Harem genres usually have a target fandom in their mind while releasing an anime. And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online is such an anime. Fans loved it but then it disappeared. Fans are still wondering will they get And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online Season 2? If you want to know the same, read along.
Will we get And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online season 2?
Let’s discuss the factors that determine the next season for an anime.
- Availability of the source material
- The popularity of the previous season or seasons in social platforms
Let’s know more about them,
1. Availability of the source material
Among all the factors that are important for the making of another anime season, the availability of the source material comes first. By source materials we mean the printed and published resources that serve the crucial purpose in creating anime. They are, namely, printed manga and/or light novel series.
There are original anime series that do not have any published printed source material. However, almost always anime series have printed resources.
In the case of And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online the source material is a light novel series of the same name. The series is written by Kineko Shibai and illustrated by the artist Hisasi. The light novel first appeared in print in 2013. Since then a total of twenty-one volumes of light novels have been published up to 2020.
A manga adaptation was released in 2014. Manga artist Ishigami Kazui took charge of the illustration. A total of eight manga volumes have been published till 2018.
In 2016, a twelve-episode long anime series was released under the Project 9 studio.
The anime series only adapted the first few volumes into anime series. There is ample source material left to make more than only the second season.
The series, however, has ended in 2020. This can be a difficult part while making an anime season. The anime series always serve the purpose of advertisements for the source materials. In this case, it was made to increase the sales of the And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online light novel series. But if the sales were not good enough then getting another season is difficult.
Also, if the series has ended then there is no point in spending money for another season. Fans can just buy the whole series anyway.
2. The popularity of the previous season or seasons in social platforms
And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online is quite a popular series among a set of fans.
It’s clearly harem and ecchi. We all know the drill. It has a common cliche plot where the main character is the love interest of all the side characters.
On MyAnimeList And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online season 1 is ranked 354 in the popularity ranking with more than 400,000 members. For an anime that was released back in 2016, this is quite a good rank. The fan count on MyAnimeList is quite good too. The reviews on MyANimeList are, however, mixed opinions. Some have given it a big rating of 9, some passed it with a rating of 4.
Plot of And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online
Nishimura Hideki is a high schooler who loves playing an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) named Legendary Age. He develops a crush on a fellow player with a female name and proposes to her for online marriage. But he was creeped out when the girl not only outright rejects him but also tells him she is actually a man.
After two years, Hideki is a guild member in his MMORPG and accepts a marriage proposal by his guildmate named Ako. He also accepts her wish to meet in real life along with other guildmates.
Hideki does not much hope knowing that most of them will be males. But to his surprise, the other guildmates are not only girls but all of them are students of Hideki’s school. The story follows Hideki and Ako where Ako is determined to marry him while other girls are also vying for Hideki’s affections.
Project 9 has not released any official statements regarding the renewal of season 2. But considering all these, getting And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online season 2 is almost not possible. If the producers change their minds we will let you know.
You can watch And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online on Crunchyroll.