More Please! (Sunday Sevens)

The Otaku Author Sunday Sevens More Please

It’s all too common for an anime series to end after just one season, many times leaving the story incomplete and the fans wanting more. Well, these are the seven titles that I’d love to see more of!

More Please!

One of my favourite things with any story is the ending. If a story can get the ending right a lot of the things that might have bothered me tend to fade into the background. I also have a completion issue. That’s why I rarely drop an anime or anything else for that matter. There’s always a chance it will get better and I like to gamble on that chance. So, knowing these two things, you can see why a series ending after one season with the story incomplete can be a problem for me.

As a result there are number of series that I am still waiting for the second season to drop. Many of these seem unlikely, but I’m not going to give up on them. That’s not how my brain works. As this is a Sunday Sevens post, I shall name seven series that I really want a second season for. There are much more and maybe I’ll get to them in another post or four…


7. The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The premise of this series is utterly ridiculous, but it doesn’t half work. I fell in love with The Devil is a Part-Timer! when I watched the first season and have been eagerly awaiting another. The idea that a demon lord from another world comes to our world and has to get a job in a fast food restaurant is just brilliant. Then, when you add the hero that followed him working in a call centre, you really get an idea of what to expect. As with most shows that I connect with, the characters were the thing that really held this show together.


6. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift Episode 2 Akemi Hibiki And Machio Protein Bar

All right, so Dumbbells only came out last year, but it was the highlight of the summer for me. It was the one show that I would be sat down ready and waiting for the episode to release. This series is hilarious and if you’ve spent any time in a gym, you’ll recognize so much of what happens. On top of that, the characters were all lovable and engaging. Seeing Hibiki’s journey to a new healthier lifestyle, while navigating the pitfalls of dieting and over doing it was inspiring. Not to mention the completely wholesome approach this series took.


5. Harukana Receive

Harukana Receive has a lot going for it. The characters were fun, the sport thrilling, and the general vibe was delightful. I watched this one at the same time as Hanebado and apart from both being sports anime, they couldn’t have been more different. Harukana focused on friendship and sportsmanship. The final game was incredible and the way the characters handled the victory and the loss was amazing. I also loved the lively colours, the beaches, and the bright blue skies.


4. Claymore

Claymore Teresa versus Priscilla

Half-demon warrior women with massive swords… seriously, do I need to go on? All right, fine. This series was insane. It started off incredibly, got better and better, and then ended with a pretty weak ending. But it was enough to get me to check out the manga, all twenty-seven volumes. That’s right, there is more than enough source material to give us another couple of seasons. I’d even take a complete reboot as long as they keep to the art style of the manga. One of the highlights for me was the awakened beings who were like a Gigeresque nightmare.


3. Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

Grimgar Ashes And Illusions Yume

Is it an Isekai, isn’t it? It definitely it. There’s more than enough hints to be able to make that leap, but unlike most Isekai, the heroes are not overpowered and don’t have any particular skills. In this one, we follow the rejects, the characters that weren’t selected to be in a party and formed their own. This series is beautiful to look and at has some great character developments. We get to see them go from being unable to defeat a single goblin, to taking down a monstrous beast. As far as this one ended, it did end well, but I fell in love with the world and would love to go back for more.


2. No Game No Life

No Game No Life Jibril

You can’t really have a list demanding more seasons without No Game No Life on it. It’s the law! This series is incredible and I can’t believe I put it off for so long. Yeah, I only saw it in 2019 for the first time. Anyhow, this is a masterpiece and there is obviously so much more of the story. You can’t build up characters like Sora and Shiro and then not show us if they win or not. The world is incredible and the games system that governs it is so much fun, there seems like there could be endless possibilities.


1. Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead Episode 5 Hirano Saeko Takashi and Rei prepare to Fight

As if anyone is surprised by this shocking revelation. Highschool of the Dead is my favourite anime. It’s also my favourite manga and my favourite zombie story of all time. I absolutely fell in love with this series and it’s what was responsible for bringing me back into the anime scene. There is just so much to love with this series and the manga is even better, taking us beyond the end of the anime. I believe there is enough there to make another season of the anime, but even then it wouldn’t finish the story. Sadly, the author, Daisuke Sato died in 2017 and while his brother was the artist, it seems unlikely that it will go any further without someone else picking it up. So, if they’re looking for an author willing to take it up, I might know of someone…


As I said, there are so many more anime that deserve another season and I’m sure everyone reading this could come up with seven of their own. These are just the ones that really resonated with me and left me needing to know what happens next. What series would you love to see another season of? Let me know in the comments and we can be sad together. Thanks, again for reading.

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20 Comments

  1. I was 6 for 7, and only because I haven’t seen “How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?” yet!

    The top 2? Can’t happen soon enough. The announcement is just around the corner, right? Reminds me of a quote from The Simpson’s Nelson: “Some of us prefer illusion to despair!”

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      I would highly recommend Dumbbells. It was a great show.

      And of course, it should be any day now. I have Google alerts set up and everything…

  2. The Devil is a Part-Timer definitely needs a sequel! I’ve read a fair chunk of the light novels and while sometimes the story is just spinning its wheels, there’s plenty of scenes I’d love to see animated!

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      There’s light novels for several of the shows I’ve chosen here and I should probably start reading them, but then part of me feels like that’s giving up on the anime.

      Maybe, I should just focus on becoming a millionaire, buying the rights for these shows, and having someone animate them. I’m going to call this plan B!

    • That’s a brilliant plan, count me in!

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Awesome. We’ll start our own animation studio in no time. Now we just need a foolproof plan to make a lot of money…

  3. 100% agreed on Harakuna!

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Yeah, that show just did everything right and made me want to go the beach and never leave.

  4. If we keep asking for a NGNL sequel, one of these days it may happen.
    Thanks for doing your part here, Lynn.
    We all need to keep it up.

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Absolutely. They’re just waiting for us to give up so they can make more seasons of Arifureta. Isn’t that why Crow is revisiting it currently? Who’s up next?

  5. Thanks for checking out my site. I too am dying for the result of the cliffhanger “the devil is a part timer” left me on😱

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Hey, now worries. And yeah, there’s too many shows that end with a cliffhanger or an unfinished story. Hopefully, we’ll eventually find out what happened.

    • I hope so, I got turned onto that anime by a friend and she forgot to mention there was no continuation to the story yet🙄

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Haha. Yeah, it’s tough. As anime fans you kind of get used to in not quite wrapping up so it doesn’t occur to you to warn anyone coming into the series new.

  6. Totally with you on Grimgar. I loved the series and have been working my way through the light novels. There’s so much more amazing story to come after where the first season finished and I’d love to see it animated at some point though it seems fairly unlikely.

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      I feel like I’d be happy with anything back in that world with those characters. I agree it seems unlikely, but I’m going to keep my fingers crossed and try to bring shows like this up over and over again. Can’t give up just yet!

  7. Very much agree with “Claymore” and also “Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions” – feels like there’s plenty of room for more story there, and I loved the ‘softer’ art style too.

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      Yeah, the art style of Grimgar was incredible and I think there’s so much more to be told there. I feel like we could watch those characters do pretty much anything.

    • Yes! It had enough character development across the series that could have launched things nicely for at least another season, huh?

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      For sure. We’d been through so much with them that we really felt like we knew them. Even the episode where they took a day off kept my attention.

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