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, 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?
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?
Manga publisher Kodansha, Telecom Animation Film, or any anime-related company has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Renewal of anime can sometimes take many years. It is still unclear whether the anime will have a new season so far. We will update this section of our article with official updates, but it is possible to speculate about it for now. As a result of our speculation, we are hopeful about the second season of the anime. Some main factors directly affect the fate of the anime. Manga source material availability, popularity, disc sales, etc. factors are the main criteria of our evaluation. Let’s see together.
Manga status of the anime
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 10 volumes in total as of today. The 11th volume will meet with its followers on August 6, 2021. 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 only 4 volumes of source material left for now and not enough for a new season. But the manga series is fortunately ongoing, and somewhere in 2022, the source material will be enough. Still, this means that even if a new season is possible, we won’t be seeing it anytime soon.
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 for an anime targeting a new season. From this perspective, a second season looks pretty risky because the anime does not have a big exclusive distributor or a game to earn additional income.
The anime 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 #324. 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 47k people. Not bad for a new anime, but if it wants a new season, it should have more.
Popularity on Myanimelist
Success in Disc Sales
Following on Twitter
Search volume on Google
When is the second season of Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro?
Although there is no official announcement, we have made predictions about whether the anime will have a new season. In summary, the anime’s popularity is above average compared to other ones aired in the same period, but disc sales are a concern. We are a little bit worried, and we think there will be a 50% chance of a new anime season. The manga doesn’t provide enough source material yet, but it won’t be a problem in 2022. Considering the production period and source material delay, it is possible to see a new season of the anime somewhere around 2024. Stay tuned for updates. Till then, we recommend the Higehiro or Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun series, which are in the same genre to anime lovers.
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