Magic Sempai is a manga series by the famous manga publisher Kodansha that met readers in 2016. The manga written by Azu was adapted to the anime in 2019, and in fact the main topic of our content is this anime adaptation. The anime, made by the same studio, Liden Moviesfeaturing popular anime series such as Love and Lies and Akashic Records by Bastard Magic Instructor, originally broadcast on the Japanese local networks Tokyo MX, MBS, BS-NTV from July 2, 2019 to September 17, 2019. The anime, licensed from crunchy roll, got viewers from all over the world thanks to this license. Unfortunately, after about three years, a second season has not yet met the public. Fans are now waiting for the second season of the anime. Let’s see what we know about anime so far.
What was the storyline of the anime?
An anonymous student who has just started high school is just like all other students looking for a suitable club. The magic club suddenly appears in front of him. He runs into Tejina Senpai, who is trying to be a magician in the club room. Tejina Senpaic, who has extreme stage fright, had an audience watch her hilarious experiments. The only member of this club is Tejina Sempai, a senior student. Joining the magic club before he could understand what was happening, the young man also became Tejina Sempai’s assistant.
Will there be a second season of Magical Sempai?
Liden Movies or a related company does not yet have one renewed the anime for one second season so far. Anime usually doesn’t easily release new season confirmations and the renewal process can take years. We know that there are anime that have gotten a second season confirmation despite the last ten years. However, for a manga adaptation anime, it is imperative that the manga provide sufficient source script material. On the other hand, financial circumstances and popularity influence the anime’s decision for the second season. Looking at these factors for Magical Sempai, we don’t see the second season as good as it could be due to some concerns.
Magical Sempai . Manga Status
Perhaps the most important criterion for anime is the adequacy of the stock material. Because if the manga does not provide enough source material, it is necessary to prepare original chapters, and this is a situation that we usually do not see. The Magic Sempai manga is written and illustrated by Azu. Kodansha’s manga series, published in both the original language and English, was completed on February 15, 2021.
The manga series has a total of 8 volumes and we will not see any more volumes. In the first season of the anime, the first 5 parts were adapted. Looking at the volume remaining, the original stock footage doesn’t seem to be enough for a second season. The studio needs to compress a slow new season, release an OVA episode, or create original content, which is unlikely.
Disc sales of the anime
For Magical Sempa anime, disc sales come first in financial matters. Because if we look at the distribution companies of the anime, we can’t see an exclusive distributor. A live-action movie or a smartphone game was also not released. The main income seems to be disk sales.
The target sales volume for an anime to make a decision for the second season is 4,000 on average. If we look at the CD sales of Magical Sempai in the first season, we see an average of 2500 copies. Not bad, but still below targets. The second season in terms of disc sales is also unlikely. If we look at the popularity score, we see a current popularity score of 70.4. Not bad, but a second season seems like a very risky decision for producers.
When is the second season of the anime?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a second season. Limited source material and disc sales among the target audience reduce the chances of the anime’s second season to less than 50%. However, the anime world is full of surprises. If an extension comes, it may be possible to see a new season of the anime in 2022. The average production is about a year for an anime season. However, this time may vary depending on the intensity of the studio. Liden Films has announced eight new anime for 2021. This shows that they are the most producing animation company in recent years. We hope that this decision will be for a second season of Magical Sempai – although this is unlikely -. Stay tuned.