Link Click is a Chinese animated television series produced by Studio LAN and Haoliners Animation League. It was first released on bilibili and Funimation on April 30, 2021 and the episodes were released every Friday until July 9. There are 12 episodes, one of which is a special episode called 5.5., as well as various special chibi episodes. Link Click has become a surprising hit and with fans around the world demanding more content, we have decided to tell you whether there will be a second season of Linck Click.
A second season of the Chinese animated series Link Click was announced not long after the first season ended and we’ve known that a second season is coming since 2021. It was later confirmed, along with the facts that the series would be streamed and dubbed internationally, that the second season would premiere sometime in 2023.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Linck Click. 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 intriguing Chinese series that has taken the world by storm.
Link Click Season 2 Release Date
The series was originally commissioned by the bilibili platform from Haoliners Animation, Studio LAN, and BeDream. Haoling Li was hired to direct the series. The two main roles were spoken by Su Shangqing (Xiaoshi) and Yang Tianxiang (Guang), while Li Shimeng voiced Ling. In addition to 11 episodes of the ongoing story, a special episode was produced, as well as a 15-minute special and a four-part mini-series with about 6 minutes per episode.
The episodes were released in China by bilibili from April 30 to July 9, 2021. Funimation Entertainment licensed the animated series for international release and brought it to their platforms with subtitles in different languages. The international release started on June 4, 2021 and ended on August 20, 2021. The special was shown as episode 5.5 and the special and miniseries were also released internationally.
The series became surprisingly popular around the world because of its atmosphere and story, as well as the compelling characters. Now, this made fans want more of the show and in late 2021, we’ve finally received confirmation that a second season would be produced, along with a key visual you can check out here:
Little additional information was revealed at the time, but fans were reassured that bilibili would reveal more information about the series soon. Recently, it was confirmed that the series would be released sometime in 2023 and a trailer was released, which you can check out below. The service announced that more information would be revealed on its official Twitter profile, so we’ll have to wait a bit for more information, but we do know that the series coming next year!
Link Click Season 2 trailer
Now that we have presented you with all the information about season two of Link Click, you know that there is a trailer, which has been released recently via billibili’s official Twitter profile and you can check the 93-second video here:
This is, at the moment, the only available trailer for Season 2 of Link Click.
Link Click Season 2 Plot
The plot of a potential second season of Link Click is still a mystery. Link Click is an original series and in that aspect, we don’t know what the writers have in store for us for a potential second season. Sure, we do know that the story is going to be continued, but we still don’t know how and where it will end up. What follows is an overview of the first season that will bring you an insight into what you could be expecting in the second season.
Somewhere in an unknown Chinese city is the small “Shi Guang Photo Shop”, run by Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang. Although there is not much going on, the real business of the two consists of their special ability: While Lu Guang can see into the past through photos that happened around them after the pictures were taken, Cheng Xiaoshi can travel into this past.
He takes over the body and part of the knowledge of the person who took the picture for up to 24 hours after the photograph was taken. Cheng Xiaoshi can control the behavior of the person he has taken over in the past, thus changing the past. But therein lies a great danger for their presence, which is why Lu Guang keeps warning him about it.
From the present, the quick-tempered Cheng Xiaoshi is advised by the cautious Lu Guang on how to carry out the assignment. This is how the two do the jobs that Qiao Ling, who acts like their manager, gives them. The young woman is their landlady and has been friends with them for a long time. In the assignments, they are supposed to spy out secrets like private detectives, solve criminal cases and help people with their personal conflicts that have happened in the past through mistakes or something unknown to them.
But Qiao Ling and the customers are unaware of the skills of Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang, who always do their jobs in secret. Since Cheng Xiaoshi lost his parents when he was a small child and is easily swayed into rash actions, Lu Guang tries to keep from him what might be troubling Cheng Xiaoshi. When they travel into the past of secretary Emma, Lu Guang hides the fact that she will be murdered shortly after the end of the assignment.
The murder occurs during a trip Emma took because of Cheng Xiaoshi’s meddling in the past. In one of the next assignments, Cheng Xiaoshi keeps changing the past and becomes afraid of the consequences himself – until he learns that an earthquake happened shortly afterward and killed everyone he interacted with.
So all his past changes could not have lasting consequences. In a later case where the two are looking for a lost child, they come into contact with the police. Again, Cheng Xiaoshi intervened in the past, so that the child was treated differently by the kidnapper. The police want to ask her for help in a murder spree that includes the murder of Emma, so Lu Guang refuses.
Soon the two are commissioned by a friend who they know from their studies. Xu Shanshan wants to know if her longtime boyfriend confessed love to her while she was drunk. In the past, Cheng Xiaoshi suddenly sees a man he thinks is a serial killer and pursues him. He is overpowered but is not the killer. Back in the present, the three are no longer able to contact Xu Shanshan.
It was featured in the newspaper after Cheng Xiaoshi’s persecution. Instead, they receive a mysterious message on Xu Shanshan’s cell phone. So they fear that the real killer might have kidnapped their friend and Lu Guang goes to the police. There he wants to help with his abilities and notes in a photo that Cheng Xiaoshi meanwhile went into the past on his own.
He has learned that she was murdered, follows her that evening, and learns who murdered her. Cheng Xiaoshi now understands the consequences of his past changes and apologizes to Lu Guang upon his return, while Qiao Ling thus learns of their abilities. But when the police go to the possible perpetrator, he is in a wheelchair and has an alibi.
A video recording is found that shows Emma alone at night without the perpetrator. Cheng Xiaoshi manages to lure the culprit into a trap by traveling back into Xu Shanshan’s past, confronting him, and challenging him to enter the photoshop. There he is overpowered by Lu Guang and Cheng Xiaoshi. It is actually the perpetrator he identified, who does not appear to be paralyzed.
But soon he can’t remember anything, says contradictory things, and accuses a friend. Cheng Xiaoshi wants to know what happened to Emma and travels back in time to videotape her. He finds her just before she is about to throw herself off a bridge and is able to convince her to continue living. But suddenly her eyes change and she throws herself down.
At the same time, Qiao Ling’s body is taken over in the present and she stabs Lu Guang. Cheng Xiaoshi returns and finds the bleeding Lu Guang and the possessed Qiao Ling. The person, who apparently also has the ability to travel through time, berates Cheng Xiaoshi for changing the past and demands that their “game” be continued.
Link Click Season 2 Cast
The cast of Link Click will probably remain mostly the same for the upcoming season two; we know that some new characters will certainly appear, but the show probably won’t see any major changes from Season 1. We actually don’t know the cast of the second season, but knowing how things work in the Asian animation market, we assume that the cast from season one will probably return (since they have returned for the movie), and it includes:
- Cheng Xiaoshi
Voice actor: Su Shangqing
Owner of the photo studio Time. Has the ability to penetrate the photo and take possession of the person who took the photo, and can also control all the words and actions of this person.
- Lu Guang
Voice actor: Yang Tianxiang
Employee of the photo studio Time. Has the ability to track everything that happened in a photo for up to 12 hours after the photo was taken; he also coordinates Cheng Xiaoshi’s actions.
- Qiao Ling
Voice actor: Li Shimeng
Childhood friend and landlord of Cheng Xiaoshi, and a middleman for the Time Photo Studio.
- Emma / Wú Lìhuá
Voice actor: Zhao Yitong
Overworked secretary to the CFO of Quede Games (formerly) and client of the Time photography studio.
- Yu Xia
Voice actor: Qián Chēn
A client of the Time Photo Studio who asks them to find the secret ingredient for her friend Lin Zhen’s noodles after she left her to start over.
- Ling Zhen
Voice Actor: Niè Xīyìng
Yu Xia’s closest friend and their noodle chef. She eventually left Yu Xia, resigned to the fact that she no longer enjoys cooking the noodles that Yu Xia once enjoyed.
- Chen Xiao
Voice actor: Wāi Wāi
A client who contacts Time asking if they could just deliver a message to some people from his past on the day of the basketball game. Qiao Ling notes that he looks incredibly tired and miserable.
Voice actor: Zǐ Zǐ
The little boy who was kidnapped. The Time photography studio is looking for clues to save the boy.
- Xiao Li
Voice actor: Tútè Hāméng
The police chief who asks for help from the Time photo studio.
- Xu Shanshan
Voice actor: Zhào Shuǎng
Qiao Ling, Cheng Xiaoshi, and Lu Guang’s school friend who comes to them for help when she can’t remember what Dong Yi said to her when she was drunk.
- Dong Yi
Voice actor: Jīn Xián
Xu Shanshan’s friend who enjoys spending time with her and uses every possible excuse to stay by her side.
- Liu Min
Voice actor: Sūn Lùlù
A mysterious man who appears to be connected to the string of murders that take place in the story. Son of the CEO of Quede Games.
Where to watch Link Click Season 2?
The first season of Link Click premiered in China on the bilibili platform, which is also where you’ll be able to watch the second season as well. It was subsequently licensed and streamed on Funimation and Crunchyroll internationally, which is why we assume that the same thing is going to happen for season two. If a second season does happen, it’ll probably be broadcast in China before it reaches one or several streaming services.