Asteroid in Love (aka Koisuru Asuteroido) is one of the “Slice of life” genre anime released in 2020. A manga adaptation, the series is licensed by Funimation and Crunchyroll. The anime, licensed by these two giant anime distributors, had the chance to gain viewers from all over the world. Asteroid in Love was created by Doga Koba, a long-established Japanese animation studio. We know the studio from famous anime such as Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun and Plastic Memories. The anime originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, TVA, BS11 on January 3, 2020. The details of the second season of the series, whose last episode, called Connected Cosmos, was published on March 27, 2020, is curious. So has the anime been renewed for a second season?
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What was the Asteroid in Love about?
As a little girl, Mira Kinohata meets a boy named Ao at the camp. Looking at the starry sky, Mira learns that there is a star of the same name as herself, but not a star named Ao. The two promise each other to one day discover asteroids together and find a star Ao can name after. A few years later, Mira enrolls at Hoshizaki High School and decides to join the astronomy club to fulfill her promise.
However, she learns that her astronomy club will be merged with the geological research community. When she tells Ao Manaka about the club room situation, it comes as an even greater shock to find out that Ao is a girl.
Will there be a second season of Asteroid in Love?
Crunchyroll or Funimation has not yet renewed the series for a second season. However, this is a situation we are used to in anime. Asteroid in Love was one of the anime that was released to support the sales of the manga. There are a few factors that we can evaluate whether the anime will have a second season or not.
Manga Status of the anime
Asteroid in Love is a manga adaptation anime. Written and illustrated by manga writer Quro, the manga made its debut in January 2017. The good news is that the manga is still going on. In total, three volumes have been released so far.
|Volume 1||March 27, 2018|
|Volume 2||May 27, 2019|
|Volume 3||February 27, 2020|
Except for the last volume, the first two volumes cover the anime. In this case, there are not enough resources for a second season yet. The manga is published on average once a year, and with a new volume expected in 2021, enough resource material will be created for a second season.
Release date of Season 2
Although the series is a successful manga series, the anime could not achieve the same success. Koisuru asuteroido was only rated 100 times on IMDb and had low popularity, according to Myanimelist data. Under these data, it is very difficult to see a second season of the series. Right now, the only thing that can be done to see a new season is to recommend the series to those around you. It is very unlikely to see a new season, but if we see a surprise renewal, the series resource material will be completed in 2021, and we will see a possible new season in 2022.
What is the studio working on?
It is unknown whether the studio is working for Asteroid in Love Season 2 yet, there is no known confirmation on this subject, but some approved work has surfaced.
|Release Date||Anime||Genre||Source material|
|No renewal||Asteroid in Love||Slice of life||Adaptation of a manga written by Quro.|
|2021||Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy||Comedy, Romance||Adaptation of a light novel written by Shūichi Nimaru.|
|2022||Möbius Dust||Kids, Game||Adaptation of a story written by Hajime Shinagawa.|
|TBA||My Senpai Is Annoying||Comedy, Slice of Life, Romance||Adaptation of a manga written by Shiro Manta.|