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 into anime in 2019. The anime was animated by the studio Connect, which also animated another beloved romantic comedy anime Senryu Girl. Noriaki Akitaya is the director of the anime. Originally aired on many local networks such as Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, TVA, and ytv, anime has also appeared on Funimation and Crunchyroll. Thanks to these big streaming 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 on a second season.
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?
As of September 5, 2022, 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. Let’s start with source material availability.
Light novel status of the Oresuki in terms of a second season
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, the light novel, the original of the series, was written by Raukda and illustrated by Buriki. Published by ASCII Media Works, the L/N 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.
17 volumes have been released for the light novel so far, and the 17th volume was published on January 8, 2022. Unfortunately, it was the final volume of the series and the series is completed. In the first season of Oresuki 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 the light novel. However, as the light novel series is no longer running, advertising work for the franchise will slow and the chances of an anime season will drop.
LN adaptation rate
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 Oresuki, which sold 1015 copies in the first season, seems unlikely when only disc sales are considered. But we know that disc sales have decreased in recent years with the changing in watching habits. Availability of the exclusive distributors and viewership is more valuable now. Currently, anime is not available on major services like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. However, considering being distributed exclusively by a major video distributor in China, the anime might make a serious profit considering China’s population.
Popularity and the other key factors
The popularity of the anime in Japan and worldwide is also one of the main factors affecting the new season decisions. When we look at the anime’s general popularity on Myanimelist, we see it is ranked 476th. For an anime released in 2019, it can be considered average. Around 50k people currently follow the anime’s official Twitter account. Although this only shows the popularity in Japan, we can say that animes that can get a second season usually have more than 100k followers. When we look at worldwide popularity, it lags behind the most popular anime of recent years in Google searches. Considering that very few of the animes have been approved for the new season, we cannot say that we are very hopeful of renewal in terms of popularity. Still, it would not be wrong to say that the anime has above-average popularity and there is a chance for a second season.
When is the second season of Oresuki?
A second season of the Oresuki 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. We think Connect will not say no to a second-season decision either. There is no official statement yet, but if a new season is approved, it is possible to see a second season of the anime late in 2023. But keep in mind that this is just speculation and quite unlikely. We will update our article as more official information becomes available. Stay tuned.
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