By The Grace of the Gods Announces Second Season

2020 isekai anime By The Grace of the Gods is getting a second season, the anime’s website and Twitter page announced. A special illustration by character designer and chief animation director Kaho Deguchi was also released.

A release date for the second season has not yet been announced. The first season aired in Fall 2020.

By The Grace of the Gods is an adaptation of a light novel series by Roy. The story sees an overworked and previously abused Japanese man called Ryōma Takebayashi being reincarnated into a fantasy world by three gods. Although reincarnated as a child, Ryōma retains his accumulated skills and knowledge from his previous life. His first three years in this new world see him living in a forest and researching and taming slimes before meeting other humans.

The first season’s staff includes Yūji Yanase as director, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu as series composer, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi as music composer. Maho Films produced the show. Meanwhile, the cast includes Azusa Tadokoro as Ryōma, Yūki Kuwahawa as Eliaria Jamil, Daisuke Ono as Reinhart Jamil, Marika Kōno as Miya, Motomu Kiyokawa as Gain, Makoto Koichi as Kufo, and Kikuko Inoue as Lulutia. 

In her review for By The Grace of the Gods‘ first season, Anime Trending’s Gracie wrote, “I’ve heard many praises about the light novels — praises about the emotional core of Ryoma’s journey and the emphasis on supportive relationships for personal growth. However, I certainly did not witness that in the anime, so I would have to assume that the series simply didn’t do the source material justice.”

Source: By The Grace of the Gods Twitter

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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