Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, also known as Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san, is a romantic comedy anime that first aired in the spring of 2021. It isn’t easy to stand out in this genre, where most manga and anime are published in Japanese culture. However, Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro is one of the anime and manga series that has achieved this popularity. Adapted from the series written by Nanashi and published as a web manga, the anime was created by Telecom Animation Film, a subsidiary of TMS Entertainment. The studio had previously proven itself with the Tower of God manhwa (Korean manga) anime adaptation. The anime originally aired on local Japanese networks such as Tokyo MX, BS11, MBS, and AT-X from April 11, 2021, to June 27, 2021. With Crunchyroll‘s licensing of the anime, anime lovers worldwide had the opportunity to watch the anime. Therefore, there is a very strong fan base waiting for a second season. So will the anime have a second season and the release date decided already?
What is the plotline of the anime?
High schooler Hayase Nagatoro likes to spend her free time doing one thing, and that is bullying her Senpai! Nagatoro and her friends take pleasure in brutally bullying their shy Senpai after they come across promising drawings. Nagatoro decides to continue this cruel game and visits her Senpai daily, forcing him to do whatever she pleases at the time. Especially if it is going to bother him. Senpai’s favorite things, hobbies, looks, and even personality are used in quirks that Nagatoro enjoys. As time passes, Senpai realizes that he is not really bothered by Nagatoro’s presence, and a tough relationship develops between them, one patiently enduring the other’s actions.
Will there be a second season of Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro?
The anime’s first season was aired on April 11, 2021, and consisted of 12 episodes. On October 23, 2021, a special event was held for Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, and some news was shared with the fans. The most exciting of these was about the second season. According to the announcement made at this event, the anime has been renewed for a second season! The character designer Misaki Suzuki, who will also take part in the new season, has drawn a new visual to celebrate this happy news.
The new season date was not stated in the first announcement made during the special event for the anime. However, on June 30, 2022, more details about the second season surfaced on the anime’s official website. In addition, the cast that takes part in the new season has been announced. The second season is titled “Don’t Toy With Me, Nagataki-san 2nd Attack“, and a new teaser visual has been shared for the 2nd season.
Sumire Uesaka as Nagatoro
Daiki Yamashita as Senpai
Mikako Komatsu as Gamo-chan
Aina Suzuki as Yosshii
Shiori Izawa as Sakura
Nana Mizuki as President
The most important part of the statement was that it included a new season date. Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro season 2 will air in January 2023! There is no trailer released for Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack yet, but as the release date approaches, trailers, which we can see details from the story, will be released, and we will share them with you here.
The web manga of the series is written and illustrated by Nanashi. Published in the manga app by Kodansha publishing, the series also meets readers in English under Vertical’s publishing. The manga series has been published since 2017 and has reached 13 volumes in total as of today. The 13th volume was met with its followers on April 8, 2022. In terms of anime, it is important how many volumes are adapted. It was adapted up to the 46th chapter of the manga series in the anime’s first season. This part coincides with the end of volume 6. It seems that there are 7 volumes of source material left for now and it is enough to create a new season. Also, considering that the manga series is ongoing, it is likely that source material will be created for more seasons in the future.
Manga adaptation rate
Disc Sales (BluRay and DVD)
Disc sales for anime are not as valuable as they used to be. Because in recent years, disc sales have decreased, and online video-watching habits have increased. Although not as important as before, this is still important data to see the popularity in Japan and to compare with other animes that were released in the same period. The 4th volume disc of the anime will be sold, and the first 2 volumes have already been sold. The first volume of the anime was not included in the disc sales lists. (It probably had a low sales volume.) In the second volume, it only sold 627 units. That’s a pretty low sales figure but considering decreasing disc sales in recent years with the increase of streaming platforms, the discs are not valued as much as before.
Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro has undeniable popularity, even if it fails in disc sales. Anime is in a pretty good place for a new anime in Myanimelist popularity rankings, and it’s at #247. When we look at Google searches, we see that it is searched more than popular animes such as Record of Ragnarok or Wonder Egg Priority, which were released in the same period, are searched more. Also, the anime’s ratings are average. On the other hand, the anime’s official Japanese Twitter account is followed by 62,9k people which is not bad for a new anime.
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