Air Gear is a Japanese manga series composed and illustrated by Oh! great, published by Kodansha from November 2002 to May 2021, and has so far launched thirty-seven volumes.
The story follows Itsuki Minami or simply Ikki or Crow, or in other word as Baby Face or Lil Crow. It focuses on their use of Air Gear, an invention from the in-universe originating from inline skates. Original sections of the storyline execute the introduction of each character that ended up joining Ikki. As the tale advances, it centers on their team as Storm Riders and their adventures to reach the top of the Trophaeum Tower. The ultimate goal that all members of Storm Riders wish to achieve.
Air Gear manga series was adapted into an animation series with twenty-five episodes, which was launched on TV Tokyo airing from April to September 2006. An OVA comprising three episodes titled “Air Gear: Break on the Sky” was published from November 2010 to June 2011, produced by Statelight.
In terms of sales, Air Gear sold over 18 million copies. It also won the 31st Kodansha Manga Award in 2006 for the shonen category.
Now, let’s find out below whether or not Toei Animation studio has any plans to return with season 2 of Air Gear.
Air Gear Season 2 All About The Show
|Written by||Oh! great|
|Imprint||Shōnen Magazine Comics|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Magazine|
|Original run||November 6, 2002 – May 23, 2012|
|Volumes||37 (List of volumes)|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hajime Kamegaki|
|Written by||Chiaki J. Konaka|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||April 4, 2006 – September 26, 2006|
|Episodes||25 (List of episodes)|
|Original animation DVD|
|Break on the Sky|
|Directed by||Shinji Ishihira|
|Written by||Atsushi Maekawa|
|Music by||Shigerō Yoshida|
|Released||November 17, 2010 – June 17, 2011|
Air Gear Season 2 Release Date: Will It Ever Happen?
A second season of Air Gear is unlikely to happen. Moreover, there seems to be no point in returning with a new season after 16 years. The fandom of this anime series has pretty much died down too.
Needless to say, Air Gear wasn’t really a huge hit nor was it a financial success, so there is no concrete reason to make another season, but we can’t be too sure when there are other streaming platforms who would want to pick it up like Netflix for example.
But for now, certainly, we may never get to see a season 2 of Air Gear in the future.
Is the Air Gear Manga Series Still Ongoing?
Sadly, no. The manga series ended with 37 volumes, so the adventure has come to an end for the Storm Riders.
The anime series is greatly dependent on the manga as it is the only source material for generating a story. Nevertheless, it’s safe to say that there are plenty of materials to make up for season 2 but given the fact that it has been more than a decade since the first season came out, the makers don’t have any interest in a reboot not there has been any announcements concerning a second instalment of the anime series.
Where To Start Reading The Air Gear Manga After Season 1?
The 25 episodes of the first season of Air Game were adapted from volumes 1-12 of the manga series so if you want to read it, start reading from volume 13 to volume 37. Should a second season happen, it would follow from volume 13 to 24, and also it has enough material to even release a third season but unfortunately, it’s time to bid adieu to Air Gear and start looking up for other similar anime.
Air Gear Episode List
|#||Title||Directed by||Original air date|
|1||“Trick:1”||Hajime Kamegaki||April 4, 2006|
|2||“Trick:2”||Harume Kosaka||April 11, 2006|
|3||“Trick:3”||Michita Shiraishi||April 18, 2006|
|4||“Trick:4”||Shinichi Masaki||April 25, 2006|
|5||“Trick:5”||Ken Andō||May 2, 2006|
|6||“Trick:6”||Yoshihisa Matsumoto||May 9, 2006|
|7||“Trick:7”||Ichirō Suzuki||May 16, 2006|
|8||“Trick:8”||Hajime Kamegaki||May 23, 2006|
|9||“Trick:9”||Hiroyuki Fuse||May 30, 2006|
|10||“Trick:10”||Michita Shiraishi||June 6, 2006|
|11||“Trick:11”||Hiroshi Kurimoto||June 20, 2006|
|12||“Trick:12”||Shinichi Masaki||June 27, 2006|
|13||“Trick:13”||Hirotaka Marufuji||July 4, 2006|
|14||“Trick:14”||Yoshihiro Yamaguchi||July 11, 2006|
|15||“Trick:15”||Mamoru Hamatsu||July 18, 2006|
|16||“Trick:16”||Kōnosuke Uda||July 25, 2006|
|17||“Trick:17”||Ken Andō||August 1, 2006|
|18||“Trick:18”||Shigeharu Takahashi||August 8, 2006|
|19||“Trick:19”||Hiroshi Kurimoto||August 15, 2006|
|20||“Trick:20”||Shinichi Masaki||August 22, 2006|
|21||“Trick:21”||Kazuyoshi Yokota||August 29, 2006|
|22||“Trick:22”||Yoshikata Nitta||September 5, 2006|
|23||“Trick:23”||Makoto Tamagawa||September 12, 2006|
|24||“Trick:24”||Kenichi Maejima||September 19, 2006|
|25||“Trick:25”||Hajime Kamegaki||September 26, 2006|
Air Gear Season 3 Coming Back?
Not announed yet!