High-Rise Invasion is a seinen manga scripted by Tsuina Miura and drawn by Takahiro Oba, published between December 2013 and April 2019 on DeNA’s Manga Box mobile app and later published by Kōdansha as a single total of 21 bound volumes. A sequel titled High-Rise Invasion Arrive was published on the Pocket Magazine website between July 28, 2019, and April 24, 2021, and published by Kōdansha in a total of seven bound volumes. A twelve-episode ONA adaptation produced by studio Zero-G is released on Netflix on February 25, 2021. In this article, we are going to tell you whether High-Rise Invasion is coming back for a second season.
The second season of High-Rise Invasion still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired two 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, High-Rise Invasion 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 2 of High-Rise Invasion. You’re going to find out about a potential continuation is highly unlikely, but we are also going to tell you everything else that might be of interest to you in case you were wondering about the show’s future.
Will there be a Season 2 of High-Rise Invasion? Did High-Rise Invasion get canceled?
High-Rise Invasion is written by Tsuina Miura and drawn by Takahiro Oba. Tsuina Miura had the idea of a “world where skyscrapers are connected by bridges” for a long time, being herself subject to the fear of heights. The author also tried, notably through the character of Yuri Honjo, to convey the idea that suicide is never a solution.
The series is released on DeNA’s Manga Box app between December 5, 2013, and April 4, 2019. Kōdansha published the series in a total of 21 bound volumes released between May 9, 2014, and July 9, 2019. The English version was published in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment under the title High-Rise Invasion in eleven double volumes released between June 12, 2018, and July 27, 20217.
A sequel by the same authors’ titled High-Rise Invasion Arrive was published on the Magazine Pocket website between July 28, 2019, and April 24, 2021 and published by Kōdansha in a total of seven bound volumes released between November 8, 2019, and April 24, 2021.
On October 26, 2020, Netflix announced during its Anime Festival an adaptation of the series in the form of ONA for a release in February 2021. In mid-January 2021, Netflix revealed that the series will be available on its streaming service on February 25, 2021. The animation was produced by Studio Zero-G and directed by Masahiro Takata, with Tōko Machida in charge of the series composition, joined by Yōichi Ueda as character designer, and Tatsuo and Youichi Sakai as series music composers.
The opening credits song, “HON-NO”, was performed by EMPiRE, while the ending credits, “Watashi no Na wa Burū”, were performed by Have a Nice Day!.
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 High-Rise Invasion. 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 High-Rise Invasion is late 2023, with 2024 also being a possibility, depending on if and when the season is announced.
What could be the plot of High-Rise Invasion Season 2?
At this moment, we do not know where the second season of High-Rise Invasion could take us because we don’t know how many volumes of the manga 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 first season’s final episodes, which is going to reveal what could be adapted in a potential second season, as you’ll know where the first season left off.
Kusakabe finds out that Rika knows Sniper Mask personally and attempts to turn him into an angel, but she gets hurt. He states that Sniper Mask is powerful enough to knock Aikawa out before fainting. At the same time, Sniper Mask and Kuon discuss Rika, when the hibernation program is suddenly activated. He then urges Kuon to save him when the time arrives. Aohara informs Yuri that Aikawa is trying to murder the other contestants.
Kuon then telly Yuri and Mayuko about Sniper Mask’s condition and wants Yuri to talk to him. Yuri tells him about Rika and wonders about their connection. Yoshida receives a report from his angel about Rika’s whereabouts and is told to meet Yuri. After Sniper Mask and Yuri talk, he goes into hibernation.
Student Mask, one of Aikawa’s angels, watches Yuri from another building. Kuon, Mayuko, and Mayuko’s Angel alter ego delve into Sniper Mask’s brain, then into his dream. There, they encounter a young sniper mask who talks to a young Rika, who calls her “Yuka Makoto.” When Kuon ends his hibernation, the girls abandon his dream.
Later, as Student Mask looks on, Yuri finds a gang of Masks and kills them. Student Mask attacks Yuri on behalf of Aikawa. Just then, Mayuko arrives and saves her. After Student Mask talks about Aikawa’s beliefs, Yuri decides to kill him to end the world. Meanwhile, Aikawa announces that his team of Kusakabe, Swimmer Mask, and Archangel Yuri will be murdering people.
Kusakabe recalls the time she and Aikawa met Archangel; Archangel sees everything as evil, and killing people is justice. It was this belief that made Aikawa compatible to control him. One of Yoshida’s angels reports where Kusakabe, Archangel, and Rika are. Elsewhere, Yuri receives Yoshida’s report and news that Kusakabe’s team is approaching.
Aohara tries to extract information from Student Mask and also reveals that he has the power to stop an angel from moving for a second. Yuri and his people then prepare for the final battle. Before Sniper Mask can shoot Kusakabe, Uzuki reveals that she is his mother. Swimmer’s Mask and Archangel fight Yuri, Ein, and Mayuko as Aikawa activates Archangel’s full power.
Archangel runs after Aikawa, followed by Mayuko and Ein as Yuri pushes back the swimmer’s mask. Makoto tries to shoot the Archangel but stops the bullet with his fingers. Ein sneaks up on Archangel but is unable to defeat him. At this moment, Aohara uses his power, which allows Ein and Mayuko to hurt the Archangel. Archangel uses Makoto’s spare bullet and shoots it, hitting Aohara in the neck.
As Ein tends to Aohara, Mayuko challenges her alter-ego Angel to complete the “defragmentation.” To save time, Tanabe shows up and confuses the Archangel. After Mayuko’s defrag is complete, her combat abilities are on par with Archangel. Yuri kills Swimmer Mask while Kuon calms down to use his last attack. Mayuko signals Kuon to use the railgun.
Kusakabe tries to introduce himself to Aikawa but escapes. Archangel emerges from the rubble. Before Yuri can kill the Archangel, the God Command announces that their wavelengths match so that she can control it. Not knowing what to do, Tanabe convinces Yuri to control him. Although Yuri’s team wins the fight, Aohara dies.
Elsewhere, Aikawa learns of Yuri’s existence and informs Rika that she is using him as leverage to get Yuri to surrender. When Rika rejects Aikawa’s proposal, Aikawa activates Angel Command on him, leaving his fate unknown.