Love and Lies is an anime series that first aired in the romantic genre in the summer of 2017. Although anime lovers are familiar with the series, the series’s original is a manga series written by Musawo. The same studio created the anime series “Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor“, which was also released in the same period. Liden Films is one of the most active anime studios in recent years. The director’s chair is Seiki Takano, who also directs Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo. The anime originally aired on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS, BS11, tvk, AT-X from July 4, 2017, to September 19, 2017. Licensed by Sentai Filmworks, Love and Lies also featured on Amazon Prime. In this way, the second season of the series, which won viewers from all over the world, is still curious. So, is a new season possible after all these years?
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What is the plotline of the anime?
In Japan’s near future, the government passes a new law to halt the decline in birth rates. According to this law, a suitable wife is chosen for each young person at 16. It is strictly forbidden for these people to have a love affair with someone other than the spouse chosen for them. The situation is unlikely to change, as the law is relatively successful and birth rates stabilize.
his alternative future created by Koi to Uso, 16-year-old Yukari Nejima dreams about love. In fact, there is a girl he has liked since his primary school years. Misaki Takasaki, who is the target of these feelings, is also in the same class as Yukari this academic year. While he wished this way, he decides to open up to Misaki, thinking that it is his birthday two days later and that his future spouse will probably be known two days later.
Will there be a second season of Love and Lies?
Liden Films or any related company has yet to renew the anime for a second season. The anime’s last episode was in November 2018, when we watched the OVA episode. However, there has not been an official announcement for a second season yet. There are no leaks from the anime’s Twitter account and license holders so far. Animes do not usually publish a cancellation decision, so there is no clue whether the series is canceled. Among all these unknowns, it is only possible to speculate about a new season. When the main factors such as source material adequacy, financial conditions, and popularity are evaluated, it is possible to predict for the second season.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Love and Lies is an anime adaptation of the manga series written by Musawo. It is possible to follow the manga series originally published by Kodansha in Manga Box, also in English thanks to Kodansha USA. The series, which started to be published in August 2014, is still ongoing.
The last volume of Koi to Uso manga series was released on March 9, 2020, and currently consists of 10 volumes in total. The anime covers 1-5 volumes of the manga in the first season. With a simple proportion, we see that manga provides enough stock story material for one more season. Although the first 5 volumes contain more chapters than the next volumes, an equal number of scripts will be created for a new season when one more volume is broadcast. Considering the continuation of the manga, the possibility of a new season in terms of the source material is still alive.
Popularity and financial situations
When we take a look at disc sales, the anime’s disc sales seem below targets. Generally, it is expected anime to sell 4,000 units at least for it to be profitable with another season. However, only 390 units were sold in sales made in 1 volume. Looking out in terms of disc sales, the second season of the show is very unlikely.
However, we know that Amazon Prime distributed the anime. The exclusive distribution of an anime brings additional profits to the anime, increasing their second-season possibilities, but the main goal is always disc sales.
The overall popularity rating of the series is 81.4%. From this perspective, there is a serious audience waiting for the second season of the anime. Although the disc sales did not go well, there is a great interest in anime on the online platforms. When the producers consider the current popularity, they may give a chance to a second season, but the hopes are not too high.
When is the release date of the second season?
The second season of the anime has not been confirmed yet. We speculated about the second season, as there was no statement from official channels. As a result of this evaluation, although the source material is available, the first season disc sales reduce the new season’s possibility. The prospect of a new season of the series is fifty-fifty. Considering that the last volume of the manga and sufficient source material has just been provided, the series may go to the production stage with a renewal that may come soon. The closest date for a new season of the series seems to be mid-2022. Of course, a new season approval will be required firstly. You can share your expectations for the new season with the readers in the comments section.