The Misfit of Demon King Academy S2 confirmed for 2023

Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha Characters
The story for The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 anime will be based on the Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha light novel series. Pic credit: Yoshinori Shizuma

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 release date will be in 2023, according to the anime’s official Twitter account.

The announcement was made by an updated version of the key visual that was originally released back in March 2021.

The exact premiere date is yet to be announced, so stay tuned!

Maou Gakuin Season 2 2023
This key visual for The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 was originally released in March 2021. The same key visual was used to announce the time frame in August 2022. Pic credit: Studio SILVER LINK

The Maou Gakuin Season 1 debuted in July 2020 after previously having been postponed due to the COVID-19 onset and ran for 13 episodes.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2: What we know so far

Season 2 of The Misfit of Demon King Academy was originally announced in February 2021, whereby it was specified that it will be a split-cour anime.

The staff remains the same as for Season 1 and includes:

As previously announced, seiyuu Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Anos Voldigoad) won’t be reprising his role for The Misfit of Demon King Academy S2.

The updated Maou Gakuin Season 2 cast includes:

As for Season 1, it was announced during the Dengeki Bunko Aki no Namahōsō Festival on October 6, 2019. As mentioned above, the original premiere date was postponed due to the pandemic. The episodes ran from July 4 to September 26, 2020.

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Maou Gakuin S1 was animated by Silver Link, with Shin Ōnuma and Masafumi Tamura directing the series, so there are no surprises in this regard regarding Season 2. The OP song “Seikai Fuseikai” (“Correct Incorrect”) was performed by Civilian and the ending theme “Hamidashimono” (The Misfit”) — by Tomori Kusunoki.

Maou Gakuin Season 1 was streaming via Crunchyroll.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy light novels

The Maou Gakuin anime is based on the eponymous light novel series by Shuu (illustrated by Yoshinori Shizuma). The series have been serialized by ASCII Media Works since 2018. Prior to that, The Misfit of Demon King Academy had been published online as a web novel (2017) via the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. As of March 2022, there are eleven volumes of the light novels series.  

Maou Gakuin is licensed in North America by J-Novel Club.

The plot follows Anos Voldigoad, the Demon King of Tyranny, who eventually gets sick and tired of the never-ending wars between humans and demons and gets reincarnated to put a stop to them. However, two thousand years have passed since Anos’ past life and things are nowhere near the same as they used to be.

With magic having regressed dramatically, Anos gets an invitation to the Demon King Academy that is trying to locate his own reincarnation. Since his magic is as strong as ever, Anos is labeled a misfit and he has to reestablish himself as the Demon King once more.

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