Edens Zero is an anime that takes place in a fictional space-faring universe that is inhabited by humans, aliens, and robots who can feel emotions. The universe is divided into smaller cosmos, with the Sakura Cosmos being the cosmos where the story begins! Most planets and locations have futuristic sci-fi elements, along with fantasy stuff as well. The universe of Edens Zero is also the home to various cosmic creatures, such as cybernetic dragons that swarm in a galaxy bordering the Sakura Cosmos called Dragonfall, and there are monsters like Chronophage that can devour planets and they can permanently rewind their time, creating alternate histories without causing time paradoxes. All of these revelations were made in Edens Zero Season 1, as fans now await Season 2.
The story of Edens Zero is written by the creator of Fairy Tail, which is one of those classic shonen anime of all time! It’s one of the world’s most popular shonen anime series. However, Fairy Tail’s creator Hiro Mashima finished the original manga in 2017 before starting his next project in 2018. Mashima’s next manga, ‘Edens Zero,’ was released in 2018. It received positive feedback! Edens Zero is a sci-fi adventure shonen anime that started airing on April 11, 2021. It holds a high rating and is famous, especially amongst Fairy tail fans.
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Is ‘Edens Zero’ Anime Getting A Season 2?
Edens Zero Season 2 has been announced pretty recently in the Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #11. It is a piece of good news for all the fans who loved the first season. They all were concerned about the anime series’ future, especially after Edens Zero’s director’s death. Interestingly, the grand announcement for the second season has been accompanied by a new visual of the anime. In the visual, we can see Shiki, Rebecca, and Happy jumping with joy while announcing that they’ll be back with new episodes.
Netflix and other crew members of the anime are pretty tight-lipped about Edens Zero Season 2. Though Edens Zero Season 2 was announced in September 2021, the anime’s director Yuji Suzuki sadly passed away in September, before the original broadcast had concluded. The director for any upcoming Edens Zero projects is not known despite the new announcement. Previously, Edens Zero Season 2 was hinted at by the official Japanese Twitter page after the season 1 finale completed airing on Japanese television. The Official page tweeted that “Shiki’s adventure will continue,” which indicates that more content was being planned back then.
— EDENS ZEROプロジェクト公式 (@EDENSZERO_PJ) October 2, 2021
Thankfully, many fans are waiting for season 2 because the manga that the television series is adapting is still ongoing. Edens Zero’s Episode 25 of Season 1 has been adapted roughly up to chapter 68 in the manga. The manga has a total of 169 chapters that have currently been published in Japan, meaning that there is lots of material to create Edens Zero into even the fourth season! This is a piece of great news, and there’s a high chance that Edens Zero will return in October 2022 on the Summer anime slate.
What is ‘Edens Zero’ Season 1 about?
The story features Shiki, who is a human who has been brought up by the robot demon king called Ziggy. After Ziggi’s death, he comes to know about his father’s unaccomplished mission of finding the Mother. He has always been around robots till he meets Rebecca and her companion Happy, and they are unaware that they are Granbell’s first visitors in a whole century. They have come to Granbell to make fun videos for their B-Cube channel (something like a Youtube channel), but soon they meet Shiki, who is socially awkward. Soon Grambell becomes dangerous, and they all leave off to explore the Sakura Cosmos.
They hope to make more fun videos and find Mother, who is a space goddess. Shiki wants to make more friends and get more companions because he’s inspired by the words of his late grandfather. The adventure won’t be easy, especially because no one has seen Mother before, but Shiki and his friends are determined to reach their common goal. They want to explore the boundless places of space together.
Hiro Mashima announced the anime adaptation of the series and the First Season of Edens Zero in June 2020 via Twitter. During the Tokyo Game Show Livestream of 2020, the creators of the anime announced that the anime would be created, the director would be Yūji Suzuki, and the series would be produced by J.C.Staff. The anime aired on the local channel of Japan, on Nippon Tv from April 11, 2021, to October 3, 2021. Netflix secured the global distribution rights of Season 1, and then the anime made its global debut on August 26, 2021.
What is ‘Edens Zero’ based on, according to the creator, Hiro Mashima?
Hiro Mashima, the creator of ‘Fairy Tail’ and ‘Edens Zero’ originally anticipated using another sword and sorcery setting, but that might have been too similar to his previous manga. So rather than a normal fantasy like Fairy Tail, he decided on creating a “space fantasy” adventure series. He coined the term “space fantasy” from his own misinterpretation when he was a kid. S.F. depicts science fiction in Japan. He also said that the genre’s unpopularity in shōnen was an influence, and this was a challenge he wanted to overcome.
Mashima has described that his approach while writing Edens Zero has been something in between that of Rave Master and Fairy Tail. He has combined the predetermined story elements with the new ideas that he drew each week so that he can feel the story on a regular basis. In 2021, Hiro Mashima stated that Edens Zero would continue to have the themes of friendship, family, fantasy, and battles from Fairy Tail, but it may change slightly by the end when the mystery character, Mother is revealed.
Who are the characters in ‘Edens Zero Season 2’?
From the world of fantasy setting of “Fairy Tail,” the new work of Hiro Mashashi, “Edens Zero,” takes viewers on a sci-fiction fused with fantasy trip to explore the Sakura cosmos. The show’s main characters are all the people who live on Edens Zero. The protagonist is Shiki Granbell, a young boy who has the power over gravity, and he wants to find a space goddess who is known as Mother. His first friend is Rebecca Bluegarden, a B-Cuber (sort of a Youtuber) who discovers Shiki with Happy on his home planet, Granbell.
Happy is a similar magical blue cat from ‘Fairy Tail’ that is Rebecca’s feline companion. The other characters are Weisz Steiner, E.M. Pino, a group of androids, called the Four Shining Stars, Homura Kogetsu, and a lot more! It’s as if its Fairy Tail guild is in One Piece’s ship in the future! Most of the characters of Season 1 will be in Season 2. New characters will also appear during Shiki’s journeys. They are already revealed in the manga.
What is the plot of ‘Edens Zero Season 2’?
“Edens Zero” manga is currently ahead of its anime in terms of story progression. The fans who have read the manga already know about the spoilers of Season 2. Not everyone enjoys spoilers, so some viewers have been staying away from them. Basically, this season will continue with Edens Zero going across the Sakura cosmos and exploring new adventures, and eventually, Shiki will try to fulfill his Dad’s last mission, which is to find out about the space goddess, Mother.
Season 2’s episodes of Edens zero will continue to follow the story of the crew members. However, many challenges and problems await them, and danger certainly awaits our colorful characters as they explore the stars. Sadly the series’ anime director Yūshi Suzuki has passed away. It’s unclear how Suzuki’s passing will impact the production of season 2, but we do know that there will be more episodes that will be arriving in the near future.
What can we expect from ‘Edens Zero’ Season 2?
Shiki left his home in the Granbell Kingdom and has already made a couple of trustworthy friends through his adventures with Rebecca Bluegarden and Happy. Now that he’s the captain and owner of the spaceship called Edens Zero, he wants to return the ship to its full potential! Shiki has even recruited Homura, who has stepped up to take her former master’s position on the ship.
By the end of Season 1, they have gathered all the “Four Shining Stars”. Now, Shiki and his crew of Edens Zero can finally begin with their journey beyond the Sakura Cosmos. However, a gravely dangerous enemy is in their pursuit. He is known as Drakken Joe, and he’s accompanied by his giant space fortress, the Belial Gore!
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How many more seasons can we expect of ‘Edens Zero’?
There are currently 178 chapters of the published manga of Eden’s Zero. Each season portrays about 60+ chapters. However, the manga is still ongoing and currently has 178 in English. This means that, at a minimum, the fans can easily expect to see at least a third and even a fourth season of Edens Zero. This is a piece of good news for all the Hiro Mashashi as well as the Edens Zero fans!
‘Edens Zero Season 2’ Release Date
The first episode of Edens Zero was broadcasted in Japan on April 11, 2021. Edens Zero Season 2 will most probably release in Summer 2022, around the autumn. Since the first season of Edens Zero was aired almost a year after the news of the anime adaptation was announced, considering that if J.C.Staff follows the same pattern this time around, we’ll get 2nd season of Edens Zero by the end of 2022.
Where To Watch Eden Zero Season 2?
While the fans wait for the second season, they can rewatch Season 1 of Edens Zero. The season has 25 episodes, all of which are available to stream on Netflix.
Where To Read ‘Edens Zero’ Manga?
Edens Zero is written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima, the creator of Fairy Tail. The first volume of the manga was released on September 14, 2018. Till now, 18 volumes of the manga have been released. The manga series has been published in six languages: English, French, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Brazilian Portuguese. Kodansha USA has also released chapters of the series on digital platforms such as Crunchyroll Manga, ComiXology, and Amazon Kindle so that the readers won’t need to purchase physical copies. Reading comics and novels online is the trend these days.