‘Gamers!‘ was one of the anime that enlivened the summer of 2017 in the romantic comedy genre. Originally based on a light novel written by Sekina Aoi, the story was adapted into an anime by the Pine Jam studio. A fairly new studio, Pine Jam has appeared in front of the audience with anime such as ‘Just Because!‘ and ‘Gleipnir‘ in recent years, and it seems that we will see more of their anime series in the future. Funimation licensed ‘Gamers!’ originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and BS11 from July 13, 2017, to September 28, 2017. The series currently consists of only 12 episodes and only one season. The story of Keita, who is a game lover, was very much appreciated by anime lovers. Now fans are excited about a second season. So, will the series have a second season?
What is the plotline of the anime?
The name of our main character is Amano Keita. Keita, a sophomore high school student, has only one love: playing games. Plays games from all platforms such as mobile games, consoles, PC. His favorites are RPGs and romantic-themed visual novel games. The lady of the series is Tendo Karen, the most popular school student, with her elite demeanor and high grades. Karen’s greatest passion is playing games too. She even managed to re-establish the school play club and became three people, including himself.
One day, Karen approaches Keita. Everyone is surprised by this situation because the school’s favorite girl speaks to the nerdy Keita. Karen invites him to the game club. Keita gets excited but decides not to join after seeing the club. The reason is that the club members compete with each other instead of enjoying themselves. Of course, Karen is puzzled, and maybe she was rejected for the first time. After that, things start to get exciting and more in-depth. Apart from Keita and Karen, the game club’s adventures, in which three more people join, will be interesting.
Will there be a second season of Gamers!?
‘Gamers!‘ was released as a single season in the summer of 2017. Over the past more than four years, as of September 4, 2022, at the time of writing there has not been any confirmation for the second season. The animation studio Pine Jam or any related company has not renewed the anime for a second season. Animes may return with a new season after years, so we cannot call this time a cancellation, but we can get an idea by evaluating certain main factors. Factors such as story source material adequacy, popularity, and BluRay sales will determine the possibility of the new season. Let’s check anime’s second season chance.
Light novel status in terms of the second season
The light novel that the anime was adapted to was written by Sekina Aoi and illustrated by Saboten. The light novel series published by Fujimi Shobo started broadcasting in 2015. This light novel, published in 12 volumes in total, was completed on 19 October 2019. The fact that it is not running anymore limits the number of seasons we are likely to see in the future. However, this is not the case for the second season. Fortunately, the anime’s first season covers the first 5 volumes of the light novel. This means we can see at least one more season. However, stock material availability alone is not a sufficient criterion for a new season. Those who do not want to wait for a new season can also continue the story by reading the light novel’s 6th volume.
Manga adaptation rate
BluRay and DVD sales
Previous season disc sales are important for us to see the next season of the anime. The current season is expected to sell at least 4,000 units on disc sales to reach the targets. When this number is reached, there is sufficient profit potential. But in the first season of “Gamers!” only 1514 units were sold and got ¥34.580.000 revenue. From this point of view, a second season of the anime seems unlikely. Let’s take a look at other factors.
Other factors to see another season
The original production of the studio, “Just Because!” had seen 1700 in disc sales. This means that we cannot say that the studio’s most valuable product is ‘Gamers!’. If a second season is considered, Gamers will come later. However, the new season for both series is currently not in the plan of the studio. Anime ranked 290th on Myanimelist based on popularity. This score is not to be taken lightly. On Twitter, it has 35.1K followers. Still, we see that “Gamers!” is more anticipated on social media. However, none of the 7 anime productions of the studio, Pine Jam, which was established in 2015, have received a renewal. When the producers consider the current popularity, they still can give a chance to a new season.
Gamers! Season 2 Release Date
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season, but the light novel provides enough source material for the second season. Although anime is popular on online streaming platforms and social media, first-season disc sales were well below target, and it is not the studio’s most valuable anime. After three years, a new season does not seem likely, but we think we will see a new season with a 30% chance. The average production time is one year. If there is a renewal soon, we can see a new season late in 2023. We will keep you updated as official information becomes available.
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