Masamune-kun’s Revenge is an anime series in the romantic comedy genre, released for 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, and 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.
What was the plotline of the Masamune Kun No Revenge?
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?
According to the news on Masamune Kun No Revenge’s official website and Twitter account on April 1, 2022, the anime has been renewed for a second season. This renewal, which came 5 years after the last broadcast of the anime, surprised and delighted the fans. The second season of the anime will be titled “Masamune-kun’s Revenge R“. There are some important criteria for animes to be renewed for a new season. Chief among these are manga source material availability and popularity. In recent years, popularity has been declining due to the passage of time, and the manga is no longer being published. However, thanks to the strong fan base of Masamune-kun’s Revenge, the anime seems to have managed to get a new season approval. These important factors also determine whether we will see more seasons in the future. Let’s see together.
Manga of the series
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 be sufficient for a second season. However, since the manga cannot provide more script, we can see at least one more season. Although no such announcement has been made, it seems that the announced season will be the finale of the series.
Manga adaptation rate
Anime is the 198th most popular anime of all time, according to data from Myanimelist users. 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.
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 80k people on Twitter. We can say that animes with this number of followers are generally popular anime.
Release date of Masamune Kun No Revenge Season 2
The anime’s new season was announced in April 2022, but it won’t be possible to see the new season right away. The series is currently in production, and we’ll have to wait a little longer for the season to air. The announcement did not include the new season date and as of July 14, 2022, this information still is unclear. Therefore, it is only possible to speculate at the moment. The most plausible estimate can be made by looking at the time between the initial announcement and the first season’s release. The anime’s first season was announced on June 23, 2016, and the season aired on January 5, 2017. From here, it may be possible to see the new season of the anime at the beginning of 2023. Stay tuned for official news.
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