peach boy riverside is a web manga series published since 2008. The publisher KodanshaThe remake manga, which has been published since 2015, first met the public as an anime in 2021. Peach Boy Riverside, which was animated by the successful studio Asahi Production, which has expanded its portfolio with several productions in recent years, aired on local networks such as Tokyo MX, BS NTV, AT-X as 12 episodes between July 1, 2021 – September 16, 2021. The anime series that crunchy rolls introduced to the world managed to attract the attention of fantasy genre lovers. Fans who have been following the first season with interest are now wondering if there is a second season from the anime.
What is the plot of Peach Boy Riverside?
The story revolves around Princess Saltorine Aldike – Sally for short – and Kibitsu Mikoto in a world inhabited by humans, demi-humans and “Oni”. Princess Sally, who is full of life and enthusiasm, is very bored in the castle where she lives. One day, the kingdom she lives in is attacked by demons named Oni, but the people are saved by the mysterious “Peach Eye” of a lone traveler named Kibitsu Mikoto. After the attack, Sally decides to set out to get to know the outside world better and find Mikoto. On this journey she will realize how ignorant and inexperienced she is. However, she has a super power to help her. With a peach-like sigil, she can transform into a superhuman being capable of fighting the Oni. Although Sally tries to use this power to bring peace between the three factions, Mikoto, who has powers like Sally, only wants to exterminate all Oni by killing them. Sally’s experiences on this journey and her relationship with Mikoto will trigger events that will affect the fate of the magical world.
Will there be a second season of the anime?
The anime, whose season finale hit the screens on September 16, 2021, is not yet second season from October 2021. Manga Publisher Kodansha or studio Asahi production hasn’t talked about a second season yet. The decisions about the new season of animes depend on a few main criteria, most notably popularity and source material. If there is enough source material for a new season and the popularity is enough to create a new season, maybe we will see a second season of the anime. Since there’s no official news for a second season yet, we’ve been speculating a bit about it. Let’s watch together.
Kodansha’s published manga series consists of 10 parts and the first 7 parts were adapted in the first season of the anime. While it still doesn’t seem like enough for a second season, given the remaining source material, we can predict that the manga series will contain enough source material for another season on the end 2023† Yes, this may take a long time, but there’s no guarantee that there will be a new season after that.
Unfortunately, the series was one of the anime of the year to be below average with its reviews, and it’s hard to say it managed to reach a sufficient audience. We can check the official one Twitter account to check its popularity in Japan. The series is currently only followed by 13.8k people, and it is clear that this number of followers is not strong enough to support the decision for a second season. Currently, anime ranks at 1372 in popularity according to Myanimelist data, and we don’t see a strong volume for anime in Google searches either. The anime world is full of surprises and we always have a chance to see a new season if the manga or light novel provides enough source material. However, with the current popularity, it seems very difficult for the decision-making committee to decide on a second season, and frankly, we’re not expecting a second season of the series. The best thing to do right now is to recommend the anime to your loved ones and hope its popularity grows. Stay tuned for updates.
Season 2 Chance of Peach Boy Riverside
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Enough Manga Source Material (in the future)
Terrifying New Anime
Below average ratings (6.33 on Myanimelist, 6.4 on IMDb)
Not enough source material at the moment
No major distributor or income
Not a bestselling manga
What could happen in a possible second season?
By the end of the first season, Sally had broken new ground, now that she knew better how to use her power. Her next stop was to Legendia, where racism is prohibited. During the journey, Sally and her friends encounter the Giant Oni Roam. Roam plans to kill Sally to be glitzy. According to Roam, Sally is a total hypocrite because she both says she wants equality and kills Oni at the same time. His greatest wish is to be someone admired and not forgotten in the future. Roam will also travel with the Weak Oni Tiny. Tiny needs to be protected by someone stronger than her, indicating that she will be paired up with Maki Oni. As Sally helps Roam, Roam begins to realize that bringing peace between humans and the Oni will make him more memorable.
The unfortunate event follows Sally and Mikoto. The Sleep Oni, Daminki, uses his power to put Mikoto to sleep, and when he wakes up, Mikoto loses his sense of time and himself. On the other hand, Priest will be able to heal Ogre Millia, but in return he asks Mikoto to kill Roam Oni. Mikoto doesn’t care about Roam’s wishes and goals. Despite Roam’s strong power, Mikoto will win the fight thanks to his skill.
We will also learn that Frau had a friend named Cobb, aka Demon King. This terrifying creature used to have a human form, but now appears as a black rabbit. The Demon King’s goal is to regain his power by killing Frau’s loved ones one by one. Atra, also known as the Heaven’s Bow, will assist Frau. The second season will be full of suspense and twists.