questions than answers by the time its finale rolls out. But, fortunately, we're getting another chance at some answers, thanks to the forthcoming second season.

Here's everything we know about Season 2 of "Spirit Chronicles" so far.

What is the release date for Spirit Chronicles Season 2?

Season 1 of "Spirit Chronicles" finished in September 2021. While fans may crave much more past its initial 12-episode run, the unfortunate news is that they're probably in for a wait for the next season. On November 5, 2021, the official Twitter account for the anime series announced that a second season was in development. The tweet came with a special Season 1 recap video to mark the announcement. However, it did not come with an official release date.

It is worth highlighting that the first season of "Spirit Chronicles" got announced in late November 2020 (via Anime News Network) before premiering the following year in July 2021. With Season 2's announcement taking place in November, it's possible we could see a repeat situation where the upcoming season comes out in summer 2022. It's likely that Crunchyroll will be involved with the Western release of "Spirit Chronicles" Season 2. The streaming service did a simulcast of Season 1 as it aired in Japan, and they released an official English dub on December 27, 2021.

Who are the characters for Spirit Chronicles Season 2?

Season 1 of "Spirit Chronicles" (via Crunchyroll) centers on Haruto Amakawa and Rio. Haruto is a young man in Japan who dies due to a tragic traffic accident. Meanwhile, Rio is a young man in a fantasy world who is made an orphan thanks to the horrific murder of his mother. What links the two characters is that they appear to be the same person — or at least they share the same mind. Rio suddenly discovers the personality and memories of Haruto's past life, and it's believed that he is a reincarnation of Haruto.

Season 2 will certainly feature the two protagonists as they attempt to find more answers to their unique dilemma. Season 2 will also likely feature the return of characters like Rio's teacher Celia Claire and his contracted spirit Aishia. But there's one significant character that fans will definitely want to see return. During the end of Season 1, Rio encounters Haruto's childhood friend Miharu Ayase, who has somehow also been summoned from modern-day Japan. Miharu was of great importance to Haruto, so we can probably expect her to have a significant role next season.

What is the plot of Spirit Chronicles Season 2?

Season 1 of "Spirit Chronicles" mainly focuses on Rio's life and how he deals with the knowledge of being linked with Haruto. The Season 1 finale ends with Rio stopping the arranged marriage of his companion Celia. He also discovers that more people in his world were reincarnated into Haruto's world. With this knowledge, it's a safe bet that the plot of Season 2 will shed more light on how Rio became linked to Haruto. Season 2 could also delve into why Rio has become so powerful upon discovering his link with Haruto.

What is certain is that the plot of "Spirit Chronicles" Season 2 has a lot of material to pull from when it comes to the original light novels. Per Monsters And Critics, Season 1 of "Spirit Chronicles" covered up to Volume 5 of the light novels. The light novels are still ongoing and the 20th volume was just released in the fall of this year (via Firecross). With that said, the anime series has a lot more source material to draw inspiration from for seasons to come.