On September 15, 2016, Tokyo Game Show made an announcement that Akiba’s Trip: The Animation will be altered into an anime television series. This anime falls under the category of comedy, supernatural, and action. It was directed by Hiroshi Ikehata under the studio Gonzo and was licensed by Funimation who streamed the English dub of the series whereas the original Japanese version was streamed on Crunchyroll. It is based on the video game named Akiba’s Trip. In the opening theme song, voice actor music unit Earphones performs “Ikken Rakuchaku Goyoujin”
Akiba’s Trip Season 2 Release Date
The series revolves around two teenagers Tamotsu Denkigai and his sister Niwaka who went shopping in Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan. Out of nowhere, the city is attacked by cosplaying vampires also known as the “bugged ones”. The creatures possess people by biting them, and soon the whole city is wrapped up in chaos. As Tamotsu is about to be confronted by one of these creatures Matome Mayonaka swings in with a baseball bat and saves him.
Later Tatotsu, Matome, and Niwaka form a group called “The Electric Mayonnaise”. They found out that the only way to destroy the Bugged Ones is to expose them to sunlight by tearing off their clothes. Taking advantage of this weakness they vow to defeat the ‘bugged ones’ and save the city
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Will There Ever Be Akiba’s Trip Season 2?
It’s been almost three years since the first season of Akiba’s trip aired on January 4, 2017, while the fans have been eagerly waiting for the installation of the second season, both the director and the studio have been tight-lipped about it.
The anime gained a lot of fans as it is also a video game series but the ratings turned out to be quite low, till now there is no official announcement regarding the release of 2nd season. But on the optimistic side season, 2 is not canceled as of now. Fans remain optimistic, however, that season two will eventually appear.
Most of the storyline has already been adopted in the prior season and it is not based on a manga, predicting the rest of the story is beyond the bounds.
A second season leaves little suspense or questions unanswered and a sequel would not have many things to tie up from the first season hence, the makers have no reason to direct the 2nd season and as mentioned above, the ratings of the anime were quite unsatisfactory.
Akiba’s Trip Season 2 Characters
In the event of a second season hopefully, the cast of voice actors will remain the same:
- Tamotsu Denkigai Voiced by: Haruki Ishiya (Japanese), Alejandro Saab (English)
- Matome Mayoka Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
- Arisa Ahokainen Voiced by: Yuki Nagaku (Japanese), Natalie Hoover (English)
- Niwaka Denkigai Voiced by: Marika Kōno (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)
- Kage-san Voiced by: Jouji Nakata (Japanese), Jeremy Inman (English)
Akiba’s Trip Season 1 Recap
The Professor, Rasa, and Niwaka interfere with the resistance members’ transition, and they all flee. At the same time, Tamotsu and Matome search for Fukame’s grandma. After beating Masuto Niikura, they were able to gain access to Akiba’s hideout and learn her master plan for taking over the company. While discussing Matome’s past, they find out that she is 78 years old.
Even after setting many traps Tamotsu eventually runs into Fukame’s elite bodyguards, who have their powers from Fukame herself and they turn out to be the duplicates of the bugged ones they previously defeated. In the process of defeating Tamotsu, Fukame binds Matome who states her opinion about Akiba. Urame, who has amnesia from her previous fight, takes Matome’s spot since the professor has a plan that requires all of Mania to be present. Matome is thrown off when Tamotsu makes him recall Akiba. The crowd waves the glow sticks giving Tamotsu and Matome a renewed power as they perform. As the law is changed and Akiba gets reconstructed, Mania continues to perform as it now consists of Niwaka, Arisa, and Urame. Tamotsu and Matome soon discover that they still can’t leave the city, they kiss while watching the beautiful sunrise.
Episode1: “Akiba’s First Trip”, Episode 2: “We Formed a Team – Call Us Electric Mayo!”, Episode 3: “What Happens When You Mindlessly Follow Someone Who Offers You an Idol Debut”, Episode 4: “Ham Radio Fighters”, Episode 5: “No Reason I’d Lose”, Episode 6: “Your Memory is Full”, Episode 7: “Only a Liar Says Something Is Too Hard”, Episode 8: “Akihabara Grand Tournament”, Episode 9: “Whoa, I Battled with Game Cards!”’ Episode 10: “Did You Open Your Pyloric Canal?!”, Episode 11: “The Midsummer Akiba Festival Begins!”, Episode 12: “Electric Mayo’s Falling Apart!”, Episode 13: “Electric Mayo’s Falling Apart!”