A fan-favorite anime based on a fantasy manga is coming back for season 2

A fan-favorite anime based on a fantasy manga is coming back – 'Tis Time for "Torture," Princess will return for season 2. 

As you can probably guess by the title, the anime is a comedy, which sees a Princess – armed with a sentient Excalibur, no less – taken captive by the army her own forces are fighting against. But, rather than facing horrors with her demonic interrogator, she's instead treated to some nice snacks. Kill them with kindness, right? 

There's also a trailer for the new season, which you can watch above. While the series so far only scores a 6.4 out of 10 on IMDb, it has an impressive 4.1 stars (out of five) on Crunchyroll. Fan reviews praise "really, really good animation," say it's "exactly like the manga," and also say "it's cute and it's funny." Season 1 consists of 12 episodes which can be streamed on Crunchyroll now. 

The anime is adapted from the manga of the same name, written by Robinson Haruhara and with art from Hirake. 14 volumes have been released so far, with a 15th coming in May. 

Elsewhere in the anime world, Frieren: Beyond Journey's End is proving incredibly popular, while Netflix has released a teaser trailer for Rising Impact season 1, which is based on a beloved game manga. Plus, the final trailer for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3 has also been unveiled. 

You can fill out your watchlist with our guide to the best anime to watch now, as well as the best anime shows on Netflix

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.