The romantic comedy genre has a special place in Japanese anime and manga culture. Oresuki (Ore wo Suki Nano wa Omae Dake ka yo) is also a popular anime series inspired by this culture. Based on the light novel series written by Rakuda, the anime series was adapted to the anime in 2019. The anime was created by the same studio Connect, as Senryu Girl. Noriaki Akitaya is the director of the anime. Originally aired on many local networks such as Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, TVA, ytv, anime has also appeared in Funimation and Crunchyroll. Thanks to these services, it gained viewers all over the world. The anime was released as a single season between October 3, 2019 – December 26, 2019, and then an OVA episode was released in September 2020. However, there is no second season released yet, and fans are very keen for a second season.
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What is the plotline of Oresuki?
Amatsuyu Kisaragi is invited somewhere by the beauty of the upper-class Sakura Akino and his childhood friend Aoi Hinata. He goes wherever they want, thinking he will hear a confession of love from them. But Sakura and Hinata admit that they love their friend Amatsuya. Amatsuyu thinks no other girl can love him except them, but another girl likes him, Sumireko Sanshokuin. This girl with glasses and braided hair on both sides would not even cross Amatsuyu’s mind because Sumireko always causes trouble to Amatsuyu with her sharp tongue and takes great pleasure in doing this. But in fact, no one knows that the only person who has trouble with her sharp tongue is Amatsuyu.
Will there be a second season of Oresuki?
Studio Connect or any related company has yet to renew the anime for a second season. Anime sometimes take years to renew. Unlike regular TV dramas, mostly, the elapsed time does not reduce the possibilities for a new season. It is possible to see a new season, especially for an anime that has just been released in 2019. There is no official statement or rumor for a second season yet. However, there are some key factors that we can speculate about the second season.
Light novel status of the anime in terms of a second season
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the manga, the original of the series, was written by Raukda and illustrated by Buriki. Published by ASCII Media Works, the manga began airing on February 10, 2016. There is no English-language publisher yet, but it looks like we can see it in the future because the light novel is very popular in Japan. The good news is that the light novel series is still ongoing.
15 volumes have been released for the light novel so far, and the 16th volume will be released on May 8, 2021. With the next volume of the series, we can say that it consists of 16 volumes for now, and we will see more volumes in the future. In the first season of the anime, only the first 5 volumes were adapted. This means that enough source material is available for a new season. There does not seem to be an obstacle for a new season in terms of manga.
BluRay and DVD sales of the first season
Animes are productions that are released to support light novels/mangas or directly to make a profit. Although disc sales may not seem as valuable as before with the increase of exclusive distributors in recent years, it is important to see the popularity in Japan. Generally, anime is expected to sell 4,000 copies before a new season is confirmed.
Oresuki fell under the threshold in the first season of disc sales. A second season of the anime series, which sold 1015 copies in the first season, seems unlikely when only disc sales are considered.
Popularity and the other key factors
Although things are not going well with regard to disc sales, anime has worldwide popularity. Distributed exclusively by a video distributor in China, the anime might make a serious profit considering China population. When we look at the anime’s general popularity score, we see a score of 81.3%. It shows that this anime is popular on social media and Google searches. About 50k users follow Twitter account, and everyone is excited about a second season.
When is the second season of Oresuki?
A second season of the anime has not been confirmed yet. However, as a result of the above assessment, we see that there is still hope for a second season. Although the disc sales were not successful, the light novel still continues, and the anime is known worldwide. Current popularity may also attract producers for a second season. We think Connect will not say no to a second-season decision either. An average anime production takes a year, there is no official statement yet, but if a new season is approved, it is possible to see a second season of the anime in mid-2022. We will update our article as more official information becomes available.