After an anime that we like a lot comes to an end, a terrifying question comes along with it. Will there be a second season of that beloved anime? Yes, it’s terrifying. Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja or The strongest sage with the weakest crest is coming to the end of the season on 26th March 2022. Fans are already concerned about the Season 2 of the Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja or The strongest sage with the weakest crest. It goes to show that the anime has gained popularity and fans want more of it. But the possibilities of an anime not getting a Season 2 could be there.
For instance, we might think that the anime is popular but the production may drop the anime for several reasons. Like not return in revenue, not enough popularity, controversies, or hectic work problem. A studio like WIT studios dropped the all-time popular and favorite anime Attack on Titan for all those reasons. It might seem like the anime had enough popularity, but the studio made less revenue out of it. The work pressure for the anime was also a lot. Although the announcement for season 2 for The strongest sage with the weakest crest has not been made yet, we can hear something after the last episode.
But Before we speculate on the release of the new season and get into its technicalities, let’s take at The strongest sage with the weakest crest anime.
About The strongest sage with the weakest crest
Shikkakumon no Saiky Kenja, or simply The strongest sage with the weakest crest, is a Japanese light novel series. It is written by Shinkoshoto and illustrated by Huuka Kazabana. It began serialization on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro in December 2016. SB Creative later bought it and has published fourteen volumes under the GA Novel imprint since May 2017.
Since July 2017, Square Enix’s online manga magazine Manga UP! has been serializing a manga adaptation with art by LIVER JAM&POPO. The manga has seventeen tankbon volumes. Square Enix has the North American rights to the manga. J.C.Staff adapted the manga into an anime television series, which premiered in January 2022.
The Series Plot
Mages are born with one of four “crests” that signify the amount of their magical power. A man named Gaius is armed with a crest that specialised in the creation, reached the pinnacle of his potential, being recognized as the world’s strongest sage. Despite his overwhelming might, he is dissatisfied with his powers and wishes to get the close combat mark. Knowing that a person’s crest cannot be changed, Gaius intends to reincarnate far into the future in the hopes of changing his fate.
He is reborn as Mathias Hildesheimr, a six-year-old kid and the third son of a duke’s family, and achieves the close combat mark he has always coveted. Sadly, it appears that mankind’s understanding of magic and swordsmanship has declined dramatically in this century. The only magic equipment found randomly is substandard. All spells, even the simplest, have been lost. To make matters worse, his present mark, which was formerly regarded as the most potent, is now regarded as the worst.
Nonetheless, Mathias outperforms all expectations. He enrolls in the royal capital’s Second Academy, where he excels at every test. However, Mathias quickly finds the grim truth behind humanity’s descent into magical mediocrity, demons and sets out to undo the consequences of his millennia-long absence once and for all, and with humanity weaker than ever, it is only up to Mathias to thwart their evil plans.
The strongest sage with the weakest crest story
We start with Gaius telling us that he’s going to resurrect himself because he wants new power. He is born again and he has the power he longed for. His name is Mathias Hildesheimr now and he is able to sense the monsters and is powerful enough to defeat them. He meets Alma and helps her fix the sword with his creative power which her friend broke. Alma and Lurie are also going to the academy.
Since he was a powerful mage, Mathias is easily able to overcome the academy exams. Being the strongest, the headmaster asks him to fight the strongest fighters in the rivalry academy. But from the start, Mathias sensed something was wrong. As it turns out, one of the fighters from the academy is a demon. Although we don’t know why Demons are the mortal enemy of humans.
Mathias’ ability to defeat demons alone has surprised the king. The king asks Mathias to defeat more demons. He agrees to take on the demons in exchange for resources. Mathias also warns the king about the demon will not stop keeping. Eventually, Mathias ends up going on a quest to defeat demons with Alam and Lurie. The crew goes on different quests and they earn resources along the way. Also, they meet a dragon creature along the way who is scared of Mathias at first sight. The creature’s name is Iris and she is converted into a human and also helps Mathias in defeating demons. The anime follows the adventure of the crew and they defeat the demon and collect resources that help them grow stronger.
The strongest sage with the weakest crest review
The strongest sage with the weakest crest is an isekai genre anime. Although, the protagonist is transported from the fantasy world to another fantasy world in this anime. If I’m being honest, the anime is lacking a narrative arc. After all, the isekai genre is all about the growth of the characters in this anime, we see no such developments in the characters. The side characters of the anime lack motivation for the quest they are on. For instance, Lurie is a swordsman, and after Mathias fixed the sword it is even stronger than before. But for some reason, the motivation behind the swordman has vanished. Now she just uses some basic magic.
The review for the anime hasn’t been great also. One of the reasons is that anime has rushed stories from the manga and the novel series. To make the first episode more climatic, many stories were a mix. All these reasons will also affect the possibility of Season 2.
The strongest sage with the weakest crest: Will there be a Second Season?
J.C. Staff adapted the first season of the anime. Aside from KonoSuba, J.C. Staff is known for Netflix’s EDENS ZERO anime series, Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and One Punch Man Season 2 (and hopefully a third season).
As of the most recent update, NBC Universal Entertainment Japan, Square Enix, Studio J.C. Staff, or any other entity involved in the anime’s production have not officially announced the release date of The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest Season 2. A sequel to The Strongest Sage has also not been announced. Meanwhile, there is a concern whether The strongest sage with the weakest crest will have a season or not.
Studio J.C. Staff is one of the big studios in Japan. The other anime project has already filled the years of work in the Studio. Also, Studio J.C. Staff also published the anime Date A Live Season 4, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2, DanMachi Season 4, Requiem of the Rose King, and The Executioner and Her Way of Life in the first half of 2022. Furthermore, In 2021, a new KonoSuba anime project was revealed (it could be the third season of the anime ), as well as Season 2 of The Duke of Death and His Maid anime.
If we do a quick analysis, with so many projects lined up and with the most recent reviews and controversies, Season 2 of the anime will not be coming any time soon. It will take multiple years for the anime to come. Furthermore, there could be a possibility of season 2 not happening at all.
This post will be updated with the latest information once the news is officially confirmed.
The strongest sage with the weakest crest, Season 2 cast, and staff
If there is a renewal for the new season, then will we definitely see the return of the four main characters. So we will see Nina Tamaki return as Mathias, Haruka Shiraishi as Arma, Shiori Izawa as Iris and Sayumi Suzushiro as Lurie. If J.C. Staff will produce the anime for the second season, then we might see the director Noriaki Akitaya directing the series again.