June 2019 was another great month of anime releases on Netflix. After a two-month delay 7Seeds finally arrived, much to the fanfare of longtime fans. but after ending on a cliffhanger, surely 7Seeds will be returning for part two? Let’s find out!
7Seeds is a Netflix Original anime based on the manga of the same name by author Yumi Tamura. The manga debuted in November 2001 and would feature in Flowers magazine. Just over 16 years later and the manga came to a close in July 2017. To the surprise of many, an anime adaptation never arrived for the popular manga despite a large demand from the fanbase. The studio behind the development of 7Seeds is Gonzo who are well known for their on work on other franchises such as Hellsing, Afro Samurai, and Rosario + Vampire.
When a group of astronomers correctly predict that Earth would be hit by a meteorite, the leaders of the world draft a plan to ensure the survival of humanity. The Seven Seeds project will take a select group of young individuals from each country and will be cryonically preserved so they can survive the impact from the meteor. It would be determined by a computer that Earth is can support human life and will revive each group. Upon awakening, the group of survivors is greeted to a hostile unknown world, devoid of human life.
7Seeds Part 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Pending (Last Updated: 01/07/2019)
We aren’t expecting to hear news on the renewal of 7Seeds until either the end of July or August. This is because Netflix typically takes of least a month to announce any news on the future of an original.
If we take into consideration the first ‘season’ to air of 7Seeds has been listed as Part 1 instead. This would suggest there’s more to come.
Does the story warrant a Part 2?
At the time of writing, there are a total of 179 chapters in the manga. Already around 83 chapters have been covered in the anime which is far more than many were expecting. With another 96 to go, Part 2 would likely cover the remaining chapters.
Many fans will be disappointed by this. With the nature of the story and character development, 7Seeds could easily be adapted into more than just 2 parts.
How did subscribers react to 7Seeds?
Opinion on the anime series has divided the fanbase online. One of the larger issues taken by the fanbase is the art style difference between the manga and the anime:
So, I finished the 7SEEDS anime.. here are some of my thoughts:
First, they covered 83 chapters in 12 episodes which not only made it feel rushed, but gave no time for characterization or emotional development for the viewers feel any sort of connection to the characters.
— ?? (@virtualhunny) June 28, 2019
7Seeds anime is announced: YES! The manga is fantastic, so the anime should be too!
After the trailer: Eh…The animation sucks but the story should be strong enough to handle that.
— Reclusive Busybody (@RecWand) June 28, 2019
The 7 seeds anime is such a bad adaptation in every single sense of everything. This manga relied on time, on your own psychology, and many details that made it extremely good, but the anime just shoves it away like fuck.
— ️ V I V I ️ (@_meowmoiselle) June 29, 2019
7Seeds Part 2 Netflix Release Date
Assuming there are no delays like the first part and if we are also to assume that part 2 is already in the works, then we could potentially see further episodes of 7Seeds at the start of 2020.
A more realistic release date would be Spring 2020.
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