The first seasons of the Full Dive anime series ran from April to June 2021 and it ran for 12 episodes. Since then fans have eagerly been waiting for Full Dive Season 2. Here’s everything we know about season 2 of Full Dive So Far.
Full Dive, also known as Kyuukyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yori mo Kusoge Dattara is an action fantasy comedy anime series that wrapped the first story arc of the light novels in 2021.
The Japanese anime is based on the Light novel series of the same name written by Light Tuchihi. Four volumes of the novels have been published by Media Factory.
ENGI Animation aired the anime adaptation from April to June 2021 with 12 episodes. Since then fans have been craving for more as they want to see what happened next in the life of Hiroshi Yuki.
Will There Be Full Dive Season 2? Canceled or Renewed
As of 2023, there is no confirmation from ENGI Animations about Full Dive season 2. There is no news about its production or confirmation from the producers and animators.
However, as season 1 of the series ended in 2021, there is still a lot of time left. Sometimes, it takes years before a sequel of the show is greenlit.
Looking at the light novel series and material available, chances of Full Dive Season 2 are highly likely.
Both Light novels and seinen manga are ongoing which means there is plenty of source material that could be translated into anime.
Unfortunately, till now there is nothing confirmed about season 2 of Full Dive. It has not been canceled or renewed by the producers.
Nonetheless, fans are still waiting for season 2 of the anime series and want to continue the story of Hiroshi’s life.
Full Dive finale was good. A real love hate relationship with this anime. Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life needs a season 2. I didn’t watch this, L after L! not to get a season 2. Give my man Hiro a W. #FullDive #fulldive_anime #anime pic.twitter.com/AUCRkTA7ie
— Ging-anime (@kingginger95) June 23, 2021
Full Dive Season 2 Release Date
As of today, Studio ENGI or Kadokawa has not officially confirmed the Full Dive season 2 release date. Nor the production of the next season of Full Dive has been confirmed or announced.
In the meantime, we can only speculate about when, or if Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even S**ttier than Real Life! will occur in the future or not.
One hurdle in the second season of Full Dive is the reviews. The show has received somewhat lower-than-average reviews from critics and fans.
Some fans find Reona to be annoying, even though her character has a waifu appeal. It turns out that fans are not convinced about it.
Similarly, fans don’t understand the “full realism” of the game as many things portrayed in the anime are not correct.
Most find Hiroshi Yuki, the protagonist to be unrealistic because they don’t understand why someone would continue playing the game even after so much psychological torture. For some, the dark comedy doesn’t sit well.
Full Dive Source Material
Another thing holding Full Season 2 back is the source material. To this day there are 4 volumes of the light novel series. A single volume is not enough for a whole season.
The last episode of season 1 coincided with the last chapter of Volume 2. It means that 2 volumes are left that can be adapted to season 2. But, even then, the source material is an issue.
Anime production has seen an increase in the past few years after an increase in popularity and international demand. In May 2021, Kadokawa also announced that they will be creating at least 40 anime projects per year.
So, if Full Dive Season 2 has not been renewed yet, it is safe to assume that with such a busy production schedule, we will not be getting the new season any time soon if the show gets a green light.
“Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!” key visual released
Broadcast coming this April!
Official website (JP): https://t.co/DY3ZYflQ0p pic.twitter.com/QTjfU5SuOX
— KADOKAWA Anime (@kadokawaanimeCH) March 5, 2021
You can also get the Full Dive Original Japanese version and watch your favorite scenes while you wait for season 2.
Full Dive Reviews and Ratings
Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yori mo Kusoge Dattara or Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! has an audience score of 6.48 on MyAnimeList.
The show has below average ratings and some bad reviews from the audience. Despite the comedy, fans cannot stand the protagonist, some explaining him as “the most insufferable, whiny, unlikeable twerp in the anime.”
The anime has a rating of 6.4 on IMDB. Fans say not to believe the low-rated reviews, as the show is actually fantastic.
It’s a harem anime with great female characters and the main protagonist is not overpowered in any way as he faces many difficulties and the game or life is never easy for him. Fans are still waiting for season 2.
Watching the finale had me ending up like Reona. Dammit man, give my man Hiro his W. I thought it was it, this is the moment. BUT NOPE its just like real life, even worse like the title shittier. Sucks you in Full Dive. Need more. #fulldive_anime #FullDive #anime pic.twitter.com/n8etrbWMdA
— Ging-anime (@kingginger95) June 23, 2021
What is Full Dive About
Ten years ago, a game called Kiwame Quest entered the VRMMO market featuring ten sexdecillion and ultimate realism – with plenty of NCPs replicating all human senses and physical abilities.
However, with time, the game lost its touch because it was too realistic.
At present, a high school student Hiroshi Yuki immerses himself in the gaming world as a way to escape from reality. After looking for the latest version of his favorite game, Hiroshi visits a game shop where he meets Reona who convinces him to try Kiwame Quest.
Initially, when he tries the game, he cannot get enough of it due to its realism and the feeling that the game offers. He finds himself logging in every day. However, after a series of misfortunate events, he realizes that the game is worse than his already stressful life.
Will Hiroshi be able to complete all levels of the game?
You can watch the trailer here:
Where to Watch Full Dive Anime Online
Full Dive season 1 is available to stream on Funimation and Netflix. We suspect that if Full Dive Season 2 comes out, it will also be available on these platforms.
If you are a Netflix subscriber, the good news is that you can rewatch all episodes of Season 1 on the platform.
However, due to streaming rights and content licensing distribution agreements, the show is only available on Netflix Japan. It is not available on Netflix anywhere else.
Don’t worry as with a VPN app, you can easily unblock Full Dive on Netflix from anywhere in the world.
Just connect to a VPN server in Japan and unblock the Japanese Netflix library where Full Dive is available to stream.
VPNs are apps that are used for hiding your IP address and assigning you a new IP address from another location. This way you can easily bypass geo-blocks on streaming services like Netflix and unblock any content you want from your country.
Full Dive Season 2 Characters
Season 2 of Full Dive has not been confirmed but if the series gets the green light from production houses, we can expect the following characters to make a comeback.
|Hiroshi Yuki||Daiki Yamashita|
|Reona Kisaragi||Ayana Taketatsu|
|Kaede Yuki||Aoi Koga|
Unfortunately, there is no official news from production companies regarding Full Dive season 2. We cannot say for sure if the anime will return for another season.
If we look at the light novel series and the ongoing manga series, chances of a season 2 are high but there is no news as of today.
For now, you can rewatch season 1 of the anime and wait for the next season. So stay tuned for more information and updates on season 2.