Marvel is known for having bomb animation, villains, and superhero shows. Created by Wil Speck, Hit-Monkey is the newest Marvel collection, and we can already tell it will be better than Guardians of the Galaxy. The first two episodes are not as captivating, but the more you dive into the show, the more you cannot get your eyes off it.
Hit-Monkey is a snow monkey with an American Assassin as a tutor. The ill-treated monkey rules Tokyo’s underworld until he is caught and gets executed. The last season left fans in a cliffhanger, and we can only hope that we get to see the second part of the series again. But the question is, will the series get renewed?
Hit-Monkey Season 2 Release Date: When can we expect it?
The creators and the official streaming channel for Hit Monkey are yet to announce a release date for the series’s second season. We are not yet sure whether the series will be renewed for the second part or canceled.
The first season, released simultaneously on November 17, 2021 had ten episodes, and we could expect the same or addition in the second season. With a rating of 8.1/10 on IMDB and a 73% on Rotten tomatoes, the animation did quite well, and the chances of renewal were quite high. The show was renewed for a new season only recently, and considering the timeline of the production of Season 1, the second season will not be back until 2024.
Hit-Monkey Season 2 Plot: What will Happen?
Hit-Monkey season one had fans crossing their fingers to see who would be the next boss. However, this was revealed in the last episode, and it was worth the wait. We expect the second season to answer our questions and at the same time be filled with the same excitement and an epic plot just like in the first season was. The show’s producer may have revealed that Campbell will take a more active role than he did in the first season of the play. He will assume far more prominent roles than the minor character he was in season one.
Hit-Monkey Season 2 Cast: Who will make a comeback?
Official confirmation for the second season cast is yet to be made, but we can expect all of the previous cast featuring in the second season. We can also expect the series to employ new characters depending on how the plot will develop. Fred Tatasciore will play the role of Hit-Monkey, Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso), Bryce, Olivia Munn voicing Akiko, George Takei voicing Shinji Yokohama. Haruka (Monster Musume) as Ally Maki, Nobi Nakanishi is voicing Ito, Feodor Chin voicing Police Captain, and Jeanne Sakata portraying Mrs.Takahara.
Hit-Monkey Season 2 Trailer: When will we see it?
The trailer of the second season of Hit-Monkey is yet to be released on Hulu. However, the first season’s trailer was released on 18th October, and you can stream it on Hulu or YouTube. Like all famous shows, Hit-Monkey has similarities to some shows that you may have had in mind while streaming the first season. Shows such as Loki, Archer, Wanda Vision, What If, and Agent Carter are some of the similar shows streaming on Hulu that you can check out.
Hit-Monkey Season 1 Recap:
The television series centers around Hit-Monkey, a Japanese macaque who is a lesser-known adversary of Deadpool. Clad in a suit and armed with firearms, Hit-Monkey specializes in eliminating other assassins. The source material for the show is derived from Hit-Monkey’s standalone origin comic by Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajić, which was published in 2010. This comic provides background information for Hit-Monkey’s appearance in three issues of Deadpool and the subsequent limited series that was released in the same year.
Despite the reimagining of the story, certain key elements remain intact. The narrative revolves around an enigmatic human assassin who is adopted by a tribe of snow monkeys in Japan. Tragically, all but one of the monkeys are slaughtered by the assassin’s adversaries. The remaining macaque, having received training in the art of stealthy murder from the assassin, embarks on a mission of revenge, with the ghost of the assassin by its side.
The show introduces several notable changes, with the assassin being given a name (Bryce), an American background, and a distinct personality reminiscent of Jason Sudeikis channeling Archer. Together, Bryce and Hit-Monkey embark on a violent journey through the ranks of a Tokyo political conspiracy, eliminating each colorful villain they encounter in their quest to uncover the truth behind the murder of their respective families.
The culmination of the season sees Hit-Monkey relentlessly working his way through the Tokyo police force, confronting and defeating Yuki and Silver Samurai, ascending a towering skyscraper, attempting to eliminate Lady Bullseye, and ultimately killing Shinji before he can escape.
This entire season artfully weaves a tale of vengeance, drenched in blood and darkness. It delves deep into the vivid underworld of Japan, demonstrating how its influence and corruption seep into every facet of society and politics.
Hit-Monkey Season 1 Review:
The show has received varying opinions from critics. According to IGN’s review, the series ultimately succeeds, but there are concerns about accent and makeup choices, as well as an excessive focus on discussing the “rules,” which can make the viewing experience uneven.
Hit-Monkey Season 1 Rating:
Season 1 of ‘Hit-Monkey’ has garnered mixed reviews from critics. According to IGN, while the series overall works, there were some issues with accent and makeup choices, as well as a tendency to overly explain the “rules,” which resulted in a somewhat uneven viewing experience. Rotten Tomatoes gives the show a Tomatometer score of 84% based on 19 reviews and an audience score of 88% based on 100+ ratings.
The general consensus is that while Marvel’s Hit-Monkey may not be as groundbreaking as its title implies, the vibrant animation and strong voice cast make it consistently enjoyable. In a review from But Why Tho, the show is rated 7/10 and described as a high-octane, graphic shoot ’em up that delivers plentiful blood and violence. Led by the compelling voice work of Jason Sudeikis, it undeniably showcases impressive voice talent.
Where to Watch Hit-Monkey Season 1?
You can watch the series on Hulu. Here is the list of episodes for Season 1 of ‘Hit-Monkey’:
- Pilot (Episode 1)
- Bright Lights, Big City (Episode 1)
- Legend of the Drunken Monkey (Episode 1)
- The Code (Episode 1)
- Run Monkey Run (Episode 1)
- The Long Goodbye (Episode 1)
- Sayonara Monkey (Episode 2)
- Home Sweet Home (Episode 2)
- The End: Part One (Episode 1)
- The End: Part Two
Click here to watch season 1 of the series.