Seton Academy: Join the pack! is a beloved anime series that entered the vision in the romantic comedy genre in the winter of 2020. We know that romantic comedy series has a special place in Japanese culture. Hundreds of manga and novel series are published in this genre every year, dozens of which are adapted to anime. Horimiya or Oresuki, which recently debuted, is also among the popular anime series of this genre. Like these animes, Seton Academy is a manga adaptation, and it was written and illustrated by Bungo Yamashita. Licensed by crunchy rollsthe anime series created by Studio Gokumi originally found a place in many networks such as Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, BS11, Animax. The first season of the anime aired between January 7, 2020 and March 24, 2020, and after that, an OVA episode made fans happy. The question is whether the anime will now have one second season†
What is Seton Academy’s storyline?
The anime tells about the tragicomic life of Mazama Jin, who hates animals in a school full of animals. Seton Academy is a school with fewer people than other creatures due to population decline. Mazama Jin, an adversary of animals, and the only male person in his class, had a crush on Hino Hitomi, whom he fell in love with. But suddenly she is forced to join Ranka’s herd. His school life full of bullshit has now started.
The series really pushes the boundaries of your imagination. Maybe this is the first time you see this kind of weird anime. However, the “weird” we’re talking about here doesn’t have a bad meaning. In anime, male drawings are in the form of normal animals while female drawings are in a humanoid manner. That’s why there is an ecchi in the anime, albeit different. This kind of anime doesn’t pay much attention to fiction or the history of the characters. Therefore, we will not go into much detail on this matter. Absurd events such as the love for forbidden genres were treated in a very normal and good way. And the way it works is comedy, and it seems to be good at that too. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to call the series a romantic comedy, even if the dose of romantic comedy is low. Aside from the general fiction of the anime, it also manages to give you information about koalas, hawks, wolves, and gorillas that you’ve probably never heard of before. The drawings and editing were very satisfactory. Let’s see if they can keep the line in a possible second season.
Will there be a second season of Seton Academy: Join the Pack!?
Studio Gokumi, or manga publisher Shogakukan, doesn’t have that yet renewed the anime for one second season† If you are a good anime viewer, you know that anime can be renewed after years. At this point, however, some key factors directly influence the second season’s decision. A new season is impossible if the manga does not provide enough source material. The first season said goodbye to the public with many open doors. Last year, Crunchyroll’s listing of the season two title on its website caused confusion. But nothing was certain about the second season. From May 2021 nothing is final yet. So let’s speculate about the second season, starting with the manga situation.
Manga status of the anime
The manga, the original of the series, was written and illustrated by Bungo Yamashita. The series, which Kodansha published in 2016, was then further published by Shogakukan in 2018. In May 2021, however, it came to an end and the series became completed† The discontinuation of the manga series shows that there is limited source material for the anime. Although the manga is no longer running, 153 chapters have been published so far. In the first season of the anime, it was adapted to the 59th chapter. It seems that anime has a new season as far as the source material is concerned.
Disc sales (Bluray and DVD)
The sale of anime discs is one of the factors influencing the decision on the new season. Animes, like other productions, are for-profit products. Generally an anime is expected to sell 4,000 copies to be confirmed for a new season. But “Seton Academy: Join the Pack!” only about 300 units sold in the first season, and this sales figure was too far from the target. When judged in terms of disc sales, a second season of the anime seems almost impossible.
The popularity of the anime
However, we can say that it is not just about selling discs. In recent years, the sale of discs has fallen dramatically, driving digitization and online viewing behaviour. However, the popularity rating of the anime is 62.5%† If we look at the animes Twitter account, we see 10k users following. It seems there is a parallel situation with disc sales in disc sales also in general popularity. We also do not see a strong volume in Google searches.
When is the second season of Seton Academy?
The anime has not yet been confirmed for a second season. While the story holds great promise for a sequel, the anime is quite underrated. Disc sales and popularity don’t look good. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see a new season of anime in this state. However, the surprises never end in the anime world; we see a new season of unexpected series at unexpected moments. There’s plenty of source material available for a new season, and no one knows if the decision-making committee will say it’s going for a second season. While it’s unlikely, we’ll see if the anime will have a new season in the future. In general, we can say that the production time for an anime is one year. If an extension comes up, Seton Academy may be hitting the screens in 2022but keep in mind that this is just speculation.