Written and illustrated by Sun Takeda, Gleipnir is a manga series serialized in Kodansha’s seinan manga magazine called Young Magazine the 3rd. As of May 2021, it can be collected in ten tankobon volumes. Kodansha Comics has a license to release the manga in North America. It was then adapted into an anime by Pine Jam and made its premiere in April 2020.
The story is about Shuichi Kagaya, a normal high school student who can transform into a monster, more like a giant dog mascot with a cartoonish smile. One day, he meets Claire Aoki and saved her from a warehouse fire. The two decide to team up to look for Claire’s older sister.
Gleipnir caught the attention of viewers because of the protagonists. Shuichi is an average boy with an unusual secret, and Claire is an ill-tempered girl who is looking for her sister. The duo will go on an adventure while discovering more about each other.
The interesting premise of the story intrigued a lot of anime fans to watch the series. But it has been a while since the final episode of season 1 was released, and there is still no update ever since. Fans believe that there is still so much to look forward to especially with how the first season ended.
The psychological-mystery series has enough material to cover considering that season 1 only showed until volume 4. If there are already 10 volumes available, there are still 6 volumes left to use. The story is also far from ending which is a good sign for those waiting for the anime adaptation. The manga and the anime also received a great response from fans which means that the possibility of having a season 2 is high.
Fans will just have to wait for an official announcement regarding the renewal to know what will happen next in the series or they have the option to read the manga if they wish to.