Will there be a Buddy Daddies Season 2?

By Nubia Brice
Published: March 26, 2023 (Last updated: March 12, 2024)
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We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Crunchyroll anime series Buddy Daddies and its renewed or canceled status. 

As one of the most anticipated anime of the 2023 Winter season, Buddy Daddies had a serious amount of hype to live up to. With the season approaching the end, it’s clear now that this series delivered on that and then some, becoming a top-ten anime in its class.

Although it was initially dubbed the next Spy x Family by fans, Buddy Daddies carved out its unique niche, capturing the hearts of fans with its cute family-oriented storyline, distinctive character designs, and storytelling abilities.

The series follows professional assassins Kazuki Kurusu and Rei Suwa, who, after killing a young girl’s father on a mission, take her in and raise her as their own. Only raising a toddler is not as easy as it seems.

A lot goes into raising Miri, including buying her clothes, enrolling her in school, and so much more. If it means keeping Miri safe and providing her with the best life possible, they are willing to do anything.

Of course, not everyone is as happy for them, with Kazuki and Rei’s new family putting a massive target on their backs. For Kazuki and Rei, navigating a child while trying to keep their assassination job a secret may be one of their most challenging assignments yet.

As one of the more unique animes this season, Buddy Daddies genuinely stuck out compared to the others, as it was not afraid to follow its own path.

The series focused more on the comedy and family aspects than the action, making for a genuinely heartwarming new take on the found family trope.

Will there be a Season 2 of the anime series Buddy Daddies – renewed or canceled status

As of the time of this article, Buddy Daddies has not yet been renewed for a second season. With anime, it is not uncommon for a series to end without announcing an additional season, especially if it’s not with an already established fanbase.

Considering the anime is an original series, meaning it was not created using any manga or light novels as source material, there is a chance the studio is waiting to see how the series performed before greenlighting any additional content.

Since the series still has yet to air the last few episodes, there is also the possibility that the studio is waiting for the end of the season before making any announcements. In the past, fans have seen animes wait until the final episode of the season, using a post-credits scene to announce that a series has been renewed.

With anime, especially new and original series, often, these things are unpredictable. While most fans prefer confirmation sooner rather than later, it could be months or weeks before a new season is announced.

Although Buddy Daddies has no source material to work off of, the series performed relatively well. With a 7.88 MyAnimeList Score, earning it one of the top spots of the season, I would not be surprised if the series was renewed down the line or given a few OVAs.

However, it will probably be a while before we hear anything about Buddy Daddies season two, if we hear anything at all. Depending on how the season ends, this series could very well be a one-and-done type of anime.

While viewers would be interested in continuing to follow Kazuki, Rei, and Miri’s adventures as a family, whatever the studio decides, fans will support either way.

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