Datum is an anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series written by Natsuki Kizu. The anime, licensed by crunchy rolls, was originally broadcast on Fuji TV. BL, drama and romance genre anime broadcast weekly from July 11, 2019 to September 19, 2019. After the first season, prepared by the Lerche studio, fans are concerned about the second season† Lerche has also produced successful anime such as Astra lost in space and Toilet-bound Hanako-kun† The second season of this anime series is eagerly awaited. That’s how the series has been renewed for a second season?
What we can see in season 2
The series made its season finale once the characters were happy and left the fans curious. We’ll see what Mafuyu and Uenoyama’s relationship brings next season. We expect to see more of Aki and Haruki in season two as well. In the 11-episode first season of the anime, all the episodes were full of suspense, and it looks like it will be in season two as well. We’ll see what happens between Aki and Haruki in the second season, but we won’t include it in our article to avoid spoilers.
Will Given be getting a second season?
It was announced that the anime would have a final movie and the expected movie was released on August 22, 2020. Another issue that fans are curious about is the second season† Unfortunately, from December 26, 2021the anime hasn’t come yet renewed for a second season. Lerche’s animation team or the manga’s publisher Shinshokan is silent about this. Since the movie that deals with the relationship between Haruki and Akihiko is a sequel and deals with the second arc of the manga, we may have to wait a little longer for an anime season that will be another sequel. Many anime can get approval for the new season years later. So everything is going well for Given and can he get approval for another season? It’s even possible to predict this if we don’t examine some of the key factors. Let’s start with the manga.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned before, Given is a manga amendment. The manga, written and illustrated by Natsuki Kizu, was published on April 30, 2013. The manga series published in Cheri+ magazine is still going on today. It’s good for anime that manga continues today; because it provides the source material for anime. Given’s manga consists of 6 parts in total and the last part was published in August 2020.
It was adapted to the 15th chapter of the manga in the first season of the anime. In the movie, it was adapted to chapter 28. Part 28 coincides with the end of part 5 of the manga series. A total of 6 volumes have been released so far. Looking at the published volumes, it is not enough for a new season, but there are still chapters that are not in volume format and the manga series is still running. At the moment, the lack of source material for the manga may make us wait longer for the new season, but it won’t make it impossible while it goes on.
The popularity of the series
To see a new season, the anime needs to make its producers financially happy. The anime’s disc sales weren’t good, but they weren’t bad either. It sold 3,414 units in the first volume. Given the decline in BluRay sales in recent years, while remaining below target, it’s not a desperate figure for the second season decision. While disc sales are average, how much is viewed online is more important.
If we look at the Google searches to see the worldwide popularity of the anime, we see that it has been searched enough to deserve another season. On Twitter, the anime has over 200k followers and 100k is usually considered the threshold. It is clear that the current popularity of the anime is enough for a new season. On the other hand, while it doesn’t have a major distributor like Netflix yet, we don’t think there will be any financial problems thanks to the additional revenue it generates from live-action, plays, and the movie.
2nd season given a chance
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Perfect ratings (8.35 on MA, 8.4 on IMDb)
Ongoing manga series
Extra income with Live-Action, Stage Play, Movie
Not a bestselling manga
Not enough availability of new source material (currently)
Only one season
When is Given Season 2 Release Date?
The new season of the anime has not yet been confirmed, but a new season is very possible in the future based on our speculation. However, the date of the possible new season may be a bit late as the manga doesn’t have enough source material yet, and given the renewal and production time, it will be very difficult to see a new season in 2022. The second season could come out in 2023-2024 at best.