sky already said that they would continue to translate up until 5 months before the release of the first novel, so they estimate continuing until late december which they say should allow them to catch up on all of the novels. everything after that though youll have to wait for
they can still introduce the PDL without mentioning that he fought shalltear, its not that big a plot point to where it cant be changed slightly for the anime
thats also something that can easily be skipped over, although i personally expect that scene to show up at the end of this season since a lot of LN anime adaptations like to tease future events at the very end. that or the black scripture captain meeting with ZZ (or both)
since nigredo is somewhat crucial for the upcoming problem that may arise which include her sister
not really, since that isnt something that has been discussed in the LN yet and its a short conversation that could really be added in anywhere. a second season is always iffy when it comes to LN adaptations, but something like whether or not nigredo is shown wont be the deciding factor
yea they all are from those first three, we just dont have actual pictures for most of the minor characters that show up briefly
P.S. i agree its looking really good, i like the opening a lot and am really excited to see more.
on another note, were the pictures of albedo in the ending drawn by So-Bin? it was hard to tell cuz of the effects but they seemed like the same style and i thought they looked pretty good
yea that scene was just to show the superiority of the guild, the scene we mentioned though was during the opening song right after brain is shown you see a bunch of characters we havent seen before. i was speculating that these guys were the many minor characters that we meet in the first 3 novels, like the black scripture, the many adventurers from E-rantel, and some bandits/thugs. all of these people we have names for but weve never seen their faces and they only showed up briefly but still contributed in moving the main plot along
after watching the opening, i think those extra charcters you were referring to may be the minor adventurers that were present at the meeting in the 3rd novel. seemed like they were presented in a way that implied they werent major characters, but characters that previously weve only had the names of
its not common but there have been anime in the past that will tease future events of a LN in the opening even though they dont end up in the anime, but like i said its not common. i originally said the 1-3 volumes because normally in a 12-13 long anime youll have 2 or 3 climactic situations, trying to do more than that will probably lead to rushing. i really think itd be impossible to get that far in 13 episodes since youd need atleast 3 episodes per book and if they tried to make it all the way to 6 it definitely wouldnt work. a different theory is they may just be trying to add interest via the opening by showing off all the characters, from what i understand sebas and coctyus dont have very important roles in the first 3 novels so to prevent those characters from going to waste they may add some scenes.