Wonder Egg Priority is an anime series released in 2021 in the fantasy and 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, a gospel announced the anime would have a new special episode. A special episode was met with the audience on June 30, 2021. However, fans are also excited about a new season. Well, could the anime have a second season?
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 a very different skin color. 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?
As of July 31, 2022, CloverWorks or any related company has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. It is possible to predict the possibilities of the new season of animes. Of course, during this speculation, it is necessary to look at concrete factors. 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 manga. 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 are 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 and viewership. Wonder Egg Priority is not distributed by a giant exclusive distributor like Netflix or Hulu TV. Therefore, eyes turned to disc sales and general popularity 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 of 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 very unlikely.
Each anime’s disc sales target is different, but 4,000 is viewed as a success considering an average target. However, disc sales have dropped drastically in recent years, and achieving high sales volumes is difficult even for the most well-known anime. However, disc sales figures are still good data to compare with other anime released in the same period and to see the popularity in Japan.
Disc sales of the anime were made in the 2021 winter season, and Wonder Egg Priority sold only 962 units in this period. Despite the decline in disc sales, this sales figure was below the targets. SK8 the Infinity, which went on sale in the same period, managed to sell 7,343 units, and Re:Zero Season 2 Part 2 sold 4,893 units in the 2021 winter season. The anime’s official Twitter account is followed by only 38k people, and it’s a similar situation to disc sales. It seems the anime is underrated in Japan.
Hovewer, when we look at the Google search data to see the Wonder Egg Priority’s worldwide popularity, we see strong search popularity. So much so that anime is more searched than many popular anime, and the current worldwide popularity is quite enough for a new season. The anime is as popular worldwide as Goblin Slayer and Vinland Saga, which recently received a second season renewal.
When is the second season of Wonder Egg Priority?
There is no confirmation yet, but if Wonder Egg Priority 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 2023. Until then, we highly recommend you watch similar anime Angels of Death and High-Rise Invasion. Stay tuned for updates.
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