The Build Divide: #000000 anime launched at the same time as the Build Divide: Code Black TCG (Trading Card Game). Pic credit: Aniplex

The Build Divide: Code Black Season 2 release date has been officially confirmed for April 2, 2022, the Spring 2022 anime season.

Build Divide Season 2 is officially called Build Divide: Code White (or, Build Divide -#FFFFFF-).

The OP (opening) theme song music “Gold” will be performed by EGOIST, while the ED (ending) “A Shout of Triumph” will be performed by Who-ya Extended.

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The visual announcement for Build Divide: Code White. Photo credit: Studio LIDEN FILMS

The unusual thing about the official announcement is that the second season was confirmed before the first course even started streaming in 2021.

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 made up of 10 to 13 episodes.

Despite only taking one season off the air, Build Divide season 2 is not considered a “split-cour” anime, with a single anime season taking a break of several months before resuming TV broadcasts.

The Build Divide: Code White trailer.

A similar situation is the 86 season 2 anime TV series. Although this other anime was announced early on as a second season, rather than being called 86 Part 2, it was officially labeled as a second season.

Split-court anime seasons were once a rarity, but in recent years this type of TV broadcast schedule has become quite common. Recent examples include Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2, Mushoku Tensei Part 2, Moriarty the Patriot Part 2 and TenSura: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2.

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Japanese voice actor Yuto Uemura will play the role of Bloom user Teruto Kurabe.

  • Updated March 22, 2022: Added Build Divide: Code White release date and trailer.
  • Updated December 25, 2021: Build Divide Season 2 title announced as Code White.
  • Updated October 6, 2021: New Season 1 trailer added.
  • Updated September 19, 2021: Added the exact release date of Build Divide: Code Black Season 1.
  • Updated September 1, 2021: Added new preview trailer, Season 1 OP/ED info, and important visual.

This article contains everything known about Build Divide: Code Black Season 2 (Build Divide Season 2 / Build Divide: Code White) 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.

Build Divide: Code Black anime is an original story

Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno are listed as the original creators of Build Divide: Code Black. The former writer is famous for the Kakegurui manga series, which received a two-season anime adaptation that was picked up by Netflix, while the latter writer wrote the Kakegurui Trip light novel.

Here is the summary of the story:

“In New Kyoto, a city ruled by the king, one’s worth is determined by his or her strength in the Build Divide trading card game. There are rumors of New Kyoto and its king.

“If you beat the king in Build Divide, anything you want will come true.” And to challenge the king, one has to participate in the TCG battle known as Rebuild, and the ‘key’ has to be completed.

Everyone has a wish that they would like to see fulfilled. A boy, Teruto Kurabe, who vows to defeat the king for some reason, is led by a mysterious Sakura Banka. Together they throw themselves into the Rebuild battle. With New Kyoto as the stage, the curtain rises and the battle for Teruto and his friends begins!”

Produced by Aniplex, the anime Build Divide: Code Black (also titled Build Divide: #000000) is animated by Studio LIDEN FILMS. The studio is known for anime such as Blade of the Immortal, Hanebado!, and Boarding School Juliet.

In 2021 LIDEN FILMS also released Otherside Picnic, Seven Knights Revolution, Hortensia Saga, Cells At Work! CODE BLACK Suppose a kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies has moved to a starter town? and Tokyo Revengers (Tokyo Revengers Season 2: Christmas Countdown Arc is already in production).

The first season of Build Divide: Code Black was directed by its lead director Yuki Komada. In the past, the director was an assistant director on Blade of the Immortal and a production assistant on the Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies (a new Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten movie was announced).

Writer Yoriko Tomita (Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose) is responsible for the composition of the series. Artist Shinpei Tomooka (Trinity Seven) is the character designer. The music composer has not yet been announced.

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The second major visual for Build Divide: Code Black Season 1. Pic credit: Studio LIDEN FILMS

Build Divide: Code Black Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music has not yet been announced.

For the first season, the Build Divide: Code Black OP “BANG!!!” was performed by EGOIST, while the ED “Fukagyaku-teki na Inochi no Shouzou” was performed by MEMAI SIREN.

For the first season, the release date of Build Divide: Code Black was October 9, 2021, the fall 2021 anime season.

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The main visual for the Build Divide Code Black anime, released Summer 2021. Pic credit: Studio LIDEN FILMS

Build Divide: Code Black TCG (Trading Card Game) Fall 2021 Release Date

The release date of the Build Divide: Code Black card game was October 8, 2021, the day before the anime’s first season began streaming. Starter decks and various boosterbacks were available at launch.

The Build Divide: Code Black TCG is Aniplex’s first entry into the competitive Trading Card Game market. Other examples include the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon.

Aniplex has a variety of popular franchises like Fate and Sword Art Online in its war chest, so it’s almost a surprise that they launched an original TCG instead of building the foundation on existing intellectual property. Thus, the anime largely serves as a springboard for launching and advertising the new card game.

Therefore, if both the anime and the card game are popular, fans may be treated to Build Divide: Code Black Season 3.


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