Netflix Confirms Castlevania Season 2 Release Date

The acclaimed video game adaptation returns in October.

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It might have taken the animated adaptation of the classic video game Castlevania more than a decade to reach screens, but the first season of the show was highly acclaimed when it hit Netflix last year. The only real complaint fans had was that Castlevania Season 1 was far too short--just four episodes--but luckily, a longer Season 2 was greenlit soon after its release. Netflix has now revealed when the next season will be with us.

As announced during the Netflix panel at Anime Expo 2018, Castlevania Season 2 will arrive on October 26. The season will run for eight episodes and will be released by Netflix in its entirety. The season is once more written by acclaimed comic book writer Warren Ellis, with Richard Armitage returning as monster hunter Trevor Belmont. Although the show is produced in the US, it is heavily influenced by anime, and takes much of its visual inspiration from Konami's classic 1997 game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Last month, Armitage also revealed that Season 3 was already in production. While this hasn't been officially confirmed by Netflix, the actor told Digital Spy, "We're about to record a third. The second season hasn't been aired yet, but we're about to do a third."

In related news, Netflix has also announced that its highly acclaimed anime series Aggretsuko will get a second season. The show is produced by Sanrio, the Japanese company behind the hugely popular Hello Kitty brand, and tells the story of death metal-loving red panda Retsuko and her struggles with the modern workplace. For more, check out our list of the most metal moments from Aggretsuko, and why Aggretsuko is one of the best anime of the year.

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Sounds like they're still testing the waters rather than going full-steam ahead. Hope it'll be worth the wait!

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Season 1 looks and sounds like it was made as promotion for a video game. Never understood the hype for this below average cartoon

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October is shaping up to be a very good month.. Soul Calibur 6, Black Ops4, now Castlevania.. looking forward to lots of me time ;)

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@tingtong: Doesn't Red Dead 2 drop in Oct. as well?

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@aross2004: Read Dead who? Just playing but dang ur right.. I’d easily call it the best month of the year, although admittedly I’m still on the fence with RDR.. never did play the first one bcuz it was only single player but I’m still waiting for reviews.

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Awful animation quality. When are studios stop outsourcing the most important parts of a product to cheap and under-capacited workforce from elsewhere? Yeah, I know "the cost blah blah""western/local animators ask for too much" alright, but imagine if Pixar didn't do their own stuff... they would never come to be the giant Pixar is today.

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@Saladudo: agreed but Pixar is well funded though, Castlevania isn’t even that popular and it doesn’t really help that it’s a video game adaptation, so quite a limited audience for producers to heavily invest in

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Probably the best show on netflix right now.

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Kojima definately didn't work on symphony of the night.

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@rarityftw: They're referring to artist Ayami Kojima. She has worked on many Castlevania games, (including SotN), and is now working on Bloodstained.

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awesome news

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This story was a waste of my time. I knew it would probably come out right around Halloween. And of course, now this comment is a waste of my time. And reading it is a waste of yours.

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@VirtualTofu: It's a rather dark and gore-ish tale targeted for mature audience but with the pacing and color palette of a Saturday afternoon cartoon show for small kids. The direction sucks.

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same day as RDR 2 am i right ?!