To Your Eternity is a heartfelt, beautifully crafted supernatural anime that definitely deserves its place as one of the stars of the Spring 2021 anime season. At 20 episodes, the show is a bit longer than other anime of the season, which are expected to conclude at 12 or 13 episodes at most. This is not to say that fans won't crave more content once it's done. So, is there going to be a Season 2 of To Your Eternity? Here's what we expect to happen:
AUGUST 2021 UPDATE: As of August 2021, right after the airing of the 20th and final episode, To Your Eternity Season 2 was officially announced. Little is known about it, but, according to MyAnimeList, it should start airing on July 2022, less than a year from now!
To Your Eternity or Fumetsu adapts Yoshitoki Oima's manga of the same name, and since the creator has also penned A Silent Voice, you knew it was going to be a tearjerker. In this moving shonen, we follow a being that is sent to earth in the form of an orb. At first "it" has no emotions or identity to speak of but develops through emotional stimulation. Through interactions with other beings, human or not, the orb takes the form of a stone, a wolf, and, eventually, a boy named Fushi, which basically means "immortal."
But being the only immortal one around is hard. In his journey, Fushi meets many friends – and loses them (although we do see them return in a way). Going into each episode, you know you might cry. And somehow, the more you watch, the more you want to discover new feelings along with Fushi.
With Season 1 of To Your Eternity still ongoing, we don't have a release date for Season 2, although it would be reasonable to expect one, given the show's critical acclaim. The manga's first arc concluded in 2019, with the second arc currently ongoing, so much will depend on the pace of Season 1. If there's still enough material after its conclusion, a new season could come as soon as a year from now, but if the 20th episode of To Your Eternity Season 1 sees most of the existent material adapted, waiting for longer would only make sense.
The good thing about To Your Eternity is that it doesn't seem likely to leave us with a cliff-hanger to worry about for years. The pacing is sweet and mellow, and most arcs tell stories that stand quite well on their own, leaving us satisfied, if a little heartbroken. Such a unique show deserves all the time it needs to keep delivering emotional, artistically sound episodes.