Based on a play written by Bun-O Fujisawa, “Mars Red” is a classic action horror anime. It takes place in post-World War I Japan, which enjoyed unprecedented prosperity as one of the victors of the war. Vampires have existed in this world for quite some time. However, when their numbers suddenly begin to increase and a new artificial source of blood becomes available, the Japanese government creates the Code Zero military unit to address this problem.
After its premiere, the anime received overwhelmingly positive reviews for its bold creative style and embracing its theatrical roots. Season 1 of the series just aired. If you’re wondering if there will be a second season, we’ve got you covered.
Mars Red Season 2 Release Date
Season 1 of ‘Mars Red’ premiered on April 6, 2021 and had 13 episodes before ending on June 29, 2021. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Yomiuri-TV Enterprise LTD produced “Mars Red” in collaboration with Funimation. Studio Signal.MD developed the animation, with Kouhei Hatano and Shinya Sadamitsu leading the production team and Junichi Fujisaku leading the writing team. As for the second season, this is what we know.
No official statement has yet been made to confirm or deny the development of season 2. Fujisawa is involved in the ongoing publication of a manga series of the same name of which he is the author and Kemuri Karakara the illustrator. Its first issue was released on January 4, 2020 in the manga magazine Monthly Comic Garden.
So while the first season of the ‘Mars Red’ anime is based on the play, season 2 or any future project set in the same universe could adapt the manga series as long as it goes beyond the story described in Season 1. Producers can also potentially go the “Seven Deadly Sins” route and develop a project based on an original story. Considering all this, it can be assumed that season 2 of “Mars Red” could be released in 2023.
The Plot of Mars Red Season 2: What’s It About?
In the season 1 finale, the duel between Shuutarou and Maeda ends with the latter’s death, exposed to sunlight. Shuutarou accepts his fate and transforms into a full-fledged vampire by drinking Aoi’s blood and then killing the other vampires in the special unit. Aoi realizes that she and Shuutarou now belong to different worlds. In the post-credits scene, Aoi leaves flowers where Maeda and Misaki died. Suwa and Ayame are shown in America, and Tekuchi takes care of the vampire children. Deflot comes to a stage, quotes Shakespeare as saying that the world is a stage before adding that they (the vampires) are “out of it.”
Future Season 2 will be able to focus on Shuutarou’s exploits after he embraces his vampiric nature. Aoi is likely to continue to be a part of the plot in one way or another. The next season may also portray Suwa and Ayame’s experience in America. It could show your interactions with the inhabitants, humans and vampires alike. Another subplot will likely follow Deflot, his life as a stage actor and how he influences the people around him.