Aharen-san Season 2 is the anticipated sequel of the popular romantic-comedy anime which first premiered in the Fall of 2021. It has been a year since the first season ended and the viewers are still wondering if it will get a new season or not.
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So here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Season 2 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime Aharen-san wa Hakarenai also as “Aharen-san” in short is an adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Asato Mizu.
The story is similar to Komi Cant Communicate where two teens Matsuboshi Raidou and Aharen Reina together try to overcome their social struggles by working together and doing strange things in the most normal way possible.
Studio Felix Films produced the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from April 2, 2021, to June 18, 2022, on various local networks in Japan.
Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan with both sub and dub, and it received a positive reception from viewers and critics alike. Most praised it for the heartwarming way they presented two characters who struggle with their social awkwardness and try to help each other in overcoming them.
Overall it was considered a hit among romance-comedy and slice-of-life anime fans.
Will there be an Aharen-san Season 2?
As of writing, Studio Felix Film, the publisher Shueisha, or any other member of the production committee has not officially renewed the anime for a second season.
A lot of anime manages to get a new season right after the season finale but unfortunately, Aharen-san wasn’t one of them.
|Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Season 1||April 2, 2021|
|Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Season 2||Yet to be announced|
However, it is possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating these three factors:
- Availability of source material
We will now examine these factors to see if Aharen-san wa Hakarenai anime will get a sequel or not.
Is there enough material available for “Aharen-san” Season 2?
Aharen-san wa Hakarenai is a direct adaptation of the manga series created by Asato Mizu.
It started publication in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ online manga reading service in January 2017.
The first volume of the manga was released on August 4, 2017, and the latest issue came out on October 4, 2022.
A total of 14 volumes have been released so far, and the manga is still ongoing.
The first season of the anime adapted the first 7 volumes leaving behind 7 volumes of content which is more than enough material to create another 12-episode season.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 7 volumes of source material available to adapt, which is good news since the series has more than enough material for Studio Felix Film to start working on a new season right away.
Moreover, the series is still ongoing with a consistent release of new volumes, so that’s a big plus for getting a sequel.
Manga Sales and Profitability
Before we proceed, it’s important to understand that most of the anime we watch today are created primarily to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case manga).
Sales from the manga and related merchandise are the main source of income for the producers, while revenue from advertising fees, online streaming licensing, and Blu-ray sales are considered secondary
Typically, a 12-episode anime television series costs around $3,000,000 to produce.
Therefore, an anime has to make back this much money through merchandise sales and licensing fees to ensure a new season from the producers.
As of March 2022, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai had reached a circulation count of 1.2 millioncopiesacross 14 volumes.
However, this count is from before the anime aired and has not been updated for 12 months.
Anime adaptations have been known to have a significant impact on the sales and popularity of their source material. This was demonstrated by the success of “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom,” and “Eminence in Shadow” which saw a near-doubling of its sales within six months of its anime premiere.
Conclusion: typically, a rom-com manga with 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so Aharen-san manga is performing remarkably well with these sales numbers.
Moreover, the above count hasn’t been updated for over 12 months now and doesn’t account boost in sales that the series received from the anime adaptation so there is a chance that the count might have reached 2 million or higher by now.
Blu-ray/ DVDs and other Merchandise sales
While Blu-rays and DVDs are no longer key players in determining anime success as they used to be back in the 2010s, they are still a great tool to understand a show’s popularity among the general Japanese audience. In general, if an anime’s disc sales are over 3,000, a second season would be promising.
As for Aharen-san, the situation doesn’t look very promising.
The sales numbers for the first Blu-ray/DVD volume of Genius Prince were so low that it failed to even make it to Oricon’s weekly sales ranking which means it couldn’t even manage to sell more than 200 copies.
However, it’s important to note that Blu-ray sales are no longer the only measure of a show’s success, as streaming fees have become a more significant factor in the industry.
Conclusion: Based on the sales numbers, it appears that Aharen-sananime failed to generate a profit for its producers through the home video release, which is not a promising sign for the show’s future.
However, it is possible that the show managed to recoup its production costs through licensing fees and merchandise sales, so there may still be hope for its continuation.
Aharen-san wa Hakarenai‘s Popularity in Japan and the West
Aharen-san manga was already quite a popular slice-of-life in Japan prior to the anime’s release, and its popularity has surged even further since then
The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Spring 2022 season. It ranked top on several streaming websites, including the D-Anime Store and AbemaTV and was one of the most-talked shows on the internet.
On NicoVideo, Japan’s largest hosting site which is their version of YouTube, the premiere episode received over 317k views and 26k comments which is surprisingly more than what Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, another popular romance anime which was airing during the same time period got.
The debut run of the Aharen-san anime received a positive reception from the fans in the west, with many viewers and critics praising it for being even better than the source material in some aspects.
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a solid score of 7.33on MyAnimeList and ranking at #745 in popularity, with more than 290k members in its MAL group.
It has also received a strong score of 7/10 on IMDb and a 72% approval rating on AniList. This shows that the show’s popularity is very high even though it is a young series.
Why 2023 is the best time to announce a season 2?
2023 is the best time to announce Aharen-san wa HakarenaiSeason 2, considering the manga is about to end soon.
A new anime season can significantly contribute to boosting manga sales as fans, who have already invested time in watching two seasons of their favourite anime, would eagerly look forward to seeing what happens next in the story.
This can potentially lead to an increase in manga sales as fans will want to find out how the story concludes and who ends up with whom. Therefore, announcing a sequel at this moment is the best time.
Alternatively, even a single OVA episode could generate significant interest among fans
In conclusion, the series gained a significant following in both Japan and the West and generated a ton of revenue from merchandise sales, indicating that it has a strong and loyal fanbase.
With enough source material and the potential to make even more sales, it is inevitable that Aharen-san Season 2 will be announced soon. It is no longer a question of if it will get a new season, but when it will get a new season.
Aharen-san Season 2 Release date and Countdown
As of March 2023, Aharen-san Season 2doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet. However, if a new season is confirmed, it is likely to air sometime in mid-2024, or possibly in late-2024.
This is cause the second season premiered from April 2022 to June 2022 and it typically takes around 1-2 years to produce a new season.
As of now, no official announcements have been made yet, hence the readers need to keep in mind that these are just speculations.
But, keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official is announced. We can expect the announcement in the next few months.
Aharen-san wa HakarenaiSeason 2 Countdown:
Based on the following information, here is the countdown to the premiere of Aharen-san Season 2’s second season.
Aharen-san Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for Aharen-san wa Hakarenai Season 2 available yet to watch, but we will update this page if one gets released on their official youtube channel.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the first season, which you should watch to recall how funny the previous one was.
What will happen in Aharen-san Season 2?
Since the first season covered till volume 7, the next season of Aharen-san wa Hakarenai will begin with adapting volume 8.
Tokyo Otaku Mode describes the contents of volume 8 as such:
“Reina Aharen is a small, quiet girl who is bad at making friends due to her awkward personality and lack of understanding when it comes to personal space, which makes her seem distant and timid one second and way too close and clingy the next!
Raido is a boy who sits next to her in class and wants to get to know her better. One day, Raido picks up an eraser she drops, and the two become friends! From way too distant to way too close, Aharen-san is unpredictable!”
Final Words !!
This article will be updated again next year, and we will see if something has changed. In the meantime, you can check out our article on Isekai Ojisan Season 2 and Tomodachi game Season 2.
I hope this article helped you understand are the chances that we will get Aharen-san Season 2 or not.
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