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Arknights Season 2: What to Expect?

December 19, 2022

‘Arknights: Reimei Zensou or Arknights Animation: Prelude to Dawn is an action-fantasy anime based on the popular free-to-play tactical role-playing game titled Arknights. The story takes place in the land of Terra, where natural disasters so disrupt normal life that people live in mobile cities. Interestingly, most modern developments are powered by Originium, a source of immense energy found at the site of the mentioned cataclysms. While its usefulness as an energy source is undisputed, Originium has also spread the incurable disease called Oripathy, which gradually crystallizes the bodies of infected people.

Unfortunately, these people are not only despised but also subjugated by the current regime. ‘Arknight’s Animation: Prelude to Dawn is the story of these infected people standing up for themselves and rebelling against the oppressive governments that have always discriminated against them. Despite not being the most popular series of the fall 2022 anime season, the anime has still garnered a decent fan base. After the season 1 finale premiered, fans must be excited for the series’ return. If you are also curious about it, we have found a solution for you.

Arknights season 2 release date

‘Arknights’ Season 1 or ‘Arknights Animation: Prelude to Dawn’ was released on October 29, 2022 and ended on December 17, 2022. The first season consisted of eight episodes, each lasting approximately 23 minutes.

As for the second part of the anime, we have good news for the fans. ‘Arknights’ or ‘Arknights Animation: Prelude to Dawn’ has been renewed for its second season on December 16, 2022. The upcoming episode is reportedly titled ‘Arknights: Perish in Frost. Interestingly, throughout the season, the anime struggled to make Crunchyroll’s Top 20 Fall Anime. While this is understandable considering the series has grown with series like Chainsaw Man, Spy x Family Part 2, Mob Psycho 100 III, Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen, Boku no Hero Academia 6th Season, Blue Lock, and Bleach: Thousand- Year Blood War’, fans probably didn’t expect the series to get the green light for the next season so quickly.

But it turns out that the series’ extension was probably a direct result of it significantly boosting the game’s revenue after its release. The game grossed just under $13 million in October 2022, but the situation changed drastically the following month. As the anime gained traction, the game of the same name managed to gross $57 million in November 2022, a jump of 438% in just a few weeks. While ‘Arknights Animation: Prelude to Dawn’ fell in popularity compared to the other top animes of the Fall 2022 season, it still had a decent rating on most online platforms and the reviews weren’t too bad either.

So while revenue from the game is said to have been the primary reason for extending the series, the anime managed to lay the groundwork for the next and longer (since it will be adapting the Shatter of a Vision arc) installment. Therefore, it is very likely that the next season will be released as split-cour. Assuming production ramps up over the next few months, Arknights Season 2, or Arknights: Perish in Frost’, will premiere sometime in mid-2024.

Arknights Season 2 Plot: What can it be about?

In Season 2, after Misha is eliminated along with the Rhode Island Assault Squad, a reconnaissance team is sent to Chernobog that includes Frostleaf. Unfortunately the reunion movement has started to regroup there and it’s quite dangerous for the visiting group. There, the exploration team’s worst fears finally come true when they are ambushed by Mephisto and the Sarkaz mercenary W.

The attack would be so devastating that Rhodes Island organizes a rescue mission, also involving the Lungmen Guards detachment, but reaching the obvious goal becomes a nightmare for all involved. It would be interesting to see how Rhode Island will deal with the threat and achieve what it initially set out to do at Chernobog.