Hinamatsuri is a 12-episode comedy, seinen, superpowers, and slice of life anime that started airing in April 2018. Anime is adapted from the manga series written and illustrated by Masao Ōtake. The anime, which is about the story of two super-powered teenagers named Hina and Nitta, was created by the Feel studio. Although Feel’s anime is underrated, the studio has produced many acclaimed anime since 2005. The series is directed by Kei Oikawa, who also worked for a few episodes on Naruto, and he also directed the second season of Oregairu. Originally aired on many local channels such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, TVA, Sun TV, TVQ, and BS11, the anime has also been licensed by Crunchyroll and Funimation. In this way, it gets popular worldwide. Fans are now curious; will there be a second season after more than two years?
Nitta Yoshifumi is a yakuza member who likes to collect porcelain vases. One evening, while sitting in his apartment on the top floors of the skyscraper apartment and enjoying himself, a metal box suddenly falls over his head. There is a human face on this box, although Nitta tries to ignore it, it is not possible and the next morning the face on the metal box tells Nitta to pull herself out of the metal box. After Nitta opened this metal box, a 11-12 year old girl named Hina comes out. Before long, Nitta realizes that this girl has telekinesis powers and, unwillingly, he has to take this girl with his. Although Hina’s powers help Nitta in his yakuza work, caring for her becomes a complete torture for Nitta. After all these experiences, everything will turn into complete chaos as Hina’s friends in this new world and people who follow her from the old world get involved.
Will there be a second season of Hinamatsuri?
Two years later, as of January 2021, studio Feel or any related company has not yet renewed the series for a second season at the time of writing. However, we can see the new seasons of anime years later. One of the best-known examples of this, One-Punch Man, appeared before the audience about four years later with its second season. Especially the source material adequacy can delay preparations for a second season of the anime. We can speculate about the second season of the anime until there is an official announcement. During the evaluation, we will consider the main criteria, such as manga status and popularity.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Anime Hinamatsuri is adapted from a manga written and illustrated by Japanese artist Masao Ōtake. The manga series published by Enterbrain appeared in Harta Magazine between 2010-2020. The manga series consists of 19 volumes. And the 19th volume in 2020 was the finale of the series. The manga is also available in English in One Peace Books publishing.
The anime’s first season covers the first 9 volumes of the manga. What remains is the 10 volumes source material for a second season. If desired, enough source material is available for a new season. However, more seasons will not be produced. In summary, there is no obstacle for the second season in terms of the source material. The second season will continue with the 10th volume of the manga if it is possible. If you think the possibility for a new season is low or you don’t want to wait, you can read the manga from where the anime left off (volume 10th).
Blu-Ray sales and the popularity of the anime
Anime is very popular on online platforms, and the series has a popularity score of 85.7%. This score is quite successful compared to many anime. However, although the series’s general popularity is good, Blu-Ray Disc sales are very important for the anime new seasons. Because anime earn a large share of financial income from disc sales. On average, if an anime’s sales figures are over 5,000, it looks promising for a second season. When it is under, the production committee mostly decides that this business does not bring enough profit.
Hinamatsuri sold 1,024 units with its first volume. The sales volume is well below 5,000, so it doesn’t give much hope for the second season. However, there are always surprises. Besides, 2018 was a bad year in the anime industry in terms of disc sales, and only two anime could surpass this figure.
Release date of the second season
We do not see any difficulties for the second season in the evaluation made in terms of source material adequacy and popularity. However, BluRay sales, which is a critical factor for the new season, are unfortunately below expectations. The new season of the series is unlikely, but the manga was completed last summer. The producers and studio Feel don’t have a plan for now, but they may be waiting for the manga to finish because exactly a season source material has been provided. The probability of the new season of the series is 50%, in our opinion. If a renewal comes, a new season may come at the end of 2021, considering the production time. Stay tuned for official announcements.
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