Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose is a romantic comedy light novel series published since 2019. Anime lovers worldwide recognized it with its anime adaptation, which aired in the spring of 2021. The anime series directed by Takashi Naoya was created by the Doga Kobo studio, which we know from beloved animes such as The Helpful Fox Senko-san and Asteroid in Love. The anime, which gained popularity with Crunchyroll‘s licensing and listing, was originally broadcast on many local networks such as AT-X, SUN, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, BS11. The first season of the anime, consisting of 12 episodes, aired weekly from April 14, 2021, to June 30, 2021. Fans are now wondering if there will be a second season. Dozens of romantic comedy anime like Osamake meet with the audience every year. Many of them are for advertising their manga or light novels, but still, there may be a second season chance. Let’s remember the series and take a look at all that is known about the second season.
The plot of the series is told from the point of view of one of the main characters, Sueharu Maru: “It seems that my childhood friend Shida Kuroha has feelings for me. She lives in the next apartment, on top of that, cute and sweet. With her extrovert personality, she is a sympathetic older sister type. That’s one of the best parts of it. But I’m already in love with our school’s beautiful idol and award-winning author, Kachi Shirokusa! Logically speaking, I don’t have a chance with her, but she’s chatting with me on the way home, smiling! Maybe I have a chance? Or so I thought. Then my life took another hit when I heard that Shirokusa had a boyfriend. I want to die. Why not me? Shirokusa was my first love. Kuroha whispered as I was drowning in despair and depression. If it’s that hard for you, how about taking revenge? And one of the best.”
Will there be a second season of the anime?
Osamake made its first season finale on June 30, 2021. At the time of writing, studio Doga Koba, light novel publisher ASCII Media Works, or any related company with the anime have not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Animes can sometimes get a new season approval years and years later; this situation is a little different from TV dramas. So we may see a renewal in the future. Till then, it is possible to speculate about the new season.
Light Novel compared to Anime
The Light Novel, the original of the series, is written by Shūichi Nimaru and illustrated by Ui Shigure. The Light Novel, which ASCII Media Works started to publish on June 8, 2019, consists of 8 volumes. Fortunately, the series is currently ongoing, and its final volume was released on June 10, 2021. The anime does not have an English publisher yet, and fans who want to continue the series with a light novel have to wait a little longer.
The anime’s first season was adapted from the first 4 volumes of the light novel series. This means that the remaining source material consists of 4 volumes. If creators want to use as much source material as in the first season, there is currently enough stock material available for a new season. But to be more sure, the LN needs to publish a few more volumes. Since about 4-5 volumes are published during the year, there will be no problems in the future.
L/N adaptation rate
The popularity of the series
On the other hand, Osamake is in a good place compared to the animes that came out in 2021. It has a strong search volume in Google, and if it maintains its current popularity, it may have a chance for a second season. The drama ranks 968th on Myanimelist’s popularity rankings. Although it is not a good ranking, we can say that it is average for a new anime. Still, considering that very few of the animes got the new season approval, it should do better than that. If you want to see a new season of anime at this stage, you should increase its popularity by recommending it to your loved ones.
When we look at the anime’s official Twitter account in Japan, we see that about 145k people follow the page. This follower count is quite enough for an anime that wants a new season. In general, animes with over 100k followers are considered very popular and promising for a new season.
BluRay and DVD sales will be released on July 28, 2021. If the anime can achieve sales above the generally accepted 4,000 units, it’s highly likely to see a second season. When disc sales figures become clear, we will add them to our article. Stay tuned.
Popularity on Myanimelist
Following on Twitter
Search volume on Google
When is the second season of the anime?
A new season of the anime has not been confirmed yet, but we are very hopeful about the second season as a result of the evaluation we made above. A strong fan base is waiting for the second season of the anime. On the other hand, since the light novel series continues, there is no problem in terms of the source material. It will be possible to make a better estimation when disc sales are also known. The anime’s first season was announced on October 3, 2020, and aired on April 14, 2021. When we take into account the production and renewal times, we can see the second season somewhere around 2023. Till then, you can watch similar animes like Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, or Teasing Master Takagi-san. Stay tuned for official updates.
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