Grancrest Senki, also known by its English name Record of Grancrest War, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryō Mizuno and illustrated by Miyū. Ten were volumes were published by Fujimi Shobo under its Fujimi Fantasia Bunko publishing imprint between August 20, 2013 and March 20, 2018. A manga adaptation by Makoto Yotsuba began publication in June 2016 in the Young Animal, a seinen manga magazine by Hakusensha; it ended in June 2019. An adaptation into an anime television series by studio A-1 Pictures airs in Japan between January and June 2018. Two video games were released in June 2018, one for the PS4 and the other for mobile. The first season premiered four years ago and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect the second season of Record of Grancrest War anytime soon.
The second season of Record of Grancrest War still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired four years ago and while there still is some material to adapt from the light novel series, not counting possible original stories, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Record of Grancrest War was a fairly intriguing series, and based on all the known facts, a second season is not impossible, although it is unlikely.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season two of Record of Grancrest War. 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 anime series whose future is still very uncertain.
What do we know about Season 2 of Record of Grancrest War?
A collaboration between author Ryō Mizuno and illustrator Miyū, Grancrest Senki‘s first light novel was published by Fujimi Shobo under its imprint Fujimi Fantasia Bunko on August 20, 2013. The tenth and final volume of the series was released on March 20, 2018. A spin-off volume, titled Grancrest Adept: Mushoku no seijo, soen no kenshi, was also published by Fujimi Shobo on September 20, 2013. The spin-off was written by Notane Kaki with supervision by Ryō Mizuno and illustrations by Ayumu Kasuga.
Drawn by Makoto Yotsuba, a manga adaptation started publication in Hakusensha’s seinen manga preprint magazine Young Animal on June 10, 2016. The final chapter was published in the magazine’s 13th issue of 2019, which was released on June 26, 2019. A total of seven tankōbon volumes were released between July 2017 and August 2019.
An anime adaptation was announced during Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai in October 2016 – which was later confirmed to be a TV series in May 2017 by the creation of an official website – and scheduled to air in January 2018. Directed by Mamoru Hatakeyama at animation studio A-1 Pictures, the anime was written by WriteWorks with Ryō Mizuno and Shunsaku Yanō, while Hiroshi Yakō did the character designs, Yoshikazu Iwanami was in charge of the sound direction, and Yugo Kanno composed the music.
Composed of 24 episodes, the series was broadcast for the first time in Japan between January 6 and June 23, 2018 on Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV, and BS11, and a little later on TVA and ABC. The opening and ending songs of the series were produced and performed by Mashiro Ayano and ASCA. What does all of this tell us about a potential second season?
As you can see, the future of the Record of Grancrest War anime is quite uncertain, but not because there’s no interest or lack of material. The series was fairly popular back in the day, but it’s been four years and since anime series usually run while there’s a need to promote the written materials, the chances are very slim.
The light novel series also ended four years ago and no new material has been released, which is why there is no need to promote anything else. Now, this doesn’t completely exclude the possibility of another season, but the chances are slimmer so 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 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.
What could Season 2 of Record of Grancrest War be about?
At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of Record of Grancrest War could take us because we don’t know how many additional volumes of the light novel series the season could potentially adapt; it could be the whole series or just a part of it. 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.
During the wedding ceremony of Alexis Doucet and Marrine Shrieks, the magician Siluca Meletes watches as da Chaos Demon appears and kills the couple’s fathers, the Archdukes of Doucet and Shrieks, ending any possibility of peace between the Fantasy Alliance and the Factory Union.
Sometime later, Siluca is sent to make a deal with Irvin, a former Scream Chamberlain, with a lewd overlord of the Covenant who is looking for atonement for stopping Siluca from protecting the Archdukes. The two are soon ambushed by Union troops sent by Mesto Meadrich, only to be saved by Theo Cornaro, an independent lord bent on saving his town of Sistina from its corrupt ruler.
Seeing an opportunity, Siluca helps Theo raise his rank to knighthood and makes a treaty with him. Later, Siluca, Theo, and Irvin face Meadrich and force him to abandon his crest and country, with Meadrich’s magician Sartorus abandoning his master for breaking the treaty not to attack independent magicians.
Now with his own land, Siluca reveals to Theo the next part of their plans to join the Union rather than the Alliance. Theo agrees to rule his own territory, but fearing that neighboring lords will try to conquer the area before Theo can settle down, Siluca summons his trusted Cait Sith, Sir Balgary, to take care of an old friend to visit.
Meanwhile, Lassic David gathers his troops to attack Theo’s empire. Later, Sir Balgary comes back with Aishela, an eccentric artist and mentor to Siluca, just as Lord Lassic’s troops march towards Theo’s castle. Theo and his allies use their amazing skills and tactical knowledge to defeat the highest numbers of Lassic.
Lassic willingly hands over his coat of arms and his men to Theo, thinking he can conquer other territories under his rule. Much to Siluca’s chagrin, Theo allows Priscilla Farnese of the Order of the Coat of Arms to serve him. As Theo’s forces begin to consolidate their power, Siluca suggests that Theo should take the late hero’s name, Cornaro, to fulfill his dream of freeing his homeland from Sistina.
Siluca then begins to arrange negotiations with neighboring lords to join Theo peacefully, but they mostly refuse, believing Theo to be a puppet of Siluca. Later, Theo and Siluca run into a mining town where a giant Chaos Beast has burned the surrounding area. After defeating him, Theo and Siluca help the town recover. Later, the King of Savis challenges Theo to a fight, who refuses to accept Theo’s independence.
Despite letting Theo through, the neighboring lords remain out of the fight, but the miners Theo saved earlier offer to bolster his forces. Theo projects his “Battle Flag” with his coat of arms and reinforces his troops. During the battle, Theo’s forces can repel the large forces of Savis when the Independent Lords join forces with Theo after learning of the King of Savis’ intention to invade their lands, rout Savis’ troops, and to destroy Theo’s rank to make him a Viscount.
Later, Siluca meets her adoptive father, Aubest Meletes, and offers her support to the Theos Alliance. Despite Lady Marrine’s interest in having Theo as an ally, Aubest advises against it, as a lord cannot be trusted and constantly switches sides, which could harm his standing in the Alliance. He tells Siluca that instead, she will send help to the King of Savi to take back his lands.
Siluca then appeals to the Union Earl of Altirk, Villar Constance, for help. Still, his head mage Margret Odius informs the Earl that he is unable to help him at the moment and criticizes Siluca for having underestimated his enemies. Despite this, Theo and his allies decide to fight the Screech/Savis forces in a siege, hoping to force them to accept more favorable terms for them.
The siege does not go well as Aishela is badly injured fighting the elite Forest Cattle Knights and loses one of her strongholds. However, Lassic is able to kill the King of Savis in battle. Siluca offers to give up the Savis region in exchange for amnesty for Theo and his followers, to which Marrine and Aubest agree. Still, the Woodox Knights refuse, wanting Theo dead for the humiliating defeat they have suffered. However, this leaves Marrine’s entourage unprotected, allowing Villar and his forces to capture them and let them go as they are cousins.