It is no secret that the interactions between Seiya and Ristarte in Cautious Hero make everyone laugh out loud. Therefore, many are demanding the Cautious Hero season 2. However, will it ever happen?
About Cautious Hero
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious began in 2016 as a light novel by Light Tuchihi with illustrations by Saori Toyota. Kakuyomu, a novel publishing website of Kadokawa, first published it. Then, in 2017, Fujimi Shobo acquired the publishing rights for Cautious Hero and began publishing the light novel in 2017. In North America, Yen Press is publishing the English version. As of December 2019, Cautious Hero had been published in 7 volumes. In 2018, Cautious Hero was turned into a manga by Koyuki which spanned from November 2018 to October 2022 in 6 tankobon volumes.
Sets in an isekai, Cautious Hero tells the story between Ristarte and Ryuuguuin Seiya. A novice goddess tasked with protecting Gaeabrande, an S-level world, from Demon Lord, Ristarte summons Seiya whose stats are higher than other contenders. While getting attracted by his physique and sets of skills, Ristarte soon finds that Seiya is overly cautious in everything, even her. Nevertheless, as Seiya and Ristarte tread to Gaeabrande, Seiya’s overly cautious nature seems correct.
Production of Cautious Hero Anime
In 2018, it was announced that Cautious Hero would get an anime adaptation with White Fox (Steins;Gate, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, Akame Ga Kill!!, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World). Masayuki Sakoi helmed the production, Kenta Ihara handled the series composition, and Mai Toda designed the characters. Here is the main line-up of the Cautious Hero anime:
- Ryuuguuin Seiya: Yuichiro Umehara
- Ristarte: Aki Toyosaki
- Mash: Kengo Kawanishi
- Elulu: Aoi Koga
Funimation first licensed the series. However, after Sony acquired Crunchyroll, the series moved to Crunchyroll. Muse Asia also streams the anime on their official YouTube channel. The third and tenth episodes were delayed due to production issues. To compensate, re-broadcasting of the second episode took place for episode 3, while a recap took responsibility for the 10th episode.
Besides its main anime, Seiya and Ristarte also starred in another anime titled Isekai Quartet, a crossover anime consisting of other isekai-themed anime by Kadokawa, such as Re:Zero, Konosuba, to The Rising of the Shield Hero.
Will There Be Cautious Hero Season 2?
The anime ended in 2019 with 12 episodes. However, almost 3 years after, there have been no words about Cautious Hero Season 2. Mixing comedy, action, fantasy, and romance, Cautious Hero received a 7.49 out of 10 from more than 335,000 votes. With the light novel still going on, will we ever see another series of Cautious Hero?
Unfortunately, there is a slim possibility of Cautious Hero Season 2. White Fox or Kadokawa remain clammed up about the continuation of Cautious Hero besides the main characters making their appearance in Isekai Quartet. Moreover, the manga adaptation of Cautious Hero already ended in October 2022, and there has been no new light novel of Cautious Hero for more than 2 years (despite the ongoing status).
Potential Story for Cautious Hero Season 2
The first season of Cautious Hero tells about the adventure of Ristarte and Seiya in the Gaeabrande world. Even though overly cautious, Seiya managed to save the day. However, it is revealed that both Ristarte and Seiya actually knew each other from their previous life. Seiya’s inability to save Ristarte causes him to be overly cautious of everything. Hence, this time, he could save Ristarte and Gaeabrande at the cost of his own life.
Therefore, what can we see in Cautious Hero Season 2? For your information, Cautious Hero only covered the first volume of the light novel, meaning there are 6 more volumes to be adapted into. In the final episode, Ristarte is tasked to save Exfolia, the previous B-level turned to an SS-level world, as her punishment. The good news is that she is permitted to summon Seiya once more. Therefore, the next season might revolve around the struggle of Seiya and Ristarte to save Exfolia from the powerful Demon Lord.
However, up to this point, there has been no confirmation whether Cautious Hero Season 2 is happening. But, it might happen in not so distant future. Until then, we must wait for White Fox or Kadokawa to announce it “Ready Perfectly”.