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May 1, 2016 11:05 PM
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According to the wraparound jacket of Ajin's eighth manga volume, the Ajin TV anime will be receiving a second season beginning October 2016. That volume is scheduled to be released on May 6 and will also bundle an OVA that adapts the Shinya Nakamura incident.

The first season aired in the Winter quarter earlier this year for a total of 13 episodes. In addition, the series also received a trilogy movie adaptation, whose second installment Shoutotsu will also open in theaters on May 6.

Source: Nijipoi

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May 1, 2016 11:07 PM
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Oh my, I'm almost proud to be the first person to comment on this thread.
With those sales, this news is extremely surprising albeit pleasing. Someone must have pushed hard for this.
Or the CGI is just that cheap.
May 1, 2016 11:07 PM
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Honestly didn't expect Ajin to get a 2nd season, but it's all good I guess. Another thing to add to my PTW.
May 1, 2016 11:11 PM
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Yes! Been loving the last few months of the manga so I'm really excited for this.
May 1, 2016 11:12 PM
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Honestly didn't expect Ajin to get a 2nd season, but it's all good I guess. Another thing to add to my PTW.


I did because Netflix is licensing it and that means DVD sales doesn't matter.
May 1, 2016 11:16 PM
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Was expecting this sooner or later since the TV is basically the same with the trilogy movies with some additional scenes and maybe different angles since it's made in CG. The first season probably only covered up to the middle of second movie based on the key visual for the movie.

They'll just ended up re-using the same scenes as the movies and most probably end at the same point as the third movie so the sales for the first season won't really affect it at all. It's basically a win-win situation for them. Still glad for the news though.

May 1, 2016 11:17 PM
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Yes!
Didn't expect a second season from this anime, I mean, the sales sucked big time.
May 1, 2016 11:17 PM
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I can already see someone not being happy about this. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Didn't expect to be so soon.
I'm really happy about this news, Fall is getting better !
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May 1, 2016 11:18 PM
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Huh, wasn't expecting it. Looking forward to it, though. The first season ended when it was finally getting good.
May 1, 2016 11:19 PM

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the disc sales are so low so i guess the source material in this case the manga have a huge boost in sales then?
May 1, 2016 11:22 PM

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Looking forward to this. Obviously, the first season didn't have a definite ending so the sequel should pick up from where it started.
May 1, 2016 11:27 PM
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the disc sales are so low so i guess the source material in this case the manga have a huge boost in sales then?


+ i think the fact that Netflix has the rights for Ajin helps a lot too.
Netflix dont give a fuck!
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May 1, 2016 11:29 PM

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YAAY! prayers answered! This will be well hyped by non discriminating CGI animation fans!
May 1, 2016 11:30 PM

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YES! YES! YES!
all I now need is official announcement for osomatsu-san S2 .


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May 1, 2016 11:32 PM

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Yes!
I really enjoyed the first season, so I can't wait for this!!!
May 1, 2016 11:37 PM

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Cool news. The first season was pretty good. Can't wait.


May 1, 2016 11:41 PM
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Very excited for this! I knew it had to have a second cour, especially after that cliffhanger. A few people said that the cliffhanger was meant to continue into the third movie, but it didn't seem that way to me. With the pacing they went at, they had enough material to continue to a second cour. More Kanno Yugo's intense music is great too.
May 1, 2016 11:47 PM
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j0x said:
the disc sales are so low so i guess the source material in this case the manga have a huge boost in sales then?


+ i think the fact that Netflix has the rights for Ajin helps a lot too.
Netflix dont give a fuck!


Which is why I'm looking forward to Netflix to fund more Seinen Adaptations.
May 2, 2016 12:07 AM

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Yay Netflix, I hope they fund more anime possibly based on old mangas.
May 2, 2016 12:13 AM

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I can already see someone not being happy about this. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
You talking 'bout me?

Because in case you are, no, I'm not happy about this and I'll probably be watching it just for the sake of shitting on it
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@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
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May 2, 2016 12:20 AM

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Omg this really made my day. I was almost certain that I would have to watch the movies to get a proper ending. But now that this has been announced I can't wait!
Wow fall looks amazing already with sequels to haikyuu, gundam IBO and now ajin which was my aots last season
May 2, 2016 12:21 AM

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Awesome, Ajin was more enjoyable than I thought it would be so this is great news. I'm looking forward to it!
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May 2, 2016 12:23 AM

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YESS IM SO PUMPED!!
NATSUME YUUJINCHOU S5 AND NOW AJIN S2.... FALL 2016 WILL BE A GREAT ONE FOR SURE
May 2, 2016 12:28 AM

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Cool.... The first season was ok, will probably watch it.
May 2, 2016 12:35 AM

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Hell yeah, I totally didn't have hope that it would get a second season and thought everything will just continue with the movies but I am glad that I was wrong. The series is really good.

May 2, 2016 12:36 AM

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Excellent news after how the first season ended. I assume it will go further than the third movie does then, cos there's surely no way they can drag that out for 13 episodes. Either way, I can't wait.
May 2, 2016 12:39 AM

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o wow I can't wait to add another 1/10 full anime series to my list... They're getting less and less rare.

The Japanese audiences' taste never cease to amaze me.
May 2, 2016 12:52 AM

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I knew it. Ajin won't just be adapted for 1 cour.
Because the Movie adapted further than the TV Version.
And well, The TV version was just almost the same as the Movie. (but longer)
Haters always gonna hate.
May 2, 2016 1:23 AM

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GREAT!!!
was WAiting for the second season and yep. and i bet CGI again. i hope they use 2D instead of CGI/3D but i bet CGI again. either way i'm looking foward to it xD
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I knew it. Ajin won't just be adapted for 1 cour.
Because the Movie adapted further than the TV Version.
And well, The TV version was just almost the same as the Movie. (but longer)


Well some people have just to much free-time and seek for attention in the Internet, nothing you can do about that.
May 2, 2016 2:16 AM

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OMG BEST NEWS EVER!

I don't like to watch the movie version. So this is GREAT!
May 2, 2016 2:20 AM

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Seems like MAL now gives you notice if a second season gets announced. Nice feature, although I would say it's unnecessary to notify someone if they dropped s1. Anyways, from what I heared, Ajin becomes even more terrible later on, so even the people who like it might not be pleased with this.
May 2, 2016 3:35 AM

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Nice, I enjoyed the first season so I'd love more.
May 2, 2016 3:48 AM

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Ugly anime always get more seasons
May 2, 2016 3:57 AM
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Been reading the manga and I like it so far. Will need to catch up on that and complete S1 before this starts. Hyped.
May 2, 2016 4:10 AM
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Thank you! Even with bad sales, they're going for a second season!! And the second season will happen this year too ^_^

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Ugly anime always get more seasons

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May 2, 2016 4:16 AM

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Awesome. The first season was ok. But prefer the manga, I recommend to the people who hated the anime to read the manga... Anyway I'm looking forward to it.
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May 2, 2016 4:28 AM

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o wow I can't wait to add another 1/10 full anime series to my list... They're getting less and less rare.

The Japanese audiences' taste never cease to amaze me.


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May 2, 2016 4:34 AM

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Awesome! Let me finish season 1 first.
May 2, 2016 4:35 AM

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More CGI huh? Okay Japan.
May 2, 2016 4:37 AM

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DatRandomDude said:


+ i think the fact that Netflix has the rights for Ajin helps a lot too.
Netflix dont give a fuck!


Which is why I'm looking forward to Netflix to fund more Seinen Adaptations.


There is absolutely no connection between the 2nd season of Ajin and Netflix. Netflix only paid for the streaming rights, not the whole production of the anime. This was probably planned by the production committee from the beginning since they were just reusing scenes from the movies to make the TV series.
May 2, 2016 4:55 AM

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Great news. I'm so glad to see Satou-san again. I wasn't really hyped at first about the CGI but i must admit it looks better, especially for the ghosts, than i thought. So count me in for this new season o/
May 2, 2016 5:09 AM

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Great News and totally see it coming :D
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Wow this news is great~ Didn't expect this news today.

I loved Ajin and definitely want the season 2.
Can't wait for season 2 in fall! Fall is looking great already~
May 2, 2016 5:32 AM

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Its nice of them to keep pushing this series on, but it just seems its not working.

Its like Toriko, all those features with One Piece and Dbz, and its still not popular.
May 2, 2016 6:08 AM

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This is not really a surprise, but I am still happy to get this confirmed.

How were the movie's sales compared to the TV show? Because the TV show's were abysmal IIRC.
May 2, 2016 6:10 AM
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I just finished watching Ajin a couple of weeks ago on Netflix and I'm not surprised it's getting a second season. I mean, the story is not done and ending raised more questions than answers.

Also lol at the people surprised that Ajin got a second season even though the sales are poor. DVD and Blu-Ray sales doesn't matter because Netflix licensed the series. What counts is how many people watched it on Netflix and if I'm going to guess, a lot.

I really hope Netflix licenses more anime series. They are licensing P.A Works' (currently airing this season) Kuromokoro (I have no idea how to spell the title) but since it's a mecha show, I'm not really that excited but since it's a P.A Works anime then I'm going to give the show a shot.

May 2, 2016 6:27 AM

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YES! So happy to see this and my siblings will be really happy too.

Fall 2016 is going to be a really good season.
May 2, 2016 6:52 AM
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Oh god no, no more bullshitery please.

No offense, but I despise this series. Not as much as the others, but this was just a pretty poorly executed series for me personally.
May 2, 2016 7:32 AM

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Well, I guess I have another reason to finally watch Ajin, but maybe I
should probably marathon it either right before season 2 comes out, or after its finished so I can marathon both seasons. Either way, this should be interesting.
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