After a short wait of over two and a half years (sense the sarcasm?), the second season of B: The Beginning Succession is finally on its way to Netflix. Fans of the anime don’t have to wait for much longer as the series is set to return to the streaming giant in March 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season of B: The Beginning Succession with its plot, cast, and even the official Netflix release date.
B: The Beginning Succession is the sequel season to the Original anime series B: The Beginning. The series is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Itsuro Kawasaki while Katsuya Ishida serves as the writer for the anime. The fact that it got renewed for a second season shows how strong the first season was––and it sure was an instant hit with the audience and needed only a few before Netflix decided to renew it.
When is the Netflix release date for B: The Beginning Succession?
For better or for worse, it has taken a boatload of time for the announcement but either way, it has already been confirmed that B: The Beginning Succession is coming to the streaming giant on the 18th of March, 2021.
They might have solved their last case, but Keith and Koku aren’t finished yet. Here’s your first glimpse at B: The Beginning Succession’s story of detectives and killers in a high-tech world, arriving next year. @ProductionIGinc pic.twitter.com/spcWDOFUh7
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 27, 2020
How many episodes will there be for the second season of B: The Beginning Succession?
There’s really not much to go here, especially when Netflix has been so secretive with the anime. However, according to the myanimelist page, B: The Beginning Succession will boast of 12 episodes.
Who are the cast members of B: The Beginning Succession?
Unfortunately, if you loved the first season of the anime series, only four of the original cast members are confirmed to return.
- Hiroaki Hirata as Keith Kazama Flick
- Satomi Satou as Yuna
- Asami Seto as Lily Hoshina
- Yuki Kaji as Kokuu
However, there are those who will be reprising their characters and will be returning to B: The Beginning Succession.
- Ami Koshimizu as Kaela Yoshinaga
- Takuma Terashima as Kirisame
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Brian Brandon
- Shintaro Tanaka as Mario Luis Zurita
What should I expect from B: The Beginning Succession?
Obviously, there’s a lot to expect considering the time they went into production and animation. I mean two and a half years––that’s at least two seasons of mainstream anime nowadays. Either way, there’s a tremendous amount of pressure on B: The Beginning Succession not just because of the time they took, but because the first season was brilliant.
Here’s a synopsis for the second season provided by Netflix themselves!
“After Keith and Koku solved the incidents successfully, the world has regained its composure. In the months since then, Keith returns to the RIS to conduct his own investigation, and Koku is living a peaceful life with Yuna. They are visited by Kirisame, who was once supposed to have broken up with Kurou in death at the Faura Blanca Institute…“
Why has it taken Production I.G so long to produce B: The Beginning Succession?
Honestly, this is the question on all of our heads. It’s not like they can get away with it considering the first season of the anime was a genius of a season. However, this does not warrant Production I.G. to take things rapidly––in fact, if they want to keep up with the first season hype, it’s only right that they take the time to produce the anime series.
Since the release of B: The Beginning, Production I.G. was also busy working on not just one or two animes, but nine anime series––including one of my personal favorites, Haikyuu!!. With this, so much of the studio’s workers and manpower has been directed to other animes hence the production time of B: The Beginning Succession taking longer than expected.