Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?, also known by the abbreviation Mondaiji, is a series of Japanese light novels written by Tarō Tatsunoko and published by Kadokawa Shoten in two parts since March 31, 2011. The first part was illustrated by Yū Amano, while the second, subtitled Last Embryo, is still ongoing. Between 2012 and 2014, a seinen manga inspired by the light novel series was published. A second manga, a shōnen drawn by Anri Sakano and titled Mondaiji-tachi ga isekai kara kuru sō desu yo? Z, was published in the online magazine Age Premium. A 10-episode anime television series produced by the animation studio Diomedéa aired in 2013. The first season ended nine years ago and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect the second season of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? anytime soon.
The second season of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired nine years ago and while there is still a lot of material to adapt from the original light novel series, not counting possible original stories, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? was well received as a series. Knowing that paired with everything else, a second season is not impossible, although it is unlikely because of the time that passed since the last season.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season two of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?. 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 interesting anime series whose future is still very uncertain. If you’re not fully up-to-date with the series, we have to warn you that there is going to be a significant amount of spoilers in the paragraphs below.
What do we know about Season 2 of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?
The first part of the Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? light novel series is made up of 12 volumes, published between 2011 and 2015. Between November 2012 and November 2013 it was ranked eleventh among the best-selling light novels by series (516,907 copies), while the following year (November 2013 – November 2014), it only reached the twenty-seventh place (187,561 copies). The second part, subtitled Last Embryo, is illustrated by Momoko and is still being published.
A manga based on the light novel, by the author Rio Nanamomo, was published in 18 chapters in the magazine seinen Comp Ace from July 26, 2012 to 25 January 2014, and collected in four tankōbon volumes. The work covers the first two volumes of the light novel and is more faithful to the latter than the animated adaptation.
Mondaiji-tachi ga isekai kara kuru sō desu yo? Z is the second manga, drawn by Anri Sakano and published in Age Premium magazine online, which is linked to the shōnen Monthly Dragon Age magazine of the publisher Fujimi Shobō. It was published from August 9, 2012 to October 9, 2013. It was then collected in three tankōbon volumes. The first two volumes are set after volume 2 of the light novel, and the third after volume 5.
The anime television series adaptation was announced in Monthly Comp Ace magazine in September 20122. The anime was directed by Keizou Kusakawa and produced by Diomedéa studio. The anime aired from January 11 to March 15, 2013 on Tokyo MX. An OVA was then released with the limited edition of the eighth volume of the light novels. In other countries, the anime was distributed by Crunchyroll.
As you can see, the future of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? anime is quite uncertain, but not because there’s no interest or lack of material. The series was fairly well-received back in the day and there’s more material to adapt. But it’s been nine years and while there is additional written material that needs promotion, which is usually a good sign, the situation doesn’t look too good.
The original light novel series is still ongoing but the situation is nevertheless such that it makes it difficult for us to predict anything properly. Now, this doesn’t completely exclude the possibility of another season, but the chances are quite slim. 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 first season received solid reviews, but we simply don’t know enough to make any predictions about 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. It all depends on the future so we’ll just have to wait.
What could Season 2 of TProblem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? be about?
At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? could take us because we don’t know how many additional 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 if it even happens. What follows is an overview of the original material so you can get a rough idea of what you could expect from the series.
Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudo, and You Kasukabe have enormous powers that make them different people from others. They are all bored with the world they live in. One day, each of them finds a letter that is addressed to them, the moment they open it they are transported to the Little World, a place where their powers are not supernatural.
They realize that they were summoned by Black Rabbit, who is an inhabitant of that world and she wants the three of them to help her a community that was destroyed and was forced to bear the name “No Names” and from this, they begin their multiple adventures and decide to overthrow all the Demon Kings.
What could be the cast of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? Season 2?
It’s still too early for us to discuss a potential second season of Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? in terms of cast and characters, simply because we do not know whether there will even be a second season. But, seeing how we know that the series is going to have a more-or-less fixed cast, we really don’t expect to see too many changes in the structure of season two, if it ever happens. Now, the main characters that have appeared in season one, likely to return for a second season, include:
- Izayoi Sakamaki
Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma
An arrogant boy who often tries to solve problems with violence, on top of that he is a very smart guy. He was bored with the old world of it, and is looking for something fun in the “Little World”. His Gift is “Unknown”. He even the “gift card” or “Laplace Fragment” can’t figure out what he had, but the ability of it gives him enough power to defeat even a god. Izayoi is also an expert in mythology thanks to his adoptive mother and a genius strategist and analyst. Like Shiroyasha, he is a pervert who likes to annoy Black Rabbit.
- Black Rabbit
Voiced by: Iori Nomizu
A bunny-eared girl who resides in the “Little World” and is the one who summoned the trouble kids. She often tries to be serious, but easily gets flustered. When she uses her power, her blue hair turns pink as she gains more power. This also happens on other occasions, such as when Izayoi promised her help to her community, or when she enjoys a bath with the girls. One of Black Rabbit’s Gifts is the “Spear of Indra”, a powerful legendary weapon. She is an Aristocrat from the small world so she is usually the one to oversee the duels. She is constantly teased by Izayoi and Shiroyasha for her developed and attractive body as well as being a bit naive. She has the appearance of a 19-year-old girl, but she is actually two centuries old.
- You Kasukabe
Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima
A fairly quiet young girl, her Gift is called “Genoma Arbor – No Priorum”, it was given to her by her father when she was admitted to a hospital unable to walk, and grants her the ability to speak with animals and use the abilities of any animal with which he has established a friendship. She is often accompanied by a Calico cat which is the first animal of hers that she befriended, which allowed him access to her ability, and thus she was able to walk again. Since she doesn’t have any human friends she feels very happy that Asuka and the children of the small world are her friend so she wants to protect them. Although she seems to be very lonely, one of her friends is the griffin.
- Asuka Kudō
Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt
A rich young woman who has the ability of “Oracle”, she uses her authority with other people or even weapons with just a command. Her power only works with low level gifts but she is usually very helpful. She resents Izayoi and Shiroyasha’s perverted attitude and cares a lot about the people in her community. She later also possesses the Gift of Dean, a golem from the Rattenfänger community.
- Jin Russell
Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi
The current leader of the “No Names” community. He is often a victim of Izayoi’s schemes against the other communities or the demon kings. He cares a lot about the welfare of his community.
Voiced by: Shiori Mikami
One of the members of the “No Names” community. She does her best to help Jin and Black Rabbit out in the community.
Voiced by: Satomi Arai
Manager of “Thousand Eyes” and the Mistress of the Midnight Sun, she is a very powerful demon king, who can connect the gates of the small world. She helps the “No Names” prosper again. She is also a bit of a pervert and usually annoys Black Rabbit along with Izayoi, she was the one who gave Black Rabbit various outfits for refereeing the games as well as giving the “Laplace Fragment” to troublesome children in order to know their abilities. and how powerful they are.
- Leticia Draculair
Voiced by: Yuiko Tatsumi
A former member of “No Names”. She was a Vampire Lady whose title was stripped away by being made a slave after the fall of her community. After a long time and with the help of the troublesome children, she manages to join the “No Names” again. She is good friends with Black Rabbit as well as looking up to her. Her true form is that of a highly developed adult vampire.
- Galdo Gasper
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto
Member of Fores Garo. Even though he acts like he is a Demon Lord, he forces others to accept his Gift game challenges through kidnapping and extortion. He is defeated by Asuka in a challenge.
- Kyaroro Gundark
Voiced by: Saeko Zougou
A servant of Shiroyasha in Thousand Eyes.