higehiroor “Higehiro: After I was rejected, I shaved and took me to a runaway high school” is a romantic comedy anime series that first aired in the spring of 2021. The romantic comedy genre, most popular in Japan, has been the subject of many mangas, light novels, and anime series. One of the last products of this genre, Higehiro, is actually based on a light novel series. Shimesaba is writing the light novel with manga adaptations. On the other hand, the anime television series was created by the Japanese animation studio Project No. 9† We also know the studio from animes like Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kuno and High school prodigies have it easy, even in another world† Higehiro originally aired on Japanese local networks such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11 as 13 episodes from April 5, 2021 to June 28, 2021. crunchy rolls licensed the series to allow viewers from all over the world to watch the anime with English subtitles. Now fans are wondering if the anime will have one second season†
What is Higehiro’s storyline?
Higehiro turns around Yoshida, an office worker, and Sayu, a high school runaway. Yoshida is in love with her colleague Airi Gotou. Yoshida works at an IT company and is rejected by the girl he’s loved for five years. On his way back home, drunk and sad, he comes across Sayu sitting alone under a street lamp on a dim road. Yoshida advises Sayu to go home, and she responds by asking him to take her home. After her failed attempt to seduce Yoshida, Sayu spends the night at his house anyway. In the morning, Sayu tells Yoshida about how she escaped from Hokkaido to Tokyo and offered her heartfelt favors for a roof over her head. However, Yoshida is unimpressed by her seduction. Yoshida decides that the girl can stay as long as she goes to school and helps with the housework. Thus begins the touching relationship between a heartbroken adult and a runaway high school girl.
Is there going to be a second season of Higehiro?
From Dec 8, 2021at the time of writing, Project No.9, Kadokawa or any other anime related company has not yet renewed the anime for a second season† Sometimes animes announce their second season confirmations during the first season finales, but unfortunately Higehiro is not one of those animes. It is not yet officially known whether the anime will get a second season. While there’s no official confirmation, a second season of the anime doesn’t seem likely. We see that it has a good audience compared to other anime that came out in the same period. Animes receive new season approvals under certain main factors. Light new resources, disc sales, popularity, exclusive distributors, etc. are the main factors. We’ve been speculating about the second season, so let’s see together why the second season doesn’t seem like much, even if it has good popularity.
Higehiro: Light Novel
Like many animes, Higehiro is an adaptation of a light novel. The original of the series was written by Shimesaba and illustrated by booota. The light novel has started publishing by Kadokawa Shot on February 1, 2018. More than 2 million copies of the original series are in circulation. The series, which published a total of 5 parts + 1 short story, was unfortunately completed on June 1, 2021. It looks like the light novel is no longer going on. This indicates that the source material for the anime is currently limited. On the other hand, it’s a shame that all the light novel volumes were adapted in the first season of the anime.
On the other hand, it has been announced that a new side story light novel will be published on June 28, 2021. Shimesaba informs fans that the story takes place several years before Sayu and Yoshida meet again. However, it still seems difficult to be the subject of a new anime season. If a sequel to the light novel is announced in the future, it seems possible, but this possibility is very tricky for now.
Disc sales and the popularity of the series
The anime has become one of the most beloved anime of the spring of 2021. The anime, which has gained a large fan base worldwide, is also very popular in Japan. Although it is a new anime series, it already has more than 100k Twitter followers. In the same season, The Misfit of Demon King Academy was another very popular anime, and 91 thousand users follow it. It also has a strong search volume on Google. The anime has a higher search volume than any anime licensed by Funimation or Crunchyroll released during the same time period. Tokyo Revengers was the best of the season, but we can say it came after. The anime also already has a pretty good popularity ranking on Myanimelist. (It corresponds with 86.2% popularity points on our anime list.)
Unfortunately, the desired result was not fully realized in the disc sale. Of course, the sharp decline in disc sales in recent years has also had an influence on this. People are now turning to online platforms instead of disc sales. But it’s still good financial data to compare with other animes released today. Tokyo Revengers managed to sell 3,207 units in the two-piece average, while Higehiro sold 1,977 units in the first two-piece average. Looking at it, we can say that there are low sales figures for both anime.
2nd season Chance of Higehiro
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.33 on MA, 7.5 on IMDb)
Pretty new anime
Only one season
No big distributor or extra income
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
Average Disc Sales
Not enough source material
Season 2: Finally
Although the popularity of the anime is good, second season is quite difficult. The disc sales are bad, but the biggest problem is the source material. The original light novel has been completed and will no longer be published. We don’t think the side story novels that will be released will be enough for another anime season. If anything changes in the future or if there is official information, we will inform you. Until then, we would like to recommend two anime that are popular in the romantic comedy genre. The typical quintuplets or Eromanga Sensei are two of the lesser known animes in this genre that you might enjoy.