Masamune-kun’s Revenge is an anime series in the romantic comedy genre, released as only one season in the fall of 2017. Many anime-lovers got to know the series through its anime, but the story is based on the manga series written by Hazuki Takeoka. Created by Silver Link studio, the creator of popular anime of recent years such as Wise Man’s Grandchild and Bofuri, Masamune Kun No Revenge is licensed by Crunchyroll. Originally aired on local broadcasters such as Tokyo MX, KBS, Sun TV, AT-X, BS Fuji between January 5, 2017 – March 23, 2017, the series consists of 12 episodes in total. It delighted the fans with the OVA episode that came a year after its release, but it’s not enough. Will the show have a second season rather than an OVA episode? We have compiled all the known so far about the series.
As a child, Masamune Makabe was rejected by a rich and beautiful girl named Adagaki Aki, who gave him the nickname “Pig’s foot” because he was overweight. Masamune, who was demolished by this situation, tries to change his look in years. Masamune, now a handsome but narcissistic high school student, decided to take revenge. His plan would make Adagaki Aki fall in love with himself and ultimately reject him brutally.
When Masamune went to the school where he was transferred, he discovered that Adagaki Aki was transferred to his school. With his plan in motion, Masamune first begins to form a relationship with “The Brutal Princess”, but despite his efforts, his first attempts fail miserably. Surprisingly, when Masamune is finally on his way to revenge, he receives a mysterious letter addressing him under his old nickname. Unless Masamune can discover the identity of the sender, his plan will be finished even before he begins!
Will there be a second season of Masamune Kun No Revenge?
Silver Link or any related company has not yet renewed the series for a second season. There are no statements or leaks from their Twitter accounts or from the producers regarding whether the anime will have a second season. In general, animes may have a second season after years; the situation is slightly different from regular TV dramas. There is no official announcement, but it is possible to speculate when some of the main factors are considered. Manga status, popularity, and financial situations are the main factors to make predictions.
Second season possibility in terms of manga status
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the manga series sharing the same name as the anime was written by Hazuki Takeoka and illustrated by Tiv. Masamune Kun No Revenge anime is a manga adaptation, so whether the manga will provide enough source material for a second season is critical. Published on Monthly Comic Rex by Japanese manga publisher Ichijinsha, the manga series consists of 11 volumes in total. The manga published between October 27, 2012 – June 27, 2018, is not ongoing anymore.
The anime series covers the first 6 volumes of the manga in the first season. The remaining 5 volumes can sufficient for a second season. However, since the manga cannot provide more, we can see at least one more season. Although the manga provides sufficient sources, it is not the only criterion.
Manga adaptation rate
The overall popularity score of the series is 92.0% based on Myanimelist data. This is a good popularity score, but it’s not broadcast by exclusive broadcasters such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu. This type of streaming service provides financial support to increase the second season prospects, but it seems that the anime’s disc sales are quite important in the absence of this possibility.
Generally, an anime is expected to sell an average of at least 4,000 copies to be renewed for a second season. Only, when this number is exceeded, the decision for a second season is seen as profitable. The anime, which sold 953 units in its first volume, remained below 1,000 in general. Sales are far from targets. The second season of the anime is almost impossible in terms of disc sales.
When we look at the overall popularity of the anime, we see that it has an above-average search volume on Google. Although not as popular as No Game No Life or Vinland Saga, it has a higher search volume than popular anime like Banana Fish or The Dragon Prince. On the other hand, it is followed by 55k people on Twitter. Generally, an anime is expected to reach at least 100k followers for a new season approval. Looking at the overall popularity, it looks like the anime needs more to be renewed for a new season.
2nd Season Chance of Masamune Kun No Revenge
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on Social Media
Popularity on Google Searches
Success in Disc Sales
Reader Rating6 Votes
Above Average Popularirty
Enough Manga Source Material Availability
Good Light Novel Sales (3+ million copies in print)
Average Reviews (6.76 on MA, 6.4 on IMDb)
No Renewal Since 2017
Only One Season
No Big Distributor or Additonal Income
No Success in Disc Sales
Manga is Ended
Release date of Masamune Kun No Revenge Season 2
A second season of the anime has not been confirmed. Looking at the disc sales and financial conditions, the second season is pretty unlikely. On the other hand, since the manga is no longer running, a new season order to support manga sales is unlikely. However, the anime world is full of surprises. The high general popularity is the only thing that keeps the possibility of a second season alive. We think the probability of a new season is no more than 30%. If the show is renewed for a new season, the production period will be approximately one year. In this case, we can watch a new season at the beginning of 2023 at the earliest. Till then, we recommend My First Girlfriend is a Gal and TONIKAWA, which are beloved romantic comedy anime series.
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