The thing about Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut is it came, it won and conquered. And when the last episode aired, it swiftly disappeared.
Fans of this cool mecha anime are still waiting to know if there will ever be a Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut season 2 release date?
If you are here to know that too, keep on reading.
So will there be a Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut season 2?
A new anime season depends on a few factors. Until those are met sufficiently, there is no telling if the franchise will get a new season or not.
- Availability of the resource material
- The popularity of the previous anime season on social platforms
1. Availability of the resource material
If you ask me, this is the most important factor to determine a new anime season. Resource materials are light novels and manga series. If there are not enough source materials, then the chances of a new anime season are relatively low.
Let’s talk about Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut is originally a light novel series. The series is written by Akatsuki Senri and is illustrated by the artist Kasuga Ayumu and Murakami Yuichi. The light novel series was published under SB Creative in 2013. By 2020, there are twenty volumes of light novels have been published.
A manga series was adapted in 2014 by manga artist Watanabe Itsuki and Tadauri Fumi. In 2016, a twelve episode long anime season was released by Studio Lerche.
Only the first few light novel volumes were used up to create the twelve episodes. There are ample resources left to create more than Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut season 2.
There is a factor where if the source material ends or stops publishing then getting another season might be difficult. The anime series is an advertisement for generating more sales for the source materials. So if the light novel or manga series is complete, the fans will just buy the full set and be done with it. There is no point in investing a huge amount of money in anime season creation.
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut light novel has not published after the twentieth volume. The series is either complete or on hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic.
2. The popularity of the previous anime season on social platforms
An anime that was released in 2016 with just twelve episodes should be forgotten by now. On MyAnimeList the popularity rank of Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut is 512 with more than 290,000 members.
The anime genre is harem so we are already aware of where we stand with the plotline. Typical character design. The anime is Mecha though so there are some 3D animations that look cool.
The reviews on MyAnimeList are average. One has a rating of 8 while another has given a rating of 1.
On this Reddit thread fans are curious if there will be any Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut season 2 or not.
“Pretty sure it’s only getting one season unless a miracle happens”another is sceptical
So are we getting a Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut season 2 release date or not?
Studio Lerche has not given us any official statement yet. The source material sales are not very good either. The anime was liked by a particular set of harem anime fans only. To get a new season the previous season must get very good traction from the audience. In this case, it did not happen. Even though it is kind of cliche, the show is not altogether bad. It is worth watching.
However, producers have not cancelled it either. If the fans could pressure the producers then maybe we can have a second season.
So fingers crossed.
Plot of Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Arcadia Lux, the prince of the Arcadia empire unknowingly saunters into the women’s dormitory bathhouse. Unbeknownst to him, the princess of the new kingdom Atismata Lisesharte Atismata was taking a bath.
Lux sees her naked. Enraged and embarrassed, the princess challenges Lux for a duel. A Drag-Ride Duel.
Drag-Rides are archaic mechanical weapons dug up from various parts of the world. Lux Arcadia once was the strongest Drag-Ride user but after the Arcadia kingdom fell he was reduced to the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Ride knight. Lux does not attack his opponent at all.
After his battle with Lisesharte, Lux joins an all female academy that trains royal ladies to become Drag-Ride knights.
The producers have not stated any official statements. As soon as we get official information we will be the first to let you know. Until then watch Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut Season 1 on Crunchyroll.