To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, known in Japan as Katsute kamidatta kemono-tachi e and abbreviated as Katsu kami is a manga series written and drawn by the duo Maybe. It is a dark fantasy whose story revolves around overpowered soldiers, half-men and half-beasts, born of black magic, called “Divines”. The manga is currently published in Kōdansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine since June 2014. An anime television series adaptation by studio MAPPA premiered between July 1 and September 16, 2019 in Japan. The first season ended only recently and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect the second season of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts anytime soon.
The second season of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season ended only recently and with the fact that there is a lot of material left for adapting, the second season seems highly likely. Having said all of this, To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts is a popular series, and based on all the known facts, a second season is highly probable. We just don’t know when it could happen.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season two of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts. 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 To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts?
Katsute kamidatta kemono-tachi e is written and drawn by the duo Maybe. The world of the work borrows elements from American history of the 1860s and 1870s, while the Divines are based on the various mythological bestiaries, legends, and fantastic tales of Western culture. The series debuted in the July 2014 issue of shōnen manga preprint magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, released June 9, 2014.
The chapters are collected and edited in the tankōbon format by Kōdansha with the first volume published in December 2014; the series has thirteen tankōbon volumes to date. The North American publishing house Vertical has announced on August 27, 2015, that it would publish an English version of the series for a May 2016 first volume release under the title The Abandoned Sacred Beasts before settling on the current title.
An adaptation into an anime television series was revealed by studio MAPPA in February 2019. The anime was directed by Jun Shishido with scripts by Shigeru Murakoshi, character designs provided by Daisuke Niinuma, and an original soundtrack composed by Yoshihiro Ike. The series first aired in Japan between July 1 and September 16, 2019 on Tokyo MX and BS11, and later on MBS and AT-X.
The series is made up of 12 episodes spread across four Blu-ray/DVD box sets. Crunchyroll owns the overseas streaming rights to the anime. The opening song for the series, titled “Sacrifice”, is written and composed by Mafumafu, while the ending song, titled “HHOOWWLL”, is performed by Gero×ARAKI. So, what does all of this tell us about the future of the series?
Taking all of this into account, the future of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts seems very bright, despite the fact that we don’t know whether a second season is going to be made. The source work is, as we have said, quite popular, as was the anime series, and the fact that the franchise has a large fanbase, combined with the fact that we have seen a second season relatively recently, makes us very hopeful. In addition to that, we know that the manga is not over yet, which means that there is a lot of material to adapt.
In any case, the earliest we could see a potential second season is 2023, but we’d have to get some confirmation on the future during 2022 or early 2023; 2024 is also a solid possibility. The fans are demanding a new season, but we’ll just have to see how it goes and how well the movie does; as far as things stand now, a continuation is highly likely, but we simply don’t have any official information to confirm our suspicions.
What could Season 2 of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts be about?
At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts could take us because we don’t know how many additional chapters of the manga 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.
The Northern Union attempted to attack a fortified Southern Confederacy stronghold during the Patria Civil War. After suffering heavy casualties, the North unleashes its secret weapon: a squad of shapeshifting soldiers called the Incarnates, who can transform into mythical beasts and eliminate the enemy base.
The Incarnates are being led by Hank, as well as his childhood friends Cain and Elaine. Elaine is the human scientist who is responsible for the creation of the Incarnates. The Incarnates help North win victory after victory, but each time they transform into beasts, the return to human form becomes a little more difficult.
Finally, after a battle, tragedy strikes when an Incarnate goes berserk, indiscriminately attacking allies and foes alike. Union troops kill the Incarnate. Hank orders his unit to swear to kill one of their comrades who lost their humanity. As the Incarnates prepare to deliver a final blow to the Southern capital, Elaine pulls Hank aside and tells him that the North and South have already started negotiating a peace treaty.
She then fires at Hank with her special “Godkiller” bullet designed to destroy Incarnations, saying that she cannot return Incarnations to humans and they will all eventually become beasts. The only way to save her is to kill her before that happens. She gives her co-conspirator Cain a gun to help take out the rest of the team before killing himself, but Cain shoots her instead because he doesn’t want to give up his powers.
Two months later, Hank wakes up from a coma in Union Territory, where a Northern intelligence agent named Liza tells him that Cain and the surviving Incarnates have spread across the continent and are wreaking havoc on their homes, and Elaine’s body was never found. Hank swore to fulfill his oath two months ago: to destroy the Incarnates who have gone mad and begin his new mission as a beast hunter.
John William Bancroft is a man who ran an orphanage in a small village along with his daughter Schaal. The village and the orphanage were poor, partly because of the war with the Confederacy. The Union soldiers hired Will one day because he was compatible with Elaine’s Incarnate searches. He left voluntarily when the government promised to give money to the orphanage and the town, which would help everyone.
Schaal promises that she will be there when she returns. Eventually he does, at some time after the war, but ends up trapped in his incarnation form, which is a large brown dragon, Nidhogg, though his spirit remains human. Everyone still accepts his father, and the villagers consider him a war hero. After a while, he started screaming in the middle of the night, which worried the villagers, and cows were found dead, torn to pieces.
Orphans are taken for their own safety. Schaal refused to believe his father was behind it all because no one had seen him. That night, she is awakened by gunshots and runs towards him to see her father dying and Hank standing over him. Hank shoots and kills Will, then walks away, leaving Schaal to mourn the murder. Swearing revenge, she takes Will’s elephant gun and goes in search of Hank.
When she catches up to him in a town, she shoots him, but an ordinary bullet cannot murder him. Hank then asks who she is, and Schaal reveals to him that she is Will’s daughter, which makes Hank sad. An Incarnate, Danny, suddenly comes back to town, and Hank approaches to murder him. Schaal defends Danny as there is no evidence he did anything wrong, but Danny admits he killed everyone he finds and brings back their bloodstained money to help the town prosper and smiles.
He then starts to attack Schaal, but is killed by Hank. As Hank walks away, Schaal asks if he is going to kill any more of his comrades. He tells her about the oath but refuses to say more. Schaal decides that she will accompany Hank to see with her own eyes why her father had to die when her father died before she could find out anything.
Schaal and Hank come at Roguehill, where some other Incarnate has built a huge maze-like fortress. Liza, a friend of Hank’s from the army, meets him. She tells them that the fortress was built by the Minotaur, who started it after he returned from the war and is still building it, demolishing the city for it.