Blood Lad is a manga written and drawn by Yūki Kodama. It was published between September 2009 and September 2016 in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine, and was compiled into a total of 17 volumes. A ten-episode animated television series adaptation produced by Brain’s Base studio was broadcast between July and September 2013 on the tvk channel. Two spin-off series named Bloody Brat and Brabratt: Blood Lad were also released. It’s been years since the first season premiered and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect a second season of Blood Lad anytime soon.
The second season of Blood Lad still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired nine years ago and while there still is a lot of material to adapt from the now-finished manga series, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Blood Lad is a very talked-about series, and based on all the known facts, a second season is not impossible. We just don’t know when it could happen.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Blood Lad. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this exciting anime series whose future is still somewhat uncertain.
Will there be a Season 2 of Blood Lad?
The original manga was written and drawn by Yuuki Kodama and was serialized in the monthly magazine Young Ace published by Kadokawa Shoten, from September 4, 2009 to September 3, 2016. The chapters were then collected in seventeen tankōbon volumes from April 28, 2010 to December 31, 2016.
A comic manga titled Bloody Brat, written by Yuuki Kodama and drawn by Kanata Yoshino, was serialized in the Altima Ace magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten from October 18, 2011 to June 18, 2012. The chapters were then collected in a tankōbon volume released on 31 August 2012. A yonkoma manga, entitled Brabratt: Blood Lad, by the same authors of the previous one, was serialized on 4-Koma Nano Ace and published by Kadokawa Shoten from November 8, 2012 to July 4, 2013. The chapters are subsequently collected in a single tankōbon volume released on July 2, 2013.
An anime adaptation of the series was produced by the animation studio Brain’s Base, then aired in its ten episodes from July 7 to September 8, 2013 on tvk and then later re-released on Tokyo MX, Sun TV and BS11. The series was directed by Shigeyuki Miya, the screenplay was entrusted to Takeshi Konuta, the character design was by Kenji Fujisaki, under the artistic direction of Masaki Mayuzumi and Toshiyuki Sakae, and the soundtrack was edited by Yūki Hayashi.
The opening theme was “ViViD” sung by May’nm while the closing one was “Bloody Holic”, played by Yūka Nanri. Furthermore, a special OVA episode unrelated to the events of the television series was attached to the tenth volume of the manga, released in December 2013. The anime, released in a limited edition only, was released in Blu-ray format. So, what does all of this tell us about a potential second season of the show? Not much, really, especially since it’s been nine years since the first season aired.
As you can see, the future of Blood Lad is quite uncertain, but not because there’s no interest or because there’s a lack of material. The series is very popular and we’ll just have to see whether there is enough interest for a continuation to make any proper predictions about the potential continuation of the series. The manga did well, and the first season received solid reviews, but it’s been a while and there has been no news on the show’s future.
In any case, the earliest we could see a potential second season is late 2023, but we’d have to get some confirmation on the future during 2022 or easily 2023; 2024 is also a strong possibility. The fans are demanding a new season, but we’ll just have to see how it goes; as far as things stand now, a cancelation has not been confirmed, but we cannot rule it out either.
Source material & potential plot for Blood Lad season 2
At this moment, we do not know where the second season of Blood Lad could take us because we don’t know how many chapters of the manga the season could potentially adapt. Namely, due to a lack of information in general, we have absolutely no clue how far the second season might go if it even happens. What follows is an overview of the remaining source material that could be adapted in a potential second season; we are going to leave out the plot elements that have already been adapted.
After leaving Hydra, Staz and Fuyumi sneak around disguised as bushes while Liz is taken care of by Inspector Goyle and Inspector Velos by making her a rice omelette. When Golye tries to prevent Velos from simply taking Liz home with him, he gets the info that Right Hand Crab has been defeated and takes Angry, which has been miniaturized and then grows back to his normal size.
Meanwhile, Staz decides to go underground with Fuyumi, which turns out to be the Cave of Glory, which is an underground mall that Staz used to secretly explore as a kid. Once there, the two have a kind of date and towards the end Staz is desperate to go to a certain place that he never went to as a child and has forgotten why. Goyle, meanwhile, has been talking to Right Hand Crab and is now angry at the two unknowns who defeated him.
With Angry, he’s able to track down the perpetrators even if he’s never seen them or know their names, since Angry can find strangers himself if Goyle is just angry at them. In the Cave of Glory, however, Angry is distracted as Goyle has calmed down a bit and has seen a statue that he would like to buy but doesn’t need to. He decides to buy her.
The Kotobuki store where the statue is located is the same store that is before the area where Staz wants to go. Meanwhile, Franken and Vlad are making great progress with their project. Using Staz’s magic, which Vlad extracted from Fuyumi’s magic sample, and Akim’s heart, they are about to revive a dead body.
The magic gauge steadily increases until it reaches a value of 36,400 organs (organs is the unit of magic, most comparable to Dragon Ball’s combat power), which confuses Franken since Vlad told him the gauge should go up to around 25,760 organs increase, at which point Vald corrects him, saying that 25,760 is the value he calculated using his magic, not Staz’s.
When the unknown dead comes to life, Vlad cheerfully greets his resurrected father, Richard Blood. Staz and Fuyumi arrive at the store where they accidentally meet Goyle. Staz recognizes him as a cop when he shows his ID and attacks him. Goyle flies into the area where Staz was going and Staz follows him. The place turns out to be a red light district and Goyle throws another tantrum, thinking that Staz brought Fuyumi there with bad intentions.
Golye is able to capture both of them by putting Staz to sleep and freezing Fuyumi. He then contacts Velos to send him a carriage. She comes along with Liz as it was the last carriage and she wanted to take Liz to her house. Since Liz is in charge of the prison, Goyle gives her the choice. She must lock up Staz and Fuyumi, but how she proceeds is up to her.
Liz unfreezes Fuyumi and tells Goyle and Velos to just stuff Staz in the trunk, not caring if they break him something, which irritates Velos a bit. When Goyle and Velos try, Liz knocks the driver off the box and flees with Fuyumi and Staz, who is in the trunk. Velos and Goyle chase the carriage at top speed and Liz manages to shake them off as Staz falls out, knocking Goyle and Velos over the top.
During transport, Vlad explains that he is very grateful to Staz for his magic, and has to explain himself to an angry Staz and an equally angry Velos. Richard and Heads meet Daddy Wolf.