Tsugumomo is a romantic comedy anime series with supernatural elements first released in 2017. The fun story that begins with Kazuya Kagami, who goes nowhere without his mother’s precious Sakura Obi, expands with entertaining characters. The series is based on a popular manga series written and illustrated by Yoshikazu Hamada. The studio Zero-G has created the anime; we also know the studio from beloved series such as “Grand Blue” and “My Roommate is a Cat“. With its first season, the series originally aired on Animax, Tokyo MX, BS11 from April 3, 2017, to June 19, 2017, as 12 episodes and OVA and licensed by Funimation and Crunchyroll. After three years, it managed to make its fans happy with a new season. Coming back to the screens with the second season named “Tsugu Tsugumomo” in April 2020, anime is wondered whether it will have a third season.
The series was broadcast between April 5, 2020, – June 21, 2020, with its second season. Tsugumomo, in which the Zero-G studio took part in its second season, has not yet been renewed for a third season. Zero-G or any related company remains silent about the third season. There is no clue about the new season on the anime’s official Twitter account as well. Sometimes it can take years for anime to renew for a new season; we can see this situation in the time difference between the first and the second season. However, when some main factors are considered, it may be possible to speculate about the new season. The manga, financial conditions, and popularity of the anime may signal the new season.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Tsugumomo is an original manga series written and illustrated by Yoshikazu Hamada. The manga series published by Futabasha in multiple magazines continues since 2007 and consists of 26 volumes in total so far. The last volume of the manga series was released on December 10, 2020, and it is still ongoing; good news for the source material.
The anime consisted of 12 episodes + OVA in the first season and 12 episodes in the second season. It covers the first 14 volumes of the manga, which has 25 volumes in total. The remaining volumes are quite enough for the second season. There does not seem to be a problem in terms of source material adequacy for filming a third season of the anime.
Disc sales are very valuable for anime. Because a new season is only possible when the team is financially satisfied. Generally, the decision committee approves the new season when it exceeds 4,000 disc sales. However, when we look at the disc sales of Tsugumomo, we see that it only sells 542 units for the second season. Considering the disc sales, a third season seems quite difficult.
Summarize and Season 3 Release Date
The anime’s first season was very popular in Japan and got a lot of crowdfunding. Financially well prepared for the second season, the anime’s overall popularity is 63.3%, and the second season is quite unsuccessful compared to the first season. There is no renewal for a third season yet, but a new season is too unlikely considering the second season disc sales and the reducing popularity. Still, enough resources are available, and the anime world is full of surprises. If the series is renewed for a new season, the production time will take as long as the previous season. The studio has not yet worked in this direction so far, and it is not possible for us to see a new season before 2022.
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