Wonder Egg Priority is an anime series released in 2021 in the fantasy and the psychological horror genre. The production, which is not a manga adaptation, is original content produced directly as an anime. The anime producer is Shinji Nojima, who has made a name for himself with his popular live-action series. CloverWorks, which we know from many anime series, undertakes the creative studio task. We also know the studio from the beloved animes Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and Dakaichi. The anime, licensed by Funimation, premiered on NNS on January 13, 2021. In the last part of the series, the gospel was that the anime would have a new special episode. The special episode will meet with the audience on June 30, 2021. However, fans are also excited for a new season. Well, could the anime have a second season?
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What is the plotline of the anime?
Synopsis: The story begins when our hero, a 14-year-old girl named Ai Ohto, hears a mysterious voice walking around the city late at night. This voice calls him, gives him an egg, and says, “If you want to change the future, you just have to choose now. Now believe in yourself and smash the egg.”
Girls who committed suicide on time come out of the eggs our characters find. Our characters have to end the tragedies of these girls in the given time. They believe that if they succeed, they will be able to resurrect a friend who committed suicide on time.
Voice actors and Characters: Ai Ohto, played by Kanata Aikawa; a 14-year-old girl with heterochromia (both eyes differently colored).
Tomori Kusunoki plays Neiru Aonuma, a 14-year-old girl with very different skin colors. Neiru is very quiet most of the time.
Shuka Saitō portrays Rika Kawai, a 14-year-old girl with very different bleached hair with a pink accent line. She is very frank and doesn’t hesitate to say what she thinks of people.
Hinaki Yano stars as Momoe Sawaki, a 14-year-old girl with a very prominent sign of beauty and a slim figure. She is often mistaken for a guy and is popular with girls.
Will there be a second season of Wonder Egg Priority?
CloverWorks or any related company has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Generally, anime follow mangas, and if there is not enough source material available, we have almost no chance to see a new season. However, the fact that the anime has original content, a script can be written by Shinji Nojima for a second season, independent of a magna. There is no problem in terms of source material, but this is not the only criterion for a new season.
Animes are financial products and sometimes created to support the sales of the light novel and manga they were inspired by, and sometimes profit from direct disc sales and exclusive distributors. Wonder Egg Priority is not distributed by a giant exclusive distributor like Netflix. Therefore, eyes turned to disc sales for a second season possibility.
In order for anime to be renewed for a new season, the sales average is generally expected to remain above 4,000 units. When sales number falls short, the decision committee will not approve for a second season, and the studio will not be enthusiastic about this work. Wonder Egg Priority’s first season disc sales began on March 24, 2021. The first volume, which sold 962 units, was well below the targets and expectations. Considering the disc sales, a new season is almost impossible. Our sincere opinion is that a new season of the anime is unlikely. However, the anime world is full of surprises. We have seen that anime that have not been successful in disc sales also have a new season. The next volume will go on sale in May 2021, and we hope things will go well with the second volume disc sales. A total of 3 volumes will be sold for anime. When the sales results for the other two volumes are published, we will share them with you here.
On the other hand, although anime has not been successful in disc sales, we see that it has worldwide popularity. The current popularity score is 86.5%, and this score is really hard to reach for a new anime. There is no confirmation yet, but if the anime is renewed for a new season, the production time will be about a year. The best release date forecast for a second season is the end of 2022. Until then, we highly recommend you watch similar anime Angels of Death and High-Rise Invasion. Stay tuned!