The team behind the anime adaptation of Ren Eguchi and illustrator Masa’s “Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill” light novel series has confirmed that a second season is in the works. The news was celebrated with special illustrations by Masa, the manga artists K Akagishi and Momo Futaba, and the anime’s director Kiyoshi Matsuda.
The first season of the anime premiered exclusively in Japan on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV. It later aired on TV Tokyo and other channels. Crunchyroll also streamed the series as it aired in Japan.
The main cast of the first season included Yūma Uchida as Mukouda (Mukouda Tsuyoshi), Satoshi Hino as Fel, Hina Kino as Sui, and Maaya Uchida as Ninrir. Kiyoshi Matsuda directed the first season at MAPPA, while Michiko Yokote oversaw the series scripts. Nao Ōtsu adapted Masa’s original character designs for animation. The music was composed by Masato Kōda, Kana Utatade, and Kuricorder Quartet.
The story follows Mukouda Tsuyoshi, a regular guy from modern Japan who is unexpectedly summoned to a world of swordplay and sorcery. However, it turns out the kingdom summoned him by mistake, and his abilities are far inferior to the three actual heroes. Realizing the kingdom’s dubious intentions, he sets out to make his own way. Mukouda relies on his unique skill, the “Online Supermarket,” which allows him to buy modern goods in the fantasy world. While not useful for combat, this skill has some surprising effects when it comes to cooking. When Mukouda introduces modern cuisine to the fantasy world, he gains an enthusiastic and repeat customer base.
The light novel series and K Akagishi’s manga adaptation are published in English by J-Novel Club. The story first appeared on the “Shosetsuka ni Narō” website in 2016, and it’s been released in print by Overlap. K Akagishi’s manga adaptation and Momo Futaba’s spinoff manga “Tondemo Skill de Isekai Hōrō Meshi: Sui no Daibōken” are also published in Japan by Overlap.