We are delighted to share the In/Spectre Season 2 Episode Guide with you, but before moving on, let’s learn more about this series. After watching In/Spectre Season 1, which ends with a cliffhanger, it’s a basic human tendency to check for In/Spectre Season 2 episodes, and the happiness one gets when one sees that season 2 has started airing already cannot be described by mere words.
Invented Inference, popularly known as In/Spectre, is a Japanese novel written by Kyo Shirodaira, illustrated by Hiro Kyohara and published by Kodansha. Since 2015 the manga adaptation by Chasiba Katase has been serialized in Monthly Kodansha Shonen Magazine. The manga series has 18 Tankobon volumes. The anime adaptation of In/Spectre was produced by Brain’s Base, which aired season 1 between January and March 2020. In/Spectre Season 2 premiered in January 2023, with its first episode on January 9, 2023.
Crunchyroll, the worldwide popular anime streaming platform, once again produced another season for a supernatural seinen anime series, In/Spectre. Before you go through the episode guide of In/Spectre Season 2, it’s highly recommended to recap In/Spectre Season 1 for a better experience. If you feel slothful, read the recap we shared below.
In/Spectre Season 1 Plot
Kuro Sakuragawa, an extraordinary high school student, struggles to move on from his ex. He visits a hospital from time to time, where he crosses paths with Kotoko Iwanaga. Upon learning that Kuro is single, Kotoko instantly confesses her love for him and reveals that she had a crush on him for two years. She discloses that she is a “Goddess of Wisdom” who serves as an intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds.
Kuro, doubting her abilities, decides to cross-check her, and their identities are revealed in the library while fighting a yokai. Kuro admits he is a monster who has eaten the flesh of two different yokai, making him immortal with near-absolute precognition power. Kuro gives in to Kotoko’s request to join her to maintain peace between the supernatural and the real world.
In/Spectre Season 1 Recap
In Season 1, we learned about Kuro’s family and their dark secret of experimenting with yokai meat for generations. Kuro’s grandmother fed Kuro and his siblings the meat of yokai, and no sooner did he realise that it was yokai’s meat; than his siblings were already dead. He later discovers that his cousin Rikka also survived treacherous and nasty experiments and was initially assumed to be dead.
The mystery behind why Kuro was the only one who survived is yet to be revealed. Even if we know Kotoko’s backstory, there are still many things to be answered, which we are expecting In/Spectre Season 2 to cover.
In the last few episodes of In/Spectre Season 1, the story focused on Steel Lady Nanase, a wandering ghost of a deceased teen idol. The episode ends with Kure and Kotoko finally defeating the ghost and resolving the mysterious case.
Cast & Crew Members of In/Spectre Season 2
The cast members/voice actors/actresses of In/Spectre Season 2 are as follows:
- Akari Kitō as Kotoko Iwanaga
- Mamoru Miyano as Kurō Sakuragawa
- Aoi Yūki as Yuki-Onna
- Kana Ichinose as Marumi Oki
- Makoto Furukawa as Masayuki Muroi
- Mayumi Sako as Rikka Sakuragawa
- Shimba Tsuchiya as Kazuyuki Konno
- Tomokazu Sugita as Bake-neko
- Tomoko Miyadera as Tae Shimai
- Baron Yamazaki as Announcer (ep 17)
- Genta Nakamura as Detective Honda (ep 15)
- Hiroki Matsukawa as Mayor (ep 18)
- Joichiro Yoshida as Detective (ep 14)
In/Spectre Season 2 Episode Release Dates
In/Spectre fans who wish to know the exact release dates of In/Spectre Season 2 can be at ease because we will be sharing with you the confirmed dates for the release of In/Spectre Season 2 episodes. The episodes are aired every Monday in Japan (Sunday/Tuesday in other places)
- 1 That God’s Name Is – Mon Jan 09, 2023
- 2 The Yuki-Onna’s Dilemma – Mon Jan 16, 2023
- 3 The Yuki-Onna’s Alibi – Mon Jan 23, 2023
- 4 The Yuki-Onna’s Innocence – Mon Jan 30, 2023
- 5 Rikka Returns – Mon Feb 06, 2023
- 6 Electroshock Pinocchio – Mon Feb 13, 2023
- 7 Or You Could Wish Upon a Star – Mon Feb 20, 2023
- 8 And So The Ruler Disappeared – Mon Feb 27, 2023
- 9 TBA – Mon Mar 06, 2023
- 10 TBA – Mon Mar 13, 2023
- 11 TBA – Mon Mar 20, 2023
- 12 TBA – Mon Mar 27, 2023
Dates may vary due to any unforeseen circumstances, but as of now, the mentioned dates are confirmed.
In/Spectre Season 2 Episode Timings
The timetable for In/Spectre Season 2 anime episodes has been shared with you. Remember to check with your location, as the timings may vary from place to place.
- JST – 1:05 a.m.
- ET – 12:05 p.m.
- CT – 11:05 a.m.
- PT – 9:05 a.m.
In/Spectre Season 2 Plot
In/Spectre Season 2 will continue from where it left off; it will cover volume 8 of the Invented Inference novel. A short description of the volume by Kodansha has been shared below.
“Totomizu was a flourishing little seaside tourist town until suddenly, thousands of dead fish started washing up on shore. No one knows what’s causing it–no one, that is, but the specters. They say a strange wooden doll is behind this unnatural phenomenon. Can Kotoko solve the mystery and save the town?”
Where to Watch In/Spectre Season 2?
Citizens of Japan can watch the show on local channels like Tokyo MX and BS-NTV. The episodes will be available online streaming platforms like Netflix Japan and Crunchyroll (for people who do not reside in Japan).
We waited long enough for the second season, which finally arrived. We can’t wait to know what turn of events we will see in In/Spectre Season 2.
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