Highschool of the Dead Season 2 Release Date, Updates: Highschool of the dead is one such anime series that gained a lot of popularity among viewers. The first season of HOTD was released in 2010 and since then its fans have been expecting the second season of this anime series. It has now been seven long years and the fans are a bit disappointed due to the fact that the producer did not announce its second season since then. However, even after such a long period, viewers are still curious to know if the second series is coming and they would still like to see it if it comes.
So today we will let you know about the updates on Highschool of the dead season 2 and its release date. It was speculated lately that the season 2 might finally come in 2017 but it did not. It is worth noting that the last episode of season 1 also gave a hint to viewers about the possible second season, but due to some reason a long time passed and it did not arrive.
Highschool of the Dead Season 2 Updates News
HOTD was aired on the Japanese network Anime Theater X between 5 July 2010 and 20 September 2010 and subsequently broadcasted on TV Kanagawa, Tokyo MX, Chiba TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, TV Saitama, and Sun TV. It was basically a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō with the same title. It was later adapted as anime series by dividing it into 12 episodes of around 18 minutes each. Moreover, it became so popular that it was later dubbed in English to release it in North America and six DVD and Blu-ray volumes were released between September 2010 to February 2011.
The plot of Highschool of the Dead
The storyline of this anime series represents a group of Highschool students caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a widespread rise of zombies like a plague. It begins as a present day of Japan and the world being struck by a deadly disease that turns humans into zombies. A group of Highschool students and its nurse has to deal with this disease and safeguard themselves as much as possible. As they try to survive this zombie disease, they have to face a lot of challenges and threats. On the way towards safe zone, the Highschool children escape from the school into a town and also save the survivors to eventually land up to a safe zone which was an elementary school after all the way through a mall and police station as well.
Highschool of the Dead Season 2 Release Date
Now coming to the recent updates on the second season, it is rumored that the United States based anime networks will continue with the production of the second season as the original makers did not want to make another series which shows disasters due to the original disasters that happened in Japan such as earthquake or Tsunami. It is understood that the delay is caused due to the very fact of happening of these disasters in Japan. There is a possibility that the plot might be changed from the original story due to the same reasons. Some of the foreign networks like VOD, Sentai Filmworks, Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace and Madman Entertainment have already acquired rights for season one and many are in a queue for the rights of the second season as well.
Talking about the possibility of the release date of highschool of the dead season 2, we can only say as of now that there is a strong possibility of season two as there were a total seven volumes in manga series of Highschool of the dead out of which only four were utilized to make the first season. Unfortunately, the original volume of highschool of the dead did not complete the full story and so it is difficult to adapt it into anime series as the writer of the original volumes passed away in March 2017 due to a severe heart disease. Hence, it is not possible to get gripping content from the original writer sadly and someone else will have to complete the remaining story.
Highschool of the Dead Season 2 Will Release or Not?
Though the production house of the anime series Madhouse Studios is not much fond of making good sequels, it is speculated that it will definitely make a sequel of HOTD to pay tribute to the writer. We can recollect that No Game No Life Season 2 is the best example of sequel till date. The same production house is heard to have renewed Overlord for Season 2. As of now, there is no official announcement about the Highschool of the Dead Season 2 Release Date from Madhouse so we cannot comment on the exact release date of highschool of the dead season 2, but stay tuned for the latest updates about the release as we are also as excited as you.