Call of the Night Season 2 release date predictions

Call of the Night 2
It’s predicted that the anime production committee will have Call of the Night renewed for a second season. Pic credit: Kotoyama

The Call of the Night Season 2 anime will have Ko Yamori and Nazuna Nanakusa facing the past and future as vampire hunter detective Anko Uguisu goes on the hunt. But when will Yofukashi no Uta Season 2 come out?

Want to watch Call of the Night streaming? Unfortunately, the anime series became a HIDIVE exclusive beginning in 2022 since Sentai Filmworks is the streaming licensor. That means you can’t watch Call of the Night on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, VRV, or Amazon Prime Video. (The Call of the Night French version was streaming on Anime Digital Network.)

The studio and main staff making Call of the Night Season 2 haven’t been announced yet.

The first season was produced by Japanese animation Studio Liden Films, which is best known in recent times for anime TV shows such as BASTARD!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy, Blade of the ImmortalOtherside PicnicCells At Work! CODE BLACK, and the critically acclaimed Tokyo Revengers anime.

The Tokyo Revengers Season 2 release date is already confirmed for 2023. The BASTARD!! Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy Part 2 release date on Netflix was in September 2022. Studio Liden Films is also working on other projects such as the My Master Has No Trail anime and the God’s Game We Play anime.

The Call of the Night Season 1 anime was helmed by director Tomoyuki Itamura (The Case Study of Vanitas, episode director for Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and chief director Tetsuya Miyanishi (episode director for SK8 the Infinity, Super Crooks). Writer Michiko Yokote (Grimm, The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody, Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It) created the scripts.

Artist Haruka Sagawa (Child of Kamiari Month) was the character designer. Composer Yoshiaki Dewa (Jigokuraku, The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace) created the music.

The Call of the Night Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.

For the first season, the Call of the Night OP “Fallen Angel (Daten)” and the ED “Yofukashi no Uta” were both performed by hip-hop duo Creepy Nuts.

In Call of the Night Episode 6, Creepy Nuts musicians R-Shitei and DJ Matsunaga were both turned into anime characters who try to pick up Nazuna when Ko and Nazuna decide to go out to a night pool.

The Call of the Night Creepy Nuts music video.

The first season’s finale, Call of the Night Episode 13, was released on September 29, 2022.

The 13 episodes were released as two Call of the Night Blu-Ray volumes, which were released on October 26, 2022, and January 25, 2023, respectively.

This article provides everything that is known about Call of the Night Season 2 (Yofukashi no Uta Season 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Yofukashi no Uta Season 2 release date predictions: Renewal very likely

As of the last update, Aniplex, Shogakukan-Shueisha, Studio Liden Films, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Call of the Night Season 2 release date. Nor has the production of a Call of the Night 2 sequel been announced.

Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information.

In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when, or if, the Yofukashi no Uta Season 2 release date will occur in the future.

The Call of the Night reviews have been very positive overall based on how well the adaptation was executed, but there are detractors. The biggest criticism comes from those who hate how an adult vampire woman is romantically toying with a 14-year-old boy. Vampire tales involving romance almost always have a huge age difference since vampires live for centuries, but this anime stands out since young-adult-on-the-surface Nazuna is running around in bikini-like clothing, chugging beers, and opining about how sucking blood is both feeding and an intimate physical experience (“Stop saying copulating,” complains Ko).

Despite any naysayers, the review scores are considerably higher than average. The Call of the Night episodes also tended to rank high in the Top 10 polls for Summer 2022 anime.

Even better, the premiere of the first season did give a significant boost to Call of the Night manga sales. The series had 1.8 million copies in circulation back in February 2022. The Call of the Night manga sales were good enough to make Oricon’s Top 20 manga series chart for July 2022.

The only other Summer 2022 anime series to make that Oricon Top 20 chart was Kingdom and Ao Ashi. In July 2022, the Call of the Night manga sales even bested the Chainsaw Man manga, which probably made it to the Top 20 based on sheer hype for the upcoming Chainsaw Man anime release date in Fall 2022. (We’re also predicting that Kingdom Season 5 and Ao Ashi Season 2 will happen in the future.)

However, manga sales are only an indicator of an anime series’ popularity in Japan, whereas global streaming revenue is the major factor. Unfortunately, HIDIVE doesn’t provide anything similar to Crunchyroll’s popular anime list to judge the streaming performance.

But we can look to anime popularity ranking polls for guidance. In that case, the individual Call of the Night episodes were often ranked in the Top 10 (or even the Top 3) on a week-by-week basis.

As such, even as a HIDIVE exclusive, it’s possible that the international streaming numbers were good enough on their own for the anime production committee to justify greenlighting the sequel. According to Deadline, AMC Networks (which owns HIDIVE, AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and ALLBLK) reported in Q2 2022 that its streaming subscribers jumped up by an incredible 46 percent.

HIDIVE had a very strong set of anime exclusives in 2022, so TV shows like Call of the Night might have contributed to this subscriber growth? (The same could be said for DanMachi Season 5 since the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? anime became a HIDIVE exclusive in 2022.)

In any case, the biggest issue is whether producer Aniplex planned out the production of a second season already. Even if the second season is farmed out to a different studio that has a gap in their production schedule, anime projects need to schedule out the studios, the main staff, and the cast (who are often all independent contractors) years in advance.

Therefore, in the best-case scenario, the wait for the Call of the Night Season 2 release date will be multiple years since anime series was not (publicly) renewed after the first season finale aired in September 2022.

Nazuna Nanakusa
What dark secret is lurking in Nazuna Nanakusa’s past? Pic credit: 猩猩

Call of the Night Season 2 English dub release date predictions

Sentai Filmworks has licensed the rights for the Call of the Night English dub. The Call of the Night English dub cast hasn’t been announced yet.

During Otakon 2022 on July 30, 2022, HIDIVE announced that the Call of the Night English dub release date was in September 2022.

Unfortunately, the dubbing process for HIDIVE exclusives isn’t as fast as the Crunchyroll SimulDub team, which is either same-day or only a couple of weeks behind the English subs release.

As such, it’s predicted that the Call of the Night Season 2 English dub release date will be at least a month after the initial premiere.

Thank you art from an animator who worked on the first season.

Call of the Night manga compared to the anime

The story for the anime TV show is based on the Call of the Night manga series by creator Kotoyama. Serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since August 2019, the manga was up to Call of the Night Volume 13 as of September 15, 2022. Volume 13 included up through Chapter 129.

North American publisher has been releasing the Call of the Night manga’s English translation ever since April 2021. As of September 13, 2022, the English release was up to Call of the Night Volume 9, while Volume 10 is scheduled for December 13, 2022, and Volume 11 for March 14, 2023.

Manga artist Kotoyama is also known for creating the Dagashi Kashi manga series, which was adapted into two anime seasons. In November 2020, Kotoyama even created a special side-story crossover chapter between Call of the Night and Dagashi Kashi.

Call of the Night Dagashi Kashi
Ever notice how the character design for Call of the Night’s Nazuna resembled Dagashi Kashi’s Hotaru Shidare? in this manga panel, Nazuna is posed just like Hotaru and is wearing her trademark outfit. Pic credit: Kotoyama

When anime scriptwriters adapt a manga the result tends to stay true to the source material, although sometimes content is condensed in order to reach the best stopping point within the constraints of the episodic TV format.

In this case, the Call of the Night anime was definitely not a panel-by-panel adaptation since many pages were skipped and Chapters 34 and 35 were not adapted at all. Some episodes also rearranged the presentation of the chapters. So manga readers may wish to go back and read the skipped scenes.

The skimming of the chapters became more obvious beginning with Call of the Night Episode 8. The adaptation pacing sped up to the point that only a handful of chapters after Chapter 22 were fully adapted (the maid cafe story arc in Call of the Night Episode 10 was an exception since it fully adapted Chapters 31, 32, and 33).

The biggest reordering of events is when the massage business story came before the night pool chapter in Call of the Night Episode 5. It’s possible this change was due to the Creepy Nuts guys being given an anime cameo in Episode 6.

Nazuna Nanakusa
The transition title card art used for commercial breaks was amazing, but that’s not surprising since they were based on the cover art for certain manga chapters. Pic credit: Studio Liden Films

Despite the skipped content, the anime managed to nail the nightlife vibes and ambiance of the manga’s story. The animations and colors heightened the emotional impact of many scenes.

Although the first season’s story is not action-based the few times when the vampires fought it was all smoothly executed. Anime-only fans were probably surprised since the graphic fight came out of nowhere, never mind the killer shot of Nazuna ripping off an arm.

Without getting too spoiler-ish, Call of the Night Season 2 will be more action-packed, which will make the Nazuna vs Seri Kikyou fight scene of Call of the Night Episode 7 seem like nothing.

Yofukashi no Uta Volume 5 English
It’s predicted that Call of the Night Season 2 will pick up the story again in the latter half of manga Volume 5. (Oh, and… it’s a trap!) Pic credit: Kotoyama

Detective Anko killing the vampire teacher at the school sets the tonal shift leading up to the events of Call of the Night Season 2. The slice-of-life RomCom story starts off as an introspective consideration of superficial friendships and the meaning of love only to transition toward a different atmosphere as the first major story arcs began to take shape in Call of the Night Episode 11.

In Call of the Night Episode 12, Ko begins having second thoughts about turning into a vampire because of bloodlust. So while the story still has a certain vibe it’s a darker nightlife from hereon since now there is an element of fear hanging in the air.

Call of the Night Episode 12 screenshot
A Call of the Night Episode 12 screenshot featuring detective Anko being silly and telling Ko to come to her for help. Pic credit: @yofukashi_pr/Twitter

All in all, as predicted the first season’s finale, Yofukashi no Uta Episode 13, found a stopping point corresponding to Volume 5: Chapter 46.

It’s the perfect stopping point since the story arc allowed Ko to confront the issues raised by Detective Anko and seriously consider why he wanted to become a vampire. Nazuna also confronts her own hangups regarding their relationship and they both decide to move forward together and seal the deal with a kiss.

While there are many plot threads still left hanging, there is plot resolution regarding the death threat by the other vampires since Nazuna forced them to back off by agreeing to the deal where she does everything in her power to make Ko fall in love with her.

The good news is that there is plenty of source material currently available for making Call of the Night Season 2. Arguably, there are already enough chapters available for making a third and fourth season already.

Better yet, English-only manga readers who wish to read ahead of the anime can jump straight to manga Volume 5: Chapter 47 (or you can start from the beginning to read the minor skipped scenes).

Call of the Night 2 anime TV spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)

Poor Ko seriously doesn’t know what to do! He’s seriously considering the pros and cons of becoming a vampire, especially after realizing that some vampires go into self-denial and essentially starve themselves to death. But every human has a different take on it, and one just wants to kill them all!

Ko has realized that he loves the night, which he associates with freedom. By becoming a vampire he can gain this freedom by becoming a whole new person. Yet at the same time, Nazuna is blatantly honest that as vampire life becomes the new normal it can become very boring as the years turn into decades.

The truth is that Nazuna herself doesn’t know how to enjoy the night. With this new awareness, Ko must consider that this new way of life brings its own set of problems.

The seed of future vengeance was sown when teenage Anko Uguisu’s father was turned into a vampire during an affair after regularly cheating on Anko’s mother. Young Anko was tempted to become a vampire just to escape her troubled home life.

During what was supposed to be a family reconciliation, both her parents died in a terrible tragedy that left poor Anko in anguish. Transformed into a vampire hunter, the detective has been stalking vampires for the last 10 years and has learned their weaknesses by investigating their human lives.

Call of the Night detective
Private detective Anko Uguisu was first introduced in the manga in Volume 4: Chapter 36. She specializes in vampire cases and she really does have a motive for hating vampires. When she was younger and in school she went by her real name Kyouko Mejiro and she was a member of a literature club run by vampire Nico Hirata. Her past is also connected to Nazuna in a surprising way. Pic credit: Kotoyama

Not only is a vampire hunter on the loose, Ko’s life gets even more complicated when the police are alerted to Ko’s little nighttime jaunts by the detective. With the po-po starting to cramp his nightlife vibes, Ko learns something surprising about vampire Haka Suzushiro (ahem… it’s a trap). But when Haka offers to turn Ko using his vampire brainwashing technique Ko quickly turns him down flat.

Meanwhile, Nazuna confronts Nico and gives her an ultimatum: touch Ko and I’ll kill you! But this violent confrontation quickly ends in relationship talk with Nazuna resolving to become the kind of vampire Ko can fall in love with. With their mutual feelings affirmed with a real “first kiss” they must figure out together their next step.

To that end, Nazuna visits Haka to thank him for rescuing Ko from the cops. Haka already heard about the deal made with Nico and quickly realizes that Nazuna needs help with figuring out the intricacies of love.

Haka tries a full makeover where Nazuna dons a dress and tries to look sexy. When talking, Haka points out that Nazuna can’t be honest about her true feelings despite her previous behavior toward Ko… an observation that Nazuna vehemently denies! (She claims to love dirty jokes and quickly proceeds to get drunk.)

Nazuna may have had a change of heart—but not about everything. And Ko wants to know what vampire Kiku Hoshimi’s intentions are regarding Ko’s deliciously human friend Mahiru Seki…

Ko is already leery about the dangers of a human dating a vampire, but that’s before he discovers a disturbing secret regarding Kiku. The danger level is only increasing since Detective Anko is feeling extra stabby toward Nazuna’s vampire friends.

To prevent the vampire hunter detective from discovering and exploiting their weaknesses, the vampire girls must take a deep dive into their dark pasts in order to figure out how Anko killed the vampire teacher. The only problem is that Nazuna literally can’t remember anything from her life as a human… not even the name of the vampire who turned her!

Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the Call of the Night Season 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!

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