The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Part 2 release date will be in the Fall of 2022. The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer anime, also known as Samidare of the Stars, or Hoshi no Samidare, will only have 24 episodes in total.
The announcement also states that the cours are consecutive, which means the 2nd cour will be streaming within weeks of the 1st cour ending. However, a summary or recap episode has also been confirmed. Prior to Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Part 2 releasing there will be a recap episode that doesn’t count toward the total episode count of 24.
While the exact release dates haven’t been officially announced yet, assuming no production delays the Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Episode 12 release date should be on September 24, 2022. That means the recap episode should be on October 1, 2022, and then the Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Episode 13 release date will be on October 8, 2022.
It’s very likely that Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Season 2 won’t happen since the anime should be a complete adaptation. The manga ended in 2010 with only 10 volumes.
The Good and the Bad
When I first heard about Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, I wanted to like it. The premise is interesting, it has a decent plot, and the manga has a steady fan base.
If you haven’t watched the anime, this will have spoilers. As previously mentioned, the manga was completed in 2010 with 10 volumes, but Seven Seas Entertainment has released it in five omnibus 2-n-1 editions.
And going by the anime with episode 8, Amamiya Yuuhi, and the Beast Knights part 2, we’re roughly in volume 3 of the manga. The bad guy, Animus, just revealed himself in a jaw-dropping way.
And according to Yuuhi’s narration, things are about to pick up, which is excellent because the anime’s pacing needs help. The anime and the manga start the same.
Yuuhi wakes up to see a lizard on his chest and proceeds to toss the lizard out the window when he starts talking to him! But once the shock wears off, Yuuhi meets Samidare and accepts being her Knight.
And also agrees to help her destroy the world, much to Noi the lizard’s dismay and fan’s delight! But then we hit Yuuhi’s backstory and his trauma with his grandfather, and things speed up horribly.
Thanks to his grandfather’s abuse, Yuuhi believes he can’t live his life without being in chains. But he hates his grandfather’s chains, so he relies on Samidare to command him to return to his grandfather’s house.
We don’t know if the rest of Yuuhi’s family knows what happened between them, but it makes no sense based on the pacing and the impact on Yuuhi. And sadly, the rest of the episodes handle the emotional beats the same way.
Yuuhi reveals that his grandfather once chained him up for three days and nights because Yuuhi dared to make a friend and brought him home to play. He also told him:
- don’t make enemies; they’ll stab you in the gut
- don’t make friends; they’ll stab you in the back
- everyone, including you and I, are scumbags!
Three times a day while Yuuhi was growing up. And yet, after living with one of Yuuhi’s cousins for about 10 months, he’s changed and wants Yuuhi to forgive him.
I loved Yuuhi’s reaction to this, but it could have been better.
Despite having the original creator, Satoshi Mizukami helping to write the scripts, the anime lacks passion. For example, the opening animation is just taken from the anime episodes but as still images.
The story’s direction felt off and told out of order and not in a flashback way! Shortly after meeting Hangetsu, the Dog Knight, he tells Yuuhi that he knows the other two are up to something.
But it’s not shown how he could know since neither Yuuhi nor Samidare has tried to do anything! So except for a few Golems, and Hangetsu dying in episode 5, the plot has barely progressed.
And everything from his final moments to episodes 6 and 7 has only been confusing. I will keep watching Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer to see if the anime improves.
It’s not the worst anime I’m seen, but it needs help. The nods to magical girl tropes are everywhere, and I love it! But certain choices during the gag moments need work.
Such as what would be a panty shot in any other anime but is just heavily implied here. If you can show Samidare’s older sister in her underwear, you can show the full effect of the panty shot instead of moving the skirts.
If it happened in the manga, then either do it right or not at all. Yuuhi’s personality has also been altered from the manga. He’s supposed to be more gung-ho about Samidare’s plan, and he was supposed to get lizard eyes when he was talking about killing people.
In other words, Yuuhi should be insane and not care about anyone except Samidare. Here’s hoping the rest of the anime gets it right.