AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Season 2 could continue the original mecha story about the border war in Japan. But when will Kyoukai Senki season 2 come out?
While a full second season has not yet been announced, it has been officially confirmed that the release date of Kyoukai Senki Part 2 will be April 2022, the spring 2022 anime season. The story continues in Episode 14 of Kyoukai Senki.
The fact that AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Part 2 was planned was leaked in October 2021 by anime newscaster Sugoi LITE.
In addition, the first season was rebroadcast on multiple Japanese TV stations in the winter of 2022.
The AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Part 2 anime is a split-cour anime season.
What is a ‘cour’, you may ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a quarterly block of TV broadcasts based on the physical seasons usually consisting of 10 to 13 episodes.
A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a break of several months before resuming TV broadcasts.
Sometimes a split-cour is labeled as a second part like Mushoku Tensei Part 2. Then you have strange cases like the 86 anime where the second part was officially renamed as 86 Season 2 after it was initially called Part 2.
The Kyoukai Senki Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music has not yet been announced.
For the first season, the Kyoukai Senki OP “Enemy” was performed by Blank Paper, while the ED “You’re My Perfect Mirror” was performed by Yuuna Fukinbara.
The first season of the anime TV series was streamed on FUNimation (not Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu, VRV, or Amazon Prime Video).
The finale of the first season aired in June 2021.
- Updated Feb 17, 2022: Added Kyoukai Senki Part 2 trailer.
This article contains everything known about Kyoukai Senki Season 2 (AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Season 2 / AMAIM Season 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.
Kyoukai Senki anime created by Sunrise subsidiary studio Sunrise Beyond
The anime television series is being developed by Studio Sunrise Beyond, which is best known for animating the Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise anime. Its parent company, Studio Sunrise, is known for anime classics like Gundam and Code Geass.
The subsidiary studio was first established on March 1, 2019. The studio was created by IG Port (the parent company of Production IG and WIT studio) and has transferred most of its production activities from the now-defunct Studio Xebec. The new studio Sunrise Beyond is literally at the same address in Nishi-Tokyo as the old Xebec.
The main staff making Kyoukai Senki Season 2 has not yet been announced.
For the first season, Kyoukai Senki’s anime project was led by director Nobuyoshi Habara. He is best known for his work on the Break Blade series and Fafner of the Blue Sky: Dead Aggressor.
Writer Noboru Kimura (Kemono Jihen, Knight’s & Magic, Gundam Build Divers) wrote the series’ composition. The writer is also working on the sequel to Sunrise’s Code Geass: Z of the Recapture.
Famous mechanical designers Kanetake Ebikawa (Full Metal Panic!, Eureka Seven, various Gundam series) and Kenji Teraoka (Aldnoah.Zero, various Gundam series) created the mecha designs.
Kenichi Oonuki (Tokyo Revengers Season 2, Golden Kamuy Season 4) was the character designer. Composer Rasmus Faber (The Asterisk War, Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne) created the music.
AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Season 2 Release Date Predictions: Renewal Unlikely?
As of the latest update, Studio Sunrise Beyond or any other company associated with the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the AMAIM Warrior on the Borderline Season 2 release date. Nor has production of a Kyoukai Senki sequel been announced.
Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.
In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when and whether the Kyoukai Senki Season 2 release date will take place in the future.
The main issue the Kyoukai Senki reviews have pointed out is that the first season was essentially soulless. The action scenes were solidly well executed, but the plot was predictable and painfully dull. It’s like Sunrise Beyond wrote the story based on a mecha plot checklist and forgot to put a twist that made it distinctive.
Amou Shiiba’s death in Episode 13 just didn’t resonate as the script gave the audience no reason to worry about fleshing out the characters. Amou was simply the Mecha Hero archetype who grew from a timid and naive orphaned boy to a hero willing to liberate the Japanese people, but it was hard to attach him as a personality.
Except for the death of the boring main character, the remaining episodes failed to develop the entire cast into memorable characters. If anime fans aren’t even sad about a protagonist’s passing, why should they care about the survivors?
All other characters were introduced with their original personalities. For example, Gashin is the dark, gloomy type whose brother was killed in war. The villains were just cliche.
The only interesting dynamic was between the pilots and their respective AIs, especially Amou and Gai. But that chemistry was more of a humorous side note than the driving force behind the story.
Episode 13 was captivating, but it remains to be seen if Kyoukai Senki Part 2 can take this tragic turning point in the story and develop a more immersive second half that makes up AMAIM Season 2. Unfortunately, if most of the first half is anything to follow that ideal vision for the story seems unlikely.
Therefore, the Kyoukai Senki season 2 anime is not predicted to be renewed after part 2 comes out in the spring of 2022. Stay informed!