What time will episode 12 of Love After World Domination release and why could season 2 be years away from going into production?
The Spring anime slate has featured countless romantic comedy series, including Kaguya-sama, Date A Live and of course, Love After World Domination.
Sadly, all three of these series are set to reach their final episodes today, June 24thbut the global community is already looking ahead towards a second date.
Unfortunately, Love After World Domination has not yet been publicly renewed for season 2 and fans should prepare themselves for a very long wait before the anime returns.
Love After World Domination: Episode 12 release date and time
Love After World Domination season 1 episode 12 is scheduled to premiere worldwide on Friday, June 24th. Per Crunchyroll, the finale “Eternal Rivals” will release for online streaming at the following times:
- Pacific Time – 7 AM
- Eastern Time – 10 AM
- British Time – 3PM
- European Time – 4 PM
- Philippine Time – 10PM
- Australia Central Time – 11:30 PM
“Deep inside the Gekko hideout, the Ultimate Phantom, the Ultimate Monster, is about to be born. Meanwhile, Fudo unwillingly angered Desumi. Fudo is perplexed. Death Beauty’s heart is stirred. Then, the strongest enemy threatening world peace attacks Fudo. …… What will happen to the troubled love between Death Beauty and Fudo, who are on opposite sides of the world?” – Episode 12 Story preview, via koiseka-anime.
Love After World Domination season 2 renewal status
As previously noted, Love After World Domination has not yet been publicly renewed for season 2. Unfortunately, even if the anime is continued into a second season, production could sadly be several years away from starting.
This is because the original manga series needs more time to release enough volumes domestically in Japan. Per Anime Geek, season 1 episode 12 is expected to cover up until volume 4 chapter 24 of Hiroshi Noda’s original series.
However, as of June 24th, only five complete Tankobon volumes have been published so far. Assuming that season 2 would also need four manga volumes to be produced, there likely won’t be enough source material until April 2023 (based on the current release schedule for the series).
Therefore, if production needs to wait until this time next year, season 2 of Love After World Domination may not premiere until the Winter 2023 slate or more realistically, 2024.
The good news is that the anime should also prove popular enough to merit a second season being ordered for Project No. 9, the animation studio behind the series. Love After World Domination is currently scoring a 7.2/10 on IMDB, 73% on Anilist, 3.7/5 on Anime Planet and 7.48/10 on MyAnimeList with over 129,000 members.
The series also peaked in 7th place on AniTrenz’ Top Anime of the Spring slate and scored higher on MAL than the likes of Aharen-san, A Couple of Cuckoos and Skeleton Knight – all of which are also expected to be renewed for season 2.
“Good series, fun and sweet to cause diabetes. The ingredients are a decidedly colorful cast, good animation and a love story that bursts with energy from every pore. Certainly after the first few episodes it is a bit repetitive but it is still a product that deserves to be seen.” – User stafanozucchelli, via IMDB.
Where to read the manga in English
Whilst five complete manga volumes have been published in Japan, only four of those volumes are currently available to read in English.
Kodansha US are publishing the series for international fans, with digital copies available via Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Bookwalker, Google Play, Izneo, Kobo, MyAnimeList and Barnes & Noble’s Nook service.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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