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What we know on Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf Season 2

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Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf is one of the latest fighting anime published by Netflix, but was it successful enough to get a season 2?

Netflix doesn’t get every anime on its streaming service, but the company does seem to have a type. One of the most popular anime series on the platform is Baki: The Grappler, and not far behind is Kengan Ashura. The service is doubling down on this further with the likes of Hajime No Ippo. All of these feature intense, gritty, but comparatively realistic fighting action.

So, it’s no surprise that Netflix picked up Garouden: The Way of the Wolf. The story follows Juzo Fujimaki, a wanderer trying to escape his criminal past. However, after rescuing lost travelers against a fully grown bear, a mysterious group blackmails him into joining an underground martial arts tournament, where he meets a familiar face from his past. 

Will Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf get a Season 2?

Netflix has not announced a Season 2 of Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf.

Netflix has not announced a sequel to martial arts anime, nor has its animation studio, Studio NAZ, dropped any hints. Fellow fighting anime Baki the Grappler and Kengan Ashura got new seasons, but those took a while before the announcement.

For example, Kengan Ashura split its first season into two parts in 2019. The second season wouldn’t be announced until March 2022, and even then, the first part didn’t premiere until September 2023. The second part of Season 2 will premiere in August 2024.

Netflix is likely observing how Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf’s viewership numbers perform before committing to a Season 2. 

When is the release date of Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf Season 2?

Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf Season 2 has no official release date.

Studio NAZ typically releases two to three projects a year. Even if a second season gets announced, it likely won’t arrive so soon after the first. Plus, fans have given a mixed reception to Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf on critic sites.

Rotten Tomatoes currently ranks Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf at 25%. Meanwhile, it sits near with around 60% on other review aggregators. Whether these scores will reflect the show’s viewership remains a mystery. That said, the biggest criticism is how much the show skipped from the source material, so it’s already off to a rough start for the series. 

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.

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