The anime adaptation of Yukiya Murasaki’s (むらさき ゆきや) “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord” (異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術) light novel series announced a second season scheduled for 2021. The second season is titled as “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω” (異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術Ω).
▲The visual teases the 2nd season’s new character Lumachina Weselia (first left) and Rose (first right).
Masaaki Mizunaka (水中雅章) will reprise his role from the first season as Diablo, Yū Serizawa (芹澤優) as Shera L Greenwood, and Azumi Waki (和氣あず未) as Rem Galleu.
Satoshi Kuwabara (桑原智) replaces Yūta Murano (村野 佑太) as the new director of the second season and Tezuka Productions joins Okuru to Noboru to work on the animation, instead of Ajia-do Animation Works, which animated the first season .
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (筆安一幸) returns from the first season to handle series composition, and Shizue Kaneko (金子志津枝) is again designing the characters.
▲ Special illustration by manga creator Naoto Fukuda (福田 直叶)
▍About “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord”
“How Not to Summon a Demon Lord” is a Japanese light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki (鶴崎貴大). A manga adaptation by Naoto Fukuda (福田 直叶) has been running since 2015. The first season of the anime adaptation premiered in July 2018.
The story focuses on Takuma Sakamoto, a gamer otaku who is mysteriously transported to the virtual world of his favourite MMORPG, Cross Reverie, with the appearance of his own character in the game, the Demon Lord Diablo. The two young girls who summoned him, the pantherian Rem and the elf Shera, attempt to use a spell to make Takuma their servant, but due to his magic ring with the ability “Magic Reflection”, the spell rebounds, and both end up with magic collars stuck on their necks, thus becoming his servants instead.
With a serious case of social anxiety, Takuma decides to act like his character while interacting with others, and makes use of his high stats and vast knowledge of Cross Reverie’s lore to survive in his new environment, traveling along with Rem and Shera to look for a way to remove their slave collars while helping them with their own, personal issues that led them to summon him in the first place.