Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 release date confirmed for 2023 on Crunchyroll

KimiSen Season 2
The Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 anime continues the light novel story arc that began with the ending of the first season. Pic credit: Studio Silver Link

The Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 release date is in 2023.

Crunchyroll will be streaming the new episodes in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS.

The second season will have Iska and Alice fighting to uncover the truth behind a conspiracy within the Nebulis Sovereignty. But when exactly will Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen (KimiSen) Season 2 come out?

New Director Yasufumo Soejima shared a special message for the announcement during Crunchyroll Expo 2022:

“Alice and Iska. They are the best rivals who respect each other and improve each other, and the ‘tension and tenderness’ of their relationship is an irresistible attraction! The delicate yet bold drama and worldview that unfolds from there! I am very happy to be involved in the creation of the anime Our Last Crusade. We have been communicating with the original author, Sazane-sensei, and have carefully and meticulously worked out the details of the project to produce a film that will be enhanced as a visual work. Please look forward to it!”

“I’m sorry! There are still many hints! If you are worried about the destination, please check the original [book series],” tweeted Nao Shiraki, the Japanese voice actress for Mismis Klass. “I’m waiting for the second season… Your battle will be exciting and exciting … I want to see everyone in motion again.”

After all, the first season left viewers with more questions than before, so Our Last Crusade Season 2 is necessary unless you want to read the books.

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The light novel illustrator released this art to be celebrate the KimiSen Season 2 anime announcement. Pic credit: Ao Nekonabe

For the first season, the anime was produced by Japanese animation studio Silver Link, which is known for other anime series such as Strike The Blood Season 4Death March To The Parallel World RhapsodyWise Man’s Grandchild, BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, and My Next Life as a Villainess Season 2 anime.

The studio has a history of producing second seasons. The BOFURI Season 2 anime, Strike The Blood Season 5, and The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 have been confirmed to be in production. There’s also a My Next Life as a Villainess movie coming out.

The studio or staff for Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 has not yet been confirmed. For the first season, the anime was helmed by directors Shin Oonuma and Mirai Minato.

Notably, both directors previously worked together on the BOFURI anime.

Writer Kento Shimoyama (Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody) is handling the series scripts. Kaori Sato (BOFUR episode director) is both the character designer and the chief animation director.

Minoru Maeda (Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel) was the art director. Fumiyuki Gou (Deca-Dence, No Guns Life, Overlord, The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2) was the sound director.

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) have not yet been announced.

For the first season, the Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World OP was “Against” as performed by Kaori Ishihara, and the ED was “Cage of Ice (Koori no Torikgao)” as performed by Japanese voice actress Sora Amamiya (she plays the main character Aliceliese Lou Nebulis IX).

The anime’s first season premiered in Fall 2020 and was streaming on FUNimation Now, Hulu, and Netflix Japan. The Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World English dub was streaming on FUNimation Now.

The first season’s finale, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Episode 12, was released on December 23, 2020.

  • Updated August 6, 2022: Added trailer and 2023 release date.
  • Updated October 2, 2021: Our Last Crusade Season 2 confirmed to be in production! Added Volume 12 light novel cover art and release date.
  • Updated May 20, 2021: Added Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 12 release date info.

This article provides everything that is known about Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen Season 2/KimiSen 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.

Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen Season 2 release date predictions

As of the last update, Studio Silver Link or any company related to the anime production has not officially confirmed the exact Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 release date.

However, the production of a KimiSen Season 2 sequel was announced on October 1, 2021. On August 6, 2022, it was announced at Crunchyroll Expo 2022 that the second season was coming out in 2023.

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 the Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen Season 2 premiere date will occur in the future.

In recent years, Studio Silver Link has been greenlit for producing second seasons for multiple fantasy/isekai anime based on the first seasons’ popularity. Death March and Wise Man’s Grandchild were notable exceptions.

Unfortunately, the KimiSen Blu-Ray/DVD sales were not good in Japan. In the first week in late January 2021, the first Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Blu-Ray/DVD box set only sold 644 copies, which is below average. Keep in mind that streaming revenue is much more important than disc sales, but it’s still a factor.

Besides the low disc sales, the problem with the KimiSen anime is that it currently is receiving review scores that are closer to Death March than BOFURI or My Next Life as a Villainess. Death March and Wise Man’s Grandchild failed to gain traction largely due to the generic nature of the plot and characters (Wise Man’s Grandchild Season 2 probably would have been reviewed better since the next story arc was far more interesting than what was adapted by the first season).

Fortunately, KimiSen is admittedly cliche, but it’s not that bad. The main issue is that it takes several episodes to reveal its distinct characteristics, although the first battle between Alice and Iska is well-animated.

Despite having an interesting initial premise of an Empire soldier imprisoned for helping the enemy, the anime’s first episode felt a little slow largely due to the soldier side characters in Iska’s Unit 907 simply not being that interesting.

Even Iska himself came off as a blank slate OP protagonist due to the lack of inner monologues. His personality wasn’t allowed to stand out.

Short Captain Mismis felt like a walking trope or a bad attempt at copying the appeal of DanMachi’s Hestia. It’s a “tankless” job, but I suppose somebody has to do the fan service comedy. Thankfully, the captain became much more interesting, starting with Episode 6, thanks to a plot twist.

Perhaps the characters were not given enough time to develop as supporting cast, but it’s the interactions between Alice and Iska that make this series shine. After all, the story is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, albeit one where the romance progresses extremely slowly.

The story also has political intrigue within the Empire and Nebulis families, never mind the mystery of how the 100-year war began in the first place. Thus, the story tends to make quick tonal shifts between cheesy RomCom and gritty war drama.

Thankfully, the source material’s relative strength allowed the KimiSen anime to rise from mediocrity and secure enough popularity and financial success for a second season.

Considering that the anime production was announced in October 2021, and the time frame in August 2022, it’s likely that the Our Last Crusade Season 2 release date will be in Summer or Fall 2023.

Our Last Crusade Volume 12
The Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 12 release date was on October 20, 2021. Pic credit: Ao Nekonabe

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World light novel/manga series compared to the anime

The anime’s story is based on the Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World light novel series by writer Kei Sazane and illustrator Ao Nekonabe. First released in May 2017 by Kadokawa’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint, it’s already up to Volume 11 as of May 20, 2021. A short story collection released on December 19, 2020.

The original author teamed up with artist okama for the Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World manga adaptation. It’s up to Volume 7 as of April 28, 2021.

Yen Press is publishing the official English translation for both the light novels and manga series in North America. The English books were up to Volume 6 as of April 20, 2021, with Volume 7 scheduled for September 21, 2021. The English manga was up to Volume 3 as of October 27, 2020.

KimiSen Manga
The art style and character design of the Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World manga series are noticeably different in comparison to both the light novel and anime. Pic credit: okama

When light novels are adapted into anime, it’s unavoidable that many details are condensed due to the time constraints of the episodic format.

As previously mentioned, the first episode failed to hook audiences largely due to the emphasis on generic RomCom banter. Instead, the anime could have developed Iska’s motivations for his actions further.

In the light novel, when Iska frees the young witch, he tells her it’s wrong to imprison a weak child, and he also desires to free more children. Iska gives the young woman directions to a neutral city, and the book describes how shocked she was the next day when she read about his arrest in the news.

Even the Iska vs. Alice battle scene was changed in minor ways. But if it had played out like the books, it would have been too long for the anime format.

Episode 3 finished the first book volume. The pacing of the anime’s first three episodes may have been brisk, but at least it hit all the major plot beats necessary to build Iska and Alice’s relationship.

The problem is that the KimiSen anime jumped into the Captain’s Merkava Mi.62 and hit the accelerator for Episode 4 and 5. Together, the two episodes adapted Volume 2’s ending, which corresponds to manga Chapter 16.

With Captain Mismis having fallen into the vortex and transformed into an astral witch, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Episodes 6 through 9 adapted Volume 3.

The increase in the anime’s pacing was not much of a surprise considering that Alice’s sister Sisbell is a popular character for the Japanese. Sisbell is referenced early on but does not show up again until Volume 4. (It also meant the anime featured an obligatory beach bikini episode.)

Elletear Lou Nebulis IX
The Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 anime will pick up the story again with light novel Volume 5. Elletear Lou Nebulis IX, who is featured on the cover of Volume 6, will play a larger role in the story. Pic credit: Ao Nekonabe

Based on the anime’s pacing, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Episode 12 found an ending in Volume 4.

It’s a decent stopping point, but it comes at the cost of ending on a cliffhanger note. Anime audiences are left hanging right before the Sisbell/Nebulis conspiracy story arc really starts brewing.

On the other hand, it’s still better than ending with Volume 5. While such a stopping point would have finished with a climactic battle scene, it would have left anime-only viewers confused with even more questions, especially since the pacing would have been too fast.

The good news is that there is currently plenty of source material for Silver Link to make Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2.

Better yet, English-only fans who wish to read ahead of the anime can jump straight into the English Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Volume 5, which “coincidentally” came out the day before the first season’s finale. Otherwise, KimiSen manga readers will have to wait until later in 2021 when the manga’ story catches up to Volume 6.

KimiSen Season 2 anime spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)

The last time anime audiences watched the TV show, they learned Sisbell was the young girl that Iska rescued in the beginning. Sisbell was caught by the Empire while trying to unravel a conspiracy that threatens the Nebulis royal family and the government.

Sisbell wants to know the truth of what happened 100 years ago to start the war. Although she has the ability to peer back into the past, she can’t see that far nor can she see far enough to know the identities of the modern conspirators.

Due to this problem, Sisbell doesn’t know who to trust except for her butler. But she’s also fallen in love with Iska and desires for him to become her subordinate within Nebulis. When Alice caught Sisbell hugging Iska and walking in public in the neutral city Alice almost melted down from jealousy.

The conspiracy begins to heat up when someone tried to assassinate the Queen and her cabinet using astral spirit power. A witch went on a rampage trying to go after Sisbell. Sisbell’s butler has gone missing after traveling to the palace to arrange for Sisbell’s return.

In Volume 6, Alice is trying to chase down the mastermind behind the assassination attempt. Alice is more powerful than her sisters, and since the Nebulis Sovereignty cares most about power and is in line to become the next queen. The other candidates include Kissing from the Zoa family and Mizerhyby from Hydra.

As previously negotiated, Nebulis gives Captain Mismis the patches that will suppress her spirit energy and disguise the astral sign mark on her skin. Iska then escorts Sisbell to the royal palace, but Alice’s older sister, 20-year-old Elletear Lou Nebulis IX, appears.

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While Sisbell’s powers let her peer into the past, Elletear Lou Nebulis IX has the ability to mimic any sound she has heard in the past, which includes the voices of people. Despite having limited power in battle, the princess has become beloved by the masses. Pic credit: Studio Silver Link

Elletear cheerfully persuades everyone to wait 10 days at the private Lou family villa near the palace. They only go along with it since they don’t want anyone knowing about Sisbell’s “foreign mercenaries,” nor do they want the Empire to suspect Iska’s unit.

Alice shows up right when Iska and Sibell are searching her room for surveillance devices. To her utter mortification, they happen to be looking in Alice’s secret lingerie closet.

In the night, Elletear calls Iska to her room, and the resulting discussion turns into a three-way argument among the sisters. Ultimately, Iska ends up sharing the same bed as the rest of the family… and Alice can’t help but get a little touchy.

All the shenanigans are interrupted by a massive artillery bombardment by the Empire. The Imperial Army and the elite Saint Apostles are invading the palace, and everything is going up in flames.

The Empire also attacks the villa, but the “Imperial soldiers” end up being Nebulis infiltrators in disguise. Only Sisbell and Iska’s unit knows the truth, but it will be like an Imperial attack to the rest of the Nebulis.

What’s even more shocking is that Elletear appears to be working with the Empire? The war is heating up, and Alice’s elder sister is apparently the one responsible.

The truth of the conspiracy will shake the nation to its core. True artificial monsters will come to light, and the “invincibility” of the royal family will be shown to be a lie. Can the world avoid total war?

Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 release date to watch what happens next.

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