Yuuna and the haunted hot springs is a comedy anime series that met audiences in the summer of 2018. This anime series for adults is also colored with supernatural elements. Adapted from Tadahiro Miura’s manga of the same name, the anime was created by Xebec Studio. Licensed by Aniplex of America, it was originally broadcast on many local networks like Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, KBS, Sun TV, GBS, MTV, AT-X. The first season of the anime aired weekly from July 14, 2018 to September 29, 2018 and attracted a lot of attention at the time of publication. Yet, after about three years, a new season of Yuragi-sō no Yuna-san has not yet been confirmed. Will the fans meet with a second season† Let’s remember the series first.
What is the storyline of the anime?
Fuyuzora Kogarashi has spiritual powers and has been obsessed with ghosts since childhood. This has caused many problems in his life, but he has learned to fight against cruel forces. Unfortunately, Fuyuzora is currently quite poor, homeless and hoping for a more normal, happier life in high school. During his searches, he saw a very cheap wooden house called Yuragi-sou, which used to be a spa. The reason the rental room is so cheap is that the body of a high school student who was murdered by spiritual forces was found here and is believed to be haunted.
Fuyuzora decides to keep the room because she thinks this situation won’t be a problem for her and because the owner of the rest of the house is a sexy woman. While he enjoys the hot spring, he also plans to expel Yuragi-sou’s ghost, 16-year-old Yuuna, from his room. Fuyuzora has no plans to hurt the ghost girl and eventually decides to help the girl with her unfinished business. So the girl will not become a cruel ghost in her afterlife and will not fall into hell. However, after getting along with Yuuna, the other residents slowly begin to reveal their own hidden powers.
Will there be a second season of the anime?
Studio Xebec, manga publisher Shueisha, or any other company related to the anime hasn’t yet renewed Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs for a second season† Renewals of animes can sometimes take years. The availability of source material and the manga’s financial plans sometimes keep this period short and sometimes much longer. If we look at the other works from the other studio, we see that they mostly have one season anime, but they also have series like “Tu Love Ru‘ which are approved for new seasons. There is no official announcement yet, but it is possible to speculate about a new season with some key factors. Let’s look at these key factors together and see the results.
Manga status of the anime
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the manga of the series is written and illustrated by Tadahiro Miura. Like many manga series, the manga series published by Shueisha aired on February 8, 2016. It is also published by Seven Seas Entertainment in English for readers in NA. The series, which appeared in 24 volumes since 2016, completed on June 8, 2020.
It’s a shame the manga series is no longer in progress, but plenty of source material is still available. only while 4 volumes were adapted in the first season of the anime, the remaining volume is still 20† It seems that there is enough stock for more than one season.
Disc sales of the series
Although the demand for discs has decreased with the increase in online video watching in recent years, it is still important data. It is possible to compare with the animes released during the same period and measure the popularity in Japan by disc sales figures. Generally an anime is expected to sell 4,000 disks. (Average of all volumes). Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs sold 6 volume discs. The anime that sold 2860 units do not appear to meet the targets on average. But that’s not a hopeless sales figure, and it may still offer hope for a second season.
The popularity of the series
There are some other parameters to measure true popularity. According to Myanimelist values, the popularity score is 72.6%. We can say that this score for a second season is on the critical limit. On the other hand, looking at the search volume on Google, we can’t hide the fact that we’ve been seeing a drop lately. By the way, it is followed by 27.1k people on Twitter† This number of followers is usually not enough for a new season. While everything seems average, an anime for a new season has to be above average because most animes don’t get renewed for a new season.
Yuuna and the Haunted House’s manga has achieved high sales and has a cumulative circulation of more than 3.5 million. However, post-anime sales are low compared to other manga series, which also have anime adaptations, and the effect of anime on manga sales is thought to be low.
When is the second season of the anime?
There has not been a second season of the anime confirmed† Above, we speculated about the possibility of a new season of anime in the future. The manga contains enough source material, but there are some barriers, such as popularity. To renew the anime for a new season, the fans need to make more noise and the anime needs to spread to more people. Although the current popularity is not too bad, it still doesn’t seem enough for a new season. However, we think we can see a new season of the anime with a 50% probability. If there is a renewal soon, we might see a new season of the anime in 2022-2023, but not before. We recommend that the public read the manga from the 5th part, as it will answer the questions about the continuation of the series. Or watch other comedy anime series like Suppose a kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies and Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kuno†