The Full Dive Season 2 anime TV series would be based on the relatively brand new Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even S**ttier than Real Life! light novel series. But when will Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu yori mo Kusoge Dattara Season 2 come out?
The first season of the Full Dive anime was animated by Japanese Studio ENGI. A relatively new company, the studio was established by Kadokawa in 2018. Their first project was the wrestling anime Kemono Michi: Rise up.
Studio ENGI is best known for its Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! anime. The Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 anime has been officially confirmed to be in production.
In 2021, they are also releasing the Detective Is Already Dead anime, which adapts a light novel series.
The main staff and studio for Full Dive Season 2 hasn’t been announced yet.
For the first season, the project was helmed by fourth-time director Kazuya Miura, who also directed Kemono Michi: Rise up and Uzak-chan Wants To Hang Out! for Studio ENGI. He has also done storyboarding for popular anime such as D.Gray-man, Food Wars!, and Juuni Taisen.
Writer Kenta Ihara (FLCL Alternative, The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter, Levius, Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious, Vinland Saga, Saga of Tanya the Evil) wrote the scripts and series composition.
Artist Kevin Yuuta Kenmotsu (animation director for Rent-A-Girlfriend, Infinite Dendrogram, Plunderer, Sword Art Online: Alicization) was the character designer.
The Full Dive Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.
For the first season, the Full Dive OP “Answer” was performed by Mayu Maeshima, while the ED “Disuida!” was performed by Japanese voice actors Ayana Taketatsu (Reona Kisaragi), Fairouz Ai (Alicia), Shiori Izawa (inquisitor Mizarisa), and Aoi Koga (Hiroshi’s sister, Kaede Yuki).
The first season’s finale, Full Dive Episode 12, released on June 23, 2021.
- Updated July 6, 2021: Added Full Dive Volume 4 light novel cover art.
This article provides everything that is known about Full Dive Season 2 (Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even S**ttier than Real Life! Season 2/Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu yori mo Kusoge Dattara 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.
FUNimation’s Full Dive English dub release date
FUNimation Now was exclusively streaming the first season of the Full Dive anime with English subtitles in Spring 2021. It was not available on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, VRV, or HIDIVE.
Here is FUNimation’s Full Dive English dub cast:
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Hiro
- Natalie Van Sistine as Reona
- Kayli Mills as Alicia
- Ben Lepley as Martin
- Kate Bristol as Kaede
- Daniel J. Edwards as Takafumi
- Jarrod Greene as Yasuoka
- Tom Laflin as Mishina
- John Van Doren as Tanishiro
- Kent Williams as Narrator
- Brent Mukai as Ginji
FUNimation’s SimulDub schedule initially listed the anime TV series as only a Simulcast, but that status changed. FUNimation’s Full Dive dub release date occurred on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even S**ttier than Real Life! Season 2 release date predictions
As of the last update, Kadokawa, Studio ENGI, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Full Dive Season 2 release date. Nor has the production of a Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even S**ttier than Real Life! 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 Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu yori mo Kusoge Dattara Season 2 premiere date will occur in the future.
One hurdle to a second season being renewed is probably the Full Dive reviews, which have been lower than average. Some reviewers find Reona to be annoying despite her character design obviously being intended for waifu appeal.
Some don’t like the “full realism” VRMMO gameplay mechanics since they don’t resemble modern games. While it was fun to watch the protagonist poke at the medicinal herb, criticism of the technical merits does have a point. After all, why does a dead game still have servers if the company that handled the services shut down?
Most find the motivations of protagonist Hiroshi Yuki to be unrealistic since they can’t see why anyone would want to continue playing Kiwame Quest, never mind becoming consumed with winning at all cost despite the psychological torture. To those anime fans, the dark comedy isn’t enjoyable since the main character’s actions are cringe-inducing and his “piss hero” backstory is some serious second-hand embarrassment.
On the other hand, the plot twist at the end was definitely unexpected despite being foreshadowed with subtle hints along the way. It explained why the city of Ted was so odd and provided a motive for the goblins that was less Goblin Slayer and more Slime isekai.
One obstacle holding Full Dive Season 2 back is probably the source material, or lack thereof. The newest book, light novel Volume 3, was literally released in the middle of the first season’s TV run!
A single book isn’t enough for an entire anime sequel (unless it’s the 86 anime). Full Dive Volume 4 is coming out in Summer 2021, but we don’t know if it finishes the new story arc.
In recent years, the first anime adaptations of light novel series are being greenlit for production by anime production committees before or around the time the first book is even released. Considering that anime productions are typically scheduled out years in advance, Full Dive Season 1 must have been greenlit extremely early considering that the first book released in August 2020.
The anime industry has been in overproduction, with projects being partially outsourced to Chinese and Korean subcontractors. In interviews, studio leaders sometimes complain they can’t find enough Japanese people to do the work.
And the oversaturation isn’t getting any better. In early May 2021, Kadokawa announced that they intended on creating at least 40 anime projects per year by 2023, an increase of 20 percent from 33 titles.
So, if the Full Season 2 anime TV series is renewed, the production decision will probably not be made quickly. As such, anime fans should expect a long wait.
Full Dive manga, light novel series compared to the anime
The story for the anime TV series is based on the Full Dive light novel series by author Light Tuchihi and illustrator Youta. The long title for the series can also be translated as What If the Ultimately Evolved Full Dive RPG was a Crappier Game than Reality.
As of July 21, 2021, the light novel series was only up to Full Dive Volume 4.
The author also wrote the Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious light novel series, which also received an anime adaptation. Notably, the Cautious Hero Season 2 anime hasn’t been announced yet although Kadokawa featured the Cautious Hero characters in a cameo in Isekai Quartet. The last Cautious Hero novel was released back in late 2019 so it seems the author is now focusing on the Full Dive novel series.
The creator teamed up with artist Kino to create the Full Dive manga. Serialized in Monthly Comic Alive since January 27, 2021, the manga is so new that when the anime aired the first tankobon volume hadn’t been announced yet. Volume 1 eventually came out on May 21, 2021, and Volume 2 on January 21, 2022.
No North American publisher has announced an official English translation for either the Full Dive manga or the light novel series. The whole series is so new that there were not even fan translation projects when the anime aired.
The Full Dive anime is similar to the Cautious Hero anime in that both anime only adapted a small number of books. The anime industry averages about 3 to 5 books per season or cour.
Anime like Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer Season 2 is confirmed), Cautious Hero, Konosuba, and Combatants Will Be Dispatched! are considered outliers since they only covered two light novel books in a single cour.
The benefit to this slow pacing is that the character development never felt rushed. The “Yuki attempts standard RPG interactions only to be tormented by overly realistic gameplay” humor was allowed to shine, although these types of gags became repetitive after a while (Cautious Hero suffered from similar issues from its running gags).
All in all, as predicted the finale, Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even S**ttier than Real Life! Episode 12, found a stopping point that corresponds to the ending of light novel Volume 2.
It’s the best stopping point since the story arc for Volume 3 offers a major departure from what has been shown before. What’s more, the Goblin Attack event at the end of Volume 2 works perfectly as a climax to the anime’s first season.
Unfortunately, English-only manga and light novel readers won’t be able to read ahead of the anime. Worse, even if an official English translation is eventually announced, it’ll take at least a year before the monthly manga catches up with the plot of the anime.
Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu yori mo Kusoge Dattara Season 2 anime TV spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)
It has been a month since the unexpected game over during the Goblin attack event. In order to have his revenge on Tesla, Hiroshi Yuki has been carefully training his mind and his body by running to build up endurance and push-ups/sit-ups to increase his explosive power.
After having his revenge match, Hiro leaves the starter town of Ted to head to a new town called Mistin. It’s a game level that no one knows anything about because it’s too underdeveloped.
There in Mistin, Hiro will face new monsters, challenges, and… meet a new real life player?! Unfortunately, new opportunities only lead to old problems reviving.
When Hiro excludes someone from the party his actions anger Alicia and she transforms in to the Returning Fruit Knife Wield From Hell. To top it off Hiro has money problems, turning the game into hard mode with debt collectors.
On the plus side, Hiro meets a girl in the real world who also likes him. But with stress-inducing enemies all around in the game world you have to wonder what will go wrong next…
Unfortunately, anime fans will need to wait until the Full Dive Season 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!