Girls’ Last Tour is an anime series in the genre of Iyashikei (a sub-branch of the slice-of-life genre) set in a post-apocalyptic world. The series, which is one of the most influential animations of 2017, is actually based on manga like many anime series. The manga is owned by the Japanese artist Tsukumizu, who wrote and illustrated the story himself. Successful studio White Fox created girls’ Last Tour. We also know the studio from famous anime such as Goblin Slayer and Arifureta. The anime, licensed by Sentai Filmworks, originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, and many local networks from October 6, 2017, to December 22, 2017. It was later released on Amazon Prime and gained worldwide recognition. However, after the first season of 12 episodes, we haven’t seen a second season yet. But will the series have a second season despite the elapsed time?
The anime is about two little girls who are left alone in cities devastated by long wars and tells their struggle for survival is their new war. Civilization has been destroyed, but Chito and Yuuri continue their lives in the midst of this destruction, wandering aimlessly among the ruins of the world on their beloved motorcycle named Kettenkrad. They spend their time in the empty streets looking for food and water to drink. Despite their worse days and cities with no element of happiness, these two have each other. During desperate days, these two friends searching for their next meal and enough fuel to manage them for another day can be regarded as the reason they live just the experiences and feelings they share in this world with nothing on them.
Even though the dialogues seem boring to you in the Girls’ Last Tour animation at first, we watched the anime with satirist and questions that will make you think about many issues from the wars underlying the dialogues to the social order. When we take a look at the characters: With Chito being more dignified, prudent, and smarter than Yuuri, she gains a place in the team with a little leader and a little bit of control. On the other hand, Yuuri can be thought of as the opposite: she doesn’t care about anything except food; her mind is in the mood and a little lazy. But she’s skilled at guns. In this way, she is in the defense part of the team.
Will there be a second season of Girls’ Last Tour?
As of April 2021, the anime has not yet been renewed for a second season at the time of writing. The White Fox studio has not announced the 2021 and 2022 works plan for any anime, including Girls’ Last Tour. We saw that the animes were renewed after years, but most of these animations were popular and had sufficient source material. Looking at these details for the Girls’ Last Tour, we have some concerns; Let’s speculate about the new season under all the known key factors.
Manga status in terms of second season possibility
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the manga of the same name was written and illustrated by Tsukumizu. The manga published in Shinchosha’s Kurage Bunch magazine since 2014 has been combined into 6 volumes. However, the manga series was completed on January 12, 2018, and is no longer running. The anime series progresses faithfully to the manga. In the first season of the anime series, the first 4 volumes were adapted. When we look at the remaining stock material, we see that there are only 2 volumes left. It is obvious that the remaining source material in simple proportion is not enough for a 12-episode new season. The anime series may continue with original content, but this is a difficult possibility that we do not encounter often.
Disc sales and the other factors
Disc sales for animes are important, both financially and in terms of seeing their popularity in Japan. Generally, an anime is expected to exceed 4,000 sales in volume average before it can be approved for a new season. When we look at the BluRay and DVD sales of Girls’ Last Tour, we see that two volumes were sold. 2497 copies were sold in the first volume, and it continued with 2387 sales in the second volume sales. Although there are not very bad sales, we see that it is under the dam.
When we look at the anime’s overall popularity score, we see a score of 77.1%. When evaluated worldwide, we see that it has above-average popularity. However, only 27k people follow the anime’s Twitter account, and it is not one of the top anime for anime fans in Japan.
Release date of Girls’ Last Tour Season 2?
There has been no confirmation for a second season of the anime. We see that the source material is not enough for a new season. On the other hand, the target in disc sales has not been achieved, and there is not enough popularity in Japan. The fact that the manga is complete indicates that it makes no sense to advertise a manga with a new season. According to the result of our evaluation, we think that the anime will not have a new season. However, the anime world is full of surprises; we will inform you if a second season is announced. The average production period for animations is one year; since there is no renewal, it does not seem possible to see a new season of the anime until 2022. We recommend you the popular anime series Kono Oto Tomare! and Grand Blue in the slice of life genre.
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