We discuss the Netflix anime series exception and whether it will get a season 2 — keep this page bookmarked as we keep an eye on the renewed and cancelled status.
The highly anticipated anime series exception, created by Otsuichi, was released on Thursday, October 13th, 2022, bringing an array of beautiful colors, creating an impressive animation, and platforming an intriguing horror sci-fi series. With the creator behind it, it’s no surprise that exception won the hearts of many anime fans, with the desire of the story shining through so convincingly.
Wonderfully animated, with a strong emotional chord in the soundtrack (composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto), exception follows a group of specialists on a mission to terraform a new planet. The specialists are reprints of their original selves. They will carry out the mission to make the planet habitual while the original humans remain in cyro chambers, enduring a long space journey. The concept relies on the reprints (done by biological 3D printers) to finish their mission, and then their original selves will wake up and enjoy their new world.
Of course, like all horrors, exception takes a strange turn early on in the series, hooking in viewers from the start. At Ready Steady Cut, we gave season 1 a favorable review:
exception mixes moral ambiguity with a sense of mission, with each character heralding their purpose.
Renewed or cancelled status – will there be a season 2 of the Netflix anime series exception?
At this moment in time, the anime series exception has not been renewed for season 2 on Netflix. It comes as no surprise as Netflix tends to bide its time when making decisions on such projects. However, with the production behind the series, and the hype surrounding the story, it would not be surprising if exception was renewed for a second season. It has all the hallmarks for longevity, with an excellent voice cast, incredible animation, and a community behind it, giving it watch hours.
Plus, the exception ending was not conclusive. There’s definitely an opportunity to expand the story.
Netflix has a habit of renewing anime shows, and with the market bustling with new series on a monthly basis, it would be wise for the streaming service to keep this in its locker.
While we cannot make a concrete prediction on the status of exception yet, we do hope there will be good news in the future. Until now, we can enjoy what we have in front of us.