On Friday, the eighth compiled volume of Gamon Sakurai’s Ajin – Demi-Human manga will hold the news that the anime is getting a second season. It’s scheduled to premiere this October, after the first season aired on January 15th this year in Japan. Netflix started streaming new episodes in Japan three days after its premiere on Japanese television, and for the rest of the world, they added all 13 episodes on April 12th.
The Ajin – Demi-Human manga’s story, which Sakurai launched in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine in 2012, tells of an immortal first appearing on an African battlefield. Seventeen years later, the rare immortal lifeforms inexplicably start to appear among humans, and become known as Ajin. High school student Kei Nagai, who’s pronounced dead in a traffic accident, is revived and has an immortal’s bounty placed on his head. And so, the boy who had a long relaxing summer ahead begins a life ever on the run from the human race he’s left behind.
Crunchyroll is releasing new chapters of the manga as they become available in Japan, and Vertical published the seventh compiled volume in North America on February 23rd. This volume was published by Kodansha last November, and the eighth volume will bundle an original anime DVD containing the story of ‘The Shinya Nakamura Incident’.