Birdie Wing – Golf Girls’ Story season 2 has been confirmed to be in production, but the release date has been delayed until April 2023.
Sports-based anime series can often be a glass-half-full type of production; however, with Ao Ashi, Blue Lock, and Birdie Wing – Golf Girls’ Story, it appears that sports-based series are finally back with world-class quality content.
The latter series, Birdie Wing – Golf Girls’ Story concluded its first anime season in June 2022, with fans immediately asking the team at Bandai Namco Pictures for a second round to go into production.
Thankfully, it didn’t take long before our prayers were answered; however, season 2 of Birdie Wing has sadly now been delayed until April 2023 – here is everything that you need to know.
Birdie Wing – Golf Girls’ Story renewed for season 2
The season 1 finale of Birdie Wing – Golf Girls’ Story premiered on June 29 via the Crunchyroll streaming platform. Thankfully, only a matter of minutes after the domestic broadcast concluded in Japan, it was announced that season 2 of the hit anime was in production.
The announcement was made via the Birdie Wing website and Twitter page with the caption “Please look forward to the battle between Eve & Tenwa Aoi pair and strong enemies!”
“Expect heated matches against the best in the All-Japan High School Girls’ Golf Doubles Championship, secrets about Eve and Aoi Amawashi to be revealed, and a furious development that will expand the stage to the world!” – Preview text, via birdie-wing website.
The series maintained positive ratings across the 2022 Spring slate, with the anime being rather unique in it being an original production, i.e., there is no source material from a light novel or manga used as an adaptation.
As of October 27, Birdie Wing is scoring a 4.6/5 on Crunchyroll Reviews, a 7.5/10 on IMDB, 3.7/5 on Anime Planet and 7.49/10 on MyAnimeList; with the series also proving to be popular enough domestically in Japan to merit a second course.
“It’s rare that anime original stuff get second seasons and I don’t think Banco animation are known for it, but I would absolutely love to see more Birdie Wing in any capacity as it will no doubt be one of my top shows of the year and one of the best sports anime I’ve seen. I will certainly miss Birdie Wing Tuesdays. Birdie Wing gets 10 Blue Bullets out of 10.” – User Marinate1016, via MAL.
Birdie Wing season 2 release delayed until April 2023
Alongside confirmation that Birdie Wings would return for season 2, it was revealed that the anime will release its second broadcast in January 2023. Unfortunately, it has just been announced that season 2 of the sports anime has been delayed until April 2023.
In a statement on the official Japanese website, the production team said “Thank you for your continued support of “BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story-“. Due to various reasons, we have decided to postpone the broadcast of “BIRDIE WING -Golf Girls’ Story-” Season 2, which was scheduled to start in January 2023.”
“The broadcast is currently scheduled to begin in April 2023, and we will make an announcement on our official website and Twitter once a more detailed date and time have been set.”
The number of episodes in season 2 has not yet been confirmed and neither have the main production staff or voice cast; however, fans of the series can look forward to another 12 episodes, with the voice cast set to reprise their roles in season 2.
At an early prediction, fans should see Birdie Wing season 2 episode 1 premiere on either Thursday, April 6 or 13 in accordance with the domestic programming block from the Spring season.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]