Hinamatsu is a 12-episode comedy with signals, superpowers and a slice of life anime that aired in April 2018. Anime is an adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Masao Ōtake. The anime, which is about the story of two super-powered teenagers named Hina and Nitta, was created by the To feel studio. The studio has produced critically acclaimed anime since 2005, the latest being Remake Our Life!, a light novel adaptation. The series is directed by Kei Oikawa, who also worked on Naruto for a few episodes, and he also directed the second season of Oregairu. Originally broadcast on many local channels such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, TVA, Sun TV, TVQ and BS11, the anime has also been licensed by crunchy rolls and Funimation† In this way it becomes popular worldwide. Fans are now curious; will be one second season after more than two years?
What is the plot line of Hinamatsuri?
Nitta Yoshifumi is a yakuza member who likes to collect porcelain vases. One evening, while he is enjoying his apartment on the top floors of the skyscraper apartment, a metal box suddenly falls over his head. There is a human face on this box, although Nitta tries to ignore it, it is not possible and the next morning the face on the metal box tells Nitta to pull herself out of the metal box. After Nitta opens this metal box, an 11-12 year old girl named Hina comes out. It doesn’t take long for Nitta to realize that this girl has telekinesis powers and, against his will, he has to take this girl with him. Though Hina’s powers aid Nitta in his yakuza job, caring for her becomes complete torture for Nitta. After all these experiences, everything will turn into complete chaos as Hina’s friends in this new world and people who follow her from the old world get involved.
Will there be a second season of Hinamatsuri?
After more than three years, from Dec 3, 2021studio Feel or another related company doesn’t have it yet renewed the series for a second season at the moment of writing. However, we can see the new seasons of animes even years later. One of the best-known examples of this is One Punch Man, appeared to the public about four years later with its second season. In particular, the adequacy of the source material may delay preparations for a second season of the anime. We can speculate about the anime’s second season until there’s an official announcement. During the evaluation, we will take into account the most important criteria, such as manga status and popularity.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Anime Hinamatsuri is adapted from a manga written and illustrated by Japanese artist Masao Ōtake. Enterbrain’s manga series appeared in Harta Magazine between 2010-2020. The manga series consists of 19 parts. And the 19th part in 2020 was the series finale. The manga is also available in English from One Peace Books.
The first season of the anime includes the first 9 parts of the manga. What remains are the 10 volumes of source material for a second season. If desired, sufficient source material is available for a new season. However, the manga cannot offer more than one new season. In summary, there is no impediment to the second season in terms of source material. The second season will continue with the 10th part of the manga when it is renewed. If you think the chances of a new season are slim or you don’t want to wait, you can read the manga where the anime left off (Part 10).
The series ranked 402nd on Myanimelist based on its popularity. This ranking is quite successful compared to many anime. However, Blu-Ray Disc sales are very valuable for the new anime seasons. Because anime earns a large part of its financial income from disc sales. If an anime’s sales average over 4,000, it looks promising for a second season. When it is under, the production committee usually decides that this business is not making enough profit.
Hinamatsuri sold 1,024 units with its first volume. The sales volume is well below 4,000, so it doesn’t give much hope for the second season. However, there are always surprises. Moreover, 2018 was a bad year for the anime industry in terms of disc sales, and only a few anime were able to top this figure.
Google search data is useful to see the current popularity of anime. Looking at the search volume, we see that the anime is searched above average, but still not as strong as animes that have received new season approvals, such as Until your eternity or tonikawa† It seems that the anime needs more in terms of popularity. On Twitter, the Official Page of the anime is followed by 15k people, and we usually see anime approved for a new season reach over 100k followers.
2nd season chance at Hinamatsuri
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Good Reviews (8.17 on MA, 8.0 on IMDb)
Enough manga source material
Only one season
No big distributor or extra income
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
No extension since 2018
When is the second season of the anime?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season as of December 3, 2021. BluRay sales, which is a critical factor for the new seasonare unfortunately below expectations. The manga, the original of the series, was completed in 2020, which is not good news for many anime series. Because the ad spend of the finished series is reduced and an anime season for advertising purposes is not evaluated much. On the other hand, the anime does not have a strong popularity for a new season. Still, the anime world is full of surprises and the manga contains enough source material to create a new season. Even given the production and renewal times, it is unlikely that a new anime season will meet audiences like 2023 – 2024.