Say I love you season 2 has been a long wait; does it have any chance?
Those currently reading this article surely love the slice-of-life genre, and why wouldn’t your fictional romance and drama mix with realistic events of day-to-day life. What more do you need to drown in the world of imagination and gather all those magical moments in your head.
Say I love you is one of the most recognizable animes from recent times, which belongs to this genre alongside having a massive fanbase for over ten years.
Suki-tte ii na yo or Say I love you is a romance anime based on the manga of the same name written by Kaneko Hazuki and anime adapted by Zexcs.
The plot follows Mei Tachibana, a quiet and unassuming high schooler who has remained ambivalent about people since her classmates wrongly blamed her for the death of a class pet cat.
Mei s’ life takes a turn as the class s’ most popular boy, Yamato Kurosawa, enters her life, proclaiming his love for her. He finds her way of life unique and intriguing however Mei resets his approach because of her past.
While going home from school, Mei is followed by a stalker, and with no one around, she calls for the help of the only person on her contact list, i.e., Yamato, who wards the stalker away by acting as her boyfriend.
Defusing the damsel in distress turns the tables for Yamato, who begins an unexpected friendship with Mei.Can the friendship blossom into love, and will Mei break down her walls for another person by overcoming her trauma is the central plot of the show.
The fandom received the high school teen romance well, and after the first season’s release, fans have been anticipating the second season of the anime for a long time.
The first season of the anime ended way back in 2012, and despite the ten-year gap, the question remains will Say I Love You Season 2 be possible? Keep reading to find out.
Say I love you anime is Rated 7.4/10 and Ranked #1926 with 600k members on MyAnimeList.
SAY I LOVE YOU SEASON 2 RENEWAL STATUS
Say I Love you season one ran from 6th October 2012 to 30th December 2012 for 13 episodes + 1 OVA.
As of writing, no official announcement is coming from the creators or author for the renewal of Say I Love you season 2.
Although season one ended a decade ago, it’s not beyond the realms of reality for renewal consideration. It mainly depends on the creators who look at consumer metrics such as sales, popularity, and source material.
Every studio works differently, and studio Zexcs has undoubtedly got its way of operation.
Looking at previous releases of Zexcs, it is evident the studio doesn’t do many second installments of a show; hence the chances of a second season of Say I love you look bleak at the moment.
Furthermore, Say I love you already received a live-action film in 2014, and ten special episodes are included in the Blu-ray and DVD volumes of the series. The creators cashed on the hype of the anime immediately after its release as romantic dramas aren’t popular compared to shonen or isekai animes in the long run.
Also, Crunchyroll announced on 22nd March 2022 that Say I Love you, alongside many other animes, will leave the service on 31st March 2022, thus further decreasing the popularity of the show.
As a result, coming back for a second season may not be financially viable for the creators.
Either way, if and when the show is renewed for a second season or picked up by another studio, we can presume to Say I Love you season 2 release date to be around late 2024, with a likely 13-episode run.
SAY I LOVE YOU MANGA CATCHUP
The Say I Love You manga is written and illustrated by Kanae Hazuki and began serialization in Japan in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine. Kodansha USA later obtained it for publishing in North America starting in April 2014.
The series has been collected into 18 volumes and 71 chapters, with the first issue coming out on 29th April 2014, and the manga ended serialization on 24th July 2017.
The first season of the anime covered seven volumes and 28 chapters from the manga leaving behind 11 volumes. We earlier mentioned how creators look into source material before renewing, and having 11 volumes should be sufficient for a Say i love you anime season 2.
Say I love you manga has sold over 5.3 million copies as of July 2014, while the live-action film earned ¥1.1 billion (US$10 million) at the Japanese box office.
Say I love you manga is Rated 7.8/10 and Ranked #1036 with 74k members on MyAnimeList.
SAY I LOVE YOU SEASON 2 PLOT
The series ended on a satisfying note, but according to the manga, many stories are still left to be covered. Say I Love you season 2 will most likely pick up from volume 8.
The viewers would have assumed that Megumi s’ interest in Yamato would have died down, but in reality, she is still pursuing him despite Mei s derision.
One story which would come to light would be Daichi Kurosawa s’ unrequited feelings for his brother s’ girlfriend, i.e., Mei.
Like with all high school drama, there is always a point wherein the characters graduate and start considering different career options.
After traveling down different paths in their post-secondary educations, Mei and her friends finally enter the world of working adults with new challenges around every corner!
As the people around Mei face life-changing events like marriage and parenting, she reflects on her journey from a shy, asocial high schooler to who she is now. Surrounded by so many fulfilling relationships, Mei comes to a profound realization about what’s essential in life as she moves in at the age of 25
SAY I LOVE YOU SEASON 2 CHARACTERS, CAST, AND CREW
Say I love you anime is directed by Toshimasa Kuroyanagi and Takuya Sato. The show is produced by Shinchi Ikeda and written by Takuya Sato. Zexcs develop animation, and music is composed by Yuji Nomi.
You can find the list of Say I Love you characters and voice cast below:
|Mei Tachibana||Ai Kayano|
|Yamato Kurosawa||Takahiro Sakurai|
|Megumi Kitagawa||Minako Kotobuki|
|Kenji Nakanishi||Nobunaga Shimazaki|
|Asami Oikawa||Risa Taneda|
|Kai Takemura||Tomoaki Maeno|
|Aiko Mutō||Yumi Uchiyama|
If you reach the end of the article, we can assure fans of Say I love you will be disappointed to learn about the chances of a second season. Regardless, the show ended with a heartwarming moment between the Mei and Yamato leaving behind a memorable sentiment within the fans.