Thermae Romae Novae is the title of the second anime adaptation of Mari Yamazaki’s manga Thermae Novae. The finished manga, which ran from 2008 to 2013 and was collected in six volumes, has already been adapted once, back in 2012, so this adaptation is actually a remake. The ONA series premiered on March 28, 2022 on Netflix, with an 11-episode first season. In this article, we are going to discuss the possibility of the second season of Thermae Romae Novae.
The second season of Thermae Romae Novae still hasn’t been confirmed yet. The first season has only recently premiered and it probably will take some time for Netflix to evaluate the success of the show before we get confirmation of a new season. There certainly is enough material for a second adaptation, as the first season did not adapt the whole story, so we’ll probably get some news on the show’s future later this year.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Thermae Romae Novae. 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 new anime series.
Thermae Romae Novae Season 2 release date
Thermae Romae Novae debuted on March 28, 2022, with an 11-episode ONA series licensed by Netflix. This was the second adaptation of Mari Yamazaki’s manga titled Therae Novae, the first one having aired back in 2012 with a six-episode batch, with each of the episodes being split into two smaller segments. Thermae Romae Novae was produced by NAZ.
Thermae Romae Novae became a topic of discussion quite quickly. The blend of modern-day Japan and Ancient Rome is certainly intriguing, and the show provided us with enough humor and entertainment for us to thoroughly enjoy the whole premise. Now, it’s too early to discuss precise numbers, for sure, but it seems that the series is doing quite well. What does this mean for its future?
Since it’s still way too early to discuss a potential sequel season – namely, Thermae Romae Novae has only recently premiered – we can only speculate here. Namely, season one certainly did not adapt the whole manga; there are six volumes in total and the first season basically just lays the foundations for Lucius’ future adventures. All of this means that there is enough material for a second season, without a doubt. But, does that mean we’ll be getting one?
Everything we have so far points to Thermae Romae Novae being a very likely candidate for a renewal, but we don’t actually know when and if that is going to happen. It’ll certainly be some time before Netflix officially announces anything, as they have to consider their plans in the long run, but we think that confirmation will hit the Internet in the following weeks or months. On top of everything we have said, Netflix seems to be improving its comedy anime slate, and Thermae Romae Novae is a great example of that.
Taking all of this into account, Thermae Romae Novae could be a likely candidate for a renewal, but don’t expect to see the second season before 2023 or even 2024, based on when it is announced (if that even happens).
Thermae Romae Novae Season 2 trailer
You now know all the facts and our thoughts related to Thermae Romae Novae season 2, which means that you’ve probably deduced for yourselves that there is no trailer for the second season of Thermae Romae Novae. This is because it’s still too early for a second season trailer; the first season’s only just premiered so it’ll be a while before any work on a second season begins.
As we have said, Thermae Romae Novae could be a likely candidate for renewal, but it’s still too early to tell. The manga still has more material up for adapting and the anime has the potential to become quite popular, but we have to wait and see how well the first season actually does in the long run before we can make a proper prediction. But, as of now, Thermae Romae Novae could be a likely candidate for renewal.
Taking into account everything we’ve said, a trailer for Thermae Romae Novae season two is unlikely to appear before the end of 2022 or early 2023, depending on when the potential second season will air. Honestly, our bet would be 2023.
Thermae Romae Novae Season 2 plot
The story takes place in Rome during the reign of Hadrian. We follow Lucius Modestus, an architect specializing in the construction of thermal baths, who happens to be on the downward slope. His ideas are considered too classic and he abandons his wife. Everything changes when one day, bathing in the thermal baths, he is sucked under water and finds himself projected into modern Japan.
He then discovers new processes and objects that he puts into practice once he returns to his ancient world. Subsequently, each time he needs an idea to innovate, he finds himself in a place in Japan corresponding to his needs. In the second half of the manga, Lucius’ situation changes.
In volume 4, he finds himself a prisoner of the modern era. At the same time, we discover the character of Satsuki, a young woman passionate about ancient Rome to the point that she can speak a little Latin. When Lucius meets Satsuki, she becomes the intermediary he lacked to understand the strange world where he regularly landed.
The above-written paragraphs were a summary of the whole manga, which serves as the basis for the anime adaptation. As for the anime, in the first season, Lucius stumbles upon a hidden tunnel under the spa that takes him to a Japanese bathhouse of the present day. He had previously struggled with similar architectural challenges, and his unexpected entry into modern-day Japan opened his mind to a plethora of different possibilities.
As of then, once he is confronted with a similar architectural problem, he simply returns to the present day in search of inspiration, which he manages to find. Over time, he visits zoos, water parks, private baths and modern bathhouses, absorbing all the ideas of the contemporary world to provide a comfortable life for the ancient Romans.
As for season 2, some evil people with ulterior motives, who will most likely try to compete with him, could learn about Lucius’ secrets. He might also make some new friends in present-day Japan, which would certainly complicate his life back in ancient Rome. Of course, he will continue to design and produce architectural masterpieces, thereby forwarding his career and the life of his friends. The only issue that Season 2 has to tackle is for how long Lucius can keep up his little play.
Thermae Romae Novae Season 2 cast
It’s still too early for us to discuss a potential second season of Thermae Romae Novae in terms of cast and characters, simply because we’re still too early in the first season. But, seeing how it’s a comedy anime with a more-or-less fixed cast, we really don’t expect to see too many changes in the structure of season two. Now, the main characters that have appeared in season one, likely to return for a second season, include:
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Lucius Modestus, the protagonist
- Sanae Kobayashi as Lucius’ wife Livia
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Marcus, who is always with Lucius
- Satoshi Hino as the serious and stubborn Regulus
- Tsutomu Isobe as Emperor Hadrian, who loves the Thermae
- Asami Seto as Mari Yamaguchi
- Shūichi Ikeda as Utagawa Kuniyoshi
- Takahiro Sakurai as Yoshida
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ceionius, Rome’s #1 ladies’ man
- Junya Enoki as Markus Annius Verus
Where to watch Thermae Romae Novae Season 2?
At this moment, as expected, there is no means of watching Thermae Romae Novae season two, as there is no season two of Thermae Romae Novae to watch. The first season was streamed globally by Netflix, so it is safe to assume that the streaming service will retain the distribution rights and that a potential second season of Thermae Romae Novae, if we ever see it, will air on Netflix once again.
Will there be a Thermae Romae Novae Season 3?
The future of Thermae Romae Novae is, as of this moment, unknown. At this moment, we don’t really know anything about a second season, so whether we’ll be seeing the third season or not is still unknown. If the show does well, we’re certain that Thermae Romae Novae will be returning once more in a couple of years.