My First Girlfriend Is a Gal is a manga adaptation anime series released in 2017 in the romantic comedy genre. The anime, which consists of a single season in total, is based on Meguru Ueno’s manga series that began airing in 2015. The anime, produced by NAZ studio, which has been active in anime creators for several years, has also been licensed by Crunchyroll. We know the studio with the ID: Invaded and Infinite Dendrogram series released in recent years. Originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, Mie TV, BS11, KBS, CBC between July 12, 2017 – September 13, 2017, the series also featured on Funimation. After ten episodes followed by the OVA episode aired on December 26, 2017, fans wonder if there will be a second season. So, can the anime have a second season after three years?
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What is the plotline of the anime?
The comedy My First Girlfriend Is a Gal is a plentiful anime series. High school student Junichi Hashiba complains that many of his classmates are having a girlfriend and not having a girlfriend. His friends, who are not lovers like him, propose to go out to Yukana Yame, a gyaru. But things do not go as expected. Yukana agrees to be her girlfriend, although she easily determines that Junichi really wants to lose her virginity. Junichi soon attracts everyone’s attention, including childhood friend and neighbor Nene, Yukana’s friend Ranko, and the school’s popular daughter Yui.
Will there be a second season of My First Girlfriend Is a Gal?
Neither Naz studio nor any related company has yet renewed the series for a second season. Animations can sometimes take years to renew. The main reasons for this are manga status, financial plans. There is no leak yet for the new season of the series. However, we can speculate on this. It is possible to evaluate whether there will be a new season based on some main factors.
The anime series is adapted from a manga written by Meguru Ueno, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article. The series has been featured in Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine since November 2015. The manga series, consisting of 12 volumes in total, still ongoing. Anime covers 1-3 volumes in the first season. Some characters have been transferred from volume 4 to series. This is good news because, without enough source material, it’s impossible to see a new season. There is enough source material for a few more seasons for My First Girlfriend Is a Gal anime.
In terms of popularity, the anime’s 2017 disc sales were below expected around 2,000. Disc sales for an anime are expected to be at least 4,000. The producers seem not to get enough benefit from disc sales. However, anime is very popular on the online platforms where it is published. The anime’s popularity score is 84.6%. This score shows that the anime is very popular, but somehow it did not achieve this success in disc sales. However, under its current popularity, producers may want to make a second season.
When is the release date of the second season?
There is no renewal for the new season of the series. Sufficient source material was available, but the anime was not successful based on disc sales for the first season. Considering its current popularity, we are 50%-50% for a new season possibility. If a new season confirmation comes, we can see a new season in 2022 at the earliest. We will update it when an official announcement comes.