When will The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2 release?
Do you know what the worst feeling is? When you start watching an anime and then fall for it only to realise that it does not have another season, that is the worst feeling. The same feeling resurfaces when we think that we don’t have The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2. In this article, we will thoroughly discuss when and if we will get season 2 of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou.
What is The Pet Girl of Sakurasou all about?
Okay, I will give you a little backstory if you have forgotten the storyline. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is a series of Japanese light novels by Kamoshida Hajime. The illustrations are done by Mizoguchi Keiji.
The story revolves around Kanda Sorata, a second-year high school student of a school affiliated with Suiko or Suimei University of the Arts. Sorata is kicked out of his dormitory because he was keeping a stray cat that is against the dormitory rules.
Kanda Sorata moves to the Sakura dormitory which is infamous due to having strange and trouble-making students of the school. There he meets Shiina Mashiro who is a famous artist but a klutz, even unable to take care of herself. Annoyed with Shiina Mashiro at first, Kanda Sorata starts taking care of her unknowingly. This is their story of living a life through thick and thin.
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is a beautiful depiction of the slice-of-life genre. It has all the aspects of the ideal romance genre, humour, fluff with a pinch of melancholia. Okay, it’s actually more than just a pinch. The show is lighthearted with a lot of feelings involved that feel more than relatable.
The light novel series of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou first published in 2010. There is a manga adaptation of the light novels by manga artist Kusano Hoki. The manga was released in 2011. The anime series started airing in 2012 for television.
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Will The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2 release?
Now let us discuss the real question here. When will The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2 release? Or will it ever release?
The first season of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou released in October 2012 and ended in March 2013. It was a series of 24 consecutive episodes. It has been eight long years since then and we have had no luck of hearing anything from the animators J.C.Staff Co., Ltd.
There are often long hiatus between the release of two seasons of an anime. However, it’s not always this long. But we will follow our regular way to decide that if we will have The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2 or not. Let’s do research.When I say research, I mean I follow the most credible sources available to know if there is a chance of releasing another season.
- The availability of source material
- The popularity of the anime (through sales, profit margins and social media)
- Popular anime community like MyAnimeList
The availability of the source material
For The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, the source material is the light novel series. The light novel has published a total of 13 issues since 2010. The last issue was published in 2014. Season 1 used the first 6 volumes of light novels. That means we still have 7 light novels left and that is enough resources for a second season.
The popularity of the anime (through sales, profit margins and social media)
Popularity through sales and profit margins
Season 1 of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is immensely popular. According to Mainichi Shimbun
The light novel series sold over 850,000 copies just in 2012. But the sales for anime Blu-Ray DVDs is not that good.
Also, there is a mixed reaction among the fans about the light novel series. A lot of fans literally detested the ending of the light novel series. This is a great post that describes why the ending is so disliked. Warning: it has spoilers so proceed with your own risk.
So if there is a season 2 that follows the original source material, some fans will really be annoyed.
Popularity through social media
The first season is definitely popular. But some fans are squeamish to have The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2 for the same reason as the horrible light novel series. But that doesn’t stop loyal fans to try. There is a Change.org petition to get a The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2 by fans. It has 30,046 signs of a total of 35,000 at the time of writing this article for you guys. Feel free to sign if you want a second season too.
Below is a quote from a fan-
“Hmm I think it’s unlikely that there will be a season 2 even if there is a petition cuz the anime started in 2012, and look now, 2021. 9 years dude, the casts pretty much outgrown themselves and can no longer voice the characters in the anime, this would stress the creators who made this anime cuz they will need to find new casts :/ But I’m not losing hope yet though. EVRYONE NEEDS TO SIGNNNN”Source: Here
Popular anime community like MyAnimeList
In the anime community of MyAnimeList, the first season has a popularity rank of 82 with more than 924,000 members. Just know that any anime that ranks in the top 100 in MyAnimeList is extremely popular.
But this forum in My Anime List discusses if there is a chance of a second season. I’m afraid the answer is not very positive.
Then we are not having The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2 anymore?
I can’t say for sure that we will never have The Pet Girl of Sakurasou season 2. But the first season was aired in 2012 and the hiatus is too long. Normally, a franchise doesn’t take this long to announce a season 2. The chance of getting another season is very less.
Where can I watch The pet Girl of Sakurasou season 1?
But let it not encourage you from enjoying the anime. You can always rewatch the first season. Season 1 of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is available to watch on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix.
Cast and team members
- Shiina Mashiro voiced by Kayano Ai
- Kanda Sorata voiced by Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
- Ayoyama nanami voiced by Nakatsu Mari
- Akasaka Ryuunosuke voiced by Horie Yui
- Kamiigusa Misaki voiced by Takamori Natsumi
- Mitaka Jin voiced by Sakurai Takahiro
- Ainsworth Rita voiced by Kawasumi Ayako
- Maid-chan voiced by Horie Yui
- Sengoku Chihiro voiced by Toyoguchi Megumi
- Kanda Yuuko voiced by Ogura Yui
In the future, if the animators ever change their mind, we will be the first to let you know. So, stay tuned.
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