Will the Tokyo 24th Ward season 2 anime TV series continue the story of RGB trio Ran, Kouki and Shuuta, assuming the mystery surrounding Asumi is solved? It’s a real question whether a Tokyo 24th Ward sequel will be renewed given the production issues, but if so, when is Tokyo 24-ku Season 2 coming out?
The Tokyo 24th Ward anime TV series is an original story from Japanese animation Studio CloverWorks, which is known for producing the popular Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai anime, co-producing Darling in the FranXX, the Fate/Grand Order anime series, the good yet abbreviated Horimiya anime and the well-reviewed Wonder Egg Priority, which was also an original story.
In 2022, CloverWorks also released the popular My Dress-Up Darling anime, Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, In The Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki, and the Shadows House season 2 anime. CloverWorks also collaborated with WIT Studio on the 2022 Spy x Family anime, which had a split-court Spy x Family Part 2 released later.
The main staff creating the Tokyo 24th Ward season 2 anime has not yet been announced.
For the first season, the anime project was led by director Naokatsu Tsuda. He is best known for directing JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5.
Writer Vio Shimokura created the series scripts and story composition. This is his first anime production credit, although he is best known as the writer of the 2009 Steins;Gate video game.
Character designers Shuji Sogabe and Kanako Nono created the original designs, while Takahiro Kishida (Haikyuu!!, JoJo Part 5, Gleipnir, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) adapted the designs for animation. Composer Hideyuki Fukasawa (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Orient) made the music.
The Tokyo 24th Ward Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music has not yet been announced.
For the first season, the Tokyo 24th Ward OP “Paper Sky” was performed by Survive Said The Prophet, while the ED “255.255.255 (the RGB value for white)” was performed by Junya Enoki, Yuuma Uchida and Kaito Ishikawa, the Japanese voice acting for the characters Shuuta Aoi, Ran Akagi and Kouki Suidou respectively.
The anime’s first season premiered with a special one-hour episode on January 6, 2022. If the reports of major production problems are true (see below for more details), later episodes may experience (possibly long) delays.
Unfortunately, this prediction came true on February 15, 2022. The release date of Tokyo 24th Ward Episode 7 was postponed to February 23, 2022 (it was originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 16, 2022). The official website states that they “decided to postpone the broadcast to preserve the quality of the main story.”
Assuming there are no further delays, the Season One Finale, Tokyo 24th Ward Episode 12, will air on March 30, 2022. In the worst case scenario, there could be delays similar to 86 Season 2 Episode 12, and the Tokyo 24-ku Episode The 12-month release date may be delayed.
The 12 episodes will be released as five Tokyo 24th Ward Blu-Ray/DVD volumes in Japan. Part 1 will be released on March 23, 2022, Part 2 on April 27, 2022, Part 3 on May 25, 2022, Part 4 on June 29, 2022, and Part 5 on July 27, 2022. affect BD release schedule.)
- Updated on February 15, 2022: Tokyo 24th Ward Episode 7 delayed.
This article contains all that is known about Tokyo 24th Ward Season 2 (Tokyo 24-ku 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.
Crunchyroll And FUNimation Tokyo 24th Ward English Dub Release Date
The anime premiered in the winter of 2021 and was streamed with English subtitles on Crunchyroll, FUNimation, and VRV (not Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video). The release date of the Tokyo 24th Ward English dub has not yet been announced.
The FUNimation Simuldub schedule currently lists the first season of Tokyo 24th Ward anime as just a Simulcast. FUNimation will release new episodes on Wednesdays at noon EST.
The Tokyo 24th Ward’s Production Troubles Haunt CloverWorks
CloverWorks has built up a pretty bad reputation for manufacturing issues in recent years. First, there was the much-maligned The Promised Neverland season 2. Then the Wonder Egg Priority anime production turned into such a train wreck that the release of the finale episode was delayed for months. The Wonder Egg Priority animation producer even had to be hospitalized twice!
Ahead of the Tokyo 24th Ward premiere, chief animation director Kiminori Ito took to Twitter to share how the TV show’s production problems were already piling up. The animator has worked on shows like Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Fairy Tail, Horimiya and Sword Art Online before, so it’s not like he’s new to the industry.
On Oct 24, 2021 he has tweeted“CloverWorks has three shows lined up for January. The fact that Tokyo 24th Ward was announced last is because the schedule is the most behind schedule, I think.”
Beginning the following week in November, he began describing how production was behind schedule.
“You’ll see this happening all the time in recent anime: the layouts are submitted and the episode director goes on to do the layout checks, but there’s no animation director,” he wrote† That means no one checked the consistency between the frames!
The animator’s mood went downhill fast from there since he tweeted: “I’m aboard a sinking ship! We’re almost going down! hahaha!” The next day he wrote: “I’ve been involved in a lot of jobs with low quality drawings, but it looks like I’m going to experience an animation failure this time… I’m just kidding.”
On November 15, 2021 he has tweeted: “The scheme is (poo emoji), reminiscent of the dark history of CloverWorks (formerly A-1 Pictures Koenji): Qualidea Code.” The animator then joked that they were able to solve the problem with outsourcing: “*In a state of enlightenment* Don’t worry, we can always outsource abroad – the main animation, the intermediate animation, the painting and the composition!”
The situation not improved in December 2021. Episode 1, which was to air in less than a month, still had incomplete layouts. Halfway through the month he has complained about not having a life and then hey speculated about the breakdown of the entire production process: “When does the animation break? It’s the job I’m doing right now!!”
The studio drawn in a bunch of animators to finish the job in the nick of time. On December 21, 2022, the animator posted a photo of herself lying on the office floor with the caption, “I’m camping here tonight.”
CloverWorks was founded in April 2018 through the rebranding of A-1 Pictures subsidiary Kouenji Studio. In October 2018, CloverWorks officially separated from A-1 Pictures, but it remained a subsidiary of Aniplex.
And that’s where the nexus of all these high-profile production issues comes together: Aniplex. Anime industry insiders have also pointed the finger at Aniplex for poor anime production planning for the 86 season 2 anime by not giving enough time for pre-production, let alone the main production phase.
To understand the overall picture, I recommend reading this excellent article on Sakuga Blog about: anime production schedules† As they put it, “Smart management within studios themselves so they don’t essentially self-sabotage…and commissions that are more flexible about release windows can make a lot more sense than the exact timeframe of a production.”
And they are quick to highlight Aniplex as the “villain” for not being honest when production issues arise.
“If that was all, though, this… [Wonder Egg Priority] would just be an unfortunate accident. But since this is the anime industry we’re talking about, there are outright villains out there, and no one has embodied that better than Aniplex. Simply put, companies will blatantly lie to you about the state of their productions. Now, it’s not that they think there’s a huge market in animation geeks and viewers concerned about the well-being of the workers, but rather that they don’t want their titles tarnished by a bad reputation of messy situations behind them. the screens. And so, instead of making sure things like that don’t happen, they’ll just hide those issues behind a curtain of PR lies. … The companies responsible for these kinds of situations refuse to admit their mistakes, to the point of denying that they happened in the first place. As viewers, it’s important to keep ourselves well informed and listen to several people in the industry to get a more accurate picture of the situation.”
Let’s hope Aniplex starts to take the issue more seriously as more and more of their productions fail in the public spotlight. Let’s also hope the whole production doesn’t collapse and the animation quality suffers in later installments.
Tokyo 24-ku Season 2 release date predictions: is an extension likely?
As of the last update, Studio CloverWorks, Aniplex or any other company associated with the production of the anime have not officially confirmed the Tokyo 24th Ward Season 2 release date. Nor has the production of a Tokyo 24th Ward sequel been announced.
Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.
In the meantime, it’s impossible to speculate about when or if the Tokyo 24-ku Season 2 release date will take place in the future.
The first season of the anime suffered from tonal whiplash in the earlier episodes. The opening episode was a promising start only to stutter as the story transitioned into real-life elements that did little to advance the main cerebral plot.
The problem is that the anime is essentially juggling two different kinds of stories. The first episode and the third drew audiences with its supernatural fantasy in which a mysterious prediction system overwhelmed the youth before crises arose following the thought experiment of the trolley problem. Then the life story focused on the trope of citizens trying to save historical areas from gentrification by a big evil corporation.
The anime quickly started to become a formula as it spent screen time developing characters, so it was hard to feel the characters’ deadly dilemmas. On the other hand, the anime was willing to surprise everyone by killing characters important to character development early on (RIP sensei Kaoru Shindou).
Perhaps as a result of these issues, the anime suffered from average reviews in January 2022. It remains to be seen whether the scores will improve or suffer if the dreaded production issues affect the quality of the second half of the anime.
That’s why it doesn’t seem likely that the anime production committee will have Tokyo revamp 24th Ward unless the ending surprises everyone by going the extra mile. Stay tuned!