†gamers!‘ was one of the anime that enlivened the summer of 2017 in the romantic comedy genre. Originally based on a light novel written by Sekina Aoi, the story was adapted into an anime by the pine jam studio. A fairly new studio, Pine Jam has come out to the public with anime like ‘Therefore!‘ and ‘Gleipnir‘ in recent years, and it looks like we’ll be seeing more of their anime series in the future. Funimation licensed ‘Gamers!’ Originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11 from July 13, 2017 to September 28, 2017. The series currently consists of only 12 episodes and only one season. The story of Keita who is a game enthusiast was highly appreciated by anime lovers. Now fans are raving about a second season† So, is the series getting a second season?
What is the storyline of the anime?
Our main character’s name is Amano Keita† Keita, a sophomore in high school, has only one love: playing games. Plays games from all platforms like mobile games, consoles, PC. His favorites are romantic-themed RPGs and visual novel games. The lady of the series is Tendo Karen, the most popular high school girl, with her elite demeanor and high grades. Karen’s greatest passion is also playing games. She even managed to re-establish the school play club and became three people, including himself.
One day Karen approaches Keita. Everyone is surprised by this situation because the school’s favorite girl is talking to the nerdy Keita. Karen invites him to the game club. Keita gets excited but decides not to join after seeing the club. The reason is that the club members compete with each other instead of enjoying themselves. Of course Karen is surprised, and maybe she was rejected for the first time. After that it starts to get exciting and more in-depth. In addition to Keita and Karen, the adventures of the game club, in which three more people join, will be interesting.
Will there be a second season of Gamers!?
†gamers!‘ was released as a single season in the summer of 2017. In the past more than four years, from December 18, 2021, there is no confirmation for the second season at the time of writing. The animation studio Pine Jam or any related company does not have that renewed the anime for one second season† Animes can return after years with a new season, so we can’t call a cancellation this time, but we can get an idea by evaluating certain key factors. Factors such as adequacy of the story’s source material, popularity, and BluRay sales will determine the new season’s possibility. Let’s take a look at the chance of the second season of anime.
Slight new status in terms of the second season
The light novel to which the anime was adapted was written by Sekina Aoi and illustrated by Saboten. The light novel series published by Fujimi Shobo started broadcasting in 2015. This light novel, which was published in 12 parts in total, was completed on October 19, 2019. The fact that it is no longer running limits the number of seasons we are likely to see in the future. However, this is not the case for the second season. Fortunately, the first season of the anime covers the first 5 parts of the light novel. This means we can see at least one more season. Sufficient stock material alone, however, is not a sufficient criterion for a new season. Those who do not want to wait for a new season can also continue the story by reading the 6th part of the light novel.
BluRay and DVD sales
Sales of last season’s discs are important for us to see the next season of the anime. The current season is expected to sell at a minimum 4,000 units on disc sales for a new season. On reaching this number, there is ample profit potential. But in the first season of “Gamers!” only 1514 units were sold and received sales of 34.58 million. From this point of view, a second season of the anime seems unlikely. Let’s look at other factors.
Other factors to see another season
The studio’s original production, “Just Because!” had seen 1700 in disc sales. This means that we cannot say that the studio’s most valuable product ‘Gamers!’ is. “Therefore!” If a second season is considered, Gamers will come later. However, the new season for both series is currently not on the studio’s schedule. Anime ranked 290th on Myanimelist based on popularity. This score should not be taken lightly. on Twitter† it has 35.3K followers. When the producers take into account the current popularity, they can give a chance for a new season.
2nd season chance for gamers!
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Enough light New source material availability
Average ratings (6.82 on MA, 6.6 on IMDb)
No big distributor or extra income
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
No extension since 2017
gamers! Season 2 release date
The anime hasn’t come yet renewed for a second season, but the light novel provides ample source material for the second season. While anime is popular on online streaming platforms and social media, the first season’s disc sales were way below target, and it’s not the studio’s most valuable anime. After three years, a new season doesn’t seem likely, but we think we’re going to see a new season with a 50% opportunity. The average production time is one year. If there is an extension coming soon, we can see a new season in summer 2022† We’ll keep you posted as official information becomes available.