One particular series that might sweep all the attention from the internet is the 2022 Netflix release Kotaro Lives Alone. Just as it was released on April 2021, the demand for the second season saw a spike. Both Studio Asbirds and Netflix are getting endless requests asking about when the sequel would come back. So, when is Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2 returning? Is there enough source material left for a sequel adaptation? Here is everything you need to know about the comeback.
Studio Liden Films has certainly outdone themselves by releasing one of the most unexpected series of this year. Initially, April 2021 did not do much for the popularity of the show. But it was the Netflix release on March 10, 2022, that shot the fandom to a higher number. But is there any chance of getting a second season? The following section will give you every detail about the return of season 2. In addition, a brief comparison of manga and anime is also there. Thus, keep reading further to get all the updates.
Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2: Renewed Or Not?
As of March 2022, the second season of Kotaro Lives Alone has not been renewed. But judging by the explosive response over the first season, the chances of getting a season 2 are high. Plus, Netflix has had a history of sticking to projects that give them a good return. Although the official numbers of the anime are not out, the ranking hints that KLA is getting a good response from the fans online. So, is it coming back?
Is It Coming Back?
Aforementioned, Kataro Lives Alone Season 2 has a decent chance of getting a sequel. This is because all of the ratings of the anime have been high. The IMDb score of the series is as high as 8.8 stars. Plus, as more people watch the series in the west, the rating is only bound to rise up. In addition, the MAL score of the anime adaptation is 8.43 stars. The ranking of the series is currently on #146. These undoubtedly are some of the best scores on the platform.
And considering the fact that it is still a new series; when more fans join the cult, these numbers will only increase. Thus, Kataro Lives Alone Season 2 will come back in no time. The only factors affecting the comeback are an abundance of source material and Studio availability. So, let’s dissect these two factors as well.
Netflix’s Production Plan
Over the last few years, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has been stressing over the percentage of investment that is put in the anime genre. With a huge chunk of the profit going into the anime wing, the number of shows licensed by the company has drastically increased. So, assuming that the company would renew all projects that give back credit, the chances of return grow high. At the moment, there is no intel from Studio Asbird that tells us about the production updates.
In addition, Netflix has also not said anything about Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2. But this does not necessarily mean that it is canceled. It is just too early to search for a second season just now. So, fans might have to wait for a little time until Netflix decides to finally renew the sequel, which it will.
Is There Enough Source Material?
Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi anime draws its plot from Mami Tsumura’s manga of the same name. The ongoing text has released eight serialized volumes so far. There are many problems with the way in which the series is promoted. Due to the lack of an English translation of the manga, speculating the availability of source material is quite difficult. But some Reddit discussions suggest that the anime has only touched the surface of the vast content provided in the manga.
A rough assumption could suggest that only a few volumes have been used in the first season. Thus, there is more than enough source material left for Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2.
Kataro Lives Alone Season 2: Release Date
As of the last update, there is no news about the renewal of Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2, let alone getting a confirmed release date. Considering that Netflix decides to renew the series this month itself, it would take six months as the least to animate a 10-episode season. Thus, until the Fall 2022 slate, there would not be any return. Thus fans can expect Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi to come back by October 2022. Netflix will be streaming the sequel once again. You will find all news of the renewal right here. Thus, keep in touch with this space for more updates on the same.