Gakuen Babysitters is an anime series that came out in 2018 and is a beloved school, comedy and life genre. An adaptation, the series is based on a manga written by Hari Tokeino. This cute anime was created by the brain base studio we know from the In/Spectre anime series. The anime is directed by Shosei Morishita, who is also part of the In/Specter storyboard team. Originally aired on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11 from January 7, 2018 to March 25, 2018, the anime was also featured on crunchy rolls† The anime where sweet babies warm us has only been one season so far. But fans want more; so, Gakuen Babysitters have a second season†
What is the storyline of the Gakuen Babysitters?
High school student Ryuuichi loses his family in a plane crash and is left alone with his new brother Kotarou. They are adopted by the director of Morinomiya Academy, who lost her son and daughter-in-law in the same plane crash. However, the headmistress has only one condition: Ryuuichi will be a babysitter in the kindergarten of the academy in her spare time.
In one of its subtexts, Gakuen Babysitters describes the trauma a high school age child will experience if left without a parent. However, he never meets a school friend who bullies, nor does he meet an adult with a blunt conscience. Likewise, the production in which we see a baby left without a parent also brings up very normal, conscientious people for him. Someone over twenty might see this as a negative aspect, but the anime’s challenge is to present a sweet story that will fill your eyes every now and then. Since the target audience for my production is children and young people, it would be unfair to expect a very deep, very sad story.
Will there be a second season of the anime?
From November 28, 2021the animation studio Brain’s Base or any related company doesn’t have it yet renewed the anime for one second season† It could be years before anime gets confirmation of the new season. We have come across examples of this before. Since there is no official statement yet, we speculate about the sequel. The main factors influencing an anime’s approval for a new season are source material adequacy, popularity, and financial conditions.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned before, Gakuen Babysitters has been adapted for TV from the manga series written and illustrated by Hari Tokeino. The manga series that was published in LaLa magazine in 2009 is still going on. The continuation of the manga series is important as it will create stock footage for the anime, and this is good news.
The final installment of the manga series, which consists of a total of 20 volumes, was released in December 2020. In the first season of the series, stories from the first 15 parts were adapted to the anime. However, this part is a bit misleading. Although 15 parts were used, many story elements were left out and there are enough stories for the second or even a third season. As for the source material, there’s no stopping you seeing a new season. This is of course not the only criterion.
Popularity and disc sales of the anime
Disc sales are very important for an anime. Anime’s biggest source of income is the sale of discs, and an anime is expected to sell more than 4,000 copies on average to have a new season. Unfortunately, school babysitters were far from focused on selling discs, selling only 1,644 of them. In these sales figures, an anime is generally not renewed for a second season. But in recent years we see that even anime with low disc sales has been revamped. Due to the change in anime viewing habits, the demand for discs has decreased and exclusive distributors and viewers are now more valuable.
Google searches are an excellent place to see the worldwide popularity of the anime. Looking at it, we see that the anime is just as much searched as animes that are on the average line, such as Tsugumomo or Devils Line. on Twitter, she has about 45k followers. But an anime needs more popularity to confirm a new season. Looking at these statistics, we think that the new season of anime is very difficult, but the anime world is still full of surprises and a new season is still not impossible.
2nd Season Chance of Gakuen Babysitters
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.89 on MA, 7.8 on IMDb)
Enough manga source material
Only one season
No big distributor and income
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
No extension since 2018
No success in disc sales
When is the second season of Gakuen Babysitters?
No official announcement has yet been made for the series’ second season. However, due to the above evaluation, the second season of anime is highly unlikely. Despite the average popularity on online platforms and having enough source material from the manga, the disc sales are quite low and the popularity is average. Financially, we don’t think the production team will take a risk by deciding the second season. However, the anime world is full of surprises. If the second season is approved, we can only see a new season in 2023 – 2024given the production time.