Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!, better known as simply Full Dive, is a Japanese light novel series written by Light Tuchihi and illustrated by Youta. It has been published by Media Factory since August 2020 under their MF Bunko J imprint. A manga adaptation of Kino began serialization in Media Factory’s Gekkan Comic Alive magazine on January 27, 2021. An anime adaptation produced by studio ENGI premiered on April 7, 2021. In this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about a potential second season of Full Dive.
The second season of Full Dive still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired only a year ago and while there still is a lot of material to adapt from the still-ongoing light novel series, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Full Dive was 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 two of Full Dive. 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, at the moment, somewhat uncertain.
Full Dive season 2 release date
Light Tuchihi launched a light novel with illustrations by Yota under Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint on August 25, 2020. A manga adaptation illustrated by Kino began serialization in Monthly Comic Alive on January 27, 2021. On December 4, 2020, an anime adaptation of the original story was announced.
The series is being produced by ENGI and directed by Kazuya Miura, written by Kenta Ihara, with Yuta Kevin Kenmotsu serving as the series’ character designer. The series premiered on April 7, 2021 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS Kyoto and BS1 and consisted of a total of 12 episodes. Mayu Maeshima sang the opening song “Answer” while Ayana Taketatsu, Fairuz Ai, Shiori Izawa, and Aoi Koga sang the ending song “Kisuida!”. In North America, the anime is licensed by Funimation.
So, what does all of this tell us about a second season? Well, it goes to show that the series is somewhat popular and that there is more material to adapt, i.e., that there is demand for more content. Still, as of this moment, we don’t know about the future of Full Dive. The series has not been canceled yet, which is definitely a good thing, but the lack of information about a continuation is also disturbing. The earliest we could see a potential second season of Full Dive is late 2023, with 2024 also being a possibility, depending on if and when the season is announced.
Full Dive season 2 plot and spoilers
At this moment, we do not know where the second season of Full Dive could take us because we don’t know how many volumes of the light novel series 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 when it premieres. What follows is an overview of the source material which is going to reveal what could be adapted in a potential second season.
Hiroshi Yuki is a high school student who loves to play computer games. When Reon Kisaragi tricks him into buying Kiwame Quest, he is in for a surprise. Kiwame Quest is one of the games that came out ten years ago, pursuing realism in everything and giving the player complete freedom of action.
This approach turned out to be unpopular then, the players did not appreciate the overly realistic games. But the game’s servers are still running and anyone can join this immersive virtual reality MMO. Upon entering the game, Hiro encounters NPCs that act like humans and play the roles of the player’s childhood friends. By chance, Hiro kills one of them – Martin – and receives the status of a criminal, because of which the entire guard of the city begins to hunt for him.
Believing that Kiwame Quest will have the same gameplay conventions as other games, Hiro soon learns that this is not the case: wounds are healed several days after the application of the medicine; there is no “restart” or “start over” button in the game, every decision is final; in order to fight better in the game, you need to really learn how to fight, and to use a grenade, you need to remember to light the fuse. In order to continue playing, Hiro has to gather all his strength and knowledge both in the game and in the real world.
Along the way, he will meet various female characters – both players and extremely realistic NPCs – and they will all surround him with attention, wanting to get something from him.
Full Dive season 2 cast
The main cast of Full Dive won’t be going through many changes, at least not as far as we know. Some new characters will be introduced, that is certain, but the main cast will remain – for the most part – unchanged until the very end (of the first series, at least). This is why we think that the main voice cast, since that is an unwritten rule in modern-day anime adaptations, will return for the second season, but also for all potential future seasons. Here is a list of cast members you can expect to see in the second season:
- Hiro Yūki
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita
Hiroshi is a high school student who is tricked into buying Kiwame Quest by game store manager Reona Kisaragi. In the past he was a member of the track team who quit after an unfortunate incident and he likes to play VRMMORPG to escape from reality. His player name is Hiro.
- Reona Kisaragi
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
Reona is a game store manager who tricks Hiroshi into buying Kiwame Quest. She likes to tease him and her avatar in the game is that of a supporting fairy. She tries to support Hiro as much as she can while he plays, lifts his spirits or gives him tactical advice. She promised to marry him if she manages to complete the game.
Voiced by: Fairouz Ai
Alicia is one of Hiroshi’s childhood friends in Kiwame Quest. She has an older brother named Martin in the game. After Hiro accidentally kills her brother, Alicia starts chasing after him and wants to kill him as revenge. After revealing the truth about Tesla, Alicia is killed by him for protecting Hiro and having decided to forgive him.
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa
Mizarisa is the town inquisitor in Kiwame Quest.
- Kaede Yūki
Voiced by: Aoi Kōga
Kaede is Hiro’s younger sister. She used to look up to her older brother in the past, but after the incident that forced Hiro to withdraw from the track team, Kaede became verbally abusive towards him, causing the two brothers to not get along very well. As time passes, the relationship between Hiro and his sister improves.
Voiced by: Haruki Ishiya
Martin is one of Hiroshi’s childhood friends in Kiwame Quest. He is also Alicia’s older brother in the game. Hiro accidentally kills him, causing Alicia to seek revenge.
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino
Tesla is the captain of Ted’s town guards in Kiwame Quest. Originally, Tesla is shown as a kind, affable and above all observant and understanding person. However, it is revealed that he and Govern have used the fear of goblins as a tool to keep the villagers inside the town, so that they can rule and remain independent of the other kingdoms in Auberdine. He doesn’t hesitate to kill anyone who finds out about his secret plan.
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō
Govern is the queen and manager of Ted’s town. She holds all the guards who defend Ted’s Town in high regard and she has also been shown to have a flirtatious personality when she jumped at Hiro and hugged him, while she pressed her breasts against him in the process. This is just a front, since she really is a cold person, that she used the goblins as a tool to keep the villagers inside the city so that Ted would remain independent from the rest of the kingdoms and she could rule. She is Tesla’s mistress. She has been shown to be a trickster, as she knocked Hiro off balance by pushing his legs to prevent him from delivering the knockout blow to Tesla and defeating him.
- Soichiro Kamui
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Kamui is the only player known to have successfully completed the Kiwame Quest. Reona reveals that he met Kamui in the past, who asked him out with her, but Kamui turned her down because he doesn’t like girls with big breasts.