The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? Anime Season 2


The story of “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?” first appeared as a light novel in June 2013, which was published online on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website. As of March 2020, 19 volumes of the novel were published. Since 2015, a manga adaptation has been published in the ComicWalker magazine by Kadokawa Shoten. As of December 2019, 7 volumes have been issued.

Release date for Season 2 of the anime “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?”

Fans of the original source were a bit surprised and disappointed by watching the first two episodes of anime adaptation. The runaway of the storyline seemed to them too slow. Despite this, season 1 of the series received positive reviews and a good rating. Does this mean that the fan should wait for new episodes?

Unfortunately, the new season has not yet been officially announced. Therefore, we can only speculate.

Citing the overwhelming number of opinions on the anime, to summarize: Season 2 has little chance, despite the source material being available.

Note that the anime adaptation was announced in December 2018, and the viewer saw the first episode on April 2, 2020. That is, the production of the series took a little more than one year. We are waiting for the official announcement of work on season 2 and calculate the date of its premiere.

Anime “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?”: which characters in the title role?

  • The main character of the anime is Shingo Ichinomiya. He was suddenly moved to another world, in the body of a boy. Now his name is Wendelin von Benno Baumeister. Shingo realizes that he is endowed with magical powers. The magician mentor helps to reveal his abilities. Together with his friends, Wendelin becomes an adventurer.
  • The protagonist is surrounded by a large number of beautiful girls. One of them is Elize. She is jealous when new girls appear around Wendelin. Due to political considerations, Elize marries Wendelin, but eventually she falls in love with him. The main strength of Elize is the presence of healing magic. The full name of the character is Elize Katharina von Hohenheim.
  • Erwin von Arnim is the protagonist’s best friend, as well as his servant and guard. He has excellent warrior skills. His main weapon is a sword. By nature, the guy is bold, serious, reliable – Wendelin trusts him as himself. Erwin is capable of being stubborn, but only occasionally. Erwin is the 5th son in a poor family. In this way, he reminds the protagonist – he is unlikely to get the inheritance, so his goal is to become an adventurer and earn a living using his sword.

The plot of the anime “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?”: what was and what will be?

After waking up, the guy finds himself in the body of the 5th child of a large, poor noble family, in whose possession a huge plot of land. Time to panic, but nothing can be done, the guy takes himself in a new guise. Fortunately, he is endowed with a rare gift – a talent for magic. Will his magical abilities bring luck?

Fate introduces the boy to a powerful magician who sees his successor in Wendelin. The boy happily begins his studies, showing perseverance and zeal. The reward for all his efforts is mastery in perfection of incredible power of magic.

Wendelin becomes an adventurer. Together with his friends, a difficult path awaits him, where he fights with monsters, demonstrating excellent mastery of magic. Due to his achievements, he becomes popular in the kingdom, which does not go unnoticed – the king gives the guy the title of count. It would seem that life is arranged. But this is only the beginning…

Curious facts about the anime “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?”

  • The opening song “Space-Time of the Hesitant Person” was performed by Japanese musicians Demon Kakka and Arika Takarano. Demon Kakka is a completely versatile and shocking person. In addition to music, he is known as a journalist and commentator on sumo. His distinguishing feature as an artist is his performance with a painted face. In 2018, Demon Kakka voiced Dr. Tetsuji Kanie in the anime “Hinomaru Sumo”.
    Arika Takarano is the vocalist of a Japanese music group that originally performed light songs. Then their repertoire switched to heavier and even darker music. The result is the perfect duet with Demon Kakka to play a joint song for the anime “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?”.
  • The final song “Moonlight Monologue” was performed by Akino Arai x AKINO. Popular works of the Japanese singer: “Record of Lodoss War”, “Please save my Earth!”, “Macross Plus”, etc.

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Comments: 2
  1. Joseph

    We Need a Second Season to The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?! I Really Enjoyed the first season and really want to know what happens after. I have an inkling since the manga shows some things that have not been in the anime yet, but that’s only speculation on what might be instead of what I know will happen. There’s plenty of anime shows that desperately need more seasons to show a near ending to the story that was being told. This anime plus others like In Another World With my Smartphone is another and there are many more that need proper endings rather than showing a hopeful to a second season and or cliffhangers. This is my two sense but, in order to get more seasons for certain shows, there needs to be more people that think alike.

  2. Mathew

    Send timers and countdowns to when the next episodes will be ok?

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