The wait for the Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 release date is predicted to be a long one. Pic credit: Yen Press

The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 anime TV series could have Noe and Vanitas facing off against a phantom from the past. But when will Vanitas no Carte Season 2 come out?

The studio and main staff making The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 has not yet been announced.

For the first season, the anime TV series was produced by Studio Bones. In 2021, Studio Bones also released Netflix’s Godzilla: Singular Point anime and the Sk8 The Infinity anime (a sequel has been announced, but it’s unclear whether it’s Sk8 The Infinity Season 2 or a movie project).

The company is divided up into multiple studios, lettered A through E.

My Hero Academia Season 6 and 2021 My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission movie were produced by Studio C. Mob Psycho 100 was produced by Studio B, which will be working on the Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 anime now that it’s been confirmed to be in production.

Bones Studio A worked on Godzilla Singular Point before moving on to the Vanitas anime project.

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The first anime key visual released for the first cour of The Case Study of Vanitas anime. Pic credit: Studio Bones

The Vanitas anime project was helmed by director Tomoyuki Itamura. His previous work included directing Monogatari and working as an episode director on the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series (Magia Record Season 2 and Madoka Magica movie 4: Walpurgis no Kaiten were both confirmed in 2021).

Writer Hitomi Mieno wrote the series composition. She’s best known for her work on the Noragami anime series. In recent times, she has worked on Assassin’s Pride, Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town?, Pokemon Journeys, The Dungeon of Black Company, and Tanmoshi: The Detective Is Already Dead.

Tomoyo Nakayama (Demon Lord, Retry!) and Yoshiyuki Itou (Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, Space Dandy) were both character designers, with the latter also acting as the chief animation director. Composer Yuki Kajiura (.hack, Aldnoah.Zero, ERASED, Fate/stay night, Demon Slayer, Madoka Magica, Pandora Hearts, Sword Art Online) wrote the music.

The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.

For the first season, The Case Study of Vanitas OP was “Sora to Utsuro” by sasanomaly, while the ED “Zero” was performed by LMYK. The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2 OP “Your Name” was performed by Little Glee Monsters, while the ED “Salvation” was performed by MONONKVL.

The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 release date may be over the horizon, but the wait for the second season wasn’t too bad.

Like most split-cour anime, Vanitas was confirmed to be taking a broadcasting break for three months, which meant Vanitas Part 2 was released on January 14, 2022, the Winter 2022 anime season.

What’s a split-cour, you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons, usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting. Recent examples would include  That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 Part 2, Moriarty the Patriot Part 2, Re:ZERO Season 2 Part 2, Mushoku Tensei Part 2, and Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 (Shingeko no Kyojin’s final anime story arc is not called Attack On Titan Season 5).

There are rare cases where a split-cour anime series will officially label the second part as a second season. For example, 86 Part 2 was announced in advance, but when the first part ended, it was announced that the continuation would be considered the 86 Season 2 anime TV series.

In this case, The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2 should be considered part of the first season since all 24 episodes are already numbered. The official website confirmed ahead of time that the second season would be a split-cour anime with 24 episodes in total released as eight Blu-Ray/DVD volumes.

The anime’s first season premiered during the Summer 2021 anime season. The mid-season finale, The Case Study of Vanitas Episode 12, released on September 18, 2021.

The Case Study of Vanitas Episode 13 release date was January 14, 2021. Thus, the finale, The Case Study of Vanitas Episode 24, was released on April 1, 2022.

  • Updated February 26, 2022: Added Part 2 key visual for new story arc.
  • Updated December 22, 2021: Added new Part 2 trailer and OP/ED info.
  • Updated December 3, 2021: The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2 release date confirmed for January 14, 2022.
  • Updated September 17, 2021: Part 2 confirmed for Winter 2022.
  • Updated August 6, 2021: Added The Case Study of Vanitas dub release date info.

This article provides everything that is known about The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 (Vanitas no Karte Season 2/Vanitas no Carte Season 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

FUNimation’s The Case Study of Vanitas English dub release date

The first season was streaming with English subtitles on FUNimation and Hulu (not Netflix Japan or Crunchyroll). Here is FUNimation’s The Case Study of Vanitas dub cast:

  • Stephen Fu as Noe
  • Zeno Robinson as Vanitas
  • Marianne Bray as Murr
  • Ian Sinclair as Dante
  • Hayden Daviau as Amelia

FUNimation’s The Case Study of Vanitas English dub release date was on August 6, 2021. The Simuldub schedule initially listed the anime as being a simulcast only. The Simuldub continued with Part 2.

Presumably, The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 English dub will eventually be produced.

Vanitas no Carte Season 2 release date predictions: A long wait?

As of the last update, Aniplex, Square Enix, Studio Bones, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 release date. Nor has the production of a Vanitas 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 Vanitas no Carte Season 2 release date will occur in the future.

The Case Study of Vanitas reviews have been very good, with scores for Part 1 hovering slightly above average for a good anime. Vanitas Part 2 scored even better thanks to the strength of the Beast of Gevaudan story arc and manga fans have been mostly happy with the adaptation thus far.

Even if the anime is financially successful, the problem is that anime quickly caught up with the source material. It’ll be at least several years before the monthly manga has enough new chapters for a single-cour second season.

And that’s assuming the next story arc is not longer than the Beast of Gevaudan. It’s possible that the story arc adapted by Vanitas Season 2 will require more chapters for a good stopping point. As such, anime fans should be prepared for the long haul.

The Case Study of Vanitas Manga Anime Comparison
The manga art of Jun Mochizuki is beautiful, so it’s rare when the dramatic impact was heightened by the anime. Pic credit: Studio Bones/Jun Mochizuki

The Case Study of Vanitas manga compared to the anime

The story for the anime is based on The Case Study of Vanitas manga series by creator Jun Mochizuki (Mochijun). She is best known for creating the Pandora Hearts manga series, which was also adapted into an anime TV series.

The Vanitas manga started serialization in Square Enix’s Monthly Gangan Joker in December 2015. By June 2021, the manga was up to Volume 9, which includes up through Chapter 51.

The author announced a The Case Study of Vanitas hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The creator was concerned for the safety of her assistants who needed to commute to work. The break lasted for six months, and there was no indication that the creator or her assistants were infected by the virus.

The official English translation is being published by Yen Press in North America. The English The Case Study of Vanitas manga is digitally published online on Yen Press’ website, with new chapters available concurrently with the Japanese release.

The physical volumes are delayed in comparison, with new volumes usually coming out at least six months after the Japanese release. The English version is up to Volume 8 as of May 2021.

Vanitas no Carte Volume 9
When the anime first premiered in 2021, the manga series was up to The Case Study of Vanitas Volume 9. It’s likely that the anime’s first will adapt both this volume and chapters from Volume 10. Pic credit: Jun Mochizuki

During Aniplex Online Fest 2021, the producers of the TV show discussed the character designs and their approach to the animation. They mentioned how the characters’ facial expressions and interactions were vital to the storytelling, especially considering how dynamic a complex character like Vanitas can behave.

In adapting the manga, Studio Bones has remained faithful to the source material. It’s not quite a panel-by-panel adaptation, although it often comes close. The first three episodes also introduced some minor rearranging of page events as part of the transition between episodes.

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The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2 trailer.

The pacing was initially slow with Episode 1 to establish the characters and allow time for worldbuilding. Then Episodes 2 and 3 began adapting a little over two chapters each.

The adaptation pacing of Part 1 averaged slightly less than two chapters per episode. Episode 12 finished the third story arc about the Catacombs, with the second half of the anime season launching the lengthy Beast of Gevaudan arc.

The Case Study of Vanitas Episodes 13 through 19 adapted Chapter 21 through the first several pages of Chapter 43. Unfortunately, this faster pacing resulted in details being dropped like how malnomen, theaters of ice and snow, are sealed spaces created from memories where the victims suffer an endlessly repeating performance until their hearts are destroyed.

Some scenes were condensed or outright skipped despite how crucial they were to fully understanding the motivations of the characters. The biggest change was how Chloe’s backstory, which fleshed out her character by explaining her attachment to her family and why she felt such loneliness when they were killed.

The anime acted as if Chloe was hidden away in the mountain castle. While it was true that she lived separately from the family’s main residence, the manga showed how much they cared for her.

The very oddly dressed Marquis Machina was briefly alluded to by the anime in a still shot, but in the manga version, he personally visited Chloe at her castle… while wearing a bear suit! Marquis Machina explained how Jeanne’s parents betrayed Ruthven and why he lost his right eye. Marquis Machina also offered to let Chloe live among the vampires, but she didn’t want to abandon her precious family.

About 30 years after Ruthven choked Chloe, Marquis Machina visited again… this time wearing a Japanese puppet costume. He explained how Ruthven finally ended the war with the humans and how Ruthven joined the senate after being adopted by the family of Grand Duke Oriflamme.

Marquis Machina offered a second time to Chloe a place to live among the vampires. The Babel incident had resulted in the Altus, the alternate dimension where vampires dwell in peace. Atlus was how the vampires and humans had learned to somewhat coexist, but Chloe once again refused the offer.

The anime softened the big reveal that the Beast was actually fanatical vampire hunters working at the behest of the Church. When Chloe once caught these vampire hunters she asked Marquis Herman D’Apchier to investigate. In response, the Church killed the Marquis, his wife, and his son. The Marquis’ daughter was the lone survivor and she blamed Chloe for the deaths, which was Chloe blamed herself for the death of her family.

In the first visit, Marquis Machina also told Chloe the reason why Jeanne’s parents were condemned to death and how Jeanne was forced to atone for her parent’s sins by becoming a borreau. Speaking of Jeanne, her reason for becoming a borreau was shifted to a later scene when she’s recounting her own past. But it wasn’t made adequately clear that her parents were conspiring with humans to kill the vampires who were seeking peace and that’s exactly how Ruthven lost his eye.

This betrayal by Jeanne’s parents was why she felt so guilty towards Ruthven and why she didn’t want to cause any more trouble for Lord Ruthven or Master Luca. When Vanitas asked Jeanne if killing Chloe was what she really wanted, she was thinking about her parent’s betrayal.

In the manga, information about the chasseur paladin Astolfo Granatum was teased out slowly in little drips and drabs rather than being dropped all at once on audiences. The anime shifted Astolfo’s fight with Noe back a bit while also combining details from Chapters 35 and 41.

In Chapter 41, friendly chasseur Roland Fortis simply explained that Astolfo’s family was slowly tortured and killed by a group of vampires after Astolfo helped a wounded vampire who was being pursued by chasseurs. Surprisingly, the anime greatly expanded on Astolfo’s backstory with anime original scenes, which was odd considering how the previously mentioned content was condensed or skipped.

The Case Study of Vanitas Episode 20
Starting with The Case Study of Vanitas Episode 20, the anime’s first season began adapting the Hunters of the Dark story arc and the Return of the Beast arc. The key visual features No. 71, Vanitas’ “brother” Mikhail aka Misha who was also on the cover of Volume 9. Pic credit: Studio Bones

All in all, it’s impossible to predict where the finale, The Case Study of Vanitas Episode 24, will find a stopping point that corresponds to the manga.

The bad news is that by February 23, 2022, the manga was only up to Chapter 55.5, which means the anime was almost caught up as of Episode 19. It’s possible that the anime’s ending will finish with Chapter 55.5 or even adapt The Case Study of Vanitas Chapter 56.

It’s probably not the ending of the entire story since the plot hasn’t been resolved regarding Lord Ruthven and the first Vampire of the Crimson Moon, Queen Fuastina. And, of course, there is the vampire queen’s malnomen Naenia that’s still running around causing havoc.

The good news is that English-only manga readers can read ahead of the anime immediately with digital downloads once newer chapters are released.

The Case Study of Vanitas 2 anime spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)

Note: This article was initially published before The Case Study of Vanitas Episode 24 release date and will be updated over time with spoilers. In the meantime, here is a summary of manga Volume 8 and 9, which is a story summary for the anime’s last several episodes.

The Beast of Gevaudan is put to rest once and for all as Chloe makes peace with her truest desire—but Vanitas’ troubles continue as both he and Jeanne are struck with certain… ailments of the heart! There’s no time for him to dwell on this rather unwelcome development, though, as Domi is swept away in the machinations of a phantom from his past…

“I love you, brother. And I’ll never forgive you.”

Lured into Mikhail’s trap, Noe is made to drink his blood and is forced to see his memories. This is the journey that Vanitas and Mikhail took before they met and mourned the Blue Moon Vampire…

Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until The Case Study of Vanitas Season 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!


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