Aho-Girl is a beloved anime series in the slice of life and comedy genre. The anime, which Kodansha began publishing in 2012 and based on Hiroyuki’s manga series, was released in 2017. The creative studio is Diomedéa, which we know by the animes Domestic Girlfriend and Ahiru no Sora. The series, centered on the daily life of Yoshiko Hanabatake, a stupid high school student, was welcomed with great interest during the airing period and left its fans alone with the expectation of a second season in the following years. The second season of the anime, which was broadcasted originally on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11 local channels between July 4, 2017 – September 19, 2017, is still being wondered years later. Is it possible to see a new season after about four years?
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What is the plotline of the anime?
“How stupid can a person be?” It is a series that will make you regret every scene you ask the question. Yoshiko is a stupid girl who can get a 0 in all the exams she takes, and even these exams are multiple-choice. Our main character knows no boundaries with his stupidity in his social and school life. Yoshiko is hanging out with her neighbor Ak-kun, and her mother asks her to marry him. We watched with laughter at Yoshiko’s stupidities that made Ak-kun crazy.
Will there be a second season of Aho-Girl?
The first season of the anime was released in 2017, and we haven’t seen a new season confirmation so far. At the time of writing, as of March 2021, Studio Diomedéa or Manga publisher Kodansha has yet to renew the anime for a second season. Those who follow closely know that a new season of animes may come to the screens years and years later. We will speculate about a new season as there is no official announcement yet. While evaluating the new season’s possibilities, main factors such as manga source adequacy, popularity, and disc sales should be considered. Let’s examine it under these headings.
Manga status of the anime
At the beginning of the article, the manga series we mentioned is a manga series with the same name written and illustrated by Hiroyuki. Originally published by Kodansha between November 28, 2012 – December 15, 2017, the manga series was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine until 2015 and later in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. Besides, the manga series published in English by Kodansha Comics is not ongoing anymore. The first 4 volumes of the manga series, which consisted of 12 volumes in total, were adapted to the anime’s first season. Considering the remaining stock material, there is no problem in terms of source material for a new season. The fact that the manga contains sufficient source material shows that we can see a new season in the future.
Disc sales of the anime
Disc sales are the biggest parameter that supports the possibilities of the new season of the anime. For an anime season to be profitable, it is expected to sell about 4,000 discs. However, it seems that Aho-Girl does not move forward with this strategy. The anime’s disc sales were not made alone and were sold in packages with the manga series. From this perspective, we can see that the anime is an advertising-oriented product for the manga series. Just as a comment, the manga series is now complete, and a new anime season to support manga sales can be too risky.
Some exclusive distributors have released anime. Anime featured in U-NEXT and d Anime Store made extra profits from these distributorships. However, it was not involved in Crunchyroll and Funimation and did not have a distributor in NA. The anime’s overall popularity score is 84.9%, and it has 23.3K followers on Twitter. Considering the pros and cons, a second season of the anime is quite unlikely.
When is the second season of Aho-Girl?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. According to the second season’s speculation, which we made by evaluating some main factors such as manga status, popularity, and disc sales, the second season’s probability is around 20%. But the anime world is full of surprises, and for a second season, the manga contains enough source material for a new anime season. If there is a renewal soon, the average production time will be one year, and it will be possible to see a new season in 2022-2023. However, since this probability is very low, we recommend that the viewers read the series’s manga.