I know I don't typically discuss the anime here, but it seemed necessary today.
As most of you probably know, a rumor began circulating around the internet after the end of the first anime season that the second season would begin on September 5 of this year. I am happy to finally be able to officially dispel this rumor. I'm sure most of you knew this was only a rumor as it was coming from forum postings rather than an official source, but I still see this rumor quite frequently on various sites. It's the 5th in Japan, Anime Network's original time for the simulcast has now passed, and there is no new Highschool of the Dead episode. Sure, the airtime could change, but this is something that would have been announced months ago.
There is good news, however. There was a H.O.T.D. panel at Anime Expo this summer (Tetsuro Araki was there), and a second season for the anime was confirmed. There was no information on a release date or even any indication of when production will begin.All that can be said for sure is that there will be a second season. I am almost positive the announcement of a date will appear in Dragon Age, just as the original did, so I willpost scans of the announcement when it happens.
I'll be back with this month's Dragon Age update on Saturday if all goes well. If the package goes the long way around (i.e. through Hong Kong) it won't be until Monday or Tuesday. See you then.
To see the video clip of the aforementioned HOTD panel, go here. Around 0:55, the interpreter says, "Definitely yes as long as we have everyone's support..." in response to the question of whether or not there will be a second season.