My little monster is an anime series in the romantic comedy genre where new viewers meet every day even though it was originally released years and years ago. The anime is an adaptation of the manga series of the same name written by Robico and published by Kodansha from 2008 to 2013. It first airs between October 2, 2012 † Dec 25, 2012, on many local Japanese networks. brain basethat we know from the beloved anime series that have appeared in recent years, such as BNA and In/Spectre, was also animated My Little Monster. The anime series, licensed by NIS America and listed at crunchy rolls, is still popular today. We are witnessing the animes return to the screens with a new season. So there can be one second season from My Little Monster after all this time?
What was the storyline of the anime?
Shizuku Mizutani is an emotionless high school girl who doesn’t have many friends and social life, only thinks about her classes and career. She takes her notes to Yoshida Haru, who was sentenced to a short suspension at her teacher’s request for fighting one day. Known to everyone as a terrible person, Yoshida is actually kind, very intelligent, but unable to express his feelings properly. It bothers Shizuku, even though she is insensitive that there are self-seekers around Yoshida. Now that Yoshida realizes this situation, only Shizuku remains around him as a friend. The friendship between the two will gradually progress from now on.
Will there be a second season of My Little Monster?
My little monster originally aired between October 1, 2012 – December 24, 2012. Then, on August 12, 2013, an OVA episode delighted fans. From October 25, 2021at the time of writing, the anime has not yet come renewed for a new season so far. Animax Asia, Brain’s Base, NIS America or any other company related to the anime did not hint at a new season. If enough source material is available for an anime, there is always a possibility for a new season. Despite the years that have passed, anime can get approval for the new season; this is different from TV drama series. We need to check some key factors to judge if we can see the new season in the future.
The manga written by Robico was published by Kodansha from August 23, 2008 to June 24, 2013. It has been a long time since the finale of the 12-part + 1 special part manga series, and it seems impossible to continue. In the first season of the anime, only the first 4 parts were modified. It shows that the remaining 9 parts can be adapted for a new anime season. A new season is still possible in terms of availability of stock material.
On the other hand, looking at the anime’s disc sales, we can’t say it performed well at the time. It was below the sales threshold of 4,000 and we haven’t seen a new season in so long, perhaps because it wasn’t considered financially adequate. However, we can say that the popularity of anime has increased rather than decreased in recent years. The popularity rating is 95.3% according to the Myanimelist popularity rating and many viewers are still waiting for the second season.
In recent years there has been good news that gives hope for the second season. Last year, Netflix India announced it would release the anime, and in April 2021 Sentai Filmworks acquired the digital rights to My Little Monster Anime. However, we see that the official Twitter account of the anime is no longer updated as before. The Twitter account, where even this news is not shared, is followed by only 8k people. It still has an above-average search popularity in Google worldwide.
2nd season Chance of My Little Monster
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.51 on MA, 7.3 on IMDb)
Above average popular
Enough availability of manga source material
No success in disc sales
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
No major distributor worldwide
Only one season
No extension since 2012
When is the second season of the anime?
Anime hasn’t been yet renewed for a 2nd season, but Brain’s Base is still actively producing anime. The factors that reduce the anime’s chances for the new season: Low disc sales, long elapsed time. On the other hand, the factors that increase the chances: still above average popularity, availability of stock material, the live action movie released in 2018. Considering the pros and cons, we think the possibility of a new season very difficult, but not impossible. A new season is on display in 2022-2023, depending on the production period and the extension time. However, it seems that the most logical way to learn the rest of the story is to read the manga series now. Stay tuned for updates.