Osamake season 2 is renewed or canceled? Let’s find out
There is something beautiful about these Rom-Com anime that you simply don’t get in any other genre. The story is the king here, and more often than not, the animation is stunning in every aspect.
Osamake: Romcom Where the Childhood Friend Won’t Lose is, as the name suggests, a rom-com anime based on the light novel written by Shūichi Nimaru.The plot follows high schooler Sueharu Maru who has never been in a committed relationship ever in his life. His neighbor and childhood friend Kuroha Shida had previously confessed her love to him, but he dismissed it.
Maru has only eyes for his crush, Shirokusa Kachi, an awarding-winning author of the school. Though Kachi is not interested in any guys, she befriends Maru, who now feels he has a chance.
His hopes come crashing as he finds out that Kachi is already in a relationship with Mitsuru Abe. Kuroha Shida suggests Maru become his boyfriend in a fake relationship to make Kachi jealous and seek revenge on his boyfriend.
Will their plan work out, and how does this high school love triangle end is the central plot of the show.
Osamake season one was received with a lukewarm reception, but there is still an invested interest and expectation from the fans for a second season. So, when is Osamake Season 2 coming out? Let’s find out.
IS OSAMAKE RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON?
Osamake season one aired from 14th April 2021 till 30th June 2021 for a 12-episode run.
As of July 2022, the studio or the creator has no official word for the renewal of Osamake season 2.
The first season ended only a little more than a year ago. Hence it’s too soon to expect a second season. Looking at the release schedule of Studio Kabo, they are set to launch four new titles in the year 2022.
Therefore, a rough estimate would suggest that the Osamake season 2 release date could be between mid to late 2023.
Osamake anime is rated 6/10 and ranked #8749 with 224k members on MyAnimeList.
OSAMAKE LIGHT NOVEL AND MANGA CATCHUP
Osamake light novel series is written by Shūichi Nimaru and illustrated by Ui Shigure. ASCII Media Works has published the novel since 2019 under the Dengeki Bunko imprint.
The first volume was released on 8th June 2019, and the latest issue came out on 10th February 2022. A total of nine volumes have been released so far, and the light novel is still ongoing.
The studio adapted first four volumes of the light novel for season one of Osamake anime. Hence, there is no lack of source material for the creators as five volumes of the light novel are available for adapting Osamake season 2.
Regarding season two, creators consider many financial factors such as manga sales, viewership, disc numbers, etc., before renewing for a new season. While the numbers are not overwhelmingly good, it’s enough to demand a second season.
As of October 2020, over 500,000 copies of the light novel have been sold.
The light novel also ranked fifth in 2020 in Takarajimasha’s annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the bunkobon category.
In May 2021, the series was ranked #6 in Oricon’s Top Selling Light Novel Chart, with over 28,700 copies sold. By the end of 2021, Osamake was the tenth best-selling light novel series of the year in Japan.
Osamake light novel is rated 6.7/10 and ranked #10778 with 2.6k members on MyAnimeList.
The series has also been adapted into a manga by Ryo Ito, which was serialized on Monthly Comic Alive. Osamake manga has four volumes and was first published on 23rd May 2020.
A spin-off Osamake manga was also published titled “Daily Lives Where the Four-Sister Neighbour Absolutely Will Make You Warm.” It has two volumes and was first published on 21st May 2021.
Osamake manga is rated 6.3/10 and ranked #14631 with 7k members on MyAnimeList.
OSAMAKE SEASON 2 PLOT
The final episode of Osamake season one, “Childhood Girlfriend,” had quite the twist compared to the show’s premise. In the beginning, Maru never had a girlfriend, but by season end, he had three girls dying for his love.
Momosaka still lays claims on Maru, who is reminiscing old memories with his childhood friend Shida at an old hiding spot. She confesses her love for a second time as Maru struggles to reply due to his lingering feelings for Kachi and Momosaka.
Shida realizes s’ Maru s’ internal struggle and breaks the ice by proposing to him to be his ‘childhood girlfriend.’ She tells Maru that they will always remain close and keep an open mind about their feelings.
The episode ends with the news reaching Maru that a new fan club has been started in his name. He resents it immediately as the girls stop them from getting in their way.
Osamake season 2 will start by adapting the fifth volume of the light novel. According to Yen press, the synopsis of it reads:
“A Sueharu Maru fan club is formed. Are the heroines the 5th joint front? Sueharu Maru fan club bombing!? Oh, I had such a hidden fan…! Cute girls are rushing in– This is the daily life of the Harlem hero! If you think about it, Kuroha is the strongest childhood friend, and Shirokusa and Maria are high-spec girls that everyone envy. I’m happy just to get along with these three people… But! Fan club girls may let you do something.”
While the official plot isn’t out yet, we can see Maru will face even more frantic situations in the second season. He has already bashed the Fan club, which looks to be an important part of the plot.
Finally, who will Maru choose as his true love, or will more girls be involved? We have to wait for Osamake season 2 to get the answers.
OSAMAKE CHARACTER, CAST, AND CREW
Osamake anime is directed by Takashi Naoya and produced by Satoshi Motonaga. Ui Shigure designs Yoriko Tomita and scripts the show and the characters. Akiyoshi Masuda composed the music, and Studio Doga Kobo was the chief animator of the show.
You can find the Osamake characters and voice actors below:
|Sueharu Maru||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka|
|Kuroha Shida||Inori Minase|
|Shirokusa Kachi||Ayane Sakura|
|Maria Momosaka||Saori Oonishi|
|Tetsuhiko Kai||Nobunaga Shimazaki|
|Mitsuru Abe||Takuma Terashima|
Be it real life or anime, like all Highschool teen drama, Osamake also deserves an ending.