Taboo Tatoo is a manga written and drawn by Shinjirō. It was published between November 2009 and June 2017 in Comic Alive magazine, and published in bound volumes by Media Factory. An anime adaptation by studio J.C. Staff was broadcast between July and September 2016 on AT-X in Japan and in simulcast on Crunchyroll in other countries of the world. The first season ended six years ago and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect the second season of Taboo Tattoo anytime soon.
The second season of Taboo Tattoo still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired six years ago and while there still is some material to adapt from the original manga series, not counting possible original stories, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Taboo Tattoo 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 Taboo Tattoo. 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 Taboo Tattoo?
The manga, written and illustrated by Shinjirō, was serialized in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine from November 27, 2009 to June 27, 2017. The various chapters were collected in thirteen tankōbon volumes, published between February 23, 2010 and August 23. 2017. In North America the distribution rights were acquired by Yen Press.
Announced on January 23, 2015, in the manga’s ninth volume, an anime adaptation, produced by J.C. Staff and directed by Takashi Watanabe, aired from July 4 to September 19, 2016. The opening and closing themes are “Belief” by May’n, and “Egoistic Emotion” by Trigger (group formed by voice actors Makoto Furukawa, Chika Anzai, and Mikako Komatsu), respectively. Outside of Japan, the episodes were streamed in simulcast by Crunchyroll. What does all of this tell us about a potential second season?
As you can see, the future of the Taboo Tattoo 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 six years and since anime series usually run while there’s a need to promote the written materials, the chances are very slim. The original manga series ended five 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 Taboo Tattoo be about?
At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of Taboo Tattoo could take us because we don’t know how many additional chapters of the original manga 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 if it ever comes back in the future.
Seigi saves a homeless man from thugs. The man thanks him by sticking a strange rock on his right hand and tattooing it before walking away. The next day, Seigi catches the attention of an enigmatic girl who steals his mobile phone and then attacks him in an empty building. The girl, Izzy, fills Seigi with her own tattoo and the power he has.
Over the next few days, Izzy chases Seigi around town, though he and his girlfriend Toko notice their weak abilities in following him. Suddenly, Seigi is attacked by an American mobster with his own tattoo. After nearly being murdered by the man, Seigi accidentally unleashes the power of his own tattoo and defeats his attacker. Seigi wakes up in his own bedroom, where Izzy demands that he join her with his newfound power. Seigi is initially reluctant, though Izzy pushes the issue the next day when she shows up as an exchange student in his class.
Reluctantly, Seigi accepts Izzy’s offer to join her and Tom in the Blue Moon Unit. Later, Seigi tracks Izzy’s hand-drawn map to a safe house where Tom currently resides. Meanwhile, Princess Aryabahta usurpsk the kingdom of Selinistan from her parents in a bloody coup and sends a pair of ‘Brahmins’ to Japan to hunt down the ‘triggerless tattoo.’
One of them attacks Izzy when she places digital tripwires in the school, and the other possesses Toko and uses her to stab Tom and attack Seigi. While captured in her own body, Toko sees a memory of Iltutmish, the girl who possessed her. Meanwhile, Seigi fights Iltutmish as he doesn’t want to hurt Toko. After a few maneuvers, Tom stabilizes enough to tear Iltutmish from Toko’s body.
Seigi then destroys most of the house with his attack as Iltutmish escapes. The next day, Izzy and Seigi train under the house while Tom tries to conceal the tattoo imprint on Toko’s forehead, discovering that his is just a removable copy that replaces the other tattoos. Later, Izzy meets a colleague from the local US Army department while the Brahmins plan their own moves against the same colleague.
Iltutmish jumps out of a helicopter and slaughters several US Army soldiers before fighting Lisa in her hideout. Izzy tries to help but is caught by a hidden tattoo pick-up device planted by the Brahmin. Seigi goes alone and confronts Iltutmish, but it’s too late to stop him from capturing Lisa. Later, Izzy recovers in the shelter and follows the Brahmin to a nearby port.
Tom keeps Seigi and Toko in the shelter’s basement for their protection, but Seigi decides to go out on his own and help Izzy, accidentally destroying most of the shelter with his power. That night, Izzy waits at the docks with a small detachment of American soldiers to confront the Brahmins before they depart. Iltutmish and R.R. killed several American soldiers with his powers before going at Izzy.
Seigi and Toko arrive in time to assist, but Iltutmish charges at them instead, using his “Schroedinger’s Cat” power to teleport instantly to where everyone can watch. Seigi eventually uses his power but directs it under Iltutmish and Toko to create a hole instead of killing them both. Meanwhile, Izzy and a newly freed Lisa work to save R.R. from bringing down.
However, Aryabahta appears and teleports his Brahmin out of the area. Sometime later, Toko spots Aryabahta on the street and challenges her to a table tennis match. After losing, Aryabahta harasses her while she tells Seigi more about the tattoos. Later, Aryabahta speaks to a mysterious man who attacks Seigi that night. Blood (BB) comes to Japan and takes Seigi to Aryabahta’s Higher Order Physics Lab.
It is the base of the realm of tattoo research in Japan, where the noise canceling system to neutralize tattoos is studied. They break in and encounter the madman Mr. Genius (Dr. Karam) and his fighters, who mimic tattoos and are also tricked into exploding if they fall unconscious. BB manages to defuse the bombs and defeat the fighters and to neutralize Dr. Karam and his helpe Manisha using his abilities and experience as well as his powers. Aryabhata leaves Iltutmish and Cal Shekar to support the lab and leaves.