Tomodachi Game Season 2: Release Date, Countdown, Trailer, Renewal Status


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Tomodachi Season 2 is one of the most anticipated anime sequels. Fans are getting desperate to see its second season, especially after hearing the rumour about its renewal. It has only been months since the completion of the anime’s first season, but there is already a great demand for the following installment. So, when will the series return with another set of adventures? Here is everything to know.

Tomodachi Game, also known as “Friends Game,” is a psychological thriller anime based on manga of the same name by Mikoto Yamaguchi and Yuki Sato. Studio Okuruto Noboru animated the show, which aired for 12 episodes from April 6, 2022, to June 22, 2022, on various local Japanese networks. Crunchyroll and Netflix streamed the anime outside of Japan, and it received a positive response from viewers for its engaging plot and mind-bending twists.

Will there be a Season 2 of Tomodachi Game?

As of writing, neither Studio Okuruto Noboru, publisher Kodansha, nor any other member of the production committee has officially renewed the anime for a second season. It’s important to note that anime productions can sometimes take years to get renewed for a new season.

Tomodachi Game Season 1 April 6, 2022
Tomodachi Game Season 2 Yet to be Announced

However, it is possible to speculate whether it will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating three factors:

  • Availability of source material
  • Sales
  • Popularity

We will now examine these factors to see if Tomodachi Game anime will have a season 2 or not.

Is there enough material available for “Tomodachi Season” season 2?

Tomodachi Game manga is based on the concepts by Mikoto Yamaguchi and written and illustrated by Yuki Sato. It started serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in December 2013 and is still ongoing. The first volume was released on April 9, 2014, and the latest issue came out on October 7, 2023. A total of 20 volumes have been released so far, and the manga is still ongoing.

The first season of anime adapted 6 volumes leaving behind 14 volumes worth of content to adapt.


Conclusion: Currently, there are 14 volumes of content available to adapt, which is good news since the studio has more than enough material to create two more installments. 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

Before we proceed, it’s important to understand that most of the anime we watch are created primarily to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case a mangal). 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.

As of June 2022, the series had reached 4.4 million copies in circulation.

Conclusion: typically, a manga with 2,000,000 to 5,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so Tomodachi Game is performing well with its impressive sales numbers. Moreover, the above count hasn’t been updated for over 8 months and doesn’t include the sales of volumes 19 and 20. After the anime boost, the new circulation number might have reached 5 million or even more.

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.

However, in Tomodachi Game’s case, we do not have a reliable source of how many home video boxes it managed to sell in Japan as of now. Still, we do have some reliable data on the sales of Tomodachi Game limited edition music CD, which generated a revenue of 288.99 million yen ($2.02 million) in sales for the week of September 5 – September 11, 2022, making it the most profitable I.P. for that week and beating the likes of One Piece and Haikyuu.

Popularity in Japan and the West

The Tomodachi Game manga is quite pretty popular in Japan. It is one of the best-selling titles for Kodansha and multiple volumes of it have ranked in Oricon’s Top Selling Monthly and Weekly charts.

The debut run of the Tomodachi Game anime adaptation received critical acclaim, 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 7.7 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #1115 in popularity, with more than 300k members in its MAL group. It has also received a positive score of 7.5/10 on IMDb, 4.5/5 on Crunchyroll, and 75% on AniList.

In addition to the 12-episode anime adaptation, the manga has also inspired two successful live-action movie adaptations. The movies were written and directed by Jiro Nagae and premiered in Japan on June 3 and September 2, 2017, respectively. Additionally, two television dramas based on the manga aired, one for four episodes in April 2017 and another for eight episodes in July 2022.

In conclusion, the series is quite popular in Japan and the West. Moreover, there is enough source material available currently and the series has made tons of money from merch sales, so it won’t take a long time to get a new season.

Tomodachi Game Season 2 Release date and Countdown

At this time, there has been no official announcement regarding the renewal of the Tomodachi Game for season 2. However, if a new season is confirmed, it is likely to air sometime in mid-2024, or possibly in late-2024, given that the first season premiered from April 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.

Tomodachi Game Season 2 Countdown:

Based on the following information, here is the countdown to the premiere of Tomodachi Game’s second season.


Friends Game Season 2 Trailer

There is no trailer for the Tomodachi Game season 2 to watch, but we will update this page if one gets released on their official youtube channel.

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On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the first season, which you should watch to recall how mind-blowing the first season of Tomodachi Game was.

What will happen in Season 2?

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Tomodachi Game Volume 7 cover art

Since the first season only covered six volumes from the manga, the next season of Tomodachi Game will begin with volume 7 with chapter 28 titled “What Kind of Relationship Were You in With Shibe Makoto?.”

It will cover the fourth game where while Yuichi recovers in the hospital, Tenji and Yutori try to defend Makoto from the harsh accusations that are hanging over him. The friendship trial turns out to be much harsher and more revealing than expected.

This article will get updated again next year, and we will see if something perhaps changed. In the meantime, you can check the Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting Season 2 and Adachi To Shimamura Season 2.

I hope this article helped you understand what are the chances that we will get Tomodachi Game Season 2 or not.

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