DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year- is a popular anime series in the Yaoi genre, meaning boys’ love. The anime released in 2018 is actually based on a manga series written by Hashigo Sakurabi. Directed by Naoyuki Tatsuwa, the anime was created by CloverWorks studio, famous for its popular anime. CloverWorks has made a lot of noise in recent years with anime such as The Promised Neverland and Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. The series was originally broadcast on Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, SUN, KBS between October 5, 2018 – December 28, 2018. The production, licensed by Aniplex of America, was also listed on Crunchyroll and also on Funimation. Thanks to this, it was noticed by many viewers, and now its second season is eagerly awaited. So, will there be a second season of the series?
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What was the plotline of the anime?
The main character is Takato Saijo, 28 years old. Takato Saijo is a veteran actor who has been in the entertainment world since he was eight years old and had 20 years of experience. It gained popularity due to its sweet looks and highly capable acting and was ranked first in a certain magazine’s “Men who want to be embraced” ranking for five consecutive years. However, Takato, who was expecting to take the series again this year, will be deprived of his position by another main character, Junta Higashiya.
Junta Higashiya is a new actor who has been performing for there years. Takato was deprived of the man who wants to be embraced by newcomer Junta Higashiya and was cast as a supporting actor in the movie starring Higashiya for the first time, so he does not have good feelings for Junta Higashiya. However, in the meantime, Takato is going to drink with Higashiya. With the drunken momentum, Takato throws a complaint about Higashiya to himself.
It was on the bed of Junta Higashiya’s house that the drunken high man woke up. Takato, who had been filmed last night’s ugliness, is prepared to be threatened by Higashiya. However, what Higashiya asked for was a high-ranking person himself. “I want to embrace Mr. Saijo …” Takato, who was forced by Higashiya, was forced to form a physical relationship.
Will there be a second season of Dakaichi?
CloverWorks or any related company has not renewed the anime for a second season yet. But no worries. Anime series can take years to renew, and when we look at CloverWorks’ previous productions, we see that there are productions that succeed in renewing for a second season. Until there is an official announcement for the second season, we can speculate about it. There are a few important criteria to consider in this regard. The most important of these are manga status, popularity, and indirectly Blu-Ray sales.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the series is based on the manga written by Hashigo Sakurabi. The manga series has been publishing in Magazine Be × Boy and began to be published in 2013. It is very difficult to reach manga since there is no English publisher. But the good news for anime is that the manga is still going on.
The manga has been released in 7 volumes so far. The anime’s first season was covering volumes 1-5. Unfortunately, the manga series has been largely adapted to anime. It means that we need to wait for more manga volume to provide enough source material.
Popularity status of the anime
According to the data of the past year, Blu-Ray sales of the anime are over 7000. It’s enough for popularity! There seems to be a jinx (or rather, the budget situation for adults) that “If you can’t sell more than 5,000 discs for anime, you can’t make the second term”, but in the case of “Dakaichi”, it passed! On the other hand, manga’s popularity is sufficient, with a circulation of 2.5 million copies.
When is the release date of the second season of DAKAICHI?
Although there is no renewal yet, a new season is very promising. There is enough popularity, and the manga continues. However, the manga doesn’t currently provide enough source material. We will follow the news for you. If the renewal comes, the anime’s new season will arrive in 2023 at the earliest because the source material can only be provided somewhere in 2023.