The official website for Production I.G's original anime B: The Beginning confirmed today that its second season is now in the works. The news was also revealed by one of the anime's two directors, Kazuto Nakazawa, at the "Netflix Studio Focus Panel" in the 42nd Annecy International Animated Film Festival held in France on June 12.
The anime's 12-episode first season has been streamed on Netflix since March 2018. A streaming schedule for the second season is currently listed as "coming soon."
Netflix Japan's official YouTube channel has already started a 20-second teaser for the second season.
The story of B: The Beginning is co-created by Production I.G and 49-year-old Kazuto Nakazawa,
best known for his works for the animation part in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill: Volume 1.
He also serves as co-director with Yoshinobu Yamakawa (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?).
Netfilx describes its story as below:
In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona.
Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal
organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer,
Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G.
Original Story: Production I.G & Kazuto Nakazawa
Director: Kazuto Nakazawa & Yoshinobu Yamakawa (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
Series Composition/Screenplays: Masaya Ishida
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Kazuto Nakazawa
Music Yoshihiro Ike (Tiger & Bunny)
Anime Production: Production I.G
Main Voice Cast:
Keith Kazama Flick: Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji in One Piece)
Koku: Yuuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan)
Lily Hoshina: Asami Seto (Chihaya Ayase in Chihayafuru)
Eric Toga: Hiroki Touchi (Chris Redfield in Resident Evil)
Boris Meyer: Minoru Inaba (Monjii in One Piece)
Kaela Yoshinaga: Ami Koshimizu (Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon Crystal)
Brian Brandon: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuuri Katsuki in Yuri!!! on Ice)
Mario Luis Zuleta: Shintaro Tanaka (Kei Nagara in Cardfight!! Vanguard G)
Jean Henry Richard: Atsushi Goto (Bunzou in Naruto)
Gilbert Ross: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Takaya Aiba in Tekkaman Blade)
Minatsuki: Kaito Ishikawa (Rinne Rokudou in Rin-ne)
© Kazuto Nakazawa / Production I.G