Shadows House is a gothic anime series that first aired in the spring of 2021. The popular anime series also contains a lot of mystery and supernatural elements and has managed to attract the attention of anime lovers with its different style than many romantic animes. The manga’s story is set in a western-style mansion on a cliff, where members of the aristocratic and faceless Shadow family live. They live with a realistic doll that serves as their face. The story is about the daily lives of the households and their secrets that are slowly revealed. Adapted from the manga that has been written since 2018 by Japanese manga artist So-ma-to, the anime is licensed by Funimation and listed with English dubs. The studio of the anime is CloverWorks, which has signed popular anime such as Wonder Egg Priority and Horimiya in 2021. The anime aired on many local Japanese networks such as Tokyo MX, BS11, GTV, GYT, MBS, BS Asahi, Wowow, FTV from April 11, 2021, to July 4, 2021. The season with 13 episodes in total is not enough for the fans, and they are now looking forward to seeing a second season. So, will there be a second season of the anime?
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Will there be a second season of Shadows House?
The anime’s first season finale aired on July 4, 2021. Sometimes we can see new season approvals in the final episodes, but it did not happen for Shadows House. As of July 2021, the anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. CloverWorks, manga publisher Shueisha, or any anime-related company have yet to renew the anime for a second season. Generally, the new-season confirmations of animes depend on some main criteria, and if the anime is sufficient in these factors, the probability of a new season is very high. Manga source material availability, popularity, exclusive distributors, disc sales are the most important ones. We speculated about a new season under these main factors.
Manga status in terms of a second season
Shadows House is based on manga series like many animes. The manga, the original of the series, is written and illustrated by So-ma-to. Just like One Punch Man, the manga is published by Shueisha since September 6, 2018. The manga series, which reached 8 volumes as of July 2021, is still ongoing. Animes are a good product as an advertisement of manga, so it’s good news that the manga is still ongoing.
On the other hand, in the first season of the anime, the first 5 volumes were used as material. The anime comes out of the manga line in the final chapters. However, considering it still uses manga as its main source material, there doesn’t seem to be enough source material available at the moment for a new season. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t be a problem as the manga series continues.
Popularity and the other factors
The anime is not distributed by a huge distributor like Netflix or Amazon. Therefore, disc sales are important for the fate of the anime. There is no clear data about the first season disc sales yet, but we will receive this data in the next month, and we will add it to our article. However, considering the number of pre-orders on Amazon on July 1, 2021, it seems difficult for the anime to exceed the 4,000 disc sales threshold.
Meanwhile, the anime’s Twitter account is followed by 53k people. It is an average follower count for a new anime. At this level, we’ve seen many anime get approvals for season two, but this number should still be pushed above 100k to increase the possibility.
According to Myanimelist data, it ranks 1352nd in anime popularity rankings. This means that it has a popularity score of 57.2% on our anime list. Myanimelist data shows that anime is not popular enough yet.
When is the second season of Shadows House?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. Although there is no official announcement, we have evaluated the possibilities of a new season above, and the results do not make us very happy. While the manga doesn’t provide enough source material yet, it will happen in the future. Still, the popularity does not seem very strong. The best thing you can do right now recommends it to your loved ones. The anime world is full of surprises. If a new season is approved in the future, we can say that a new season will be broadcast somewhere in 2023, taking into account the production time. Until then, we recommend you to watch similar genre animes Moriarty the Patriot and Magia Record. Stay tuned for updates.