love and lies is an anime series that first aired in the romantic genre in the summer of 2017. Although anime lovers are familiar with the series, the original of the series is a manga series written by Musawo. The same studio created the anime series “Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructorwhich was also released during the same period. Liden Movies is one of the most active anime studios in recent years. The director’s chair is Seiki Takano, who also directs Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo. The anime originally aired on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS, BS11, tvk, AT-X from July 4, 2017 to September 19, 2017. Licensed by Sentai FilmworksLove and Lies also appeared on Amazon Prime† In this way, the second season of the series, which won viewers from all over the world, is still curious. So, is a new season possible after all these years?
What is the storyline of the anime?
In Japan’s near future, the government will pass a new law to halt the decline in the birth rate. According to this law, a suitable wife is chosen for every young person of 16 years. These people are strictly forbidden to have a love affair with anyone other than the spouse chosen for them. The situation is unlikely to change as the law is relatively successful and birth rates are stabilizing.
his alternate future created by Koi for Uso, 16 years old Yukari Nejima dreams about love. There is even a girl that he has liked since his elementary school years. Misaki Takasaki, the target of these feelings, is also in the same class as Yukari this academic year. Wishing it so, he decides to open up to Misaki, thinking that his birthday is two days later and that his future husband will probably be announced two days later.
Will there be a second season of Love and Lies?
Liden Movies or some other related company has yet to renew the anime for a second season† The last episode of the anime was in November 2018, when we watched the OVA episode. However, there is no official announcement for a second season yet. There are no leaks from the animes Twitter account and licensees to date. Animes don’t usually publish a cancellation decision, so there’s no idea if the series will be cancelled. Of all these unknowns, one can only speculate about a new season. When key factors such as source material adequacy, financial conditions and popularity are evaluated, it is possible to predict for the second season.
As we said at the beginning of the article, love and lies is an anime adaptation of the manga series written by Musawo. It is possible to follow the manga series originally published by Kodansha in Manga Box in English too thanks to Kodansha USA. The series, which started appearing in August 2014, is still running.
The last part of Koi to Uso manga series was released on March 9, 2020 and currently consists of a total of 10 volumes. The anime covers 1-5 parts of the manga in the first season. Using a simple ratio, we see that manga provides enough stock material for another season. Although the first 5 parts contain more chapters than the following parts, an equal number of scripts will be created for a new season when another part airs. Given the continuation of the manga, the possibility of a new season in terms of source material is still very much alive.
Popularity and financial situations
Looking at the disc sales, the anime’s disc sales seem to be below targets. In general, anime is expected to sell 4,000 units to be profitable with at least one more season. However, only 390 units were sold in sales in 1 volume. Looking at disc sales, the show’s second season is highly unlikely.
However, we do know that Amazon Prime distributed the anime. The exclusive distribution of an anime brings additional profit to the anime, increasing the possibilities for the second season, but the main goal is always the sale of discs.
The overall popularity rating of the series is 81.4%. From this perspective, a serious audience is waiting for the second season of the anime. Although the disc sales did not go well, there is great interest in anime on the online platforms. If the producers take the current popularity into account, they might give a second season a chance, but the expectations are not too high.
When is the second season release date?
The second season of the anime has not yet been confirmed. We speculated about the second season, as there was no statement from official channels. As a result of this evaluation, although the source material is available, sales of discs in the first season reduce the possibility of the new season. The prospect of a new season of the series is fifty fifty† Since the final installment of the manga and plenty of source material have just been delivered, the series can move into the production phase with a refresh that may be coming soon. The closest date for a new season of the series appears to be mid-2022† Of course, a new season approval is required first. You can share your expectations for the new season with the readers in the comments section.