The Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Season 2 anime will have Michio Kaga and his burgeoning harem of Roxanne and Seri continue their adventures in a duchy where they meet a cat girl named Miria. But when will Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Season 2 come out?
In the meantime, anime fans can watch the two Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World OVA episodes. These two bonus extra episodes are titled “After Washing Your Body (Karada o Aratta Ato wa…)” and “Until The Very End With Roxanne (Roxanne to Saigo Made)”. The two new episodes are being released with two of the Blu-Ray/DVD box volumes that are coming out on November 25, 2022, and December 23, 2022.
The studio and main staff making Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Season 2 haven’t been announced yet.
For the first season, the anime project was produced by Japanese animation company Studio Passione, which is known for creating The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy anime, the Mieruko-chan anime, Higurashi: When They Cry Gou/SOTSU, the Citrus anime, the Love Flops anime, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, and High School DxD Hero.
The first season of the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World anime project was helmed by director Naoyuki Tatsuwa (DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year- Movie). Not too surprisingly, the director was also an episode director for the Interspecies Reviewers anime.
Writer Kurasumi Sunayama (Dragon’s Dogma, Ultraman, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, Yowamushi Pedal Season 5: Limit Break) wrote the series composition. Artist Makoto Uno (High School DxD Hero, Interspecies Reviewers, Mieruko-chan) was the character designer. Composer Tomoki Kikuya (Drug Store in Another World) created the music.
The Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.
For the first season, the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World OP “Oath” was performed by Shiori Mikami, the Japanese voice actress for Roxanne. The ED “A Gentleman’s Deal 600,000 Naal *Shinshi no Torihiki 60-man Narl)” was performed by Taku Yashiro and Kenta Miyake, the Japanese voice actors for Michio Kaga and slave trader Allen, respectively.
The first season of Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World was streaming in Summer 2022 with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and VRV (not Netflix USA, Disney+ USA, Hulu, Funimation, or Amazon Prime Video).
The first season’s finale, Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Episode 12, will release on September 21, 2022.
As previously noted, the 12 episodes were released as two Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Blu-Ray/DVD volumes on November 25, 2022, and December 23, 2022, respectively. The limited edition of BD Volume 1 includes a 1/7 scale Roxanne figure that’s wearing lingerie.
This article provides everything that is known about Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Season 2 (Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Season 2 / Isekai Harem 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.
How to watch Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World uncensored
The anime had three versions with different levels of censorship. There are two ways to watch Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World uncensored:
- “TV broadcast version” with restricted image, sound, and even bleeped subtitles
- “Harem version” with restriction on images only
- “Super Harem version” with no restrictions or censorship
The TV broadcast version was streaming on Crunchyroll. The AT-X channel was streaming the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Super Harem edition and can be found on streaming sites with fan subs. The Blu-Ray/DVD box sets also shipped with the Isekai Harem uncensored episodes.
Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Season 2 release date predictions: Renewal likely if uncensored Blu-Ray sells well
As of the last update, Studio Passione, Kadokawa, Crunchyroll, Shufunotomo, AT-X, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Season 2 release date. Nor has the production of an Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Season 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 Isekai Harem Season 2 release date will occur in the future.
Sex sells. Everyone knows that. But if this anime was simply an isekai story with realistic adult situations then it wouldn’t be nearly as controversial. The Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World reviews have been much lower than average largely to the protagonist Michio Kaga being a total scumbag.
Michio’s behavior and reactions to his predicament are so immediately extreme to the point that even Rent-A-Girlfriend’s Kazuya Kinoshita might experience second-hand embarrassment. Within hours of arriving in a fantasy world, Michio is perfectly willing to give into his lecherous compulsions where he’s literally buying a slave simply for satisfying his teenage libido.
Michio has no qualms or self-doubt about practicing slavery since the world accepts the practice. His line of questioning to slaver trader Allen was focused on whether his intended love slave could easily escape his sweaty clutches.
Even after learning that runaway escaped slaves are automatically demoted and marked on their Intelligence Cards as bandits by the world’s magic system, Michio goes on a killing spree where he murders bandits in their sleep for the bounties without any consideration for their circumstances. To be fair, the anime does seem to depict all of the killed bandits as belonging to a criminal faction, but is every bandit really a criminal or someone trying to escape injustice in this cruel world? Even Roxanne herself was part of an adventuring party before becoming a slave.
Apologists might try and point out that the innocent Roxanne supposedly “consented” to pleasuring her master, and she knew this would happen after telling Allen to increase her sale price value, but that forced justification ignores social pressure and her obvious initial reluctance… never mind that we’re supposed to accept the word of a slave trader at face value.
Those who try to rationalize Michio’s actions also compare the situation to Naofumi of The Rising of the Shield Hero, but the critical difference is that Naofumi was desperate and forced into buying Raphtalia since he literally was incapable of picking up any weapon other than his shield. While Naofumi’s initial motivations were self-serving, he came to treat Raphtalia with respect and thought of her as a daughter. The magical slavery system was even eventually voluntarily used by others to enhance combat performance with linked stats rather than to force Naofumi’s impure desires on others.
By contrast, upon entering this fantasy world Michio was handed powerful equipment and the sword Durandal, never mind a pile of money when he easily overcame the bandits. Michio’s decision to purchase a slave was purely made out of lust for the beautiful Roxanne, not out of desperate necessity.
Even the terrible actions of the anti-hero Keyaru in Redo of Healer are more understandable than Michio. Keyaru suffered terribly at the hands of the so-called heroes for years and was probably clinically insane. But after enacting his revenge, even Keyaru began to recognize his justifications for his extreme actions as being contrived as his brainwashed harem began to have a positive influence on his deranged mindset.
Even outside of Michio’s interactions with Roxanne his actions are highly suspect. Every time he meets a new character he’s either screwing them over… or just plain screwing them!
Michio leaves broken lives and families in his wake since Episode 2 made it very clear that he’s an absentee dad who fathered a child via a random hookup only to disappear for 10 years (I guess Michio went out for cigarettes?). Thus, it’s difficult for audiences to relate to an intrinsically selfish character whose actions are almost always deplorable.
Of course, true fans of the anime and its respective manga know all this. The target audience wants to watch Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World uncensored with good animations and let their libidos take over, not experience moments of insightful self-reflection based on a thought-provoking isekai story.
This anime isn’t intended to be compared to high-minded concepts such as Overlord, Mushoku Tensei, The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Re:ZERO, Ascendance of a Bookworm, I’m Standing on a Million Lives, or Parallel World Pharmacy. The so-called story for Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World is just glossy window dressing for the fact a Japanese high schooler desires to gather multiple wives from different races to fulfill his fantasy fetishes.
Getting straight to the point, it’s just a trashy vulgar isekai but all it’s ever intended to be is the king of the trash heap. And if we ignore the creeper dialogue and character flaws of Michio, the fantasy elements and the action sequences were all well animated and directed so the TV show is likely to attract thirsty fans.
Regardless of the quality of the animated fantasy elements, the chances of an anime sequel really depend on streaming revenue and sales of the uncensored Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo Blu-Ray/DVD box sets. Based on the history of similar anime there’s a good chance of the anime being renewed.
After all, the Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time Season 2 release date was already in 2022. It’s also reported that the anime production committee for Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi is “considering” making Redo of Healer Season 2.
As for streaming popularity, the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World anime was regularly featured in the Top 20 of Crunchyroll’s most popular anime list during Summer 2022. So despite Episode 1 making the focus of the story readily apparent, the anime was popular enough that people kept coming back for more.
Perhaps some of this popularity can be attributed to HIDIVE stealing away several major Summer 2022 exclusives like Made In Abyss, Call of the Night, Vermeil in Gold, My Isekai Life, and DanMachi. After all, with less competition more Crunchyroll-only subscribers are likely to give time to anime series that would otherwise be lost in the seasonal shuffle.
It should also be noted that Crunchyroll is directly one of the producers on the anime production committee, not just a streaming licensor. So the fact that it’s doing well bodes well for Isekai Harem Season 2 regardless of the uncensored BD sales numbers.
Therefore, it’s predicted that the anime production committee will have the anime series renewed for a second season. But it’s also predicted that the wait time for the Isekai Harem Season 2 release date will be several years.
Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World web novel already ended… sort of
The story for the anime TV show is based on the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World light novel series by author Shachi Sogano and illustrator Shikidouji (best known for Full Metal Panic).
The Isekai Harem web novel was initially launched on the self-publishing site Shosetsuka ni Naro back in 2011. Progress slowed to a crawl starting in 2018 since only four new chapters were released since then. The most recent final chapter was released in December 2020. The web novel effectively ended by being put on hiatus, so it’s uncertain how the author intends on ending the light novels.
Japanese publisher Shufunotomo’s Hero Bunko imprint began publishing the light novel adaptation in December 2021. As of January 31, 2022, the book series was up to Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Volume 12.
In April 2017, the original creator teamed up with artist Issei Hyouju to create the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World manga series. Serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Shonen Ace magazine, it’s up to Volume 8 as of March 25, 2022.
Unfortunately, no North American publisher has announced an official English translation. However, there is a light novel fan translation that was up to Volume 5 in Summer 2022.
Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World manga, light novels compared to the anime
If you were wondering whether the source material is nothing but basic RPG-style grinding and exploration combined with routine nightly romps with slave dog girl Roxanne then, yep, it is. Most of the books are about hardcore RPG grinding through the dungeons. However, the light novels do contain a lot more worldbuilding details that better explain Michio’s mindset.
At the beginning of the original story, Michio wanted to die. He was searching the internet for ways to commit suicide when he stumbled upon this strange site that began asking him a lot of questions.
Taking an interest in the point-based character creation system, Michio spent literal hours perfecting his characters by continuously pressing the reset button so he had the best possible random combination possible. Upon finishing his character, he was asked, “You will now be transported to a world with the settings you chose. Coming back is not possible. Do you still accept?” Without thinking much of it, he pressed “YES”, so that’s how he ended up in another world with OP powers.
Skimming past this prologue scene wasn’t that big of a deal it’s just another Isekai origin story that doesn’t really matter. And he also fought a rabbit and a slime early on, but showing that wasn’t necessary.
Whether it was Truck-kun or God accidentally smiting Michio, how he got there doesn’t matter, it’s why he ended up there that influences his ongoing motivations and goals. While it doesn’t justify his actions, the fact that a suicidal Michio had given up on life at least somewhat explains why he was immediately selfish enough to purchase a love slave. He was looking for the immediate gratification that was lacking in his previous life.
More importantly, the books explained that his mental state in the real world was obsessed with numbers. He’d notice details that others might disregard. Although he’s never directly called out as being on the sociopath spectrum, his callous and calculating nature could be interpreted as being this personality disorder since he’s socially stunted. On the other hand, being a sociopath with the ability to observe and calculate details probably saved his life in this world that follows RPG rules.
Despite Michio being detail-oriented, the anime is not since it completely glosses over issues like the world system rules and how he couldn’t speak all the various languages of this fantasy world (the fact that Roxanne spoke multiple languages and could act as a translator was another selling point). Michio learning to manipulate the language cheat skill was also a big deal later on when it was made clear that proper articulation of ancient languages was necessary for magic spell incantations. But if the anime had opened in that manner the walls of exposition would have been perceived as an info dump that really doesn’t benefit the animated storytelling medium.
(And to be fair to the anime, the Isekai Harem manga Chapter 1 also jumped straight to the village bandit fight and Michio being dumped in a horse stall. The books did have a prologue or Chapter 0, though.)
The first-person narrative in the books often has Michio rambling on for pages about inane subjects only to change topics and forget where he was going with things so it’s very stream-of-consciousness style writing. Michio is an unreliable narrator whose self-serving justifications for his actions become more obvious when perceived from an outside perspective. He doesn’t trust other people and is constantly afraid that people (even the harem girls) will find out about his special abilities.
Even reviews of the book have noted how Michio’s interactions with women and thought patterns gave the readers huge incel vibes… And, no, it doesn’t seem like the author intends on flipping the narrative by having Michio come to a moment of clarifying self-realization where he begins a redemption arc once he realizes he projected his need for instant gratification onto his relationships with the girls only to become an empty shell of a man whose craven desires have warped any sense of real intimacy, friendship, or comradery. Instead, the story is wish-fulfillment all the way down the rabbit hole and it’s unlikely the ending will attempt to deconstruct this genre in any enlightening manner.
Considering that the anime’s focus is on the harem it was almost a surprise that the script didn’t hit fast-forward on the adaptation pacing just so that more of the girls could be given more screen time. Sure, Episode 2 did tease the full harem with the flashforward, and the ending of Episode 12 rushed the introduction of the rest of the harem members, but this season was all about Roxanne…and a tiny little bit of Seri, otherwise, how could they call this a harem TV show?
The odd part is that the anime cut the reason for the flashforward. In the original story, Michio had delusions that a sexy village widow that he saw during the day might visit him in the middle of the night to “thank him” for saving the village. In reality, this never happens, but the source material has a What If? chapter where the village girl became impregnated and he revisits the village in the alternate future, so the whole point was to show what happened if Michio’s delusions of living out a fantasy trope came true.
The anime could have briefly introduced the village girl and then had Michio dream about the potential future… only to reveal it never happened. Instead, the way the chapter was adapted by the anime seems very out of the place. The only justification for its animated existence seems to be to give voiced cameos to the purple-haired dwarf girl Seri, blue-haired cat girl Miria, red-haired dragon kin girl Vesta, and blonde elf girl Rutina.
But that’s fair game since fans of the light novel and manga wanted these characters animated, even if it’s just a little. After all, the first three light novel volumes focused on just Roxanne, and the manga hasn’t even introduced the third girl yet, so not getting a glimpse of the full harem would have been upsetting.
But it would have been even more upsetting to fans if the anime was a speedrun intended on introducing every main character by skipping all semblance of a plot. Dwarf girl Seri (or Sherry as she’s also referred to in fan translations) wasn’t even properly introduced until manga Chapter 37 (web novel Chapter 47), and the first three episodes adapted light novel Volume 1 (which corresponds to the first 9 manga chapters), so Studio Passione did a proper job of adapting the source material.
As for the “nightly routine” that started with Episode 4, Studio Passione went the extra mile. The anime is about as explicit as the manga when depicting Roxanne, but the manga includes Michio’s oddly analytical thoughts during their lovemaking. The light novel, on the other hand, doesn’t graphically detail these scenes since it jumps from their first kiss to the next morning. Even later on the books implied what happened without showing it, so both the anime and the manga put an emphasis on the sex scenes.
The anime actually spent more time on the second book since Episode 7 corresponded to the ending of light novel Volume 2, and Episode 10 finished Volume 3. Noticeably, the second half of an anime series hit the accelerator on the adaptation pacing which resulted in skipped scenes and other elements being rearranged and combined together.
The initial bathtub scene in Episode 9 kept things short and sweet by showing Michio and Roxanne getting intimate but not showing the actual sex scene and finger-sucking until Episode 10. Still, the anime didn’t show everything since manga Chapter 33 had them going at it soapy doggy style in the bathtub rather than the usual missionary position after Roxanne got assertive, but the first OVA episode coming out in November 2022 is called “After Washing Your Body” so that particular scene will be in there.
The light novels actually spent a lot of time discussing soap-making and how the bathtub was built and delivered, never mind the magical depression issues involved in filling it with water, so the anime skipped a lot of unnecessary details in this case.
All in all, predicted the first season’s finale, Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Episode 12, found a stopping point corresponding to light novel Volume 4.
The good news is that there is plenty of source material in the light novel series for making Isekai Harem Season 2.
Some anime fans might worry that ending Episode 12 with a sixsome means that a second season is impossible. It’s almost like a harem version of The Promised Neverland’s rushed ending. Really, the ending montage was just a semi-animated preview of what’s to come with Miria, Vesta, and Rutina, so while the brief glimpses of their stories are definitely intended to sell light novels and manga copies it’s not like the second season can’t continue the story from where it left off.
The bad news is that the anime caught up with the manga, which is still working on adapting the light novel volumes focused on Seri.
Isekai Harem Season 2 anime TV spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)
With Roxanne and Seri as his companions, Michio Kaga’s search for the labyrinth continues. But then Michio receives a request as an adventurer where he’s asked to participate in a disaster relief operation using adventurers’ movement magic.
Michio gives Roxanne and Seri a leave of absence and takes part in the activities in the Duke of Harz’s domain. There, they made the acquaintance of the Duke of Harz and Goslar, the leader of the Knights of the Duchy.
While on vacation, Roxanne buys a brush to comb her hair, and when Michio sees it he thinks she needs a mirror, as well. But the mirrors made in the region are of such high quality that they are used as gifts for the nobility.
While Michio could reach the area with the help of movement magic, he would be subject to strict checks, making it difficult for Michio to enter. In order to get Roxanne her mirror, Michio will need to secure a letter from an aristocrat.
One thing leads to another and the next thing you know the Duke is having Michio participate in a labyrinthine battle in his domain. And who is this blue-haired cat girl named Miria?
Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World Season 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!